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Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-13-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 224
Posted By solentlife
No worries ... nice to know others agree ... ...

No worries ... nice to know others agree ...



Cheers
Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-13-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 224
Posted By solentlife
Yep ... then check battery after a number of...

Yep ... then check battery after a number of flights (let it sit for a few minutes after flight) to see the voltage level. You should aim for a pack to be 3.7~V at after resting.

Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-13-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 224
Posted By solentlife
My routine for deciding timer - as I use timer...

My routine for deciding timer - as I use timer for most of my models. I also do have the Qanum Voltage Tx system.

On setting up a model - I do a Wattmeter full throttle test and read the amps. I...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-13-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 224
Posted By solentlife
EDF's are high demand systems and as JPF says...

EDF's are high demand systems and as JPF says setting a high LVA will sound very soon after launch.

I fly EDF's and I set for 3.3v and once battery has rested after flight usually bounced back to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,505
Posted By solentlife
Given that many in the 'old day's went from...

Given that many in the 'old day's went from trainer to full house in 2 models ... then many went full aerobatic / pylon racing etc. I only see the SAFE techno as a factor to overcome.

I think it a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-05-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By solentlife
My first thoughts were --- good --- but then...

My first thoughts were --- good --- but then thought - what about the roll function ?

Rudder provides two functions on a RET machine - yaw and bank.

Interesting.

Nigel
Forum: Power Systems 07-02-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By solentlife
That's like going to a car service with own parts...

That's like going to a car service with own parts and asking them to fit for you. A. They refuse because they don't get their margin on supplying parts. B. They cannot guarantee the work.

As...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-17-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By solentlife
Chattering indicates its moving tiny amount back...

Chattering indicates its moving tiny amount back and forth very fast ... or is it just buzzing ?

Chattering where its moving a tiny amount very fast about the desired point is indicating worn...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 795
Posted By solentlife
Can I say it again ? eCaLC ? ;) It really...

Can I say it again ? eCaLC ? ;)

It really does work ...

I tried Motocalc but got bogged down with 'engineering stuff' ... eCalc came to rescue ...

Nigel
Forum: Aerial Photography 05-18-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By solentlife
Use Photobucket or other online resource. You can...

Use Photobucket or other online resource. You can upload as is and the site will resize for any forum etc. as required.

Nigel
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-16-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By solentlife
I have a bank of 4 chargers at home ... 2 x 50W,...

I have a bank of 4 chargers at home ... 2 x 50W, 1 x 60W and 1 x 80W ... with 2 x 3in1 Dischargers.

One of the 50W jobs also travels in the van with me.

I have a second 60W charger but it has a...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-16-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By solentlife
I have to agree that more LiPo's does make sense...

I have to agree that more LiPo's does make sense until like me you end up with boxes of them. When do you stop buying them ?

I run from 2S 1000 up to 5S 3000 packs and in the 3S and 4S I have...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-16-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By solentlife
OK its not so simple a matter of just get a...

OK its not so simple a matter of just get a battery. Lead Acid battery's do not like to be discharged below 50% even on a proper deep cycle. So your 80A/hr battery is really only 40 at best. Then you...
Forum: Beginners 05-13-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By solentlife
I just ignore him now ... let it be. Nigel

I just ignore him now ... let it be.

Nigel
Forum: Foamies 05-11-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,862
Views: 518,150
Posted By solentlife
Its Baltics - so the rivers have snow melt till...

Its Baltics - so the rivers have snow melt till mid summer and stay virtually fresh ... once winters gone from inland ... then the water does take a slight saline quality but in fact is still...
Forum: Foamies 05-10-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6,862
Views: 518,150
Posted By solentlife
River was so inviting - I could not walk away...

River was so inviting - I could not walk away from it ...

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Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,616
Posted By solentlife
As a dedicated and long serving Bipe flyer ... OP...

As a dedicated and long serving Bipe flyer ... OP has described the typical yank of deck too early take-off.

As we start our take-off - we usually have full UP elevator ... which MUST be reduced...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-18-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By solentlife
Let me first say - it really makes no difference...

Let me first say - it really makes no difference what radio.

Y harness is the easiest to use and ensures servos have equal travel without playing with Tx end points etc.
But adjusting...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-12-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
MyRCMart 3 in 1 Battery discharger ... for $14...

MyRCMart 3 in 1 Battery discharger ... for $14 its got to be one of the best gizmos for that job ever.

I have 2 on the bench and seriously thinking to get a 3rd, possibly a 4th.

Magic tool.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-12-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
Generally conductive water is based on...

Generally conductive water is based on GENERALISED MINERAL SALTS and not just common table salt.

Second - as the electrolysis continues - that is the process - one electrode gets coated, other...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-11-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
Nothing is lost by having a go at it ... ...

Nothing is lost by having a go at it ...

The worst will be you end up with is a 2 cell (4S) pack ...

Personally I do not bin packs unless completely shot and this one is not. They make good...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-11-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
Just to refresh ... What charger do you have...

Just to refresh ...

What charger do you have ?

What mode do you set Storage in ?

Now the problem with many of the cheap Cell Checkers - they show ZERO when a cell is disconnected or there's...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-02-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
Hi D ... he does say LiPo .... Nigel

Hi D ... he does say LiPo ....

Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-01-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,488
Posted By solentlife
One of the problems we face today with online...

One of the problems we face today with online Information sources is they often do not keep up with techno advances. LiPo tech is one area particularly. Check out the date of last update to some of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-12-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By solentlife
Good idea on the FleaBay buy ... Here are...

Good idea on the FleaBay buy ...

Here are other CA suggestions ....

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Nigel
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-11-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,045
Posted By solentlife
Agreed ... but that's intentional ! Its even...

Agreed ... but that's intentional !

Its even better if you change the normal soldering bit for a short length of piano wire to use as the 'cutter'.

Nigel
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-11-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,184
Posted By solentlife
a)...

a) http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2549268

and the longer more techno

b) http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2013634

and of course there is a thread on Wattflyer...
Forum: Foamies 03-10-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By solentlife
Common 1" or less brush from same shop !! ...

Common 1" or less brush from same shop !!

Artists brushes for cutting in / fine work.

The paint actually flows and brush marks are not a problem.

Nigel
Forum: Foamies 03-10-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By solentlife
Get to a paint shop. Choose the colour you want...

Get to a paint shop. Choose the colour you want from the charts. Get the girl / boy to mix up common gloss paint or better still for one coat cover ... household vinyl wall paint.

If you want even...
Forum: Power Systems 03-08-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By solentlife
Then there's the ESC's that need Trim all way...

Then there's the ESC's that need Trim all way down and up when calibrating. Some examples of HK's Red Brick do this - can drive you nuts if you don't know. But generally those examples just do not...
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