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Cliff Bastow23/05/2019 21:57:20
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Connie has finally flown again! Took her to the field today and tried the trolley a couple of times. It worked ok but she just did not quite get up to take-off speed. One of my club members said let me feel how heavy she is and how much power she seems to have.

Having held it while I ran up the engines he said I think it would go with a hand launch if you are up for it?

I thought what the heck lets go for it, it can go one of two ways! so he gave it a good throw and she climbed away lovely. She was a bit out of trim and needed a bit of up elevator but otherwise flew nicely. I had a nice 5 minute flight and then brought her in for a belly landing without problems.

She looked great in the air.

J D 823/05/2019 22:01:38
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Cant beat a good chucking arm. Well done.

Dwain Dibley.24/05/2019 10:50:13
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Fantastic news Cliff. I am proud of you matey, many would have given up.

Well done.

D.D.

Chris Walby24/05/2019 11:00:31
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Well done, I resorted to a very powerful bungee (25kg pull) to get the Vulcan off and it takes two to set up and launch.

So extra kudos for the leap of faith with the hand launch. smiley

Robert Parker24/05/2019 18:24:49
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Well done Cliff love to see some flying shots

will -024/05/2019 19:46:33
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is there an opposite to "gutted" that the thread title could be changed to?

Percy Verance24/05/2019 19:57:02
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Elated?

will -024/05/2019 20:07:29
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i was thinking more hernia repair...........

Percy Verance24/05/2019 20:16:19
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And I was thinking more how you'd feel once it had actually left your hand after that hand launch...........

Years ago we had a bloke in our club whom claimed to be good at hand launching models. His technique had one tiny flaw. He'd hold the model over his head (fine), run like the wind (fine again), then he'd stop before actually throwing the model.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 24/05/2019 20:19:13

will -024/05/2019 20:42:46
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Ha ha i've seen that!

personally i' prefer a one stride and lob as there's less chance of falling over with the model

Shaun Walsh24/05/2019 22:35:52
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Posted by Percy Verance on 24/05/2019 20:16:19:

And I was thinking more how you'd feel once it had actually left your hand after that hand launch...........

Years ago we had a bloke in our club whom claimed to be good at hand launching models. His technique had one tiny flaw. He'd hold the model over his head (fine), run like the wind (fine again), then he'd stop before actually throwing the model.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 24/05/2019 20:19:13

A bit like the pedestrians who run into the road until they are directly in front of your car and then slow to a walk crook

Percy Verance25/05/2019 06:47:17
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Or the people whom pull out of road ends in front of you, then suddenly realise you're much closer than they first anticipated and so they refuse to look at you......... The old "if I don't see you then you can't have been there" syndrome............

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