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Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 04-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By solentlife
Simple answer : what looks right usually is...

Simple answer : what looks right usually is right.

Another way is to download a plan and see what they have.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-11-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 145,522
Posted By solentlife
Nice one Hawk ... wish I knew someone like that...

Nice one Hawk ... wish I knew someone like that !!

I'd be inclined to stick with the E-setup, just sort out best combo .. prop / LiPo and fly her.

I used to know a guy back in UK just...
Forum: Video Parking lot 03-22-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By solentlife
Red Arrows from the 'seat'...

We've all seen Display flights and cockpit views ... but this one really had me in awe.

The distance between Hawks is down to 8ft at times ... YES 8ft ... and when you see the turbulence as...
Forum: Foamies 03-16-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By solentlife
Gorilla Glue : This is a Brand-Name for...

Gorilla Glue : This is a Brand-Name for Polyurethane Wood Glue. Any DIY shop will sell a generic version far cheaper. It is usually in two forms .... commonly referred to as White and Brown. White is...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By solentlife
For straight - down to earth about 2.4 etc. - you...

For straight - down to earth about 2.4 etc. - you can check out RCModelReviews web-site and his Youtube channel .... he keeps it all simple and understandable.

As to being too quick on the DX6...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-15-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By solentlife
I know plenty people who still use old gear ......

I know plenty people who still use old gear ... 27 and 35Mhz ....

In fact the 35 and 72Mhz gear is coming into a world of its own as more people change to 2.4Ghz. Means that frequencies are more...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-09-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By solentlife
Thats terrible P .... here's my order and costs :...

Thats terrible P .... here's my order and costs :

Hummer EPP 3D Plane 1000mm (KIT) (EU Warehouse) 1 US$34.53 IN STOCK
10X6 Propellers (5Pcs/Bag) (EU warehouse) 1 US$2.62 IN STOCK
APC style...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 679
Posted By solentlife
I don't known if HK does this - but when I was...

I don't known if HK does this - but when I was setting up my own co's webpages - I needed to be able to quote sample delivery's for clients. The courier / postal services wanted to integrate their...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,036
Posted By solentlife
JPF's suggestion is the better so far - many...

JPF's suggestion is the better so far - many power adaptors do not fire up unless connected to a load ... basically you stick Meter probes into the plug ... you see silly readings like -1V etc....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,036
Posted By solentlife
There are plugs also that require NO soldering...

There are plugs also that require NO soldering ... they have screw down terminals.... or crimp.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,036
Posted By solentlife
The ability to solder is an important part of our...

The ability to solder is an important part of our skill set. Without it - the limitations start to bite on your pocket.
Like many things in life - many companies use different plugs / connectors...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-13-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By solentlife
Take care quite often those crumbs are bits of...

Take care quite often those crumbs are bits of gear teeth broken away. Sometimes the gear cog can move round and still work OK until a load comes on and then bham it slips.

If the crumbs are same...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By solentlife
I have a cheap Hobby King servo tester cost about...

I have a cheap Hobby King servo tester cost about 7$ .... and with bags of cheap 3$ servos etc. - only had one or two ever fail .....
I've now changed to Tg9 metal gear from HK at just over 3$ and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,036
Posted By solentlife
The big question is where are you going in the...

The big question is where are you going in the hobby ..... balance lead only chargers are very limited in amps capability .... so you need to go main lead + balance lead to get the required levels.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,036
Posted By solentlife
First of all I strongly advise against a charger...

First of all I strongly advise against a charger with built in mains power adaptor. They usually have minimum spec adaptors ... is charger is max 5A and adaptor is 5A. I have adaptors that have...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By solentlife
The T6 radio is actually a good radio - but as my...

The T6 radio is actually a good radio - but as my 6EH shows - it has limitations as a 6 ch radio.

My Tv set-up on the 9x - uses 7 ch's but that's because of aux ch's set to control TV servos ... ...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By solentlife
Not unusual ... How many times do you go...

Not unusual ...

How many times do you go to Official car dealer with a problem ... they plug in - read a screen .. tell you all is ok ... charge you a mortgage amount. You drive away with same...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By solentlife
As Abuelo says - connect all 3 as is .. run it up...

As Abuelo says - connect all 3 as is .. run it up and swap any two wires if it runs backwards.

A brushless motor is effectively similar to an AC 3 Phase motor ...

Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-24-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By solentlife
Sounds like the mixing doesn't centre the TV...

Sounds like the mixing doesn't centre the TV servos that are slaved ....

Sorry it's now out of my knowledge area as I say - I don't have the Aero T6 ...

Nigel
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By solentlife
WF is far more friendly and tolerant than many...

WF is far more friendly and tolerant than many other sites.

If a person joins and its obvious they are new - they don't get browbeaten like on other sites. We'll try and bring them along with us...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By solentlife
As I understand it ... it's not the ESC that is...

As I understand it ... it's not the ESC that is the factor in this - it's the Tx / Rx signal ... if you connect to a Futaba Rx - the throttle needs reversing etc.

The 9x / 9xr radios when setting...
Forum: Beginners 01-08-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,044
Posted By solentlife
Pusher, Tractor and EDF ... I used to do Glow...

Pusher, Tractor and EDF ... I used to do Glow powered DF in the old days as well ...

Nigel
Forum: Beginners 01-06-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,044
Posted By solentlife
Most wings can be modified easily from simple to...

Most wings can be modified easily from simple to aileron .... sharp knife, straight edge, sheet balsa or foam to infil and face up wing cutout / ailerons ... cut servo slots and face up with scrap .....
Forum: Beginners 01-06-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,044
Posted By solentlife
I proved years ago that can be changed .... ...

I proved years ago that can be changed ....

I had a Starlight trainer and used to teach people on it ... it was 4ch but I could swap it to 3ch if they wanted ... It had dihedral enough but also...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-25-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By solentlife
I would like to thank Don and anyone else who has...

I would like to thank Don and anyone else who has to put up with us deadbeats ranting and generally making idiots of ourselves on his good pages.

The work and time that Mods put in on Forums so...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By solentlife
Hey guys ... quit with Chellies Knickers !! ...

Hey guys ... quit with Chellies Knickers !!

Back to models ... I was hoping that innovation would come forth ! What could you do with such items ...

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-14-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,430
Posted By solentlife
All you need now in the bath .... is a nice large...

All you need now in the bath .... is a nice large glass with Ice and Baileys ... lay back and enjoy !!

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 983
Posted By solentlife
Further that if your radio gear still works -...

Further that if your radio gear still works - then why not use ? There are some who advocate older FM systems are actually better of today as you do not have so many all wanting to fly on same freq...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By solentlife
It is generally regarded that you do not want to...

It is generally regarded that you do not want to go lower than 3.2v discharged during on-load, otherwise liability to damage one or more cells. If we are talking via charger than that is generally...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-09-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,430
Posted By solentlife
WOW Chellie ... my wife cannot even change a...

WOW Chellie ... my wife cannot even change a lightbulb !!

Nigel
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