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Thread: Rx power feed
20/12/2017 16:24:40

Yes, that's the method I use.

Here's a youtube example: **LINK**


Thread: Wish to use 12v dc charger for lipos and Nimh at home on mains supply
08/12/2017 17:01:37

Server power supply with conversion instructions (credit to MattyB for this link):-


A chap also sells them already converted and advertises regularly in the BMFA Classifieds.

Thread: Parallel Charging
05/12/2017 16:20:02

+ 1 for Zippy compacts.

I've got about a dozen of varying capacities bought over the last two years and haven't had any problems with them.

OTOH I've had two Overlanders puff up in the same period!

BTW I always parallel charge them.

Edited By Eagle 899 on 05/12/2017 16:21:58

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
05/12/2017 16:09:33
Posted by Toni Reynaud on 05/12/2017 07:15:48:

My son has been building a full size Europa for the last XX years.

Edited By Toni Reynaud on 05/12/2017 07:17:30

One of my brothers built this one over about five years, nice flyer smiley


Thread: Why We board Planes From The left Hand Side.
01/12/2017 19:21:55
Posted by Peter Jenkins on 01/12/2017 18:45:03:

My understanding of the Captain sitting on the LH side is that the rules of the air require you to "drive on the right" and as such the Captain sits where he gets the best view of any traffic to which he needs to give way. I have no idea why in helicopters the convention is different but it may be to do with the ease of evacuation with the direction of early rotor blades - but that's pure supposition. Helicopters still have to obey the rules of the air and give way to the aircraft on their left so how does the Captain cope when flying on his own?

Sorry Peter it's the opposite.........'On the right is in the right'.

When converging aircraft, of the same class, are closing the aircraft on the left must give way to the aircraft on it's right.

01/12/2017 14:06:13
Posted by Max Z on 01/12/2017 13:40:20:
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 01/12/2017 12:49:25:

Btw, the explanation in the linked article that the convention for passenger acces on the left/port side is based on the pilot overviewing the wing nearest to the terminal building begs the question why the pilot is sitting in the LH seat in the first place..........

Or the RH seat in a chopper smiley

Thread: The way we were....
16/11/2017 11:14:34
Posted by Jon Laughton on 16/11/2017 09:53:44:

Oh for the days when we were slimmer and had hair....wink


And it appears that November Juliet is still airworthy yes


Thread: Phoenix 2000
05/10/2017 18:55:06

That's what I do with them and they haven't budged yes

03/10/2017 15:59:36
Posted by trebor on 03/10/2017 15:53:18:

How many hinges did you put on the aillerons ?

Three on each aileron and flap.

03/10/2017 13:42:59

I used small Kavan hinges and Blenderm tape to seal the gaps yes

Edited By Eagle 899 on 03/10/2017 13:45:12

Thread: G-RX8 reciver
30/09/2017 14:20:17

I'm using an X8R in my P2000 and was going to add a vario.............but now I'll wait.

You'll love the glider, I've added the flap servos and programmed in crow and camber yes

30/09/2017 13:01:58

I've been looking at using one of these too; lots of info on this forum:-


I'm waiting until all of the mentioned issues are resolved!

Edited By Eagle 899 on 30/09/2017 13:05:17

Thread: Home made adjustable CofG frame/cradle thingy
18/09/2017 14:13:30
Posted by Stevo on 16/09/2017 20:24:05:

I know it's not home made, but got one of these years ago. You can set the CoG measurement on the top then balance the model.

Just a hint for your DIY balancers!

Edited By Stevo on 16/09/2017 20:24:32

I use the HK one which works the same as Stevo's but cost less than a tenner thumbs up


Edited By Eagle 899 on 18/09/2017 14:19:00


Edited By Eagle 899 on 18/09/2017 14:24:07

Thread: S6R config app issue
10/09/2017 14:59:14

I know that I said I wouldn't waste any more time on this issue but....................

It's too windy (for me) to go flying and the test match finished early so I was bored.

I was still intrigued as to why this app wasn't appearing properly on my PC and my laptop so, using Teamviewer, I compared my screen to my son's to see if there was an obvious difference.

For many years I've preferred to have the Taskbar on the top of the screen not on the bottom which is conventional.

Lo and behold, with the Taskbar on the bottom, the app appears properly with the Previous/Calibration/Next buttons!


Thread: October 2017 issue
06/09/2017 10:52:11

Mine just landed smiley

Thread: S6R config app issue
31/08/2017 11:16:36

App has been run on my son's W10 PC and works perfectly!

It remains a mystery, but I'll not waste any more time on it angry

Thanks for all the input yes

Edited By Eagle 899 on 31/08/2017 11:21:25

27/08/2017 11:57:54

Thanks to David for emailing the config ZIP.....................exactly the same result, so I'm now sure that it's my PC that's causing this enigma.

I will try it on one of my sons' PCs asap and confirm.
Meanwhile I'm able to set up the S6R with Mike's SportSet smiley


26/08/2017 13:11:50
Posted by David Tayler on 26/08/2017 12:43:28:

I have just tried s6r calibration software ,version 1.3 on my computer,running windows 10 and it worked fine with the 3 tick boxes visible.

Hi David,

Looks like my PC/Win10 then!

I'll PM you my email address, would you send me the ZIP of the config app you used please and that should confirm it.

Ta, Shep

26/08/2017 10:41:07
Posted by Mike Blandford on 26/08/2017 00:14:44:

Checking your images, they have a white area under the tabs that is pushing the blue area, with the options on it, down.

Yes I see that but there is no side slider to adjust up/down, nor arrows at the corners to stretch the image. I've tried several versions for S6R and S8R, all the same!

I'm using Win 10, with a 1920x1080 screen and it displays correctly.

Andy: He must have the correct COM port as he is seeing the accelerometer values, and he has used the read button as the last image shows the reading is complete.


I'm going to try the app on other peoples PCs when I get the chance and will report back.

Thanks, Shep

25/08/2017 17:37:05

Ian, Tried S8R config...same result.

Denis, S6R brand new, first one I've tried and using V 1.3

Mike, You're a star..........again; downloaded SportSet and latest .exe, works a treat thank you cool

I agree about the image being short but it was in the middle of a 1920 x 1080 screen res exactly as shown.
Strange one, but your expertise worked smiley


PS I tried several other resolutions too.

Edited By Eagle 899 on 25/08/2017 17:38:23

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