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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:54 pm

Afternoon folks.

Just a reminder that the club is holding its annual Aerotow event on the 14/15th August. It will be a nice informal event, flying off the peg unless anyone wants to request any solo slots. Obviously there will be tugs on hand if you have any gliders that you want towing up, and there will be a few models on buddy boxes too for anyone to have a go. We are hopefully going to be having a few competitions on, such as climb and glide, maybe something like a limbo competition, and possibly even a raffle, so if anyone has anything they would like to donate as prizes, just give me a shout.

Weather dependant, we shall be firing up the Barbeque too. We'll do a burger run on the day to make sure we don't have mountains of food left over.

Flying will be from 10am until it goes dark, and if you want to fly after dark, you can with the quiet stuff.

If anyone has any other suggestions for the weekend, or questions, just shout!

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:15 pm

im sorry i will not be able to do any tugging this year, ask Mark why Rolling Eyes

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:19 pm

Who will be towing? Rich might be a bit sore tugging all day Razz

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:47 pm

I'll have a little electric Tug available that should cope with small stuff (it's my Funcub!)... Got a little towhook to go in the Mini DLG too,

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:48 pm

'Cath will be primed and ready, Also Colin (i think thats his name ) that came up last year will be back with his tug

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:10 pm

There you go then, loads of tugging action, ranging from big, to small Smile

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Rich on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:31 pm

I haven't spoken to Mark yet but it sounds like a baby is due by that tone Leigh

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:39 pm

think he means I spanked the tug he normaly flies!

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Rich on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:42 pm

"OH" but we all new that anyway

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:43 pm

Nothing safe in my hands Twisted Evil

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:55 pm

My middle name is not Sherlock, but I think I'm spotting a pattern here...

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:50 pm

haha no buns in any ovens on my account. Just quite enjoyed the towing, even starting the red tug with a bit of string was a laugh. ach well!!

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:03 pm

Everyone enjoys a good tugging session, although tying things up with string is a bit "specialist" for my liking....

For those thinking that they don't have anything that can be aerotowed, then if you have a sloper, it can be aerotowed. I'm working on a patented release mechanism that will allow anything to be aerotowed, so long as it has a hook mounted (doesn't need a release mechanism or anything!) It should be ready for testing in the next week or so!

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by colin on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:52 am

blimey!!
didn't realized I'd joined a flying fetish club!!!

10 till dark? have you got a portaloo on site?

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Rich on Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:33 pm

Andy Sayle wrote:Everyone enjoys a good tugging session, although tying things up with string is a bit "specialist" for my liking....

For those thinking that they don't have anything that can be aerotowed, then if you have a sloper, it can be aerotowed. I'm working on a patented release mechanism that will allow anything to be aerotowed, so long as it has a hook mounted (doesn't need a release mechanism or anything!) It should be ready for testing in the next week or so!

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You can fit the patented release to my Wilga because that gives a real high powered but slow tug

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Sam Thomas on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:07 pm

sounds like fun!
I will be going to this one!!!
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:27 pm

Just the ticket Smile

It should be light enough to be lofted behind pretty much any plane, ranging from a big Wilga, to a little dinky MiniMag, or Easy Cub....

Colin, we don't normally arrange for a portaloo, due to the cost. We normally rely on the fence, or KFC/McDonalds down the road.

Sam, If I don't see you before, I'll make sure I have a maaasive stack of magazines for you, make sure you have a wheel barrow to carry them!

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Sam Thomas on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:48 pm

HAHAHAH
Ok thanks!!!
Is their a club night this week?
If so I might go to that one if the weather holds out!!!
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:05 pm

There certainly is, every Thursday throughout the summer Smile

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Post by Sam Thomas on Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:47 pm

Okie doky!!!
Thanks andy!
I think I can get a lift down, and I will bring my plane too!
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:25 pm

Back on topic:

Who's coming to the Aerotow, and what are you bringing?

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Brian Colclough on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:40 pm

Yes...............sandwiches clown

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Post by Brian Colclough on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:42 pm

Oh and some incontinence pants affraid

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Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:49 pm

Urm... Yes, and myslef, and the tutor (or cougar if I have it by then )
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Allan Patrick on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:20 pm

I hope to be there. If there's a shortage of tugs let me know and I'll modify my Wot4. A bit underpowered and small but perhaps better than nothing. Next year should have at least one much better tugging machine!
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