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|Thread: Binding wire for solder joints|
Twin and earth works well for me too - It has so many uses besides carrying electronic pixies....
|Thread: Do I need a UBEC?|
Also depends what make & power the servos are.
I have some cheapo 9g servos that will pull in excess of 1.2A each when stalled (worst case scenario)
Whilst other 9g servos will only pull 500mA when stalled. If I remember correctly, HXT900 9g servos pull about 500mA when stalled, so you could have 6 of those connected to your 3A BEC, all stalled, and still be OK (just!).
Edited By Jason Inskip on 23/09/2018 12:27:13
|Thread: lead weghts|
I use self-adhesive window glazing lead. - The stuff they stick on glass to make georgian windows.
It comes in a small roll, and its dead easy to cut a strip off and stick it to your model (the self-adhesive is very strong and waterproof).
I don't remember where I got my roll from now (had it for years), but they have the stuff on amazon in different thicknesses....
8 quid for a 5m roll - which should last you a lifetime......
Edited By Jason Inskip on 05/09/2018 22:11:15
Supports dual aileron. You can also program differential aileron/crow/flaperons in your radio too without effecting stabilisation.
I flew a 1.6m plane equipped with a guardian off the slope a few weeks ago (my first time sloping). Wind speed on the slope was 45mph. Did it help? Absolutely!
Also, my normal flying site is often windy, and always turbulent - the guardian is excellent at ironing all this out.
Good choice. Make sure you read the new user guide I gave the link for. Also, there is a help group here:
Check and double check you control corrections are going the correct way.
Set you level flight attitude before the first flight - making sure to have the wing at a good positive angle of attack when doing so.
You can program the flight modes however you want. I have mine of a 3 position switch as follows:
Pos 0 - 2D mode (for take off/landing in foul weather)
Pos 1 - 3D mode (default position for most flights)
Pos 2 - 3D heading hold mode (for showing off and making myself look like a 3D pilot on suitable models)
I also have master gain on a rotary knob. Turning the master gain to zero will effectively turn the unit off if required.
PS - the plastic case (sleeve) it comes in is rubbish. I cut mine off and mount direct to a suitable tray.
Edited By Jason Inskip on 23/08/2018 14:00:23
The guardian is a great little unit. The 3D Heading Hold mode is fantastic - makes me look like a much better pilot that I actually am!
The 2D modes will allow a novice to fly any plane in some truly awful winds (I'm just teaching a 78 year old novice to fly using one of these).
Anyway, be sure to check out the new user guide in addition to the manufactures instructions:
To get the best out of it, you will have to plug it into your pc and configure using the eagletree gui.
Drop me a line if you get stuck setting it up.
PS - I now have 5 of these units, fitted in sports planes to warmliners to full house sailplanes. Works great in all.
Edited By Jason Inskip on 20/08/2018 14:17:43
Edited By Jason Inskip on 20/08/2018 14:21:07
I would second an eagletree guardian. Separate unit, very customizable, much more effective that the Lemon stabiliser+, and it will allow dual aileron and aileron differential.
Free shipping to the uk from hobbyking EU warehouse at the moment:
Edited By Jason Inskip on 18/08/2018 19:25:21
|Thread: Thinking of changing my car|
Nope, your not alone. My 14 year old honda accord tourer pictured earlier has never seen the inside of a garage/main dealer in the 12 years I've owned it - and It never will.
Any 'loss' of resale value due to not having a main dealer service history is irrelevant as I will run this car for quite some time yet (probably at least another 5 years), at which point the resale value of the vehicle ceases to be effected by the presence of any service history.
Plus I can sleep well knowing it has been properly maintained! In all fairness though, it has been a thoroughly reliable car - just the expected wear parts - including many, many brake pads and discs (result of a big heavy car, usually full of heavy stuff, with a 2.4 petrol engine and a heavy right foot)....
My previous car was a BMW 5 series estate. That did me for 16 years without ever having to visit a garage either.
Edited By Jason Inskip on 03/08/2018 17:55:04
My accord tourer (posh name for estate) can swallow a 2.6m plane whole....
|Thread: E-Glider new design called RedEagle|
Its nearly finished!
Just a few jobs left:
- Make some graphics for the fin & nose
- Install receiver & program radio
- Install flight pack & set CG
Colour scheme borrowed from this thread albiet with a few small changes (think it was one of Ton's clubmates schemes).
Weight without battery: 684g
Thanks to Ton for a nice easy design.
Thanks also to Andy for his assistance!
Edited By Jason Inskip on 22/07/2018 14:34:45
|Thread: No Hosepipe Then?|
Thanks! 20,000 litres per day should just about do it! (even allowing for the time my teenage daughter spends in the shower).....
Dont get me started on Useless Utilities.
I spent much time and money this spring re-seeding and repairing my lawn - and why I hear you ask? Well last winter it rained that darn much, my lawn was pretty much under water for about 4 months. Thus the grass & roots went rotten and died. So this spring, a massive undertaking removing dead grass, top-dressing, aeriating, reseeding, netting off (to keep those pigeons at bay) and watering. My lawn has just started to look nice again, and guess what - a hosepipe ban. Where did all that winter water go Mr UU?
Additionaly, our town has been gridlocked for several months this year - due to road closures caused by burst water mains. Even our main dual carriageway has had to be completely closed twice this year alone because of water leaks.
On top of all that, our water rates are astronomical!
Time to install a massive underground water collection tank and go off grid me thinks.........
|Thread: E-Glider new design called RedEagle|
I'm using a propdrive v2 2830, 1000kv
Plus a 30A esc.
Thanks! I'm at the fitting electronics stage now. Still some sanding/shaping to do, and then covering. Hopefully be ready for late spring & summer weather.
I planned on using a 40mm aeronaut spinner, but I was not happy with the fit to the model. The spinner nosecone and backplate have different tapers, which did not sit well on the model. Also, the 40mm diameter was fractionally too big for my front end - it overhung the side by about 0.25mm top and bottom. Perhaps I made the front former a bit too small!
I ordered a 38mm areonaut spinner. the nosecone and backplate have a more constant taper. The size & fit suited the model much better...
Edited By Jason Inskip on 20/03/2018 11:29:07
Edited By Jason Inskip on 20/03/2018 11:31:26
Steady (slow) progress here. That thing called work keeps getting in the way.....
Still lots of sanding & shaping to do!
Or the good old double negative:
Youth: 'I aint done nothin'
Grumpy old man: 'So you haven't done nothing, so that means you must have done something then?'
Don't get me started on the 'words' fuz, or 'fuse', for example:
'Go ahead and attach the stab to the fuz. It's super easy. Good job'
My poor ears.....
Oh no! Sad news. I've still got a collection of solar products from my early forray into aero modelling back in the 90's. Amazingly, my 20 odd year old tins of solarlac are still usable (and being used) today.
I'll have to stock up on solartrim - is there an alternative to this?
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