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Thread: Staufenbiel gliders - nearly all are out of stock!
23/08/2017 14:57:27
Posted by Steve Houghton 1 on 23/08/2017 14:24:42:

I've found that with Staufenbiel too when I was looking for a new glider, and they appear to be owned by Horizon Hobby now too. I gave up in the end and went for something else.

You could try FVK Models who produce very similar models to the Vegas. I have the Signal 2.4m which flies very well indeed. Glass fuse and veneered foam wings makes for a quick and easy build.


Thanks Steve. What motor do you have in the Signal?

One of the attractions of Staufenbiel is the PNP format. I'm very lazy these days...

23/08/2017 12:59:40

I'm trying to get hold of a PNP Vegas glider. But this and most others have been out of stock on the website for weeks.

Do they distribute to model shops?

Thread: In praise of the moderators
15/08/2017 21:00:24

Crikey Simon B. This is not Live Aid....

Thread: New Shed
15/08/2017 17:54:11

Olly - what is the shed looking like four years later?

Thread: Dogfighter - new Multiplex release
15/08/2017 16:56:53

Hi Steve

No real consensus on the rudder servo I guess. In the end I did not bother. I have to replace a chattering aileron servo, so I may re-think this.

I found the folding prop to be a must. In terms of LiPo, I've gone with 2200s and this gives a good 9 mins on a 9 x 7 prop. I have recently switched to Dynamic packs and they are lighter than my originals but this has had no noticeable effect in flight.

Classic model. Mine is 5 years old and stills brings a smile to the face when flying.

Thread: Honey Hill - do any of you remeber flying on this gentle Northants slope?
13/08/2017 18:30:20

Well, eventful afternoon today. Pretty much calm winds, so packed an electric glider and my very old 100 S floater.

First problem was noticing that the plug on the port wing aileron servo was missing. A quick check in the fuselage showed a male plug still in the Y lead. I thought that was a bit tight to remove last time...

Quick dash back to the workshop to solder on a new plug.

Saw a couple of cars by the entrance to the bridal path, so thought I may have some flying company. Not so. At the top of the slope, I clearly stumbled across some form of "dogging" gathering. Ooops! I feigned complete disinterest and got the gliders set up. Not sure who was more embarrassed.

Despite the flat calm, I threw the Algebra out a few times. The first two were a simple circuit and landing, but the third time saw contact with lift that I was able to work for around 20 minutes getting to around 250 metres or so. It was a reminder of how totally absorbing pure soaring can be.

The electric Easy Glider was despatched and a 10 second motor run immediately put it into strong lift. Over the next 40 minutes, I managed to unpack the camping chair, get the iced coffee out and munch a sandwich. When it was becoming a bit too high, even full up and full rudder and aileron did not bring it down. A long inverted dive did the trick, but it still took another 45 mins before I landed.

At this point, some local lads appeared in camo gear with terriers to do a spot of rabbiting. I despatched the Easy Glider again, and the flight pretty much echoed the first.

Great afternoon of flat calm slope soaring. Now browsing for a small in runner to put in the Algebra's nose.



Edited By FilmBuff on 13/08/2017 18:31:22

Thread: When was the last time you had to climb a tree?
07/08/2017 12:16:45

Respect to you @Don on so many levels.yes

07/08/2017 11:47:29

Friday evening was lovely and calm, so took the chance to run four or five packs through one of my favourite foamies at my local village playing field.

Being calm, I used most of the session to practice touch and goes and landings. It also meant I had to be lower and further than usual on finals as there was no wind to slow the model in, bringing the boundary trees into play.

Yep - you've guessed it. Last pack of the evening and my third approach saw the plane just clip the top of the trees and settle serenely on the crown at around 20 feet up.

On investigation, the trees were in reality a mix of immature birch and beech formed in a hedge. This meant trying to find suitable branches to get the initial "foot up the tree", and then plotting my way up on branches that could actually bear my weight.

I was reduced to getting about 15 feet up, and then violently shaking branches to get the plane to drop down the tree. After around 10 minutes, it was down to around 8-10 feet. Back on the ground, I was able to grab the branch and then pull it down far enough to grab a wing tip and wrestle the undercarriage free.

Apart from multiple dings and scratches to the foam, the only real damage was that the foam aileron hinges had given up. So just need to cut them off and put some trad hinges in.

I couldn't help feeling quite pleased with myself that at 55, I had climbed my first tree for over 40 years and came back home with the model largely intact.

Thread: Looking for someone to make an ARTF, PNP!
21/07/2017 10:31:39
Posted by Braddock, VC on 21/07/2017 08:30:25:

Where's the shot down in flames smiley when you need it thinking ?

yesI was thinking that!

Again, appreciate all responses, but some of you did make a huge leap in your levels of abstraction!

I have a few leads.

Edited By FilmBuff on 21/07/2017 10:32:27

21/07/2017 00:17:32

Hi guys. Thanks for your responses and concerns!

I have been flying RC models for 37 years. It's lack of time rather than experience that's behind my request.

I live in Northampton and currently working on a project in Huntingdon.

20/07/2017 13:15:04

Hi folks,

I'm looking for someone to take an ARTF glider kit and install all the servos, hinge and connect all the flying surfaces, install and solder the electric motor and ESC.

In effect, making an ARTF in to a PNP. All I have to do is connect my receiver and flight battery.

I'm looking at one of the Topmodel CZ range of gliders with 4 servo flapped wing.

I will obviously source all components - but looking for some (paid) help to get it to the PNP state.

Thread: Cosford this weekend
19/07/2017 12:15:44

Lot's of camera envy going on there guys...

Thread: BMFA Buckminster opens Monday 8th May.
11/05/2017 09:56:33
Posted by Jon Laughton on 11/05/2017 09:24:54:

I like the location and the flying aspect is fabulous.I am providing a small level of sponsorship as I want to see this become a success....I like the bold way in which this can help to take our sport/hobby forward and the facilities on offer are very good.

Well done to Manny and the BMFA team


10/05/2017 18:01:45

Not another thread of negativity and nay-sayers.

I think it's great idea that this is being done and shows that the BMFA has some vision and has had the determination to get Buckminster this far.

It was not so long ago that many on this forum were saying "it will never happen, BMFA are to clueless/useless/toothless etc"

Thread: JR closing down?
02/01/2017 16:51:22

Is it also the job of a moderator to have a certain arrogance and boast about how even with their pension they are better off than most people who are in full-time work?


Thread: NFC Update
16/12/2016 15:58:38
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 16/12/2016 13:22:56:

I didn't vote for it, I still hold to the view we were not properly consulted on it, I have no intention what so ever of ever going there.

Why should I pay for this white elephant?

Especially as we have been "promised" that wouldn't happen. No, if you want to pay that's fine - a voluntary contribution would I am sure be very welcome. But don't commit my wallet to this please.


Bah Humbug!

Thread: Unexpected lift
16/10/2016 19:57:12
Posted by Speedster on 16/10/2016 11:02:35:

At the beach yesterday

Not much slope needed to keep the Arthobby Odyssey 2,7 in the air

Cheers Soren

That is amazing Soren - and great control to keep it all going. What was the wind speed?

Thread: Poser for boffins
14/10/2016 12:22:36

Bought one in the States in 2001 - it was amazing!

Thread: My First Drone/Quad/UAV/Camera Platform - whatever!
10/10/2016 10:25:42

pitsford crop.jpg

Pitsford Reservoir from Brixworth Country Park - late evening and struggling for light.

Thread: Magazines gone under
29/09/2016 15:39:23
Posted by Pete B - Moderator on 29/09/2016 15:26:37:

OK, I think all have made their point now - any further discussion by PM, perhaps?smile

Time to return to the thread topic, I reckon.....


yes laugh

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