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Jan 29, 2013, 07:05 PM
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Jan 29, 2013, 07:49 PM
Yin & Yang
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Originally Posted by cmala
Awesome! Thanks a bunch. Ordering now.

The 2 year halogen bulbs only last a couple months.
I know exactly what you mean. These will last for many years.They are made the way CFLs used to be made when first introduced.
I bought 1 for my mothers house for her front porch. She left it on every night of the year. She said I was crazy for buying it for $18. 15 years later she finally had to replace it after bragging about it for at least 10 years.
Planned obsolescence caught up to CFLs though. I bought CFL R30 floods that wouldn't last 4 months so I bought LEDs last summer and they all still work GREAT! Love the dimmable feature they work better that the CFL dimmables ever did
Jan 29, 2013, 07:59 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Originally Posted by Liberty10
I know exactly what you mean. These will last for many years.They are made the way CFLs used to be made when first introduced.
I bought 1 for my mothers house for her front porch. She left it on every night of the year. She said I was crazy for buying it for $18. 15 years later she finally had to replace it after bragging about it for at least 10 years.
Planned obsolescence caught up to CFLs though. I bought CFL R30 floods that wouldn't last 4 months so I bought LEDs last summer and they all still work GREAT! Love the dimmable feature they work better that the CFL dimmables ever did
One thing that drives me nuts about the CFL bulbs, is, just like any other florescent bulb, you shouldn't just through them away, as they contain nasty stuff we don't want it our land fills (I.E. mercury), and therefore you are supposed to take them to re-cycling stations for disposal...but, how many people do this???? Yes, they take less power, but are actually harmful to our ecology unless properly disposed of.....

SteveT.
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Jan 29, 2013, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveT.
One thing that drives me nuts about the CFL bulbs, is, just like any other florescent bulb, you shouldn't just through them away, as they contain nasty stuff we don't want it our land fills (I.E. mercury), and therefore you are supposed to take them to re-cycling stations for disposal...but, how many people do this???? Yes, they take less power, but are actually harmful to our ecology unless properly disposed of.....

SteveT.
I put them in a John McCann's Steel Cut Oats can, seal, and toss. Same ones I use to store/charge smaller lipo's ... please don't report me to the EPA brownshirts! Or is it Homeland Security. (sorry for the politics).

The oatmeal is good too.

Hey, I'm green, I fly electric.
Jan 29, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Liberty10
I know exactly what you mean. These will last for many years.They are made the way CFLs used to be made when first introduced.
I bought 1 for my mothers house for her front porch. She left it on every night of the year. She said I was crazy for buying it for $18. 15 years later she finally had to replace it after bragging about it for at least 10 years.
Planned obsolescence caught up to CFLs though. I bought CFL R30 floods that wouldn't last 4 months so I bought LEDs last summer and they all still work GREAT! Love the dimmable feature they work better that the CFL dimmables ever did
I am about to try some of the LED's, they are superior technology compared to CFL's, prices are starting to drop and brightness is coming up. The early ones were pretty dim. I think the economics for the outside porch lights are good - but I do believe the brite blue tint will not be approved by the warden.
Jan 29, 2013, 09:22 PM
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Yes. These will be installed in the standard flood light fixtures on the corners of my house.
Jan 29, 2013, 10:08 PM
TEAM HILLBILLY
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I swear I'm gonna get to meet the AZ guys one day...
Jan 29, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by aronph
I swear I'm gonna get to meet the AZ guys one day...
What's your 20 tree lander
Jan 29, 2013, 10:14 PM
Team 3DHS / Team JR
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Originally Posted by CrashesALot
......In addition to those guys, I've had fun hanging out with a ton of other people from all over the east coast. Hopefully, one of these years, Bivens will make the trip. I think Chris Jewett has even threatened to come up from South Carolina as well.

It really is the people that make the event. Now, combine the people with the most incredible venue ever, and you will know why people drive (YES I SAID DRIVE!) from the West Coast to South Carolina to attend Joe Nall!!!! It is an absolutely crazy event.

With that being said, I am definitely in for NJ, Joe Nall, and I am even toying with the idea of driving down to the TN Fly Low In as I've heard Bivens does a pretty good job too.

Yup, the Smith's do have a trailer. Once you get a trailer, you quickly learn how you want to "tie" stuff down, and then, luckily, it gets a little quicker along the way.
What've you mean "HEARD" we run a nice event.....come on down and experience it for yourself this year...

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Originally Posted by pb7flyer
hey crashes alot,
you need to come down to k town and fly with us. its a great time!! bivens does a hell of a job running this event. see ya at joe nall.

P.B.
See, you even got PB to add one to his post count on this one....that doesn't happen every day...

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Originally Posted by CrashesALot
....I'm definitely in. Time off has been in for several weeks already. I can't wait!!!! What a way to start off the flying season!!!!
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Originally Posted by wamsy55
I will be there for the whole week.
Oh yeah...I can't wait. I've got a 30ft RV rented for Wed-Sunday.....The wife and kids should come down later in the week and stay a while.....Nall is so much fun...I can't wati.

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Originally Posted by diggity2424
We had a great time at the House of Santi. I think me made the best of today considering the conditions. Looking forward to next time. Some pics of the 104 scheme and a fleet of Slicks
Nice scheme D. I like it.

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Originally Posted by Elixir220
check this video out of my home field
Nice vid E. I can't wait to fly with you guys someday....

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Originally Posted by turnerm
Sweet! We definitely need to find a way of finding each other when we get there!
That's easy....just hit the 3d line....you'll find addicts all over the place.....most of the time there's at least a pair of 3dhs planes up all day long....just head for the 3d flightline straight away.
Jan 29, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Well, I'm going to try, I think the wife is trying for a family vacation around that time.

You heading to NJ this year?
Jan 29, 2013, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 3Dplank
What's your 20 tree lander
I-80 Westbound in IA mm180 in route to Fontana, CA by way of I-15 thru Vegas
Jan 29, 2013, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by aronph
I-80 Westbound in IA mm180 in route to Fontana, CA by way of I-15 thru Vegas
Vegas, I think I had fun there once
Jan 29, 2013, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by aronph
I swear I'm gonna get to meet the AZ guys one day...
And you'd have to be trying if you're gonna hit a tree at our field!
Jan 29, 2013, 10:39 PM
Old Dog learning new tricks~~
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Originally Posted by 3Dplank
Vegas, I think I had fun there once
Ya I remember having fun there twice at the same time
Jan 29, 2013, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bradhoke08
Ya I remember having fun there twice at the same time
Woke up missing a tooth


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