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Slope Soaring / Re: Kilakee - 14th July
« on: July 16, 2021, 20:54:12 PM »
Nice pictures of our evening at Kilakee Fred. I have some red transparent Oracover Lite if you need it to repair the Ava wingtip.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Back on the slope
« on: June 07, 2021, 20:30:33 PM »
Looks like some good flying down in Cork over the weekend. Wind was from the west at Killakee on Saturday. First flight of my Hammer. Flies very much like the Mefisto but with more momentum. Sorry Fred - missed your post on Sunday until after the wind had swung easterly again.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Back on the slope
« on: May 30, 2021, 21:00:08 PM »
Lightest of winds at Glencree yesterday - but perfect for F3Res off the slope!

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Slope Soaring / Re: Back on the slope
« on: April 25, 2021, 09:24:58 AM »
Spot on Bill! Up at Glencree in the Easterlies.  The old Impala flew well again with a new lease of life.

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Slope Soaring / Back on the slope
« on: April 24, 2021, 21:20:05 PM »
At last - back on the slope with a pandemic project - a refurbished model that is 50 years old this year.  Those of you of a certain vintage will know exactly what this model is.

 

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How to... / Re: Bending brass sheet
« on: November 24, 2020, 20:17:50 PM »
Thanks you two. Makes sense to try and do it in one step not two as I was trying to do.  That's given me some ideas.  Speaking of control line tanks reminds me of a Scimitar model I made over 40 years ago - it was a lovely model but only went a few circuits before the engine cut out.  I had made the mistake of installing the fuel tank upside down and the centrifugal force quickly starved the engine of fuel!

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How to... / Bending brass sheet
« on: November 23, 2020, 20:41:21 PM »
Anyone any advice on bending brass sheet for a strut point. One right angle bend is easy in the vice, but I need to bend it a second time just 4mm away from the first bend.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Where can I learn to fly RC Slope Soaring
« on: October 31, 2020, 18:43:33 PM »
There are a few of us who glide from Kilakee in the Dublin Mountains on a Saturday afternoon - wind and weather permitting. The slope is good for SW through to W and there is a NW slope at the end of the valley - we generally meet up between 2 to 2.30. The slope is beyond 5 km away so we are stood down for the next 5 weeks but once the restrictions on travel are lifted you are welcome to join us.  We are mainly members of the Island Slope Rebels club which is a national gliding club. In the meantime, post some details of your glider and if you need advice setting it up, people on this forum are very helpful and have a lot of experience.

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IAA - NOTAM - TRAs / Re: NEW IAA REGISTRATION SCHEME
« on: October 28, 2020, 22:28:07 PM »
That's one ugly number it generates. No disguising that as a scale registration!

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Events / Re: ISR 2020 Dates
« on: August 24, 2020, 20:28:05 PM »
Great. I plan to go on Saturday. Looks like wind might be northerly. Yes  - I've been before. Lovely site.

 

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Events / Re: ISR 2020 Dates
« on: August 24, 2020, 17:15:39 PM »
Is Tountinna still on this Saturday (29th August)?

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Slope Soaring / Re: Killakee today
« on: August 22, 2020, 13:14:45 PM »
Yes - bit  of a front coming through. Will give it a miss this pm.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Killakee today
« on: August 21, 2020, 22:51:06 PM »
Hope to get up if it  is not too wet.

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Events / Re: ISR 2020 Dates
« on: June 01, 2020, 19:02:28 PM »
I am keen to get back flying. Locally first. What does anyone think. Our slopes are within 20 km for me. With golf courses open and anglers back on the lakes can we resume local slope flying with social distancing during  phase 2? i.e. next week. Or do we need to wait for MACI to make a call so insurance is in place?

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Scale / Re: ASW 20
« on: April 27, 2020, 22:36:01 PM »
I would say this may not be the best place to start for a first build as it is a rather complex project and it might be easy to get disheartened.  Probably a good idea to cut your teeth on a simpler project and get some traditional building (and fixed wing flying) experience before getting stuck into this one.  I had built about 10 gliders (including some from plans only) before tackling the ASW20 and even then some bits were challenging - took me ages to get those spoilers to work. There are good electric RES glider kits out there now with useful build logs on the web to follow that would probably be an easier and more satisfying place to start.  Others may have additional advice in this regard.  I'm afraid I can't help with the power option as I just build and fly unpowered gliders.  Anway see what you think when you get the plans.

All the best,
Peter

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