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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,387
Posted By solentlife
The only thing I can think of - is that being...

The only thing I can think of - is that being different ESC's - that maybe the return path of the ESC back to Rx has a difference between them.

I must admit that I would not try to use two...
Forum: Foamies Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 109
Posted By solentlife
I do9 have another trick for this ... My...

I do9 have another trick for this ...

My T45's have a tube passed through fuselage for a suspended hook to fit ...
...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 593
Posted By solentlife
The HK Parkjet ... had 1/4" each way and she was...

The HK Parkjet ... had 1/4" each way and she was wild ! It eventually ended up at about 60% of that ... remember this thing is FAST and controls get far more effective as speed goes up.
I was having...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 963
Posted By solentlife
The air compressor I have is from my Lab ... the...

The air compressor I have is from my Lab ... the spare one we use for the GC's etc. Its oil-less - very important !

210W, 8 bar max. Settable pressure relief.

It makes a visible difference to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,387
Posted By solentlife
I'm having some difficulty with this ... trying...

I'm having some difficulty with this ... trying to imagine what could be wrong.

When we think on the sequence ...

Tx sends signal pulses to Rx ...
Rx interprets what control to move and how...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By solentlife
Here are a few videos to illustrate ... ...

Here are a few videos to illustrate ...

Here's a cheap $5 808 Keychain camera on nose of an ME109 ... it shows the venetian blind effect from propeller that happens with CCD cheap camera ...
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By solentlife
At present the bungee hook sits in oversize hole...

At present the bungee hook sits in oversize hole in the frame.

So I'm thinking of another join sticking up from Dolly into model.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By solentlife
I have adaptors ... I use both Deans and XT60's...

I have adaptors ... I use both Deans and XT60's ...

The Deans are slightly smaller than XT60's ... and suit some of my models better. There are times I want to use those Deans batts in my XT60...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By solentlife
Not completely true - it is more the places I fly...

Not completely true - it is more the places I fly now ...

At Cirava - its grass, but has hard undercore for the full size Private planes that use it. I cannot get stakes in the ground.
At Saldus...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,387
Posted By solentlife
Apart from the throttle set-up - I'm happy enough...

Apart from the throttle set-up - I'm happy enough with them .... never had any problem with them otherwise - they all performed as rated.

The only reason I go through ESC's a plenty is pushing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By solentlife
The height actually worked out wrong .. it wasn't...

The height actually worked out wrong .. it wasn't supposed to be that high ... I had planned to add the 70mm F16 and Twister to the possibles - giving rise to extra height ...

I posted the build...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,387
Posted By solentlife
The plain HK 50A ESC's - I love em ... as I do...

The plain HK 50A ESC's - I love em ... as I do the Red Bricks .. but both do have a habit of being hard initially to get working ...

You need to persevere with the Throttle range set-up ......
Forum: Foamies Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 109
Posted By solentlife
Domed rubber stops on ends of vertical rods set...

Domed rubber stops on ends of vertical rods set into a block.

Being mid-wing - you can balance her upright or inverted ... upright if no dihedral and truly mid, or inverted if dihedral and touch...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By solentlife
Ground Dolly - simple build.

I'm a sworn Bungee user - but there times when I would like to have an easier life and I fly of tarmac quite often - makes Bungee set-up not so easy !

So Mind put to a dolly.

Trip to local...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,387
Posted By solentlife
HK's ESC are notorious for not easy to set...

HK's ESC are notorious for not easy to set throttle range ad get them to come to life ... I had a vreal fight with the 80A one I put in the big Cessna I rebuilt.

Did all the Trim back to full -ve...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By solentlife
I used to attach a Keychain Camera ... but...

I used to attach a Keychain Camera ... but haven't done it for ages ...

Points to note :

Do not point camera through prop view - you will get 'venetian blind' interference lines in video with...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By solentlife
If you have old floppy discs - open then up and...

If you have old floppy discs - open then up and use the mylar disc inside cut into strips. Simply knife blade slot in each surface, epoxy the strips in.

Nigel
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 593
Posted By solentlife
Sorry fat fingers on keyboard !! ...

Sorry fat fingers on keyboard !!

solentlifeuk

Is the correct channel !!

Nigel
Forum: Humor 09-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By solentlife
DING DONG : Welcome aboard Flight xxxx - bound...

DING DONG : Welcome aboard Flight xxxx - bound for New York... This is your Capt. and I wish all a pleasant flight and I know the cabin staff will look after you excellently. I shall be back with...
Forum: Foamies 09-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 349,825
Posted By solentlife
Perfect weather for flying ... but airport off...

Perfect weather for flying ... but airport off limits as the Citation Jet with Swedish Hunters is active ...

Tu144 is reset on reflex etc. to avoid the accident last flight !!

Cessna has its...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-19-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By solentlife
Well after discussion with previous owner - we...

Well after discussion with previous owner - we sorted the batt to ESC connection - it now sits outside the underside ... so I can now connect / disconnect without removing wing.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By solentlife
She flew a dream ... sadly video failed to record...

She flew a dream ... sadly video failed to record .... forgot to charge the darned thing !

Despite heavy weight - she really does fly nice. Previous owner was there witnessing and remarked that...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 593
Posted By solentlife
They all work .... I looked at various on YouTube...

They all work .... I looked at various on YouTube and combined aspects I liked.

If you check out my YouTube channel : "solelntlifeuk" : you will see mine in action.

Total cost about $15 in...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 593
Posted By solentlife
Far safer too - I do not like having anyone...

Far safer too - I do not like having anyone launch by hand my pushers ... I went to bungee to get consistent launch results for both pushers and EDF.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 963
Posted By solentlife
CRACKED IT ! The Laser is supplied with air...

CRACKED IT !

The Laser is supplied with air assist system to clear soot / blow away any flame etc. I thought it was installed ... NO - only the nozzle and piping.

I was cutting some gear and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,961
Posted By solentlife
On way to airport across road shortly ... smaller...

On way to airport across road shortly ... smaller props .. higher rate ESC's ...

Report to follow.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By solentlife
hi Chellie ... You better catch a quick flight...

hi Chellie ... You better catch a quick flight then .... in about 1 hr from now she gets powered up at local airport ....

Fingers crossed.

The Tu144 gets a go as well with smaller props and...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-17-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 593
Posted By solentlife
I use prop savers on my Tu144 but avoid them...

I use prop savers on my Tu144 but avoid them usually ... I'm not a lover of them.

On high kv - I agree - do not use. I prefer the tapered collet adaptors ... I usually replace the dome nut with a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By solentlife
Cheers ... they let me out based on my wife being...

Cheers ... they let me out based on my wife being a Nurse ... treatment / problem not cured yet ... so it strict diet and meds !

I LOVE Curry and Spicy food ... total NO NO now !! UGH !!

AND...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 306
Posted By solentlife
I honestly believe that part of the problem is...

I honestly believe that part of the problem is the advent of E flight ... causing lighter props and use of same / similar materials to the heavier Glow means flex.
On Glow - GFN - the composite...
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