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    hey

    i'm thinking of getting a birthday gift for a friend who's interested in aeroplanes. i once saw those that can be attached to the ceiling then they'll fly around in circles (in London). does anyone know where to buy those from here in Singapore? how about those remote controlled kind? are they very expensive?

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    try toys r us.

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    go the Forum at orchard. got a shop oppsite Mac

    got sell a lot of toys.

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    If you want RC kind, go to South Bridge Road there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang View Post
    If you want RC kind, go to South Bridge Road there.
    which exact shop?

    got those that run on kerosene or small amounts of petrol one anot?

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    Go to Fook Hai Building next to Hong Lim. A few shops there that sells rc planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    which exact shop?

    got those that run on kerosene or small amounts of petrol one anot?
    Sorry, should be North Bridge Road. After Jln Sultan Junction.

    Normally, they are more to RC Cars. Used to see the kerosene ones, but donno now still have or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang View Post
    Sorry, should be North Bridge Road. After Jln Sultan Junction.

    Normally, they are more to RC Cars. Used to see the kerosene ones, but donno now still have or not.

    icic

    ....hmmmmm i'll popby one of these days and see if they still got those kerosene ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by centuryegg View Post
    Go to Fook Hai Building next to Hong Lim. A few shops there that sells rc planes.

    kewl....

    if they have those kerosene ones will be kewl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    kewl....

    if they have those kerosene ones will be kewl...
    I think they have. Saw about 3 shops there heavily stacked with RC planes and helicopters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centuryegg View Post
    I think they have. Saw about 3 shops there heavily stacked with RC planes and helicopters.
    WAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    prices won't be that cheap for kerosene based ones rite?

    I'm tempted for helis..... but for oso i si bei gian on the planes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Heh,

    I once flew these planes until photography sucked up all my $$$.

    Get those electric 1s if you are new. The kerosene 1s need more guidance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    WAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    prices won't be that cheap for kerosene based ones rite?

    I'm tempted for helis..... but for oso i si bei gian on the planes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    okie...seem you are abit green to all this.....let me give you my perspective. you can take it any way you like with it heheh....,

    Expensive is RIGHT. I use to fly both helis and airplane. If you are on a budget stick to airplane. Get a trainer plane first. A trainer plane you can built or comes prefab which you put together. Though I say cheaper to fly airplane but it can still set you back alot. When I first got started I already plop down about 1,000+. Once the plane falls out of the sky...HARD...get ready to built or buy a new plane. You can have fuel engine or electrical. With electrical you need to buy lots of batteries and charge them all up and bring with you. But electrical batteries usually only last about 6 mins of flight time. ( unless you fly super gliders which you can swtich it off when you get it high up and then you glide the plane around and only use it sparingly to get more height when it glides too low) I learn to built my planes so it is abit 'cheaper'. I like wookwork too so that helps.You want to buy..well...sometimes it mean paying someone to built it for you. You can stick to something very simple...like those prefab plastic hybrid ( which still required some glueing, installing components like engine, fuel tank, gyro and servo placement and painting) and using those quick kits that runs on electric motors. Fuel engine type are loub and you can fly longer periods since it uses fuel (depending on how large is your tank,,but you hardly want to fly too long in the air). It is abit more maintenance intensive to use fuel motors....you also need more tools..like propeller starter, battery power starter to ignite the fuel, work bench, carrying fuel...etc. You will spend many hours learning it from someone. Never try to think you can fly a plane right off the box with no training. Also you need to register your remote control signal frequency with Singtel. There are only a handful of frequency signal for use in Singapore so there is only so many planes you can have in the air at one time. If some one uses the same one....you better pray your plan is still on the ground if not...it can interfer with your remote control and crash your plane. So you need to always go around to check on what others are using before you go fly and you also need to let others know. And there are only so many places you can fly remote controlled planes/helicopter. ( this is a dangerous hobby if you don't know that by now. Having fingers snipper off by rotating blades has happen more then a few times before or planes crashing on people) If you fly in a place you are not allowed to fly, you will have the police come looking for you very quickly. Especially if you using an illegal frequency and well....when you switch it on and you are located near the east side which is near the Airport....your signal will be capture by the airport tower. Or even capture by military radars...So don't play play..they will come after you to see what that signal us used for.

    An airplane is already complicated to learn... usually for a plane you need to control at least 3-4 servo controls. This will control the engine throttle, the rudder, front wing ailerons and maybe the back ailerons on the tail wing. If you are new to this...flying the plane for just 2-3 minutes is nerve wreaking and you will be totally drain from the concentration. You need to react in a certain way when the plane is going from your left to your right and then the opposite is true when going from right to left. You will most likely crash a few planes before you get pretty okay. And is usually trainer planes we call them as they are easier to fly and if fuel runs out it can still glide abit.You need a car if not you will end up like me..carry large tool box, your refreshment, 1-2 planes( with dismantled wingsets) and then walk into the open fields to fly each weekend...and yes..walk back out too. great if you have alot of kakis but if you don't... like in the begining...you better have car or some means to get your stuff around heh.

    You want to fly a heli?...get ready to spent at least 3 times more. You need a more complex remote that controls up to 5-6 servo controls at one time. You need to programme them to function properly together..etc. Flying heli is a hell of alot moore complicated then plane. This is something you should only do once you are familair with planes and cars to get over the basics. Alot of eye hand coordination and quick thinking is required. the fuel motor is more powerful but abit more complex compared to electric but still not that easy to fly those electrical ones.( the more bigger and full function ones not those small mini fly around your room type) Oh and ah....break parts in a heli and you will cry..they are not cheap to replace. (funny thing is I found out it cost even more to race fuel powered remote control cars)A reasonable pair of rotor blades you break ( trust me you will break alot of that) will already set you back about $100per set maybe more now or about $200 for those graphite ones.. Not sure now since I have not played this for ages now. The shops at Fook Hai is about the best place to get start and find out all the details you want to get started, where to fly...etc. For one oreason or another all these years most of these plane and heli shop are consolidated in this building. Beware...there are some arrogants folks (customer) there too that hang around like a typical scene in Cathay Photo heheh... Some will help you alot and some well...will help you as they want to fly YOUR plane....better to crash yours then theirs heheh... I could go on but I think this should give yo ua bit more details to decide if you really want to take up this hobby....If you think photography is hard on your g/f or wife..wait till you experince building airplane in your house or room and saw dust are all over the place and full of plane schmatice here and there ....etc....then you really will see how far you can push your significant other to carry on loving you still heheh.

    There is a huge huge difference between flying a small plane that goes round and round on a string on your ceiling then one that is out in the air a few hundred feet. I have seen plane that was flown by people who got so excited about it and flew it so high they lost signal and the plane flew away...literally once it get no other signal from the remote to turn back or whatever. heheh.

    It is an exciting hobby but one that is pretty expensive to start. This was my hobby that kept fighting with my photography hobby for my money! heheheh....you can say ..for a time...photography and equipment took a lonnnnng back seat to my flying (and crashing). This is one hobby where literally you are throwing money into a deep well. hehe...it is all about making you happy if you are mad about flying. Selling away parts or when you give up the hobby you will hardly get you anything back. It has very long resell value in other words.

    So you decide...if you want to get into it. It is very rewarding if you love flying planes or helicopters.

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    wah seh.. .so troublesome one lah..

    tot package trainer plan abt $400 niah . (saw on website ) but i duno wat else will need to buy also lah.

    think i better give up the ideal of flying plane . thank u
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    sammy really know how to make ppl turn off... hahaha...
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    wahh my budget like not big enough for all the cool things you're talking about.

    those at the toy r us very kiddy one right? not suitable for like a 19 year old?

    i went to see Miniature Hobby at Marina Square today...but they only sell models, cannot fly one. also so expensive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by saltandlight View Post
    wahh my budget like not big enough for all the cool things you're talking about.

    those at the toy r us very kiddy one right? not suitable for like a 19 year old?

    i went to see Miniature Hobby at Marina Square today...but they only sell models, cannot fly one. also so expensive.

    doesn't mean big must be good lor... its the enjoyment u get out of it...

    like photography...

    u buy PNS, Prosumer, DSLR, Pro bodies.

    likewise...

    u can buy kiddy plane, battery plane, fuel plane, private solo plane, private jet, 747 Airforce Two (One taken)... alternatively can get a F16 as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    sammy really know how to make ppl turn off... hahaha...

    hahahah no lah... I have been there and I can tell you for sure what it takes to take up this hobby. I have seen a lot of them got burnt and some were my friends who joined me a few times and thought it was "fun"...till they really get into it. heheh... Very easy when it is not your plane and you let them fly abit ( at really high altitude lah...so I can still save my plane when it does a dive downward) hehehe.... I got to buy up a lot of spare stuff from them or even free they they finally gave up or their significant other force them to heheh...

    so I don;t mean to be so down on thise budding guys who might really want to take it up and not sure what it would be like...so just give them a bit of "taste" heheheh

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    hahahah no lah... I have been there and I can tell you for sure what it takes to take up this hobby. I have seen a lot of them got burnt and some were my friends who joined me a few times and thought it was "fun"...till they really get into it. heheh... Very easy when it is not your plane and you let them fly abit ( at really high altitude lah...so I can still save my plane when it does a dive downward) hehehe.... I got to buy up a lot of spare stuff from them or even free they they finally gave up or their significant other force them to heheh...

    so I don;t mean to be so down on thise budding guys who might really want to take it up and not sure what it would be like...so just give them a bit of "taste" heheheh
    great advice for a person like me!

    i like to fly (...... i believe i can fly.....i believe i sure crash my fly...." ...) but nevertheless, i won't jump right in....i think i'll slowly learn the basics of woodwork esp when it comes to choosing the kinda wood?

    as for rudiments of air control....that i had a super tiny small amount of experience long time ago when i was much younger. probably need to re-re-re-re-revise.....

    mind if u conduct workshop on how to build aeloplane/helicopter?

    the nong nong nong time ago when i was sucking thumb in sec school, i assembled a "wooden" helicopter and rejigged it up with a cheapo solar panel..... the thing flew up for a couple of seconds and then landed .... but since it wasn't high.....no damage....but it was really fun to see that it managed to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errz View Post
    wah seh.. .so troublesome one lah..

    tot package trainer plan abt $400 niah . (saw on website ) but i duno wat else will need to buy also lah.

    think i better give up the ideal of flying plane . thank u
    heheh I saw that one you link to hehe you still need to BUILD it before you can fly it...and then you need to install all the componetns, all the servo links and electronic receiver unit, batteries..etc. That price they offer is only for one battery if you look at their listing of cost per items. So S$400 will get you all the basic stuff but you want to fly for long periods you need to buy more batteries....lots of batteries if you want to fly for haf a day. As I can see that is $75 per battery!! As for charging...forget it....charging at the field is not possible as it takes along time to charge each one. So you are lucky each battery lasting about 6 to 10 min..this also depend on what kind of electrical engine type....some use less power to fly and some alot more as they need to power a large prop or a bigger size plane..

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