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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-24-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 516
Posted By Panther
Good point. Probably chop 1/2 off and do a range...

Good point. Probably chop 1/2 off and do a range check then a bit more......
I can always solder a new full length back on if I need to.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-23-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By Panther
Those ply plates are really just to hold the wing...

Those ply plates are really just to hold the wing halves together but they do take some torsional strain.
I checked mine one day and found that the factory does not glue them in real well as one of...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-23-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By Panther
The main spar is about 10 or 12 mm diameter and...

The main spar is about 10 or 12 mm diameter and 450 mm long and slides into the square alloy tubing in the wing.

How could you miss something like the spar ??? Easily done. Especially if it was...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-23-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 516
Posted By Panther
All good comments. It is easy to get at the...

All good comments. It is easy to get at the antenna connection on the board. Already soldered it back on once before. I might try a short (250 mm) wire and see what happens
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-23-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 516
Posted By Panther
I want to do some indoor flying and whlst I have...

I want to do some indoor flying and whlst I have my 2.4 gear I also have a tiny Fagaio? 36 mHz full range Rx and Tx.
Now, being 1 meter long, the antenna is going to look silly dragging behind the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-23-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By Panther
I believe the wing spar system is plenty strong...

I believe the wing spar system is plenty strong enough. It would take something pretty extraordinary to break it under normal circumstances.
It almost sounds like the ply plate is what you were...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-19-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,587
Posted By Panther
Hopefully I will be doing a maiden tomorrow for...

Hopefully I will be doing a maiden tomorrow for my friendly neighbour.
I have spent most of the last 2 days building his P2K for him. So now we have one each.
He is a 'full size' pilot but hasn't...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Panther
The FPV Raptor suffered the same problem. Dive on...

The FPV Raptor suffered the same problem. Dive on launch but it would fly OK.
Later models have a redesigned motor pod to rectify it.
On mine I fitted wheels and used flaps for take-off to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-15-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By Panther
Sorry to hear that. I have heard of a couple...

Sorry to hear that. I have heard of a couple doing that. (not the pond bit) and I wonder why. I did loops and rolls with mine nearly every time I flew it and had no problems. Shame you can't recover...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-15-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,597
Posted By Panther
I looked at my heap of assorted batteries...

I looked at my heap of assorted batteries recently and the only batteries that show NO signs of puffiness are the Zippy Flightmax. They are at least 3 years old now.
Lets face it. No battery lasts...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-14-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By Panther
Digress is what makes life interesting. Yes...

Digress is what makes life interesting.
Yes The HobbyKing site has a couple of blokes on it that just can't shut up. They have to comment on nearly every posting, but, then again, I suppose they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-14-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,597
Posted By Panther
No luck with NanoTechs here either. The last 2 I...

No luck with NanoTechs here either. The last 2 I bought in December puffed after the first charge. and 35-75C rating seems to be about 30C to me as they get very hot on a quad that uses max of 40...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By Panther
I hardly ever fly in the wind as we get stuff all...

I hardly ever fly in the wind as we get stuff all compared to some folks. I used to a lot and remember having to drive the plane hard all the way to the ground. A gyro helps when you are getting...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-09-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 896
Posted By Panther
You're on the wrong website Eddy. However 2 nice...

You're on the wrong website Eddy. However 2 nice gents are coming to get you shortly. :D
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-09-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 896
Posted By Panther
I have a great grand-daughter. Turned 1 a few...

I have a great grand-daughter. Turned 1 a few weeks ago.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 150,878
Posted By Panther
I maidened this today and had 4 great flights. It...

I maidened this today and had 4 great flights. It really moves along. Don't you just love a new plane that behaves itself?
Gotta say, I was damn lucky. On the third flight when I landed one...
Forum: Aerial Photography 05-03-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By Panther
Just found this. Nigel, the manufacturer...

Just found this.
Nigel, the manufacturer supplies the correct USB plug-in for what you want. It is a Right angled plug so it doesn't stick out at all. I have one for 808 #16 and just take the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-03-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 151,778
Posted By Panther
I put brakes on mine and I can now fly in...

I put brakes on mine and I can now fly in confined spaces. It was damn hard getting it down sometimes.
I agree with pattern14 a couple of posts up. As it gets older the fuse gets more rubbery. I had...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 372
Posted By Panther
Well in over 50 years I have never had a prop nut...

Well in over 50 years I have never had a prop nut come loose let alone on an electric.
Maybe I tighten them properly.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 372
Posted By Panther
Personally I like the brake on. I fly gliders...

Personally I like the brake on.
I fly gliders and wings etc but find all my planes (including scale) glide a lot better if the motor is braked.
Only thing I don't have brakes on is the quads.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 571
Posted By Panther
Won't be long and he'll have to use heat...

Won't be long and he'll have to use heat resisting paint on his foamies.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-19-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By Panther
Chellie makes sense. Bad connections = high...

Chellie makes sense. Bad connections = high resistance = HEAT = higher resistance.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-15-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 150,878
Posted By Panther
Picture or we'll all growl at you.....:p>

Picture or we'll all growl at you.....:p>
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-13-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 150,878
Posted By Panther
Nice clean machine.....

Nice clean machine.....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-12-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 150,878
Posted By Panther
Having a ball with my TekSumo. Flies like a...

Having a ball with my TekSumo. Flies like a dream.
Here is a very short flypast of my mates Bonzai followed by my TekSumo.

https://vimeo.com/124683732

I'll use my phone next time. Everything...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-06-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Panther
Actually what I meant Nigel was to buy maybe the...

Actually what I meant Nigel was to buy maybe the long antenna and cut it to whatever length you wanted and solder it on. At least it is sheilded and the correct length already cut and exposed at the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-06-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 472
Posted By Panther
There are 3 RX modes in Taranis. D8, D16 and...

There are 3 RX modes in Taranis.
D8, D16 and LR12
The RX specific does not show as an option in D8 which is all the older style RXs.
It automatically shows when D16 mode and LR12 modes are...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-06-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Panther
All I can suggest is that FrSky antennas are...

All I can suggest is that FrSky antennas are available in short and long premade for D4R and others and they are only a few cents or so for the short ones. Proper sheilded coax....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-05-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 472
Posted By Panther
Nigel, The newer Rxs like the XR8 automatically...

Nigel, The newer Rxs like the XR8 automatically put a number in the TX but you can change it to a different number. I will have a look and let you know what RXs can be numbered. I have never bothered...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-04-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 472
Posted By Panther
I have a Taranis but many of my RXs are just...

I have a Taranis but many of my RXs are just normal ones.
I had a T180 on my back seat but stopped halfway home to do a Quad aerial video of a farm that I had been requested to do.
Unfortunately...
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