Here is a list of all the postings Phil 9 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: charge lead cable|
I want to order some cable to make up some charge leads. What size cable would be suitable.
something like this would be good but I need to know what AWG to order
|Thread: recharable battery charger|
I guess it is an approved charger as it is the same make as the batteries but I suspect it is also the cheapest the company could find. it would be a lot more convienant to find one with auto shut off
I was given AA AAA and p3 rechargeable batteries for work but the charger that came with them is very rudimentary. it has a red light to tell you a battery is connected but there is no indication of a charged battery you are supposed to wait until the battery is completely discharged and time the charge and manually disconnect.
Are there any better options available?
|Thread: Field Box|
Cuban8's tool box reminded me of the design in the video below that I always thought could be adapted to make a very nice field box
Edited By Phil 9 on 17/03/2019 20:14:15
|Thread: Eflite 60-120 retract|
horizon hobby products seem to becoming increasingly rare in the UK
|Thread: ARTF out of stock|
oh that looks promising
hanger 9 and great planes used to be my favourites along with the chris foss series.
I just checked out inwoods and they do seem to have seagull models in stock
Im looking for a new 60 to 120 sport model artf. but anything I have found that I like seems to be Out of stock.
have I missed something?
|Thread: How many charges will I get from a 12 volt Lesiure Battery ?|
I built my own 12v pack from 18650 cells I bought used from ebay that I use for camping. As they were used they did not have full capacity but I discarded any with less than 1Ah capacity mine has 48 cells arranged as 3s so has a 16Ah capacity. Lot of youtube videos showing people build larger packs to power cars or even homes link . it was more of a fun project as it can be time consuming to test the cells and assemble but if you have the patents it may provide an alternative route
Edited By Phil 9 on 24/02/2019 13:38:23
well there is no one size fits all solution as peters example demonstrates
one idea I had but never implemented was to wire a leisure battery into the car with a split charger
My personal preference was just to buy some extra lipo batteries for the model and charge one or two from my car battery at the field if I really needed too but a 6s 5000mah battery does take a good while to charge at the field.
One club I attended built a bank of leisure batteries into the club shed that were charged by a solar panel on the roof. it worked very well
a generator seems pintless to me as it generates noise and you still need to carry fuel with you. It would be simpler to use an IC model as you just wiped out any advantages of electric power.
Edited By Phil 9 on 24/02/2019 08:49:53
I may have this wrong but I was told you should only use about 50% of the leisure battery's capacity because if it discharges below that level it can be damaged
|Thread: foam for a tool box|
I have ordered some EVA foam floor tiles as an experiment. I think they should do the job and at less than £4 for 4 large tiles it is significantly cheaper that anything else I have seen
|Well a bag of rohacell off cuts cost ?30. I don't know how much material you get for that or if it is worth the gamble|
I am looking for some foam to make some tool holders in a tool box. There is plenty high density closed cell foam available but it seem to be expensive for what it is
can anyone suggest a cheaper alternative or maybe I can order the same material under a different name?
|Thread: Gatwick drone incident|
**LINK** it just gets better
Edited By Phil 9 on 29/12/2018 16:25:46
ship radar is designed for a very specific use. ie it tracks inbound threats and the information is passed to a gun that destroys the object. it has been used to protect land sites but I doubt it is a suitable system for a civilian airport in a highly populated area.
Edited By Phil 9 on 23/12/2018 15:27:21
I am not condoning the actions of the press here but highlighting a point that could affect many. Most of the information about the couple released by the press came from the couples own facebook page. This is already in the public domain and can be used and shared by anyone at anytime and for any purpose. Be wary of what you put in social media as you can not control it use.
flying over an airport without clearance is already illegal. the problem is laws only affect the law abiding
Edited By Phil 9 on 20/12/2018 13:12:32
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