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Old Feb 15, 2012, 04:22 PM
.....till the wind drops.
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""Does it belong to the Bobmeister?""
I'd say!!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 03:25 AM
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Nice! Looks almost like the real one. Does it belong to the Bobmeister?
Yup!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:30 AM
Many projects..Little time!
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Looks like Hoggies again Sat afternoon..

Ugghhh... A bit of "work" to do before then..
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 11:13 AM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Looks like Hoggies again Sat afternoon..

Ugghhh... A bit of "work" to do before then..
Cool! Will see you there! Bring your camera and lets kick some pics of a bit of VTPR. Should be fun to see how we mow the wheat or plough the fields.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 02:51 PM
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You see my avatar on the left....
I had a mid air with Simon.

Fus is fixed but
This is the right wing..
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 05:14 PM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Weekend Sloping

Quick feedback of this weekend's sloping....Well, on Saturday at Hoogekraal, there was not a great turn-out of members, which gave Bruce and myself ample space for some VTPR without hitting anyone. Unfortunately, we have not taken any pics of the action.

With "automatic rudder" (loose vertical fin) on my EPP Impala, I took to the challenge and scraped a few shrubs and ploughed the fields. Bruce also had fun with his Bee and had a few unplanned "landings". The wind was SSE and at places very turbulent, but we made the best of it and still had some fun. After a very hot day in the sun, I headed home with an Imapla that required a few extra pieces of tape.

On Sunday afternoon, I popped through to Signal Hill for a quick fix and found nobody there. So I had the slope all to myself with a light to moderate WSW, which was perfect for the Alula and later on for the Bee. I had a bit of fun by doing some slope (pilot) runs.

Despite the temperature (34deg C), it was once again a beautiful day in Cape Town.

Here are a few photies:
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:14 AM
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OH Bruce!! .....whats the plan?......repair?

Thanx for the report and pics Jak35!
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Here's a short clip of the "pilot run".

Sorry, a bit shaky and no sound.

Windrider Bee 2 pilot run. (0 min 33 sec)
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:56 PM
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I should have joined you instead of going to fly my Blaster at Youngsfield - it would still be alive if I had If you are not afraid of traumatic photos have a look at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...321829&page=77

In case you are wondering: I executed a perfect discuss launch into a big foamie (relative to the B3 at least) as it did a high speed fly-by! Bruce I feel your pain!

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Quick feedback of this weekend's sloping....Well, on Saturday at Hoogekraal, there was not a great turn-out of members, which gave Bruce and myself ample space for some VTPR without hitting anyone. Unfortunately, we have not taken any pics of the action.

With "automatic rudder" (loose vertical fin) on my EPP Impala, I took to the challenge and scraped a few shrubs and ploughed the fields. Bruce also had fun with his Bee and had a few unplanned "landings". The wind was SSE and at places very turbulent, but we made the best of it and still had some fun. After a very hot day in the sun, I headed home with an Imapla that required a few extra pieces of tape.

On Sunday afternoon, I popped through to Signal Hill for a quick fix and found nobody there. So I had the slope all to myself with a light to moderate WSW, which was perfect for the Alula and later on for the Bee. I had a bit of fun by doing some slope (pilot) runs.

Despite the temperature (34deg C), it was once again a beautiful day in Cape Town.

Here are a few photies:
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 01:24 PM
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I should have joined you instead of going to fly my Blaster at Youngsfield - it would still be alive if I had If you are not afraid of traumatic photos have a look at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...321829&page=77

In case you are wondering: I executed a perfect discuss launch into a big foamie (relative to the B3 at least) as it did a high speed fly-by! Bruce I feel your pain!

Oh, no!! I'm so sorry to hear that. I had a look at the photos, its quite a bad break. Hopefully you can do some sort of a patch job and then fly it like you stole it.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Thanks for the sympathy! If the repair makes the plane too heavy for flatfield DLG'ing then it will be toughened into a light wind sloper. How's your Ventus repair job coming along?
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 01:46 PM
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In case you are wondering: I executed a perfect discuss launch into a big foamie (relative to the B3 at least) as it did a high speed fly-by! Bruce I feel your pain!

I had a re-look at the damage today............
Imraan (who is thinking of how to convince the wife as to why he NEEDS to buy another Blaster)
Oh man...
That looks horrible Imraan!!

You could probably fix it, but you will add weight!
Those things are so light....
I'm no DLG wizard, but Graham1234 in Port Alfred has started making some planes using the new Zone v2 wing profiles. He has just cast his first pods which have come out great!
He'll no doubt have some "rejects" that he may let go....
As for the wing...
Fix them and go slopeing!

Sorry about your plane Bruce!
On the upside,
Great pix Jakes!!


Here are some photos of Graham's handy work!
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Hi Johan

Thanks for the info - will definitely be contacting Graham to get more information.

Cheers
Imraan
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Thanks for the sympathy! If the repair makes the plane too heavy for flatfield DLG'ing then it will be toughened into a light wind sloper. How's your Ventus repair job coming along?
Good idea! Always nice to have a light sloper.

The Ventus canopy has been pieced together, but I still have to cast a plug to vacform a new one. I fly with my other planes in my spare time, which keeps me from any repairs. Catch 22! But I will get there.

Thanks, Johann.

NICE work, Graham!
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Got to see Grahams work in the flesh today!.........Awesome quality Graham!....Well Done!!
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