Here is a list of all the postings Steve J has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Is this Power Supply Suitable?|
I am a bit shocked to see a builder such as yourself going for an Almost Ready To Use power supply . A proper aeromodeller would be hacking a refurbished HP server power supply.
Are you planning to make a nice hardwood box with some 4mm posts on the front for it?
Edited By Steve J on 03/08/2020 07:43:31
|Thread: Downloading updates|
Go to spektrumrc.com and create an account.
Register your two DX6's. You will need the serial numbers. If you have an SD card in the slot when you power up, the transmitter should put a file on the card with the serial number. If it doesn't you can find the serial number on the third page of the System Settings screen.
For each DX6 goto Download Updates on the My Products page on spektrumrc.com and click on the download button. This will give you an SPMTX.SAX file. Put this on the SD card and power up the transmitter with it in the slot.
The SPMTX.SAX files are specific to the transmitter.
Use a decent SD card. If in doubt reformat the SD card with the tool that the SD association provide.
|Thread: Peeling stickers on foam models|
|Thread: Is/could this be an expansion of the surveillance state|
Just so long as they don't do what the RCMP managed to do.
If memory serves, the UAV used in the channel out of Lydd is Portuguese (the TDA for that seems to have gone).
The one used for medical delivery trials in Scotland is German.
"The Operating Authority for the TDA areas EG D398K-R will be RAF Valley. A Danger Area Activity Information Service (DAAIS) will be available during ATC hours of operation from Valley Radar on 125.225 MHz and telephone number 01407-762241 ext. 7461."
|Thread: MFA Power Panel|
If you use the facilities on the panel, then yes.
I only use the pump on mine, so if it died, I would probably sort out a standalone pump that I could strap to a fuel container.
|Thread: Battery connectors|
Two of us have mentioned XT30's. The Deans micro is another nice little connector.
|Thread: LiPo replacement for Spektrum Tx Li-Ion - care and maintenance?|
1.2V/cell off load is a long way down a AA NiCd discharge curve.
I suggest checking the datasheets.
If your seven servo (flaps or retracts?) model with the 1000mAh battery stops responding and goes in, please don't blame the radio.
I understand that the manual is wrong and the protection circuit in the battery pack will shut off above this voltage.
Transmitter batteries have a lot easier life than most LiPo flight packs and the LiPo pack in your DX8 will have a little board in it to look after the cells.
As and when I decide that the 2S Li-Ion pack in my DX9 is approaching the end of it's useful life, I shall take it apart and replace the two cells with new ones.
All my LiPo's are stored fully charged. I may be losing a some cycles, but I really can't be bothered keeping them at their storage voltage and charging before I go flying.
Edited By Steve J on 31/07/2020 13:45:24
|Thread: The Alpina is back!|
About 2/3 of the way down this page there is a bit on these models (in German).
|Thread: Battery connectors|
I used to put genuine Deans connectors on my 2200's and 1300's. A few years ago I decided that cutting XT60's off to replace them with Deans was silly, so I am in the process of changing over to XT60's for those sizes.
I have lots of adaptors, most of which only get used if a club mate wants to borrow a charger or wattmeter.
|Thread: james hammond aeroic firebird 1.5m|
That is the HM, mine is one of these. Both are discontinued. Aeromod do a 1.5m Minij starting at €259.
I have had a look for topics on the Firebird on other forums. There doesn't seem to be a lot of discussion about it going on.
I am trying to remember what my full carbon Prodij cost back in 2008. Low to mid £200's I think and it doesn't need 8mm servos.
I've often wondered what I would replace it with. I won't be a Firebird at that price.
I have the 48" Halfpipe and actually prefer it to the M60, but as it was my first sloping session for a while, I decided to take the M60.
£468 for a 60" glider!
I managed to get out for my first slope session of the year last weekend. Which were the two models that committed aviation? My M60 and Prodij .
Edited By Steve J on 30/07/2020 16:52:00
|Thread: Circlip pliers|
How about reverse action tweezers?
Edited By Steve J on 27/07/2020 16:58:35
|Thread: Rx !!!!!!!!!!!|
Post January 2015 EU Spektrum transmitters will not do DSM2 as DSM2 does not comply with EN 300 328 1.8.1.
My late '14 DX9 will bind to DSM2 and DSMX receivers (but sadly not to DSM Marine receivers).
Edited By Steve J on 27/07/2020 15:53:22
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