Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

8 Neutral

About KiwiKid

  • Rank
    Top Poster, Donator, Top Guy

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    RC flight - Electric (prop and EDF), ridge and thermal soaring and indoor flying. Long walks on the beach - don't ask!

Recent Profile Visitors

2,257 profile views
  1. slope fest

    Hi Marce, I had an impromptu session out at t' slope on Xmas day. Really a fun day, but lots of people about and three ponters.
  2. Wind Burner

    The owner is "Dave" from Auckland - "SlowMotion27" on RCG: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=474047 You may have come across him there?
  3. Wind Burner

    WOW - glider porn!! I have always had a hankering for a Burner, but couldn't really justify the cost just for tooling around on the front side. Whilst still expensive, this model is actually being offered at a good price given that it looks in pretty good nick and considering what a delivered airframe costs. I remember it when it was just a chick
  4. Slope locations south of Dunedin?

    Hi Jordan - I don't think we have many members from your neck of the woods here. I know one chap (Paul) who is a moderator on the Parkflyers website. You could join that site and send him a PM. Here's the link: http://www.parkflyers.org.nz/modules/profile/userinfo.php?uid=14
  5. What has happened to Foamworks

    Unsure on that - in the short term anyway they have customised the website and added a new range of models.
  6. What has happened to Foamworks

    Just an update on WattsUp. The business and website has been purchased by John Danks (JR Airsail) and will continue as an electric focused RC hobby shop. It will have a physical presence at the JR Airsail shop in Pukekawa.
  7. What has happened to Foamworks

    Bad news I'm afraid chaps - Foamworks shut down a few months back. Leon sold his foam cutter and is selling the remaining stock on TradeMe: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=3138364 No Fusions unfortunately - will be a collectors item now I guess, although it wouldn't be too hard to replicate. Watts Up is for sale and the FlightRC dude had to get another job to pay the bills - tough times.
  8. glass /carbon fibre sloap soarers

    Glad to hear she's back in action. Yip, it was a great morning's flying and John was hard at it with the vids and pics. Here's a couple of air to air shots from his Tundra.
  9. glass /carbon fibre sloap soarers

    Hi Tony, we have set up a FaceBook page for Tauhara park users: https://www.facebook.com/groups/516257275231154/ Will just be used for co-ordinating meets, posting pics etc. Please join up if you are on FB.
  10. Hacker ARF Vagabond

    Hi Turbs - LOL I have just come in from flying the Vag down at my local park this afternoon. Forgot it was school hols and got mobbed by dozens of kids - all part of the fun. I found the Vag to be a real fun sloper, but it has a fairly narrow wind band that it performs well in which is 5-10kts, depending on the slope. Above 10-12kts it tends to get blown backwards. You can ballast it up, but that affects performance. So, being a fan of powered gliders, I set to with fitting an electric folding prop set up and it ended up like this. Still performs well enough as a sloper, but I now get about 10 times the stick time on it - like so: The vid was just the second flight with the motor on. I have since got a bit more adventurous with it and it does some neat acros. One party trick is to give it full up elevator and full rudder and half throttle and it does a flat spin that just makes it a blur. LOL - I sent Hacker a copy of the vid and nek minut they came out with an E-Vagabond and now have a range of similar models - Fox, Blanik, Lunak and Swift marketed with power options. Good to have those royalty cheques rolling in http://www.zoomport.eu/shop/RC-Kits-and-Accessories/RC-Aircrafts/Gliders-063340600.aspx#f&pg=3&sort=artikl&zobrazeni=0&pocet=12&stock=0 So, in summary, great fun as slopey, but a bit limited in usage. Still flies great as a slopey with the motor option.
  11. glass /carbon fibre sloap soarers

    Yip, mine started to fail after six months. About every third or fourth time I would go to use the model the motor refused to start or would give a couple of coughs and stop quite randomly, but usually at the most inopportune times. Replaced the ESC with a 25amper and never had a problem since - in fact the replacement ESC seems to produce a smidgen more power at WOT.
  12. glass /carbon fibre sloap soarers

    Mmmmm ...... Mystique.
  13. Build supplies

    Yip - really good stuff. I have been using it for five years. Simon came across it when he was building his Fish. Never found a NZ supplier, but I haven't looked for a while. I just get it from e-bay, about a two week delivery time.
  14. 360degree video

    This is quite neat for slopin' - 360degree video: https://www.facebook.com/jerseynationalpark/videos/1000928806643591/ When watching a 360 video on a computer, the viewing angle is changed by dragging with the mouse. Make sure you're using the latest version of your web browser (eg. Chrome, Firefox). 360 videos on Facebook aren't viewable on Safari or Internet Explorer.
  15. RCSD

    Andy maidened the Flanker yesterday at a fairly blustery inland site, but all went well. I picked up a HET Mig-29 when they were having a sale a few years ago - must dig it out and give it some thought