Another quiet month of no field activity due to the inclement weather. Whilst we were hopeful of holding the Model Day in support of the RFDS, the weather again intervened. To give you an idea of the unusually high rainfall (I know you don’t want to be reminded), consider this –
- Average Rainfall to October 505mm
- Total to Oct 20 2015 404mm
- Total to Oct 20 2016 714mm (+77% on LY and +41% on Average)
Who’s been active in the workshop?
Tim Sydes sent in some pictures and a report on his latest build; a Cirrus Moth DH60. Details of the model are as follows –
- Scratch built from scaled up David Boddington plans.
- Wingspan: 42″
- Motor: Enya 09 (equivalent to a .15)
- Weight: About 1.5lbs
Here are the comments from Tim.
I went with Max Wiggins and Ian Campbell to Panshanger Estate and flew the DH60 Cirrus Moth. Conditions were windy making it difficult to control near the ground but however, on the day it flew very well in Maxie’s expert hands. Max chanced his hand by doing a couple of low passes which I was able to photograph. A good day had by all, aircraft undamaged. He said after first flight, “You build a straight aeroplane Sydesie, no trim necessary.” Max sent me some stationery pics and I have pics of plane in flight on low pass I would like to include in the newsletter.
These are the pics of the DH 60 Cirrus moth when I was kindly helped by Maxie and Ian at Panshanger to test fly.
Have you been building?
Does anyone else have any projects they have completed whilst the weather has been so bad? If so, why not send me some details and photos?