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Member postings for Tim Mackey

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Thread: Binding to orange Rx
05/08/2019 20:57:04

I’m not proposing that you use a nimh pack in your glider - just use it to prove / disprove the the functionality of the BEC.

A servo has a voltage critical circuit within it - it’s not comparable to a simple dc brushed motor in a slot car

Yes the BEC usually is a regulated 5v

05/08/2019 18:03:18

Incidentally most receivers are happy on high voltages 6v + but it’s the SERVOS that in many cases will not be happy - unless specified otherwise your common or garden servo is only rated at 6v and fully charged LiPo is 7v+

05/08/2019 17:59:38
Posted by Tim Mackey on 05/08/2019 17:58:38:

Well before you try a new esc can I just suggest that you try to bind using a simple battery rather than the BEC on the ESC. If that does prove to work correctly, then it would suggest, or confirm that the voltage output from the ESC BEC is duff. Try this link to a U Tube tutorial” that I did years ago 😉

**LINK**

05/08/2019 17:58:38

Well before you try a new esc can I just suggest that you try to bind using a simple battery rather than the BEC on the ESC. If that does prove to work correctly, then it would suggest, or confirm that the voltage output from the ESC BEC is duff. Try this link to a “tutorial” that I did years ago 😉

**LINK**

Edited By Tim Mackey on 05/08/2019 18:00:12

Thread: F86 "Gamma" Build
27/07/2019 06:39:59

Nice work so far Martin 👍🏻

PS: Anyone thinking of this one, I assure you she flew a treat when I had five minutes on the sticks at the Lleyn.

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special
01/05/2019 02:00:50

Yes Tony - I have used the same make fan ( also got mine from bangood ) but 70mm in my Windrider Bede.

Cracking unit for very little money, pretty sure Jeremy has this one in the Mig.

30/04/2019 14:48:53
Posted by Steven Shaw on 30/04/2019 13:55:21:

Both links work fine on my PC - Thanks for posting, by the way.

👍🏻

30/04/2019 07:29:13

Couldn’t see an embed / resize option on the U Tube “Share” button ? Perhaps the forum system has improved since I last used it - or is it the IPhone limitation etc? Seems to work ok for me, but apologies if I’ve screwed the thread up 🤷🏼‍♂️

29/04/2019 21:27:59

The flight 

**LINK**

Edited By Tim Mackey on 29/04/2019 21:33:59

29/04/2019 21:27:16

Here’s a mate demo-ing his Mig this evening

**LINK**

Edited By Tim Mackey on 29/04/2019 21:33:29

Edited By Tim Mackey on 29/04/2019 21:34:50

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
17/01/2019 19:54:01

Only recently returned to UK after lengthy time at sea with little of no internet. Steve Hargreaves kindly informed me of this sad news, and my condolences go out to all Dave’s family. 😢

Thread: Hobby King
01/12/2018 16:58:43
Posted by Nigel R on 22/11/2018 10:40:40:

Their search engine is beyond hopeless. Google works better at searching their website. Awful!

Can't beat them for anything small, foam, or motor/ESC/battery related.

Anything large, wood, IC, or where I want a "quality item" (surprisingly often) and I'm shopping elsewhere.

AMEN

Thread: Tornado GR4 (150%)
08/11/2018 22:00:55

Nice progress Dave

01/11/2018 17:55:44

You’re progressing well there Dave - she’s looking nice at that size too 👍🏻

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
09/04/2018 00:05:03

Yes sadly the weather could not have been much worse, for Saturday especially. A last minute slight increase of wind speed saw five of us have a nice few hours on the Easterly slope late evening Sunday. Thanks for the company and usual laughs to - from L to R...... Chris Barlow, Bob Jennings, Myself, Mark Kettle, and Steve Kemp on the camera phone 👍🏻

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Thread: End of year and NYD flying
06/12/2017 20:57:51

Im in for NYD 👍🏻

A few new models to maiden too😀

Thread: PSS A-10 Thunderbolt II - build blog
22/11/2017 10:38:09

Beautiful as always Sir

Thread: Bwlchfest 2017 - A Fly for Fun slope soaring event in S Wales
10/06/2017 07:23:31

If North Wales is anything to go by, and I know it isnt......... Its flippin torrential rain and wind here - definately flippers, goggles, and lead boots weather no

02/06/2017 08:31:15

Wishing you all a great weekend andc good lift ! I had thought this may be the time IO actually get back to the Valleys and fly the Bwlch at last...... however its not to be.

Work calls on the Saturday and a friend has offered me a free trip to Cosford full size airshow on the Sunday.

Have a great time chaps and chapesses and Ill see you at the next one

Thread: How do they do it for the money?
21/05/2017 11:45:56
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 20/05/2017 20:07:46:

Yes, but 90% of Sinclair's stuff was absolute rubbish. The radio that wouldn't fit in the case, the Black Watch, the awful class 'D' amplifier as well as the more conventional ones which never approached the claimed performance to say nothing of the disaster that was the C5 electric trike (I was always sorry I never came across one on the road I could have overtaken on my racing pedal trike )

Dad stocked a few of the amplifiers and they sold in small quantities. In the early 70s I worked with a lad who'd worked for Sinclair testing those amplifiers. The rule was to send them out whether they worked or not and replace the ones returned. Of course a significant number weren't returned as the users assumed it was their fault they didn't work as advertised.

Sinclair never quite forgave Acorn for getting the BBC contract for the superb (for the time) BBC computer. And of course Acorn when on to be ARM (Acorn RISC Machines) who make the chips found in mobile phones and elsewhere (Taranis I think?).

I think Poundland has Sinclair beaten all ends up

Geoff

Nicely put Geoff - but the ZX Spectrum still got me interested in home computing

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