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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By solentlife
A trick I use for motor mount discs / wheel discs...

A trick I use for motor mount discs / wheel discs etc, to make sure I have true centre is to cut the discs using a powered hole cutter that uses a central drill for alignment. Not only do you get the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 439
Posted By solentlife
I think most of us have found out the hard way !!...

I think most of us have found out the hard way !!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Skyleader%20Skymaster%20Bipe/Nov%205%202011%20crash/DSCF5111.jpg...
Forum: Foamies Today, 04:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 561
Posted By solentlife
Its nearly always something simple ! Nigel

Its nearly always something simple !

Nigel
Forum: Foamies Today, 02:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 561
Posted By solentlife
As soon as I see Fish-eye view video - I stop...

As soon as I see Fish-eye view video - I stop viewing .. I too do not like it.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 439
Posted By solentlife
My big Skymaster biplane (61 glow) original Mk1...

My big Skymaster biplane (61 glow) original Mk1 has no interplanes ... but I fitted by using control rods through ply plates. the ply-plates being sub-ribs glued alongside existing ribs in the wings....
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 439
Posted By solentlife
Now that's interesting 'rcers' ............ my...

Now that's interesting 'rcers' ............ my plan shows interplane struts, but your photo shows none.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 439
Posted By solentlife
I have a bit of Depron left over ... I might have...

I have a bit of Depron left over ... I might have a bash at one m'self .... once I get home of course !!

Nigel
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By solentlife
Sorry I didn't get back on this ... To be...

Sorry I didn't get back on this ...

To be best price wise and availability - you can download of the web-site ... is Clearview. Just ggogle "Clearview RC Sim" .... the download is full version...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By solentlife
Its funny when you check out general layouts ......

Its funny when you check out general layouts ... that people tend to install looking DOWN on a model. The antennae usually in the upper cockpit / gear area. When in reality a model flies ABOVE you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-18-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 439
Posted By solentlife
Going back over the thread ... yeh I'm bored !! ...

Going back over the thread ... yeh I'm bored !!



I am a little askew with that ... I agree that some can take on a character that needs to have 'finger' on the stick care ... but generally...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 439
Posted By solentlife
Any more news on this ? Seems to have gone...

Any more news on this ?

Seems to have gone all quiet ...

Nigel
Forum: Power Systems 12-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 427
Posted By solentlife
Just to add a small comment to Denny's .... ...

Just to add a small comment to Denny's ....

An electric motor will try to maintain it's rpm regardless of prop size. This is why the amps changes so much ... and why with too big a prop she will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-18-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By solentlife
:D:D:D:D:D:D Sorry Denny ... not everyone...

:D:D:D:D:D:D

Sorry Denny ... not everyone flies Spekie !!

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-18-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,765
Posted By solentlife
Hi Hawk ... already done ... chatted ... and...

Hi Hawk ... already done ... chatted ... and result ... as I said LHS (3hrs drive from my home) can order as the local agent.

Priced at 166 Euros + shipping. The one on the shops web-site is not...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-17-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,765
Posted By solentlife
I must admit - I keep looking at the E-Flite...

I must admit - I keep looking at the E-Flite Funtana EP ... but by time I pay shipping ... every few days - I open up E-Flite page .. or the LHS (not so Local but ...) who are E-Flite sellers .. as I...
Forum: Humor 12-17-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By solentlife
But do you get "erections every day that last...

But do you get "erections every day that last more than four hours" ??

;)

Nigel
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By solentlife
Sorry I never answered earlier ... work and...

Sorry I never answered earlier ... work and flying ... and hospital !!

I have the jumpered version 2 now and no worries ...

The Vers. 3 which is the non-jumper one ... needs to be disabled...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By solentlife
I think in configuration terms - I agree ... ...

I think in configuration terms - I agree ...

My aim is to jog even reluctant people to have a go .. as I say - it doesn't even have to prove itself in flight. It's more a fantasy trip in a plan /...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By solentlife
I'm sure FrSky is not the only one ... but Full...

I'm sure FrSky is not the only one ... but Full Range FrSky Rx's can unplug antenna/ae and fit longer ... there are a range of lengths available already fitted with the plug ...
The only Rx I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By solentlife
Fine ... one thing you can do ... I often with a...

Fine ... one thing you can do ... I often with a skewer make a neat hole in fuselage side and poke one antenna through so it is out 'in the breeze'. I put a piece of tape inside the fuselage so the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By solentlife
Hey guys ... quit with Chellies Knickers !! ...

Hey guys ... quit with Chellies Knickers !!

Back to models ... I was hoping that innovation would come forth ! What could you do with such items ...

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: Power Systems 12-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 427
Posted By solentlife
As a 50mm flyer ... I read a lot of crap about...

As a 50mm flyer ... I read a lot of crap about what to do with them and claims of fantastic performance.

I really don't know where some of them get their data from ... maybe they dream it ?
...
Forum: Power Systems 12-16-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 427
Posted By solentlife
Just a tip in cutting back props that I use .... ...

Just a tip in cutting back props that I use ....

I cut one blade to length and shape of tip. I do not fine down the thickness yet.
I line up prop flat onto a table with centre boss against table...
Forum: Power Systems 12-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 427
Posted By solentlife
The amount of 'throttle-back' to stop overheating...

The amount of 'throttle-back' to stop overheating was significant in the ones I tried it with. To such an extent that it really wasn't worth it. I admit that I was doing this with high power 450 heli...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By solentlife
As long as the receiver antenna / antennae are...

As long as the receiver antenna / antennae are installed not laying alongside the ESC masked by it.

Nigel
Forum: Power Systems 12-16-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 427
Posted By solentlife
I have throttle limited a few models in my quest...

I have throttle limited a few models in my quest for speed .. increasing throttle on highly overstressed motor combos ... but it has always been a risk of blowing the motor. It works - but is highly...
Forum: E-Flite Helicopters 12-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By solentlife
When you have the likes of WL Toys (Banggood),...

When you have the likes of WL Toys (Banggood), HiSky and Walkera etc ... its a competitive market.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By solentlife
The BBQ skewers also work great as control rods...

The BBQ skewers also work great as control rods ...

Basically - I am trying to get as many simple designs up - so that those who haven't dabbled in it - can see nothing is hard .. simple works....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By solentlife
Chellie ... for you Lass - excuse anything !! ...

Chellie ... for you Lass - excuse anything !!

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By solentlife
OK .. scratchers ... here's one for you !

Lets take a single sheet of Depron .. standard sheet ... 1.2m long, 0.6m wide.

I'll give you 3 bog standard cheapo 9gr servos.

A typical 24 .. 28 size parkfly motor of 1200 - 1400kv and a 7x6...
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