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Member postings for Doug Ireland

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Thread: Car Battery Charging.
20/09/2016 21:34:32

Hi Peter, I have one that I used to use in my car before I bought the new battery as the old one would run down after a couple of weeks sitting on the driveway. If I can rescue this battery then I start using the solar charger again.

20/09/2016 20:15:05

Guys, the battery is less than two years old and was in my 2004 X-Type Estate. I went to start the car after leaving it for a couple of months and it was completely flat. A check after I removed it showed just over 1.8vdc. Obviously my charger would not start at this voltage so it took three days with a Solar Powered charger to bring the battery voltage up to just over 12.


This picture was taken about half an hour ago. Seems like it's working.

20/09/2016 19:45:29

Hi Folks, it's been quite a while since I've been on the forum.

I have a flat car battery that I'm charging with an iCharger 1010B+ and I have a question.

Going by what's printed on the top of the battery it has a 75A capacity and a cranking capacity of over 600A.

At present it has been charging at a rate of 2A for the past 5 hours and some 15A have been put in. My question is, how long do I let it charge for?



Thread: Flat Car Battery
24/05/2015 22:22:24

Frank, it's a 12yr old X-Type and as far as I know it has its original battery. This is the first time I've had trouble with it but saying that I haven't driven it much since winter.

24/05/2015 19:57:55

Hi Folks,

I've just returned from a business trip and the battery in my car seems to have gone flat as a pancake. I don't have a "bulk standard" car battery charger but what I do have is an icharger 1010B+. Can I use this to charge my car battery and if so, what rate should I charge it at?



Thread: Do you stick to your TX maker's RXs?
24/09/2014 22:00:27

I have a DSX9 and a couple of branded receivers but the spectrum ones work for me too.

Thread: RCM&E July 2014 issue chat and feedback
04/06/2014 18:27:34

Hi David Ashby,

I didn't see your opening thread please delete my "July Issue"


Thread: EVO 10GX
10/04/2014 21:15:11

Cheers Bob.

10/04/2014 11:09:39

Hi folks,

Does anyone know what cc range these carbs are good for and what would be a good starting point regarding the main needle setting?

Thread: unusual closed loop system
31/03/2014 01:33:00

I can see a potential problem with that set up, the wires could wear through the snake and bind.

Thread: Irvine powder coating
19/03/2014 09:25:38

That's a bit strong Will, the guy was only asking for advice!

Thread: asp .91 four stroke
22/02/2014 07:56:34

You really can't beat the OS F Type plug for any four-stroke engine.

Thread: The Gt Orme.
10/02/2014 20:29:22

I just watched a programme on STV hosted by Griff Rhys Jones from the Great Orme. I didn't see Timbo in the sticky bun shop though!

Thread: Flea Smitten
10/02/2014 07:52:05


I was impressed with your choice of fuel tank, is it a baby food jar?

Thread: Airfix Kits.....
07/02/2014 07:39:06

I can remember getting into serious trouble from my day when he caught me on the roof of our house getting ready to launch a 1/24 scale Spitfire. Didn't fly but the crash was pretty spectacular!

Happy days!

Thread: Morning all!
20/01/2014 16:20:45

Hi David S,

No need to apologize for the lengthy intro, the more information given makes it a lot easier for us old lags to pass on any pearls of wisdom we may have.

Welcome back to this deranged hobby of ours! I hope you and your son enjoy the ride!

Thread: Evolution Petrol Engines
17/01/2014 16:05:36

Hi guys,

I noticed (page 2) the video of the Evo engine running with a pressure feed to the tank. I was under the impression that this was a no-no with petrol engines. I certainly don't do it with mine.

Thread: Introduction
30/10/2013 19:09:25

Hi Colin, just read your post so here's a welcome from me too.

Thread: Full body pilots
30/10/2013 19:06:56

1/6th scale, would that be the size of an Action Man figure?

Thread: jacking blocks
28/10/2013 16:56:59

I made mine out of 3/4 MDF cut them out with a bandsaw. They work a treat.

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