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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 298
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 804
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 804
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 804
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, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
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...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By solentlife
I have a cheap Hobby King servo tester cost about...

I have a cheap Hobby King servo tester cost about 7$ .... and with bags of cheap 3$ servos etc. - only had one or two ever fail .....
I've now changed to Tg9 metal gear from HK at just over 3$ and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 804
Posted By solentlife
The big question is where are you going in the...

The big question is where are you going in the hobby ..... balance lead only chargers are very limited in amps capability .... so you need to go main lead + balance lead to get the required levels.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 804
Posted By solentlife
First of all I strongly advise against a charger...

First of all I strongly advise against a charger with built in mains power adaptor. They usually have minimum spec adaptors ... is charger is max 5A and adaptor is 5A. I have adaptors that have...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By solentlife
The T6 radio is actually a good radio - but as my...

The T6 radio is actually a good radio - but as my 6EH shows - it has limitations as a 6 ch radio.

My Tv set-up on the 9x - uses 7 ch's but that's because of aux ch's set to control TV servos ... ...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By solentlife
Not unusual ... How many times do you go...

Not unusual ...

How many times do you go to Official car dealer with a problem ... they plug in - read a screen .. tell you all is ok ... charge you a mortgage amount. You drive away with same...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-25-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By solentlife
As Abuelo says - connect all 3 as is .. run it up...

As Abuelo says - connect all 3 as is .. run it up and swap any two wires if it runs backwards.

A brushless motor is effectively similar to an AC 3 Phase motor ...

Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-24-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By solentlife
Sounds like the mixing doesn't centre the TV...

Sounds like the mixing doesn't centre the TV servos that are slaved ....

Sorry it's now out of my knowledge area as I say - I don't have the Aero T6 ...

Nigel
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-13-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By solentlife
WF is far more friendly and tolerant than many...

WF is far more friendly and tolerant than many other sites.

If a person joins and its obvious they are new - they don't get browbeaten like on other sites. We'll try and bring them along with us...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 300
Posted By solentlife
As I understand it ... it's not the ESC that is...

As I understand it ... it's not the ESC that is the factor in this - it's the Tx / Rx signal ... if you connect to a Futaba Rx - the throttle needs reversing etc.

The 9x / 9xr radios when setting...
Forum: Beginners 01-08-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,150
Posted By solentlife
Pusher, Tractor and EDF ... I used to do Glow...

Pusher, Tractor and EDF ... I used to do Glow powered DF in the old days as well ...

Nigel
Forum: Beginners 01-06-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,150
Posted By solentlife
Most wings can be modified easily from simple to...

Most wings can be modified easily from simple to aileron .... sharp knife, straight edge, sheet balsa or foam to infil and face up wing cutout / ailerons ... cut servo slots and face up with scrap .....
Forum: Beginners 01-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,150
Posted By solentlife
I proved years ago that can be changed .... ...

I proved years ago that can be changed ....

I had a Starlight trainer and used to teach people on it ... it was 4ch but I could swap it to 3ch if they wanted ... It had dihedral enough but also...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By solentlife
I would like to thank Don and anyone else who has...

I would like to thank Don and anyone else who has to put up with us deadbeats ranting and generally making idiots of ourselves on his good pages.

The work and time that Mods put in on Forums so...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By solentlife
Hey guys ... quit with Chellies Knickers !! ...

Hey guys ... quit with Chellies Knickers !!

Back to models ... I was hoping that innovation would come forth ! What could you do with such items ...

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-14-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,072
Posted By solentlife
All you need now in the bath .... is a nice large...

All you need now in the bath .... is a nice large glass with Ice and Baileys ... lay back and enjoy !!

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 778
Posted By solentlife
Further that if your radio gear still works -...

Further that if your radio gear still works - then why not use ? There are some who advocate older FM systems are actually better of today as you do not have so many all wanting to fly on same freq...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-10-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By solentlife
It is generally regarded that you do not want to...

It is generally regarded that you do not want to go lower than 3.2v discharged during on-load, otherwise liability to damage one or more cells. If we are talking via charger than that is generally...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-09-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,072
Posted By solentlife
WOW Chellie ... my wife cannot even change a...

WOW Chellie ... my wife cannot even change a lightbulb !!

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 822
Posted By solentlife
Posting pictures ... you can do it two ways : ...

Posting pictures ... you can do it two ways :

a) Use the manage attachments below your text box ...

or

b) upload your pictures to a web-hosting service such as Photobucket (free) and...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-03-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,047
Posted By solentlife
FB .. sorry to say it was a typical hold up...

FB .. sorry to say it was a typical hold up elevator and lift off far too early ... the cartwheel to left is typical torque reaction at dead slow speed. When watching video - the tell-tale signs are...
Forum: Beginners 12-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By solentlife
Balsa wood needs sealing - it will be like a...

Balsa wood needs sealing - it will be like a sponge for any paint unless you use a matt style paint such as vinyl emulsion based. It will also show every nick, dent, hairy grain .. No matter how...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,599
Posted By solentlife
SJ - We don't know each other - but I have read...

SJ - We don't know each other - but I have read and been inspired by your posts in the past ...

This thread brings home the frailty and human aspect of us all ... and also the fighting spirit we...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 834
Posted By solentlife
BONG ! No - turn on Tx with Bind button or...

BONG !

No - turn on Tx with Bind button or required set first ... then Rx with bind button pressed or plug in place ...

The Tx should be Tx'g its ID pulse for Rx to lock onto when you...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 834
Posted By solentlife
Do you have throttle hold / cut activated when...

Do you have throttle hold / cut activated when you plug in battery to model ? I have one ESC that similar happens if leave throttle cut on. I activate throttle cut, plug in battery, then I have to...
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 863
Posted By solentlife
Very poorly ! But is good for filling in ! ...

Very poorly ! But is good for filling in !

Nigel
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