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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #240 on: December 29, 2018, 18:37:40 PM »
Thanks all for bringing there foam and making this an experience ..the most models I have flown amongst .

Unfortunately my footage corrupted when my cam died
However that mass launch is something to be remembered ..
Limbo was good fun .. I managed about 8 unders whilst I noticed there was some real cracking pilots getting under most time and some inverted ..

Hats off to Paul and the launchers for putting themselves well in the firing line ..

Thanks Lee for the great deal today ..I'm made up
704 or 705?? Can't remeber what u said the model was

I enjoyed the remainder of the afternoon floating about with my little e-hawk .. even managed a catch landing

My perspective of john's pic


 
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #241 on: December 29, 2018, 19:00:50 PM »
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Thurnham today
Thanks to you all, great morning foam bashing
JP
Cracking photo of a cracking day. Great to meet old and new friends. I promise to make the trip more often in 2019.
I hope you all have a great New Year and all the very best for 2019.
Cheers
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #242 on: December 29, 2018, 20:05:36 PM »
Thanks all for bringing there foam and making this an experience ..the most models I have flown amongst .

Unfortunately my footage corrupted when my cam died
However that mass launch is something to be remembered ..
Limbo was good fun .. I managed about 8 unders whilst I noticed there was some real cracking pilots getting under most time and some inverted ..

Hats off to Paul and the launchers for putting themselves well in the firing line ..

Thanks Lee for the great deal today ..I'm made up
704 or 705?? Can't remeber what u said the model was

I enjoyed the remainder of the afternoon floating about with my little e-hawk .. even managed a catch landing

My perspective of john's pic
Great photo and Great to pass the Tragi 704V onto someone who will make good use of it 😊
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #243 on: December 29, 2018, 21:07:47 PM »
Time to dust off the Wildy and see if the batteries & electronics still work!  Looking at the forecast, possibly this Saturday maybe???

Is that the same Wildthing that you gave me a flight of as my slope debut before I maidened my own slope soarer a few minutes later at Thurnham back in... heck, was it 2009 or 2010?  Or have you got a new one since then?  ;D

Good to see you back in action - maybe see you on Colley Hill one day next year?

OK- prompted by my uncertainty over the date of my first slope flights,  I've just "reviewed the tapes" and reckon it was probably early 2010.  As a confirmed power flyer, I had never actually set foot on Colley Hill - about 10 minutes drive away - until the day I arranged to meet Lee and Gary there one breezy Sunday in November 2009.  Here is the video I shot on the day - look out for Lee's 'skillful' touch-and-go straight off the launch at around 2:55.  He'll try and tell you it was deliberate...  ;D

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_zX_hiMNcg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_zX_hiMNcg</a>

It was that morning that made me realise there was clearly more to slope soaring than I'd imagined, hence my slope debut some weeks later at Thurnham, and occasional trips to Colley, Ditchling Beacon, Devils Dyke etc. etc. since then.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #244 on: December 29, 2018, 23:34:50 PM »
Well I'm posting this late because kids have just gone to bed and I have had the excitement of checking out the Tragi. .

Over the moon .. "you are a gem lee!"

Good thing the Missus is on a night shift else I think she might 'notice' .. lol

Lookin fwd to progressing on to this soarer

@Swarrens .. I have done some searching and found my 'dinosaur' dx6i's can be programmed for flaps/brakes on the throttle stick .. using mix switch to go from flaps to brake's with the throttle stick fully proportional.


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #245 on: December 30, 2018, 00:28:40 AM »
I put my 2018 random video together a few weeks back

If u have 5 ..check it out
https://youtu.be/Ni4f6iX1Z1Y

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #246 on: December 30, 2018, 07:28:34 AM »

@Swarrans .. I have done some searching and found my 'dinosaur' dx6i's can be programmed for flaps/brakes on the throttle stick .. using mix switch to go from flaps to brake's with the throttle stick fully proportional.

That's great Jeff - programme it that way and then we can go for a maiden.  The generally accepted protocol is for the flaps to be retracted in the "full throttle" position and fully deployed when the throttle stick is down.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #247 on: December 30, 2018, 09:40:59 AM »
Is that the same Wildthing that you gave me a flight of as my slope debut before I maidened my own slope soarer a few minutes later at Thurnham back in... heck, was it 2009 or 2010?  Or have you got a new one since then?  ;D

Good to see you back in action - maybe see you on Colley Hill one day next year?

OK- prompted by my uncertainty over the date of my first slope flights,  I've just "reviewed the tapes" and reckon it was probably early 2010.  As a confirmed power flyer, I had never actually set foot on Colley Hill - about 10 minutes drive away - until the day I arranged to meet Lee and Gary there one breezy Sunday in November 2009.  Here is the video I shot on the day - look out for Lee's 'skillful' touch-and-go straight off the launch at around 2:55.  He'll try and tell you it was deliberate...  ;D

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_zX_hiMNcg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_zX_hiMNcg</a>

It was that morning that made me realise there was clearly more to slope soaring than I'd imagined, hence my slope debut some weeks later at Thurnham, and occasional trips to Colley, Ditchling Beacon, Devils Dyke etc. etc. since then.

Hi John,
 Itís had a re-cover and the odd clevis and control horn replaced but it is the same one. I canít believe itís getting on for ten years since you made that video. One thing I do clearly remember is how drenched we all got!
I fully intend to do some more flying this year so hopefully see you at Colley Hill when there is a decent southerly.
Cheers
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #248 on: December 30, 2018, 21:24:07 PM »
I fully intend to do some more flying this year so hopefully see you at Colley Hill when there is a decent southerly.
Cheers
Lee


Forget College Hill come and join us at our private slope at Wrotham - superb landing area and a refined crowd (well, most of us!).  See http://IMF.bmfa.org for details!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #249 on: December 31, 2018, 07:13:06 AM »
Forget College Hill come and join us at our private slope at Wrotham - superb landing area and a refined crowd (well, most of us!).  See http://IMF.bmfa.org for details!

Simon


Thanks Simon. Iíll look into that as Colley Hill can be a tricky place to land a mouldie gently! I have already renewed my BMFA for 2019 so itís very inexpensive as clubs go. Whatís the parking like at the slope location? My car doesnít have much ground clearance.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #250 on: December 31, 2018, 10:30:56 AM »
Great parking Lee!  The road and the layby where we park has just been resurfaced so your Bugatti Veyron would have no problems!  The parking is a bit limited but as it's a private club the numbers tend to be very low anyway - certainly not even close to Thurman - I think the most we've had at Wrotham is probably 8 flyers?!...

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #251 on: December 31, 2018, 11:36:44 AM »
Thanks Ian. Iíll send you a PM later this afternoon with my PayPal email etc. No problem going through Eric.
Hi Lee,

Good to see you again on Saturday.  What an excellent turnout, I couldn't quite make it in for the start of the bouts, as I was only halfway up the A3 at 10:30am. Luckily there weren't any drones over Southampton Water to delay the Queen Elizabeth's docking! ;-)

I've just been in touch with Ian and thanked him for the unexpected Alula Christmas present that he bought from you for me as a thanks for me helping him at the Interglide meeting at Ashford last summer.  ;D ;D ;D  However, I said that as I already have an Alula, that he could have it to enjoy!

He won't be in on the day that I planned to deliver it, so I'll leave it at my sister's house which is a couple of miles from his and so it will get to him eventually!!

See you next year.

Best wishes

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #252 on: December 31, 2018, 17:49:41 PM »
Hi Lee,

Good to see you again on Saturday.  What an excellent turnout, I couldn't quite make it in for the start of the bouts, as I was only halfway up the A3 at 10:30am. Luckily there weren't any drones over Southampton Water to delay the Queen Elizabeth's docking! ;-)

I've just been in touch with Ian and thanked him for the unexpected Alula Christmas present that he bought from you for me as a thanks for me helping him at the Interglide meeting at Ashford last summer.  ;D ;D ;D  However, I said that as I already have an Alula, that he could have it to enjoy!

He won't be in on the day that I planned to deliver it, so I'll leave it at my sister's house which is a couple of miles from his and so it will get to him eventually!!

See you next year.

Best wishes

Eric

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Great to see you too. Thank you for delivering the Alula on my behalf. Much appreciated 😊 It probably would have been at Christmas Combat 2019 otherwise!!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #253 on: January 01, 2019, 00:39:46 AM »
Happy new year all!!
Thanks to all who have guided me into the slope flying over 2018 ..

Happy landing for 2019

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #254 on: January 01, 2019, 10:55:40 AM »
happy new year to all
just found these , think this is the new anti-drone thurnham crew
and maybe result ila_renderedila_rendered

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #255 on: January 08, 2019, 19:44:11 PM »
Hi Eric
Great to see you too. Thank you for delivering the Alula on my behalf. Much appreciated 😊 It probably would have been at Christmas Combat 2019 otherwise!!
Hi Lee,
I've had a copy of the note that Ian sent to you to say that he had picked up the Alula from my sister's house and that he is getting it set up..

Ian,
You have a nice place to fly it nearby, i.e. off the promenade opposite the Zetland Arms pub at Kingsdown - it works well there.  : :)
The next time I'm down your way I'll bring my Alula and we can have a brace of them flying over the beach in a smooth easterly breeze.  :af
It would be much like that time a few years ago when we flew off the cliffs together near to Ramsgate Harbour.
Enjoy!!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #256 on: January 17, 2019, 18:36:44 PM »
is anyone going to wrotham on saturday ?
 wind looks good at the moment

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #257 on: January 17, 2019, 23:21:22 PM »
I'm considering going to Wrothamon sat Mick

Might be a chance to maiden my siren
Will confirm Fri evening
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #258 on: January 18, 2019, 12:45:31 PM »
is wrotham ok for se wind or does it have to be just south ?

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #259 on: January 18, 2019, 17:38:43 PM »
Unlikely that SE will be any good as the wind has to come over the woods to the left.
If it's south south east it will work, but not that well as it's still affected by the woods.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #260 on: January 18, 2019, 19:24:35 PM »
Thanks for the heads up with wrotham Eric ..
I will probably take the time tomorrow to set up the Tragi V ..

Dan has made it to Manchester and he is collecting his composite discuss
And he is also collecting my brand new yellow
rcrcm Sunbird .. I am aquiring birds faster then I can maiden them at the moment ..
I still have to slope maiden my 90s T.tail Albatross

Im looking fwd to seeing this new Sunbird!
 
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #261 on: January 19, 2019, 16:43:47 PM »
Hey all I got a chance to catch up with Dan this afternoon  to check out his 2.5 molded baudis discuss
Nice solid model ..
Also grabbed my new yellow sunbird ..
I'm pretty darn happy with the sunbird ..lovely piece of kit .. I can't wait to get building ..

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #264 on: February 08, 2019, 17:49:49 PM »
That is uncannily like what happens to our models. But I don't think they're going to be able to knock the glider out of the tree with a fishing pole.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #265 on: February 08, 2019, 19:15:49 PM »
Hi all ..is anyone planning a trip to Thurnham tomorrow ?? I want to maiden my GP Siren ..wondering whether someone can give me a chuck?

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #266 on: February 08, 2019, 19:20:24 PM »
I took this picture yesterday of Charley sporting his new Cod Piece.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #267 on: February 08, 2019, 21:15:03 PM »
Hi all ..is anyone planning a trip to Thurnham tomorrow ?? I want to maiden my GP Siren ..wondering whether someone can give me a chuck?
IMHO not the best of days for a maiden Jeff, 20+mph blow, although it's up to you.

I won't be flying outdoors this weekend, I'll be going to the indoor meeting at Gillingham on Sunday.
Come along and watch Charlie and Pete with their cracking indoor aerobatics. - details from Medway MFC below.
It's only a pound to spectate and it goes to a good cause!
PS - Charlie will be sporting his new cod-piece!


Medway MFC indoor flying on Sunday 10th February 2019
at Medway Park Leisure Center Gillingham Kent ME7 1HF

Meetings through to February are on the second Sunday of the Month and the last one for this winter will be on on March 17th the 3rd Sunday .
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More details at: https://bmfa.org/Contests-Events/Contest-and-Event-Calendar

We will be having a raffle Tickets are £1 a strip of 5.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #268 on: February 08, 2019, 22:24:09 PM »
Thanks Eric .. I will pop along and bring a few models
I am looking fwd to flying my old carrera in a good blow  so will fly that and see how u feel about maiden
..the sirens pretty heavy .. 1.5kg auw

I still have that old radio gear in my van waiting to see u

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #269 on: February 09, 2019, 08:31:20 AM »
What's our guess for conditions at Thurnham today, good lift or blown out?

(Forecast says 24mph WSW)
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #270 on: February 09, 2019, 09:52:15 AM »
Gary, It seems to be dropping off a bit as the TV weather people are suggesting it would.
I'll take a quick trip up there shortly and give you a call on your mobile and also post on here.

Also see - http://www.iossc.org.uk/weather/?sn=live-wind
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #271 on: February 09, 2019, 11:11:32 AM »
Thurnham slope report
25 mph + , sunny, 3 flyers here. Two will be staying til mid afternoon.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #272 on: February 09, 2019, 22:01:45 PM »
Thanks for the call Eric, I appreciate it.

I didn't manage to get there until 3pm, and I was the only one there by then. But wow the conditions were amazing. My lardy Prismaray shot up vertically as if it was at the South Downs. I don't think I've ever experienced such big lift at Thurnham. I estimated the wind was between SW and WSW and about 35mph. I checked XCWeather and that said Detling was currently 31mph. So Thurnham can obviously work really well if the wind is just below blown-out level and the direction is just right.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #273 on: February 12, 2019, 21:39:10 PM »
Gp . We missed you by an hour..
My sat at thurnham was pretty memorable for me! .. to most of u chaps it was just another strong breeze
I took a risk and maidened my siren .. (charlie pointed out an issue with plastic clevises .. i now have metal ones) .. i took a chance as my siren has been in build for months and i actually had it on the slope with the wind in the right direction .. i didnt want to go home till i had flown and landed her ..
Thanks to lloyd for fighting the siren on the edge of the fenceline to get her airborne ..' all or nothing 'and she was off into wind .. tad nose hvy but kept her up for a few mins and kept her in one piece on landing .. i am real happy now shes trimmed and ready to go again
I had a enjoyably flight with my old carrera which stood up to the wind prety well
Thanks for the chuck loyd & charlie..
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #274 on: February 14, 2019, 07:09:23 AM »
AN ANNIVERSARY OF NOTE

Today is the tenth anniversary of the day that Simon, aka 'swarrans', solo'd . . . . . and thereby hangs a tale.

Just over 10 years ago Si came up to my desk at the company where we both worked and said that he had heard that I flew radio controlled aircraft and would I teach him to fly. I replied that I hadn't been flying much recently but that I would be very pleased to do so. I asked him if he had a model and he said no, but that he wanted something aerobatic that would roll, (note this for later), something Spitfire-like. I replied that to learn it would be best to start with a powered glider type of aircraft, maybe a Multiplex EasyStar. Simon nodded, not very convincingly, and said that he'd let me know when he had something ready to fly.

A few days later Si invited me round to his house to inspect his 'training aircraft' and I found that he had purchased a tiny electric Cessna Skylane type model and of course it had ailerons and no dihedral - it's gotta roll! It was a very windy day, but we went to a nearby field to try it out. It was one of the smallest r/c models that I had ever flown and after a very short while I deemed it too twitchy to learn to fly with. However, I had another thought and suggested that we visit the Thurnham slope where Simon tried it out and inevitably also found it too twitchy and uncontrollable. It was then he got the message that it would be best to learn to fly on something a bit more stable, rolls would have to come later. So after a number of sessions on the slope and flat field with his EasyStar, the big day finally came - the 14th February 2009 was the day that Simon went solo, ten years ago to this day.

It was only a week or so ago that I found the video of the third of Si's solo flights on the 14th February which prompted me to retell the story of his successful entry into r/c aircraft modelling. From then on there was nothing stopping him building and flying bigger and better gliders and sailplanes, from his 'lardy CMPro Discus', which we all thought was enormous at the time, to his latest lovely 6 metre Purbeck Models 'DG 800'.

Just think, if Si hadn't taken up our pastime/hobby/sport, we wouldn't have had the benefit of of seeing and enjoying the many gliders and sailplanes (all of which would roll, even if they weren't designed to!!), that he has created over the past 10 years - the slopes would have been a lot less interesting and and not such a fun place to be without him.

Many thanks Si for all the enjoyment you have given us over the past ten years . . . . . and for getting me back into slope soaring big-time.

Now readers, if you have a few hours to spare, take a bit of time to enjoy some of Simon's memorable moments from the past 10 years, mainly courtesy of Paul, aka 'Goodwind Soaring', and a few from me  . . . .  and don't forget to view the videos to the end, as Paul often tags on the out-takes.

Enjoy,

Eric


Simon's memorable moments in chronological order.

Simon's Solo Day 14/9/2009 - https://vimeo.com/3247012

Slope soaring f20 tiger shark - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZeVHLLd5js

The whole sad saga of the previous video - https://vimeo.com/8411598

Slope soaring F20 Tiger Shark, take 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJzXI0EwL2s

Slope side carnage featuring the Tiger Shark again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT-Q2PZdc0U

Slope soaring Lear Jet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ji8MribrM

Simon's Lear Jet at Firle Beacon with Paparazzi at work! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUv9Lf2VZyI

Re-maidening of the Lear Jet at Firle Beacon - Take One - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3pxpYK8pEA

Re-maidening of the Lear Jet at Firle Beacon - Take Two - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObA02b7y_nY

Si, Paul and Eric practicing hand towing in the rain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2NYdB6u5OA

Simon's Big ASW 20 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FX2wh_LtdM

Simonís Big Day Out - First Flight of the FOX - https://vimeo.com/13054104

Slope soaring the 5 metre Fox, parts 1 to 6 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luo1MlfDvNM&t

Simon's Big Fox at Firle Beacon 16-10-2010 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa_Brlu8MHA

Si and Paul cutting foam wings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sd0c7Y1XqE

Composites hot box - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDmlOC5GGX4

Si vacuum bagging - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywPe3eqBofE

7 metre ASG 29 maiden flight - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQn9odEEIAI

Slope soaring speed gun runs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5Xternud8

Slope soaring the ASG 29 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia8JfGpja3M

Simon and Eric Slope Soaring their Foxes - (Eric's maiden) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2uEMNWFf8A&t

Purbeck scale slope soaring get together - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrU0cAMOH6I&t

Si and Paul sea wall combat soaring - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD73ZJkqQFM

Si's long launching trot for Eric's ASH26 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfs-toSr1Iw

Maiden flight of Si's Purbeck DG 800, his latest creation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z9bh9NQ_Ss







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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #275 on: February 14, 2019, 07:30:46 AM »
Well done chaps..... here's to the next ten years!!  :uk:
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #276 on: February 14, 2019, 11:09:41 AM »
Thanks for the vids Eric, some good laughs there! My god, many PSS jets are turkeys aren't they? That poxy Tigershark and Learjet! I was also trying to fly jet-looking gliders around that time, and there's nothing more disheartening than spending ages building a model and then realising it flies like a syphilitic turkey with bricks strapped to its wings. Good entertainment for the onlookers though! Here's a couple of shots of the hero in action:

 

On another subject, wow Jiggz, you were brave to maiden in those winds, well done!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #277 on: February 14, 2019, 14:17:39 PM »
Congrats on ten years swarrens ..and thanks eric for the backstory .. when i first started flying with the help of my late grandfather i wanted something airobatic and went against advice and got a p51 .. (out of the first 5 flight there was 5 rebuilds ..

Cheers GP .. the maiden went fairly smooth considering the wind ..i did land quite far back as my landing ark back around the slope was wide and i was blown back ..

Wrotham.. Dan and I took a trip to wrotham yesterday to find alan stalking the slope with his big mouldie and a rucksack .. we spent a few hours in which time i slope maidened my 2m T.tail albatross .. it felt very smooth and solid and will return to the hill on the next outing ..

Highlight of the trip was Dans molded Discus maiden
He set it up at the hill and he went for it .. the wind had dropped slightly and with a good push into wind the discus was off smoothly .. i flew.my alby alongside for a bit and the 2 looked great sweeping along the slope. dan had it up for about 25mins 10-15 trying to land her .. after about 12 overshoots he managed to get it down safely and looked pretty chuffed with himself .. feedback was elev to twitchy and ailerons to spongy ..

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #278 on: February 15, 2019, 07:05:15 AM »
Thanks Eric for those great (and some not so great!) memories.
Sounds a bit like an obituary - I'm not dying am I?!

Ah yes my doomed PSS phase - the number of hours dedicated to those re-builds all for a few seconds of flight!  On the plus side, I guess if I hadn't done those I wouldn't have attempted the scratch build ASG.

Great memories and buddies along the way, thanks all - and especially Eric for bringing them to life

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #279 on: February 15, 2019, 10:41:25 AM »
Si, I'm pleased that you didn't mind me resurrecting those videos as I am sure that a lot of people won't have seen them. My favourite is the Hot Box!
Eric

PS: No you're not dying even though you've soon got a BIG birthday to celebrate!  ;D
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