|Ian Jones||20/03/2012 00:32:54|
2240 forum posts
I've dabbled but not really my thing.
Flying aeroplanes within walls - as odd as outdoor squash (i.e. without any walls).
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|I started with a minium certabrai (cessna) which I flew everywhere.. until a servo seized, so I got another one... still fly it, must be 5yrs old..|
Then got a 4ch piper as soon as it came out, and it was pants.. no proportion.. no d/r etc
Then a 3ch Edge 540.. then the second on the piper died, so I put the gear in a guillows cub..
In September I got a UMX Sbach (?72 at show) which is in another league.. It's 'proper' in everyway but its size, and boy does it shift..!
Can't wait to get a Carbon Cub with flaps.. and a beast, and the glider....
Never flown inside, had huge fun with them, love them..
Doesn't replace bigger planes, just something else aswell as...
Luv Chrisie.. xx
|Steven Buckingham||20/03/2012 08:09:00|
52 forum posts
Just the one Parzone Cub, (though I'm looking at the Vapor ahead of the next indoor season). Great for throwing in the car for weekends away so that I can still get my flying fix, as well as indoors.
|Eamonn Fahey||20/03/2012 09:18:07|
348 forum posts
Only time I felt the urge to buy one was at the Nats. for indoor flying until I saw the cost. Bought a Wot4 kit instead.
Hope this posting won't be removed. (Don't know why other postings to forum disapeared)
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I bought 2 Micro sticks for the rc model club at school. Its not what gets my juices flowing but the kids seem impressed
|David Ashby - RCME||20/03/2012 11:06:29|
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Why should it be removed Eamonn?
Let a mod know if you see a post disappear please. On the rare occasion that we remove a post then we'll always inform the poster along with the reasons why (unless they're already under warning for infringing the usual forum guidelines - which you're not of course).
Anyhow, please PM me in reply rather than go off topic here, thanks.
Edited By David Ashby on 20/03/2012 11:09:15
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Well just voted, I actually don't have any ultra micros, I think the main reason is not cost but the fact that I fly Futaba and most ultra micros seem to be designed for Speccy.
Will see if I get tempted by any of the new ripmax stuff although a mini acrowot isnt quite as impressive as a mig17 or spitfire.
I am actually tempted to get a cheap speccy set for the mini helis and the new piper cub (with floats) that Paul mentioned but this pushes the price up.
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I'm Futaba too, hence the kyosho Miniums, but last year, after seeing a the Sbach, I bought Paul a Dx6i for his boats.... yeah right...
I got it so I could buy UMX's... I only fly my UMX Sbach with it, but there plenty of spare memories for more.. LOL.. !!
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Yeah been thinking about getting a DX6 for small BnF stuff but would rather spend the £100 odd quid on a new Futaba tx decisions, decisions.
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||20/03/2012 21:11:12|
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The distributor could be right and yet they could still have a very low profile on here.
I know 5 or 6 people who said they got "an R/C plane for Christmas" they were all of the Ultra-micro type - Silverlit stle things mainly. So maybe loads of them are indeed sold, but a lot are sold "outside the hobby" as it were. One off novelty purchases.
Just a thought. Bear in mind there are only about 30,000 of us in the UK, you wouldn't need much market penetration into the general public to swamp the sales to us.
|Vecchio Austriaco||21/03/2012 10:54:21|
1236 forum posts
one UMX Extra 300, great for some sticktime in the winter, flies like a bigger one. I think that flying indoors helps a lot for the outdoor season - even if indoors are smaller engines in front of the model then 26cc - the restricted space is asking for precise flying - otherwise you kiss the walls or the ceiling.
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For those of you with Futaba Tx if it has a RF Modulator module then just get a Spectrum 2.4Ghz Modulator and plug it in when you want to fly a RTF UM model. I have a Field Force 9 with Spectrum Module. It does replace the antenna but I am sure there is a module where the antenna comes out from the module so can easily be swapped about.
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Is a ultra micro a subcategory of indoor models? Or is it all indoor models?
|Martin Harris||21/03/2012 12:17:20|
4239 forum posts
I did consider that option but they aren't cheap and I suspect that you can get a DX6i for less than the price of the module.
I picked one up second hand from this forum as my Extra 300 3D wasn't very nice on the basic transmitter supplied with the Vapor and it's opened up the range of indoor models for me. In addition, it saves me having to keep swapping modules/aerials on my "outdoor" Futaba transmitter.
|David Ashby - RCME||21/03/2012 12:45:28|
10088 forum posts
Some you can safely fly indoors while others are a bit too fast and so better outside. They all seem to come under the UM banner.
Edited By David Ashby on 21/03/2012 12:45:48
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I counted micro helis in this as I have;
I will rationalise the 'micro fleet' though as the MCPx gets flown most, even more than my larger stuff (Albatross glider & Gemini bipe).
|Patrik Gertsson||06/04/2012 11:12:08|
26 forum posts
I hopa that i can count my own built models with ultra micro gear.
Started with the Ember II and found that it might be the best indoor model for schooling and "buddy box". Then the PZ Sukhoi, Cub and Blade.
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Just the J3 Cub to test the water. It flew like a dog until the thrust line issues were sorted and then it went very nicely. Wouldn't buy another UM though.
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eRC micro stick X 2 (dumped the first one in the sea - where does it say they're not water proof ??)
Hobbyzone Champ X 1, absolute cracker outside on a calm day.
In general I think these models represent great value for money ... they certainly have a place in my hangar ...
I'm waiting on two more due to be released in next few weeks the Carbon Cub and micro Spitfire IX both with AS3X ....
As has been mentioned 30,000 aero modellers is barely a splash in the ocean as far as UK population is concerned, so if these micros are marketed outside 'the hobby' then they need only achieve a very small market penetration to overwhelm any numbers normally associated with the hobby.
Although some may want to call these 'toys' they offer a potential to bring new blood into the hobby, which I would have thought is to be welcomed ... In years gone by a typical introduction to the hobby was a building board, a pack of pins, tube of balsa cement, a Keil Kraft Ajax, Senator ... et al ... oh and that tin of lovely smelling dope ... times have changed so maybe entry now is more typical via an out of the box RTF ...
Edited By avtur on 06/04/2012 11:59:59
|Paul Marsh||06/04/2012 12:56:54|
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