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Old 12-29-2017, 11:56 AM
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Dick Spreadbury's "Classic Jets" Held the last meeting of 2017 today at Abingdon, UK
As always superbly organised, with plenty of food and hot drinks, the weather wasnt the best however, still the pilots braved the chilly weather, and put in a good number of flights between the showers.
Dave Wishere brought along his CARF Mephisto although a rain shower curtailed his first flight of the day, it looked very smooth and locked in, I am sure Dave will comment as required.
As always a few photographs.

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Old 12-29-2017, 12:07 PM
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That bloody Mephisto just cost me a lot of money
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I’m not sure we consider the huge effort required to set up an event like this, let alone in terrible conditions like we had today. I really struggled to get motivated today...obviously I have no sympathy for Birdy since he bullied me into flying the Mephisto I got good data on the set up, I have adjusted my expo figures based on today and will play with the gyro settings more. It handled rough air really well though.
Was good to get a couple of maiden flights done ( though I thought they might have waited for better weather, sometimes the use of a runway is too much of a game changer) Lewis’s Joker flew on rails once the gyro was activated. Dave F’s Hunter coped ok with the conditions and will be great once the igyro in the PB Mercury is set up.

Good to see everyone and thanks to all Dick’s Merry men for organising a good day-thanks for the pics AP

Roll on March 2018

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A few more photographs:

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Old 12-30-2017, 03:18 AM
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Watching it fly was the highlight Dave. Was blowing a gale so well done. Nice pics as always Alistair.
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Although Dave's MyFistiHoe is great and everything - seeing this many pictures of him and his plane is burning my eyes. Anyone get any pictures of anything else

PS - Thanks Dick and team for all the hard work. Especially in the crappy weather!
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Andrew Bird's Ultra Flash adding a little colour to a overcast day
Flown with Andrews usual panache, ample power with JC 180

More to follow, need to wash my van!!!!!!

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Steve Roberts flew his Ultra Flash, the Swiss scheme always looks good.

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Thanks Alistair! Didn't think my comedy ribbing of Dave would result in a load of piccies of my own toy but it's very much appreciated!
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Did you manage to get any of my Avanti XS?
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A very well organised and run event. Thanks to Dick Spreadbury and everyone else involved. It was good to catch up with everyone and see some great Flying in difficult conditions.
Once again, great photos by Alistair.
See you all next year.
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Originally Posted by Neil Guildford View Post
Did you manage to get any of my Avanti XS?
Neil, I had to leave early, so I missed that one.
A.P.
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Rob and Roger K making the most of a short interval of sunshine

Rob flying his CARF Euro Sport, and Roger flying his Boomerang Elan

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Jamie flying his Viper Jet, I didnt get the pilots name who was flying the Boomerang Tourus, nice scheme though.

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Alex Hawtin brought along his Futura, the light was not the best for Photographs.

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Jamie P flying the Viper...he’s just joined the UF gang though, so equipment will be swapped.
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Roger Kilbey's Boomerang Elan, always well flown, and ample power with the Jetcat P100

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Old 01-09-2018, 02:55 AM
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Dom,great movies as always, thanks for posting.

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Not sure they are 'great' actually Alistair. Terrible weather. I had to tweak everything in post editing including noise reduction to get them half decent. Have brought a Sennheiser mic with a wind muffler for next time...because it is always windy at CJ it seems. See you soon !
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It looked calm and dry in the video...completely different to what I remember! I am amazed how solid it looked considering the squall coming through at the time-you can't even see the rain falling!

Will have to get some more video now I have some more flights on it...when its warm!
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