Search: Posts Made By: solentlife
Showing results 1 to 30 of 500
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By solentlife

The early Spekie was a 5 ?? Anyway ... 4ch...

The early Spekie was a 5 ??

Anyway ... 4ch ?? The world has moved on a lot since the days of such limited radios and anyone joining the RC world is now able to buy radios that are awesome ... not...
11-22-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By solentlife

I know you would already consider this ... but...

I know you would already consider this ... but ...

that elevator cross link - it will need to be very stable to avoid it twisting under the elevator resistance on the long arm outer part ....
11-18-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By solentlife

Yet again - Master !! Very nice.

Yet again - Master !!

Very nice.
11-15-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By solentlife

Fingers crossed !

Fingers crossed !
11-13-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By solentlife

You are a master !!

You are a master !!
11-12-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By solentlife

The Vulcan has a huge wing and area and is why...

The Vulcan has a huge wing and area and is why the throttle can be pulled back after take-off. I think Avro may have understood that when they designed it.
11-11-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By solentlife

Yep ... always a trade off ... power vs torque...

Yep ... always a trade off ... power vs torque etc.

If I go up on prop - I get more torque and a less forgiving model when I need to throttle up ..... but if I go up on LiPo - I can still have...
11-11-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By solentlife

The alloy spinner was actually a good match ... I...

The alloy spinner was actually a good match ... I measured it and removed the front part of the 3D nose print to align with it ...

https://i.imgur.com/nNT4fWGm.jpg
...
11-10-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By solentlife

Oh - I know the howl is due to inlet and the...

Oh - I know the howl is due to inlet and the design of outlets .... and no EDF will ever get close ...........

I have to admit that my twin 50mm Concorde - I like the sound there - even though...
11-10-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By solentlife

Love of the Avro Vulcan ...

I am crazy about the Vulcan ... as with the EE Lightning also ....

I have gone through own design foam version Vulcans ...

Full form pusher - flew - but was a pain on the ground for prop...
11-08-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By solentlife

Yep .... when I was cutting - even when one hand...

Yep .... when I was cutting - even when one hand was resting on it - I had dents from thumb / finger tips !

Sadly - the green foam sheet is not so easy to buy here now .. the shops now only take...
11-06-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By solentlife

Foam spar is fine ... my SE5 has exactly that...

Foam spar is fine ... my SE5 has exactly that with NO wood or CF at all ...

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

White 3mm depron top skin formed over the foam 6 x 6mm spar
...
11-05-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By solentlife

If its anything like the stuff we have over here...

If its anything like the stuff we have over here ..... smooth surface one side ... grooved on other ? I found it makes good formers as its stiffer or for laminating to Depron for added stiffness. But...
11-02-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By solentlife

Just bought similar of ebay ... ...

Just bought similar of ebay ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174605299011

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8IsAAOSwslBgCX3t/s-l64.jpg

Local shops here ... couldn't find. But luckily - seller is...
11-01-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By solentlife

I tried 2 Kicker bottles .... end up with both...

I tried 2 Kicker bottles .... end up with both stuck !!

I took a 'refillable' perfume bottle ... did same.

Must be something in the kicker fluid doing it.
11-01-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By solentlife

CA Kicker bottles ..........

I buy Kicker in large bottle ... means I can refill the little Kicker spray bottles.

BUT am I alone when I have every small Kicker spray bottle - the thumb plunger to spray sticks down ... leaks...
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By solentlife

Many of the old radios - particularly those that...

Many of the old radios - particularly those that car people used - the throttle had a mechanical fitting that caused 'zero' to be at about 25% throttle .. that 25% below stick movement gave BRAKE...
10-21-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 108,385
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
10-20-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,022
Views: 675,487
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,443
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, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By solentlife

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

Lost too many due to faults unseen .... good post.
10-05-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By solentlife

Nice one ...

Nice one ...
09-28-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
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, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,180
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...
Showing results 1 to 30 of 500
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.08407 seconds with 7 queries