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Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By solentlife
Its actually 150W ... and to say it amazes me...

Its actually 150W ... and to say it amazes me everytime I use it is understatement.
In fact this thread reminded me to buy a second one !

Its actually $16 + $6 shipping to me ... and even my...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By solentlife
No that's it. The budget chargers all keep...

No that's it.

The budget chargers all keep discharge rate down because only way they can get rid of the excess charge is by heat.
You can buy a much more expensive charger and get better rate,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 817
Posted By solentlife
Its strange that 20 - 30yrs ago - we dismantled...

Its strange that 20 - 30yrs ago - we dismantled all our models small medium and large. Today even I don't want to !!
Only ones I do are the big ones with plug in wings.

I keep meaning to rig...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 817
Posted By solentlife
The initial investment and installation is what...

The initial investment and installation is what puts a lot of people of Solar. Once you get to reasonable output numbers, you then start adding in regulators etc. Most people just want simple Plug...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-25-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By solentlife
Video for 24th with 2830 / 11x5.5 combo .. ...

Video for 24th with 2830 / 11x5.5 combo ..

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Too much wind though.

And today 25th ... today was really silly wind but decided to give it a go.

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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-25-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By solentlife
Get a Wattmeter is the simple answer. Its so much...

Get a Wattmeter is the simple answer. Its so much more than just a meter to check motor draw.

As other says .... Wattmeter results will allow you to calculate flight time, using 80% as maximum...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-24-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By solentlife
Just ha a brilliant 2 batterys worth quickie...

Just ha a brilliant 2 batterys worth quickie session front of my house ... well a short 2 min walk across road ...

Sun going down ... and wind drops away of course. We are a coastal town - so...
Forum: Foamies 03-24-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6,163
Views: 391,699
Posted By solentlife
We have our Baltic - winter not quite gone yet...

We have our Baltic - winter not quite gone yet crap. Temperatures all over the shop, one day snow, next day nothing, winds that just build up and blow everything to hell. Then all quiet.

Still...
Forum: Foamies 03-24-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,963
Views: 459,162
Posted By solentlife
Do you have any water nearby ? Bit of V design...

Do you have any water nearby ? Bit of V design underneath ... couple of small sponsons out on wings .... ?

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-24-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 817
Posted By solentlife
Fair enough .... my comment about Trojan and...

Fair enough .... my comment about Trojan and RedCell is based on a discussion that went on a couple years ago on a yachting forum. Being international - as we have here, various trade names were...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-24-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By solentlife
I prefer the 9X to be honest, because the trim...

I prefer the 9X to be honest, because the trim switches can be found by feel. The 9XR trim switches being near flush with the case makes difficult to find by feel. I don't like the handle angled...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-23-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 817
Posted By solentlife
If people really want the best compromise battery...

If people really want the best compromise battery .... then head on down to a truck suppliers. You ask for the heavy duty battery's produced for trucks with tail-lifts.
The battery's are soecially...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-23-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 817
Posted By solentlife
Derek... my problem was you saying don't use...

Derek... my problem was you saying don't use marine battery's.

As to the differences between battery those and the plates - I have posted about that many times in here and RCG as well as other...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-23-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 817
Posted By solentlife
mmmmmm have a bit of a problem with this .... ...

mmmmmm have a bit of a problem with this ....

Marine and RV markets have developed accumulators specific to the needs of domestic power. The True Deep Cycle batterys were good for domestic,...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-23-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By solentlife
So now I've swapped out the 2822 Emax 1100kv for...

So now I've swapped out the 2822 Emax 1100kv for a Turnigy 2830 1000kv ... this lets me fit the 11x5.5 prop instead of the 10x6.

Vertical thrust is 1:1 at about 65% throttle now instead of the...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-23-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By solentlife
I'm always amazed what price people will pay for...

I'm always amazed what price people will pay for a bit of foam ! I appreciate that design and creation of final parts comes into it ... but even so ... once the first is knocked up - the follow-ups...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By solentlife
?? Definitely off-track !! Sorry ...

?? Definitely off-track !!

Sorry

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By solentlife
Totally agree ... A motor only draws what...

Totally agree ...

A motor only draws what it needs ... NOT what its max rating is.



THATS the matter to be concerned with - what motor will draw on your combination.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 388
Posted By solentlife
Get yourself a cheapo EPP 3D machine ..... tone...

Get yourself a cheapo EPP 3D machine ..... tone down controls and use it as a 'loosener' .... Hummer's cheap enough ! Cheap 2820 motor ... 10x6 prop ... 25A ESC ... throw in a few cheapo 9r servos...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 295
Posted By solentlife
First was C/L .... Kiel Kraft Radian about 1963...

First was C/L .... Kiel Kraft Radian about 1963 ... . Then Kingcobra on C/L about 1964.

On RC was Veron Robot .... 1968

All downhill from then !!:D

Nigel
Forum: Video Parking lot 03-22-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By solentlife
I made a mistake ... its 6ft separation between...

I made a mistake ... its 6ft separation between planes ! ... not 8 !!

I wish I could watch this as recorded ... its a 3D glasses job !! But you need to be in the Science Museum cinema !

...
Forum: Video Parking lot 03-22-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
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: 3D Flying 03-22-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By solentlife
The Hummer is definitely winning on the learning...

The Hummer is definitely winning on the learning front ....

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Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 388
Posted By solentlife
My 'first out of the van' model has been my...

My 'first out of the van' model has been my Skyartec Cessna for nigh on 4 years ...

There is ALWAYS room in the car / van for that 'first fly' model.

Most of us are working people that...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 897
Posted By solentlife
Check them out ... NO baggage space. Limited...

Check them out ... NO baggage space. Limited range. Small size and construction is based on Composite's because weight is problem.

They have BIGGER problem than we have !!

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By solentlife
My first heli was an Irvine 20 glow job .. ...

My first heli was an Irvine 20 glow job ..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Old%20models/chopper-1.jpg...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 897
Posted By solentlife
Dunno what you meant by the last bit - Honda in...

Dunno what you meant by the last bit - Honda in fact fought Kipor internationally shutting down dealer access to Kipor - generally trying everything possible to block their sales.

Why ? The Kipor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 402
Posted By solentlife
Well you usually are talking round the globe. But...

Well you usually are talking round the globe. But we also have to accept the if dealing with HK international - English is not first language. Remember that Hong Kong was also British colony before...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-21-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 897
Posted By solentlife
The Kipor is a very close second to it - so much...

The Kipor is a very close second to it - so much so in fact Honda pursued Kipor. Of course Kipor was a lot cheaper ! But same low noise and reliable.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-21-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By solentlife
As a Heli flyer from the 1980's as well as now -...

As a Heli flyer from the 1980's as well as now - I am well and truly sure that a board is needed to provide rotor control.

I wouldn't remove board control at all ....

The basic idea of...
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