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SilentPilot

Slope soar at Baildon or fly electric from my gliding club at Rufforth, York.

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SilentPilot

I've weighed my e-Sunbird,

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1173g RTF minus battery pack

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1400g with a 2200mAh 3S on board.

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The Excalibur has a quoted flying weight of 1250g

I might be able to match that with a smaller battery! Even so, if not the better aerodynamics should make up for any extra.

Then there's the weight of a limiter (to add to both I guess though!) 

 

Tony 

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Baldyslapnut

Do not worry about the weight. Plus there is no need for a limiter at this stage.

Come along and have a go and see if it appeals to you.

Greg

 

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SilentPilot

Yeah, I'd like that!

Do you run any events in the Yorkshire area?

Good news about the limiter... try as I might I can't find where you get them from!

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Baldyslapnut

We have an event at Wetlands at Retford.

Plus there could be an event on the May Bank Holiday at Buckminster. So towards the end of May.

I also fly at Ringstone at the West Yorkshire club. So we could meet there and I could set up the automated course and you could give it a try.

Are  you subscribed the F5B  UK Facebook page.

I will confirm dates here towards the end of the month for competitions.

 

Greg

 

 

 

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SilentPilot

I'll look up the Facebook page, thanks.

Plus Ringstone. Never heard of there! I'll do a search on that too :D

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SilentPilot

Hi Greg!

I’m in touch with the guys at Ringstone. They’ve made me feel really welcome. I'm hoping to get a flight or two there to get to know the crew properly before I join, maybe do my “A” (and B) test too.

I’d like to sort out the formalities, particularly the A, before we setup an F5B course. Rest assured I’m still interested :) 

 

Tony 

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Baldyslapnut

Hi Tony,

They are a great bunch of guys.

Good luck getting an A cert.

Hope to see you soon.

 

Greg

 

 

 

 

 

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SilentPilot

I joined WYMFC.

Not actually met any other members in person yet but I’m getting to grips with HMS Ringstone!

 

Be sure to let me know when your back oop north and I’ll try get over :) 

 

ps, I’d love a test fly of your Aresti 2m ;) 

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SilentPilot

Hi Greg,

Anything on the horizon yet?
I've flown at Ringstone  a few times now and I'm getting more comfortable with the small landing area. I know it's not particularly small as far as RC goes but I'm a bit spoilt by flying at a full size airfield :D 

I take it the F5B course would be away from the strip and more over to the slope site.
Much more comfortable there!!!


I've been testing my e-Sunbird on lightweight HV LiPo packs. Only 3S so not stellar performance but quite respectable for a novice :) 

 

Tony

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Baldyslapnut

We are having a comp at Thame at the end of the month if you want to pop down.

You can try the Sunbird on the course.

Greg

 

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SilentPilot

Thanks but that’s a bit far for me at this moment in time :( 

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