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#1
General Discussion / Re: Toogood Electric Model Aqu...
Last post by Frank v B - Yesterday at 10:15:28 PM
Tango schmango*. 
It was a nice day.  Lots of wind...in spots.
Guy, Paul, Simon H. and I had a great time.

Frank
* my main sheet got caught in Guy's rigging (grappling hook) and the boats were stuck together.  We sailed them to the other side.  Paul ran across, went in knee deep, disconnected the boats and allowed us to sail home in one piece.
#2
General Discussion / Re: Toogood Electric Model Aqu...
Last post by GuyOReilly - Yesterday at 07:12:38 PM
Great many thanks to Paul for his selfless effort and dip in the lake to free them from the Tango-of-Death.
This is a quick video (20 some odd seconds) that shows how bad the water is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynI7L2nwUzk

You can also see Frank's boat fleeing in the distance.
#3
General Discussion / Re: Toogood Electric Model Aqu...
Last post by sihinch - Yesterday at 04:30:12 PM
Well my meeting was cancelled last minute so I did manage to make it! Another beautiful day at the pond!

Thank you Guy for letting me sail your boat.

I'll not mention the bit where Frank and Guy did a tango from one side of the lake to the other.
#4
Building / Construction / Re: Trainer 40
Last post by GuyOReilly - June 23, 2024, 10:40:47 PM
Well, the ailerons are now 2 inches wide, this is much better IMHO.  ;)
Now should these be tapered or left square?!?
Pros and Cons:
  • Looks better if tapered.
  • More sturdy if square, less prone to breakage of the trailing edge.
  • More sanding and risk of being uneven if tapered.
  • Risk of flutter at high speed?? (it is a trainer)

Any expert opinion on the matter before I decide?   :-\

PS: the aileron tips will be rounded to match the contour of the wingtip.
#5
General Discussion / Re: Toogood Electric Model Aqu...
Last post by Frank v B - June 23, 2024, 07:12:24 PM
Will drop by at 2:00.

Frank
#6
TEMAC Newsletter / Re: Reminder - TEMAC Barbecue ...
Last post by sihinch - June 23, 2024, 01:37:36 PM
Coming! 2 please
#7
TEMAC Newsletter / Re: Reminder - TEMAC Barbecue ...
Last post by JJerabek - June 23, 2024, 12:45:07 PM
I'll be there, put me down for at least two.
#8
General Discussion / Re: Toogood Electric Model Aqu...
Last post by PG54 - June 23, 2024, 12:29:10 PM
Looks like a sunny day with 22 kph winds and gusts up to 40 kph.
May need to pull in a reef or two!
Be there around 2:00
PG
#9
TEMAC Newsletter / Re: Reminder - TEMAC Barbecue ...
Last post by davidk - June 23, 2024, 12:16:52 PM
2 delicious hot dogs for me please.
#10
General Discussion / Re: Toogood Electric Model Aqu...
Last post by sihinch - June 23, 2024, 10:40:07 AM
I would absolutely love to come but sadly I have a clash! I'm so sorry. I really wanted to sail again.

I'm even contemplating buying my own sailboat.