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Martyn K06/12/2012 14:25:32
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If you are enthusiastic in this era of F3A pattern Flying (< 1984), please register your interest below.



Steve Dunning06/12/2012 14:40:46
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As you can imagine, I am in for this. Thanks for your efforts Martyn.

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator06/12/2012 14:53:07
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Count me in......wink 2

Bob Cotsford06/12/2012 15:53:58
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Nice one Martyn. Now if only my flying abilities matched my models I'd be laughing. Top hats still defeat me and look more like I'm having a seizure.

Tony Bennett06/12/2012 16:14:51
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Yes please.

need to build one now.

will electric power be alowed though.

kc06/12/2012 16:17:29
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Count me in.........Real Aeromodelling where you build your own model and fly it! But I am just a fly for fun pilot not a competition pilot. Concours d' elegance contest maybe.

Martyn K06/12/2012 16:44:44
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I definitely fall into the club flyer category - I am trying to get my 'B' next year and loops and rolls and occassionally an '8' is my limit. However, I just love those models and something like this will help me (and I suspect others) to improve their skill level.

Persobally, I don't have a problem with electric as an alternative to 'proper' fuel nerd, the most important thing is to get people flying.


Reno Racer06/12/2012 16:48:58
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smileythumbs up

minty morton07/12/2012 10:08:11
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Count me in, sound brill

John Hickson07/12/2012 17:48:49
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Is this type of pattern flying limited to certain model types then?

Bob Cotsford07/12/2012 21:29:43
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I think it's more centered around the models than the routine John, just an excuse to reminisce about and fly the models of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Andy Green07/12/2012 21:36:51
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I'm in.


Radge07/12/2012 22:35:09
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I'm in also.


Dean07/12/2012 23:38:43
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Now I know my kavalier counts I would be interested


moorer08/12/2012 00:19:51
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I must dig out my Frank Van den Berg Virtigo plan out and then you never know!

Chris Poulton08/12/2012 02:33:20
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if overseas 'forum only' interest counts, then i'm in, from not-so-sunny-and-hot-right-now Malta

John Hickson08/12/2012 12:40:38
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 07/12/2012 21:29:43:

I think it's more centered around the models than the routine John, just an excuse to reminisce about and fly the models of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

I see, thanks Bob.

Bob Cotsford08/12/2012 21:31:55
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at least that's how I see it - others may have different views. It helps that the flying style was smoooth and the models quite sturdy making them good sunday hacks.

Phil Green13/12/2012 23:50:43
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I'm very interested, it suits me right down to the ground, retro models with retro gear.

Regarding the name, the real UKCAA will probably sort it by claiming the domain, I've seen that happen.



Bill Michie27/12/2012 17:19:42
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Getting there.....................wink

Model in my possession (ARTF but hey, it fits the bill AND the spirit of FLYING these classics!) Period engine in storage............ (new in 1985, probably first avail early eighties).

Great idea, I look forward to "moving back in time" as a friend pointed out recently! Personally, I think the "ERA" ie pre-turnaround/ pre 1986, is spot-on. Turnaround brought huge developments and changes in design, performance and power requirements, and the original smooth-flying classics began to get lost in the development race. Power-wise, my (personal) opinion, is: ideally .61 2-stroke, OR same size case (ie modern .90-in-a-60-case) engines, for simplicity and cost. Leccy and 4-strokes shouldn't be banned outright as we're trying to get participation after all, but will be in the significant minority, and we're not really into a formalised competition environment.

Regards, Bill

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