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Forum: Beginners
Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By solentlife

As Q says ... its just about evolution of the...

As Q says ... its just about evolution of the systems you used in 2007.

Motors are slightly more powerful vs weight ... LiPo's haven't changed that much despite Nanotech etc. You cannot change...
Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife

Drinking straws .... coffee stirrer tubes .......

Drinking straws .... coffee stirrer tubes .... fuel tubing .... there are so many ways to 'tube' a rod ... basically with the tube glued into the wing slot - that's enough.

I have many models with...
Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By solentlife

I have the dubious honour of 222kph with a Hobby...

I have the dubious honour of 222kph with a Hobby King Parkjet ..... it had a 450 Heli motor with 3S battery ... 4S was tried - but she was uncontrollable. To launch the 'Beast' as she was nicknamed...
01-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife

Have you considered servo out in the wing direct...

Have you considered servo out in the wing direct connection rod to aileron ?
01-17-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife

CF = Carbon Fibre CA = Cyanocrylate...

CF = Carbon Fibre

CA = Cyanocrylate (Superglue)

As to Z benders ... mine are the standard Dubro and Z bend all my wires in them ... from 1mm up to the 2.1mm bicycle spokes (they are hard to do...
01-17-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By solentlife

I watched a video long time back where a guy had...

I watched a video long time back where a guy had made one of these and flew it ... ingenious ...
01-17-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife

If you are running rod through a tube - then you...

If you are running rod through a tube - then you can use thinner rod than without tube. The Z bend - I have the Z bend pliers and they make short work of this.

May I suggest that a quick look...
01-16-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife

You can click on this and open it up larger .. to...

You can click on this and open it up larger .. to see the Z bend and then link stopper at other end :

https://i.imgur.com/lp1F1uT.jpg
01-16-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 233
Posted By solentlife

Best is Piano Wire (some call it Music Wire) ...

Best is Piano Wire (some call it Music Wire)
Next best is Black metal wire as sold by such as Hobby King.

For serious models where large surfaces are - then I use bicycle wheel spokes .... any...
01-14-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By solentlife

Just for interest ... My Father was involved in...

Just for interest ... My Father was involved in setting up Concorde flight routes ... etc. Of course most were then cancelled because of the Sonic Boom over land.

His work on the Trans Polar...
01-13-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By solentlife

I'll let you into a bit ... my Father was the CAA...

I'll let you into a bit ... my Father was the CAA Chief Flight Ops Inspector and was on the first British Commercial trans polar flight .....

Those two 'computors' were 'tools' of his trade. Now...
01-13-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By solentlife

Can you identify these ?

No prizes I'm afraid ... but obviously 'Brownie Points' if you do.

No good looking at Photo Info data - that has been deliberately altered to hide it.

https://i.imgur.com/9b1bDgp.jpg

The...
01-12-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By solentlife

Ciclops 3D Scanner ??

I've ordered the budget DIY Ciclops 3D scanner kit. I've watched various videos on it and it seems to do a moderate job - not perfect but at the price - who can expect that.

Does anyone else have...
01-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By solentlife

Winter arrived

https://youtu.be/IDSC8QHNYRk
01-09-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife

Its the Human Factor. Dunno about your...

Its the Human Factor.

Dunno about your computers / phones etc - but most do not charge right up to max .. they don't stress the packs so much. When you are using your laptop / smartphone - you are...
01-08-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife

Joining packs .............. Care when...

Joining packs ..............

Care when soldering - I can agree there ... I near had heart attack one time ... when I had a brain fade moment ... I needed to change a plug on a lipo ... so...
01-08-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife

Hi Q ..... 7.74 ? You mean 3.74 ?? ;) I just...

Hi Q ..... 7.74 ? You mean 3.74 ?? ;)

I just checked 2 new 4S I rec'd ... all cells were 3.77 - 3.78 .....
01-07-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife

Sorry but that pic clearly shows CHG ... which is...

Sorry but that pic clearly shows CHG ... which is NOT a balanced charge mode. As Quorn says - your cells are not balanced because the voltage shows 8.39V. What happens in charge mode and balance...
01-07-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife

OK ... lets break this down ... Your...

OK ... lets break this down ...

Your Charger display shows :

Charged Fully
0.0A = charge rate
8.39V indicates its a 2S battery.
CHG = Charge mode only
104.11 = minutes on charge
01450 =...
01-05-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By solentlife

mmmmmm Guys .... he's got RX voltage showing -...

mmmmmm Guys .... he's got RX voltage showing - NOT motor voltage ...................

'Mustangdude' .......... I think you have confused the two voltages you have on an electric model. You have...
12-29-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By solentlife

Laser Cutter - Given the price drop since I...

Laser Cutter - Given the price drop since I bought mine ... I think they are becoming an interesting addition.

Mine has certainly proved its value and rewarded me with excellent service. Now I ma...
Forum: Power Systems
12-29-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By solentlife

Just a thought ... when I did Metalwork at school...

Just a thought ... when I did Metalwork at school ... teacher always said - let the tool do its work without forcing ......

So maybe the motor power is not as high as first imagined ? I have a...
12-28-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By solentlife

Scanners are a good tool .... I collect all the...

Scanners are a good tool .... I collect all the bits after a crash ... piece together what I can for each part .... zap with CA to hold. Place in scanner and click scan. The bits missing can often be...
12-27-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By solentlife

That was a serious concern as high blade count...

That was a serious concern as high blade count EDF's have thrust but no speed .... this was born out in tests .... just over 500gr ....

But the model has been flown and is on YT ... more than one...
12-27-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By solentlife

Vulcan Duo ... High alt and Low versions ...

Here are the two Avro Vulcans 3D printed from files downloaded from CULTS.

Approx 1m span .... designed as just under 1kg AUW .... 50mm FMS 3S EDF feeding the 4 exhausts.

Design calls for PLA...
Forum: Beginners
12-24-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By solentlife

We all recycle radio gear .... that's the beauty...

We all recycle radio gear .... that's the beauty of the gear .....

But if a Brand decides to lock its use or setup - then I avoid like the plague. The RC world today has so many better ways and...
12-24-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By solentlife

Merry Christmas .... Happy New Year

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas ande Happy New Year ......

May 2021 be the best.

https://youtu.be/8LIA9_q1MVM
Forum: Beginners
12-24-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By solentlife

Just to add to Quorn's ..... A good...

Just to add to Quorn's .....

A good investment is a Servo Tester .............. this then tests any bservo - new / old ... acts as motor controller etc. etc.
Forum: Beginners
12-24-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By solentlife

Of course you can ..... The motor power...

Of course you can .....

The motor power voltage is a separate matter and is reduced to RX level by BEC in the ESC controller.

The only matter to be aware of is servo direction - but most Tx's...
Forum: Beginners
12-17-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By solentlife

mmmmm before anyone gets into this .. just to...

mmmmm before anyone gets into this .. just to clear up a point.

DC Motor is an old BRUSHED two wire motor that has been surperceded by the much more efficient and more powerful BRUSHLESS motors...
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