Here is a list of all the postings eflightray has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Looking for a camera with a head set|
Some one called, and he appears
The Keychain 808 #16 is what I use, (a few videos on Youtube under 'eflightray', not all with the #16, (HD), some are the #5 and #11, not so good)
And here my rig --
Simple, the rig and me
|Thread: Power selection ?|
I did a search and the Combat Model A-10 seems to be rather an old model going by any web links, /forum threads.
If this is the same one, you may need a bit more than 4s Lipo packs --
**LINK** - RCGroups forum
I cheated with a scratch built A-10 and went tractor mounted props.
|Thread: BIG Twin turbine powered F-14 with in-flight WING SWEEP|
Not another ARF model , doesn't anyone build from scratch anymore
Very impressive, but ......
|Thread: speed 600 motor with 2.8:1 gear replacement?|
They are still available, just do a Google on Graupner Speed 600 motor, you should find a few places still selling them. Don't forget the voltage, as there was a range available.
I would imagine most 'long term' electric fliers still have a box full of brushed motors, I do, and gear boxes, belt drives, all just gathering dust somewhere in the workshop.
Though you will get a lot of, "convert it to brushless and Lipo", but then you also would need a brushless ESC, and possibly a charger suitable for Lipos, if still using just a Nicad/Nimh charger.
|Thread: New type of opto ESCs?|
If modeler finds their ESC has no BEC, what do they often do ?,
Usually, they connect an SBEC across the same flight battery.
That eliminating the true signal 'isolation' because they have linked the ground, (and probably positive), to both sides of the ESCs optical isolator. Under these circumstances the 'red' lead probably can be disconnected.
Not many fliers want to carry two batteries to get true isolation, (possible weight and room problem), plus the system still works fine without isolation.
Edited By eflightray neath on 18/04/2015 20:34:11
|Thread: This Is How To Put Out A Fire|
Wow!, what a great idea for a car wash, every modeler would drive for miles to have their car cleaned.
|Thread: Fairey Battle - A question of scale, opinions sought|
We can't all afford large vehicles for our models
Here's another one for you to hate, but at 93" span and it had to fit a Fiat Punto at the time of build, (20+ years ago), something drastic had to happen. And I still fly it.
(or perhaps you only play with little ones  .
Whatever size, just design it for plug-in wings.
Only 67" span, but no reason why you can't go bigger.
|Thread: Spring is here!!! Who has been out flying??|
First time out this year, (to day), and two great flights with my Sunderland, (off grass).
I had been seriously thinking of selling up this year, but a couple of really good flights, gets that 'itch' going again. for a while at least.
Edited By eflightray neath on 14/04/2015 19:41:28
|Thread: A Simple Incidence Meter|
My version. Slide anywhere along a wing to check twist/washout, also adjustable for different chords.
Made from Depron, but could be balsa, cardboard, etc.
|Thread: Big Mig. From catapult launch to hand launch.|
Perhaps not so much fortunate, it was designed and built to be very light and use little power.
That's why I never build the usual 'brick-out-house' models that require as much power as possible to fly, that so many still seem to love.
4lb -10oz flying
two BL2208-14 motors
two 6 x 4 props, slightly cut down
3s Lipo 4400mAh
44A 500Watts, total, (not each motor).
Edited By eflightray neath on 05/04/2015 14:56:34
Originally catapult launched, I had a feeling it could be hand launched.
But as the keychain camera fell off the side of my glasses the first time running, (waddling), I tried a standing still 'chuck'.
|Thread: Converting spring-air retracts to electric|
Is there anything at GiantShark regarding air retracts you can use -
Air Supply and Valves --
Edited By eflightray neath on 03/04/2015 15:14:43
|Thread: What did you want to do as a kid, when you grew up, what would you chose in hindsight ?|
As a kid I wanted to be a Sheriff, I already had a double barreled pop-gun, it would shoot both barrels full of gravel, (buckshot), about 2 ft..
Not having a lot of choice when I started work, (at 15), I went into engineering. Progressed through a few engineering companies, electrical and electronic.
Would I have changed anything ?, probably not, I would have missed some interesting things, and could be just as easily considerably worse off than better off by now, (retired).
Enjoy what you've got while you've got it, but protect your health as you may actually reach old age, and it's more important than you may think while young.
Edited By eflightray neath on 02/04/2015 15:09:14
|Thread: How long does it takes to complete a typical ARTF?|
Depends on the ARF model.
But for someone completely new to RC flying without any help, I would guess a ratio of about 100:1, build time to crash time. Maybe even 1000:1 if they pick totally the wrong model.
In roughly 60 years of model flying and building I have never logged the number of hours a build took.
Now at least with the digital cameras that log the date, I can at least get an idea of when I started a build, (as long as I remember to take photographs of the build  .
|Thread: A different use for 'drones'|
Why not, they use full size helicopters in a few 'big' countries.
Now if only they made drones that smell like wet sheepdogs, perhaps they wouldn't be so popular
|Thread: Design & Build Short Stirling|
Regarding canopies, turrets, blisters etc, always keep an eye out for any clear plastic packaging, it's amazing what just happens to be suitable.
I recently scratch built a Lancaster, and just about all my 'glassware' came from salvaged and modified clear packaging or plastic bottles.
You may have already decided, but I run the inner motors to one battery, outers to another, in the hopes that it will stop any asymmetrical power problems.
My 'fours', a Lancaster, Sunderland, and B-17.
Nice build, don't loose faith, I regularly had to walk away from a build for a while, but always got back, eventually. That first flight always makes it worth the heartache.
|Thread: Kite Flyer|
There are also quite a few powered RC kites, great for those calmer days and make for very compact models.
|Thread: Andy Meade's ME-262 at the Bwlch|
One of these days .........
Well the Bwlch is only about 20 minutes up the road from me, ....... take the props off and ........
One of these days .......
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