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What are your hobbies? (Include pictures please)

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nitsuj
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you stole my grill, I smoke something on it almost every weekend.......

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one of my other loves, sending rounds down range, nothing like the smell of cordite.....

My other hobbies are my kids and their academic/athletic pursuits as well as my lovely bide of 22 years.
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you stole my grill, I smoke something on it almost every weekend.......
They are quite popular. I love loading the side-grill with firewood and feeding it damp chips to get a nice indirect-heat smoke in the charcoal compartment. Best way ever to smoke a turkey.

BTW, I drove past my (occasional neighbor's) last fall, and they had one, too. They live south of Boston, but spend as much time up here as possible.
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Jun17-12, 11:36 AM
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I spend huge amount of time and money doing gravitational experiments.

(Undersigned is dressed in black and orange for the occation and is facing away from the camera)



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denjay
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My friends recently got me into record collecting and I'm enjoying it so far. This is my favorite album in my collection. Love the artwork.



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They are quite popular. I love loading the side-grill with firewood and feeding it damp chips to get a nice indirect-heat smoke in the charcoal compartment. Best way ever to smoke a turkey.

BTW, I drove past my (occasional neighbor's) last fall, and they had one, too. They live south of Boston, but spend as much time up here as possible.
I use an old roasting pan filled with water in the charcoal portion of the grill when smoking meat. I smoked a turkey for Thanksgiving last year, had a use a shovel to get it off the grill it was so tender.
MartinJH
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Jun17-12, 05:44 PM
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For the last two years I have been obsessively into flying RC helicopters. Thankfully there are a few things which tickle my fancy within the hobby, so that helps. These are methods of powering the helis - namely Battery (lipo) and nitro powered engines. I am also interested in the servos and the things you can do with them. This is moving into electronics, which I will be focusing more on soon.

I don't have any images of me flying, unfortunately. But I will post an image and a video which shows what type of flying I hope to achieve in the future and an image of my favorite model, which I fortunately own.

Thankfully, with 2.4 GHz TX's and RX's, the need for crystals and long antennas is a thing of the past.




My favorite heli, Synergy n5.

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As nitsuj briefly mentioned. Technology has exploded recently within the RC world. For example, in under a year, the market for LiPo powered helis has rocketed, quite literally. Though the batteries are expensive, especially when getting into the 12c range. It means less maintenance. I still enjoy the messy-ness and smell of nitro though and I do have a Lipo powered model to counter balance!
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For the last two years I have been obsessively into flying RC helicopters.
I was into RC helis for a few years as well. Had a few of the small electrics and eventually moved up to nitro. My favorite heli of all was the JR Vibe 50. That was one real smooth machine.
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I was into RC helis for a few years as well. Had a few of the small electrics and eventually moved up to nitro. My favorite heli of all was the JR Vibe 50. That was one real smooth machine.
For me and a few others, once the bug bit there was no going back. We're hooked on flying
I know of the Vibe 50. Don't think I have seen it flown. I've possibly seen the JR 90SG. I think! JR are expensive though. Like the Rolls Royce of the flying world. But they do fly smooth, according to other flyers.
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Dec12-12, 07:19 PM
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I recently got "back into" Remote Control Car Toys.

Advances in tech trickling down from the wealthier RC Plane/Helicopter market means better radios, batteries and motors.

15 years ago there was no* lithium-ion polymer, 2.4ghz radio and brushless motors.
Now all that stuff is available to consumers direct from China, and as is typical cheaper than predecessor technology.

*as in not mass produced specifically for radio control toys.

Here are some pictures of them.

This is a 1/16 scale. It is a "Mini E-Revo". Made by Traxxas.





This is a 1/10 scale. It is a Wraith. Made by Axial. It's a quasi "Rock Crawler". Meaning it is designed to go slow and "crawls" over stuff.

It came as a kit, it goes from this....


to this.

Front.


Back.




The Wraith is a "scale" RC, in that it comes with stuff that makes it look like a "real" vehicle. Such as an interior with seats, dashboard gear shifter ect. I didn't put it in because, I'm a bit of a hack when it comes to "art" kinda stuff. I've got the patience for it, but no matter the effort...

And here is a "Touring Car". This one is pretty fast. I don't have a GPS to put in it, but I would guess at around 55-65mph. That speed makes Big Box Store parking lots seem small.

The motor is a 3.5 turn. Maybe better said as it (apparently) can draw 93 amps at 7.4volts, That's 705 watts! Seems unlikely to me as that is just under one horsepower. Maybe half those watts turns into heat

Oh and it's a 1/10 scale. Called "TC6". Made by Team Associated.





I am somewhat interested in planes, specifically electric jets. the "turbine" of the jet is called an EDF, Electric Duct Fan. In addition, there is FPV (First Person View). Video goggle + a wireless camera means a great view flying the plane. The technology for that seems to still be out of reach for my wallet, and the image quality is still improving. But I am sure it will come down at some point, maybe once the quality "plateaus", probably dependent on wireless tech.

I think there is some debate on whether a brushless motor is an AC or DC motor. I wonder if PF could sort that one out?
Everyone at my work are buying these RC cars. I recently ran over my friends RC car with a customers vehicle a few weeks ago, (It was on accident). I was surprised that it still worked, except he needed a new receiver.
Kholdstare
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Dec25-12, 02:28 AM
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I used to build electronics circuits on veroboards 10 years back. These are the stuffs which mom did not throw out with the junk, in the meantime. :D

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Dec25-12, 09:56 AM
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I spend huge amount of time and money doing gravitational experiments.

(Undersigned is dressed in black and orange for the occation and is facing away from the camera)

Nice place to fall gracefully!
Maths Lover
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Jan1-13, 08:43 AM
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my hobbies is
listening music specially , Mozart , ziad El-Rahbany , Beethoven
reading specially in philosophy
studying maths !
internet !

I know that you don't who is ziad Elrahbany :)
listen this and you'll like it - I hope -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqcxmEuswHg

don't care of the title , it's an arabic title , but the music is Great !
Maths Lover
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Jan1-13, 08:44 AM
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the music in my first reply for Ziad Elrahabany
Astronuc
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Jan1-13, 06:29 PM
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my hobbies is
listening music specially , Mozart , ziad El-Rahbany , Beethoven
reading specially in philosophy
studying maths !
internet !

I know that you don't who is ziad Elrahbany :)
listen this and you'll like it - I hope -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqcxmEuswHg

don't care of the title , it's an arabic title , but the music is Great !
That's quite nice.

I recently came across an Egyptian group - Massar Egbari
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Egyptian Rock band from Alexandria that presents songs about social problems in a mix of rock, jazz and blues with an oriental touch presenting some of the most unique music in Egypt.
They have a pleasant sound.
Maths Lover
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Jan3-13, 04:28 AM
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That's quite nice.

I recently came across an Egyptian group - Massar Egbari
They have a pleasant sound.
what is nice ? the music or hobbies ?!

hmm , I don't know this group " massar egbari " ! - can you tell me the name of one of them songs ? "
nowdays , many types of songs is avaliable in egypt , but I don't prefer these new kinds ,
I like ancient singers ! like Fayrouz if you know her


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