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Member postings for Masher

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Thread: X10 Horus update
24/01/2020 16:35:14

No. Opentx does the same at close range. Usually it's just telemetry loss but occasionally there is control loss too which can be a pain if carrying a model out to the strip

03/01/2020 19:24:46

My suggestion would be stay well clear of upgrading!

Just look at the traffic on the RC Groups forums, there is a long way to go yet.

As for the spectrum analyser, I have it and it's a gimmick - what are you going to do with it?

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
05/12/2019 16:52:29

Hi Chris

I am one of the silent followers of your thread and all the other build threads on here. It may feel lonely but it is not that you are wasting your time, it's just that some people don't want to comment too often.

I guarantee a thread like yours is worth a 100x the typical threads we see these days moaning about CAA or offering endless arguments for which battery to use or not use.

Keep up the good work!

Thread: Horus X10 transmitter voltage low warning level
09/09/2019 11:50:05

Yes you can display actual Tx volts - takes some finding but the option is there:

volts.jpg

09/09/2019 09:13:09

Mine is set at 7.1V. Below is a plot from an actual X10S (not mine although mine is very similar) it clearly shows the difficulty in setting realistic alarm levels for this type of battery. I rarely fly for more than a few hours and charge every time anyway (force of habit) so no issue for me. IMHO 6.5V is living on the edge!

x10 volts.jpg

Edited By Masher on 09/09/2019 09:14:26

Thread: Hangar One
23/08/2019 06:57:01

David, just realised why I didn't understand you on FB - I thought you  said Hangar 9

I don't have any experience with the Hangar One kits but they come out well according to RCG. Problem is he doesn't want to ship to UK

Hope this helps

Edited By Masher on 23/08/2019 06:58:55

Thread: Foam wings
21/08/2019 11:12:53

You have 2 obvious choices:

billkits

Cloud

I have used both and can recommend both

Thread: Heater for my shed
21/08/2019 07:08:08

Here ?

 

Edited By Masher on 21/08/2019 07:18:57

Thread: Need help to identify plants
01/06/2019 11:48:35

Hi Erfolg

It's a Campanula persifolia commonly known as Canterbury bells

Thread: Warning X8R RX - do not use with CDI on IC powered 'planes
06/05/2019 17:50:42

Thank you very much Ron, excellent work which is much appreciated, shame you had to go through so much grief to get to this point!

I must say that as someone who has spent 40 years in the design of Rx and Tx equipment, I am amazed how resilient these systems are! I am used to screening to the hilt and maximum physical separation so even the X8R is very good in real terms.

Thanks

Thread: Square Rx 4.8v batts.
03/04/2019 11:18:17

Here is a good source of sizes/shapes: https://www.componentshop.co.uk/batteries/radio-control/receiver.html

You can also buy the 1/2AA cells separately to make your own packs to fit tight spaces

Thread: Cyanoacrylate safety
27/03/2019 17:18:55

Same here David - my reaction takes a few hours to mature

27/03/2019 16:56:46

Sorry to hear of your problems Derek.

In short, yes. I started a thread some years ago after some months of various levels of 'flu like' symptoms such as chronic coughing, sneezing, tight chest etc etc. After process of elimination we realised it was due to the use of cyano. Basically I became sensitised to the stuff.

I try not to use it now but if I do, I wear a good quality mask and ensure there is good ventilation. Same goes for other glues and especially balsa dust.

Thread: Modelflying.co.uk Christmas Advent Competition updates!
04/03/2019 08:37:51

Just been reminded that I never received the day 20 prize

Thread: Motor / prop calculator?
16/02/2019 08:33:40

Here's one

Thread: One receiver different models
13/02/2019 07:45:44

Assuming we are talking about Taranis/Horus you need to bind each time but this will take less time than it will take to swap the leads over with the Rx and re-locating the antennas properly.

Technically it is possible to just swap models without re-binding by setting the model receiver numbers to be the same. However this is not a good idea because it could lead to disappointment and/or danger!

At only £30 a pop for receivers I just buy one for each model but I suppose if you only changed them round infrequently it would be worth considering

Thread: moonglow V1build
12/02/2019 10:09:50

Hi Geoff

If you search, there are a couple of threads started on Moonglow. In this one Eddie provides some advice which may help. I am building one but am not as advanced as you are so can't help.

Thread: Catastrophe!
01/02/2019 11:46:52

"Switches are mechanical beasts, as such are ideally protected from vibration and oil."

It depends! Check your switch and be careful where they are sourced. Here is one as supplied, look closely. Also note these switches were originally intended for PCB mounting in early transistor radio's. There resilience to 'our' conditions is questionable.

switch.jpg

Thread: Flycatcher
13/01/2019 15:07:10

Don't give up just yet Mark, you just need to learn a few techniques. Have you tried YouTube? Type in "how to build a balsa wood rc plane" or "how to cut balsa wood" and you will get many hours of instructional video. Just watch a few then try some techniques on a few scraps - it will come. If you make a mistake, don't worry just cut a new piece or stick another piece on - it doesn't have to be perfect

Thread: World Models Pilatus Porter P6
11/01/2019 10:14:49
Posted by David P Williams on 11/01/2019 10:08:26:

Isn't Lithium Ion just a more generic term covering LiPo, LiFe etc? I don't see any problem or nefarious intent or advantage being gained.

Ageed

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