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Roo Hawkins05/12/2018 08:28:11
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Hi I would keep well away from them. They have very weak wings the wings joiner tubes in the wings are only fixed to the ribs and not the spars and the fuselages can sometimes be weak. It is a shame if they spent a few more ? they could have built a nice glider.
Andy Meade05/12/2018 09:12:52
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I've got a flyfly Salto that I've flown for a few seasons now. It's a little bit heavy, so I added flaps for crow braking effect, works well. A nice little machine, imho - no issues with the joiner / spar interface (so far - touch wood!)

simon barr05/12/2018 12:14:48
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A fellow club member had the Duo Discus. It performed well on both the slope and aerotow.

But it met it's end when a wing folded just after release from a very stable and gentle tow.

Anthony Scott 205/12/2018 14:42:31
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My Fox has proven to be great value for money. It flies well in a wide wind speed range, is aerobatic & has survived its share of slope side arrivals. I would happily have another.

Ronaldo05/12/2018 15:38:32
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I have the Fox and the Salto, and have electrified them both (no slope nearby). They both fly well, but I did open up the wings to reinforce them, and then recovered with white profilm.

The Salto has no flaps like the Fox does, and lands a bit fast especially on a dead calm day, even with airbrakes. So as Andy mentioned of his Salto, I'm also considering fitting flaps for crow braking.

They are great value for money if you don't mind doing a few mods

Brian Hammond05/12/2018 18:28:01
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Iv,s found the Flyfly model I have is not bad but spares seem like hens teeth and the importers just don,t want to know!

Martin Harris05/12/2018 23:10:14
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Not used them but they have been around for some years.  Postage is a bit of a killer though!

PNP is Plug and Play - ready to plug in a receiver, connect a battery and go (i.e. all the servos, motors, linkages, hinges etc. are pre-installed)...after programming your transmitter of course!

Edited By Martin Harris on 05/12/2018 23:16:40

Brian Hammond06/12/2018 08:09:12
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If I remember correctly, the company had taken over giantcod but now seem to have disapeared.

Andy Meade06/12/2018 08:47:09
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Don't know who the importer is, but Gliders UK carry lots of stock.

Roo Hawkins06/12/2018 08:56:51
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Hi have you thought about a pat teakle glider they are about ?370 and they fly great but you do have to build them yourself has they are only a basic kit. Glass fuselage and foam wings tail and canopy. I have a vega .dart and asw 20.

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 06/12/2018 08:57:26

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 06/12/2018 08:57:54

simon barr06/12/2018 15:23:24
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I'm still waiting for a reply from Gliders I sent them several months ago regarding some lipos... Got them from HK in the end, so their loss, I guess.

Andy Meade06/12/2018 15:32:53
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Anyone tried picking up a phone? They answer pretty quick.

simon barr06/12/2018 15:37:17
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You, indeed, have a point Andy, but when they supply a Contact email, I do expect an acknowledgement at the very least... Just old school, I guess.

Stephen Smith 1407/12/2018 19:38:54
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Posted by simon barr on 06/12/2018 15:37:17:

You, indeed, have a point Andy, but when they supply a Contact email, I do expect an acknowledgement at the very least... Just old school, I guess.

The phones old school not email.

Piers Bowlan09/12/2018 07:39:42
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So which Fly Fly glider did you buy in the end? I bought a FF Fox some while ago but I haven't got around to putting it together as yet. It has a very good quality finish overall but it is often what you can't see that is important!

Denis Watkins09/12/2018 08:09:53
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Posted by Stearman65 on 07/12/2018 21:44:58:

It isn't just Gliders UK who haven't replied to emails, one of the glider suppliers who advertises on here, didn't reply to my email, then, when I rang in the middle of the day, an auto message said they were busy & to ring back. I bought the model from France, cost me £10 more than the UK supplier, but at least I got it. Maybe they don't like committing to written replies?sad

As a Seller, and connection to a couple of Businesses, sadly,

General Email enquiries very very often lead to nothing, maybe pulling a figure from the air, 1%?

An enquiry Email can be complex and require some time, thought, and research to answer, maybe 10 minutes on a good day

So you sit for over an hour answering 10 emails, and then how many sales do you make from it?

None, very very often, the hour spent on emails results in nothing.

This is soul destroying for the Shop, and we draw straws for the resultant waste of time

This is a sad fact

ken anderson.09/12/2018 10:46:59
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i would have thought it was part of the "service" replying to an e-mail....then again I sent a genuine enquiry to one of the well know lads who advertises on here and in the mags two weeks reply.

ken….no reply dept.

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