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Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By solentlife
Its no holiday ! 4hr drive to first ferry...

Its no holiday !

4hr drive to first ferry .... 24hrs on ferry to Kiel Germany. Then 15hrs drive to Calais France. 1.5hrs ferry to UK ... then 4 hrs drive.

4 days later repeat as return journey....
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-19-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By solentlife
No problem getting home - I drove by van with...

No problem getting home - I drove by van with ferries ...

Colour scheme is pretty standard red / white job .... once I get home will post piccies.

Nigel
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-19-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By solentlife
i shouls stay away from Model Shops ....

Visiting UK to see my sons and close up my holiday home .... I thought I would drop into a model shop I'm friendly with !

Lethal ! 150 later ... I'm now proud owner of someone else's full on...
Forum: Beginners 10-13-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife
To risk crossing the line on this most excellent...

To risk crossing the line on this most excellent of Forums WF ... you bear me an injustice ...

You assume something that is not there ...

My retort to 'junk' was based on the perception...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-13-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By solentlife
Trouble is with 'sheet' and 'ribbon' printers are...

Trouble is with 'sheet' and 'ribbon' printers are that majority of ink is wasted - by the unused areas.
I have a brilliant Citizen portable 64 pin printer that uses cassettes ... The print quality...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By solentlife
Fun-fighters.... Parkjets....Skyfun.... The...

Fun-fighters.... Parkjets....Skyfun....

The above with little work will do it also.

Nigel
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-12-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By solentlife
I can usually inject ink into even chip...

I can usually inject ink into even chip cartridges 3x before printer refuses to accept.

Must admit - I haven't checked eBay lately for 3rd party cartridges. Must have a look.

Nigel
Nigel
Forum: Beginners 10-12-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife
I made an honest comment which was pounced on by...

I made an honest comment which was pounced on by P .... no rant - just a genuine reply to P.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By solentlife
I am finding that HK are often fixing up small...

I am finding that HK are often fixing up small items in a big box with loads of paper wrapping. I pick up box from Post Office all chuffed to have a large box .... open find small items lost in the...
Forum: Beginners 10-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife
Sorry to burtst the holy balloon P ... but check...

Sorry to burtst the holy balloon P ... but check out how many recc'ds here on WF for Turnigy motors, HK models, just to mention two of the many.

HK is retail outlet of Hextronic ..... a large...
Forum: Beginners 10-12-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife
I don't agree with OP's use of the forum to...

I don't agree with OP's use of the forum to advertise .... there are specific places for such ...

But I did see similar to this 'Nano-Quad' at Cirava other day ... there was a gentle breeze and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By solentlife
OK - little tip for budding scratchers ...

How many times have you needed to hold a former or piece upright while glue sets ?

Well raid the scraps on the floor and cut holders .... take former or item .. apply glue ... put in place and...
Forum: Foamies 10-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 423,904
Posted By solentlife
Something along the lines of a PBY ? Has...

Something along the lines of a PBY ?

Has that 'boat' look and the cut-away tail line ...

Nigel
Forum: Power Systems 10-12-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By solentlife
Just to show how crazy things can get .... ...

Just to show how crazy things can get ....

My Wot4 in UK back in 80's with ST61 AAC with tuned pipe on a 11x7 prop would turn over 19k rpm on the ground. Estimates of 21k in air ......
The ST61...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-11-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,710
Posted By solentlife
Here's one .... If the magnets are hard...

Here's one ....

If the magnets are hard to prise out of the can ... DONT ! They break. BUT all is not lost ..... Heat will usually help .. if not ALL IS STILL NOT LOST .... glue the can onto a...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,087
Posted By solentlife
I am sceptical of the Centrifugal fan ... but...

I am sceptical of the Centrifugal fan ... but ready to be proved wrong.

as to pressure - you only have to look at compressors ... I have two in front of me now ...

One from my lab ... up to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,710
Posted By solentlife
mmmm Not only firewall came unglued but motor...

mmmm Not only firewall came unglued but motor threw 2 magnets ... one lost completely.

I've never had much success regluing magnets - so ordered another pair of motors ... which arrived very...
Forum: Foamies 10-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 423,904
Posted By solentlife
Way to go Chellie ... Best wishes from...

Way to go Chellie ...

Best wishes from over the other side !!

Nigel
Forum: Multi-Rotors 10-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,462
Posted By solentlife
OK ... additions for anyone catching up with this...

OK ... additions for anyone catching up with this old review :

a) The battery only goes fully in one way ... the black plastic end of battery has a cut-away that fits the holder to allow it to...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 10-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By solentlife
Here's a review that explains the buttons clearly...

Here's a review that explains the buttons clearly ...

Full article : http://www.droneflyers.com/2013/03/review-wltoys-v959-2-4g-4-axis-4ch-rc-quadcopter-with-camera/

The Camera
The...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By solentlife
Pal of mine used to drive a PomPom tractor .......

Pal of mine used to drive a PomPom tractor .... huge single cylinder job that used a 'Shotgun' type cartridge to start it. Open tube ... slide in ... close tube - hit with hammer. later versions had...
Forum: Beginners 10-09-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By solentlife
I too fly Gliders - but tend to keep them for...

I too fly Gliders - but tend to keep them for nice summer thermal days. Slope soaring sites are few and far between in Latvia - so its not a serious item here.
Now in UK - I used to Slope soar all...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 117,766
Posted By solentlife
The guys FLEW the Heli's .... half the guys at...

The guys FLEW the Heli's .... half the guys at that Competition were UK leaders in Heli use ..

One of the best training aids was a piece of string tied to the tail boom - held by another person...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 117,766
Posted By solentlife
I used to fly a glow heli back in early 80'so...

I used to fly a glow heli back in early 80'so .... Irvine 20 ....

Gyros then were heavy and mechanical and usually needed an extra power pack. Trying to set them up was a nightmare. So most of us...
Forum: Beginners 10-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By solentlife
I don't like gloves, but have light thin gloves...

I don't like gloves, but have light thin gloves enough to give me over 10mins protection from cold. Longer than that is not necessary as I have landed and I can put hands in pocket !

My lipo's - I...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By solentlife
I rec'd reply from Ebay seller ... putting these...

I rec'd reply from Ebay seller ... putting these two jpg's as info ...

HELP !

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/other%20electronics/usbasp002_zps0b55ef1a.jpg...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-09-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 117,766
Posted By solentlife
The main point is as long as tail rotor thrust is...

The main point is as long as tail rotor thrust is directed in correct direction - it makes no difference which side of tail it is on.

The only possible item to swap over is the Gyro and servo...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By solentlife
Sadly one of UK's famous Steam Traction engine...

Sadly one of UK's famous Steam Traction engine guys passed away - Fred Dibnah ... but there are various youtube videos of him ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGyu2z_AMNQ

He was also...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By solentlife
I was using a Wood 12x6 E prop ... but last...

I was using a Wood 12x6 E prop ... but last outing it got clipped and split. So now I have a 12x6 APC style E prop from Hobby King ...

Any of the E series 12x6 is fine on mine and would be on...
Forum: UAV / FPV 10-09-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By solentlife
But surely this is only the Tx part .. so you...

But surely this is only the Tx part .. so you need the camera ... power system ... Rx and all the extra paraphernalia to make it all happen ... the $5 then adds to significantly more ... ??

...
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