Here is a list of all the postings David Tayler has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: OpenTx - what is the fuss really about?|
Great post; could you please let me know where to find the tx template? Also links to buyiny the decoders? Thanks ,David .
|Thread: Batt. Checker problem|
I agree NiMh cells need testing under load and around one amp is ideal. It is easy to build a battery tester which will do this. All you need is a digital voltage display -these cost around £1 .50 from Bangood or Ebay, a 5 ohm 5 watt resistor and a switch. My simple design was published as a letter in RCM&E last year.
|Thread: Electric vs IC|
I have a Nissan Leaf and unless I expect to do a long run I always charge the battery to 80%, in the hope of prolonging the lifespan of the battery. Indeed this is what Nissan reccomend.
|Thread: Which taranis?|
David, If you are getting a Taranis plus,This is a very useful reference source.I have printed it all out and find it very useful.
Sorry I have not managed to post a clickable link.
|Thread: Taranis Open Tx 2.1 Telemetry|
Thank you Andy for a very useful link. Martin has provided the Manual that Taranis has not had before.Well written and detailed. I am still working through it but am well impressed and think it will solve my problems and enable me to use my transmitter more effectively.
I have just upgraded my Taranis from 2.0 to 2.1. The telemetry screens are very different. I am trying to monitor my battery voltage on A2. Now I have different volatagesbetween the voice prompt and that shown on the screen. I have been trying for 3 hours now ,can anyone show me where to find the necessary documentation or provide advice. Sorry if this has been raised recently ,if it has I can't find it. Thanks for any help.David
|Thread: Brittan Norman Islander|
Bad Luck, But don't forget " The man who never made a mistake never made anything". I shorted an old lipo two days ago, just a whisker of wire on a PCB. Don't they go quickley. Melted the wires in a trice. Fortunately the battery was old and apart from the wires no harm resulted. Your Islander looks lovely.
|Thread: Cloud Models Mosquito for PSS|
Dear Steve, Thank you for the very useful information on covering/painting. Now for some more polystyrene bashing! Yor plane looks lovely.I await a report on how it flies.
Steve, I too am building a Cloud Mosquito. I have modified the nacelles with blue foam,so they take brushless outrunner morors and look better.. I am currently fighting the plastic fueslage top and bottom. Please could you tell me what materials you used to "paint" your model.It looks very nice indeed. Thank you. David
|Thread: Depron 134" Lancaster.|
Brilliant nacelle doors.These have such compound curves that I could not even begin to imagine how to hinge them so that they would work.Tthank you for your blog.It is inspirational. David
|Thread: Brittan Norman Islander|
That looks fantastic. How do you manage to keep it all so neat with pu glue. I find it gets everywhere. I think the balsa and depron construction may combine the best of both worlds. I will be following with interest.
|Thread: Scratchbuild 84" Depron DH Mosquito|
Wow, that looks fantastic, the skinning in particular makes it look So lifelike. I am usually just a watcher but this time I had to post a comment.
|Thread: CC3D for fixed wing|
Thanks Steve, That is just the sort of information I needed .
Dear all, I have bought a CC3D atom to try to use as a gyro for a fixed wing plane. Openpilot is fine for the initial set up but does not indicate which mode to set for a fixed wing plane and the Wiki function where much of the information may have been stored seems to be inactive. I have wondered about re-booting the Atom to use Cleanflight but that is rather convoluted and would not necessarily make life much easier. I think one gets amazing hardware for peanuts but it is not quite so easy to set up. Advice please. Many thanks, David .
|Thread: HK LSD reciever packs|
If you are worried about high internal resistance of battery packs then might I suggest that you test them under an appropriate load. While it is difficult to guess exactly how much current servos can take I reckon one amp should be safe for a sports glider and may be two for a larger plane. The circuitry required is simple, see my letter in the current RCM&E. This test is also useful in checking battery packs as they age. Why risk a plane when batteries are (relativly) cheap. Regards David
|Thread: Cheap power supplies|
The power supply is not the same as the DPS600PB as it has all the outputs and control on a 64 pin plug on one end. However I have managed to connect it up and now have a 100 watt power supply at 13.2 volts for my lipo chargers. Not bad for £15 pluss terminal posts. Thanks to all who responded ,David
I have just bought a p081/HPdl380 Ml380 g5 power supply DPS-800gba power supply to use for a 12 volt supply for lipo charging. Can anyone help with pin out or how to make it start up? Thanks, David
|Thread: Wanted UK supplier of Pink or Blue Foam|
I have just visited SIG in Sheffield. They called the blue foam "Styrofoam"! I bought a sheet of Dow Floormate 300 50mmx600mm x2500mm and it cost £15.31 inc vat. They also have pink foam . I hope this helps,I think I will have enough for a while. Unfortunately this foam has grooves in it so the effective width is about 42mm. David
|Thread: Super Phatic instead of cyano?|
No it does not foam, it seems more like pva or aliphatic in use, as it is water soluble when wet ,then dries clear.
Yes that is the stuff. Have you tried it? David
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