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Simon Chaddock30/03/2019 21:56:48
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Today, Saturday 30th March, and for the 3 rd day in a row! I have been flying.

Flew my now 2 year old Depron Endurance II.

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It is a goof plane to "get the hours in" to remove any winter cobwebs.

Today's flight was 54 minutes. It was stopped by the onset of a stiff neck rather than any lack of power!

The 5000 mAh 2s battery in the picture is even older (5 years!) but still does sterling service in this plane although its capacity has fallen to about 2300 mAh and its IR is so high the charger limits the max input to 2.4 A.

The cold air today resulted in some rather weak and erratic thermal activity at altitude which meant, at times, height could be maintained using very little power.

The end result was the 54 minute flight consumed just over 950 mAh or about one amp average!. smile o

I must get it a new battery!

Brian Cooper31/03/2019 02:54:15
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Personally, I have been flying throughout the winter months but the warmer days and lighter evenings are very welcome indeed.

More flying and less clothing. yes

B.C.

cymaz31/03/2019 06:57:20
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Finally on Saturday went out flying ( first time in about 5 weeks) without feeling frozen to the bone. hot. Shredded the Wot 4 belonging to Mrs Cymaz through some trees......ooops

sgwlm31/03/2019 07:45:46
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Saturday, great weather, great flying, t-shirt/shorts/flip flops,

arrived about 9.30 and left 6.15

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last picture is a previous evening

Engine Doctor31/03/2019 12:16:23
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Spring was here yesterday working on a roof in a T shirt helping my son , but what happened today ?frown

One step forward three steps back !

Edited By Engine Doctor on 31/03/2019 12:18:33

GrahamWh31/03/2019 14:27:48
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Flair Puppeteer on Saturday. Back to the slow low flying I like with biplanes. Flew the mended Bristol Scout and the Flair Fokker D7 with old OS surpass engine last weekend. It does take a bit long to dismantle 2 biplanes though!

Dave Cunnington31/03/2019 16:36:16
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"One step forward three steps back" - sounds very much like me learning to fly !

It's nearly rebuilt (again) and will fly soon

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Edited By Dave Cunnington on 31/03/2019 16:39:13

Engine Doctor31/03/2019 17:26:34
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Ouch ! Hang in there and persevere .

Stumps01/04/2019 09:24:27
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Saturday was the first time that I had flown a model in nearly a year. What a wonderful day ~ blue sky, gentle breeze and warm... Fingers crossed that we get a few more like this in the weeks to come.

Martin Harris01/04/2019 15:29:05
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Saturday was an excellent day - made a nice change from battling the wind for the last month or more - the previous week it had been cold and overcast with a 31 mpg wind gusting to 48, explaining why my (hack) model was standing still in level flight at full throttle on occasions!

Tim Flyer16/04/2019 18:56:53
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Just returned from a fantastic day flying. 6 great flights in all . We had a nice Easterly wind starting at 2-3mph straight down the runway and luckily it picked up a bit so I started to get some Warbird flights in which was really the purpose today. In the low wind I started with a couple of flights on my little Acrowot. As the wind picked up to about 5mph I had three lovely flights with my Seagull P47 Snafu . Late in the day the wind picked up to about 10mph so I decided to fly my Warbird Replicas LA7. As the ground is still slightly soft I needed a helper to give the Warbirds a small push to start the takeoff run to avoid nose overs. . The P47 also went very well . We are currently plagued on our runway with loads of small Rabbit holes which they have recently dug . It’s a real pain but we have now bought some sharp sand and lawn dressing to fill them in. The holes made it very important for me to land accurately and not beyond the first half of the strip. I was extremely relieved to bring my LA7 in and avoid the holes especially with it near 10lb weight it takes a long while to stop. It flies very well with its laser 80 . I’m pleased I didn’t put a bigger engine the LA7 or it would be taking up even more runway. The Laser 80 powers it well.

Edited By Tim Flyer on 16/04/2019 18:59:50

Tim Flyer16/04/2019 19:08:04
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Here is the LA7 after action 624f531e-07b6-4648-a12d-902581e48e21.jpeg

martin collins 116/04/2019 20:01:48
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Very nice model...........

Percy Verance16/04/2019 20:41:14
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The benches caught my eye as much as the model Tim.

Those trees don't look to be ideally placed though?

Tim Flyer16/04/2019 21:07:35
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Cheers Martin. 😊. Hi Percy . I’m pleased you like our benches. We have made quite a bit of effort smartening up our club. We have a decent portacabin with H&C water and a small gas hob/kitchen plus ladies and men’s loos . So quite cushy ! Regarding trees we certainly have a few. The runway is actually on the far side of the tree you see on the right so that tree isn’t really a problem. It’s almost a “safety tree” as it deters pilots getting to close to our flight line . We recently put up wooden fence posts and netting to separate the pilots box from the runway.

Edited By Tim Flyer on 16/04/2019 21:12:06

Tom Sharp 217/04/2019 23:12:56
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Tim Flyer.

The rabbit holes you mention are in fact not rabbits but badgers and foxes digging out chafer worms. The chafer worm is a pest in pasture land eating the grass roots. Chafer worms, the pupae of the chafer beetle, are common in old pasture and grass that has little fertiliser.

Tim Flyer18/04/2019 15:51:57
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Thank you Tom ! That’s really good information. We were wondering what has been going on because other than the holes there are no signs of rabbits. I did notice some poo on the ground that looked a bit like Fox or dog . Hmm maybe might need to get fertiliser or something down to deter them . Do you have any suggestions please ?

Don Fry18/04/2019 19:16:44
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I have a ARTF Yak 55, with a laser 80 shoehorned in. On the seventh ( I think) visit to the field, the thing finally (I think) has a reliable chicken hopper tank system, a main needle with good O rings, a new plug, and all problems sorted.

Next time, it gets off the ground. On very low rates. What can go wrong.

Nice weather.

Tim Ballinger20/04/2019 08:39:02
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Nearly missed the chance for a pun - A GOOD  Friday

Couldn’t find any more reasons for not giving the CAP 21 its maiden flight.......

Flew straight off the board as they say. Well chuffed . Landing shot is a bit blurred but the best I could get from the video.

Think I relaxed too much on the second flight, landed slightly short and nosed over in the rough. Didn’t do the prop any good but mainly bruised ego.

Thanks again to the designer Peter Miller.

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Edited By Tim Ballinger on 20/04/2019 09:01:23

Steve Dunne20/04/2019 21:18:58
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A fine sunny day at last - and the pits are crowded! 15 or 16 members flying today...2019-04-20 11.50.40.jpg

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