Here is a list of all the postings Andy48 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Looking for a ARTF Trainer - non-foam|
E-Pioneer is made by Seagull.
|Thread: Motor mounting|
I had one scary occasion when the prop flew off from an electric motor, due to the prop adaptor not being secured tight enough/far enough on the shaft. Ever since I have always used the type of prop adaptor where the adaptor is screwed to the can. Much safer!
|Thread: Looking for a ARTF Trainer - non-foam|
E-Pioneer running on a 4S 3000 battery.
|Thread: New ESC - Which one?|
As you are obviously just starting out, you need to think further than just this model.
As the hobby progresses you will aquire more and more models, and going down the electric route you will need an ESC for each model. At this point it is worth considering standardising on one particular make, not the least because almost every different make needs its own programming card. These are not very expensive but when you end up with a drawer full of them it becomes expensive. The other way is to listen to the impossible tones and bleeps to program the ESC. I gave up on that long ago, it was far too easy to program it incorrectly.
Personally, I like Hobbywing, I've never had one fail yet, and they worked well in my E-Pioneer. I particularly like the 5amp BEC, plenty of reserve here. They also seem to be one of the few makes that have stayed the course. Many ESCs are around for a year or two then disappear from the shelves. Funnily enough I have a 60amp Hobbywing sitting in front of me now, it took about 2 weeks to arrive from Banggood.
It would also appear that the Turnigy Plush are actually re-branded Hobbywing ESCs. The use the same programming cards.
|Thread: Guns in Society|
That does not make gun ownership by all and sundry in the US acceptable IMO.
This is one of those comparisons which is pretty well meaningless, everybody will die sooner or later from something.
Perhaps more releant is the fact that more Americans have been killed with guns since 1968 (when records started) than in all the (many) wars the US has engaged in going back to the Mexican war and the civil war!
The number of gun murders per capita in the US in 2012 - the most recent year for comparable statistics - was nearly 30 times that in the UK, at 2.9 per 100,000 compared with just 0.1.
Of all the murders in the US in 2012, 60% were by firearm compared with 31% in Canada, 18.2% in Australia, and just 10% in the UK.
Or consider 1300 children are killed with guns each year uin the US and 5800 injured.
Patronising to say the least.
I suspect it has more to do with the drugs scene, and the effects of drugs.
I think guns are evil.
It is incredibly patronising to assume that I am dimwitted, shallow, shortsighted, have no knowledge of history or cause & effect, and clearly don't give a stuff about democracy.
I have been around a variety of guns in live firing situations long enough to know just how dangerous they are, even in the "right" hands.
Frankly your comment above discredits any arguement you may care to make about any positive aspects of gun ownership.
|Thread: Need an Electrical Appliance Item Quickly?|
Its actually +10%, -5%. Proving that a voltage surge caused any damage is difficult to say the least unless one has a permanent voltage recorder connected. For years our voltage was up above the 250v but below the +10% limit. Yes, it caused many items to fail prematurely, but how many of us log how long a log life bulb has been switched on?
Thankfully ather a thorough investigation after the power kept tripping out and resetting, they have recently rewired the whole village, replaced the transformer and reduced the voltage.
Keeping the voltage steady these days is getting increasingly difficult with so many people with solar cells and small wind turbines feeding back into the syatem.
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
A real bargain, just needs a drop of cyano:
|Thread: Flite (sic) Test paper and card model - hints?|
My glue gun is pretty useless. I suspect the problem is the wattage and the temperature it reaches. There will be less stringing the hotter the gun gets.It also leaks constantly.
Edited By Andy48 on 15/11/2017 18:40:18
|Thread: Am i being thick - probably!|
... or the live and learn thread.
|Thread: Horus TX battery|
I have my main screen widget set to show the actual tx transmitter battery voltage. It should be in the range of 11v or higher when fully charged, and is usable down to about 9v. That way I can be sure it is fully charged. I've not had a problem with battery life. it could also be due to the settings you have for the battery range. These should be set to 9.2 to 10.8. If the lower value is set higher then you will get early low battery warnings.
|Thread: What's a Watt?|
1.2kW is not normal for a kettle, most kettles are between 2.2 and 3kW.
You can get the NATO mils, which is a circle divided into 6400mils. Much more sensible.
Actually in 1668, it was a British cleric and philosopher John Wilkins who first proposed a decimal based unit of length. It was based on a pendulum swing and was 997mm long.
|Thread: OpenTx - Questions and Problems|
No. The bluetooth is for the trainer function. In any case openTX 2.2 can't handle this function yet.
You can plug a bluetooth transmitter into the headphones socket and use that, however its a great deal more faff than simply using headphones.
|Thread: Phone Volume|
Modern hearing aids are completely different. I've always been profoundly deaf in one ear and the other one is slowly on its way out. I got some decent hearing aids and the difference is amazing. They are tuned carefully to the frequencies you can't hear well. I can now hear clearly in my bad ear, something I've never been able to do for 60 years. I have a TV sender which means I hear everything going on in the room, but the TV sound is also sent to my hearing aids to supplement that sound. No the TV is at the volume comfortable for the OH.
I even have a device which plugs into my Horus, so all the speech goes straight into my hearing aids and does not annoy others. It also plugs into those radio things you get when you go round historic places instead of a guide. - You can't use headphones with behind the ear hearing aids.
I've worn mine every day since I got them and now after a year, everything is sounding far more natural. At first while I could hear much better things sounded tinny.
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