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« Reply #1000 on: February 06, 2019, 09:09:14 AM »

I did!  I just love flying these crazy model airplanes.
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« Reply #1001 on: February 13, 2019, 11:34:22 AM »

Took the Bonanza out for a flight today. Just 400 winds on 1/8" rubber. Built from a Whitman/Joe Ott plan. 16" W/S AUW for flight was 16.0 grams Still pics from the video are a little blurry. Nice and warm with the sun today.
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that is beautiful work, is this japanese paper? and do you have any videos we can take a look at?
well done Smiley
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« Reply #1002 on: February 13, 2019, 12:48:39 PM »

Sorry Glideher, my camera does videos, but it is old and not working well enough for video. It needed some more down thrust and a touch more nose weight. Since the bad weather hit, I haven't done any flying, other than testing my Jimmy Allen Triplane. The tissue is domestic Hallmark stuff. I stained the wood to be the same colour as the overlying tissue. I am quite happy with that technique and would recommend it.
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« Reply #1003 on: February 23, 2019, 07:13:08 PM »

A few snaps I took at the Manc Velodrome today....

1. Tim Horne's venerable old Hergt Monoplane. Still flying well!
2&3. Tim Milner and models. He was trying out his new Aerographics Moth Minor
4. Dave Crompton with his Handley Page HP.22

Sorry- there was lots of other good stuff, but I was too busy trimming (and crashing) the PT-3 to get any more shots, but here also is some video filmed by Tim H...

First is Dave Crompton flying his Piper Super Cruiser (I think?), his fun semiscale HP Victor and his little HP.22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1M1FB4aBmw

Second is a very nice Avro Vulcan and other RC stuff in action. (They fly alternate 1/2 hour FF and RC* slots at these Velodrome meets.) The Vulcan is a proper built up model, not a foamie or ARTF. Can't remember whose it is I'm afraid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Tuv3h5-Fw


*aka 'the FF repair slot'
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« Reply #1004 on: February 24, 2019, 12:34:43 PM »

Some nice pics and videos of the Velodrome Pete/Tim

The Vulcan being escorted by a couple of Red Arrows is great

My own flying this weekend has been of the outdoor variety taking advantage of the light winds and spring like temperatures.

I spent a lovely couple of hours soaring off the light lift and thermals coming over Ivinghoe Beacon with my Blaster 3 DLG accompanied by a couple of Red Kites who were hunting for mice (?) on the side of the hill behind me.

I managed to sort out a rotate function on my MPX Royal TX thanks to Jon and the Multiplex FB users group but ironically I'm finding it's not really needed. Just using reflexed flaps the model launches straight and true and at the right sort of angle to a guessed height of 30m or so with out any real effort. I guess the rotate function will be more useful to get max height from a flat site.

Flying from a bit further down the hill was a bit more challenging than just chucking it into the slope lift
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« Reply #1005 on: February 24, 2019, 04:06:19 PM »

Thanks for posting the videos Pete.
The Vulcan was being flown by the guy in the blue T-shirt, and the Red Arrows by the young lads (twins) standing either side of him that you can see quite clearly in the vid. I should know their names as I have seen them many times at the Velodrome, but I’m sorry to say that I don’t. Hopefully someone will know.
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« Reply #1006 on: February 24, 2019, 07:30:55 PM »

What a nice day that would have been SN.

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« Reply #1007 on: February 25, 2019, 06:19:02 AM »

Glorious day at Barkston. Not a wall, table leg or bin in sight! I had decided that, come Christmas, any model which hasn't been flown will be burned. As it happened, it was my very old Avro which gave up the ghost after several rebuilds. I saved the cowl and skid for another one. Also gave Eric Coates' old Magna an airing. Nearly lost it. It has the worst, most decayed and broken-lugged Mills I've ever seen but I launched it as the tank emptied into the pipe and it ran for two more minutes. Astonishing.
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« Reply #1008 on: February 25, 2019, 10:32:34 AM »

Looks like a fab day! Let’s hope there are many more like it this year. If it wasn’t for indoor repair shenanigans I’d have started my outdoor Comte AC4 by now.
(Your ‘fly by Christmas or you burn’ seems quite harsh. Must be a few nervous models on your shelves at the moment.)
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« Reply #1009 on: February 25, 2019, 12:12:47 PM »

Must be a few nervous models on your shelves at the moment.)
Shelves? Yes, shelves, hanging on walls, on spare beds, in wardrobes, in drawers, in garage, on floor.
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« Reply #1010 on: February 25, 2019, 01:13:49 PM »

Very dramatic end for the Avro Bill

I've only given a Viking funeral to one model and it was a very non flying cardboard automaton sculpture built from a kit by Paul Spooner. I burnt it on biscuit tin lid in the garden. A flaming head in the middle of the lawn looked great but it burnt a rectangular patch in the grass...which didn't go down too well... so I've not dared try such a thing again  Undecided
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« Reply #1011 on: February 25, 2019, 02:34:23 PM »

I do wish that I could get to the stage of having a "surplus"!

A superb day not too far away at BMFA Buckminster with the Peterborough lot ... couple of photos later I hope.
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« Reply #1012 on: February 26, 2019, 02:41:09 AM »

Disgusting Bill Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #1013 on: March 16, 2019, 01:14:54 PM »

Newbury Indoor today.  The M-10 is a flyer.  Thanks to Abl's erudite advice it's turning in nice stable flights of 30s +/- from a hand launch on 900 (50%) turns of an 18" two strand 3/32" motor.  However Lurker Industries are looking for another test pilot as the current incumbent, Mr. Meadowlark Lemon, an American gentleman, insisted on landing in the basketball net. Twice.  Managed to get one reasonably in focus image from the video of it on finals.

Got a couple of short, not much more than trimming flights, in of the Camel into the bargain.  Pleased to see that aloft after quite a long layoff.

Abl brought his KK Stinson along.  It's an absolute gem to see and promises to fly well and would have done today if he'd spent more time on that than on helping me with the M-10,  I'll let Abl tell you more.  His Andreasson was flying well too but I can't get a crisp image from the film I shot.  Apologies for that.
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« Reply #1014 on: March 16, 2019, 03:59:05 PM »

HURRAH for Lurker Industries!

30secs on 50% turns?  You've got it made old chap!

Sorry I couldn't be there - boiler issues...
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« Reply #1015 on: March 16, 2019, 06:43:46 PM »

Well done, Lurks! Look forward to the Station Wagon report, Abl.

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« Reply #1016 on: March 17, 2019, 04:49:42 AM »

Meant to add this to my previous post, but forgot.  Who am I? Where am  I?  What is this place?  Smiley

I wasn't the only bod - I didn't get his name, Abl may know - to get a model hung up on the baskets. I took the snap because I thought it was lovely piece of parking and it looked as though the pilot had got away with it. Unfortunately it had taken a bad hit on the port LE and was rendered hors de combat for the day.  Looked repairable though.

Jon, Pete
Thanks, but I only build 'em.  It requires Abl's expert eye to tell me how to best trim 'em.
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« Reply #1017 on: March 17, 2019, 01:23:48 PM »

Managed to extract some just about usable frames from the film of Abl's Andreasson using VLC rather than Media Player.
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« Reply #1018 on: March 20, 2019, 12:15:59 AM »

We had a great day at Hoteo on Sunday. Calm until 1130hrs after which the sea breeze filled in. My Comet Avenger is getting trimmed after adjustments to side and down thrust and the VMC Jodel D18 just needs the washout in the starboard wing removed. Don Spray had the Puss Mothin while Paul Evans had good flying with a Luton Minor. Finally Geoarge Fay had a challenging day with the PE2.   
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« Reply #1019 on: March 20, 2019, 05:18:18 AM »

What a beautiful spot to fly!  Cool
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« Reply #1020 on: March 20, 2019, 07:45:21 AM »

Thanks for the great "in flight pics"  DHnut - great scenery and mountains in New Zealand  Shocked  , and cows and bucket excavator.  And your grass looks really long.  Looks like a wide open excellent place to fly.  Do they fly gliders out there too?

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« Reply #1021 on: March 20, 2019, 11:21:36 AM »

We had a great day at Hoteo on Sunday.
Ricky

Agree 100% Beautiful place to fly... Do I see Frodo and Sam in the background?
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« Reply #1022 on: March 20, 2019, 03:24:41 PM »

The dairy farm is about 40 min from my place through mainly country side and life style blocks. It is on the edge of the Kaipara harbour. It pays to arrive early because the land sea air movement sets in about late morning. At the moment the grass is quite long an bouncy so is good for trimming. Richard, full size gliding takes place the other side of Auckland, but we do fly our gliders there.
Our other site also the South side of Auckland is a lot smaller and only good for small rubber models and R/C aircraft usually vintage ( Tomboy) and radio gliders. Retrival can be difficult. BY most peoples standards we are lucky.
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« Reply #1023 on: March 20, 2019, 04:14:16 PM »

Great site Ricky, very envious with all the gales and rain we've had recently. I barely dare take a model outside, let alone fly it.

What's the blue biplane in the first shot ..a Moth ? Almost looks like it has a canopy ..Thruxton Jackaroo Huh
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« Reply #1024 on: March 20, 2019, 04:41:42 PM »

Chris,
         We have just had a spell of settled weather after a very windy summer ( el Nino ). We are also in a marine weather system that has a stready stream of systems coming up from the roaring 40's. The middle of the South Island is a 45 South. For some reason we seem to have a 7 day cycle that always has the poor weather starting on Saturday followed by a good Monday. There is a law that covers that.
The moth is a Mercury Tiger Moth built by one of our members who is no longer with us. 
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