F3 and F5 RES models at Buckminster

2 metre RES model gliders
Affordable and Fun

F3 RES at BuckminsterWelcome to FxRES, the central place for information on 2 m RES (Rudder, Elevator, Spoiler) flying in the UK. These affordable radio-controlled model gliders break down into two classes, F3RES, pure gliders that are launched with a bungee, commonly in Europe called a high start and F5RES that launches to a specified height using its own electric motor and propeller, the launch height being determined with a pre-set height limiter device that cuts the motor. The models are predominately wood in construction, with carbon only allowed in spars and leading edges. They typically cost around £200 and are generally not too difficult to build, low-cost servos can be used, around 2 m of covering, a receiver and battery of choice and ready to go!

These classes of model gliders have been popular in parts of Europe for many years, but it is only recently, thanks to an initiative from our friend Andy Sephton, that interest has been picking up in the UK. It doesn't matter if someone is new to soaring or a seasoned pilot, everyone is welcome. We are trying to populate this website with as much information as we can, content is growing all the time so if RES flying is your interest, then please keep visiting this website and our Facebook page?

An events calendar is building up, and we are always on the lookout for more model flying clubs and flying fields, so if you are someone that can help or simply want more information, then please contact us. We are always ready to support you in any way we can. Event details will be posted on the BARCS FxRES forum.

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Martin & LawrenceF3 RES  day out

Summaries:

Chris Denham
I am so pleased to see this move back to models that can be built, rather than assembled. I have built and flown 100" and 2m for years, but became disillusioned by the expensive carbon ships that now dominate the competition scene. I love building and have no interest in flying something that someone else has built. Long live balsa/spruce.

Martin Oldershaw

I love this category of model flying. I have previously competed in f5j and f3k, but with no restrictions on airframe materials, the competition models are now very expensive. Fx-RES has come to the rescue, it's so much fun, the kits are easy enough to build, and best of all, it's affordable!

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