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Old Sep 19, 2008, 11:38 AM
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Escape? ESC? ESCAPE?? When did this happen?


Rant on...

Why are you guys calling the ESC the ESCAPE?

It's an ESC.. Eee-Esss-See..

Or perhaps.. Speed Controller.. Or Electronic Speed Controller..

It's not an ESCAPE!

Ugh.. Pet peeves.. I found one...

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Old Sep 19, 2008, 11:47 AM
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People that can't distinguish the difference between the New Reply button and the New Thread button.
/rant off

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Old Sep 19, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Actuallllly Mark.. I didn't want to throw it all over the one guy who said it most recently so I started a new thread..

100% on purposely..

Oohh, while you're reading this, do the Lipo sacks still carry the "if you burn them, you get a new one free, thing?"

I just tested on out.. It was.. exciting..

On a side note.. I am now calling the RX the prescription...
Old Sep 19, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Heck yeah. Call me. I'll PM you my #.

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Old Sep 19, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Yep, im with ya on that, and I'd like to see the industry change it to ETC(Electronic Throttle Control) rather than use the word "speed" in it.
For obvious reasons, as beginners can easily mistake it for controling the plane's speed rather than the motor speed.
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:10 PM
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Yep, im with ya on that, and I'd like to see the industry change it to ETC(Electronic Throttle Control) rather than use the word "speed" in it.
For obvious reasons, as beginners can easily mistake it for controling the plane's speed rather than the motor speed.
Now I can hear everyone calling it the "etcetera" control.

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Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:13 PM
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Well.. I plugged the etcetera into the prescription and the next thing I knew, my liposuction exploded!
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:13 PM
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Could be an old toot like me who used, "escapements" years ago.
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:18 PM
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I think it's more from the ESC = Escape button on the computer..
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:19 PM
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Yeah, that's probably true. Say, can you write me a "script?" My receiver is acting up.
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:20 PM
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Too bad I'm not an MD..
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:31 PM
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Well, a "burst" of lithium should do some good!
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:35 PM
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Lol
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:39 PM
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"In 1964 Kraft and Controlaire began offering transistorized receiver kits. They were small, light, and, best of all, cheap. The local hobby shop sponsored a contest for the Jasco Thermic 50 and similar gliders using the new receivers and powered by a Cox Peewee 02 reed valve engine. The complete model including receiver, engine, and escapement could be built for less that $25. You didn't even need to own a transmitter since the receivers were all on the same frequency and it was easy to borrow one."

The above from...

"Soaring History by Chuck Anderson"

http://www.skybench.com/nostalgia/ar.../anderson.html
Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:41 PM
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I recall using one in about 1960!


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