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Member postings for Gary Manuel

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Thread: Best Heating Option For Your Hobby Shed
14/12/2018 12:53:27
Posted by Martin McIntosh on 14/12/2018 10:43:00:

Thanks. Gary, your post has disappeared.

It was supposed to be a map of red diesel outlets - but it showed all petrol stations.

13/12/2018 23:38:53


Edited By Gary Manuel on 13/12/2018 23:50:07

13/12/2018 00:25:25

I made an assumption that you wouldn't have a car battery in the wife's shed. That's why I asked. I was planning on using THIS switch mode power supply. I chose it because of the adjustable output.

We don't have many power outages and the heater won't be on when unattended but you've got me concerned with your talk of meltdown. What is meltdown? All I can think is that if the power fails when the heater is at full heat, the fan will stop turning and the residual heat could be an issue. I assume that the heater would stop burning when the power is cut as this would stop the diesel pump.

Is anyone else using a non-guaranteed (no battery) power supply?

12/12/2018 21:54:20

Peter - what are you using as a 12v power supply?

Thread: Servo rotation
06/12/2018 17:34:26

If you use a programmable servo and a compatible programmer, you can extend the "out of the box" end-points.

As an example, the Hitec HS-5245MG can be extended from the default 118 degrees to 199.5 degrees.

Servo spec databases you can find online don't always show the full details. I have found that Servo City show more data than most. Here is their data for the HS-5245MG as an example.

Here is a suitable programmer.

Thread: If you love the Typhoon
03/12/2018 21:55:15

I love the Typhoonheart

It's my favourite jet fighter wink

Thread: Best Heating Option For Your Hobby Shed
30/11/2018 22:02:21
Posted by supertigrefan on 30/11/2018 21:08:09:

So is it 0.1, 0.2 or none of them?

Who knows, but I'm willing to take the chance. That's my Christmas present to myself sorted.

Also ordered THIS silencer to go with it.

30/11/2018 20:34:28
Posted by supertigrefan on 30/11/2018 19:08:08:

This looks like a good option if you only want the workspace heated whilst you're in it, the technology has been around for years in fact Saab used the same sort of thing to pre heat the cabin in the 9-5. If you need the space heated full time then it doesn't appear to work out that cheap; the heater consumes 0.2 litre per hour, red diesel costs 99p per litre, surely over 24hrs it's cheaper to run an electric, oil filled radiator?

Edited By supertigrefan on 30/11/2018 19:09:05

If diesel costs 99p / litre and consumption is 0.2 litres per hour, the cost for 24 hours will be 0.99 x 0.2 x 24 = £4.75.

Electricity cost about 15p per kWh. To compare eggs with eggs, you need to assume that you are using a 5KW heater. 5kW for 24 hours would be 5 x 24 x 0.15 = £18.

Even a more typical 2KW electric heater would cost 2 x 24 x 0.15 = £7.20.

I have assumed that both types of heater would be running at full 5kW output for the full 24 hours. In practice, both heaters would be thermostatically controlled, so the cost of both types would be much lower.

The diesel heater looks to be the cheapest option to me - by a factor of about 4.

P.S. Specs of the diesel heater linked at the top of page 2 of this thread say 0.1 litres / hour - not sure where your 0.2 litres / hour is from. It doesn't state what average output power this is delivering though, so I'd take all the figures with a pinch of salt.

29/11/2018 21:55:36

Watching with interest. 5KW sounds very appealing to me as winter draws in but there must be a down side to these or we'd all be using them.

Garage round corner from me sells red diesel smiley

Thread: Something to do on a dull afternoon
25/11/2018 15:47:19

I hope the burn marks in the table cloth were there before you started this experiment devil

Thread: Looking for a IR lipo meter up to 6S
23/11/2018 13:30:19

Interesting that your Turnigy appears to be better than the Hacker and Overlander (assuming capacities were the same).

Thread: Identification of Font
19/11/2018 14:28:03

The Honda font is FREE to download for personal use HERE

Thread: Bench top milling machine
16/11/2018 11:58:18
Posted by Chris Walby on 15/11/2018 22:02:06:

Gary, one of the reasons I picked up a 1947 Myford was the total lack of guards. I have access to a lathe at work with self ejecting chuck key and guard that obscure's your view of the work a total pain in the rear end IMHO.

You will be telling me you never walk in front of restrained model with the engine running next!

No Chris - it was the fact that it caught your eye - oh never mind.

15/11/2018 21:48:19
Posted by Chris Walby on 15/11/2018 21:08:10:

This one caught my eye (Clarke CMD300).

Unusual for them to come without a safety guard wink

Thread: Decided on 60cc aircraft expressly designed for electric flight
15/11/2018 17:01:27

Well done Adrian.

From the photos it looks like orange spinner is OK as it is.

Thread: aileron servos,y lead or dual channel?
15/11/2018 16:14:55

This really is a "no-brainer" Sonny.

If you have the channels - use them.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 15/11/2018 16:15:05

Thread: They Shall Not Grow Old
13/11/2018 15:07:55

Recorded it to watch later. Saw a few bits during adverts on other side and it looked excellent.

Don't spoil it by telling us how it ends wink

Thread: Foamies for beginners?
09/11/2018 20:18:15
Posted by Steve Colman on 09/11/2018 18:37:38:

Some interesting comments made here, especially about flying light foam models in windy conditions.

For me, when it gets too windy that most in my club stop flying, I fly my lightest foam model and have an absolute blast with it. The model in question being the HK Hummer @ 565g. On many occasions, the Hummer has been seen flying inverted in a rearwards direction along the strip much to the dismay of onlookers.

Agreed, this wouldn't be a suitable situation for beginers but to dismiss foamies as not suitable for beginers because they're too light is a misnomer to me. I taught myself to fly using small, light foam models and now fly all sorts and enjoy them all for different reasons. However, I'm happy to admit that I do prefer the, more or less, instant response of lightweight models in comparison to their heavier brethren.

+1 for hanging a Hummer on a 30mph wind.

I've learnt as much from my Hummer as I did from my trainer.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 09/11/2018 20:19:46

Thread: Decided on 60cc aircraft expressly designed for electric flight
30/10/2018 17:01:21

Lovely quality.

Looks like you are doing it justice as usual Adrian.

Thread: Electric Cars.
23/10/2018 12:14:02
Posted by ken anderson. on 23/10/2018 10:47:51:

imagine the crooks getting chased in their electric car by the police in theirs...…………. bet the sparks will fly...

ken future dept.

Will they "charge" them with assault and "battery"?

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