|MY NEXT PROJECT - THE
mate Chris Haines built himself an Xtreme some time ago, since
when two more have appeared at the club (including one Xtreme Lite,
pictured on photo gallery). With rumours of the
becoming increasingly difficult to obtain and Hobby Stores offering the
kit at £20 off the original price of £64.99, he purchased a second
one. However, after virtually completing the construction and for
reasons best known to himself (maybe related to the item below?), Chris decided he did not want to complete
the model after all and offered it to me for £30.
have to admit that this was not what I had in mind for my next
building project and my flying ability is certainly not up to the
standard required to put it through its aerobatic capabilities that others
demonstrate so well at the club, but I was simply unable to resist the
temptation of what was on offer!
As you see, there is not very much
construction left to do, although I have yet to pick it up from where
Chris left off. I have the radio gear from my crashed Kite that I can
use in the model, although I'm not sure if the Irvine ·46 is repairable
- it looks as though only the needle valve needs replacing, but that has
yet to be determined - I'll have to have a word with my friend Jim!.