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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 252
Posted By solentlife
My total reduced by 1 this last weekend .... too...

My total reduced by 1 this last weekend .... too low ... too fast .... and too confident ! My Mini4 just disintegrated when she clipped the ground ..........

Shame as that was one hell of a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,370
Posted By solentlife
The location is CIRAVA .... an ex Soviet Front...

The location is CIRAVA .... an ex Soviet Front Line Fighter base from the Cold war .... as you enter through the gate - an old derelict Mig 15 sits there ...

The paved runway is barely...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Here's the second trial ... sorry about my...

Here's the second trial ... sorry about my language at one stage ... as you can imagine - I'm getting a bit annoyed !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVyvnewBO0A

She's now being...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
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
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,370
Posted By solentlife
Having fun with her ...... absolutely. Pity...

Having fun with her ...... absolutely.

Pity the second video didn't record..... SD card was full after an excellent days flying. The second flight was even better .....

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Here's the first failure video .... ...

Here's the first failure video ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAOlNvQ6BwI&feature=youtu.be

Second uploading .....

Believe it or not -very little damage in all this ....
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By solentlife
Camera hasn't been used for 5 months.... so...

Camera hasn't been used for 5 months.... so battery ran down .... just for you lot, I shall do as ordered !

But what about the SE5 ?

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By solentlife
Nice one ! Have you considered going down in...

Nice one !

Have you considered going down in props ..... reduces amps, increases runtime, better throttle range .....

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-30-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By solentlife
To just relax and enjoy it all - my Ask 21

Today was a good day ... plenty models in the van ... and enjoyed myself ...

Decided to give the old ASK 21 a go ...

http://youtu.be/iy72tUhlOg0

She definitely needs spoilers though...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-30-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By solentlife
My old SE5 out again ...

Cheap foam ... bits and pieces ...... she's had her moments ....

But today she was still able to give a show ...

http://youtu.be/wRtE4GDk-Pk

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-30-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By solentlife
Mig 3 in air again !

This is one model that stays at home more than she should really - but she needs a good field and surface ... plus she has a nasty habit of dropping a wing at awkward times !! Like when aborting a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-30-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,370
Posted By solentlife
Today - she flew like a dream .... the more you...

Today - she flew like a dream .... the more you fly with her ... the better she gets ...

Basically DON'T haul her off the deck ! She needs to be eased of the deck ... but she is sweet ...

The...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-30-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Well the twin Floater Jet power is enough ... but...

Well the twin Floater Jet power is enough ... but going through similar troubles with this as I had with Concorde ...........

I marked her up similar CoG as Concorde ... but she's not having...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Frantically charging batteries ........... ...

Frantically charging batteries ...........

(To the sound of PLOOP ... PLOOP ... PLOOP .... wife pestered me for new mobile phone ... so I got her the Samsung 5 S Duos ... all I hear now is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Yes...... reckon you're right - we get so used to...

Yes...... reckon you're right - we get so used to big surfaces.

I'm just finishing off ready for maiden flight tomorrow ..... but there are still a few jobs to do on her cosmetically.

I'm at...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Thanks for the stickers chellie .... I've...

Thanks for the stickers chellie ....

I've got used to fitting the Stinger wheel units .... $6 incl. servo on Hobby King ... The front wheel unit is self-contained with servo ... and compact....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
As you see in photos - its out of box ... I have...

As you see in photos - its out of box ... I have video and photos of that.

Trouble is in Ukraine, my PC got zapped and I've had to revert to factory on it ... so that is taking up my non building...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-28-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
OK ... had some real bad things to sort but...

OK ... had some real bad things to sort but finally got back to the 144 ...

2nd and 3rd day results ...

Fuz sides ..
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 372
Posted By solentlife
Thats' my first question also .... WHAT...

Thats' my first question also ....

WHAT RADIO are you using now ?

Can you plug in a module to convert your 72 radio to 2.4 ? Then you already know and comfortable with your radio ......
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By solentlife
Vodka ... That was good ... Russki Standart of...

Vodka ... That was good ... Russki Standart of course.

Istanbul ? I was all for getting first flight out and was straight to airport from the ship that brought me south ...

Now this will astoun...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By solentlife
This is one of the many pains of E flight ... no...

This is one of the many pains of E flight ... no one card does it all !! So far I've noted 3 cards for mainstream ... and that does NOT cover all !!

You also have the problem that many so...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Hi DEG ..... Sorry for all your good work and...

Hi DEG .....
Sorry for all your good work and I'm building in square form. Basically I have so much else to do that is left from my time away - I need to speed up the format.

I'm hoping to do...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By solentlife
How Nigel got home !!

As many know ... I went out to Ukraine early April with intent to do a quickie assignment of 3 weeks ...

After 4 months - I finally got home .....

First : Visa to enter Crimea was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-25-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Don't worry ... I'm sure your build will make...

Don't worry ... I'm sure your build will make mine look amateur !!

Anyway ...

Make up plans from the tiles ... it's BIG !

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,457
Posted By solentlife
Wow.... I'm home ! OK I am now trying to...

Wow.... I'm home !

OK I am now trying to print the tiles to start on the build .....

I have all the bits and pieces like motors etc. so let's see ....

Because of late start - I will not do...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,553
Posted By solentlife
Just printing the tiles now ! Forgive me if...

Just printing the tiles now !

Forgive me if I revert to my sport square fuselage instead of the more complex round. I will try to get her more scale like though. I have all the bits.

Cheers...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,553
Posted By solentlife
I`m home ! Loads of trouble at home with...

I`m home !

Loads of trouble at home with local council etc. But I will have a go see if I can do the Tu144 in time.

I will have to simplify her to quicken the build.

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-20-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,553
Posted By solentlife
I'm going home !!!!!!!!!! I've finally got...

I'm going home !!!!!!!!!!

I've finally got clearance to go home .... will take about 3 days via Istanbul - BUT baby - Here I come !!!!!!

Nigel
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-20-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,955
Sticky: 100+ MPH Club
Views: 181,017
Posted By solentlife
The hobby guns are pretty useless for this work...

The hobby guns are pretty useless for this work as you need to fly too close and low .... many would chicken out of it.

The HK Doppler App for phones is best for external speed checks and for...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-19-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,955
Sticky: 100+ MPH Club
Views: 181,017
Posted By solentlife
It's been a long time since I qualified with my...

It's been a long time since I qualified with my single prop Parkjet 222kph .... my modified Parkjet with twin 250 Heli motors is still not actually flown. It defies all attempts to get it airborne.
...
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