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Chiahead...this is the wrong adapter. You will need a MALE RCA to 2 FEMALE RCA to make this work.

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And all this time I thought it was thunder I heard last night. Between you and cathan's IB, I'll NEVER get any sleep.

LOL. Hardly. This amp is powering the buttkickers only. I haven't upgraded the sub yet, but I am looking really hard at the Danley. I'll need another amp to power the sub...

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This amp is powering the buttkickers only.

I reckon Mrs. Carboranadum is enjoying the ride (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?).

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I reckon Mrs. Carboranadum is enjoying the ride (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?).

Cowboy up, juicy side down! Roger that!

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I reckon Mrs. Carboranadum is enjoying the ride (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?).

Say no more, say no more ... know what I mean, know what I mean?!

Say.

No.

More!!


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I'd like to see those holiday PHOtos, eh? EH? Know what I mean?

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chiahead...this is the wrong adapter. You will need a male rca to 2 female rca to make this work.

do'h!!!

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And Sorry, there is no Woger here.



Vewy well. I shall welease... Wodewick!




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I have a fwiend in Wome whose name is......

And his wife's name is.....


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I reckon Mrs. Carboranadum is enjoying the ride (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?).

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Cowboy up, juicy side down! Roger that!

Alright, that is way too much information...

The mental image caused by this conversation mixed in with the 'Y splitter' discussion is making me ill.....

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Well, watched Braveheart last night with my oldest. I had forgotten how great that movie truely is!

I had the buttkickers running and didn't feel any rumble at all. Midway through I went in and turned up the gain on the amp all the way up. Still nothing. I must have messed up some setting, so I'll do some testing today and figure this out.

I am also nearing the capacity limit of my storage array. I did purchase a 3 TB USB drive to move some non-movie stuff off the array to gain space and it helped, but I can forsee needing to do something with the array soon. I have been choking on what hardware RAID cards cost, but I'm going to have to suck it up and get one I think.

In other news, I have recently gotten into RC choppers. I upgraded from a Blade MCX to a Blade CP Pro 2.


Learning to fly it has taken a lot of time, but is an immense amount of fun.

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For h/w NAS I highly recommend the QNAP TS-859pro+, it's the largest of their non rackable form factor which has the benefit of really quiet fans. I populated it with 8 x 2Tb Seagate Barracuda Green drives (ST2000DL003) configured with RAID6 (for about 12Tb usable space). These drives are great -- fairly quick and extremely quiet and cool running. You can never have enough disk space...

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RC Choppers,

Something you don't see a lot of at the nudist camp.

Seriously one day at the dog park a guy walks in with a MASSIVE bandage/cast on his hand. Apparently he was doing some repairs to his chopper on the kitchen table and one thing led to another. He only intended to see if it would turnover and when it roared to life his natural instincts told his body to grab the wrong part.
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LOL. The directions are VERY CLEAR about how to power it down and when to connect the main and tail rotors! I can see the injuries being really bad! These things are big and the blades are whizzing by at 3,000 rpm.

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When I was younger I was really big into RC, cars and planes, not helis though. That was about 20-25 years ago and boy has everything in the RC hobby changed! I have recently thought about getting back into the RC hobby (as if spending money on HT build, gear, and fishing stuff was not enough) and my entry back into it was a 3 channel RC heli my son got me for fathers day from JcPenny. This little heli is a hoot!


Not near as nice as your Blade (nice choice BTW) but lots of fun. I'm actually looking at an Exceed Falcon 40 v2 as a step up from this little guy. They are loads of fun and are much easier to fly and maintain than the helis from 20 years ago.

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RC Choppers,

Something you don't see a lot of at the nudist camp.

Seriously one day at the dog park a guy walks in with a MASSIVE bandage/cast on his hand. Apparently he was doing some repairs to his chopper on the kitchen table and one thing led to another. He only intended to see if it would turnover and when it roared to life his natural instincts told his body to grab the wrong part.

You DO see lots of mosquitoes though!

Regarding RC injuries, I have seen some nasty finger cuts and such from guys getting too close to a turning prop trying to tune those nitro engines. That is the plus for going electric now, no needle valve to tune mess with.

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RTROSE - That's sort of funny...my sons each received an infared 3 channel coaxial chopper for christmas from my sister. The helis were OK, but the range was just not there. For Father's day, my wife picked me up a Blade MCX..it's a coaxial 4 channel model with an 8" main rotor diameter.



It was/is perfect for indoor flying, and I've had a blast with it so far.

I decided to upgrade yesterday to the Blade 450, but the store did not have any in stock. I then decided to ease into the hobby (and not kill the Chairman of the Finance committee with a $450 chopper), and picked up the Blade CP Pro 2. It has a main rotor diameter of about 20" and loads of power. It's a bit more chopper than I need right now, but everything that I've read says to buy the best that you can afford and grow into it. Test flights today were promising, but it's going to be a challenge to learn.

Oh, and everything these days seems to be electric. I have yet to see any fuel-powered units. I know they still exist, but I haven't seen any.

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Maybe, just maybe, I can use these RC Helis to keep the geese off my pond. That sounds like fun! I thought about a PT Boat with depth charges, but that seemed a little inhumane.
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Maybe, just maybe, I can use these RC Helis to keep the geese off my pond. That sounds like fun! I thought about a PT Boat with depth charges, but that seemed a little inhumane.


If you were to go the RC boat route then I'd personally go with a submarine that launched torpedoes!




That would take care of those pesky geese and they would never see you coming!

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Been tinkering with the sub and buttkicker settings to get the right balance. I think I've gotten it worked out, but I sure wish that I would have waited for the Denon 4311Ci amp. It had two sub outputs that you can adjust individually. My 3811 has two sub outputs, but they can not be tuned separately. Separate adjustments for each channel sure would have made tuning the sub and buttkickers much easier.

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It's been a while since I provided any update. There has not been much going on enhancement-wise. We've been watching movies like crazy and have really enjoyed watching the Star Wars box set on BR. What a wonderful set of movies!

During my build, I purchased two large lighted poster frames from a video store that was going out of business. There are large metal boxes with the ability to quickly change out posters as needed...they retail for over $1600 each when new! They were all scratched up and some of the lights don't work, but I thought I could fix them up and add them to the room. I painted them and put them away for later. Well, I need the closet room that these were stored in, so I decided to finish them up and get them installed. Here's a picture with the plastic diffuser panel and poster frame holders removed (the black pieces on the left and right are in place temporarily).



Detail of the chase lights and mirrored channel


I installed a new set up flourescent lamps in one of the units, and set about trying to figure out what the issue was with the chase lights.



I found that they all work, just some of the bulbs were burned out. I ordered a set of bulbs for one unit, and will hang this as soon as they arrive.



I also installed a switch on the side of the first unit. This will allow me to turn it on and off without having to open the front.

The other unit will need more help. The mirrored channel pieces are tarnished and the mirror coating is flaking off.



I may paint the channel on the second unit, or I may not choose to finish it at all, we'll see.

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Looks nice!

Is it worth saving the one for spare parts?

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Thanks. I don't think keeping one for parts will be a good way to go. I am thinking about seeing if I can get the mirrored parts cut locally. The only problem will be the ones with the holes for the lights. There are 84 chase lights so I'd have to pay for 84 holes.

I called the company and they want $250 for the base part....the wooden part with the mirrored sections, the lights and the wiring underneath. I am thinking that may be a good deal. I'll get the lights installed when they arrive and see where we are.

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Maybe a metal plating shop could resurrect the parts.
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You think? That's a great idea! The parts in question are plastic with a mirrored coating on one side. Do you have a few names that I can check out?

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Plastic? I thought they were metal.

In that case maybe a peel and stick mirror finish.
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Plastic? I thought they were metal.

In that case maybe a peel and stick mirror finish.

The channel mirror parts are made of plastic they are three pieces (see the photos above). What is this magical peel and stick mirror finish?

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Would the heat from the lights effect the mirror finished plastic at all? Something to think about. Cool frames though.
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