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Member postings for Steve Colman

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Thread: Trendsetters and Iconic Models over the Years?
17/01/2020 13:27:33

Multiplex Easy Star perhaps?

Thread: Upgrading Windows7 to Win10 for free
12/01/2020 21:25:15

I'm in the same boat too!

Thread: great service
26/11/2019 17:13:00

Ditto all of the above. I live in Spain and have never had a single problem with SMC Nothing but excellent service.

Thread: Looking at a new supplier
16/11/2019 16:07:26

If I recall correctly, they have a very bad reputation for customer service. As Kevin says, basically box shifters. I would stay well away unless you can't get what you're after from any other outlet.


Edited By Steve Colman on 16/11/2019 16:08:30

Thread: How many flyable aircraft do you have ?
06/11/2019 10:22:08

I have 24 that are flyable including 5 multi rotors. There are 3 others that are close to being ready to fly, just needing Rx's, and 6 that need building.

Thread: An offer I can't refuse?
01/11/2019 15:43:43

I inspected the Beast this morning and all looks as expected, only suffering from a few areas of loose covering along the top surfaces of the wings and the bottom of the fuselage, but nothing a little heat won't cure. I didn't commit to buying today as doubts always remain in my mind on these occasions. However, I do know that it will be a good value for money buy and there will always be a ready market for it if I decided I didn't like it. So, I'm at 90% positive that I will go ahead over the weekend.

The F5J models were rather interesting. I got to fly one of the two and ended up buying the other. The one I flew was 2.5 m and the asking price was 500 euros. It flew very well but I was really looking for something bigger for F5J comps so I decided not to buy.

The second model? Not exactly perfect for F5J comps either, and at 2m even smaller than the first and close to 1 Kg to boot. However, it has a great pedigree that I just couldn't resist, and at only 200 euros with all electronics apart from a Rx + 4 lipo's, it was a bargain not to be missed. The model in question? Vladimir's Models Sprite Thermal E.

Edited By Steve Colman on 01/11/2019 15:44:37

31/10/2019 10:00:16

Thank you gents,

Chris, Yes, that did help! This comment from you really resonated with me; "How often do Beasts with this spec and price come up for sale?"

Many times in the past I've been indecisive and foregone a model I really liked as a result. So, this time it's going to be different. I'll be giving the Beast a good going over this weekend with the likely-hood of sealing the deal.

And, at a stretch, I will still have enough dosh left over to buy the cheaper of the two F5J models if that proves to be OK.

Thanks again everyone, I will report back the outcome.

30/10/2019 19:36:41

I have been offered an Eflite Beast 60 E for 400 Euros from a fellow club member. The model is in pristine condition and has very few hours on it. It's fitted with the original Eflite motor and top quality servos throughout. In addition the seller has offered to throw in a spektrum Rx as a freebie.

The Beast has always been one of my favourite models and a few years ago I would have jumped at the opportunity to buy the example I'm being offered. More recently however, I've been gravitating towards F5J powered gliders and have a couple of top spec models to look at on Friday.

Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to, I can't spread my funds to cover all of my prospective purchases, a situation which I'm sure many of you reading this have been in too.

So, if there's anyone out there who can offer a few words to help me make a decision I'd be very grateful.


Thread: NEW POLL - do you use a throttle kill switch?
26/10/2019 18:42:05

Short answer is yes on all my models, using a 2 position switch on my DX8.

Switch has red heat-shrink for easy ID. Function copies throttle movement, i.e, switch forward for go, switch back for stop/cut so easy to remember. Like others have mentioned, I also use my thumb as a stop above the throttle stick when I have to carry the model.

Thread: How far do you travel to fly at your club?
20/10/2019 17:44:50

I have a round trip of 25km (15m) to my club and back, 90% of which is dual carriageway. 10 to 15 mins max and if I forget something it's no big deal to return home if necessary.

Thread: Greetings from Spain
17/10/2019 19:12:14

Bienvenido Jesus,

I'm British but I live in Spain, in Huesca, Aragon. My local club is Club Aeromodelismo Osca and your are welcome to drop by if you live in the area.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
14/09/2019 08:05:38

I just got this second hand complete with servos for a very reasonable price.

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14/09/2019 08:03:35
Posted by Ron Gray on 13/09/2019 21:04:09:

My new DLG from LD Models, 230g all up flying weight.


Very nice looking model Ron.

Thread: DSMX Receiver recommendation
23/07/2019 20:30:02

Thanks for the suggestions gents. AR6270T seems to be favourite but at 80 Euros it equals 40% of the cost of the model. Would this be suitable? Similar to speedster's suggestion but without telemetry.


23/07/2019 14:47:47

I am about to buy a second hand 1.5m all carbon DLG for an excellent price. As Can anyone recommend a suitable DSMX 6 channel Rx for this application? Is the hype re "Carbon Fuse" RX's true or is it just a case of having antennas long enough to exit the fuselage?



Thread: Birthday discount from HK?...
22/07/2019 13:40:43

I received one too back in May. Like John Lee, mine didn't work either!

Thread: Moon landing
20/07/2019 21:27:59

I've just watched the film "The First Man" on the tele and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thread: Car indicators
05/07/2019 21:16:47

Levanter, I echo your observations completely.

05/07/2019 06:11:29

This isn't just confined to the UK.

 It's the same here in the small provincial town in Northern Spain in which I live. Many times I have remarked to friends and workmates that the cars must be specially imported without working indicators. And yes, the main protaganists do seem to be BMW drivers and drivers of other German cars in general, but not solely so. I say this as a VW driver.

In general, I find the overall standard of driving over here abysmal.

Edited By Steve Colman on 05/07/2019 06:14:07

Edited By Steve Colman on 05/07/2019 06:14:45

Thread: Local club attendance
01/07/2019 17:38:51

I echo the comments of those posted here. In my club here in Spain, which is one of the best appointed in the country, has about 60 members. Of those, at least half I've never seen and perhaps 20 more turn up just a few times a year. In general there are about 6 to 10 of us that turn up regularly most weekends.

This has it's pros and cons of course. For us regulars there's more time to fly. Me. I'm very lucky: Started my long summer hols last week and have the opportunity to go flying every day if I want. Early morning solo glider guiding is very good for the soul I find.

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