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Colin H

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Whatever floats your-------
« on: September 12, 2009, 09:47:12 PM »

Colwick Park in Nottingham (one of two ponds NMBC use) was today the venue for some different floating models. I only had my work camera with me so excuse the quality.

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Re: Whatever floats your-------
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 09:59:35 PM »

More pics to follow if anyone is interested and for anyone in the area they are flying tomorrow.

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Re: Whatever floats your-------
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 10:49:45 PM »

I'd be interested if it's not too much bother. I've always wanted a go but there's nowhere near me that'll allow me to fly off a lake {:-{
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Re: Whatever floats your-------
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009, 03:38:39 AM »

I can't see clearly, but is that a Short Sunderland in the first pic?

Always a favourite of mine.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009, 12:51:54 PM »

Certainly look s it to me , I like that one as well , I have the Airfix kit to build at some stage..
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Re: Whatever floats your-------
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2009, 01:05:06 PM »

Spot on Tiger flew like a dream to.

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Re: Whatever floats your-------
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009, 01:09:00 PM »

And more

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009, 01:11:46 PM »

And yet more.
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Re: Whatever floats your-------
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2009, 01:17:19 PM »

This one on its own, 95% made of polystyrene with li-po battery and gear box to prop. Light as a feather and flew really well the guy was doing aerobatics with it.

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2009, 01:22:15 PM »

Yet more hope I am not boring you, thats your lot.

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 02:11:36 PM »

Is this a regular Event ? , would have liked to see this..
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2009, 03:33:52 PM »

Yes Larry, from what I gathered yesterday the chaps will travel anywhere to get a flight. As you can imagine it must be difficult to find a spot that combines a lake big enough for a safe takeoff, a park large enough for safe flying and the ability to use IC.

I was told that this venue is one of their favourites as it combines all three with good, safe camping facilities. I believe they are allowed to use the lake by Notts Council 3 times a year March. July & Sept.

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Re: Whatever floats your-------
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 05:57:30 PM »

Can also be found at Billing lakes (Northampton) the !st Sunday of each month  :-))
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Re: Whatever floats your-------
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2009, 10:09:19 PM »

That Eindecker with floats sure is one big Fokker. But the kingpost and associated rigging appear to be missing - why don't the wings fall off?
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009, 05:02:44 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2009, 08:26:39 PM »

The "eindecker" is a non-scale "Hannibal", a bigger version of a kit by Flair called "Magnatilla".  There was this one at the 26th annual Loch Insh Highland Splash-in last weekend .  The third picture shows Alistair Sutherland`s gas turbine powered model, fast !   The Range Safety Boat was by Bill Terry , there was also a couple of Springers there too. There is seven waterplane events in Scotland each year.
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 08:50:53 PM »

I should have mentioned the sunsets seen from the Boathouse Bar.
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