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GIR8

HI everyone I am Lewis McIntosh from wet windy scotland.

I have been flying rc for many years but mainly average size glow powered planes along with a few larger glow and petrol power. Have a few heli's too and I've owned but never really flown a glider.

In the early 90's I bought and built a gentle lady very badly I may add and tried to launch it from a small hill which resulted in it colliding with a barbed wire fence so end of glider number 1.

Many years later after I got into rc proper I bought a DB Rookie major which I never finished because it was so ugly and not really what I wanted. Then jump to about 2008/9 I bought a Royal models Ash 26 3 metre glass glider planning to aerotow it with my brothers help but we stopped flying and I sold a lot of my gear.

But as from yesterday I have a lovely Hollien Inside F5J glider kit to build I've been looking at it for ages and really fancied it.

I was thinking about doing an online build which may take some time as a inquisitive 4 year old daughter makes building time very rare or late at night. But I'm willing to do it if anyone is interested??? Also where would I put the thread?

I am not really interested on competition but more for fun and I'll be looking for plenty advice along the way.

Right enough of my ramblin I'm off for a browse.......

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Ikura

Hi Lewis,

Welcome to BARCS and as you can see I too am relatively new here.

Great choice on the Hoellein 'Inside F5J'. I am building both the 'Introduction F5J' and the 'Inside F5J'. I have known Stefan for many years and the kits they produce these days are amazing value for money, brilliant fun to build and when finished they really are spectacular. I had thought about going down the Nan Shadow/Xplorer route but when common sense kicked in and I admitted to myself that carbon gliders just don't do it for me the way open structure gliders do, and I don't have the experience to build with the modern materials to a very high standard, I made the decision to go for the 'Introduction F5J' and the 'Inside F5J'. I couldn't be happier.

I'm also interested in the RES and E-RES 2m gliders so will be ordering a 'andREas' and 'Slite' to see how I get on with them.

Have fun building your 'Inside F5J' and go for the on-line build. I'm sure many people will be interested.

David.

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GIR8

I've had a quick look at the kit and it looks very high quality compared to other stuff I've built.

Cant wait to get started but got a million and one things to do first lol

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Ikura

Yes the Hoellein kits are something else. I guess it's just the way the Germans do things and you have to take your hat off to them.

Have fun.

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pete beadle

Hi GIR8 (great forum name BTW)

Welcome to the forum

The main thing that pleases ME greatly is your wanting to MAKE your planes rather than "buy it and fly it" like most newbies to the sport:thumbsup:

In my opinion, you've started well, please keep it up!:yes::)

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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satinet

Your build thread would probably be best in the electric soaring/f5j sectioni

I built a gentle lady not long in to the hobby. It flew well but the quality of the kit was definitely lacking. They are sold as lazer cut now, so maybe they're better. 

Your new kit should be far better. Some of better lazer cut kits are almost like lego with glue. Good luck. 

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