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Mr Scott recently brought my attention to an excellent hobbyking deal of the Catalina at £50 it was a bit of a bargain for a PNF. When it arrived it was made of polystyrene which is not the best, I did replace a couple of servos, they seemed a bit iffy, and changed the props since […]

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A few of us went to Llandudno for 3 or 4 days to do some slope soaring on the Great Orme. We had to take pot luck with the weather it is one thing there is no control over, I arrived on Sunday afternoon to find that conditions where just right (for me anyway), and […]

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Although today was a beautiful day, and I was looking forward to trying the new FPV OSD that I didn’t get to try properly next time out due to problems with the GPS. This time out it still took a little while to get a full GPS fix, but it did fix. This was the […]

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This is how not to land a glider, my first approach is to high and as I loose height the models speed increases and I overshoot the landing area, so I decided to abort and go around again. The second attempt is no better, still to high, this time I try to loose height to […]

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A short edit of a flight using my Cularis, I mounted the camera on the wing tip. I thought that I may have a problem with balance but it turned out fine and I needn’t have worried the model flew just as it did without the camera. My Cularis is quite heavy and so flies […]

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You may have noticed our very own Jeremy Beadle (Ray Shaw) taking some snapshots, trying to catch you slipping in cow do-do, and although he didn’t manage to get any pictures of that, he has taken some very nice picture which he has kindly sent to be uploaded and shared. Thank you Mr Ray.

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After learning the lessons of my previous flight (http://blog.smfc.co.uk/2014/07/fpv-on-a-new-glider-in-the-wind/) and with Scott kindly donating a Super Cub to the cause I have now fitted the FPV equipment, GPS and OSD. Firstly I removed the brushed motor, speed controlled and unfortunately the receiver since this is a single unit, and because I don’t have a battery […]