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Posted by PittSpecial | Jun 29, 2014 @ 07:49 AM | 6,515 Views
Okay guys,

The last straw was some elderly couple sitting at a bench outside an Olive Garden after I had lunch with a co-worker. We passed them and did not think anything. We got in the car and right before I took off the brake to leave the parking slot, this older gentleman knocked on my Driver's window and gave me a BIG scare!

Needless to say they were bored and watched my brake lights as I got in the car and on the Left (Driver's) Brake light did not come on. I thanked him and the other day I took care of it.

Thinking it was a Burned out Bulb, I had one in hand and to my shock and surprise, it was contacts on those round pesky contacts. I took a light grit sand paper and cleaned off the contacts. Well, this did not help as the Bulb that was there must have had some sort of distortion on round contacts and was NOT coming ON.

I took a new bulb of some type, and finally that one worked like a charm.

I am very fortunate that the Bulb was ruin and not the wire harness socket receptacle. Heat really stresses these sockets and I had to completely replace both rear light harnesses on my mother's 1996 Corolla because I place the incorrect bulbs in the wrong position so, careful and make sure you select the correct type of bulbs!!!

A few pictures!:clap:





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Posted by PittSpecial | Jun 28, 2014 @ 07:34 PM | 7,939 Views
It is coming back from the MOON!

My 1992 Toyota Camry XLE with the Gasoline 2.2Liter (4-Cylinder) Engine without any Rebuild job has surpassed 456,400 miles today!

1992 Camry 06 28 2014 HD (0 min 35 sec)


Camry 92 07 02 2014 Phone (1 min 16 sec)
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Posted by PittSpecial | Jun 25, 2014 @ 07:43 PM | 7,885 Views
Good evening everyone! I just received an e-mail from the AMA indicating that the AMA was disappointed in the manner FAA has interpreted the Special Rule for Model Aircraft,



however, after reading the full FAA guideline, we are still under FAA Advisory Circular 91-57 so the 400 foot thing still applies. It appears that the only real harping point of the FAA is NO COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS. So long as we fly for hobby and recreation we are exempt from any additional rules and regulations.

Be safe.

To read the FULL FAA Interpretation go to:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=9330
Posted by PittSpecial | Jun 22, 2014 @ 07:11 AM | 6,030 Views
Good day everyone!

This is just to bring awareness and a small SALUTE to the crew of APOLLO 11 who back in July 1969 blasted off from Kennedy Space Center (my work) and a few days later landed on the MOON.

This July will be 45 years that they had the guts to land on the MOON and I am honored to bring you these videos and pictures collected from other web sites (Public Domain):

HD Historic Archival Stock Footage Apollo 11 - The Eagle Has Landed (28 min 34 sec)







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Posted by PittSpecial | Jun 09, 2014 @ 09:09 PM | 6,772 Views
Guys,

Called Horizon Hobby for "AIR" at 888-959-2305 and was informed that they are NOT at this time offering Airframe Only on this model.

Oh well, moving on.

One of my long standing Hobby Store employee from many years at BOBs Hobby Center played a little trick on me. I did not recognize him because of the facial hair on the small picture from the Horizon Hobby Chat. I call him JD and it turned out that be my buddy at the Hobby Store and he himself verified that there are no plans as of yet to have this model made as AIRFRAME ONLY option. You can buy the individual parts but, no AIRFRAME says JAMES (JD).

Anyway, here is the screen capture without the text to keep private where it belongs.



Instead of the Sport Cub......


This will be my first Non-Airplane RC (FPV) platform.

I am saving my pennies.....

http://www.parrot.com/products/bebop-drone/

Parrot Bebop Drone & Skycontroller coming soon (0 min 53 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Jun 05, 2014 @ 08:27 PM | 7,294 Views
Hello good people,

Back on May 20th, 2014, I had to bid on a brand new SPIRIT OF SAINT LOUIS by Thunder Tiger. it is a discontinued RC flying model but a true looker and it meets my purpose for both. Well, I won the bid!

Features

Scale Details including dummy multi-engine and lite wheels
High wing stability, perfect for first time flyers
Beautiful high gloss film coated foam wing and tail for extra strength
'Push-N-Lock' landing gear and control horn
Powerful and efficient gear super 370 motor included

Specifications:

Wing Span: 1000mm
Total length: 675mm
Weight: 470g(approx.)
Motor: 370 2.67:1 Geared

I have come across on a few reviews / discussion at:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466535

Also, this one seems from someone looking for more than scale flight.
http://www.rcskyliner.com/plane_motor_SpiritofSL.html

GOALS:
I am going to outfit my model with a light Outrunner Brushless motor for scale flight with a little margin of power to off-set not having ailerons and under-camber wing design.

My goals is just to fly it scale and enjoy the looks of it in the air, period.

The best image of this model was located at:
http://www.rcpilot-online.com/Thunder-Tiger_a241.html



and.....
http://www.gabahobby.com/item/thunde...uis+ep+ttr4323



Actually, this is my 2nd attempt in getting one as last August 2013 someone stole one from my front door!

I am hoping to receive this 2nd one by Monday of next week!