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« Reply #775 on: August 18, 2017, 02:19:53 PM »

The Pepper is just a simplified Sparky. The Sparky is a more challenging build but the extra performance is really a good pay off. The fact is that more designs for the Sparky exist so that shows a real contest model. At least 4 different Sparky designs but only the one for the Pepper. Great to see the Pepper  and Sparky flying .
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« Reply #776 on: August 18, 2017, 07:49:50 PM »

Larry. We are not talking about compromising loyalties here. It's not like your Pepper is gonna go hang itself just because you enjoyed an outing with a Sparky. There's always Paris for lovers, you and your Pepper will always have that. But do go cha cha with its buxom stablemate once. You may love the Pepper more for it! Roll Eyes

Of course, I was just teasing a little there! Might be awhile, but I'm looking forward to building and flying the Sparky, even moreso now that I've build the Pepper. Once I get some altimeter data, I'll report back my impressions, should be fun!
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« Reply #777 on: August 18, 2017, 11:05:19 PM »

Jeez take your time. No rush on anything, just hurry up.
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« Reply #778 on: August 19, 2017, 02:35:43 AM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #779 on: August 19, 2017, 08:05:36 PM »

Got a chance to fly my latest Cloudbuster.... this is with about 800 winds......decided to push it to 1000 and lost it but I didn't get that flight videoed.  I have another one built that needs to be covered that is the second one of these I have lost.

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« Reply #780 on: August 20, 2017, 05:32:29 PM »

I can't say enough about the Cloudbuster. I had been off the bench since I was 10, and was now on vacation at the beach in Rehoboth Bch DE with my wife and 12 month old, and the in laws. I bought the kit in a kite shop and secretly built the thing during kid naps and happy hours. Nobody paid much attention to what I was up to. Almost suddenly I have this thing built and am standing on the beach hand winding, and some heads turned just as I launched...it flew immaculately, making me look like a wizard. It disappeared to the landward, at about 200' and that was it. Back to grilling salmon on the Barbie and drinking Millers. That days flight has been brought up a few times since. Great plane the Cloud buster, simple model but great memories!
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« Reply #781 on: August 20, 2017, 08:05:34 PM »

This is about 4th I have built to try to improve my building and covering skills.  Also with this one I was experimenting with printing tissue.  Since I lost this one I already have the next one ready to cover.  I have added magnetic wing hold downs and am going to experiment with multicolor tissue.  I cut these out with a laser engraver that I put together.  I also just recently assembled a 3D printer and want to try to make an adjustable prop bezel.  The Cloudbuster is pretty easy to build and it does really fly great......I just need to limit the winds in that field......there is a river on the other side of the houses and I suspect that's where it ended up.
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« Reply #782 on: August 23, 2017, 04:30:50 PM »

I like what flyguy is doing with the old time duration models... RC assist. Just the rudder to keep the plane in the same zip code... you ought to check him out. He flys down town NYC... in and amongst the concrete jungle. He has a very practical approach.
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« Reply #783 on: August 28, 2017, 08:38:48 AM »

Craig Limber took a great photo of my Harvard II climbing out. Model is a fantastic flyer and needs a DT before I fly it again.

It is 24" and weighs about 50g

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« Reply #784 on: August 28, 2017, 06:16:59 PM »

 Grin I went to the Atlantic Canada Int'l airshow over the weekend and took 210 pics of the AS and three museums of planes in the province (NOVA SCOTIA)  It was a super long day for me I will post some pics tomorrow  and if there is any specific plane you want ask and i will send pics.  these are mainly patrol aircraft, stunt planes and planes used by the RCN  in the 40's and 50's.  also had a wing walker there.  i asked her if she was a little crazy and she said that it wasn't necessary but it helped Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin  all in all a great weekend. next year it's in HALIFAX, NS.  THE BEST FOR ME WAS THE CORSAIR AND THE CF-18 DECKED OUT IN A CANADA 150 PAINT SCHEME.

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« Reply #785 on: August 30, 2017, 03:45:48 AM »

 Grin told ya to watch this space   here are some recognizable planes.
couresy og greenwood air show/museum, shearwater museum and Atlantic Canada air museum all in NS
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« Reply #786 on: August 30, 2017, 03:46:42 AM »

 Grin  more, more!
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« Reply #787 on: September 04, 2017, 08:40:57 PM »

Craig Limber took a great photo of my Harvard II climbing out. Model is a fantastic flyer and needs a DT before I fly it again.

It is 24" and weighs about 50g

BG
  So, is this what they call a PC9 / Texan in Canada?  Looks great and I would love to see the plan....
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« Reply #788 on: September 17, 2017, 03:36:22 PM »

A really lovely day's flying at North Luffenham today. Many thanks, Bill for running the two contests.
Gareth Tilston cleaned up in both the Selby and Kit Scale, the latter after an entertaining fly-off against the not quite invincible Hewitt Camel (which later had a minor altercation with Bill's car after a fatal "just one more flight" decision.)

Here are a few poor quality iPad snaps from the day...

The fine DH Moth is Chris Brainwood's of course.
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« Reply #789 on: September 17, 2017, 04:01:00 PM »

For my part, I intended to fly my enlarged Guillow's Fairchild in both events, but after a decent trimming flight and a couple of perfectly good ones in the Selby itself, it suddenly zonked in on its wing and did itself some damage. Sometimes it just does this and, annoyingly, I don't know why. Luckily I'd bunged my older Fairchild in the car at the last moment so still had something to fly in Kit Scale (and I broke that one too, but some copious Sellotape sorted it out).

In the afternoon, the sun came out and we were blessed with near perfect conditions. Jumpers were blatantly removed, pleasure was expressed and the grass even dried out. Earlier, I'd realised that I'd accidentally brought my wife's wellies instead of my own so my feet were dry but may never be the same again.  (Actually it later turned out they were my son's wellies, whose feet are smaller still!)

Andrew Hewitt bravely tried this old Caproni monster that he inherited a while back (flew as well as expected).
I got some good flights in with my Malmstrom Hollandair. This is not one of those good flights (it goes a bit doollally in the middle) but it's the only one I filmed and I do like the way it obligingly flew back to the camera.
https://youtu.be/qn_4HC03LP8
No damage to this one, except a loose wheel strut- is my on site grass fix an example of a literal field repair?

(Finally, not sure if I'm meant to say so yet, but many congrats to Bill!)
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« Reply #790 on: September 18, 2017, 05:48:06 AM »

There's a far better report of this event (with much better pictures too) by Chris Brainwood, added to a rival forum here...
https://www.aeromodellers.co.uk/forum/modelflying-events-news/33012-the-selby-trophy-for-free-flight-scale
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« Reply #791 on: October 01, 2017, 05:56:29 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin  ME AND BRUDDER WENT FLYING WITH DAD AND GRANDPAW.  I got to chase jets and the SHARK airplane it was fun

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« Reply #792 on: January 06, 2018, 07:21:10 PM »

A very enjoyable indoor session and a good turnout at Bushfield today. Good to see you all there and thank you to the Peterborough Club once again. Plenty of flying, but sorry no pics from me. I'm off to Rochdale tomorrow where the Norwind (formerly Clayton) Flyers are having a peanut and kit scale comp so I'll try and get a few snaps there. A bit of an OTT weekend of indoor flying for me then. Wonder if I should go to Nottingham next Saturday too. You can't have too much of a good thing can you?

(And thanks again for the plastic, Russ. I think a vac form box might be in the the making soon.)

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« Reply #793 on: January 06, 2018, 08:43:54 PM »

An enjoyable few hours, Pete.
Here's the video I took of your SE5 at the end of the session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnIgiqaphkY
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« Reply #794 on: January 07, 2018, 05:01:22 AM »

Nice flight Pete!

I missed this, I was on the way back from "Cottonopolis" as Derby had a FA cup game the night before...

I hope to see you at Nottingham, but just a correction for your Diary.  It is next Sunday, not Saturday...

Only five people turned up at the last one and our Hangar Rat, so the more the better!

I will be there hopefully maiden-ing the bird dog, so long as I can get it covered between now and then.

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« Reply #795 on: January 07, 2018, 07:35:31 AM »

Lovely to see your SE5a strutting its stuff again Pete - looked like a near perfect flight  Cheesy

I had Bushfields in my diary and my Camel to be flight-tested after repairs, but my son came back from the ex- with a severe flu last Tuesday, so we've been housebound since then.  Sad

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« Reply #796 on: January 07, 2018, 03:07:45 PM »

Thanks chaps! Sunday date at Nottingham duly noted, Andrew. Good job you told me and apologies for spreading confusion.

Many thanks for shooting and uploading that vid, Russ. I got some more flights in at Rochdale today, but after consistently avoiding the walls for many sorties at Alfreton, Nijmegen and Bushfield my pilot got cocky and flew straight into one this morning. I'd opened out the turn slightly which meant it stopped circling as the power came off. It's a very robust design though so no long term damage. True, both bottom wings came loose as did the centre section and a couple of rigging wires, plus a cabane strut was knocked out altogether, but it all went back together quite tidily to fly again with no evident detriment to the trim. Derek Knight, eat your heart out!

They had both Peanut and Kit Scale comps today. The flying part of KS was run to interesting new 'judge each other' rules devised by Dave Whitehouse. He let us enter multiple models so I was able to fly my Fairchild too.
Some blurry iPad photos of some the kitscale field (twelve entries in total) will follow in a minute.
Really liked the hall at Rochdale. Similar size to Bushfield, light and airy with a high ceiling.
A very enjoyable day as Ralph, John 'Hepcat' Barker and all present would hopefully agree. As Arnie said, "I'll be back!"
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« Reply #797 on: January 07, 2018, 03:12:02 PM »

What are the details for Nottingham Pete?
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« Reply #798 on: January 07, 2018, 03:23:04 PM »

As threatened, some iffy snaps of some of the kit scale entries at Rochdale today...
Sorry they're so blurry and I'm not going to add all the names, although the first pair are Ralph Sparrow's (Many thanks, Ralph, for flight judging my own entries. I liked the new system and it meant no one person had to sit judging all the time, but it did mean some of us had to concentrate harder than we usually do!)

Static judging (to the kit plan) was done by Dave Whitehouse and Tom Crompton. Big thanks to them too!

Mark Brill's Rothmans Pitts was flying very nicely. Lovely model.
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« Reply #799 on: January 07, 2018, 03:31:30 PM »

Bill, It is 3.30-630 at the HH again. As it's a bit later, I'm not sure I can make it now, as I'm out for a meal that night. Bugger. I thought it was 2-5 again.

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