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Member postings for Cliff 1959

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Thread: Aerotowing Large Scale Gliders
18/09/2020 19:32:54
Posted by fly boy3 on 18/09/2020 11:12:58:

Keep em coming Cliff. Great video I enjoyed it. Quite some unseen skills by pilots taking off and landing in bad cross winds as indicated by wind sock. Cheers

Just to make it more interesting FB it was variable as well laugh

18/09/2020 09:17:20

I had a great time at this months Aerotow Event at Oakhampton MFC in Devon, the lift wasn't as good at the previous one but blue skies and fluffy white clouds eventually showed up.

Thread: DB Major Mannock
13/09/2020 23:12:42

I would put them facing forwards to get the air in fast.

Thread: Newbie from Newton Abbot, Devon
12/09/2020 22:38:34

Hi Brian, I'm in Newton Abbot if you'd like a chat sometime, send me a message.

Thread: Final Assembly of my Guillow's Cessna 180
03/09/2020 21:02:16

Assembling my little Guillows Cessna 180 into a nice little aeroplane.

Thread: How To Tissue Cover a Model
02/09/2020 20:15:57

Here's a rather long video I've made as I build my Guillow's Cessna 180 on how I tissue cover a model, because of the length of the video I've included Click Links under the description to help get to the part you want, thanks for watching.

Thread: Keilkraft Super 60
01/09/2020 22:20:46

Hi David, here's a video of my Super Sixty on 4 cells, you'll see right at the start the setup:

Thread: Nieuport 11 Round the Pole
24/08/2020 20:47:28

More tethered round the pole flying in the back garden, this time my Guillow's Nieuport 11 gets into the air and somehow the motor and cowling find their way into the parsnip patch!

Thread: Rubber Power 'Around the Pole'!
19/08/2020 23:18:09

Hey guys and gals, here's some fun I had the other evening when the rain had gone trying to get my Guillow's Spitfire to do a circuit of the garden.

Thread: Finished at last RCM WAyfarer
18/08/2020 20:20:26

Stunning colour scheme Nigel, I love flying my Wayfarer on 4s, rock solid in the air although I have coupled in a little rudder to the ailerons.

I got a few videos of my Wayfarer on my YouTube channel, here's one:

Thread: Retro fitting a towhook to a Cliff Charlesworth K8e?
18/08/2020 20:14:31

Hi Martin, it'll be aerotow, sorry should have said, so nose hook is the way to go.

18/08/2020 15:32:47

Can anyone advise on retro-fitting a towhook to the Cliff Charlesworth K8e glider?

Where, how, what type etc.

Thanks.

Thread: Repairing a Foamy with Balsa
14/08/2020 22:12:47

This is how I do it, a couple of crumpled extremities on my Durafly Spitfire easily repaired and looking good again.

Thread: Tugging to the Sky, our Scale Glider Day
11/08/2020 15:26:21

Apparently the Head used to work in a preservative factory 😁

11/08/2020 15:26:19

Apparently the Head used to work in a preservative factory 😁

11/08/2020 14:37:17

Bob, go to the headmaster and tell him you're there for a canning 😁

11/08/2020 10:22:06

Thanks Steve, email sent.

11/08/2020 08:41:24

Thanks Frank I'll check out the scale Soaring page, I've discovered the LCS page already.

11/08/2020 06:56:01

Great fun was had by all on a very hot Sunday this week, large scale gliders have a presence that is almost unequalled, I have to build/buy one!

Thread: Old School Glider Power Pod Test Flight
09/08/2020 22:11:06
Posted by PatMc on 09/08/2020 21:16:42:

I don't want to rain on your bonfire Cliff, but why didn't you just chop off the existing nose & re-model it around a motor ?

Would have been neater & less draggy.

PS what was the all up weight before then after ?

Edited By PatMc on 09/08/2020 21:18:50

Very good reason actually Pat and that is it's an original model from the 70's and I promised the seller I would keep her just the way she was built, plus it easily comes off for gentle sloping or aerotowing. As for the weight I haven't weighed it, it's only a motor and a little 3mm ply so not much.

The battery is bigger but I removed a chunk of lead in the nose which compensated nicely.

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