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David Ashby - Moderator03/11/2014 15:51:51
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With the days getting shorter, it seems time to start a new thread on flying field/activity reports. That said, until the weekend, the autumn weather had been incredibly mild, we were down to t-shirts at the patch on Fri. The club mower is still seeing use. Long shadows in the afternoon. 



Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 03/11/2014 15:53:55

john stones 103/11/2014 16:48:07
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Beautiful day in sunny Donnyhot

I love all the Autumn colours and its a busy time for gardenerssmiley


fly boy303/11/2014 17:09:50
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That,s one brammer of a flying strip David, bet it's the committee members do most of the upkeep LoL. Cheers

Luke Lane03/11/2014 17:11:03
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It must be autumn, as my shadow keeps beating me to the patch.

Chris Barlow03/11/2014 17:42:06
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Late October holiday to Great Yarmouth & the wife & kids allowed me to take a couple of wings with me so 3 hours power off slope soaring/aeros off the sand dunes/sea defences last Wednesday followed by some night flying in the sand dunes on Thursday evening!

Other than that the wind was too strong and the wrong direction for the rest of the week but still good for teaching my little lad how to fly my parafoil kite. My daughter still thinks kites are boring, after all it's just holding onto some string! surprise

Paul Marsh03/11/2014 17:44:12
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Flew yesterday and on Sat. Sat was very windy, but flew, Sunday was ok.

cymaz03/11/2014 17:55:15
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Not been flying for nearly 3 weekscrying

It seems that Saturdays are poor but Wednesdays are good. Not very convenient while I'm working. Oh well back to the garage to sulkface 19

fly boy303/11/2014 18:46:34
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Hi Cymaz, sulking is not allowed, how about a bit of building therapy ? Cheers

MikeS03/11/2014 19:30:13
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Not been for a few weeks but got out last Thursday, flew the P40 B and maidened the BH Stuka. Good days flying.


Chuck Plains03/11/2014 19:33:53
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Haven't flown anything much for several months, but I'm still wearing sandals, so it can't be winter. wink 2

GrahamWh03/11/2014 22:52:57
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Got my repaired I/c Renegade up on Sunday. A bit windy but if we don't learn to fly on the windy days then we don't end up flying much in winter, so needs to be done. Trying a 3s LiFe battery with regulator instead of the old NiMH things that only have a small fraction of useable capacity for the receiver. Worked well.

Edited By GrahamWh on 03/11/2014 22:53:37

cymaz04/11/2014 06:18:16
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Posted by fly boy3 on 03/11/2014 18:46:34:

Hi Cymaz, sulking is not allowed, how about a bit of building therapy ? Cheers

Do an artf at the moment!

Still no flying...grrrr

ken anderson.04/11/2014 15:04:57
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different day today..........for a couple of hours overcast and starting to Rain...this was our club site 13.30...



ken weather dept.

Edited By ken anderson. on 04/11/2014 15:05:32

Daves4204/11/2014 16:14:22
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Perfect flying conditions here in Hertfordshire after many days of high winds and/or rain.

Flew the Acromaster till I ran out of batteries. Weekday mornings as usual a bit lonely but, great flying.


Colin Carpenter04/11/2014 16:16:39
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Hi all. Had another flight on this S Bach today. That`s number 30. Its become the most popular plane in my club with 6 in use now. Put a Riot U/C on mine as the left leg would bend under on even the most gentle of arrivals ! 5 have been ok but one has needed 2 ESC`s and a servo has gone today without it getting airborne . For £95 a bargain !!Colin006.jpg

Delta Foxtrot04/11/2014 18:12:48
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Been a bit windy for a while and I have been waiting to maiden my little Luton Minor, built from the Dave Royd's plan. Forecast for this morning was flat calm so I set the alarm for 6:30 to allow me to get to the patch for a spot of early test flying before work. When I arrived it was very misty and there was ice all over the benches, but after a while enough sky appeared for a circuit.

Test flights went very well, a few clicks of trim on the first. CG seemed conservative so i started removing some of the plasticine from the battery bay, two more flights and it was all out and the little plane was flying very nicely. Sadly all good things must come to an end and it was off to work.


Percy Verance04/11/2014 18:22:51
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Nice site Ken. It that the nearest house/property in the upper right of the first pic?

Been out flying myself a few times since the height of Summer, but nowhere near as much as I'd have liked. My house move earlier this year is responsible for that. There has been a good deal of upgrading/modernisation to the house I've moved to, and with a pressing desire to get the exterior works completed prior to the worst of the Winter setting in, it hasn't left me with the time I'd have liked to go flying.

However, next year should be pretty much back to normal (bank balance aside!) and I'll be making the most of things once again.

Edited By Percy Verance on 04/11/2014 18:35:22

ken anderson.04/11/2014 18:37:29
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yes nice place Percy-its council owned and we pay a licence fee to them on a yearly basis....and have to adhere to the rules etc that are set out.........also its shared with other user's who we have to take in to consideration...the buildings you refer to are farm properties ......... originally it was the towns rubbish tip.....what you see in the photo is not all ours-we have boundaries on all sides which we try not to over-fly at low level as it causes problems for the farm livestock/horses......and behind where I took the photo is a large bank of woodland....

ken ....... club/site dept.

Percy Verance04/11/2014 19:16:33
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It looks quite appealing though Ken. Like most clubs, it's probably the only place you have available, which makes it all the more appealing!

Did you have any issues with the local Council regarding them providing a site for your use Ken? I ask simply because I've heard stories about some local Councils refusing to accept model flying actually being a recognised sport, and consequently they being under some obligation to find a suitable site.

Not had to resort to local Council as yet, but some clubs have had to.

Edited By Percy Verance on 04/11/2014 19:17:58

ken anderson.04/11/2014 19:23:12
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no issue's Percy-people have been flying here since the 60's......we have rules we have to stick by-and we try to go by the BMFA rules and guideline's.........most of us who are members now are the next generation club wise and as such try to keep everything going for the next one's................. most member's go along with things-and we have the occasional I'm sure most other organisation's do....but the regular user's are a friendly/helpful set of people.....

ken off topic dept(sorry).

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