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Old Oct 02, 2011, 04:46 AM
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D'ya know I've been plotting my plane buying and have been looking at the Needle 124 and the Precision but have decided the Needle100 Carbon is ideal for me, and if I want a 3m F3F then second hand is the way to go as I won't be racing.

A classic video of why the Needle 100 is hot:

Needle 100 dynamic 3,2Kg (4 min 15 sec)



So Huma, Rotor, Bird60, Luna, Shredder, Needle 100. Looks balanced for what I want to do. still npt sure where the Mustang will fit in and I do see a Velenta Volcano in my future. Plus the ongoing PSS project that dare not speak it's name…. Proper scratchbuilt this one.
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Old Oct 02, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Yep, mighty impressive vid that 1. Makes ME want a Needle, and who cares about a balanced fleet anyway? The Mrs doesn't count BTW...
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Old Oct 06, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Very very very late, but on board
Wait - the rain has stopped and its BLOWING!
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Old Oct 06, 2011, 04:14 PM
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mmm - composites & blackness...

looking forward to letting this one really fly

Phil.

Oh, and looking forward to F3F at Eastbourne on Sunday
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Old Oct 06, 2011, 04:18 PM
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Very very very late, but on board
Wait - the rain has stopped and its BLOWING!
Cracking forecast for the weekend too.

You've got me there Phil, no idea what that is
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 10:53 AM
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A plane with colour on it? It may just catch on…

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Old Oct 07, 2011, 11:22 AM
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Looks Nice John ,

Bet ya cant wait to fly it

Bob
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 11:28 AM
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I'm down next Friday evening so I'm focussed on the build, I havent even done a bench fly yet.
Right, off to Tesco and then back to get some carbon glued in a couple places, a few cut outs made for radio gear and some measuring for flap and aileron horns. I cheated and bought some of T9s pre threaded 2mm stainless pushrods.
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Just popped into B&Q ( next to my local Tesco) and found the ballast tube material that I gave just finished off on the Luna tube. Cost about a fiver. The last bit I had I found in a skip.

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Old Oct 07, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Looks Nice John ,

Bet ya cant wait to fly it

Bob
Can't wait for sure, have to though as I'm waiting on my Corona synth Rx from the big fish guys.
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 02:24 PM
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Robs Usually Pretty swift at posting it out of Giant cod mate,
You will get it tomorrow or monday i would suspect .


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Bob
P.s use a few inches of that chrome tube for Bottle necking
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 02:55 PM
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Been doing that for a long time. nice little cut away to make the base of the finger feel better and the trusty e-Bow in other hand.
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I guess English isn't what I thought I've been speaking all along...
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Old Oct 08, 2011, 02:34 PM
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I guess English isn't what I thought I've been speaking all along...
dont need no slide on an Irish fiddle

Phil.
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Old Oct 09, 2011, 02:09 PM
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just back from the Eastbourne F3F
a rather excellent day-out
started quite light conditions & ended up quite windswept
9 rounds - amazing for a BMFA league comp

Phil
hearing beer calling...

Edit - Wetherspoons beer festival - some interesting brews (hic...)
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