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Post  Levent Suberk Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:57 am

A big enough wrench removes any cylinder.
Any engine part when dropped will roll into the least accessible corner.
If glow head doesn't fit, use a bigger wrench.
The one engine you want is never the one on sale.
Interchangeable parts won't.
Any bellcrank wire cut to length will be too short.
It costs more to fix it than to buy a NIB engine.
Instructions are that which will be read as a last resort.
Any fix that can go wrong will go wrong.
A clean shirt always attracts the fuel.
The one engine part you need is always in short supply.
A hot glow head looks exactly the same as cold glow head.
All warranty and guarantee clauses become invalid upon payment of the final invoice.
You can never tell which way the propeller turns by looking at it.
Fill what's empty. Empty what's full.

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Post  gkamysz Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:43 am

Dead calm, moderate temperature, as you stare out the office window for five days of the week.....
Unless you slope soar, then it's windy in a favorable direction.
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Post  Kim Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:09 am

"Murphy was an Optimist"


"Any engine part when dropped will roll into the least accessible corner."
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Also applies to ANY hardware...like watching your last #2 fender washer drop perfectly into the only open seam in the shop floor.

Also-ALSO applies to High-Velocity, Self-Launching "C" clips when trying to remove or install them.

Your R/C approach goes WAY long and smacks the camper you were too lazy to move around back...even though NO landings have stretched into that particular spot before.

You leave your shop door open while you run to town for lunch because, "Ain't nobody gonna know."...only to return and find a terrified wren toppling planes and supplies as it tries to escape.

A carefully calculated drop of CA will STILL have enough capacity to run all the way to a distant hatch and lock it tight.


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Post  balogh Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:24 am

a. If you enter ebay, you will certainly find an engine at a still reasonable price that you will like
b. if point "a" is true (and that is always true), you will certainly bid on it until you win...
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Post  Kim Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:26 am

balogh wrote:a. If you enter ebay, you will certainly find an engine at a still reasonable price that you will like  
b. if point "a" is true (and that is always true), you will certainly bid on it until you win...

"The Thrill of the Chase Syndrome"!!!! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:17 pm

Kim wrote:
balogh wrote:a. If you enter ebay, you will certainly find an engine at a still reasonable price that you will like  
b. if point "a" is true (and that is always true), you will certainly bid on it until you win...

"The Thrill of the Chase Syndrome"!!!! lol! lol! lol! lol!

Snyped. The agony of defeat!
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Post  andrew Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:46 pm

Left your Tx at home -- discovered when you arrived at the field.
Left your Tx on top of the truck and drove off.
Brought the wrong Tx to the field.
Got to the field and discovered your rubber bands had turned to stone over night.
Slammed your wing in the storm door when loading up.
Grimacing while trying to clear the nozzle on the CA bottle only to have an errant drop glue your tongue to your bottom lip.
CA'ed your shorts to your leg.
Built two right wing panels.
Found the screw you dropped 3 weeks ago, which didn't fit, but not the one you dropped today.
Ordered metal geared servos 3 times in a row and received nylon geared each time.

Going on is becoming too depressing!! Rolling Eyes
BTW, I've only heard of the above happening to folks.
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Post  Kim Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:28 pm

"Built two right wing panels."

I don't want to "break the flow", but had to enter this:

WAY BACK in the day...I got REAL irritated with how swing shifts in the diaper factory messed me up, while my fellow workers seemed to do just fine.

So...coming home right before the weekend, rather than just going to bed, I decided to stay up for few a hours, and finish the hull of the Ken Willard "Pool Boy" I'd started.

I was REAL proud of myself for getting the project on its way, and not wasting my time sleeping.

When I woke up, THIS is what I beheld: A Flying Boat Hull, with its wing struts where the water was gonna be.  Maybe could'a been a hydro foil???


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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:39 pm

They say sleep deprivation is like being drunk. That would explain it Kim!
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Post  gkamysz Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:45 pm

Some 20+ years ago there was a guy in the club installed retracts in the top of his wing after knocking back a few. Beers
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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:33 pm

Kim wrote:"Murphy was an Optimist"
"Any engine part when dropped will roll into the least accessible corner."

--- Also applies to ANY hardware...like watching your last #2 fender washer drop perfectly into the only open seam in the shop floor.
Also not to mention, @getback Bookie Mark would know what it is like being able to afford Burning Cash accessories! Very Happy

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