Tagged: Mini Fly-In #1
- This topic has 14 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated May 19, 2020 at 9:46 pm by Kermit.
18 May 2020 at 17:39 #4912Predator
Well, you couldn’t have asked for a better day to get back into flying after many weeks of Covid-19 Lock-down, It was a balmy 16deg & sunny with barely a hint of breeze.
Not only was it our first Fly-In for just over two months, it was also our first time @ our relocated field (needed to relocate due to crop changes in our regular field).
Even though there was barely two hours notification to fly we had a great turn-up with 6 flyers (all maintaining the appropriate Social Distancing) & a couple of guests, Gerald, Kermit, Mike, Ian, Ricky & Chris, all flying planes and/or quads and a couple of the local constabulary just checking out what we were up to.
Ian had several uneventful flights with his Bix 3 & Phantom quad but didn’t have much luck with his C17, it just didn’t want to play ball today. Likewise Kermit had multiple flights (totally unaided) with his Sky Surfer today along with a couple with the Le Frog and his Phantom quad.
Chris gave his Mini Mavic a workout so probably we will get some footage from that later. Gerald had the Bix 3 airborne several times & also a new racing quad on its maiden flight, not sure if it had a camera on board or not.
Ricky also had a racing quad as well as the infamous Limbo Dancer, seen on numerous videos doing its thing.
I had the ever present Bix 2 Sport doing a bit of aerobatic work (testing out my skills practised on the simulator during the past 8 or 9 weeks of lock-down) and miraculously its still in one piece. Also had several nice long flights with the Fox glider and finally got to test out the precision variometer that had been recently installed.
Bix 2 Sport and a bit of rough & ready aerobatics
Around the Field
MDM-1 Fox glider
This is the full unedited 24 minute flight with less than 6 minutes of motor power used.
18 May 2020 at 19:08 #4913Ron
Great write-up Mike. I can’t wait for the videos.
18 May 2020 at 23:46 #4922Kermit
Now that was worth waiting for I loved the colour change in the paddocks reminds of Mr mooose’s toe’s how they change from white to grey then green then black VERRRRY interesting .. very nice ….not mooose’s toes…. the video
18 May 2020 at 19:30 #4914Uncle G
Yes, Mike did have the camera on board?
18 May 2020 at 19:48 #4917Kermit
THANK YOU PREDATOR for the organizing of our first fly in as your PRESIDENT I possibly may return the mantle of power back to whats his name in the distant future I guess maybe until then may I say what an outstanding days flying was performed to day by so few for so many ( Winston Churchill ) truly magnificent aero display by our own widdle WICKY UNCLE G was again superb in his flying displays during the day with multi types of putt putts as did the x leader of the flight line gang with some stimulating aerial DISTANCE flying HOPPY arrived some time after us but still made up for it with aw buggar I forgot what he flew but I bet it was brilliant as this is the only way he fly’s PREDATOR today was the man of the day with skills learnt from an arcade game when he was a nipper flew his glider through imaginary box’s in the sky some times inverted an to finish the display flew under the power lines on the paddock blind folded unbelievable if you weren’t there to see it you would say impossible but I swear its true an you know I don’t tell fibs So there you have it…..time can not dull our skills for once you pass through the TOP GUN FLIGHT SCHOOL you are indeed the best of the best GREAT DAY……. PRESIDENT FLIGHT LINE GANG KERMIT LA FROG
18 May 2020 at 21:26 #4918Moose
well done guys looks like a great day was had by all
sorry I missed it but the Moose will make it in the near future
Now for the frog
Following your unjustified comments about my foot
Beware for when I return I will have no foot problems so be very much aware You may wear the imprint on your slimy backside
Lots of Love Mr Moose
18 May 2020 at 23:01 #4919Predator
Today’s videos are now posted.
18 May 2020 at 23:14 #4920Bad Angel
Nice stuff gang new area looks nice but did I see a powerline, mmmmmmm
18 May 2020 at 23:18 #4921Predator
Yes, plenty of room out there. Chris had an idea about the power lines, park under them as no one flies close to the cars!!.
The line was fairly close to where we were flying from today so its easy to see, probably easier than the ones running along RRRoad & no one (well perhaps Ian) has hit them .
19 May 2020 at 20:18 #4928Predator
This is the last of the videos from our Mini Fly-In on Monday
This time its bits & pieces from my GoPro 3 “HatCam”
19 May 2020 at 21:46 #4931Kermit
I LIKED THIS ONE INTERESTING …… HAT CAM AY ….. I MIGHT GET ME A KERMIT CAM
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