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Dec 04, 2002, 12:18 PM
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Parkflyer's Xmas wish list

I'd would like you Ideas for low priced Christmas wish list items. I can think of many Items over $50. It's the lower end range to replace the Ties, shaving lotion, shirts ... that I really appreciate and rarely use. So send me you ideas!
I was thinking about the under $25and $25 to $50 prices range.

I "fly" (I actually ran a 800mAh battery down to cutoff in my slowstick last weekend, a first) the slowstick, a beat up minimax, and a picostick.
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Dec 04, 2002, 01:08 PM
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You can always use battery packs. Also spare props, and wheels.
Just some examples from off the top of my head.
Dec 04, 2002, 01:17 PM
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Get a catalog, like Hobby-Lobby, mark some products and just leave it laying around. If you are new at flying, try a flight simulator like Cockpit Master Backyard Edition $39.00, but I have no idea how good it is. You could ask for building supplies, tools, coverings, batteries, GWS charger ($40?), etc...

Here's some goodies I ask for:
Wattage Crazy Max $49.99
Covering Iron $20
Heat Gun $20
Battery heat shrink $3.60 for 5'

Props will fit great in your stocking!
Dec 04, 2002, 01:24 PM
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My wife and twins kept asking for gift ideas for me so I marked up my Tower and Hobby People Cataloges plus sent them links from MM, Hobby-Lobby, Daves, Arenablimp, Office Products, CMS and a couple of others to give them plenty of selection.

Then my wife goes: "Can't you think of anything besides plane stuff?" I told her I looked at Sears and Wallyworld but they didn't have anything I wanted. I also mentioned that if she gave me the credit card on HL's day after Thanksgiving sale she wouldn't have to worry about picking out anything!!
Dec 04, 2002, 01:26 PM
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My Christmas list included
- some floats( from for my TM ~ $16 +SH
- Kokam 1020 li-poly batteries @ $8.95 a piece
Dec 04, 2002, 01:35 PM
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Thanks for the great ideas.

Do any of the online sellers have gift certifricates?
Dave Morris
Dec 04, 2002, 02:29 PM
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I think these gift certs can be purchased on line, but cannot be used on line.

Dec 04, 2002, 02:46 PM
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under $ 50 suggestions....

MM cessna 180 - 45
potensky lith charger from HL - 26
FMA 2 cell 1020 kokams pack - 19
12 amp switching power supply from - 45
8 cells of Hecell or Max 1000 - 20-22
Top flite magnetic prop balancer - 21
CG machine - 20
Craftsman mini clamp meter and DVM from sears - 45
1 year subscription to backyard flyer - 16
Tanita digital weighing scale (up to 35oz) - 45
Berg 5 receiver from aircraft world - 49

Dec 04, 2002, 04:02 PM
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And some more:
300-D drive $18
GWS props all sizes except 9x7 $2-$3
GWS 5 amp esc $20 (mine are good to 8 amps)
Lite foam wheels $3-$5
HS-55 servo $20
So-light covering $12
Deans connectors $2
Hobbico heatgun $25
rechargable batteries $??? (always use em)

GWS tigermoth $55 (over limit but must be on list!)
Mountain models mini-flash $55 (ditto)
GWS A-10 $??? Still waiting
Wattage crazy max $50
Dec 04, 2002, 04:24 PM
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>>If you are new at flying, try a flight simulator like Cockpit Master Backyard Edition $39.00, but I have no idea how good it is.

DO NOT BUY Cockpit Master Backyard Edition !!!

I bought it and can't seem to get any support. Plus there is a joystick problem thats needs a patch but there are no patch for win98 and the support people won't respond to emails. I would stay away form this rip off product ... Just use FMS ...

I feel better now ...
Dec 04, 2002, 05:47 PM
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I asked for, and my wife ordered, a compressor for my airbrush. $99-
Treated myself to a 30" machine cut kit of the Cunningham-Hall GA-36. $34.95 from Penn Valley Hobbies. They have lots and lots of old rubber kits. Some good for conversion to parkflying which is what I plan to do with the GA-36. Won't be available 'till after January though.
Dec 04, 2002, 07:57 PM
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A few more items:
Dec 05, 2002, 01:10 AM
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I asked my wife for a dubro electric caddy - the new bag. It's around $25. I need someplace to dump all the batteries and extras. I'm getting tired of stuff just being all over the place!


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