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About KiwiKid

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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. KiwiKid

    PSS F-20

    Hi guys - just a heads up. I am selling a Brian Laird/Dan Sampson F-20 PSS short kit on TradeMe if anyone is interested : https://www.trademe.co.nz/toys-models/radio-control-robots/planes/auction-1609513113.htm?rsqid=1eab2b0c0b9340a6b6bd51e296220916 Just enough time to get it ready for Manilla!
  4. KiwiKid

    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.
  5. KiwiKid

    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?
  6. KiwiKid

    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
  7. KiwiKid

    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
  8. KiwiKid

    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.
  9. KiwiKid

    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.
  10. KiwiKid

    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.
  11. KiwiKid

    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.
  12. KiwiKid

    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.
  13. KiwiKid

    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.
  14. KiwiKid

    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.
  15. KiwiKid

    glass /carbon fibre sloap soarers

    Mmmmm ...... Mystique.
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