11 December 2014

scraping the bowl

Birthday celebrations in the Goodwind hanger....

Ms Thunderflies' scratch built wing, mainly starch / glucose / lipids composite construction.
Maiden ended with a successful belly landing.

Without a doubt, the most useful birthday gift
 for years.....Diamond tape is a sloper's best friend.

Just to clarify.....that is actually a finger.

02 December 2014

In memory of...

Sad times.....the 'Hols' is no longer with us, and flying
opportunities have gone the same way. Let's reminisce with
some images from our recent past when all was different....  

The vintage beauty in her final hours 

hmmmm! balsa, fabric and sunlight; food for the soul.

The Hols and her maker, little did we know she would
soon meet her maker.....for good!

perhaps the pilot's lack of digital dexterity was to blame?

Alas we shall draw a veil over the ending and enjoy
her in completeness

meanwhile the birds have the right idea
and bugger off for the winter

we watch them with envy as dew forms on Solarfilm

Duke's not fussed, the long evenings mean more
opportunities for the most time consuming phase of
the build/crash/repair cycle

Back at the cars, Mark also has repairs on his mind.
However it turns out that the Ebay spray gun / compressor
bargain of the century's former life was in a tanning salon.
Come next season, all his scalies will be glowing
a healthy pastel shade of 'Tango' to aid visibility at altitude.