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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #240 on: March 18, 2009, 13:02:47 PM »
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #241 on: March 18, 2009, 13:09:24 PM »
they've had better one than that already, one back in the 50's, lovely looking thing it is.
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #242 on: March 18, 2009, 13:12:46 PM »
The one from the 50's was slightly limited...



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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #243 on: March 18, 2009, 13:23:34 PM »
but it's much prettier, and doesn't look like it'll stall and fall out the sky if flown below 300mph
the mollier is the way forward for sky cars
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #244 on: March 18, 2009, 13:27:30 PM »
the trouble with the above is that some of it went in a trailer, which meant you had to go back to your starting location before you can drive off... kinda defeats the whole idea.


The Moller is indeed a smart concept...


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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #245 on: March 18, 2009, 13:36:49 PM »
only downside to the moller is it needs to be working to fly, loose an engine and your done for.
as brilliant as it is, and as much as they promise production models by 2010 or what ever it is, you just know it'll never happen. too much paperwork it'll never pass.
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #246 on: March 18, 2009, 13:44:02 PM »
yip... its flawed from the word go... why have that thing when theres already aircraft that'll do the same, more and safer.

and if they think some day we'll all be flying around in these things they've been smoking too much... thats never going to happen.





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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #247 on: March 18, 2009, 13:54:25 PM »
the idea is it's all remote, no way your average bob could cope with the type of system you'd need to put us all in the sky.
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #248 on: March 18, 2009, 18:19:31 PM »
I bring good news from the eastern front...

Fletching is clean again!  :) :uk: ::cc :cig

I had a spiffing hour slicing the MiniD back and forth as the sun went down behind me... as the wind dropped I messed around with adding a little flap and was very surprised at how much extra lift it gave... getting the full wing camber going for the coming summer days is a must.


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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #249 on: March 18, 2009, 18:46:28 PM »
shaun are you still geting some bevos  $%&

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #250 on: March 18, 2009, 19:25:27 PM »
I bring good news from the eastern front...

Fletching is clean again!  :) :uk: ::cc :cig

I had a spiffing hour slicing the MiniD back and forth as the sun went down behind me... as the wind dropped I messed around with adding a little flap and was very surprised at how much extra lift it gave... getting the full wing camber going for the coming summer days is a must.

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #251 on: March 18, 2009, 20:26:37 PM »
ehehehe

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #252 on: March 18, 2009, 22:36:11 PM »
another for andy
[ebay]170312672827[/ebay]   
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #253 on: March 18, 2009, 22:37:15 PM »
I bring good news from the eastern front...

Fletching is clean again!  :) :uk: ::cc :cig

I loooove that place! Cool to hear it's all good again. Maybe I could fly the plane i got today down there sometime . . . . . !
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #254 on: March 18, 2009, 22:41:57 PM »
with that landing rotor before you know it..... no thanks  ;D
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #255 on: March 18, 2009, 22:46:17 PM »
with that landing rotor before you know it..... no thanks  ;D

A good pilot can fly anywhere!!???!!  :ev

Thanks for the ebay link Phil. Looks good. I have spent a fair bit on 3 models in the last month so i don't know if it's something I can afford right now, but i'll keep an eye on it!
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #256 on: March 18, 2009, 22:48:23 PM »
flying easy, it's the downwind turns that are tricky, ie, when your landing  :nananana:
i wouldn't choose to maiden something at a slope with a rotor in the LZ
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #257 on: March 18, 2009, 22:54:13 PM »
flying easy, it's the downwind turns that are tricky, ie, when your landing  :nananana:
i wouldn't choose to maiden something at a slope with a rotor in the LZ

My poor, poor F4! Gonna spend some time over the weekend to fix her I think.
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #258 on: March 18, 2009, 22:54:53 PM »
know how yet? picked a surgery buddy??
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #259 on: March 18, 2009, 22:56:42 PM »
just thinking, newdowns may surprise us on saturday, and no telling if inland thermals make it workable on sunday
work for me saturday morning tho :(
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #260 on: March 18, 2009, 23:07:13 PM »
know how yet? picked a surgery buddy??

Gonna clean away the loose dangly fibres. Rub the insides with coarse sand paper to increase the opportunity for a good bond. Cyno balsa on the outside of the cone to keep it in place whilst i polyester resin glass the inside. Once i've got about 3 layers done, and it's cured, i'll use P-38 to smooth off the outside. Loads of sanding. Spray the nose black. Lob her off a cliff.

Easy. :-\

Anyone wishing to give me a hand would be most welcome. I'd throw in bacon butties and / or lunch for the effort!
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #261 on: March 19, 2009, 08:08:08 AM »
Any of you watching that stork. Only at 205 at the moment. Could be a cracking summer slope mouldie.

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #262 on: March 19, 2009, 08:20:26 AM »
The rotor at fletching isnt a big deal, just land further back, theres a whole field of space! I havent had an issue with it...

No more mouldies for me for the time being... still gotta get the Opus flying... the Fish is almost done now so shouldnt be long.

When I do get back in line for another mouldie I like the look of the Vector III.  :-*
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #263 on: March 19, 2009, 13:07:19 PM »
no, not an issue at all really, but with what andys got theres no way i'd want to do the long downwind with it, or then find out it wants to keep flying and have to try and battle through the rotor.
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #264 on: March 19, 2009, 14:25:33 PM »
phil +Steve iv taken your advice and epoxied the servos in the wing ov the mb i suppose super glue was a bit hit and mis
i should be on a site wiring someones house but I'm not I'm at home  setting up my Little plane
i don't no where I'm gonna test it i might have to go down the pasty territory

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #265 on: March 19, 2009, 18:41:58 PM »
sundays looking to turn out pretty good, staggy main site, around 17mph maybe.
blade testing stuff
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #266 on: March 19, 2009, 20:21:54 PM »
sundays looking to turn out pretty good, staggy main site, around 17mph maybe.
blade testing stuff


Cool! Let's just hope it stays true to the forecast!  :xx

I found that plane we were talking about Phil L39 Albatross. It went for 73.11! Gutted.
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #267 on: March 19, 2009, 20:23:45 PM »
bummer
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #268 on: March 19, 2009, 20:30:13 PM »
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Did you buy it and decide to keep it secret squirrel? Would look cool on the cornish slopes.
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #269 on: March 19, 2009, 20:31:26 PM »
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #270 on: March 20, 2009, 08:45:20 AM »


When I do get back in line for another mouldie I like the look of the Vector III.  :-*

Does look good I have to say.

That tork just looks a bargain.

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #271 on: March 20, 2009, 08:55:37 AM »
I was tempted by a big F3J mouldie last night... still might keep an eye on it and see where the bids go...

Too keep my glider obsession going I ordered a Mutliplex Fox in the week, going to use it for letting the wife and my brothers have a go. On still summer days I'm going to piggyback it on my big 3D foamy... should be a laugh.


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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #272 on: March 20, 2009, 09:07:03 AM »
Family suff today

Aim to get ou on the boat tomorrow

With a bit of luck I can fly something, somewhere on Sunday.

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #273 on: March 20, 2009, 13:49:18 PM »
Looks like we're going to be piggy backing my Fox this weekend steve, winds looking like power only!

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #274 on: March 20, 2009, 15:09:54 PM »
To catch the wind on sunday its looking like a real early start... being a morning man that suites me just fine.

Tomorrows looking like its the power field (if I havent robbed too much gear from my remaining glo planes  :xx)... unless the land warms and we get some sea breeze... unlikely I know.


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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #275 on: March 20, 2009, 17:25:55 PM »
Forecast is all over the shop for the weekend. Newquay is showing 16 / 12 /13 mph on Sunday at 09:00, 12:00 and 15:00 respectively. Looks like there may well be some sloping action at Staggie after all!
 :xx ::cc

I see from one of the othere topics that Smithy has bought himself a new toy . . . . . ?
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #276 on: March 20, 2009, 17:56:28 PM »
I'll be rejoining PDK club tomorrow so i have some insurance. (If they have any left) Essential for when we take a trip up country.

Sunday might turn out better than we think!

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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #277 on: March 20, 2009, 18:03:16 PM »
saturday afternoon suits me, got work in the morning
sunday, whatever  :af
looks a lot better than it did thats for sure. sunday may just sneak a maiden in for ryan, theres a cold front meant to be coming in late afternoon, that will bring a boost in the wind ahead of it  :xx
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #278 on: March 20, 2009, 18:11:39 PM »
I won't play Saturday afternoon so that I can gain a pink pass and fly all day Sunday.

Reckon it's gonna be "maiden" weather? If not this weekend i've just bought another model so maybe a double maiden next week and maybe even a triple the week after that!
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Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
« Reply #279 on: March 20, 2009, 18:14:09 PM »

I see from one of the othere topics that Smithy has bought himself a new toy . . . . . ?
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He has, courtesy of Slam. I am picking it up for him next weekend.


 

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