Flying - July thru September 2019

 

Club Night Thursday - July 4th

 
The Field was in the best condition of the year, thanks to all that helped with field maintenance on Wednesday to get the field ready. The evening was warm and there was gusty cross wind at times. This resulted in a few "incidents" but everyone had a good time.
 
Peter

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Sunday - July 7th

 
It was a gorgeous day for flying model aircraft and club members Larry Greco, Rino Zorzi, Clarence Boyer, Bill Fleet, Peter-John Thompson, Peter Smith...  and Instructors Pat Leonard, Steve Daly, Craig Knight, George Federley and I were there to take advantage of it!
 
Everyone had multiple flights but the day wasn’t without its mishaps. Peter-John's Cub ended up in a tree and had to be gently coaxed down by George....   luckily neither George nor the Cub where damaged! Steve Daly's Fokker bent its landing gear on its final flight of the day. Not sure what happened, but Steve had it back together before we left the field. All in all, everyone enjoyed an excellent day of “sun and fun”!
 
Catch ya’ on the “flip flop”.
 
The “flying fool”
Cecil
 

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Club Night Thursday - July 18th jul 18

The evening sky was mean and unpredictable with a strong on-shore cross wind and turbulence galore. That's my "Twist 60" in the photo above!
 
Oh, and did I mention “ground effects”? YIKES! Take off and landings were not for the faint of heart, but that didn’t stop six brave Soo Modellers from taking to the air to satisfy their habit. After a brief but exhilarating evening we parted ways, hoping Sunday would bring us a calmer and sunnier weather!
 
'Till then
The “flying fool”
Cecil

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Sunday - July 21st

 
What a gorgeous calm, hot, and  cloudless day for RC flying!
 
The air field was buzzing with enthusiastic pilots waiting to get their aircraft into the wild blue yonder. Instructors Craig, Steve Daly, George, and myself were there to help students Rick and Peter-John get quality flight training, while Steve Morin, Rino, Peter, Bill,Clarence, and guest Mike Marshall (my Son) from Kitchener, filled the air-space with flying masterpieces. We also had a pleasant visit from past member/flyer Andy LaHaye. Nice of you to stop by Andy.
 
All shapes and sizes of planes where present. We had an EME 55cc powered Extra 260 gasser, 30cc DLE powered Stinson Reliant, 40 Webra Speed powered RCM Trainer, OS 55AX powered PT 60 Trainer, OS 70FS powered Tiger 60, Super Tigre 60 powered DeHaviland Chipmunk, OS 25 powered J3 Cub, OS 25 AX powered TaylorCraft, OS 40 powered Telemaster 40, and an OS 46 FX powered colourful “no name” profile. Whew!
 
Alas, the day did not get away without "incident". Rick Lorties’ PT 60 Trainer wing decided to part company with the fuselage about 100 yds.out in the the river requiring the service of our trusty retrieval boat “Jaws” and two sturdy "mates" to git-er back to shore. Rick says it wasn’t a pretty sight!!
 
When our thumbs got tired and the afternoon sun began to set in the West, we decided to pack it in and head to our favourite watering hole for some cool refreshments. Ahh...  it doesn’t get any better than this!!
 
‘Till next time, see ya at the field,
 
The “flying fool”
 
Ce Marshall

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Club Night Thursday - July 25th

 
It was a perfect evening for flying model planes. Just a skiff of breeze out of the southwest, nary enough to activate the wind sock. Ten people were present including three instructors, three students, two pilots, and guest Dave Redmond.
 
Instructor Pat tuned-up and “maidened” student Larry's new Hobbico Hobbistar MK3 and after a few adjustments it was purring like a kitten—good job Pat!
 
Student Peter-John put in multiple flights under the watchful eye of instructor George.
 
Trainee Rick Lortie is still plagued with tank/fuel flow problems on his Sig Citabria Pro - grounding it ‘till we sort out the problem. All was not lost though as I "took him up" on the club trainer to give him some stick-time!
 
All who had planes flew multiple flights and all planes went home in one piece. You can’t ask for more than that!
 
Well, the sun is setting in the West and the coffee shop is beckoning us in the East, so the “flying fool” is signing of for another day...
 
See ‘ya at the field.
        Cecil

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Sunday morning - July 28th

 
This photo set with captions courtesy of Peter Smith!

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Club Night Thursday - August 1st

 
A warm steady Northwest breeze with light gusts and mild turbulence in the “big willow-tree” area set the stage for another fun filled Thursday evening. Sixteen members and five guests enjoyed the non-stop flying.
 
Instructor Dave Derbyshire had his 7 yr. old Son Beau up for a training session—He’s “gung-ho” to learn!
 
You’ve heard the expression: ”if it wasn’t for bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all?” Well, our student Rick Lortie falls into that category! You have to do a ”safety check” before you leave home, Rick!
 
Rick O’Hara AKA ”Harley” got his feet wet when his Great Planes “Revolver” flat spun into the river at the shoreline. Rick reports no damage. On the other hand our newest instructor George received two “demerit points" for taxiing his student's plane into the wing-tip of another student's plane sending balsa and monokote flying!
 
Enough for now, it's time to hit the old watering hole...
 
Later gator
The “flying fool”
Cecil

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Club Night Thursday - August 8th

 
I arrived a little late, but saw two brave souls fly their models in gusty wind conditions. Both pilots had "issues"  - that resulted in unexpected arrivals, and hope that both planes can be repaired.  We all decided to end the flying for the evening and go for coffee.
 
Peter

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Club Night Thursday - August 15th

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Photo above - Julian's Apprentice with an ominous black cloud in the background

 
The field was in excellent condition this week, thanks to Rino and the maintenance crew. We finally got a nice evening to fly, with lite winds. George, Craig, and Dave were instructing many students who had come out for training.
 
We had a few spectators out to see the flying. Julian and his two sons came out for the first time this year to get some needed stick time. We hope to see more of them this summer! Our water recovery vehicle “Jaws“ got a single voyage to recover a downed aircraft in the drink. Thanks again to JD Aero for their sponsorship and the beautiful paint job!
 
Everyone had a great time. We flew until the light was falling behind the trees, and the field was in shadows.
 
Next stop... the coffee shop,
 
Peter

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Sunday - August 18

Another abbreviated morning at the field -  high winds the culprit again...

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Sunday - August 25

A busy morning at the field, but once again the wind picked up at noon.

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Sunday - September 1st

Another great day of flying!

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(photo by Craig Knight)

Photo above - DHC-6 Twin Otter by Steve Daly, who reports:
 
I have had this model for a few years, but haven’t flown it in two years, so I thought I’d get it out this year. It’s a Hanger 9 Twin Otter or DH6 and is overpowered with a pair of Magnum .52 four stroke glow engines. I think it called for 25 size 2 stroke engines or electric motors. It has a very short takeoff run if desired and is pretty easy to fly. Sounds great with the two 4 strokers. I think the wing span is 78” and weighs around 10 lbs.
 
Steve

Club Night Thursday - September 5th

 
As I left for the field it started to rain, not a good sign. When I arrived, the sky cleared to reveal eight brave pilots ready to hit the sky, three of them students.
 
As the flights started, the wind started to pick up, and flying got a little more difficult. The gusty wind ended Rick L’s Citabria Pro’s flight abruptly on the far side of the field. At low altitude there is no room for errors. It was a beautiful plane, expertly built from the Balsa USA kit .Stan had some great flights with his electric “Plug and Play” models. Larry brought his 60 size 4-Star but had some engine issues to sort out, and it didn’t fly. Rino had a good flight with his RCM 40-60 Trainer .
 
It is noticeably getting dark earlier this time of year and we retired to the coffee shop.
 
Peter

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