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  2. taurineman

    Anyone flying in Dunedin?

    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/
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  4. 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.
  5. taurineman

    slope fest

    If you're passing through Wellington drop us a line. Theres a few keen slopers down here.
  6. AlexH

    slope fest

    Am also in Nelson for 4 days beginning of October
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    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...
  10. jonoashton

    Wellington (part deux)

    yep. Im good for the afternoon
  11. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    So it looks kind of promising for Saturday DS session. Might be good chance to try the PMS 2... Who keen?
  12. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    That was a fun light-air session, Jono. Good to get back and Fly at Long Gully (perhaps the last ever?) tho. The Destiny was (always is) fun to DS. The WeeBee too was a hoot! Anyway - heres the vid i took of your square-tipped light Scratcho. Enjoy!
  13. jonoashton

    Wellington (part deux)

    ended up at Long Gully
  14. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    Palmy bit too far to go for me for a short day trip. There looks like there may be a small chance tomorrow morning in Wellington without rain, but rain looks to be on its way by midday. light SE winds. Long gully perhaps? but i suspect it may be clouded out... Wait n see if forecast improves...
  15. jonoashton

    Wellington (part deux)

    looks like too much rain
  16. jonoashton

    Wellington (part deux)

    There is a small possibility that I will be going to the wind farm in Palmy on Sunday for some light air DS. Is anyone else interested
  17. taurineman

    Icon 1 for sale

    Hi all. I am selling my Maple Leaf Icon Mk1 F3j Thermal Duration glider. Its 3.4m in span and until fairly recently has been my primary TD winch glider and is very docile and easy to fly.. Its in good condition, although the tail has had a repair and there are some minor creasing in the horizontal stab and on one of the wing tips - neither affect the performance in any way. All in all, for its age and use, its in good flying condition. Its 3 piece wing is very strong and can handle full-pedal winch launches easily. She's always been a very easy, predictable, and stable launcher, so she's perfect for someone learning to winch launch. Comes with all JR servos and i can provide FrSky RX and OpenTx program for it as/if required. $700 with the bag you can see or $650 without. This is a great deal on a competitive TD ship perfect for someone starting out. Pete
  18. taurineman

    Genuine Higgins Rodent R10 (SOLD)

    This has been sold to a gentleman in Victoria, Aus.
  19. KiwiKid

    PSS F-20

    Well the F-20 went to a good home nearby, so I will probably get to see it fly (and buy it back) one day. Yip the U2 is made for PSS so looking forward to getting stuck into that. An internet buddy of mine, Andy Meade, has his 2.7m PSS U2-R on the cover of this months RCSD mag.
  20. Ian

    Wellington (part deux)

    Have a great fly. Im back on dad duty. Ian
  21. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    Me, Jono, and Nick will be there from 1 today - all welcome!
  22. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    Cool! Plenty of wind for it. Think me n Jono will be going flying tomorrow afternoon. Not sure whether we'll DS Ngaio or slope at Titahi.
  23. Ian

    Wellington (part deux)

    Hi lads Just having a saturday thrash with the Merlin while i have a pass from home. Its the first time ive had all the lead in her for a good while- dam im rusty. Dont think the opus will be maidened today. Ian
  24. taurineman

    PSS F-20

    Cool - the U2 is the best PSS, i reckon doesnt need much rescaling the wings - it keeps it original dimensions and doesnt look weird.
  25. KiwiKid

    PSS F-20

    Hi guys, yes still slopin' at Rags, but the old crew we used to have has largely fallen off for a variety of reasons so I often end up flying by myself. Conversely, the preponderance of 'penters has increased markedly which can be a bit of a pain. Yip, still building kits Jono, I just decided to sell this one as I have a U2 kit from the same stable which is similar in layout and bigger.
  26. taurineman

    PSS F-20

    nice kit - good luck with the sale!
  27. jonoashton

    PSS F-20

    It's been a while since we have heard from you. Are you still sloping at Raglan?? If only I had spare $$. I thought you only purchased kits, not sold them Jono
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