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« Reply #975 on: October 28, 2018, 02:58:00 AM »

Hi Pete. Tell us more about the Swordfish - is it a Veron and did it fly?
We also Went Flying; Midland Gala at Barkston. Icy wind, rain most of the day, snow and sleet. Still managed 5 flights in F1G but it was a bit of an ordeal.
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« Reply #976 on: October 28, 2018, 03:16:32 AM »

These fellows who fly indoor out have the weather have an easy time, not like you true outdoor warriors Bill Smiley

Thanks for the Vids Peter - The flying area at the velodrome looks impressive.

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« Reply #977 on: October 28, 2018, 05:58:14 AM »

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I shared my table with Colin Taylor, who was having an ornithopter day...
Well, that was a mistake. I showed MrsLurker the video; "I want one!" was the immediate response.  Ermm, anyone got a plan for an easy to build ornithopter? Smiley  Very impressive.

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« Reply #978 on: October 28, 2018, 07:24:09 AM »

Tell us more about the Swordfish - is it a Veron and did it fly?
We also Went Flying; Midland Gala at Barkston. Icy wind, rain most of the day, snow and sleet. Still managed 5 flights in F1G but it was a bit of an ordeal.
Well done! As I drove over the Pennines, through the sleety gale, my car made the warning beep it makes when the outside temp. approaches feezing. "Wish I was at Barkston" I thought... "I bet they're having a lovely time- such a shame the Selby comp. was cancelled!"

I think Reg's Swordfish is the Veron one, yes, and what I described as his Tempest looks like it's the Guillows Typhoon. Both were old models which he'd flown successfully before, but he said he was having no joy with them yesterday. The best I saw the Swordfish manage were some rather shaky, low powered glides.


Well, that was a mistake. I showed MrsLurker the video; "I want one!" was the immediate response.  Ermm, anyone got a plan for an easy to build ornithopter? Smiley  Very impressive.
If you ask me, ornith(opter)ology is a surefire road to madness, but if you're really set on self destruction (and under wife orders) there's a thread on here already, which might help: http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=21381.0
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« Reply #979 on: October 28, 2018, 07:38:13 AM »

Next meeting here is February, for the Northwest Gala.
Correction: Feb (23rd) is another Fun Fly. NW Gala is March 16th.
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« Reply #980 on: October 28, 2018, 10:47:34 AM »

Well, that was a mistake. I showed MrsLurker the video; "I want one!" was the immediate response.  Ermm, anyone got a plan for an easy to build ornithopter? Smiley  Very impressive.
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https://www.ornithopter.org/plans.shtml

And these will fly, unlike some of the stuff on other sites.
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« Reply #981 on: October 28, 2018, 12:10:41 PM »

For a nice Ornithopter plan, there is a link to a pdf file here in  "BUTTERFLIES" in 'dosco's'  Reply #14 here   http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=23606.0    Click on his link and it will load up a nice  five page plan and instructions.   Also there is a great instructional 12 minute assembly video here in "BUTTERFLIES" Reply #13 .

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« Reply #982 on: November 03, 2018, 07:09:03 AM »

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...Ornithopter plan, there is a link to a pdf file here..
Thanks both for taking the time to go looking.  I'd found ornithopter.org and will be having a bash at a Freebird sometime soon(ish).  Aside from getting the blessed thing to fly the biggest hurdle is trying to persuade MrsL that ornithopters are indoor creatures as she's adamant that it will be flown outside at the Lurker Industries Aerodrome.  Smiley
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« Reply #983 on: November 06, 2018, 12:18:39 PM »

Caught a quick clip of Lee Russell flying his Bill Gowen-designed A-6 at our October contest. He and Hope had a nice showdown in A-6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTZ-mfwEmlQ&lc=z22rgfjpcme4fxnfeacdp43alfiyljqpvwobgxhpfsxw03c010c
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