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Bos
12-31-2005, 09:04 PM
Hello, this is my first posting, there seems to be an awful lot of expertise in this group! I have been flying Graham McAllister's Electro Tutor (64" rudder elevator, 600 brushed motor high wing trainer) as well as a selection of 2 metre and 100" gliders for about 5 years or so. I have the BMFA A certificate (for silent flight thermal).

I'm looking for something a little bigger than the Tutor with ailerons but with similar (slow, easy) flight characteristics (I'm 73 and have hand agility problems, this is why I fly electric rather than infernal combustion).

So the question is have you any suggestions for something like this available in the UK? I prefer to build from a balsa and ply kit but would also consider ARTF. Also I like models to look like aeroplanes so scale or near scale would be best.

Thanks for reading this, Brian.

Rugar
12-31-2005, 09:23 PM
Here is a 94" W/S ARTF
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/srtele-arf.htm

Or a 73" W/S kit
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/telemaster40.htm

Or a 143" :eek: W/S kit
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/telemaster12.htm

If these are scale enough looking for you. They all look like actual planes to me. All on electric power :D.

Don Sims
12-31-2005, 10:56 PM
Welcome Brian! There are a lot of Brits who fly electric. Tim Hooper and Leccyflyer (Brian Colluns) are a couple of the outstanding ones. I know Tim checks in here frequently but am not sure about Bri.

Bos
12-31-2005, 11:46 PM
Here is a 94" W/S ARTF
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/srtele-arf.htm

Or a 73" W/S kit
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/telemaster40.htm

Or a 143" :eek: W/S kit
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/telemaster12.htm

If these are scale enough looking for you. They all look like actual planes to me. All on electric power :D.
Both look good, the sort of thing I'm after. Do you know if they are available in the UK? I should do a google search perhaps. Thanks for the quick reply, Brian.

Bos
12-31-2005, 11:48 PM
Welcome Brian! There are a lot of Brits who fly electric. Tim Hooper and Leccyflyer (Brian Colluns) are a couple of the outstanding ones. I know Tim checks in here frequently but am not sure about Bri.

Thanks for the welcome Don. I'll be following up the two suggestions tomorrow, Brian.

Bone
01-02-2006, 07:05 PM
I second the Telemaster.

Very floaty. (Is that a word?)

Rugar
01-02-2006, 07:52 PM
This is a quote from the Hobby-Lobby web site pertaining to International shipping.

SHIPPING CHARGES FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERSOrders must be paid by credit card. The total shipping charge will be: $7.99 per order plus the actual transportation charges. Your country may require you to pay customs fees and/or duty when you receive the shipment.
International shipments over $250 will be shipped via FedEx International.

So yes, its looks like they will ship to you. Not sure what it will cost you though.

Bos
01-02-2006, 08:09 PM
Thanks for the additional comments (Rugar and Bone). I could make some enquiries about freight charges. Also another query, my club members interests are big sailplanes and I wonder whether these types of big electric models are suitable for aerotowing?

Kind regards, Brian.

watt_the?!
01-02-2006, 08:53 PM
those planes plus shipping would probably still be cheaper than your LHS in the UK though...(?)...

watt_the?!
01-02-2006, 08:56 PM
problems, this is why I fly electric rather than infernal combustion...

.

"infernal conbustion...''

is this a typo or a way of describing IC?:D

nice!

Rugar
01-02-2006, 09:00 PM
"infernal conbustion...''

is this a typo or a way of describing IC?:D

nice!

I don't believe it was a typo! :D

watt_the?!
01-02-2006, 09:30 PM
I don't believe it was a typo! :D

me neither...lol..:D

fabricator
01-02-2006, 09:33 PM
"infernal conbustion...''

is this a typo or a way of describing IC?:D

nice!

That is a much used description here in the states.;)

Bos
01-02-2006, 10:53 PM
Typo? Not bloody likely mate, regards, Brian.

n001pa
01-07-2006, 02:20 AM
The Telemasters work great as tow planes as long as you have enough power. I saw a Giant Telemaster towing a 6 meter glider some time back and it was incredible. It was gas however. My dad has an old Telemaster 66 that isn't made anymore. Wonderfull flying planes.

Bos
01-07-2006, 09:53 AM
Thanks for that, so many positive reports, this one must be on the list:D .