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  2. As of the 28th March, this board will no longer be hosted by Invision Communities. I will get a back up of the database from them before this happens. At this stage, im not sure if i will re-open rcosaring.co.nz on another cheaper host, or simply not bother. If someone has some ideas for cheaper hosting or wants to take this board over, please let me know ASAP.
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  4. Such a beautiful wing that one! Good luck with the sale!
  5. After looking at the date of my last post in this topic.... I really have struggled to get out flying in the last few years. With 3 kids growing up fast and commitments as trustee on a couple of boards, work overseas, I just have not had time to get out by myself and fly.🙁 It was at our family xmas lunch this year, in my garage, when I looked up at the Bluto hanging there in the rafters, covered in one of my kids first flannelette sheets, and thought maybe, just maybe it is better if she is with someone else who can take her out and spread her wings (not literally!). Is anyone keen on taking Bluto off my hands, open to reasonable offers... Every now and then I have taken her down and cycled the battery, I think I would recommend a new battery pack (purely based on age) if you were going to take her on, All servos are operating 100%. The lost model alarm is Beeping, all the time, but I think that might be a programming thing I set on a switch when installed - it has been so long since I spent time on the sticks let alone programming a Tx! Have a look at the build log, pretty much exactly as is apart from the usually landing rash. So, if anyone here is keen, or knows of someone that might be, let me know. She'll be wrapped up this afternoon and put back in the rafters till maybe one day I get back out there....
  6. contact this guy. He is the guy that use to make the Raven. The M60 has the same wing but is a traditional epp fuse https://www.northcountyflyingmachines.com/
  7. Glad you like it. Welcome anyway - where are from?
  8. Cool - seems your video link doesnt work (for me at least)
  9. ive got an origenal FireFLy V1 still in great condition, total weight 82grams. up for grabs as 2.0 will be released soon, first version flies amazing especially on the slopes. here is a video.
  10. new member here, love the design of theforum, thanks
  11. There were a group of guys that all got large blocks of EPP. If you're in Wellington, i could cut you off some if you want?
  12. Hi Guys. Did anyone get any EPP? I'm keen on some for a few projects. Cheers
  13. Hi all, i dont really have the time or motivation to keep this site going, or promote it any longer. I was hoping that someone out there may be interested in taking it over? This site needs some new blood, a new direction, and someone who can give it the time and effort it deserves. At the moment, its just slowly dying, and that's not right. There so much stuff on this board that will benefit many. Please PM me if you're interested in taking over partially or completely. Pete.
  14. Im selling my: Dynamic D40 - 40" carbon dynamic soaring model. Crazy fast fun on the slope as well. Some damage which has been repaired and doesn't affect it. Carbon Rockbreaker - 48" swept flying wing. made in Aus - good fun on the slope too as well as a good light-moderate air DS ship. Miniblade DS glass - 60" glass single peice Mini-blade. Stellar slope performer. Again, some fully repaired damage, but cosmetically not mint. Spirit 2m thermal woodie - a 2m 2-peice wing balsa/film (woodie) thermal soarer. Has tow hook and take hard launches. Open to offers. Photos to come. Selling cause they just collect dust and deserve to be flown, and i want to clear some space in the man-cave.
  15. Me n Jono ando Peewee will be going up Ngaio for some DS tomorrow from 130pm if anyone wants to come along.
  16. yep. if you are in Welly let us know. we have a great slope here
  17. Dont know of anyone from Dunedin who does RC soaring, sorry. All i can suggest is trying the Dunedin M.A.C http://dunedinmac.ning.com/
  18. Hi. I'm getting back into rc gliding after a 20 year break. I'm in Dunedin and wondering if there is anyone else here flying gliders? Setting up a 2.8 Hacker Antandes to slope or flatfield. Anyone? Phil.
  19. If you're passing through Wellington drop us a line. Theres a few keen slopers down here.
  20. AlexH

    slope fest

    Am also in Nelson for 4 days beginning of October
  21. AlexH

    slope fest

    Heya, I'm always keen. AM located in CHCH, but travel a lot too. Drove an hour today to fly a spot at Windwhistle. ALex
  22. WRC

    slope fest

    I'm plugging in to this discussion because I do a lot of travelling to different sites in NZ and OZ. It looks like I'm settling in South Canterbury for a few years so I intend to establish some keen slope flyers there. I'll be doing some flying around Nelson in September-October 2018 if anyone is in that area, we have some top sites there.
  23. The day started out with the wind off angle and low cloud hanging about. We kept checking each hour or so, but no improvements. Until about 12:30 when the cloud was thickening we decided it was a bust. Then no more than 1/2 hour later, it had swung to a better wind angle, and the cloud started to lift. So we hurriedly headed on up Ngaio as we both very desperate to see the PMS 2 fly after all this effort and time. I started with the Bat, and it was a bit rough but i managed to get it just shy of 180MPH (and agonisingly close to another Bat record). Then Jono had a fly of his Scorcher, and that was one of the most exciting flights ive seen. His scorcher is a whole kilo heavier than my PMS2 and it looked like it was getting thrown around all over the place, so i was really worried that the PMS would fare even worse. So i was thinking maybe not to fly it. I decided to fly a handful of laps to see how it would handle the rough - and i was pleasantly surprised, so i continued to fly. It flew so good out of the box. Tracking very well, and handling the rough conditions so much better than i thought it would. It was actually fairly easy to fly and hold roughly on line. I tried several different lines, and circuits, and positions etc. Eventually i got 221 out of it a couple of times. I could see the wing bend a little on the harder turns, but it held up to it well. After perhaps about 20mins of DS the battery started to complain - its 2x 14500 LiIon batteries and only 800mAh as thats all that will fit in the skinny fuselage. My only real complaint about it was the low headroom of the battery capacity, as when i was coming into land with the flaps out the radio was screaming "battery critical" at me constantly (although the settings are a little conservative), but that certainly DOES NOT help when your puckered up trying to land it on a skinny ridgeline.... i think i got it a little too far back and a gust rolled it over too close to the ground and it dorked in splitting the nose and fin. Fixable, but annoying. On the plus side, it got to taste the darkside and it (and i) loved it. It was a joy to fly, and not at all tip-stallish like it was slow on the front side. I just need a heavier one, and more wind. Also a bigger fuselage mold and a tail mould is in the works (we will get a mold CAD model and milled), so that will make it much easier to get 2x18650s in there and we wont have any battery issues...
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