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« on: April 21, 2013, 03:02:56 PM »

Bugger...
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 03:23:12 PM »

Congratulations Dan, a richly deserved win my friend.  It sounds like it might end up just being sweet, rather than the bitter sweet you might of thought......

Just call me mystic meg.  I knew from the moment I saw your SE5 at Harvey Haddon that she was a winner.........

Richard was of course cock-a-hoop that NMAC took the 1-2-3.

Well done again.

Andrew.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 03:40:07 PM »

Cheers me dear! It was very close tho; your lovely little Cessna had one of the nicest scale speeds I've seen and John's new Cessna was equally lovely. Up the NMAC!!

Dan.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 03:55:26 PM »

Well done Dan - and to be honest the SE5 won't serve you too badly in the open class!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 04:16:06 PM »

I've been to every indoor nats since their inception and I think that was the best. Kit scale is a phenomenon and it was good to see the open classes won by well-trimmed conventional, light models. I've never seen a model like George's DH9, and the Saro was another to behold. Hopefully someone will be posting pictures.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 04:43:08 PM »

Congratulations everyone, especially Dan for winning the booby prize! That was a lot of fun. Great to meet you all, and it's good to connect names to faces. I got one or two wrong this morning, hopefully no one took offence! I will definitely be doing that again next year!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 04:46:20 PM »

Good day with great people!

Dan.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 04:47:56 PM »

There once was a fellow called Dan
And a model of 18 inch span,
SE5 was the plane
And the clue's in the name:
Super Effort (and 5 years of BAN!)


Well done! (And it looks like your sentence might be quashed after all)
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 04:50:26 PM »

Groan! I already have a new model for next year if I'm not banned. No excuses left for not rushing headlong into an open class model, then!

Gulp...

Dan.
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 04:59:16 PM »

Well done Dan! And Andrew and John C too. Superb flying Cool

And well done Graham for winning electric  Smiley

And Pete, Russ, Rich, .... actually well done everyone Cheesy

Inspiring day out all round.
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2013, 05:10:59 PM »

Great day as ever .... Great performance by the NMAC, especially Dan for the win.
Well done Graham again  Smiley and everyone else for their efforts.
Missed too much at times whilst 'wrestling' ..... and didn't get the camera out unfortunately.
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2013, 05:29:22 PM »

Just a quick post.

Inspirational day. Very enjoyable and some fabulous models.

Cheers

Ian
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2013, 08:05:43 PM »

Marvellous day! Well done the winners et al, and thanks all round! Roll on next year! Several new models built in my head already!
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 01:43:19 AM »

Well done guys. There were some very nice models out there today. Despite not entering anything, it was great to meet all the guys an gals from the forum.

This mutt forgot his camera so the pictures I took are limited to  the iPhone. Will post some later, perhaps this evening when back from work.
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 04:01:09 AM »

Work slow comming in today so got a few minutes to upload the snaps. Quality is OKish, the iPhone not brilliant in the lowish light.
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2013, 04:05:44 AM »

Last few worth posting. Sorry if I missed any out, the models were constantly on the move, and sometimes out of sight for safe keeping. Yes I know the last one is not kit scale, but I could not resist Pete Smarts Lanc.
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2013, 04:28:19 AM »

Hi everyone,
just want to say well done to Dan, Andrew, and John in the Kit scale event and a special well done to young Joe and his valiant efforts with his Westland Widgeon. Also, well done to Chris Blanch, Graham Banham and Mike Hadland for winning Open rubber, C02/electric and Peanut respectively. A good day all round, it was nice to put faces to the forum names etc.. I'll have a ponder for a week or three to decide on my next subject.
Cheers for now,
Dave. Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 05:29:35 AM »

Had a great time as always this weekend - enjoyed sharing the event with so many of you and the standard of flying, especially in kit scale, was outstanding.  Hard to draw a line, but the top five all flew marvellously, and I was so pleased to see Jon's Chipmunk built from the Frog plan on my site going so well.  Also, special congratulations to my friend Laurie who came fourth on his first visit with a Veron Comper Swift.  An interesting point here regarding static judging - several of the Hungerford gang used printed tissue on their models, and this was marked down on the scoring as if the model had been painted, on the basis that it was not a "plain tissue" finish.  Worth bearing in mind in case you were considering going down that route.

I was completely shattered by the time I got home, but it was worth it.  After a smashing (in the literal sense) session on Saturday when I damaged both electric models beyound immediate repair (stupid walls) I was delighted eventually to get three qualifying flights in open rubber with the now rather battered looking P-6E Hawk.  It gives me something to work on for next year (slightly less power to avoid the steep approch and landing) and an incentive to do the repairs properly and add some more details.

Ref the last post, amazingly Mike Hadland did not win Peanut this year  Shocked   First time in 10 years I think.  Andre Petit from France just pipped him.

I have a camera full of photos and took loads of video - chances are I have your kit scale flight recorded for posterity.  It's going to take a LOT of sorting out, but I'll start putting stuff on Youtube tonight ahead of the full Nats report on the web site.

Mike S
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2013, 06:15:04 AM »

I only took a couple of pictures; first this little Jodel. I liked the pilot and I think it's by Steve Haines (hope that's the right name),
and also the Darby Spit, photographed before our heroic air race attempt. One whole lap before 'mechanical problems' (balloon related) retired us. Still fairly sure that's a record for a KK Spitfire in the pylon race though! Grin

I also took some fairly poor quality video clips which I'll put on Youtube. They won't be a patch on the proper films of people like Mike, but here's the link to the first one anyway: Kit Scale Chipmunks of Jon and Dave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5u1u5hDx3U
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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2013, 06:47:03 AM »

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Ref the last post, amazingly Mike Hadland did not win Peanut this year     First time in 10 years I think.  Andre Petit from France just pipped him.

Yes, I think the number and quality of the overseas visitors this year was/were the highlight of this year's Nats?
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2013, 07:33:58 AM »

Andrew's Cessna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa3-CVF89Ks
Sooooo sloooow!
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2013, 08:03:41 AM »

Cheers Pete, I must do something about my builders bum, I'll buy a longer T shirt for next year....
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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013, 08:17:56 AM »

Cheers Pete, I must do something about my builders bum, I'll buy a longer T shirt for next year....
Grin No, you're doing too well. You know the rule: If you're winning don't change ANYTHING!

Er, moving on, here's a video of Russ and Rich's Tripes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWzj0T9PotA
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2013, 08:19:11 AM »

And Mike's Hawk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVQ3ApdlCIo
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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2013, 09:38:26 AM »

With regards to scale flying speed alone, I think Andrew's Cessna was probably the best I have seen in Kit Scale .... a bit more height and things would have been even closer between you and Dan  Smiley

BTW Andrew .... why do you think I was hand launching  Wink Grin
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