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 on: April 22, 2014, 05:08:47 PM 
Started by Tom Niebuhr - Last post by George Grossardt
I, like most of you, have mostly given up on our LHS. It's a Hobbytown.  Nice enough folks but they only have the basics I use.  I am pretty sure they don't have a clue what control line or free flight models are.  I order almost everything online now - just the way it is.

I think we all would love to go to a well stocked LHS with knowledgeable sales folks but there just aren't very many of us that like to do the model airplane thing anymore.  Times are different now.

I am an avid cyclist.  This same discussion comes up about the LBS.  They have many of the same issues that LHS do.  The big difference is no one knows how to work on their bike so they take it to the LBS for every sort of repair.  The LBS makes a killing on repairs but thin margins on the bikes and accessories.  When you add everything up, the folks working/owning a LBS or LHS just don't make a lot of money.  That's why there are several successful mail order businesses - low overhead and lots of throughput. I wish it were different but it's not.

 on: April 22, 2014, 04:47:40 PM 
Started by Robin_Holden - Last post by David Hoover
The few times I started my Saito 72 by hand on the test bench I found that the situation was always very clear; if I had choked it adequately it always started on the first flip, if I hadn't choked enough there wouldn't even be a pop and if I choked it too much it would backfire and start backwards.

 on: April 22, 2014, 04:28:27 PM 
Started by Tom Niebuhr - Last post by Bill Morell
How many times have we had this same discussion? At least 20 times. You can't blame the LHS for not having what you want. They stock what is selling because that is how they make their living. 1 bottle of thick CA or 1 package of pin hinges doesn't get it done. Yes it would sell to you but you are only 1 guy, maybe 2 that wants that product. Shopping on line is by far more practical and in the long run cheaper. Most places offer free shipping if you spend enough and with our needs that isn't hard to do. The "mom and pop" hobby shop is gone. For the most part it lives on in our memory.

 on: April 22, 2014, 03:49:38 PM 
Started by PatRobinson - Last post by PatRobinson
Hi Guys,
Yesterday I had neck surgery to correct ever worsening episodes of extreme pain and numbness in my arms & legs.
I had a discectomy to remove discs c5-6 and C6-7 and a fusion the insertion of spacers that the bone grow over and they fuse together- I have a plate & screws holding things in place till fusion occurs.

I went in at 5:15 yesterday morning and had surgery at 7:15. It was an outpatient procedure and I was heading home a little before 12:30 which seems remarkable to me.

The down side of this surgery is BIG pain. My upper chest, upper back, neck ,shoulders and upper arms all ache like the dickens.
My throat is also sore from the breathing tube used during surgery so I'm on soft foods only for awhile.

All of this was to be expected and is normal so I guess you could say So Far So Good.

The pinched nerves take weeks to heal so I won't know how successful the procedure was till they heal.

Nothing went wrong in surgery and post surgery is unpleasant but normal so I guess I will say So Far So Good for now.

Best wishes everyone,
                                         Pat Robinson

 on: April 22, 2014, 03:41:12 PM 
Started by Bootlegger - Last post by Jim Thomerson
I have several, but they all have many flights on them.  A favorite engine. 

 on: April 22, 2014, 03:38:35 PM 
Started by Dennis Toth - Last post by Jim Thomerson
I sawed the connector off a K&B muffler and intended to make a tongue muffler out of it.  I ended up running the stock muffler because I build tail heavy airplanes. Coffee

 on: April 22, 2014, 02:42:46 PM 
Started by Paul Taylor - Last post by Michael Palm
When I was working in Norway we tok the plane home to Sweden. And because Norway is not with the EU, theres a limit for tax free alcohol.  When you check in to the flight you can do that with your fingerprint. And in the tax free shop you also swiped your finger when you bought the ranson. But if you had put some glue on your finger tip, and gone to different cashiers you could buy a lot. 

 on: April 22, 2014, 02:42:38 PM 
Started by RandySmith - Last post by rustler
Randy - PM sent - I think. Ian R.

 on: April 22, 2014, 02:32:02 PM 
Started by Robin_Holden - Last post by 55chevr
I suggest you contact Bob Reeves ... he is on this forum. 

 on: April 22, 2014, 02:10:47 PM 
Started by Dennis Toth - Last post by Dennis Toth
It is the 4011, I think the OS FP25 muffler fits. Should work better for now then the boat anchor that they came with. I'll check the outlet size and might have to adjust a bit.

Best,       DennisT

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