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Jesus Cardin11/12/2019 12:20:08
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I had to wait till six years old to get my first flying model: the Modelhob Sirocco free flight glider.

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David Davis12/12/2019 09:33:08
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Not sure whether I've posted these two pictures before but they're still good for a laugh!

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE.

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Dave Cunnington12/12/2019 09:52:27
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Extra wing bands LoL

Dickw12/12/2019 10:09:11
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Control line combat competition between the Luton club and the Halton apprrentices in 1963 - I am in there somewhere.

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F3E competitors at the Nats (later redesignated F5B) in 1991 - some of us still fly F5B.

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Dickw12/12/2019 10:12:57
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My first 500 watt electric glider - in the late 80s (1987 I think) .

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Jesus Cardin17/12/2019 08:55:01
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After school years building and flying free flight gliders and rubber bands models, during High School I upgraded to C/L.

Here during the 1979 summer hollydays together with my cousin Manolo and our sheet C/L trainers: mine a P-51 Mustang and his a classic model here in Spain, a Yeyito. Both from Spanish brand Modelhob and both powered by Zom 2,5cc diesel engines, also manufactured by Modelhob.

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Jesus Cardin17/12/2019 09:07:32
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And now for my first RC model: the 2 channels glider "Palanca" ("Stick" in English), a nickname as it was a simple box fuselage together with wings and tail for Modelhob´s Nemesis glider; it served as the prototype to check wing and tail incidences as well as control throws and was given to me while I together with my late father built together our first glow engine trainer. The model nose was a lamination of sheet lead adapted and screwed to the nose! Not to today safety standards, no, no!

"Palanca" was controlled through a Multiplex Profi 35Mhz radio (which I still keep!) and just 2 servos. We always launched by Hi-Start as in the photo and the model was passed to a newcomer friend when I switched to more sophisticated gliders and planes.

Photo is from 1980 and was taken also during my summer hollyday at the end of the High School on Isla Canela beach (Huelva, South Spain).

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Jesus Cardin17/12/2019 09:11:11
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Posted by David Davis on 12/12/2019 09:33:08:

Not sure whether I've posted these two pictures before but they're still good for a laugh!

 

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE.

It is very clear, David. You made your garden a lot of more wider! laugh

Edited By Jesus Cardin on 17/12/2019 09:11:54

ken anderson.17/12/2019 09:19:21
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Not sure whether I've posted these two pictures before but they're still good for a laugh!

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE.

I was thinking along the lines that you had run out of razor blades David? emotion

ken anderson...ne..1...razor blades dept.

David Ashby - Moderator27/05/2020 06:08:49
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I've been busy scanning some of dad's old slides and came across these taken at the Nats. Not sure of the year, 1960-something. Perhaps you recognise some of the folks? The last pic of the Tiger Moth may not be the Nats, I'm not sure. 

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David Ashby - Moderator27/05/2020 06:15:26
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Some more of dad's slides. These are shots at his club (Tonbridge or Sevenoaks I think) and of the models he and his friends were flying in the 1960s. Love the group pic smile

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Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 27/05/2020 06:19:44

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