Author: GMortensen

Adapter Cable for Charging 1S or 2S LiPo Packs

As mentioned elsewhere, 2S (two-cell) LiPo packs must be balance charged. The adapter allows either a 1S or a 2S battery pack wired with only a JST-XH connector (3-pin) to be charged using the iMAX B6 or B6AC charger. The charger comes with several adapters to connect the discharge connector on many packs. One of…

By GMortensen 21 February, 2014 Off

Making Your Own 2-Cell LiPo Pack

Making your own LiPo packs is not difficult — it only requires a little care. To make a 2-Cell (2S) pack, you’ll need 2 identical LiPo cells and a female 3-pin JST-XH connector. You can buy the connectors pre-wired, or save a little money and buy raw connectors and a crimp tool and do it…

By GMortensen 21 February, 2014 0

Driftwood Stain

Many people are trying to replicate Floquil’s Driftwood stain color. Here’s a recipe that is nearly a dead ringer for the original. Start with 1 qt of Sherwin Williams “Pickled White” Interior Wood Oil Stain Wood Classic.” Have the following tint added: W1-20 B1-16 Y3-11 Y1-2 The only requirement is that the Sherwin Williams outlet…

By GMortensen 10 January, 2006 0

Enlarging and Reducing Plans

What I’m about to mention here, many modelers already know. However, I figure it’s a useful thing to have in one, handy place, like my web site. We all know that HO is the most popular modeling scale out there. So, many published plans and drawings are in HO (1:87) scale. Here are some simple…

By GMortensen 26 August, 2004 0