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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 632
Posted By solentlife
Brilliant ..... Now all we need is to see...

Brilliant .....

Now all we need is to see the Concorde grace the skies !

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 85,532
Posted By solentlife
WARNING : strong language is used in this video -...

WARNING : strong language is used in this video - so if you are offended by such - I suggest you do not watch ...

But this must be the most funny video of marriage state I have ever seen - .......
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By solentlife
Launchers and different designs

Now many know that I am a passionate supporter and user of the Bungee Catapult system ... having posted many times my design and videos in use. Mine is not only successful design and many other...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Today, 04:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 415
Posted By solentlife
It's just the use of the word 'vacuum' ... which...

It's just the use of the word 'vacuum' ... which is a specific.

I agree - what you mean is like my use of wording 'depressed pressure' or reduced pressure ..

In my book ... if it's possible...
Forum: ParkFlyers Today, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By solentlife
Most models can in fact survive with smaller...

Most models can in fact survive with smaller servos than we usually fit. The common 9gr is surprisingly able.

OK - some will disagree with me and tbh ... it's only an idea I have.

A flying...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 02:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 632
Posted By solentlife
I wasn't thinking 5x model weight ... as I...

I wasn't thinking 5x model weight ... as I believe the model will be well powered and is light wing loading ? So a reasonable pull but aided by EDF run up to shove it forward ?

My F16 has the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By solentlife
Seems everyone around that time was experimenting...

Seems everyone around that time was experimenting with Push - Pull variants ... taking basically airframes and joining together ...

Very few designs of such about today ... apart from Chellie's...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Today, 01:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 415
Posted By solentlife
I go with this ... We are using what is in...

I go with this ...

We are using what is in effect an air mover. What can get in hopefully can be speeded up and pushed out ... That means it needs best supply possible
We are not running real...
Forum: UAV / FPV Today, 01:41 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,453
Posted By solentlife
What people need to do is return to the actual...

What people need to do is return to the actual incident and the description of what happened ... the subject has veered seriously away from the original cause of the Fine and incident. Compare that...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 01:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife
Not everyone has such a discharger .................

Not everyone has such a discharger .............. so my posts on this thread are relative to OP and what he has ... and also fhhuber's post about running a lipo via a motor ...

You may think it...
Forum: ParkFlyers Today, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By solentlife
Ratcheting noise usually means stripped teeth on...

Ratcheting noise usually means stripped teeth on servo gear.

If the servos are known label - you can get gear sets to replace the stripped ... usually either the output or last intermediate gear...
Forum: ParkFlyers Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By solentlife
Welcome to the world of crap servo installations...

Welcome to the world of crap servo installations !

Yes ... you will prise that servo out ... a chunk of foam will come out as well.

You can do as fhhuber does .... use a foam glue as a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife
No need to get upset ... I wasn't attacking you...

No need to get upset ... I wasn't attacking you ...

Wattflyer is the nice forum - where we all respect each others views - unlike another I can think of.

I respect your view ... no problem....
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 415
Posted By solentlife
I always assumed FSA was the actual swept area of...

I always assumed FSA was the actual swept area of the ACTUAL rotor .... which is the area of the rotor disc minus the centre boss ....

Not the area in front of or behind the fan which has no...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife
Average model flight ... 3 - 8mins ..... ...

Average model flight ... 3 - 8mins .....

Time needed for that model to bring full pack to storage is only part of that ... lets say 40% of normal run time ?

If my motor and systems were that...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife
WOW ! You sure haven't read RCG thread then : ...

WOW ! You sure haven't read RCG thread then :

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2138690&page=3

I totally agree with you fhhuber .... and you'll see that my saying basically same...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 632
Posted By solentlife
Launch ? Picnic table at an angle ... slingshot...

Launch ? Picnic table at an angle ... slingshot elastic across top end ... pulled back to literally bungee the model of the inclined table ?

The nacelles being so wide might provide sufficient...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife
In practical terms yes - but in fact a fuly...

In practical terms yes - but in fact a fuly discharged cell is zero. It just has very little in that last 3.1 to 0 ...




I was wondering if he was inferring that using discharge function...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife
I bought wound resistors of Ebay ... 100W 2.2Ohm...

I bought wound resistors of Ebay ... 100W 2.2Ohm jobs ...

They will replace the car headlight bulbs I use at present ... with LED's to indicate use.

Total cost of my apparatus incl. the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By solentlife
$100 Contest ... possible Tu-160

Been looking at Tu-160 ... now that is one mean sucker !

Tu-144 is my main proposal on this $100 contest ... as I should be able to use my Concorde previous as learning curve. But this 160 just...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 415
Posted By solentlife
mmmm most I see ... inadequate performance is due...

mmmm most I see ... inadequate performance is due to the Factory recc'd LiPo being too small and unable to deliver what motor really wants.

50mm Skyangels are good example .. the 800 3S 20C is a...
Forum: UAV / FPV Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,453
Posted By solentlife
Huh Hum ... Just because a law is made...

Huh Hum ...

Just because a law is made does not mean that you then have to have Police / Agents wandering around watching for infringements. Just because you have to stop for a Red Light - does...
Forum: UAV / FPV Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,453
Posted By solentlife
Like many things in life ... Marine world is full...

Like many things in life ... Marine world is full of them - advisorys, reccomendations etc. by FAA / CAA / SOLAS / IMO etc. etc. are in effect laws ... because if anything happens and you end up in...
Forum: UAV / FPV Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,453
Posted By solentlife
I know there are rules ... I was asking WHY ......

I know there are rules ... I was asking WHY ... not what ....

;)

Nigel
Forum: UAV / FPV 04-16-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,453
Posted By solentlife
There will always be idiots ... so rules have to...

There will always be idiots ... so rules have to be made to take them into account.

In the old 'biblical' days, laws that people HAD to follow were written into religious edicts ... while others...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife
Don't forget also that a Storage function on a...

Don't forget also that a Storage function on a charger not only charges / discharges to get to the set voltage point ... but it also balances the cells to the storage level.

Saying that a pack...
Forum: UAV / FPV 04-16-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,453
Posted By solentlife
Why is there a ruling to not fly within a certain...

Why is there a ruling to not fly within a certain distance of Air Traffic space, particularly air corridors on approach and around Airports ?

Maybe we should all change to FPV and fly with the...
Forum: UAV / FPV 04-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,453
Posted By solentlife
Govts the world over are all the same ... they...

Govts the world over are all the same ... they consider themselves to be above the law until they get caught.
Govt agencies are even worse - they think as being Govt agencies that they are the be...
Forum: UAV / FPV 04-16-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,453
Posted By solentlife
In fact I have done FPV .... as close pal...

In fact I have done FPV .... as close pal introduced me to it ... so I DO speak from hands on.

Yes - we disagree and I suggest that I will not be only one to disagree with you.... whether they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 85,532
Posted By solentlife
I'm still friends with my Ex in UK ... gave me...

I'm still friends with my Ex in UK ... gave me two fabulous sons.

My present wife - big surprise to all when I re-married - INCLUDING myself ! Is good ... never moans about my models ... loves my...
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