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Forum: Power Systems
Today, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 46
Posted By solentlife

I have had this happen on a couple of models but...

I have had this happen on a couple of models but for different reasons each.

Model 1. Battery was nearing LVC (Low Voltage Cutoff) and it went into pulsing mode - you could hear it while flying...
Today, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By solentlife

"It still looks quite 'modern' even 66 years on."...

"It still looks quite 'modern' even 66 years on."

I can remember back in the 90's along UK south coast - Hunter used to do the Radar Defence testing regularly until one day a mishap and pilot had...
Forum: Humor
01-14-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By solentlife

May I say that is a 'very American' joke ?

May I say that is a 'very American' joke ?
01-13-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,586
Posted By solentlife

No its a 4S 1500 - 1600 .... on a 2200KV motor...

No its a 4S 1500 - 1600 .... on a 2200KV motor ....

Span : 730mm
LOA incl prop : 940mm
Weight with 1600 4S : 640gr
01-13-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By solentlife

Interesting ... Video 1 : when prop turning...

Interesting ...

Video 1 : when prop turning - no venetian blind effect on camera view.

Video 2 : venetian blind effect as normally seen with camera behind prop.
01-09-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,586
Posted By solentlife

OOP'S .... seems I forgot to show final success...

OOP'S .... seems I forgot to show final success !!

https://youtu.be/NfCH-22O5Oo

Still flying good after all this time ...
01-09-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By solentlife

Yep - the elevator angle had me for a while on my...

Yep - the elevator angle had me for a while on my Hunter ... but in the end went for a straight hinge line right across so one servo did the job. In flight never notice.
01-09-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By solentlife

I have to admit that living in Latvia means that...

I have to admit that living in Latvia means that 3DLabPrint LW-PLA is good price, as its EU Shipping / no tax etc. .... better than ColorFab's despite same EU product ... AND I get 1kg instead of...
01-09-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By solentlife

I threw together a profile Hunter ... first...

I threw together a profile Hunter ... first flights had tail area flexing so much with that high mounted stab as well such a large wing area - I had to double up the fuselaqe and fillet to stiffen it...
01-09-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By solentlife

What filament used ? Standard PLA ? You are...

What filament used ? Standard PLA ?

You are King of lightweight construction - so I nervously mention .... LW-PLA ?

I have progressed from using std PLA for most to using LW-PLA instead. It...
01-09-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By solentlife

I have a half height third floor above that is...

I have a half height third floor above that is empty at present. Once I get the 'crap' moved from house and stored up there - I will then start to move models up. As it is - I am running out of...
01-08-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By solentlife

https://youtu.be/PfhRBfN7MVQ Not so bad at...

https://youtu.be/PfhRBfN7MVQ

Not so bad at all ....

Forgive the panning / silly commentary - it was just a test after all !!
01-08-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By solentlife

SQ11 HD 1080 Camera

For years now - I have gone through various cams ....

Super 8mm
8mm VHS
Early Digicams that were **** !
Fujifilm Cams that were actually better than expected
808 Key cams from the first 480...
01-07-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By solentlife

Balance plug only discharger

I have a couple of 18650 LiIon 2cell packs that piggy back my Soloshot 3 cameras. They only have a 3 wire balance plug / lead ..

I've knuckled under and added an XT60 to the main power terminals...
Replies: 33
Views: 7,877
Posted By solentlife

Old thread revisited ... but a good one. ...

Old thread revisited ... but a good one.

More and more people are using LiPo / LiIon cells in their Tx's - this brings in a whole new ball game ...

NiMH are fine to charge up and leave ... but...
Forum: Foamies
01-05-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,708
Posted By solentlife

So glad I live other side of Atlantic .. Depron...

So glad I live other side of Atlantic .. Depron never stopped this side and is still at good price.
01-01-2022, 01:06 PM
Forum: Beginners
12-23-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By solentlife

Registering expands all sections / parts hugely...

Registering expands all sections / parts hugely .....

The Author is also contactable direct through eCalc or the RCGroups thread :...
Forum: Beginners
12-22-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By solentlife

Another good item yo have : Register with "eCalc"...

Another good item yo have : Register with "eCalc" ..... then you can put combo's of motor / ESC / LiPo / Props in to get calculated results .. thrust, Power to Weight, Amps max, flight time etc. etc....
12-21-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By solentlife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVZOK_9UUI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVZOK_9UUI
12-19-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By solentlife

Trig is my deal ... having studied not only plane...

Trig is my deal ... having studied not only plane trig - but also spherical trig as part of my Certification as a Ships Navigator ... before coming ashore and into the Shipping and Petroleum World.
...
12-18-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By solentlife

On brand of servo that I dislike - Tower Pro...

On brand of servo that I dislike - Tower Pro ..... I used to always buy them - based on they could have stripped gears replaced. I now have a box full of replacement gear sets for Tower Pro servos -...
12-18-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By solentlife

Just to be clear ... this is to calculate what...

Just to be clear ... this is to calculate what you have as angle - not to determine what it should be ?

My way of finding or setting the angle is to use a straight edge along fuselage and also...
12-15-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By solentlife

Question .... did you find the reverser work OK ?...

Question .... did you find the reverser work OK ? I tried one while back and the pulses made servo step rather than rotate smooth. I ended up mounting the servo 180 to save rewiring. Later models - I...
Forum: Power Systems
12-14-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By solentlife

OOP's .... !!! Well spotted Q !! "10.5x8 is...

OOP's .... !!! Well spotted Q !!

"10.5x8 is a weird size and is hard to find a direct 2 / 3 blade replacement. I would suggest in 2 blade form either 10x8 or 11x8 ..... similar in 3 blade."

I...
Forum: Power Systems
12-14-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By solentlife

Pedantics Ron ... the effect is similar. Prop...

Pedantics Ron ... the effect is similar. Prop stalls and thrust is lost.
Forum: Power Systems
12-14-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By solentlife

A 4 blader is purely a scale looking item and...

A 4 blader is purely a scale looking item and will not actually give better performance - in fact it could lead to less - due to blade cavitation at high rpm. On ground - the thrust will suffer until...
12-13-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By solentlife

Servos ? I usually buy the bag lots from Banggood...

Servos ? I usually buy the bag lots from Banggood / AliExpress .... cheap and cheerful ... works out at about $2 - $3 a servo .....

Racerstar are good as example.

Rx's ? No idea as I don't use...
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By solentlife

Set screw ? Never said that .... usual Futaba...

Set screw ? Never said that .... usual Futaba antenna is a common screw into base. The trick then is to 'ease' the bit the screw goes into out of the bottom section without damage. That is the hard...
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By solentlife

I had similar with an old Futaba M series 35Mhz...

I had similar with an old Futaba M series 35Mhz .....

Most antenna like that - the telescoping sections have 2 brass tabs that sit around the end of the rod ... when rod is pulled up - the top of...
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