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Posted by twinkle | Jul 31, 2012 @ 07:10 AM | 8,531 Views
Hi Folks
The latest projects
After experimenting with the solar panel for caravanning I have installed a panel on the roof of the Bungalow .
Ok its only a small panel but it will give me more than enough free electricity for my own use ( lighting and charging the RC batteries )
The Caravan system uses a 120w solar panel 120Ah battery and a 500 watt inverter enough for the 5 day trips we usually do . Happily running the TV, lights and other small items .
The Home system is a little smaller using 100watt solar panel 160Ah battery and 2 x 300watt inverters This is ample ,since I upgraded to a bigger battery and a second inverter to power the television and HiFi Systems .
The downside of the inverter system is the overhead, with a 300w system about 8 watts and over 18 watts with the bigger inverters this must be taken into account when designing and commissioning the system . A 100% 12 volt only system would be more efficient in the long run as the losses would be minimised .
As you can see at home we already have a wood burner and a solar water heating system and both cut the cost of heating the water and the home .
The Solar water heating is effective for ten months a year and the wood burner will heat the bungalow to 24 deg C with outside temperatures of 0 deg C . the running costs of the wood burner are much less than running the central heating and gives a more homely feel . One advantage of the wood burner is the ash ( which there is only a little), it adds...Continue Reading
Posted by twinkle | Jul 02, 2012 @ 02:01 PM | 8,269 Views
Hi Guys and Girls

Here are the finished Falcon 42" Photos ( 75%)

2822 with 9x4.5 prop 30a esc 1000mah lipo and 4 servos

being just a bit smaller than the 48", it will double as the second holiday model

Test flown today , the bigger than standard control surface give good response
and handling
Ideal Power to weight ratio
This is the first time I have used a 2822 rather than a 2812 motor
full test report in the depron falcon thread

regards emma