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Thread: Stockport air Disaster
24/07/2011 13:52:22
I saw the Stockport Argonaut shortly before it crashed, I lived in Romiley at the time and it flew over head probably just a minute before it's sad loss.
 
My Dad was due to fly to Oslo from MAN later that day, he had a dreadful fear of flying, if he had known what had happened he would never have flown, but his boss managed to get him to the airport without him finding out (much easier in those days - news coverage took a great deal longer to circulate).
 
A small piece of modelling trivia to add, the crash site was Hopes Carr in Stockport, within 100 yards of a mill building which was later to become the home of Javis Manufacturing the model goods manufacturing and wholesale company.
Thread: Hi there - returning after a long break!
24/07/2011 13:17:22
Hi there,
 
Think I'm going to need the assistance of the forum as I pick the reigns of fixed wing model flying after break of over 15 years!
 
Used to fly power sport and some slope soaring (on 35AM - that dates me!) and was a mode 1 flyer. I recently was given one of these mini indoor helicopters as a bit of a joke present and that has reignited my interest.
 
However as simple as the mini heli is it has a 3 channel mode 2 tx which I am now becoming used to. So my first decision is going to be which mode to adopt for my first purchase, I'd be pleased from anyone who has any experience of changing mode after a similar break?
 
I'm based in Stockport so might be looking at local club activity, I expect my first model to be electric power glider/sport to give me a gentle learning curve.
 
Cheers.
 
 
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