Here is a list of all the postings Steve Dunning has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: UKCAA visit to Huddersfield MFC 2 September 2017|
Unfortunately, ill health has caused me to pull out if the event on Saturday. John Morton, along with Sam Wragg will be the UKCAA reps and John is calling tonight for the paperwork for anyone wishing to try their hand at a competition schedule.
I hope that you have a brilliant day, weather looks great and I am sure the club will welcome you all warmly.
Sam Wragg (sorry it's late Sam)
The club is providing a barbecue, courtesy of themselves. The site has a toilet, car park, 240V supply and a hefty 12V supply for charging batteries.
BTW go by the grid coordinates not the post code.
C u Saturday
People attending so far:
Steve Dunning, Adam RC
Eddy Scott, Adam's Dad
Barry Meridith, Marion Meridith
Edited By Steve Dunning on 29/08/2017 11:15:56
Postcode: HD7 7TW (500yds)
Alt. 320m (1050ft)
Please can you let me know if you plan to attend. Guests are welcome, flying guests must hold a minimum of BMFA 'A' FW certificate and have current BMFA membership. Please bring your BMFA card with you.
Hi Phil. Been in touch with the guy and it's sorted. Thanks for the heads up. Steve
Edited By Steve Dunning on 22/08/2017 13:26:45
This is the re-arranged date following the date in June being postponed. I am the lead UKCAA member for the day as Martyn is away on holiday.
I'll post details and directions closer to the time but, for the time being, if anyone is attending, please make it known here.
|Thread: Time to call it a day|
I certainly will Frank. Just converted my Supra Fly 60 to electric. It is easier now for me to use that for power. Flew it for the first time last Tuesday. To say I had a grin like a Cheshire cat would be an understatement.
Many thanks for all your kind comments. I intend to enjoy it.
Those who know me will be aware that my health has not been good of late. With two close family bereavements as well in the last seven months, I have had to make a decision.
A great deal of my time in the past few years has been involved with producing kits and foam wings for people who love to build but do not have the facilities to produce foam or cnc parts.
I now wish to concentrate on my own models now without the intrusion or stress of other peoples orders. In other words, I want to relax and enjoy my hobby.
I am therefore not accepting any more orders for wings or kits after completing the outstanding orders that I have already.
I hope that people will be understanding in where I am coming from and look forward to seeing you at events in the future.
|Thread: UKCAA visit to Retford MFC|
With Sunday fast approaching I thought I would post a little reminder to people that the annual visit to Retford MFC is this weekend.
As usual there will be a barbecue to burn your own food on, hot drinks available all day and the usual friendly atmosphere.
As per last year, visitors should drop their equipment off near the container and then park at the bottom of the driveway (off the grass please) and that will allow members to park as normal.
Please bring along your BMFA insurance certificate.
Attending so far we have:
Steve Dunning Martyn Kinder Adam Collins
Chris Anderson Shelley Redworth Tony Bloomfield
If others would like to put their names below so we have an idea of numbers that would be ideal.
See you on Sunday.
PS Sunday is looking fine with a high of 22 deg, 14mph max wind speed and only a 20% chance of rain. Looks good
|Thread: Trent 20 event 21 May 2017|
OOOOOOPS! Error. In the above please read Paul Saxby and not Paul Lacey. Sorry Paul.
Well, what a brilliant day. After a Saturday that saw heavy rain, thunder and lightning and hail in some parts, Sunday was the complete opposite. A brisk breeze, sunshine for most of the day (Sue says I look like a matchstick!) and the field to ourselves, what more could one ask for.
Well, one thing is modellers, of a like mind, who've not forgotten the thrill of producing a model themselves and then experiencing it perform to expectations, offering complete satisfaction in terms of modelling.
Six pilots decided to have a go at the one round competition with myself as judge. It's quite often the case that the flight starts well then one mistake takes your eye off the ball and concentration goes, hence the remainder of the flight is not as good. Pilots who, will fly confidently in front of others at these events then find that the jitters set in when they know that they are being closely looked at by a judge, and others. Doesn't fare well for the thumbs on the sticks.
The outcome was 1st, Minty Morton, 2nd Paul Lacey and 3rd Shelley Redworth. The main difference was consistency throughout the flight, perhaps not scoring the highest on any individual manoeuvre but was consistent in achieving good scores all the way through.
Thank you to everyone for the way they conducted themselves, friendly banter, especially with Adam and his twenty minute flight (throttle servo problems) and an excellent atmosphere on the flight line. Pilots had travelled from as far as Newcastle, Bristol and Watford, thank you for making the effort, it is appreciated. It was a pleasure to be CD for the day. Enjoy the piccies. Steve D
Kelvyn Petrie's Atlas. I have to tell you what it is because he forgot to put the stickers on it that I had done for him! Webra 61 LS for power.
Kelvyn with his Upset II. Irvine 53 for urge. Many of these models are now amply powered by modern day engines of lower capacity than those available 'in the day'.
Shelley's Illusion. Seen better days as Shelley will admit to herself. OS 91 FX has more than enough for what is a heavy airframe.
Shelly stuck to flying her Moonglow all day.
Part of 'Team Bullet', Tony Bloomfield flew this excellent example.
Stephen Lindley came over from Sheffield and brought three models, a Bullet (background) and these nearly identically finished Supra Fly and a Priory Models Silhouette.
Adam Collins flew a Super Lightning and had an extended competition flight due to a throttle servo problem.
My own Supra Fly, powered by an OS 45 FSR. Matches the airframe very well.
Dave Ashcroft's Curare ARTF, sans canopy. 6S Lipo's power this model. Still in the trimming stage at the moment, this was the only ARTF on the day, quality is excellent.
Shelley and Tony enjoying the sunshine.
The cut off date was brought forward at last years AGM to December 1995, enabling Tony B to bring along his Cuban Eight 40.
Tony putting the Moonglow down, prior to another flight from Shelley.
Me judging, Tony checking to see how I scored and Kelvyn (and buddy) following closely.
Adam Collins is attending as well.
Redshift 61 has been sold.
Just to make people aware, I will be taking some items for sale, retro aerobatic orientated, due to a change in circumstances. I would rather these be used than just hanging around in the workshop.
Redshift 61 New bearings fitted, excellent compression.
OS 61 RF Everything is as per Hanno Special apart from the piston and liner that is RF. The piston and liner are virtually brand new, having only been run 5 times in my Supra Fly 60.
OS 61 RF Good bearings and great compression.
Webra Speed 40 ABC Excellent engine, complete with muffler and manifold.
Super Tigre 40 Brand new, no box. Includes standard silencer and a Macs Muffler (new)
Veco 19 Excellent engine, great for Flea Fli etc.
Brand new GRP Bullet fuselage and canopy, will save all that carving. Same as Minty uses on his electric version
Hope nobody objects to me putting these on here but if I didn't, the answer on the day would be, 'I wish I had known, I would have brought some money!!!
Tony Bloomfield (90%)
Stephen Lindley + friend (possible)
The throw away barbies for burning your food on have been purchased!!!! Don't forget a drink as well, none available at the field. See you Sunday
Weather is looking better for Sunday so should be a good day.
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