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« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2009, 09:11:47 AM »
Hi Ralph,

Yep, getting close now !!  :D  :D
No entry fees  :D  But tradition is that every pilots bring local typical food and/or alcohol for our now famous "International Aperitifs" every night, just before doing silly things  :lol:

Yes, we will need a 35Mhz scanner for the pilot registration. We have sourced scanners for the other frequencies, but we don't have a 35 one. If you can bring yours, that would be great  :D  (Pilot's registration and frequency check is on the Thursday night, just before the welcome drinks). Thanks a lot for the offer and help  :clap:

I plan to be on site the Saturday 4th to prepare the camp as a few pilots will be already there, and the first big bunch arrive the monday. If you are around, feel free to come, but other than that, everything is up and ready  :D
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« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2009, 11:36:02 AM »
Hi all, this year we try to make better, it was last year :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2009, 11:40:08 AM »
:lol:  Yeah, we were quiet last year...NOT!  :P

And we have videos!  :oops:
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« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2009, 11:55:04 AM »
Last year's report...

http://www.retroplane.net/retroplane2008/resume.htm

Check out the videos...  :oops:  :oops:
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« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2009, 13:47:44 PM »
Ho my god, who is this guy, with a green face after red face :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2009, 14:37:33 PM »
Bad quality camera!  :P  :P

I can't remember anyway what happened each night!  :P
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« Reply #66 on: June 19, 2009, 21:32:20 PM »
Hi guys
at 10pm on the camp ground I want to have my calm to get a nice sleep  :lol: I know, getting old, man  :D
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« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2009, 22:30:50 PM »
Hey Stephan! You know when you are on our turf you play by our rules  :D

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« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2009, 15:43:29 PM »
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Hey Stephan! You know when you are on our turf you play by our rules  :D

Well I think the guest is king, isn't it  :lol:

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« Reply #69 on: June 20, 2009, 15:47:38 PM »
yep, of course Steph :D  and every morning, waking up at 5am
go to the slope at 6am, we are not on holidays

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« Reply #70 on: June 20, 2009, 20:08:13 PM »
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yep, of course Steph :D  and every morning, waking up at 5am
go to the slope at 6am, we are not on holidays

Whaaat  :? not on holiday man :cry: I just thought  it is, man  :!:

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« Reply #71 on: June 21, 2009, 10:06:31 AM »
Well man, we'll see !  :P
We will wake you up very early man, everyday man!  :P  :P
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« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2009, 10:04:52 AM »
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Well man, we'll see !  :P
We will wake you up very early man, everyday man!  :P  :P

...as last year man, you were always tha last one to get up man, thats ok man, can live with that man  :lol:
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« Reply #73 on: June 30, 2009, 12:59:44 PM »
Well, that's it, it's Retroplane time !
The first "Retroplanistes" arrived yesterday from Germany (Lothar and Alexander) and already flew in the campsite ! (they came to fly, so, they are flying!  :P )

Next arrival on Thursday with Claude, after that, that will be on Saturday for me.. the rest, will be history!  :D
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« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2009, 20:51:23 PM »
Best wishes to everyone and have a great time, both in the air and in celebratory recreation at Retroplane 2009.

I had intended to attend from Canada and had planned a totally scratch built 3 metre Kranich II, modelled on an original Swedish built Kranich which we flew in the Cork Gliding Club from about 1959 to 1962. (I have a 1mm piece of 1mm ply  from a tailplane rebuild, with a Luftwaffe stamp from May 7 1941) which was obtained from a tailplane half which was damaged in a take-off accident in Ballincollig Airfield in 1961.

Had hoped to get some decent documentation on the aircraft, but as I  had no feedback and other than a few sketchy drawings, did not feel that I could make a model which do it justice.

I had a hard choice, attend Reploplane 2009, or my 50th School re-union in Cork in August.
Without the required Kranich documentation and the the resulting inability to produce a model which satisfied my standards, I opted for the school reunion.

I will be in Ireland from Aug 20 to Sept 23.
 
I hope to get as much aeromodelling exposure as possible during that time and will be bringing an electric photoplane with me. This is my Eyespy ( www.windandwavemodels.com/Eyespy07.html ). I hope to get some decent airphotos of the Irish scenery.

I have been dabbling with Autopilot control on this design and am a Beta tester for a lightweight, but powerful system ( www.attopilot.com )
This unit is currently legal only in the US and Canada, but if it is cleared for international use before August, I will bring it with me.

I wish you all a wonderful time at Retroplane 2009 and wish you all the best in keeping  the tradition of the developing years of true non-powered flight alive.

Perhaps I can get a Kranich ready for a future Retroplane session, wherever it may be held.  If any of you have any additional information the Kranich II, I would welcome any information to make this model a reality.

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