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Olli-Matti
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« on: April 27, 2019, 05:29:41 PM »

I’d like to share my newest venture in to the world of powered free flight and diesel: the Vic Smeed Poppet with MP Jet 040 Classic.

Had a great time today at the sea. 3rd and 4th flights of the Poppet were a great success  Grin

https://youtu.be/xLFBgaAXJ58

https://youtu.be/aatn6mrj-v0

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 06:16:59 PM »

Don't know how it could get any better than that, just beautiful.  Congratulations!
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 07:22:25 PM »


That is just magic. What a lovely flying site providing there is no drift. Floatplanes have a certain character about them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 10:54:59 PM »

  Wow, that is certainly Free Flight at its best, really enjoyed the videos, what fantastic conditions. Thanks for sharing! Kudos
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 02:32:49 PM »

After Brexit, will I be allowed to move out to Finland and live there?
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 09:54:44 PM »

Beautiful flights Ollie - thanks for sharing the vid clips. What a site - love the water landings!

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 10:30:37 AM »

Gorgeous!!!  Cool
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2019, 11:27:56 AM »

Very impressive!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 06:11:08 AM »

Thank you everyone for the kind comments. I have really enjoyed Poppet much and lately got a chance to fly it over lake Saimaa at our summer cottage. I've found out that it can handle easily mild breeze of say 2m/s and it can be also flown in moderate 4m/s wind but then it will land on the floats but the wind will soon flip it over and then there is some extra 30min of drying time to be expected.

Luckily it tends to flip it so that the engine is above waterlevel as it will end up most of the time completely on its back. Occasionally Poppet has ended floating engine down and tail directly upwards. Then there is also need to clear the crankcase of excess water but really this little mp jet engine has proven to be very suitable flow over water.

Basic engine run time is around 1min 15s when filled up before flight and it will take the Poppet to approximately 70m of height. Been clocking flights of around 2min and 45s. Also got the old F1B timer installed.

Short video from last session, nothing new exactly https://youtu.be/yZ8FcFy3Uu4

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2019, 05:29:28 AM »

Thanks for that Ollie - very enjoyable.

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