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  2. PeteMitchell

    Nan Models Xplorer 3, 3.8m F5J

    Unfortunately to be able to help ,more info is still needed to calculate an answer. There are many different types of HET motor so it is improtant to know which one. I cant say I recognise your esc, but that is not so important. As an example, a popular combination was a HET 2W-20 with a Reiseneaur 5-1. gearbox If your model weighs around 1750g , then with a 14 x 7 prop this would give you a clime rate of about 1300ft.per minute pulling about 40Amp. A 12.5 x 8 would give less clime performance. But these numbers would change if the motor is a different version. Hope that helps
  3. martynk

    2m Hi-Start Challenge League Table (2019)

    Updated Table
  4. A placeholder for the 7th 2M Hi-Start 14 day duration Challenge for 2019 Please submit your score below. The clock will start when the first score is submitted. This is a for fun challenge, anyone with a bungee-launched glider up to 2 metres wingspan and the standard Hi-Start can post a time. Object: Fly your 2 metre glider for as long as possible from a flat field, the person who's time is unbeaten for 14 days 'wins' and a new challenge starts. Rules: Launches must be made from the standard Challenge Hi-Start bungee. Flight times begin when line releases from the towhook and the model must land in the field for times to count. While the object is to encourage F3-RES types, any model up to 2 metre span may be flown (F3-RES, foam, full house aileron mouldie) but please state the type of model with your time. The standard Hi-Start bungee is a maximum of 10m of 6/4mm surgical tubing and 50m of static line (minimum 30lb breaking strain). Lighter/smaller bungee rubber may be used. Fly safely! No slope soaring
  5. martynk

    6th 2019 2m Hi Start 14 day Challenge

    Unless someone drops a score in this evening, Guy won this one. Well done League table updated and a new challenge started. More entries please
  6. Today
  7. shayne

    Wanted 1.5m DLG max budget £400

    hi, I tried to cut and past an advert on BMFA, failed. Ad No.79902 on the BMFA Classified page. DLG 1.5m- £50 Check it out
  8. shayne

    Nan Models Xplorer 3, 3.8m F5J

    I have looked through my e-mails for the details of what is fitted in the Xplorer: HET 200, Resonair gearbox ESC128 (BEC) Battery 3S, Turnigy 2200mAh 40-50c discharge. I am reluctant to take it apart to find exactly what is in there
  9. Might be of interest/on BBC Iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006h51/horizon-2019-3-britains-next-air-disaster-drones
  10. paulj

    6th 2019 2m Hi Start 14 day Challenge

    No worries! Small dab of thick cyano sorted everything out. I should be flying again tomorrow, if the wind dies down a bit. I will at the very least take the pictures I promised!
  11. TJ37

    ARESTI 2M

    Reduced to £675.00 - If no takers will keep it myself.
  12. Marc Sinclair

    BARCS sticker availability?

    Sttickers arrived. Thanks Pete!
  13. Yesterday
  14. Mark Evans

    Vintage radio controlled glider kit - (EMP) Algebra 1000 S

    Just a FYI, my post was purely a heads up in case yours did get removed and you were left wondering why. Nothing more. I will keep quiet in future.
  15. pete beadle

    Vintage radio controlled glider kit - (EMP) Algebra 1000 S

    Hi Marc Hang on a day or so, you'll soon know!......... Your first reply will probably come from Austin, maybe one of the committee, but more probably other forum users.......with OTHER suggestions(!) Regards Pete BARCS1702
  16. Marc Sinclair

    Vintage radio controlled glider kit - (EMP) Algebra 1000 S

    That makes sense and could work SP, thx! With all due respect, what do our BARCS Godfathers say about it?
  17. Marc Sinclair

    Amazing flying firworks wheel India

    lolz Weds
  18. Marc Sinclair

    New FrSky RX4R and RX6R mini recievers

    Like Guest I got the Frsky GRX6 receiver. It's really tiny and built-in vario, apart from the soft cardboard "case", I cannot praise these units enough! like the dedicated battery pins underneath the unit and in opposite direction to servo pins (can see in pic below) https://www.t9hobbysport.com/frsky-g-rx6-receiver Size dif between GRX6 and my X4R The new G-RX6 receiver boast lower latency and improved range on the current X6R receiver Bumf: This FrSky G-RX6 is designed for use with Gliders with built in vario sensor, this will give you telemetry data like altitude and vertical speed. The G-RX6 features 6 PWM outputs with higher precision and lower latency. The latency of the PWM output is 9ms less than that of the X6R, in high speed mode. It also supports the redundancy function, so it can be used in conjunction with other receivers. The G-RX6 and the whole RX-line has a 40% increased operating range compared to the previous X series receivers. Features: Small and High sensitivity (40% increase of the range compared to previous X series receivers) Integrated with high precision variometer sensor Higher precision PWM and Low latency PWM output Lower power consumption Redundancy function supported Smart Port enabled and telemetry data transmission supported Battery voltage detection supported 2 detachable IPEX 4 Connector antennas PCB protection with the comformal coating craftwork Specification: Dimension: 21.1×13×7.3mm (L×W×H) Weight: 2.2g / 2.6g (with two antennas) Number of Channels: 16CH (1-6CH PWM from conventional channel outputs, 1-16CH from SBUS OUT port) Operating Voltage Range: 3.5V-10V Operating Current: 100mA@5V Operating Range: >2km Servo Frame Rate: 9ms (HS—High Speed Mode)/18ms (FS—Normal Speed Mode)
  19. Weds

    Amazing flying firworks wheel India

    Imagine the form filling that would be required to do that in the UK
  20. cirrusRC

    Hungary 2019 wc

    Well done to the team. Thanks for the all updates on FB. How high does Joe W launch to? Did they cut the comp down from 15 rounds to 12? Was surprised not to see PomPom in the WC - did he just not make the team? Congrats to Henri.
  21. SilentPilot

    Vintage radio controlled glider kit - (EMP) Algebra 1000 S

    Maybe these types of posts can go in the discussion forum under Other Subjects - General Discussion. You're not selling anything so don't put it in FS/W, but you are highlighting something that someone else may be interested in, just what forums are for. Just got to find an appropriate section
  22. Hi. Dad has a couple of models he is querying whether to electrify. Option A: Sumo 100" Fantasia - Rudder/Elevator. Well over 30 years old and what I learnt to fly with using a bungee. Performance is good but it's a big old heavy model. I believe the same company also did an electric version (Rhapsody). Initially I was thinking this old lump wasn't worth electrifying but open to suggestions. We'd rather use a non geared motor and do things on the cheap (thinking hobbyking stuff). It will need to fit in existing fuse. Anyone already done this conversion? Open to suggestions regarding motor + ESC + lipo. 2 piece wing : 518g emtpy fuse : 537g Option B: Jockey Slingsby Eagle 2 meter wing (245g), Rudder, Elevator + home built fuselage with an ASP12 IC motor. AUW 1042g. Plan is to keep the wing but build a new lighter fuselage ready for electric . Need an idea of the motor dimensions to ensure build fuselage to correct dimensions to accommodate it. Electric AUW would likely be around 700g ish. Looking for motor suggestions that would be adequate for flat field thermalling. Fun over performance.
  23. pete beadle

    Vintage radio controlled glider kit - (EMP) Algebra 1000 S

    Hi all I must admit I was guilty of this sort of thing when I first joined the forum.......my excuse was that I thought I was being helpful ........however, one of the other members PM'd me at the time and gave me some tips on alternative ways to provide this king of info and, hopefully I haven't strayed since Seems to me that Marc was just trying to be helpful and, as EsKee said, shouldn't be penalised for trying to be helpful....... Many years ago, a senior executive I worked to at the time, gave me a helpful piece of advice, he said, "Apart from re-reading what you are about to commit to the WWW, to be sure you are saying what you mean in a positive way.....if you're NOT quite sure, sleep on it, wait 'til the next morning, and see if you still think the mail/post needs to be sent.........quite often you won't!" Regards Pete BARCS1702
  24. Mark Evans

    [SOLD] - NRJ dlg

    NRJ from Anton Ovcharenko (builder of the Armsoar BAMF) Strong layup but still comes in around 215g RTF I think. Please note the model is currently built for a LEFT HANDED thrower. Complete set up, comes with 4X KST 08 V5 (2 are brand new in the box) the official ballast kit and a set of home made wing bags. Plane is in good condition but I did crack the nose, which I have repaired with CA and a couple of Carbon patches on the inside. The nose cone I repaired with CA and then painted White, but it will need a fresh coat of paint. Tried to show a photo of this. No damage anywhere to rest of plane. The wing is still like new apart from having the peg in the right tip. Very strong wing, finish is flawless on these planes from Anton. Rest of plane is good too, no chips on tails or anything, just a shame I'm a Left hander which makes resale a little harder and the fact you need to move the peg and the vert/rudder around. Only selling as it's getting late in the year now and I have started flying on the Vortex 3 which I prefer due to more space in the nose for rc gear. Will include the Vlad pull string kit for the tails and some fresh wire to make new aileron pushrods up. Would prefer collection from Redditch Worcestershire but I can figure something out to post it safely I'm sure. Or it might be possible to deliver to the BMFA centre for the F3K rounds on 10/11 August if I can make it. Looking for £550 ovno Please make any interest known below also if you intended to PM.
  25. taggarc

    New FrSky RX4R and RX6R mini recievers

    Old post but they are now supplied all soldered up. Got mine from here - excellent service / good prices https://www.hobbyrc.co.uk/frsky-g-rx6-6ch16ch-receiver-with-variometer
  26. Last week
  27. Jef Ott

    Nan Models Xplorer 3, 3.8m F5J

    Maybe you could help us help you with answers to these - How many cells in the (LiPo?) battery? C Rating of the Cells? KV (speed per volt) rating of the motor? Does it have a gearbox between the motor and the prop? Max Motor current? Max ESC current? Jef
  28. wookman

    Nan Models Xplorer 3, 3.8m F5J

    The best prop will be hugely influenced by the motor and gearbox and the current delivery capability of your battery. These factors will be much more important than the airframe. More info required for any advice to be meaningful.
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