Fantabulous Paul.Cracking video as usual, but to do the xc several times, brill.
very kind of you to say so Jon, come and join in next time it's a lovely stroll and just challenging enough to make each attempt interesting and rewarding
Fantastic Paul.... what and how with the camera, was it you big video camera or something else?
Thanks JasonIt's just the usual video camera strapped under the wing of the Medicine Man, the tape ran out before landing unfortunately and when I did land, the camera came off and took out the tailplane on the way through!
Fascinating Paul - well done!
Thanks Eric....come along with me next time, it's not all that tricky
I'll get my old ascot re-rigged with gear and come and have a go next summer.Are there sections where you cant see the model ?
so long as you can get high enough you can keep the model in view, though slow and floaty is best....how about that old (F3J ?) model of Simon's you have?
Will do Paul, I'll dig out a suitable floater.Not sure whether I can keep up with your pace though as I'm half a lifetime older than you, however my heart has been re-plumbed. Just make sure there's an ambulance on standby on the Pilgrims Way!
if we pick the right day Eric, there'll be no need to keep up an urgent pace, we can have a pleasant stroll along the base of the Downs!
Thats funny Paul, I have just been looking at that model of Simons.I converted it to a full house model and havent flown it since :(I'm going to dig her out and have a tinker and see what I can do with it.
Good stuff Jon, hope to see you up the hill some time
I have got a couple of 100" models that I could use but something a bit bigger and more stable would give me a better chance.I think it will be either the Hi-Phase or Multi-Phase for my attempt.
yes Eric the Hi or Multi Phase would be just the ticket
The Hi-Phase has ailerons with very little dihedral and needs to be 'flown' all the time, whereas the Multi-Phase is just rudder/elevator with reasonable dihedral so it will be a better option for when it has to be 'parked' while climbing fences and going out of sight behind trees and bushes. The fuselage is new, but the wings were previously owned by a local modeller now deceased, so hopefully he'll be looking down on me and maybe will giving me a helping hand from 'above'.