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System messages / donation
Last post by mick a - Yesterday at 20:15:41
hi
i tried a small donation , before committing to each month
and still cannot get to the forum parts i need
this proves my fears that it's not working, as it still pops up asking for donations
mick
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UK Regional / Re: The South East Flyers Thre...
Last post by EricF - Yesterday at 10:22:44
At last, a couple of decent days for sloping at Thurnham - see you there! :)
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Recommendations pls for an...
Last post by FrankS - August 16, 2019, 23:40:52 pm
We've had 2 newbies gain their A certs with the HK Tundras, surprisingly robust and repairable, undercarriage is quite forgiving. Flaps are not really required.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Recommendations pls for an...
Last post by itsme - August 16, 2019, 11:06:19 am
Tundra is more expensive than the Discovery.  :co https://www.servoshop.co.uk/index.php?pid=RIPASTM110&area=Aircraft it is also a more complicated model, with flaps and struts, not ideal for a first trainer.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Recommendations pls for an...
Last post by Gaspin - August 16, 2019, 09:49:38 am
On reflection, you could buy two HK Tundra's ready to go for the price of one the above lot. Cheap, stable and electric, try it with the u/c off for the first few goes and on a 4s set up.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Recommendations pls for an...
Last post by ATSA2 - August 14, 2019, 22:06:21 pm
FMS Super EZ...foamie, but very tough...
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Recommendations pls for an...
Last post by Marcol - August 14, 2019, 19:14:21 pm
ST Discovery all day long
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Recommendations pls for an...
Last post by itsme - August 14, 2019, 08:19:45 am
Quote from: PDR on August 13, 2019, 19:54:12 pmMeant to add - there's a chap at our field learning to fly with a Seagull Arising Star, converted to electric with (I think) a 4s4000 setup, and it behaves just like the Yamamotos of the golden era. It's big enough to fly in most weathers and its traditional wooden structure is very robust. I see it has a smaller brother (the Seagull Jumper) which looks similar, and should be just as effective on a 3s3000 setup with (say) 400watts.

If I was looking to teach someone up to solo standard that's the sort of thing I'd choose. The foamies have their place (I love my wot4 foam-e as a general hack), but too many basic training accidents would just shred it and that could be terminal for the interest of a newbee.

PDR
The Discoveries are not too bad in the longevity area, they are used at the RCHotel as a trainer, as well as a general sports model, and seem to withstand a lot of abuse. I am very impressed with those, and they fly on a bog standard 3s. I agree they do look a bit battered quite quickly.
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Engine performance data / Re: SC 120 4-stroke
Last post by Ronos - August 13, 2019, 21:44:13 pm
It's OK on the top end needle, so it's not that, cam timing is OK, not that, good compression no air leaking from valves, so valve seating is OK, what does that leave? Piston liner looks OK, no sign of ware, defo not a 90.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Recommendations pls for an...
Last post by PDR - August 13, 2019, 19:54:12 pm
Meant to add - there's a chap at our field learning to fly with a Seagull Arising Star, converted to electric with (I think) a 4s4000 setup, and it behaves just like the Yamamotos of the golden era. It's big enough to fly in most weathers and its traditional wooden structure is very robust. I see it has a smaller brother (the Seagull Jumper) which looks similar, and should be just as effective on a 3s3000 setup with (say) 400watts.

If I was looking to teach someone up to solo standard that's the sort of thing I'd choose. The foamies have their place (I love my wot4 foam-e as a general hack), but too many basic training accidents would just shred it and that could be terminal for the interest of a newbee.

PDR
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