Batteries in general

Just to prove that good does not always need to be expensive, some of us have been using the Turnigy series Lipo batteries for ultimate performance. They seem to be on par with latest offerings (45C and 65C) from Thunder Power. You will find more information on forums like RC Groups ...

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Rules

First of all, if you are new to F5B or indeed high power electric gliders (Hotliners) then don’t worry about the rules. All you really need to know is that there are special events held for these type of airplanes in the UK and you really should consider going to at least one ...

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Pilot Locations

This is an outline of where the UK F5B pilot are located. If you wish to contact one of the pilots please use the yahoo groups email

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Woodchurch

Woodchurch is out site for the F5B Eurotour event. It is near Ashford in Kent. We used the alternate entrance in 2013. Most likely will be using that in 2014 as well.  

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Wetlands

Wetlands is near Lound, Nottinghamshire. When you arrive at the site drive along the rough track, past the visitor centre (on your left) until you reach a track to your right. Turn right here and immediately take the right fork which leads up an incline to the plateau. Please close ...

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Warboys – Huntingdon

Exit at Huntingdon – Head round on the A141 for a couple miles – Bottom of hill at the petrol station turn left following the A141 – Follow road for 3-4 miles past RAF Wyton – (WATCH FOR THE SPEED CAMERA – Marked on map) Follow B1040 when it splits ...

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New to F5B

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Newcomers are always welcome at the competitions, and you don’t have to be a top class pilot to join in. Although there is strong competition for the top few places, there is always time to help a newcomer and guide them through their first flight on the F5B course. Any electric glider could be ...

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Speedfire2

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There are quiet a few Speedfire-2’s F5B being flown in the UK F5B league, the quality of the construction coupled with how well it flies and its availability have seen several pilots swap to it as their main airframe. Designed for the World Championships and sport-pilots in mind, the fuselage is now longer, ...

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