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Old Jul 12, 2012, 05:53 AM
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Yep be good to see some new faces!

Also just been reading the website linked from your QR code... nice work on putting something back into the community!
Some of us have flown at Richmond Park in the past (at an AP meet actually, where we got moved on by the local constabulary! - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499428)

Cheers,
Terry.
Thanks Terry, we try and do a bit but I must say so far this year its been very hard to keep the project going, with the weather being either to wet or too windy and then making time in fair weather... Bit of a headache but all good fun!

Richmond park is a fantastic place to fly, I'm lucky as we have permission to fly from pretty much where I want as I'm making a doc about the park throughout the year. I also get bothered by the o'l bill but generally they know who we are an what we are doing and just want to be inquisitive (which is good).
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 06:30 AM
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Ah, yes, happy days. I remember thermal soaring at the Sheen Gate site in the late 70s...

Parks Plod were in evidence back then: stopped me as I drove out at dusk for having a headlight out.

Glad to see it is still in use with dedicated fliers setting a great example of model flying PR.

Cheers!

Andrew
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Guess what arrived in the post today!!!

Thanks again Askman for sending over these items for UKAP meet competition prizes!

Now all we need to do is decide what the competitions are to be!!!
My vote is that Askman contributes to ideas for that, as he sent over the prizes!

Cheers,
Terry.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 04:59 AM
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Best waterproofing technique?
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Best waterproofing technique?
Hmmm... is a bit worrying... Don't you just love the UK summer?!
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 02:30 AM
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I think we'd better prepare for a weekend of sitting under a shelter/crammed in Terry's caravan drinking tea/beer, just in case the weather stays like it has been.... You never know though...

Paul.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 05:10 AM
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Paul,

Do you know whether the campsite is still open or whether it has had to close because of the weather? As it is a field it could get too muddy for cars and/or caravans.

Richard
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Just been getting bits and pieces this morning and had to get two new TX batteries These JR chargers are getting like rocking horse poo to find these days as well (Thats the old stile TX 60 mA & RX 120 mA )

Just out of intrest will anyone have a channel scanner thing with them? Both my TX's are Synthesised so no channel number is show on screen?, not helpful i know

Oh enclosed image of the rest of the kit I'm bringing
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:18 AM
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I'll have a 35 mhz scanner with me!

(Not that I use it anymore as I'm all 2.4 ghz now)

T
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Paul,

Do you know whether the campsite is still open or whether it has had to close because of the weather? As it is a field it could get too muddy for cars and/or caravans.

Richard
They've not contacted me to say there is a problem. I have paid a deposit, so I'm sure they would if there was a problem. From memory, there was a solid lookibg through road feeding the pitches, plus a river to carry excess water away so I reckon we should be safe.

Paul.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 12:31 PM
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plus a river to carry excess water away so I reckon we should be safe.

Paul.
Unless its flooded of course :-). I'll bring along a gazebo in case we need some added shelter and somewhere to cook under cover!!!!
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Badllarma,

The Leek and Moorland Flying Club may be in close proximity to where we are flying so anybody using 35Mz will have to be very careful.

The main sites that they use are listed here http://www.lmmga.co.uk/about.html

Richard
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 12:49 PM
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This mean I'm grounded from using 35Mz
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 01:03 PM
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Andy,

You can still fly. It just means that we need to fly 35Mz at least 2 miles from any known flying sites (page 21 of the BMFA Handbook). There is lots of room in the Peaks.

Richard
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Unless its flooded of course :-). I'll bring along a gazebo in case we need some added shelter and somewhere to cook under cover!!!!
Have to say... I'm going whatever the weather... have the Friday booked off and really I just like the weekend away with you lot to be honest... flying kind of comes second... umm is that the wrong attitude?

T
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