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Old Jan 15, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Good marks there - despite the slight correction
"Move over - Rover !"

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Old Jan 15, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Did you walk ALL THE WAY to the top Rog? It is a BUGGER to land up there safely Did you get any Vids? Looks like it might have been reasonably nice up there today. Carn the Swans!! (Not the red/white ones Steve)
Well.... not right to the top! I know, I know, but Mark seemed to be landing ok 2/3rds up the slope.
We were right over the very far end.

Anyway my day was made by Swans beating Arsenal 3-2!! Brilliant
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 04:01 PM
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OK. This is a chatty thread and some if you don't go to t'other place so here's a tip. If you like heavy Psych music like Vanilla Fudge then look out for Howlin' Rain.
It's like 1969 never ended.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 12:09 PM
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I've been trying to avoid forums lately. Partly because I didn't have much to say but mainly because I wanted to actually get some building done instead of talking about planes.
Anyway Tuesday night the thermostat blew up on the hotbox and the weather here is so cold that nothing is going to go off. So here I am back on the keyboard after spending a spare few hours tweaking my Luna 2.
I've got to say I'm loving this plane. All the stuff I've learnt from previous builds is in there and combined with FuFix external support bearings the surfaces are pretty damn fine. What really nice is that the extra size over the beloved Bird60 means that I'm getting better feedback compared with the twitchy little monster. Diff setting is a lot easier for me to read and I'm getting a better feel for snap flap. In the light stuff it pops up well and with just under a kilo of lead on board it really tears it up. I've had half a dozen sessions with it now and find something new every time, I'm even trying moves I've never thought of trying before. In short I actually think I'm learning to be a better flyer with this machine. Maybe the next Needle100 will last a bit longer.

Plus the Luna has the white nosecone essential for F3F

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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Cool. We'll slowly but surely break you from that 60" habit...
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:14 PM
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That's quite funny John. I'm actually about to start in on a little regular 60 much like the Bird, as I'm after something to put the simplicity back into it all!

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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:18 PM
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I'm not going too soft, I also have a couple slightly of sub 60" monsters on the building board one with two servos, one with three…
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:27 PM
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I'm going with four in mine

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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:46 PM
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I'm going with four in mine

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Arms Race!!!!!!!

Sunbird?
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 03:03 PM
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LOL yes, it's one of the 2 servo wing versions that the Habe's briefly did with RCRCM. Had it sitting on a shelf for far too long. Should be fun.

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Old Feb 12, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Yep right up to the point you realised why you changed over to planes with crow brakes....

Landing.....the forgotten art.....
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Yep right up to the point you realised why you changed over to planes with crow brakes....

Landing.....the forgotten art.....
Nah, you got it all wrong - remember, an experienced pilot said recently that spoilers are better than flaps... (to others: in joke!).
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Yay! Four hours flying time at the Poyntz today. Light winds for most of it but it was very consistent so I was able to play with snap flap and get that dialled in. Only problem is a lack of a landing zone now as the nice sheepy field is now packed with black evil looking bullocks. So land at the bottom of the hill was the order of the day.
Six times up and down the hill in the end.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Good day at Moel Famau as well John.

Stingray and Vector 3, mmmmm

Isn't it great when the weather turns "bad"!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:24 PM
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never mind the weather - its the location...
OK - where have I pitched up this time?
clue:
not much sloping round here, but things can get a bit bent

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