Tagged: Masked Fly-in 20-10-2021
- This topic has 23 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated October 23, 2021 at 5:45 pm by Hoppy.
20 October 2021 at 15:40 #9567Predator
Due to the COVIDIOT from NSW that jumped quarantine in Tas & forced the state into a 3 day lockdown, it was a mask day today (and at this stage till this Friday) down at the field.
There were some minor fogging issues with some that wear glasses but overall the masks were no real impairment on our flying today.
A 9:30 start was picked as the weather was predicted to turn nasty around midday but overall it was a very pleasant flying day for the group of 8 that attended.
We flew a variety of planes and a gyro-copter (very briefly) till 11:45 then as the wind picked up, broke for our usual BBQ lunch. Wasn’t easy eating & drinking through a mask so we opted for social distancing over lunch instead.
We then adjourned to Toad Hall to inspect & pick from a multitude of planes that Kermit had been asked by his Bro & a mate to dispose of. Most need a little work but expect to see some new planes around the field in the not too distant future.
I got to Maiden my recent Birthday Present from my dear wife, the Durafly Slow Poke, and she flew beautifully.
I need to modify the wheels slightly to stop them sliding up the support wires, since I changed their angle of inclination to give a 50mm wider wheel track and a lower stance, but other than that no problem.
Note: This is now fixed by adding Carbon Fibre tubes to the centre of the wheels. Originally the cheap & “orrible” wheels had no centre section for the axle to ride on, only the two outside skins of the wheel hub. Should be OK now.
Contrary to what a lot of YouTube videos state the Slow Poke does fly super slow and there was no sign of tip stalling at all today. Very pleased with the maiden flight.
Uncle G got to maiden his new FMS Ranger, he reckons it needs a bit of PID tuning in the AP but it flew well none the less.
20 October 2021 at 16:19 #9568Hoppy
I pranged my autogyro (flew too far away and got disorientated) and Tigermoth (sudden engine failure) so hope someone gets those bingles. Only one video from me from my Eagles and I went thru the smoke:
20 October 2021 at 16:28 #9569Bad Angel
Looks great and not much fun masked up, here is something interesting..
20 October 2021 at 16:28 #9570Bad Angel
20 October 2021 at 18:49 #9571Uncle G
Who is this BAD ANGEL person?
Kermit, Your plane looked good today with the ribbons, but next week could you step it up a little bit more, like in this video.
Green smoke and flames would be impressive!
20 October 2021 at 21:35 #9578Kermit
NARH sinker I could do it to some degree I recon but it would have to be night time flying an I go nighty nights at 8.30
20 October 2021 at 19:41 #9572Kermit
20 October 2021 at 20:22 #9573Moose
This weeks G.M.A goes to the person who captured such wonderful oops moments
20 October 2021 at 20:27 #9574Moose
Great to see everybody enjoying the day sorry I had to miss out . Should be there next time
Kermit seeing the weather was great can I have my job back as the great weather GURU
20 October 2021 at 20:50 #9575Kermit
DEAR MR MOOSE its not for me to set out jobs but if I could the answer it would be NO your suitability for that job has expired We now have a younger more adventurous weather man who has shown outstanding weather forecasting abilities so again NO Gate opener we have one of those if I were to give out jobs I think the one best suitable for your ability would be sheep poo raker upper I can ask around to see if that would be ok by the flight line gang………. ok
20 October 2021 at 20:58 #9576Kermit
SO the frog has finally got the big one the GOLDEN MOOSE AWARD an all I had to do was give the mud encased flea bitten over weight fur coat a birthday message This is gunna be easy to win from now on ……MR MOOSE consider that job “sheep poo raker upper” yours
20 October 2021 at 21:02 #9577Uncle G
Congratulations Kermit, well deserved.
20 October 2021 at 21:45 #9579Kermit
NOW IM WORRIED the sinker saying congrats to ME I havent joined the fab two ALL I did was post a picture saying happy birhday to the fur coat an look what that did I personally thought that I had to much fire smoke in the video because of what the shaggey bow legged mud encrusted moose said in my last attempt at the GMA………………just say’n
21 October 2021 at 09:38 #9580Moose
Dear Mr Kermit
I hate to challenge any one on their statements BUT as President the absence of the President you have total control over all the storm troopers of The flying group
Therefore you are our supreme decision maker.
I plead with you to reconsider your decision on sheep poo raker and reinstate me to rightful position as Weather guru
21 October 2021 at 10:03 #9581Kermit
YES your right MR MOOSE why you dont want the position on offer I cannot understand BUT as a careing acting leader of the flight line gang I think there is still hope for you in the field of weather forecasting therefore you may act as 2ic to the weather guru HOPPY until your predictions fail to an unaccepterional level ofcouse this offer is subject to approval by our supreme leader until then put your hoof in an have a go. KERMIT LA FROG 2IC FIELD LINE GANG
21 October 2021 at 14:56 #9582Moose
Sorry I can’t accept those conditions I want the senior job or non at all
guess Ill keep raking up sheep poop
But my time will come
21 October 2021 at 15:12 #9583Uncle G
Look at this way Moose, there’s lots of sheep poop – job for life!
21 October 2021 at 15:28 #9584Hoppy
There is money to be made in sheep poo! I already have an assistant weather office, being Predator. On a different note I just signed up to the Australian Electric Flight Association. Free to join, see https://www.aefanet.com/
21 October 2021 at 15:31 #9585Kermit
hadnt thought about that …….job for life moose just go with the
22 October 2021 at 09:23 #9588Moose
I thought I had friends to fly with but
I know I am not wanted I will start my own organisation with one member
None of you lot will be allowed join
Already designed a new emblem
22 October 2021 at 11:12 #9589Kermit
I HAVE ANOTHER FOR CONSIDERATION
23 October 2021 at 09:29 #9592Hoppy
From wikipedia ” Moose are solitary and do not live in families or herds.”
There is no plural for Moose, its not Mooses. There is no need for a plural. But at least they dont suddenly change their sex like frogs do.
As a headsup, Tuesday or Wednesday look OK wind wise with Wednesday being drier. I cant find the perpetual thread we had for this. Hope everyone is free those days…
23 October 2021 at 10:07 #9593Kermit
NOW thats interesting never knew that I suppose thats why the MOOSE is always on the outside its not that you lot dont love him its part of his make up an to hell with comformity mooses soung good then thats what its gunna be hoppy what were you doing in the wikipedia
23 October 2021 at 17:45 #9600Hoppy
I was on wikipedia researching why frogs change sex. Seems a spray of insecticide is all you need.
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