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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2013, 05:01:34 PM »

Very neat Dan, as usual.

I hope they close the hanger doors at this years Nats. Last year my Co2 models kept hitting the walls due to the draft. It's the only time I've launched a free flight model into wind indoors !
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2013, 05:10:25 PM »

I'm hoping it's not that windy! Probably futile at Barkston... I gave up on finishing the Scram: spent most of today getting a tyre change sorted out.

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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2013, 07:02:39 AM »

Finished! No pics yet, though. It was fitted into my model box and crammed into the boot of the car before the paint was dry... Traditional aeromodelling! Off to Barkston shortly...

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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2013, 07:42:39 AM »

Good luck, Dan.  Above all, have FUN!

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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2013, 12:57:20 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA4NmDmjQco&feature=youtu.be Had a great weekend at the Nats and the Scram turned out to be a superb flier!

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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2013, 01:09:40 PM »

It sure did!
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« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2013, 05:38:19 PM »

NIIIIICE!!! Wink Grin
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« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2013, 06:16:38 PM »

Dan,
I'm curious, what does the Scram weigh?
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« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2013, 12:05:19 AM »

What a nice flight. You have reminded me I must get my two out and charge the Telcos up for flying in the local park. Mine weigh 50 and 39.7 grams and are very comfortable on a Telco which gives a respecable climb. They both turn left on power and glide.
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« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2013, 02:24:49 AM »

Sorry Dave, I have no idea what she weighs! My scales are still waiting for a new battery... I would guess at around 45-55g.

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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2013, 10:42:43 AM »

Thanks Dan.
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« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2013, 12:34:41 PM »

All the flights at the Nats were gas charges only, as they tend to vary less wildly with different temp./humidity than a full liquid charge. I think a liquid charge would be good for around two minutes with this model!

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« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2013, 04:19:38 PM »

Great to see the Scram flying at the weekend Dan .... superb flyer as you say.

Glad that it survived the slide down the wall the time it had a tad too much power!
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« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2013, 04:40:12 PM »

Cheers Russ!

Very chuffed with it! The rafter/wall unpleasantness was my own fault for being a touch too enthusiastic with the throttle...

I never learn!

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« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2013, 05:09:57 PM »

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Wot, was that the name of the new beer in the bar?  Grin

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« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2013, 05:26:17 PM »

Instead of the usual Everard's Tiger, we had a barrel each of Black Sheep, Celebration and another one that I didn't sample. Sadly, they had all sold out by Saturday evening, so we got a load of bottled Old Speckled Hen instead! A couple of Weston's ciders, too. The Weston's stuff is not one for long sessions, however, unless you really want to end up in an Intensive Care Unit!

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« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2013, 05:58:57 PM »

Later that evening ........
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« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2013, 02:58:43 AM »

Genius!!
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« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2013, 03:30:33 AM »

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Brilliant! It looks as though cider is a hair restorer as well Shocked
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« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2013, 03:42:55 AM »

Excellent!! (That's quite a classy tent, Dan's got)
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« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2013, 11:23:03 AM »

This was obviously taken prior to the 2010 Nats, when my wife and brother-in-law succeeded in burning the tent down whilst changing the stove's gas cylinder in order to make tea after staggering back from the hangar at 2AM... If they had stuck to beer, it would never have happened!

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« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2013, 03:18:00 PM »

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      The Scrams have flown again after 5 years at least. We had a perfect day yesterday and went down to Patatonga where we fly. I took both Scrams and they flew, one very well the other not so due to a leaky system, probably O rings going hard. The good one needs a little turn to reduce the walk to retrive it. If there had been any wind it would hve been a very long one. The performance was and easy 90 seconds off a gas charge and if I had caught lift it would have been and even longer chase. It was around as the Veron Comper that I was flying manged 42 seconds and was clearly in lify was when the power ran out it did not display a very good glide. That was 1200 turns of 1/8 about 18" long.
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« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2013, 03:56:36 PM »

Great stuff!! I'm now feeling the need to build another Puffin and a first Hell's Angel to complete a Moorhouse CO2 set!

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« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2013, 09:11:05 PM »

Dan, I have just confirmed how well even a small Scram can fly. We were flying at our free flight site last Sunday and after some trimming activity with a barracuda, Avenger and Seamew I opted to fly the Scram. I must have put in over a dozen flights before launching into a real boomer. From launch it was climbing like a lift. The normal flight is about 2 circuits before a gentle glide back to ground in about 30-40 secs. The Telco is a very average unit. In this case after 2 circuits it was twice as high as normal and going up strongly. It remained in sight for at least 15 minutes and eventually vanished into low cloud that was drifting in around 900 feet still going up. The recoveryarea was low dense bush so the likelyhood of finding it was low. I am philosphyical about the loss as I have a goodly number of Telcos and it gives an excuse to build a Hells Angel and will look at a DT on this one.
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« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2013, 01:33:18 PM »

Awesome stuff! It's always bittersweet to lose a model, but you shouldn't be building models at all if you can't laugh such things off... I've had about 5 flyaways in 30 odd years and I've always got them back. Mind you, none of them made it to 900+ feet!

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