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Member postings for Steve Balaam

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Thread: Building of an RV 4 for kit production
21/12/2016 11:32:16

Hi Barry

Have you calculated a selling price for the RV4 ?


Steve B

Thread: How can I create a new model image for Taranis?
21/12/2016 09:32:44

I've found with my Taranis & Horus that sound and picture files have to conform with the 7.3 file naming formatthat we know and love with Windows i.e. a max of seven letters in the name and three for the file type otherwise they won't be recognised. There are some characters you can't use in the file name but I think that's not what were discussing here.

Steve B

07/12/2016 09:26:51

There are many things that can cause this.

I recently had a similar problem in Windows 10 Internet Explorer freezing, problem turned out to be an add in called "Adbloc Plus" have you nstalled any software recently that may have caused the problem

Steve B

Thread: LED-lights DIY
22/11/2016 14:31:35

I used this web site calculator when I did my led's


Steve B

Thread: Can you make a plane quieter
25/10/2016 21:50:30

I fitted a DLE30 to a modified 1.20 Electric size GB Models Yak 55

I fitted a DUO silencer from Just Engines and a Falcon 18X8 prop for running in

This combo runs very quietly and I'm very impressed with it

Steve B

Thread: Which make of wooden props are good and available in the UK?
05/10/2016 09:42:34

The Prop Guy carries 10mm to 8mm carbon bushes for this , only a couple of quid a pair. He also has Falcon Wood props which I use.

Steve B

Thread: Multi bolt prop what do you do?
12/09/2016 09:12:00

I converted my DLE30 to a Single Bolt Adapter from **LINK** Works very well but it does add approx. 3/4" length to the engine.

Steve B

Thread: LiFe packs
10/09/2016 15:54:31

The box regulates the Rx output at 5V. The CDI output can be set to the users requirements. Whatever voltage is presented at the input goes straight to the servo's.. The instructions say you can freely set the alarm input voltage, I have a circuit block diagram but it's not possible to tell if there are any diode's in circuit. As a precaution I've now gone to 2 X LiPo's with regulator on one airframe and 2 X 5 Cell NiMH with regulator on another.

Steve B

10/09/2016 11:57:55

I recently fitted out a 30CC plane with 5 Digital Servo's and 2 analogue servo's . I used 2 X 2300MaH LiFe batteries through a power distribution box the box also supplies output to the ignition unit.

Whilst testing I set the distribution box to alarm if the input voltage fell below 6 Volts.

When stirring the sticks the voltage alarm was constantly alarming which I wasn't happy with and have gone to 2 X LiPo with no problems. I tried 3 different pairs of Life's with exactly the same results. The total max current being drawn was 5 Amps so I guess the Life's couldn't hold their voltage under 5A load. I tried the same LiFe packs in a smaller plane with 4 X Mini size digitals with no problem at all.

So after this experience I'm not confident using LiFe batteries in the larger more expensive planes.

Steve B

Thread: How far are you prepared to travel to go flying?
23/08/2016 15:19:25

I live in Northern Ireland 48 miles from my main flying club. It takes me one and a half hours which includes a short

ferry ride across a short stretch of water. Each session costs me about £10 in travelling costs alone

Steve B

Thread: Sebart Miss Wind resilient power and RF install
16/06/2016 09:43:28

Whilst researching this project I discovered FRSKY have their own redundancy bus product albeit more expensive than the X10. Has anybody formed an opinion yet on the FRSKY product.

15/06/2016 13:05:56

Hi All

I think I may give this system a try, has anybody used the Serial Link Programmer on a PC with Windows 10 ?

Steve B

Thread: Sound problem
15/06/2016 09:29:00

Just a thought, you hadn't upgraded to Open Tx V2 recently without also replacing the sound files with a new set?

Steve B

Thread: Sebart Miss Wind resilient power and RF install
11/06/2016 07:52:34


Could you detail how you set up your Taranis to warn when the Optiguard is activated

Many thanks

Steve B

Thread: Fiber Glass covering
02/06/2016 10:47:51

Hi All

I'm fairly new to glassing as well. I have just tried the method described in the attached link video and it works very well.

I had some very thin weak fuselage components to cover and strengthen.

I used 50 Gram weight fibre glass, Deluxe Models Laminating Resin thinned down using Isopropyl Alcohol seems to work a treat.


Steve B

Thread: can anyone reccomend me a good 90 size kit
18/05/2016 21:18:29

Take a look here. Nice flyers


Thread: A Gangster 52 for today ?
18/05/2016 10:35:36

Take at look at these **LINK**

Steve B

Thread: Kit clearance - Corsair, Sea Fury, Jungmeister, Liberty Sport
14/05/2016 11:24:15

Hi Bob

I'd like to purchase the Pica Jungmeister

Can I assume everything is present and correct and in new condition

I live in Northern Ireland so would need posting.

I have a PayPal account if acceptable

Please give me a PM to discuss if you can


Steve Balaam





Edited By Beth Ashby Moderator on 16/05/2016 10:18:45

Thread: Computer help saving onto another drive help please
23/04/2016 10:30:11

Using my networked drive method you don't have to copy files to multiple D Drives everyone's files are held in one location. When setting up the central drive it will show up in your file explorer as a letter or a name. Once everyone has mapped the new drive to their device and given permission to read and write files it's a simple task then to drag and drop files or copy and paste files from anything SD Cards, Disks , camera's etc.

Hope this makes sense


Steve B

22/04/2016 20:14:09

I have a network enabled hard drive, they are sub £100 now for 1TB or even 2TB at PCworld, Tesco etc. I plug mine into my Wi-Fi Router and put all of my Documents, PDFs, Photo's Video's etc. on the drive . I can access the files from my PC, Laptop, Tablet and Phone from anywhere and works a treat.

Steve B

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