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Forum: Humor 02-05-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By solentlife
Guy walks into a Pub with a dog. Goes up to the...

Guy walks into a Pub with a dog. Goes up to the bar, orders a beer for himself and packet of crisps for the dog.

While drinking his beer he announces to the pub that his dog can talk. Once the...
Forum: Beginners 01-31-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By solentlife
One of lifes most important lessons : Humility...

One of lifes most important lessons : Humility and the need to listen as well as learn.

My work entails me being THE guru ... but its a dangerous position to be in. So every opportunity I have - I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By solentlife
Get micrometer and measure diameter of shaft .......

Get micrometer and measure diameter of shaft ....

if you have removed shaft ... then check length and any clip grove or flat for grub-screw.

Go to RCtimer.com and search out shafts ... they...
Forum: Video Parking lot 01-30-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By solentlife
The wonders of Yesteryear ... 1959 .. Farnborough Air Show

So many classics in this short video ....

D1DCyJxHfOo

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 513
Posted By solentlife
Boating and Flying have been part of my entire...

Boating and Flying have been part of my entire life ... and I agree !!

Boating : Champion Baltsail Regatta 2003 in my boat EOLA ... photo here is me passing the second placed !!
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By solentlife
I bet the smile on your face after calibrating...

I bet the smile on your face after calibrating throttles was worth it !!

Go enjoy flying !!

Wattflyer is the BEST ....

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By solentlife
This is standard power up for all models...

This is standard power up for all models basically. It allows the ESC to arm and be ready to perform. You hear the Beep ... Beeps of number of cells ... then silence or sometimes a bit of music.....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By solentlife
quote : What sets LVC is just purely the total...

quote : What sets LVC is just purely the total start-up voltage of the pack and % of that figure .... unquote

Its why I added that bit to my post. A poorly understood factor. Its wise to assume...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By solentlife
My twin pusher Tu144 has a lazy motor ... you can...

My twin pusher Tu144 has a lazy motor ... you can hear the motors in flight out of synch at partial throttle, but at full are fine.

Usually you can do the Throttle range setting with both ESC's...
Forum: Foamies 01-22-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6,623
Views: 468,129
Posted By solentlife
Here you go .... NVhgA9gza1g I had 4...

Here you go ....

NVhgA9gza1g

I had 4 batts ... but hands were cold after first flight and with that grey sky - made seeing model orientation difficult. So called it quits after 1 batt.

Hope...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-21-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By solentlife
it not the Computer ... its the tray or lack of...

it not the Computer ... its the tray or lack of to the CD Drive that is usually at fault. Of course the FAT system may not be suitable for certain PC's ....

Nigel
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-20-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By solentlife
Go to FlySky website - all manuals are there to...

Go to FlySky website - all manuals are there to download.

Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-12-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By solentlife
Hook position on a power model is about 40 - 50%...

Hook position on a power model is about 40 - 50% towards CoG from nose.

The F16 adds a problem as the intake conflicts.

My Xiaxuan F16 has the hook set just aft of the intake lip on the...
Forum: Video Parking lot 01-09-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By solentlife
Forum: Power Systems 01-09-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By solentlife
OK the TP motor is same as the Skyartec Cessna...

OK the TP motor is same as the Skyartec Cessna motor ... and the shafts are easily replaced. #2 is a threaded shaft and all you need are nuts and washers to suit.

#1 - you can replace with a pole...
Forum: Beginners 01-05-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By solentlife
Down and to the right is usual. Down to...

Down and to the right is usual.

Down to counter tendency to climb as throttle is advanced.
Right to counter the left yaw / torque.

Nigel
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 01-05-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By solentlife
Well the scheme works a treat ... ...

Well the scheme works a treat ...

-Qga_dCP3NY

Sadly I put a 'spent' battery in and only got a short flight. It was -10C as well ... so good excuse to pack up and go home to warm fire and hot...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-02-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By solentlife
Charge - is to 4.20V but no balancing. Fast...

Charge - is to 4.20V but no balancing.
Fast Charge is to slightly lower final voltage with no balancing.
Storage balances all cells to set storage level.
Discharge just discharges all cells to set...
Forum: Beginners 12-30-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By solentlife
Linkage stoppers ... available in various sizes...

Linkage stoppers ... available in various sizes to suit the control rods you use ..

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8519__Linkage_Stopper_M3x2xL11_2mm_10pcs_set_.html
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By solentlife
;)

;)
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-16-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By solentlife
Glad to help out. I was amazed how simple...

Glad to help out.

I was amazed how simple and effective it was after I had put together my own discharger. The costs were similar but mine had no auto cut-off.

Auto cut-off and the automatic...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-16-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By solentlife
I'll let another give the 'expert' view ... for...

I'll let another give the 'expert' view ... for me I have often left at ~3.9V but never happy about it.

To be honest I now use for most of my storage purposes the MyRCMart 3in1 battery system. I...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-14-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,479
Posted By solentlife
Hi FB ... you have my sympathy fpr the incident...

Hi FB ... you have my sympathy fpr the incident ,.. but my heartfelt gladness that you and your property are OK.

I'm not going to draw swords on this balance vs non-balance argument that's...
Forum: Beginners 12-08-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By solentlife
Wire dragger ........... I have two types ......

Wire dragger ........... I have two types ... single strand and the bent U.

Both are bent backwards so that they slide and don't catch. The single strand is better with a hooked end so the actual...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-04-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By solentlife
Someone was shouting its virtues long while ago...

Someone was shouting its virtues long while ago on RCG ... have a search there ...

................ ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-02-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,342
Posted By solentlife
I feel quite Chuffed pleased that my simple...

I feel quite Chuffed pleased that my simple thread starter has generated the response and support to get WF sorted ...

I thank all Moderators, Don ... and all who have put their efforts and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,342
Posted By solentlife
OOP's .... USUALLY unpolluted !! I have...

OOP's ....

USUALLY unpolluted !! I have been guilty of this infringement.

Slaps Wrist Hard ...

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-21-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,342
Posted By solentlife
At end of day ... its not quality of the forum -...

At end of day ... its not quality of the forum - but the people who moderate it .. and those who contribute.

Another site I was one of the guys who set it up ... Small Boat Club ... we use...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,342
Posted By solentlife
AND lets not forget his TEAM of Mod's .... ...

AND lets not forget his TEAM of Mod's ....

I am Mod on various forums and it can be a right pain job .. so

Thanks to all ...

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,342
Posted By solentlife
I admit I am guilty of using larger piccies in...

I admit I am guilty of using larger piccies in posts than the attached style - but that's so greater detail can be seen.

Nigel
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