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02-17-2020, 02:12 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Tamiya (UGH .... thought they were long gone !!) ...

Tamiya (UGH .... thought they were long gone !!)
Cars (RC of course)
02-16-2020, 02:18 PM
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Posted By solentlife

failure failsafe

failure
failsafe
Forum: Power Systems
02-09-2020, 09:08 PM
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Posted By solentlife

eCalc ... register for a few cents ... input...

eCalc ... register for a few cents ... input basic info ... out pops the answer ...

Try different motor / prop / battery combinations - its often surprising what can be done ...
Forum: Power Systems
02-09-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By solentlife

I closed the thread on RCG after the abuse that...

I closed the thread on RCG after the abuse that came along ...

Cheers
WF is THE place !!
02-09-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By solentlife

Suggest looking at eCalc .... and try combos of...

Suggest looking at eCalc .... and try combos of motors and EDF / ducted props.

4kg is a lot of thrust and would require a serious EDF .... most likely a ducted prop would be better ...

To get...
Forum: Power Systems
02-07-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By solentlife

XT connectors and voltage ...

OK .. the question is about XT connectors - no others. Its prompted by a yachtie who wants a low power tiny connector - he doesn't say for what but he gives info that voltage is 240V and amps at 1A...
Forum: Beginners
01-29-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,534
Posted By solentlife

I think the biggest difference for a complete...

I think the biggest difference for a complete newcomer to a trainer is whether the model will self right.

They do not have the ability to correct the bank or aspect of the craft once the turn or...
Forum: Beginners
01-29-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,534
Posted By solentlife

Generally I agree that Ailerons give a better...

Generally I agree that Ailerons give a better response to bank a model .. but I can also recall in early years of my model flying ... Old Timers that could bank and turn on a sixpence with rudder...
Forum: Beginners
01-29-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,534
Posted By solentlife

Long time ago - I posted an old 8mm video that...

Long time ago - I posted an old 8mm video that showed a Starlight Trainer - it was sold by Eastleigh Model Centre in UK ready built by a local guy ... lovely little 1m span job for 15 - 20 IC glow....
Forum: Beginners
01-26-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By solentlife

No need for switch. Just make sure you have...

No need for switch.

Just make sure you have a correctly setup Throttle Cut enabled for safety to avoid props starting up by accident.

The reason 'wet fuel' powered models have a switch - is...
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Posted By solentlife

Using GPS for altitude measurement is inaccurate...

Using GPS for altitude measurement is inaccurate and is why Aircraft ... DJI ..... Autel ..... Yuneec ..... in fact most flying 'vehicles' use Barometric change fr altitude determination.

GPS...
Forum: Foamies
01-14-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,523
Views: 850,451
Posted By solentlife

So taking your photos and chat ... 21" long...

So taking your photos and chat ...

21" long ... 20" wide ... CoG at 7" back from nose ?

That makes it 30% chord .. mine comes out at 36% chord ...

So mine maybe a bit 'hot to trot' !
...
Forum: Foamies
01-14-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,523
Views: 850,451
Posted By solentlife

Hi Chellie ... just out of interest can you give...

Hi Chellie ... just out of interest can you give me any numbers from your Delta ?

Span ... length .... CoG ? Just to check against mine ..

Cheers
01-14-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By solentlife

NiXX. Lead Acid format - yes charge up full and...

NiXX. Lead Acid format - yes charge up full and store.

Lithium based ? No. Reduce to storage level and then store.
01-13-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,776
Posted By solentlife

I have looked at the Car based Smoke systems ......

I have looked at the Car based Smoke systems ... but I think they rely on car staying upright ! The amount of smoke they produce though is comparable to a wet fuel engine system ..

Requires power...
Forum: Foamies
01-13-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,523
Views: 850,451
Posted By solentlife

Just added this quickie to the hangar : ...

Just added this quickie to the hangar :

500mm span ... 480mm length .... 2S motor with 6x4 prop .... 255gr AUW to fly ....
01-13-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By solentlife

As other says ... do not store fully charged. ...

As other says ... do not store fully charged.

I store at 3.75V per cell and actually I don't bother with a fridge ... I just store as is ... but at that 3.75v ..
01-13-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,776
Posted By solentlife

The problem here is getting those clear thin caps...

The problem here is getting those clear thin caps to press the fuse / detonator to the smoke material.

I now use hinge tape and it works 9 out of 10x .... cheap and cheerful !

But I am...
01-08-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By solentlife

I've shelved the LiFe idea ... expensive and...

I've shelved the LiFe idea ... expensive and risk of destroying battery by over charging. Lead Acid so much easier !!

Pulse Desulfators .......... seems to be a lot of controversy over these -...
01-02-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By solentlife

tks .. D

tks .. D
Forum: ParkFlyers
12-31-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,773
Posted By solentlife

Unfortunately Photobucket lost all power to its...

Unfortunately Photobucket lost all power to its server site and its taking them weeks to get back online again.

What I can do is email to you zip files of all I have so you can have actual photos...
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By solentlife

You should only need do it once - and its not...

You should only need do it once - and its not centre point - its to set the neutral attitude of the model. It should when first installed be set with model level in all attitudes ... then that's it....
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Views: 834
Posted By solentlife

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?320...

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3206365-NX3-3D-Flight-Controller-Gyroscope-Balance-For-Fixed-wing-Aircraft

That may help
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Views: 834
Posted By solentlife

I would suggest that a Youtube search may give...

I would suggest that a Youtube search may give better answer ?

Problem is that there are so many gyros out there now - unless its a high end unit - most people cannot answer. Its also worth...
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By solentlife

I suggest you download the manual while you wait...

I suggest you download the manual while you wait !!

Normally all Gyros I know require a specific way round ... ie pins forward or pins rearward. This is due to accelerometers more than the gyro...
12-21-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By solentlife

I found a Twitter comment that they have a...

I found a Twitter comment that they have a 'power-out' problem.
12-21-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By solentlife

Photobucket ???

Today I cannot logon to my PB site and I notice that photos I've linked to forum posts are unavailable ....

Anyone else having trouble with PB ?
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Views: 843
Posted By solentlife

I haven't used the Detrium ... the ones I have...

I haven't used the Detrium ... the ones I have and still use are :

P1 - thats very cheap and actually once you get sorted with its programming - works very well.

Orange - As bought off the...
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Views: 843
Posted By solentlife

I have the A3 Super II .... which many people...

I have the A3 Super II .... which many people still prefer. But lets just talk Super whatever version.

Is it worth having the programming box ? YES. And you only need buy one box to do all your...
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