Sunday, 17 March 2013

16th of March 2013

Another good day at the farm with plenty of activity in spite of the sometimes gusty crosswind.

If you don't like WWII aircraft you probably won't appreciate many of the photos, but Paul & I finally achieved our plan of flying our two Black Horse Spitfires together, as well as giving "Glamorous Glenn" a good workout so I took plenty of photos!

More on that later, but to give you an idea of who was there & what they flew I'll go to the archives:

James had the Edge 540 & the Old Girl.

Fingers had some successful flights with his pusher prop Falcon & his SBach 342 flew well too.

Michael had his freshly repaired Katana flying well.

Prez Anthony had some fun with the MXS-R. (Didn't I used to have one of them)??

New Anthony is pretty much solo with his Boomerang & looking at bigger & better things!

Curtis flew his electric Extra as well as his chopper. Graeme came out for a visit & reported on his progress with the Comet & Spitfire.

We had a couple of visitors & Barry from Townsville may be a new member before too long as he is looking to make the permanent move north to Cairns. Like Prez Anthony he is building a 55cc T-28 Trojan so we may have a double act on our hands!

Now onto the Spitfires that flew perfectly, & we even managed some coordinated low passses that looked pretty good!

The P-51 Mustang "Glamorous Glenn" also finally performed as we knew she could & she looked good!

In case you couldn't tell what we were drinking to celebrate!

Don't forget it's the AGM next week so try to get along even if you're not flying.

See you then.



Sunday, 10 March 2013

9th of March 2013

Apologies for the lack of a newsletter last week; I just couldn't put fingers to keyboard after another disasterous day for me at the farm....for those who didn't hear, my MXS-R was destroyed after the mid flight fracture of a very poorly manufactured carbon fibre wing joiner....

Anyway, on to this week!

After a brief shower early on, conditions at the farm remained perfect for the rest of the day & the small but enthusiastic group in attendance had a great day of flying.

Seen here is Paul, Greg & Dennis watching Anthony go through pre-flights with his Boomerang II which is now running an OS55. (President Anthony can also be seen in the background).

In the above & below photos you can also see my Black Horse Spitfire with a YS FZ-140 which finally had its maiden! (Also note Michael relaxing back in his chair after a few hairy moments with his Katana)!

Anthony spent some time under the expert instruction of Greg which led to his very first solo landing; well done Anthony & bronze wings are surely not that far away! (In the background is Greg's Giant Super Sportster which had a thorough workout late in the day).

President Anthony had his MXS-R humming to perfection along with his electric
Hobby King Domin-8-Trix.

Paul & I hope to have both Spitfires in the air next weekend & are waiting eagerly for Greg to receive his Hangar 9 ME-109!

Thanks to Paul for the maiden & the trim on my Spitty (not that we gave him any choice) & thanks to Greg for the perfect belly landing after the retract servo failed leaving the gear stuck in the up position while I was on final approach! (You've never seen anybody so keen to pass that transmitter to somebody else)!

Dennis flew his SBach to perfection & we saw a new Sbach colour scheme at the field flown with expert precision by Jessie.

With the Refreshments Officer not in attendance it was up to someone else to rise to the occasion which Anthony did with his electric fridge full of icy cold nectar!

We had a few beers & solved the problems of the world, leaving around 5:45pm.

All in all a top day.

See you next week.

Cheers, Rob