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Aero Tow 2013

Post by Rich on Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:06 pm

Breakfast at the Whistle stop at 0915 on field by 1000

See you all there

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Post by Allan Patrick on Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:54 pm

I'll be there asap. But not 10am!
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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Allan Patrick on Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:56 pm

If you've got room please could you bring the gazebo and I'll look into the missing corners. Ta
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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Rich on Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:44 pm

OK I'll bring gazebo Allan

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Post by Andy Sayle on Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:57 pm

Is that 9.15 my time, or 9.15 normal time?!

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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Rich on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:17 am

Actual

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Post by Andy Sayle on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:37 am

Righty-ho, 9am target for me!

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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:43 am

Quick shower then I'm on my way

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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:33 pm

Great day, some early drama but all got sorted, again nice to see some members piping along.

Massive well done to Rich for doing all the tugging and all his hard work getting her almost ready, also thanks to Will for his hard work as chief atatcher keeping them glider boys in order.

Top day

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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Brian Colclough on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:38 pm

A shame numbers were down due to another event clash but sterling work by Rich kept things on track and I suspect most had a good day. The cross strip wind, fairly brisk at that, made for some challenging conditions for take off and landing. A few photos to give a flavour of the day Wink










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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Rich on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:51 pm

All good in the end, thanks for the pics Brian, Andy has some video footage of some tows & Gary Badges K9 Cool hitting the deck after the release in his glider failed & subsequent wings giving up the ghost being still attached to the tug as it rapidly descended for the landing.

Mark was trying to get to grips with his bird glider but failed with the normal result of a crash & damage.

He was also doing his best to tame his quad thingy no success there either.

Thanks for all the help to get the motor running (again) Mark for the duff plug & Andy for the pair of new ones.

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Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:56 pm

I was a great success then

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Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:57 pm

Don't forget I also crashed a trainer!

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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Tim on Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:11 pm

Good day all in all - my DG1000 went pretty well, after removing 9 ounces of unwanted lead from the nose! Gawd knows where people get these alledged COG positions from, but that was waaaay out. Steve Prices 4 metre vintage job went very well - I like it!
Thanks to Rich for tireless tugging all day - ooo errr missus, and to all who helped to make the day go well.

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It was a fashionable forced landing with grace....

Post by andy-kaz on Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:44 pm

Mark Barnes wrote:Don't forget I also crashed a trainer!
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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Rich on Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:56 am

andy-kaz wrote:
Mark Barnes wrote:Don't forget I also crashed a trainer!

That's what it's called when you miss the strip on landing, I crashed several times yesterday

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Re: Aero Tow 2013

Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:44 pm

Fantastic day out Smile I had a pretty good flight with the Graphite, 34min from 1m20s of motor burn.  Not bad considering I wasn't really looking for thermals, and was mainly just pretending.

The footage from the back of your tug Rich, is mostly useless.  Far too much vibration to get nice smooth images.  You can't see Gary's glider give up either, it happens just outside of the frame. It comes back in the frame with the wing folded, but still attached: (click for larger image)



And then it goes out of frame again, and comes back in just as this happens:



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