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Today, 07:01 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Not first time a factory has supplied a daft size...

Not first time a factory has supplied a daft size !!

First you should look at the type of prop it was .. many of these strange sizes are Slow Fly or as I like to call them : Floppy Props ! I...
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Posted By solentlife

FrSky 4ch compatible Rx's

Particularly the 4ch $10 tiny short range and the Motive RC R8 long range Rx's.

These are of course ACCST format.

I bought 2 of the 4ch and 1 of the R8's ...... and had problems to bind with my...
07-31-2020, 05:42 PM
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Posted By solentlife

We all want to remove weight but we also have to...

We all want to remove weight but we also have to pay regards to CoG etc.

If all that weight was up front ... question is why the lead was added ??
Forum: UAV / FPV
07-31-2020, 05:03 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Hawkeye Little Pilot FPV system

I have glasses and idea of using goggles without is not acceptable as I wish to be able to revert to LoS without fumbling to put glasses back on ............ I looked at Viper mirror system - but my...
07-31-2020, 04:50 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I agree 11.9 is a bit on the steep side and may...

I agree 11.9 is a bit on the steep side and may be better at slope soaring than flat field.

Back when I was heavily into Thermal Soarers ... wing loading we tried to keep well under 9 oz/sgft ......
07-31-2020, 02:28 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The Bungee is way to go ... see that video I...

The Bungee is way to go ... see that video I posted ... that's all bungee work.

Obechi : its a veneer that was common in laminating door panels .. hard wearing, easy to form and sand. Some bright...
07-30-2020, 08:54 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Panther has a point about the veneer ... but...

Panther has a point about the veneer ... but usually Obechi was kept for sheeting over foam core as it has a tendency to split if not supported. Balsa is much better over open structures as it is...
07-30-2020, 07:35 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Well first thing ... she appears to be balanced...

Well first thing ... she appears to be balanced ok as she did not pitch up or down ... BUT she's either heavy one side or rudder is trimmed left.

I would suggest hanging it by the CoG and then...
07-30-2020, 03:52 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Upload to Youtube and link from there...

Upload to Youtube and link from there ............ videos direct from your PC are not good idea.

Looking again at last photo ... the red line is hand painted as the masking has failed in places...
07-30-2020, 11:43 AM
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Posted By solentlife

The thing is - a GRP fuselage ... this IMHO makes...

The thing is - a GRP fuselage ... this IMHO makes the identification harder .... because its unlikely to be from a plan ...
07-30-2020, 08:12 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Nowadays we are spoiled for gear ... but back in...

Nowadays we are spoiled for gear ... but back in the 80's etc. - even the 5001 JR servos were larger / heavier than the ones we can use today. It was common those days to have only rudder / elevator...
07-29-2020, 12:43 PM
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Posted By solentlife

https://i.imgur.com/17WRamv.jpg That...

https://i.imgur.com/17WRamv.jpg

That sailplane at rear of the shot was without ailerons and flew perfect ... had similar dihedral to the OP's unidentified model. Of course the amount was not...
07-28-2020, 03:01 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Cannot help with identifying ... but very nice...

Cannot help with identifying ... but very nice ....
07-27-2020, 05:42 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I have Hard Hats as well ... from shipping days...

I have Hard Hats as well ... from shipping days ..

I'm sure that Chellie created an aiming device for a camera .... must ask her !!
07-26-2020, 03:50 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Aiming camera fitted to baseball cap brim ?

I have two Soloshot Robot camera's but they are expensive rubbish to be honest and I have to fall back onto a Hatcam so often ......

But like today - I have terrible trouble trying to get the...
07-25-2020, 05:52 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Old thread ... she should get an outing tomorrow...

Old thread ... she should get an outing tomorrow at new site ... hopefully with some Soloshot footage ....

She's still all together in one piece .... so fingers crossed she comes home same way !
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07-25-2020, 02:57 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Its now 7 years since I built this and she sits...

Its now 7 years since I built this and she sits there waiting for me to fly her .... tomorrow I shall be at a new site with proper full size runway.

I intend to have a 'Fuel Day' :

Skymaster...
07-24-2020, 03:42 PM
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Posted By solentlife

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07-17-2020, 11:26 AM
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Posted By solentlife

I want it - if it really works - to save my boat...

I want it - if it really works - to save my boat and tractor batterys which stand idle too much. I get fed up reminding my Handyman to use alternate tractors and to make sure he reconnects mains...
07-17-2020, 10:45 AM
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Posted By solentlife

As Panther ... mines arrived now ... Testing in...

As Panther ... mines arrived now ... Testing in progress ..... I have a 'lazy'battery on one of my Lawn Tractors ........ let see what it does ...

I also have a benchfull of dud battery's - will...
07-12-2020, 09:55 AM
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Posted By solentlife

LiPo and dud cells .... Note first sentence of post !

PLEASE DO NOT DO ANY OF THIS IF YOU ARE UNCERTAIN OF SOLDERING OR CUTTING SKILLS - LIPO CELLS CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

OK ... what am I on about ? I think we can all say we have LiPo packs with...
07-07-2020, 08:27 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I go back in occasionally ... will check again .....

I go back in occasionally ... will check again ..

Cheers
Nigel
07-07-2020, 04:01 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I really appreciate your work .. especially since...

I really appreciate your work .. especially since Free Music Archive is not so Free anymore ...

I know its hard work - particularly to not stray in chords that could be mistaken for CR stuff ......
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Posted By solentlife

FrSky and lack of D8 Rx's now .... but Jumper ??

I have ACCST (never can remember all the letters !!) .. DJT and V8JT Modules in my 9xr and 9x radios ............. working perfectly. Why should I change ??

I need more Rx's - but FrSky Rx's are...
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Posted By solentlife

He could do ... but he also wants to keep the D/R...

He could do ... but he also wants to keep the D/R capability of Rudder and it coupled to aileron.

Coupling can be done with a Y lead of course - but then D/R is no longer separate for each.

He...
Forum: Foamies
07-04-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By solentlife

What you can do is use wood strips to create a...

What you can do is use wood strips to create a skeleton and then sheet with Depron ... that produces a strong rigid structure without weight.

I'm building a 93" span Lancaster with 6mm pine...
Forum: Beginners
07-04-2020, 01:51 PM
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Views: 739
Posted By solentlife

Hi .. First - where are you ? Someone on...

Hi ..

First - where are you ? Someone on here may be close by and can help ... or at least can identify a Club that could help you ...

As another says - a Sim may be a good way to start ... I...
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Posted By solentlife

I'm just wondering if you will move onto flying...

I'm just wondering if you will move onto flying other machines ? Where you will want Rudder on the Left stick ... I assume you are flying Mode 2 ?

If you go for aerobatics - even mild sunday...
Forum: Foamies
07-03-2020, 06:44 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I would suggest looking through free plan sites...

I would suggest looking through free plan sites and seeing what has similar to your wing ...
07-03-2020, 04:01 PM
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Posted By solentlife

We are now getting back to meetings ... with...

We are now getting back to meetings ... with care. Being EU - the borders are starting to open up .... once I get my new passport - then I plan a trip back to UK ...

https://youtu.be/wV98h7zAnh0
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