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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 260
Posted By solentlife
Thats' my first question also .... WHAT...

Thats' my first question also ....

WHAT RADIO are you using now ?

Can you plug in a module to convert your 72 radio to 2.4 ? Then you already know and comfortable with your radio ......
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By solentlife
Vodka ... That was good ... Russki Standart of...

Vodka ... That was good ... Russki Standart of course.

Istanbul ? I was all for getting first flight out and was straight to airport from the ship that brought me south ...

Now this will astoun...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By solentlife
This is one of the many pains of E flight ... no...

This is one of the many pains of E flight ... no one card does it all !! So far I've noted 3 cards for mainstream ... and that does NOT cover all !!

You also have the problem that many so...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,197
Posted By solentlife
Hi DEG ..... Sorry for all your good work and...

Hi DEG .....
Sorry for all your good work and I'm building in square form. Basically I have so much else to do that is left from my time away - I need to speed up the format.

I'm hoping to do...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By solentlife
How Nigel got home !!

As many know ... I went out to Ukraine early April with intent to do a quickie assignment of 3 weeks ...

After 4 months - I finally got home .....

First : Visa to enter Crimea was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-25-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,197
Posted By solentlife
Don't worry ... I'm sure your build will make...

Don't worry ... I'm sure your build will make mine look amateur !!

Anyway ...

Make up plans from the tiles ... it's BIG !

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,197
Posted By solentlife
Wow.... I'm home ! OK I am now trying to...

Wow.... I'm home !

OK I am now trying to print the tiles to start on the build .....

I have all the bits and pieces like motors etc. so let's see ....

Because of late start - I will not do...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
Just printing the tiles now ! Forgive me if...

Just printing the tiles now !

Forgive me if I revert to my sport square fuselage instead of the more complex round. I will try to get her more scale like though. I have all the bits.

Cheers...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
I`m home ! Loads of trouble at home with...

I`m home !

Loads of trouble at home with local council etc. But I will have a go see if I can do the Tu144 in time.

I will have to simplify her to quicken the build.

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-20-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
I'm going home !!!!!!!!!! I've finally got...

I'm going home !!!!!!!!!!

I've finally got clearance to go home .... will take about 3 days via Istanbul - BUT baby - Here I come !!!!!!

Nigel
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-20-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,955
Sticky: 100+ MPH Club
Views: 180,776
Posted By solentlife
The hobby guns are pretty useless for this work...

The hobby guns are pretty useless for this work as you need to fly too close and low .... many would chicken out of it.

The HK Doppler App for phones is best for external speed checks and for...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-19-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,955
Sticky: 100+ MPH Club
Views: 180,776
Posted By solentlife
It's been a long time since I qualified with my...

It's been a long time since I qualified with my single prop Parkjet 222kph .... my modified Parkjet with twin 250 Heli motors is still not actually flown. It defies all attempts to get it airborne.
...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By solentlife
But problem is unless each cell is connected...

But problem is unless each cell is connected correctly - balance function on charger is not going to work. He already indicates he uses balance vas he quotes 2S for a 3S ...

Personally - I'd...
Forum: Foamies 08-18-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 407,583
Posted By solentlife
Just noticed in the first photo that the bottom...

Just noticed in the first photo that the bottom clevis was set inside the aileron area and not as with top - to the T/E ...

Here's my Ultimate aileron link .. both have same position so ailerons...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By solentlife
You have to move BOTH meter probes along the...

You have to move BOTH meter probes along the plugs pins - not just one ... if you leave one probe at the end pin as you obviously did - you get 1 cell then 2 cells and then you should get 3 cells...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By solentlife
Take multi-meter and you can check EACH cell via...

Take multi-meter and you can check EACH cell via the pins of the plug.

The outer pins give total voltage ... each adjacent pair in turn gives each cell....

Nigel
Forum: Foamies 08-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 407,583
Posted By solentlife
Nice one ... Just a question : I notice...

Nice one ...

Just a question : I notice that you link top and bottom ail's out of alignment. The bottom link is inside the aileron 'square' and top link is out on aileron t/e as usual. This...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By solentlife
I've never had a 'proper job' !! What's it like ?...

I've never had a 'proper job' !! What's it like ?

All my working life has been mixed up with wars, revolutions, gun-running, oil-battles, embargoes .... they seem to just crop up ! My two sons in...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By solentlife
Flew out to start the storage work on her April...

Flew out to start the storage work on her April 10th. I was supposed to fly home May 10th.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 586
Posted By solentlife
Winter time - my moorings freezes to more than a...

Winter time - my moorings freezes to more than a metre thick !

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By solentlife
It's a subject that has been rolling around my...

It's a subject that has been rolling around my head for ages since ordering my K40 ...

The sliding table sounds good ... When I look at pictures of guys Router ... it's open bed and large. This...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By solentlife
Enlarging Laser Cutter work area ?

Enlarging Laser cutter work-area ?
I have the 20 x 30cm 40W typical cheap Chinese job waiting at home for me ... and I wonder if it's possible to enlarge cutting area ... Even if the stepper rail is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By solentlife
Aug 17th update .... STILL HERE ! New guys...

Aug 17th update .... STILL HERE !

New guys out here ... he's stuck as well !

Have news that ship is organised to take me South to Istanbul - then hope home. Ship is delayed though - so all...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 586
Posted By solentlife
I'm still stuck out in Crimea ... came out for 1...

I'm still stuck out in Crimea ... came out for 1 month - now ended up at 4 months ...

I have a ship agreed to take me home - so just waiting loading orders for her and I'm away.

Once I get...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By solentlife
Interesting ... OK - here's my take on it...

Interesting ...

OK - here's my take on it for what it's worth.

Span 48" and all up weight without gear at 413gr.

Assume a flying weight more like 700gr.

Looking at photos - it's a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By solentlife
Interesting ... OK - here's my take on it...

Interesting ...

OK - here's my take on it for what it's worth.

Span 48" and all up weight without gear at 413gr.

Assume a flying weight more like 700gr.

Looking at photos - it's a...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-16-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By solentlife
Where do the years go ?? I have two sons...

Where do the years go ??

I have two sons ... one is 31 ... other 28 ... actually it's the 28's B'day today ....

I too feel it only yesterday they 'arrived' to turn our world upside down and...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-14-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By solentlife
Fish ... if it's a NiMH pack .... then what are...

Fish ... if it's a NiMH pack .... then what are you concerned about ?

Get your LiPo charger ... set it to NiMH and set a rate of 100mA or whatever lowest rate your charger allows ... usually you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By solentlife
OK - here's a battery strap trick ..........

OK - here's a battery strap trick ....... designed to hold a heavy battery ... or in a stressed model. Basically only really works with a foam job ... but can be adapted.

Set and stick the straps...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By solentlife
For sticking anything like servos ... Velcro ......

For sticking anything like servos ... Velcro ... to foam or balsa ... the trick of the smear of glue is really good.

There's no real need for ply plate or such unless you need to add strength to...
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