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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 113
Posted By solentlife
The T6 radio is actually a good radio - but as my...

The T6 radio is actually a good radio - but as my 6EH shows - it has limitations as a 6 ch radio.

My Tv set-up on the 9x - uses 7 ch's but that's because of aux ch's set to control TV servos ... ...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 113
Posted By solentlife
Not unusual ... How many times do you go...

Not unusual ...

How many times do you go to Official car dealer with a problem ... they plug in - read a screen .. tell you all is ok ... charge you a mortgage amount. You drive away with same...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-25-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By solentlife
As Abuelo says - connect all 3 as is .. run it up...

As Abuelo says - connect all 3 as is .. run it up and swap any two wires if it runs backwards.

A brushless motor is effectively similar to an AC 3 Phase motor ...

Nigel
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-24-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By solentlife
Sounds like the mixing doesn't centre the TV...

Sounds like the mixing doesn't centre the TV servos that are slaved ....

Sorry it's now out of my knowledge area as I say - I don't have the Aero T6 ...

Nigel
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-13-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By solentlife
WF is far more friendly and tolerant than many...

WF is far more friendly and tolerant than many other sites.

If a person joins and its obvious they are new - they don't get browbeaten like on other sites. We'll try and bring them along with us...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 258
Posted By solentlife
As I understand it ... it's not the ESC that is...

As I understand it ... it's not the ESC that is the factor in this - it's the Tx / Rx signal ... if you connect to a Futaba Rx - the throttle needs reversing etc.

The 9x / 9xr radios when setting...
Forum: Beginners 01-08-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 850
Posted By solentlife
Pusher, Tractor and EDF ... I used to do Glow...

Pusher, Tractor and EDF ... I used to do Glow powered DF in the old days as well ...

Nigel
Forum: Beginners 01-06-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 850
Posted By solentlife
Most wings can be modified easily from simple to...

Most wings can be modified easily from simple to aileron .... sharp knife, straight edge, sheet balsa or foam to infil and face up wing cutout / ailerons ... cut servo slots and face up with scrap .....
Forum: Beginners 01-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 850
Posted By solentlife
I proved years ago that can be changed .... ...

I proved years ago that can be changed ....

I had a Starlight trainer and used to teach people on it ... it was 4ch but I could swap it to 3ch if they wanted ... It had dihedral enough but also...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By solentlife
I would like to thank Don and anyone else who has...

I would like to thank Don and anyone else who has to put up with us deadbeats ranting and generally making idiots of ourselves on his good pages.

The work and time that Mods put in on Forums so...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
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: 51
Views: 938
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: 29
Views: 600
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: 258
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: 51
Views: 938
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: 40
Views: 739
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: 2,947
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: 242
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: 4,450
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: 702
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: 702
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: 35
Views: 747
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: 35
Views: 747
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: 383
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: 383
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: 682
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: 5,598
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: 229
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: 484
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: 211
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...
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