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Re: Thank you!

Post by Guest on Fri May 11, 2012 2:48 pm

Tim, Forum rules do not allow me to PM for 7 days (apparently) - I have sent an email - I am also on Skype (in my profile) if you use it

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Post by Tim on Fri May 11, 2012 2:51 pm

I think your PMs are live now...Ive replied.

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Post by Rich on Fri May 11, 2012 2:52 pm

Gary wrote:We Are Very Happy

Well I am the rest are borderline

TBH the majority of mode 2 on the field these days are heli pillocks anyway, so no use to you.

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Post by Tim on Fri May 11, 2012 2:56 pm

Very Happy Very Happy
Incidentally Mark, even up the Orme, its wise to have Insurance ( mandatory on the club field of course ).
If you join the club, then this is included with your membership total fees, otherwise, you can become a "country member" of the BMFA and that includes the insurance

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Post by Stubbsy on Fri May 11, 2012 3:00 pm

Steady Rich......... I came over from the dark side you know!


Mark - Im happy to help too if I can, but to be honest I have two young kids so dont get out that much - Plus, like Marty, I only passed my 'A' certificate last year and I also have a tendancy to lose/ crunch models! Laughing


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Post by Tim on Fri May 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Stubbsy wrote:Steady Rich......... I came over from the dark side you know!



Plus I have a tendancy to lose/ crunch models! Laughing

Excellent credentials then

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Post by Guest on Fri May 11, 2012 3:10 pm

Still better than me but... as long as I can use your aircraft Stubbsy..... Very Happy

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Post by Stubbsy on Fri May 11, 2012 3:11 pm

What can I say Tim - im a model example of what not to do! Laughing
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Post by Guest on Fri May 11, 2012 3:11 pm

How long does it "normally" take from numpty level to A Class?

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Post by Stubbsy on Fri May 11, 2012 3:16 pm

True: - I started flying when I was 14 - Im now 35 and passed last summer! Laughing

(There was a few years gap in the middle though!)

Honestly Mark - Im sorry to say Thats a "how long is a piece of string?" type question - Some people pass their driving test after a week, some people take years - this is pretty much the same. It depends how fast you pick it all up really.
If Tim said you did well for a first timer - it looks like you are heading in the right direction though!


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Post by Guest on Fri May 11, 2012 3:21 pm

Having someone grab the controller when it is all going tits does not really count as quite well in my book. I appreciate Tim's encouragement but quite well would have been maintaining control as far as I am concerned Smile

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Post by Mark Barnes on Fri May 11, 2012 4:45 pm

The only current British champion in the club flies mode 2, enough said.

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Post by Tim on Fri May 11, 2012 5:28 pm

And also holds the record for the most models destroyed I suspect Razz

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Post by Tim on Fri May 11, 2012 5:31 pm

Mark... a lot also depends on how much practice the trainee dedicates himself to. people who turn up once in blue moon, have one session and then call it a day, can take AGES. As in most things, you reap what you sow, and I have known people who have a certain natural ability be ready to solo within half a dozen sessions.

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Post by Mark Barnes on Fri May 11, 2012 6:02 pm

Tim wrote:And also holds the record for the most models destroyed I suspect Razz

This is probably true also

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Post by Tim on Fri May 11, 2012 6:04 pm

Zebedee wrote:Having someone grab the controller when it is all going tits does not really count as quite well in my book. I appreciate Tim's encouragement but quite well would have been maintaining control as far as I am concerned Smile

Trust me Zeb, you did quite well - honest!
Incidentally did you get my email about imminent flying lesson?

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Post by Neil on Fri May 11, 2012 11:50 pm

Welcome Mark, I only joined the club last August and have been flying just over a year, I've been made very welcome even though I fly one of the muder kill death machines Very Happy. or a "heli pillocks" LOL

Zaidy mentioned Flight sim, very good idea (prob saved me hundreds of ££££££)

PS everybody..what's mode one??????
Also DX8 Deal same as mentioned but £269

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Post by Stubbsy on Sat May 12, 2012 10:27 am

Neil- imagine your TX is all ballsed up and doesn't work properly........That's mode one!
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Post by Neil on Sat May 12, 2012 11:39 am

Stubbsy wrote:Neil- imagine your TX is all ballsed up and doesn't work properly........That's mode one!

My Tx must change to mode 1 on its own...Thats what i'll tell my self the next time the helli takes a dirt Nap... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post by PDQ on Sat May 12, 2012 1:14 pm

Mode I vs Mode II
A quick call to Inwood Models, Huntington today, one of the bigest UK retailers for radio gear, revealed :-
1) Sales of Mode II outweigh Mode I by 20/1
2) Mode I sets sold mostly go to customers in the Northern part of the UK

Buddy box scheme linking Mode ! and II
No ruling has been made by the BMFA to outlaw using mixed modes between Master and Pupil.

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Post by Guest on Sat May 12, 2012 5:13 pm

Hi, my name is Mark and I do it on the slope Very Happy

What a fantastic day - thank you Tim!!!!!

(With Admin approval?) I shall start another thread to tell the newbies (me being a seasoned sloper Laughing ) what I have learnt.

Will start ordering on credit card today!

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Post by Guest on Sat May 12, 2012 5:38 pm

Hmmmm - which one (Tim - et al)

'(www).freewebs.com/sasepp/index.html' - (sorry still not allowed to post URL's)

Wildthing 46 or the Fusion 46?

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Post by Guest on Sat May 12, 2012 5:55 pm

I also need servos - receivers? and ?????

Oh, and I want a powered glider (comparable to the Electraglide - or the Electraglide)

Which one, where from? - Visa now burning a hole in my pocket!!!

PDQ - Thanks. Going to go with the Spektrum DX8 (Mode 1) from Inwoods (I like to be in the minority Very Happy . And, of course, it is all I know from the (very appreciated) time with Tim

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Post by Tim on Sat May 12, 2012 6:14 pm

I suggest the 46" Wildthing ( ring Alan Head this evening is best - they are ONLY available direct from him) He doesnt supply the radio, but you will need to get ( best idea perhaps is to order from Inwoods along with the TX )

1) A square 4 cell AA style battery pack of around 1500mahr or more.
2) 2 x standard size servos like the Futaba S148 or S3001 etc - nothing fancier.
3) A receiver like the AR600, or perhaps one oof the excellent "orange" clones
( google Orange/spektrum receivers. ) Any more help...just shout

Electric assist glider? Try either the Blaze from ST models, or the Electraglide by E-Scale ( google for suppliers and best price ) again...IF available from Inwoods you will save on shipping costs. remember , you will need another receiver for the electric glider too - agaoin, an AR600 or clone will be fine - avoid "park fly" range only receivers

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Post by Guest on Sat May 12, 2012 6:21 pm

Should I get a couple of receivers for redundancy? (or even a few for future?)

Any argument for bulk buying batteries?

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