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Forum: Warbird Electrics Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,548
Posted By solentlife
;) All depends who is there and can film for...

;)

All depends who is there and can film for me ....

Looks like a windy day - but we are planning to be at the ex-soviet fighter base again.

Nigel
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 374
Posted By solentlife
Its good to hear things got sorted .... ...

Its good to hear things got sorted ....

Sorry to hear about the crash ... but its part of our hobby.

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 374
Posted By solentlife
OK ... we all recc'd Wattmeters ... that tests...

OK ... we all recc'd Wattmeters ... that tests set-ups ... checks out LiPo's ... does a myriad of jobs and gives valuable info. For about $30 ...

A normal Multi-meter is OK ... but not really...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 374
Posted By solentlife
Non Display RTF chargers tend to be low power...

Non Display RTF chargers tend to be low power jobs that often only supply 1A rate.

I use these to charge up my on-board glow Rx LiPo packs or my Tx Lipo's - as then I can just connect balance...
Forum: Warbird Electrics Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,548
Posted By solentlife
Lanc arrived and wife put in my room ... ...

Lanc arrived and wife put in my room ...

Nicely packed and no damage.

Assembly is pretty straightforward and book supplied is nice but there are as usual a few omissions.

Couple of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By solentlife
I have a single action airbrush as my needs are...

I have a single action airbrush as my needs are simple and to be honest rarely used now.

But one of the best educational items I had was a book dedicated to airbrushing. There are many out there...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 374
Posted By solentlife
Yeh ... and sometimes the odd 'not so educated'...

Yeh ... and sometimes the odd 'not so educated' !!

Very true ... how many times do we pose questions to try and get more info to try and be more accurate.

So c'mon Harley22 .... help us out...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 160,103
Posted By solentlife
Rec'd my Lancaster today .... 3 hours work had it...

Rec'd my Lancaster today .... 3 hours work had it 95% completed ... will finish tomorrow and hopefully maiden on Saturday.

Once I complete ... will give a little rundown of things found while...
Forum: Beginners 07-29-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 374
Posted By solentlife
JPF .... I read post 5 .... but considering my...

JPF .... I read post 5 .... but considering my earlier questions unanswered which could give further insight ... I am wondering about the ..... full charge before, but did not check volts ....

I...
Forum: Beginners 07-29-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 374
Posted By solentlife
Further questions .... THIRD FLIGHT ? Did...

Further questions .... THIRD FLIGHT ?

Did you charge up between flights ? How long were each flight ? Did you check battery level before the third flight to see if enough charge left to actually...
Forum: Beginners 07-28-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 374
Posted By solentlife
What charger do you have ? Did you charge up...

What charger do you have ?

Did you charge up fully till charger stopped at full before flying ?

As others say - the description sounds like battery low power and ESC cutting motor off ...
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By solentlife
Tried Box ... but files too big ... its a 54"...

Tried Box ... but files too big ... its a 54" span model and plans were scanned by a HP machine that compiles its own format ... when converted to common jpg or PDF ... they become massive.

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By solentlife
Don ... I have a project coming up ... my old...

Don ... I have a project coming up ... my old faithful biplane ... 40 odd yrs old, the GRP fuselage is failing and I need to think how to build a conventional replacement. I have the plans scanned -...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-28-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By solentlife
I think when items are boxed up ... the people...

I think when items are boxed up ... the people doing it are often students or cheap labour who don't really take note of items condition ... As long as it's not broken into pieces or obviously...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-27-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 189,247
Posted By solentlife
Rule 1 ---- nose down - speed ! Rule 2 ........

Rule 1 ---- nose down - speed !

Rule 2 ..... don't lift nose till absolutely necessary and then be sure its really needed !

Rule 3 ..... let model decide its set down point instead of trying to...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 189,247
Posted By solentlife
I too thought you had got away with it ... looked...

I too thought you had got away with it ... looked like one of my usual Nose-over landings !!

I had similar happen on Saturday ... but survived it ...

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Nigel
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-27-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,782
Posted By solentlife
I'm a Polaris flyer now .. having maidened mine...

I'm a Polaris flyer now .. having maidened mine saturday.

The rudder broke two mylar hinges playing about on the ground. This made taxying on the water difficult.

I am thinking of adding a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-27-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By solentlife
Hi JPF ... that Mig is already in my archive ......

Hi JPF ... that Mig is already in my archive ... bit on the small size but nice. If I remember rightly - I downloaded it from Outerzone or maybe Hippocket ...

I wish I still had my Bosak Mig plan...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-27-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife
There was one episode that I know was 'strange'...

There was one episode that I know was 'strange' ....

My father was Senior Flight Ops for CAA in UK ... and I can remember him talking about air crashes ... he was in the group that was involved in...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-27-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 189,247
Posted By solentlife
Seeing price of landing gear ..... Certain...

Seeing price of landing gear .....

Certain famous model brand .... new CF U/C .... over 40 euros. Exact same CF U/C from Hobby King 11 euros. It is identical, I put both together and only way I...
Forum: Foamies 07-26-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By solentlife
Nice .... but the truth is not so much the model...

Nice .... but the truth is not so much the model but the pilot.

I have 3 models all capable of extreme ultimate 3D ... but I cannot do it. So anyone watching my models would think they are crap...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By solentlife
I have to say that when I made up the Concorde...

I have to say that when I made up the Concorde and Tu144 plans with DEG help ... I had no problem with others downloading and building from them. They were not available anywhere else - they were...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-26-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife
I have had serious cuts from the flexi plastic...

I have had serious cuts from the flexi plastic blades ... so if they hit at right place ... you are dead !

Trouble is ballistic jelly as they use does not have human form where items like...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By solentlife
OK .. seems like some explanation of matters is...

OK .. seems like some explanation of matters is needed ....

eBay - yes plenty of CD's with plans there ... but if you read the disclaimers ... they say the price is for the CD and the cost of...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-26-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife
I like MB ... but sometimes they veer of at a...

I like MB ... but sometimes they veer of at a tangent to the real subject .... creating more sensational effects than real on subject tests.

But of course that's TV .....

There have been...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By solentlife
Something I'm considering is a way to add an...

Something I'm considering is a way to add an extension to the bottom of rudder for water use but can be hinged or removed for ground use.
Wondering if a small wheel could be fitted maybe ...

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By solentlife
I expected a lot less than she actually did .... ...

I expected a lot less than she actually did ....

Power is there ... loop was clean and tracked nice even with the wind. Rolls were clean ... could speed them up a bit I think. First were on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By solentlife
She flies .... had bit of trouble on ground but...

She flies .... had bit of trouble on ground but believe that's just friction and can be cured by adding tape to bottom of Polaris....

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Had trouble steering on water - but later...
Forum: 3D Flying 07-25-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,570
Posted By solentlife
Saga continues ........... 5ulr3N5TKDE ...

Saga continues ...........

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Nigel
Forum: Company Discussions 07-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,607
Posted By solentlife
I'm not going to get into legal arguments here...

I'm not going to get into legal arguments here ... but dealing with couriers and shipping services everyday ... its not that simple ... trust me.

Nigel
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