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Tim Flyer10/11/2019 22:28:02
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Three great fun flights with my Wot4 Mk 3 today. I was pleased I had the air brake with almost totally calm conditions. Our grass is getting long and ground soft but the Wot powered through it with its trusty laser 80.

Edited By Tim Flyer on 10/11/2019 22:28:37

Martin Harris10/11/2019 22:35:39
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Chris omitted to tell you that we had a small invasion to contend with on Saturday - seems the CAA are taking a heavy handed attitude to compliance issues...

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In truth, one of our neighbours wanted to do some filming and we were happy to oblige.

Peter Jenkins10/11/2019 23:16:55
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Only got to my field at 2.30 when I was pretty much a dead calm. Had an A test to take which was successful and then checked that I had set my motor alignment to zero deg on my 2 mtr contra aerobat. That went up dead straight so job done. Just sad I couldn't get away for the whole day!

cymaz11/11/2019 03:27:46
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Finally got some flying in on Sunday. There was only 3 of us. Very calm straight down the strip. The 30% Glens Cap 232 continues to delight.

Just now fine tuning it for throttle response. It’s very peaky from half stick upward so I need to change the geometry.

David Davis11/11/2019 07:42:37
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Flew my multi-coloured WOT 4 Mark 3 yesterday afternoon and gave my trainee three flights on the electric foamy "We Can Fly," which looks like a copy of an earlier Multiplex design to me. Two of these flights involved him taking off for the first time. There was no wind to begin with but it increased in strength as the afternoon progressed before moderating again as the sun started to set.

The WOT 4 was designed for a 40 two-stroke but I have installed a Thunder Tiger 54 four-stroke in the nose. To get the c of g correct I have added 30 grammes of lead at the rear. The model flies well but still needs quite a bit of up trim to maintain straight and level flight at moderate engine speeds.

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P.S. It was not tee shirt and shorts weather yesterday!

Peter Miller11/11/2019 08:27:36
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A perfect afternoon. No wind, sunshine all afternoon, It did get a little chilly by 3.30 but not bad.

Lots of flying done.

I think it was one of the best afternoons of the year.

Brian Cooper11/11/2019 09:42:15
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It was a great weekend for flying, but our patch currently has big splodges of standing water all over it.

Nevertheless, it was good fun playing "dodge the puddles" when taking off and landing.

And the rain has resumed today...... sad

B.C.

Cuban811/11/2019 09:50:06
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Hangar doors are firmly closed for me until at least next March/April. Building, airframe maintenance, and club admin because of 'you know what' will be keeping me busy though.

Martyn K11/11/2019 10:24:53
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A fantastic day on the slopes yesterday. Bitter cold easterly was err... (expletive considered) cold..

Erfolg11/11/2019 11:43:51
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It is a me tooooooo, or snap.

Unbelievable weather window, yep, incredible still air, no clouds at any level.

Four Buzzards came out to play, although circling, they held position, rather than climbing in what lift there was. A crow got among them, leading to hand bags.

Ah yes, our paddling pool remains filled, Only three modelers flew , An aerobatic model (electric), that flew numerous times, the propellor could be heard to stall doing some of the extreme moves (at least I think that is what it was). Then my rebuilt Do 335 took to the skies again with the aerobatic pilot doing the honors. I was worried in that the instructions cannot be found at present. I used a CG Calculator program to establish the range.

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Just incase no one knows a 335.

I then flew my Delta, which now has a new problem, besides me. It has started turning right, to the extent that i ran out of trim. A bit later today i will give it a ganders.

The third model was a KK small FF which I think is a Built up Sportster model now electrified. It flew well, very well. I would build one, other than there are only 2 days a year when the wind is low enough to fly one, Plus compared to the builder of that model, my own would not receive favorable comparisons.

It is surprising how cold your feet become in wellies, even green, in vogue, country style types, with a label (Dunlop). That is when the water laps over the foot part.

Last night, the rain restarted, the partially open local Golf course have closed again. Plus the wind is now nearing gale force, no rain, but do those clouds scud across the heavens.

Bruce Collinson11/11/2019 13:41:37
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Four very pleasant flights with the remains of the electric Wot 4. Strip still very boggy at one end and what wind there was blew cross strip but takeoffs into wind and landings from both directions all went well. Thankfully all the sheep have gone on so post flight cleanup was primarily mud, for a change.

Glad I had a full set of thermals on though.

BTC

Glenn Stevenson14/11/2019 11:52:28
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dragon lady.jpgHad a good afternoon Wednesday. Light wind and sunshine, just two of us though.

Glenn

cymaz14/11/2019 15:42:01
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Been on holiday all week angry 2

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Nigel R14/11/2019 15:51:12
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No flying here for a couple of weeks, just rain rain rain...

Consequently, our field is decidedly soggy.

J D 814/11/2019 16:05:56
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And, wind wind wind here. That is outside before anyone comment's wink

john stones 114/11/2019 16:40:04
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Wet rain, lots of it, quack.

King of the World been to see us, that went well. face 1

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Erfolg15/11/2019 17:32:51
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I almost feel guilty, as there has been no rain now for a good few days, that is during the day, night seems to be another matter altogether. Whereas the news continues to report flooding else where.

It seems that the Environment Agency now accepts local flooding every 2 years, whereas the National Rivers Authorities used a 5 year criteria. It seem s that the EA dredges estuaries far less frequently than the NRA to reduce the back up of water inland and much more That is according to somebody on the radio who was chairman or similar position. No wonder we now see more flooding. Thankfully the sea defenses near us are being re-enforced, albeit very slowly, seems one man and his dog are sometimes at work. It will be finished next year. No I am wrong, I remember that the plan said it was finished early spring, ready for summer.

Today, was exceptionally bright, again compared with the past few days, apparently very little wind, blowing from the North so says the weather forecast.

Most surprisingly the track to our field, looked as dry as a bone, almost duty, except for the odd puddle, here and there.

So how did the flying go, dam cold and it felt much stronger than 10 mph. Just the one flight, Billy no mates says it all, tells the story of how good it was. Non the less, at this time of year you snatch the partial days, when you can.

ASH.15/11/2019 19:33:22
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Glenn, what size Laser do you have in the Dragon Lady. and how does she fly? AUW?

This weekend looks like reasonably good weather for some flying. 8* temp though.

Alan Thorpe17/11/2019 10:30:57
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Finally maidened Fugly yesterday. Flights went well, going to move CoG further forward, slightly tail heavy. Will try and fly today again.

Freezing cold at beach yesterday!

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Edited By Alan Thorpe on 17/11/2019 10:31:58

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