RC AIRCRAFT FLYING Flying @ “The Field” Flying @ “The Field” 2020 Thursday Fly-In 24-09-2020

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    • #6071
      PredatorPredator

      And what a great day Hoppy picked for a second Fly In this week.

      Almost balmy 13 deg and a light breeze that stayed away for most of the morning and only a couple of light showers after lunch & just before we packed up.

      10 pilots in attendance & from memory all except Bad Angel Ross took to the skies for one or more flights.

      We pretty much sorted out the President Ian’s Mini Convergence along with Kermit’s Fly Baby although a cracked wing prevented it from flying once the motor power & prop was sorted.

      Chris had the TL-2000 airborne today and it flew very nicely after repairs to the failed bulkhead/firewall on Tuesday. Chris reckons the factory glue was almost non existent. (video to follow)

      Finally, after many years of practice I finally managed a full flight (inc take-off & landing) without stabiliser assistance. I have been flying a lot this year without the stabiliser activated but never without it for take-off & landing so it was a first for me today.

      Ricky had a minor mishap with his new Heron glider when one of the servo plugs came loose from the Rx. Luckily it missed all the trees as it nose dived into the fern patch. Nothing a bit of Hot Water won’t straighten out.

    • #6072
      HoppyHoppy

      Mike you can come slope soaring with us Sunday afternoon at Tranmere now that you have ditched the stabiliser, if you are keen. The TL2000 is nice but needs more work to make it ok for our paddock.

      No videos from me today but here is the video of the rc car auto towing a glider that we should try.

       

      • #6073
        PredatorPredator

        I’m not sure if any of my electric vehicles will do the job of towing your gliders over the rough sheep paddock

         

         

         

        but if not the Baja Predator certainly will

      • #6083
        KermitKermit

        BUMBLE BEE  VERY NICE

    • #6074
      Uncle GUncle G

      Mike – got to be the last one! I have one of them Tamiya Hornets in the workshop somewhere.

      Here is my video from today.

      This is how you launch a glider

      • #6075
        PredatorPredator

        Nice, I love BIG gliders, easy to see.

        Very nice bit of video work there Uncle G. Getting the hang of tracking the planes with the camera now I see.

        • #6079
          Uncle GUncle G

          You could get one instead of a new car?

          As for tracking the planes, it’s a lot easier with the blue sky behind and a bit of practice.

      • #6084
        Bad AngelBad Angel

        Well I turned the audio to watch for the death dive could have been a good video but…music really

    • #6076
      KermitKermit
      • #6077
        PredatorPredator

        Nice bit of camera work there Mr Frog, capturing al the action shots from around the field.

        Also nice to see your FunCub was flying very nicely till that dastardly Eagle pulled your wheels off!!

        • #6082
          KermitKermit

          I REALLY DIDNT THINK YOU SAW THAT  HE’S A MEAN BUGGAR

      • #6078
        Uncle GUncle G

        Well done Kermit, enjoyed that.

    • #6080
      HoppyHoppy

      We have giant scale gliders in northern tas, look who launched this K13.

    • #6081
      KermitKermit

      THE VIDEO COMMITTE WERE OUT FOR QUITE SOME CONSIDERABLE TIME  BUT THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE   CONGRATS GOES TO ……………………………………………UNCLE G  FOR AROUND THE FIELD WITH CRASHES

    • #6085
      Bad AngelBad Angel

      Well now I feel very airsick after that 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮   Mikes video that is.

    • #6086
      RickyRicky

      Nice vid Kermit

    • #6089
      Ian MilneIan Milne

      Well done all cameramen… Enjoyed them all! Very smooth, Gerald… nice music too, despite the comments…..Frogs were not endangered, Kermit, but not so sure about Presidents!    Good day out!

       

       

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