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James4022/07/2010 20:53:31
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Ok, I'm thinking of a project to keep me going over winter and I fancy a large scale warbird build to keep me occupied.
This is the Tempest I'm thinking of building and using Belair Kits  to supply me with the parts.
Has anyone purchased from either of the above and do they come recommended ?
Many thanks in advance.
andy watson22/07/2010 21:14:59
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Lovely, but ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££
James4022/07/2010 21:17:57
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I know, it will be a long term project so I can spread the cost out
andy watson22/07/2010 21:26:22
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The typhoon is a possibility for my next build, but I won't be going that big!
Have you done a costing of the project, or are you doing like I do- just ignore it and concentrate on the individual components?  Makes them less scarey to fly then!
Reno Racer22/07/2010 21:54:20
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My only experience is second hand info from the RCSB website; seemingly the quality of cutting from Belair is not what you might expect for the money, but I've only heard this.

I have a similar 'urge' and have gone for a 1/5,5 scale 68" BF190E from the Brian Taylor plan. Laser kit and all G/F bits are available from Traplet (I've so far only ordered the plan and specialised specific  retracts/oleos from Unitracts). I will ordered the rest at the end of this month. I am planning to convert/build electric using a 5065 turnigy motor and 6S 30C 5800mah Lipo.

I have also ordered a pilot from AH, seemes very good, but has not arrived yet.

I am considering ordering the 2.5m span Beaufighter short kit from Belair and remaining parts/plan from traplet.

andy watson22/07/2010 22:41:52
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Posted by Ackers on 22/07/2010 21:54:20:

I have also ordered a pilot from AH, seemes very good, but has not arrived yet.

 Don't hold your breath!  They are really behind on orders.  Great pilots well worth the wait though.
Sorry to go OT.
James4023/07/2010 07:24:36
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Ackers, when you say the quality of cutting isn't quite so good, do you mean it's not accurate or is it that it's not laser cut ? I'm not paying big bucks for average quality work !
David Turner 523/07/2010 08:18:33
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I purchased from Belair a while back.
Took five months for the product to arrive and there were a lot of phone calls involved.
Can't comment on the quality as I haven't built the model yet.
One weakness of the system is that any flaws on the drawings will be faithfully reproduced.
My personal view is this.  It's all very well having wing ribs and formers which are accurate to the micron ... but really, who cares? You are paying for a level of accuracy which is not necessary. I remain unconvinced that the time saved is reflected in the price of the product. In my own instance, the £140 that went to Belair probably saved me 3 or 4 hours of work.
Phil B02/07/2020 08:00:51
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I am starting out on a Vailly Tempest. Does anyone have experience of using a brushless motor replacement for a 62cc petrol engine?

John Tee02/07/2020 09:33:00
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I have had a Veron Robot set from Belair. No real problems just minor adjustments/adaptation.


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