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Posted by Tweek | 04-12-2008 @ 11:01 AM | 4,669 Views
East R/C & Scootworks is planning an Open House, Street Party, and Ribbon Cutting for Saturday July 26th (rain date the following Saturday, August 2nd). This is to celebrate many things...

1- The New 3000 ft East R/C Showroom is finally under renovation, and we'll be in it by that time. It's a great opportunity for us to show off the new facility, and have a grand opening for the business. It has been operating in cramped quarters within Scootworks, and will finally be able to spread it's wings.

2- It has now been 10 years since the first Scootworks part was designed, manufactured, and marketed by us. We're now up to over 680 Scootworks components manufactured by us...it's been a long trip, and it's time to have a 10th Anniversary Party.

3- We're celebrating our newest acquisition and expansion of our CNC Machine Shop Operations. It may not sound like much, but our recent facility and equipment procurement now makes us the largest Independent Metric Motorcycle Company in the US. It obviously doesn't take much to earn that crown, but it's ours :-) . Like I said, it's been a long hard road, and we're ready to party!

Like before, we're going to close the street and bring in vendors from around the state, food (lots more of this!), music, a bike show, Tattoo Shop, Airbrush artists, photography studio, bike wash, burnout pit, and more. There will be demos of R/C Airplanes and Helicopters. Everything in the house will be marked down more than ever, and there will be tours of East R/C, our new paint shop, metal fabrications, service, manufacturing, shipping/receiving, and other facets of the company. There is also going to be a ribbon cutting for East R/C.

Help us spread the word... July 26th is the day, from 9am-4pm, the place for fun is East R/C & Scootworks in Zebulon. You can find directions to us from the LH menu item labeled [Retail Store & Events] at http://www.eastrc.org.

Hope to see y'all there!
Dave
Posted by 3DHobbyShop | 04-11-2008 @ 12:01 PM | 9,621 Views
OK, so I'm just going to take a few minutes over lunch here to share some weirdness.

A while back, we hired a warehouse employee who seemed really good at first, but turned out to be both a thief and a drug addict. We'll call him "Bullwinkle" in this story.

We struggled with Bullwinkle for a while, tried to help him, b/c he has 4 kids, but in the end his life totally fell apart and he ended up in jail, his wife turned out to also be a druggie, and it turns out they were beating their kids and each other. Bad scene. He finally got locked up about a year ago and we thought it was over, he was found with prescription drugs in vast quantities.

Well, dude always got a lot of phone calls at work, but he handled them well, and got off the phone quickly, I never really paid attention. After he was gone, the calls kept coming, and even increased.

They're all from online pharmacies. They all follow the same pattern - a person who only recently learned the English language asks for Bullwinkle

(at first I said "he's not here anymore, don't call back" but they never quit calling and then they started getting rude, insulting me and my wife, I cussed a few of them out, so then I started hanging up, they still call every day)

and if I say "I'm Bullwinkle", they say "Mr. Bullwinkle, we show that you have a prescription for Xanex (or any of a half dozen other drugs), we can offer you a 180-day supply. Do you want them COD?"

If I say "yes", they confirm his old address and say they'll ship right out 2nd-day air.

Wha? This is one hell of a "war on drugs" we're fighting, ain't it?
Posted by metalmike | 04-06-2008 @ 11:59 PM | 3,604 Views
here we go again. now i have to go get ready and do a peri-rectal abcess on some poor lady. i might let eddie do it, since this will be the closest thing he's had to a date in a loooong time.
Posted by k8svrick | 04-06-2008 @ 06:04 AM | 3,341 Views
I managed to make it to the big show Friday and part of Saturday. Friday was definitely the day to go if you wanted to be able to see stuff. Saturday was a freaking zoo. I was among the first to get in at 0900 and by 1030, the place was jammed - big time. By noon, I'd had enough; time to head back home to Columbus.

This is a great show. I think Weak Signals could use a bigger venue. I was told that perhaps the new sports arena being built accross the street might be considered an annex. That's pure speculation at this point.

Anyone hearing anything?
Posted by Brysonsisterbri | 04-05-2008 @ 12:44 PM | 2,255 Views
How is everything going everyone?
Question for you..
when does the live coverage for the ETOC in toledo start? Please let me know i would like to watch it.


Briana fernandez.
Posted by yellowman2513 | 04-05-2008 @ 09:44 AM | 3,582 Views
Hey guys, i was just wandering what kind of expirience you have had with the hobbico nexstar, and i was wandering if it would be a good starter plane for me. Thanks a lot!
Posted by metalmike | 04-01-2008 @ 12:28 AM | 3,593 Views
i hate living on a budget. with me going back to school it's hard to find the money to buy new planes. it sucks. anyone wanna buy a slightly abused fliton inspire 60? cheap. make an offer and come to my house and get it.
Posted by metalmike | 03-28-2008 @ 02:48 AM | 3,690 Views
so you go into surgery to have an aortic anuerism repaired, and let me tell you that bites the big one. then less than 12 hours later you have to go in have that redone becuase it is leaking. then less than 24 hours from the original surgery you have to go in and have your entire colon removed because somewhere during the previous two surgeries the blood flow to it was compromised and now you have a bag on you belly collecting your poop. then less than two weeks later you are in renal failure, you have MRSA (methycillin resistant staph aureus, very bad), and you have blisters and sores all over your body from it and you backside is rotting away from that combined with laying on your back that whole time. oh yeah, and you have to have a trach tube placed to breath for you and your left leg amputated above the knee because it's already rotting away. and these are actually very good surgeons taking care of this poor person. sometimes you just can't win. oh yeah, and my PA addiction is destroyed and i have to order a new one. i love that little plane.
Posted by metalmike | 03-19-2008 @ 11:42 PM | 3,613 Views
why is it that doctors wait until the cafeteria opens to post cases? i'm hungry and now i have to go remove someones appendix. what's up with that?
Posted by shortlandings | 03-19-2008 @ 12:14 PM | 2,179 Views
THE GREAT PLANES FOLKS SURE DO KNOW HOW TO AD THAT PLANE. IT LOOKS GREAT AND ALMOST ANYONE WHO EVER FLEW HAS BUILT A GREAT PLANES ARF AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER..........AND I ALMOST......ALMOST BOUGHT ONE!

THEN I LOOKED CLOSER......AND CLOSER. IT HAS GOT A COMPOSITE GEAR FOR LANDINGS........ AND I HAVE LEARNED THE HARD WAY (THREE TIMES) AND I AM HARD HEADED AND HARD TO CONVINCE......THAT MY POOR PILOTING SKILLS AND A COMPOSITE LANDING GEAR MEANS AN OCCASIONAL HARD LANDING. ADD TO THAT THE WEIGHT OF A 38% PLANE AND THE SIMPLE FACT OF LIFE THAT DA 150 ENGINES, $160 3 BLADE COMPOSITE PROPS AND PROP STRIKES ADD UP TO PAINFUL DOLLAR SIGNS REALITY.......NOT TO MENTION MEMORY OF THREE TIMES WHEN i WATCHED MY PLANE (ONE ON TEST FLIGHT) IN YEARS PAST CAREEEN AND CARTWHEEL TO DESTRUCTION FROM BROKEN LANDING GEAR LEG ON LANDING ...........AND NOT THAT BAD OF LANDINGS I MIGHT ADD........

BRINGS US TO THE BOTTOM LINE. THEY GOT TO OFFER A GOOD STRONG ALUMIUM GEAR FOR ME TO BUY IT FOR MY BIG PLANE. ON THE 1.60 SIZED PLANES AND BELOW A PROP STRIKE CAN HAPPEN, BREAK THE PROP AND ALL.........AND WE GO ON. ON THE DA 150 BIG PLANES IT IS JUST TOO MUCH........TO RISK. THAT IS WHY TNT LANDING GEAR FOLKS EXIST.

SO , I SAY.......GREAT PLANES........LEARN FROM ALL OF US WITH BIG PLANES...........UNLESS YOU ARE A CRACKER JACK PILOT LIKE QK............... STICK TO A STRONG LANDING GEAR!!! I WILL NOT PAY A THOUSAND BUCKS FOR THAT NEW GREAT PLANES EXTRA WITH THAT LANDING GEAR! AS MUCH AS I LIKE THE PLANE.........AND I GOT AN ENGINE HERE AND RADIO NEEDING THE PLANE!

PLEASE COMMENT.
SHORT LANDINGS
Posted by mflander | 03-19-2008 @ 08:41 AM | 4,557 Views
Well, finished fixing the pull-pull cables on my 3D Hobby shop 55" extra last night. Brought it with to work today and plan on putting a couple flights in at lunch time.

Time to start practicing for my first IMAC event.

This week and weekend my primary focus will be on plane set-up. I need to get this plane dialed in as it will be my primary practice plane during the week when it is just not feasible to get the 96" extra out. Some CG adjustments need to be made, and I believe I need to add some tip weight on the right side, the left wing is dropping when pulling from a down-line.

I am also still trying to decide if I am going to change the physical side thrust on the motor or if I am going to use a rudder mix. I think I will try a 14" prop first to see if that tames down the torquing fo the motor at all.

More to come...
Posted by metalmike | 03-19-2008 @ 12:23 AM | 3,530 Views
las night i got lucky at work. we were just starting a craniotomy for a patient who fell in his driveway and struck his head and needed to have the blood evacuated from around his brain and have the bleeding stopped when we got a call the we might also have to revise a ruptured aortic anuerism from earlier in the day that had already been revised once. re-revision? isn't that undoing what you've done? or is that un-revision? hell, i'm too tired to care. anyways, forunately the aorta patient stabilized. hope they're doing well. the crani patient did well, fortunately.
Posted by metalmike | 03-17-2008 @ 03:25 AM | 3,712 Views
i got in a precision aerobatics addiction last week, awesome plane. i might try to fly it at the nall this year since i think i heard it mentioned that there'll be a parkflyers field for people with 2.4 ghz radios. i might be in too much awe of all the amazing planes from the people who are lucky enough to have the time and money(and some sponsors) to invest in this hobby. anyways, i'm having some problems with the cg. i have a 1800mah battery as suggested by PA and i have everything about as forward as it will go but it is still a tad tail heavy and since i am by no means an expert at 3d (yet) i don't care to go out and crash it. i just don't want to add any more weight to it to get it right. and the wires from my elevator and rudder servos aren't long enough to reach the receiver if i move it farther forward. i could add extensions, but that would be a little more weight and the possibility of something else to go wrong if those wires seperate which has happened to me before. i'll play around, maybe if ordered their carbon spinner that would add enough weight to the front, plus look sweet as hell.
Posted by Matchless | 03-15-2008 @ 10:15 PM | 7,360 Views
Spent each naptime today painting up foamies for the ETOC.... Need to frame them tomorrow.


And how about a finished pic.....
Posted by k8svrick | 03-14-2008 @ 07:45 PM | 3,335 Views
Greetings to all fellow FG members. This is my first post on my Blog. It will supplement my website - URL below.

There is a lot of activity on the FG site; a very interesting place I really enjoy reading the forums and poking around the site evenings after work.

The website has been updated effective 3/7/2008. Most activity is focused on the Extreme Flight RC 88" Yak I bought back in November.

There has been an increase in traffic on the site and I've been getting some good feedback from visitors. Thanks very much to those who have dropped me emails and signed the guest book.

You can access the Yak build log at www.ricktressler.com/id16.html.

I retired the old Sony Cybershot 3.1 mp camera and, after 6 years of use, replaced it with a new Sony Cybershot 8.1 mp unit; the DSC-H3. Check it out. As this is written, the battery is charging. It should top the old one well with a minimum focus distance of 3.5", I should be able to get some nice close-ups of the construction project. That was the achilles heel of the old camera. Stay tuned.

Rick
Posted by Cdminter55 | 03-09-2008 @ 09:50 AM | 3,229 Views
I have several questions about PPG paint products. Let me explain what I intend to do. I have a 1967 RS camaro that was keyed and has a problem with rust causing the paint to bubble on the roof. I have had it stripped and painted twice before by 2 different shops. I am going to strip the top to bare metal. Then spray with Eastwood's rust converter and then coat with Eastwood's rust encapsulator. I went to a local PPG dealer and bought supplies. My list of supplies are OMNI primer/sealer MP171, OMNI catalyst MP 175, Shopline 2K primer JP 202, Shopline hardener JH 301, Omni paint MBC, OMNI reducer MR 186, Concept clear DCU 2021 reducer DT 885 and hardener DCX61. Question: why was I sold the Shopline 2K primer and instead of OMNI. Can I mix different lines of primer as long as from PPG
Posted by metalmike | 03-07-2008 @ 09:05 AM | 3,704 Views
so i have been a surgical tech for 6 years now, and have been working 3rd shift for almost two years just doing emergency cases. after all this time i finally got my opportunity to ram my finger into someones aorta that was ruptured in order to prevent them from bleeding to death while the surgeon did his work trying to control the bleeding. to be honest though, it's not as fun as you might think. with all the plaque and calcifications this poor lady has at 81 years old it felt sorta like jabbing my finger into the prop of f-22 parkjet. good news though, i heard that the day after surgery she was actually doing very well and my finger, too, has recovered. over the years my focus has been primarily on orthopaedics and some neuro. so hip fractures on the jackson trauma table are a breeze. vascular surgery is something i have had minimal experience in. so it was very educational. oh, and thanks to a nice sizeable refund from uncle sam this year and my wife recognizing all the hard work i have done in the yard for her i just ordered the addiction from precision aerobatics (atlantahobby actually). next week should be a fun week.
Posted by krokko | 03-03-2008 @ 02:18 PM | 2,945 Views
that Futaba region codes their 12FG Tx and the HF Module so you can not change the HF module yourself and have it working when you travel the world!?

I recognize this from early DVD era when DVD:s were coded so you couldn't play them on other regions DVS players. It dissaperaed very soon, didn't it!

Lets hope that Futaba Prod Mgmt, (if they have any) get back to their senses soon, before they go bust!

Posted by Matchless | 03-01-2008 @ 05:35 PM | 7,668 Views
Finally decided to break down and put up a proper website. My degree is actually in internet marketing, so I might as well use it. I don't sell anything on the site, its just there as a place to put my vids and pics and other stuff....

Anyway, it was fun to build.

www.chinnaero.com
Posted by Toro | 02-28-2008 @ 07:03 PM | 6,689 Views
I have never been this sick. 4 days so far of temperatures at night hitting 102, A cough that feels like fire in my chest. Im ready to go absolutely berzerk.

Bright note: I got some really great cough syrup that puts me right to sleep.

This is completely out of the norm for me. I havent been this sick since being in Mexico for the Superbowl in 1998. 10 years

Any of you guys get this ?