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11-27-2020, 09:42 PM
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Posted By solentlife

This thread on my rebuild of Zlin Z50 may help...

This thread on my rebuild of Zlin Z50 may help illustrate the advantage of the laser and scanner use !!

https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77315...
11-27-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By solentlife

I have a typical K40 machine that today is a lot...

I have a typical K40 machine that today is a lot cheaper than I paid all those years ago.

I can cut decals in vinyl etc.
I can engrave pictures onto wood etc.
I can cut plywood / balsa /...
Forum: WWI Era
11-23-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By solentlife

3D printed Albatross

Just thought people would like to see the Albatross DVa I am just finishing ...

Its printed in LW-PLA which makes it about 60% the weight of regular PLA.

2836 1300kv .... 10x4.5 .... 3S 2200...
11-23-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By solentlife

mmmmmmmm A Buccaneer Speed brake !! ?? BUT...

mmmmmmmm A Buccaneer Speed brake !! ??

BUT having your post - I went back to the video and I find it strange that before and during take off ..... its a pointed Concorde style tail (sans skid...
11-22-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By solentlife

Please do not misunderstand me .... its an...

Please do not misunderstand me .... its an impressive model 100%.

But I cannot help but feel something is wrong with the overall look ....... particularly cockpit glazing angle and nose ......
...
11-22-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By solentlife

Many years ago - I flew into Beirut shortly after...

Many years ago - I flew into Beirut shortly after the bomb took out an aircraft - leaving a wrecked aircraft and crater alongside main runway ... we landed with Crash Trucks visibly running along the...
11-22-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By solentlife

CoG ...... yep - took a number of flights of my...

CoG ...... yep - took a number of flights of my Wattflyer 75$ Concorde to get it right. Tried many CoG calculators and not one got it right .....
11-22-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By solentlife

Note the other plane doing the spotting for...

Note the other plane doing the spotting for Vulcan crew / Ground Control ....... BoB Spitfire.
11-21-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By solentlife

Vulcan .... nose wheel trouble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxshOMFTZdM
11-18-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By solentlife

I have to say that building the 12m x 8m workshop...

I have to say that building the 12m x 8m workshop over top of garage was best thing ever !
Forum: Beginners
11-18-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By solentlife

Given the Multi-Protocol radios out there now -...

Given the Multi-Protocol radios out there now - plus the module radios ......

The need to stick to same brand Rx / Tx is fast losing its reqt.
11-16-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By solentlife

Wish mine looked like that ! I must be the...

Wish mine looked like that !

I must be the most disorganised / untidy modeller alive !
11-15-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By solentlife

OK ... Reaktor : as per manual .... yes the...

OK ... Reaktor : as per manual .... yes the Regenerative means you can put up to 300W from discharging battery into the battery providing the chargers power .... that is if you are powering from a...
11-14-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By solentlife

I may have used wrong term ... but I think thats...

I may have used wrong term ... but I think thats the one.

Some chargers allow you to connect another battery to bleed of the excess charge to. In fact I have a discharger for my DJI batterys that...
Forum: UAV / FPV
11-14-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By solentlife

The headset is no longer available via Banggood...

The headset is no longer available via Banggood ... it may even be discontinued overall ... sad if so.

It really is an answer for all us spectacle wearers .... not only that - but you can put a...
11-14-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By solentlife

I corrected my post - I mistakenly said 3S ..... ...

I corrected my post - I mistakenly said 3S .....

20W is about usual for many chargers .... and you also will find you may never hit 20W due to losses in cables etc. So the 19W in the calc's is...
11-14-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By solentlife

EXPO !!!!!!! Even if full throw is too much...

EXPO !!!!!!!

Even if full throw is too much - if you dial in a reasonable amount of Expo - you can often ease the 'pain' !!

Glad to hear you got her down ok !!
11-14-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By solentlife

Its all about WATTS ....... or as most chargers...

Its all about WATTS ....... or as most chargers do - create heat via resistors to 'burn' off that energy.

Very few chargers have setup where the energy can be passed to another lower receiver as...
11-11-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,192
Posted By solentlife

The Acucel 6 80W ... I have two of them and they...

The Acucel 6 80W ... I have two of them and they are excellent units .... and easily powered from the car or 12V source ...

I( also have SkyRC iMax B6 mini 60W which are excellent as well and...
11-07-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By solentlife

:)

:)
11-07-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,359
Posted By solentlife

OK ... lets get down to physics ..... 1....

OK ... lets get down to physics .....

1. Fridge storage of LiPo's reduces the temperature of the cells such that reaction is slowed and extends the slow self discharge time significantly. Heat is...
11-06-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By solentlife

The other factor of course is sheer number of...

The other factor of course is sheer number of LiPo's we end up with.

Metal safes etc. are fine when we just have a few .... but if anything like me - I have so many - that in fact I cannot...
11-06-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By solentlife

Personally ? I use the Picnic Cool bags ... they...

Personally ? I use the Picnic Cool bags ... they have foil lining which surprisingly is resistant to fire ... giving me time to throw whole thing out of car or whatever.

I have a collection of...
11-06-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By solentlife

I read so often about ammo boxes ... safes ......

I read so often about ammo boxes ... safes ... storage containers and TBH - in my honest opinion ............ best is to have the lipo's unrestrained and able to be thrown out window to safe area ......
11-04-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By solentlife

The short sticks used in Martini's ..... or as...

The short sticks used in Martini's ..... or as Toothpicks .... are more than enough to fix a joint while it sets.

The long BBQ skewers are used by me to inset into foam to provide longitudinal...
11-04-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By solentlife

Carbon is great ... but in many cases overkill. ...

Carbon is great ... but in many cases overkill.

Carbon is best when its used as a long stiffener as in wing spars or longitudinal fuselage braces. But when used in short pieces in locaiised areas...
11-04-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By solentlife

Front ? Trick there is to not beef it up...

Front ?

Trick there is to not beef it up too much - as then all you do is transfer all that stress further along and make any damage harder to fix.

My preferred way to fix this sort of damage...
11-04-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By solentlife

Good advice above ... My solution to split...

Good advice above ...

My solution to split foam hingeing ....

Do not clean up the jagged split ... its a good indicator of when surface is back in place correct.
Take marker and mark both...
Forum: Beginners
11-03-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,082
Posted By solentlife

The matter of Gyro Stabiliser or not is a thorny...

The matter of Gyro Stabiliser or not is a thorny one and I believe has a basis on historical bias.

For a long time - Gyros were quite crude and literally without any switch. You fitted and and...
Forum: Beginners
11-02-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,082
Posted By solentlife

Lot to be said for the Bixler and its hangar...

Lot to be said for the Bixler and its hangar mates ....

Basically if it can glide well ... be reasonably stable and ~self righting when sticks released ... then its halfway there.

What I have...
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