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Hi Guys, Here's a Marmite thread. Those that don't appreciate the fine lines of glass and wood machines built for single man hand-towing, might as well get out of here right now! If you have any photos from the 70's, 80's and 90's, or still fly models from the period when the BARCS Open contests numbers had to be limited, please get some of your best pics posted up here. Not limiting this to the Vintage and Classic glider rules (being outrageously selfish), as some of the moulded models of the nineties were just as appealing to me, and I will get to post three times as many photos that way. It would be nice to share some info on each model where it is known too. For example, my Proton is a Mk2, as it does not have the balanced rudder which John Shaw designed the Mk1 with... (Photos courtesy Arthur Ott) Hope this thread gets some response, and I am not the only one hooked on the designs of the Twentieth Century! Jef
While I am feeling very mellow, I thought I would post links to the 2 x 180 is Max videos on You Tube. One film in 2 parts and professionally produced and with audio. This was filmed at the 1971 World Free Flight Champs held in Sweden. Part 1 and Part 2 Not a huge amount of British flier footage although Elton Drew's Lively Lady features on tow at the start of Part 2. Elton was reigning W/C at the start of this Championship event. Hope that is OK.. Enjoy
In the latest BMFA news, Mike Woodhouse has noted a You Tube video from the 1975 world champs in Bulgaria. Although the quality is not good and it's silent I found it great to watch. Also pretty sure I saw a younger mikef in there. Lots of well known names from days when a glass fibre fus and a KSB DT timer were deemed high tech. Well worth a watch imho. The correct link is here Very happy days imho.