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Forum: Power Systems Today, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By solentlife
What hapeens when you shake or jostle the deans...

What hapeens when you shake or jostle the deans connection ? Still sounds to me like a bad connection causing a momentary power ...

Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Today, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By solentlife
The Accucel 6 is in two forms .... the common 50W...

The Accucel 6 is in two forms .... the common 50W one and also the Eco6 one of 80W, which I bought recently and is actually a very nice budget charger.
I just do not understand why they insisted on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 41,784
Posted By solentlife
There are two usual answers ......... one by...

There are two usual answers ......... one by Vulcaneer ..... Switching on Rx first can lead to strange effects.

The other more common one is that throttle is not calibrated to Tx ... and often...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 193,182
Posted By solentlife
Since demise of Soviet Union ... spraying for...

Since demise of Soviet Union ... spraying for Ticks has stopped ... so we have to be careful in grass / scrub over 4" high ... the ticks lay in wait for passers by ... animal or human.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By solentlife
Mechanically yes ... by setting the servo arm a...

Mechanically yes ... by setting the servo arm a notch or so Off-centre.

If you want more UP than down ... you set the arm slightly forward of 90 degrees if servo UNDER wing ... or slightly aft of...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-27-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 193,182
Posted By solentlife
I don't like snakes ! Nigel

I don't like snakes !

Nigel
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-27-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 193,182
Posted By solentlife
Sorry to hear Hawk ... Nigel

Sorry to hear Hawk ...

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By solentlife
Don't forget you have to do this separately for...

Don't forget you have to do this separately for each ESC ... so disconnect one while you do other ... once both programmed - then put back together.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By solentlife
Is it this one ? ...

Is it this one ?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/20AUBEC.jpg

If so then manual is attached.

Here is Brake set-up :

"To enable brake.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By solentlife
Rx has nothing to do with the brake ... BRAKE is...

Rx has nothing to do with the brake ... BRAKE is set by programming the ESC itself. It can be done by the Tx throttle stick system or by programming card - if you know the ESC brand / size etc. - we...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By solentlife
Most are simply a 1.5mm Hex driver ... same as...

Most are simply a 1.5mm Hex driver ... same as the Collets and Wheel retainers. Its a universal size in this sort of application.

Take note that an Imperial or US size will appear to fit ... but...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By solentlife
As Q says ... occasional snags ... Problem...

As Q says ... occasional snags ...

Problem here is the horizontal LE of the wing extends outside the diameter of the folded props. So when restarted - the blades need to turn and be THROWN out to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-27-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By solentlife
Now that's a better price ... and shipping would...

Now that's a better price ... and shipping would be peanuts ....

But have to admit that my two box method works for zero payment ...

Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-26-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By solentlife
I complained to one Chinese seller about the...

I complained to one Chinese seller about the Tarot 450 Head and swash that parted company with the model one day ... his answer was that his profit was less than $2 a set ... and he was unable to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-26-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By solentlife
Ebay outlawed excess Shipping charges long time...

Ebay outlawed excess Shipping charges long time ago - but some still try it on. But usually its cheap item price and large shipping to make up the difference. It used to be that Ebay didn't extract...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By solentlife
Very nice but price !! And then 12.95 shipping ?...

Very nice but price !! And then 12.95 shipping ? total 18.75 for 10 (5 pairs) ... that's a bit steep I think !!

Looked for others .... but similar pricing.

Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-26-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By solentlife
What was the name / title of the item ... would...

What was the name / title of the item ... would like to look at them.

To be honest though ... standard plugs insulated with coloured tape will do similar.

For charged or discharged .. I just...
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By solentlife
My biggest complaint about Glue Guns are lack of...

My biggest complaint about Glue Guns are lack of switch in the lead. So first thing I do is to cut and splice in a Bed-side table lamp switch. This also lengthens the cable significantly.
Second is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,221
Posted By solentlife
Bat Boat ..... I kno its a Boat ... but at least it's E-powered !

Was given this after a pal burnt out the brushed motor and ESC ... so I fitted a 2400 kv BL ... water cooled reversing ESC ... and a 3S 2250 LiPo ....

Tested in my home channel ... excuse the...
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By solentlife
Stays in the van and goes to EVERY fight session...

Stays in the van and goes to EVERY fight session ... has saved many a day ... I use old tired crap LiPo's on it ... its only 10W so nothing special needed. Can even run it of Ciggy socket in car.
...
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By solentlife
You had me worried there !! Now all you need...

You had me worried there !!

Now all you need is the 3s LiPo powered Hot Glue gun from Hobby King and you're laughing !

Nigel
Forum: Foamies 08-24-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By solentlife
I was letting you answer first as it was asked of...

I was letting you answer first as it was asked of you.

I totally agree with you.

I would add this. Depending on the job designed for each type of stick ... yes there are different sticks with...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By solentlife
JPF ... agreed and I fly to time as well .... but...

JPF ... agreed and I fly to time as well .... but lately - I have been terrible. Both last flights of Concorde - I ran out of 'juice'.

This is to be my back-up ..

(Just heard the Nato boys...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By solentlife
Cirava Airfield clean up and flying !

Yep ... all hands incl. myself for cleaning up runway ...

My Zlin ... Uldis Sbach ... Edgars Turbine jet ... just a sample of our weekend sessions ...

XMlnykLyWpo


Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By solentlife
Quanum Pocket Vibration Telemetry Voltage Meter With Alarm

I have just bought and received this small instrument from Hobby King. It is a Tx that plugs into a LiPo balance lead ... transmits voltage information separate to your normal radio ... to a Rx in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 619
Posted By solentlife
Good for you. Nice to see an individualist...

Good for you. Nice to see an individualist approach.

The LED is a very good idea and maybe something that radio manufacturers should think about.

Please don't take this next comment wrong way -...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,226
Posted By solentlife
Actually the video didn't get my error ! It...

Actually the video didn't get my error ! It wasn't such a smooth touch down !

But yes the batts were at end just a few secs before arrival .....

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,226
Posted By solentlife
I just had to fly her again ... and this time do...

I just had to fly her again ... and this time do some low slow fly-bys .... with the nose-up delta character !

vnON5davzcY

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,221
Posted By solentlife
I do feel a bit guilty posting her on WATTflyer...

I do feel a bit guilty posting her on WATTflyer ... being an all-electric forum.

But I hope people wont mind.

For anyone thinking to do the E version .............. GO FOR IT ! But make sure...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,221
Posted By solentlife
Zlin Z50 70 maiden .... what a peach !

Well .... what a peach of a model ....

OK .. initially had hell of a job getting motor to fire up due to water in the gasoline !! That's a bit of an embarrassment considering my job ! My sincere...
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