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DannyF

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Free Flight Indoor Nationals 2016
« on: 22/04/2016, 11:18:55 PM »
For those of you that don't know, the British Indoor Free Flight Nationals take place a week on Sunday (May 1st) at Wolverhampton University.
I went last year and it was really interesting, I swore then that I must have a go. Of course I left it until just a few weeks before the event before deciding I would enter this year. Anyway in 19 days I managed to turn a kit into a model, so if you come along on Sunday you will see loads of fantastic models........ and mine  ???



I have entered kit class, which means the model has to be built and decorated EXACTLY to the plan. Those that know me know how difficult I find it to not add detail, well in kit class you are not allowed! So it has been very refreshing, to not even be able to choose the tissue to use!
The model spans just 17" and before adding the rubber motor weighs a whopping 26g.

Maybe see you there?

Cheers
Danny
"He who looseth his aerial best beware, for the ground shall rise up and smite him"

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Re: Free Flight Indoor Nationals 2016
« Reply #1 on: 26/04/2016, 09:47:19 AM »
Danny,

Looks really nice mate!

If the weather "up north" is looking lousy, then I'll definitely be there.

I have a SWMBO approved weekend flying at Winterton Model Clubs show, so if the weather is OK, then I *must* attend...

Cheers!

Jim
Building Winter 2015: Wiggo, Alliance (rebuild), Mini Whizzza (66% reduced plan), Foamie Spitfire (rebuild), SebArt Sukhoi SU-29 60E (rebuild)

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Re: Free Flight Indoor Nationals 2016
« Reply #2 on: 05/05/2016, 09:06:36 AM »
The Nationals were great and I had a great time. The little Se5a placed 15th out of 30 in static, I am not sure why it didn't do better. I couldn't have made it more to the plan????
As for the flying I did as well as I could considering the trimming time I had, I think it went okay, need to flatten the turns and increase the altitude, but it is getting there :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2tEfRXH6jI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7elvZ06e6-8

It was good to see Ian and Pete

Cheers
Danny
"He who looseth his aerial best beware, for the ground shall rise up and smite him"