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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 33
Posted By solentlife
Forgive me if this sounds rude ..... but Extra...

Forgive me if this sounds rude ..... but Extra 300 ? Is this first plane?

The Extra is an advanced pilots model that will bite hard anyone less.

OK - yes you can run from one channel each...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By solentlife
Donkey Twin is on board being built now. Wings...

Donkey Twin is on board being built now. Wings made ... just sorting nacelles and starting on Fuselage.
Simple cosmetics - packing tape ! I have RED, BLUE, BLACK, GREEN, ORANGE and YELLOW.
Wing has...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 145,453
Posted By solentlife
If the battery is good fit in one direction -...

If the battery is good fit in one direction - then its just a matter of stopping slide ? Then good old Velcro does the job.

I actually use Velcro to set position of LiPo and then lock in place...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 251
Posted By solentlife
I had a small biz cutting wings and odd stuff...

I had a small biz cutting wings and odd stuff years ago ....

a) Wire must be TAUGHT ... I mean REAL TAUGHT. We used a Spanish windlass affair - like the old woodsaws where you turned a length...
Forum: Foamies Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 396,561
Posted By solentlife
Always wondered what she's like as a Taileron...

Always wondered what she's like as a Taileron machine. My mind sort of tells me "Add Ailerons" ..... which I know some people do.

One day I might get a Phase 3 16 ....

Nigel
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 167
Posted By solentlife
As I suspected from your opening post that it was...

As I suspected from your opening post that it was not a control surface problem as AS3X and gyros can create.

It is structural. If the whole affair is flexing - then you need to add stiffening....
Forum: Pusher Park Jets Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By solentlife
Not having DTF available here - its Depron or...

Not having DTF available here - its Depron or Floor Insulation sheets.

I have various 3-views of Vulcan anyway and if done as a profile ... good enough.

Originally Vulcan was completely...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 167
Posted By solentlife
Is it WHOLE tail or just the elevators ? ...

Is it WHOLE tail or just the elevators ?

Makes a lot of difference to possible causes. If its whole tail or stab + elevators - then its not anything to do with AS3x or SAFE. Its structural.
...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By solentlife
Rx battery options ... excuse the glow engine up front !!

OK - I think this has a relevance to any flier who contemplates use of separate Rx supply.

Foundation : Yes its a moderate power size Glow model, with 4 standard size servos, analogue of 35 -...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By solentlife
The Vulcan has me looking through my Depron stock...

The Vulcan has me looking through my Depron stock !

Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By solentlife
Likely true ... but I would suggest you meant...

Likely true ... but I would suggest you meant NiMh ? NiCd's can discharge high enough rates to cause fires - I have a burn mark on my leg from an errant single AA NiCd 500 cell.

Nigel
Forum: ParkFlyers Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,616
Posted By solentlife
JR Propo 8 ch 35mhz - has problem after storage...

JR Propo 8 ch 35mhz - has problem after storage in damp shed for years. Shelved now.
Futaba 6ch 35mhz M series - same damp damage.

RTF 4ch 35mhz - good for park fly cheap stuff.

Radio link...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 167
Posted By solentlife
I get impression from the first post that the...

I get impression from the first post that the flutter is the stabiliser as well as elevators as a whole. He mentions 'screws' hard to tighten up.

I personally do not like screwed on tails and...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By solentlife
I would charge up - test and then decide. There...

I would charge up - test and then decide. There are also many other uses for 'tired' lipo's. They make excellent bench test lipo's instead of using flight packs. 2 and 3S packs make excellent Tx...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By solentlife
One of the advantages you can get by down sizing...

One of the advantages you can get by down sizing on pitch and upping the diameter is :

Slower top speed, but increased prop wash over surfaces. This becomes more evident in manoeuvres when...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-17-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By solentlife
You only have to look at some of the adverts at...

You only have to look at some of the adverts at top of these pages ... Flys straight out of box .... Easy to fly ..... etc. etc. etc.

The Multirotor or Drone market is expanding and idiots who...
Forum: Beginners 04-17-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By solentlife
You could have downloaded Clearview - paid the...

You could have downloaded Clearview - paid the measly $30 or so .. put the code in and had it working in less than an hour !

;)

Nigel
Forum: Beginners 04-16-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By solentlife
I love the carpet suggestion ! I provided a...

I love the carpet suggestion !

I provided a rubber belt section 20m long by 1.4m wide from the port. Take-offs can generally stay on the belt, but landings ? Yet to see anyone consecutively...
Forum: Beginners 04-16-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By solentlife
DTF and other forms such as Deoron etc. can all...

DTF and other forms such as Deoron etc. can all be used on same plans. You may have to modify a creased fold or something - but plan and material are not exclusive to each other.

Just Google free...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 04-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By solentlife
Simple answer : what looks right usually is...

Simple answer : what looks right usually is right.

Another way is to download a plan and see what they have.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-15-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By solentlife
Hi Denny - yes I knew you had and was expecting...

Hi Denny - yes I knew you had and was expecting you to post.

One of the reasons I suggested balance plugs - many of us have 'retired' lipo's that we can salvage plugs / leads from. They also when...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-14-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By solentlife
The best of course were where the 'star' bottom...

The best of course were where the 'star' bottom was then glued into a flat based round black part. Those made excellent large cowls.

I'll just have to brush up again on making plaster moulds and...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-14-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By solentlife
My Extra, Yak, ASK21, etc. Have wings that pull...

My Extra, Yak, ASK21, etc. Have wings that pull onto to dowels / spars and with internal fuselage bolts into root ribs, hold downs etc.These wings of course are then precise in location. So a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-14-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By solentlife
Has anyone ever tried using small gauge banana...

Has anyone ever tried using small gauge banana plugs or similar to auto-plug in wing servos etc.
Idea being that when you slide wing half onto the fuselage mounted spar, (mid-mounted wing as...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-14-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By solentlife
Multiple servo connections, DiY wiring ideas

How many people have multiple serves to connect from wing or other - and using individual servo plugs ? I know I have a few models like that. I put tags on the leads to indicate which is which.
...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By solentlife
The first is of course the overall paint job. So...

The first is of course the overall paint job. So many models from factory have that glossy fresh from paint shop look.

I had the Lanyu Me109, looked like a kiddies toy all glossy. So I gave it a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-13-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By solentlife
Now I seem to spend my time checking out...

Now I seem to spend my time checking out household wares section of shops now for alternative sources !

It also seems the toy market has changed, no longer can I find lightweight flimsy plastic...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 04-13-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By solentlife
Don't forget also that many RC fliers are not...

Don't forget also that many RC fliers are not really into mathematics / science on this. They design and modify based on what looks right to them.
RC allows the mind to explore with limited cost...
Forum: Foamies 04-13-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,854
Posted By solentlife
Hi Mark --- yes looking at it nose on, seems...

Hi Mark --- yes looking at it nose on, seems strange to be slow etc.

What prop / kv etc. with single and with the twin ? Maybe you are just hitting terminal pitch speed ?

Nigel
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 04-13-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 179,122
Posted By solentlife
Picture 4 guys holding screaming Club 20 pylon...

Picture 4 guys holding screaming Club 20 pylon racers, behind each one a pilot with trembling hands on Tx sticks ..... The front guys only intent on watching the flag go down !

My 'helper' Paul...
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