Couple little xls utils developed over the years

Course Numbers

Watt Minute Calculator. In the absence of a UniLog this will give you an indication of watt minutes used in your flight. F5B Flight Data This will give you the set times / motor time from the course txt files.  The ST2.txt file is a sample file to see how the ...

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Mike Seale’s Version of the regulator

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Here’s my example of the voltage regulator design originally published by George Shering.  I’ve made it a little bigger than the original in order to dissipate more heat.  This is probably not necessary for F5B but I plan to use these regulators in some of my sport models too and ...

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Steve Burns Regulator Setup

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This is the way Steve is powering his receivers now. The items used in this example are a 2s Lipo 360mAh, a safe switch which was purchased from Hyperflight in the UK and a Castle Creations BEC. The lipo can be left connected as the power consumed by the switch ...

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George Shering Receiver Power

George Regulator

For a decade and more I used four Sanyo N110 NiCd cells to power the receiver and servos. The energy used for an F5B flight I measured at 25mAhr for a two servo wing (Surprise 11) and 40 mAhr for a four servo wing (Avionik B06). So the 110 mAhr ...

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LiPo Battery Heater

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If you fly F5B on a cold day you soon notice that after the first few climbs the model is climbing faster and entering the course faster. This is because the battery is warming up. It is now quite common for pilots to warm their batteries before a flight so ...

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UniF5B App & Progam

The UniF5B app enables flight data to be read from a Unilog and displayed in a form convenient for F5B. It is available as an app for Adroid phones and tablets, for both Unilog 1 and Unilog 2. This allows all the Unilog data to be displayed over the entire ...

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UniDisplay Power Supply

UniDisplay Power Supply

The UniDisplay is a handy little device for setting up the UniLog or viewing data without having to take a PC to the field with you. As supplied it is powered from the UniLog, but this presents problems when using it with an opto coupled Rx lead – no power ...

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UniLog Parts for Limiter

UniLog 2

When looking at the SM website it can be confusing trying to work out what you need for a limiter. The following list is an attempt to identify the basic requirements, plus a few extras you might be interested in. Minimum for F5B limiter function: Common extras: Other optional items:

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2016 League Dates

The 2016 League will be held on the following dates. There will be 6 events with no rain date. The league placing’s will be calculated as follows – 4 from 6 events / 3 from 5 or less events 17 April – League 1 – Warboys 15 May – League ...

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Limiter History

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The introduction of the limiter from 2008 was one of the most profound, interesting and controversial developments for F5B (and F5D). This section goes into more detail. It describes the hardware and software available, installation hints, testing results and operational results as they become available. A bit of history. The ...

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