Cheap Flying – 35Mhz Radio Gear is Retro Now!

ff6Yeah yeah, these 2.4Ghz radio sets are definitely the future but not yet OK? What with everyone on 2.4Ghz now, 35mhz frequency clashes are darned rare! All of our lot are living in the 35Mhz past, blissfully unaware or what the cool kids are up to! Continue reading


Syma X5C Radio Controlled Quadcopter / Drone Review

2014-12-27 21.44.35I wanted to get my son in radio controlled flying and after looking at a couple of other options I was eventually talked into buying a quadcopter (cheers Nick @ Soar Ahead Sailplanes)   – begrudgingly, as I’m not really into helicopters, being a slope ‘purest’.  After a quick look I found this on Ebay for about £40 inc. p&p. Continue reading


This is what it’s all about

Man needs hobby…


(this is one of those “he’s cured” moments)

Once you’ve got past the whole procreation thing you need a purpose. What’s the point in going to work if you don’t enjoy yourself?  So I rediscovered my hobby (after a break of a decade) & am much more happy.It’s something to focus on, obsess over, another way to ignore the pain & impending doom of MS.

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Disabled Pilots Getting to the Slope – Luggie Scooter Review

I bought a Luggie Scooter a few weeks ago to enable me to get to the hills without breaking the back of the friend who pushed me up there (I have MS & really struggle with the walking / staying upright thing).

I think I’ve used it enough to share my findings to those wanting to go flying / slope soaring independently.

I fly radio controlled epp combat slope soarers (the Wildthing is my weapon of choice!) around the Hastings / Eastbourne area, at Fairlight (nice and flat maintained footpath) and Butts Lane (not maintained, grazed land, plenty of mud / poo). Continue reading


Scooter Review – Luggie Scooter

Luggie-Elite-RedThe Luggie Scooter is a folding scooter that can fit in a case (hence called Luggie = luggage)

I bought a Luggie Scooter a few weeks ago and feel I’m now ready to review it having used it a few times for different purposes and experienced their repair service (I broke the charging port!)

I bought the ‘Luggie Elite Folding Mobility Scooter’, more expensive than the standard one but I wanted one with a bit of grunt – this one comes with a bigger battery. Continue reading