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Post by Rich on Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:32 pm

Weather forecast is looking good for the Sunday Aerotow

Who's going what you bringing Question

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Post by Tim on Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:56 pm


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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Rich on Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:51 pm

Cool that, I towed at TVSA with Steve quite a few years ago, my 1/4 scale Wilga went under the wing of Steve's 1/3 scale Wilga, I have a pic somewhere, I'll try to find it.

The Wilga was really struggling there, I'm thinking of the DLE222 when I get round to my 1/3 scale one. Steve used to have a ZDZ 160 power plant, although he was moaning that it wasn't very good he may have put alternative power in by now.

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Post by Tim on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:35 pm

Well for my tentative start in aerotowing, I have bagged this at a good price from a flying buddy.
Hope to collect next weekend at the LLeyn PSS flyin.
Grunau baby of course....
Each wing panel is approx 66 inches long with a chord of approx 12 inches. The Fuz is approx 58 inches long.
It is of a traditional build . i.e balsa, ply & covering is solartex.
I believe it was built from a plan ( Mike Trew was the model designer) I am told .
So, that seems to be around 11.5 - 12' wingspan allowing approx 6 -12" for fuselage width.
That makes it approx 3.5Mtr then

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Post by Rich on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:39 pm

perrrrfect, does it have the release in it

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Post by Tim on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:44 pm

Not yet, but I should be able to make something up easily enough Very Happy

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Post by Tim on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:45 pm

another pic....

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Post by Mark Barnes on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:50 pm

thats pretty cool

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Rich on Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:27 pm

Not sure if the Wilga has enough power for the light wind conditions forecast for Sunday


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Post by Tim on Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:41 pm

LOL

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Rich on Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:25 pm

Flew Wilga tonight with the 110cc engine, really nice & quiet lots of pull some nice slow-soft landings & some slow-heavy landings not recommended.

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:54 am

I'll be there nice and early (anyone fancy breakfast at that Cafe on the HTM park up the road from the field?). I'll have a few things to fly, mostly rocket powered!

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:17 am

Oh, and did I mention Smoke? Lots of smoke methinks.... Fingers crossed for the good weather on Sunday though Smile

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Rich on Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:45 am

what time breakfast

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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:02 am

I'm easy, If today is anything to go by, I'll be woken up by the little one at about half five in the morning anyway..... 8.43am?

Just had a look at the latest forecast on XCweather, It is looking like we might get away with a half decent day weather wise!

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Post by Rich on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:27 am

can't get there until 8:44

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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:51 am

Hmmm. The question I must ask myself, is can I wait that long for my Breakfast?...

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Rich on Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:59 pm

For those interested breakfast in the Whistle Stop Cafe, HTM business park Sunday approx. 0844.

Help also required pilots helpers etc

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Post by Allan Patrick on Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:13 pm

I'll be along hopefully by 1 ish and offer what assistance I can
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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:34 am

Have a good day guys sorry I cant be there, but Ive got to go to Sleap to collect some goodies

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Guest on Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:30 pm

Just a few more photos of the aerotow [img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Mark Barnes on Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:39 pm

HAHAHAH the walk of shame!

Nice glider though, were did you buy it from Gaz was it Gliders UK?

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Re: Aerotow 14th August

Post by Brian Colclough on Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:41 pm

Talked to the guy on the combine in the cornfield this week Gary said he'd found your wig in one of the bales Suspect

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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:50 pm

Blimey, those pictures go to show how small the dwarf wheat is.....

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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:23 pm

Hobbystore (think its Ripmax ?) search flyfly DG808 ,Bri was it my blonde 1 ,Andy it made my crashlanding softer Very Happy

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