Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
A trip to Hamilton for there annual fun fly and swap meet for David, Alex and Fred Chigwidden, weather was great , low 20's and light winds made for some good flying. Great to catch up with friends that we haven't seen since last year. The event was well supported with lots of planes and pilots, something the Hamilton club was most appreciative of as other events had reported poor attendances. For myself it is the pick of the bunch as it is a great weekend, most inviting and friendly atmosphere, pre xmas get together.
That scale prop hub is adjustable and you can vary the pitch on blades, cost $900, cockpit was reported as being the same. As you might guess model wasn't cheap either,$6000 plus $3500 for retracts, wheels and air kit, this one all up ready to fly will set you back $20000 +
Since our A.GM mid Sept the weather has been perfect, with all but one Sunday afternoon being a bit windy, suitable for flying. Reports say that not just Sundays got a work out as well, with Saturdays and week days getting there share as well. Following are some of the aircraft that have taken to the sky in the past months
Some of the regular aircraft flown by David and Alex C, below, Alex now trying his hands at some aleron flying and progressing well with the Sky Raider trainer
Fred C has been given both the Gladiator, right and the glow powered Rainbow, above, regular Sunday fly
Bob H all packed away for the trip home
John turned up with this very nice Tiger moth on 22 Nov, looked good and flew well.