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post #1 of 8 Old 12-11-2009, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Orange County, California

Hello all,

Let me tell you a like bit about myself:

I work as a Cox Communications senior technician out in the field and love working with wood as an amature, you have to start somewhere right? I also enjoy working with aluminum and various metals (titanium), my most recent project being an RC 1/8th scale monster truck made completely on 7075 aluminum, carbide and titanium. My favorite wood finish has to be Cherry wood mid to dark in color, nice to meet you all!
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-11-2009, 01:13 AM
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Hi there!

Welcome to the mad house! BTW, I am the only
sane person here.

I have been in R/C since the early 50's. Working
on a plane now.

My first love is R/C sail boats. My wife got into racing
the little trucks for a few years but her allergy to sun
light limited how much she could do.

Looking forward to your projects, pictures are required.





To give you some idea of the size, it weights 68lbs


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Welcome to the forum!!!

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-11-2009, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Nice sail boat!! Thank you for the warm welcome, I just sold a Raptor 60 helicopter for around $1000 (put $2000 into it, nitro powered 5' ft. long) because of my eyes needing surgry. I'll stay on the ground for now. In the picture you'll see that I made custom hing pins out of HR-13 hardened steel where it's impossible to bend them. They will break like glass with enough force, the grooves are there for my setscrews, the chassis and suspension is 7075-T6 and have many spares. Driveline: Titanium CVDs, carbide drive cups, hardened steel pinion gears, 40wt oil filled shocks, titanium F/R bulkhead braces, titanium skids, and two speed tranny. The main drive gear in the bottom of transmission is a one piece shaft & gear construction that begin life as a bar of steel over an inch and a quarter in diameter! I easily have $4000 dollars in this monster truck and do not even have a body for it yet. I have launched it dead center into a brickwall while in mid-air, the titanium front skid absorbed 100% of the impact without bending, as you may know titanium has excellent memory. You will need sunglasses to see it under the sun!

If you put all of the hours together polishing this beast it equals weeks without stopping, I now hate polishing where I did not before I started!
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Welcome to the site.
Well, those aren't wood but very cool anyway.

Did you say tool sale?
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