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General Discussion / Re: Toogood Pond Monday July 1...
Last post by GuyOReilly - Yesterday at 11:18:46 PM
Quote from: Andy Hoffer on Yesterday at 11:02:24 PMGuy's jubilation at the eventual arrival of the wind, saving his boat from drifting over the control dam at the south end of the pond!! 

You don't want to see the fretful expressions leading up to this!!

😇

You mean desperate and FRIGHTFUL.
I was worried it was going over the dam!

Still had fun.
Guy
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General Discussion / Re: Toogood Pond Monday July 1...
Last post by Andy Hoffer - Yesterday at 11:02:24 PM
Guy's jubilation at the eventual arrival of the wind, saving his boat from drifting over the control dam at the south end of the pond!! 

You don't want to see the fretful expressions leading up to this!!

😇
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General Discussion / Re: Toogood Pond Monday July 1...
Last post by Andy Hoffer - Yesterday at 10:54:23 PM
Frank trying to contain his empathy for Andy's tangle with the mid/pond navigation hazard!  Naval Cadet Hoffer 😎
#4
Flight Instruction / Wednesday, July 17 instruction...
Last post by Frank v B - Yesterday at 10:03:10 PM
I will be there regardless of the weather. 
We dodged a bullet last Wednesday. 

Frank
#5
Building / Construction / Re: Revell 1/72 scale plastic ...
Last post by sihinch - Yesterday at 09:25:52 PM
Congrats Frank! It looks beautiful.

Sorry I missed it.
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Building / Construction / Re: Revell 1/72 scale plastic ...
Last post by Frank v B - Yesterday at 09:21:48 PM
Trying to balance the boat fore and aft.  It needed weight in the bow to get it down closer to the waterline.  To get it there and secure it I made a moveable weight stick.  Glued and bound lead weights onto a plywood stick and put velcro on the bottom of the stick.  The other velcro part went into the hull.

The stick was pushed into the hull bottom and can be slid back and forth to find the right balance point.

Frank

potos:
- 75- top view
- 78- side view.
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Building / Construction / Re: Revell 1/72 scale plastic ...
Last post by Frank v B - Yesterday at 09:14:42 PM
Today was the maiden voyage and it went well.  Not a drop of water inside.  The hull is 6 sections glued together plus potential leaks from the prop shaft and rudder post.  Half throttle was about scale full speed.  At full throttle the bow would lift out of the water and the boat would plane.  Not quite scale but.... .  No rooster tail.

Photo report:
79- Andy holding the boat just before the maiden launch.
80- at 1/4 throttle.
83- after the maiden voyage.

Neat project.  Thanks Cadez.

Frank
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General Discussion / Re: Toogood Pond Monday July 1...
Last post by Frank v B - Yesterday at 06:23:43 PM
The boating was good.  The  weather was not too good.
- Andy managed to get his surface skimmer stuck in the only clump of sticks breaking the surface.  Guy's fishing boat pushed him free.
- Guy's sailboat got stuck in the middle when there was no wind....between storms.  he was pushed halfway into shore by Andy's surface skimmer.
- My Flower Class Corvette had its maiden voyage.  Went well.  Needs a little forward trimming.  At full throttle it would actually plane.  Not quite scale.  The motor is a geared brushed 380 and a plane ESC (no reverse).
- The sailing was done between rain storms and fit perfectly into our day.

Photo report:
79- Andy with my corvette- pre maiden voyage.
80- maiden voyage at 1/4 throttle.
81- Andy's skimmer stuck in the branches.
83- the Corvette after the maiden voyage.
84- Guy trying to get his boat back when it started to spit again.

Frank
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General Discussion / Re: Toogood Pond Monday July 1...
Last post by Andy Hoffer - Yesterday at 11:15:00 AM
The sailboats will make nice table centres at Tim Hortons!!

This will be a good teaching moment.

FYI, the FvB Met Handbook says the recommended approach to a 66% POP forecast is to sail or fly in  the remaining 34%.  That gives you 40 minutes of recharging or coffee time for every 20 minutes failed or flown.  Brilliant Nederlands smarts!!

Naval Cadet Hoffer. 😎
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General Discussion / Re: Toogood Pond Monday July 1...
Last post by GuyOReilly - Yesterday at 09:47:34 AM
There is rain in 5h3 forecast, I am still going, if not for sailing then a coffee at Starbucks or Tim Horton...