Some Laid-Back Flying in Massachusetts this past Sunday! - RC Groups
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May 13, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Some Laid-Back Flying in Massachusetts this past Sunday!


Enjoy some snapshots I took yesterday, it was a good day, doing what we all love!

Here's a slide show, and use the numerous viewing options there as desired:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zolar-x...98931606/show/

Or, catch the whole set at a glance and click to enlarge images at various sizes:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zolar-x...7629698931606/

And please let me know if those links are not functioning as they should -- frustratingly, some of the popular user-friendly websites such Flickr can be user-unfriendly with direct links on forums such as this one. I've tested it here and already it's acting up. Let me know please if problems persist.

John Rood
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May 13, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Links are functional and the weather looked sensational. Good stuff.
May 14, 2012, 02:55 AM
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The weather may have LOOKED sensational, but the wind doesn't show up in the pictures. I was only willing to fly a catapult glider, and I lost it, though I think I have the location down to 100 feet or so.

Nice pics, John. I'll have to check to see if any of mine came out ok.

Lincoln the chicken
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May 14, 2012, 05:13 AM
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And the free-range DOGS! To their owners' delight, they frolic off-leash in the sunlit green uplands. To a stick and tissue model airplane, they terrorize!

Poor Clive, for example: If I have the story straight, his gorgeous Grumman Hellcat in Fleet Air Arm colors (colours!) was set upon by no less than three mouthy "Hounds of the Baskerville". I only saw the aftermath; the plane looked brand-spanking new, but torn to bloody pieces.
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May 14, 2012, 02:21 PM
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more pictures


Here are some pictures I took at the same contest with my phone camera. I probably wasn't trying hard enough, and it was only a phone, but at least one of them came out ok. Enjoy
Last edited by lincoln; May 14, 2012 at 02:21 PM. Reason: got rid of double captions
May 25, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Looks like fun. Where did the event take place? Was it sponsored by a local club?
May 28, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Hi Brian,
This was in Amesbury on the North Shore.* The club is the Airistocrats. In the winter, we have meetings in Methuen. Next contest is in the fall sometime, info here:
http://www.newg.info/events.html
Lincoln




*for anyone reading who isn't from the area, that means north of Boston, Massachusetts.
May 28, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Thanks Lincoln. I'll check out the website.
May 31, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Thanks, John.
Feb 23, 2013, 10:21 PM
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blast from the past


Hi John,

Glad to see that there are still builders out there and free-flighters are the best of the best. Seems that humble Palisades Hobby Shop really "paid it forward" affecting many people's lives. I ran across your great little Val in an earlier post and then wandered here. Hope all is well with you. Shoot me a note sometime.

Best, rick
Feb 23, 2013, 10:39 PM
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blast from the past


Hi John,

Glad to see that there are still builders out there and free-flighters are the best of the best. Seems that humble Palisades Hobby Shop really "paid it forward" affecting many people's lives. I ran across your great little Val in an earlier post and then wandered here. Hope all is well with you. Shoot me a note sometime.

Best, rick
Apr 01, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Dr. Komet, recently at a sake-laden sushi bar I met an elderly gent from Hokkaido who flew those uber-secret Eurofighter missions against Curtiss LeMay's ghastly B-29's, and he says the color scheme on your model is dead-on accurate.

Well done! ;-)

John in Boston
Apr 01, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Rick, if memory serves, the last time we flew together was a late afternoon flight test of your big F-102 sloper along the beach near Hyperion's Mighty Towers: Another DELTA planform!


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