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Dave Cummings04/04/2013 18:46:35
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Rather than using me newbie thread that is almost a year old now, I've created a specific thread for us to.......chit.......and chat

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Dave Cummings06/04/2013 12:26:00
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Well I've just been out and put a tank full of fuel thru the acro and it ran very well indeed, if the weather keeps improving I might get to fly it one day

jeff2wings06/04/2013 22:05:57
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Pity you weren’t there this afternoon DC , it was just perfect for flying ,and it was also warm surprise. As it was, there was only three of us there to enjoy the conditions , I had four good flights with the Wot 4 artf that was refurbished after an "unexpected " landing back in September ,the last time I did any flying ,so today was a real joy !smiley

Dave Cummings06/04/2013 22:17:33
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Hi Jeff, Mick and I are going to go tomorrow, give the Acro it's maiden hopefully, the morning is meant to be better weather wise. Glad you had a good time today, I must say it was very nice conditions this afternoon, not much wind.

Dave Cummings07/04/2013 19:54:20
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Well, I caught the sun today, how mad is that !!

There was about 12 to 15 at the field today, lots flying, I got Steve S to maiden the acrowot and it flew fantastically, he was very impressed

Stephen Grigg07/04/2013 22:15:53
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Congratulations on a successful Maiden flight of the Acrowot.I went Saturdat but had some problems culminating in taking my wing mount off.Im not having a very good start to the year,and not sure why.The Travel Air has a dreadful left pull and not sure of the cause,and the Harmon Rocket keeps trying to self destruct but I will persevere.

Stephen Grigg08/04/2013 21:07:39
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Peter Proud told me he knew where there was a Harmon Rocket for sale.Minutes later mine carried out a kamakazee manouvre on take off throwing itself on the ground upside down in a right tantrum.It had been misbehaving and didnt want to fly.As I picked up the bits,I asked how much £200 came back,im repairing it.

Dave Cummings11/04/2013 21:42:46
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Steve, why don't you ask Mick to have a look at your planes, he may be able to help, he is an engineer after all

jeff2wings11/04/2013 21:54:24
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Woh ! bad day at the office Steve surprise think that left thumb needs a good talking to !

Dave ,congrats on getting the Acrowot in the air at last ,BTW if you looking to kinfe edge the Acro there's a bit more to it than Myron has suggested , the Acro has a roll/pitch coupleing IIRC with right rudder it pitches down rolls left you need to balance all the control inputs for straight and level knife edge  flight smiley

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Dave Cummings12/04/2013 22:22:27
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I think you'll have to show me that one Jeff

jeff2wings12/04/2013 22:35:08
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Bit out of practice at the mo smile o ! used to be able to fly it along the strip with the wing tip 3 ft off the deck , did cheat a bit in the end and used a mix that slaved the elev/aliron to the rudder on my old JR 347 radio

Stephen Grigg13/04/2013 12:01:42
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Mick look at my planes,how very dare you.Have you seen his Wot 4 lately and as for his choice of engines,pah.Its just a phase Im going through.You have to go backwards to go forwards.I seem to have gone to far back at the moment

Dave Cummings13/04/2013 13:00:17
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I thought you had to go up to go down ??

jeff2wings13/04/2013 21:37:09
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Steve , is that three phase or single phase ?? as long as you don't go all AC/DC on us lol ! laugh not looking to good for the comp tomorrow crying 2 but will go anyway just for a chat with all the other hopefulls, will take the wot 4 for a thrash if comp no go.

Dave Cummings14/04/2013 22:03:59
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How was today Jeff, the weather looked quite good in the end

jeff2wings14/04/2013 22:19:38
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Did't go in the end , had to do some more work on the workshop so my sparky can finish up the wiring tommorow , then did a bit on the zlin 50

Stephen Grigg16/04/2013 20:55:03
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Do you have a build thread going on the Zlin Jeff be nice to saee some pics.What wing span,what engine please

Dave Cummings16/04/2013 22:04:05
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Steve as I've now built and flown the Acro, do u want me to have a look at yer planes ??

jeff2wings19/04/2013 21:23:23
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And that's all he will let you do , look ! lol cheeky

so anyone going to the field tommorow ??? it may be the only time I can get there this w/end face 11 btw Dave , did you know I'm a club instructor ?

Dave Cummings20/04/2013 09:40:33
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Hi Jeff, I'm looking for a nice quiet week day to get down to the field so I can get my confidence back as I've only flown 10 mins since jan 4th and I think EVERYONE will get down the field over this weekend and that doesn't appeal to me, although it would be good to catch up with all the guys.

so I'm not asking for a lot, a sunny, non windy week day, how hard can that be ?

Thanks for letting us know your a trainer, it would be good to get up with you at some point, can you only make weekends ?

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