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Offline Adrian Harrison

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« on: 15, October 2015, 03:04:46 PM »
Hi I am quite keen to compete this winter season but do not have a model or have the time to build 'a state of the art' competitive model.
I have some hardware from other projects does anyone have any suggestions... either a model to sell or suggest a reasonably quick build kit.
Any  advice would be appreciated.
Thanks
Adrian

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Re: Help
« Reply #1 on: 15, October 2015, 03:15:23 PM »
Please see my email.
 
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Re: Help
« Reply #2 on: 15, October 2015, 03:29:04 PM »
If you are recommending a setup please share Ashley because I'm in the same boat as Adrian!

Kind regards,

Malcolm

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Re: Help
« Reply #3 on: 15, October 2015, 10:16:45 PM »
Hi Malcolm
 
No secrets, just offering Adrian a Disney to fly after fitting his Glavak motor and receiver.
 
To start flying indoors I would say pick something which is light but a little more robust than models like the Trivia which as a very light Depron model covered in mylar.
 
I always feel that being at a competition before you make any decisions would replace a thousand words, may be this is not an option for you although you would be very welcome at South Elmsall.
 
I am sure there will be other ideas coming forward and if there any specific questions you think we may be able to help with, please let us know.
 
Kind regards
 
Ashley

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Re: Help
« Reply #4 on: 16, October 2015, 07:22:49 AM »
Hi Ashley,

Thanks for that. If anyone would like to recommend a complete setup and the sources for it I would be very grateful!

Malcolm

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Re: Help
« Reply #5 on: 16, October 2015, 07:47:37 PM »
Hi Malcolm
 
I think it depends if you have done any indoor flying at all, as this may determine at what level you want to start.
 
The latest top models are generally quite fragile where as a Depron or even a milled Depron model is a little more robust.
 
I am sure F3P flyers will chip in and give some choices.
 
Some suppliers:
 
http://www.alanrcfly.com/izdelek/SGINFO/sg-glavak-products-info
 
http://www.gb-models.com/
 
The Elenor was popular with our pilots last year.  http://www.aerobertics.be/productDetail.php?prod=10642&cat=1&brand=34  See the recommended list of components at the foot of the page.
 
I hope this helps.
 
Ashley
 
 
« Last Edit: 16, October 2015, 07:49:19 PM by Ashley Hoyland »

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Re: Help
« Reply #6 on: 17, October 2015, 07:29:47 AM »
Just to second Ashley's advise.  The Elanors are really popular and great kits but the latest models take a bit of building

I flew an Elanor Feather in B last year which was a great model if you can still get one.  It's a bit heavier than the Elanor 2015 simpler to build and takes a lot less time.   Big plus it does not need a contra to do it justice. 

Check with Rob at Flying Dog to see if he has any Elanor stick otherwise Alan at AlaRCfly is great to deal with direct and may be able to supply an older model or give some advise

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Re: Help
« Reply #7 on: 17, October 2015, 09:14:08 AM »
Thanks guys,

I had no idea that F3p had evolved into flying essentially some air bounded by a few whisps of carbon and foam!

I think for a raw beginner to practice with something slightly more robust is required. Anyone care to recommend a slightly more substantial to start with?

Malcolm

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Re: Help
« Reply #8 on: 17, October 2015, 09:22:47 AM »
Hello Malcolm,
I don't know how competitive these would be but they are made from epo. They can be built only just over 100g with careful choice of equipment. There are some great videos on YouTube.
https://www.electricwingman.com/rc-factory-clik-ng-superlite-green

Mark

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Re: Help
« Reply #9 on: 17, October 2015, 09:36:03 AM »
https://youtu.be/irSfPywstcQ

His setup is shown as:
T-Motor 2202 and 6A esc
Carbon 9x2.3 prop
180mAh 2S lipo
Gening D531 rudder/elevator
Gening D541 aileron
RTF 120g
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Re: Help
« Reply #10 on: 17, October 2015, 10:14:57 AM »
I am practicing the A schedule with the Click NG. I need all the practicing I can get as I try to step up this year and it's had some hammer bouncing off the walls and floor on a regular basis. A depron model would have never survived. Flying weight about 110g.  For someone wanting to start in C it will be fine and robust as those walls keep closing in

It's never going to be as accurate as a Elanor but it's a good place to start

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Re: Help
« Reply #11 on: 17, October 2015, 12:26:45 PM »
Mark and Mark,

Thanks for your input that is exactly what I needed!

Kind regards,

Malcolm

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Re: Help
« Reply #12 on: 18, October 2015, 12:06:32 PM »
Malcolm,


Meant to talk to you at yesterdays comp. ! - anyway the Clik NG as already posted is what you need - Colin E. Wolfie, Paul C & I all have one & they are great - weight around 120g - and I can assure you they are very durable !!
Paul & Wolfie's use the power set & servo set sold by Electricwingman - low cost & works well - I use a slightly lighter motor & more expensive servo's but don't notice any significant difference.


Steve 


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Re: Help
« Reply #13 on: 18, October 2015, 05:57:34 PM »
Great Steve!

Can you share your motor/ESC servo setup?

Cheers,
Malcolm

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Re: Help
« Reply #14 on: 18, October 2015, 06:24:46 PM »
Malcolm and David have two Cliks they aren't using as far as I know. I'm sure they are both still on your little aerobatic email list so why not contact them and see if they would be willing to sell you one? Both are in reasonable condition as I recall.