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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 126
Posted By solentlife
Take multi-meter and you can check EACH cell via...

Take multi-meter and you can check EACH cell via the pins of the plug.

The outer pins give total voltage ... each adjacent pair in turn gives each cell....

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By solentlife
Interesting ... OK - here's my take on it...

Interesting ...

OK - here's my take on it for what it's worth.

Span 48" and all up weight without gear at 413gr.

Assume a flying weight more like 700gr.

Looking at photos - it's a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By solentlife
Interesting ... OK - here's my take on it...

Interesting ...

OK - here's my take on it for what it's worth.

Span 48" and all up weight without gear at 413gr.

Assume a flying weight more like 700gr.

Looking at photos - it's a...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-14-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By solentlife
Fish ... if it's a NiMH pack .... then what are...

Fish ... if it's a NiMH pack .... then what are you concerned about ?

Get your LiPo charger ... set it to NiMH and set a rate of 100mA or whatever lowest rate your charger allows ... usually you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 976
Posted By solentlife
The GWS Black plastic mount is in fact a pattern...

The GWS Black plastic mount is in fact a pattern mount and sold by many ... HK ... RCTimer ... etc.

I use these on high speed high power as well as low speed floaters. I have never had one sheer...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By solentlife
Hi Plumber ... here's my little pot of 'wisdom'...

Hi Plumber ... here's my little pot of 'wisdom' ... (note this is my pot and may not agree with others) ...

Any pack that is left connected and liable to power drain - even if only mA will...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 07-09-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife
I would suggest to go for the V911-1 ... this has...

I would suggest to go for the V911-1 ... this has the improved battery connector ..

One trick ... the Tx sticks are short on the stock Tx. I took BBQ bamboo skewers and cut short lengths ......
Forum: Warbird Electrics 07-02-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By solentlife
Hobby KIng have a 50cc Spitty Mk IX : USA :...

Hobby KIng have a 50cc Spitty Mk IX :

USA :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24001__Supermarine_Spitfire_Mk_IX_Composite_50cc_Gas_2250mm_ARF_US_Warehouse_.html

and

UK :
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 107,575
Posted By solentlife
If the jpg is too big - then it will crap out ......

If the jpg is too big - then it will crap out ...

For real good detail photos ... then best is to use a host site such as PHOTOBUCKET ... upload to there and then use the IMG code for the photo...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 06-15-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 53,152
Posted By solentlife
The T connectors - what many people do is to cut...

The T connectors - what many people do is to cut the top of the T part so rails still clip in but there's no ridge on top of the rail.
I've actually cut mine so I can push - snap fit the rails in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By solentlife
Fly by Wire ......

OK - most of us know that aircraft such as F16 and other highly manoeuvrable have Fly By Wire ... allowing outrageous CoG and power set-ups too be tamed and flyable by human hand.

Some may...
Forum: Humor 06-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By solentlife
Family take Grandad to the old folks home to rest...

Family take Grandad to the old folks home to rest out his last days .... he's had over 90 years and things are just slowing down and family need some respite from the work of caring ...

They...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-05-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By solentlife
With power supplies - it's not usually the...

With power supplies - it's not usually the voltage that's problem - it's the ability to supply sufficient amps.

Do yourself a favour ... get the Accucel Charger and a decent 6A or more power...
Forum: Foamies 06-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By solentlife
You can use anything from eBay ........... but...

You can use anything from eBay ........... but quite often the price you pay + shipping is higher than the High Street price.

It's worth checking out other online sources as well and compare...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-03-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By solentlife
Google balsa in Latvia ............. if you find...

Google balsa in Latvia ............. if you find any - you'll need Valium !!

Even when you do find it - the sizes are just not there. I don't know where they get their ideas from but the balsa is...
Forum: ParkFlyers 05-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By solentlife
So what's wrong with Monokote ? I prefer...

So what's wrong with Monokote ?

I prefer Solarfilm but that's impossible where I live - so I use Hobby King cheaper film ... or buy local - 6hr round drive ! - which is a knock-off of Monokote.
...
Forum: ParkFlyers 05-28-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By solentlife
Blue ... if it's light blue - then not a good...

Blue ... if it's light blue - then not a good colour to choose ... think of blue skies !

Silver ... mmmmmmmm I've had silver models and soon tired of the glint when sun reflects of when flying...
Forum: ParkFlyers 05-28-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By solentlife
Something I do ... I open PAINT on the computer...

Something I do ... I open PAINT on the computer and then draw a rough outline of the plane ... save the bare outline.

Then I use that for adding colours and getting ideas for schemes. It's a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By solentlife
Example : My 50mm EDF on over 750W gets...

Example :

My 50mm EDF on over 750W gets 140kph ... 5000kv 6 blade 4S

Same 50mm EDF I have that is converted to pusher on 4.1 x 4.1 on 3200kv 4S at about 500W gets over 180kph.

Pushers and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,824
Posted By solentlife
............... where do I get the cam from ? ...

............... where do I get the cam from ?

I'm not overly concerned about the model of 808 .. basically because most vids of models on Youtube are crap ! So I just buy the one that appears...
Forum: Humor 04-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By solentlife
OK .. we cannot go without this .... ...

OK .. we cannot go without this ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZsfB0ycfMo

and the most recent example of how we Brits can mock ourselves while still maintaining our Stiff Upper Lip :...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-14-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By solentlife
Do as JPF says ... Throttle Full ... switch on Tx...

Do as JPF says ... Throttle Full ... switch on Tx ... Power up model... BEEP - close throttle... series of beeps indicating accepted .. Un-power model, switch of Tx ....

Now go fly.

Yes -...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By solentlife
Beers are on Chellie ..... Well done Lass...

Beers are on Chellie .....

Well done Lass .....

A great thank-you to all and a fantastic event ...

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-29-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By solentlife
Lanxian as well as other factory labels ... ...

Lanxian as well as other factory labels ...

Problem is that KITS are few abd far between ... plenty of ARF / NEAR RTF ... but then price is well over the $100 mark.

I find it sad that...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 03-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By solentlife
Noted that HK have put Speed props in their APC...

Noted that HK have put Speed props in their APC Style listings now ...

If I've wanted more than 5" pitch in small sizes before - I've cropped down a 7x6 or similar ... which is actually pretty...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-25-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,420
Posted By solentlife
Oh Dear !! Poor Service Guy - just think...

Oh Dear !!

Poor Service Guy - just think of all that commission he just lost ... Poor poor poor guy ...

Good on yer Chellie - I hate to see todays work practices.

Sorry to hear...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-07-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 556
Posted By solentlife
Water based household emulsion wall paint ... the...

Water based household emulsion wall paint ... the stuff you paint interior walls with ... flows and lines disappear ...

I paint many models with it ... no issues with compatibility of foam ......
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,795
Posted By solentlife
Ok - the wedges that are glued in place to 'round...

Ok - the wedges that are glued in place to 'round and fair' in tail should actually go on AFTER stabiliser is glued in place ...

See my attached photos ...

...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By solentlife
I have one for each set of batterys ... one for...

I have one for each set of batterys ... one for 3S ... one for 4S etc.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Flight%20Boxes/lipobox.jpg...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By solentlife
Tried the link but failed ... This is...

Tried the link but failed ...

This is the 50mm Alloy I bought ...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22947__Hobbyking_50mm_Alloy_EDF_4800kv_3s_Version_.html

On 3S .. it...
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