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Forum: Beginners
02-07-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By ZL3VML

Thanks - will try that on the rest of the wings.

Thanks - will try that on the rest of the wings.
Forum: Beginners
02-07-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By ZL3VML

A bit of heat? I might try filling the bottle...

A bit of heat? I might try filling the bottle with hot water and taping the depron to it for a while...
The rolling sort of worked but I needed to make a tighter curve to compensate for it springing...
Forum: Beginners
02-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By ZL3VML

Help working with Depron

Being a dyed-in-the-wool balsa / tissue/silk / dope guy, I have decided to build my first Depron model. One of the Triplanes featured in RCM&E a couple of years back.

All going good so far, but I...
11-14-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By ZL3VML

Thanks Insomniac. I have sort of figured out...

Thanks Insomniac.
I have sort of figured out that the Accucell is more accurate? charging at a higher rate.
I did my tranny yesterday (9 x 900mA NiMH's) and it put in something like about 1500mA...
11-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By ZL3VML

Thanks Steve, I guess you are right - I don't...

Thanks Steve, I guess you are right - I don't (yet) fully trust the charger.
Have fixed that typo by the way.
I get your point on the discharge value being the important one, but that is in a...
11-12-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By ZL3VML

Ok, so back to the intention of my original...

Ok, so back to the intention of my original question....
"How" should I cycle my NiMH pack so that I can get some meaningfull result from the charger regarding the state/capacity of the pack.

The...
11-12-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By ZL3VML

Thanks - I will read through them to see what I...

Thanks - I will read through them to see what I can pick up.
Some further info though, the new pack has been overnight charged twice with running down in between.

I then hooked it up to the...
11-12-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By ZL3VML

Help with cycling NiMh's

Hi - looking for some explanations on what is happening.
I used Accucel 6 the weekend to 'cycle' a 4 cell, 900mAh NiMh rx pack that is a few years old.
After an overnight charge to fill the pack...
10-12-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,788
Posted By ZL3VML

Thanks Bill - yes you did. I have ordered...

Thanks Bill - yes you did.

I have ordered the two units so long will get the logger and LCD unit once I get the model completed that I intend to use them in.

Mark
10-06-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,788
Posted By ZL3VML

Hi Guys, I am about to put in my order for both...

Hi Guys,
I am about to put in my order for both the air speed indicator and altitude indicator and am wondering if the powerpanel LCD display just hooks up to them both to display the data, and...
07-13-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,692
Posted By ZL3VML

Hi Josh, Where are you located? Best...

Hi Josh,

Where are you located?

Best email me directly - <list name> @ xtra.co.nz

Mark
07-12-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,692
Posted By ZL3VML

Hi Josh, which one are you talking about? ...

Hi Josh, which one are you talking about?

If the Ben Shereshaw Cumulus I only have the 48" one and you would need to enlarge it.


Mark
Forum: Power Systems
06-21-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,562
Posted By ZL3VML

Thanks - Had not thought of a gearbox - just...

Thanks - Had not thought of a gearbox - just straight direct drive.

I will do some thrust and current tests to find the optimum prop, then I can work out what size/weight foamie to build for them....
Forum: Power Systems
06-21-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,562
Posted By ZL3VML

380 Brushed motors

Hi - I have a bunch of 380 size motors spec'd at [email protected]

Any ideas as to what props to use on them and what would be a good 3d type foamie to stick them in?

Thanks - Mark
05-02-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,560
Posted By ZL3VML

Hi guys, great looking Champs. I had one...

Hi guys, great looking Champs.

I had one many years ago and it was a superb flyer indeed.

Does anyone have an electronic or alternatively, a paper copy of the plan?

Mark
05-02-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,888
Posted By ZL3VML

Hey Eric - well done, that is a great looking...

Hey Eric - well done, that is a great looking Sparky you have there.

Mine is still flying well - but it has nearly no glide, Too much propellor I think.

However as long as I keepjust a 'tad'...
11-15-2006, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,692
Posted By ZL3VML

Franny - just checked the plan I have - both the...

Franny - just checked the plan I have - both the tailplane & fin have symetrical section.
It is a 48" 1/2A Texaco version so should be correctly scaled from the original (one would hope)
Mark
11-15-2006, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,888
Posted By ZL3VML

Jeff I just used some thin orange wire I have. ...

Jeff
I just used some thin orange wire I have. It is the same colour as the fuselage so not easily seen in the air.

Guillows kits - sorry, I have no info on them at all.

Mark
11-13-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,888
Posted By ZL3VML

Hey - just came across this old thread so thought...

Hey - just came across this old thread so thought I'd update.
Sparky is still floating around, a real joy to fly.
I lengthened the antenna - doubled it, to around 42" and had to wind it around the...
11-13-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,692
Posted By ZL3VML

Hi Franny. Glad you like my website :D :D :D ...

Hi Franny.
Glad you like my website :D :D :D

If you dont have any joy regarding kits I have the plans which I can supply you copies of.
(Same plans the models on the website were built from)
...
11-13-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,839
Posted By ZL3VML

> I have an old Sparky kit stashed away, but if...

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I have an old Sparky kit stashed away, but if anyone is interested
about two years ago their was a thread on converting one to electric.
If you Google RC Groups you should be able to find it....
07-07-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,199
Posted By ZL3VML

Thanks Matt, That is sort of what I gathered...

Thanks Matt,
That is sort of what I gathered from other sources as well on how to rate them.
2C would be ok for the flying I intend to use them for (1/2A Tex Simplex converted to electric for some...
07-07-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,199
Posted By ZL3VML

Testing LiPo cell ratings?

Just wondering if there are any tests or methods I can use to determine the cell C ratings of a bunch of unmarked LiPo cells?

They are from Nokia mobile phones and various sites rate them as...
04-18-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,888
Posted By ZL3VML

Thanks Ron. I did look at them before I...

Thanks Ron.

I did look at them before I started but as I allready had the rx I decided to use it. I will try lengthening the antenna wire and see if I can improve it somewhat.

Yes - thermals...
04-17-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,575
Posted By ZL3VML

It's all tissue covered and the main wings and...

It's all tissue covered and the main wings and fuse was also covered in laminating film first. Total flying weight 17.5 oz.
I could have built it a lot lighter, but I initialy started building it to...
04-17-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,575
Posted By ZL3VML

Baby Bombshell

This is my Baby Bombshell from an old Model Builder magazine, scaled up for 1/2A Texaco, but I ended up fitting it with electric instead.

It's 42" and a great flyer, though I coulda reduced the...
04-17-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,888
Posted By ZL3VML

Converted from rubber "Sparky"

I built this especialy for SoS and was concerned some about how it would turn out weight wise. I gotta say I am impressed with both the model and my efforst. Somehow I dont think I will build...
04-17-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By ZL3VML

Should indeed be an interesting story. I wonder...

Should indeed be an interesting story. I wonder if that happened on the ground or in the air - imagine it would be difficult to land with another model up your ..... tail end :mad:

Yesterday was...
02-06-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,055
Posted By ZL3VML

Looks great Donjiskra, I am guessing it may be...

Looks great Donjiskra, I am guessing it may be way too much power though if you open it up full.
You should get much more than 15 minutes flight time too.
Keep us posted on how she flies - Mark
11-11-2005, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,546
Posted By ZL3VML

My 1941 "Baby Bombshell" by Bob Peru. This is a...

My 1941 "Baby Bombshell" by Bob Peru.
This is a 1/2A Texaco version of the 1939 "Buzzard Bombshell" by Joe Konefes.
I started it as a 1/2A Texaco but ended up fitting it with an EPS-350c and two...
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