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Forum: Power Systems Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By solentlife
Its the only time I have had argument with JR ......

Its the only time I have had argument with JR ... they claimed it was a result of the crash. Not much you can do in those days of very few videos made. Only video I have of her is a flight with MY...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By solentlife
I'm working for Russian Oil Co. - so I should be...

I'm working for Russian Oil Co. - so I should be ok !! Money crosses all borders .... and remember - USA is still a major purchaser of Russian Oil regardless of what Govt tells you !!

Cheers...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By solentlife
The Zlin now has beefed up firewall ... 2830...

The Zlin now has beefed up firewall ... 2830 motor, 10x4.5SF prop and raring to go ...

Trouble is - I'm now waiting my driver to take me to airport ... of to Ukraine for 2 months.

Wife was very...
Forum: Power Systems Today, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By solentlife
Majority use the in-built BEC in the ESC ......

Majority use the in-built BEC in the ESC ... that's my foam jobs .... most are 9gr servo jobs. For models with larger servos - they generally have high rated ESC's with higher rated BEC's - so they...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By solentlife
OK - guys and girls ... 4250 with shaft...

OK - guys and girls ...

4250 with shaft adaptor (the 4 bolt front mount is no longer available) ... 5S LiPo's ...

WHAT Hobby King model to stick this in ? Euro Warehouse please. Warbird or 3D...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By solentlife
Cheers ! Funny - pal of mine was arrested...

Cheers !

Funny - pal of mine was arrested back in Soviet days for singing Beatles Songs in the street !! He spent 2 days in the Cells under my house ... which was a KGB Interrogation house back in...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 410
Posted By solentlife
Just rec'd Turnigy 2830 1000kv, 25A ESC, 10x45SF...

Just rec'd Turnigy 2830 1000kv, 25A ESC, 10x45SF props ... fitted them - WOW planes trying to climb out of hand at 1/2 throttle .... think this will work now !!

Firewall - not a sign of any...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By solentlife
4S : 900 x 2, 1600 x 4, 2700 x 2 - tired from...

4S : 900 x 2, 1600 x 4, 2700 x 2 - tired from hammering in EDF's
5S : 3000 ... 2 of them - were paired in my Cessna with the 4250

Rest are 3S in various sizes up to 2200 ...

Let me codge on...
Forum: Power Systems 11-24-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By solentlife
Let's look at this ..... ASP 61 basically...

Let's look at this .....

ASP 61 basically drops into the present motor mount, but cowl will need serious cutting for the larger muffler. EF reckon an OS 55 is enough.
But as a 2stroker ... they...
Forum: Power Systems 11-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By solentlife
The recc'd motor was the 4014T/570 .... they even...

The recc'd motor was the 4014T/570 .... they even provide a sticker for the wing !

To fit that motor means serious work ...

I'm trying to get to a decision so work I do brings me to solution as...
Forum: Power Systems 11-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By solentlife
The 650kv was stopped and the 500kv replaced it...

The 650kv was stopped and the 500kv replaced it ... many people have commented a poor decision.

The model does quote up to 15" prop and I know some are fitting 15x8 .... on a 4S that may work .....
Forum: Power Systems 11-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By solentlife
She ran fine on 5S in my big Cessna ... but with...

She ran fine on 5S in my big Cessna ... but with 13x6 prop. That baby weighed in HEAVY ... well over 4kgs. But that's not 3D machine.

I've read various that puts the 4250 at 1100 - 1200W - so...
Forum: Power Systems 11-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By solentlife
Need help deciding ... is this powerful enough.

Turnigy Aerodrive 4250 - 650kv
5S 3000
80A ESC
14x7 wood prop

I know the motor / battery / ESC combo works ... as it flew the big 1.68m CMP Cessna I had.

What I need to decide : Is it good...
Forum: Foamies 11-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,376
Posted By solentlife
I'm all Visa'd up for return to Russian held...

I'm all Visa'd up for return to Russian held Crimea ... today I was supposed to go and wring the neck of the ****** who used MY boats registration to register THEIRS ! But things happen and I was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By solentlife
That would be good if the parts were still in...

That would be good if the parts were still in reasonable condition, but the internal structure has completely disintegrated to shards and scraps. Not even suitable to CA together for copying.

It...
Forum: Power Systems 11-22-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 410
Posted By solentlife
Rarely get to visit Hobby Shops ... the Oil Co's...

Rarely get to visit Hobby Shops ... the Oil Co's keep me busy !

Had marvellous day today ! OK - my Zlin still sits without its motor ... so that will now wait a while ... but my Extra and Badius...
Forum: Power Systems 11-22-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 410
Posted By solentlife
That may have been better in keeping in foam ......

That may have been better in keeping in foam ... where my ply sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb.

But I have to admit ... the motor is over 250W - so maybe the model was being pushed a...
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By solentlife
Suggest you do test run with Gorilla Glue on...

Suggest you do test run with Gorilla Glue on scrap. Then you will see the expansion we talk about. GG exerts a lot of pressure when it cures and forces its way out in surprising ways!

If you go...
Forum: Power Systems 11-22-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 410
Posted By solentlife
I also thought of adding more foam as cheeks ......

I also thought of adding more foam as cheeks ... to increase glueing area. But having very light 2mm Lite-Ply - it was stronger, for basically same weight.

Next any 3D job I have - If I do !!...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By solentlife
Hi Turbo .... that's a shame ... It may be a...

Hi Turbo .... that's a shame ... It may be a heavy beast, but powered well with a 4250 650kv + 5S on a 13x7 ... she goes well.

What I need is the inside ply stuff copied ... horizontal and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By solentlife
Badius in air with Wattflyer decals !!

Hi Chellie ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96f1fvL9siM&feature=youtu.be

Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By solentlife
JPF - I have same problem .... about same 18 mths...

JPF - I have same problem .... about same 18 mths of crap.

I priced up CHL and for me is just not worth buyng CHL ... and yes - I get the same unsolicited email offers that are no good at all...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By solentlife
As many know - I am one of the last to bin or...

As many know - I am one of the last to bin or retire a model, even when banged up badly.

The Laser machine drops very nicely into my regime, my next project may be to resurrect the big Cessna I...
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-21-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By solentlife
Gorilla Glue or its generic version - PU wood...

Gorilla Glue or its generic version - PU wood glue. But beware its considerable expansion. If left to own devices - it will twist and mis-align the item. So tape / block securely.

My preference is...
Forum: Power Systems 11-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By solentlife
I was told a couple of years ago that Hacker had...

I was told a couple of years ago that Hacker had moved to China .... whether that was only production or total was not clear. No idea if info was right or not.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-20-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By solentlife
In fact ... few seconds to trace .... about 2...

In fact ... few seconds to trace .... about 2 mins to scan .... 2 - 3 mins to polyline in Moshidraw .... foam cuts in seconds .. the 2mm ply in about 2 mins for this.

It actually took longer to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-20-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By solentlife
My Laser Cutter really comes into its own !

My Mig 3 is a real handful to land ... that tapered wing is so critical ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6LTj7_AYl8&list=UUyL-n9_9hO7LsqWqJOCWhSQ

Well yet again - I caught the tip on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By solentlife
I got lost along the way ... had many years...

I got lost along the way ... had many years flying in UK at meetings and some of the best sites ever ... Left UK for Former Soviet Union ... and gave up model flying.

I saw a silly 2ch model...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 123,297
Posted By solentlife
Gays ? :confused: I'm happily married !!...

Gays ? :confused:

I'm happily married !! Well - as happy as one can be !!

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 123,297
Posted By solentlife
Tks for offer ..... but I'm of to Ukraine /...

Tks for offer ..... but I'm of to Ukraine / Crimea again next few days - so would be sitting around for few months !
I expect home about mid Jan.

Today - I'm of to have a last flight session...
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