Monday, 13 June 2016

Sunshine and why SOR?

  This weekend’s sunshine gave me a chance to take out Merlin and Willow SOR out and more fun as my lad decided to come out in the sunshine.  The day didn’t’ have the biggest winds or strongest lift in the world but with the sun on our backs it was fun.

  Although different both models had the characteristics that I love in models, excellent performance but very easy to fly.  I knew there would be enough energy to convert to fun and the models would be agile enough to deliver without me worrying about flicking, unexpected stalling or other ways that models can bite you.
  Although my racing is very very limited these days and my turn style and approach probably costs me several places the Willow’s design makes it so easy to turn up and race and have fun.  The SOR was light heartedly named SOR as it makes flying so easy ‘You could hit that shot with a Stick Of Rhubarb”.

  Willows were developed to be fun and bring the cost of F3F style models down, as long as I think that we’re doing this they’re making my happy.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Free Model if you tell me what SOR means

After maddening the SOR yesterday I can't describe bow pleased I am with the model.  A fantastic step up in performance and 'slipperyness' from just about anything I've flown- never mind the Willows.

  As I keep getting asked what SOR stands for I've decided to offer a model for free to anyone who orders a willow/merlin and tells me what SOR means!


Saturday, 21 May 2016

just waiting for the weather

Nose balance fitted just the controls to programme tonight and wait for the good weather!

 Set up an build was just as easy as the other willows so ready to go!


Friday, 20 May 2016

Willow SOR under test

Never mind my delays and lack of flying time mark Treble has finished his Willow SOR already and he's flown it.

here's the video
videos here


  Initial impressions from Mark are very positive!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

NEW Merlin Prices

With a new batch of Merlins heading this way I have managed to reduce the price of my favorite sports/race model.

A glass lay up is now £375 and the F3F lay up £415.

I really do not know of any other model out there which flys half as well or is built as well for that money!

Ian

Friday, 29 April 2016

Willow SOR -be the First!

I have 2 spare Willow SOR models in my first batch of models.  I'd like to hear from other pilots about the model as well as my own thoughts- I've loved the prototype model.

To help get you in the air the models are for sale at £475 shipped in the UK.

Ian

Thursday, 21 April 2016

comparing the new wing with the old

  A fine evening and a few minutes has given me the time to snap the new SOR wing wing next to the Willow 2.

  It's always hard to do these shots justice but you can see the tapering of the new wing and the straight line of the hinging on the wing.

  It's when you get into the aileron compartment that the thinner wing tips become more obvious, with less room towards the back of the bay due.

  With the Willow 2 such a good flying and performing model I'm getting organised to get the SOR flying as soon as I can.