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Forum: Power Systems
Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By solentlife

What often happens with an ESC with fast throttle...

What often happens with an ESC with fast throttle response on a Heli - is the Heli can do a wild pirouette into a mangled mess or if lucky and you shut throttle quick enough - it tries to spin...
Forum: Power Systems
Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By solentlife

Basically set it for fastest response .... you do...

Basically set it for fastest response .... you do not want any delay in motor acceleration.
Forum: Power Systems
09-17-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By solentlife

In terms of throttle response setting ... this...

In terms of throttle response setting ... this means that from ZERO - the response is set at a slow or fast rate of increase.

It is normal to have full rate response for fixed wing and slower rate...
09-17-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By solentlife

Weather here has been terrible .... no luck so...

Weather here has been terrible .... no luck so far.
09-15-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By solentlife

You wanna come over my place and cut the grass...

You wanna come over my place and cut the grass every few days !! :D
09-15-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By solentlife

Youtube new Creator Studio .....

Am I the only one who hates the new Creator Studio version ?

I click to revert to previous Studio version ... I answer the short dialogue box why ... I save ... and what happens ? Next time to...
09-15-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By solentlife

Most of my pals who were also flying Heli's have...

Most of my pals who were also flying Heli's have sold them and moved on ..... when asked they reply that flying is more important than being a mechanic repairing all the time !

My 450 is still in...
09-07-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife

Just a part of my hangar

Quite often the subject of what people have and many find it hard to imagine a large hangar !!

Here's my Renault Van with its basic load ...
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09-07-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By solentlife

Most of the videos I see are literally guys hold...

Most of the videos I see are literally guys hold wing tip and then do a 'Frisbee' style launch from the 'hip' ....

I'm thinking to do similar ... with left hand across body and model from right...
09-06-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By solentlife

Haven't had chance to maiden her yet ... hoping...

Haven't had chance to maiden her yet ... hoping this weekend she can get airborne.
09-04-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By solentlife

Good news .... always around to help ...

Good news .... always around to help ...
09-04-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By solentlife

It is recc'd that with Switch Mode BEC's on a...

It is recc'd that with Switch Mode BEC's on a normal RC model - that only one BEC be used to avoid conflict between them. This of course is not the case with Linear BEC's, where they don't conflict....
09-04-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By solentlife

Glutton for punishment ! Fitted training...

Glutton for punishment !

Fitted training gear yesterday .... to try and reduce the carnage mistakes create !!

I was never a good Heli flyer ... I could lift into a reasonable hover but never...
09-03-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By solentlife

You only remove the +ve servo wire of one ESC -...

You only remove the +ve servo wire of one ESC - do not remove the -ve as well ..... the ESC needs the -ve to be the completed signal circuit ....

Just to be sure :

Connect back ALL leads in...
09-02-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By solentlife

I must admit that I enjoy my little WLToys 911...

I must admit that I enjoy my little WLToys 911 .... and the 959 Quad ... plus the various 'toy quads' I was given to review ... but the 450 is far more challenging.

I rebuilt ... new link etc. I...
Forum: Beginners
09-02-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By solentlife

In practical terms - lets forget about what...

In practical terms - lets forget about what happens to the ESC when you restrict throttle range on the TX.

When we fly - we usually fly mostly at reduced cruising .. lets say we range about in the...
09-01-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By solentlife

After charging the 4S and giving the drill a...

After charging the 4S and giving the drill a burst ... it was warm ... so that small difference of ~0.5V is obviously once a load is on just a little much for it. The LiPo would throw as much amps as...
09-01-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,139
Posted By solentlife

Luckily the Rest of the World is not as dumb as...

Luckily the Rest of the World is not as dumb as some and understands the long term chaos of tariffs. An initial advantage soons turns into escalating high street prices and reduction of choice.
09-01-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,139
Posted By solentlife

Sorry maybe I was not so clear ... ignore the...

Sorry maybe I was not so clear ... ignore the Multi-Rotor in the listings titles ... the MR / FPV part of the hobby is driving development of smaller, lighter but more powerful motors. Not only that...
08-31-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By solentlife

I recycle old lipos into various .... large...

I recycle old lipos into various .... large capacity, 3S + 4S become power for field charging via one of my 12V chargers. I use an old 4S pack to run my IC engine starter if the field box SLA is...
08-31-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By solentlife

Motor doesn't care where it gets power from as...

Motor doesn't care where it gets power from as long as the voltage is right....

It could be that you may be slightly lower in voltage - but with the Lithium cells - they can punch more amps .......
08-31-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,139
Posted By solentlife

BG now has one of the widest ranges of Multi...

BG now has one of the widest ranges of Multi Rotor motors and ESC / Flight controllers ......... for anyone into Parkflyers and FPV ... BG is fast leading the market.
08-31-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,139
Posted By solentlife

I have the Soloshot Camera system Optic 25. ...

I have the Soloshot Camera system Optic 25.

I paid over $700 incl customs on a significant pre-order sales .... it then over 2 years before I received the unit.

Less than a year later - they...
08-31-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By solentlife

LiPo in an old NiCd drill

https://youtu.be/rKZ_o9te9pY

I used an old tired 4S .... but it may be better to use a 3S if its better condition.
08-31-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By solentlife

Very few mains powered units have strange power...

Very few mains powered units have strange power cord plugs ... many in fact have the Kitchen Kettle plug or even the smaller similar to a mans Shaver.
08-31-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By solentlife

The price of the Hobby King unit is peanuts...

The price of the Hobby King unit is peanuts really ... the wood part with the ability to vary the distance between to accommodate different fuselages is worth it on its own.
08-30-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By solentlife

Its funny that your question about stands made me...

Its funny that your question about stands made me drag mine out and dust it off .. then I sat looking at it to figure out how to improve it !!

Will I now use it ? Maybe ... but the two fingers...
Forum: Beginners
08-30-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By solentlife

There is no 'best throttle' .... Brushless...

There is no 'best throttle' ....

Brushless ESC works on pulsing full power to control motor speed. The average over time is then stated as the amps draw.

Throttle has no relation to overcharge...
08-29-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By solentlife

The Hobby King CoG stand - after carefully...

The Hobby King CoG stand - after carefully thinking about it - it dawned on me how to cure the design fault in it.

The grub screw that stops the balance assembly from falling of the pivot ball -...
08-29-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By solentlife

At times I look at the Hobby King CoG set-up and...

At times I look at the Hobby King CoG set-up and try to figure out how to improve on it.

The HK page shows this :

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/CoG/37698_zpspzhhkcgm.jpg...
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