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Old Feb 15, 2012, 01:29 AM
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Almost got the lipo in the Tx, bought a $12 25W solder iron today. Then it's seeing if I can coax some life into my old NiMH AA/AAA Rx packs with the new charger. That is family friendly enough?
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Anything without a prop in front of it is wholesome, and family friendly..

( I also guess it's becoming clear that I need to go out and get a job..)
Old Feb 15, 2012, 01:43 AM
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( I also guess it's becoming clear that I need to go out and get a job..)
Noooo! Don't do it, Steve! Jobs are so... so.. time consuming! They invariably want you to spend 30 or 40 hours a week doing something besides buiding sailplanes or talking about sailplanes...or talking with your sailplaning friends about other things.. Trust me.. It REALLY cuts into your leisure time!

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Old Feb 15, 2012, 08:45 AM
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30 or 40 hours? Meh... try 50 and you're getting close. At least, I wish I had 50! Its all cash in the bank.

Meantime progress on the flying wing is going ok - I've got all the ribs cut out and one half of the wing assembled. The other half will be mated to it via a ribface and epoxy join, given strength by 0.8mm balsa covering the bays either side of centre.

CHeer s- boingk
Old Feb 17, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Hi DW

I was just watching the Eagles for a bit, looks like they are putting in a fresh new layer of very small twiggs to set on and to keep the eggs from moving around.

They are so regal looking with the black body and white head and that cool curved beak, they have a don't screw with me as i'am bad freaken news look.

Mother Nature did good when she put that package together, and and plus for us to look at too. And soon we get to see some baby chicks too.

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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:09 AM
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A post on the sidebar said the first egg has been laid. They're sleeping right now so I guess we'll have to impatiently wait until daybreak. Dang it.
Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:27 AM
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I missed it by just half an hour! I was out back, dividing some man-eating plants for a trade while it was still light out. Poor lady is all tuckered out.
Old Feb 19, 2012, 05:18 AM
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Also missed it.. trading castor oil for methanol haha.

Cheers - boingk
Old Feb 19, 2012, 05:24 AM
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Also missed it.. trading castor oil for methanol haha.

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Sounds like somebody is still flying wet power....

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Old Feb 19, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Well, Owl, apparently you FF guys are an extremely hardy lot! There's a big FF meet at the field next door to my house this weekend. I drove by about noon yesterday and and saw at least three motor homes and tents up. Yesterday's weather was severe, with tornado warnings popping off ever 15 minutes, thunderstorms all day and flood warnings. This morning I go by and they're out there again. Sustained winds 20++ with gusts over 30. AND THOSE GUYS ARE FLYING!!!!
Old Feb 19, 2012, 04:13 PM
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"FF Cross-Country" New event.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 04:58 PM
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"FF Cross-Country" New event.
Seriously! That field is 1 square mile. They were launching at the extreme West fence and the ones I did see recovered were at the East edge. Must be setting their timers for one second.
Old Feb 19, 2012, 05:07 PM
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One of my first freeflight launches ever, a P-30 class rubber sport, with a couple hundred winds for a "test flight" was found two days later in a field about 2-1/2 miles north of where were were flying. Yeah... And people wonder why I think RC gliders may have some attraction! lol
Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:08 PM
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So, LS, cored a thermal with the GL, but as you all know, it always goes into the sun, no sun glasses , So ,told her an old trick we old guys use,

Nice job LS

Al
Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Either in the sun or directly overhead, never fails!

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