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Today, 10:22 AM
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Posted By solentlife

C rating is not shown on meter ... What you...

C rating is not shown on meter ...

What you need to know is :

AMPS at full throttle
VOLTS at full throttle shown on the meter
WATTS on meter at full throttle.

We know you have 6S but not...
Forum: Beginners
02-22-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By solentlife

OK ... lets clear up another item : Shaft...

OK ... lets clear up another item :

Shaft holes in prop hubs do not need to be uniform front to back lin constant internal diameter. The hole only allows the shaft to locate centrally in the hub...
Forum: Beginners
02-22-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By solentlife

OK .... NEVER drill a prop hub ... you cannot...

OK .... NEVER drill a prop hub ... you cannot g'tee it being straight or centred. Many people have ruined props doing it. Once drilled wrong - its virtually impossible to correct.

What you need is...
02-16-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By solentlife

Canberra - The Great White Whale ...

Well worth watching all way through ... not just a Ship - but a Hero ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnLRaZ6QbBY
Forum: 3D Printing
02-15-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By solentlife

So assembly is relatively easy ..... Just a...

So assembly is relatively easy .....

Just a slight modification made to the stepper motor mount. The kit I have - the stepper motor drive part is too high and the ball bearing ring does not sit...
02-14-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By solentlife

Warps .... there are a number of ways to sort ......

Warps .... there are a number of ways to sort ...

Water .... wet the wood and then gentle heat ... while the item is eased to opposite way of warp ... let cool

Ammonia or Window Cleaner .......
02-14-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By solentlife

Interesting that they quote 4.1V max .... that is...

Interesting that they quote 4.1V max .... that is generally what some advise to increase life of the cells ... the 0.1v reduction is said to extend life significantly ....

Personally - I believe...
02-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By solentlife

There are different forms of LiIon ... that have...

There are different forms of LiIon ... that have different max voltage.

The standard LiIon such as in many 18650 cells is the 4.2V variety .... a LiPo just has a Polymer strata in it .. hence the...
02-12-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By solentlife

Modification to RK TX18S 18650 battery holder

The Radioking TX18S has inbuilt charge facility - but its very slow and powered from USB C cable. In use - the rear of case gets warm so there is possibly a heat issue to note ... it is known that...
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Views: 214
Posted By solentlife

I am also not a great fan of openTX .... but it...

I am also not a great fan of openTX .... but it has evolved so much over the last couple of years. I have been a staunch er9x / erskyTX user on 9x and 9xr ...

You cannot compare todays openTX...
02-11-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By solentlife

https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Prolong-the-L...

https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Prolong-the-Life-of-an-18650-Battery/#:~:text=18650%20lithium%2Dion%20batteries%20are,you%20know%20your%20cell's%20specification.

According to various online...
02-11-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By solentlife

TBH - I have sheets of Balsa and ply - they are...

TBH - I have sheets of Balsa and ply - they are not specially stored. Some have been in open box for years ...
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By solentlife

Radioking TX18S ...... finally in hands !

OK ... some already know I have received a RK TX18S TX ... and so far I can say has met all expectations. Like everything there are always odd niggles ...

I would like a stiffer throttle movement...
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Posted By solentlife

I now have TWO solutions to this ..... ...

I now have TWO solutions to this .....

Multi Program Module ..... I have the external URUAV 4in1 and the Radioking TX18S with internal 5in1.

For RX's - Radioking do a brilliant line of FrSky...
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Views: 1,779
Posted By solentlife

I have the TX18S and have had no trouble binding...

I have the TX18S and have had no trouble binding .... BUT the BIND option in the menu only stays active for a short time ... when I bind FrSky V ... it only stays in BIND mode for about 20 secs....
02-11-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By solentlife

Cool dry area ..... yes it does warp if it has...

Cool dry area ..... yes it does warp if it has any chance !! Heat and moisture are its enemy.
02-05-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By solentlife

I know this may not seem important - but it has...

I know this may not seem important - but it has been a 'life-saver' for me on more than one occasion at flight field. Its good to have same connectors as others you fly with - or at least adaptors .....
02-05-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By solentlife

Thanks Ron ... the wood block is what I posted a...

Thanks Ron ... the wood block is what I posted a way back !!

I would advise not to use the same glue as I used though ... it has be heat resistant because of the metal that some have touching the...
02-05-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,705
Posted By solentlife

I cannot get any link to work .... so we need...

I cannot get any link to work .... so we need more info ...

There is literally no battery that an RC Programmable LiPo charger cannot charge .... within reason. The trick is to understand what...
02-05-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By solentlife

Yes ... people have preferences and TBH - they...

Yes ... people have preferences and TBH - they ALL work ....
But I will say this : Despite Tamiya connectors having been the darling of the NiCd days in cars ... they are unreliable for flying use....
Forum: Power Systems
02-03-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By solentlife

Don's got it ..... Turnigy ESC's can...

Don's got it .....

Turnigy ESC's can default out if it thinks throttle is not fully down ... so not unusual to put throttle stick to min and trim to lowest as well. Do the throttle calibration...
Forum: 3D Printing
02-01-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By solentlife

Airframe now complete except for hinges and gear...

Airframe now complete except for hinges and gear / motor etc.

But the total print has come out at 350gr.

https://i.imgur.com/GzHP0Jd.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nSp3FPj.jpg

Estimates now have...
01-31-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By solentlife

Let me ask a question in reply ... What...

Let me ask a question in reply ...

What would you believe ? A calculation taking into account tail as well or just wing alone ?

I noticed that years ago when I downloaded / used various...
01-30-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By solentlife

Need more than that ........... Basically...

Need more than that ...........

Basically need all dimensions including Wing TE to LE Tailplane ... Tailplane chord and spam etc.

There are many free online and downloadable CoG calculators...
01-30-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By solentlife

Generally that means low RPM but good thrust to...

Generally that means low RPM but good thrust to give that classic style. No high RPM screamers !

Give an idea of size / weight etc. ??

A goiod place to go is eCalc ... register for small fee...
01-29-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By solentlife

I like Racerstar ..... so far as good as any...

I like Racerstar ..... so far as good as any others I've used ...

I also like their ESC's !!
01-29-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By solentlife

In order of preference (in descending order) ...

In order of preference (in descending order)

First : Banggood ..... the Multi-Rotor / Quad motors are well worth the look ... and you can get tiny through to large with designed rotation as well...
Forum: 3D Printing
01-28-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By solentlife

OK .... fuselage is nearing completion ... ...

OK .... fuselage is nearing completion ...

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

Just missing the nose section and firewall. This has come out at 169gr and is STRONG !!

Estimating AUW ....
...
Forum: 3D Printing
01-28-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By solentlife

Hawker Hurricane project

I often do a search on Thingiverse for free 3D models ... and for some time I have considered the Hurricane listed there.

Hawker Hurricane RC plane - 3D printed project by taciucmarius -...
Forum: 3D Printing
01-26-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
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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