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« Reply #1100 on: June 20, 2019, 04:08:24 AM »

A successful trimming session at Barkston Heath. I had to include a very rare photo of the windsock. I have some video but if I spend another minute trying to put it on Youtube, there will be computers flying through closed windows
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« Reply #1101 on: June 20, 2019, 04:27:37 AM »

It was blowing that hard Bill Smiley Confusers are a pain at times.

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« Reply #1102 on: June 20, 2019, 05:01:23 AM »

That must have been a terrific downdraught ......
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« Reply #1103 on: June 20, 2019, 07:12:37 AM »

A successful trimming session at Barkston Heath. I had to include a very rare photo of the windsock. I have some video but if I spend another minute trying to put it on Youtube, there will be computers flying through closed windows
OK try this. A Caproni Ca100 converted from rubber to electric put together for me by Gareth Tilston (I don't know what's going on with electric). First flights after adding a little downthrust - no other trimming. I wasn't sure what effect the smaller top wing might have - I guess none.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucWY5myoeYI
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« Reply #1104 on: June 20, 2019, 07:21:51 AM »

And this one is my RE8. The Mills 1.3 was beginning to struggle so it was replaced with a series 2 with more power. The transition has deteriorated so needs adjusting. For the long takeoff - see the windsock photo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtgFHyIXQ60
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« Reply #1105 on: June 20, 2019, 09:59:04 AM »

Beautiful flights by both Smiley
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« Reply #1106 on: June 21, 2019, 02:49:37 PM »

Nice videos Bill. Caproni looks great in the air and RE8 is on rails under power
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« Reply #1107 on: June 21, 2019, 03:29:01 PM »

Great stuff. I do love to see a nice take off; for me that's always the sweetest part of any flight (along with a nice smooth landing of course, but they're pretty rare in outdoor free flight!)
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« Reply #1108 on: June 21, 2019, 04:07:13 PM »

Great stuff. I do love to see a nice take off
Pete, I agree but I do think we kid ourselves about speed realism! Look at the beginning of this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V4qSQXtkAs&t=150s
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« Reply #1109 on: June 21, 2019, 08:01:10 PM »

    How could you stop at the beginning of that Grin  Just think how much lighter we could build if they landed like that! You fellas are so spoilt.   Great flights as well  Bill.
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« Reply #1110 on: June 21, 2019, 09:00:40 PM »

Thanks for those clips Bill. Your models did look superb. The electric model looks neat and how could you beat that take off with the RE 8. I agree with Dave - you fellows are spoilt - choice of KK grass or bitumen. Smiley

Nice to see.

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« Reply #1111 on: June 22, 2019, 02:59:14 AM »

And on the shortest day of the year-a perfect-and I mean perfect (!) day for F/F-warm, sunny-and not a breath of wind.....and this in the middle of a NZ winter..!  Carterton on a good day...just about unbeatable....a bit of F1A got flown, a bit of A/1 got flown (damn hard work towing in flat calm!)-and a whole heap of P-30...first model is a 'Marie'-twenty years old-and the second a Champion P-30....somewhat younger. A great day for remembering WHY we love FF...

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« Reply #1112 on: June 22, 2019, 03:46:03 AM »

It's the longest day here and things have only just picked up after a miserable period of weather ...very envious of your "winter"!
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« Reply #1113 on: June 22, 2019, 10:47:52 PM »

Easy like Sunday morning...  Went flying with Dave (dputt7) and my son Hugo down at Victoria Park. Grass a bit damp with dew, but brilliant clear day, with little or no wind movement. Dave had renovated his Shinden and brought a few other models including his Stahl Pawnee which flew really well all morning. I had Fanera, Peanut Scale Wakefield, Potez 29 and Junkers J.1 (prototype). Hugo asked if he could wind the Junkers - I said of course... I intended to assist him with unhooking the winder/stooge and getting the nose block right, but when I looked round after chatting with Dave, he had done this already. He'll be telling me how to do it soon.
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« Reply #1114 on: June 22, 2019, 10:51:10 PM »

A few more pics from Vic Park
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« Reply #1115 on: June 23, 2019, 02:57:45 AM »

  Excellent mornings flying with good company, can't beat rubber Scale models for maximum enjoyment.  Think I'll build some more simple models, no pliers, screwdrivers, batteries, spare props, fuel or any of the other paraphernalia, just a stooge and a winder!  Thanks for the invite Tim and Hugo.
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« Reply #1116 on: June 23, 2019, 04:17:58 AM »

Hugo is beginning to look like a natural Tim! He does have good mentors though. How did the Shinden fly Dave? What a glorious looking day and a nice park.

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« Reply #1117 on: June 23, 2019, 04:29:17 AM »

Thanks John - yes, a good morning. pretty chilly at first. When I arrived Dave was trying to add some plasticine as noseweight but it was too cold to mould! 
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« Reply #1118 on: June 28, 2019, 04:38:58 PM »

This is my first 30" FF plane, Dumas Beaver, which I lighten up some. It came in at 4.22 oz/sq. ft. with  the supplied 4 gr. 1/8 tan rubber.
And this is the first power up flight @ 1000 turns, sadly I found a broken strand and no extra motor with me. What a blast these free flight planes are when they work. It was a bit breezy and it looked like it would circle down wind,out to the trees.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiIBJF__KHI
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« Reply #1119 on: June 28, 2019, 07:26:27 PM »

Looks good - I think you're going to need to find a bigger field to fly in.

Cheers,

Mike
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« Reply #1120 on: June 29, 2019, 04:20:59 AM »

Nice.  As for Mike's suggestion of a bigger field... where was that United 747 heading? Bags of room there. Smiley
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« Reply #1121 on: June 29, 2019, 11:18:07 AM »

These two models did not fly as expected, when I get a correct setup I will tell you how they flew and if I can show the videos. My flight field is the Aero Club Fortín Lobos is a good place to fly small models powered by rubber.
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« Reply #1122 on: July 01, 2019, 02:59:12 PM »

Peter Fardell… Paging Mr. Peter Fardell.  Please pick up a white courtesy phone.
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« Reply #1123 on: July 01, 2019, 03:18:19 PM »

Nooo!!! What happened to that beautiful model?!!

EDIT: Sorry, forgot myself there. What I meant to say was, “It’ll be fine. It’s just a barely noticeable little dint in the middle, so carefully cut out the damaged part and replace it. No need to panic at all.”
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« Reply #1124 on: July 01, 2019, 05:16:42 PM »

Nooo!!! What happened to that beautiful model?!!

EDIT: Sorry, forgot myself there. What I meant to say was, “It’ll be fine. It’s just a barely noticeable little dint in the middle, so carefully cut out the damaged part and replace it. No need to panic at all.”


Wind caught it just after launch, flipped it right and drove it into the ground under power.  They've mowed our field and I found the thin spot in the grass.  I've got my Aeromodeller up on the Kindle - we can rebuild it!  (I've been wanting to move the peg forward anyway...)

Cheers,

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