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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2019, 09:26:27 AM »

Everybody ready guys?

See you in a few weeks. And no worries, all the entries made with the online form are put on to the entry list. One thing you could do to help us out is to send the model choices.

Regards,

Your former CD (but for how long??? Wink)

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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2019, 04:09:44 PM »

Oh that lovely warm feeling you get when the models you’re taking to Nijmegen fit exactly into the box you’ve just ordered from Amazon!
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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2019, 04:22:50 PM »

I may have said before ... I love a really useful box!
I guess that the box came in a box?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2019, 04:36:45 PM »

I love a really useful box! I guess that the box came in a box?  Roll Eyes
Yes, the box the box came in, being a bit bigger than the box, was my back-up box if the box wasn’t a big enough box, but it was.
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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2019, 05:00:13 PM »

Two for the price of one plus p and p then!
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« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2019, 05:34:17 PM »

Very neat Pete.
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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2019, 05:43:18 PM »

Good flying at the weekend Pete. The box looks a very practical solution to the vexed problem of travel with a model. I have to make a custom box to fit in the overhead locker together with a method of carrying it as well as securing the models to avoid hangar rash for the indoor models. In the case of the outdoor box I also add a lot of bubble wrap to prevent movement as well. I am still looking for a food container that is not brittle for tools. The current ones have fractured due to impact of hand tools.  Ricky
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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2019, 07:07:57 PM »

5mm foam board, B&Q duct (why is the brand name Duck?) tape and some aliphatic works well too: separate box for each model though...
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« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2019, 07:22:43 PM »

It's called Duck Tape because it's used for fixing quacks (cracks).
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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2019, 09:12:34 PM »

It's called Duck Tape because it's used for fixing quacks (cracks).
Where is the "groan" emoji when you need it Cheesy

As we are doing travel box "show and tell" here is mine, knocked up today and big enough to hold my entire fleet!
Large, overengineered and very heavy, it's a perfect match for the models it will carry Grin
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« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2019, 03:13:00 AM »

It's called Duck Tape because it's used for fixing quacks (cracks).
No; in the words of Talking Heads/Everly Pregnant Brothers, you need
'Polyfilla
That's the stuff
To f...f...fill up, to fill up me (my) cracks'
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« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2019, 03:47:32 AM »

I see your new model is ready Graham...  Wink
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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2019, 12:24:19 AM »

Please send your model choices to us.

Email is the best way to go. See you on Friday...
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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2019, 12:31:53 PM »

Here is my new Nijmegen model box - built from 5 mm foam board like Graham's. 

inside you can see a Comet 54" span Taylorcraft.  Max permitted weight 200 grams.  My all-up weight?  199 grams.  So, if it needs a touch of nose weight, I'll have to shorten the motor  Smiley

Test glides in the garden show a very floaty glide.  fingers crossed I can get it to circle in the hall.  I have, however, been encouraged by Richard Crossley's trimming exploits at Bushfields. 

I think the kit scale judges will need extra (or bigger) tables this year!

Mike S
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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2019, 01:36:53 PM »

Both Taylorcraft and box looking great Mike.  Hope the hall isn't humid... that could quickly add a few grams!  Shocked

Good luck and great fun to everyone attending.  Much to my upset I had to cancel my booking this year, but I'll be eagerly awaiting every despatch from the event as it unfolds.  Smiley

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« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2019, 02:13:54 PM »

Looks lovely, Mike. At 199g and 54” span not I’m surprised its glide is very floaty! This and Richard’s will be something to behold! Did Graham build a monster lightweight too?

(My own kit scale entry’s span is less than a quarter of yours and will take up almost no table space. Maybe, to bring it up to parity, my flight scores could be quadrupled?)
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« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2019, 02:23:52 PM »

Is there a reason for why the weight limit was set at 200 gm. I know you are looking at using wing loading as a criteria and that may be a better measure for this sort of model. The ability to turn within the hall may be the limiting factor. Watching with interest.
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« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2019, 03:58:07 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2019, 03:58:18 PM »


Maybe, to bring it up to parity, my flight scores could be quadrupled?


Fear not Pete, you won't need the multiplier!  Smiley

But here's an idea (to really get the STC in a knot):  how about wingspan is set at a 'standard' 19.5" say, so smaller models, e.g. 13" Peanuts, get a proportional 33% bonus, while larger models, e.g. 32.5", have to take a 33% hit on flight scores!?  Grin
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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2019, 06:07:13 PM »

Well, after all the waiting it’s finally all kicked off...
A great welcome from our amazing Dutch hosts as always.
We had a highly enjoyable Friday trimming session at the hall this afternoon. Lots of very fine models in action already.
More pics over the next few days, but by way of a taster here’s Mike’s 54” span Taylorcraft taking off on one of its many trimming sorties, and also an action shot of Doug Hunt leaping (yes leaping) to catch it!
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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2019, 06:55:53 PM »

Pete,
        What a great shot. I look forward to seeing the action tomorrow morning. Given the weather how was the trip over what can be a very turbulent bit of water, I speak from experience.
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« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2019, 01:54:27 AM »

Crossing was fine thanks, Ricky. What nearly did for us though was all the rain and flooding in South Yorkshire which meant Tim had a horrible journey from Derbyshire over to me in Hull and we very nearly missed the boat to Rotterdam!
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« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2019, 02:40:32 AM »

Fab initial 'taster' of a report Pete, and look forward to more.

Assume Mike added a bit more rudder in after putting Doug to that sudden exertion!  Shocked

Jon

PS How's the Scout?
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« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2019, 02:48:30 AM »

Great shot Pete.. and great catch by Doug.

Looking forward to more too. I hope your trimming was successful
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« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2019, 03:37:17 AM »

What a catch! Good luck to you all in the Comp.

John
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