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« Reply #1150 on: August 19, 2019, 04:03:26 PM »

This is a Howard Littman Double Trouble model. I am using 4 strands of 1/8th that came with the kit. The motor came out a little short for the size prop, a little to much power.  I gave it 1/32th of down right hand thrust along with some shims under the trailing edge of the upper wing. I took it up to around 400 prop turns, it wanted to go vertical on power. It has a real nice glide. I think i will make a longer motor too reduce power, considering it's a sport model.  Wink 
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« Reply #1151 on: August 19, 2019, 04:48:42 PM »

Nice looking Double T! 
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« Reply #1152 on: August 24, 2019, 09:46:39 PM »

Earlier this week FlyAce1946 and I arranged to go flying this morning at our usual field.  Yesterday afternoon my soon-to-be 10 year old son asked if he could go with us.  He's fooled around with models a bit but has been much more interested in Legos.  I jumped at the chance and we spent a great morning out.  Highlight for him was getting some good ROG flights with a red-propped balsa thrush (AKA Guillows Strato-Streak).  He happily flew and chased for almost four hours as the temps climbed into the 90s.

Video at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJDl-NiZbIM

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« Reply #1153 on: August 24, 2019, 09:56:03 PM »

Mike he really added a lot of energy out there today. He was really very helpful more than a few times. Sure liked his willingness to LISTEN and LEARN. Great day flying Alex. Come back when ever the mood strikes.
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« Reply #1154 on: August 25, 2019, 05:08:15 AM »

  Great video, not sure who had the most fun! The R.O.G. shot looks like it's straight out of a competition report in Aeromodeller.
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« Reply #1155 on: August 25, 2019, 06:11:58 PM »

Hi Everyone,

Together with great help of Gman I've successfully trimmed my first F1G model. We've enjoyed unusually non-english but beautiful weather in North Luffenham.

Edit: slightly better flight photo.
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« Reply #1156 on: August 31, 2019, 02:57:29 AM »

It brought a smile to my face to see all that joyful enthusiasm and energy. Thanks for that Mike. The last ROG was a beauty.

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« Reply #1157 on: August 31, 2019, 03:27:29 PM »

A super day at Peterborough Flying Aces. Breezy and gusty, but fun as ever. Thanks to all for organising, especially Russ who judged all the scale flights single handedly. A gallant effort on a long day.
Didn't take  any pics (too busy flying) but am sure there'll be lots on the Peterborough site shortly. Provisional results are there already! http://www.peterboroughmfc.org/results/2019FlyingAcesRes.htm

Russ, it does say there may be corrections, so I expect all will become clear (and I know you weren't involved in allocating the final placings) but I'll be quite interested to know if the Kt Scale results currently on the website are more correct than the ones announced at the prize giving. Basically I was either nowhere or joint second! (But either will be fine!  Cheesy)
EDIT: looks like the results were posted before they were all in, so I think the ones at the prize giving were right. No worries then.
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« Reply #1158 on: August 31, 2019, 03:39:05 PM »

Good to see you Pete. Nice to see the Agricola going so well, especially the last flight Smiley
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« Reply #1159 on: August 31, 2019, 05:16:36 PM »

Really enjoyed meeting up with everyone today ... the wind could have been lighter, but I thought that the turn out and numbers flying were great considering.
I made a couple of goof ups .... wouldn't be me else! I don't think the results were too affected though.
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« Reply #1160 on: August 31, 2019, 05:20:33 PM »

Cheers Jon. Good to see you too, and congrats on your E20 win!  Vintagemike- nice to meet you as well and put another face to a forum name.
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« Reply #1161 on: September 01, 2019, 01:21:07 PM »

I got in one flight with the Comte at Ferry Meadows yesterday, but with the gusty wind it seemed too risky to keep flying it. So after that I switched to my tattier models; namely my Agricola and a Guillow Fairchild for kit scale. This was my first Fairchild and having been flown almost to death over 7 years (including a particularly destructive escapade in the nats pylon race a couple of years ago) the fuselage was now mostly made of glue, every other stringer was cracked and the wings were held on with Sellotape. Even so, it put in some respectable flights. In the end though it decided it had finally had enough abuse and gave up the ghost. It came home in the state pictured. As I’ve still got two more Guillow’s Fairchilds in good flying order, this time I’ve decided to resist the temptation to repair it. I’ll keep the wings or tail surfaces for a bit though, just in case I get round to making another fuselage some time. It’s still my favourite scheme for this aircraft.
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« Reply #1162 on: September 01, 2019, 02:49:42 PM »

Very nice to meet you too, as well as a couple of other guys familiar on these pages. was a shame about your Fairchild, I did have a couple of flights with my P51 (Stahl) and got away with it no damage apart from some split tissue to go with all the other split tissue on the model. My first time there, not my last, what shall I build for next time?
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« Reply #1163 on: September 01, 2019, 02:53:27 PM »

 Grin  J  and K came to visit today so i flew the easybilt p40. the guillows 28 incher and a 18 inch p40 as well as a scaled down cabin model.

we used the new deck ( gloat, gloat) to launch all planes. the easybilt did very well flying the length of the back yard the guillows also flew well and the cabin model did its thing going around the yard and landing in the trees on occasion. the 18 inch p40 got smashed which is ok. the boys were very pleased with today's flights granny took videos of the action.


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