BMFA - Barkston Heath - 23rd-25th August

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    :Cool: Anyone attending the BMFA (British Model Flying Association) at Barkston Heath on 23rd-25th of August? It is a family regular outing for us. Hope to meet some new faces if you are there. :Wink:

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    Drat John,

    We're away in the RV that weekend.

    Might have finally met up.:Doh:Are you allowed to fly your own aircraft there?
     
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    :Cool: We used to fly in the Aerobatic Competitions 15/16 years ago. They allow free flight in the evenings after competition and they also have Shockie and lightweight models in the Hangar at night. Any on 2.4 can fly. I have a Minium I bought last year that I may fly:-

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    Is that electric John? I see no exhaust.

    I'm really into electric planes.:thumb:No hassles with complaints of noise,although I was once approached by one of the anti-flying fraternity and had to demonstrate they were hearing things.:Doh:
     
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    :Cool: Yes. Electrickery. I've been dabbling with Electrics for around 30 years. Todays technology is far superior. The Mimium is on 2.4 Ghz. You can fly up to 24 on the same set. The Tx talks to the Rx and locks in. Have flown it regularly around Almafra. Alos. ALL my Helicopters are Electric. :Wink:
     
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    Pardon me for asking at the risk of going off-topic....Was it expensive?

    If you could possibly leave it in Spain I might try some slope soaring next year.:Rofl1:
     
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    :BigGrin: I bought it from the Nats last year for £60. They are usually around the £75 mark. I havve slope soarers too. :Wink:

    BTW. We are NOT off topic. We are talking about model aeroplanes. That's what the BMFA Nationals are ALL about. :Wink:
     
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    Forgot it was that weekend.

    Promised and booked to take the RV to Skeggy for the weekend.

    So near as well.:Doh:£60 I assume that was the Plane.

    Batteries Charger and Transmitter extra?
     
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    :Cool: Nope. Everything:-

    Kyosho Minium Cessna 21 Centurion

    There are 3 different models at the moment. :Wink:
     
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    Crikey That looks fun.What sort of flying time do you get and recharge time?

    Might just look at getting one.
     
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    :Cool: 10 to 15 minutes. Re-charge around 25 minutes. Spare 3.7v 70ma batteries around £7. :Wink:
     
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    Just looked at the video.

    Looks fun.:Cool:

    Did you get the impression the one flown there is slightly tail heavy?
     
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    :RollEyes: You don't worry about little things like that. You just fly it as it is. Makes for MORE FUN. :Rofl1:
     
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    I will be going for the whole weekend been going for the past 20 years my main interest is JETS been flying them for the past 6 years
     
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    looks a barrel of laughs but no good for me.:Sad:........never did get the hang of rudder/elevator.:cry:
    only ever flown full house with mixing on tranny.:thumb:
     
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    Yes I know what you mean.Saw my first jet model flown at Sandown a few years ago now.

    Never got round to buying/flying one.

    B+++++y expensive at the time.:Doh:

    BTW Welcome to the Site.:thumb:
     
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    :Cool: We have been going on and off since 1978. Look out for the Kontiki below, If you see us? Call and say hello. :Wink:

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    You MIGHT need your wellies and STORM gear.:RollEyes:

    Seriously though..I hope the weather is fine for it.:thumb:
     
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    So...Did you guys have a great time there?

    Might have to pencil that one in for next year.:thumb:
     
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    :Cool: We certainly did. The weather for the most part was good to acceptable. Spent a LOT of money on MORE Aeroplanes and Helicopters. :RollEyes:

    Now chilling and getting ready to head off next week to you know where. :Wink:


    :RollEyes: Can't wait. :thumb:
     
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