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Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By solentlife
Here you go ..... maiden today at Airport ......

Here you go ..... maiden today at Airport ... perfect weather and she was a BEAUT !

Just need to get that engine dialled in ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPDOtEuF1Z4&feature=youtu.be
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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-30-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By solentlife
NYPD as well some other areas are engaged in the...

NYPD as well some other areas are engaged in the procurement of 'Crowd Control Multi-Copters' .... and when you see the sales vids up on Youtube - you start to understand the sources along with the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-30-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 118,920
Posted By solentlife
Plenty of 'hot-air' going around about the new...

Plenty of 'hot-air' going around about the new Lanc ... seems they haven't really cured most of the ills highlighted before.

I was about to Click to Buy and then read a few more reports ......
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 118,920
Posted By solentlife
I use photobucket and NEVER have to resize. The...

I use photobucket and NEVER have to resize. The forums do that automatically now usually ... unless you upload via some strange other venue ...

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 118,920
Posted By solentlife
A standard Obechi Foam wing is totally unsuited...

A standard Obechi Foam wing is totally unsuited for CA, except Foam-Safe. The foam core is usually straight PS Packing foam hot wire cut. Straight CA would dissolve the foam under the veneer leaving...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 10-28-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By solentlife
P ... I have read loads of Quad reports .. not...

P ... I have read loads of Quad reports .. not only here, RCG and many other sites .... the WL Toys gear is regarded as Garden use stuff and not serious contenders for Quad / Heli of the year ...
...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-28-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By solentlife
X-Power Voltwatch .... Rx pack monitoring

The Pitts I just picked up in UK has this X-Power Voltwatch LED thingy stuck to fuselage side below the Rx switch.

It is extremely interesting watching the LEDs when you stir sticks ... no...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By solentlife
Those darned Spat mounts !!

Am I only one who hates Spats daft mount methods ?

Usual now seems to be just lock them in place between two nuts on the axle. This is great until a few landings later and Spats crack, split...
Forum: Micro Sized Electric Helicopters 10-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By solentlife
Ebay claims 3D - Flies upside down !! How...

Ebay claims 3D - Flies upside down !!

How does a 4ch FP Heli do that ?

And 10m range ? My WL 911 from Banggood - 4ch jobbie - I can fly to literally out of sight range ...

Not trying...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-27-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By solentlife
One thing she has is an original X-Power...

One thing she has is an original X-Power Voltwatch indicator ... you can see it in last photo on fuselage side ... LED's flicker as you move servos - showing the Rx power supply.

Model was sold...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-27-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By solentlife
Anything else I can do for you ? ;) I...

Anything else I can do for you ? ;)

I thought about it before - but my red spinner is too small a diameter ... and its going to get scuffed up by the electric starter anyway ...

Nigel
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-27-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By solentlife
Laser cutter - cut out backing plates in clear...

Laser cutter - cut out backing plates in clear plastic (I have loads of the clear discs that you get in CD packs .... make excellent 'invisible' repair plates).

...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-27-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,370
Posted By solentlife
As JPF says - in UK if you wait for calm day -...

As JPF says - in UK if you wait for calm day - you wait forever. In UK - I flew literally whatever it was ... if I had visibility - it flew. I also think that because I flew often Sloper's - that...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 10-26-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By solentlife
Hi P ..... seems strange that WL Toys are popular...

Hi P ..... seems strange that WL Toys are popular and many people enjoy them ....

I have both 911 + 959 and they have survived abuse and fly really well .... seems same as most other reports I...
Forum: Foamies 10-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5,687
Views: 360,215
Posted By solentlife
Weather is totally crap here this week and I was...

Weather is totally crap here this week and I was hoping to get an odd day with the new models before back to hospital !
Have 2 days in hospital then home ... hoping I'm in reasonable condition by...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-26-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By solentlife
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mode...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Pitts%20S2/PittsS22_zpsb49a59b9.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Models/Pitts%20S2/PittsS22_zpsb49a59b9.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1)...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-26-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By solentlife
No wheel pants on it by the picture. The wheel...

No wheel pants on it by the picture. The wheel pants would really complete the plane off. Looks great, although I prefer the UMX Pitts scheme without the blue and star...I'm not American so I can't...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By solentlife
Here's the Pitts .... ...

Here's the Pitts ....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Pitts%20S2/PittsS23_zps4a8e7c86.jpg...
Forum: Power Systems 10-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 292
Posted By solentlife
The fact is that arming of motor should not occur...

The fact is that arming of motor should not occur if power is not available to motor. BUT as I posted - I have had one model that did without flight pack connected - when setting it up ...
I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-25-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By solentlife
The old diode systems were to put simply -...

The old diode systems were to put simply - rubbish because of the 0.5 - 0.7v drop across them. On boats we used to 'cheat' the alternator by putting a diode across the output regulator - this made...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-24-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By solentlife
You can buy a relayless automatic splitter to...

You can buy a relayless automatic splitter to connect to car for charging a second lead-acid battery. So when engine starts - it clicks in and charges your second battery. When its full charged, the...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 292
Posted By solentlife
In fact I have had one model actually turn the...

In fact I have had one model actually turn the prop when a separate power supply was used instead of esc's bec.

I've been accused of fantasy land on this - but before I changed its installation -...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
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: 16
Views: 357
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: 16
Views: 357
Posted By solentlife
I should 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: 509
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: 273
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: 171
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: 273
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: 509
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
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