Bushfield Saturday, 31st January
A couple of the pics show John and Bernie trying to
explain the new scoring system - it actually worked well and allowed Brian W
and John A to go head to head for a little Kit Scale competition. Brian set the
bar with a 23 second flight from his Jodel. John was flying Brian Lever's
Stinson Station Wagon which he had purchased for the princely sum of £1.
This model was a successful entry in the Nats in 2013 but is now rather heavy
and was refusing to fly. After a few tweaks however John got a 22 second
flight. Adding a hundred turns for a flight in the last few minutes got him 25
seconds, only to find Brian had pipped him with 26!
Dave Leech also got an exceptional duration flight of over
The foam peanut is a Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien by Gary Flack, he was
struggling to get consistent flights but it has real potential.
Graham's model is a Keil Kraft Lysander, another one that has a
reputation as a struggle to trim but Graham managed some nice circuits with
My Tucano took a little time to get right but after adding a
little downthrust it was flying nicely (video to come).