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Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 431
Posted By solentlife
Very poorly ! But is good for filling in ! ...

Very poorly ! But is good for filling in !

Nigel
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 431
Posted By solentlife
Chellie - I wasn't going to rain on your optimism...

Chellie - I wasn't going to rain on your optimism about hot wire work. But it is NOT as easy as forums make out. Too hot and you get irregular surface .... too cold and wire drags .... tapered wings...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-12-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 236
Posted By solentlife
It will take forever and a day to balance out...

It will take forever and a day to balance out cells on a LiPo ... the rate it works at is VERY VERY low ...

Its better to do a balanced storage charge on a charger ...

Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-12-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 236
Posted By solentlife
The second one is same as most use and has the...

The second one is same as most use and has the facility to display cell values as well as having the balance function.

But beware - the balance function will be extremely slow

First one may...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By solentlife
One thing she has is an original X-Power...

One thing she has is an original X-Power Voltwatch indicator ... you can see it in last photo on fuselage side ... LED's flicker as you move servos - showing the Rx power supply.

Model was sold...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-11-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,118
Posted By solentlife
mmmm Not only firewall came unglued but motor...

mmmm Not only firewall came unglued but motor threw 2 magnets ... one lost completely.

I've never had much success regluing magnets - so ordered another pair of motors ... which arrived very...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By solentlife
There are two main advantages with Expo : ...

There are two main advantages with Expo :

a) To lessen control at or near centre stick and make flight more stable but allowing sticks to move ... this becomes increasingly significant as the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By solentlife
Dry Cell ... ie Alkaline and normal are quoted as...

Dry Cell ... ie Alkaline and normal are quoted as 1.5V but un der load drop seriously - quite often to 1.2V ... and the voltage declines throughout discharge.

Rechargeables such as NiMH are quoted...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-03-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By solentlife
As a budget ESC - they worked as good as any ... ...

As a budget ESC - they worked as good as any ...

I would not advise trying the advertised 'burst' current though !

As I say - I'm basically happy with Red Bricks now or the basic Hobby King...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-03-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By solentlife
The Mystery series - I always got from ebay ......

The Mystery series - I always got from ebay ... and I have a yellow 60A WITH BEC ...
Which seller ? I used who-ever had at the time ... but mostly I use Red Bricks instead now and rarely buy ESC...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-26-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By solentlife
I have had odd ESC that do not like having trim...

I have had odd ESC that do not like having trim too far of neutral center position.

One ESC I installed other day actually refused to obey speed setting when trim was 50% down. It was if the Tx...
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By solentlife
Velcro can always be extended by adding another...

Velcro can always be extended by adding another strap etc.

Velcro pads on their own I back up with security thin line and second hold-down.

Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By solentlife
Basically all you do is charge it up and use....

Basically all you do is charge it up and use. First 2 or 3 charge cycles will improve slightly, but it really is only a charge and use scenario.



For initial charging I would use anywhere from...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By solentlife
a) Regardless of motors - use SAME ESC brand and...

a) Regardless of motors - use SAME ESC brand and power range based on the highest power motor in the set.

b) Linear BEC's can all be connected without problem and in fact will allow a greater amp...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By solentlife
Ground Dolly - simple build.

I'm a sworn Bungee user - but there times when I would like to have an easier life and I fly of tarmac quite often - makes Bungee set-up not so easy !

So Mind put to a dolly.

Trip to local...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-19-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,127
Posted By solentlife
Sorry fat fingers on keyboard !! ...

Sorry fat fingers on keyboard !!

solentlifeuk

Is the correct channel !!

Nigel
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,127
Posted By solentlife
They all work .... I looked at various on YouTube...

They all work .... I looked at various on YouTube and combined aspects I liked.

If you check out my YouTube channel : "solelntlifeuk" : you will see mine in action.

Total cost about $15 in...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,127
Posted By solentlife
Far safer too - I do not like having anyone...

Far safer too - I do not like having anyone launch by hand my pushers ... I went to bungee to get consistent launch results for both pushers and EDF.

Nigel
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-17-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,127
Posted By solentlife
I use prop savers on my Tu144 but avoid them...

I use prop savers on my Tu144 but avoid them usually ... I'm not a lover of them.

On high kv - I agree - do not use. I prefer the tapered collet adaptors ... I usually replace the dome nut with a...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By solentlife
I honestly believe that part of the problem is...

I honestly believe that part of the problem is the advent of E flight ... causing lighter props and use of same / similar materials to the heavier Glow means flex.
On Glow - GFN - the composite...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-15-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,127
Posted By solentlife
OK ... lot of sense here and I will add my bit - ...

OK ... lot of sense here and I will add my bit -

1. An 8x4 prop will generate a lot of torque but a lot less thrust. On a 1400 motor - you are in the low thrust region that does not suit pusher...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By solentlife
When I first read the title .... I was ready to...

When I first read the title .... I was ready to annihilate nylon props and advise wood. Then read the post.

Wood are nice as they hold shape even under severe load. But they shatter if clipped.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-14-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,922
Posted By solentlife
Good one .... good luck. Nigel

Good one .... good luck.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-14-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By solentlife
Vibration ! Yep .... I used G-clamps to lock mine...

Vibration ! Yep .... I used G-clamps to lock mine down .... whole bench then started vibrating.

The difficulty staying on a line and blade bending are worst matters.

My laser cutter is not...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By solentlife
Its a bog standard K40 cheapo Chinese job ... one...

Its a bog standard K40 cheapo Chinese job ... one that gets bad reviews on CNC sites !!

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By solentlife
Hard to beat this .... ...

Hard to beat this ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWQs3cnaK8E&list=UUyL-n9_9hO7LsqWqJOCWhSQ

My Dremel / Polish Scroll job could never even approach this precision.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By solentlife
I had the multi-shop from them .... serious bench...

I had the multi-shop from them .... serious bench scroll job with PTO remote and disc sander attachment. To be honest ..... the Polish copy I now have is same except lack of attachments. It exhibits...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-09-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 68
:)
Views: 1,922
Posted By solentlife
My concorde also has the linear bec's together...

My concorde also has the linear bec's together and no problem.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By solentlife
5000 by 20c should be technically capable of...

5000 by 20c should be technically capable of 100A...... not that I would want to push that too much.

To be honest many set-ups exceed specs on power draw. Motors may say 40A or whatever max ......
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 68
:)
Views: 1,922
Posted By solentlife
If I didn't know better .... I'd say 'man after...

If I didn't know better .... I'd say 'man after my own heart !'

Cheers
Nigel
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