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New Model plane

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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............

Greased Lightning GL-10 Successful Transition Test

NASA Langley researchers designed and built a battery-powered, 10-engine remotely piloted aircraft. The Greased Lightning GL-10 prototype has a 10-foot wingspan and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an airplane. In this video, engineers successfully transition the plan from hover to wing-borne flight in tests at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.

I wonder how long before we see it for sale on Hobby King

Today at Roundwood 13/5/15

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It was a fantastic day for flying.Despite this, we had only few flights.
Andy solved eventually engine adjustment problems, Bevan had crossed wires in one of his planes -
he may have flown it after I left 17.45!
Tony Mc - flew the MPX foamy Twin and did taxi tests with the new, electric powered Spitfire.
Michael enjoyed his usual electric flyer and admired the two new arrivals in his "Stables"!
Des sailed his Yacht, missing Tony Noonan who is not well. Willie flew more flights than all others together
and I, at last, managed to fly and land the 4 m Grob again safely.

Our treasurer Liam just about managed to get out of his sickbed to enjoy the fresh air in RW.

Not to forget Olli, having given us a pristine flying field by cutting the grass regularly, came to maintain the mower.

See you soon?

Large Grob Arrives In Roundwood

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The large Grob is transported to Roundwood for balance and C of G setup using 2 x Tony's 1 x Bevan and maybe some lead.

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