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Don Valley Open Days August 27th - 28th

Bentley Moor Lane DN6 7DB...10am - 4pm

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Simon Chaddock28/08/2016 13:09:24
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I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all those involved at the Don Valley MFC for letting me fly at their site. They have a very nice set up. Even my 35 meg transmitter was chcked to make sure it was actually radiating on the correct frequency!

Took six planes and they all flew twice including the A4b which performed two perfect rapid vertical take offs to quite some height.

The Fairey Delta 2 was the only casualty. It lost is nose arguing with a stout Hawthorn hedge!

There was an impressive range of planes covering just about every aspect. Particularly impressive was the big Cessna with an inbuilt electric starter and that quite amazing 'hot liner'. So fast it was quite hard to even follow its gyrations about the sky!

Thanks again

Simon

Chris Barlow28/08/2016 21:26:45
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Nice site, great bunch of guys and and excellent weekend of flying.
So good in fact some of us have refused to leave and in the spirit of the missing nationals are staying to fly tomorrow!
john stones 128/08/2016 22:25:52
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Best guests we've ever had, locked em in so they can't go home face 1

Simon Feather28/08/2016 22:48:50
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Fantastic weekend! thanks for the hospitality, guys!

Simon

Stephen Jones29/08/2016 10:17:16
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Nice site, Great bunch of Guys, Shame i could not spend longer with them ,

I got there late due to getting lost on the way trying to find petrol station then got stuck in the Leeds Festival crowd .

My son was itching to get back home by 5pm and so packed up as the skies had clouded over and look like rain was on its way.

We got lost getting home as my sat nav lost gps lock , then got stuck again in the Leeds Festival crowd.crying 2

Was nice to put a face to fellow forum members. Shame to hear i missed Simon and his Depron models, apparently his A4b V-2 shot up into the skies just like a rocket should.

Hopefully i can make it again Next year.

Great Bunch of Guys thumbs up.

Steve

Simon Chaddock29/08/2016 12:02:18
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Just a bit of an up date.

My Depron Fairey Delta 2 broke its nose at the end of its second flight on Saturday - simple pilot error!

Nose broke 1

But like all Depron 'monocoque' structures in a crash the damage may look bad but it tends to be 'local' with the rest completely intact.

The only other damage apart from the odd surface scratch was a chunk taken out out of the right wing near the tip.

12 hours later the nose now glued back on.

Nose on 1

With thin 2mm Depron sheet UHU POR makes a simple "edge to edge" butt joint that is virtually as strong as the original Depron itself and with virtually no weight penalty.

As the FD 2 is now exactly 3 years old I am taking the opportunity to completely "refinish" it to remove all the blemishes it has acquired! over the period.

Simon Chaddock29/08/2016 12:02:19
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Just a bit of an up date.

My Depron Fairey Delta 2 broke its nose at the end of its second flight on Saturday - simple pilot error!

Nose broke 1

But like all Depron 'monocoque' structures in a crash the damage may look bad but it tends to be 'local' with the rest completely intact.

The only other damage apart from the odd surface scratch was a chunk taken out out of the right wing near the tip.

12 hours later the nose now glued back on.

Nose on 1

With thin 2mm Depron sheet UHU POR makes a simple "edge to edge" butt joint that is virtually as strong as the original Depron itself and with virtually no weight penalty.

As the FD 2 is now exactly 3 years old I am taking the opportunity to completely "refinish" it to remove all the blemishes it has acquired! over the period.

john stones 129/08/2016 17:00:54
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I won't go through names in case i miss some one out, was a pleasure to meet you all, plenty of great flying n models. What impressed me ? how many models some fetch, Simons V2 doing vertical take off teeth 2 not a scrap of litter left to pick up, but most of all peoples friendliness and enthusiasm even when weather's against you, thanks for coming folks it's appreciated yes

John

p.s photo's to follow

Chris Barlow29/08/2016 22:15:19
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A small selection of the flying over the weekend. Part 2 to follow.

Chris Barlow30/08/2016 00:29:00
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Part 2.

Simon Chaddock30/08/2016 16:52:34
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Chris

Super video.

Many thanks.

Stephen Jones30/08/2016 19:44:51
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Yes nice Videos Chris thumbs up

And nice to meet and talk to you .

Steve

iqon30/08/2016 21:06:46
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It was nice to see you all. smiley

mark hall 131/08/2016 06:35:51
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Here a link to the pics on the club website ​http://www.donvalleymfc.co.uk/page20.html 

thanks for making it a enjoyable weekend hope to see you all next time

 

Edited By mark hall 1 on 31/08/2016 06:37:39

Edited By mark hall 1 on 31/08/2016 06:41:38

john stones 103/09/2016 15:21:59
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Few picturesopen days 170.jpgopen days 163.jpgopen days 161.jpgopen days 151.jpgopen days 149.jpg

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john stones 103/09/2016 15:23:53
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Nice model and engineopen days 146.jpg

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john stones 103/09/2016 15:26:59
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Club chef...Igor Ronay.(club president)

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john stones 103/09/2016 15:29:04
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All models had to undergo a Lab report before flying....this one passed face 1dog

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fly boy304/09/2016 11:44:41
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Hi John, glad it went off very well. Wonder if you have details of the red and white low winger vintage type model. I loved it. Thanks

john stones 104/09/2016 19:03:27
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I had all the details FB3 but never wrote them down and i've forgot now embarrassed

It's an own design i think, flys very well, copes with a good breeze and the gent chucks it around a bit yes

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