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Oct 16, 2019, 09:45 AM
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Gyro Day Old Warden 20th. Oct

Gyro day this Sunday with flying from around 11.00 . Breakfast is available in the restaurant from 9.30. Proof of BMFA insurance please. Post code SG18 9EP

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Oct 18, 2019, 03:16 PM
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New engined Whippit and a new Whippit and pilot on 2 blades ... bring it on !!!
Oct 19, 2019, 02:17 AM
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Thanks Chas

See you there

Oct 20, 2019, 02:20 PM
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Great to see everyone agin . Thanks again Chas for the club hospitality and good weather

Oct 21, 2019, 03:25 PM
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Thanks to Chas and his OW club mates for a great day yesterday. Good to catch up with everyone and nice to see some new faces.

Oct 21, 2019, 03:33 PM
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JK's 120% DAG

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Oct 22, 2019, 08:13 AM
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A big thank you to Chas and the OW club for a great day out.

Oct 26, 2019, 10:33 AM
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OW Sunday 20th October 2019

Hi everyone

Last Sunday at OW was my first time at an AG meeting and very interesting it was too. I was there with my local flying chum, Geoff Bremner, at the invitation of Andy Nash - thanks Andy.

My Crane Fly didn't exactly disgrace itself; the fortuitous three-point 'arrival' that just cleared the fence was exciting! (who's a lucky boy , then?). I'm still feeling my way here, and I learned that there's no substitute for having the right Hang Angle. Despite having screwed a large lump of lead to the front after its last outing, the model was still exhibiting symptoms of nose-heaviness. I'm not sure how much more weight it will carry but I'm going to try an 1800MAh 3S LiPo in place of the 1300 MAh pack I was using on Sunday. This will add another 30gr and increase the Hang Angle to 18 degrees. Hopefully that will improve the 'sit' in the air and help the model to penetrate better. After that, I might try a full DC head conversion - if it seems worth it. Incidentally, I mastered r/c helicopters some years ago and I'm slightly surprised by the difference in handling between the two types . . .

My thanks to Bill and Malcolm for their respective help, Bill for bunging the CF into the air with such aplomb and Malcolm for the head bits he supplied for my newly under-construction Whippit. Very impressed with the various examples which were flown on Sunday.

It was good to see you all and I look forward to the next one.


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