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Thread: Phoenix 2000
26/03/2015 13:14:39

Bruce, I love the little HK altimeter; I only use it in the P2K. Best hight so far is just over 1500' on a lovely summers day last year. Caught a thermal and up she went. Needed full flaps and a hard dive to get her down to a reasonable level.

26/03/2015 08:17:44

I use a 1300 or 1500 lipo from a flat field and on a good day can get an hour + with 4 / 5 motor runs. Never tried a 2200, always thought it would be too much

Thread: TJD models
10/02/2015 15:27:36
Posted by john melia 1 on 10/02/2015 15:13:57:

isnt tower hobbies in america , would you not get stung with vat and import duties

It is, but they sneakily have a web address surprise

Thread: T6J using fhss receiver
09/02/2015 21:27:55

I'm using the T6J as well.

09/02/2015 18:01:23


I have 4 delta 8 rx's and (unhelpfully) not had any issues whats so ever even with my Bix 2 at 1000'


Thread: Is it just me?
08/02/2015 13:57:02

I've been flying planes and gliders for a few years, and now would judge myself as an "intermediate" flyer. I don't crash too often - except when showing off (inverted through the goal post comes to mind!)

I got a quad a year ago (small thing) with which i learnt to fly around the garden, then built a 450 size with a KK2 board. Being roundish, I kept loosing orientation, so a few weeks ago I built a HobbyKing H4 (470 size). Well it flies well in the garden so took it over the field yesterday. I have come to the conclusion that my brain has a blockage when an aircraft travels unnaturally sideways and towards me! I cant work out what sticks to push to correct it. I've tried and tried... Just can't do it...

I think I'm sticking to wings - much easier!

At least on the bright side I've 4x motors and esc's to find planes to put them into!!

Thread: Airtek Hobbies-Good service
09/01/2015 10:37:10

Another +1 from me - always get a good service from them

Thread: Phoenix 2000
04/01/2015 12:36:18

I'm waiting for the 1600 to come back into stock - in the meantime, waiting for some decent weather to get out with the P2K. I thoroughly enjoyed sloping during the summer on holiday, but Essex it very flat!

26/11/2014 15:59:44

Bruce, I'd have a go at calibrating the esc initially. Unplug the battery, set throttle to full, plug battery in to esc, wait for the bleep and close throttle. Unplug battery and plug back in and give it a go.


Thread: Lost my slope virginity today.......!!!???
10/08/2014 21:51:57

So, after a couple of disappointing visits to the farmers sloping fields with not much wind, the last few days have seen a lot of fun, thanks to the end of Bertha! The slope isn't ideal, but does face west. 40mph winds gusting more was quite an initiation to this slope flying mulurky. Managed quite a few flights of 5 mins or more, but decide to call it a day when the FW Spectre spent more time behind me than in front!

Hoping for a slightly calmer day tomorrow.

29/07/2014 16:25:56

My main problem is the lack of slopes where I live. The biggest slope around here is the sliproad to the A406 North Circular at Ilford

29/07/2014 14:32:09

I'm hoping to loose my cherry next week. Bought a flyingwings Spectre just for the holiday, and we're heading to Exmoor National park. I figure there must be a slope or hill to maiden it on! Mart

Thread: SAS Wild Thing or Flying Things Spectre sloper?
29/07/2014 12:00:01

Not too helpful, but I bought one last week to take to North Devon next week! I bought the kit which included the servos and battery pack, as I'm a lipo / electric power only sort of guy! There is a review by Tim Mackey on the tube (**LINK** and seeing as this is my first non-powered plane it looks just right! In his review, Tim says it flies great, but is not suitable for combat.

It took longer to assemble than I'd imagined - only due to covering it twice, but it does feel quite indestructible now. I'm really looking forward to giving it some air time next week.

Being of a limited budget, I went for the Spectre

Thread: Nickel based batteries
25/07/2014 20:05:09

Martin, Thanks. Its new. Looking at my charger, it appears that it charges in A rather than mA. Not wanting to cause an problem, is it the same@ Either 2.3A or should it be .3A. Sorry - failed physics at school many years ago....

Edited By Mart49 on 25/07/2014 20:05:37

25/07/2014 18:15:41

Help please!

I'm a Lipo man, but just bought a slope soarer to take away with me this summer. It comes with 2300mah Nimh 4.8v battery, and I'd like to know the best setting to charge it with. Any help and advice appreciated.


Thread: Phoenix 2000
21/07/2014 21:21:31

Yes, I'm in trhe waiting club as well. I have 5 planes in my wishlist all out of stock.


Thread: Horseflies
21/07/2014 13:34:30

Avon skin so soft available on the 'bay. Bought a triple pack just last week wink 2

Thread: Summer's here! Who's been flying?
08/07/2014 11:46:26

Been out a few times during the last week. Had some great flights with the Wot4 e, but yet to have a successful fly with my new Radjet 800. The published COG appears to be at least 15mm to far forward, and to move the battery back requires open fuselage surgery, which I performed on Sunday evening, having tried 3 times to get it in the air that afternoon. Hoping for a calm evening this week to try again. Mart

Thread: Hobbyking
02/07/2014 14:21:16

I ordered a Radjet 800, a spare motor for my Wot4 e and some deans connectors on Saturday after being disappointed with the prices of stuff at WingsNWheels. All delivered this morning as well. (just as a note, I found a pack of Male / female Deans - 20 pack and WnW's for £11.99 surprise. £2.60 for the same from HK!)

Thread: WingNWheels, NorthWeald
24/06/2014 15:50:04

Anybody planning a visit this weekend? I've had my tickets for a month as its only 20mins up the M11 from me. Can only make the Saturday because of family commitments on the Sunday. Already got my shopping list approved by SWMBO as well


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