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09-16-2021, 08:23 AM
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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: 323
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
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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: 7,823
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: 189
Posted By solentlife

Please don't double post.

Please don't double post.
09-06-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
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: 331
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: 311
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
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Views: 223
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: 1,992
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: 311
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: 1,507
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: 1,507
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: 3,875
Posted By solentlife

Without more info ... ????

Without more info ... ????
Forum: Power Systems
08-20-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
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: 16
Views: 2,710
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: 289
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: 285
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: 466
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: 1,140
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.
Forum: Beginners
08-09-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By solentlife

As Q shows ... there are some incredibly small...

As Q shows ... there are some incredibly small light Rx's now ...

I am using the 4ch FrySky compatible ones .. so small and light ...
...
Forum: Beginners
08-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By solentlife

He's right actually .. if you are adding e-motor...

He's right actually .. if you are adding e-motor to the GL - you will need a minimum of 3 ch's ...

Throttle
Rudder
Elevator.

Keep us updated - very interested to see results.
Forum: Beginners
08-08-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By solentlife

Most brands have stopped selling the 2 .. 3 .....

Most brands have stopped selling the 2 .. 3 .. 4ch sets now ... basically the price of producing a 2ch set is not so much less than producing a 6 or higher. Most people are looking for a 6ch or more...
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By solentlife

One question is what radio Format the FMS uses...

One question is what radio Format the FMS uses ... because it may be possible to use a Multi Protocol Radio and still have the original Rx in the model.

To be honest - I would suggest a Multi...
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By solentlife

OK ... Mode 2 is Throttle and Rudder both on left...

OK ... Mode 2 is Throttle and Rudder both on left stick. Judging by your video - you are Mode 2.

It sounds like you may have a gimbal problem ... that movement of one axis affects the other axis....
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By solentlife

Video needs to be hosted by Youtube or other such...

Video needs to be hosted by Youtube or other such as Vimeo.

What radio Tx and Rx do you have ?

It sounds like throttle and rudder have become 'mixed' .... so what radio you have can help us to...
08-01-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

Back in UK I was member of a number of clubs and...

Back in UK I was member of a number of clubs and each had their clun evening meets. They were good affairs with swaps and sales .. chats ... etc.

Tried to get then here to do similar but it fell...
07-26-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By solentlife

Blimey .... I got to 4mins and that was enough of...

Blimey .... I got to 4mins and that was enough of HER !!

22m 21s ???? No way could I listen to her that long ...
07-25-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By solentlife

mmmmmm I don't know about others ... but I would...

mmmmmm I don't know about others ... but I would be wary of this method ...

Just have a feeling that there is chance of real disaster ...
07-25-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By solentlife

Hi Chellie ... yes I know it needs to be in...

Hi Chellie ... yes I know it needs to be in conjunction with a charger. The point was that the Allburn Charger Rejuvenation kickstarted the battery to start accepting charge and the Desulfator ...
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