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Old 10-14-2021, 05:07 AM
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Sorry to hear about the PC. My Dad had it, and watched him slowly waste away to skin and bones. When my FIL was in his last stages, it was too painful for me to see him, I had said my goodbye to him while we could both appreciate it.
Old 10-14-2021, 05:11 AM
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David, it sounds like a good example of life getting in the way! Best wishes and prayers to Sue on her cancer battle. The survival rate is higher for pancreatic cancer than it use to be but age is a factor.
Old 10-16-2021, 08:51 AM
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This'll cheer things up. Billy Connolley fron 1981. The ending is not what I expected!
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Old 10-16-2021, 05:55 PM
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Best laugh I had today😂
Old 10-17-2021, 09:55 PM
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Great day out at the Gueret club's fly-in yesterday. Perfect flying weather. I managed four flights with the Big Guff which attracted considerable attention especially from the camera enthusiasts..







Old 10-18-2021, 05:23 AM
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She looks great in flight!
Old 10-18-2021, 06:55 AM
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I received another email from my sister this morning. Apparently the cancer is inoperable. There will be further tests to confirm matters but from what I know of pancreatic cancer, which isn't much, it's looking like months rather than years.

Fortunately she has her husband and daughter to support her.

Old 10-18-2021, 07:54 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear that David.
Old 10-18-2021, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
She looks great in flight!
plus one on the Big Guff pics, very sorry to read the news about your sister.
Old 10-18-2021, 11:21 PM
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Over on RCG, I have been offered a Brown Junior for the cost of the postage from the States. I've never owned a sparky before. Should be interesting. Isn't there someone in the USA who sells modern ignition systems for old engines?
Old 10-19-2021, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK
Over on RCG, I have been offered a Brown Junior for the cost of the postage from the States. I've never owned a sparky before. Should be interesting. Isn't there someone in the USA who sells modern ignition systems for old engines?
https://ch-ignitions.com/
Old 10-21-2021, 10:36 AM
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Some pictures of Tiko mostly taken today. The screen on my camera failed so I bought another one which came all the way from China and with the help of YouTube I fitted it yesterday. Despite the positively tiny screws it works!


Tiko in the study.

Tiko in the van. Someone said it was her "castle!"
Old 10-21-2021, 11:11 AM
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I like your new co-pilot!
Old 10-21-2021, 11:58 AM
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Your camera from the other side of the pond seems to take pretty good pictures or is it the photographer's skill...lol.

My sister in law passed away from pancreatic Cancer on my birthday two years ago. It was a very painful time for her, thank goodness her passing came fairly quickly, just 3 months after her first diagnosis. My sympathies and condolences to all who have lost or are in the process of losing loved ones to this dreaded disease, whose cure continues to ellude medical science.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by karolh
just 3 months after her first diagnosis
That's how long Michael Landon lived after his diagnosis, too.
Old 10-21-2021, 03:47 PM
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PC seems to be one of the most aggressive and very elusive to detect type of the big C.
Old 10-25-2021, 03:03 PM
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Obedient dog has own credit card & van to do security duties. Great owners.
Old 10-25-2021, 11:52 PM
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She likes to play football too. Once she's got the ball she never lets it go! The way my home-town team have started the season perhaps they should sign her up!


Tiko with football
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Old 10-27-2021, 04:36 AM
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My club celebrated its 20th anniversary in September. There is a recording of it on a well-known social media website. Does anyone know how I can transform it to this forum?

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Old 10-31-2021, 04:33 AM
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It rained heavily from 4pm onwards on the Saturday and from 11am onwards on the Sunday and fewer people than we were expecting turned up but we made the most of it.

http://berrymarchemodelisme.free.fr/...i%20Barons.mp4

http://berrymarchemodelisme.free.fr/.../20%20ans.webm




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Old 10-31-2021, 05:13 AM
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Damp but fun except for the one re-kitted airplane!
Old 10-31-2021, 04:45 PM
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Well I suppose I qualify at 75.
Built my first a rubber powered Kiel Kraft Spitfire when I was 11. It did not really fly.
Actually enjoyed building rather more than flying even at that age, anyway the weather in the UK was so temperamental the flying days were few and far between, and they still are!
By far the oldest I still have is this 36" Span DH4.

Built in 1959 (I was 13) entirely from a detailed 3 view published that year in the Aero Modeller. Powered by a Mills 75 that I had as a birthday present.

It was my only engine so I did not dare fly it. Later converted to control line (I figured it would be safer for the engine) in 1966 and flown in 1967 when I was at University.

I had hair in those days! With light weight nylon lines it flew very sedately.
The 7x6 wood 4 blade was made up from 2 individual props carefully grafted together by engineer Dad who also had excellent carpentry skills.
At that time I started to dabble in electric control line. The motor required 2 wires anyway so why not use them to control the elevator.
Indoors (no weather problems) with short lines meant small light planes with a remote control system so the pilot (me!) sat outside the circle.
With both throttle and elevator control I found flying tended to be quite 'gentle' so even very delicate scale types could survive.
My first high scale was a Sopwith Pup.

24" span it weighed 2 oz with a geared slot car motor driving a scale hand carved balsa prop. It even has scale bungee cord sprung undercarriage and skid that used elastic cotton.
Next came an even more detailed Fokker Triplane built to the same scale. It was built exactly like the original even down to the fuselage internal bracing.

I still have it as indicated by this recent colour photo

Decorated as the Triplane flown by Werner Voss, who scored the last 9 of his 48 victories flying it.
Same geared slot car motor but note the 9 cylinder Oberursel actually goes round with the prop inside the spun aluminium cowling. Guess who made that for me!

Flew many times but now 45 years old it is firmly retired.

It is perhaps not that surprising that with the advent of thin sheet foam, LiPo and brushless motors all my current RC planes are remarkably light.

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Old 10-31-2021, 06:30 PM
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Nice work and story of the origins of your creations, Quorneng. Yes, being light I imagine they would excel in flight well with modern RC conversion and electric motor. Or, save as display pieces and make replicas.
Old 10-31-2021, 10:05 PM
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Welcome to the group Quorneng, I'm from Shrewsbury but I retired to rural France in 2015. I'm just waiting for my residency papers!

I lack your skill in building light but plan to build a Fokker Triplane next year. At 1/4 scale mine will be rather larger and doubtless heavier. I will be using David Hurrell's plans, a Laser V Twin engine and I will finish it in von Tutschek's colours because of their simplicity!

I see you're from Lymm in Cheshire. I used to trade with Wrights of Lymm when I worked as a decorator. I built a Flair Bartonette several years ago and used Wright's scumble glaze to replicate the streaked Fokker finish.


Flair Baronette in the colours of Hans Weiss who was one of von Richtofen's flight leaders.
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Old 11-01-2021, 01:41 PM
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QUORNENG
You bet you qualify
We are delighted to hear from you ....... I really enjoyed your story and pictures, you build well.

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