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Thread: Flightline 1600mm Spitfires????????
04/12/2017 03:14:35
Thanks Neill.
It'll be interesting to see what they're planning.
MRC do so many great models that it's a shame we don't see more of them this side of the pond.
03/12/2017 19:30:13
That sounds intriguing... which forum was that on?
Thread: B-24 Liberator foamy pnf
22/11/2017 13:45:05

Just received an email notification from Motion RC with details of their latest upcoming release, a B-24 no less!

I realise that foam isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I love my 1800mm B-17 and it never fails to draw attention in fight, so maybe this is a worthy stablemate?


Now, who's going to be first to release a similar sized Lancaster I wonder? smile d

Thread: Flightline 1600mm Spitfires????????
19/11/2017 00:52:54

It may be cheaper to buy directly from Motion RC. I've done so in the past for models and the service is outstanding...It'll be at your door within the week!

They're quoting $68.99 shipping for the Spitfire on the website and you'll have to pay whatever Spreadsheet Phil demands of course.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
07/11/2017 16:19:26
Posted by Peter Miller on 07/11/2017 13:37:48:

Hey Pete

How about doing the Corsair with the tilt wing for slow landings?

I always fancied that but it would be far more practical with a ducted fan

Now there's a challenge... wink

07/11/2017 13:13:45
Posted by Erfolg on 05/11/2017 16:22:55:

Has Christmas been, and I have missed it? There are a lot of new models about.

A few more details with respect to the Crusader would be really interesting.

Apologies for the delay. Here's the link to the Crusader web page

Bottom line is 545mm span, 825mm long for a 64mm fan and 1000~2200mAh 3 cell Lipos.

it's a little cracker!

05/11/2017 12:31:01

Scratching the scale glider itch with a Seagull Pilatus B4.

Converted to EP using an XPower XC3522/5 Long Shaft outrunner and 2 x 3 cell 2200mAh Lipos in parallel to achieve the recommended CG, giving an effective 4400mAh 11.1 V supply through a 60A esc.

Seagull Pilatus B4

Seagull Pilatus B4

Now for something at the other end of the spectrum; a Freewing F-8 Crusader. Too cute to resist and a rarely modelled fighter .

FW F-8 Crusader

Thread: Huge Mosquito
17/10/2017 18:49:41

Definitely the Powermax Mosquito.

How do i know?... I've got all the fibreglass bits of one sat in my shed awaiting inspiration!

Thread: Did you start with ARTF and move to building from kits or vice versa?
12/10/2017 18:22:20

No category for starting on plans and kit, then acquiring some ARTFs more recently.

I can't be the only one who walked this path...

Thread: EE Lightning F6 for 70mm Fans
15/09/2017 10:43:13

We now have a kit of parts to make a proper start!

The 3D printed canopy hatch is for the prototype only, put the other parts are the final set.


08/09/2017 20:45:00
Posted by Ady Hayward on 08/09/2017 16:27:23:

I guess it is a rework of the GAD F6. Should fly well.

It's a scaled down version of the 90mm F6 designed by Jim Gordon who I believe did the CAD drawings for Greenair.

This one:


08/09/2017 15:23:30

Hi all,

I thought people might like to see the latest model to come from the Jims Jets stable.
Following on from the 90mm sized EE Lightning, Jim decided to kit exactly the same model, but this time in a very handy size for 70mm fans.
1200mm length and 800 wingspan (or thereabouts, I haven't received the kit yet) make this a great size to fit into the car in one piece for some superb 1960's/70's/even 80's style jet fighter action!

I'll update this thread as I go along, but construction looks to be super-quick!

Petef6 70mm.jpg

Thread: Scale Transfer Letters/ Numbers
06/09/2017 09:15:51

Flightline Graphics do a fabulous job, particularly for dry-rub and paint masks. yes

Thread: ESC advice - EDF HAwk (Sapac?)
26/08/2017 19:30:39

Hi Tony,

I'm glad you like your Hawk and are getting the EDF bug!

35A on 3 cells sounds about right for a relatively tame EDF setup. As for the ESC, I would be inclined to go for at least 40A and preferably a 60A one, so that if you feel inclined to put a hotter fan unit in the model at a later date you have a bit of wiggle room with regard to the ESC. 60A will also give you plenty of "headroom" in your existing setup.

ESC's can get a hard time in EDF models and I generally go for at least 20A more than required.


Thread: Hobbyking Live UK Show - Elmsett
25/08/2017 11:09:23

uk_hobbyking-live.jpgWho's going to this one back at Elmsett again?


Edited By pete taylor on 25/08/2017 11:11:15

Thread: Taranis Plus - when to upgrade firmware
05/08/2017 15:28:15
Posted by Martian on 05/08/2017 15:21:45:

Aaaaaaaargh why did I get a Taranis ,much more study is needed and book/manual perusing let me see oh yes that's it I like headaches

Congratulations Martian; you've hit the wall. Beyond it lies Taranis /open source Nirvana!

The flexibility in programming ot the Taranis is second to none as is the reliability of the RF link. THAT's why you got a Taranis, remember? wink 2

05/08/2017 15:14:29

Plenty of room under the rock XK!

All the above is exactly why I leave my fw alone. It works how I want it to just as it is and it's staying that way.

Come on under wink

05/08/2017 13:32:47
Posted by Andy48 on 05/08/2017 13:24:28:
Posted by pete taylor on 05/08/2017 13:02:53:

Yes there certainly is a need to upgrade.

Finally, is there any reason NOT to update to the latest? There's certainly none I know about, and its an easy job if done through the Companion.

I knew it! I'll get back from whence I came.

Perhaps I've unwittingly upgraded at some point as telemetry works fine as does the RSSI feedback.

The reason not to is rooted in the old adage "if it aint broke..." and tales of "bricked " transmitters caused by well meaning fiddling.


05/08/2017 13:02:53

As far as I'm aware John, there's no NEED to upgrade f/w unless there's a function you require that isn't available using your current fw.

(Stands by to be shot to ribbons!)

I'm still running my original Taranis with what I believe is the original fw, changing all of my receivers to suit without any problems.

Thread: Traplet
20/07/2017 16:22:36

Strewth, I must have just scraped in when I ordered and received a Brian Taylor Spitfire canopy last week! surprise

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