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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2019, 06:35:30 PM »

A few snaps from the judging tent...
Lovely variety on the tables.
The Avro Baby is Mike Kelsey’s, the Wildebeest is Stan Mauger’s and the Typhoon is Steve Glass’s.
 
Also, a ‘spot the plane’ sunset shot towards the end of the evening. Looking forward to doing it all again tomorrow!
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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2019, 03:19:21 AM »

Nice pics. Ta.  
The (what looks like) leading edge wear showing the red dope undercoat on the Wildebeest wing is a nice touch.
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2019, 04:28:17 AM »

Thanks- obviously superb weather and more today.  I wish I could be there as the models themselves are clearly worth a look.  So nice to see that FF scale is alive and well.
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2019, 04:43:44 AM »

Wish I was there too.
Ron in deepest Cornwall!
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2019, 04:57:58 AM »

  Thanks for the photos Pete, really appreciate these reports, envious of your many events and great conditions.
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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2019, 01:54:06 PM »

Missed another one. May be next year.  Sad
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« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2019, 06:06:30 AM »

Yup, still waiting to see your Nieuport again, Rich!

Couple more pics from yesterday. Sunny a and a bit breezier than Saturday but still very nice.

Free flight scoreboard after Day 1. (As you can see, I was going for the coveted ‘Biggest discrepancy between flight score and static’ award. Grin). Don’t know the Sunday scores yet.

Also, just in case anyone’s interested, the RC board after Day 2. They fly again today of course.

Chris’s Tomtit cruising overhead. Great to see it with air beneath its wings. Lovely model.

Couple of Bill’s models and the Hewitt Fokker. All flew well, naturally.

Finally, a self indulgent shot of my Comte after its last flight. Managed a full six qualifying flights with no alarms or damage, so a very enjoyable couple of evenings for me.

(Got one vid of Steve Glass’s Chippie too. Coming in a minute.)
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« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2019, 06:11:42 AM »

Steve Glass’s Chipmunk. His own gyro system is installed. Lovely take off and a dream of a glide too. Pretty impressive!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=THDlmSBAqh4
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« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2019, 07:43:53 AM »

Bar the weird spiral descent of one Steve's models, the gyro stabilised models were wonderful to watch.
I really enjoyed watching your Comte ... I took a couple of videos into the sun .... they are more akin to a dubious UFO sighting video on YouTube though!
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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2019, 01:50:58 PM »

Another hugely enjoyable Nats, many thanks to the organisers for a smooth running event.

Great to see so many new models and excited to see so many in the IC class - you know you're having fun when you have to clean the castor oil off your glasses  Wink

I tried to get a shot of every model but I have failed !! just noticed I missed Ivan's Zero ... anyway here's the first of my pics

First up Stan Maugers lovely Vickers Wilderbeast, a complex design beautifully built

pic 3  Bill's Caprioni looking the part

Pic 4-5 Bill's RE8 - a very impressive model

Pic 6 Andrew Hewitts Fokker EIV I love the cockpit detail, with the original construction visible inside







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« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2019, 02:01:36 PM »

Pic 1 - Judges Paul and Doug static judging Andy's Fokker

Pic 2 - A smaller Fokker from Gareth Tilston

Pic 3 -  Ricky's Auster AOP 9, now with new nose

Pic 4 - Steve Glass's DH Chipmunk, Pete has already posted a video of this flying

Pic 5 6  - Ivan Taylor's TSR 2, I'm not sure what he does to make these designs fly as well as they do?

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« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2019, 02:09:09 PM »

Completely missed Bill's RE8! ...great looking model  Smiley
Once again  inspiring stuff this year. Thanks for posting, Chris (including any photos that I might have jumped in ahead of!)
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« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2019, 02:42:05 PM »

Pic 1 - 3 Bryan Lea's Spartan Arrow. This is lovely model, the metal work around the cowling is very impressive with a hinged side panel. Not yet in a flying state but hopefully next year Huh?

pic 4 - Ivan's Mitsubishi Claude

Pic 5 - My own Hawker Tomtit. It's still work in progress with this one when it comes to flying but after an unsuccessful Saturday evening I managed a couple of qualifying flights on the breezier Sunday evening. It's showing real promise so delighted with that and with all the useful advice on hand by fellow competitors at events like this I now know where I'm going with it.

Pic 6 - Mike Kelsey's very nice Avro Baby. Still early days in trimming for Mike too but another model that is showing great promise

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« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2019, 02:52:45 PM »

Pic 1 Paul Briggs SE5a in an older Shuttleworth colour scheme

Pic 2 Ricky Bould's Comper Swift, a beautiful flyer as well

Pic 3 Ian Lever's Auster Aop 9 from the R Moulton plan...it performed in a manner in keeping with the original AM article which said it was capable of aerobatics

pic 4 Steve's Chipmonk

pic 5 The Smith's asses Paul Briggs SE5a

Pic 6 Briggsy caught in the act of Judging !!!!! ( Steve Glass's Hawker Typhoon )
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« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2019, 03:07:47 PM »

Pic 1 Pete Fardell's beautifully flying Comte Gentlemen. Missed all the flights but I hear it flew with its usual grace and poise

Pic 2 Derek Knights Auster

Pic 3 - Derek's hugely impressive Tiger Moth, every time I look at the this model I think it should be at least twice the size it actually is !! such is the level of detail

Pic 4 - Mike Smith's HP 0/400. It struggled a bit early on in the flying but I saw some nice flights later on

Pic 5 6 - Mike's Sopwith Snipe a fantastic model , though this it was a bit down on power for the flying rounds, hopefully new horse power will be found for next year

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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2019, 03:12:58 PM »

And finally  .....

Pilots on parade ...

Quite a mixture here, not as many recruits from the Dave Banks pilots school as I expected

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« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2019, 03:37:54 PM »

Thanks to Chris and Pete for the excellent photographs.

What an amazing weekend; great weather, great company, great models and great flying!

Thanks to all the organisers and competitors for making it one to remember and a special shout-out to Ricky and Stan for travelling half way around the world to join us and for being such great company!

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« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2019, 03:40:44 PM »

It was a good one wasn't it Merlin boy

And finally... ( really this time )

There's a short video here of the flights I managed to film while trying to sort out my own Tomtit

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« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2019, 03:55:12 PM »

It certainly was Chris.

Kudos for your Hawker Tomtit too; a lovely model that was beginning to show its potential in the later flying rounds. A real contender for next year for sure!

Regards,

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« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2019, 01:21:52 AM »

Thank you all for being so welcoming. Once again the weather was with us.
Stan and I had a memorable weekend that will be treasured. Ivan's TSR2 showing impressive stability and Steven's Chipmunk coupled with Ian's AOP9 aerobatics were all highlights. Thank you to all the organisers and judges.
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« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2019, 02:18:33 AM »

Always a pleasure to have you both here Ricky - long may it continue.
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« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2019, 04:40:10 AM »

Thanks Chris for the photos and videos - brought it alive for those of us who weren't there - and well done to all!
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« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2019, 05:51:26 AM »

Thanks Jon

Anyone know the final score ? I couldn't make it on Monday
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« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2019, 06:59:07 AM »

There were no scores posted but if I recall the first placings:

IC 1 Bill       RE8
    2 Steve   Chipmunk
    3 Andrew  EIV

Rubber  1 Ivan  Zero
             2 Bill Jungmann
             3 Derek  (? not sure)  Auster

CO2/ electric     1 Derek    Tiger
                        2 Ivan (not certain)  TSR2
                        3 Bill   Caproni

When the scores are available I´ll try and post
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« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2019, 07:31:54 AM »

Does anyone have a video of Ivan's TSR2?
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