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David Ashby - Moderator14/03/2007 13:48:00
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Ok, the April issue should be with you all soon so here's a thread for your feedback, commentary, suggestions, critique or otherwise.....We'd like to hear from you.

Graham and David
Tim Mackey14/03/2007 15:45:00
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Liked the nuremburg report - wow things are going leccy aint they ( good )
When and where can I find out more about the graupner EDF hawk (red arrows scheme.)

DX7 useage report - as expected really, good endorsement of a good set ( slight tecchie error in the specs about receiver volts /amps )

Alex's article on wheel brakes was good -but then again...I actually do quite like his work! Will congratulate him on Saturday if he turns up to the swapmeet :-)

I'm fine with baby bro coming in as assistant ed.

Havent read the rest yet...like to phase it out over a couple of days worth of coffee and cake :-)
David Ashby - Moderator14/03/2007 19:06:00
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Cheers Tim,

Try rinigng one of the main Graupner main stockists and they should be able to get a Hawk in for you on their new quick order turnaround.

Baby Bro is the oldest actually :-)
Tim Mackey14/03/2007 19:20:00
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Hmmmm....I wonder why I thought he was the younger - sorry about that I presumed incorrectly .
kenneth stanbury15/03/2007 13:26:00
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Re the kit review of the Gas BBobcat 52 Ripmax stock Airflow pusher props of all sizes
winchweight15/03/2007 16:38:00
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Liked it a lot. The prop stockist is worth knowing thanks Ken. I am thinking of buying a Bobcat and would have liked one photo of the unfinished kit to see what's in the box and the raw fibreglass shell.

Anyone fitted retracts yet?

Old Geezer15/03/2007 21:31:00
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Still the best at the newsagents.
re Nigel Hawes column this month.
Yes! - why don't the LiPo manufacturer's / distributors standardise the wiring for their packs and balancer's, apart from wishing to fill their boots, and an attempt to tie the ordinary flyer to one particular brand. I refuse to believe that there is only one ideal system, but if there was, which? We ordinary mortals don't yet have the experience and/or the specialised knowledge to make a valid judgment.
Perhaps a subject for a future article but your advertising department might squash the idea as it would by definition antagonise all but one advertiser!
Dickie Emmerson18/03/2007 15:44:00
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Being new to this forum lark I managed to get my "Gripe" in the wrong place, so here it is again! Graham, when are we going to see this promised article on pimping the Picoo Z? Have been expecting it for the last two issues, so please put us out of our misery. Have read the mag' since it first started, it just gets better.
David Ashby - Moderator19/03/2007 09:59:00
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Sorry Dickie, we've been slacking, it's on the way, promise. I'll let you know more when I've got some news.
Andy Green19/03/2007 13:59:00
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Fame at last.

Reading the forum comments and thought that sounds like mine, and it was. Fanstastic - first ever mention in an R/C mag. Forum posts today - reviewer tomorrow?

Andy
David Ashby - Moderator20/03/2007 19:31:00
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David

What comments/adverts/reviews were you referring to from the issue?
David Ashby - Moderator21/03/2007 10:38:00
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Ok, thanks David.
Dead-stick21/03/2007 10:47:00
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I wonder how many aeromodellers (in the not too distant past) dismissed the introduction of R/C into the hobby as offensive and unnecessary? Surely a proper 'diehard' aeromodeller knew how to trim his machine for a good flight and didn't need any new fangled contraption to guide his machine around the sky. How many of us now embrace the latest radio guidance systems, and wouldn't dream of calling it a waste of time?
I have tried most aspects of our great hobby and whilst there are some areas I choose not to involve myself with, I would not criticise anyone for doing what they enjoy. I also think that the modelling press have a responsibility to cover all aspects of the hobby (as they do of course)to give folks an informed choice of what they may want to try, or buy next.
Technology and innovation moves on with or without you David (Smith), so please live and let live, we don't all want to read the same book as you do!
Tim Mackey21/03/2007 14:40:00
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Dead Stick and Dave. Although I happen to like electric flight, I also like IC too, indeed, I would NEVER want to convert my 62" Spit to electric, as I would just miss the noise and power band characteristics of the 4 stroke that is fitted at present. I think I am right in saying that David Smith is an experienced modeller, originally from the UK, who has in the past contributed an article or two plus reviews for the leading aeromodelling magazine at that time. Although not known to me personally, I do know he is an active and accomplished modeller, who contributes a lot to "the other forum" :-) and I respect that knowledge and experience. I did not intend to start an Electric V IC argument by my comments.... I also was merely expressing an opinion, that the show report would certainly indicate that like it or not....electric is the fastest growing sector of our hobby. I personally doubt very much that the flood of cheap foamies will be the death of true of modelling, I believe there is room for both :) I have both "cheap" and expensive foam models, as well as several IC models.
David Ashby - Moderator21/03/2007 14:56:00
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There is room for everyone, for us the trick is keeping eveyone happy with a spread of articles that everyone will read every month.

You'd think I'm trying to win a bet as to how many times I can get the word 'everyone' into a post :-)

Hopefully we get it right on most occasions. Personally I can read and find interest in any bit of text regarding aviation and model flying from any genre.
Tim Mackey21/03/2007 16:03:00
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Ah that would be what I saw then :)
Agree entirely about the horses for courses
So the good looking person holding your model in the mag was obviously an imposter :)
texas21/03/2007 17:04:00
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Always look forward to the mag. As a newcomer to RC I'm find it's an good read with lots of useful tips thanks.
N.B. A mate and I were looking for decal suppliers recently and were made aware of Pyramid then I find a ref. in the Gas Bobcat article - page 99 - to "the helpful chaps at rcgraphics.com". This should be rcgraphics.co.uk - the .com version is an American site not concerned with model graphics. If anyone out there has any more decal suppliers they know of we're still interested.
nasa_steve21/03/2007 18:23:00
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hi all
personally i definately DON'T THINK electric articles or anything related are a waste of paper its the future and has now become VERY relavant in modern model flight. i'm sorry to totally disagree with you David but putting your head in the sand will not stop progress. maybe you could elaborate on why you think electric flight is a waste of time and paper as you so kindly put it??? there's certainly no propaganda in it, electric is the future and i don't think your labelling them toys is a factual statement. its like me saying there is no place for anything thats not ARTF because nobody has the time to build them anymore. if electric flight was not viable none of the big names would offer electric packages for their IC kits would they???
nasa
PETER JENNISON21/03/2007 20:31:00
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Good mag,good wide spread of the hobby covered.Would like to see more tips,more set up guides,more advice on building and covering,how about a HOW TO REPAIR feature,and side by side comparisons on products (servos,speed vs torque vs price?)The makeover article was good,nice to see how to personalise an artf.
Obzi22/03/2007 11:19:00
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I think the April issue just shows how much the mag has moved on from a few years ago.
It's all now very glossy, much more upmarket, lots of well shot photos and the Nuremberg report is a very good example.
The huge splash of colour made for interesting reading especially when you can see what's being talked about.

The various arguments for/against electric will go on for eternity, the report should be representative of the show and if it was 70% electric (for example) then that's the way to report it in the way that a FF report will be virtually all FF.

As well as RCME, i have bought the odd other magazine recently, (sorry ed) i still think RCME has the edge over a few and miles better than the rest.

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