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Yesterday, 06:26 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Check out this site ... it just about tells you...

Check out this site ... it just about tells you everything you need to know about 808's

https://www.chucklohr.com/808/

I have 808's and here are a few suggestions :

1. Velcro is too 'loose'...
Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By solentlife

The video doesn't really do the DR1 justice ......

The video doesn't really do the DR1 justice ... it was magnificent ...

And I am so pleased with the Vulcan ... the profile build never affected the look in the air ... that classic stepped delta...
Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By solentlife

I am fairly certain that the ELERC brand who...

I am fairly certain that the ELERC brand who produce various balsa / ply laser kits such as the DH82 Tiger Moth I have is DW as well. Whether DW is the original and ELERC is the re-brander or other...
07-14-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By solentlife

3 Maidens ... with two failures ! And my pals DR1

Mosquito had Elevator problem causing her to pitch up violently after take-off ... repairs underway and she will be fine ...

https://youtu.be/q5pFuhFkiy8

Mig 15 - needs smaller prop to reduce...
07-12-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By solentlife

Am I only one who finds Hobby King lacking ?

Reduced product line ....

Sale and Deal of the Week items not in stock

Website that sits on the rotating dandelion

Totally frustrating website now ...

Banggood is toppling HK of the top...
07-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By solentlife

Cheers, Once I have first flight out the way...

Cheers,

Once I have first flight out the way - I may move that motor back into the fuselage. When I cut the profile - I forgot about that extra !

I have added Soloshot TAG mount ... so now all...
07-08-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By solentlife

Ready to go with 1000mAh 2S LiPo = 265gr. ...

Ready to go with 1000mAh 2S LiPo = 265gr.

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Mig%2015%20profile/DSCF8454_zpsj1dvskkn.jpg...
07-07-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By solentlife

Really nothing much to show as its a simple build...

Really nothing much to show as its a simple build ... even the swept wing - I managed to have a single CF spar ....
...
07-06-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By solentlife

Profile Mig 15

The odd Mig 15 model appears ... usually EDF ... but scratch ? I think the business of creating a duct tube as the fuselage and then adding wing / high mounted tail may be a reason not so many...
07-03-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,225
Posted By solentlife

Solar may seem a good idea ...... but start...

Solar may seem a good idea ...... but start calculating panel needed ..

Lets say a B6 charger at 50W. It needs a minimum of 12V at 5A to even start to charge at low to medium rates in the 2 and...
07-01-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,142
Posted By solentlife

I think Max's action was decided by the previous...

I think Max's action was decided by the previous attempt where the Ferrari's better acceleration allowed LeClerc to pull forward and clear into the straight. That next opportunity Max was going to...
07-01-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,142
Posted By solentlife

I don't think that can be said ... Ferrari has...

I don't think that can be said ... Ferrari has the biggest share from F1 and Vettel was penalised ...

I do agree though that its becoming a joke with so many rules ....
07-01-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,142
Posted By solentlife

Well interesting race ... Verstappen...

Well interesting race ...

Verstappen certainly drove race of his life !! But wheel banging LeClerc I think was a bit 'off'.

I'm all for 'hard racing' - but that was blatant ....
07-01-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,239
Posted By solentlife

Sad .... I must admit that I always like to...

Sad ....

I must admit that I always like to stand directly behind a model for first take off ... that first run and lift off usually shows up trim needs and gives e better chance of sorting.
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06-30-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By solentlife

All done --- ready to go ... ...

All done --- ready to go ...

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/FRC%20Mosquito/Version%202/DSCF8436_zpst01lvwb4.jpg...
06-29-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,142
Posted By solentlife

With Hamilton penalty putting him at 4th place...

With Hamilton penalty putting him at 4th place for the start ... we MAY have an interesting race ... I cannot see he staying back there for long .... of course Botas will be his biggest hurdle before...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,523
Posted By solentlife

Here's HK selection that gets as close as...

Here's HK selection that gets as close as possible to the eFlites ..
...
06-26-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,142
Posted By solentlife

Actually Hamilton attended F1 meeting and spoke...

Actually Hamilton attended F1 meeting and spoke up about F1 mngmt killing the spectator side
06-26-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,142
Posted By solentlife

Even the drivers are now saying F1 is boring for...

Even the drivers are now saying F1 is boring for spectators ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,523
Posted By solentlife

What about the ultra thin servos designed for...

What about the ultra thin servos designed for thin wings ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2,523
Posted By solentlife

Hobby King / RC Timer / Banggood give dimensions...

Hobby King / RC Timer / Banggood give dimensions of the servos and I have found them to be accurate.

TBH - rarely do I find servos that fit factory slots and often I end up adding ply plate to...
06-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,225
Posted By solentlife

Joe ... generally I do not think anyone is...

Joe ... generally I do not think anyone is advocating arriving at flight site with minimal setup. I know for myself - I have a number of each size LiPo and occasionally because of conditions - find...
Forum: Power Systems
06-23-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By solentlife

The all moving tail - that got broken a while...

The all moving tail - that got broken a while back and is now fixed + rear moving elevator as conventional plane.

Its surprising actually that she flies slower than you expect ... the fuselage is...
06-23-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,225
Posted By solentlife

A trick worth noting ... Maybe like me -...

A trick worth noting ...

Maybe like me - you go to the field with a number of LiPo's of varying size ? You decide because of conditions that day to only use a range of sizes leaving others unused...
06-23-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,225
Posted By solentlife

With respect and no argument with Derek. ...

With respect and no argument with Derek.

There is a book that explains all simply and is my GoTo book on electrics ... it has provided many with sound and good advice :
...
06-22-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,599
Posted By solentlife

They all flew ! Problem was me ... Version...

They all flew ! Problem was me ...

Version 1 : Optimistic use of undercarriage ... giving trouble to RoG due to prop strikes .. in air - too draggy.

Version 2 : Forgot reflex and she nosed in...
Forum: Power Systems
06-22-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By solentlife

eCalc : With a 3542 / 1000kv and 9x6 prop...

eCalc :

With a 3542 / 1000kv and 9x6 prop ... it says I should have at least 1.49 : 1 Power to weight and max speed of 102kph.

mmmmmm interesting.
Forum: Power Systems
06-22-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By solentlife

F16 Conversion EDF to Prop

OK guys ... I have a Lanxian 70mm EDF F16 that I really am not fond of. The 70mm EDF flies it - but needs so much power - it is just overweight ... I ended up using 5S in her.

Bare weight all in...
06-22-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,918
Posted By solentlife

How many go flying with not enough of one size ..

I know I often go flying with varied packs for different models and then find only suitable for a few. Means I have a bunch of packs unused and often only 2 or 3 to fly with. But I want to fly more...
06-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,599
Posted By solentlife

Update ... ready to go ... ...

Update ... ready to go ...

https://d28lcup14p4e72.cloudfront.net/223896/4649841/DSCF8381.jpg (https://d28lcup14p4e72.cloudfront.net/223896/4649841/DSCF8381.jpg) ...
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