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Posted by Border Lord | Mar 01, 2018 @ 01:59 PM | 1,662 Views
Hi Guys, slight change of pace.

Looking for a couple of thin wing servos for a mini hotliner project. The wing I have is very thin, so I needed less than 10mm thick for the servos.
Rooting through HK's offerings I came across these:

Specs say 8mm thick, and if you translate the German review, that seems to agree, so ideal.
Don't recognise the makers, KS, but the PDI 0902 designation looked familiar.
Google search on that number turned up these:

Yes, they're JX servos under a different name, go figure.
Thing is HK has them cheaper than Aliexpress. That doesn't happen very often.
Also available at UK warehouse, sounds too good.

So, duly ordered, we'll see.

Posted by Border Lord | Feb 28, 2018 @ 10:47 AM | 3,298 Views
Hi All

After having some issues with my standard JR/FrSky combination I was thinking about a new radio.
Heard some good reports about the FlySky FSi6, so decided to give that a go.
Have to say these are available at Bangood for just over 30 or so, so even if I manage to sort the issues with the other one, and I only use this for one model, not exactly a fortune to risk.
So, set arrived today, here are a few first impressions.
Shipped on 11th, or possibly 13th, depending on which BG CS agent you believe.
Arrived today, 28th, so have to say overall shipping time was not too bad, especially in the middle of CNY.
Can't say the same for tracking, which was a complete shambles. Even according to BG's own site package is still in China. Not one of the three tracking sites I normally use had any notice of its progress, until it arrived at Heathrow, when Royal Mail took over.
Even then couldn't get it.
According to Royal Mail, none of their vans left the depot this morning due to weather conditions.
Couple of snow flurries and everything grinds to a halt, welcome to England.
Anyway, sorting office is only 5 mins away, so I went and picked it up myself.
First look.
Got the inpression from the reviews and pictures that the transmitter was small. Almost toy like, one described it. Not so.
Maybe a little smaller overall than a normal tx, but not by much.

Biggest change was in thickness.

Have to say, even with my sausage fingers, this wasn'...Continue Reading
Posted by Border Lord | Aug 12, 2017 @ 08:26 AM | 3,525 Views
Hi Guys

Welcome to an occasional (probably very) series on converting a Hirobo Shuttle to electric power.
Did this a while back on a Raptor 30, and that was very successful. Been on the lookout since for a similar project.
Anyway, I spotted an unloved Shuttle in need of tlc, on an e-bay auction. Finally fell to me for the princely sum of 31 + 6 for shipping.
Happy with that.
Arrived today in a big BIG box.

Packaging not great but adequate, considering it was a private seller and he had it on collect only.
So lost no time in chucking the big bits together.

Initial thoughts, like a curates egg, good in parts.
Did read somewhere that the freewheel on these was in the clutch. Glad to find this isn't so, it's where it normally is, in the main gear. Might have stretched my ingenuity other wise.
The main gear is Mod1.0, same as a lot of electrics, so pinions shouldn't be an issue.
Although I won't be using it, the motor has Hirobo labels on it, so oem.
Not sure what condition it's in or whether it has any value, guess I'll find out later.
The model appears superficially similar the the Raptor, but the body is not so substantial, so should build up lighter.
The Raptor was no slouch, so I count this as a plus.

Negatives, quite a few, but nothing of a deal breaker, and a lot I would be changing anyway, for personal preference.
So, model has been stored for quite a while, probably in a damp garage. Lots of bits rusty, but nothing that wouldn't be going anyway.
The...Continue Reading