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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-11-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 762
Posted By solentlife
OK ... back to serious business ... The...

OK ... back to serious business ...

The parts already shown in photos have been put together with capping fuselage pieces left off to allow access to servo installation etc.

Here's the basic...
Forum: Beginners 07-05-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 788
Posted By solentlife
Sounds like a job for : RTFM ;) Nigel

Sounds like a job for :

RTFM

;)
Nigel
Forum: Foamies 06-16-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By solentlife
Raw video from digital cams etc will not load to...

Raw video from digital cams etc will not load to Windows Movie Maker (free).

So I use Freemake Video Converter to convert from avi to wmv.

www.freemake.com

Free make also can join together...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife
I left ships to work in Saudi Arabia ... 5 years...

I left ships to work in Saudi Arabia ... 5 years there ... then offered a position overseeing export of Russian Crude Oil via Latvia (Baltic) ... two main export terminals were one on Black Sea ......
Forum: Company Discussions 05-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,703
Posted By solentlife
I would not quote Ford ! I had a new 2.8i...

I would not quote Ford !

I had a new 2.8i Ford Capri that snapped rear shaft and caused extensive damage to car. Ford refused to accept and played the big boys hand vs a private person card. I had...
Forum: Beginners 05-16-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 757
Posted By solentlife
mmmmmmm forgive my comment - but stick movement...

mmmmmmm forgive my comment - but stick movement is proportional and really all you need to do is not bang the stick to limits !

Its actually a matter I used to drum into people I taught to fly...
Forum: UAV / FPV 05-15-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By solentlife
I think the paranoia that surrounds this part of...

I think the paranoia that surrounds this part of our hobby is terrible. But given the responses of authorities to various idiots in more populated / crowded areas - it always hits those who have no...
Forum: UAV / FPV 05-15-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By solentlife
Pal of mine few days ago recorded his personal...

Pal of mine few days ago recorded his personal best at 75Km's ...

Personally I'm worried about this sort of activity at such extreme distances ... but we are lucky that Latvia is not so...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,548
Posted By solentlife
At 270 odd Euros a kit ..... all the work prior...

At 270 odd Euros a kit ..... all the work prior spent on her .... I'm too much a scrooge !!

Anyway - I have an immense amount of satisfaction having been successful .... the inner glow and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-03-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,548
Posted By solentlife
Sony 8mm. I use it where possible because of...

Sony 8mm.

I use it where possible because of the zoom capability.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,741
Posted By solentlife
Hi Eddy .... I have my Dischargers set to...

Hi Eddy .... I have my Dischargers set to terminate at 3.75V ..... that is they will balance discharge each cell to that figure ...

Believe me .... get on and use it .... its so simple ...
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,741
Posted By solentlife
Yes ... I thought I made that clear ! The...

Yes ... I thought I made that clear !

The instructions with it are good ....

Once your preferred voltage is set that will be stored and apply to all lipo packs regardless of number of cells.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-30-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,548
Posted By solentlife
OK ... close of fifth day .... Most of...

OK ... close of fifth day ....

Most of the gear refitted ... just needs legs and wheels ... AFTER covering :

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-28-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,548
Posted By solentlife
Ok .. lets carry on ! Today I've decided...

Ok .. lets carry on !

Today I've decided that I am going to get that fuselage together if it kills me ... !!

Here's the task .... splintered longerons, formers half missing ... so I've...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,548
Posted By solentlife
Ok - This wing root needs bits and pieces ... as...

Ok - This wing root needs bits and pieces ... as I don't want to lose the spacing / setting of pins etc. So its cut / splice / glue ...

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,548
Posted By solentlife
Jinxed ... I know - but we are gluttons for...

Jinxed ... I know - but we are gluttons for punishment and I WILL NOT BE BEATEN by a model !!

If nothing else ... I hope it shows people that all is NOT lost when that explosion of balsa...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 680
Posted By solentlife
I get feeling that one aspect has been left aside...

I get feeling that one aspect has been left aside .... LiPosucker does say RX is separately powered - so changing power Lipo would not need any cycling of Tx / Rx ... as Rx is powered by different...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,548
Posted By solentlife
Thanks by ... Yes I know I'm famous for refusing...

Thanks by ... Yes I know I'm famous for refusing to BIN models that others would throw out ! I can only suppose that all those years of Balsa bashing had me rebuilding anyway !

OK ... here's the...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 04-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
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: General Electric Discussions 04-11-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,729
Posted By solentlife
Nice one Hawk ... wish I knew someone like that...

Nice one Hawk ... wish I knew someone like that !!

I'd be inclined to stick with the E-setup, just sort out best combo .. prop / LiPo and fly her.

I used to know a guy back in UK just...
Forum: Video Parking lot 03-22-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By solentlife
Red Arrows from the 'seat'...

We've all seen Display flights and cockpit views ... but this one really had me in awe.

The distance between Hawks is down to 8ft at times ... YES 8ft ... and when you see the turbulence as...
Forum: Foamies 03-16-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By solentlife
Gorilla Glue : This is a Brand-Name for...

Gorilla Glue : This is a Brand-Name for Polyurethane Wood Glue. Any DIY shop will sell a generic version far cheaper. It is usually in two forms .... commonly referred to as White and Brown. White is...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By solentlife
For straight - down to earth about 2.4 etc. - you...

For straight - down to earth about 2.4 etc. - you can check out RCModelReviews web-site and his Youtube channel .... he keeps it all simple and understandable.

As to being too quick on the DX6...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-15-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By solentlife
I know plenty people who still use old gear ......

I know plenty people who still use old gear ... 27 and 35Mhz ....

In fact the 35 and 72Mhz gear is coming into a world of its own as more people change to 2.4Ghz. Means that frequencies are more...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-09-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By solentlife
Thats terrible P .... here's my order and costs :...

Thats terrible P .... here's my order and costs :

Hummer EPP 3D Plane 1000mm (KIT) (EU Warehouse) 1 US$34.53 IN STOCK
10X6 Propellers (5Pcs/Bag) (EU warehouse) 1 US$2.62 IN STOCK
APC style...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By solentlife
I don't known if HK does this - but when I was...

I don't known if HK does this - but when I was setting up my own co's webpages - I needed to be able to quote sample delivery's for clients. The courier / postal services wanted to integrate their...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,476
Posted By solentlife
JPF's suggestion is the better so far - many...

JPF's suggestion is the better so far - many power adaptors do not fire up unless connected to a load ... basically you stick Meter probes into the plug ... you see silly readings like -1V etc....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,476
Posted By solentlife
There are plugs also that require NO soldering...

There are plugs also that require NO soldering ... they have screw down terminals.... or crimp.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,476
Posted By solentlife
The ability to solder is an important part of our...

The ability to solder is an important part of our skill set. Without it - the limitations start to bite on your pocket.
Like many things in life - many companies use different plugs / connectors...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-13-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By solentlife
Take care quite often those crumbs are bits of...

Take care quite often those crumbs are bits of gear teeth broken away. Sometimes the gear cog can move round and still work OK until a load comes on and then bham it slips.

If the crumbs are same...
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