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Jon - Laser Engines24/05/2019 16:28:15
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mine is likely to be at my parents house. I will pick it up over the weekend.

Hopefully the wind will be kind but odds are its will be blowing a gale directly in our faces...like every year! If its deemed too windy to fly safely we should have a plan B, and if possible have plan A set so we can fly a bit closer together and put on a bit more of a show

cymaz24/05/2019 17:00:57
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I’m with whatever your plan A and B is. What is itlaugh?

bert baker24/05/2019 17:12:44
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Plan A see how it goes in morning

plan B see how it goes in afternoon

Martin McIntosh24/05/2019 20:55:43
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On a different note I think that we should be allowed to fly standing by the runway rather than being herded back into a line way off. I found this unexpected, difficult and unnecessary last year particularly with my Spit. I noted that the star solo performers were not expected to do this. Also, why should we fly from right up one end of the field? If they want to do the same this year I shall take it up with the flightline director.

What was your motor doing after the replacement parts were fitted Pete? Same as before?

Flew my new Spit. again yesterday with lots more church roof up front and it is much better but a leg refused to come down. New servos for the retracts bought today but time for me is running out so may just take the old one.

cymaz24/05/2019 21:07:27
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You’re right about the position last year...not good. I thought that moving down towards the end of the runway ( towards the bring and buy) would be good. The poor old people down that end hardly got a look in, in my view.

I lapped all the carb surfaces. New carb parts. It became a paperweight. Just bought a dle 30 

Edited By cymaz on 24/05/2019 21:09:27

Jon - Laser Engines24/05/2019 23:13:37
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we normally have to go where we are told. I would like to fly closer to the runway edge myself but we get what we are given in many respects.

My plan A would essentially be a follow the leader job with aircraft 5-10 seconds apart flying at the speed of the slowest model so we dont end up trying to overtake. Circuits would be at no more than 20 feet. This leaves the space above for aerobatics and we can take it in turns to pop up on the downwind, do our thing, then drop back into the gap we left in the line on the next downwind. meanwhile whoever is next to show off their tricks starts climbing.

A great deal depends on the weather, but that should not be difficult to manage.

bert baker11/06/2019 20:09:33
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bert baker11/06/2019 20:12:39
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My son has just passed hi BMFA A achievement and now has his sights set on his B,,

so its time for him to repair a part started Stampe I have been hoarding for a while .

in time we might have another Stampe at wobbly wheels

cymaz11/06/2019 21:22:05
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Will you let him put guns on it ? laughblush

bert baker12/06/2019 18:18:58
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Yep, it’s a must have

Jon - Laser Engines21/06/2019 17:20:13
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After a fiddle in the garden yesterday to fix the wonkey tuning on the engine following install of a new carb i took the Stampe out for a test flight pre WW. Other than two of the cross struts on the cabanes failing AGAIN despite being replaced over winter the model flew well and is airworthy for next weekend

Stampe

cymaz21/06/2019 18:05:14
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Looking forward to next weekend. I’ve an eye on the forecast. So far , so good.

bert baker24/06/2019 14:55:49
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Me keeping quiet 🤫

Jon - Laser Engines24/06/2019 15:32:21
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The wind direction for saturday looks....exciting? 15mph and at 90 degrees to runway heading. This time coming from behind us so we have to takeoff/land towards the crowd? not sure thats going to work.

bert baker24/06/2019 18:37:17
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More throttle then

Martin McIntosh24/06/2019 21:06:28
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As I said earlier, they should change the take off point for this type of model. I expect that we shall cope somehow.

cymaz24/06/2019 21:16:46
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I got ...

this

this and this . Flip a coin for the best forecast hot, it’s going to be warm though.

Piers Bowlan25/06/2019 07:10:29
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Warm, moist, anticyclonic air = Thunderstorms. So difficult (impossible) to predict when, if, or how badly, you will be affected on the day (if at all). Thunderstorms can be very isolated but wind direction and speed in their vicinity can change rapidly as they pass by. To quote Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry, 'Do you feel lucky, punk?'

May the weather Gods be with you!

Jon - Laser Engines25/06/2019 08:27:32
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I think we will be ok. Just might have to get creative on landing thats all. Most years at WW the wind is in all the wrong places so its not a surprise really

cymaz25/06/2019 16:48:20
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Shall we have a meetup Friday night? I’m arriving Thursday evening at Harlow Travelodge.

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