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Don McLellan
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« Reply #125 on: April 20, 2010, 11:42:28 AM »

Thanks guys. He does have quite an interest in airplanes that fly so hopefully a future free flight recruit. You're right Matt, he does have a good arm. When we were practicing the glide in the back yard he almost got the toss right. When we got to the field, all he wanted to do was throw the 'heater'.
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« Reply #126 on: April 21, 2010, 02:19:53 AM »

Hi All,

One other vid of grandson throwing the 'heater'. I post this only to show that if you get the glide right, the model should fly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt2nOMAvEAI
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« Reply #127 on: April 21, 2010, 07:13:50 AM »

Don, That film is a treasure, especially the last part with the kids running after the airplane. Thanks for sharing.

Caley
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« Reply #128 on: April 26, 2010, 02:18:26 PM »

Jeff Hood pictures from Kent. Lots of excellent photos here!

http://picasaweb.google.com/jeffrey.hood/Kent2010#
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« Reply #129 on: April 27, 2010, 07:13:27 PM »

Don

That's great guy, let's hope he stays interested in the hobby when he gets older!!!!

Thank you for a great pick me up !!!!!!

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« Reply #130 on: April 29, 2010, 12:20:36 AM »

Hi George,

I also hopes he stays interested in the hobby as he get older. Right now he'll 'fly' his Linnet all day, given the chance.

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« Reply #131 on: April 29, 2010, 09:43:42 AM »

Don, It sure looks like he's got the proper holding technique, as shown in the photo. He's a natural. What's next on the building schedule for him? Sure look forward to hearing about his building and flying.

Caley
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« Reply #132 on: April 29, 2010, 01:37:25 PM »

Hi Caley,

Probably a thermal dart or something like that. I've got some orange Esaki looking for a good airplane.

Don
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« Reply #133 on: April 29, 2010, 01:42:59 PM »

That's a good model. Pretty easy for him to build with some help. Look forward to seeing him hunched over the building board.  Smiley

Caley
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« Reply #134 on: May 04, 2010, 04:55:57 PM »

Caley

That hunched over stuff is not good for a persons back. I prefer to stand straight at a chest high or a little lower bench or sit on a chair and work at a normal desk height. Of course that is just my weird way of doing things I guess?

Back to the subject of the little guy. He does look like a natural rubber plane pitcher - oops launcher that is!

Any more pics of the day Don?

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« Reply #135 on: May 04, 2010, 05:17:07 PM »

Hi George, Twas a little figure of speech, not to be taken literally. Yes, sitting straight, or standing is the best way.

Caley
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« Reply #136 on: May 26, 2010, 05:25:40 PM »

Great stuff on this site...

Don... your munchkin is doing great... got two of my own and they serve as retrieval team and launch their own $1 hand launched gliders in the front yard... hope to take them to the park to fly the cat launched Ohka gliders soon inspired by Marcelo and his cubs. Check their site.

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« Reply #137 on: June 09, 2010, 12:08:12 AM »

This is my first post on this fine thread. Went flying lately in the late evenings flying my Peanuts A6M2 Zero and P51D Mustang. Following are some videos of them flying and also some still pictures of them flying below.

First are two videos of the Peanut Zero flying outdoor taken using my handphone without any zoom function. 1st flight was easily 50+ seconds and the second longer flight was timed at close to 1 minute mark. All these were taken in the late evening when the sun was about to set. With some early morning or midday thermals, the flights should be much longer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNLgctrRC_w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQlxASOBdU

Next are 2 videos taken yesterday evening of the Peanut P51D Mustang using my new videocam.

The 1st video is a low flyby for the videocam (manned by wife), and you can see it zooming close by like a pylon racer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-1Fhs0K9sg

The 2nd video is a 50+ seconds flight high-up in the sky, and coincidentally you can see a bird flying after it, quite amusing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDt-lB7vW50

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« Reply #138 on: June 09, 2010, 12:15:09 AM »

Great stuff Hklam, I am really jealous of your flight times.

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« Reply #139 on: June 09, 2010, 01:27:13 AM »

Thanks Matt for the thumbs up. I've seen your fine models flying very well outdoors. Not forgetting some of your smaller indoor scaled ones flying continuously as if they were on rails and not willing to land.

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« Reply #140 on: June 09, 2010, 09:28:49 AM »

Hi All,

One other vid of grandson throwing the 'heater'. I post this only to show that if you get the glide right, the model should fly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt2nOMAvEAI

Hi Don. Been some time since I have posted anything but I just wanted to say how great your video was. Reminds me of my own grandson (about 12 years ago) and the time he said his first recognizable words to me. Had shown him the planes hanging overhead in my study and a few hours later when we were downstairs he took my hand (or finger) with a firm grasp and said, "ets go. uptairs. see panes".

Looks like it was a close call whether your plane would get airborne or just bite the grass. Must have great inherent stability cause the resultant flight was perfect!
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« Reply #141 on: June 09, 2010, 11:38:32 AM »

Two kids with their models (Fernando 33 yo and Alvaro 53 yo), past Sunday at Parque Villa-Lobos, São Paulo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c58amAbOMNA&playnext_from=TL&videos=T9ySZvYsbFw
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« Reply #142 on: June 09, 2010, 12:08:56 PM »

Great stuff, Alvaro! I just subscribed.

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« Reply #143 on: June 09, 2010, 12:56:31 PM »

Hi Ex,

Great to hear from you again! I suspect that wanting to go flying with grand dad's must be a universal thing for little guys and girls. The Linnet is quite a good flyer and seems to like recovering from unusual launches. About the only thing it doesn't like is too much wind.

Do you have anything on your building board?

Don
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« Reply #144 on: June 09, 2010, 03:50:23 PM »

Hi Ex,

Great to hear from you again! I suspect that wanting to go flying with grand dad's must be a universal thing for little guys and girls. The Linnet is quite a good flyer and seems to like recovering from unusual launches. About the only thing it doesn't like is too much wind.

Do you have anything on your building board?

Don, I can't even see my building board! One of these days I will clear things out and get back down in the basement to spend a few quiet hours building. I have around 4 Dumas kits I bought at a great discount some time ago and should really start on one of them soon.
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« Reply #145 on: June 09, 2010, 04:44:47 PM »

hklam, Those are very nice looking models. Great flights.

Caley
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« Reply #146 on: June 09, 2010, 10:42:13 PM »

hklam, Those are very nice looking models. Great flights.

Thanks Caley! These peanuts are real good fliers once trimmed. In fact I have started on a peanut sized Spitfire to keep them company, based on reduced Comet Spitfire plan.

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« Reply #147 on: June 09, 2010, 10:56:55 PM »

hklam, I've always been awed by people who can build pistachio and peanut sized models. I sometimes wonder how you see all the little parts and how you can notch them so perfectly, and join all the wood in such tight joints. Do you just use your eyes, or do you use magnification when doing this work? I look forward to other models you build.

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« Reply #148 on: June 10, 2010, 12:14:07 AM »

Caley, I build most of my models without any form of magnification. Not yet for the moment, but I could sense that my sights are slowly deteriorating as age is catching up although I'm only 40 this year. Nothing to worry though as long as the heart is willing anything is possible. My current peanuts are basic scale models with minimal detailing - k.i.s.s

I've seen even better craftsmanship as far as attention to details are concerned from a lot of talented modellers and masters here, something that I can only dream of achieving.

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« Reply #149 on: June 11, 2010, 04:45:40 PM »

The first thing is get them to fly and along the way have fun! Great planes and flights!

George
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