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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:41 am

Morning all,

Just had a gander at the weather forecast, and it is looking pretty damn good for tomorrow's club night. 7mph wind, nice and warm, what more could we ask for?! After the week I have had, I have decided to sack work off at midday, and head straight down to the field with a gallon of petrol, an armada* of rockets, and a fully charged Tx battery. Anyone else heading over?

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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Rich on Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:08 am

Yes I'm heading over to the east Coast, Doh!

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Post by Stubbsy on Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:21 am

Yeah, I will head over and get under feet again if no-one objects! Laughing
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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:45 am

You're more than welcome Smile

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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:27 am

Moi!!!!
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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Tim on Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:30 pm

Might just bring the Mig for its maiden - Marty has now finished the painting so she is fit to be seen out in public.

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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:40 pm

I wont be there sorry guys (first one of the year ive missed)

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:18 am

Tsk, anyone else got a tug?

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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Sam Thomas on Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:20 pm

Ahh noooo
Its cold and raining here in bangor, whats it like over there?
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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:58 pm

Not raining at the mo, although there is a big patch of rain heading our way on the radar pictures Sad

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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:05 pm

Not to worry anyone, but its black and raining (a bit) inPrestatyn! As long as it goes out to sea we should be ok!
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Post by Sam Thomas on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:19 pm

Ahh.. just watched the weather on the TV, BIG BIG BIG blob of rain Covers ALL of wales and just heads north Sad, that includs DRENCHING all of the north Sad
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Post by Brian Colclough on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:28 pm

Started raining in Rhuddlan about 20 minutes ago and is not forecast to stop any time soon I'm afraid Sad

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Post by Sam Thomas on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:30 pm

No flying tonight then Sad
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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:35 pm

Hammering down in Prestatyn now too!
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Post by Allan Patrick on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:42 pm

Lol! Very wet here. Well, on with the building!
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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:11 pm

Whats the official word for tonight then boss man?
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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Sam Thomas on Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:48 pm

I guess thatrs up to you, if you want to get stuck and churn up the field, and quite possible ruin your model then thats up to you.
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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:51 pm

Actually, I was hoping I could watch someone else do it! Twisted Evil






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Post by Sam Thomas on Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:53 pm

haha Very Happy
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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:16 pm

Fair to say its off for tonight (picked a good one to miss didnt i)

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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Rich on Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:22 pm

And me it's a sultry 25 & hazy sunshine here in North Norfolk, I think I'll have another pint me thinks

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Re: Club Night - 19th August

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:25 pm

Just got back myself. Rain stopped play Sad

True to form though, I had 1.5 flights of a little RC rocket glider I was test flying. I built a quick prototype to test out some new little motors (5.5 second burn, 150gram thrust jobbies). The little delta was test chucked, worked great, so out to the strip for a first powered flight. I lit the fuse, Jem held on till I said "chuck"...

I Said "go go go", and Jem chucked the little delta. It sank to the floor, and just as it touched down, the rocket fired. A little bit of a skid, and away it went, about 15m altitude gained, a circuit and a landing. Great.

The next flight was not quite as successful. SO much so, I only class it as half a flight. WE timed the chuck much better, and the boost was good for about 2 seconds. Then it seems a servo failed hard over, and the little delta headed groundwards in a nice gentle spiral. For something that only weighs about 100 grams, it buried itself pretty good!

Roll on some dry weather for more testing Smile

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Post by Andy Sayle on Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:00 am

Found out what went wrong. Duff battery pack Sad

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