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kooka13/11/2018 04:25:11
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Thanks KK.

I have put up pictures before, just couldn't pin it this time. I'll work on it.

Aussies and Kiwis still standing straight and tall as always.

Richard Harris13/11/2018 09:18:55
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I like to try something different each year and have just completed a 'TWIGLET' E2K pylon racer which I test flew and raced last Sunday. Have to admit I wasn't very good but really enjoyed the day, faster than I thought as the models stock are pushing just over 100mph. Look forward to the next meeting at Buckminster next month, Great fun!

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Piers Bowlan13/11/2018 10:54:52
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Nice. What motor/ESC/LiPo setup are you using Richard and how many watts are you squeezing out of it?

Richard Harris13/11/2018 12:16:55
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Piers,

I have yet to put it on the meter, the rules are such that each model should not have any power or aerodynamic advantages so everyone is equal and its purely down to pilots skill and not how deep your pockets are.

There are several motor options (all are 14 pole), I went for the Overlander Thumper V3 3536/1500kv outrunner as it has a more solid prop mount. Only one type of prop can be used and this is the APC 8x8 IC version. My ESC is a YEP 60amp which has been flashed so that it is rev limited to 15,232 rpm (as per the rules), Lipo is a Turnigy Graphene 4S 1800mah.

Rich

Erfolg13/11/2018 15:12:27
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Re the Parkzone Albatross,

I have gone through a small number of Lipos with it. I use 2200 rather than the recommended size, what ever that  is. What has caught me out once, is that I purchased a regular Lipo, only to find it would not go in, the internal moulding ( a plastic spar moulding) preventing the lipo from going in. I now carefully ensure that I buy a compact Lipo, paying particular attention to the thickness. The additional weight appears to be trivial to the flying characteristics.

I have also noted, particularly as a lipo reaches the end of its life, the model may intially fly quite happily, although it may have struggled a little in looping, 1/2 Cuban, it suddenly goes as near as dam it, dead stick. The problem with the Albatross is that putting the nose down results in it coming down, not having any gliding capability at all. So getting back to the field I have occasionally found tricky. I do however have a solution, I open my wallet and replace the Lipo..

It is a pity that E2K models are so fast. A bit slower, say circa 70-80 mph, I would not be surprised that a lot of clubs would be far more happy to run events, even if they were initially for the club. I do like the idea.

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Simon Knight14/11/2018 10:28:17
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Not new but feels and looks it now she’s freshly repainted:

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Edited By Simon Knight on 14/11/2018 10:29:09

Paul Marsh24/11/2018 18:01:08
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I picked this up from Ebay, for £80. just needs a switch, battery and rx. It did have a rx in it, a Hobbyking, but don't have the radio. Its going on Hitec, anyway, as have a few spare rx's

Does anyone know what this is? He said its a Super Bulldog. Probably wrong, but similar, and that's what I'm calling it for now. Also what kit it was? Quite a pretty aircraft, and reason why I wanted it.

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Levanter24/11/2018 18:58:24
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Paul

It looks very much like the Scottish Aviation Bulldog and yes, a good looking aircraft.

Your tally grows!!

Levanter

jeff2wings24/11/2018 19:13:46
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More like a Zlin Z 143 /242 ?

onetenor24/11/2018 23:16:38
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Simon what is it please? Very nice BTW.

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Simon Knight25/11/2018 09:31:02
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Thanks onetenor, she is a Chris Foss Wots Wot ARTF. One of my few models with hours of flying time rather than just minutes. wink

Paul Marsh25/11/2018 09:40:49
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I've flown in the Bulldog and have a model of it. Maybe an altered civvy one?

Alan Gorham_25/11/2018 09:59:16
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Hobbyking sold an ARTF Zlin Z-42 which is what I think Paul's model is.

It's nothing like a SA Bulldog!

Paul Marsh25/11/2018 10:04:32
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That's the one. Did a quick search and found this. So it's called a Zlin Z-42...! smiley

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cymaz25/11/2018 17:02:24
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Went out for an hour....boy it’s cold at Davidstow airfield kulou...( 960ft above sea level). Flew this for the first time. It once belonged to a club member, now passed away. Flew without any problems

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Also took this out to get some wind through it for the first time. Only taxiing, range check and an engine run...all good

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Bob Cotsford25/11/2018 18:44:35
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Flown for the first time in the week, a HobbyKing Sukhoi 29 30e. I would hesitate to say that it's a clone of the Sebart one, but only for legal reasons. It's got a HobbyKing 3542 motor running on 3S and apart from needing some right aileron trim (incidence mismatch in the airframe?) it flew a treat with quite user friendly lowspeed handling.

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Neat simple model stand also from HK!

Steve Colman25/11/2018 21:12:56
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Posted by cymaz on 25/11/2018 17:02:24:

Went out for an hour....boy it’s cold at Davidstow airfield kulou...( 960ft above sea level). Flew this for the first time. It once belonged to a club member, now passed away. Flew without any problems

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Wow Cymaz, you did well to manage to fly it without the wings!

cymaz25/11/2018 21:19:03
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Ah....I’m not exactly sure blush

Phil 925/11/2018 21:45:36
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Posted by Steve Colman on 25/11/2018 21:12:56:

Wow Cymaz, you did well to manage to fly it without the wings!

I know a song about that

cymaz25/11/2018 21:54:56
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Posted by Phil 9 on 25/11/2018 21:45:36:
Posted by Steve Colman on 25/11/2018 21:12:56:

Wow Cymaz, you did well to manage to fly it without the wings!

I know a song about that

“Three German officers crossed the line, parlez - vous “. Maybe not that one....wayyy off topic now !

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