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03-02-2012 05:16 AM  9 years ago
3DManA1

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Look at all the happy people.
What a wonderful way to spend the day. Friends, Food and flying.
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03-02-2012 05:27 AM  9 years ago
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That's cool guys. News coverage is always good. It helps to promote our hobby. My man Craig keeps talking about that potato salad. Whats so special about C.C? It must be delicious . lol!!!
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03-02-2012 06:40 AM  9 years ago
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Cortez, Rodger Gordon's wife is blessed by god. I pray for her health and safty on a daily basis. If anything would ever happen to her the world would be a darker place. My grand mother makes the worlds best fried chicken and I have prayed for her as well, shes 104 years old and still kicking so I know my prayers are being answered. We've declared it the clubs treasure and I for one want to vote her in as an hororary member like Petes wife Lize our hard working secutary. Her potato salad is so good if a member doesn't constrain himself to small portions he could find himself out of the club, well that's at least what we tell them and you can ask anyone I keep an eye on it at all times. So, that said and for fear of hooking more potato salad junkies, we should keep this on the down low only to be discussed in the private message section.Thunderbirds Rock and Roar
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03-02-2012 09:27 PM  9 years ago
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What a beautiful day and a great bunch of guys. What more could you ask for.
Thanks Craig for all your help, you help make dreams come true.
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03-03-2012 06:13 AM  9 years ago
3DManA1

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The only additional thing I can think of is some media coverage and we all know that happened. So it really was a perfect day.

Irrace, I'm happy when our members are happy. We all had a great time!!!
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03-03-2012 05:01 PM  9 years ago
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Wow! I thought I could salvage a few cells from Larry's pooffy lipo packs. I was wrong. It was basically a ticking time bomb.

It's been defused, don't be alarmed.

Check the pictures out. The size almost doubled when I removed the wraping.

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03-03-2012 05:16 PM  9 years ago
lrrace

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Man that is oversized! Glad it didn`t blow.
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03-03-2012 11:33 PM  9 years ago
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Hey Mike, you saved the day from the batteries blowing up.

You looked good on Channel 9!

I'm glad your your part of our team. Always sharing excellent info with other members and helping out the team.
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03-04-2012 02:05 AM  9 years ago
moonbird

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The rest of the team
I also want to thank the rest of the team for being there and contributing to a great day. Larry, I'm glad Craig buddy boxed with you. With all the members together, the day was priceless. It's one day among friends I won't forget.
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03-04-2012 07:22 PM  9 years ago
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It's going to be 79% in Laredo today. What's the weather in Kansas City? I always take a load of cold air out of Kansas City and bring a load of warm air back. It's my way to contribute. Hope you are all getting some flying in. Thunderbirds Rock and Roar
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03-05-2012 01:53 AM  9 years ago
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Did anyone fly today?Thunderbirds Rock and Roar
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03-05-2012 02:15 AM  9 years ago
heavyload699

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I got down there about 12:30 and flew alittle, Warren was flying his 450, untill the winds kick up to 30 to 40 mph. Mikey showed up flew his 450, ED flew his 700, Winds didn't stop them.
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03-05-2012 03:10 AM  9 years ago
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Wind is no problem for the Thunderbirds. It's great to hear you were out flying.Thunderbirds Rock and Roar
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03-05-2012 03:31 AM  9 years ago
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Boot Camp Training
The Thunderbirds are planning boot camp training sessions that will be comming up soon. These sessions will be exclusive training for members of the club who would like to brush up and advance their flying ability, radio setup, etc. We will be contacting the members and continue to grow with our efforts with the program. It is our intent to have happy, flying members in our club. That is one of our goals.
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03-05-2012 04:54 AM  9 years ago
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Pete...are we going to war?
Heli boot camp sounds fun. Pete and I have been talking and it's time to crack the whip. Give me twenty soldier. Not twenty dollars. We're going back to basic training to improve our pilot skills. You have to crawl before you can walk. We're seriously going to go all the way back to the hoola hoop. This will be a learning experience for everyone. All interested party's contact the war room or get a hold of Pete. Rember, there's no crying at Heli boot camp.
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03-05-2012 06:10 AM  9 years ago
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Can't wait to get back and get to work!Thunderbirds Rock and Roar
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03-06-2012 12:56 AM  9 years ago
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Sounds good to me. I know Rodger is going to be the drill instructor so there should be no shock to the members at boot camp.
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03-06-2012 01:14 AM  9 years ago
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Nanowire battery can hold 10 times the charge of existing lithium-ion battery
Courtesy Nature Nanotechnology

Photos taken by a scanning electron microscope of silicon nanowires before (left) and after (right) absorbing lithium. Both photos were taken at the same magnification. The work is described in “High-performance lithium battery anodes using silicon nanowires,” published online Dec. 16 in Nature Nanotechnology.

BY DAN STOBER

Stanford researchers have found a way to use silicon nanowires to reinvent the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, iPods, video cameras, cell phones, and countless other devices.

The new technology, developed through research led by Yi Cui, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, produces 10 times the amount of electricity of existing lithium-ion, known as Li-ion, batteries. A laptop that now runs on battery for two hours could operate for 20 hours, a boon to ocean-hopping business travelers.

"It's not a small improvement," Cui said. "It's a revolutionary development."

The breakthrough is described in a paper, "High-performance lithium battery anodes using silicon nanowires," published online Dec. 16 in Nature Nanotechnology, written by Cui, his graduate chemistry student Candace Chan and five others.

The greatly expanded storage capacity could make Li-ion batteries attractive to electric car manufacturers. Cui suggested that they could also be used in homes or offices to store electricity generated by rooftop solar panels.

"Given the mature infrastructure behind silicon, this new technology can be pushed to real life quickly," Cui said.

The electrical storage capacity of a Li-ion battery is limited by how much lithium can be held in the battery's anode, which is typically made of carbon. Silicon has a much higher capacity than carbon, but also has a drawback.

Silicon placed in a battery swells as it absorbs positively charged lithium atoms during charging, then shrinks during use (i.e., when playing your iPod) as the lithium is drawn out of the silicon. This expand/shrink cycle typically causes the silicon (often in the form of particles or a thin film) to pulverize, degrading the performance of the battery.

Cui's battery gets around this problem with nanotechnology. The lithium is stored in a forest of tiny silicon nanowires, each with a diameter one-thousandth the thickness of a sheet of paper. The nanowires inflate four times their normal size as they soak up lithium. But, unlike other silicon shapes, they do not fracture.

Research on silicon in batteries began three decades ago. Chan explained: "The people kind of gave up on it because the capacity wasn't high enough and the cycle life wasn't good enough. And it was just because of the shape they were using. It was just too big, and they couldn't undergo the volume changes."

Then, along came silicon nanowires. "We just kind of put them together," Chan said.

For their experiments, Chan grew the nanowires on a stainless steel substrate, providing an excellent electrical connection. "It was a fantastic moment when Candace told me it was working," Cui said.

Cui said that a patent application has been filed. He is considering formation of a company or an agreement with a battery manufacturer. Manufacturing the nanowire batteries would require "one or two different steps, but the process can certainly be scaled up," he added. "It's a well understood process."

Also contributing to the paper in Nature Nanotechnology were Halin Peng and Robert A. Huggins of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford, Gao Liu of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Kevin McIlwrath and Xiao Feng Zhang of the electron microscope division of Hitachi High Technologies in Pleasanton, Calif.
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03-06-2012 01:34 AM  9 years ago
moonbird

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T:That sound real Cool!
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03-06-2012 02:02 AM  9 years ago
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I love the sound of helicopter boot camp. I think it will really help our members. I can't wait to see the improvement.Thunderbirds Rock and Roar
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