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  2. Austin

    A picture from the past

    And I have actual hair!! Loved those Easter Egg comps.
  3. Apologies for missing your flight Anthony and nice one Graham Updated table 5 taking part in January. That bodes well for the rest of the year. Thanks
  4. Al Lipscombe

    A picture from the past

    Flippin heck, I've got dark hair. I think I was still in the RAF.
  5. Marlene has been going through old photo albums, and this picture came up from the old Easter Egg competition that used to be held at the Chelmsford club site, up to 2006. No idea who the guy with the trophy is, but Joyce Foot, Austin Gurrier & Alan Lipscombe are there.
  6. As new, belonged to a deceased club member. Looks as if servos and Rx not been unpacked. I have tested and it appears functional. This model is ideal for people who do not like the new fangle computer transmitters as it can easily be convert to 2.4GHz by replacing the Tx module. See my eBay advert or contact me direct. (eBay item number: 133998205863)
  7. Last week
  8. Bob Dickenson

    Northern Winter League 2021 / 2022

    It would suit me.
  9. Virtually no wind at Fish Meadow also this afternoon, and sometimes I find it very difficult to know which way any small area of lift is moving. At least in a light breeze you can be fairly certain that it will be going downwind, and that lets you stay with the lift. GL
  10. Popped out for walk at lunchtime, the red kites were seriously bossing the sky. Some at nearly 1000ft. What a life huh!
  11. Well done Graham, that was considerably better than my efforts this afternoon: beautiful sunshine here but absolute dead calm (with the occasional zephyr to raise but then dash my hopes) so pinged up to 50m a lot and came down within a couple of minutes or so each time.
  12. Finally a chance to get out with Purito F5RES, but a struggle to locate and get into decent air. Made the best of finding the least sinking air, and manged just over 7 minutes, lots of flights around 3 minutes, and a couple of 5 minutes, but hard work to find anything better today. Fish Meadow Purito F5RES Flight time after motor cut off, 7 minutes 6 seconds. Graham Lorimer
  13. Non geared, but 28mm diameter. The motor I would chose is a 2208-1400kv (which is 28mm) - unavailable anywhere in the world. So I have to use a 1000kv - so have to run only 50W, but it gets me there with zoom. Heavier models on 2212-1400kv (superb). Rx = Multiplex Rx ...... Rx-5 Light - Only one aerial, but sub 5g if you remove the case. If you want a better Rx then Rx-6-DR Light which is then 11g but 2 aerials. Then you could go "propper" Rx's but they are over 25g (sad face). Using a "Park flyer" Rx bothers me a little, I prefer one aerial out of each side. Having said that - I have never had any problems, but you don't go up and away with the lift like you would with a 4m model. With a 28mm motor, you need a hole ~34mm........ Then add the balsa on the outside (3mm) and you are using a 40mm spinner. I have gone with the motor turned round and just sticking out -- but I have filled them with mud a few times, Then they get the hose pipe ! Putting it in can be fun !
  14. Certainly a common theme in the covering . Very nice fleet. Geared or non geared motors? Receiver? Thanks Anthony.
  15. Wooops - 2S ........ 450-2S and a 6g BlHeli 25A esc........... All HV - no BEC.
  16. I like to fly a lot and so 600g was always my lower limit. A bungee launch puts far more stress on an airframe than electric (by a mile). If you just take a bungee glider and add a motor, you cannot have it right. Buiding very light has not been a problem, except weeds puncturing the ProFilm Lite (3 times). There are no brakes - but in very light conditions, no problem......... It will spin well.
  17. Full details and entry will be on the BARCS – Aircraft - Kent Interclub Forum Scores count to BARCS F5J and Kent Interclub League. Entry £5.00 payable on the day.
  18. The far one (left) is the 400g one and the nearer (right) one is now flying at 620g. It should be possible to get down to 310g - which would give me a 310g and one double the weight at 620g. Just to confuse things further is the Bombay Duck (620g) with no fuz under wings (low drag) which is the preferred model if the wind comes up. I spent my working life doing 60+ hour weeks - I don't know how to stop doing things !
  19. Full details and entry will be on the BARCS – Aircraft - Kent Interclub Forum This is an open competition and non Kent club members are very welcome (entry fee £5). The rules are BARCS Multilaunch for Electric launch gliders. Electric Gliders must be fitted with an AMRT (height limiter) which cuts the motor at 30 secs and records the launch height. Electric launch height of 175m with a penalty of 3 pts per metre for Electric launches exceeding it. Most pilots will want to set AMRTs to cut a little below 175m. It is fine instead to use F5J firmware and cut the motor manually.
  20. Full details and entry will be on the BARCS – Aircraft - Kent Interclub Forum This is an open competition and non Kent club members are very welcome (entry fee £5). The rules are BARCS Multilaunch for Electric launch gliders. Electric Gliders must be fitted with an AMRT (height limiter) which cuts the motor at 30 secs and records the launch height. Electric launch height of 175m with a penalty of 3 pts per metre for Electric launches exceeding it. Most pilots will want to set AMRTs to cut a little below 175m. It is fine instead to use F5J firmware and cut the motor manually.
  21. Full details and entry will be on the BARCS – Aircraft - Kent Interclub Forum This is an open competition and non Kent club members are very welcome (entry fee £5). The rules are BARCS Multilaunch for Electric launch gliders. Electric Gliders must be fitted with an AMRT (height limiter) which cuts the motor at 30 secs and records the launch height. Electric launch height of 175m with a penalty of 3 pts per metre for Electric launches exceeding it. Most pilots will want to set AMRTs to cut a little below 175m. It is fine instead to use F5J firmware and cut the motor manually
  22. Well done, that's significantly lighter than my X-RES and you have a motor! I'm jealous 2s battery? What size? I guess I have to trade frame weight to give strength to survive launch.
  23. Full details and entry will be on the BARCS – Aircraft - Kent Interclub Forum This is an open competition and non Kent club members are very welcome (entry fee £5). The rules are BARCS Multilaunch for Electric launch gliders. Electric Gliders must be fitted with an AMRT (height limiter) which cuts the motor at 30 secs and records the launch height. Electric launch height of 175m with a penalty of 3 pts per metre for Electric launches exceeding it. Most pilots will want to set AMRTs to cut a little below 175m. It is fine instead to use F5J firmware and cut the motor manually.
  24. Full details and entry will be on the BARCS – Aircraft - Kent Interclub Forum Scores count to BARCS F5J League. Entry £5.00 payable on the day.
  25. Yes that is flying weight. I have a 400g one and this is the new lighter version. The fuz is finished, which is above. It was on the wings from the other above. I am hoping to go lighter when wings are finished. I made a case that it would be possible to build down to 310g. It is, but would get a little too expensive. The present problem being 30g of prop and spinner and 35g of motor. Also the motor mount (glass) which all adds up. Here it is with "wrong" wings...........
  26. Anthony, is that ready to fly weight? Impressively light for an F5-RES model.
  27. Well, that is exactly what happened to me. I was out testing my new lighter model (355g) and (though still testing) decided to work some lift. Yes the wind was also coming up. Decided I was too far away and set off back. The wind built up and the sink got greater and I was never going to make it back. I just opened up the motor, climbed and powered forward. I had started testing / trimming with no wind and the SSW wind slowly built up, but had not been a problem, perhaps caused overconfidence. Very well done on the 13:05.
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