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Well folks, after seeing Ali from Avicraft with his slowfly EPP firefly at our interclub funfly on Sunday (16th May), I dashed over to Avicraft on Monday to go get one for myself. Really impressed with how strong and tough it is, and it flies really slowly too, perfect for a beginner like me, I can crash it as much as I like and not break it (almost maybe).
So, I got it home, shot a quick video of it, and now need to get it painted and put together asap for some amateur proof testing and learning.
I have a feeling this is going to be a ton-o-fun.
Avicraft are making their own kits, laser cut, for £19.99 with plywood laser cut motor mounting and they can supply you with whatever specification you want to fly it, but I went with 3 servo's, the linkages, GWS slowfly propellor, motor and a 10amp Speed controller, for "around" the £80 mark. I'll slap in a 4ch parkfly futaba receiver I have and a 2cell lipo battery!
Several of us @ Croydon Airport Model Flying Club have bought one this week..
Here's the quick vid I made to show you:
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/12436757" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="">Avicraft FireFly 01 - Flying ceiling tile! Before I get to work</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/rcnet'>http://vimeo.com/rcnet">123rc.net</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
Now all I need to do is get it painted and assembled, I'll show you once I've done mine.
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