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Old Apr 19, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Dag,
Looks really great, jet pod on.

No need to send a pm, I just thought you would like the photos, story. God we had some great people working in WWII and the planes we built, designed are still classic.

This is more than cool,

Have a great time at SEFF, Hope Emma gets to go too.

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 07:54 PM
If it flies, I crash it!
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Gonna carve a bust of Jimmy Stewart for the pilot?
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 08:00 PM
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> I spent 2 years getting all the data I could, the drawings I did 100% from all that data.
> The design while being 100% my own did draw from many aspects of the full scale B-36.
> Took about 8 years to get 90% of the design done.

Wow, that's truly as "from scratch" as it gets! Jaw-dropping.

Kudos, and I can't wait to see it airborne.

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Dang... that's gonna make one spectacular balsa debris field.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:04 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Dang... that's gonna make one spectacular balsa debris field.
Shhhhhhh...we don't say things like that.....or.... "I'm going to make one last flight"!!

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:09 PM
Crash and crash!
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Dang... that's gonna make one spectacular balsa debris field.
NO no no.... Don't say that. Dag is very precocious, don't worry, no debris!
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:11 PM
Fly it like you STOL it!
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Dang... that's gonna make one spectacular balsa debris field.
We don't say the "c"(r..a..s..h..)' word around here, nor anything close to it, like that.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Wow, best updates in a long time!
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Old Seattle joke; why do Boeing aircraft never crash? They are made of rubber and go boing boing Boeing! of course!
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Dag,

I have been a modeler since 74' and an Automation Eng since 79' and live in IN as well. Read my blog for many tidbits on the 2.4G. if you really want to bone up most of my blogs have 4000+ veiws concerning the 2.4g info I have amassed. The guy from XPS is a real piece of work from the beginning

I am anal about my stuff and dont like surprises, I attend many large venues and have won many best of show as well. I feel your pain with 10 years work. Here is my opinion on Spektrum having read extensive threads on the subject since its first posts to RCG. .

Spektrum 2.4 was a $12 toy bread board commercially available with all board level components well documented her on RCG. Spektrum as a company basically married two together and created a "so called way to use the stronger of the two" chip. Thus a child was born.

Then Horizon decided to license Spektrum newly created technology exclusive worldwide for 5-6 years and promptly went to work on Japan Remote or JR PROPO the makers of the fine radios we enjoy in to providing it to their exclusive USA marketing arrangement.. The original DSM6 TX board was a direct drop in to the JR7202 TX as was a popular do it yourselfer RCG thread that even the AMA approved of.

All the while Japan Remote Propo kept their line of radios to a module based system for the world market as to keep the options open something we've now lost in the USA market .

NOW FINALLY Japan Remote "JRPROPO" have created their own 2.4g baby.

http://www.macgregor.co.uk/support/dmss-faq.htm

I see this as the best news for JR radios and am happy Horizon will bring it stateside and we are now free from the Spektrum lablel brand once and for all as I myself have had to fly a ROBBE FASST module for the last 6 years in my module based JR TX for peace of mind as I quickly knew first hand account Spektrum had issues that could be replicated.

Spektrum is now free to sell on the world scene their own line of products and as such by ordering products abroad can save one substantial amount of money. Also they are responsible for their now "low end budget minded TX" IMHO, of which Horizon sells them along side the long standing Japan Remote JRPROPO.


Now a second subject, and NEW for SEFF 2012, " A 2.5 acre lake" water and carbon fuse sailplanes have been the hardest nut to crack for 2.4G and Spektrum is on the low end of the stick. If you have a RC boating club dont take my word for it just go and have a look around and ask questions.


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Old Apr 19, 2012, 11:15 PM
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If I had a plane that big I sure wouldnt use JR or Spektrum, Go with Airtronics or Futaba
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Dag after staring at your God-like B-36 for the last hour I noticed my pants had become soaking wet. . . . . . . . because I salivated all over them while fantasizing what the maiden will look like! LMAO!!
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Dag after staring at your God-like B-36 for the last hour I noticed my pants had become soaking wet. . . . . . . . because I salivated all over them while fantasizing what the maiden will look like! LMAO!!
I can't wait to HEAR what it sounds like..with all those motors lit up!

Oh and because the topic is current....Go Fasst and never look back
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 02:48 AM
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Hello dag214,

This morning during our coffeebreak the discussion centered on hobbies, and I was asked about mine (RC aircraft). Interest was high as this is a bunch of technicians and engineers here who have a natural interest in things technical. I then opened this thread and showed them to what level this can go ... and I qoute,

" ... is that a TWO car garage ?? I know the Americans have big houses but is that airplane really THAT big??!
" ... my God it should be in a musuem for technical wonders"
" ... that is no longer a hobby, that is a work of art!"
" ... I can buy a car for the price of the materials alone"
" ... how many engines did you say???"
" ... is he going to fly over the bloody Atlantic with that??"
" ... respect"

The comments were far more than what is listed above dag214, but all of us here in Dresden wish you a successful first flight when the time comes!!

Jens
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 03:21 AM
What...me worry?
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Please read this.
http://www.rcmodelreviews.com/dsm2flaw.shtml


This is why they went to DSMX

DAG
Ha!...THAT guy!...I first ran across him, maybe ten years ago, when he was playing with pulsejet engines on go-karts. (he can scamper away from a burning kart and the tree it lit on fire pretty quickly!!) He's also the guy that his government shut down when he got into RC-based cruise missiles.
I just ran across him again while researching FPV systems built "on the cheap". He's wicked smart and very good at making stuff out of bits of scrap found lying about. Good to see he survived his brush with the government...and that he's still got a "voice".
He's one of the few folks that really seems to "get it"...enjoying life and helping others. Reminds me of another guy that attacks projects others shy away from, while sharing what he's learned along the way.
The B-36 is looking so good, DAG! I wish only the best for you as she nears maiden!
Regards,
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