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Yesterday, 10:42 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Getting into car same time ... Pal of mine...

Getting into car same time ...

Pal of mine has taken foam insulation blocks and spent time creating stackable cradles. Basically each plane sits in a cradle and next cradle then locks on top ......
01-20-2022, 10:21 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Love it ... everytime I see such micro models - I...

Love it ... everytime I see such micro models - I think to build ... but never do !!
01-18-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

My Father was involved in the flight routes and...

My Father was involved in the flight routes and use of Concorde - being Chief Flight Ops with CAA ... but he always said from day one - it was a dream that would be its own downfall. The Passenger /...
01-18-2022, 01:33 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I was a 'steward' at the Calshot Celebrations...

I was a 'steward' at the Calshot Celebrations (Schneider Cup) with one of the Model Flying Clubs and my being SMAE .... Red Arrows of course and Concorde made appearances there. On the Sunday - I...
01-17-2022, 10:06 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Didn't they do both a LOOP and a synchro ROLL...

Didn't they do both a LOOP and a synchro ROLL with all 22 ?
Forum: Power Systems
01-17-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By solentlife

With the Wattmeter test - we would be looking for...

With the Wattmeter test - we would be looking for :

1. Amp draw and its increase as we open throttle ... to see point at which it starts the problem
2. Displayed Volts and its 'sag' as the...
01-17-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

I wish I had your skill in design / building Q...

I wish I had your skill in design / building Q ..... I would love to add a full form HH to my collection ... but will have to wait for someone else to provide the 'files' !!
01-17-2022, 10:26 AM
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Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

I read somewhere that you can actually buy a...

I read somewhere that you can actually buy a ticket to fly in a two seater ... forget where (not Thunder City SA) ....

Have to say it is one of the most beautiful of airframes ... possibly last...
Forum: Power Systems
01-16-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By solentlife

I have had this happen on a couple of models but...

I have had this happen on a couple of models but for different reasons each.

Model 1. Battery was nearing LVC (Low Voltage Cutoff) and it went into pulsing mode - you could hear it while flying...
01-16-2022, 01:24 PM
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Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

"It still looks quite 'modern' even 66 years on."...

"It still looks quite 'modern' even 66 years on."

I can remember back in the 90's along UK south coast - Hunter used to do the Radar Defence testing regularly until one day a mishap and pilot had...
Forum: Humor
01-14-2022, 01:37 PM
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Views: 81
Posted By solentlife

May I say that is a 'very American' joke ?

May I say that is a 'very American' joke ?
01-13-2022, 06:24 PM
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Views: 4,632
Posted By solentlife

No its a 4S 1500 - 1600 .... on a 2200KV motor...

No its a 4S 1500 - 1600 .... on a 2200KV motor ....

Span : 730mm
LOA incl prop : 940mm
Weight with 1600 4S : 640gr
01-13-2022, 05:32 PM
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Views: 145
Posted By solentlife

Interesting ... Video 1 : when prop turning...

Interesting ...

Video 1 : when prop turning - no venetian blind effect on camera view.

Video 2 : venetian blind effect as normally seen with camera behind prop.
01-09-2022, 09:35 PM
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Views: 4,632
Posted By solentlife

OOP'S .... seems I forgot to show final success...

OOP'S .... seems I forgot to show final success !!

https://youtu.be/NfCH-22O5Oo

Still flying good after all this time ...
01-09-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

Yep - the elevator angle had me for a while on my...

Yep - the elevator angle had me for a while on my Hunter ... but in the end went for a straight hinge line right across so one servo did the job. In flight never notice.
01-09-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

I have to admit that living in Latvia means that...

I have to admit that living in Latvia means that 3DLabPrint LW-PLA is good price, as its EU Shipping / no tax etc. .... better than ColorFab's despite same EU product ... AND I get 1kg instead of...
01-09-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

I threw together a profile Hunter ... first...

I threw together a profile Hunter ... first flights had tail area flexing so much with that high mounted stab as well such a large wing area - I had to double up the fuselaqe and fillet to stiffen it...
01-09-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By solentlife

What filament used ? Standard PLA ? You are...

What filament used ? Standard PLA ?

You are King of lightweight construction - so I nervously mention .... LW-PLA ?

I have progressed from using std PLA for most to using LW-PLA instead. It...
01-09-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By solentlife

I have a half height third floor above that is...

I have a half height third floor above that is empty at present. Once I get the 'crap' moved from house and stored up there - I will then start to move models up. As it is - I am running out of...
01-08-2022, 04:48 PM
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Views: 157
Posted By solentlife

https://youtu.be/PfhRBfN7MVQ Not so bad at...

https://youtu.be/PfhRBfN7MVQ

Not so bad at all ....

Forgive the panning / silly commentary - it was just a test after all !!
01-08-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By solentlife

SQ11 HD 1080 Camera

For years now - I have gone through various cams ....

Super 8mm
8mm VHS
Early Digicams that were **** !
Fujifilm Cams that were actually better than expected
808 Key cams from the first 480...
01-07-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By solentlife

Balance plug only discharger

I have a couple of 18650 LiIon 2cell packs that piggy back my Soloshot 3 cameras. They only have a 3 wire balance plug / lead ..

I've knuckled under and added an XT60 to the main power terminals...
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Views: 7,903
Posted By solentlife

Old thread revisited ... but a good one. ...

Old thread revisited ... but a good one.

More and more people are using LiPo / LiIon cells in their Tx's - this brings in a whole new ball game ...

NiMH are fine to charge up and leave ... but...
Forum: Foamies
01-05-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,759
Posted By solentlife

So glad I live other side of Atlantic .. Depron...

So glad I live other side of Atlantic .. Depron never stopped this side and is still at good price.
01-01-2022, 01:06 PM
Forum: Beginners
12-23-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife

Registering expands all sections / parts hugely...

Registering expands all sections / parts hugely .....

The Author is also contactable direct through eCalc or the RCGroups thread :...
Forum: Beginners
12-22-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife

Another good item yo have : Register with "eCalc"...

Another good item yo have : Register with "eCalc" ..... then you can put combo's of motor / ESC / LiPo / Props in to get calculated results .. thrust, Power to Weight, Amps max, flight time etc. etc....
12-21-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By solentlife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVZOK_9UUI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVZOK_9UUI
12-19-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By solentlife

Trig is my deal ... having studied not only plane...

Trig is my deal ... having studied not only plane trig - but also spherical trig as part of my Certification as a Ships Navigator ... before coming ashore and into the Shipping and Petroleum World.
...
12-18-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By solentlife

On brand of servo that I dislike - Tower Pro...

On brand of servo that I dislike - Tower Pro ..... I used to always buy them - based on they could have stripped gears replaced. I now have a box full of replacement gear sets for Tower Pro servos -...
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