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ken anderson.08/07/2014 11:32:41
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we've just had thunder and lightning this morning.....and some of the wet stuff thrown in for good measure....

ken Anderson...ne...1 weather dept.

Mart4908/07/2014 11:46:26
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Been out a few times during the last week. Had some great flights with the Wot4 e, but yet to have a successful fly with my new Radjet 800. The published COG appears to be at least 15mm to far forward, and to move the battery back requires open fuselage surgery, which I performed on Sunday evening, having tried 3 times to get it in the air that afternoon. Hoping for a calm evening this week to try again. Mart

Percy Verance08/07/2014 21:41:53
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Planning to go out tomorrow afternoon if the weather's ok. Will decide what I'm taking while I'm having breakfast in the morning.

Choices are: Hangar 9 Pulse 125 (Saito 115GK), Ripmax Spitfire (Mega Motor, type unknown), Great Planes Super Stearman (Saito 1.70 radial), 1/4 scale Cub (Laser 100). All 4 are charged and ready to go, but only room in the car for two of 'em........

cymaz08/07/2014 21:43:55
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RADIAL smile p smile p

Percy Verance08/07/2014 21:48:29
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Oddly enough Cymaz, I've not flown the Stearman since last year, so maybe I ought to give it an airing.......

ken anderson.09/07/2014 19:28:41
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strong n/ne winds today-found us at the coast---enrico the little foreign lad had an accident on tues(with his glider)...and one of his leg's had a large bruise on it-so he was using his chair today at the cliffs to allow his undercarriage to heal....alright for some I hear you say...etc..

ken Anderson ne...1......cliff's dept.

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john stones 111/07/2014 18:39:03
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Not been this week too busysad

Saturday looks good though, hope your all charged up hot

John

Stevo11/07/2014 19:20:52
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Nice picture of that glider being held up by the lampost Ken cheeky

Stevo - Lampost Dept.

John Privett11/07/2014 19:31:02
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LOL, Stevo! That's one of the radio masts that I believe were used by the now no-longer existing Cullercoats Radio station - which used to provide communications with ships. No idea if the masts are still used - I think the ones at Cullercoats disappeared several years ago.

(I will now wait for Ken or one of the other locals to point out it was several decades ago...)

ken anderson.12/07/2014 07:23:27
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stevo-them there radio masts are a fare old distance away and as JP says they were and still are used by the shipping people....and the original base station etc that was there was one of the first to receive the radio messages from the 'titanic'.......when it was in trouble...then relay the messages on to land based stations........this is what I was told by a club member who was into amateur radio stuff....

ken Anderson ne....1..... titanic dept.

Percy Verance12/07/2014 20:21:06
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An excellent afternoon's flying up here in the Lakes, although we were rained off around 5.30pm. A busy afternoon for the Club too, in that we had several Achievement Scheme tests going on. Two "A"'s one "B" and a Heli "B", with a leccy heli.

We had a building instruction session too, specifically for the benefit of artf'ers who'd like to have a crack at putting a model together from scratch.

john stones 112/07/2014 22:41:49
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A warm one todayhot a Wot 4 went in last week, found it today a field away from where it was supposed to be.

Had to pack up early, we had a plague of flying ants

John

ken anderson.13/07/2014 09:41:25
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we're been told that in the next week we are going to have a heatwave......at the min its raining quite heavy...Mrs A was going to go out to look for coal for the fire but I've told her to wait till it stops...teeth 2 ...

ken Anderson ne...1........ coal dept.

John Privett13/07/2014 13:13:26
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Pleasant afternoon yesterday, cut short by rain rolling in around 5:30.

Looking at the forecast for today, and looking out of the window, the weather this afternoon could do almost anything... Might get to fly, might not!

John Privett13/07/2014 21:41:01
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And indeed it turned out to be a good afternoon. Warm, without being hot, dry apart from a the merest hint of spots of rain for a minute or two and the breeze - occasionally a little blustery, but mostly fairly gentle - straight down the strip.

I now have 9 batteries either on the charger or waiting to be charged!

buster prop13/07/2014 22:22:40
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Been out flying the Blaze glider I got at W&W. On the first flight I found that I'd got the rudder was reversed when I set up the V tail mix. Also it needed a lot of left trim. After sorting out these problems in the pits it flew well. For a glider it's quite fast and has plenty of power. I measured 224W at 23A on my Wattmeter - about twice as much as the motor in my Hawk 1500.

Erfolg17/07/2014 16:31:42
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After days of strong wind, yet warm sunny weather the wind dropped today.

Unfortunately a non club day, so I will be flying alone today then. Not so, as I realised as i approached the car park, along the lane, my choice of parking bay was limited. There are more here than usual, seems we all thought alike.

So the flying went really well, except, when I came to fly my Albatross, there was no Lipo when I came to power up, so rather than the four models, just the three.

I have started to explore the capabilities of my Parkzone Stinson Reliant. In my hands it can do very little. It will loop, it will make the barraelly rolls you have ever seen when I do it. Although the rudder seems very effective in take off, it does little when trying stall turns and chandelles. It seems that I need to improve my capabilities to wring more out of it.

Perhaps the most unusual event, was the arrival of the Police from the local airport. They asked a few (a lot) questions and mentioned a few issues, stayed about an hour. Then left, quite friendly on the whole. And I did not even know there was such a police force!

Kevin Fairgrieve17/07/2014 17:47:13
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What a day.

Flew the good old Magician and the "Maxi Jazz".

Seven flights in about two hours before it got too hot.

And that all on my new Taranis set up.

Roll on Sunday

Kev

Brisca62417/07/2014 19:04:29
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Another hot summers day at lakes lane Newport Pagnell.Flying my trusty Acromaster and cularis.

Steve Colman17/07/2014 20:41:18
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Spent a few sweltering hours flying at the club this evening.

Just got home and checked the thermometer prior to typing and its indicating 30 degrees. I foresee another long sleepless night ahead.

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