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Tim Mackey28/06/2009 09:20:10
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That looks like a pretty nice model actually, and good VFM really. Not sure how much is actually included in the kit ( hardware etc? ) but does seem to fill a gap for the traditional builder who wants a smart, wooden, electric model to chuck and go.
Well done to John, and hope he does well with it.

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JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs28/06/2009 19:50:22
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Hello,
 
Just to let everyone know that there is a photo of the kit contents on our website (see above for link) as you will see you get a lot for your money.
 
Many thanks,
 
John Newton,
Skies the limit designs.
David Ashby - Moderator28/06/2009 21:25:21
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Reminds me of the Hush Pup - my first electric model in 1997. A trad build kit, I can't believe I didn't know what I didn't know about electric flight back then -  7-cell NiCD, Westbury ESC (remember them?) and Tamiya connectors! Still it flew quite well for the time.
 
Anyone else have one of these?
 
 

 

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David Ashby - Moderator29/06/2009 08:07:09
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Hope it goes well John
JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs29/06/2009 09:42:34
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Many thanks David, I used to use Tamiya connectors until I discovered they gave unreliable connections (not good when your reciever is powered off the main battery as well! ), use gold plated 4mm "banana" type now, much better.
 
My first electric model (many years ago) had a direct drive graupner speed 400 in it. Amazing how much the technology has progressed, especially regarding power to weight.
 
John
Terry Whiting29/06/2009 14:17:56
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John,
 I thought the model a little cracker,    but can't say the same about the video.
Why auto focus is used for model filming I never know
JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs29/06/2009 15:38:33
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Terry,
 
Thanks for the comments, glad you like it. I had to film the video on a standard digital camera, hence the poor(ish) quality, I'll try and get some better video when I get a mo.
 
 
John
JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs07/07/2009 19:49:58
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Following a few queries from our customers we have now added a General Information section to our website. This gives details of recomended motors and batteries etc. for the Sparrowhawk. If anyone has a specific motor or battery combination they have in mind we will of course be happy to advise on it's suitability. Details of the standard setup are also included in the kits.
 
Thanks,
John Newton
 
Skies the Limit Designs

Edited By JohnN on 07/07/2009 19:54:53

JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs13/07/2009 10:11:51
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The sparrowhawk is now availiable as a part kit, just add sheet and strip wood. See our listing on ebay.co.uk for more details (search for sparrowhawk kit).
 
John
 
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JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs18/07/2009 09:20:08
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Just to let everyone know that we will be attending the Cosford LMAC show this Sunday with the Sparrowhawk.
 
Cheers,
John
Martin Roberts27/07/2009 10:41:07
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Hey John, this looks like a pretty nice platform, and the photo angle looks like the name, I can just see the outline of the hawks beak, good entry type.
 
Marty
JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs27/07/2009 18:10:23
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Marty,
 
Thanks for the comments, glad you like it. I try to give our models a bit of character. It would make an ideal first aileron equipped model as it is very stable yet manouverable
 
Thanks,
Johm
JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs30/10/2009 16:41:32
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Just to let everyone know, we now have a new website:
 
 
the MK2 version of the Sparrowhawk is out now, it features a more tapered nose making the model look even more attractive.
 
Regards,
John Newton
JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs30/10/2009 16:44:16
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We have also added some more customers finished models to the website, see:
 
JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs06/11/2009 08:40:55
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We have been informed by one of our customers that Overlander are currently out of stock of the motor shown on the Sparrowhawk kit plan.
 
Please visit
 
http://www.myskies.co.uk/setup.html
 
for a range of different motors that will all suit this model.
 
Cheers,
John
JohnN - Skies The Limit Designs09/03/2010 11:10:11
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We have now posted some video of the Wingman in flight on our website.
 
Thanks,
John

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