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« Reply #800 on: January 07, 2018, 03:37:41 PM »

Thanks Dan. So it´s the place where I slipped in the mud and fell arse-first into my model box.
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« Reply #801 on: January 07, 2018, 03:49:27 PM »

That's the one, Bill. Sadly, the meal is already booked by Jane's boss, so I'm stuck with a 7pm curry. The usual 5pm finish would have been perfect! On the plus side, it gives me an extra few weeks to finish the Farman before the next Alfreton do; which I WILL make it to.

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« Reply #802 on: January 07, 2018, 04:33:50 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.

I trust the bags or whatever in photo 6 were well attached!
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« Reply #803 on: January 07, 2018, 05:17:18 PM »

Got the Navion out for a second trim session yesterday.  This thing likes to fly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwuRm74fB1s
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« Reply #804 on: January 07, 2018, 06:30:25 PM »

but my son came back from the ex- with a severe flu last Tuesday, so we've been housebound since then.  Sad

Severe flu is no joke. Really hope he's feeling better, Jon.
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« Reply #805 on: January 08, 2018, 03:43:21 AM »

Thanks Pete.  It took a week of total rest.  Sometimes he seemed fine - watching TV or reading - then suddenly he'd deteriorate and would just wimper and need holding.  Yesterday he finally appeared better and we both needed a change of scene, so I took him out to our local country pub for a hearty Sunday lunch!   Cheesy
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« Reply #806 on: January 14, 2018, 05:05:40 PM »

A warm welcome from the Notts boys and a very pleasant 3 hours of flying at the Harvey Hadden today. Well worth the hour and a half drive for me.
A few indifferent iPad snaps...

1 & 2: Briggs and Darby Elves respectively. Both going very nicely. Should have got a shot of Richard Granger's all sheet version too.
3. Paul Briggs's box of tricks. The little Spit went really well. Photo doesn't do any of them justice.
4. A couple of John Churchill's fine models.
5. Andrew Darby Cessnas- old and new.
6. The models wot I brought myself (Boxy Lady's new Pied Piper colour scheme is due it being misguidedly entered in a very windy Rubber Bowden at Old Warden. I repaired all the resulting broken red tissue panels with yellow instead, which I think improves its appreance a bit. Eventually it will turn into a YHWM!
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« Reply #807 on: January 14, 2018, 05:36:40 PM »

Petes models in action.  You've got to love the Chub.  Big, yellow and fun to watch, a real grinner...

His Boxy lady was going well too.

https://youtu.be/Rd5F7xC37kIe

https://youtu.be/79f1CyFXCYo

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« Reply #808 on: January 14, 2018, 05:37:46 PM »

Nice pics, Pete! Really peeved I couldn't get today. The curry was cancelled, as so many folk are ill, but I didn't fancy the drive up the M1 whilst coughing violently every 5 minutes...

Nice to see your "Chub" is alive and well. It's still on my "to do" list!

Cheers,

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« Reply #809 on: January 14, 2018, 05:42:46 PM »

Sorry to miss this today too, but at least I can see a bit of what went on. Thanks Pete and Andrew Smiley
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« Reply #810 on: January 14, 2018, 07:07:12 PM »

Is that a Demoiselle from the Mooney plan amongst Paul's stuff? Another one I want to do again after an abortive attempt as a teen.

Cheers,

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« Reply #811 on: January 14, 2018, 07:08:12 PM »

Pete's SE5A..

https://youtu.be/ChtN2pAvdpA

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« Reply #812 on: January 14, 2018, 07:20:03 PM »

 Grin Grin went flying for the first time this year. manage to crash 2 planes an old piper cub and the p60 shark. the shark wanted to dive and flip over so i wasn't interested in wasting time fixing it.  it was an expt not a labour of love.  the p40 was wobbly and minnow flew great as always. its great to get back in the saddle.

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« Reply #813 on: January 14, 2018, 07:36:38 PM »

Is that a Demoiselle from the Mooney plan amongst Paul's stuff?
He said Bill Hannan, but probably just meant it's the plan in one of the Hannan books, which is indeed the Mooney one I think. It's not finished but looks very tidy and he says he's also planning a more scale one, of the Mag Men version. He had with him the little French pilot already carved in foam.
I love the Demoiselle and must do one too!

And many thanks for the flight vids, Andrew.

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« Reply #814 on: February 06, 2018, 02:59:20 PM »

I've got Jim Walston's Pacific Ace and I nursed it back to health. Check it out: https://youtu.be/fHlVCJ1jiUw
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« Reply #815 on: February 06, 2018, 05:02:29 PM »

Great flights. Nice to see the youngster's enthusiasm.
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« Reply #816 on: February 06, 2018, 07:18:20 PM »

https://youtu.be/pVfFw7uNm-o

West Wings 36" Cub with GM300 for Kit Scale at this year's UK Indoor Scale Nats. 2nd Indoor session and calling it trimmed!

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« Reply #817 on: March 04, 2018, 07:36:29 PM »

  Grin  flew the italiaN JOB AND IT IS NOT TOO SHABBY.  I NEED TO SOFTEN THE RUBBER A BIT SO I CAN GET MORE TURNS AT LEAST SHE FLEW WITHOUT TOO MANY VICCES. A GPOOD ONE FOR OUTDOORS.

F8B  NEEDS WEIGHT IN THE NOSE, DITTO WITH THE TBM.
THE PIPER CUB FLEW GREAT

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« Reply #818 on: March 18, 2018, 05:58:00 AM »

Second dump of snow overnight in Southern England so even Indoor Flying was out. We have other viable options though.
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« Reply #819 on: March 18, 2018, 08:03:29 PM »

Wild looking beast RF. Hope the weather picks up for you soon.

John
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« Reply #820 on: March 29, 2018, 10:13:47 PM »

AIR CAMPER 18" Dumas kit # 231  Flight Report Mar 18 2018

     Well boys, I think I just had my best all around flying day yet, ever - no endurance records - just all perfect flights ( after it sat all winter! ).   The wind earlier in the day was 14 mph gusting to 22 mph, so I waited til an hour before sundown hoping that the wind would die down.  And die down it did - 7 mph gusting to 11 mph and 57 deg F, and still sunny.
My photographer wanted to film a video earlier in the day, but then had other things to do.  I had about 25 flights and I got 24 pics right into after sunset, when it started to cool off and I could tell the rubber was getting cold.   All of the flights were on about 60 turns of my 15:1 winder = 900 turns.  I never got greedy and never broke the rubber motor that was there from last year ( I had spares made up with me though ).     Two strands of  3/16" rubber, each strand is  12"  long,  and the prop hook to rear motor peg is 6.5".    ( This is a heavy motor - it also runs just fine, and longer flights,  on  1/8" rubber ).
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« Reply #821 on: March 29, 2018, 10:57:33 PM »

LWM -What a nice flying model on a beautiful evening.

John
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« Reply #822 on: April 07, 2018, 08:04:53 PM »

   Had a phone call from Tim (THB) last night, just back from West Baden, "did you want to go flying in the morning". Couldn't resist that so I scrounged around an found a couple of models, our destination was Victoria Park where the Adelaide 500 Super Car race had been held several weeks ago. Some of the temporary  Grandstands were still being dismantled so it reduced the available space a bit.
   Perfect conditions NO BREEZE, I flew my coupe on about 150 turns and got some great flights walking about 10 mtrs to retrieve. The Aviatic had developed a warp leading to a tight turn so I only managed a few short flights.
   As usual all Tims models flew great with no dramas, after about 1 1/2 hours we called it quits with no damage.
   
Of course there was the usual spectator, an R/C flier,  "howmuch did they cost to buy"  " you could probably put in a small servo and then you could steer them''   To be fair he was interested and appreciated the simplicity.
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« Reply #823 on: April 07, 2018, 08:55:24 PM »

     Perfect launch and pose on the second pic Dave.  Looks like a nice field to fly in.  Thanks for the pics and inspiration.  Still very cold here in Windsor/Detroit area -  high temps around 35 - 40  deg F - the low this AM was 21 deg F.  Sad   I can't wait to get back out there and try my  30"  Rearwin Speedster - can't stand looking at it on the shelf any longer (exactly 3 yrs now) - wish I had a buddy who could go flying at the drop of a hat!   Cool   Cool

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« Reply #824 on: April 08, 2018, 07:46:35 PM »

What a nice morning Dave. Spectators? - what about the 2 magpies picking up pointers from the FF specialists Smiley

John
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