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Thread: Timbo Returns, A good day at the office
23/03/2011 22:33:06
Well Chaps,
It was nice to see Timbo back at the scene of last weeks trauma but this time back in the groove, with three models flying.
No doubt he will be telling about it so here are a few pictures from today at the field.
John Bowman

Thread: St Models Blaze EP ARTF chat
22/03/2011 22:54:12
Following your demonstration of the Blaze on the Orme at our Xmas fly in I bought one and it is a brilliant model for the money, or just a brilliant model.
Now you should have asked me how to brake the motor, it is one of the few things I actually know how to do!!!!!!!,
My big chance to impress and you did not ask, Gutted,
John B
Thread: Seagull Super Decathlon 120
19/03/2011 22:17:59
And here it is, we aim to please.
John Bowman

Thread: A very bad day at the office
19/03/2011 21:32:11
Here They Are for your enjoyment!
Before anyone remarks about the proximity of dwellings near the crash site, please be aware this was taken with a long lens which shortens the prospective, in other words the house is a long long way away!!!!!!!!!!!
John Bowman

Edited By JOHN BOWMAN on 19/03/2011 21:35:51

Edited By JOHN BOWMAN on 19/03/2011 21:36:29

19/03/2011 11:23:21
What can I say, well at least we managed a few pictures, they will follow shortly.
Thread: Xmas slope meet great orme
16/12/2010 10:00:34
Tim thanks for posting this for me,
Please remember to double click to watch at better quality in Youtube!
Thanks for looking
PS So impressed with the Blaze I ordered one.
12/12/2010 21:40:46
Just a few more of the day,

Edited By JOHN BOWMAN on 12/12/2010 21:43:30

12/12/2010 20:18:13

Who could have believed the weather today after last week?
A brilliant day and great fun was had by all, here is a picture of our "Iawnsky".
 On the edge as usual!
Please click on the picture to see correctly. 
More pictures and possibly a slide show to follow,
Regards to all from John Bowman.

Edited By JOHN BOWMAN on 12/12/2010 20:19:44

Edited By JOHN BOWMAN on 12/12/2010 20:21:35

Thread: Vacuum Forming
02/11/2010 22:58:43

Edited By Tim Mackey - Administrator on 02/11/2010 23:20:43

02/11/2010 22:50:48
I did find a UK suplier for small quantities at a good price but cant put my finger on them at the moment, I will keep looking.

Edited By Tim Mackey - Administrator on 02/11/2010 23:20:10

Thread: PSS event -Gt Orme
03/10/2010 11:23:25
Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the good company.
I must build one of those Hawks for next year!!!!
Just a very few pictures from me including a very rare one of myself &  sole ME109 on the day. Thanks Tim.

Thread: Alfa Mig21 Fishbed "build" blog
22/09/2010 09:37:24
Well that was exciting, the day Timbo tamed the Mig.
Terrifying to terrific in one session
I think the determined look in Tim's eye when he was about to launch for the second time tells the tale, determined or what?
Here are the pictures.
Cheers John

Edited By Tim Mackey - Administrator on 22/09/2010 11:12:00

21/09/2010 19:33:57
Hi Chaps,
Just a few pictures of the MIG,
Fast and scary, More will follow.

Thread: Folding prop sizing
15/09/2010 16:58:24
Just mention I think we also dropped the prop blade size to 10X6 to achieve the 30amp.
Thread: What is this model please?
07/09/2010 19:03:51
Yes definately a Ridge Rover and there are holes in the wing tips to extend the span by plugging in tip extensions. Full span flaperons up to the optional extensions, which I don't have.
I will try and scan in some pictures and details.
Yes a brilliant front cover fom 1977, I think Mr. Ashby should take note. Perhaps also bring back stories of the non PC Lord Berty Barnstormer & Miss Gussett.
 We used to have a few like that in the good old days. I could post a few RCM&E covers of a similar "nature" from the 1970's if allowed! 
Thanks for the interest
John B
07/09/2010 15:29:10
Hi  Chaps,
The identity of the mystry model is solved, I found a review in a 1973 edition of Radio Modeller.
It is a Solent Sailplanes Ridge Rover, exact spec and pictures of the kit are in the magazine.
Problem is that whilst walking to launch by Timbo the wind broke the port wing at about 8 inches from the root.
Thanks to all who helped with my search
John B
27/07/2010 22:08:06
Hi Gary,
Thanks for your interest but I cant see any bonded in bearers and looking at your centi phase on the other web site there are quite a few differences so I don't think it can be a Centi Phase.
Thread: Tatty treasures
13/07/2010 21:07:41
Tim Tim,
You know how to hurt an old pensioner and you promiced not to tell!
PS. I hope your Hawk is feeling better.
Your old friend
13/07/2010 19:51:01
A yes a FLC Flight Link transmitter, a quite expensive quality bit of kit but I remember we rechristened them "Fright Link" Because of the problems we had when they were introduced ie. loss of radio control!
I wonder how many of to-days pilots can be seen running after their model, transmitter held high above their heads shouting " I've lost it". Happy days.
May be we were just unlucky and they were as good as we were told they were?
John Bowman
Thread: What is this model please?
12/07/2010 14:22:10
Thanks Chaps,
My model does match the MFA Mistral except the length is near 56" against the web discription of 46". This may be a misprint and the model looks very like the Mistral. I have been looking through some of my very old magazines but not found a match as yet. However I must do as you suggest and just go out again and fly it.
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