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bert baker16/01/2018 16:54:30
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Praying for a relaxed Saturday night,

Last year spent all night repairing Mr Cars big Blue Fokker.

But was supplied with plenty of tea and biscuits obviously not by Steve.

Jon - Laser Engines16/01/2018 20:18:07
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didn't know you were there Bert!

bert baker16/01/2018 20:53:43
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been for last few years helping a mate with his Jets,

Southern show last year was first proper show I had flown at.

Nerves had always stopped me, but now having a go on the sticks myself.

I prefer Biplanes and well used ones at that,

I want to have fun and not the worry of over expensive models.

My slot was named oldie but goody for Southern Show,

 

Edited By bert baker on 16/01/2018 20:59:43

Alan Page 216/01/2018 20:59:08
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Hi to all,
Got a message from Bert the other night asking if I'm up for flying at Wings and Wheels. Well the answer is yes and will be a joy to meet up with you all and do some flying. And tea drinking aswell! Lol
Jon - Laser Engines16/01/2018 21:13:21
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The key to success when it comes to public displays is flying a model you have confidence in and can fly without being worried about it. Flying with people you aren't used to flying with can be tricky as their flying cannot be predicted, its really not good to be stressed out by your model in that sort of situation.

bert baker16/01/2018 21:15:59
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Yup, hence using a Stampe.

Martin McIntosh16/01/2018 21:38:10
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Just fly in the circuit well away from others if you can, do your own thing and use a spotter. Watch out for models landing unexpectedly as well. It can be a daunting experience the first time flying with unfamiliar people and especially at a site new to you, but your fellow flyers will often be in the same boat. My 96" Hurricane had never been flown other than solo before and I suddenly found five other models in the air at Greenacres at the same time but need not have worried.

Now that would be a great place to maiden my Hawk if I can wait that long.

Jon - Laser Engines16/01/2018 22:42:35
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I got my application through from WW and we need to decide on a team name so they know we are all in a group. Any suggestions other than 'Stampe team'?

bert baker16/01/2018 22:45:02
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Follow the leader, and hope they know the way round,

And no going over the old folks home.

Edited By bert baker on 16/01/2018 22:45:44

bert baker16/01/2018 22:49:23
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Team Stampe.

Team Retro

Old school

Concorde Speedbird16/01/2018 22:54:43
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The Stampede (pronounced Stampe-eed)

Edited By Concorde Speedbird on 16/01/2018 22:55:25

bert baker16/01/2018 23:12:37
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Posted by Concorde Speedbird on 16/01/2018 22:54:43:

The Stampede (pronounced Stampe-eed)

Edited By Concorde Speedbird on 16/01/2018 22:55:25

That'll do for me

bert baker16/01/2018 23:18:24
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So next thing is that pilots notes for comitator are often poor or wrong.

Are we going to have a set format of data about the individual planes

I don't know what people think but, at a model show i do like to here about the models and what engines and coverings have been used ,,,, I want to know about the model I am seeing not the full size data

cymaz17/01/2018 06:05:06
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Flying in a slot with others, communication is essential. Maybe we could use a caller to which everyone follows? That way we don’t suddenly have someone flying the opposite way.

Edited By cymaz on 17/01/2018 06:05:28

Alan Page 217/01/2018 07:54:56
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You best count Bert out as a caller, I've flown with him for many years now and when he's the leader he just says this way! Good job I have quick reactions to keep the formation. 😁
Pegasus17/01/2018 08:34:58
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Why dont you just fly figure of eights and have a spotter. then Everyone knows whos doing what.

Jon - Laser Engines17/01/2018 08:42:56
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Hows 'Team Stampede'? we sound more organised if we are a team having a stampede and not just an actual stampede!

As for the flying what we could do is have a discussion on the day and plan our display based on the weather we find at the time. Perhaps emulate the duxford approach with a number of aircraft at low level doing beat ups (as much as you can beat up with a stampe) and then perhaps a pair higher up doing gentle aerobatics. To avoid collisions the aerobats would be 180 degrees apart in the circuit so one is down wind while the other struts its stuff in front of the crowd.

Figure 8's can cause trouble as someone cutting the 8 for any reason will cut across the rest of the formation.

I agree that comms are really important but i think we should plan the routine on the ground so that we arent just making it up as we go along

Bert, good idea. There is a form for the commentator we fill out but his system didnt seem to work that well last year as he read out my stampe info sheet when describing my La7....oops.

Each aircraft will be identified primarily by colour and again we might do better to just grab the commentator at an early stage and give him one sheet of paper with the specs of each model and perhaps even a little photo for id purposes. 

Edited By Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 17/01/2018 08:47:04

bert baker17/01/2018 09:27:47
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I to was bemused when I heard Nick start talking about a laser 180 petrol in a Stampe that clearly wasn't flying at that time.

Would it be possible when weather is warmer for us to meet a field,prior to wobbly wheels

bert baker17/01/2018 09:58:48
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Taken at last years Southern Show

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Jon - Laser Engines17/01/2018 10:57:28
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Posted by bert baker on 17/01/2018 09:27:47:

I to was bemused when I heard Nick start talking about a laser 180 petrol in a Stampe that clearly wasn't flying at that time.

Would it be possible when weather is warmer for us to meet a field,prior to wobbly wheels

Yea i was somewhat bemused. I think his background is 3d heli's so is probably not totally up to speed on classic biplanes. Hopefully this year will be better.

As for meeting ahead of time i am well up for that, you guys are all welcome at my club in high wycombe any time you like. I have been trying to arrange a 'fly in' for ages.

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