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Member postings for David Ashby - Moderator

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Thread: Fast electric gliders
16/03/2007 05:53:00
Ditto the's a super model, The Sprinter (from Puffin) is another or the new 2.6m X-treme (Puffin) which is a bigger Filip with rudder and flap.
Thread: WOT 4 AR(T)F
15/03/2007 10:10:00
ARTF ? what's that? ;-)

OK, well the choice is endless.
Here's two suggestions - there's the Black Horse Twister which is a copy of the Precedent FunFly which was a classic intermediate model.
The Seagul PC9 is a great follow-on model with nice scale looks.

Good luck John. Tell us how you get on.

Thread: CG with full or empty tank?
14/03/2007 19:10:00
Normally the C of G is measured with the tank empty. I guess you wouldn't want the model to have new flying characteristics just before landing.
Thread: April issue feedback
14/03/2007 19:06:00
Cheers Tim,

Try rinigng one of the main Graupner main stockists and they should be able to get a Hawk in for you on their new quick order turnaround.

Baby Bro is the oldest actually :-)
14/03/2007 13:48:00
Ok, the April issue should be with you all soon so here's a thread for your feedback, commentary, suggestions, critique or otherwise.....We'd like to hear from you.

Graham and David
Thread: Multiplex Twister
14/03/2007 13:42:00
It's that old debate, mode 1 or 2 ?
Futaba or JR? ......pays your money and takes your choice Toby.

I've flown Futaba for years and I've no reason to change. Graham is s JR man and he's happy to.
Going forward the decision may be influenced by the 2.4 question .....
Thread: Stuff I want to know about!
14/03/2007 06:33:00
Phil and everyone -
great suggestions, keep 'em coming.

We've got a beginners helicopter series planned soon and we've been talking about having more flying comments on kit reviews given that the increasing pre-build in ARTF kits.

Thread: WOT 4 AR(T)F
13/03/2007 14:03:00
I guess the tank bay favours a square tank - I used a SLEC orange tank (sorry can't remember which size this is...10oz?)
Thread: Multiplex Twister
12/03/2007 13:36:00
Bit too early to say until we've flown the model Toby...maybe, weight would be an issue I guess.
Thread: Got My A Cert Today
12/03/2007 06:14:00
Well done Shaun, the skies the limit now. The Seagul PC9 is the only one I've seem fly and it's a great follow on model from training and looks good although it's pity there's no retracts. The Bobcat is pretty hot by all accounts so go steady there.

What about the Hangar9 T34? Those retracts are lovely and the design is different. Flies well too.
Thread: Futaba 2.4 Ghz Radio
11/03/2007 06:25:00
Spektrum certainly aren't JR under a new name despite buying/licencing the JR 2610 casing.

Thread: futaba challenger 4 buddy box
11/03/2007 06:20:00

Are they older unit's ? My skysport 4 has a trainer socket (round DIN socket on reverse of case)
Newer Futaba TX's use a square socket but (square to round) converter leads are available - just buy or order in a model shop.

You could ring Ripmax service dept afor advice bout adding a trainer socket. You'd need to cut the casing and whilst I'm sure your soldering skills are better than mine I wouldn't trust even the best solder'er in the land to do the job retrospectively.
Transmitters are so cheap these days, just buy a new one.
11/03/2007 06:12:00
Best thing Matt is probably to get along to a local club and see whats going on. Good idea to change batteries on your models. If you can take your TX into a retailer then they can see if batt packs are still available for it. You could give the Ripmax (Futaba importers)service dept a call and see if they can source a battery.

If funds allow though it might be a good idea to upgrade and renew your gear.

Thread: Multiplex Twister
10/03/2007 07:37:00
Just to quantify that Toby, I spoke to Gordon Upton the UK Multiplex rep today. We're probably looking at May/June for the Twister.
The Cularis glider should be Apr.
09/03/2007 09:44:00
April/May was the last I heard Toby, we're all as keen you you to get out mitts on one - it looked superb at Nuremburg.

Thread: PM Petition
09/03/2007 05:26:00
Just done my bit Peter :-) Will nudge Graham and Tom today.

Thread: F-4 Phantom II
09/03/2007 05:25:00
Yes, you're right, we will be having a little less text and more photos on future on-line reviews Shaun. Will see about getting more Phantom shots on.

Thread: Futaba FF8 or new?
08/03/2007 21:34:00
The FF8 was replaced by the FF9 some 4 years ago now I think. The 8' was a good mid range unit at the time and is still very capable even now but I guess you need to ask yourself whether a bit of kit that's 4 years old or more has been looked after by previous owners.
Personally I wouldn't want to trust a TX that I hadn't had from new. Some people take less care with their RC gear than others.
The FF9 is easier to use and programme than the '8 too. As Shaun says the FF9 is not too expensive if you shop around. I now use a FF9 and I think it's a top notch system. Graham (ed) is a JR man!
Thread: All things flying
08/03/2007 21:25:00
Len, the 2.4 Spektrum is already in shops and there are a few posts on it in the forum here with plenty of comment from users. We reviewed the Spektrum in our last issue and have our air test in Apr issue due on the news stands next week.

Hopefully we can look at the new Futaba offerings soon. I've not heard the gossip stories you mention but I suspect they remain just that and unsubstantiated at present.
Thread: Build series - pick a plane
08/03/2007 11:46:00
Right ok guys, enough. Thank you ever so much for your suggestions. We'll now have a look at your posts. As you can see there's a pretty wide spread of subjects.
I wasn't allowed to vote and sadly no one chose my Favourite the Sea Fury :-( ho hum.

Will report back soon and present a final shortlist for you all to pick from.

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