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Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By solentlife
Any battery left connected will drain very slowly...

Any battery left connected will drain very slowly due to idle currents.

Nigel
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-27-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 193,413
Posted By solentlife
Sorry to hear Hawk ... Nigel

Sorry to hear Hawk ...

Nigel
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By solentlife
You had me worried there !! Now all you need...

You had me worried there !!

Now all you need is the 3s LiPo powered Hot Glue gun from Hobby King and you're laughing !

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-17-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By solentlife
If my advise such that money can be saved for...

If my advise such that money can be saved for buying same product .. be wrong ... and for stating clearly that the product works. Then its a sorry world.

I cannot help that YOU feel ruffled about...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 699
Posted By solentlife
That last bit about Flat spin ....... ...

That last bit about Flat spin .......



Says to me CoG .... a P51 like most other warbirds and sport jobs should not go into a flat spin without serious work on part of pilot. It is the arena of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-12-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,447
Posted By solentlife
I know she will not be E-powered ... but thought...

I know she will not be E-powered ... but thought you guys would like to see her ...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/zlinz5070e-main.jpg

Just been delivered to house ..

63"...
Forum: Power Systems 08-10-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By solentlife
I have a good number of my models with such .......

I have a good number of my models with such .... and just add a uBEC to power the Rx.

I reckon near ALL ESC manufacturers / brands have Opto versions.

Nigel
Forum: Power Systems 08-09-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By solentlife
$100 for a non-BEC 60A ESC ? For seriously...

$100 for a non-BEC 60A ESC ?

For seriously less money you can get Hobby wing or Plush ESC .... even a CC job - WITH BEC as well

Just saying ....

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-11-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 990
Posted By solentlife
OK ... back to serious business ... The...

OK ... back to serious business ...

The parts already shown in photos have been put together with capping fuselage pieces left off to allow access to servo installation etc.

Here's the basic...
Forum: Beginners 07-05-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 973
Posted By solentlife
Sounds like a job for : RTFM ;) Nigel

Sounds like a job for :

RTFM

;)
Nigel
Forum: Foamies 06-16-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By solentlife
Raw video from digital cams etc will not load to...

Raw video from digital cams etc will not load to Windows Movie Maker (free).

So I use Freemake Video Converter to convert from avi to wmv.

www.freemake.com

Free make also can join together...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By solentlife
I left ships to work in Saudi Arabia ... 5 years...

I left ships to work in Saudi Arabia ... 5 years there ... then offered a position overseeing export of Russian Crude Oil via Latvia (Baltic) ... two main export terminals were one on Black Sea ......
Forum: Company Discussions 05-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 14,769
Posted By solentlife
I would not quote Ford ! I had a new 2.8i...

I would not quote Ford !

I had a new 2.8i Ford Capri that snapped rear shaft and caused extensive damage to car. Ford refused to accept and played the big boys hand vs a private person card. I had...
Forum: Beginners 05-16-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By solentlife
mmmmmmm forgive my comment - but stick movement...

mmmmmmm forgive my comment - but stick movement is proportional and really all you need to do is not bang the stick to limits !

Its actually a matter I used to drum into people I taught to fly...
Forum: UAV / FPV 05-15-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By solentlife
I think the paranoia that surrounds this part of...

I think the paranoia that surrounds this part of our hobby is terrible. But given the responses of authorities to various idiots in more populated / crowded areas - it always hits those who have no...
Forum: UAV / FPV 05-15-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By solentlife
Pal of mine few days ago recorded his personal...

Pal of mine few days ago recorded his personal best at 75Km's ...

Personally I'm worried about this sort of activity at such extreme distances ... but we are lucky that Latvia is not so...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,847
Posted By solentlife
At 270 odd Euros a kit ..... all the work prior...

At 270 odd Euros a kit ..... all the work prior spent on her .... I'm too much a scrooge !!

Anyway - I have an immense amount of satisfaction having been successful .... the inner glow and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-03-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,847
Posted By solentlife
Sony 8mm. I use it where possible because of...

Sony 8mm.

I use it where possible because of the zoom capability.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,811
Posted By solentlife
Hi Eddy .... I have my Dischargers set to...

Hi Eddy .... I have my Dischargers set to terminate at 3.75V ..... that is they will balance discharge each cell to that figure ...

Believe me .... get on and use it .... its so simple ...
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,811
Posted By solentlife
Yes ... I thought I made that clear ! The...

Yes ... I thought I made that clear !

The instructions with it are good ....

Once your preferred voltage is set that will be stored and apply to all lipo packs regardless of number of cells.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-30-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,847
Posted By solentlife
OK ... close of fifth day .... Most of...

OK ... close of fifth day ....

Most of the gear refitted ... just needs legs and wheels ... AFTER covering :

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-28-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,847
Posted By solentlife
Ok .. lets carry on ! Today I've decided...

Ok .. lets carry on !

Today I've decided that I am going to get that fuselage together if it kills me ... !!

Here's the task .... splintered longerons, formers half missing ... so I've...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,847
Posted By solentlife
Ok - This wing root needs bits and pieces ... as...

Ok - This wing root needs bits and pieces ... as I don't want to lose the spacing / setting of pins etc. So its cut / splice / glue ...

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,847
Posted By solentlife
Jinxed ... I know - but we are gluttons for...

Jinxed ... I know - but we are gluttons for punishment and I WILL NOT BE BEATEN by a model !!

If nothing else ... I hope it shows people that all is NOT lost when that explosion of balsa...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By solentlife
I get feeling that one aspect has been left aside...

I get feeling that one aspect has been left aside .... LiPosucker does say RX is separately powered - so changing power Lipo would not need any cycling of Tx / Rx ... as Rx is powered by different...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,847
Posted By solentlife
Thanks by ... Yes I know I'm famous for refusing...

Thanks by ... Yes I know I'm famous for refusing to BIN models that others would throw out ! I can only suppose that all those years of Balsa bashing had me rebuilding anyway !

OK ... here's the...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 04-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By solentlife
Simple answer : what looks right usually is...

Simple answer : what looks right usually is right.

Another way is to download a plan and see what they have.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-11-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,447
Posted By solentlife
Nice one Hawk ... wish I knew someone like that...

Nice one Hawk ... wish I knew someone like that !!

I'd be inclined to stick with the E-setup, just sort out best combo .. prop / LiPo and fly her.

I used to know a guy back in UK just...
Forum: Video Parking lot 03-22-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By solentlife
Red Arrows from the 'seat'...

We've all seen Display flights and cockpit views ... but this one really had me in awe.

The distance between Hawks is down to 8ft at times ... YES 8ft ... and when you see the turbulence as...
Forum: Foamies 03-16-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By solentlife
Gorilla Glue : This is a Brand-Name for...

Gorilla Glue : This is a Brand-Name for Polyurethane Wood Glue. Any DIY shop will sell a generic version far cheaper. It is usually in two forms .... commonly referred to as White and Brown. White is...
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