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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
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: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-14-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 707
Posted By solentlife
All you need now in the bath .... is a nice large...

All you need now in the bath .... is a nice large glass with Ice and Baileys ... lay back and enjoy !!

Cheers
Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By solentlife
Further that if your radio gear still works -...

Further that if your radio gear still works - then why not use ? There are some who advocate older FM systems are actually better of today as you do not have so many all wanting to fly on same freq...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-10-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By solentlife
It is generally regarded that you do not want to...

It is generally regarded that you do not want to go lower than 3.2v discharged during on-load, otherwise liability to damage one or more cells. If we are talking via charger than that is generally...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-09-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 707
Posted By solentlife
WOW Chellie ... my wife cannot even change a...

WOW Chellie ... my wife cannot even change a lightbulb !!

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 520
Posted By solentlife
Posting pictures ... you can do it two ways : ...

Posting pictures ... you can do it two ways :

a) Use the manage attachments below your text box ...

or

b) upload your pictures to a web-hosting service such as Photobucket (free) and...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-03-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By solentlife
FB .. sorry to say it was a typical hold up...

FB .. sorry to say it was a typical hold up elevator and lift off far too early ... the cartwheel to left is typical torque reaction at dead slow speed. When watching video - the tell-tale signs are...
Forum: Beginners 12-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By solentlife
Balsa wood needs sealing - it will be like a...

Balsa wood needs sealing - it will be like a sponge for any paint unless you use a matt style paint such as vinyl emulsion based. It will also show every nick, dent, hairy grain .. No matter how...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,273
Posted By solentlife
SJ - We don't know each other - but I have read...

SJ - We don't know each other - but I have read and been inspired by your posts in the past ...

This thread brings home the frailty and human aspect of us all ... and also the fighting spirit we...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 517
Posted By solentlife
BONG ! No - turn on Tx with Bind button or...

BONG !

No - turn on Tx with Bind button or required set first ... then Rx with bind button pressed or plug in place ...

The Tx should be Tx'g its ID pulse for Rx to lock onto when you...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 517
Posted By solentlife
Do you have throttle hold / cut activated when...

Do you have throttle hold / cut activated when you plug in battery to model ? I have one ESC that similar happens if leave throttle cut on. I activate throttle cut, plug in battery, then I have to...
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By solentlife
Very poorly ! But is good for filling in ! ...

Very poorly ! But is good for filling in !

Nigel
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By solentlife
Chellie - I wasn't going to rain on your optimism...

Chellie - I wasn't going to rain on your optimism about hot wire work. But it is NOT as easy as forums make out. Too hot and you get irregular surface .... too cold and wire drags .... tapered wings...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-12-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By solentlife
It will take forever and a day to balance out...

It will take forever and a day to balance out cells on a LiPo ... the rate it works at is VERY VERY low ...

Its better to do a balanced storage charge on a charger ...

Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-12-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By solentlife
The second one is same as most use and has the...

The second one is same as most use and has the facility to display cell values as well as having the balance function.

But beware - the balance function will be extremely slow

First one may...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 10-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By solentlife
One thing she has is an original X-Power...

One thing she has is an original X-Power Voltwatch indicator ... you can see it in last photo on fuselage side ... LED's flicker as you move servos - showing the Rx power supply.

Model was sold...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-11-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,336
Posted By solentlife
mmmm Not only firewall came unglued but motor...

mmmm Not only firewall came unglued but motor threw 2 magnets ... one lost completely.

I've never had much success regluing magnets - so ordered another pair of motors ... which arrived very...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By solentlife
There are two main advantages with Expo : ...

There are two main advantages with Expo :

a) To lessen control at or near centre stick and make flight more stable but allowing sticks to move ... this becomes increasingly significant as the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By solentlife
Dry Cell ... ie Alkaline and normal are quoted as...

Dry Cell ... ie Alkaline and normal are quoted as 1.5V but un der load drop seriously - quite often to 1.2V ... and the voltage declines throughout discharge.

Rechargeables such as NiMH are quoted...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-03-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By solentlife
As a budget ESC - they worked as good as any ... ...

As a budget ESC - they worked as good as any ...

I would not advise trying the advertised 'burst' current though !

As I say - I'm basically happy with Red Bricks now or the basic Hobby King...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-03-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By solentlife
The Mystery series - I always got from ebay ......

The Mystery series - I always got from ebay ... and I have a yellow 60A WITH BEC ...
Which seller ? I used who-ever had at the time ... but mostly I use Red Bricks instead now and rarely buy ESC...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-26-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By solentlife
I have had odd ESC that do not like having trim...

I have had odd ESC that do not like having trim too far of neutral center position.

One ESC I installed other day actually refused to obey speed setting when trim was 50% down. It was if the Tx...
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By solentlife
Velcro can always be extended by adding another...

Velcro can always be extended by adding another strap etc.

Velcro pads on their own I back up with security thin line and second hold-down.

Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By solentlife
Basically all you do is charge it up and use....

Basically all you do is charge it up and use. First 2 or 3 charge cycles will improve slightly, but it really is only a charge and use scenario.



For initial charging I would use anywhere from...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By solentlife
a) Regardless of motors - use SAME ESC brand and...

a) Regardless of motors - use SAME ESC brand and power range based on the highest power motor in the set.

b) Linear BEC's can all be connected without problem and in fact will allow a greater amp...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By solentlife
Ground Dolly - simple build.

I'm a sworn Bungee user - but there times when I would like to have an easier life and I fly of tarmac quite often - makes Bungee set-up not so easy !

So Mind put to a dolly.

Trip to local...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-19-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By solentlife
Sorry fat fingers on keyboard !! ...

Sorry fat fingers on keyboard !!

solentlifeuk

Is the correct channel !!

Nigel
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By solentlife
They all work .... I looked at various on YouTube...

They all work .... I looked at various on YouTube and combined aspects I liked.

If you check out my YouTube channel : "solelntlifeuk" : you will see mine in action.

Total cost about $15 in...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By solentlife
Far safer too - I do not like having anyone...

Far safer too - I do not like having anyone launch by hand my pushers ... I went to bungee to get consistent launch results for both pushers and EDF.

Nigel
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-17-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By solentlife
I use prop savers on my Tu144 but avoid them...

I use prop savers on my Tu144 but avoid them usually ... I'm not a lover of them.

On high kv - I agree - do not use. I prefer the tapered collet adaptors ... I usually replace the dome nut with a...
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