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10-19-2020, 03:54 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Just needs a really good sort out !! Get gear...

Just needs a really good sort out !! Get gear into boxes / bins labelled etc. At moment trying to empty the house of gear and organise in the 'shop'.

Really looking forward to the 'lounge / bar'...
10-18-2020, 08:31 PM
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Posted By solentlife

My Man Cave .....

https://youtu.be/62n87vodUWc
Forum: 3D Printing
10-16-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By solentlife

Just found a machine for $299 or $309 if you want...

Just found a machine for $299 or $309 if you want the fancy bits .................... but in USA which is no use to me at all.

OK - it doesn't have the crusher grinder ... but at that price .... ??
Forum: 3D Printing
10-16-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By solentlife

Here you go ..... https://redetec.com/ ...

Here you go .....

https://redetec.com/

$1999,99 a pop .....

I'll have 10 ...... yeh !!
Forum: 3D Printing
10-16-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By solentlife

Dream on !! I know a guy has made a YT...

Dream on !!

I know a guy has made a YT video of a machine he created to do that ... but its very hit and miss ...

It would be an absolute heaven item if a decent filament reclamation system...
Forum: 3D Printing
10-15-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By solentlife

Having recently changed from my Print-Rite (still...

Having recently changed from my Print-Rite (still in operation ... ) to the Ender 3 Pro ...... I have got used to the magnetic bed. Marvelous bit of kit. But as my pal found out and I did as well ......
Forum: 3D Printing
10-15-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By solentlife

It would have been OK if I had noted down the X Y...

It would have been OK if I had noted down the X Y Z numbers when I paused the print ... at least I would have stood a chance of resuming where it left off.

I know what you mean not there .... my...
Forum: 3D Printing
10-15-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By solentlife

3D print wasted !

I have the 3D Labprint files for the P51 Mustang ... so I start the print of the left wing parts .... that's over 12 hour run to print.

Started morning ... expect finish evening.

Of to shop and...
10-08-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By solentlife

That can happen if the items being tested are...

That can happen if the items being tested are digitals with different pulse rates ... I have a simple tester - was free gift with something I bought years ago - that cannot test some of the non...
10-08-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By solentlife

The only OEM switch I saw on an electric model...

The only OEM switch I saw on an electric model was the arming button for a Brushed motor setup. I believe that was based on being able to leave the NiCd / NiMh power pack in the model and still...
10-08-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By solentlife

Basically unless you have a model with permanent...

Basically unless you have a model with permanent installed battery - there is no need for Rx switch.
If you did install a Rx switch - then a normal RC Rx switch is more than enough as its only...
10-08-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By solentlife

An old trick ... Have an ESC that's no...

An old trick ...

Have an ESC that's no longer working throttle ? Most will still have working BEC.
Have an old 2S / 3S LiPo that's no good for flying ? but still usually good enough to power Rx...
10-07-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By solentlife

Some people do setup a separate power supply to...

Some people do setup a separate power supply to retracts similar to gasoline engines where separate ignition supply made. But its based on 5V ..... and actually a hangover from the old days when...
10-07-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By solentlife

I have small and medium size Retracts ,,,,, even...

I have small and medium size Retracts ,,,,, even the huge jobs I have for my 93" Lancaster with heavy legs and big wheels work of common sized ESC -BEC or my 4 cell AA NiMh power pack on my cheapo...
10-07-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By solentlife

As an old Fuel Flyer (I still have Glow and...

As an old Fuel Flyer (I still have Glow and Gasoline today ....) I always balanced mine at 1/2tank so on take-off I was 'safe' and on landing I had a touch more flare capability ! but main flight was...
10-06-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By solentlife

No worries ....... in fact one of my models sits...

No worries ....... in fact one of my models sits on its tail when the LiPo is not in it ! But once loaded - the CoG is just infront of mains.
10-05-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By solentlife

Sorry - I must disagree with that. If you have...

Sorry - I must disagree with that. If you have the CoG BEHIND the mains - the model will tip on its tail without you touching it. The mains should be BEHIND the CoG but only just enough to allow the...
10-03-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By solentlife

Why are you only looking at E-Flite brand ? The...

Why are you only looking at E-Flite brand ? The retract is a standard steerable unit that's available branded and unbranded ...... many being much cheaper than the one you linked to.

But one...
09-30-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By solentlife

Only time I took retracts apart was when the...

Only time I took retracts apart was when the servo lead was partially severed by the case joint. Whoever in factory assembled the retract had allowed the lead to get jammed between case halves. Of...
09-28-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By solentlife

I reckon I could drill my retracts while still...

I reckon I could drill my retracts while still fully assembled ..... even the full metal 'layflat' ones I have
09-27-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By solentlife

Why did you open them anyway to install other...

Why did you open them anyway to install other pins ?

As another says - its easier to just replace whole units ...... todays electronics are not like the old gear !!
Forum: Power Systems
09-21-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By solentlife

True ..... but lets be honest - if we all worried...

True ..... but lets be honest - if we all worried about a short - we would never fly a single engine model.
09-21-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By solentlife

Google translate is your friend here ....... ...

Google translate is your friend here .......

I have odd times had similar ... so I used the reverse language principle ..... put english word in and asked for chinese character ... kept at it...
Forum: Power Systems
09-18-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By solentlife

There is no problem to have both red leads...

There is no problem to have both red leads connected and in fact will provide 'redundancy' if one fails.

All my twin motor models have both reds connected ..... linear and switched BEC's.

Yes I...
09-12-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By solentlife

OK ........... RX in ... all connected up ... ...

OK ........... RX in ... all connected up ...

https://youtu.be/Tq7HHMAWBCs

Just need to finish paintwork and add decals ................
Forum: Multi-Rotors
09-11-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By solentlife

Red Devil / Larva X / Crazybee Flight Controllers

As many know - Red Devil is a neat little Micro Drone for FPV joining the Larva X and Sailfly etc.

They all use Crazybee Flight Controllers but different versions.

I bought the Red Devil and...
09-07-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By solentlife

Adding to Q's reply ... if you use PU or Epoxy...

Adding to Q's reply ... if you use PU or Epoxy glue and make sure all 3 pcs are pressed together while setting - it should be stiffer and possibly stronger than the single 3/8 piece.
09-04-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By solentlife

FRC Lancaster

Just to show nearing final stages of the FRC Lanc ... and in scheme of 619 Sqdn - my Mothers ... and will have PG decals accordingly.

Attached is PG-H .... but I think I am going for PG-J .......
08-24-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By solentlife

That would be my first thought as well. OK...

That would be my first thought as well.

OK ... lets dispel a bit about dihedral and ailerons. Adding ailerons and then removing dihedral totally is not a good idea unless you are into full...
Forum: UAV / FPV
08-18-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By solentlife

I will most likely shove a new upgraded board in...

I will most likely shove a new upgraded board in the Red Devil ...
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