Author Archives: Dave Thacker

Survival Tin

The contents of my Survival tin Project Current Contents: Altoids Tin Compass Sandpaper T Pins 2 Safety Pins 2 Buttons 2 4 Neodymium Magnets Hobby Knife Blade Single Edge Razor Utility Knife Blade Reflective Mirror on Bottom 2 Alcohol Pads … Continue reading

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Nice note and photo from one of our more creative local builders:

Hi Dave, I wanted to Thank you for the good $68.00 price on the Castle ECS yesterday and the advice on repairing the cold solder joint my bad one. If I cannot solve it I will hire Dicks service at … Continue reading

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Discovery Lab Team Successful Flight Trials

Students from the Discovery Lab send me some links and a thank you. Heya Dave, This is Jacob, from the Discovery Lab. My team and I finally got to maiden our aircraft yesterday, and she flew great! Very docile in … Continue reading

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Celina Ohio Largely Bans All Flying Toys

What follows is my letter to the editor of the Daily Standard sent 11/12/2015 Editorial content regarding the ban and profiteering on technology toys in Celina. Merry Christmas to the parents of children with dreams of the worlds latest technology … Continue reading

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Look what Mark Stephens of Virginia sent me: After crashing with pusher config, I cut off the top of pusher mount to just use as perch. I’ve got three diff size battery trays, axle mounts, vertical stabilizer mount, boom mount, … Continue reading

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The AMA goes to 12 Expiration Dates Each Year? Seriously?

Submitted to Dave Mathewson, AMA Executive Director. Concerning new membership rules which will have memberships expiring every month and not just once each year. 06/23/2015 Dave, Our club like many has an agreement with the field owners to make certain … Continue reading

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Forming a recent NiMH purchase on the Hitec X4 and other computerized chargers.

Ed writes me about properly forming a recent NiMH purchase. Hi Dave, I recently bought one of the FDK Twicell 6.0V 5-cell 2000mah NiMH AA Flat Pack and would like to try it in one of my airplanes . I … Continue reading

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Diamond Demon Flashes New Skin In The Sun

David Millburn from down under (That’s Australia mate) shows off his freshly covered Ben Buckle Diamond Demon. Purchased in late 2013, she’f nearing the fledgling flight! Great color combination. Hopefully he’ll fill us in on radio and power system. She’s … Continue reading

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Customer asks a good prop question with implications…..

Hi Dave, Quick question about the APC props. I note that for multi-rotor the sizes seem to be with 4.5 pitch. Is there a reason why I should not use say, 9×6 with 9x6R for multi rotor craft? Thanks David … Continue reading

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Bill de Blasio to resign?

It’s only a mater of time in my view. The police are continuing to turn their backs on him. He has earned a complete disgust from those the public value as indispensable protectors. How can this stand? What we are … Continue reading

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