Another fine aircraft built by Joe waiting fine weather for a maiden. This Sunderland is from a Tony Nijhuis plan / kit. I would have thought the current weather would be ideal for a float plane.
A package arrived from Sarik yesterday. 3.2 m ASK 11 motor glider. Two sheets of plans and a magazine (qefi?) build article. Chris has also given me a link to download additional photos and build notes. It looks big! So I have measured my build board and phew, it is 3 inches longer than a… Read More »
Joe sent me some photos of his winter build projects. Blerijoe has flown and Joe says it flies on rails. Doodeljoe is about 3 weeks away from its maiden. They are looking good Joe.
The car park opened at 09:30 with a few spots of rain and the horizon around the moors looked a little threatening. However the forecast proved pretty accurate and the conditions quickly improved and the initial westerly drifted N.Westerly allowing the long North South strip to be used for take off and landing. Martin briefed… Read More »
Morning everyone, DGD went ahead yesterday in warm sunny conditions but flying was not brilliant. The clear blue sky made seeing models at height difficult, added to that the easterly breeze produced very little lift. Having said that, the small gathering enjoyed plenty of chat and of course the views were stunning. Check out our… Read More »
Hi all, to anyone wondering how things went at LH last Sunday. Here’s a quick resume’. Steve Thorne and Graham arrived bright and early with their tugs and towing commenced circa 10:30 in a not too pleasant easterly and fairly brisk to boot. My first tow with the Solution was exceedingly hairy as the dolly… Read More »
John sent me this link to Google Drive of his K7 Maiden and a cracking piece of footage it is too. Well done to all involved. John Harvey K7 Maiden Flight
With good conditions this Tuesday 27th April, two impressive maiden flights were undertaken with the help of Martin and his WOT4 XL tug to tow them up. Johns; Jilles Smits 1/3 scale, 5 metre ws K7 and Chris’s; 1/3 scale scratch built Pilatus. Our Home page has been updated with flight photos and there a… Read More »
Joe has sent me some pictures of his latest creations. In Joes words: A ghastly Percival Prentice, and a DB Tiger Mouth, both electric powered, all ready for maiden flights. Who knows when ? And: I Still have two models to go, another small 36” Tiger Moth by Dale Tattam, and a Flair Puppeteer. Many… Read More »
When I first fitted both wings there were ‘issues’ namely fit to fuselage root rib and span wise squareness to fuz. So there was some head scratching. In the end I had to adjust the main joiner tube in the fuz which fortunately had not been glued in. Although I could only move it a… Read More »