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Thanks Doug but can't see a current rating. Just volts in and out. I thought about 10 Ohms but your numbers are right . Is 5 amps a bit high. It's only for up to 4 Nimh AA cells after all or are you playing safe? Sorry I don't know how I missed previous answers. A similar one shows 400 Mah. |But thinking back I think the original was 7.2 v @w250 Mah. I only think though.
Does anyone know if a Sanwa Rx will work with Futaba Xtals. Both 35 mhz (planes only)👍🤔 More modern battery packs can replace the old DEACS so no probs there Westie.👍 I too use Bang Good and also Gear Best Both excellent.👍
Even batches of supposedly the same colour from the same maker can vary amazingly. I've seen this with my own eyes. The usual trick was to mix batches together so shades varied from ship to ship. I'd just go with whatever takes your fancy as long as it looks ok. Remember weathering affects colours strongly so even different parts of decks etc can appear a different shade. Don't be too concerned about the RIGHT colour. Not many people would spot or even know the difference anyway. Regards John👍😎 PS these make a big difference LOL
This may help.https://www.robotbirds.co.uk/default/?SID=2e03407d3ced93e11f... log onto the RCME site (FLYING MODELS) and look at the list of associated suppliers for more. Robotbirds have wide range of motors Many of which have variations of the same type. A really wide choice. Quick,reliable, friendly and very knowledgeable.Have a look. I've had very good results with them.👍 BTW Component Shop is also in Wales. Llanllechid,Bangor.👍😎
When using ply be aware that ply bends more easily in one direction than the other.Use this KNOWLEDGE to make your planking a little easier. There is a BENDY ply that actually can roll very easily. The Orange store and the like stock it. It is used to encase cabinet frames such as round or oval islands etc. Happy bending👍
Hi Doug!Sorry you're crook. Me too it's left me with a mucky chest and I've to see the anaesthetist on Monday as part of another preop assessment. Love the info re paint but isn't it confusing? Keep on getting better m8👍
On E Bay/Amazon etc you can find "Hobby Packs" or "Balsa Bundles" These contain Block and sheet balsa in random sizes about 8/10 inches long; velly cheep and really handy. Many is ?are the models I made using them and a tube of cement.Used to be two prices 6p&1/-. Aaaaah those were the days. Thinking about it I think SLEC, BALSA CABIN and the like do them. Can't be selective about densities though.👍
Well Col tell us about these choppers. What engines are they using. Ignition type etc . Because if you can reproduce this fuel you could make a fortune flogging it.😁👍 No names no pack drill we don't need to know that just the blend of the fuel.🤔 This secret has been sought after for years.😤
Well Colin I'm amazed Because even alcohol fuels need an ignition source .Usually in model engines a Glow plug sometimes a spark plug.Is there anything else in the mix? BTW see my modified post above. We are all fascinated to know how it was done.👍
Colin Re the diesel without ether Are you sure it was Methanol you were 👍given and not ether? Further to this a mate has tried various combinations of diesel and Methanol without success and was using a NEW Mills 1:3 . Over the years various people have tried to run diesels without ether but without much joy. Even if they got them to run they had to have ether to start them off.👍
Ha Ha i got no credit for some things I came up with either Trouble is I can only remember the word FANTABULOUS which I invented by accident Fantastic and fabulous ame to mind together as I was talking and the hybrid word came out.🤓🤓 Re the BECS I know that but I couldn't explain it like you and was also asking what I thought Martin wanted to know. Floating arrays? Didn't TESLA do something similar during the RC boat . trials? Or was that actually the vessel itself? In one of my bigger boats I used FOUR ex GPO L/A cells which was enough with it's Ex forces motors to put a bone in the boat's teeth as the say. The boat ? RMV Mauritania 5 feet long but very light for it's size hence the need for the accumulator cells Balsa frames and sides with ceiling tile superstructure with balsa bracing. Free running so it was always heeling and with the bone creaming at the forefoot was very impressive. Destroyed by a guy collapsing on it. He'd only fainted but me pore owl gerl was just chips and snowflakes from one end to the other. Nothing to repair as there was nowt left to repair🤐 I kept one cell for starting glow motors and sold the rest at a good profit. Incidentally the motors were that good that when everyone found out where to get them They were sold out in 2 days with no more available anywhere Don't know what they were out of but from the overspray on them ( cockpit green but the Yank version -- we thought) we believed they were from planes. Very solid with 9 segment rotor . Totally enclosed. Airtight? presumably to prevent arcing igniting fumes. The rotorsegments? We found out when one didn't run so we stripped it and found them shining at us. Lovely tight windings. Thick with shellac/varnish. The problem? A stuck brush caused by a tight pivot Drop of 3 in one oil and a very light smear of grease cured it. The carbons were replaceable if you could make or find some. I found a firm in Formby that made and sold brushes for anything. I fixed son's Fiat automatic thenks to them. It had a magnetic clutch and the brushes were so worn we didn't know what the shape should be. Turned out to be about 2 inches long rectangles plain and simple. LOL. Wish I could find some of those lovely engineered motors now.😤👍
Doug a quick one for you I've got a wall wart with a blown / burnt resistor. The rest is working fine and I would like to replace the resistor and put back into use with the model it belongs to. I can't read the res as its burnt black (output leads got shorted.) It's the last one in the circuit ( output lead ) Voltage up to it is 15v. It is to charge 7.4v Ncads/ Nimhs AA/AAA packs. I can't work out what the value should be. Should be simples for you if you'd be so kind as to do the maths for me. I'll luv ya forever if you do. Not literally of course but ye know warrimean. Regards John👍 No comments like ducky etc please. Oh yes remember your remarks re our local pubs? The owner of our nearest the STAR ( ex plough Still got one on roof of main windows) rang our bell. He'd seen Marg go off in an ambulance 2 days on the trot and wanted to know if he could help.( We were customers now and again) He brought a wine for Marg and a nice flask of bitter each for Ant and I. Luvverly. He stayed about 2 hours nattering and when he left he said ring him if we needed help any time. We had the same offer from a young chap who helped Marg up the path too with a mate. Our adjoining neighbour looked after their shopping. Starting to see some signs of neighbourliness again it seems.👍😁.
I think WQ means if a BEC eliminates a battery and a UBEC and SBEC provide power where does the relevant /required power come from in each case. Also why eliminate a battery and if you do where does the power come from then? I think I've guessed right. If not I apologise Westquay. And what's a linear BEC etc. Regards John👍