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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:31 pm

How would you modify a plane to be a tug?
I dont know if anyone would want me tuging them up anyways Very Happy
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Tim on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:40 pm

Oh Sam.....out of the mouths of babes etc etc Very Happy
Dates clash with PSSA at the Orme, so I may do aerotow on one day, and PSSA on 'tother.

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:04 pm

I`ll be there with 'Cath on tug duties, and a couple of gliders

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Marty on Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:12 pm

How far back from the nose should I fix a hook on my Wildthing? anyone?

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Post by Tim on Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:16 pm

just by your ears ! Very Happy
PS it will be crap at aerotowing.

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Allan Patrick on Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:18 pm

As far as possible! Preferably a wingtip!
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Rich on Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:43 pm

Marty wrote:How far back from the nose should I fix a hook on my Wildthing? anyone?


If your going to fix a hook on it then the bungee will be best, fit it 5-10mm in front of the CoG, if it's a nose release that wording gives it's location away, 10-20mm behind nose but it's solid foam so won't work, tape a peice of string onto the nose & leave it attached & the tug will release you

The wildthings go great off the bungee

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:46 pm

Tim wrote:just by your ears ! Very Happy
PS it will be crap at aerotowing.

Not true Tim they actualy go quite well, just dont stay in the air very long, a few years ago now we had 3 of them on the back of a tug and raced um back to the deck, right laff that was!

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:38 pm

little foamy gliders are great for towing. remember all the fun with andys flip and multiplex fox. we even towed my weasel that worked great.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:39 pm

hehe should have said tugged my weasel. hey andy you tugged my weasel!!

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:40 pm

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Tim on Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:15 am

Thats odd, my post has disappeared. I posted earlier to say I meant that it would be crap at actual"gliding" rather than slope soaring - I agree it will go well, but not for long LOL

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:51 am

Heh heh, tugging a weasel. I also tossed your weasel so hard, it's nose came off. Shocked

As I said, if anyone wants anything that isn't normally considered an aerotow model, so long as you have a method of fastening a short bit of string/line/ribbon of an appropriate breaking strain to the front of it, we can get it aloft with the soon to be revealed "Tugmeister 2000" * Smile

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Marty on Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:05 pm

Well Andy, fancy putting on a real firey show? I recon my xeno behind your buger burner would be a wheez, especially if the tow line was really short! on reflection, it would be more dramatic at night!
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:17 am

Xeno towing should be fine Smile Perhaps not with the Jet, but it will definately go up on tow fine. Adding a tow hook should be pretty easy too, there is plenty of structure to hang it off on the Xeno Smile

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Marty on Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:09 pm

I was thinking more along the lines of setting fire to the xeno with the jet after burner! lol 'bout all it's good for.
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Sam Thomas on Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:35 pm

why?
seems a waste of a model
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Marty on Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:42 pm

Well Sam, I am not a fan of the xeno, even when it was new, and mine has been bounced around the big rock a few times now and has gained a little weight but it's always been sluggish in the air!
The only reason I got it was because I thought it would be handy on (to quote you) "the big lump of metal". The first thing that failed was the hinge so it instantly lost the facility I bought it for so a spectacular "flaming" end would be the highlight of the xeno's miserable existance! bom
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Post by Sam Thomas on Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:30 pm

Oh right.. in that case. andy can you get us some expolisves please Very Happy
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Yeah, burn it in the sky!!
But it could crash into the pits or the crop feild and set them on fire...
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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:58 pm

Early weather forecasts are showing this weekend as being semi-decent weather wise! Could this be the first RDMFC aerotow in ages that we have soem decent weather? Fingers crossed!

Don't forget we will have means of towing pretty much anything in the air, so bring your wildthings, foamies, chuck gliders, anything!

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Re: Aerotow 2010 - August 14th/15th

Post by Sam Thomas on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:59 pm

can I fly my cougar?
Or is it stricktly gliders only?
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Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:08 pm

Bring it along, so long as you cut the engine and glide into a landing, you can fly it Smile Seriously though, we are not going to be uber strict about what can and cannot fly. Obviously if there is a big queue of gliders waiting to go up, then we might ask you wait a short while, but realistically, I think we can accommodate everyone this weekend Smile

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:28 pm

ive got a brick, can you tow that andy?

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Post by Marty on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:32 pm

is that the one with the rough surface designed to increase laminar flow? pirat
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Post by Sam Thomas on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:36 pm

I think it is to marty, What airofoil have you got on her leigh?
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