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John Privett

“Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club”

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Name: John Privett
County/State: Surrey
Country: United Kingdom

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I live in Surrey and have been flying on Epsom Downs for the last 20 years or so and am Treasurer of Epsom Downs M.A.C.
 
I first took up aeromodelling as a youngster, progressing rapidly through failed attempts at rubber-powered models to success with control-line and subsequently radio with a Tyro Major, Enya 19 and Futaba M6 gear. That was when I lived in the North East, flying mostly on the Town Moor, Newcastle.  Then a few years off for university, moving south, getting a job, getting married etc. etc. and returned to the sport/hobby in about 1991.
 
I mostly fly sports fixed-wing models though I bought a small electric heli a few years ago and now fly a Sceadu 30 as well as the fixed-wing models - though I'm still a lot less proficient with the heli than with fixed-wing!
 
Around the end of 2009 I've added slope soaring to the list - major benefit of which is the "fuel" is free! (Trouble is,  the saving on fuel for the model tends to get used up buying extra petrol for the car to get me to some of the "local" slopes...)
 
I used to be a regular on the old "usenet" newsgroups and some of you will probably recognise my avatar from a.n.other forum.

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