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john stones 109/11/2017 17:33:00
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What they mean? Tongue in cheek this so don't get irate. wink

Seen many used, most make me smile.

Bank n yank. Hows yours turn then ?

Not flying on wing ? (something to do with having a bit of grunt upfront ?) what's it flying on then ? where the later Spits or Mustang with RR in not flying on wings then ?

Flying in a scale like manner face 1 my favourite.

Percy Verance09/11/2017 17:36:47
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Chuck and Duck (Free Flight) is one of my favourites........

We once had a newbie flyer whom described a high and low wing models as overwing and underwing respectively........

And there was an old chap whom just could not grasp that when a model was flying towards you, the rudder or ailerons seemed as if they were reversed. He constantly used to ask "at what point do they changeover?"

Edited By Percy Verance on 09/11/2017 17:41:18

john stones 109/11/2017 17:40:38
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Flys it like he stole it. Having fun ?

Ron Gray09/11/2017 18:14:39
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Rag the nuts off it.

Flyer09/11/2017 18:15:23
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Good pilots fly lower than that............

Jon - Laser Engines09/11/2017 18:18:40
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a friend is fond of 'thrash it to within an inch of its life....then another 5/8ths'

Peter Miller09/11/2017 18:19:19
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It will look OK at 50 feet

Flyer09/11/2017 18:25:43
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Posted by Peter Miller on 09/11/2017 18:19:19:

It will look OK at 50 feet

Wishes I could see 50ft....

Former Member09/11/2017 18:44:24
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Don Fry09/11/2017 18:46:23
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I have been the recipiant of, after explanation, "but that low". Shuts you up.

Percy Verance09/11/2017 18:52:28
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And of course there's the "I'll have one last flight". You never have a last flight, you have another.......

Don Fry09/11/2017 18:52:35
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But, a knifingly accurate insult, " needle twiddler ". You know the ( gender neutral) person. One flight in three practicing a dead stick in reality.

Percy Verance09/11/2017 20:19:05
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Seen a fair few needle twiddlers over the years. We even pursueded one of the worst ones to buy a Laser 150. It made not a jot of difference. He still twiddled as much as ever. I haven't touched my Laser 150 needle for years. Just fit the right prop, feed it the correct fuel, adjust it correctly initially, and off you go.......

McG 696909/11/2017 20:29:02
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... if I was to understand what you guys are talking about...

... I just would say: "Jobs a good un, John"...

Cheers

Chris

Flyer09/11/2017 20:31:07
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......I've balanced it as per plan........... angel

Piers Bowlan09/11/2017 20:48:39
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'Simplificate and add more lightness', courtesy of the late, great, Derek Woodward.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 09/11/2017 20:55:33

Geoff Sleath09/11/2017 21:26:59
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Posted by Peter Miller on 09/11/2017 18:19:19:

It will look OK at 50 feet

That's what I keep telling myself about the Mew Gull canopy I've been struggling with for about a week! Actually I get bored with it from time to time (like now) and do something else (like this!) blush

Geoff

Denis Watkins09/11/2017 21:27:57
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Having heard this term a number of times, here it is offered.

" I have serviced my motors " ! ! !

Yes, you guessed it, the rest of the day is spent picking the model up out of the rough at both ends of the runway

Robin Colbourne09/11/2017 23:07:26
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'Engine pointing device' - A flying machine in which brute force overcomes a distinct lack of aerodynamics

KiwiKid09/11/2017 23:14:33
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Posted by Peter Miller on 09/11/2017 18:19:19:

It will look OK at 50 feet

Similarly: : "You won't see it when it's flying"

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