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Posted by steve wenban | Jul 01, 2013 @ 03:48 AM | 5,781 Views
For all those that may visit my blog I'm once again proud to hold the position of President of both the WSSS and the NSWSSA
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 26, 2013 @ 03:32 AM | 4,897 Views
just found a photo of my time with the Airbus A330/340 build team great bunch of people working on a very tight scheduled project
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 25, 2013 @ 02:09 AM | 4,444 Views
Well now,
2013 slope Fest is only 11 weeks away ,and I almost have everything in place for the event . I'm trying something extra this year with a small balsa build of vintage free flight gliders converted to RC. This is an attempt to draw fathers and sons( or daughters) into building rather than buy, bind and fly mindset that has taken over the hobby these days . I know I've heard the excuses ,I have no time to build ,its cheaper to buy it ready to go etc,etc. No excuse if you can sit in front of a computer and type on a forum or the kids spend time playing games on the Ipad or whatever surely a hour or so could be diverted to a build and bond session rather than a buy and bind session . Anyway the events shaping up to be another great get together of a broad range of pilots from every form of the hobby. Looking forward to it greatly
if you need to know more it's in the slope forum and the Manilla slope Fest 2013 thread and join in the fun.
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:14 AM | 4,335 Views
Well that was a fantastic trip ,had a blast and everyone was just so friendly I couldn't believe it . The Boomerang did very well and actually took first place in the prop aircraft division ,a very difficult division to win I'm told anyway I did and have the trophy to prove it
Posted by steve wenban | May 12, 2013 @ 04:59 PM | 6,303 Views
Only 4 days to go ,I really wont relax till the models are loaded into the belly of the B777 and I'm staring out the window watching the terminal fade into the back ground
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 27, 2013 @ 05:12 PM | 4,468 Views
19 days left before jetting to the US for the PSS fest really looking forward to meeting a lot of the guys and putting face to RCgroup names . Its a huge thank you to my Mate Jim (Pismo) for firstly picking me up from LA as well as putting me up for the time there what a champion bloke
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 18, 2013 @ 04:52 PM | 5,409 Views
For those interested , Even though I stepped down from the NSWSSA and no one has taken up the challenge as yet, I shall still maintain the clubs permission and registrations in the same manner as Dennis did. I will still put membership through as and when required. The NSWSSA was born in the early 80's and it structure and set up have not changed in that time . It works because its a good system, and I'm not going to go through any political discussion on it ,and as they say if it ain't broke don't fix it. On another note I'm looking forward to getting over to the US in May to fly with the San Diego guys at the ISR PSS fest ,going to take a million photos and video's . Then back and into September to catch up with everyone at the MSF13.
Cheers
Posted by steve wenban | Oct 23, 2012 @ 05:36 PM | 5,800 Views
Here some more video of what we got up to this year . Thanks Shane for putting the video up
2012 Manilla Slope Fest - Mouldies (11 min 11 sec)

Posted by steve wenban | Sep 29, 2012 @ 03:21 AM | 6,120 Views
Manilla went off without a hitch ,a huge turn out with heaps of flying and lots of laughs . I'm already looking forward to the next event.
Memories of Manilla 2012 (4 min 29 sec)

Posted by steve wenban | Sep 03, 2012 @ 04:55 PM | 6,416 Views
Well everything is in place now and we are only a little over a week away from the start of this years Manilla slope fest .It will be great to catch up with all the regulars, and meet some new slope candidates for their first ever slope outing (bet it wont be their last ) I'll be taking a smaller fleet this year ,last year I took 14 aircraft and only flew half of them ,so this year I'm only taking half
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 30, 2012 @ 03:29 AM | 6,495 Views
Just thought I'd add the finished ready to fly photo's of the Boomerang. She's ready to go balanced and complete ,but it wont happen till September at the Slope Fest
hopefully and all things being equal it will fly
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 29, 2012 @ 03:43 AM | 6,118 Views
Started drawing up the fuse for the Hudson today, gotta say its a very comfortable size .Also finished glassing the spinner for the Boomerang ,its the last thing to finish
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 25, 2012 @ 06:49 PM | 6,239 Views
Stay tuned for more
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 24, 2012 @ 03:43 PM | 6,250 Views
I find myself asking the question of what to build next
I'd actually like to build something like a bomber or similiar I could go for the CAC Kangaroo ,but not really all that excited about another single colour scheme to choose from like the Fouga 90 was Hmmmmm or maybe something like this ?

OK Scratch that plan I'll be doing a 2.0 mtr span Lockheed Hudson
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 20, 2012 @ 07:55 PM | 6,418 Views
I had to make a new joiner bar for the Hurricane as I lost the original
so while I had them out I got a photo of 2 of my war birds together
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 20, 2012 @ 04:01 AM | 6,539 Views
Just have to finish the spinner and we are ready to fly
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 07, 2012 @ 03:03 AM | 6,699 Views
Today was overcast and heavy in moisture but i was able to get the wing upper surfaces completed ,this leave me with lower surface to finish painting .
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 02, 2012 @ 03:02 PM | 7,065 Views
Didn't get any photo's yesterday, was to busy trying to solve the paint problem .But I did get some after primer went on
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 02, 2012 @ 04:56 AM | 6,605 Views
I've actually been able to get colour on one wing ,but its been a struggle . For some reason it kept fish eyeing on the T/edge above the flap. Finally after sanding back 3 times it came good . I have never had this amount of problem before it was prepsoled before painting ,the only thing I could think of is that the prepsol may be contaminated ,I'll have to buy a new tin to see, still have the staboradboard wing to paint anyway, so I'm hoping it was just a one off thing
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 30, 2012 @ 06:28 AM | 5,960 Views
After many interruptions due to house renovations, I've finally reached a point where I'm ready to throw some spray putty at the wing and then be able to top coat and finish the Boomerang . I was starting to think I'd run out of time to have it ready for this years Fest