Saturday, 29 September 2012

Volocopter Ultimate Self RC Project

I think only one club member I know has enough Lipo's and motors to power this thing!
Preflight Checks essential!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Great Outdoors Sport

Had my own problems at the field after my engine change - never managed to take as many pictures as I would normally so some of you lucky people escaped my lens

Sunday, 23 September 2012

New Space Shuttle

Interesting event at the field the other day...


Friday, 14 September 2012

Cessna 182 R.I.P

Sadly my Cessna crashed yesterday. Stalled going downwind and went into a bad unrecoverable spin from lowish height. Hit the ground vertically. Crunched in all the front end. Wings and rear fuz not too bad but not sure I can repair it as it is fibreglass. We will see. On a more positive note, my Superhero has some new clothes! He's now Ironman. Still flies great and looks cool in the air.

Joe's Flying Spectacular

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Trev's Cessna 182

Lovely sunny but very windy day on Sunday 9th . Resulted in hard landing and breaking a prop. Got away lightly though considering! Hope you enjoy the vid, sorry its a bit shaky, cheap keyfob cam!

Higher quality video now :-)

Monday, 10 September 2012

Comments for the weekend

Re: End Of Year Flyin anyone? 8th sept!!!!
by Seanysean on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:13 pm

wow what a great weekend, a big thank you to Joe and Bartons for making this happen. weekends like this make me glad i am part of this hobby and am lucky enough to be a member of Bartons. They always make everyone feel welcome and part of the club - even Joe

Started well with an instruction session for Joe and Jay to show them how to put the tent up. did not go to well as Joe took it down with half his stuff in there.

The weekend was one of those times where things just worked, no plan just let it happen. Thanks to Charlie Wiood for letting Louis have a go on his RC car - there's a £200 bill for Christmas. The kids seem to have a great time the younger ones running riot over the campsite whilst the teenagers had a bit of bloke time in the tent.

The barbeque was a success and i think the marshmallow toasting ran to over 10 kids and one big Kid - you know who you are Jan. Thanks to Louise and Ali for mothering everybody.

I kept my record as Jakes Pit Crew intact, running repair on the Cardon appeared to work. Between that, running repairs on the boys foam gliders the tally runs at:
6m diamond tape
assorted cocktail sticks and carbon
4 small bottles of superglue - 10 year olds don't respect foam gliders
1 3D Buster - nobody told me the firework fired 3 inch plastic bullets - managed to get into the breach as it where not realising what was going to happen.

great weekend, great weather and great company - what a hobby

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Great Flying Weekend.

The still pictures I took over the weekend and there are a good few so just press the pause button if you see something you like. Weather was fantastic and I have to say its one of the best weekends this year - we were cooking in the sun under a clear blue sky. Fair turn out for the camping as well

Thursday, 6 September 2012

ZERO - Maiden Flight

Sorry this is a bit late George but got there in the end.
Multi-cylinder engine engine sounds so cool...

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

This Weekend Camping 8th Sep..

The camping field has been booked for the club this Saturday.
Fly all day Saturday camp over leave Sunday when youve had enough.

FPV = First Person View

FPV Demo at our club field - Fantastic

Monday, 3 September 2012

Sopwith Camel - Bad Landings Mods.

Lots of you will have seen the bad landings exhibited with this model - The Hanger 9 Sopwith Camel - others have tried to land this model as well but to no avail... On looking around a number of U.S. forums it was clear other people had also experienced the same problem with this model.
After examining the planes actions on landing I decided to make two modifications and I am pleased to say this plane is now a different model - which you can land fast or slow...
This video shows the modifications to this kit and also the landings done over two days as proof they work.
I now have NO dent in my pride.