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Thread: RC Hotel
21/09/2018 19:02:41

I wish I was there! Unfortunately I returned home a few weeks ago.

Just got to work out a ploy for getting SWMBO to agree to the next visit!

19/09/2018 17:36:18

Hi John,

It's windy and wet here, wish I was there sad.

Say hello to eveyone for me please and have a good holiday.

 

Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 17:39:17

19/09/2018 14:38:13
Posted by Jon Laughton on 25/08/2018 14:01:52:

I have been eight times and will be there again in a couple of weeks. Everything about the hotel from the owner Spiros, the staff, the accommodation, the food, the bar and the flying is excellent & great value for money. It is located in the centre of the island west of Gouvia - about 15 minutes from the airport by car.

My wife has been several times and enjoyed it very much....

Go for it!

Jon

 

Posted by John Lee on 27/08/2018 18:02:40:

Magic place, I've been going 2-3 times a year since it started in 2000

Likewise John & John, what's your impression over the years?

Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 14:39:21

19/09/2018 14:36:55
Posted by Tim Hooper on 27/08/2018 21:15:28:

We had our first visit there last year, and we're going again next month. 'nuff said!

Tim

It will interesting to hear your thoughts after a 2nd visit, improved/declined, enjoyed more/less, etc.

Say hello to Spiros, Angelo, Ashley, Chris and all for me please.

Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 14:37:21

Thread: Battle of Britain: Model Squadron
17/09/2018 10:35:41

Hmm, very mixed thoughts on it.

The models, regardless of the construction or power source, were not realistic enough in flight, as mentioned elsewhere they could at least have weighted them a little to improve their sit in the air. The take-offs shown were too often rushed with instant high speed from standing. That might might be excused by the short strip but the immediate steep climb out is down the pilots, perhaps the good take-offs fell on the cutting room floor, or perhaps the producers/editors didn't know the difference. That the producers failed to provide/find a decent strip is by far the greatest weakness. Gives the impression of working to a budget with corners cut in the wrong places.

Still it's fair to say I have enjoyed the programmes so far, including the history and I think taken from "Joe Soap" point of view probably didn't to our hobby any harm, though I think they could have done better for us.

I'll watch the last one to complete the series and hope that if there's any follow up that the model selection is better. These looked good on the ground but in the air needed more "presence". They do not need to be foam to ensure they all the same scale which I think was mentioned somewhere and actually some spars and ribs in crashed models would have been more realistic.

Thread: RC Hotel
27/08/2018 22:09:02

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27/08/2018 21:54:53
Posted by Tim Hooper on 27/08/2018 21:15:28:

We had our first visit there last year, and we're going again next month. 'nuff said!

Tim

Speaking to those here it seems there are a lot of regulars. Actually Tim, your review helped with my decision to go there . Thanks.

27/08/2018 16:17:34

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25/08/2018 11:39:26

Hi Andrew,

Pretty much what it says, you can bring your own model (s), or if you want as in my case and most others I think, fly the models provided by the hotel. I'll get some more photos done and post them.

The hotel is near Poulades, an inland site with extremely helpful and friendly staff. It is family run and the owner, Spiros, will do what he can to try and arrange anything you may need of its at possible.

Edited By Ian Jones on 25/08/2018 11:57:11

25/08/2018 10:57:47

img_20180824_122640.jpgAh, right, so your mobile phone will not give you the full editor for posting (images etc.), Then switch to the desktop site and your in.

Here at the RC Hotel is been blazing hot every day until today with a threat of rain is been cooler but more muggy, didn't stop me flying thoughsmiley.

Anyway, here's a few photos.

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24/08/2018 21:23:16
Oh my phone browser doesn't let me insert photos, I'll do so soon.
24/08/2018 21:14:53
Thread for photos/comments about the RC Hotel, Corfu.

Edited By Ian Jones on 24/08/2018 21:17:18

Thread: Anet A8
20/08/2018 01:39:34

Well Martian, if you can walk away from your printer to the living room you are really making progress! wink 2

I'm just setting up a security camera for my printer, not in case the SWMBO decides to do a way with it, no, no, it's so that I too can sit in the living room and check now and then that that lengthy print is progressing okay.

Thread: Thinking of changing my car
02/08/2018 19:35:46

For me it's a Mondeo too, big enough to...:

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Think carefully, could end up with a total reversal...:

Decathlon

smile

Thread: Black Fly a new Flying Car
18/07/2018 18:37:54

If we can't just chuck a model in the air without regulation then these chaps will really be up against it.

It'll never take-off wink 2

Thread: Bullet tape argh!
16/07/2018 01:33:03
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 15/07/2018 22:47:58:

I bought a flying wing thing once, instructions said cover it in bullet tape. It's still in the corner waiting.

What is bullet tape.

It's that cross weave fibre glass reinforced stuff Tom. Often also referred to as CW tape (Cross Weave) as well as bullet tape..

Thread: New caption competition
15/07/2018 19:40:28

Keep 'em coming Tom, you do stand a slim chance as I won't be entering this one smilecheekywink 2.

Thread: Bullet tape argh!
15/07/2018 19:25:47

Hi r6dan,

First time I used the stuff was indeed on an Si Zaggi, to my surprise with good success. So without claiming to be any expert I'll tell you how I use the stuff (same method with the coloured tape too).

First of all clean the scissors thouroughly with meths and repeat this after every cut; a pain but clean scissors will make a huge difference.

Ensure there is no dust, hairs or any other such like debris on the model. Unroll suffient tape to overlap the length really needed, then lay it very lightly, zero pressure in place on the model. Carefully cut it free from the roll.

Now the tricky bit! starting from approximatley half way along the strip, smooth it down a few inches at a time, working outwards from any imaginary centre line. If the tape has been laid down without any pressure it will lift in front of the smoothing action like a barely visible mini wave. Take time and work along the tape towards one end then return to the middle and do the same towards the other end. Now the tape is place I then go over it again with a little more pressure to ensure it is properly adhered to the surface. I have found fingers the best equipment to use for the smoothing.

If for any reason I have to lift the tape after I've started to smooth it down then I throw the strip away - the process of removing the tape will have distorted it and it just will not go down nicely a 2nd time.

Well, that works for me, best of luck with your next one.

Edit: Oh, the the model concerned is in my avatar.

 

Edited By Ian Jones on 15/07/2018 19:27:04

Thread: Your favourite 3 songs
14/07/2018 09:27:48

Another today list:

Old Brown Shoe - Beatles

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles

Broken Dream - Thunder version

Thread: How many do you have in stock?
13/07/2018 13:05:51
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 13/07/2018 08:19:24:

It's the triumph of optimism over reality. wink

Yup, I have an Overlander Tucano, Seagull Sparrow Hawk, Century Bell 222, Avro Vulcan sloper and a HET Blue Angels F16, all brand new and unstarted. There might be something else!

Everyone one bought in belief that they would flying within a few weeks.

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