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gliderpilot01

“Gone flying”

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County/State: Cambs
Country: United Kingdom

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Started model flying in the 1970s with a KeilKraft Cadet 30" towline free-flight model. Most success with a KK Caprice 51" with burning fuse D/T - never managed to set fire to the model amazingly. Dabbled with control-line models of 1-1.5cc capacity on 30' terelyne lines. Began flying R/C in 1978 with a 2-channel Bowman Models Simpleton - a 72" glider. Using MacGregor Digimac2 27MHz gear never crashed due to interference ( I think ). Re-visited R/C in the 80s and learned the hard way with a 4ch model that YOU CAN teach yourself to fly, but it's expensive and can get emotional. Gave up in disgust, then joined RMAC in the early noughties and never looked back. Have a range of models- petrol, electric and glow, ranging from lightweight foamies to a Greenley glider tug with a Zenoah 62 up front. Electric gliders seem to float my boat the most, probably due to the fact I have hundreds of hours and thousands of launches as a lapsed BGA rated instructor. Current models are Greenley Z62 glider tug,Nan Models Alex XXL,Micro Floh,Seagull Models Ka8,Reichard Svist,Multiplex Blizzard,Multiplex Merlin,Easyglider Pro,SAS Wildthing,Veron Vortex,Chris Foss Middle Phase,Ron Broughton Copycat,Phoenix Rainbow (glider tug),GWS Spitfire,ParkZone P51,HobbyZone SuperCub,Flair FW190, TravelAir, SuperAir, Citabria, Protech Tojeiro, Multiplex Mentor,AcroWot Foam-E, RC Factory YAK 55, Boomerang trainer, E-Flite Blade MSR

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