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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,848
Posted By solentlife
Well - I'm told the new guy is supposed to coming...

Well - I'm told the new guy is supposed to coming out ... but each week I'm told next week ...

Really appreciated Chellie ... I have all the gear waiting at home ... so once I get back - won't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Posted By solentlife
To put it honestly ... If the Experts cannot...

To put it honestly ... If the Experts cannot agree - then we modellers will never agree !

Most I would suggest follow the idea that leaving LiPo fully charged is not good. Most would like me -...
Forum: Beginners 07-21-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By solentlife
I love the connectors that have a threaded part +...

I love the connectors that have a threaded part + nut to secure to horn ... pass rod through hole and lock with set-screw. So much easier to live with.
I've looked at the C clip and Plastic...
Forum: Beginners 07-20-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By solentlife
Photo or url link to sales site so we can see...

Photo or url link to sales site so we can see exactly what connectors ....... there are hundreds of different ones !

Nigel
Forum: Beginners 07-20-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By solentlife
Hot glue and a tin of Cocktail sticks...

Hot glue and a tin of Cocktail sticks ................... + for serious bbq skewers ...........

Note that many foams actually do not glue well with Hot glue ... it's ok for a short temp fix ......
Forum: Beginners 07-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By solentlife
JPF - you are attacking my view from wrong angle...

JPF - you are attacking my view from wrong angle ...

Look at it from the overall capability AMPs figure ... in YOUR last post - I totally agree IF you are calculating your way.. but the rule...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By solentlife
Hi Larry ... Surely - putting a LiPo into...

Hi Larry ...

Surely - putting a LiPo into salt water and then punching a hole would be same as driving a steel nail through a dry pack ?

Only difference being that the water would cushion any...
Forum: Beginners 07-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By solentlife
Hi JPF ... you must have skipped through my post...

Hi JPF ... you must have skipped through my post ...

If you go back and read it carefully - I specifically say that at high amps you have to work on the capacity x C rate rule.

My 2/3 is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-20-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,714
Posted By solentlife
Just ordered a couple of other motors ... Turnigy...

Just ordered a couple of other motors ... Turnigy 2826 2200KV jobs .. probably more suited than the Floater-Jet motors.

With 5.5 x 5.5 props - should do well on 3S.

By time I get home - maybe...
Forum: Beginners 07-20-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By solentlife
I'm going to be the odd one out .... If...

I'm going to be the odd one out ....

If the motor is rated at xx Amps on paper ... often I find the motor actually pulls MORE amps than that when run at spec'd prop etc.

Second if I find a...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By solentlife
Years ago when I used to sail on the ships .. we...

Years ago when I used to sail on the ships .. we often kept back old flares for Drill practice out deep sea when no other ships around.

So I am well aware that the Expiry Date is pure fiction. As...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By solentlife
As I understand it - Lipo's like other batterys...

As I understand it - Lipo's like other batterys technically should not be 'tossed into the garbage truck' even if discharged.

They are supposed to be disposed of according to environmental...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 07-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 263
Posted By solentlife
I'm renowned for being careful with my money !! ...

I'm renowned for being careful with my money !!

Flew Heli's ? Well best way to describe it - in the words of Monty Python and the Flying Sheep ...........

Didn't as much fly ---- as Plummet...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 387
Posted By solentlife
KISS ... I love it !! There's me thinking...

KISS ... I love it !!

There's me thinking of how to wire in a safety stop .. of course an alarm is all it needs.

So my bobble flow indicator ... a Temp alarm probe ... and bob's my aunts...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 387
Posted By solentlife
Hi Tom ... I'm lucky that when I go home -...

Hi Tom ...

I'm lucky that when I go home - I'm home 24/7 ... no diving of to office or work ... So scratch-build is a feasible avenue and it takes me less days to complete than many. I don't...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 387
Posted By solentlife
It's funny that even with high cost lab gear -...

It's funny that even with high cost lab gear - often a flow sensor is just the red bobble in the pipe job !

Temp - of course that's a different ball game.

I believe max temp is 45C ... which...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 387
Posted By solentlife
Anti-freeze ... mmmm I was more looking for temp...

Anti-freeze ... mmmm I was more looking for temp at what to run this ..

The machine comes with pump etc. already ... but no cooling.

Flow / Temp shut-off ... now that is likely not incl. -...
Forum: Power Systems 07-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By solentlife
Throttle trims as Fhhuber says are not linear ......

Throttle trims as Fhhuber says are not linear ... they for many years even in FM days - most were only actuve in the low throttle range ...

This is a hangover from the IC Glow days of mid...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 07-19-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By solentlife
Go online and google "RADDS Helicopter" He...

Go online and google "RADDS Helicopter"

He has a complete tutorial system that goes from absolutely zero beginner to advanced ... in easy steps.

You can download the total lessons or one by...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 07-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 263
Posted By solentlife
My wife calls me Scrooge ! My pals back in...

My wife calls me Scrooge !

My pals back in UK used to call me 'Plus-Gas' .... it's a brand of Release Oil for corroded bolts !!

:rolleyes:;)

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 387
Posted By solentlife
OK .. got the book ... now to sit back and BLOW...

OK .. got the book ... now to sit back and BLOW my mind !!

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 387
Posted By solentlife
Ok - one question ... I see various on this...

Ok - one question ...

I see various on this one item :

Cooling water. I've read / seen where a guy puts ice in his bucket of water to bring temp down to about 35 F ...
I see other vids...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 387
Posted By solentlife
Tks ... I appreciate that some may feel I've...

Tks ... I appreciate that some may feel I've ignored their advice ... that's not true. It all went in to the 'pot' stirred around ... emptied out to see result.

I shall seek out the book you...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 07-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 263
Posted By solentlife
I was like most ... afraid of too high a...

I was like most ... afraid of too high a headspeed and I kept it low ... but I found the 450 kept moving around and was sluggish - difficult to control.

Another guy saw me one day and asked what...
Forum: Beginners 07-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By solentlife
Many of my foam based models end up with bent...

Many of my foam based models end up with bent fins !! It's the way of the world.

My cure is to take a thin bbq skewer and insert into top edge of fin and push it all the way down to the fuselage...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-18-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,488
Posted By solentlife
I've spent years blending fuels for Military and...

I've spent years blending fuels for Military and Civilian use .. dang - I bet many of the US on here have probably burned some of my blends in their cars and trucks !!

On yachting forums - many...
Forum: Video Parking lot 07-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By solentlife
Near Gatwick Airport ... back in the 60 - 70's...

Near Gatwick Airport ... back in the 60 - 70's .... I knew a farm that had rented out barns to BEA / BOAC - renamed BA of course ...

Myself and a pal were visiting there and farmer showed us a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By solentlife
Have a spare Ultimate cowl that is about same...

Have a spare Ultimate cowl that is about same size ... with a bit of foam added .. shaped ... make a sand mould and plaster cast ... hot mould a plastic job ..

................

Dowel L/E ......
Forum: Video Parking lot 07-18-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By solentlife
I always think it sad ... we have DC2, DC3's...

I always think it sad ... we have DC2, DC3's still flying ... 707's .. Canberra's ... all sorts of oldies .... but two of the most identifiable icons ever - Vulcan and Lightning ...

The...
Forum: Video Parking lot 07-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By solentlife
Shed a tear for Vulcan 558 ....

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-28276162

Nigel
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