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Stearman6513/11/2018 15:40:50
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Couldn't get to Steve Webb's yesterday as I was finishing posting my add for the Top Flite Stinson Reliant part built kit.

Went this morning, so while my wife toured Frodsham's shops, I visited Cheshire's modelling mecca. They didn't have the Multiplex in stock, & I hadn't been able to handle one or find any English language reviews on Youtube or anywhere else. So it was just the Hitec Flash 8 combo I'd come to see, having seen the other of the two now on my shortlist, the Spektrum DX8G2 at Wireless Madness in Preston last week.

I soon had one in my hands, although the looks & feel were not as impressive as the Spectrum, the ease of swapping modes & the price, persuaded me to go for the Hitec, with the Opti 9 receiver combo complete with a few bits & bobs including battery & charger, paper manual, & it should have had a switch & harness, but didn't discover it was missing until I got home.

I also bought a receiver battery & charger, which would allow me to play around with the set. I also collected 6 x Hitec HS82MG servos which my Top Models CZ Challenger powered glider kit suggests. Once it's all charged up I will report further.


john stones 113/11/2018 17:03:45
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Club mate has one Eric, I reckon you'll be happy with that set. yes

Tim Ballinger13/11/2018 17:05:03
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Reckon you will find it does everything you want Eric. I still use my flash 7 even though I also have the Horus.



Stearman6518/11/2018 13:11:35
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After a frustrating couple of weeks selecting & ordering more electrical components, this morning I got around to powering up the complete Hitec Flash 8. I was going to wait until the lipos I'd ordered then partly cancelled arrived, so I could power the set as it was going to be in the Topmodel CZ Challenger. However, still no lipo, but I had bought a standard receiver battery & charger when i collected the set from Steve Webb. So this morning, instead of twiddling my thumbs I taxed my brain & connected the 6 servos, the switch & the nicad battery. Read & re read the book of words, I powered the tranny, (I had previously set the model type & configuration to mode 1), & went into bind mode. Pressed & held the bind button on the receiver & switched on the receiver power, eureka, it worked. All servos functioning. No point bothering with a range check yet.surprise Quite pleased that after an 11 year layoff, I could still cut the new complicated stuff.

Just have to get the gear together to couple up the lipo, when it arrives, the esc & the motor, I still need a lipo charger, soldering iron, solder, servo cable, heat shrink, connectors, the list is endless.thinking

BTW The Stinson kit is active on ebay, 70+ hits 2 watchers but no bids. sad




Ron Gray18/11/2018 13:33:45
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Re the Stinson, I think your price may be a little (lot) on the high side! But good luck with it anyway.

Edited By Ron Gray on 18/11/2018 13:34:28

ken anderson.18/11/2018 13:45:24
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good luck from me with your asking price also,if you do get it...….it proves there is someone up there watching over us modellers..

ken over us dept.

Stearman6518/11/2018 14:18:35
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You may or may not believe it, but someone on the LMA site offered me £800, my costs to date if I would build the other wing & the flaps & ailerons. Then after re- reading the add realised he had to come 200 miles to collect it twice as I needed the first wing collected before starting the second. Unfortunately he withdrew his offer.sad

The price isn't fixed, it's open to offers!!!!

Stearman6521/11/2018 14:29:40
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I'm known for looking after my possessions, so I looked around for a case for the Hitec Flash 8 transmitter. I found 2 both on Ebay, one actually said Hitec on it, but was 25mm shallower than the Logic case I eventually bought, I emailed the seller of the Hitec case to ask if the Flash 8 would fit, he assured me it would. But after measuring the F8 which has a protruding handle, I decided the Logic case was better, although it was £4 more expensive. It arrived this morning, packed in a box inside a box & I'm very happy with it. It came with 2 keys & a shoulder strap from RED LINE RC on Ebay.





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