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David Ashby last won the day on February 8 2023

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  1. Several late night flying sessions this week both on the hill and club field. It feels as if we’ve earned these few fine summer days this year.
  2. A couple of recent projects, a Lidl glider of course and a Limit EX from the old RCME free plan. Maidens await both.
  3. Good weather and a busy weekend at the RC Bootcamp here in Kent. The instructors gave flying lessons to 11 Scouts and 2 leaders on the Saturday and 10 people (a mix of kids and adults) yesterday. Over 100 flights on Sat and 70 flights yesterday. With the 8 laptop simulators providing constant back-up training it was satisfying to see how quickly people started to fly (real world) circuits and figure-eights by themselves. Flight demonstrations at lunchtime were well received too. The 4 Bigfoot trainers were worked very hard indeed but have stood up well.
  4. As Martin says, we don’t know whether the offender and the forum user are one and the same. Please therefore refrain from commenting on the forum user and his activity here. Thank you.
  5. All good wishes Matty, keep chipping away 🙂
  6. Thanks Stu, He has contacted several forum users, but has now been dealt with.
  7. Just by way of an update, we're still having scammers reported to us by forum users, two today. They tend to hone in on wanted threads. Here are two messages received by users from the same fraudster today: hello are you still interested in getting this?. you can contact Swift he has a Saito Fa-45s final variant for sale........... PM him @ [email protected] hello are you still interested in getting this?. you can contact Swift he has a Warbirds Replicas BF109 KIT for sale........... PM him @ [email protected] Please, please, please ignore messages like this. Just report the user and their message to a moderator and we'll take the necessary action.
  8. A short break for us, down on the Dorset coast, so the Weasel Trek went in the car. It’s had a couple of sessions from Portland cliffs in lovely smooth lift over the sea. I’m always amazed just how well this lightweight wing penetrates. In other news a seagull swooped down and nicked Mrs A’s hoisin duck wrap from her hand. I made the mistake of laughing too long.
  9. I’ve altered your user name Rosemary, to reflect your involvement with ‘Scale Me Down’, the business and YouTube channel you sometimes pop on here to mention.
  10. Thanks Ron, that pretty much confirms my thoughts. It was out again today at the Bickley glider fly-in. Warm but not quite as thermally as we wanted.
  11. Leprechaun day yesterday. Almost dead calm which helps. It’s always enjoyable although I can never decide what this model is - soarer, sportster, vintage looker, or a bit of each - but it caught a few upward draughts after a motor burst and stayed up for nearly 10 mins. Anyone got one? What do you do with yours?
  12. It is. Credit to Dan and Dave, the organisers, whose time, energy and enthusiasm have taken the project forward.
  13. Instructing at the RC Bootcamp trial day yesterday. We got about 14 newbies on the sticks (simulator and real) for the first time, the weather was kind and they all enjoyed themselves. A great day although I need a lie down now!
  14. Nipped out to maiden the 2m RES Mirai I've just finished. I've decided to have a go at some of the FxRes comps' this year, particularly as Kent Interclub is running it's own league for the first time. Some trimming needed but it went well in damp and windless conditions. I got the AUW down to 540g, whether that's enough we'll see.
  15. Too windy for the flat field yesterday but perfect for sea cliff soaring. We made some new friends too.
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