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  2. Good day, certainly better than we were expecting. Light winds in the morning, becoming more consistent as the day progressed. Blue sky, and if you were lucky, a bit of thermal activity thrown in for good measure! Some great flying, especially in those variable winds, but Mark Redsell proved the master at that, Rich Bago second and Mike Shellim a close third. 1 Mark Redsell 11423.9 2 Rich Bago 10787.33 3 Mike Shellim 10615.12 4 John Phillips 10605.37 5 Mike Evans 10283.37 6 Kevin Newton 10049.86 7 Aleix Ingles 10030.61 8 George Young 10000.64 9 Peter Gunning 9489.16 10 Bruce Hudson 9420.65 11 Mark Treble 9219.73 12 Jon Edison 9041.26 13 John Treble 8894.08 Fastest time: 40.62 by Mike Shellim in round 12 Thanks to all for helping out and making it an enjoyable get together Full Results to follow Jon
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  4. MikevE

    Hello and request for help

    I wonder if I met you a month or so ago at 'scrubs? There was a chap flying a DLG there, and I vaguely remember he was also a Marc(k).
  5. 12 rounds so I guess so
  6. Table updated - 1st post in this thread
  7. Did John's wind dance work?
  8. A placeholder for the 7th combined 2M F3-RES, F5-RES 14 day duration Challenge for 2021. This is an experimental event and the rules may be altered for subsequent challenges. Please submit your score below. The 14 day clock will start when the first score is submitted and will restart if and when the current high score has been beaten. This is a for fun challenge for UK based pilots, anyone may enter with EITHER 1. a bungee-launched glider up to 2 metres wingspan and the standard Hi-Start can post a time. The standard Hi-Start bungee is a maximum of 10m of 6/4mm surgical tubing and 50m of static line (minimum 30lb breaking strain). Lighter/smaller bungee rubber may be used. OR 2. an Electric motor launched glider up to 2 metre wingspan fitted with an Altitude Limiter set to 60m and a maximum motor run time of 20 seconds. Object: Fly your 2 metre glider for as long as possible from a flat field, the person who's time is unbeaten for 14 days 'wins' and a new challenge starts. Rules: Flight times begin when line releases from the tow-hook or in the case of an electric motor powered glider, 20 seconds after the hand launch. The model must land in the launch field for times to count. While the object is to encourage F3/F5-RES types, any model up to 2 metre span may be flown (F3/F5-RES, foam, R/E mouldie) but please state the type of model with your time. Note that ailerons or other camber changing devices fitted are no longer permitted, even if disabled. No Flight information telemetry permitted except for Received signal strength and Receiver battery status. Fly safely! No slope soaring
  9. Apologies that this is a day late... David, CirrusRC comprehensively won this event. I am still more than a little gobsmacked by the magnitude of this score. Well done David... I'll open the 7th postal in a few moments and post the league table Thanks for taking part.
  10. Nathanshirley

    New to DLG flying

    I'll fly this glider to get the feel of it then maybe down the line might get better one was actually looking at the mini dart 2 1m from hyperflight but not sure if smaller is better or worse then a 1.5m but a lot more expensive. I have messed about with the different flight modes and a wee bit of up elevator when launching, I use a dx18 I managed to do a mix so when I press the bind button on the transmitter then I have a switch that I have the ailerons reflex a 1mm. I actually have a video from a few days ago but won't let me upload it here.
  11. mikef

    New to DLG flying

    The flat pegs are a bit easier on the fingers but stick with the round one if it's OK for you. Don't worry about the servos sticking out, there will be a tiny bit more drag but it's not worth changing them. If you want to move to the next step in DLGs, you will see a big performance increase. As to flying, you will get your best flights on calmer, sunny days when thermals are easier to find. Get the model trimmed to glide a bit above stalling speed and try not to over control. Leave it alone as much as possible and watch its behaviour. Learn to read its reaction to air movements. Get someone to take a video of you launching and flying if you want more advice. I used to get about 60-70 seconds from my Long Shot in still air when it was new. I was launching to 30-35 metres at best.
  12. Yesterday
  13. Nathanshirley

    New to DLG flying

    Thanks I'll try that when I get some foam safe cyano I just have normal thin cyano, when I throw it the wing tip rubs against the web of my fingers but doesn't stop it, is there alot of difference between the flat pegs and the rounds ones like is on mine? Also the aileron servos stick out of the bottom of the wing, they are 9g servos but when I looked it up they should be 5g would it make much difference if I changed them ?
  14. mikef

    New to DLG flying

    You might be able to get some thin foam-safe cyano under the skin at the delam and push it back down. Prick or drill some small (0.5 mm) holes and let the glue wick through. Spray some kicker onto a poly bag and quickly press it over the damage with something flat. The peg is in the red circle. With the peg in that position, the web between your fingers will hit the wing when you launch - maybe that’s what caused the crush damage at the red arrow. I had the same problem with my Long Shot, that was Ivan Horejsi's next design. Ideally, you want to be able to get your web round the corner of the tip for maximum comfort. On the Long Shot, I rounded off the corner of the tip to get clearance - not very pretty but it worked.
  15. Nathanshirley

    New to DLG flying

    The delamination is near the middle of wing near the end of the inside of the aileron. Then on the other wing tip there's a bit of lead weight I'm thinking it there to balance it with all the epoxy on the other wing tip.
  16. blancmatter

    DLG 'Come Try It' Event 24th-25th July

    Great. It'll be an early start for me! 6am I think. I should probably be in bed and not drinking beer!
  17. Neil Harrison

    DLG 'Come Try It' Event 24th-25th July

    Hi David Yes you are in, and with 12 entries and much improved conditions we have a great event lined up for tomorrow. As usual, pilots briefing at 9.45 for a 10.00am start. See you all in the morning.....
  18. Good luck for tomorrow guys It looked like John was doing some sort of sky God ritual praying for wind,bean and curry followed by lots of ale should do the job.
  19. mikef

    New to DLG flying

    Let's have a close-up of the tip with the peg - I hope it's not where that carbon patch is…
  20. Jef Ott

    Electric RC Flight

    LOL, the removable windshield is about the only part that is completely finished! I will modify the tail end of the fuselage to give more acceptable AoA.
  21. Found a nice spot for the night, five mins away from the slope. Thick of it on the telly. Cold beer. Stir fry on. All is good.
  22. Treble's bottom? Looking for wind? I had plenty, between 2-3 pm. Mixed with some thermic, it was a nice hour or so.
  23. PaulR

    DLG 'Come Try It' Event 24th-25th July

    Apparently Manny is making it 12!
  24. PaulR

    DLG 'Come Try It' Event 24th-25th July

    Excellent. With Mike C that makes 11. Anyone else want to make it an even number!?
  25. If you’ve got a big lens this is what you can see from the car park. Got to be honest John, you inspired me to go and find somewhere to sleep for the night
  26. Sloper

    Ordering from France…..

    Buying from Europe is the same as buying from anywhere outside the UK. Goods purchased under £130 UK VAT should be charged at the point of sale, even if the goods are supplied from within a UK based warehouse ie hobbykong and bangbad, these goods will be shipped and should not get further charges from customs Goods purchased over that value are treat as any import and are subject to customs VAT and duty. The difference is with the brexit deal is that goods manufactured in the EU will be zero duty but goods sold in the EU that are manufactured from outside the EU, they are subject to duty charge depending on the tariff code applied.
  27. cirrusRC

    DLG 'Come Try It' Event 24th-25th July

    Ok our plans changed by a day, if I'm not too late please put me down for tomorrow. Will check back later tonight. Thanks.
  28. AnthonyB

    Electric RC Flight

    Oh - and miss out all the front (removable) windscreen. Just have a hatch to get to the battery, to switch it all on.
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