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« Reply #450 on: January 02, 2016, 01:40:52 PM »

Nicely done! Worth a kudo for sure.
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« Reply #451 on: January 02, 2016, 01:45:08 PM »

Thanks Derek !!!
Maybe you should have waited till it fly's, or not  Huh Wink

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« Reply #452 on: March 01, 2016, 04:26:33 PM »

A reminder that 31 March 2016 is the last day for logging official flights in the Northern Hemisphere in this postal competition.
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« Reply #453 on: March 01, 2016, 04:52:31 PM »

A reminder that 31 March 2016 is the last day for logging official flights in the Northern Hemisphere in this postal competition.
Thanks Mark. Waiting patiently for some decent weather but it has been windy forever.
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« Reply #454 on: March 01, 2016, 06:08:46 PM »

Thanks for the reminder. Will try real hard to get my flights done before the deadline. We lost a big field so time will tell.
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« Reply #455 on: March 03, 2016, 12:04:29 PM »

We had one relatively good day today so I went out, because I shall be hors de combat the rest of this month.
My My Coupe was untrimmed apart from a glide test in the park but everything was straight so I just set it up (right/left) like the Baron Knight, which is essentially  the same model. One test flight looked reasonable so I just went for it - it was too cold to mess about - with predictable results! By the final flight, it was going well and maxed. I'll send the times off to Mark - they'll give him a laugh. But it looks a good model.
The picture doesn't really show how cold we were.
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« Reply #456 on: March 09, 2016, 12:45:43 PM »

It's a little late in the game for this year, but here's another Coupe plan (Tyra)  from Aeromodeller, July of 1967. Wingspan is quoted at 39". Algy2 posted this reduced plan and article in June, 2011. I have scaled a pdf to the called for 39" and restored some of the more faded lines.  File size is 3.4megs and I have no way to reduce it further. Maybe someone else can manage it? Anyway, the point is, it's another qualifying Coupe plan from the 60's that is available should anyone want one.

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« Reply #457 on: March 09, 2016, 02:49:32 PM »

Things are just not working out for me to participate in this contest event this year. I will try to be ready for the next chance if we can get it together.

I like the category and postal competition.

Keep trying to do the event.
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« Reply #458 on: March 09, 2016, 10:45:34 PM »

We have three of us looking to fly if the weather lets us.Two My Coupe's and an Auntie Freeze that was built 52 years ago for a postal team contest.Lots of wind and rain this year.
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« Reply #459 on: March 21, 2016, 02:36:06 PM »

10 days left.....get your flights in please.
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« Reply #460 on: March 24, 2016, 10:47:18 PM »

This Auntie Freez was built some 50 years ago for a team postal contest. The team of Robert Stalick and Albert Grell placed 4th in April 1967. After 45 some years and very little repair it trimmed out in 2 or 3 flights and I have flown it in this year’s postal contest.
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« Reply #461 on: March 24, 2016, 11:01:31 PM »

The Auntie Freez was built by my father Albert Grell and I have flown it in his memory
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« Reply #462 on: March 25, 2016, 01:58:41 AM »

Hi Glenn.

That's very cool that you were able to do that, and amazing that it was in such good trim.  (Or you trim amazingly quick!)

Nice looking plane.  Amazing how much it looks like a typical P-30 except for the prop.

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« Reply #463 on: March 28, 2016, 05:49:19 PM »

Easter Monday, finally I convinced myself to go out flying! Not that we had a particular bad winter, it was windy and wet, but the biggest problem was that I did not have the drive to go out flying. Also because right now there is no FFlyer left in the aerea, only RC, and going out to the flying field without buddy is no fun.

Anyway, of course this morning it was raining, but having fixed with a friend with a large landing strip in front of his house I could no more jump out. On arrival at my friends home he opened a bottle of Chianti to comfort me about the rain  Smiley , then we had dinner and in the afternoon it finally stopped raining so we hurried out for some flying. Actually, more than flying it was a trimming session, being it the first time Auntie Freez got some air under his wings. Certainly the wind was exactly across the landing strip, so I had only about 150m useful space to fly in. I got up to 200 turns (on 10 strands of 1/8") and on the third trim flight I hit a electric pole at the end of the field. End of session  Sad

Happily we got 3 timed flights and called it a day. The model has potential and seems quite easy to trim, time will tell. Anna got a few pictures of the young pilot and his timekeeper  Grin

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« Reply #464 on: March 29, 2016, 12:54:49 PM »

Glad you got up the Chianti urge to get in some trimmers of that beaut Coupe. 
Have some more nips of those grape pressing to regenerate courage & relax you whilst repairing any damage done by the collision!
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« Reply #465 on: March 29, 2016, 01:48:25 PM »

Wine, dinner, no overcoats. That´s my kind of winter!
Who was building the Nikolina? I´d like to know how it flies. It was in my very first Aeromodeller December 1964, which set me on this path to perdition. I think the plan was paired with Hepcat´s Gigi, which I built and lost at sea.
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« Reply #466 on: March 29, 2016, 01:54:05 PM »

Thanks Leeper for the kind words!
Of course each time we nipped on the glas we drunk to the health of the whole FF community worldwide  Cheesy and the more we got down the louder was the cheering.

Urs

PS: not much damage done, just a small crack at a dihedral break, I am already at it to fix it.
It's real fun to get back nearly 50 years and fly once again the same category of models.

Bill, that's not a Nicolina, it's a Aunti Freez' from Dave Linstrum. It seems very easy to trim, but I will report again when I got more flights with it. From the short flights done I would say it has a remarkable glide.
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« Reply #467 on: March 29, 2016, 01:58:00 PM »

Urs

It all looks extremely civilised. Did you recuperate afterwards with a caffe corretto or two Wink

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« Reply #468 on: March 29, 2016, 02:02:03 PM »



Bill, that's not a Nicolina, it's a Aunti Freez' from Dave Linstrum.
Hi Urs. I wasn´t clear - someone else was building a Nikolina and I couldn´t remember who
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« Reply #469 on: March 29, 2016, 04:20:54 PM »

I plan to build a Nikolina for the next go at this postal contest.
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« Reply #470 on: March 29, 2016, 04:58:18 PM »

Well guys, I see your more interested in the gastronomic side of the talk, should I start a new topic  Huh focusing on wine and food  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #471 on: March 29, 2016, 05:42:22 PM »



Bill, that's not a Nicolina, it's a Aunti Freez' from Dave Linstrum.
Hi Urs. I wasn´t clear - someone else was building a Nikolina and I couldn´t remember who

I built the Nikolina, Bill. But, true to form, I haven't even set about trimming yet. I'm very much ashamed... Embarrassed  It does have a killer glide, but past that I still can't say.

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« Reply #472 on: April 01, 2016, 08:43:00 PM »

Hello everyone!
The 2015-2016 1960s Coupe d'Hiver Postal is complete with eight modelers / modellers taking part.  My thanks go out to the entrants (in no particular order):

Tim Hayward-Brown (AUS)
Bill Dennis (UK)
Urs Schaller (IT)
Chris Murphy (NZ)
Sean O'Connor (AUS)
Glenn Grell (USA)
Mike Glaister (AUS)
Dave Putterill (AUS)

I would also like to thank the timers who assisted.

I will have scores and standings in a day or two.  We're having some internet connection problems here so please be patient.

Mark Braunlich
 
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« Reply #473 on: April 02, 2016, 04:24:37 PM »

Drum roll please....

Results of the 2015/2016 1960s Coupe d’Hiver Postal Contest

1st           Sean O'Connor          AUS   Dwarf Dip III       97  120  120  120  120 = 577
2nd          Mike Glaister            AUS   Deuzio              120   80  120  120  120 = 560
3rd           Glenn Grell              USA   Auntie Freeze     120  120   62  120  120 = 542
4th           Dave Putterill           AUS   Deuzio              103  120   96  120   53  = 492
5th           Chris Murphy             NZ   Baron Knight II    72   106   76   93   95  = 442
6th           Tim Harward-Brown  AUS   Guy Cognet        109   69    82  120  53  = 433
7th           Bill Dennis                UK    My Coupe           73   102   65   39  120 = 399
8th           Urs Schaller              IT     Auntie Freeze      32    39    46    -    -   = 117

Congratulations once again to Sean O'Connor with his Dwarf Dip III ! (insert hardy round of applause)

Plaques are being prepared for those placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  They will be mailed out in a couple of weeks.

As interest is (slowly) growing in this postal, I will undertake to direct it again for 2016-2017.   That means that those in the Southern Hemisphere can start official flights with old or new models on
1 June, 2016.
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« Reply #474 on: April 02, 2016, 06:20:05 PM »

Big round of applause for Mark....................................................Thank you

Well done once again, your efforts are appreciated and as usual I enjoyed "getting out of my comfort zone" to build and fly this type of model.

Surprised at the amount of interest but still low numbers of actual flyers, though double last years, would be nice to double it next time.

Once again thanks for your efforts Mark.
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