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Thread: spinners and cooling
18/01/2018 21:35:43
Posted by chris Bond - Bondaero on 18/01/2018 21:22:59:

They do indeed work but you do need to ensure that you have exit holes in the fus

Hi Chris. I thought you might make an appearance eventually.

18/01/2018 21:34:32

Well I've only used one of these vented spinners before and obviously there's no way of measuring whether they are working or not BUT I was pleasantly surprised to find that:

1. The cut-outs in the curved face of the spinner are cut at an an angle so that the leading edge is obtuse (blunt) and the trailing angle is acute (sharp). This, in my minds eye will cause them to act as a fan - scooping air from the prop inwards towards the open spinner back plate and down the centre of the fuselage.

2. The model I used it on had very little natural airflow at the front but I made a few exit holes at the rear. The motor ESC and battery all run nice and cool, so they are obviously getting enough air-flow over them.

One things for sure - they will not make things worse than a standard prop.

18/01/2018 18:59:57

Bondaero also sell them.

18/01/2018 18:53:54

Keep weight to less than 100g and shipping from global warehouse becomes viable if you don't mind the wait.

Note that I linked to a particular size / colour. They are available in lots of different flavours.

18/01/2018 18:17:18


Thread: Antivirus Software
15/01/2018 13:45:38

+1 for Avast as the sole means of virus defense.

Only niggle I have with the FREE version is the regular nags it gives you to upgrade to their paid version.

Thread: Goldwing RC Corvus 60cc ARTF for electric set up
14/01/2018 13:55:22

Our field is great, but we are at the mercy of the council for cutting the grass. Wheels spats are a no-no.

At least you can give yours a quick short back and sides when it needs it.

14/01/2018 12:45:01

Congratulations on the maiden Adrian.

Model looks well and I can see that you've been busy on the field yes

Thread: What rx battery??
08/01/2018 19:00:48

I've just ordered Zippy Flightmax 2100mAh 30C 2S LiFePO4's from Hobbyking after spending quite a while pondering the same question.

Just make sure that all the servos are good for nominal 6V operation.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 08/01/2018 19:08:33

Thread: ukcaa schedules video
27/12/2017 23:04:13

Sorry Peter - I just can't keep up with the fast moving pace. wink

27/12/2017 16:56:43

Try here Paul.

Edit - sorry it only covers Clubman schedule on video.


Edited By Gary Manuel on 27/12/2017 16:58:43

Thread: Goldwing RC Corvus 60cc ARTF for electric set up
23/12/2017 15:00:01
Posted by Adrian Smith 1 on 23/12/2017 13:24:12:

Fitted both lipo batteries back in the plane, in series, for a test fire up and I am glad to report everything functioned as it should. the only thing left before test flying is to scratch my head for a fail safe way of securing the battery tray, but still be able to remove it to fit the batteries. Any ideas? wink


Thread: NEW POLL - Does your club welcome multirotor flying?
22/12/2017 15:20:05


The more, the merrier.

20/12/2017 18:37:35

It would look great in Dick Dastardly livery.

Thread: Goldwing RC Corvus 60cc ARTF for electric set up
18/12/2017 17:55:01

Good progress. You'll have nothing to work on over winter at this rate.

17/12/2017 21:33:25
Posted by Adrian Smith 1 on 16/12/2017 17:57:01:

I have decided that I am going to have to bite the bullet soon and replace the lipo battery connectors from the XT60s provided to the larger EC5 ones as used in my other 12S set ups. Also I sourced a battery series EC5 connector for after that job to avoid the unnecessary use of more cabling.


Good move.

You'll never know whether you made the right decision. Better than finding out that you made the wrong one.

09/12/2017 10:07:49
Posted by iqon on 09/12/2017 09:38:34:

Are xt60 connectors upto the job for 12s ? ,

That's a good question Iqon.

XT60's are rated at 60A.

Turnigy batteries are rated at 5000mAh - 20C (30C burst), which is 100A / 150A burst. That suggests to me that the batteries are not fit for purpose with the XT60s fitted. Might be better replacing the XT60s with 5.5mm bullets or whatever you have on your Hackers Adrian.

Edit - are you sure that they are not XT90's Adrian (which are still a bit on the light side at 90A rating)?

Edited By Gary Manuel on 09/12/2017 10:09:51

Thread: Winters Here Who's Been Flying ?
04/12/2017 20:43:27

Well all I know is that I had to load my stuff into the car earlier on Sunday after flying than I did on Saturday - and I suspect it'll be even earlier tomorrow.

To me, that means it's still Autumn.

04/12/2017 19:11:51

I'm afraid to break it to you guys, but the Sun has been around a lot longer than the Met Office. Winter starts on December 21st. Make the most of the last few days of Autumn.

Winter's coming!

Thread: Base jumping with a twist
29/11/2017 19:53:47
Posted by J D 8 on 29/11/2017 18:06:43:

They are nuts me Lord.

Are you referring to the jumpers or the grey lumps on their backs?

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