Here is a list of all the postings Allan Bowker has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: RCM&E Greenacres 2015 pics and video|
A fantastic weekend, good to be back. My thanks to GMAC for being brilliant hosts.
|Thread: Parts purchase and Fix|
A good transmitter for that receiver (without breaking the bank) would be a Spektrum DX6i.
|Thread: Breitling MXS-R|
Martyn, Skyline tell me that a good supplier is General Hobby.
I've never used them myself, so can't personally recommend, however plenty of comments about them here.
Edited By Allan Bowker on 03/07/2015 11:28:50
The plane was £125 plus another £125 for shipping (luckily no customs charges were added this side), so I was quids in compared to prices with US retailers.
I ordered from SDS Hobby, however I couldn't recommend them (that's another story, see thread here).
I have emailed the factory today to ask if they have any other distributors they can recommend to me.
Thanks Adrian, the Mintor now has a cannister fitted which helps a lot.
Edited By Allan Bowker on 30/06/2015 23:38:43
|Thread: A thumbs up for Hobbyking|
Same for me too, maybe things are looking up for a change.
Although they were on an email alert for when they came back in stock and I didn't get any email.
Perhaps 'Galaxy Gary' has finally sorted them out?
|Thread: Where I was born|
I hope you had a great day Josip
|Thread: Lovely day at the office|
Grace, beauty and performance.
|Thread: Breitling MXS-R|
There is no dihedral in the wing and a smoke system would be a good addition, maybe for next year?
Incidentally, there was a slightly larger 50cc version by the same manufacturer a few years back.
Edited By Allan Bowker on 08/06/2015 11:43:22
Wingspan: 75.5" (26% scale of full size)
Maiden flight coming up...hopefully this week.
Edited By Allan Bowker on 07/06/2015 23:25:14
She's been fitted with a Mintor 38cc
I have been a fan of the Red Bull Air Race since 2004 and took an immediate liking to the Breitling MXS-R, flown by Nigel Lamb (GB).
My dreams were not likely to become an RC reality however as my limited spare time is usually spent flying rather than builiding. Imagine my excitement to find a US company selling an ARTF a few years later!
A quick email to them dashed all that though as their licensing agreement with Breitling wouldn't allow them to ship outside of the US.
Around a year later, I managed to find the manufacturer in China and one month later a coffin sized box arrived on my doorstep.
It was wonderfully packaged.
Lego brick placed on the side of the box for scale.
Couldn't wait to push fit the main parts together, she already looked great.
After a few months of head scratching, countless hours of research and shopping for all the components, she started coming together.
That cowl is huge! It easily fits over my head (don't ask how I know)
Edited By Allan Bowker on 07/06/2015 22:56:28
|Thread: Mintor Engines|
Having contacted the largest distributor for Mintor in the US it seems that they have been forced to assume Mintor Motori have gone out of business.
Mintor have not communicated with them for "quite some time" and owe them a considerable amount of money.
|Thread: Hello from down under|
Welcome to the forum John, you are sure of a warm welcome here.
|Thread: Walkalong Glider|
Wonderful to see this being done in a school.
I'm disappointed that it doesn't look like a British school though.
Edited By Allan Bowker on 02/06/2015 16:05:43
|Thread: Pilot Killed At Alba Adriatica|
I've always found that most aircraft need very little throw for normal flight, it all depends upon the model and style of flying.
In your situation I would setup the radio with varying degrees of dual rates and expo.
Do you have a photo of said model Taff?
As an update to my original post, my order arrived much quicker than expected, only one week!
I'm very happy with what was delivered, very well packed, excellent quality parts and a second order to them was just as positive an experience (and arrived within 2 days of making the order online, perfect!)
I would personally recommend HobbyRC, their knowlege of multirotor aircraft and customer service is excellent.
Edited By Allan Bowker on 02/06/2015 15:33:25
|Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)|
Josip, I thought you would have posted a photo of the Red Bull Air Race today?
Did you not go to Rovinj?
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