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12-05-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By solentlife

Silver Spitfire ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-sussex-50679671/spitfire-pilots-return-to-goodwood-after-round-the-world-trip
12-04-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By solentlife

We have streamers of our small to medium size...

We have streamers of our small to medium size foamies when we do shows ... some in fact have 2 or 3 streamers of their model. They seem to fly fine ...

The only difference here I see is that...
12-03-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By solentlife

I have thought of converting my Bat Boat for use...

I have thought of converting my Bat Boat for use on the river ... but it has an outrigger prop ... RC Fishing boat are ideally jet boats ...

The idea I posted for though ... is off the beach and...
12-01-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By solentlife

Cheapo foamie to go fishing ...

I have been toying with idea to go fishing off the beach using my Phantom 3 Drone ... but am not willing after thinking about it - to risk the model.

It would have had a simple pin arrangement...
11-26-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By solentlife

Wont be long before total shutdown .... Lets...

Wont be long before total shutdown ....

Lets be honest Graupner has never been a 'budget priced' company always trying to be a few notches up the ladder. Trouble is most people are looking at...
11-24-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

Hi Chellie .. Great minds think alike ... I...

Hi Chellie .. Great minds think alike ...

I have now added a 3rd rudder ... one in centre to add area and help ..

The motor thrust angle will be sorted once I have got the turning moment ... I...
11-24-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

https://youtu.be/ZEw6EKV1kuY

https://youtu.be/ZEw6EKV1kuY
11-23-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

She works !!! But flight ... she hit a few bumps...

She works !!! But flight ... she hit a few bumps and left ground but within a foot or so was back down ... so she's lacking flight speed with present setup. Maybe try with lighter battery up front...
11-22-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

Tested on house floor and no sign of tipping this...

Tested on house floor and no sign of tipping this time ... she slid like a good'un ... had to add a bit of right thrust to get her to turn better to right ...

Just need to try her on the grass...
11-22-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

Ever started something that you just will not let...

Ever started something that you just will not let go on !! This is now one of those for me ...

I WILL GET IT TO WORK !!
11-22-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

That didn't work either ... ...

That didn't work either ...

https://youtu.be/dgZVAQ4dLFg

So now modify to have prop lower and set back into the model between sponsons ...
...
11-21-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

mmmm I may drop back to a 7x6 prop to avoid too...

mmmm I may drop back to a 7x6 prop to avoid too much height ...

https://d28lcup14p4e72.cloudfront.net/223896/4888391/DSCF8613.jpg...
11-21-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

The downthrust literally made no difference at...

The downthrust literally made no difference at all .... but the elevators show good authority ...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Snowplane/DSCF8612_zpswqaihg4c.jpg...
11-20-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

There's plenty of tape on the bottom .... ...

There's plenty of tape on the bottom ....

I've added about 5 deg down thrrust - test tomorrow.
11-20-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By solentlife

I don't know who told you Sulphur in oil is worse...

I don't know who told you Sulphur in oil is worse from Middle East ... Sulphur is in EVERY crude ... and it varies depending on the strata its recovered from. There are SWEET and SOUR crudes from...
11-20-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

Oh Dear !! https://youtu.be/v7WUJBtwpl8 ...

Oh Dear !!

https://youtu.be/v7WUJBtwpl8

Back on the bench modifying motor mount !!
11-20-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

Guy is asking a bit trying to fly something like...

Guy is asking a bit trying to fly something like that with 'mickey mouse' stick setup !!

I hope to give it 'grass test' today ... just see if she controls on the ground ... flight will be later.
11-20-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By solentlife

Chellie ... lub oil ... there's a lot more to it...

Chellie ... lub oil ... there's a lot more to it than just clean. The oil itself starts to become acidic ... it also starts to lose viscosity ... it loses its ability to 'stick' to surfaces ... its...
11-19-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Snowplane/DSCF8609_zpsjznaph5e.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Models/Snowplane/DSCF8609_zpsjznaph5e.jpg.html)
11-19-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By solentlife

You know that Oil is my business and blending is...

You know that Oil is my business and blending is part of it ... I currently have over 120 different additives in my 'usual' inventory and about 60 more that are occasional.

There's not much I...
11-19-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By solentlife

Years ago in UK - they used to sell 'Magic...

Years ago in UK - they used to sell 'Magic Battery Reviver' fluid. Basically they gave a long story about 'gunge' that collects in bottom of battery cases between the cells and slowly builds up...
Forum: UAV / FPV
11-18-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By solentlife

Sorry to see ... But I'm interested how...

Sorry to see ...

But I'm interested how Youtube let you use 'Spirit in the Sky' music ... everytime I even just have a 'cover' version on my vid's - I get Copyright blocks !!
11-17-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By solentlife

Snowplane ....

Here's something I knocked up about 2yrs ago but never finished.

https://d28lcup14p4e72.cloudfront.net/223896/4882413/Snowplane%20(1).jpg...
11-10-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By solentlife

Videos ... much better to use a proper video host...

Videos ... much better to use a proper video host service such as Youtube or Vimeo ...
11-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 689
Posted By solentlife

Tragic event in Taiwan

http://m.focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201911030004.aspx

Total sympathy for all involved, terrible.

Forgive me for saying - but I have been banging on at various times on other forums etc. about the...
11-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By solentlife

Questions and answers - what about results ?

This is prompted not only by a few threads on this forum but seems to be happening more often in most forums.

A question or request for assistance is made and people respond. I for one try my best...
11-07-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,896
Posted By solentlife

You do realise this thread is over 11 years old ??

You do realise this thread is over 11 years old ??
11-06-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By solentlife

Given news of Registration in UK .... mmmm ...

Given news of Registration in UK .... mmmm

But not so bad if you are member of BMFA etc.
Forum: Power Systems
11-05-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,404
Posted By solentlife

V900 .... looks like a smaller version of the EFX...

V900 .... looks like a smaller version of the EFX Racer ...

We have a club member who has the Voodoo .. another version of the same ... screams round the field ...

The F16 of this thread...
Forum: Power Systems
11-04-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,404
Posted By solentlife

Just looking in eCalc ... I gave 1.5kg 3S...

Just looking in eCalc ...

I gave 1.5kg
3S 3000
70A ESC
Turnigy 3530 1400kv
APC 9x5
=
8mins flight,
360W,
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