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Old Jul 06, 2008, 06:38 PM
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Turnigy despite being "cheap" has quickly developed a very good reputation for being solid performers...I will be using them in the future.

Dr Kiwi has a very solid reputation for conducting very solid and reliable testing on products. If he says it works, it works.
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Old Jul 07, 2008, 03:58 AM
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Cappaj, looks like us old guys, Stan and I, are a minority here. We don't go through all the details (work, and we're retired) of planning for all the fancy stuff like you young guys do. We're just having great fun with the good old cheap and simple SC. When you get older you do fun stuff the easy way .

Stan, I don't know what to tell you about how to do smileys. On my screen when I post they're in a box on the right and I just put the cursor where I want in the text and then click on one. We know you're smiling anyway HEHE.

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Old Jul 07, 2008, 07:57 AM
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Cappaj, looks like us old guys, Stan and I, are a minority here. We don't go through all the details (work, and we're retired) of planning for all the fancy stuff like you young guys do. We're just having great fun with the good old cheap and simple SC. When you get older you do fun stuff the easy way .

Stan, I don't know what to tell you about how to do smileys. On my screen when I post they're in a box on the right and I just put the cursor where I want in the text and then click on one. We know you're smiling anyway HEHE.

Icky
Icky,
You're a philosopher, as well. We'll have to start a thread on the good side of being old. (when you know where you're going) Thanks for including me in this fun forum, and the tip about the "smileys" Happy flying.
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 03:56 AM
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Yup. Us old guys have learned to think first instead of just charging ahead and crashing into things. That's why we're still here . Getting old means having learned how to sort out BS so you can just ignore it and just have fun Icky
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 08:23 AM
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"..looks like us old guys, Stan and I, are a minority here..."

Getting old is good. And much better than the alternative. I was 66 this year and don't find it to be a handicap at all.

I get seven Saturdays a week, and can go flying or take a nap any time I feel like it.

Life is good!

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 08:30 AM
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I feel better now at 71 than I did when I was 30, 40, 50, when I was beating the sh## out of myself doing things I shouldn't have.

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 08:38 AM
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Hard to add in the price of a batt. unless you add in the price of glow fuel for the next couple of yrs., to the price of the glow motor.
This may be true, but you don't have to pay for that couple years worth of glow fuel all at once.

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 11:39 AM
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Old age?

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I feel better now at 71 than I did when I was 30, 40, 50, when I was beating the sh## out of myself doing things I shouldn't have.

Gord.
Icky, Jack, Gord,
That's right guys, Just remember at 82 I'm the senior member here (I give the guys in my club a fit because I'm the oldest guy) so Y'all better listen when I speak!
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 08:41 PM
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Okay Stan,

But in my version of geezervillle, just because you speak and we listen, that is no assurance that that you are right or that you'll get the last word in. :>)

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 09:19 PM
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Last word?

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Okay Stan,

But in my version of geezervillle, just because you speak and we listen, that is no assurance that that you are right or that you'll get the last word in. :>)

Jack
Sounds like fun. But about that last word, you don't know what a "motor mouth" (Navy title) I am. Just to stay on topic, I'm almost done updating my SC, just need to solder in some Deans connectors. Tried her out yesterday with one of my Bellanca bats, and the throttle was reversed in TX so with the throttle closed (I thought you should have seen her go across my bench scattering tools and stuff. ) scratch one prop. Luckily I have another. That one that comes on the SC is weird, fitting on the nut behind. Maybe I'll find out how to fit a different one on the prop shaft. Any suggestions? See? This is a short one
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Old Jul 09, 2008, 05:25 PM
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I know about motormouths. And may have even been one occasionally.

I finally got tired of the Navy and quit. I gave it 26 years and went away as a Senior Chief (probably motor mouthed my way out of Master Chief). I retired in 1990 and it seems so long ago and far away...

I miss a lot of the people and places but I don't miss the Navy. It turned into something that made me think, act, and look like a dinosaur and I was happy to go away.

Oh yeah, I was a CTRCS, a "ditty bopper", and can still copy 10-15 WPM any day.

Jack
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