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Posted by: secant0give
16-02-2015, 02:48 PM
Forum: General
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NSW Pylon starts it's 2015 series at the end of this month with the first round being held in Nowra on the 28th of Feb and the 1st of march.

Practice and general flying on Sattreday the 28th and pylon racing classes on the Sunday the 1st

The field at Nowra is excellent and it will be a brilliant weekend!!

As allways Dinner on Satterday night is a crowning social event not be missed.

Directions to the field and further information can be found here or give me a yell on

oh four one two 994 596



Pylon racing is great fun and new pilots are allways welcome.
Bring something fast and you are guarenteed to get in a few races!!
There are Also allways plenty of other ways to get involved in the days proceedings.
The NSW Pylon Assocoation specialised in Audience participation!!
There's never a dull moment Judging, time keeping, Calling for other pilots it's all part of the excitement of race day.
The racing it self is often spectacular and allways fast paced and brilliant to watch.

See you there !!

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Posted by: secant0give
15-02-2015, 08:19 AM
Forum: General
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I received this email from Jeremy today, I thought I might post it up here in case anyone is interested in a bit of an adventure Smile I will post some links below to the Large scale racing FB page

Hi Guys,

I am sending you this e-mail as together we make up the NSW Large Scale
Racing fraternity. Most of you know that there have been some ups and
downs over the last couple of years with the races at Cootamundra.

Well, it is time to put all that in the past, attempt to throw off all
the negative connotation's that it involves, and start afresh.

Our plan is to host a race at the NAAS field on the weekend of the 17/18
October (subject to confirmation by the club). This date has been very
carefully selected to fall after the start of daylight saving, and not
clash with the AFL Grand FInal, Labour Day long weekend, Bathurst V8's,
NSW Pylon at Marulan, Melbourne Cup weekend etc etc.

There is a link to the club web site, which has a great aerial video
showing the field, at

This is really the make or break of Large Scale Racing in NSW. We will
do our best to advertise in magazines, the Adelaide, Vic and Bendigo
races, social media such as Facebook etc. If it is a success we think we
can grow the sport in NSW. A failure would mean all 3 races per year
being in Vic which means lots of travel and little opportunity to get
more NSW modellers interested.

I am hoping that you will all be able to help in one way or another to
make this event an success. Blair has kindly offered to start
investigating using the the Air Cadets down there as pylon judges. Byron
is hoping to drop in and check out the field in person if/when work
allows. Tony and I are looking at making sure we can use our timing gear
and lights for this format.

I would hope to encourage a couple of the regular NSW Pylon people to
come down for the weekend and actually run the competition so we can
concentrate on flying. There is a Sport and Rec (or similar) accom unit
nearby so accomodatoin will be cheap. Dinner on the Saturday nigth will
be put on by the host club, so all in all it should be a relatively
cheap and social weekend for those involved in helping.

We would welcome any ideas you may have to help make this event a
success. I hope you will all get behind this, finish building your
models, convince your friends to start, and help make this a great event.


Senior Research Engineer
Australian Centre for Field Robotics
University of Sydney
Mob: 0418 390 446
Ph: 61-2-9351-7468
Fax: 61-2-9036 7474

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Posted by: symowallo
10-02-2015, 06:44 PM
Forum: General
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Hey guys - there's a blowout sale this week at the HK Australian warehouse. Last week's sale in the International warehouse was pretty good, especially if you have a Durafly or two in your hangar... And although the Aus warehouse is a bit bare, the parts are pretty cheap at the moment.

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Posted by: EasySimes
02-02-2015, 12:01 PM
Forum: For Sale
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I am selling my almost brand new Dynam Tempest. She is a beautiful model with high quality parts and very well made.


She was bought from Hobbyzone in Melbourne (who are great BTW) for me as a present but due to the weather I have actually only flown her about 12 times. She is still in great condition but has some scuff marks on her chin from nose overs on landing. Other than that she looks fantastic and I still have the instruction manual.

I am selling her because I need to finance a couple of new planes so I need both funds and space.

Location and Contact Details:
Gladesville, Sydney – Pickup only I am afraid
Simon – 0412 567 112

See the Hobbyzone website for full details:

Wingspan: 1250 mm
Length: 1018 mm
Battery: 2200mah 14.8V LiPo
Motor: 500KV Brushless
ESC: 40 A
Flying Weight: 1500g

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Posted by: secant0give
31-01-2015, 11:11 PM
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Looks like fun machine they could race with EF1s
should be easier to fly and see than the small rarebears and do about the same speed

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Posted by: timbo0279
28-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Forum: General
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Hi Guys,

We have recently moved to Sydney from Perth (originally from Brisbane) and I am interested in joining the club to do some regular flying.

I have a gold wings accreditation and I have been flying fixed wing for nearly 25 years, from small electrics to 3m giant scale aerobats. I have recently started flying multi rotors as well.

In recent times the larger models have taken a back seat due to lack of time and budget, but I still have a healthy fleet of fixed wing electric models and a few multi's.

I also have 3 young boys, 2 of which, one especially, will probably join as well to start learning some of the basics.

It would be great to meet up with some of you at the club on a weekend, when would be the best time to meet? might be a bit soggy this weekend by the sounds of it???


Tim Enright

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Posted by: Matt
26-01-2015, 02:14 PM
Forum: General
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Hi all, I was wandering if anyone owned a Turnigy transmitter, and if they had any advice concerning ease of use and programmability?

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Posted by: smuzz
19-01-2015, 06:08 PM
Forum: For Sale
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I don't want to do this, but it has to happen.

A brand new FMS 1400mm P-51D in the "Gunfighter" livery. I've mostly assembled it, but there is still an hour or two's work required to complete it - needless to say, it's never been flown. It's the version 8 model of this line, so has all the updates - uprated motor, sequencer on the gear doors, etc.

To be sold as standard with you to supply the receiver and battery - ie a PNP configuration. I paid $280 for it, which was a good reduction on the usual RRP but I've got to pass it on, so it's yours for $200. I've thrown the packaging away, so I can't ship the thing - if you'd like it, then PM me and I'll meet you at the field or whatever.


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Posted by: Berny
02-01-2015, 08:23 PM
Forum: For Sale
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I am offering this to club members first as I am urgently needing to get this lot cleared for the space before I go back to work on the 12th.

I have a heap of gear to go. I am not asking nor expecting a lot for it just make me an offer for the lot as I need to move it for the space & to make sure I can keep flying the electrics I now have.

Photo's attached give you the items and all of this is together.

* Futaba Skysport 6A - 36 Hrz FM Radio. Extra Crystal set is included and all working.
36.1 on each plane. (Except the Spitfire which is 2.4 Ghz & the P27 which has its own controller - in picture (I think from memory))
36.45 spare crystal for radio & receiver as a back up frequency. Never actually used it though still new in pack & included.
* Each of the planes has a full set of servo's. (Some micros)
* Several receivers and batteries as well as spares - Some still sealed and not even opened. (Such as several prop's for different planes and gliders.)
* all the planes need some work to get them back in the air though the base's are there for fully functioning aircraft with a bit of work.
* Electric Starter

Please give me a call or message me on the mobile 0404 448 461
    SEE More attached

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Posted by: magick81
31-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Forum: General
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Hey guys,

After 2 complete failures with bixler 3 I decided to get some practice first.
My FrSky Taranis Plus with X8R combo was just delivered and it doesn't seem to have a trainer cable. Looks like a standard 3.5mm jack like used on my headphones. Can I use any 3.5mm jack cable with my radio or is a special cable needed?

Also, to connect to my computer for use with a simulator, should I get one of these?
Would it work with my Taranis Plus and Phoenix 5 simulator?
Or will I need something different?

Thanks in advance and I wish all you guys a Happy New Years Wink
Kev Smile

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