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Pete Fardell
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« on: August 09, 2018, 03:00:30 PM »

Thought I'd start a thread on this, just to be ready for any pics/vids and maybe to see what people are up to this year.

Just back from a lovely hol by the Rhine and about to get back into my workroom. I've just sent off my own entry form as the deadline is Aug 17th. Not decided what to fly yet, but have narrowed it down to a choice of four similarly uncompetitive rubber models ...
Callair- doesn't fly properly yet, running out of trimming time.
Eindecker- usually flies quite well now. Will score poorly in static.
Agricola- reliable and a bit better in static but at only just over the 24” minimum is really too small for convincing outdoor flight unless it's calm (Could happen!)
Big (and now nearly rebuilt) Guillows Fairchild- poor static mark, but I'm hoping it will still fly well. I think this one is my front runner.
I wonder what and who else is coming?

Also, while I'm here- just noticed this re the controversial evening FF 'fun fly' event, now called a 'Jamboree' apparently: http://bmfa-nats.org/power-nationals/evening-activities/free-flight-jamboree
Seems like very good news to me, although I expect some of the 'throw an untrimmed Tomboy at your friend's face' crowd are a bit upset. And I know I'm to blame for raising it, but if anyone wants to discuss the FF Jamboree further (rather than the FF Scale contests) could they maybe use or start another thread?

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 04:03:58 PM »

Pete, enter the best-flying and most reliable model. It will beat all the models that don't fly, at the very least.
For me, it'll be the RE8 on its 5th outing. A few test flights revealed that it has put on weight in its box and I have to wring out every bit of power from the Mills. It is also getting a little tatty but it should fly. Also the Jungmann again in rubber. The holes poked at Buckminster have been repaired.
We are expecting two visitors from New Zealand, maybe with a new model. Let's hope for good entries, good weather and a good contest.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 04:09:25 PM »

Thanks for starting the thread Pete. I had not realised I needed to pre enter which would have been embrassing on the day  Embarrassed

Entry form sent. I'll give the DH60 a try in IC in my first go at the power nationals . Hope we get some nice weather
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 04:15:44 PM »

Away on my Jollies, good luck to all, and I hope the weather is good...

Andrew
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 06:33:44 PM »

Pete, enter the best-flying and most reliable model.
I will. Always more fun that way, and that's why it'll probably be the old Fairchild if my cut'n'shut repair hasn't changed its flight habits too much.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 02:59:44 PM »

Any thoughts of which day or days the FF Scale will take place on ? I'm guessing Saturday eve ?? or is it very much weather dependent. I checked the BMFA site but there's no events order on there yet just a look at 2017 as a guide
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 04:01:08 PM »

Hello Chris
I'm sorry this info hasn't been put out yet. It should be because yes, we still get newcomers. A competitors' letter should go out next week (closing date is tomorrow) but this is late for people to make any necessary arrangements. I'm not organising this year.
Anyway, briefly, there will be three rounds on Saturday evening at 6pm and three on Sunday. If the weather is bad on Saturday, those rounds can be put back to Sunday. There are separate judges for each class. Static judging is in the main RC tent on Saturday. Any questions, come back
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 04:47:46 PM »

Thanks Bill thats the information i needed

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