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November 20, 2019, 12:12:43 pm

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GSW Classifieds / Corsair
Last post by Glenn Williams - Today at 06:14:59 am
Hey guys, does anyone have some Ziroli, meister or any other plans for a corsair?

Looking to possibly build one for display.

Thanks
      Glenn
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Kit & Scratch Builders Forum / Re: Ercoupe build
Last post by dlabby - November 19, 2019, 08:14:06 pm
The Ercoupe flew its maiden flight Saturday, Nov 16 in excellent conditions. The short trim flight resulted in nothing loose or damaged. the DLE 20 ran perfectly. Two more flights were flown that day with loops, rolls, and several touch and goes. Some programming adjustments were made. I think this is going to be a fun, easy flyer.
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News / AMA Magazine Scale Article Thi...
Last post by Sonny Coleman - November 19, 2019, 07:41:22 am
Check out the November AMA magazine's Scale Aircraft article featuring Darrell's Marquart Charge biplane. He posted the build process here at this link https://flygsw.org/smf/index.php?topic=2346.0.

Darrell flew the biplane at the AMA NATS this year and the plane flew great.

Great work Darrell!
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Fun Stuff / Re: Change Your 4 Foot T8 Fluo...
Last post by John J. Stanzak - November 16, 2019, 08:43:56 am
Yes when I did mine back before they became cheap  ( about $40 a bulb) the only option was removing the ballast. But I had a couple fixtures that I would have used the ballast compatible bulbs in if they were available at the time as they were a serious pain to retire as they used the U shaped bulbs
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Fun Stuff / Re: Change Your 4 Foot T8 Fluo...
Last post by Lane C. - November 15, 2019, 07:25:25 pm
Hi john, the beauty of eliminating the ballast is that it uses WAY LESS energy. Plus, the ballasts seem to fail and need replacing from time to time, unlike the LEDs by themselves. But, in the end, either way, you get more light out of the LEDs. Lane
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Fun Stuff / Re: Change Your 4 Foot T8 Fluo...
Last post by John J. Stanzak - November 15, 2019, 07:21:11 pm
There is some out there that you can leave the ballast hooked up. I believe the ones Home Depot sales in store is ones you can leave it hooked up.
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Club Events And Activities / GSWAM hosting AMA Sanctioned D...
Last post by Paul Lange - November 15, 2019, 04:35:27 pm
As announced at our November club meeting:

We are excited to announce Cowtown Drone Racing club will be hosting two races at GSWAM club track. 11-23-19 and 12-08-19. We will have more information soon.....this is full blown AMA Sanctioned FPV drone racing....RACING!!!!

We should be receiving digital flyers for these events soon....

Contact Ben Cole 817-896-2873 for more information

Paul H Lange
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Quad Racer and Multi-Rotor Forum / Cowtown Drone Racing 11-23-19 ...
Last post by Paul Lange - November 15, 2019, 04:32:55 pm
As announced at our November club meeting:

We are excited to announce Cowtown Drone Racing club will be hosting two races at GSWAM club track. 11-23-19 and 12-08-19. We will have more information soon.....this is full blown AMA Sanctioned FPV drone racing....RACING!!!!

We should be receiving digital flyers for these events soon....

Contact Ben Cole 817-896-2873 for more information

Paul H Lange
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Fun Stuff / Battery Powered Leaf Blower Ai...
Last post by Lane C. - November 15, 2019, 01:39:22 pm
Just a matter of time before someone tried this. And, it actually flies! And flies well. Very smart how the throttle is controlled.

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Fun Stuff / Change Your 4 Foot T8 Fluoresc...
Last post by Lane C. - November 15, 2019, 01:28:01 pm
Yes, that's possible and fairly easy to do. The LED tubes are about $10 each. You'll need to bypass your ballast and wire directly to 120VAC. There are two ways to hook up the new tubes, but both are fairly easy to accomplish. One method involves buying LED tubes with all power coming into one end only. The other is power coming in both ends. There are numerous videos on YouTube on how to do this.

I ordered a set of 4 LEDs thru Amazon along with 4 pre-wired tombstones. I will use the tombstones for the one end power LED's. Tombstones are the "clips" that hold the T8 tubes in place. Each LED puts out 2160 Lumens and I ordered the 6000K hi intensity color, almost daylight. There are several options on the Kelvin (K) color temps. But, since my lights are 11 feet off the floor, I ordered the brightest ones they offered.

Needless to say, turn off power AT THE BREAKER BOX, not the wall switch! And, don't mess with this unless you are skilled at messing with dangerous electrical work. But, if you manage to fry yourself in the process, I get first dibs on your RC stuff. You've been duly warned. Ha.

Hyperikon LED Tubes on Amazon

This is one of many such videos. This guy does a very thorough job of explaining the process. Look at some other videos to see it explained by someone else if you still have questions.


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