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Posted By solentlife

I would also mention that even my park flyer...

I would also mention that even my park flyer Cessna's have Flaps ...... meaning 5 chs ...
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Posted By solentlife

I agree that if you have no intention of moving...

I agree that if you have no intention of moving up the mark on model - then fine.

But most progress and then want more ... flaps .... retracts ... etc.

Given the price of a 16ch Multi Module...
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Posted By solentlife

OK ... not arguing ... just assumed that the 5ch...

OK ... not arguing ... just assumed that the 5ch that was usually part of a package was first to get people hooked on Spek gear came before the 6.
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Posted By solentlife

The early Spekie was a 5 ?? Anyway ... 4ch...

The early Spekie was a 5 ??

Anyway ... 4ch ?? The world has moved on a lot since the days of such limited radios and anyone joining the RC world is now able to buy radios that are awesome ... not...
11-22-2021, 06:50 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I know you would already consider this ... but...

I know you would already consider this ... but ...

that elevator cross link - it will need to be very stable to avoid it twisting under the elevator resistance on the long arm outer part ....
11-18-2021, 11:38 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Yet again - Master !! Very nice.

Yet again - Master !!

Very nice.
11-15-2021, 08:30 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Fingers crossed !

Fingers crossed !
11-13-2021, 09:38 PM
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Posted By solentlife

You are a master !!

You are a master !!
11-12-2021, 06:53 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The Vulcan has a huge wing and area and is why...

The Vulcan has a huge wing and area and is why the throttle can be pulled back after take-off. I think Avro may have understood that when they designed it.
11-11-2021, 05:42 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Yep ... always a trade off ... power vs torque...

Yep ... always a trade off ... power vs torque etc.

If I go up on prop - I get more torque and a less forgiving model when I need to throttle up ..... but if I go up on LiPo - I can still have...
11-11-2021, 12:15 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The alloy spinner was actually a good match ... I...

The alloy spinner was actually a good match ... I measured it and removed the front part of the 3D nose print to align with it ...

https://i.imgur.com/nNT4fWGm.jpg
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11-10-2021, 04:43 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Oh - I know the howl is due to inlet and the...

Oh - I know the howl is due to inlet and the design of outlets .... and no EDF will ever get close ...........

I have to admit that my twin 50mm Concorde - I like the sound there - even though...
11-10-2021, 09:03 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Love of the Avro Vulcan ...

I am crazy about the Vulcan ... as with the EE Lightning also ....

I have gone through own design foam version Vulcans ...

Full form pusher - flew - but was a pain on the ground for prop...
11-08-2021, 08:56 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Yep .... when I was cutting - even when one hand...

Yep .... when I was cutting - even when one hand was resting on it - I had dents from thumb / finger tips !

Sadly - the green foam sheet is not so easy to buy here now .. the shops now only take...
11-06-2021, 02:16 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Foam spar is fine ... my SE5 has exactly that...

Foam spar is fine ... my SE5 has exactly that with NO wood or CF at all ...

https://i.imgur.com/lRoojqOm.jpg

White 3mm depron top skin formed over the foam 6 x 6mm spar
...
11-05-2021, 04:44 PM
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Posted By solentlife

If its anything like the stuff we have over here...

If its anything like the stuff we have over here ..... smooth surface one side ... grooved on other ? I found it makes good formers as its stiffer or for laminating to Depron for added stiffness. But...
11-02-2021, 11:08 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Just bought similar of ebay ... ...

Just bought similar of ebay ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174605299011

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8IsAAOSwslBgCX3t/s-l64.jpg

Local shops here ... couldn't find. But luckily - seller is...
11-01-2021, 07:01 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I tried 2 Kicker bottles .... end up with both...

I tried 2 Kicker bottles .... end up with both stuck !!

I took a 'refillable' perfume bottle ... did same.

Must be something in the kicker fluid doing it.
11-01-2021, 05:02 PM
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Posted By solentlife

CA Kicker bottles ..........

I buy Kicker in large bottle ... means I can refill the little Kicker spray bottles.

BUT am I alone when I have every small Kicker spray bottle - the thumb plunger to spray sticks down ... leaks...
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Posted By solentlife

Many of the old radios - particularly those that...

Many of the old radios - particularly those that car people used - the throttle had a mechanical fitting that caused 'zero' to be at about 25% throttle .. that 25% below stick movement gave BRAKE...
10-21-2021, 04:48 PM
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Posted By solentlife

EDF's seem to have come on a lot recently. ...

EDF's seem to have come on a lot recently.

The FMS ..... QX-motor and Powerfun - seem to have good power to weight ratios.

I was a great 'fan' of the Haoye range with high KV motors .... but...
Forum: 3D Printing
10-20-2021, 09:14 AM
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Posted By solentlife

LW-PLA and paint

I've been sprayiong PLA and LW-PLA with spray cans and usually no problems ... I keep can at distance to reduce the level of propellant that hits the item.

Yesterday I decided to use Acrylic...
10-17-2021, 09:04 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Too many !! Been 3D printing like mad ... 2...

Too many !! Been 3D printing like mad ...

2 EDF Vulcans
1 Prop Vulcan

https://i.imgur.com/TK5ZlSzm.jpg

Spitfire

https://i.imgur.com/Pv2l9lOm.jpg
10-06-2021, 01:39 PM
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Posted By solentlife

With the demise of Solarfilm - that means...

With the demise of Solarfilm - that means Solartex is no longer ..... one of the best 'fabric' style for WW1 etc.

Looks like I'll be going back to 'nylon + dope' for wood jobs ... 'nylon + pva'...
10-05-2021, 07:35 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Nice one ... Good to see different colour...

Nice one ...

Good to see different colour scheme ... too often same old scheme seen on flight lines. Looks daft when you have more than one person on the field with same model !!
10-05-2021, 07:33 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Lost too many due to faults unseen .... good post.

Lost too many due to faults unseen .... good post.
10-05-2021, 07:32 PM
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Posted By solentlife

So many plastic mounts fall to pieces .... that...

So many plastic mounts fall to pieces .... that as AEAJR suggests - better to make your own in ply.

If you have a 3D printer - you could even print your own ...

Personally I never waste money...
10-05-2021, 06:57 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Nice one ...

Nice one ...
09-28-2021, 09:43 AM
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Posted By solentlife

WOW - wish you all the luck - jumping in on a...

WOW - wish you all the luck - jumping in on a TREX 700 !!

Batteries : Stay away from such as eBay ... many are rejects / B standards sold off at A standard prices.

Stay with recognised sellers...
09-24-2021, 11:33 AM
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Posted By solentlife

If the aileron servos are on a Y lead ... its...

If the aileron servos are on a Y lead ... its possible that Y lead is at fault ...

Test by removing one servo and operate stick .. check it works correct ... unplug that one and reconnect other...
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