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09-25-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By solentlife

Yep K40 needs water cooling .... The Air...

Yep K40 needs water cooling ....

The Air Assist is optional ... but good to have as the 40W can ignite the material being cut if care not taken about settings. Plus of course it blows any smoke...
09-24-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By solentlife

Welcome to the Laser world ..... My K40...

Welcome to the Laser world .....

My K40 Laser has air assist to clear the work and it also reduces 'flame' ... if I switch it off - I can easily cause a flame to ignite.

My Laser tube is cooled...
08-30-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

Cheers Chellie. MRI done .. now wait Doctors...

Cheers Chellie.

MRI done .. now wait Doctors report.
08-18-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

Initially they just said it was compressed nerves...

Initially they just said it was compressed nerves from the fall .... but I was not so sure. Near two months on and I still have stiffness and odd pain stabs etc. plus a near constant ache.

Blocker...
08-17-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

Had X-rays Monday ..... met with Surgeon today .....

Had X-rays Monday ..... met with Surgeon today ..

Surgery a success but still need to take care for another 4 - 5 months ...

But as suspected - I have a different problem of around the area...
Forum: Power Systems
08-17-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By solentlife

Slow Fly props are crap !! They are thin...

Slow Fly props are crap !!

They are thin wide blade props usually in nylon that flex a lot. You definitely do not want to use on a high KV motor. I stopped using them om low KV motors as they...
Forum: WWI Era
08-11-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By solentlife

While printing dummy engine - 3D machine threw a...

While printing dummy engine - 3D machine threw a wobbly ...... but finally got it fixed.




Sopwith Camel Rotary Engine Rock 'n' Roll (2 min 56 sec)

All fixed and printing back on ..
...
08-10-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By solentlife

Blimey ... used to run fuel into Geelong .... we...

Blimey ... used to run fuel into Geelong .... we banned the local Seamans Mission guy from visiting the ship ... he used to pinch our table tennis balls and enjoy the ships bar a bit too much ! That...
08-10-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By solentlife

Underarm as it has less 'twist' as the arm...

Underarm as it has less 'twist' as the arm traverses forward.

https://youtu.be/_1pugaObRZU

But for reliable repeated launches and SOLO ...... the bungee beats all ......
Forum: WWI Era
08-09-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By solentlife

I had similar problem with the Pilot Nieuport 28...

I had similar problem with the Pilot Nieuport 28 many years ago ,,,,, which I managed 8th place in Southern Area Scale comp (Beaulieu UK).

https://i.imgur.com/aKuedAnl.jpg

And Boy oh Boy ......
Forum: WWI Era
08-07-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By solentlife

Dancing Wings / Hobby King Sopwith Camel

Just received the 1520mm DWH / HK Sopwith Camel. I have been eyeing this model for a long time after my pal built the comparable Fokker DR1. Our idea being to create a Dogfight pair.

Finally its...
08-06-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

OOOP'S ...... Wife took phone call...

OOOP'S ......

Wife took phone call yesterday from Courier ....

10mins later >

Wife : Nigel - so what did courier bring ?
Me : Oh nothing really .. something I'd forgotten about .. ...
08-06-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,519
Posted By solentlife

Well F1 has been interesting this year ... ...

Well F1 has been interesting this year ...

Max appears to have understood that 'bumping' others of the track is not good ... and now with fastest car is driving well ....

Ferrari is a...
08-02-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

i've had my moments ... About 8yrs old - was...

i've had my moments ...

About 8yrs old - was shot just above left ear by crazy guy with high powered air rifle.... hospital job.

About 10yrs old ... did an amazing somersault still sitting on...
08-01-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

Tks WF ... I suppose after 66yrs of getting...

Tks WF ...

I suppose after 66yrs of getting away without breaking bones .. it caught uop with me !

This morning woke up feeling very sad ... Wife and I had already agreed we would wait a bit...
07-31-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

Hi Don ... tks for asking. I'm getting...

Hi Don ... tks for asking.

I'm getting around now .. but have to be careful not to push too much. I take a walk round garden each day but still have to recline on bed for most of the time. Still...
07-30-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,039
Posted By solentlife

Thread is 4 years old ....

Thread is 4 years old ....
07-09-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

Walking again ...slowly and painfully ... but...

Walking again ...slowly and painfully ... but getting there day by day.

Still not allowed to sit up straight .... but can raise pillows etc to sit partly up.

Bit I hate .... have to sleep flat...
07-03-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By solentlife

Fractured lower vertebrae

So I get into silly argument ....

Later outside on slippery ceramic tiles - in surprise get hit ... feet slide out from under me and BHAM .... I'm down.

I have never felt such overwhelming...
Forum: Humor
05-08-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By solentlife

Putin return

Putin dies and goes to hell, but after a while, he is given a day off for good behavior.

So he goes to Moscow, enters a bar, orders a drink, and asks the bartender:

-Is Crimea ours?

-Yes, it...
Forum: Humor
05-08-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By solentlife

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are camping .... ...

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are camping ....

Laying in their beds - Holmes asks Watson - what he sees when looking up ...

Watson replies .. "I see the huge expanse of heaven - makes me feel...
04-27-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 710,661
Posted By solentlife

With still waiting for season start ..... another...

With still waiting for season start ..... another scratchbuild :

https://i.imgur.com/UcHlfAnm.jpg

I've had a Polaris in my hangar for many years .. the foam basically weakens, gets flexi ......
04-18-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 710,661
Posted By solentlife

RCPOwers scratchbuild F22 Vers 2 ...... pusher on...

RCPOwers scratchbuild F22 Vers 2 ...... pusher on 2200kv / 6x5E ....

https://i.imgur.com/dSHDBq5m.jpg
04-04-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,324
Posted By solentlife

We all have done it ... Sad to see.

We all have done it ...

Sad to see.
03-29-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,969
Posted By solentlife

I have his Lancaster (93") part built on the...

I have his Lancaster (93") part built on the bench ...

His build system was unconventional ... foam block (styrene) carved / shaped and covered in brown paper.

I have modified the Lanc by...
03-16-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,997
Posted By solentlife

My reason for looking is that I am currently...

My reason for looking is that I am currently going through my huge collection of LiPo's ...

First charge up to max 4.2V per cell.
Read of Charger the Internal Resistance of each cell. I know...
03-16-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,997
Posted By solentlife

0.3V per cell .... blimey - that's not much ........

0.3V per cell .... blimey - that's not much ..... IMHO - thats being super kind to the battery.
03-15-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,997
Posted By solentlife

Load checker without using motor / ESC etc.

I am sure that I am not only LiPo user that has a lot of LiPos' and amongst the many - are odd ones that at times do not perform. I try to mark them as ?? to avoid using again ... but one or two can...
03-14-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,403
Posted By solentlife

If the ESC has BEC - then you can stop worrying...

If the ESC has BEC - then you can stop worrying about the power to RX ... it will be outputting 5V - which is fine.

Not all Rx's can accept full LiPo voltage and in all honesty - better to just...
03-13-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,403
Posted By solentlife

Hi .. we all have to start somewhere and asking...

Hi .. we all have to start somewhere and asking for help is better than wasting effort and gear ..

First - you need to carefully consider what you need to control on the model ... as you add each...
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