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Thread: recommendations
28/03/2020 15:51:59

Hobbyking YEP range

Thread: Can I or can I not fly?
24/03/2020 23:02:04

If the question is is it responsible to go and fly, that depends on a personal judgement to form an opinion, of which everyone is entitled to their own (last time I checked anyway). We have all seen the government guidance of which my opinion is we should make every effort to follow.

As to whether it is illegal (from expected Thursday) to go fly, leave the house, engage in any other activity which seems to go against this guidance, for whatever reason you want to know curiosity in my case, then the Coronavirus Bill currently going through parliament is on the gov website for you to read.

Edited By Richard Wills 2 on 24/03/2020 23:07:25

Thread: Nano Tech Cels
08/03/2020 15:22:31

I use 6s 3300 and 5000 6s Nanotech packs, and highly recommend them I always store them at 3.9V. Charge at 5c and they get hammered in the models and they are great. 2 yrs old now and still solid as a rock.

Thread: copper washers for glow plugs
28/02/2020 14:36:04


50 for £5

Thread: Have I enough power?
31/01/2020 05:32:08

I have both the 46 and 60 VQ Hurricane, and I think the specs on the site are wrong, they match what the 46 acually weighs. The 60 came in at 10.5lb

My 60 has a 91 FS engine and 19oz of lead bolted onto the engine mount total of 43oz, but I have moved the cg back a little from the manual. The electric motor is 10oz so total of 50oz on the front, so not far out of what I have if you are on the marks.

I get 8300rpm on a 14x8 and to be honest it is marginal for power, no way it would fly on a 62 so that info is probably for the smaller one too. The pitch speed is fine, but needs more thrust so I would try 15x8 or 16x8 and see what numbers you get as you seem to have some head room.

It flies great but it is heavy so watch it. The stall when it comes is vicious so careful on that elevator, the manual throws at 10mm are generous.

Edited By Richard Wills 2 on 31/01/2020 05:32:57

Edited By Richard Wills 2 on 31/01/2020 05:37:06

Thread: Stuck piston ring
11/01/2020 11:16:51

If you have or know anyone with an ultrasonic cleaner, popping the piston in there for half an hour will do the trick.

Thread: Enya 120-4c Exhaust Replacement
17/12/2019 16:56:14

I have used an os 91 manifold and silencer on one of these. The Enya doesn't use exhaust pressure, I tried it as the OS silencer has a nipple and it runs better without it.

Thread: New lipo battery swollen. Is this normal?
15/12/2019 19:13:08

Zippy packs are great, I use nanotechs in anything demanding and I personally have found them excellent.

15/12/2019 17:25:28

unless the lithium battery is connected to the device it is powering, you will struggle to find any carrier that will take it unless posted by a commercial entity. Certainly they all also specifically prohibit faulty packs which this is.

Thread: How to remove glue from ARTF before recovering....
23/11/2019 18:16:34

looks like I was the thread just too late. I initially was going to remove it all, but lost motivation quickly and just went for it.

23/11/2019 16:25:59

When I recovered my HK stick I left the glue on. Easiest and most secure covering job I ever did, film tacked to it and softened with the heat letting the film slide and shrink perfectly.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
21/11/2019 14:36:32

I have looked at those, the 5 cyl one seems like a lot of money just to use for starting. If Johns suggestion or something similar doesn't work, i'll look at them again.

21/11/2019 14:02:51
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 21/11/2019 13:40:55:

Richard. On my 240 flat 4 i use a single 2.4v nimh pack with 2 cells in parallel and 2 in series for 6600mah. I then have the two right hand cylinders connected to the +ve and the two left hand -ve with the circuit completed through the engine itself. It fires up all 4 very nicely and i think you could probably stretch it to a 5th plug. Have 3 +ve and 2 -ve? I might try it on my asp radial as you are right about the faff of 5 glow sticks

Tried the os recommended method of 2 sub c in parallel all plugs +ve case -ve with 14 gauge wire and got a pathetic 0.7V at the plugs. I briefly thought about running it as you have suggested, or sticking a cyclon in there and letting the voltage drop bring it down to 1.5V ish. It's bolted to the front of a Wot 4 Xtreme at the moment so it's ok on the sticks but I plan to put it in something scale eventually so i'll have to do something then.

21/11/2019 13:26:18
Posted by bert baker on 21/11/2019 12:46:47:

Although glow is possibly simpler,

How many who would like a radial have actually owned a radial.

Have an OS 300 radial at the moment. Got a few hours flying on it now, no onboard glow( 5 glow sticks is a bit of a faff for starting i'll admit) from brand new. Started it, tuned it, and flew it been faultless. No drop outs as yet.

21/11/2019 12:27:55

A 50 ish cc inline glow I would really like, even more so if it ended up 60cc ish. Been looking for a long time for something like that suitable for a 1/5 Mustang.

Thread: Charge rate ???
10/11/2019 15:58:40

I have been field charging my 6s 5000 packs for the last 2 years at 25 amps, 5C. Average balance  charge is less than 15 mins. No ill effects, 100's of flights on them. 1c in my opinion is very conservative.

Edited By Richard Wills 2 on 10/11/2019 16:00:59

Thread: An offer I can't refuse?
30/10/2019 22:12:32

Buy the one you are trying to find reasons why you shouldn't,

Thread: How to convert an ic to electric?
14/10/2019 16:24:54

Simon I am mainly IC, so the easiest way I have found for me is to calculate the approx rpm from the motors KV and cell count of the pack to be similar to the IC engine it is replacing and then start with the same prop. the 430kv on 6 cells under load in practice gives about 8500rpm, so about the same as your 120 fs if you were running say a 15x8. What prop have you got on the 120 now?

14/10/2019 15:39:09

I have converted a p-47 that had an asp 120 on it, and used the following which gave an approx equivalent power

5055 430KV

6s 5000 mah Pack

16x10 prop. The 17x10 gives way more thrust than the ASP ever could, the 16x10 is more similar, 15x10 was not very much less power than the glow flight time obviously increased as the prop size goes down.

Nigel had it pretty much spot on

Thread: Repair of a Hanger 9 P-51 Mustang.
17/09/2019 20:50:15

I have the OS 120 SIII on mine with a 15x8 prop. Perfect, balances without any lead as well.

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