26 September 2016

before they weren't famous pt 2

Ignoring the modeller of indeterminate gender on the cover, does
anyone recognise the Thurnham regular immortalised in black and white mid-launch?

lost and found

Anyone misplaced this?

Let me know if so. In the meantime it will languish in the lost property box alongside
a smelly black plimsoll, one pair of slightly soiled knickers and a decapitated kestrel.

25 September 2016

it's creeping up on us all...

Can't quite remember when this was....
but we had a full compliment of white planes!

Charlie checks his phone for any clues as to what he might have been doing 
last week, while Bob wants to make sure we get his sizeable willy bulge in the shot

Mark, as ever, is on form with his launches....

Simon comes through with a screaming pass and starts a roll for the crowd.
Refreshments, seating and toilet breaks were made available
during the manoeuvre which was finally completed just before nightfall.

Charlie's new addition to the fleet; a Pat Teakle Salto

It's a winner! Not as frantic to fly as some of the modern versions, but
still a solid, confidence inspiring machine. The mown patch invites
an irresistible opportunity for touch-and-goes and despite Paul's more
'abrupt' attempts, the wheel stays firmly in place!

08 September 2016

before they were no longer famous

As the Goodwind floor joists began to bow under the ever increasing weight of aeromodelling journalistic back issues,
it seemed like an opportune time to have a clear-out. Whilst consigning some of the dope splattered
history of pointless pastimes to the paper recycling skip in the sky,
I happened across some of Thurnham's usual suspects in resplendent,
front page technicolor looking back at us from an age long past.... 

dedicated to the pre-privatised monster from an age before email communication,
it is actual postie John looking like a young slip of a lad!

It's actual Eric P (or maybe J.R Hartly?) showing us the
height of sartorial sophistication during his pre-sloping era!

...and to top off such a treasure trove, how surprised was I
when the postman actually came up the drive with excitement,
showing me who was on the cover of this month's
scintillating, select publication of....

07 September 2016

watch the skies....and the chimney!

Oh for some sloping action!

In the meantime, the demolition at Grain provided proof that the
quad-copter has come of age. We counted no less than four
airborne just in our immediate vicinity......

This operator appeared to get a bollocking about something or other..... 

The smoking gun!
Let's not hope it's a metaphor for
the future of aerial rc leisure pursuits!