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Member postings for Allan Bowker

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Thread: Beginners woes
04/01/2010 21:39:02
I wouldn't want to join a club that didn't welcome new members who don't fly solo yet.
A club like that is detremental to our hobby and tells you something about the people in it.

Thread: Advise greatfully recieved....
04/01/2010 21:35:45
Buy a Spektrum DX6i or DX7 if the budget allows.
The AR500 receiver is full range and ony £35 new
(5 Channel RX - 6th input is a Y lead for ailerons)
Thread: WOT 4
04/01/2010 21:33:22
I had a WOT4 after my first trainer, I wished I hadn't bothered with the trainer.
I still fly the same WOT4 even after 20 years of buying it.
You can't got wrong with the WOT
Thread: Happy Christmas!
25/12/2009 04:07:15
I would just like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and happy landings for 2010
Have a good one!
Thread: Down at the field today
20/12/2009 09:53:31
See - even southeners can tough it out in the harsh climate
T'was darn cold though.

 Yeh but the northerners were out in their T-Shirts! :D

Thread: Hanger 9 - Pulse XT 60 - Electric Conversion Help
17/12/2009 02:01:11
Thanks for the info Peter, greatly appreciated
Thread: Does your club allow lone pilots?
15/12/2009 00:04:48
God bless Timbo, I'm with you on this one.
My club allows solo flying as long as you have passed the club proficiency exam.
I can't stand jobsworths trying to wrap the country in cotton wool, for gods sake, leave us sensible people alone. If something happens, then we alone are responsible for it and will face whatever music is going to play.
Thread: Eneloop batteries
14/12/2009 23:50:02
I would agree with Robert
Thread: The 2009 RCM&E & awards
13/12/2009 16:46:12
Best high street retailer
Penn Models
(Best improved customer service and pricing)
Best mail order supplier
BRC Hobbies
(Fast delivery, great prices, lots of choice and stock, great website, easy phone and email contact)
Best UK distributor
Horizon Hobby
(Brilliant after sales support)
Best Kit
Hanger 9 Pulse 60
(Fantastic plane, easy to build and even better to fly)
Thread: Anyone know of any good Spektrum rx deals (AR500 / AR6200)?
08/12/2009 13:39:58
AR500's have gone up in price at Phoenix Model Products, they are now £35.95 inc delivery
Thread: Best bang for buck model.
03/12/2009 19:04:43
Well my WOT 4 cost me £40 over 15 years ago and flies every year.
I also have a EasyStar clone called a Wild Hawk, that cost less than £40 including upgrading it to 125w brushless. It's a bit tatty but provides plenty of cheap entertainment.
Thread: Name the new Britflight plane
03/12/2009 18:56:46
Thread: Overlander Thumper 4240
21/11/2009 11:50:46
Thanks guys, I thought it wouldn't be enough.
At least it was worth checking with you first.
I will have to find another model to put this spare motor in.

20/11/2009 19:07:13
I have this motor spare, can anyone tell me its 2 stroke IC equivalent size?
(i.e .20  / .30  / .40 / etc)
I have my eye on this plane and wondered if it would be enough?
C4240/10 KV890
Purple cased outrunner

Turnigy / Tornado / Overlander
Thumper 4240 Brushless motor.
540 watt motor
900 kv
suitable for 9 - 21 Nimh cells or 3 - 7 Lipoly
Prop size from 11 x 5

Motor Weight: 140g
Thread: UBEC challenge
20/11/2009 01:30:31
Deja Vu
Fortunately my problem was as simple as a dead UBEC
Good luck!
May the solution be a cheap one.
Thread: Micro Graupner Nemesis
06/11/2009 22:49:38
Looking a the YouTube videos of this......looks like it will keep you busy on the sticks!
Thread: What to buy?
06/11/2009 14:35:11
Well Christmas has started to creep over the horizon and I've been offered £110 to buy a plane.
I would love a Multiplex Blizzard but seems quite pricey @ circa £200 for the full setup (Plane, Power set, Servo's, etc).
I'm thinking of getting something around that kind of size but with unlimted vertical performance, hotliner, warmliner, etc.
Then again I get distracted by the Parkzone Corsair or Trojan, looks like fun........ah! there you go, I've got side-tracked again.
What should I go for? Suggestions please!
Currently in the Hanger:
Hanger 9 Funtana X100 (70")
Extra 500 profile foamy
Wild Hawk (brushless 4ch modified)
Multiplex Mentor
Hanger 9 Pulse 60
FlyFly Aermachhi MB-339 (54" span 90mm EDF)
Thread: Name the new Britflight plane
06/11/2009 14:19:54
XTC  (ecstacy)
Thread: Whats the Best and Worst plane you have ever flown?
03/11/2009 18:31:55
Best: Hanger9 Pulse 60 (E-Flite Electric 60 motor - 6S 4200 Li-Po)
Worst: JP EasyPigeon
Thread: Can't adjust Gyro Gain GA410
03/11/2009 08:34:54
Thanks Vic
I welcome any tips & advice to get me going.
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