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|Thread: Gloster Gladiator - Brian Taylor GG info please|
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)
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|
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.
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!
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!!)
Moral of my experience PAY A LITTLE BIT MORE AND BUY FROM A UK SUPPLIER
I WILL NOT BE USING HOBBYKING AGAIN
|Thread: New Foamy Wot 4 by Ripmax|
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|
1. Sussex Model Centre
2. SMC again
3. Ripmax Wot 4
4. Horizon Hobbies
|Thread: The 2009 RCM&E & Modelflying.co.uk awards|
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?|
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
|Thread: Horizon Hobby|
I have had two minor problems with my indoor models (both as a consequence of my abuse!) Horizon were brilliant!. I can't praise them enough. Some of the other distibutors should take lessons from them. Thank you Horizon.
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