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Today, 08:40 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Most of my pals who were also flying Heli's have...

Most of my pals who were also flying Heli's have sold them and moved on ..... when asked they reply that flying is more important than being a mechanic repairing all the time !

My 450 is still in...
09-07-2019, 12:28 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Just a part of my hangar

Quite often the subject of what people have and many find it hard to imagine a large hangar !!

Here's my Renault Van with its basic load ...
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09-07-2019, 07:41 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Most of the videos I see are literally guys hold...

Most of the videos I see are literally guys hold wing tip and then do a 'Frisbee' style launch from the 'hip' ....

I'm thinking to do similar ... with left hand across body and model from right...
09-06-2019, 06:39 AM
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Views: 693
Posted By solentlife

Haven't had chance to maiden her yet ... hoping...

Haven't had chance to maiden her yet ... hoping this weekend she can get airborne.
09-04-2019, 09:11 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Good news .... always around to help ...

Good news .... always around to help ...
09-04-2019, 08:27 AM
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Views: 581
Posted By solentlife

It is recc'd that with Switch Mode BEC's on a...

It is recc'd that with Switch Mode BEC's on a normal RC model - that only one BEC be used to avoid conflict between them. This of course is not the case with Linear BEC's, where they don't conflict....
09-04-2019, 08:22 AM
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Views: 1,126
Posted By solentlife

Glutton for punishment ! Fitted training...

Glutton for punishment !

Fitted training gear yesterday .... to try and reduce the carnage mistakes create !!

I was never a good Heli flyer ... I could lift into a reasonable hover but never...
09-03-2019, 05:05 PM
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Posted By solentlife

You only remove the +ve servo wire of one ESC -...

You only remove the +ve servo wire of one ESC - do not remove the -ve as well ..... the ESC needs the -ve to be the completed signal circuit ....

Just to be sure :

Connect back ALL leads in...
09-02-2019, 09:20 PM
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Views: 1,126
Posted By solentlife

I must admit that I enjoy my little WLToys 911...

I must admit that I enjoy my little WLToys 911 .... and the 959 Quad ... plus the various 'toy quads' I was given to review ... but the 450 is far more challenging.

I rebuilt ... new link etc. I...
Forum: Beginners
09-02-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By solentlife

In practical terms - lets forget about what...

In practical terms - lets forget about what happens to the ESC when you restrict throttle range on the TX.

When we fly - we usually fly mostly at reduced cruising .. lets say we range about in the...
09-01-2019, 03:03 PM
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Views: 717
Posted By solentlife

After charging the 4S and giving the drill a...

After charging the 4S and giving the drill a burst ... it was warm ... so that small difference of ~0.5V is obviously once a load is on just a little much for it. The LiPo would throw as much amps as...
09-01-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Posted By solentlife

Luckily the Rest of the World is not as dumb as...

Luckily the Rest of the World is not as dumb as some and understands the long term chaos of tariffs. An initial advantage soons turns into escalating high street prices and reduction of choice.
09-01-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Posted By solentlife

Sorry maybe I was not so clear ... ignore the...

Sorry maybe I was not so clear ... ignore the Multi-Rotor in the listings titles ... the MR / FPV part of the hobby is driving development of smaller, lighter but more powerful motors. Not only that...
08-31-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By solentlife

I recycle old lipos into various .... large...

I recycle old lipos into various .... large capacity, 3S + 4S become power for field charging via one of my 12V chargers. I use an old 4S pack to run my IC engine starter if the field box SLA is...
08-31-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By solentlife

Motor doesn't care where it gets power from as...

Motor doesn't care where it gets power from as long as the voltage is right....

It could be that you may be slightly lower in voltage - but with the Lithium cells - they can punch more amps .......
08-31-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Posted By solentlife

BG now has one of the widest ranges of Multi...

BG now has one of the widest ranges of Multi Rotor motors and ESC / Flight controllers ......... for anyone into Parkflyers and FPV ... BG is fast leading the market.
08-31-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Posted By solentlife

I have the Soloshot Camera system Optic 25. ...

I have the Soloshot Camera system Optic 25.

I paid over $700 incl customs on a significant pre-order sales .... it then over 2 years before I received the unit.

Less than a year later - they...
08-31-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By solentlife

LiPo in an old NiCd drill

https://youtu.be/rKZ_o9te9pY

I used an old tired 4S .... but it may be better to use a 3S if its better condition.
08-31-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By solentlife

Very few mains powered units have strange power...

Very few mains powered units have strange power cord plugs ... many in fact have the Kitchen Kettle plug or even the smaller similar to a mans Shaver.
08-31-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife

The price of the Hobby King unit is peanuts...

The price of the Hobby King unit is peanuts really ... the wood part with the ability to vary the distance between to accommodate different fuselages is worth it on its own.
08-30-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife

Its funny that your question about stands made me...

Its funny that your question about stands made me drag mine out and dust it off .. then I sat looking at it to figure out how to improve it !!

Will I now use it ? Maybe ... but the two fingers...
Forum: Beginners
08-30-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By solentlife

There is no 'best throttle' .... Brushless...

There is no 'best throttle' ....

Brushless ESC works on pulsing full power to control motor speed. The average over time is then stated as the amps draw.

Throttle has no relation to overcharge...
08-29-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife

The Hobby King CoG stand - after carefully...

The Hobby King CoG stand - after carefully thinking about it - it dawned on me how to cure the design fault in it.

The grub screw that stops the balance assembly from falling of the pivot ball -...
08-29-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife

At times I look at the Hobby King CoG set-up and...

At times I look at the Hobby King CoG set-up and try to figure out how to improve on it.

The HK page shows this :

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/CoG/37698_zpspzhhkcgm.jpg...
08-29-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By solentlife

I have the Hobby King CoG stand and its CRAP ! ...

I have the Hobby King CoG stand and its CRAP !

Its fine for small stuff ... but anything more than a Parkflyer light machine is not so easy to sort.

The horizontal arms 'float' on top of ball...
08-28-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By solentlife

Try some photos for us all to look at it and...

Try some photos for us all to look at it and maybe we can knock up a few ideas for you ?
08-28-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By solentlife

I have a number of models that I have replaced...

I have a number of models that I have replaced the stock motor boxes ... mounts and parts. Typical materials used in models today are what I term 'minimalist' - that is in the search to save weight -...
08-28-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By solentlife

Why not do away with the stock part and create...

Why not do away with the stock part and create your own mount ? Quality plywood bolted instead.
Forum: Power Systems
08-27-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By solentlife

Just make sure its a Brushed ESC ... and not a...

Just make sure its a Brushed ESC ... and not a Brushless ESC - brushless will not work.

The specs should guide you ... look at the max WATTS of the motor you are using and then divide that by the...
08-27-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By solentlife

That;s a 6S Lithium Polymer High Voltage battery...

That;s a 6S Lithium Polymer High Voltage battery ... commonly termed LiHV.

Its says charging current 20A ... which is just under 1C (1C = 22.6A as per the capacity 22600mAh).

The charger you...
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