Getting Started

Getting Started

You can come along with any model and give it a try we usually have a limit of around 60 size or equivalent electric, the main thing is you are comfortable flying it, when your ready we will help you go through the race start procedure and the timing and light system, and get you flying around yourself then its time to get the adrenaline going and get racing, when you decided you like it and want to progress, the next step is to get a racing plane.

Choosing the correct class for you is the first thing you need to do, many things can sway your decision I.e, Budget, speed, practicality, etc. Here are some helpful points to help you choose,  

E2k

This is one of the cheapest and simplest way of going racing with kits made in the UK, with nearly everything you need off the shelf and speed is around 100 MPH,

Equilizer Kit: is only £45.99 UK made (others available)  Motor size: C3536 - 1500k £19 Hobbyking   Esc: 60A (RPM limited to comply with the rules) £30 (UK supply) Prop: APC 8×8 Glow (8×6 on 3s) Battery: 4s 2200 £20 Hobbyking Servos Required: 1 x Elevator, 2 x Aileron

Q500

This is similar style models to e2k only bigger it is a class that is based on standard of the shelf 40 size engines with the option to upgrade to a nelson or dubb jet q500 engine for more performance, speeds are a little higher around 120 mph, these models are mainly scratch built and designed, there is an ARTF version on the market,

Kit: is around £150, Engine: Os 46 ax (or similar)£120, Servos: 4x good quality mini servos, Q500 $260 from Dubb Jett USA.

Q40

The jump in performance and cost rises quite a lot and the construction of the models is more complex using all molded scale air frames with plenty to choose from a few specialist suppliers, The speed of these is around 190 mph,

Kit: around £500 from international suppliers, Engine: Nelson or Dubb Jett £350 from Usa, Servos: need to be good and usually require one standard servo, and 3 mini servos,    

There is more information on each class on its own page.