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« on: November 08, 2012, 20:12:42 PM »
Went gliding with new boy Brendan on Tuesday. :D
 His wife had bought him a Phase 3 Phoenix II some time ago. :clap:
You can see where it ended up, :cry: …..
And how many of us have done that?! :oops:

Try not to run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas....... all at the same time.

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 08:32:54 AM »
That looks like the same tree Andrew put the Flamingo in to!! :?:

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 16:38:52 PM »
Yup,...I do believe you're right Bill!
Try not to run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas....... all at the same time.

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 17:28:59 PM »
thanks for reminding me guys  :lol:
you don't realise how high those trees are till you're swinging off the top of it  :lol:
i\'m an ordinary man nothing special nothing grand

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 20:14:51 PM »
Nooooooooo! :shock:

You don't realise how high it is, until you're standing at the bottom WATCHING Andrew swing off the top of them!! :wink:  :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 22:21:59 PM »
Andrew I know how you feel mate it aint nice at all good view from those tree tops :D really trying to get away from happy days you know yourself the way he is lol :wink:  :lol:

On a more serious note my thanks go to Little Keith and Mountain man Keith for getting my glider back.

A few repairs and the phoenix will rise from the ashes  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 06:00:25 AM »
Quote from: "bren.p"
Andrew I know how you feel mate it aint nice at all good view from those tree tops :D really trying to get away from happy days you know yourself the way he is lol :wink:  :lol:


I shall ignore that comment Bren. :roll:  :lol:

Just to elaborate, for the benefit of other members, Big Keith and myself were up on the Big L yesterday. We looked at Bren’s plane, still stuck in the tree top. Other people had made an attempt to retrieve the plane and someone had gone to the trouble of lashing 5 ten foot pieces of 2x1” timbers together (end to end) to try and dislodge the model.
The model had clearly been hit a number of times by this extraordinary long “stick” and had broken up, but the parts were still caught in the tree, linked by servo wires and flexible control rods which were caught on various branches.
However, Big Keith (or ‘Mountain Man‘,…whatever  you want to call him) was very tenacious and refused to give up on the quest until all the parts of Bren’s plane were back on the ground! Well done that Man! for succeeding where Bren, I, and it seems many others, had failed.





And just to put the ‘Icing on the cake,’ apart from the Li-Po (which is unserviceable) all the other electronic parts still work!!! How About That for a result :D

K.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012, 22:08:42 PM »
My hat goes off too little wee Keith and big Keith as you lads can see this phoenix will rise from the ashes :wink:

You two gents have a well deserved drink coming your way next time we meet up thanks a million chaps  :D  :D  :D