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Member postings for Phil 9

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Thread: what is a BEC
18/08/2018 21:11:38

it is actually a esc for a rc car that needed to run a heavy duty servo some cooling fans and lights. I had some problems today with it cutting out but then the servo failed. I am still trying to work things out. It may be the case that the servo started to draw too much current because it was faulty

18/08/2018 20:31:22

a battery eliminator circuit

I have a esc with a inbuilt bec but the bec can not supply enough power for the accessories I am running so I was looking to buy an external bec.

but then I found in my box of bits a 5a 6v lipo regulator. I then I was curious. what is the difference between a regulator and a bec. As far as I can tell they will do the same job but are they the same thing?

Edited By Phil 9 on 18/08/2018 20:31:56

Thread: Decals
01/08/2018 17:58:53

I only ever has great service for **LINK**

Thread: Going to the Shows: What does your pitch comprise of:
30/07/2018 18:35:52

to the OP I can recommend a more convenient light for camping


you can run it from a phone charging pack or even a spare lipo with one of these


Thread: Lasercraft Services - Dylan Reynolds
27/07/2018 15:26:57

I had the same issue. I eventually managed to get my money back via a paypal dispute. I will not be using this company again

Thread: starting over
23/07/2018 18:06:41
Posted by supertigrefan on 23/07/2018 16:03:40:

Literally "Starting over"? ….frown

Or you just fancy a go at a Non-WOT ARTF?

I not staring over as in learning to fly. I don't need a trainer. I just don't have any models

Thread: Saito FG21
23/07/2018 17:43:22

I had one of these engines for about 5 years and I did like it a lot. However the carb is not of the same type found in two stroke petrol's. the design is closer to a glow carb. it does have some pump to help draw the fuel through the carb but I don't believe it to be very strong. The advice to me was to place the tank as if it was a glow engine and following this advice the engine never missed a beat in the time I used it with the only dead stick landings were cased by me running the tank dry. I would try and keep it as close to the fire wall as you can

Thread: starting over
23/07/2018 13:11:27

I find myself modelless. I have a good transmitter a flightbox, battery charger and starter but not much else. I would like to here some recommendations for a new artf and power train. I could go petrol,ep or glow as I'm pretty much starting from scratch so please include that I your recommendation. I would prefer to stay away from the ripmax wot series of model. I like them but I already have had a few in the past so I would like something different. I am a compotent sport flyer with an A cert

Thread: New Drone Laws from 30/5/2018
22/07/2018 19:28:55
Posted by PatMc on 22/07/2018 18:31:46:
Posted by Gordon Whitehead 1 on 22/07/2018 18:11:03:
Posted by PatMc on 22/07/2018 15:40:47:
Under 7Kg @ 400ft ceiling : result misery crying thumbs down

Logic : eludes me. questionface 22

You're the first one here to mention misery laugh

No, I'm the just first that's used that word for what's been described on this thread several times. wink 2


I used to fly at a club that already had those restrictions (for other reasons) not misery it was still adequate for most sport flyers. and also reduced some other  issues that I have seen other clubs suffer from such as noise

Edited By Phil 9 on 22/07/2018 19:32:25

17/07/2018 22:50:25

the irony is that clubs will adhere to the new rules but I suspect a large proportion of drone flyers will not

Thread: Glow Plugs
15/07/2018 10:18:14

modern batteries tend not to fit the voltage levels required. ie lots of things run on 12v but if to use lithium cells of any type you wont be exactly 12v. but it is easy to regulate the output to a constant voltage of your choosing. I see many comments about regulators in models being an extra and unnecessary component that is just another link that can fail. but that is not my philosophy as I have found them ultra reliable

Thread: World Cup 2018
15/07/2018 10:10:25
Posted by cymaz on 15/07/2018 09:43:41:

After we play in the European Championship?

oh please no

Thread: How large scale electric can you go?
29/04/2018 10:35:42

Adrian if your 60cc conversion is successful and you are not planning on competition will a 100cc conversion offer you anything more in terms of enjoyment or performance that will justify the price tag and difficulties?

28/04/2018 19:58:47

the 50v level is guidance (a line in the sand) for electrical installations in buildings. 12s can be just as dangerous as 14s as it is current that harms the body and not voltage. you do not need to be a qualified electrician to put together a 14s model.

28/04/2018 19:02:01
28/04/2018 18:58:56
28/04/2018 14:06:06

I am no expert here but having attended a few IMAC competitions as a spectator I think a electric 100cc size model is perfectly doable and could offer some advantages in competition flying over petrol. but the stumbling block for IMAC at least is the duration. At a good model weight there is not enough duration to complete the IMAC routines. Adding enough battery to give the duration makes the model to heavy. But this is working within IMAC competition rules whils trying to stay competitive. I think for the sport flyer cost is a limiting factor

Thread: where are all the ARTFs?
23/04/2018 15:54:02

I do wonder how much of an impact petrol power has had? where once a club member would turn up with 3 models to fly they now come with one larger model. Normally an edge, extra, yak or sbach so the demand for a variety of models has reduced maybe?

Thread: Show Off Your WOTs!
22/04/2018 20:12:10

mine is somewhere in the thick wooded area. Lost today along with the new laser 70 engine attached to it crying

Thread: where are all the ARTFs?
22/04/2018 19:31:59
Posted by cymaz on 22/04/2018 19:12:22:

Hangar 9 have got some lovely looking stuff.

availability seems to be poor

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