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Member postings for Ross Clarkson

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Thread: Bristol Blenheim Mk1V
26/03/2014 12:29:24

Wow, just wow. Can not wait to follow the development and first flights of this model. Hats off to you Lindsay, brilliant.

Thread: Well done Steve and Matt Bishop
22/03/2014 11:47:46

Absolutely brilliant, fair play to them and good luck with everything they achieve in the future.

Must make sure i go and see them some time.

Thread: Crop Sprayer
18/01/2014 13:34:19


Quick internet search brings up lots of different ideas. This one seems quite good.

Thread: ARTF factory video
18/01/2014 13:26:08

Fascinating insight, glad you posted that and glad i watched it.

Having owned and flew one of those Calmatos, it was great to see exactly how they were built.

Thread: Hangar 9 Piper Pawnee
18/01/2014 13:05:03

This particular model has long been on my wish list. Definitely a future model for me.

Great pics, great model, great trolley.

Thread: Seagull Yak 55M
13/01/2014 14:30:00

Looking good and great write up Lee.

Superb realistic livery on her. yes

Thread: Nice airshow video
07/01/2014 13:17:38

Very good.

Thread: guy martin
06/01/2014 13:34:36

Only one word describes Guy Martin...............CRAZY!

"Closer to the Edge" docufilm type thing about the Isle of Man TT is worth a watch.

Thread: Electric flying in winter- duration any different?
05/01/2014 11:14:57

I think technically duration is lowered with batteries in cold temperatures but I'm sure someone will correct that if I'm wrong. That said, i have never noticed a real difference as i make sure i keep them warm before they go in the model which is a recommended procedure i believe.

I have never noticed performance issues at all.

Keep them as warm as possible beforehand, leave good tolerances of flight times and you should have no probs at all.

Thread: New model time
05/01/2014 11:08:55

I cant comment on the others as i haven't seen them but i have the PZ Extra 300 and it is truly a brilliant model which i think is proved by how many people have one.

Fits in my tiny car as one, indestructable, brilliant flyer and looks gorgeous. I always end up just popping to fly it with one battery but end up flying 3 or 4 batteries.

Yes, the undercarriage is probably a little weak for rough grass but if that doesn't bother you and you could belly land, then its no real issue.

To be honest, i have flown it at various sites with only once taking the undercarriage off and that was because of my landing. Glued back in and they havent budged since. Don't get me wrong, a hard landing and they will come off but this being the case has improved my landings ten fold as it hones the skills a little.

All in all, i would recommend very highly as im sure others would.

Here's a pic of mine fairly recently and the site i mainly fly at.

Hope this helps a little.

Edited By Ross Clarkson on 05/01/2014 11:09:56

Thread: Full size experiences?
30/12/2013 23:55:03
Posted by Andrew Russell 2 on 29/12/2013 13:49:10:

I fly microlights there as close to real flying as you can get. heres my 2 babys.





You didn't fly over the Cotswolds/Brize Norton area in MJDP yesterday did you Andrew?

Some cracking stories guys, brilliant stuff.

For me, flown in many light aircraft incl Gliders, Microlights, Gyrocopters, Cessna 152, PA-28 etc... but having the opportunity to go hands on and fly an EC135 is my most memorable moment, that i can say on here anyway!

Edited By Ross Clarkson on 30/12/2013 23:59:30

Thread: sky Dancer V912
30/12/2013 10:49:50

Some photos of mine, had about 10 flights outdoors already, love it.

Edited By Ross Clarkson on 30/12/2013 10:50:21

29/12/2013 07:51:45

I got one as a surprise Xmas present, £69 apparently. I had the V911 before and was impressed with that for the price.

The V912 is just as good. Amazed it actually flies out of the box and for the price I don't think you can go wrong.

They seem to have got the balance of price/quality spot on again. I've had 4 flights with mine already without incident, brilliant.

Ready to go, kit includes everything, outdoor/indoor (with caution), cheap, sturdy.....what's not to like. It's always a risk buying something like this but it really is worth a try.

Thread: New use for FPV
09/12/2013 00:33:39

Yeah agree, great use of technology and brilliant forward thinking.

Thread: Red Bull air race incident
09/12/2013 00:25:20
Posted by John Privett on 07/12/2013 21:56:23:
Posted by Ross Clarkson on 07/12/2013 21:41:32:

I will definitely be at Ascot Racecourse next year in August.

Hmm, 16th-17th August 2014. Ascot isn't too far away for me... No word on ticket price/availability yet though.

Not yet but email request has been made for when they get released. Hopefully all will be ok this year and it goes ahead.

07/12/2013 21:41:32

I remember watching this when it happened.

Quite possibly one of the single most best bits (following a huge mistake) of flying i have ever seen, apart from maybe the Hudson River incident. To recover from the situation he put himself in was almost impossible.

So nice to hear a Pilot admit his mistake too.

Brilliant video, brilliant Pilot.

I will definitely be at Ascot Racecourse next year in August.


Edited By Ross Clarkson on 07/12/2013 21:41:48

Thread: What's been your best model or moment/s in 2013
07/12/2013 00:11:13

After a couple of years with very little flying due to all sorts going on, my highlight has been just regular flying.

A low point was definitely crashing the A1-Skyraider on its maiden.

For 2014, more of the same hopefully and just honing those skills a little more. Just being able to fly is a bonus for me.

Thread: Aborted Landing at Birmingham Airport
06/12/2013 23:16:46

This thread should be shown in CRM training. wink

Thread: Police Helicopter Crash
04/12/2013 12:39:01
Posted by John F on 04/12/2013 10:45:08:

Not every aircraft crash results in fuel leaks and not every one results in a fireball. lets be thankful that those circumstances never arose otherwise the very sad news would have been an awful tragedy with a lot more killed.

The firefighters know their stuff and would have been briefed or even be aircraft experienced firefighters so that the safe recovery would be possible. There would not be a single second of aircraft recovery or examination undertaken without adequate precautions being undertaken.

Edited By John F on 04/12/2013 10:45:31

Absolutely, i can't actually remember one i have been too that has caught fire. Granted, most i go to are general light GA aircraft rather than a jet piling in etc..

Fireballs tend to belong in the films.

04/12/2013 10:17:42
Posted by Wingman on 03/12/2013 18:20:50:

Interestingly no onlookers said "There was a terrible smell of fuel" or "I was scared in case we went on fire" the rescue services waded in with no visible fire precautions or foam trucks - they were dangling their guys in a basket right over the top of a possible conflagration - hmmm! I wonder!

Edited By Wingman on 03/12/2013 18:21:35

I know what you are getting at, not sure they would have known that straight away as far as wading in and no foam etc..... but it does seem to fit in with what you are suggesting.

I really really hope not though, that would be a massive unforgiveable error.

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