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Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat
22/06/2012 18:11:03

I picked up my Acro Wot Mk2 ARTF this morning. I have built several of the ARTB's Acro Wots from Chris Foss over the years. This is a little gem - well done Ripmax (This is a much better build than the ARTF Wot 4)

Having had great success in electrifying the Wot 4 ARTF (538 flights recorded since new - average duration of approx 8 mins - two dings which were easily repaired - its looking a little rough around the edges!!!) I have decided to use similar setup for the Acro wot .

Is there anyone else attempting to do the same?

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 23/06/2012 05:38:04

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 23/06/2012 05:40:00

Thread: which four stroke to get????
19/06/2012 21:16:28

I've got the H9 P47 and would highly recommend the Laser 80 (Great motor)

Thread: Sandwiches; Cut diagonal or across?
03/06/2012 12:19:21

Given whats going on this weekend how about Coronation chicken? I've just cut mine up into wingshapes. Don't think the other half is too keen on my trying out its aerodynamic properties. Where has the sun gone?

01/06/2012 22:03:59

Mines a Chicken,( touch of lemon, a little Tabasco) , some crispy bacon with Avocado , a hint of Mayo, black pepper and some salt between two slices of brown bread accompanied by a nice bottle of chilled dry white wine (have been watching tooooooooo many cookery progs)

Wish Discovery would consider screening some more R/C progs . Spoke to them some while ago to complain about too many fishing progs and asked if they would have some R/C orientated episodes - they didn't seem to be particularly interested!!!

Thread: July 2012 issue feedback
01/06/2012 00:27:49

Much enjoyed.

Alex made me laugh. Keep it up A.W

Thread: How many flyable models do you have?
26/05/2012 14:11:17

Didn't realise I had that many until I started to count them - aah well, one less after this mornings episode!

Thread: What is the best simulator to buy for a beginer
25/05/2012 18:11:01

On advice from other modellers in my club I bought the Phoenix RC Flight Sim. I have to say that I find it to be excellent value and pretty realistic (think it cost me about £70) They offer regular updates inc updated models for free. I used my "daily use TX!!" to begin with and since then picked up an old FF7 for £10. I had a minor issue with reloading the software when I changed computers and operating system and I have to say that the support that I got from them was pretty quick and very helpful (few hours to return my email and instructions were excellent)

Thread: Mick Reeves - Contact info please
16/05/2012 21:27:37

Many thanks Andrew.

That was perfect as I was also looking for a suitable Pilot for my Tiger Moth.

16/05/2012 19:54:27

I'm trying to get hold of Mick Reeves to buy some scale bits from him. I've tried to get onto his website - but there appears to be an issue with it.

Does anyone have a telephone number for him?

Many thanks

Thread: Gloster Gladiator - Brian Taylor GG info please
15/05/2012 18:37:49

Hello Alan

Shrewd lady. You haven't missd much here weather wise !!!

Info very helpful and rather looking forward to flying this when I can get to field.

09/05/2012 21:22:26

Hello Alan

Thank you very much for info. I forgot to ask if the plans showed extent of control surface throws. I would very much appreciate it if you could have a look.

Getting very fed up with this weather!!!

05/05/2012 21:19:18

Thank you very much Gary/Alan. Much appreciated. Hope to get it flying the next time we get any decent weather!!!!!

All the best on the build Alan ( I seem to spend a lot of time staring at plans)

05/05/2012 20:14:41

I have a Gloster Gladiator built from Brian Taylor's plan. I would very much appreciate if someone could let me know where the Centre of Gravity point is supposed to be. (I can't lay my help on the plans)

Thread: Scorpion Motors
26/10/2011 22:42:00
Just looked at this topic. Ive had excellent results with the Scorpion motors (you can buy them in the UK for similar price to Hobby King at "All good model shops" . The Uk dist are Climb Out or have a look at the the Micron website which is easy to understand ) Although I'm led to understand that the prices for the motors are going up shortly. Preference on motors are1. Scorpion, 2. Hacker (pricey but exc) 3. Axi (Solid you get what you pay for!) 4. E-flite. Bought some Turnigy motors but have binned those (magnets kept falling out - even after I had superglued them back in!). Just bought a couple of the OS motors and looking forward to using them.
Thread: HobbyKing
01/01/2011 16:52:00
A further Issue with HobbyKing.
A club member recently bought some Lipo battery packs from the German warehouse of Hobbyking  (he liked the prices!)  using Paypal.
Having heard of my previous experience with said company and the problems I had with them  He asked me to check the packs.We found one of the cells in the packs to be defective. You must be aware of following:-
1.You have to register the code on the battery with Hobbyking on the day of receipt.
2.You cannot change the connectors or it will invalidate your 28 day Warranty)
3. If you have a problem with voltage drop in a cell compared to the others   HK will  request a photograph showing the voltage on each cell whilst connected to a Watt/volt meter (before you charge it !)
4. They will take between 3 and 8 days between each email/query that you raise with them (don't expect to have your answers fully answered!)
5. We took legal advice and went back to Paypal (complaint was filed within 10 days of first email to HK . Understand Paypal give you 20 days. HK were keen that we should cancel our complaint prior to dealing with the problem. DONT!!! . Got money back via Paypal (Including Postage etc) He went to a local model shop and bought another pack for £6 more but at least will have peace of mind that if he has a problem he can go back to them and has various rights of recourse under UK/EU law.
Support your local Shop/dealer - he may be more expensive - but cheaper in the long run!
11/09/2010 20:09:15
Lack of Service from Hobbyking
Similar problem with new LiPo one cell showed .6V drop on first use (50% of charge used ). Took over a week (5 emails) before I got a  response. Which basically said if it was not reported within the disclaimer/notice then they were not responsible. (They also failed to answer my queries in full!!)
Thread: New Foamy Wot 4 by Ripmax
28/08/2010 14:43:19
Ripmax Foam Wot 4
Loved this little one - only concern is will the ESC stand up to the heat generated in the fuselage for long (flew one for about 6 min  ESC/Motor felt quite hot). Intend to drill a couple of 6-8mm holes in the cowl - any other suggestions?
Thread: RCM&E 2010 Hobby Awards
28/07/2010 13:04:39
1. Sussex Model Centre
2. SMC again
3. Ripmax Wot 4
4. Horizon Hobbies
Thread: The 2009 RCM&E & awards
13/01/2010 13:14:24
1.Best high street retailer -  TJD(excellent service)
2.Best mail order supplier - Sussex Model Centre (nearly joint favorite above but slip to second as in general their prices are high)
3.Best UK distributor - Horizon Hobby(head and shoulders above all - I have had the 
   pleasure of dealing with a lot!)

4. Best Kit - Ripmax Wot 4
Thread: The Mode Survey - what do you fly?
06/01/2010 19:44:01
1.Mode 2 (found it more natural having flown full size)
2. In The South East
3. South East
4.Self taught - a couple of flights from excellent club instructor having come back to the hobby after long break

Edited By Tomtom39 on 06/01/2010 19:46:05

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