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Martyn K11/12/2012 12:00:04
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Just seen that RCM&E have 'spotted' us on Facebook. It will be interesting to see if that generates further interest or comment..

Martyn

Bob Cotsford11/12/2012 13:29:30
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Snapped up another old-timer yesterday which should be with me in a day or two - an unbuilt kit for a Frog Mustfire, thanks Harry. 68" of built up balsa 60's style. I think one or two projects may just get shuffled down the queue to make way for itteeth 2

Think AstroHog but more slinky!  Like this example:

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Martyn K11/12/2012 14:27:52
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That looks very nice.. Not seen one before.

Martyn

Bob Cotsford11/12/2012 15:53:09
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It's one of those models that I lusted after as a yoof but could never afford at the time. Egg-box wing structure for those with a long memory, ie a full depth spar that's slotted half depth for the ribs. Wooden beam engine bearers, so it should be easy to slot a 4 stroke in which is handy as I have an old SC65FS lying around that probably makes as much power as an old Merco 61 used to.

Steve Dunning11/12/2012 21:30:14
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From what I read, it seems that the concensus is that we look at the prime requisite as being the appreciation of the early aerobatic designs. Meetings to be, initially, on a fly-in basis with the availability of appropriate schedules for those who wish to test their flying ability a little more.

Trophies could be for Concours d' elegance and 'Pilot's Pilot' on any single meet. This was used when I ran an event at this years Festival of Flight and it went down very well.

The designs offer the club flyer a chance to fly superb designs, the meetings give a chance to learn the finer art of aerobatics from more experienced fliers.

KC has given us a range of designs, easy to build, and a range of sizes to suit everybody.

When some dates have been finalised I'll bring them to peoples attention here.

Good building over the winter.

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Bob Cotsford12/12/2012 10:58:19
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Steve, do you have any idea yet what areas these events would be in?

Phil Green12/12/2012 12:49:07
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I'm in - Fred Dunn Astro Hog on Orbit reeds, and a Pete Russell 'Striker' on this:

...do we get bonus points for 'period' radio? :D

Cheers

Phil

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Edited By Phil Green on 12/12/2012 12:52:18

Bob Cotsford12/12/2012 14:06:01
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Hi Phil, what's the cost of the encoder for that, and is it fussy about pot values? I can't remember whether my Horizon tx has the original 5ks or whether I replaced them with 50Ks for the Digicon or a similar encoder. That conversion would probably make it the first reliable Horizon set on record.

Steve Dunning12/12/2012 16:31:10
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Hi Bob

Paul's looking at a normal fly-in at Sleap and a Classic Aerobatic event at another field close to Sleap. Festival of Flight is at Barkston. Possibility of another in the 'North' and one in the 'South'.

Should be a good year.

Steve

kc12/12/2012 19:18:31
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The list I gave was just a list of all the plans that seem eligible and still available. It's up to Steve or however organises to say what's eligible for their event. Better to know before we start building!

To my list I would add the Bar Fli by Phil Kraft which is avail from MyhobbyStores as RC950 ( note the spelling there is another model with rather similar name ) this is a really different style of model & is a fairly cheap plan too at 12.50 pounds. There is also the smaller Millibar

Those of us who registered for e-mails from MyHobbyStores will have received an e-mail with a discount code for half price on all plans until midnight Friday. UNMISSABLE BARGAIN!

James Fuller15/12/2012 00:20:37
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I suggest that all of you might give a look at the website Seniorpattern.com

it has been in operation since about ten years ago with great success. Their interest is in flying older pattern aircraft using the of the time. They have lists of legal airplanes. American of course. They use current radios and engines with some limitations on engines. They have recently accepted electric motors as well. Sources are shown for kits and plans. I am a member and have enjoyed it a great deal.

not suggesting that you do it their way, but you may see some good ideas.

jamesf

NM, USA

Martyn K15/12/2012 09:26:12
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Thanks James

That is a cracking site Senior Pattern - nice to see the president is also a Radio Amateur as well,,

Lots of good ideas and well presented. Although still early days, it looks like the ambitions of the two groups will not be a million miles apart.

Martyn

Bob Cotsford15/12/2012 09:55:39
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Hey - if you are looking at US sites don't forget the Classis Pattern Association, I think they may be a little less rigid than the SPA. Some nice photos on the relevant pagethumbs up

Gary Vinten 116/01/2013 14:21:14
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Hi Martyn

Is there a logo that has been agreed for use

Scott Anderson - Classic Pattern Assoc.20/01/2013 01:50:10
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It is great to see another group flying the old planes.

Scott

Classic Pattern Association (USA)

Martyn K20/01/2013 11:12:21
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Posted by Gary Vinten 1 on 16/01/2013 14:21:14:

Hi Martyn

Is there a logo that has been agreed for use

Hi Gary,

. UKCAA Logo

This has been suggested. I like it.

 

Martyn

Edited By Martyn K on 20/01/2013 11:12:48

bouncebounce crunch20/01/2013 11:47:48
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Can we group these classic and still beautiful models on a picture only thread??? Yummy Yummy and you know it. Sickos.

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Scott Anderson - Classic Pattern Assoc.20/01/2013 13:53:04
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Hi All,

First like to say I like your logo !

Yes your right (CPA) Classic PAttern Association-Is more relaxed than SPA - Rule #1 is Must Have Fun!

Really we are a relaxed group with simple rules as we follow the AMA - Academy of Model Aeronautics rule book from the year of the pattern we are flying. That way we do not need to make up patterns. the airplanes are stock as no modifications to very little, but people are not changing airfoils etc. to get a edge. We can run pipes and retracts if wanted.

There is no date cut off - but rather the planes used in the day of NON-Turnaround. and IC and electrics are allowed as they where in the rule book.

We have around 70 members and in the USA & Canada.

One I figure out the photo posting i upload some pictures.

cheers,

Scott A.

Gary Vinten 120/01/2013 15:39:43
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Thanks Martyn nice logo will find a space on my plane !!

David Ashby - Moderator20/01/2013 16:40:11
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Posted by Martyn K on 11/12/2012 12:00:04:

Just seen that RCM&E have 'spotted' us on Facebook. It will be interesting to see if that generates further interest or comment..

Martyn

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