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08-23-2019, 10:09 AM
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Posted By solentlife

It depends on the charger you use. For...

It depends on the charger you use.

For example - I have a DJi Phantom 3. It has 4S High Voltage LiPo packs with smart boards.

The DJI charger is a fixed regulated Power Brick that supplies...
08-23-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By solentlife

Bit over dramatic ... blowing up ?? The main...

Bit over dramatic ... blowing up ??

The main effect of a damaged or lost blade - is the vibration due to loss of balanced prop ... second effect is the lack of manoeuvrability because one prop is...
08-22-2019, 09:11 AM
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Views: 419
Posted By solentlife

As I said - its a myth that is hard to counter.

As I said - its a myth that is hard to counter.
08-22-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By solentlife

That's APPARENT capacity ...

That's APPARENT capacity ...
08-22-2019, 09:09 AM
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Views: 419
Posted By solentlife

You cannot prevent it. You can only lessen it by...

You cannot prevent it. You can only lessen it by using suitably rated C packs. If you use a 20C pack in a 40C application - that pack will soon tell you !!
08-22-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By solentlife

The IR action not only affects discharge but also...

The IR action not only affects discharge but also charge ...

As we all know - charge C rates are substantially lower than discharge C rates and this is because of the chemical action that needs...
08-21-2019, 07:37 PM
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Views: 419
Posted By solentlife

Wildflyer has touched on a widely misunderstood...

Wildflyer has touched on a widely misunderstood fact.

As he correctly says - Internal Resistance increases with pack age and use. This in turn reduces the capability of the pack to produce the...
08-21-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By solentlife

Smart batterys ... you must be referring to the...

Smart batterys ... you must be referring to the DJI and similar battery packs that have controller boards slapped on the front end.

They are there for various reasons :

1. To shut off the dumb...
08-21-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By solentlife

As long as the propeller is capable of providing...

As long as the propeller is capable of providing the thrust required - the simple answer is yes.

The Flight Controller receives input from its sensors ... depending on which model you have it can...
08-21-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By solentlife

Was surprised at the price but I suppose you are...

Was surprised at the price but I suppose you are getting a virtual ARTF ...

Would be nice to see a plain Jane version ... like the 56mm job that people like me could set up ..
08-20-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By solentlife

My spare 2826's are all similarly shot on...

My spare 2826's are all similarly shot on windings ... so have ordered a slightly higher kv motor from Banggood ....

While waiting - I dragged out a spare motor ... remember the Rarebear...
08-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By solentlife

Interesting ... I always liked the 56mm Flycat -...

Interesting ... I always liked the 56mm Flycat - but it warned about "quote"

The flycat is an extremely fast kit to fly, and required a lot of elevator in turns. We suggest putting the elevator on...
08-20-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By solentlife

Yes .... ...

Yes ....

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-programmable-lipo-battery-warmer-bag-12v-dc.html?wrh_pdp=3



Works of any 3S lipo, 12v source such as SLA / NiMh ... or even in the car ... so if...
08-19-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By solentlife

I've just added support pieces under the stab and...

I've just added support pieces under the stab and its a world of difference. The stab is now more stable and I hope will help cure the tail problem.

...
08-19-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By solentlife

As can be appreciated - the shape is dictated by...

As can be appreciated - the shape is dictated by not wanting to have two servos ... straightening the hinge line allowed me to use a joiner and single servo.

The real Hunter of course has split...
08-18-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By solentlife

Where to put CF to reduce elevator flex ?

Some may have followed my Hawker Hunter Profile scratchbuild thread and flights.

On increasing power - I have reason to believe that elevator flex is making turns more difficult than they should....
08-18-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By solentlife

Took her for a flight yesterday .... all good and...

Took her for a flight yesterday .... all good and then motor decided to fail ... but she glided in to a spot landing next to the 'van' !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL56Cn3oSRY

Initially I...
08-18-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By solentlife

Dolled up with decals .... ...

Dolled up with decals ....

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/decals%20on%202_zpsyy3k23ih.jpg...
08-18-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By solentlife

New nose section scarfed on and PU glue is curing...

New nose section scarfed on and PU glue is curing ..

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Hawker%20Hunter/DSCF0027_zpsljowa9ck.jpg...
08-17-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By solentlife

Flight with 4S / 5x5 on 2200kv ..... I...

Flight with 4S / 5x5 on 2200kv .....

I think it exceeded the airframe as turns were difficult with anything more than about 60% throttle ... even then she would be slow to start and then tighten...
08-17-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,030
Posted By solentlife

Vers 3 flies like a true bird !! ...

Vers 3 flies like a true bird !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qOGI7Zxjkk

Very pleased...

2826 2200kv
6x4
1500 3S
30A ESC
08-16-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By solentlife

In fact I suggest using balance lead in all modes...

In fact I suggest using balance lead in all modes on LiPo / Life
08-16-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By solentlife

Just needs a clear matt coat over top now to seal...

Just needs a clear matt coat over top now to seal the poster paint and allow me to apply decals.

https://d28lcup14p4e72.cloudfront.net/223896/4740691/DSCF8512.jpg...
08-16-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By solentlife

Yes ... Just make sure you storage charge...

Yes ...

Just make sure you storage charge with balance lead connected so charger monitors the cells.
08-16-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By solentlife

Using the jpg shown before ... I used a bit of...

Using the jpg shown before ... I used a bit of imagination and created a 'fantasy' Desert Storm look ... basically to give it a possible Gulf War 1 sort of look ..
...
08-16-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By solentlife

Moving on ... the fin angles of 65 deg make the...

Moving on ... the fin angles of 65 deg make the slots unworkable and need to be oversized .... this is also true of the front fuselage ..

Putting it all together shows various areas where tabs...
08-15-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By solentlife

The trick with nylon of course is to wet it...

The trick with nylon of course is to wet it before application. Same as with synthetic silk ...

Some people prefer to spray the nylon as they apply ... but I always put mine in a tub ... then...
08-15-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By solentlife

Nylon and Dope ?

I'm old school modeller having grown up with Tissue, Nylon and Dope. Of course Heatshrink film and then Tex covering took us by storm and it became so common.
As time went on - of course old...
08-15-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By solentlife

For video's just copy the actual youtube 'watch'...

For video's just copy the actual youtube 'watch' url and paste ...

https://youtu.be/qbn45JTpb04
08-14-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By solentlife

mmmmm finding I need to adjust too many slots and...

mmmmm finding I need to adjust too many slots and tabs otherwise its not fitting together well.

I think better use of that vast space under the inner fuselage structure could have been made ......
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