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Flash

 

Flash is a light hearted Art Deco locomotive, inspired by Flash Gordon of the 1930's. This may have been something that 'in the day,' could have been drawn up in fantasy for our railways. So in a way, it is 'in keeping' with our steam locomotives!

It is an ideal crowd pleaser on show layouts, for both the young and the young at heart !!

We will be shortly producing coaches for Flash. These coaches will be ultra light weight, vacuum formed items with a one piece body and chassis.

Flash Youtube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyS5u6cyc-c&feature=youtu.be

Flash is a fan driven locomotive and comes in our standard tough cast resin. The kit consists of very few parts and can be assembled in under one hour. The body, hoop and chassis are all one piece mouldings that require little or no cleaning up.

With our recommended running gear, (listed below), Flash can attain speeds WAY beyond what is reasonable or practical for our railways; but on the flip side, it is also perfectly able to be driven slower than a geared Garrett with full control! With careful throttle set up, a very pratical speed range can be programmed and would be an exciting and fun model to be left with the grandchildren on a Sunday afternoon.

An uneven railway also offers no barrier to Flash, as it is fan driven, wheel traction becomes a non-issue. Simply set the throttle to your railway so full throttle is enough to climb your steepest bank, then you have the joy of operating the brakes on the down hill.

The fun can last for hours at a time. Using the new Lithium battery technology, and brushless motor set-up, we have run for well over two hours with only 1/4 of the battery capacity having been used ! Care should be taken when using and charging Li-po cells, as they CANNOT be abused. Please make sure you understand how to use them and buy the correct charger.

We see Flash as a blank canvas and have deliberately laft the body fairly plain. This gives you the opportunity to really go to town on customization! Go wild, Flash will lend itself to a huge range of styles, Space War, Art Deco, Captain Nemo, War Hammer etc. Because the shape is so non-descript, any sort of paint job can be applied, from a straight colour to your favourate car on TV. Just imagine Flash in the orange General Lee Dukes of Hazard colours,  or Knight Rider with a strobing light fitted, Maybe a dirty yellow Trotters  van with laddres on the top! You could go for raing teams like Red Bull or Gulf, maybe cover it in fluffy material and turn it into a animal, the list is endless.

The cost of Flash is also something we have kept a close eye on. We have worked with BRC Hobbies to come up with a shopping list of inexpensive, small standard components, that will give a fantastic performance/duration combination. 

 

This is our recommended list of the basic propulsion system needed for Flash.

We recommend you buy this list from BRC Hobbies, as they know the Flash project and have been fanastically helpful in helping choosing a system that works in Flash. They offer a very good and fast mail order service.

www.brchobbies.com

 DYS 2225-13 2200KV Brushless outrunner motor 409675 £9.95

 12amp basic electronic speed controller 400268 £ 6.95

 3.17mm domed prop adapter 400396 £2.45

 APC-E 4.1 x 4.1 propellor 411303 £1.85

 2200Mah 3s 11.1v 20c LiPo Battery 405045 £11.80

 Lipo alarm 408068 £3.95

Sky-RC 12v DC 40W 1-4S Lithium Battery Balance Charger £8.95

HITEC HS-82MG servo  406495 £14.95

SPEKTRUM DX4E Transmitter 406995 £29.95

DSM2 Compatible 2.4GHz 6-Channel Receiver 406865 £5.95

 

Please see the instructions page for lots more technical information on Flash.


This is a real 16mm 'curve ball' !!

Hold on to your hats !!

 

Kit Contents
X1 Body
X1 Chassis
X1 Stainless steel wheel set
X1 Fan hoop
X1 Lipo clip
X1 Chassis screw
X1 R clip
X1 Chassis packer
X1 HS82MG servo mount
Technical Information:
Length 295mm
Width 110mm
Height 120mm
Price From £45.00
Postage £6.50
UK POSTAGE PRICE ONLY
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