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    A123 Shuts RC Down?

    And now for the rest of the story: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/03/26/fisker-karma-involved-in-new-55m-battery-replacement-program-fr/ The problems at Fisker and A123 are due to poor management decisions and grossly unrealistic sales predictions. No one FORCED A123 to apply for and accept a...
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    what would be needed?

    Switch to a Mejzlik electric prop and you will add 15-20% to your flying time. It is much more efficient than props made for gas engines. .....
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    Desert aircraft 250cc fs/blower

    One possible reason for DA designing an engine with a small market is to take advantage of R&D tax credits that are available.
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    Desert aircraft 250cc fs/blower

    Anyone know how many lobes are in the blower on the DA??
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    Desert aircraft 250cc fs/blower

    Try 1854: http://www.amerescophils.com/pdf/dresser-catalog.pdf See the second page of the catalog for the history of the Roots blower. ...............................
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    Colorado shooting...

    I suggest you check the field rules of the club where the event is hosted. Most AMA sanctioned clubs have explicit rules against bringing firearms or alcohol onto the grounds. /
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    Colorado shooting...

    It is merely an extension of the increasingly widespread inability and lack of desire to control one's emotions and/or actions. There are boundless examples to be found in everyday, non-violent events. It is ineveitable that there are accompanying violent events - not just in the U.S. but in...
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    Colorado shooting...

    Let's do a brief tactical situation analysis: 1. Remember, he threw tear gas, so your eyes would have been watering and you probably would have been coughing. Obtaining and holding sight picture would be incredibly difficult. 2. The lighting was poor and flickering. Once again sight picture is...
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    Colorado shooting...

    First easy answer - fellowship - probablly had one based on his acedemic record as an undergrad. I had a fellowship in grad school that covered all tuition, my housing and left me with adequate spending money. 2nd easy answer - credit card. He had to have one to buy the 6,000 rounds of ammo...
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    ACCIDENT lost fingers

    Model airplane = lawn mower with no blade guard. Keep that in mind and safety will become a deeply ingrained habit. Although I have compassion for the guy, accidents are preventable. On of the most effective measures is a checklist. That's one reason the military is big on checklists. /
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    Sheene

    Very NICE!!
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    Stuck servo arms

    Use the right tool for the job? You are a radical!!! /
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    Sheene

    If you are going to do that, it is better to use a tap with spiral flutes to generate smaller chips that will clear better. /
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    Sheene

    Neither 1/4x20 nor M6x1 are fine threads. Depends on the aluminum alloy, how many turns deep, type of tap, tap drill size, etc. /
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    Colorado Burning

    Great news! Living in SoCal, we have compassion for others faced with wildfires. Hope you get enough rain to be able to relax a bit for a month or two at least. /
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    Powder Coating

    Excellent mini-tutorial. THANKS! I'll have to get one of these - perfect for motor mounts and standoffs as well as many other gizmos I make from time to time.
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    Night flying on July 4th

    Nice! Where's you get the lights! /
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    Happy 4th of July!

    And of course, aliens control the government of Iran. Conspiracy theories all have the same fatal flaw - they require far too many people to keep the secret. People have far too little control of one thing - their own emotions. Take away their guns and they'll use machetes, IED's...
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    Happy 4th of July!

    Leave to a Canook to take credit for a British action. Happy Birthday to us - the good ole' U.S.A. /
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    Colorado Burning

    The jumbos are still deemed 'experimental' and have never completed FAA airworthiness testing. Evergreen's own website uses only the future tense in claiming what the planes 'will be' able to do, not what they are certified to do today. The 747 tanker (only one exists) is 'on call' contract...
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