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Forum: 3D Printing
Yesterday, 04:27 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Mini 600mm Mk IX Spitfire

Just knocked up this from 3D Aeroworks 3D files ..... just waiting motor and ESC to add the front cowl ...

https://i.imgur.com/HZ7fdlK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zlDxtyY.jpg
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01-24-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By solentlife

I love retracts .... especially now I can mount...

I love retracts .... especially now I can mount without having to sort pushrods and geometry as with older style mechanicals. But even though they are not as heavy as first appear - there is fair...
01-24-2021, 11:26 AM
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Views: 132
Posted By solentlife

If you don't have a smooth runway ... and model...

If you don't have a smooth runway ... and model is small ... forget retracts ... in fact I would say forget wheels completely.

Belly land it .... if you slide in nicely - most models will tolerate...
01-19-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By solentlife

Sadly - the Parkjet was discontinued and later a...

Sadly - the Parkjet was discontinued and later a smaller version brought out. The original we used (there was a group of us here on WF) - was about as small as you would want to go. At the speeds we...
Forum: Beginners
01-18-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By solentlife

As Q says ... its just about evolution of the...

As Q says ... its just about evolution of the systems you used in 2007.

Motors are slightly more powerful vs weight ... LiPo's haven't changed that much despite Nanotech etc. You cannot change...
01-18-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By solentlife

Drinking straws .... coffee stirrer tubes .......

Drinking straws .... coffee stirrer tubes .... fuel tubing .... there are so many ways to 'tube' a rod ... basically with the tube glued into the wing slot - that's enough.

I have many models with...
01-18-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By solentlife

I have the dubious honour of 222kph with a Hobby...

I have the dubious honour of 222kph with a Hobby King Parkjet ..... it had a 450 Heli motor with 3S battery ... 4S was tried - but she was uncontrollable. To launch the 'Beast' as she was nicknamed...
01-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By solentlife

Have you considered servo out in the wing direct...

Have you considered servo out in the wing direct connection rod to aileron ?
01-17-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By solentlife

CF = Carbon Fibre CA = Cyanocrylate...

CF = Carbon Fibre

CA = Cyanocrylate (Superglue)

As to Z benders ... mine are the standard Dubro and Z bend all my wires in them ... from 1mm up to the 2.1mm bicycle spokes (they are hard to do...
01-17-2021, 11:00 AM
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Views: 276
Posted By solentlife

I watched a video long time back where a guy had...

I watched a video long time back where a guy had made one of these and flew it ... ingenious ...
01-17-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By solentlife

If you are running rod through a tube - then you...

If you are running rod through a tube - then you can use thinner rod than without tube. The Z bend - I have the Z bend pliers and they make short work of this.

May I suggest that a quick look...
01-16-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By solentlife

You can click on this and open it up larger .. to...

You can click on this and open it up larger .. to see the Z bend and then link stopper at other end :

https://i.imgur.com/lp1F1uT.jpg
01-16-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By solentlife

Best is Piano Wire (some call it Music Wire) ...

Best is Piano Wire (some call it Music Wire)
Next best is Black metal wire as sold by such as Hobby King.

For serious models where large surfaces are - then I use bicycle wheel spokes .... any...
01-14-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By solentlife

Just for interest ... My Father was involved in...

Just for interest ... My Father was involved in setting up Concorde flight routes ... etc. Of course most were then cancelled because of the Sonic Boom over land.

His work on the Trans Polar...
01-13-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By solentlife

I'll let you into a bit ... my Father was the CAA...

I'll let you into a bit ... my Father was the CAA Chief Flight Ops Inspector and was on the first British Commercial trans polar flight .....

Those two 'computors' were 'tools' of his trade. Now...
01-13-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By solentlife

Can you identify these ?

No prizes I'm afraid ... but obviously 'Brownie Points' if you do.

No good looking at Photo Info data - that has been deliberately altered to hide it.

https://i.imgur.com/9b1bDgp.jpg

The...
01-12-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By solentlife

Ciclops 3D Scanner ??

I've ordered the budget DIY Ciclops 3D scanner kit. I've watched various videos on it and it seems to do a moderate job - not perfect but at the price - who can expect that.

Does anyone else have...
01-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By solentlife

Winter arrived

https://youtu.be/IDSC8QHNYRk
01-09-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By solentlife

Its the Human Factor. Dunno about your...

Its the Human Factor.

Dunno about your computers / phones etc - but most do not charge right up to max .. they don't stress the packs so much. When you are using your laptop / smartphone - you are...
01-08-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By solentlife

Joining packs .............. Care when...

Joining packs ..............

Care when soldering - I can agree there ... I near had heart attack one time ... when I had a brain fade moment ... I needed to change a plug on a lipo ... so...
01-08-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By solentlife

Hi Q ..... 7.74 ? You mean 3.74 ?? ;) I just...

Hi Q ..... 7.74 ? You mean 3.74 ?? ;)

I just checked 2 new 4S I rec'd ... all cells were 3.77 - 3.78 .....
01-07-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By solentlife

Sorry but that pic clearly shows CHG ... which is...

Sorry but that pic clearly shows CHG ... which is NOT a balanced charge mode. As Quorn says - your cells are not balanced because the voltage shows 8.39V. What happens in charge mode and balance...
01-07-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By solentlife

OK ... lets break this down ... Your...

OK ... lets break this down ...

Your Charger display shows :

Charged Fully
0.0A = charge rate
8.39V indicates its a 2S battery.
CHG = Charge mode only
104.11 = minutes on charge
01450 =...
01-05-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By solentlife

mmmmmm Guys .... he's got RX voltage showing -...

mmmmmm Guys .... he's got RX voltage showing - NOT motor voltage ...................

'Mustangdude' .......... I think you have confused the two voltages you have on an electric model. You have...
12-29-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By solentlife

Laser Cutter - Given the price drop since I...

Laser Cutter - Given the price drop since I bought mine ... I think they are becoming an interesting addition.

Mine has certainly proved its value and rewarded me with excellent service. Now I ma...
Forum: Power Systems
12-29-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

Just a thought ... when I did Metalwork at school...

Just a thought ... when I did Metalwork at school ... teacher always said - let the tool do its work without forcing ......

So maybe the motor power is not as high as first imagined ? I have a...
12-28-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By solentlife

Scanners are a good tool .... I collect all the...

Scanners are a good tool .... I collect all the bits after a crash ... piece together what I can for each part .... zap with CA to hold. Place in scanner and click scan. The bits missing can often be...
12-27-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By solentlife

That was a serious concern as high blade count...

That was a serious concern as high blade count EDF's have thrust but no speed .... this was born out in tests .... just over 500gr ....

But the model has been flown and is on YT ... more than one...
12-27-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By solentlife

Vulcan Duo ... High alt and Low versions ...

Here are the two Avro Vulcans 3D printed from files downloaded from CULTS.

Approx 1m span .... designed as just under 1kg AUW .... 50mm FMS 3S EDF feeding the 4 exhausts.

Design calls for PLA...
Forum: Beginners
12-24-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By solentlife

We all recycle radio gear .... that's the beauty...

We all recycle radio gear .... that's the beauty of the gear .....

But if a Brand decides to lock its use or setup - then I avoid like the plague. The RC world today has so many better ways and...
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