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General Discussion / Re: Sherpa coffee- Sunday Sept 24, 9 am
« Last post by Gerald Danen on Today at 01:26:08 pm »
Gentlemen, and I use the term loosely, I will meet you at Timmies at the appointed time (large regular dark roast with a bacon breakfast sandwich on a biscuit).  I will bring my Sherpa gear. I offer to run the BBQ if it is decided that will be the lunch time fare.  It will be bloody hot (bring your sunscreen, hats and water) and should be great fun.   

Gerald
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There will be a prize for Skills Day from of the Bert Dunk collection of stuff.  So that it is equally applicable to all competitors, it will be awarded to:

"The best sport who has come the farthest* by stretching his skills"

The winner will be decided by 3 judges who will remain anonymous so they cannot be paid off. ;)

Frank

* defined as "improvement", not "distance". ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Sherpa coffee- Sunday Sept 24, 9 am
« Last post by octagon on Today at 10:49:17 am »
See you there Frank. I'll try to make timmys, if not shortly after at the field
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General Discussion / Sherpa coffee- Sunday Sept 24, 9 am
« Last post by Frank v B on Yesterday at 08:45:19 pm »
Calling all members who are helping set up* for the Skills Challenge.  Mr. Graham and I are intending to be at the field by 9:30 am so caffeine top-up time is 9 am at Tim's Woodbine.  Andy is invited too. :D

Frank

* club tent and their own planes.
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Trading Post / Re: Really good stuff for sale, …. cheap!
« Last post by Michael on September 21, 2017, 05:58:04 pm »
Spectra goes to Simon. I'll bring it on Sunday.

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Other Events / Re: TEMAC Float Flying alive and well in Bobcaygeon
« Last post by BJROB on September 21, 2017, 02:53:07 pm »
Wow that looked like a ton of fun...
nothing but steady winds out there I bet...
I've been thinking of doing the same in my boat.
I think I will before the water goes cold and hard
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Other Events / Re: TEMAC Float Flying alive and well in Bobcaygeon
« Last post by piker on September 21, 2017, 02:51:48 pm »
Nice!  That is what it's all about!

I've flown from a moving boat a few times and it's really a very cool and unusual experience.  We were able to match the speed of the model with the speed of the boat, which requires a pretty fast boat... even for a slow model.  It's weird as you lose all sensation of the model's airspeed and just have to rely on other cues for airspeed like movement relative to the water, and throttle stick setting.  But it's a really nice way to fly as you feel even more connected with the plane when you're moving along with it.

I'm glad to see SOMEONE is float flying.  I hope I can get my house building obligations under control for next summer so we can get back at it as a club.   
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Other Events / TEMAC Float Flying alive and well in Bobcaygeon
« Last post by Wingnutz on September 21, 2017, 01:04:02 pm »
TEMACers Ken and Ken(Ellie) came to visit yesterday. After a bit of catching up I asked if the guys would like to go for a boat ride or go float flying,
"Both...at the same time!" replied Ken.
The result was a new experience for all of us and one of the best float flying sessions I've ever had, even though most of the time, I watched (tried to shoot video and drove the boat)
We loaded two models, transmitters, batteries and ourselves into (onto?) my pontoon boat and headed out on Pigeon Lake. After a bit of discussion, we came up with launch and retrieval procedures that worked perfectly.
Here's a link to a really crude video that captured some of the magic of float flying from a boat...



Pigeon Lake, air 28C, water 25C, wind steady from the south at 10kph, boat speed about 8kph south.
All three of us made perfect landings...takeoffs even in the open lake were no issue! Sorry I missed the landing in the video... it was perfect, but Ken put the model down right in front of the boat and I had to get on the controls to make sure I didn't run over his model!
We're planning to hand launch on the fly next time but we'll take the bimini frame down just in case things go horribly wrong.! :o
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Trading Post / Multiplex Easystar PnP $70
« Last post by sihinch on September 21, 2017, 12:29:48 pm »
Selling my trusty Multiplex Easy Star FPV platform.

Cobra motor, Hitec servos.  Minor repairs following a visit to the corn. Flies great.

$70
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Trading Post / Re: Really good stuff for sale, …. cheap!
« Last post by sihinch on September 21, 2017, 12:27:50 pm »
I'd like the Spectra please.

Would be such a shame to see it leave the club.
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