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Yesterday, 06:42 PM
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Posted By solentlife

No idea .... haven't checked the gear yet ...

No idea .... haven't checked the gear yet ...
Yesterday, 01:57 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Took her to the General Open Summer meeting at...

Took her to the General Open Summer meeting at the ex Soviet airfield. Having got her to stop nosing into the ground everytime throttle opened - thought to try her there.

WOW ... what a...
Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By solentlife

https://youtu.be/RAnFTHKJXos This is just...

https://youtu.be/RAnFTHKJXos

This is just unbelievable ... climbs away nicely ... flies nicely ... turn to come round to complete circuit ... she just rolls and dives ... no reason for it at all...
06-14-2019, 10:23 AM
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Posted By solentlife

I have boxes of the things ... in fact I have Ice...

I have boxes of the things ... in fact I have Ice Cream containers under the charger bench with different size per container....

I must admit I was always wondering why I was short on 2200 3S ......
06-13-2019, 08:15 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Old thread but mines still alive !! Dragged...

Old thread but mines still alive !!

Dragged her out to see if I could sort the lack of grass take-off.

Every time I tried - she would dig her nose in and refuse.

Today I carefully measured...
06-13-2019, 08:02 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I only know the date because I video nearly all...

I only know the date because I video nearly all flights since the advent of the mini digicam.

The proof of the LiPo will be saturday probably ...
06-13-2019, 10:32 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Am I only one who finds LiPo's ????

Now before I tell the tale ... let me first say - that I am not usually absent-minded or ignore LiPo use guidelines. I may not use ammo boxes and flower pots - but I am conscious of their destructive...
Forum: 3D Flying
06-11-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,560
Posted By solentlife

Bringing back an old thread ... YES - its still...

Bringing back an old thread ... YES - its still in one piece and should be up for a fly again once weather improves. All part of my 'get old models back in air' and try stop buying new ones !!
06-09-2019, 12:29 PM
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Views: 2,028
Posted By solentlife

Ready for battle again ... ...

Ready for battle again ...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Avro%20Vulcan/Profile%20Vulcan/DSCF8432_zpsdkt7ky62.jpg...
06-09-2019, 11:48 AM
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Posted By solentlife

I think it was obvious from the first launch and...

I think it was obvious from the first launch and nose in - that single thickness 6mm is not enough for the nose length to resist breaking.

Repair has now been effected ... pieces tacked back in...
06-08-2019, 02:11 PM
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Posted By solentlife

https://youtu.be/LJNi93OnFvc I could kick...

https://youtu.be/LJNi93OnFvc

I could kick myself for not putting reflex before launch !

Anyway - walking across field to collect her - stepped into hole and twisted my ankle - its really...
06-06-2019, 10:34 AM
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Views: 1,372
Posted By solentlife

Good video. I think its also worth...

Good video.

I think its also worth considering that despite many products having literally hundreds of Brand names - often 1 company provides product to many others, reducing the 'true' number of...
Forum: Beginners
06-03-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By solentlife

The LiPo and UBEC combo should be fine - as long...

The LiPo and UBEC combo should be fine - as long as the UBEC is 5A or more.. 2S LiPo is between 6.6 (discharged lowest level) and 8.4V (full charged).

But Personally ... I would have used a 2S...
06-01-2019, 12:20 PM
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Views: 2,009
Posted By solentlife

That's the main thing ... large and good...

That's the main thing ... large and good condition.

But monitoring the state of charge of that battery is advised ... Lead Acid battery do not appreciate being left in partial charge state, second...
05-31-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,009
Posted By solentlife

OK ... yes you can charge using a battery as...

OK ... yes you can charge using a battery as power source. But your assumption on ampage is not enough.

Remember that as the battery powers the charger - it is also reducing its own level of...
05-30-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By solentlife

Take care ... the leads on LiPo's are usually...

Take care ... the leads on LiPo's are usually electronically welded to the cell tabs ... its sometimes hard to get solder to take on this. Make sure you put tape separating just in case one lead lets...
05-30-2019, 12:47 PM
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Views: 2,362
Posted By solentlife

There ye go ...

There ye go ...
05-30-2019, 09:08 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Thew balance plug is actually simple ... The...

Thew balance plug is actually simple ...

The two outer pins are the TOTAL voltage. Each pair as you move along give you the individual cell voltages.

I know this is a diagram I drew up for a 3S...
05-28-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,502
Posted By solentlife

For general .. if you do not know brand of motor...

For general .. if you do not know brand of motor ... then find the size / KV based in RCTimer or Turnigy listings ... they are general run of the mill power jobs.

FYI - There actually is no direct...
05-28-2019, 12:40 PM
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Views: 2,502
Posted By solentlife

Can you read the numbers on the E motor ? ...

Can you read the numbers on the E motor ?

For example - I have 4250 at 500KV ... 5050 at 450kv .... 2826 at 2200kv .... as examples.

If you have a 5050 at 500kv and 6S LiPo ..... that will...
05-28-2019, 11:44 AM
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Views: 2,502
Posted By solentlife

Saving everyone Googling the Challenger ... can...

Saving everyone Googling the Challenger ... can you list the specs of the model ?

Span, length, weight to fly ?

Seagull Sellers usually list suitable power plants for their models and unlike...
05-28-2019, 09:00 AM
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Views: 837
Posted By solentlife

My Concorde twin made for the comp we had a few...

My Concorde twin made for the comp we had a few years back - goes well on twin 50's and is a lot heavier than this Nijet2 will be.

I did consider whether to test the new versions of 30 ... 40mm...
05-27-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By solentlife

Nijet2 - Own Design

Nijet was never a success ages ago ... the weight was too high and the overall form was eye-catching but didn't perform as expected. Roll on about 4 years and I have another Nijet idea ...
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05-26-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By solentlife

I believe Mazano is now not cutting to order ?...

I believe Mazano is now not cutting to order ? When I first got my Laser Machine ... we communicated - nice guy.
Forum: Foamies
05-22-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By solentlife

Here's a table to help .. ...

Here's a table to help ..

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Soaring%20wing%20loading_zpsc4njspkj.jpg...
Forum: Foamies
05-22-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By solentlife

Hi..... another home design - you have really got...

Hi..... another home design - you have really got hooked into this !!

OK ... Slope Soaring - one of my favourite modes - but sadly where I live is not possible. We have some cliffs along the...
05-20-2019, 10:28 AM
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Views: 373
Posted By solentlife

Ventava Village Fair ...

Was invited to local Village show and to video ....

I took a long a few of my fixed wing jobbies as well for display ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HCKzLUjFtU

I am a member of the RC...
05-16-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,028
Posted By solentlife

That makes two of us !!

That makes two of us !!
05-15-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By solentlife

Here's a build I just completed today ... (6mm...

Here's a build I just completed today ... (6mm Depron)

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Avro%20Vulcan/Profile%20Vulcan/DSCF8350_zpsztimzquk.jpg...
05-15-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By solentlife

3mm is norm over here for indoor stuff .. and yes...

3mm is norm over here for indoor stuff .. and yes still available
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