Friday, 28 January 2011

Mike's Super 60







The Keil Kraft Super 60 is 50 years old this year as it was first advertised in the Aeromodeller in April 1961 at £4-17-6. That's four pounds seventeen shillings and six pence. I could not afford one in December 1962 so I bought a new Junior 60 kit for £2-18-0 plus an ED Racer for £1.10.0 and a Macgregor 'Terrytone' receiver for £5-19-6 and a second hand transmitter which needed a 4.5 volt LT battery and a 90 volt HT battery! Peter Bruce hand launched the much admired plane at the club site last year and Dave was impressed how slow it went!

Imagine my joy last year when I won a Super 60 complete with some radio gear for £26! However it turned out to be a' basket case' that had never flown and needed a complete rebuild which apart from the wings is now finished for 3 channel operation with the 49 year old Junior 60 wings. Photos attached. Video is by Peter Bruce and the Clangers!



Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Disaster Appeal for Swampy the Mud Victim

Any donations of gloves (thrown in the mud) boots (need I say more) shovels (for future expeditions) and Persil (for the poor wife) will be gratefully received.

and on the way home

Monday, 24 January 2011

Oooops! So that's what publish post does.....

Latest Toy



Can't wait to get it in the air :-) Steve

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Friday, 14 January 2011

Looking for the hard core cold weather members.

After hiding away in our attic for the last couple of months playing with my train set Sheila said it's time to brave the cold weather and meet up with the hard nuts from class C.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Indoor Montage

Posted for Milky Ade.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Indoor flying again - Crap Outside...

Vaughans Red Bull and Jan flying her Night Vapor + Dave likes reverse flying and Adrian seems to like helis now...

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Eastchurch Solar Expedition

Me & Mitch were so lucky to see the partial solar eclipse of the Sun (Tues 4/1/11.
It was so cloudy we honestly felt it would have been better to stay in bed BUT we were rewarded because we both saw the chunk missing from the Sun disk as it rose above the massive solid cloud bank... How were our pictures - no comment - But if your interested.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDE2Kq3NRk

mONDAY fLYING

Monday, 3 January 2011

Nice Sticker

COLD

All of 2C at the field on Monday. No wind but smoke was a hazzard...

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Quiet at the field today.



Went down early for first flight of 2011.

Happy New Year.