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Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
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, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 645
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 645
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, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 645
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 645
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...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 325
Posted By solentlife
I honestly believe that part of the problem is...

I honestly believe that part of the problem is the advent of E flight ... causing lighter props and use of same / similar materials to the heavier Glow means flex.
On Glow - GFN - the composite...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-15-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 645
Posted By solentlife
OK ... lot of sense here and I will add my bit - ...

OK ... lot of sense here and I will add my bit -

1. An 8x4 prop will generate a lot of torque but a lot less thrust. On a 1400 motor - you are in the low thrust region that does not suit pusher...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 325
Posted By solentlife
When I first read the title .... I was ready to...

When I first read the title .... I was ready to annihilate nylon props and advise wood. Then read the post.

Wood are nice as they hold shape even under severe load. But they shatter if clipped.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-14-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,539
Posted By solentlife
Good one .... good luck. Nigel

Good one .... good luck.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife
Vibration ! Yep .... I used G-clamps to lock mine...

Vibration ! Yep .... I used G-clamps to lock mine down .... whole bench then started vibrating.

The difficulty staying on a line and blade bending are worst matters.

My laser cutter is not...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife
Its a bog standard K40 cheapo Chinese job ... one...

Its a bog standard K40 cheapo Chinese job ... one that gets bad reviews on CNC sites !!

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife
Hard to beat this .... ...

Hard to beat this ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWQs3cnaK8E&list=UUyL-n9_9hO7LsqWqJOCWhSQ

My Dremel / Polish Scroll job could never even approach this precision.

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife
I had the multi-shop from them .... serious bench...

I had the multi-shop from them .... serious bench scroll job with PTO remote and disc sander attachment. To be honest ..... the Polish copy I now have is same except lack of attachments. It exhibits...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,539
Posted By solentlife
My concorde also has the linear bec's together...

My concorde also has the linear bec's together and no problem.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By solentlife
5000 by 20c should be technically capable of...

5000 by 20c should be technically capable of 100A...... not that I would want to push that too much.

To be honest many set-ups exceed specs on power draw. Motors may say 40A or whatever max ......
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,539
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, 07:30 AM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,539
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: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,999
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,999
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: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By solentlife
Take multi-meter and you can check EACH cell via...

Take multi-meter and you can check EACH cell via the pins of the plug.

The outer pins give total voltage ... each adjacent pair in turn gives each cell....

Nigel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By solentlife
Interesting ... OK - here's my take on it...

Interesting ...

OK - here's my take on it for what it's worth.

Span 48" and all up weight without gear at 413gr.

Assume a flying weight more like 700gr.

Looking at photos - it's a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By solentlife
Interesting ... OK - here's my take on it...

Interesting ...

OK - here's my take on it for what it's worth.

Span 48" and all up weight without gear at 413gr.

Assume a flying weight more like 700gr.

Looking at photos - it's a...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-14-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By solentlife
Fish ... if it's a NiMH pack .... then what are...

Fish ... if it's a NiMH pack .... then what are you concerned about ?

Get your LiPo charger ... set it to NiMH and set a rate of 100mA or whatever lowest rate your charger allows ... usually you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,238
Posted By solentlife
The GWS Black plastic mount is in fact a pattern...

The GWS Black plastic mount is in fact a pattern mount and sold by many ... HK ... RCTimer ... etc.

I use these on high speed high power as well as low speed floaters. I have never had one sheer...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-06-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By solentlife
Personally - because supply is not so easy for me...

Personally - because supply is not so easy for me - I use :

Turnigy
Bluebird
HXT
Hobby King own

from Hobby King ... and they do the job very well ...

I will not use Corona ! Every...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-06-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By solentlife
Plastic geared servos usually strip teeth on one...

Plastic geared servos usually strip teeth on one of the gears - the weakest of course ... and the replacement gear sets supply all gears - so most is wasted.
I prefer plastic gear servos for most...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By solentlife
Hi Plumber ... here's my little pot of 'wisdom'...

Hi Plumber ... here's my little pot of 'wisdom' ... (note this is my pot and may not agree with others) ...

Any pack that is left connected and liable to power drain - even if only mA will...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 07-09-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By solentlife
I would suggest to go for the V911-1 ... this has...

I would suggest to go for the V911-1 ... this has the improved battery connector ..

One trick ... the Tx sticks are short on the stock Tx. I took BBQ bamboo skewers and cut short lengths ......
Forum: Warbird Electrics 07-02-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By solentlife
Hobby KIng have a 50cc Spitty Mk IX : USA :...

Hobby KIng have a 50cc Spitty Mk IX :

USA :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24001__Supermarine_Spitfire_Mk_IX_Composite_50cc_Gas_2250mm_ARF_US_Warehouse_.html

and

UK :
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