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Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-18-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By DHC Beaver
You can get engineer's C-clamps that go much...

You can get engineer's C-clamps that go much deeper.But the bearing surface is very small,so you still need to use a piece of wood or something between the pads.I think they may also be known as...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-12-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By DHC Beaver
Yeah,so take that,Coca Cola an' all:D

Yeah,so take that,Coca Cola an' all:D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-11-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By DHC Beaver
I'm sure that,in time,these sort of machines will...

I'm sure that,in time,these sort of machines will be available at the price of your average tv.Technology is running ahead at a tremendous pace.
Of course,there is a side effect,in that jobs will be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-15-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By DHC Beaver
Just as an aside,I always snip a tiny bit off...

Just as an aside,I always snip a tiny bit off each corner of the hinge.I find this makes them easier to insert.I also fold them in half ,and rub the crease lightly with the back of a knife or...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-12-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By DHC Beaver
Sorry,Nige,I should have read your post...

Sorry,Nige,I should have read your post properly.Dumb Dutchman:D
I see now what you mean,and I agree,letter format is a PITA.I have no idea why anyone would chose letter over A4,or anything else for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-12-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By DHC Beaver
I think the main reason is that most of these...

I think the main reason is that most of these scans are done by people at home,using an A4 scanner.They simply don,t have the capability to scan the whole plan in 1 go.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By DHC Beaver
Just to make life interesting,my late father was...

Just to make life interesting,my late father was a cabinetmaker.He was dutch,so was brought up on the metric system,with a few variations thrown in for good measure.
He used to call a 2" nail "two...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By DHC Beaver
I guess Du-Bro just want to cover the market.2mm...

I guess Du-Bro just want to cover the market.2mm is and always has been a very popular size in europe,because it's easier to get.Try finding 2-56 hardware in any hardware shop in europe:rolleyes:....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-25-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,311
Posted By DHC Beaver
I invested around $400 in a kit from China,and...

I invested around $400 in a kit from China,and printed a few parts.I quickly found out,that it's a tinkerers paradise going for a Reprap style machine.
I have upgraded to a better extruder,better...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-20-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By DHC Beaver
I found that in the bad old days,it was often the...

I found that in the bad old days,it was often the servo circuit board that died.From the S148 Futaba on,things seem to have improved markedly.
These days,I mainly fly electric,so i use the 9g metal...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-07-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 953
Posted By DHC Beaver
Somebody's been there,done that.I remember an...

Somebody's been there,done that.I remember an article in one of the mags,probably RC Modeler,Where a fellow had a seat and stick rigged up, although the screen was only 12" or so,IIRC.The frame was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By DHC Beaver
Everybody seems to be advocating less weight,but...

Everybody seems to be advocating less weight,but with something like a 109,surely you need weight in the nose,to avoid the dreaded rearward CG?
So you could go with a bigger motor,but the main...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 11-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By DHC Beaver
Maybe a 3d printer is your answer,Nigel.As you...

Maybe a 3d printer is your answer,Nigel.As you already have the laser cutter,I assume your familiar with cad,so it would be a small step to design and print your own parts.
They're getting cheaper...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-13-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have a brother j6510dw A3 printer,and bought a...

I have a brother j6510dw A3 printer,and bought a set of refillable cartridges for it.Printer ink is the biggest con in history.Now I just refill whenever it gets low,which takes quite a while.
The...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By DHC Beaver
lI have a good number of LSD AA and AAA cells,the...

lI have a good number of LSD AA and AAA cells,the blue hobbyking variety,and have come across a strange characteristic.If I charge them at a nominal 1c,say 2.5A,or .9a for the AAA's,the charger will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By DHC Beaver
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in...

There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in shipping costs,except to say that western shipping co's are getting rich quick.
If I were to order an aeroplane-size parcel from Australia,which is ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By DHC Beaver
The scroll saw is ok for cutting balsa and ply up...

The scroll saw is ok for cutting balsa and ply up to about 3/32.Anything thicker,and you get the problems mentioned above.A friend of mine has a Proxxon table saw,and it's a fantastic piece of...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-09-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By DHC Beaver
Sounds to me like some files are missing.Try a...

Sounds to me like some files are missing.Try a new download.
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-04-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
Posted By DHC Beaver
I probably won't,as this is an electric forum,and...

I probably won't,as this is an electric forum,and i'm going to use a .60 4 stroke engine:)
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-04-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
Posted By DHC Beaver
here you go,Joe: ...

here you go,Joe:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Transavia-AIRTRUK-60-WS-Kit-Plans-/191174713661?pt=US_Radio_Control_Control_Line&hash=item2c82e6a13d

Years ago,I had some 1/4 scale plans,and...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
Posted By DHC Beaver
I've always liked the DHC Beaver,hence my user...

I've always liked the DHC Beaver,hence my user name.The Chipmunk is also cute,not so keen on the Super Chipmunk.
I also like twins,and practical electric power has been a huge step forward in this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,340
Posted By DHC Beaver
I know that the club I used to belong to has had...

I know that the club I used to belong to has had a huge drop in fuel sales,due to the rise of electric power.Whether this is linked to the fall in building,is anyone's guess.
I recently bought a big...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,259
Posted By DHC Beaver
I picked up a couple of Futaba UAP FF7,s for...

I picked up a couple of Futaba UAP FF7,s for $40.Swapped out the module for a Frsky module,and now I have my familiar "old" Futaba,but with the reliability and freedom of frequency 2.4ghz provides....
Forum: Company Discussions 08-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have been caught recently by the Australian...

I have been caught recently by the Australian warehouse showing australian $ prices,but when you get to checkout,it returns to us$.
It IS in the t&c's,but well buried!
Having said that,it,s still...
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-26-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By DHC Beaver
I don't know if you ever fly off wet grass,but if...

I don't know if you ever fly off wet grass,but if you do,a couple of coats of clear polyurethane might be a good thing.
After all that work,you don't want wobbly wheels due to warping;)
Forum: Power Systems 08-25-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By DHC Beaver
AFAIK,"cogging" is usually caused by the esc. I...

AFAIK,"cogging" is usually caused by the esc.
I had that problem recently with the motor in my AXN,and the only thing that cured it was a replacement esc.
I tried re-setting the old esc with the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By DHC Beaver
I'm just wondering what would happen if 1 motor...

I'm just wondering what would happen if 1 motor or esc packs up.An expensive re-kit?
I'm also thinking some considerable computer power could be required to stabilize the thing.
I suppose those...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By DHC Beaver
Strictly speaking,acrylic is a plastic,but we'll...

Strictly speaking,acrylic is a plastic,but we'll let you off:D
Do you find orientation a problem?There doesn't seem to be a clear "front" or "back" to your quad.I have fitted green led strip to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,141
Posted By DHC Beaver
Have a look...

Have a look here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qlh09LzxtpPt7j_aqG8yiOu2yoYMzP9XA-PJA81rDJQ/edit
This will give you most of the information you might need .
There is a large following for this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,141
Posted By DHC Beaver
Although being at the other end of the age...

Although being at the other end of the age scale,I'm also on a limited budget for my flying gear.
I have bought several used transmitters,in my case Futaba,and fitted them with Frsky modules.This...
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