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11-10-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By solentlife

Videos ... much better to use a proper video host...

Videos ... much better to use a proper video host service such as Youtube or Vimeo ...
11-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By solentlife

Tragic event in Taiwan

http://m.focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201911030004.aspx

Total sympathy for all involved, terrible.

Forgive me for saying - but I have been banging on at various times on other forums etc. about the...
11-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By solentlife

Questions and answers - what about results ?

This is prompted not only by a few threads on this forum but seems to be happening more often in most forums.

A question or request for assistance is made and people respond. I for one try my best...
11-07-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,695
Posted By solentlife

You do realise this thread is over 11 years old ??

You do realise this thread is over 11 years old ??
11-06-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By solentlife

Given news of Registration in UK .... mmmm ...

Given news of Registration in UK .... mmmm

But not so bad if you are member of BMFA etc.
Forum: Power Systems
11-05-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,679
Posted By solentlife

V900 .... looks like a smaller version of the EFX...

V900 .... looks like a smaller version of the EFX Racer ...

We have a club member who has the Voodoo .. another version of the same ... screams round the field ...

The F16 of this thread...
Forum: Power Systems
11-04-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,679
Posted By solentlife

Just looking in eCalc ... I gave 1.5kg 3S...

Just looking in eCalc ...

I gave 1.5kg
3S 3000
70A ESC
Turnigy 3530 1400kv
APC 9x5
=
8mins flight,
360W,
10-30-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By solentlife

Ron ... Chellie is not talking about ESC's or...

Ron ... Chellie is not talking about ESC's or flight .... she's talking Inverters and power for her house !
10-30-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By solentlife

I think best to ask "kyleservicetech" ...... its...

I think best to ask "kyleservicetech" ...... its more in his field of expertise than anything I know !!
10-30-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By solentlife

Yep ... sad reading about power cuts to avoid...

Yep ... sad reading about power cuts to avoid fires etc.

You take care Lass ...

I have never heard of sparking from inverters ... but then again - I've never used such high power jobs. Is...
10-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By solentlife

For years - I suffered 'outs' especially in...

For years - I suffered 'outs' especially in winter when weather would bring down power lines. Latvia still today is criss-crossed by overhead power cables and only in the towns are they underground....
10-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By solentlife

NEVER have Trim all way UP when starting...

NEVER have Trim all way UP when starting programming an ESC .... the correct position is the MID 'zero' point.

If as per some of the Red Bricks that fail to program with trim at mid setting ......
10-24-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By solentlife

To be honest ... I don't see the problem because...

To be honest ... I don't see the problem because even a Hairdryer is not instant max speed on switch on ... due to inertia etc. ALL fans / Props take time to speed up. This is not a Light Bulb !
...
10-24-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By solentlife

You cannot operate a Brushless with simple ON .....

You cannot operate a Brushless with simple ON .. OFF ... not with an ESC ...

Not that I know of anyway. The problem is that ESC needs to initialise at IDLE before it can command anything. That is...
10-24-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By solentlife

Blimey - you really are making a meal of this. ...

Blimey - you really are making a meal of this.

Your connection in previous to last post is WRONG ...
Second .. the radio plug will supply the 5V to the tester from its BEC circuit. The full...
10-24-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By solentlife

Some ESC's will not prgram the throttle range...

Some ESC's will not prgram the throttle range without pulling trim all way down. This was a common problem with the Red Brick series HK sold.

Basically the usual and preferred way to program...
10-14-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By solentlife

Hair dryer .... large volume but relatively low...

Hair dryer .... large volume but relatively low pressure.

EDF .... moderately high pressure and moderate volume.

If its replacing a Hair Dryer - then its not something sophisticated in setup....
10-14-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By solentlife

Brushless Motors as already mentioned are...

Brushless Motors as already mentioned are basically an offshoot of AC format. The 3 wires are sequentially powered to create a turning moment within the magnets of the case. Which wires are plugged...
10-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By solentlife

To run any brushless with Radio : Servo...

To run any brushless with Radio :

Servo Tester.

The setup would basically be :

Battery (given the short run and infrequent use - I would suggest NiMH or LiFePo battery)
+
ESC >>>>>> this...
Forum: Beginners
10-12-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By solentlife

Have to side with Q .... IMHO ... forget...

Have to side with Q ....

IMHO ... forget flaps ... they are intended to increase lift at slow speed ... not as brakes.

If you want to land at steeper angle and not keep floating on ... then...
10-08-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0084_zps2yn9sbbf.jpg...
10-08-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0082_zpstmfvlvra.jpg...
10-08-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0081_zpsuihyhq4y.jpg...
10-07-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By solentlife

Internal structure spliced in and glue setting...

Internal structure spliced in and glue setting ...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0079_zpsxj5ubixa.jpg...
10-07-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By solentlife

Videos of designers F117 mention the ailerons ......

Videos of designers F117 mention the ailerons ... but not elevators !!!

Still - gives me something to do ...
10-07-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0073_zps7bh88q1y.jpg...
10-07-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By solentlife

Launch was completely without any problem .. she...

Launch was completely without any problem .. she went out of helpers hands straight as a die ... BUT ...

Ailerons were so twitchy ... but Elevator was just nowhere near enough ...

From launch...
10-05-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By solentlife

Hoping tmrw that I can finally get this baby in...

Hoping tmrw that I can finally get this baby in the air ...........

I have been in the garden trying out various ways to hold and launch .... its a strange model to try hold !!!

Think I will...
10-05-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By solentlife

OK ... speakers mounted .... to strengthen the...

OK ... speakers mounted .... to strengthen the area - a second layer of 6mm Depron was applied and speaker set into it. This allowed the grill underneath to be set into the wing Depron to make level....
10-05-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By solentlife

Have dug out sufficient : 3 core domestic...

Have dug out sufficient :

3 core domestic cable to provide motor wire extensions so ESC's are in fuselage.

Servo wire for aileron servo's.


After building the Mossie and then the full fuz...
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