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Member postings for Simon B

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Thread: Is there a Seagull high wing electric trainer in existence?
26/03/2009 09:16:12
The Decathlon looks very tempting indeed.  I've currently got a 250w motor and 30a esc going spare.  Would they be enough for this, or are they far too underpowered for such a big beast?
25/03/2009 22:37:08
Ooh! Oh, that changes things a bit.  VMar stuff is ok, but the idea of owning a Seagull model appeals massively
25/03/2009 22:30:10
Aren't they both models that require fuel?  I'd rather stick to electric.
25/03/2009 22:09:55
Ever since my dad bought a Seagull X-Ray i've really fancied owning something of theirs, as they're so nicely put together, but they don't seem to do an electric and i'm definitely not going down the fuel route. 
My other option if no such thing exists is either VMar Cub or Grasshopper.  Is there any difference between the two other than a slight price difference?
Thread: Anyone built a West Wings Toucan?
24/03/2009 20:58:31
You can see where i've got to with it here:
Not sure if you need a facebook account or not to view it...
24/03/2009 20:56:10
I'm having a bit of a headache.  I've managed to do all the wiring, fitted the nose covering etc, but i'm utterly baffled as to how to attach the cockpit cover. It needs to be removable, but i'm not sure how to best do it.  Any tips?
Thread: Hello
24/03/2009 18:18:19
Cheers for the welcome.  I'm Cambridge based and have a big park right next to my flat, which was why i decided to buy a small plane like the Toucan, as i wanted something light and compact so i didn't get out of my depth and cause someone a mischief!
Thread: FMS models
23/03/2009 18:56:23
Ah of course, i forgot, but i did all the DLL faff a month or so ago.  
23/03/2009 16:28:41
I'm using version 8.5.  I'd love clearview, as it's much nicer looking, but i'm too skint from spending money on models to afford to pay out for a sim.  I tried Clearview on a trial and really liked it.
23/03/2009 16:08:01
I'm using Vista at the moment and it seems to work ok with it.
23/03/2009 15:54:41
Yeah, just before you posted that i tried that and i've now got a ton of new models.  Thanks to everyone for their help.  Still trying to find something that responds like the real thing, as they're all much twitchier than my actual models!
23/03/2009 15:38:28
How do i go about installing these?
23/03/2009 15:30:59
Lovely.  Thanks!  
23/03/2009 15:24:57
Can anyone tell me where i could download new models for the simulator? I can't find any models that are quite like my Toucan, so thought i'd have see if there were others i could add in.
Thread: Hello
23/03/2009 15:17:39
Been modelling on and off for a year or so, but only really properly in the last 6 months when i threw away my Super Cub and embraced balsa!  I've currently got a West Wings Toucan with a 90w motor, a Vmar Aero Subaru powered by a 250w motor and a dodgy scratch built Grasshopper i adapted from a 1940s free flight model. All my planes have Spektrum AR500 receivers and i've got a DX5e Tx.  
Still fairly wet round the ears, but i've managed to handle things ok,  but still crash a fair bit!  Before i retired the cub i had that down to a fairly fine art though.
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