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Thread: Help with a Lipo for a Storm Launcher Mini
26/07/2014 19:42:22

From what I could find out it seems to be a single cell Lipo.

You could have a look through these 1s Lipos at HobbyKing --


I doubt you will find the exact match, but if you go for the same weight cell, (preferably not heavier), and maybe make a simple connector, you could buy a few, (they are cheap), and plug a fresh battery rather than have to recharge in situ.

Thread: What's next up from a 9 x 7.5 SloFly?
21/07/2014 19:48:54

Great plane the Lazy Bee, I built a 43" span version. Flew really well, until it caught fire.

Used an Emax 2812 turning a GWS 7x4 HD on a 3s pack.


21/07/2014 15:45:30

Do you just want 100w static, or do you want a specific type of flight ?

More pitch, or more diameter will give you 100w but the flight could be totally different.

A 10 x 4.7 should give more thrust and better acceleration, over the 9 x 7.5, which will give a higher top speed.

Swings and roundabouts.

The only way, (in my opinion), to choose a prop, is to fly it. You can get 100w with a flywheel.

Thread: Odd servo movement
18/07/2014 13:34:48

An occasional problem with servos at power up can be where the Rx was bound, and then the model set-up, servo reversing, end points, rates, differential, altered etc.

Always best to bind again after the model is finally set-up.

But if the model was Ok previously, just a longish down time, ....... not sure. But I would probably unplug and re-plug all the connectors, (Rx and any 'Y' leads), just in case of a 'dirty' or poor connection causing a problem, and re-bind.




Edited By eflightray neath on 18/07/2014 13:35:37

Thread: Does your club allow members to fly by themselves?
17/07/2014 14:34:20

Does your club allow members to fly by themselves?

Yes . It's my club and I'm the only club member.

It's great, no moaning, no winging, no waiting my turn, no pain in the butt flyers,

But, I wouldn't say I was totally on my own, it's a sports field and the grounds men are often there, occasional dog walker, also occasional passing divers see a model and stop to watch.

I think many of us have done more harm to ourselves building models than we ever get at the field. Plus the risk of driving to and from the field on my own has greater potential for a disaster, (models may get damaged if I crash).

Safety is very important, I probably think more about that while flying than at any other time, (even driving ? wink .

Thread: And now for something completely Depron
04/07/2014 20:45:42

Just to show what an awkward sort of modeler I am, I don't do EDF, but EDP is interesting, (and uses a lot less power).

EDPropeller ?, Ok so you need a bigger plane.

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mug (20).jpg

mug (30).jpg

Sorry for taking up space in this thread, but props still work even when hidden.

You just need a darn sight bigger Harrier.


04/07/2014 20:25:43

Neth ?, who's that.

First, it's actually eflightray in Neath, (that's near Swansea) wink, I screwed up when signing in. crying. Not a problem some Americans even called me Tray. Doh!.

Second, please excuse me for pointing to another forum, but if you want more information on Vtols, this one has a load of info on all type of Vtols.


For specific threads on EDFs, use the Search this Forum, (upper right), and type EDF, make sure it also has Show Threads set.

Ray in Neath, who does eflight.

04/07/2014 14:09:44

Have you seen this one, -- EDF Vtol F35 design 3 bearing swivel duct --

Thread: 86" W/S Depron MkIX Spitfire
01/07/2014 12:46:32

I'm another 72"er. Again based on the TN plan and built in Depron.

Spit's always look so fantastic in the air.

May there be more 86"ers.

Thread: "NO ARTFS for me. I build real models" Sticker
01/07/2014 12:39:01
Posted by kc on 01/07/2014 10:51:22:

I suggest " Real Aeromodellers Build Their Own Aircraft" as a sticker, and maybe the title for Peter's book.

Edited By kc on 01/07/2014 10:51:49

So you see all those others as not 'real aeromodellers'.

Perhaps you still make your own radio gear ?, servos ?, engines ?, or perhaps your not a 'real engineer', just a toy builder. cheeky

Why not just, "Easy ways to build your own model planes", if a book needs a title. (But who needs an out of date book, (eventually), when you have the Internet).


01/07/2014 10:15:04

My personal view.

Yes I would love more people to get involved in model planes in general, if getting them into the hobby involves them buying RTF or ARF models, great. They at least started down the slippery slope, they can always build later.

But to criticise any part of the hobby, (I know it's tongue in cheek, I hope), could put someone new to the hobby off. I have heard of clubs turning away potential new members if they fly a cheap electric model.

The IC v electric, balsa v foam, ARF v building, should be though about perhaps a little more seriously as in my opinion it doesn't matter what you use as long as you enjoy the hobby.

If you don't like ARF models, Ok by me. But would you go to one of the big model shows and criticise those flying the large 30cc, 50cc, for having basically a ARF model.

By the way, all my models are scratch built except for two, why I bought them ?, even I wonder, but I wouldn't criticise the market that supplies them or the buyers that buy them.

For a start they are helping keep the prices of all the radio gear etc down.



Edited By eflightray neath on 01/07/2014 10:16:59

30/06/2014 20:08:44

What about,

"No foam for me, I only use balsa"

"No electric for me, I like noise"

"No IC engines for me, I kept my flying site"

"No CNC cut kits for me, I prefer to cut myself"

The list could probably go on and on, with posters adding their own particular biased view.

Yes, I even have my biased views about tasteless stickers as well wink

Thread: 98" Depron C-130 Hercules Scratchbuild
28/06/2014 20:57:14

This thread shows the method I now tend to use ---


28/06/2014 20:48:33

To late to the party, but I use a box method for creating fuselages, and then add the outer shaped 'ribs' for the skin support.

Works well, and gives a handy internal box for the radio gear, battery(s), and any payload if you want opening rear doors.

Perhaps next time wink

Thread: Charging multiple Rx Batteries.
17/06/2014 19:22:35

If you're flying electric power, why not use a separate SBEC for the retracts, I do.

Thread: how to recover a lost lipo cell
10/06/2014 14:40:20

Now if there was just a method of reducing a Lipos waist after it appears to have pigged out on something, (bloated blush), then that would be handy.

Having Lipos that still give a good charge and output, show quite good cell balance, but struggle to fit themselves in a slim fuselage any more is rather annoying.

Lipos, they appear to be either usable batteries, or un-exploded WMDs wink

Thread: lipo storage .. yet again
16/05/2014 20:58:26

I store and transport mine in plastic ice cream tubs, (empty, of course), have done for years, (Ok so I like ice cream).

Call me reckless, mad, whatever you like, the last time I had a battery problem was a Nicad pack 20+ years ago, that got left on charge in the boot of my car when distracted, the hissing sound as it vented save both it and my car from possible destruction,

Since then I have been very careful over charging, never more than 1C, discard any packs that are warm during or after a charge, stay with the charging battery.

Store packs partly discharged if I know I will not be flying for a while, or leave them partly discharged after use. Never abuse a pack, (high current). Crashed packs also get discarded.

Do they still keep dynamite in wooden boxes ? wink

Lipos can be dangerous, like petrol used in gas engines, probably whatever they use in turbines ?, even methanol is poisonus. Show respect to all potentially dangerous things, (including models), and hope they wont bite you.

Don't get complacent just because you use an ammo box, still threat the contents with respect.

Thread: Non conventional build that may resemble an F16 XL ?
09/05/2014 19:32:03

I mentioned my 'big Mig' in a previous post, it's not EDF but EDP, P-prop. Twin internal 6" props, so it ain't exactly small. But it shows what a strange mind is capable of when it comes to low powered flight, flying on 470watts.

Anyway a video of mine --


Thread: Rash Ebay Purchase - GWS C-47 Skytrain (ESC's & Cowels required)
07/05/2014 19:57:08

Have a look round for plastic containers, bottles, etc. Or make a plug and heat shrink a drinks bottle around it.

On mine I converted it to both motors in series, Gunther props, and a 3s 1800mAh Lipo, also reduced the size of the ailerons.

Used to fly quite well, but sold it some time back.

Thread: beep,beep,beep
06/05/2014 14:41:50

Also check any instructions/manual for - 'setting the throttle range' on the ESC.

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