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Today, 03:48 PM
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Posted By solentlife

EDF's seem to have come on a lot recently. ...

EDF's seem to have come on a lot recently.

The FMS ..... QX-motor and Powerfun - seem to have good power to weight ratios.

I was a great 'fan' of the Haoye range with high KV motors .... but...
Forum: 3D Printing
Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
Posted By solentlife

LW-PLA and paint

I've been sprayiong PLA and LW-PLA with spray cans and usually no problems ... I keep can at distance to reduce the level of propellant that hits the item.

Yesterday I decided to use Acrylic...
10-17-2021, 08:04 PM
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Views: 668,324
Posted By solentlife

Too many !! Been 3D printing like mad ... 2...

Too many !! Been 3D printing like mad ...

2 EDF Vulcans
1 Prop Vulcan

https://i.imgur.com/TK5ZlSzm.jpg

Spitfire

https://i.imgur.com/Pv2l9lOm.jpg
10-06-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,187
Posted By solentlife

With the demise of Solarfilm - that means...

With the demise of Solarfilm - that means Solartex is no longer ..... one of the best 'fabric' style for WW1 etc.

Looks like I'll be going back to 'nylon + dope' for wood jobs ... 'nylon + pva'...
10-05-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By solentlife

Nice one ... Good to see different colour...

Nice one ...

Good to see different colour scheme ... too often same old scheme seen on flight lines. Looks daft when you have more than one person on the field with same model !!
10-05-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By solentlife

Lost too many due to faults unseen .... good post.

Lost too many due to faults unseen .... good post.
10-05-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By solentlife

So many plastic mounts fall to pieces .... that...

So many plastic mounts fall to pieces .... that as AEAJR suggests - better to make your own in ply.

If you have a 3D printer - you could even print your own ...

Personally I never waste money...
10-05-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By solentlife

Nice one ...

Nice one ...
09-28-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By solentlife

WOW - wish you all the luck - jumping in on a...

WOW - wish you all the luck - jumping in on a TREX 700 !!

Batteries : Stay away from such as eBay ... many are rejects / B standards sold off at A standard prices.

Stay with recognised sellers...
09-24-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By solentlife

If the aileron servos are on a Y lead ... its...

If the aileron servos are on a Y lead ... its possible that Y lead is at fault ...

Test by removing one servo and operate stick .. check it works correct ... unplug that one and reconnect other...
09-16-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By solentlife

eCalc C rating is as I understand it - the actual...

eCalc C rating is as I understand it - the actual USED C rating ... not the battery label ! If eCalc gives 15C as minimum used ... then you need to look at having a safety margin on top ... I would...
09-15-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By solentlife

I agree with Pat ... BUT : As we go up in C...

I agree with Pat ... BUT :

As we go up in C rating - many packs also get heavier ... I have used the Capacity x C rating to determine if I can use a lower rated C and save a bit of weight ... not...
09-09-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,987
Posted By solentlife

TBH - if I do it ... a) its most likely only for...

TBH - if I do it ... a) its most likely only for the boats at 12V .. and 100W steady is more than enough - so a 200W setup will be enough. Plenty of budget systems available.

For the house - to...
09-08-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,987
Posted By solentlife

Solar ..... where I live - wind is the best...

Solar ..... where I live - wind is the best format.

I am looking at low power 12V wind systems to provide power to my boats ... to charge their batterys during periods of non-use.

To have Solar...
09-06-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By solentlife

Please don't double post.

Please don't double post.
09-06-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By solentlife

OK .. there's theory and there's practical .... ...

OK .. there's theory and there's practical ....

Linear BEC's will quite happily work together .. they don't care as the power supplied is a linear steady flow. I have many models with multiple...
Forum: Power Systems
09-01-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By solentlife

That\s some power !! Sorry cannot help on what to...

That\s some power !! Sorry cannot help on what to use ..



No it cannot. Brushless motors are essential 3 phase motors and governed by pulsed power. BL ESC can only control one motor as it...
Forum: Beginners
08-27-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By solentlife

As per 'Ron' ................ get someone to...

As per 'Ron' ................ get someone to maiden for you .... he will trim it and diagnose if anything needs altering such as CoG etc.

If not - then PLEASE set CoG slightly forward of factory...
08-26-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By solentlife

If I remember rightly ... the TV Airwolf had...

If I remember rightly ... the TV Airwolf had 'silent mode' !!
08-25-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,160
Posted By solentlife

As Toby knows - I was a keen Need for Speed freak...

As Toby knows - I was a keen Need for Speed freak ... taking the HK Parkjet (pusher) to 222kph and actually faster but I didn't have a video of the higher speed.

Older and not so quick on the...
Forum: Beginners
08-25-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By solentlife

Dancing Wings .. is also branded Elerc ... ...

Dancing Wings .. is also branded Elerc ...

My build thread on here is that actual model ... as is my build thread on the J3 cub ... same model as yours.

I would caution you that both models are...
08-25-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By solentlife

Abrading film .... I think it may be too thin to...

Abrading film .... I think it may be too thin to do this .... and any paint / lacquer will crack on it anyway as it reacts to ambient temperature.

You could go back to traditional methods :
...
08-25-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By solentlife

Honest answer ??? Here's my Tiggie in film...

Honest answer ???

Here's my Tiggie in film ...

https://i.imgur.com/GZYM9IPm.jpg

taking off :

https://i.imgur.com/nh0IB2Km.jpg
Replies: 10
Views: 4,155
Posted By solentlife

Without more info ... ????

Without more info ... ????
Forum: Power Systems
08-20-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By solentlife

No you cannot measure like that as the motor is...

No you cannot measure like that as the motor is in effect a 3 phase AC unit.

It sounds like you may have timing out on the ESC ....

OK - info please :

What LiPo / Power supply are you using...
08-20-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By solentlife

One of the best ways to get a good combo of Prop...

One of the best ways to get a good combo of Prop - ESC - Motor and model is using "eCalc" .... for 'pennies' a good comprehensive easy to use online calculator / comparator.
08-19-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By solentlife

I have 4 different and I cannot get the hang of...

I have 4 different and I cannot get the hang of it ... one in fact being an expensive dual action.

But best I ever did was with an old Humbrol single action ... a converted fridge compressor ......
08-19-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By solentlife

C'mon tell truth ... You bought it for him...

C'mon tell truth ...

You bought it for him - but you will test fly it a few times before he's old enough to do it himself !!
08-15-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By solentlife

Shouldn't make any difference ... You bind...

Shouldn't make any difference ...

You bind each model to a separate model slot on the TX .... so when you switch on TX - you choose which model you want and then power up that model.

It sounds...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By solentlife

mmmmm I think anyone flying next to you might not...

mmmmm I think anyone flying next to you might not be so happy with throttle sound ??

I know we have a couple of guys in the club who don't like to hear other flyers radios beeping / talking etc.
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