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Dom (Essential RC)06/04/2014 15:06:01
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More info can be found at the link above.

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Dom (Essential RC)06/04/2014 15:08:43
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Stevo06/04/2014 15:20:49
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I'll be there.. sometimes it's hit and miss, but I liked last year's show. Notwithstanding the Pitts Python went in due to an engine blip if I remember?

John Privett06/04/2014 15:24:46
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Yes, there a few incidents on the Sunday last year... The Pitts Python was one, didn't Ali "bend" his Opus? And I think there was another big model that went in badly. The Pitts Python didn't appear to be too badly damaged IIRC, but of course there could have been significant internal structural damage.

Stevo06/04/2014 15:27:55
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I saw the Pitts but missed everything else - bad timing in its morbid sense... I saw that Ali came on here and admitted "dumb thumbs!" Hats off to the man.

John Privett06/04/2014 15:38:30
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Steve Carr's big (seriously big) model also went in. Looking back at my photos from the day it didn't look good... The Pitts Python might have got away with just a new undercarriage.

There was also a near-miss from one of the heli pilots - he was hovering low and inverted, then got a little lower than he intended! He managed to pull out of it though, and proudly showed-off the scraped blades afterwards!

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Dom (Essential RC)06/04/2014 18:28:44
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Yup. Tragic, the loss of Steve Carr's model but I suspect he'll be back with something bigger and better...

MikeS13/04/2014 17:35:08
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I believe Steve has a model ready for the show. Shame he crashed but it happens to us all.

Mike

Stevo05/06/2014 18:11:21
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Anyone going this year??

Just bought a ticket online - the website says "saves money" .... Normal day ticket is £10. I paid £8 so not too bad.

Then, they slapped £1 on as P&P. Savings? yeh, right...

MikeS05/06/2014 19:13:57
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Yep planing on going, not sure which day but I get my ticket at the gate. You still saved a quid though.

Mike
John Privett05/06/2014 19:22:24
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Posted by MikeS on 13/04/2014 17:35:08:

I believe Steve has a model ready for the show.

Though sadly that's probably the one he crashed last month at Blackbushe...sad

I'll be going to W&W as usual - probably on the Sunday.

kc05/06/2014 19:30:02
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Advance tickets are a bit cheaper but if it rains or the traffic is too bad or you lose or forget the ticket then its money wasted!

Traffic is worse on Saturdays due to the market at the other end of the site and you have to drive all the way up to the market and all the way back because of the stupid no turning right or even turning back at the first roundabout. Sundays may be easier unless you arrive very early.

Stevo05/06/2014 19:32:32
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Kieth you are so right.

 

BUT...

I have the Step-Grandchildren round all weekend and I need an escape. I'll leave home around 08:15 - gets me there before 9AM... Nice Jumbo sausage and coffee for brekkie... Chill out all day... get home and they are in bed...

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dave parnham05/06/2014 20:00:20
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Going to miss it for the first time in years and years and ........On Holiday in Germany of all places!!

Oh Well always next year!

Stevo28/06/2014 18:31:28
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I went today... The weather was kind overall with showers. No major mishaps. I did notice most of the traders were only really interested in box-shifting. Gone are the days Inwoods are offering deals on 4x servos and so forth. In fact it was almost out of the back of the van!. Wanted 4 x Savox but didnt spot any. TJD stand was smaller with loads of ARTFs... not so much of the accessories thay have had there before.

Bring and buy was heaving - I got a Seagull Pilatus including servos and SC52FS, nearly new - £70 and I was happy with that!

On the lighter side, I spotted a senior citizen at the boat pool, programming his Tx, and fiddling over and over again with his 'boat', while his wife looked to the heavens for inspiration.

When I looked closer, it was not a 'boat'... it was an RC...... duck laugh

stuey28/06/2014 19:30:05
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What were conditions like in the car parks? My car will not be good if its bad, the Mrs car will be much better wink

Stevo28/06/2014 19:48:33
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Car parks were excellent. No problems.... no mud.

Fill yr boots my man !
Robin Kearney28/06/2014 20:09:43
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I went today as well, car parks were fine. Stirling job done by the HDMFC ont eh bring and buy as usual, nothing that quite tempted me this year but a good range of stuff on offer.

Flying was good, Steve Carr had his 'standby' model, another Extra I think. Good displays from the TJD lads and Ali showing off his Fox glider with the turbine, with some spirited low altitude flying. Nice to see the massive Pitts Python repaired and flying well again too.

r.

stuey28/06/2014 20:29:30
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Cool thanks for the heads up guys
Tony Read28/06/2014 20:51:07
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To me there appeared to be a lack of display and flight line models, for instance no Dawn Patrol presence at all. Perhaps the early weather forecast of Armageddon put off a few people. In the end it turned out to be not bad at all, and tomorrow looks to be better. teeth 2

Excellent bring and buy and a fair number of trade stands.

Going back tomorrow!

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