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Forum: FreeForAll 04-15-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By luke strawwalker
R. Lee Ermy passed away

"The Gunny" R.Lee Ermy has passed away from complications of pnuemonia at age 74...

RIP to a legend....

Later! OL J R
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,798
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah, that'd be nice, since sport fliers...

Yeah, that'd be nice, since sport fliers outnumber competition flyers by at least 100:1...

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: FreeForAll 04-01-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By luke strawwalker
"exorbitant" price perhaps?? Or do you...

"exorbitant" price perhaps?? Or do you mean it could absorb lots of liquid, rather than being excessive??

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 04-01-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,841
Posted By luke strawwalker
No glass sheets or heavy books required... My...

No glass sheets or heavy books required...

My standard method of finishing fins now is to use regular printer paper and white glue... The SECRET is apply as THIN of a layer of glue AS POSSIBLE to...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yes, very sad news. Hope your health improves...

Yes, very sad news. Hope your health improves soon Wes, best of luck!

I had the privilege of being a beta-builder for many of Dr. Zooch's kits, and I have to say that Wes's kits were some of the...
Forum: FreeForAll 03-19-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By luke strawwalker
Third choice--- * Couldn't care less... OL J R...

Third choice--- * Couldn't care less...

OL J R :)
Forum: FreeForAll 03-19-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah IMHO if they can't do better than those...

Yeah IMHO if they can't do better than those stupid "starters" they shouldn't put in anything at all...

Sell nichrome and dip to assemble your own. Course that's asking too much for the "RTF"...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,865
Posted By luke strawwalker
Thank goodness this isn't the Terribly Run...

Thank goodness this isn't the Terribly Run Forum... :) OL J R :)
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,865
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah sad story but my buddy Dave here on the...

Yeah sad story but my buddy Dave here on the forum came out to the farm one time and went to fly his beautiful FSI Maverick (IIRC) on an E9 and got the dreaded "blast deflector ping" right at...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,865
Posted By luke strawwalker
Absolutely... :) OL JR :)

Absolutely... :) OL JR :)
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,865
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah, I've looked at plenty of Estes's offerings...

Yeah, I've looked at plenty of Estes's offerings and bought more than a few... Love the sci-fi type kits and scale rockets.

I'm just commenting that basically those of us flying BP motors,...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,798
Posted By luke strawwalker
Lord don't let it be another Tunick... Later! ...

Lord don't let it be another Tunick...

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,865
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah I agree.... Kits I can get *anywhere* by...

Yeah I agree.... Kits I can get *anywhere* by *anybody*, and I usually scratchbuild most stuff anyway because the typical "3FNC" kits don't interest me at all anymore... particularly the RTF or...
Forum: Building Techniques 03-10-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By luke strawwalker
Good point on the "grabbing" problem,...

Good point on the "grabbing" problem, particularly with motor mounts. Yellow wood glue is more prone to that problem than white glue, though white glue CAN suffer that effect as well, PARTICULARLY...
Forum: Building Techniques 03-10-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By luke strawwalker
Titebond 2 is a yellow wood glue, which will...

Titebond 2 is a yellow wood glue, which will shrink and cause the "coke bottle effect" on body tubes when installing motor mounts. I've had that problem myself and switched to white glue to actually...
Forum: Building Techniques 03-10-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,543
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah it's essentially "flash powder" is...

Yeah it's essentially "flash powder" is it not... basically ANYTHING will set it off.

I think the problems with your motors are due to some error in the process... there's a video on YouTube of...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 03-02-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,266
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah I agree... too easy for "something to...

Yeah I agree... too easy for "something to happen" and your pre-order ends up meaningless because "we're sorry to report due to unforeseen circumstances...."

Once bitten twice shy...

You're...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-26-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By luke strawwalker
People still watch NASCAR?? WHO KNEW?? Meh,...

People still watch NASCAR?? WHO KNEW??

Meh, they can have it... OL J R :)
Forum: Projects 02-10-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By luke strawwalker
Very nice... Star Wars "Y-wing"......

Very nice...

Star Wars "Y-wing"...

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-10-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By luke strawwalker
Maybe on a dusty hobby shop shelf somewhere......

Maybe on a dusty hobby shop shelf somewhere... It's not in production anymore and about 99.999999998% sure it never will be again. It's a neat kit though, as you can tell from my build thread on...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-07-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,112
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yes, I think the same thing, but I find that when...

Yes, I think the same thing, but I find that when I put that "too bluntly" it upsets a lot of a certain segment of the rocketry crowd, so I was trying to "put it more delicately".

SLS Block 1 is...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,112
Posted By luke strawwalker
Nice shot, but that's not really a "pad...

Nice shot, but that's not really a "pad camera"... that's shot from one of the telescopic tracking theodolite cameras, probably at least a few hundred yards away (remotely), by the looks of it. ...
Forum: Vendors 02-07-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By luke strawwalker
Hmmm...not that I know of... Too much corn......

Hmmm...not that I know of...

Too much corn... LOL:) OL J R :)
Forum: FreeForAll 02-06-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,112
Posted By luke strawwalker
YEP!!! No spewing aluminum oxide...

YEP!!! No spewing aluminum oxide "fallout" everywhere and contaminating everything with perchlorates...

Gotta love that 6,000 degree blue flame at the end of it too... like the old Saturn V...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-06-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,112
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yep... I like the *ideas* Blue Origin has, and...

Yep... I like the *ideas* Blue Origin has, and their reusable suborbital tourist hop stuff looks intriguing, but that's not where the real future lies... SpaceX is on the cutting edge of what a...
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