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Feb 20, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Ryan, you are plenty smart, you are the software engineer. But I guess it is a generation thing. It now seems that we can have discussions over minutia that you would think is pretty obvious or is as much as a question to another flier who has been at it longer. I mean, three pages how to rewind winch line and you have an electrically operated motor running this line in that does the job. Just seems we are wadding up life over such obvious stuff, and heck, when the line melted through your shoe and burned your foot, you would have figured out another way all on your own. LOL!

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Feb 20, 2013, 04:26 PM
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I actually didn't think of the obvious solution of the towel. And I didn't think of the obvious solution here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...8&postcount=19

So yes, this thread has had 3 pages of common sense (and some ideas that seem way overkill to some folks) but I know I learned a few things.

Feb 21, 2013, 06:33 AM
turn, turn, turn.
It also got our attention of that other thread.
Feb 25, 2013, 02:33 PM
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Took my winch out for the first time in 2013. Man I am rusty. I used the folded towel method to reel the winch line back in. Worked perfectly. I don't think the drill method is going to work because of the obvious issue of where the drum is and the battery is. See attached.

But I am glad the towel method worked and I thank you all for your suggestions, ideas, encouragement, discussion, etc.


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