Liam J has sent some information on his beautiful 1/4 Scale DHC-1 Chipmunk which he flies regularly at the Club. The plane is a superb flyer and has competed in many Scale competitions where it has placed highly in every event. He has supplied some of the build information for us too enjoy.
The Plane is a 1/4 super Scale Chipmunk DHC-1, Scratch built from a Jim Pepino plan.
Wingspan 103" , length 76", Powered with a Moki 45cc swinging a 22 x 10 prop
Weight a very light 10Kg
Ever wondered what our flying site looked like from the air - are the runways cut straight - do we have enough space to land - well - have a look at the following images that were taken by Hugo and I am sure you will agree that our runways are just superb all thanks to Olly - and just see how much work Bevan has done on the pond for both planes and yachts. Thanks Hugo for these great shots.
Despite the recent poor weather our excellent groundsman just keeps on going. He, along with the dedicated fertiliser team have been busy maintaining the access roads and spreading Winter fertiliser onto the runways. Yes - that's why our grass is so good - our special fertiliser team. Have a look at them all at work. In the photo of P.J. would that be a halo I see glowing around his head or is it something else ????????
19th September 2015
It is never a good idea to land your plane on the trees - but sometimes needs must and you find that this is where you end up.
Luckily we have out expert forester's on hand to save the day.
Model was retrieved safely and flew again another day.
Saturday 1st of August 2015
Thomas Arrives for his first flight and training with his new plane.
Model : Discovery 1.6 mtr wing span with Hacker A50 electric motor fitted.
After a few set up problems resolved, Thomas & Tony completed first training session.
As winds were quite high and a few more adjustments to be made to model, only one flight was completed.
Thomas full of enthusiasm went straight home to workshop to complete adjustments.
To be continued very soon............