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« Reply #625 on: February 19, 2019, 07:15:45 AM »

  There's always someone who is worse off than you.  Grin Grin
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« Reply #626 on: March 10, 2019, 01:58:39 PM »

Three weeks left for official flights in the Northern Hemisphere.
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« Reply #627 on: March 10, 2019, 03:51:39 PM »

I still have about 18" of snow, but am hopeful we might find a window to fly in.
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« Reply #628 on: March 17, 2019, 11:16:54 PM »

Hi Mark
Yesterday March 16 five flyer's from the Willamette Modelers Club came together to fly in the 60's coupe postal. This turned out to be about as good as day as we have had in the valley for many months. This has been a cold snowy and foggy winter for the valley. The five are Bruce Hannah Bill Swift Mark Sexton Tom Kopriva and Glenn Grell listed in greatest distance traveled to shortest which is 120 miles to 5 miles. We also had three support people my two brothers Paul and Bruce Grell doing all of the timing and my wife Linda was the photographer. Four of us put in official flights I will be sending the times to you and be posting some pitchers. Thank you for running this postal it gets us out and flying after a long wet winter.
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« Reply #629 on: March 18, 2019, 12:20:12 AM »

Here are some picture from the WMC Oregon Couple Contest. The group picture is Mark Sexton, Bruce Hannah, Glenn Grell, Tom Kopriva, and Bill Swift.
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« Reply #630 on: March 18, 2019, 04:13:51 AM »

  That looks great Glenn, thanks for the photos, it's always encouraging to see groups of fellas flying Free Flight.
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« Reply #631 on: March 18, 2019, 05:56:35 AM »

     Thanks for the great pics Glenn.   Cheesy   I agree with dputt7.    It is always encouraging to see groups of fellas flying Free Flight.   Looks like you all had a good time.   That is some flying field you guys have there.  How big is it?

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« Reply #632 on: March 18, 2019, 07:17:39 PM »

Great to see a good turnout and a brace of Dwarf Dips.

Mike will be jealous.
He is hoping we might get one or just maybe two new entrants from Melbourne.

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« Reply #633 on: March 18, 2019, 07:28:31 PM »

Today was the first flyable day for a time here in UK, so 2 of us went to our usual field in the New Forest to make our Postal flights. Conditions were cool and cloudy with passing showers, little lift, but we did all our flights. I flew my Batiuk (third year) and had a few mechanical problems with the prop. It was good to make the first flights of the year and appreciate the encouragement this event provides. Too busy to take any pics, sorry.

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« Reply #634 on: March 18, 2019, 11:35:38 PM »

The field we were flying on is about 100 acers. This part of the Willamette valley is noted for grass seed production we have many miles of very flat fields. We have been flying on many of the fields in the Tangent area for about 40 years. We are mostly limited to flying in August September and October. This field was out of production this winter so we were able to use it this weekend but it will be planted this week. The two Dwarf Dips that Mark and Bill were flying were new this year. Bills had 3 or 4 test flights and Marks had none before this weekend. I was flying a new Batiuk coupe this year it had 5 test flights before the weekend. This is first plane that I have built that came close to weight When it was all said and done it came in at 73 grams. I was using a 10 strand motor wound to 25 inch/oz and about 500 turns. It was a great day of flying.
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« Reply #635 on: March 19, 2019, 09:43:00 AM »

I was flying a new Batiuk coupe this year it had 5 test flights before the weekend. This is first plane that I have built that came close to weight When it was all said and done it came in at 73 grams. I was using a 10 strand motor wound to 25 inch/oz and about 500 turns. It was a great day of flying.
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Did you build the Batiuk from the plans I uploaded in the plans gallery?

( I thought I recognized the airplane in the pisctures)
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« Reply #636 on: March 19, 2019, 11:11:35 PM »

Yes I did use the plans from the gallery. The most problem I had in building the Batiuk was the fact that the ribs are 1/32 so I built a lot of extras.
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« Reply #637 on: March 31, 2019, 03:18:45 PM »

Hello everyone.

With the close of March, we end the window for official flights for the 2018-2019 Coupe d'Hiver Postal in the Northern Hemisphere.

Score sheets have been received from eight modelers so far.  They are:

Flying at North Luffenham, Rutland, UK
  Stu Darmon
  Gavin Manion

Flying at New Forest, UK
  Don Thomson
  Ray Elliott

Flying in Oregon, USA
  Glenn Grell
  Mark Sexton
  Bruce Hannah
  Bill Swift

Now you know the names, you can see your bet takers. Grin

If I've missed anyone, my apologies.  Please let me know and we'll make it right. 
My thanks to everyone competing and the timers, spotters, chasers and other supporters who make this happen.  I appreciate the efforts made this year to get more people involved.   So now, the Southern Hemisphere folks will have a go in June through September.  Should be interesting, as they say.

Cheers,
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« Reply #638 on: March 31, 2019, 09:11:48 PM »

Mark,

We had one more coupe flyer yesterday the 30th, Ben Strauss from Portland drove down and put in 5 very nice flights with a brand new Nikolina. Here are some pictures and the scores are on the way. Glenn
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« Reply #639 on: March 31, 2019, 10:01:42 PM »

Thanks Glenn.  Another new name for the postal.  That's great!

Glenn, I do not have a score card for Tom Kopriva.   Do you know if Tom was able to complete his flights?

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« Reply #640 on: March 31, 2019, 10:09:02 PM »

Mark Tom was not able to put in any of his flights.
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« Reply #641 on: April 01, 2019, 04:49:43 AM »

Its good to see the wide diversity of designs being flown, with no one type dominant. All the UK entries were different designs.

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« Reply #642 on: May 29, 2019, 09:00:41 PM »

Reminder:

The window for official flights for those flying in the Southern Hemisphere is 1 June through 30 September, 2019.
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« Reply #643 on: May 29, 2019, 09:11:10 PM »

Sure hope this event goes into the next year. Keep trying to find a big area to fly a coupe. Good Luck everyone.
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« Reply #644 on: August 06, 2019, 12:22:13 AM »

I too hope this continues as I fully intend to have something built so that I can fly with my WMC buddies.
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« Reply #645 on: September 11, 2019, 01:18:14 PM »

Reminder that the window for official 2018-2019 Postal flights for the Southern Hemisphere fliers closes the end of September.

My thanks for all those who have participated and sent in scores, north and south of the equator.

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« Reply #646 on: September 29, 2019, 11:03:34 AM »

One day left for official flights in Southern Hemisphere but I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for a record year for participation in these Cd'H postals.  Twelve flyers!

I have received score cards from the following people.  Please let me know if your name is missing as we've had instances of e-mails from outside the USA going adrift.

Bill Swift
Mark Sexton
Bruce Hannah
Glen Grell
Don Thompson
Ray Elliott
Gavin Manion
Stu Darmon
Ben Strauss
Michael Glaister
Sean O'Conner
Chris Murphy

Cheers,
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« Reply #647 on: September 30, 2019, 02:48:52 AM »

60's C d'H down under - 2019

While there has been no report of 60's C d'H activity here in Melbourne for some time, that does not mean we have lost interest.
Mike Glaister has been tinkering with his Ferion and refurbished his Deuzios (yet again).
He also built the Matherat design (plan below), but is having trouble with the boom.
I have been attempting to tame the Ailbass...
For the future, I noticed that the Baron Hunter uses the same size prop as Ailbass.
It also has a B7406f based wing section, which i've been interested in trying out.
So I started to build one of these last summer (Dec-Jan).
 
The weather this winter season has not been at all Free Flight friendly.
There were some reasonable days in June but we were not prepared.
Finally there was an OK day at the end of July when Mike got a start with the Ferion before the breeze made flying risky.

Most of August passed by with no good days that we were free to go out on.

Then late in August there was a really nice day when Mike finished his flights using the Ferion and I got mine done with the Ailbass.

Meanwhile a new contender, Vin Morgan had been building A Deuzio.
Would he complete it and manage to trim it before the end of September we wondered?
The forecast for Thursday 26 looked really good so Vin and Mike went out to the field.
Vin was able to trim the model with some minor adjustments and get a score with the brand new Deuzio.

its great to see the record number of entries in the post above.
Mark will be able to add Vin Morgan to the list of starters in a day or two.
Many thanks to Mark for sponsoring the competition.

Sean
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« Reply #648 on: September 30, 2019, 05:10:38 PM »

Waiting on at least one score card.
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« Reply #649 on: October 02, 2019, 09:53:15 AM »

Gentlemen,

Here is the spreadsheet of results for the 2018-2019 '60s Coupe d'Hiver Postal.  I'm hoping I have everyone's scores.  Congratulations to Bruce Hannah on his win flying his My Coupe.  Again my thanks for the success of another postal and yes, I am intending to continue this for the 2019-2020 season.

To those contestants finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd, please let me have your mailing addresses so that awards can be mailed.

Cheers,

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