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Old Oct 28, 2010, 04:52 AM
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Hi Jason,
I remember that , too. With the x-wing minus the 11gm fuse, it's even more pronounced. Wonder what it would do on a 2403tx with d/r?

Went out to the local pumpkin patch and got one for everyone at the wife's school [all 20 of them]. The farmer gave us some fresh pistachios. So, I kept my fingers busy for a short, peeling the husk off the shells. The husks have a fruity smell, not like walnuts acrid odor. So, after Tracy asked me if I was going to build a fire [I did], I tossed the husks on top of the woodstove being as they smelled kinda good, like apple. Boy, did we get a surprise..When they heated up, they emitted a fragrance almost identical to....wait for it...wait for it.... chocolate chip cookies. Believe it or don't. It was wild!

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Bill
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 05:45 AM
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Hi Guys,
Bill,There is nothing better than the smell of an open fire.
In the next few months it will get a little hot here and we wont be having any open fires,Just open refridgerators
With your xwing. Are you using a WK2801?
My ufo#8 is really strange using a 2801. The throttle is fine right up to 50%,but then the ufo will shoot up to about 90% throttle.
It makes it very hard to fly.
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Hi all,
Jason, I had the same problem with my ufo#8, it would just shoot up at about 50% throttle...haven't played with it in awhile.

Bill, the only problem with the pistachiao husks smelling like chocolate chip cookies in not having the cookies to eat. That's an interesting phenomenon though.

Getting cooler here 43F this morning still no fire or heat yet, getting close.

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Hi John,
We normally toss a orange or tangerine peel on the stove. And get the "expected" fragrance. This was totally unexpected and no, we didn't have any cookies to eat after the smell got our mouths watering.

Got a parts delivery...now I can complete the 2428 moth. Needed an esc, since my HP05s won't run off a walkera esc. I have an HP05-2 coming for the V100 soon, Monday maybe.

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Bill
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 06:05 PM
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Hi all,

Not to be too far off topic, I was just looking at the last few pages here to catch up and had a thought as we've been discussing recent temperatures in OZ vs the US.

Do any of the of the "man made climate change/global warming" idiots think it might have something to do with the SUN?

Let's see, in the summer it gets warmer in the winter it gets colder...repeat after me...don't mean to rant.

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Like George Carlin's "Hippy Dippy Weatherman". Today's forecast...
"Light today followed by dark in the evening."

I don't know whether the earth is warming or not. And if it is, whether it's a part of a normal cycle that we don't know about because we haven't been keeping records that long or if we have been around long enough to observe

my rant

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Hi all,
'Haven't completed the 2428rx moth, but I've got an approximate finished weight w/o batt of 46.0gm. missed my hoped for AUW [w/400mAh batt] of 55gm. Still, not too bad at 58gm AUW. The brick is nice and neat. One of my better efforts to date.
I wonder how it will fly.

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 11:33 PM
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nice work bill

got some pics???

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:50 AM
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Hi all,
here ya go a...a few pics of the rx/esc work. I would have put the esc on the bottom of the rx mount, but it won't clear the batt frame. This is going to be close, but should be OK

and a lesser known flown flower , Russian Thistle......aka tumbleweed

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 01:53 AM
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thats some nice work youve got going on bill

i am still struggling with the small scale soldering.
might have to buy a temp controled soldering station

the plugging and unplugging of the 25W iron with 5mm tip to keep a nice temperature is becoming a little tedious

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 02:30 AM
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Nice work Bill. Some soldering skills you have developed there...wow!

Re soldering stations:
Here is a well known unit:
http://www.hmcelectronics.com/cgi-bi...4/Hakko-936ESD

and here is one Sketch linked me to a while back.
Looks like a pretty nice station:
http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/7508
Not sure on shipping cost.

I'm still using a fixed heat 18W (I think) iron but it's only a matter of time.



On another note this is an excellent read on the physics involved with tail servos speed/torque etc:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=253066

Amp
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 05:59 AM
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Hi all,

Very nicely done Bill, now you've REALLY got me salivating.

Amp, the soldering station I have is essentially the Hakko unit you linked to, I like it very much. Hakko has a wide variety of tips available as well which is nice.

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 07:24 AM
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Hi all,
I'm almost embarrassed to say that all I have is a 25W iron and a 3 handed jig [that I rarely use] for holding pieces.
Manipulating the parts so I can see what I'm working and being able to get the iron there at the same time is the tough part. Most of soldering small is simply practice. Ask John
BTW
John,
Speaking of small soldering, that voltage regulator is a beautiful little piece.

regards,
Bill

The weather forecast is calling for record heat today....92`F big whoop. This time of the year, it's welcomed by me, at least. Still quite cool in the morning ...50ish
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Old Oct 30, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Hi all,
Happy Halloween to all!

I broke something new. A flybar ring. I mean, actually, broke it, not wore out. A ball broke for the flybar. Never seen or heard of that one.

Looks like I'm gonna have to get creative with batt placement on the 2428rx moth. That and or move the tail servo closer to the CoG. I might try setting the batt over the top of the rx, like the "big" boys. Any ideas for that?

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Old Oct 30, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Hi all,

Bill,
I'm always interested in your moth evolution, thanks for the updates I'm still salivating.

I had a little time to continue experimenting with my light kit current driver and I think I've found the proper component configuration, I'm very excited. I think I may be able to produce an 8 light kit @ about 1 gram.

I just placed my final order for parts, so I should have everything next week...can't wait.

A picture of my last test.

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Old Oct 30, 2010, 09:05 PM
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Hi all,
Nice, John. 8 for a gm....SWEET!

got the #8 up and running w/lights [followed by a devious laugh]. The Halloween party is going at the bar tonight and thought it might make fun for some mysterious lights in the sky.

this will be more fun than the last time...many more people tonight, much more intoxicated. I gotta wait for a bit, the band hasn't started and...

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Bill
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