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Yesterday, 10:11 AM
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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
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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: 119
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
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Views: 79
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
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Views: 72
Posted By solentlife

Winter arrived

https://youtu.be/IDSC8QHNYRk
01-09-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
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: 418
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: 418
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
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Views: 418
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
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Views: 418
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
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Views: 418
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: 1,003
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: 310
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: 1,003
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: 349
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
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Views: 349
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: 416
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: 270
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: 416
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: 416
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: 452
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...
12-13-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By solentlife

Tools that seem to get used EVERY building day : ...

Tools that seem to get used EVERY building day :

Long thin nose pliers.
Wire Rod cutters (ruined loads of normal pliers before finally buying a proper tool)
Z bend pliers ..... I love it !! ...
12-11-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By solentlife

An old trick was to get a hard flat dining table...

An old trick was to get a hard flat dining table and then add a cork top. You can buy the cork in rolls for insulating walls etc. - basically unroll and tape it down. It was also a method of creating...
12-11-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,908
Posted By solentlife

It was a great marketing move by Horizon to lock...

It was a great marketing move by Horizon to lock their Spektrum into the model line up by BnF ... it not only got people to buy Spektrum for that model ... but with the number of Tx's seen on Flight...
12-11-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,908
Posted By solentlife

I agree - but today - Brand Name does not g'tee...

I agree - but today - Brand Name does not g'tee quality or performance.

Look at the Jumper and Radiomasters .... gimbals / switches / buttons as good as any others ...

Even my 9x and 9xr's...
12-10-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By solentlife

Long straight strong wood battens .... elastic...

Long straight strong wood battens .... elastic bands ..... clamps .....

I use them to keep sides straight and pressed onto formers ... assemble build with eg PU glue ... place battens either side...
12-10-2020, 11:47 AM
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Views: 10,908
Posted By solentlife

This is an old thread .... Today ? I really...

This is an old thread ....

Today ? I really feel sorry for Spektrum ... Futaba etc - with the introduction of Multi-Protocol radios / modules and the greater channel / mixing etc. available in...
11-27-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
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: 774
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: 920
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...
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