Here is a list of all the postings PatMc has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: 0.4mm spring steel wire|
Richard, I think you're being a bit over-enthusiastic on the engine power level of the day. The Gaucho had a long nose compared with most other FF power duration models of the time, which ruled out the favourite competition 1.5cc Olly Tiger Cub. This meant either shortening the nose or using a lighter 1.5cc. Most keen competition flyers would have turned their noses at a KK kit anyway but the average occasional competitors would have used a cooking pb 1.5.
I agree the Contest Kit's Calypso 50 was a better comp model than the Gaucho.
|Thread: Motor Ident?|
IMO it looks like it;s the 1250kv version. It would be easy to verify by measuring the rpm & supplied voltage with no load.
Use a couple of strips of self adhesive tape that are a contrasting colour to the motor body in order to measure the rpm.
Dividing the rpm by the voltage will give the kv.
|Thread: Can I use an ESC & LIPO for BEC only?|
David, I don't think that you have created an album. There should be "n photos" under the number of forum posts you've made if you had.
Have a look at this thread that explains creating an album.
|Thread: Ben Buckle Majestic Major help|
Robert, engine on to engine off was a binary event when these models were free flight. They relied on being trimmed for one power setting but we now have throttle & elevator. If a model is pitching up unduly when power is increased it's probably nose heavy &/or over elevated. Being overpowered won't help you could try the old FF trick of fitting the prop back to front.
You should move the cg rearwards then re-trim to reduce pitch changes caused by power changes.
|Thread: Junior 60 Cowl|
SW this blog I did of refurbing & converting my Jnr 60 from ic to electric in 2012/13 includes some photos of the the cowl & battery position etc.
|Thread: SK3 Quandry|
No, the winding resistance for this motor is given as .037ohms, therefore at the max current of 42A the power dissipated as heat = 42 squared x .037 Watts = 65.27W
|Thread: Horus RTC battery|
The Horus hadn't corrected overnight or when left on for about 20 minutes in a bedroom this morning. However left it switched on in the garden sun lounge the time & date were correct when checked after about 30 minutes.
I'm now wondering if selecting this option increases the drain on the RTC battery a) when there's no GPS b) when there is GPS.
I'm hoping to find time to upgrade to version 2.3.n in the next few days. As mentioned in another post we've had some family health issues ongoing since last October so making time for model activities isn't a high priority.
Pete, I was guessing that's what it might be about, my car's clock also uses the time signal from the GPS. The first time I tried the Adjust RTC option on both Tx's when switched off then back on the time & date actually reverted to the low battery default T&D. I then unticked the option on both Tx's re-set the time & date & all was OK.
The Taranis doesn't have GPS but the Horus has so - tried again later this evening with the option ticked - set the correct D&T on the Taranis - it's held the setting OK.
Geoff, that's where I looked. There's nothing after "Battery calibration", in fact the battery reading is changing & flickering continuously making any adjustment impossible.
Seems a little odd but the battery calibration is done in the "Radio Setup" page with no sign of RTC Batt on that or the "Hardware" page.
I have both Tx's on version 2.2.2 maybe when I upgrade "RTC Batt" will appear at least on the Horus.
BTW my Taranis is very old, it was one of the first batch that T9 imported.
Hi Geoff, snap !
The Taranis is one of the first batch into UK. I changed the battery about 2 years ago so the original lasted a reasonable time but the replacement was dubious quality one that happened to hand.
Changing the Taranis battery was simple & I followed John Salt's Youtube demo for the Horus without any problems.
I notice in both the Taranis & Horus radio setup menu the GPS sub section has a tick box option "Adjust RTC".
Also in the opening post you mentioned that you checked the RTC battery through the "system hardware option". I can't find this option in either the Taranis or Horus X12, can you give me any pointers please ?
|Thread: Taranis X9D & Horus X12S version updates|
Thanks for all the replies
I've installed Companion 2.2 and I'm now reacquainting myself with the Horus before I start updating it & the Taranis.
|Thread: British Nats in the 60s|
|Thread: Taranis X9D & Horus X12S version updates|
Due to family health issues I've been virtually unable to commit time to maintaining building or flying models since last October.
I'd appreciate advice on whether to install the latest version 2.2.3 (?) in the Tx's or just stick with 2.2.2. Also which version Companion to use.
|Thread: Aeronca Sedan|
Edited By PatMc on 12/06/2020 22:55:26
|Thread: Diesel vs glow on a .5cc engine|
Alan, 0.49 cu in = 8 cc
No we don't.
|Thread: Junior 60 Electric Version|
Glad to be of some help.
I always prefer to have tailplanes or complete tail units fixed to the model by some removable method but never by rubber bands.
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