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Peter Garsden09/08/2018 17:26:04
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No takers for my story above - not really on point and not edited by the moderators - result.

Martin my mate has noticed that we made the North Wales Pioneer, and sent the story round my rugby chums who commented I was in fancy dress? Something to do with my "pink" shorts. I pointed out, of course, they were peach melba.

Anyway here is the link to the online story **LINK**

Chris Barlow09/08/2018 19:32:14
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Posted by Peter Garsden on 09/08/2018 17:26:04:

No takers for my story above - not really on point and not edited by the moderators - result.


Sorry Pete, my wife says I'm not allowed to comment on that particular post! laugh

Alan Gorham_09/08/2018 19:51:14
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I'm not sure how an inflatable sheep relates to PSS? unless you use it for Pneumatic Sheep Soaring (badum-tish etc).

Anybody got any gen on the Hawker Fury prototype and Hawker Iraqi Fury next to it in the picture from the newspaper article? They look tasty smile p

Phil Cooke10/08/2018 07:14:11
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Alan - the models are by Gordon Studley and Martin Gay, a few details and photos on the PSSA Gallery pages - I placed them in the Sea Fury collection as they are so closely related...(I thought the Iraqi one WAS a Sea Fury?!)


Alan Gorham_10/08/2018 09:49:24
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Thanks for that Phil.

I suppose technically the Iraqi one is a de-navalised Sea Fury in that they were bought back from the FAA, de-navalised and refurbed before being sold to Iraq. So, they were built as Se Furies but I've mostly seen then referrred to as Iraqi or Baghdadi Furies.

/* pedant mode off */

Two smashing models anyway!

Martin Gay10/08/2018 13:36:12
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Both models were built by Gordon Studley and modified from the original plan with the addition of flaps which gives the option of CROW braking during landing.

The prototype Sea Fury has not yet flown, hopefully during the September meet!

The Iraqi Sea Fury has flown, and it does it very well. It has a huge speed range and tracks through the turns as if it is on rails.


Alan Gorham_10/08/2018 14:25:29
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Thanks Martin, that's of interest.

I'll keep an eye out for them in September.

Andy Meade04/09/2018 13:27:34
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Not long to go now, men. Forecast is looking pretty handy, so keep those fingers crossed.

FYI, I have booked Monday off too, and so far that's looking like a great day for flying as well. See you there!

Edited By Andy Meade on 04/09/2018 13:27:52

Phil Cooke07/09/2018 10:46:21
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The weekends weather looks very promising for our Mass Build Event with good strength winds forecast from the South West - perfect winds for our most favoured slope at the Tank Track site!
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We're expecting a big turnout and there will of course be a huge collection of new models on show!
Please remember your BMFA insurance, there will be a pilots brief given at 10am each day.
Both days will be run in our usual 'Fly For Fun' format but Sunday will see the formal Hurricane congregation for our Mass Build. There will be low key static and flight judging and a prize ceremony planned for 4pm. We have some superb prizes up for grabs in 3 categories - Good Luck to all who are taking part!
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We will see you on the slope from 9:00am tomorrow!

Edited By Phil Cooke on 07/09/2018 10:47:54

Andy Meade07/09/2018 10:57:51
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Can't wait - I've only got 4 planes to maiden laughyes

Alan Gorham_07/09/2018 11:10:02
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Can't wait either. I'd like to be there both days but it looks like I'll need Saturday for final assembly and install on the Hurricane. See you all Sunday and don't use up all the lift on Saturday!

Phil Cooke07/09/2018 11:28:14
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I think there are a few skipping Saturday to give them another days work to get finished for Sunday!

If you finish in time and are able to travel - there is a seat for all at the Cottage Loaf pub 7:15pm Saturday night, if you can make that even if you've missed the days flying please let me know on the phone.

Andy Meade07/09/2018 11:29:28
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Lightweights - Saturday looks the best day! devil

Alan Gorham_07/09/2018 12:16:33
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Posted by Andy Meade on 07/09/2018 11:29:28:

Lightweights - Saturday looks the best day! devil

OK Mr. Smug, just cos you finished your Hurri days devil

Roger James 110/09/2018 15:04:22
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Orme Weekend 8/9th Sept

Well done Phil for calling in the weather gods and for your usual tireless first class work at this event which I will remember for a long time. There were many good flights seen and enjoyed. The highlights for me was the standard of quality seen on the Hurricane build with everyone appearing to enjoy their maiden flights, Matts Sea Vixen which could only be heard 40 yards back from the flight line, a lovely Catalina, Simons Pucara and many more.

Great event with great company made the journey well worthwile

Harry Twist10/09/2018 17:28:57
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Hi All, Just to add to the above post, still on a high from yesterday, what a great day!

A great event and brilliant to see so many Hurricanes on display in many variants and guises and then see them successfully maidened (20 in all?). It was also a great PSS day in general, with many other impressive models getting an airing.

Just to say a big thanks to Phil Cooke for driving the Hurricane mass build project, organising the event and keeping us all coordinated. Even the weather played ball eventually. Also thanks to Matt Jones for the original idea and prototyping.

From what I saw, every Hurricane that was maidened flew cleanly, pretty much out of the hand on launch.

In addition to the flying it was a great social event, sharing ideas and thoughts on construction and finishing of the models. All in all it was a great advert for PSS.

Here are a couple of pictures - off my phone so not the best. I'm sure people will pipe in with better images!




Mark Kettle 110/09/2018 17:35:48
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What a wonderful picture of the line up Harry, shame I couldn't make it sad , I'm looking forward to all the reports and pictures.

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 10/09/2018 17:36:11

Pete B - Moderator10/09/2018 22:43:48
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Posted by Peter Garsden on 09/08/2018 17:26:04:

No takers for my story above - not really on point and not edited by the moderators - result.

Doesn't mean to say we're not keeping an eye on yer....wink 2


Paul Jubb11/09/2018 07:43:38
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dscf0788.jpgdscf0785.jpgdscf0823.jpgdscf0829.jpgA few "team" photos from the mass fly....dscf0833.jpg

Andy Meade11/09/2018 09:06:21
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Well done Paul, thanks for the pics. Good to see you again too!

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