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02-27-2021, 09:44 PM
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Posted By solentlife

You could take off all wheels .... then bungee...

You could take off all wheels .... then bungee launch it ... or if they are retracts - keep them up and bungee ...
02-27-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 508
Posted By solentlife

+1 Guy in our group had a Viper ... he took...

+1

Guy in our group had a Viper ... he took all wheels off it and hand launched it ... it flew well ..... he did eventually up the battery in it ... it was the original 3S / 4S Viper from some...
02-27-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By solentlife

Where you've been using Epoxy for structural and...

Where you've been using Epoxy for structural and to give strength ... have you tried Exterior Grade PU Glue (Brown Gorilla Glue is same) ..... strong but so much lighter and easier to work with.
I...
Forum: Humor
02-26-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By solentlife

Tried teaching English ... all Greek to me ! ...

Tried teaching English ... all Greek to me !

Then Geography - just got lost in it

Then Aeronautics - that was just a Flight of Fantasy
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Views: 292
Posted By solentlife

For anyone interested in budget but good RX's for...

For anyone interested in budget but good RX's for this radio ... or any Multi / FrSky .....

I am very happy so far with the recent availability of RadioMaster RX's replacing the FrSky that many...
02-25-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By solentlife

There are three things I want from a glue : ...

There are three things I want from a glue :

Reasonable grab time
Strong joint
Lightweight

There are few glues that actually achieve all three ... but Polyurethane Resin Glue does .... you...
02-25-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By solentlife

Yes degrees are absolute - but the mm are related...

Yes degrees are absolute - but the mm are related to the surface stated for .... so ie 5mm on a narrow chord control will mean more degrees than 5mm on a wide chord control.
02-25-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 508
Posted By solentlife

You have plenty of Power .... thrust cannot be...

You have plenty of Power .... thrust cannot be measured on a Wattmeter. Thrust is measured on a digital weighing scale ..... example :

https://youtu.be/hOtJ7dZQgHM

Testing my T45 ......

I'm...
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Views: 292
Posted By solentlife

Fair enough .......... and I have to be honest...

Fair enough .......... and I have to be honest that my old 9x's and 9xr's are still working as good as the day I bought.
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Views: 60
Posted By solentlife

Anyone else with a radio collection ?

https://i.imgur.com/DpCrA2T.jpg

That's 9 radios .... (I have 3 other 2 ch stick radios on 27Mhz and 2 Car / Boat Radios on 2.4 as well).

Starting top left :

Lanyu RTF 4ch 35Mhz .... Futaba...
02-24-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 508
Posted By solentlife

mmmmm watching the video ... I assume that the...

mmmmm watching the video ... I assume that the battery in use was not fully charged ? I respect Q's knowledge and he is so correct about higher C rating not giving more power if original is suitable...
02-24-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By solentlife

Some people ask me how I check control surface movement .....

https://i.imgur.com/8SBBSyh.jpg

Printed / drawn onto stiff thin card ..... it can be inserted into the gap between the moving surface and adjacent fixed ... taped or pinned to stop it moving while...
02-24-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By solentlife

So if you can disconnect that rear nut from servo...

So if you can disconnect that rear nut from servo .... then keep forcing by hand till it turns easily ... keep working it.

Another solution is to lose the servo connected system and then link to...
02-24-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By solentlife

With foam models you actually have an advantage...

With foam models you actually have an advantage ... you can if no other way - cut the front section off carefully and once work completed carefully glue back in place again.

Tip : When doing such...
02-24-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 508
Posted By solentlife

This is a grass field ? So you changed...

This is a grass field ?



So you changed from single wheel to twin wheel mains ? So you doubled the wheel drag on the ground ?

Sorry to be blunt - but if you are on grass field and you fitted...
02-24-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By solentlife

Is it this one : ...

Is it this one :

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1052/4162/files/Dynam_1270mm_Waco_Instruction_Manual_11c0ed58-5374-43e0-a488-9dca326b10f9.pdf

If so - then the motor appears to be rear screw...
02-24-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By solentlife

is this the 1270mm Dynam version ? ...

is this the 1270mm Dynam version ?

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1052/4162/files/Dynam_1270mm_Waco_Instruction_Manual_11c0ed58-5374-43e0-a488-9dca326b10f9.pdf

You should be able to use a...
02-24-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By solentlife

If the screws are buried - then you won't have...

If the screws are buried - then you won't have much choice but to ease fuselage apart to get at them.

If you have access to a forum that discusses this - then best is to talk with them ... we can...
02-24-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 508
Posted By solentlife

You say 30-45 to 60C ..... are they Nanotech's by...

You say 30-45 to 60C ..... are they Nanotech's by any chance ?

Technically a 30C 3300mAh battery should be able to supply 99Amps ..... 30 x 3300/1000 .....
In reality it would be fair to guess...
02-24-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 508
Posted By solentlife

C rating is not shown on meter ... What you...

C rating is not shown on meter ...

What you need to know is :

AMPS at full throttle
VOLTS at full throttle shown on the meter
WATTS on meter at full throttle.

We know you have 6S but not...
Forum: Beginners
02-22-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By solentlife

OK ... lets clear up another item : Shaft...

OK ... lets clear up another item :

Shaft holes in prop hubs do not need to be uniform front to back lin constant internal diameter. The hole only allows the shaft to locate centrally in the hub...
Forum: Beginners
02-22-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By solentlife

OK .... NEVER drill a prop hub ... you cannot...

OK .... NEVER drill a prop hub ... you cannot g'tee it being straight or centred. Many people have ruined props doing it. Once drilled wrong - its virtually impossible to correct.

What you need is...
02-16-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By solentlife

Canberra - The Great White Whale ...

Well worth watching all way through ... not just a Ship - but a Hero ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnLRaZ6QbBY
Forum: 3D Printing
02-15-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By solentlife

So assembly is relatively easy ..... Just a...

So assembly is relatively easy .....

Just a slight modification made to the stepper motor mount. The kit I have - the stepper motor drive part is too high and the ball bearing ring does not sit...
02-14-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By solentlife

Warps .... there are a number of ways to sort ......

Warps .... there are a number of ways to sort ...

Water .... wet the wood and then gentle heat ... while the item is eased to opposite way of warp ... let cool

Ammonia or Window Cleaner .......
02-14-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By solentlife

Interesting that they quote 4.1V max .... that is...

Interesting that they quote 4.1V max .... that is generally what some advise to increase life of the cells ... the 0.1v reduction is said to extend life significantly ....

Personally - I believe...
02-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By solentlife

There are different forms of LiIon ... that have...

There are different forms of LiIon ... that have different max voltage.

The standard LiIon such as in many 18650 cells is the 4.2V variety .... a LiPo just has a Polymer strata in it .. hence the...
02-12-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By solentlife

Modification to RK TX18S 18650 battery holder

The Radioking TX18S has inbuilt charge facility - but its very slow and powered from USB C cable. In use - the rear of case gets warm so there is possibly a heat issue to note ... it is known that...
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By solentlife

I am also not a great fan of openTX .... but it...

I am also not a great fan of openTX .... but it has evolved so much over the last couple of years. I have been a staunch er9x / erskyTX user on 9x and 9xr ...

You cannot compare todays openTX...
02-11-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By solentlife

https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Prolong-the-L...

https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Prolong-the-Life-of-an-18650-Battery/#:~:text=18650%20lithium%2Dion%20batteries%20are,you%20know%20your%20cell's%20specification.

According to various online...
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