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David Ashby - Moderator29/03/2008 13:22:00
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Aaaargh - it's that weather again, right we're off indoor flying tonight, will try and post pictures later
Eric Bray29/03/2008 19:50:00
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Yep! Horizontal rain again!
jantrit29/03/2008 20:04:00
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I've got my batteries charging in the hope that it will be fine tomorrow , doesn't seem likely but a guy can hope can't he
Bruce Richards30/03/2008 19:08:00
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Best days flying for a long time warm sunny and not too windy My son maidened is Multiplex Gemini and me my Eflite Diamante both with great success. Lots of flying with our Wot  4s. Surprisingly few people at the patch..

Lets have lots more weather like this. 

David Ashby - Moderator30/03/2008 19:13:00
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Rain all morning but the sun came out at 1pm so I raced down to the patch for a few flights. Flew the Pzone Trojan - took the wheels off and she was just so smooth, what a super little aeroplane. Flew the new Extra 260 from Overlander too. Got in about 4 flights before a band of rain stopped play by 3.30....good while it lasted!

Last night we went to the Angel Sports centre in Tonbridge where there's a little indoor informal gathering once a month. Free flight till 9.30 then R/C. Lots of Kyosho Miniums whizzing about and we tested the new Pzone Ember RTF indoor - went very well, hardly any trimming and straight from the box pottered around the hall.

 Good thing is it's still light at 7pm today and flyable so the evenings sessions are approaching  

jantrit30/03/2008 20:15:00
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Got to the field at about 2, beautiful weather nice and warm and sunny hardly any wind. My engine just wasn't having it, tried turning it every which way but nothing helped. I got some help from an experienced member who took apart the carby and re engineered it ( by this time it hadn't been working for about 3 hours) so then we tuned it back up. I took off started flying it around and the engine cut, I managed to get it down into the next field and when I went to collect it the high speed needle valve was nowhere to be seen. Any one know where I can find a needle valve for an sc52 with rear mounted needle?
Bruce Richards30/03/2008 20:34:00
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J perkins does them for £1.09. Go to there web site to find a local supplier link.

flytilbroke31/03/2008 20:41:00
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Went to Loch Earn for the Waterplane splash-in, just a month early for it this year due to the daft time to hold Easter. We decided end of April soon enough next year. I was pleasantly surprised at the number who did turn up for the weekend given that the weather forecast was kind of Iffy.

 The guys that wanted to fly on the Saturday had the opportunity with fairly good conditions, I gave flying a miss as I was feeling uncomfartable with the ankle. Sunday turned out to be quite a nice day with a fair number of the guys arriving for the day.

Our host at the Watersports Centre had a couple of flying trainees entertaining us with the full size floatplane too. .

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