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Using GPS for altitude measurement is inaccurate...

Using GPS for altitude measurement is inaccurate and is why Aircraft ... DJI ..... Autel ..... Yuneec ..... in fact most flying 'vehicles' use Barometric change fr altitude determination.

GPS...
Forum: Foamies
01-14-2020, 02:16 PM
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Posted By solentlife

So taking your photos and chat ... 21" long...

So taking your photos and chat ...

21" long ... 20" wide ... CoG at 7" back from nose ?

That makes it 30% chord .. mine comes out at 36% chord ...

So mine maybe a bit 'hot to trot' !
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Forum: Foamies
01-14-2020, 10:39 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Hi Chellie ... just out of interest can you give...

Hi Chellie ... just out of interest can you give me any numbers from your Delta ?

Span ... length .... CoG ? Just to check against mine ..

Cheers
01-14-2020, 09:44 AM
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Posted By solentlife

NiXX. Lead Acid format - yes charge up full and...

NiXX. Lead Acid format - yes charge up full and store.

Lithium based ? No. Reduce to storage level and then store.
01-13-2020, 07:41 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I have looked at the Car based Smoke systems ......

I have looked at the Car based Smoke systems ... but I think they rely on car staying upright ! The amount of smoke they produce though is comparable to a wet fuel engine system ..

Requires power...
Forum: Foamies
01-13-2020, 06:50 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Just added this quickie to the hangar : ...

Just added this quickie to the hangar :

500mm span ... 480mm length .... 2S motor with 6x4 prop .... 255gr AUW to fly ....
01-13-2020, 06:46 PM
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Posted By solentlife

As other says ... do not store fully charged. ...

As other says ... do not store fully charged.

I store at 3.75V per cell and actually I don't bother with a fridge ... I just store as is ... but at that 3.75v ..
01-13-2020, 06:39 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The problem here is getting those clear thin caps...

The problem here is getting those clear thin caps to press the fuse / detonator to the smoke material.

I now use hinge tape and it works 9 out of 10x .... cheap and cheerful !

But I am...
01-08-2020, 04:04 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I've shelved the LiFe idea ... expensive and...

I've shelved the LiFe idea ... expensive and risk of destroying battery by over charging. Lead Acid so much easier !!

Pulse Desulfators .......... seems to be a lot of controversy over these -...
01-02-2020, 05:57 PM
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Posted By solentlife

tks .. D

tks .. D
Forum: ParkFlyers
12-31-2019, 11:05 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Unfortunately Photobucket lost all power to its...

Unfortunately Photobucket lost all power to its server site and its taking them weeks to get back online again.

What I can do is email to you zip files of all I have so you can have actual photos...
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Posted By solentlife

You should only need do it once - and its not...

You should only need do it once - and its not centre point - its to set the neutral attitude of the model. It should when first installed be set with model level in all attitudes ... then that's it....
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Posted By solentlife

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?320...

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3206365-NX3-3D-Flight-Controller-Gyroscope-Balance-For-Fixed-wing-Aircraft

That may help
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Posted By solentlife

I would suggest that a Youtube search may give...

I would suggest that a Youtube search may give better answer ?

Problem is that there are so many gyros out there now - unless its a high end unit - most people cannot answer. Its also worth...
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Posted By solentlife

I suggest you download the manual while you wait...

I suggest you download the manual while you wait !!

Normally all Gyros I know require a specific way round ... ie pins forward or pins rearward. This is due to accelerometers more than the gyro...
12-21-2019, 07:38 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I found a Twitter comment that they have a...

I found a Twitter comment that they have a 'power-out' problem.
12-21-2019, 06:39 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Photobucket ???

Today I cannot logon to my PB site and I notice that photos I've linked to forum posts are unavailable ....

Anyone else having trouble with PB ?
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Posted By solentlife

I haven't used the Detrium ... the ones I have...

I haven't used the Detrium ... the ones I have and still use are :

P1 - thats very cheap and actually once you get sorted with its programming - works very well.

Orange - As bought off the...
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Posted By solentlife

I have the A3 Super II .... which many people...

I have the A3 Super II .... which many people still prefer. But lets just talk Super whatever version.

Is it worth having the programming box ? YES. And you only need buy one box to do all your...
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Posted By solentlife

When you say Eagle ... you mean Hobby eagle ? The...

When you say Eagle ... you mean Hobby eagle ? The A3pro is one of theirs.

Look at the A3 Super ....
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Posted By solentlife

Reverser ? Its only needed if both servos have...

Reverser ? Its only needed if both servos have arms pointing in same direction ... but if they are 180 degrees to each other - then simple Y lead is fine



The best Hobby Eagle Gyro is the A3...
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Posted By solentlife

With the A3pro ..... you really are limited to a...

With the A3pro ..... you really are limited to a Y lead setup .... unlike the Super Series that allows use of Aux outputs.

One aileron ? Its not that unusual many years ago in fact ... and I...
12-19-2019, 12:52 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Replace 90A/hr Lead Acid starter battery ?

This is non RC of course but I'm hoping someone like Denny can help with this.

My yacht has two 90A/Hr Lead Acid starter batterys that I can use separate or together to provide the 12V power for...
12-05-2019, 09:46 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Silver Spitfire ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-sussex-50679671/spitfire-pilots-return-to-goodwood-after-round-the-world-trip
12-04-2019, 08:59 AM
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Posted By solentlife

We have streamers of our small to medium size...

We have streamers of our small to medium size foamies when we do shows ... some in fact have 2 or 3 streamers of their model. They seem to fly fine ...

The only difference here I see is that...
12-03-2019, 04:41 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I have thought of converting my Bat Boat for use...

I have thought of converting my Bat Boat for use on the river ... but it has an outrigger prop ... RC Fishing boat are ideally jet boats ...

The idea I posted for though ... is off the beach and...
12-01-2019, 09:44 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Cheapo foamie to go fishing ...

I have been toying with idea to go fishing off the beach using my Phantom 3 Drone ... but am not willing after thinking about it - to risk the model.

It would have had a simple pin arrangement...
11-26-2019, 10:49 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Wont be long before total shutdown .... Lets...

Wont be long before total shutdown ....

Lets be honest Graupner has never been a 'budget priced' company always trying to be a few notches up the ladder. Trouble is most people are looking at...
11-24-2019, 03:10 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Hi Chellie .. Great minds think alike ... I...

Hi Chellie .. Great minds think alike ...

I have now added a 3rd rudder ... one in centre to add area and help ..

The motor thrust angle will be sorted once I have got the turning moment ... I...
11-24-2019, 11:05 AM
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Views: 597
Posted By solentlife

https://youtu.be/ZEw6EKV1kuY

https://youtu.be/ZEw6EKV1kuY
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