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10-14-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By solentlife

Hair dryer .... large volume but relatively low...

Hair dryer .... large volume but relatively low pressure.

EDF .... moderately high pressure and moderate volume.

If its replacing a Hair Dryer - then its not something sophisticated in setup....
10-14-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By solentlife

Brushless Motors as already mentioned are...

Brushless Motors as already mentioned are basically an offshoot of AC format. The 3 wires are sequentially powered to create a turning moment within the magnets of the case. Which wires are plugged...
10-14-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By solentlife

To run any brushless with Radio : Servo...

To run any brushless with Radio :

Servo Tester.

The setup would basically be :

Battery (given the short run and infrequent use - I would suggest NiMH or LiFePo battery)
+
ESC >>>>>> this...
Forum: Beginners
10-12-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By solentlife

Have to side with Q .... IMHO ... forget...

Have to side with Q ....

IMHO ... forget flaps ... they are intended to increase lift at slow speed ... not as brakes.

If you want to land at steeper angle and not keep floating on ... then...
10-08-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0084_zps2yn9sbbf.jpg...
10-08-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0082_zpstmfvlvra.jpg...
10-08-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0081_zpsuihyhq4y.jpg...
10-07-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

Internal structure spliced in and glue setting...

Internal structure spliced in and glue setting ...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0079_zpsxj5ubixa.jpg...
10-07-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

Videos of designers F117 mention the ailerons ......

Videos of designers F117 mention the ailerons ... but not elevators !!!

Still - gives me something to do ...
10-07-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Mod...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/F117/Repairs%20Oct%202019/DSCF0073_zps7bh88q1y.jpg...
10-07-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

Launch was completely without any problem .. she...

Launch was completely without any problem .. she went out of helpers hands straight as a die ... BUT ...

Ailerons were so twitchy ... but Elevator was just nowhere near enough ...

From launch...
10-05-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

Hoping tmrw that I can finally get this baby in...

Hoping tmrw that I can finally get this baby in the air ...........

I have been in the garden trying out various ways to hold and launch .... its a strange model to try hold !!!

Think I will...
10-05-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife

OK ... speakers mounted .... to strengthen the...

OK ... speakers mounted .... to strengthen the area - a second layer of 6mm Depron was applied and speaker set into it. This allowed the grill underneath to be set into the wing Depron to make level....
10-05-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife

Have dug out sufficient : 3 core domestic...

Have dug out sufficient :

3 core domestic cable to provide motor wire extensions so ESC's are in fuselage.

Servo wire for aileron servo's.


After building the Mossie and then the full fuz...
10-05-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife

OK ... amazing how the human mind works. ...

OK ... amazing how the human mind works.

Often when I am scratchbuilding - I have ideas come to mind and I alter or add to the design. The U/C legs are just such a moment.

I am sitting there...
10-01-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By solentlife

FRC Score and Fold Avro Lancaster build

https://youtu.be/9IPk33HaA-g
09-30-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By solentlife

It makes sense ... 12" gives more thrust, 6"...

It makes sense ... 12" gives more thrust, 6" gives less speed but better throttle range.... there's also likely a slight increase in RPM.

Its a common swap on Glow 60's as well ..... 11x7 on a...
Forum: Combat
09-29-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,961
Posted By solentlife

I grew up with C/L combat ..... crazy !! then...

I grew up with C/L combat ..... crazy !! then onto RC Combat .....

I have to admit that I have suggested it to the club here - but no-one seems interested. Nearest we get to it - is when we do...
09-27-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By solentlife

Which means : 11" diameter 7" pitch 3...

Which means :

11" diameter
7" pitch
3 blades
09-27-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By solentlife

Some models - you can actually buy the...

Some models - you can actually buy the replacement pre-printed coverings .... to recover when original gets tatty !
09-27-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By solentlife

Question .... What numbers are on the...

Question ....

What numbers are on the original prop blades near the hub ? Usually the prop diameter / pitch are on the blades ....
09-25-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By solentlife

Are you asking : Can you use the spinner ? ...

Are you asking : Can you use the spinner ?

Why not ? Spinner does not care about the prop - as long as blade count and size is correct - you can use any you like.
Forum: Power Systems
09-19-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By solentlife

What often happens with an ESC with fast throttle...

What often happens with an ESC with fast throttle response on a Heli - is the Heli can do a wild pirouette into a mangled mess or if lucky and you shut throttle quick enough - it tries to spin...
Forum: Power Systems
09-19-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By solentlife

Basically set it for fastest response .... you do...

Basically set it for fastest response .... you do not want any delay in motor acceleration.
Forum: Power Systems
09-17-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By solentlife

In terms of throttle response setting ... this...

In terms of throttle response setting ... this means that from ZERO - the response is set at a slow or fast rate of increase.

It is normal to have full rate response for fixed wing and slower rate...
09-17-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By solentlife

Weather here has been terrible .... no luck so...

Weather here has been terrible .... no luck so far.
09-15-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,043
Posted By solentlife

You wanna come over my place and cut the grass...

You wanna come over my place and cut the grass every few days !! :D
09-15-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 914
Posted By solentlife

Youtube new Creator Studio .....

Am I the only one who hates the new Creator Studio version ?

I click to revert to previous Studio version ... I answer the short dialogue box why ... I save ... and what happens ? Next time to...
09-15-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,043
Posted By solentlife

Most of my pals who were also flying Heli's have...

Most of my pals who were also flying Heli's have sold them and moved on ..... when asked they reply that flying is more important than being a mechanic repairing all the time !

My 450 is still in...
09-07-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 979
Posted By solentlife

Just a part of my hangar

Quite often the subject of what people have and many find it hard to imagine a large hangar !!

Here's my Renault Van with its basic load ...
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