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Member postings for Richard Wills 2

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Thread: Laser Engines development.
07/07/2020 13:14:21

Lasermix 05 Pro low oil is on Leeds site at 16.99 a gallon,

Thread: LiPo over-voltage
06/07/2020 18:59:22

chances are you have a bad contact on the balance connection for that cell causing the charger to overcharge it. As for safe to use, if you discharge it immediately and there is no sign of damage, maybe. But is the value of a 4s 1800 worth the risk of burning your house down if there is damage you cant see.

Thread: Laser Engines development.
06/07/2020 17:10:26

Very interested in a 60cc glow , Wot 4 xtreme test bed available....

Thread: Battery position
14/06/2020 12:06:55

It will depend on how heavy a motor you have, mine has an OS 55ax engine, and an 1100mah life battery next to the fuel tank balances spot on

Thread: Tank size for 120 4 stroke
17/05/2020 19:42:21

My Hangar 9 Mustang 60 has a 120 Surpass, and a 20oz tank. Depends on how you fly it, mine is definately not flown in a scale manner and I would not want a smaller tank!

Thread: SLEC Fun Fly - Lockdown Project
21/04/2020 14:36:34

I would take the refinement of the Irvine over saving a couple of oz in weight any day.

Thread: ESC with separate HV battery
07/04/2020 13:56:51

No as you have removed the red wire the esc is not connected to the rx battery

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.

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