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07-23-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,073
Posted By solentlife

This 40A/hr battery is only there for 'domestic'...

This 40A/hr battery is only there for 'domestic' needs really - so low demand. The Engine start battery is 90A/Hr and new .....

Engine alternator charges well - so I'm reasonably happy to go with...
07-23-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,073
Posted By solentlife

Bringing it back to front ... Pal gave me a...

Bringing it back to front ...

Pal gave me a 40A/hr sealed Lead Acid starter battery. It showed ~7V on meter.

I tried the Desulfator but it didn't make much difference ...

But my Allburn...
07-20-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By solentlife

I bought it in 2014 .... its still in good nick...

I bought it in 2014 .... its still in good nick apart from the terrible plastic cowl HK supplied with it.

Its not like the original Formosa where it has moulding inside to fit the motor. Its just...
07-20-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By solentlife

I even made the trike suitable to take floats ......

I even made the trike suitable to take floats ... but haven't actually tried her on water yet ...

https://i.imgur.com/cUnJLO2m.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cHQSgzcm.jpg
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07-20-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By solentlife

I still have a Formosa ... or as HK called it -...

I still have a Formosa ... or as HK called it - Badius.

I originally covered in film ... but soon tired of the look. So I ripped that off and then covered in thin nylon nett and PVA. Quick spray...
Forum: Humor
07-17-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By solentlife

Slap in the tunnel

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Blonde and a Brunette are sharing a compartment on a train as it winds its way through the Alps. Every now and then the train passes through a tunnel, during which time...
07-16-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By solentlife

Basically paralleling main or balance leads is...

Basically paralleling main or balance leads is same thing in effect. If you have mains going to one ESC ... you already have connected the batterys .....

The only difference with the balance lead...
Forum: Power Systems
07-15-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By solentlife

When I have met this problem - I have created a...

When I have met this problem - I have created a separate ply plate to glue on the inside of the mount box It only needs to be enough to give more strength to the new holes being so close to the old....
Forum: Beginners
07-05-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By solentlife

What will you cover the model with BEFORE...

What will you cover the model with BEFORE applying paint ?
06-28-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,215
Posted By solentlife

Me ... my goto for motors : RCTIMER ...

Me ... my goto for motors :

RCTIMER

Hobby King

Banggood

That just about covers everything for me ... brand / label ? I ignore that ... I look for size / KV / Prop size advised
06-21-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By solentlife

If we knew your location - I am sure someone...

If we knew your location - I am sure someone could suggest
Forum: Humor
06-10-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By solentlife

I'm in tears ...... you have really made my day...

I'm in tears ...... you have really made my day !!

Your story is as good as the Chilli Cook-Off !!

We are not allowed such fences here except for livestock areas.

You remind me of when I...
Forum: Humor
06-10-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By solentlife

Ha Ha !! But on a serious note - we used to...

Ha Ha !!

But on a serious note - we used to ride Republic Helicopters out of Houston and Galveston ... going out to ships offshore we were working. Because of my RC model flying AND trying to fly...
06-10-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By solentlife

eCalc is one of the best investments online for...

eCalc is one of the best investments online for this work. The peanut cost is well worth it and saves all the heartache of choosing setup's.
06-10-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By solentlife

In had that kit back in the 80's and actually...

In had that kit back in the 80's and actually placed 8th in South of England Scale competition. Mine had a Merco 60 Glow engine, dustbin muffler and large prop ...

https://i.imgur.com/VTtckuI.jpg...
06-01-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By solentlife

My other hobby ... Boating !

My house has its own private boat channel on the river ... but recent years and weather changes - the water level and growth has made it less use for my larger yacht. It was decided to invest in a...
05-29-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By solentlife

As many know ... I stumped up for building my...

As many know ... I stumped up for building my 'Mancave' ....

Total internal square is 12m x 8m
2 1/2 stories high.
Ground floor originally was to be 3 LARGE car slots (I measured my Renault...
05-25-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By solentlife

I wasn't knocking wheeled chairs .... far from...

I wasn't knocking wheeled chairs .... far from it.

My trouble is I am so untidy and have half my gear on the floor as well as on the benches - a rolling chair would be in trouble !

I have...
05-23-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By solentlife

If anyone wants a list or description of what I...

If anyone wants a list or description of what I used .... just ask and I shall provide. More than happy to help others to setup - what can be a real advantage at times.

Difficult to launch models...
05-23-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By solentlife

Its like fishing ..... there are times to sit -...

Its like fishing ..... there are times to sit - times to stand.

If I'm soldering / joining things / setting up radio - prefer to sit ... I have both normal height chairs and a bar-stool ...
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05-21-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By solentlife

Bungee set-up video suitable for rough ground

Prompted by long running thread on Bungee use - I decided to create a video showing the advantages of using a ramp to get model of the ground and avoid damage.
The system has been created years ago...
05-18-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By solentlife

Usual to let us know what was actual problem ......

Usual to let us know what was actual problem ... helps others then.
05-17-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By solentlife

Information ????? What size battery in mAh...

Information ?????

What size battery in mAh .... C rate ..... Cells (voltage) ....

What is meter showing ? Volts / Charge %

LiPo's generally do not revive if left too long in very low...
Forum: Humor
05-06-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By solentlife

Jokes aside : There have been numerous reports...

Jokes aside : There have been numerous reports of enormous Catfish and 'beasts' in the cooling lakes surrounding the site ....

Some people have unofficially moved back into the area - but it is...
05-05-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By solentlife

Maybe update your ID to say where you are ... so...

Maybe update your ID to say where you are ... so when posting - people can look to the left under your ID and see location >>>>
05-04-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By solentlife

I have an idea Manzano stopped some time ago ......

I have an idea Manzano stopped some time ago ... but worth checking ...

To "hkeelljr" .... its always an idea to say where you are so we can actually advise better.

Your profile indicates...
Forum: Humor
04-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,281
Posted By solentlife

When travelling - remember those days we sat in...

When travelling - remember those days we sat in airports ? Well anyway ... having spent many hours sat in airports around the world - you can guarantee to see a number of people wandering around with...
Forum: Humor
04-23-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By solentlife

My wife knows I joke like this ..... she's...

My wife knows I joke like this ..... she's Russian and they have even better ones !!

Russian joke :

What do you call a Woman with car keys ?

Monkey with hand grenade.
04-22-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By solentlife

Very nice ...... Have wonderful memories of...

Very nice ......

Have wonderful memories of IoW .... I had my sailboat based at Hayling Island and used to cruise Solent till I moved out here to Latvia ... have my boat here now as well. Its why...
Forum: Humor
04-22-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By solentlife

Talking to my mate other day ... I mentioned my...

Talking to my mate other day ... I mentioned my Wife wants a new watch .....

He replied : Why - she must have a clock on the cooker ?
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