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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Tim on 2012-05-12, 18:36

receivers will always get used...but then you may want another model first?
No, I wouldnt bulk buy batteries - they deteriorate with age, try to get either Sanyo eneloops or Vapex Instants, as they have low to nil self discharge.
remeber you are also going to need a charger...one that can handle all battery chemistry. Something like the B6 or similar...ask for advice here first

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Post by Tim on 2012-05-12, 18:40

THIS is a fair charger for a newbie, but of course, a lot depends on budget. Its amazing how soon you may outgrow a charger, especially if yoiu "get into" electric flight.
In which case, look for at least 250Watt capable charger.[u]


http://www.giantshark.co.uk/b6ac-balance-nicadnimh-lipoly-charger-p-406695.html

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Post by Guest on 2012-05-12, 19:36

Thanks Tim,

So to make it easier (I appreciate you are are kindly considering my budget)

Let's say I have £200 for the DX8 and £300 for the rest
Less XX(you know the number) for Marty's Disco

I need:

Wildthing £60 (with Del)
Servos
Receivers
Batteries
Charger

I "would like" a powered glider too (if I have enough left)

What should I buy?

(I have posted this on here to allow other newbies to gauge the costs as I think it would be helpful)

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Post by Tim on 2012-05-12, 19:50

Assuming £240 to start.
- 60
2 servos approx £12
1 x battery approx £6
1 receiver approx £10 - 40 depending on whether genuine spekky or clone
That leaves £150 ish.
Personally Id spend around £60 on a decent charger, leaving £90 quid which will just about get ya an E Scale electraglide or ST Blaze.
However, you will then have 3 x models, and they will all need receivers, and youve only "bought one ". So,,,, budget another 20 -30 quid for two more recivers....or just get them a little later. The WT and its receiver will keep you amused for ages. Just my opinion.
Yours, and others...mileage may vary :-)

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Post by Tim on 2012-05-12, 20:03

Cheapie ( but excellent ) Spekky clone receivers here.
( Fine for foamies and smallish - to 60" slope soarers )

http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/rx_dsm2.html

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Post by Tim on 2012-05-12, 20:12

Incidentally, I plan on the next slope session for Monday late afternoon /evening if you wanna join me.
Tomorrow I suspect will be a "big blow" day and the hill may be full of Andy Ellison ( easy done ...have you SEEN the size of him Very Happy ) and his groupies.
Tuesday, at the moment, is looking pants weather wise.

These cheapo servos are great VFM for basic slopey models and the like.

http://www.giantshark.co.uk/sg5010-towerpro-servo-torque-p-205.htmlhttp://www.giantshark.co.uk/sg5010-towerpro-servo-torque-p-205.html


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Post by Guest on 2012-05-12, 20:16

Sorry Tim, which one of the 4

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Post by Tim on 2012-05-12, 20:17

Id go for the 6 channel "boxed" one. The models you flew today have these, and they are fine.

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Post by Marty on 2012-05-12, 20:38

Mark (Zeb) I have both the Fusion and the Wildthing (don't be tempted by the 60" though). I would say that there aint a lot between them TBO, but perhaps the Fusion has very slightly better penetration.
I'm sure Tim has told you this but SLOPE stands for smashed, lost, or pulverised eventually!
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Post by Guest on 2012-05-12, 21:32

Cheers Marty,

Give me a few months and I will be there to BATTLE!

So looking forward to having the ability to do so!!!

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Post by Marty on 2012-05-13, 03:47

I found personally that flying on the slope improved my frying very rapidly but beware that throttle control may become under developed! (don't ask! I suspect the lads will tell you lol). I would suggest to anyone thinking of flying both slope and power on a flat field in equel measures at first until ALL stick responses are mastered. Having said that, it's not unknown for people to take electric powered models up the Orme (not noisey ones that may upset the authorities ofr locals).
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Post by Tim on 2012-05-13, 11:18

Does that mean your chips are better now then Marty LOL

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