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Martyn's Chippie RCAF 671

My first proper scale model

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Martyn K18/10/2019 17:56:07
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Thanks all

Hope to be at Ashbourne on Sunday with it

Martyn

Gordon Whitehead 120/10/2019 21:44:33
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Well Martyn did take the Chippy to Ashbourne and flew it a treat in quite blustery conditions. The model handled really well and Martyn gave it a pretty good wringing out. It looked as if he'd been flying it for some time, so I was surprised to learn that the first flight of several at Ashbourne was only the model's second time in the air, replete with loops, rolls and stall turns. A great big WELL DONE is in order!! The model looked so neat in flight that I now think that I too need a Chippy!

Gordon

Martyn K20/10/2019 21:53:50
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Thanks Gordon, and thanks stealing my camera and taking the photo... Much appreciated laugh

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Martyn K20/10/2019 23:12:27
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P.S. Despite having only limited rudder throw, it also spins very nicely.

The biggest problem is getting it to slow down, even on tick over you have to hold the nose down to get it to descend,,

The stall is very mushy but it will flick if you are careless. Or at least mine does..

Martyn

Geoff S21/10/2019 00:37:32
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The solution to getting the power source to slow down is quite easy. Just ask Gordon because I'm quite sure he doesn't have that problem with his Tiggie. Sorry I'm beig so contentious

I hadn't realised your flying of the Chippie was at such an early stage of what I hope is a long one in its career. It flew well, or in any case you flew it well. It looked great. Pity the wind was in such a tricky direction.

Geoff

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