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David Ashby - Moderator13/02/2009 19:43:53
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Is anyone going radio control model flying this weekend?
Ben Mullins13/02/2009 19:47:08
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I blumin well hope so! I havnt been flying since 31st December, GGGGGRRRRR. I managed to break the tail of my new E-Pioneer the other week while testing the motor, so all that has been fixed, but now need to find a 12X6 prop and prop adapter by Sunday! In the mean while the instructor said he'd try and get the club trainer up and running, tis I.C. (that will be a first for me) and has got Correx Stabilisers!
Alex Leigh13/02/2009 20:12:36
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Sneaked out yesterday Not much wind, muddy field, recalcitrant engine, all good fun.
 
Flying the wildthing  on Sunday for its' maiden flight. Looking forward to that.
Martin Harris13/02/2009 22:11:07
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Is anyone going radio control model flying this weekend?
 
What a silly question!   Dahn Sarf we don't let 7 inches of snow stop us so this weekend should be a doddle...'er indoors willing of course.
Tim Mackey13/02/2009 22:27:41
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Valentines duties - travelling over to Anglesey for lunch, then a short tour around the isle, so no flying likely
Sunday ? nah,,,, visiting friends for lunch, but he has got a big field so may sneak something in the boot of the car
Garry Pollard13/02/2009 22:29:14
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Snow came so prommised to do a backlog of jobs Sat and Sun Snow gone jobs still here.
Am I going flying this weekend David how dare you , how very dare you , ive never been so insulted in all my life says he cluthing his hand bag, how dare you how very dare you lol
Garry
David Ashby - Moderator14/02/2009 06:34:47
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Never mind Garry, I'll have a fly for you
Phil Wood.14/02/2009 06:49:53
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Weather looks good here but the wind may be a bit light for the slopes.
 
Timbo will no doubt say I'm just scared to do battle...............We'll see! 
 
Polyphilla.
ken anderson.14/02/2009 07:52:29
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off to model shop for some covering( i've been saving up for years)other day cost £12.00 for a roll of solarfilm+can of tint for canopy----one time you could go out and put your light's out for £12.00--sign of the times i'm turning/have turned into a grumpy oldish man..........................
 
                             kenny meldrew.....................
Garry Pollard14/02/2009 16:22:10
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Thanks for the offer, hope you enjoy the flight, bearing in mind I fly mode 4 lol
Garry
Martin Harris14/02/2009 18:56:01
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In answer to the question, yes and it was a brilliant day.  Pleasantly warm, negligable wind and still enough snow left to keep skis employed on a growing number of models!
David Ashby - Moderator14/02/2009 19:34:40
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Mode 4!! hmm maybe not then.
 Cold today and it clouded over by 1pm but we had a good session, no wind too, can't be bad.
ken anderson.14/02/2009 19:53:26
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£15.00 for two roll's of solarfilm and one roll of solartrim-for the replacement acrowot-the total spend so far £170.00-that includes a couple of metal gear servos for the aileron's................
 
 ken anderson...........................
Martin Harris14/02/2009 19:53:35
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SKI SATURDAY
Eric Bray14/02/2009 20:11:03
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Plenty of bomb-craters on the runway!
Doug Ireland14/02/2009 21:19:26
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Bahh! I'm still stuck on an oil rig in Gabon!
Martin Harris14/02/2009 23:26:44
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Surprisingly (for the most part) the skis rode over the footprints (bomb craters) very well.  Luckily, most were aligned across the runway rather than along it.
 
Looks like we'll be back on wheels in the near future, though...
David Ashby - Moderator15/02/2009 06:24:55
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Sounds like fun Martin, would the skis also work on wet grass?
 
Doug - an oil rig!!  surely you just need some floats then?  
Martin Harris15/02/2009 12:00:31
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Yes, I'm sure they would.  I was taxying over some patches of grass yesterday quite successfully.
Martin Harris27/02/2009 10:02:57
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Update to David's question:

 
 I tried them yesterday and they worked surprisingly well on what I would call "sticky" grass.  There was certainly a noticeable retardation when doing slide and goes but it taxied and manouevred OK and I could still do the long high(ish) speed slides - but without the marvellous scrunchy slithering snow sound.
 
I suspect flying from properly wet grass would work rather well.
 
Of course, having a comfortably better than 1:1 thrust to weight ratio didn't hurt!

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