Posted by old4570 | Jun 12, 2019 @ 10:45 PM | 358 Views


Hmmm , I have amassed a decent pocket knife collection over quite a few decades .
And the one thing and possibly the only thing that really impresses the heck out of me is blade steel ( How good it is - or not )

We had a pile of cardboard , and it was time to carve it up into small pieces that would not overly fill the rubbish bin .
This was a job for - no not superman ! , but rather a decent pocket knife .
All the boxes were about the same size ( hobby king )

1) Spyderco ? This one came from China .. It was the sharpest tool in the shed , and also the fastest tool to lose it's edge . ( Hey that rhymed ) Unfortunately I would rate it about half a box . It started out so well , but very quickly just lost that edge .
2) Ontario Rat ? Again from China .. Shaving sharp to begin with but started tearing about half a box in . I would rate it one box .
3) Enlan EL-08 , shaving sharp to start , another one box knife .
4) Y-Start D2 , from China . Shaving sharp to start . Carved up the first box like a hot knife thru butter . On that second box it started to lose the edge . I would rate this knife 2 boxes .
5) Enlan EL-06 , China . Not as sharp or easy to sharpen as the other knives . Again went thru the first box easily but lost its edge on the 2nd box . I would rate this knife 2 boxes .
6) Remington R3 ( ?? ) Not a genuine R3 , I don't know where this was made , but sourced from a USA seller over 10 years ago . If it is Remington then it's one of the budget Remingtons . ( Could be a Chinese Made R3 ? ) Anyhow ...
It just kept on cutting .. After 2 boxes it could still ( just ) take hair off my arm .

Seriously ! A budget , unknown origin R3 beats out a bunch of more modern knives , some of which claim decent steel .
The shame off it .
Posted by AGFRC | Jun 12, 2019 @ 09:24 PM | 334 Views
AGFrc released one brand new and nice waterproof servo named A77CHLW, it can not only water resistant, but also can work under water up to 1 meter. Full metal case for heat dissipation. This is the standard size servo with magnetic sensor inside, so it allows the servo turn to any angle and stop. The torque also very fantastic, it support to work up to 8.4V, and stall torque up to 32kg.cm.

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A73CHLW
Operating Voltage: 4.8-8.4V
Operating speed: 0.160sec/60° @ 6.0V
Operating speed: 0.145sec/60° @ 7.4V
Operating speed: 0.135sec/60° @ 8.4V
Stall Torque: 26 kg-cm (361.07oz-in) @ 6.0V
Stall Torque: 29 kg-cm (402.73 oz-in) @ 7.4V
Stall Torque: 32 kg-cm (444.40 oz-in) @ 8.4V
Gear: Steel
Motor: Coreless
Size: 40*20*37.5mm (1.57 x 0.78 x 1.47 in)
Weight: 73.5g
Connector Wire: JR 300 mm

Posted by C Robinson | Jun 12, 2019 @ 07:23 PM | 323 Views
While installing a CR Blade in my Flitz-2 last year, I shot photos of the process and put together a suggested process in pdf format.
The process should work for most wings unless there is a hard point molded in. In the case of my BAMF wings, I template routed a recess in the underside of the wing, epoxied the blade in and when cured, laminated 2 layers of Carboweave slightly larger than the width of the blade tongue.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Jun 12, 2019 @ 06:10 PM | 364 Views
Wouldn't you know it.

After ordering a new thrust washer, I found the old one! No matter. I now have a spare!

I remember how much fun this little model used to be back in the day. Faster than heck yet wonderfully controllable. It tracks straight on takeoff and is as easy to land as a trainer. I never bothered setting the high rates - something I'll do soon - but even on low rates, this Great Planes Spitfire 25 sport/combat plane was every bit as much fun to fly as I remember.

It blew a lot of rust colored oil out of the muffler of the O.S. .25 Max when I started it at the field, but that quickly stopped. After its first start-up in several years a weekend or two ago, the crank bearings sounded noisy, but they're fine now. The bearings were, in my opinion, almost certainly the source of that small amount of rust.

Once airborne, the Spitfire sounded a bit too rich in flight, but no matter. Blasting laps around the pattern was simply, well, a blast! I only flew one flight this morning; it was a kind of "shakedown" to see how it would do. I was also down to about a pint of fuel with two more models waiting for completion and flight testing.

Sadly, the canopy managed to get broken! There are lots of parts still available for this discontinued model and a canopy is among them. On its way next week. Maybe I can track down a small pilot bust by then.
Posted by kpwink | Jun 12, 2019 @ 02:15 PM | 376 Views
My Sportsman is paired with a Spektrum DX6. Flying off grass, so I removed the gear, now I have a Cessna 210. Great looking in the air.
--EXCEPT: GPS has been an ongoing issue for a long time. Lucky to get the plane down several times. It flew off with wings wobbling twice.

I have been told that I can unplug the GPS but Horizon Hobbie says NO. Has anyone removed the Receiver and replaced it with a satisfactory
unit with Stabilization? Thanks, kpwink
Posted by valhumbert | Jun 12, 2019 @ 07:11 AM | 439 Views
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Posted by wattechighland | Jun 12, 2019 @ 06:24 AM | 450 Views
2018.12.24 (Mon)
WTCの上下を仮留めで接着した。接合部の補強は後で内側から行う。
バラストタンクの大きさについては案が無かったので、搭載物の邪魔にならない程度に
なるべく大きくしてみようかと。
タンク満タンで沈んでしまうのなら、まずはタンク内上部に浮力体を入れて、バラストタンクの
容量を減らしつつ浮力を確保する。
そしてバランス取りに進む。

とりあえずカットラインを引いてみた。

艦全体でみるとバラストタンクはだいたい中央で、WTC単体では少し後ろ寄り。
WTC後方には浮力体を積むスペースはあるので、バランスは取れそう。

備忘録
カットする前に考えてみた。
バラストタンクは空か満タンかのどちらかで、中間はない。
満タンで、ピストンバラスト中間位置がサスペンド。
満タンで、ピストンバラストを動かすことで浮力の増減。
バラストタンク排水で喫水線がどうなるかは分からないが、なるべく下げたい。←タンク容量大
カットラインを引いたもののフルバラストで浮力が足りな過ぎれば、タンク内への浮力体追加の
作業が必要で面倒。内部構造物や空気の流れも考慮しなくてはいけない。
そもそも適正なバラストタンクの大きさは、作る前に決められるのか。

バラストタンク満タンでピストンバラスト中間位置でサスペンド、とすると、その時の
潜水艦の体積(水が入っている部分は除く)と潜水艦の重量を同じ数字にすれば良いのではないか な。
比重が1になるので浮きも沈みもしない。
各体積も各重量も単体で測って合算できるが、ロールバランスを取るための錘がどのくらい必要か が
分からない。
童友社のUボートをポンプバラストで作った時は100g以上を底に入れてあるが、あれは浮力調整であって、 ロールバランス取りのためではない。元々は単2電池3本とキールに30g弱とかなり重いが、1軸のスクリュ ー
の逆トルクでロールしやすいから。
伊19は2軸逆回転なので静的ロールを考えればいい。
とりあえず現状でわかる部分だけ計測してみよう。

2018.12.26 (Wed)
夕べ計測までしてみた。
長さが足りないが、ハルが入るプラスチックの筒があったので、瓶で延長して計測水槽を作る。
各所体積と重量を計ってみた。
方法は計測物を水没させて水のラインをマークし、測定物を取り出して秤に載せ、
マークまで水を入れて重量を計る。水1㏄=1gとして、単位は㏄で。

司令塔 5㏄ 5g
ハル上側 46㏄ 47g
ハル下側 69㏄ 70g
WTC 360㏄ 67g
メカ類 0㏄ 67g
バッテリー 0㏄ 31g
隔壁(WTCに含む) 0㏄ 10g?
バランス用の錘(WTC内なら) 0㏄ 100g?
チェックバルブ、エアベントチューブ、スラスターポンプ(メカ類に重量込み)、配線用配管、
ピストンバラストのバラストタンク内への入り込み(メカ類に重量込み)、モーター(メカ類に重 量込み) 
15㏄? 15g?

?マークが入っているので信頼度は無い。
計算してみると、495cc 412g 
495-412=83
バラストタンク容量が83㏄と出ましたが、錘の増減、特に増加では簡単に重量超過になるね。
WTCの上と前後に少しとスペースがあるので、浮力体は追加できるし、タンク内に浮力体追加も
出来るはず。
このあいだWTCにマーキングしたカットラインで、内蔵物の体積を差し引きすると80㏄くらい に
なりそうなんですが
なんか、無理やり数字合わせした感が強くて、意味ない気がする。
でも現在のマーク位置よりバラストタンクを大きくしたらアウトだろうね。

2019.01.11 (Fri)
前に引いたカットラインはタンクが若干後方に位置するのと、重量比では浮力が足りなくなる
可能性があるので、後ろ側のカットラインを10㎜前にずらした。
バッテリーハッチより前は少しカットする予定。
年末年始は放置してましたが、これで製作開始しよう。
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jun 12, 2019 @ 05:11 AM | 388 Views
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Posted by rcheli168 | Jun 12, 2019 @ 04:38 AM | 387 Views
SKYRC GSM-015 GNSS GPS Speed Mete High Precision GPS Speed Meter
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4.Update frequency up to 10Hz;
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6.UTC timestamp logged for each track point;
7.Built-in rechargeable, LiPo battery 200mAh (Operating time: 150
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Product DetailsConcurrent reception of GPS & GLONASS
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Posted by Mariozhou | Jun 11, 2019 @ 09:35 PM | 417 Views
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Posted by Carmen Chen | Jun 11, 2019 @ 09:14 PM | 428 Views
Feature:
1. ABS engineering material is molded from the main body of the hull
2. Fixed speed driving
The Fixed speed driving function is integrated into controller, so that the bait boat can go straight at a constant speed, and the operation is simple, saving time and labor;
3. Yaw automatic correction
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Posted by Wingmanrc93 | Jun 11, 2019 @ 08:35 PM | 414 Views
Started off as a HK500GT, well after the new kit with all new components ( 3 Spectrum H5010 cyclics, YEP 80amp esc, Typhoon 500 , Futaba 401/S9254 . 2 x 3s 2800mah lipo 35C
AKA -> FRUIT LOOPS
Posted by AtTheCross | Jun 11, 2019 @ 06:00 PM | 451 Views
So I sold all my heli, plane, drone and FPV stuff to get into cycling about 7 years ago. Sill heavy into cycling (yeah another expensive hobby) but I'm getting a hip replacement and I'll be off the bike for a while.

So I bought a radio (Jumper T12, before knowing about the OpenTx feud) and a gasser plane (Slick 540). Apparently I have 3 planes stored at a buddy's house, and a guy at the field gave me a couple hanger queens (I also bought the gasser from him).

So I'm well on my way to getting back, even though my surgery is SEVERAL months out.

The pricing on everything is AMAZING compared to when I got out, entry level goggles $40???? No such thing 5 years ago!!

The learning curve is steep though, lol
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Jun 11, 2019 @ 12:32 PM | 485 Views
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