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Posted by MicroRotors | Jan 19, 2007 @ 09:34 PM | 10,956 Views
Well I have done a brief post on this some time ago Mar 05 and was asked for better and more pictures and just think, I am now getting around to it!

Back in the day when we had nothing but NiCad's and NiMH's were just emerging I had purchased a Hitec CG-335 Pro and used it everyday down on the avenue C in Redondo Beach, Ca. Many, many years ago. It was working faithfully until a few years back when a nut came loose and I shorted out a trace. I was devastated as this had become almost a family member to me. I had a friend whom is an electrical engineer track it down and fix the trace and a diode that had fried during the mishap. Well she was running perfect until I tried to make the charger. I cooked something I guess when I was hooking it all up. Here is a clip from my original post;
Hello All,

I just thought I would show you all what I do when the wind is blowing too hard to fly and I have too much time on my hands.

I got tired of my torn up cardboard box of thing I take flying with me and decided to do something about it. It has a computer plug in the side so I can jack into the wall, or I can use jump cables and plug into a 12V source and have the power I need. It is again connected with computer plugs inside so the complete assembly can be removed from the case. It also has 8 battery storage compartments and 6 power cord compartments and a compartment for my multi meter under the storage lid.

I would like to say that during
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Posted by MicroRotors | Jan 12, 2007 @ 04:47 PM | 13,294 Views
Hello To All and Happy 07;

Well I moved From Oxnard, Ca. to Alta Loma / Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. at the end of 2006 and in doing so I had to down size my fleet of aircraft. I need something to rack my planes to keep them from getting hanger rash let alone keeping them off my furniture, floor and off of everything I own. I decided to make a rack system to see what can be done about my storage problem. After looking around the different forums, I came up with some ideas and decided to make one myself. I like it and it was cheap and simple to make, and it looks good to, so I will make 2 more.

If you want to make one the total cost was ... $15.89 and 1.5 hours of actual labor.

Here is the breakdown of materials;

2 - 1x2x6 Poplar .............................. $5.94
5 - 5/8x4 Wood Dowels ................... $9.95
6 1.5 Drywall Screws (already had)
Minwax Cherry Stain (already had)

I first drilled the holes were I wanted them with a 5/8 forstner bit at a 7* angle with my Mini Mill/Drill. I then sanded them smooth with some 220 grit sand paper to get my pencil marks off and to soften the outer edges. This seems like a lot of work but it only took about 2 minutes for each 1x2x6 so four minutes was a breeze because the poplar wood sands like butter.
Posted by MicroRotors | Jan 07, 2007 @ 05:04 PM | 10,551 Views
Um,,, it's still under construction. Sorry, look back here in a week or so.