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Posted by old4570 | Sep 19, 2016 @ 12:37 AM | 864 Views
Ordered some budget Servos ..
Well , when I say budget I mean the cheapest money can buy of Ebay ...

Two servos got here today , I hope I don't have to wait too long for the rest .. Will make for an interesting head to head test I think ..
Posted by old4570 | Sep 11, 2016 @ 07:04 PM | 922 Views
I keep getting emails from dealmetic ( flyers ) ...
And every now and again they have insane deals ...

450 frame kit ....

Like this 450 frame kit for $4
A few months ago I ordered 3 for myself , wow the folks at dealmetic must have picked up a boat load to still be selling them @ $4 ...

Seriously , the motor mount is worth $4 , the screws holding everything together is a few dollars and so forth .. In other words the parts are worth more than the whole ..

Even if you don't like cheap , its probably worth having just so you have a $4 frame to possibly give away at the club to some noob who just wrecked his ... ( if you felt like denying yourself one $4 burger ) ...

I post this as you never never know ...
Posted by old4570 | Aug 25, 2016 @ 10:45 PM | 1,993 Views
Just uploaded to hip pocket:

The history of model aircraft ( Pub 1946 )
C.E Bowden ... ( As a Flip Book )

Also a fair bit of Early Aeromodeller available now .. ( PDF format )

Oh ? you might wan't a link ?
Posted by old4570 | Aug 22, 2016 @ 11:52 PM | 1,165 Views
Kooka AF Macro Tube ( Canon ) (2 min 19 sec)

Made a video of the images I took with the Kooka tube ..
Here is the thing , not one single image has been deleted from the series of pictures I took ...

They are all here ... ( included in the video )
Something a little different from the usual RC stuff ...

Canon 60D
Canon 18-55 kit lens
25mm Kooka tube
Posted by old4570 | Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:34 PM | 1,237 Views

Still uploading old publications ...

And I spotted this in a issue of Aero Modeller ...

Check attached image ...
Posted by old4570 | Jul 23, 2016 @ 09:49 PM | 1,048 Views

Uploaded a few books now , some as old as 1910 ...
Thats 106 year old modeling books ...
Actually , if you think about it , aero modelling could be thousands of years old .. Free Flight in particular could be the oldest form of aero modelling bar none ...

How old is the boomerang ( ? ) Thats a flying wing of sorts , its free flight of sorts .. ( Just a thought ) But they found a model glider in the tomb of a pharaoh , yeah .....

So far ..

The Model Aeroplane Manual 1944 (?)
The Boys Book of Model Aeroplanes 1910
Model Aeroplanes 1934
Air Age Gas Models
Control line Model Aircraft
Keil Kraft Handbook 1963
Model Airplanes 1934
Model Aeroplanes and Their Engines 1916
Petrol Engined Model Aeroplanes 1937
Petrol Models 1945
Stunt Control Line Flying

And still more to post
Posted by old4570 | Jul 19, 2016 @ 09:09 AM | 1,034 Views
Thats right , I uploaded some books onto :

Stunt Control Line Flying by R.H Warring ...
Air Age Gas Models ( 1943 possibly )
Control Line Model Aircraft ( 1949 )
As well a couple of Aeromodeller Annuals ..

I consider all to be of some historical importance , so felt the need to share .. I have some other publications I am going to share , one is about 100 years old and the other is 106 years old . Yeah !!! they actually had model aircraft publications back then .
Posted by old4570 | Jul 17, 2016 @ 10:20 PM | 1,137 Views
Turnigy i10 Throttle cut (1 min 2 sec)

Hope this video helps ..
Focus is a little soft , I may need to refocus that action cam for close ups if Im going to use it this close ... ( and for tutorials n stuff )
Posted by old4570 | Jul 16, 2016 @ 02:31 AM | 1,384 Views
Wow !
Its taken for ever , but I thought it time to bind the i10 to one of my 450 helicopters ..

I thought everything went swimmingly until take off .. When the heli decided it had a mind of its own ..
The price for a lack of vigilance was 3 servos stripped ..
The fault lay with me for not triple and quad checking and checking again ... , and the other issue I should have picked up on was that the auxiliary and ail servo needed to be manually reversed at the receiver ( Yeah I missed that ) ..
So rather than spending a glorious winters day going through batteries , I spent the afternoon replacing servos and setting up the 450 all over again ...

Well , my reward for stupidity was a heli that was almost perfectly set up .. All that was needed was a little trim ( forward ) and the 450 hovered sweet ! .. Yeah I had to play with the rotor blade pitch curve but , sweet ...

I really like the i10 transmitter , for some strange reason quads and helicopters fly better with the i10 ( ? ) Go figure ...
At least I got in half a battery as the sun was setting and before it started getting dark .

And yes it has been a while since I have flown a 450 .. These days I just do the WL toys 959 with its larger battery ( almost 10 minutes of flight time ) .. That 959 is also bound to my i10 , and it flies sweet ..

So there you go , remember to check , check and check again , and when you think everything is good , check again ...
Oh well , its been a very long time since I have broken anything on a 450 , so I guess it might have been time to break something .
Still , would have been better to be flying than doing repairs ...

I have another 450 I want to bind to my i10 , I will have to be more careful I think next time around ...
Posted by old4570 | Jul 05, 2016 @ 06:21 AM | 6,165 Views

My favorite 1.5cc engine from way back ..
The Cox TD 09 ...
Powered many @ half A combat model in the mid 80's ..
Also the fastest motor in its day ...

I sure did enjoy running the TD 09 .. My original broke some 20 + years ago , but thanks to stevster I now have another ..

Posted by old4570 | Jul 03, 2016 @ 11:42 PM | 14,340 Views
Tiesfong C10s ...... Product Page

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Posted by old4570 | Jun 30, 2016 @ 08:14 AM | 2,002 Views
It was time to mod my i10 and replace the factory battery with a 18650 ... Been thinking about how to do this mod for a while ..

So the plan was to put in a single 18650 / single battery carrier .

First thing is to open the case ...
Remove the 4 screws you can see ,
Then remove the rubber grips on the side of the case
You will now see two more screws that need removal to open the case ..

Now open carefully , the USB port / PC board , needs to be removed / unscrewed ...

Cut the red and black wires going to the battery bay as near the bay as possible ...

Now you have free access to the back of the case ...

Cut and fit the battery carrier ..
Fit the battery cover on , put a 18650 in the battery carrier and test fit it . then hot glue in place ..

The cover and battery need to be in place for proper fitting when you glue ...

I used hot glue , you can Epoxy after using hot glue .. Just make sure that everything fits and works as it should ...

Once the battery carrier is glued and ok , you can solder the wires to the USB / PC board ... You know , red to red and black to black .
You may wish to use some heat shrink tube ... Slip it on before soldering ...

Now you can re assemble ...
Dont use all the screws , two should be enough
Pop in a 18650 and make sure the Tx turns on ...

If everything is ok , re assemble and be happy ...

I trimmed the battery carrier enough for a flush fit on one side so that I could still put in a SD card .. ( if this is important to...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Jun 19, 2016 @ 07:10 PM | 1,490 Views

From United States, CA, RC Groups member "stevster"

Thank you Steve , You put a smile on this old dial ...

Posted by old4570 | Jun 09, 2016 @ 07:07 PM | 1,623 Views
Xiaomi Z15 aa-aaa USB Charger

Product page @ Gearbest =

Pictured is my test set up . I used two ( Three actually ) USB wall adapters , the one in the picture being advertised as being a 1A model . The other USB adapter was advertised as being 2A , interesting little tidbit , each adapter is capable of supplying half the advertised current . Also I am using a Charge Doctor to monitor the current going to the charger . So with the 1A adapter that equals around half an amp , and with the 2A adapter about one amp of current . So that means I have a way of limiting current going to the USB charger .

2A adapter ( 1A actual ) Here we have all of 5watt to play with . Depending on the voltage state of the battery being charged , you could very well pump 5Watt into the charger ( less any losses ) . If you do your math , that is a potential charge rate of around 4+ Amps ( depending on how much power is absorbed by the charger ) and the actual voltage state of the battery . ( Yikes ! ) I did have a battery ( old ) that had a resting voltage of 0.6v , and I did use the 2A adapter and it did hit 0.97A on the Charge Doctor ... Single battery charge ( Yes it did charge quickly )

1A adapter ( 0.5A actual ) This is much better in my humble opinion as we have some 2.5Watt to play with . Even with half as many watt's to play with the potential is there to charge a single AA at potentially over 2A .. Charging 2 to 4 AA would...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | May 30, 2016 @ 11:25 PM | 2,216 Views
From Gearbest : (link is external)
$34.37 received
Use coupon: ESYBE4GB For a further price reduction

● App control: Check and adjust its charging status at any time
● 2.1 inches LCD screen display charging mode and battery status
● 5V 1A USB output: Can be used as power bank to charge your devices
● Compatible with Li-ion, LiFePO4, Ni-MH and NiCd batteries
● Charges 4 batteries simultaneously, each of the 4 slots monitors and charges independently
● 4 buttons to set the charging current and battery type conveniently
● CC and CV two charging modes
● Automatically stops charging when battery is fully charged
● Activation function for Li-ion batteries with protection board
● Reversed polarity / short-circuit / over-current / over-charge protection

Input: AC 100 240V 50 / 60Hz 1A (max)
Output voltage: 4.2V + / 1pct, 3.6V + / 1pct, 1.48V + / 1pct
USB output: 5.0V + / 5pct, 1A
Output current: Li-ion, LiFePO4: 0.25A / 0.5A / 1A / 2A; Ni-MH, NiCd: 0.25A

E.SYB Website = (link is external)

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Posted by old4570 | May 25, 2016 @ 08:26 PM | 2,187 Views

I tested some receivers with my Turnigy i10
Posted by old4570 | Aug 23, 2013 @ 03:10 AM | 3,549 Views
Wow - Seems I havent posted on the forums for a while ..

Lets see :

Weather blows hard ATM , we have had some seriously bad weather this winter and lots of wind , an awful lot of wind ...

Went to school again to do my cert 4 in training and assessment ...

Was it 3 weeks ago we had a nice day , and I flew 3 of my 450's ...

I have been slack , lazy if you will , must be the bad weather , I have 2 heli projects and I should start to do some thing with them ... Like thread locking to begin with .
Its a chore , but needs to be done

Other than that , either or both projects should move rather quickly , and playing with the orange RX ( 3 axis ) can be done indoors ( to see if its capable of holding the tail at least )

Im such a slacker ATM ..
Posted by old4570 | May 21, 2013 @ 01:46 AM | 3,550 Views
I saw another 450 body on ebay , all of $17 shipped ...

Yeah I had to have it ...

This one arrived slightly worse for wear , a small part of the body broken off and one of the servo retaining arms was rather badly bent ... ( fixed now )

Well , the body had a rough trip , but should still work just fine ... apparently this style of 450 is more stable ( ive heard it said ) hmmm , for $17 im prepared to find out ..

1) Fiberglass body - came with main shaft ,
2) landing gear , main drive cog , and locking collar are from my spare parts
Posted by old4570 | May 07, 2013 @ 02:01 AM | 8,289 Views
Ready for thread locking ..

Its good to have spares handy ...

To many spares ?