Sunday, August 29, 2010


Hilton's electric twin -- had it's first flight today



Howard's new Speed Astir.



Stuart's is  bigger than mine.  Stuart's Stinger tug plane and my 8 inch Stinger free flight catapult launched glider.
In case you can't see it on the wing here's a close-up.


Sunday, August 22, 2010



What Jon calls 360 degree perfect weather.

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Bobby's Pilatus.

Sunday, August 15, 2010



Alex with his Kadet and electric Stik.

Stuart's super tug was hard at work giving aerotow launches.


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Monday, August 9, 2010




I built a Tomboy with a fifty year old Mills 0.75 diesel engine. It still runs well but the contra piston is a little loose so that the compression setting backs-off when it runs.
Denis suggested fitting a short length of fuel tube to give more friction, and Steve thought that plumber's tape around the compression screw would fix it.
I've used both these ideas to good effect. Thanks.

Saturday, August 7, 2010



The O'Donovan Stearman.


Sunday, August 1, 2010



Basil's SHK.

Here's a short clip of the take-off, Howard at the controls.

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