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  2. Marc Sinclair

    Wanted - 2 standard size servos

    Great pic Pete! And look at the smile on MR Wood's face! like a child in a sweet shop
  3. Marc Sinclair

    Servo recommendation

    Hi Colin. Where do you get the servos for that price if you please? The link I put up was from Banggood.com and they are a little more expensive (free shipping though). Cheers Marc
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  5. John Minchell

    Wanted - 2 standard size servos

    And that looks like Mr Woods doing the launching honours for you Pete. John M
  6. SilentPilot

    WTD DreamFlight 'Ahi'

    Might as well get a new one I don’t have the time or the skills to build anything but the Ahi is easy. All the control horns are prefitted so you really just have to install the servos and go fly. Actually there is some “building” to be done, the tail needs putting on, the manual says tape or glue. Can’t remember what I did though!
  7. Marc Sinclair

    Servo recommendation

  8. taggarc

    WTD DreamFlight 'Ahi'

    If you can't find a pre-owned one and opt to buy a new one the emax 3352s digital servos appear to be the same as the recommended Dreamflight ones but less than 1/2 the price. They are a perfect fit for the pre-cut slots. https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-ES3352-Servo-Ultra-thin-Steering-Gear-Emax-Servo-p-940118.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN. Great plane and great fun by the way
  9. pete beadle

    Wanted - 2 standard size servos

    Hi Tony Having seen you on the Beacon during the week I can now update my memory of yourself "in the flesh" Great flying day wasn't it? That was the first time this year I got the Eliminator 134 into "howling mode" BTW the "dosh" arrived yesterday thanks Regards Pete BARCS1702
  10. slopelope

    WTD DreamFlight 'Ahi'

    I keep thinking about trying out an Ahi....has anyone got one that is in vgc and looking for a new home? PM Thanks
  11. Tony

    World Cup

    Great report looking forward to the next instalment. I followed you all everyday and of course everybody else, a really great competition from a spectators point of view. Videos of all the rounds were on Facebook.
  12. thermaldoctor

    World Cup

    Okay so where on earth to begin? Well lets start with the travelling. Senior pilot Ian Duff decided to drive and ferry it and arrived on the Thursday before the event. Thankfully he had a good trip in his camper van and was able to take some useful team items such as composite repair kit, tent equipment and electrical plugs & sockets. The rest of the team travelled from Manchester airport to Bratislava airport and decided to hire a big 7 seater people carrier that we knew was able to take 3 model boxes and 4 people as we had tested it in the UK. Wrong. We got a 7 seater but way smaller than the one advertised so at approx 1am Saturday morning we collected the car and then struggled to get all the kit and people in. Luckily the girl at global hire said she would be staying open until 3am but when I went back to ask if they had another 7 seater (ie the one advertised) available she had closed up and gone home. So.....we got the 3 model boxes in the hire car with Steve driving and I got the rest of us a Taxi to Trnava and the hotel. Although a bit more expensive it was good that the taxi driver knew exactly where to go and Steve could simply follow rather than having to navigate in the dark in a strange country. We got to the hotel approx 2.30am and lugged all our luggage up to the rooms and left the models in the car. Starving and knackered we went to bed ready for practice on the saturday. Next day we woke 8am to hot still weather. We stayed in the Holiday Inn Trnava and were greeted with a superb full english breakfast which kept Steve happy. Already team moral was good with the usual banter from Rick and Josh and at 9am we were all looking forward to getting our heads down practicing and getting acclimatised to the conditions and trimming the models. Ian, Steve and Rick were happy doing their own thing so I worked with Josh our junior pilot on some landings and general trimming flights. We watched the Trnava cup fly-offs (the pre-event) and witnessed some very good but not out of our reach flying with the winner Roberto Bonafede launching sub 30m in all 3 fly-offs to win it in fine style. Then we carried on practicing. In the lead up to and during the event Palo Lishack was on duty as FAI official for the random testing of altimeters - just like they used to do with towline length. I know Palo and had been in touch with him beforehand as he was offering free testing of all altimeters so you could get a sealed sticker over your altimeter saying it complied and therefore could never be pulled for random testing. But in reality he was hard to track down and as we had arrived quite late to the event, when I did see him he was always very busy with the organisation so unfortunately in the end we didn't get ours pre-tested. But interestingly he did note that after testing over one hundred or so he only found only 1 altimeter out of calibration by 2m. Everything he had tested beforehand and all the random checks they had done during the pre-contest showed all altimeters were bang on. Therefore I was happy to return the altimeters to our pilots knowing we should be okay and i didn't want them fitting them in last minute just for the sake of a hanging on for a voluntary pre-test. After a long hard day at the field we retired back to the hotel around 8pm. Just enough time for a 15 min shower and clean up each and then out into town for some food. Thankfully the Holiday Inn was not far from the town centre and after tips from the Dutch we found a great and cheap place to eat which was our first proper meal since friday morning. Sunday dawned dry still and warm so up at 6.30am, breakfast 7am and to the field by 9am. We planned more practice flights until model registration in the Afternoon. Model registration was all day but Team GBR were scheduled for 2.15pm at workplace so we had a free morning. AND.....it turned out....we had a free afternoon as well! Model processing was running way way way behind schedule for some reason. Like 5 hours behind. I have never experienced this sort of delay?! Unfortunately, although being Team GBR we should have been as 'G' as it was done in alphabetical order but we were under 'UK' for model processing so right at the very end with USA and Ukraine. So what should have 2.15pm turned out to be something like 7.15pm. It would have been even worse but thankfully we had all our FAI paperwork and registration documents already filled out so the organisers wanted us to jump the queue to speed things up (LOL) as a few teams hadn't. This didn't go down at all well with team Norway who were before us in then schedule and should have gone first but none had filled out their paperwork but thankfully their anger was soon turned away from Team GBR and was redirected towards the organisers Just for reference for pilots never having attended an FAI event - model processing is a process all teams, pilots and models have to go through to ensure everything is above board and complies with the regulations. Some of it is justified but some of it can be a bit silly with commercial model designs such as maximum wingspan and minimum loading etc as they all comply but still you have to do it. What they also do is apply model identification stickers to each part of each model. Every pilot is allowed to enter 3 complete models. An 'A' model a 'B' model and a 'C' model. You can use any part of any model and mix and match whatever you like as long as it has got an FAI A, B or C stamp. You are not, for example, allowed to introduce a spare part from an altogether different model that has not gone through scrutineering and does not have an official FAI stamp on it. You are allowed 3 models, and/or any combination of those 3 models and that's it. As if a 5 hour delay was bad enough at 8am was the team managers meeting. This was a crazy tiresome affair with a lot of heated debate and arguing over legislations already in place over many years such as insurance, etc and really did not need discussing but of course there were some totally new teams to FAI such as Argentina and Kazikhstan so you could argue it was excuseable. Anyway after a battering 1 1/2 hours the team managers appeared out of the meeting tired, battered and bewildered. I had said to the team to pack up and get themselves back to the hotel asap so they could get back at a decent time as I could easily get a lift back to the hotel with another friend/TM. But I was happily greeted with "Oi....over 'ere" and they had actually waited for me. So approx 9.30pm we retired to the hotel, pushed our shower allowances down to 10 mins each and then raced into town to get some food. The food was generally very nice and at good prices. Enough to keep all the team happy. Apart from the first night Ian joined us from the campsite to eat out with us which was nice - a taxi was only 12EUR and it was really good to eat, talk and laugh as a team. But with 10.30pm fast approaching and the worlds starting 9am next morning we all sloped off pretty quick to get our heads down in readiness for the first few round of the WC. To be continued.....
  13. In excellent condition 250 mm wide drum spindle can be set to diameter 50mm or 60mm dependent on conditions. Quick release battery clamps. Connect your 12V battery and its ready to use. Price £250 collected (near to Aberystwyth) or I can post UK Mainland for additional £20
  14. Entry is now open for League 3: http://www.gbsra.co.uk/competition-entries I see Mark is busy in Spain so I thought I would share.
  15. Dave Demott

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    Great video. Thanks for posting it up.
  16. Gromit

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    Absolutely 'Cracking' Thank you so very much David & Graham for all your time & effort in capapturing the action, & for creating such an excellent video of the event. Additionally your joint efforts to create these video's, will be great promotion of the English Open F3f event for future years. This helping further raise the prestige of the event Sincerest thanks to you both , Stu.
  17. Mark P

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    Saw the video while it was still up on YouTube Thoroughly enjoyed it - well worth a watch
  18. Nick Jackson

    Towner Trophy F5J competition 8th September

    Yes please. Open, 2.4, 123273.
  19. satinet

    Frsky Taranis X9D Pluse special edition/T9hobbysport

    So it's got the scroll wheel like the JR tx the case is copied off. But jumper aren't allowed to use open tx of course.
  20. Graham Woods

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    I put the English Open video on my website. It is 1920x1080p HD and over 570 MB! You will need high speed broadband (30mbs) for a download. It probably will not play directly and will just buffer all the time. http://favonius.com/soaring/English%20Open/English%20Open.mp4
  21. Phil.Taylor

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    Thanks for all the good wishes. Nose splint now off & just a bit sore. Nice & straight again - it was quite wonky. Stu - the raffle tickets were a very kind gesture. Yep - the gorilla glue would have been great for sticking my nose straight
  22. Dave Demott

    Aresti 2M for sale

    PM sent
  23. Ian Falconer

    F3F Personal Best (Pb) Times - Record Yours Here!

    Hi all My new personal best was at white sheet hill in the English open of 36.99. Fastest time of the weekend
  24. Just to confirm - Please add me ..... Ian duff BMFA 018894
  25. Gromit

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    In the few days leading up to the comp, Phil both telephoned & text'd me to explain what he had done / had happened. The details made me wince many times. Since the competition I have passed on everyone at the comps regards & best wishes in his recovery to Phil. Phil's company & friendship was very much missed by all at this yrs competition. Raffle tickets & that's what mates are for;;- I purchased a number of raffle tickets for Phil as a thank you to him for both offering & giving myself & wife Gil, his booked accommodation for the comp. This I did as Phil would not accept anything either for or towards this cost to him. Of these , one of them was the 3rd winning ticket. When deciding which prize I thought Phil would like best I was rudely over ruled by so called 'mates. Instead of the £25.00 voucher to use at Steve webb models that I was going to chose, Phils 'so called mates' said that a selection of Gorrilla glue products was far more appropriate, saying Phil could use the various selection of glues & tape to fix his nose , true but very cruel I thought LOL Phils raffle prize ;- Wishing you continued steady progress in your recover Phil . Stu.
  26. Redbird

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    What a pity, have to change the audio track I suppose.
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