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RC Model Flying Events / Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Last post by itsme on Yesterday at 21:27:32 »
Speaking of the NATS:

At the risk of being flamed. Prop hanging. Why? And so what? Buy a helicopter.  :ev
I'm with you on that. Buy a helicopter and go fly it somewhere away from me.

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RC Model Flying Events / Re: BARDNEY WARBIRDS 23-24TH JUNE
« Last post by matrock19 on Yesterday at 19:54:25 »

I could only visit Bardney today, Sunday but had a lovely day at this iconic RAF Bomber station.
Amazing sunny and calm weather, a beautifully prepared strip and an excellent turn out of Warbirds and Warbirders. This was the best attended Bardney event that I have had the pleasure to fly at.
The members had and have done a lot of work preparing for the W/E. The catering was brill and cheerfully supplied.
Many thanks to all involved. :af
Off to put another layer of aftersun cream on my burned face and neck now. :embarassed:
Best wishes, Dennis R.
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RC Flight Chatter / RA(T)s
« Last post by rbp28668 on Yesterday at 19:44:54 »
Just been checking email and I've got a notification about RIAT's airspace and the creation of a piece of Restricted Airspace (Temporary)  for the RAF 100 flypast at RIAT next month.  There's a paragraph that specifyically states:  "In relation to these restrictions of flying, the term ‘aircraft’ includes aircraft as classified by Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Air Navigation Order 2016. It also includes, by virtue of Article 23 of that Order, any small balloon, any kite weighing not more than two kilograms, any small unmanned aircraft and any parachute including a parascending parachute."

the key here being "small unmanned aircraft"  i.e. models, drones and pretty much anything that's <20kg and flies. 

The point here being that restricted airspace (temporary) pop up quite frequently with the latest being RIAT (see http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/eadbasic/pamslight-B595C368874D00B76F368CB4DF9F6D43/7FE5QZZF3FXUS/EN/AIC/M/051-2018/EG_Circ_2018_M_051_en_2018-06-07.pdf  and if  you look at the RIAT areas they start at the surface and go up to various heights. 

Because I fly (full-size)  gliders I subscribe to the CAA's skywise notification service but I'm kind of curious as to whether anyone does for modelling?  I suspect most people won't know these exist but my reading is that model flying is illegal in the RA(T) during the stated times.  The RIAT one goes over half the country albeit for a shortish time window.
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Last post by SteveBB on Yesterday at 15:20:28 »
I once went to the Nats determined to see a bit of everything. Sat down to watch the F3a and after the third flight gave up. THEN went to the scale line...."whats he doing now?" - " Oh, this is his Straight and Level flight"...If you need somewhere to doze off the couple of pints you had in the beer tent, thats the place.

Speaking of the NATS:

At the risk of being flamed. Prop hanging. Why? And so what? Buy a helicopter.  :ev
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Last post by itsme on Yesterday at 08:08:31 »
I once went to the Nats determined to see a bit of everything. Sat down to watch the F3a and after the third flight gave up. THEN went to the scale line...."whats he doing now?" - " Oh, this is his Straight and Level flight"...If you need somewhere to doze off the couple of pints you had in the beer tent, thats the place.
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Last post by paulinfrance on June 23, 2018, 18:02:11 PM »
When I used to do F3C ( helicopters ) it was worse, 90% of the contestants only did the hovering
figures and then the 'landing' while the spectators were 50 metres away asking the club members
 " When will they start ? " :-X
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Last post by SteveBB on June 23, 2018, 16:43:15 PM »
Went to this event yesterday.
Slick operation but, for me, boring.
Planes flying miles away, I don't know what I was expecting but dots in the sky wasn't on the menu.
Beautifully made models and so quiet but I'm not sure if it was because of the distance involved or the engineering, oh and they were all electric which is a turn off for me as well.
High point of the hour I spent there was talking to a Finnish modeller who had been to all the comps in europe in the last 3 weeks, what dedication.
Not for me I'm afraid (F3A ie). At least I know what it is now, though.

You think that's boring? Try watching F1E (Magnet) ...The soporific factor of watching them carry a coffin to the slope edge, unload a spindly looking thing with two fins, waiting for two hours for the perfect moment is only bettered by the hilarity when they go looking for it and carry it back trying to negotiate a 45 degree fern covered slope that is 3/4 mile long. They start off on their hunting expedition weighing about 12 stone and return having lost five and stripped down to their underwear because of the heat.
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Last post by PDR on June 23, 2018, 14:01:09 PM »
My F3A spectating days ended when I discovered the exciting, sensual and event-packed delights of watching paint dry.

PDR
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Last post by Michael_Rolls on June 23, 2018, 13:37:00 PM »
Went to this event yesterday.
Slick operation but, for me, boring.
Planes flying miles away, I don't know what I was expecting but dots in the sky wasn't on the menu.
Beautifully made models and so quiet but I'm not sure if it was because of the distance involved or the engineering, oh and they were all electric which is a turn off for me as well.
High point of the hour I spent there was talking to a Finnish modeller who had been to all the comps in europe in the last 3 weeks, what dedication.
Not for me I'm afraid (F3A ie). At least I know what it is now, though.
PLEASE don't let PDR know - I believe him to be a closet F3A aficionado
Mike
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Acrylic Paints - are they petrol proof?
« Last post by British Victory on June 23, 2018, 11:01:33 AM »
Thanks, Charlie. Guess I may as well use solarlac then.
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