|Jan 26, 2014, 10:56 AM|
Sorry - hadn't noticed you'd added a link to the clip - I thought it was a 'Guess what it is' quiz!
I suppose that means that I don't win £5???
|Feb 03, 2014, 05:57 PM|
Buying some more Snap-On tools ? Indeed altough my wife does not fully understand that......she took the picture. Snap-On tools are only available here from the special Snap-On van that regularly visits garages. No need to say these are the best tools worldwide. But rather expensive over here, when I see the low prices asked in the US !
|Feb 23, 2014, 01:00 PM|
This is just a sign of life.
I haven't been too busy out here for a while.
Before I get retired "for real", I do have some commitments to finish, keeping me quite busy for a while on.....
Nevertheless, I found an old photo of a self-designed model, taken about 30 years ago.
As I recall, it was basically fairly nice and fun, although showing some nasty properties, when pushed to its limits...!
Span was about 54".
Powered by an Enya 25X.
A "Coleman Mustard" tin tank was used.
Radio: A 27mhz Sanwa Stac (which I still have, still working excellent !)
The wing was built by using a "rib package" for a 2M glider. This was one of my mistakes.
Wing loading was, not a tad, but, er, 1½ tad too high, which, combined with the poor choice of wing section, made a plane not to "chuck around the sky".
One good thing though, was the ski-setup (laminated of thin ply/balsa), enabling super straight takeoff-lines, with almost no need of correction. Yet, the model was simple to taxi on the snow....
This model met its destiny (you probably guessed it), when it was pressed in a hard banking fast L/H turn, with lots of "G's" generated.
Suddenly the model made an unexpected quick roll R/H...!...and dissapeared among the (too) close treetops.....
Thats the price of arrogance.....
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