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Monday, 01 June 2009 21:37

It Ain't 'Artf' Hot Mum - Flying Sunday 24th May 2009


It was an intriguing day at the North Leeds Model flying club.......




Even though I missed most of the Day when I arrived at 4pm there was still lots of people having fun. I was dubious as to hoe much fun they were having as the wind was blowing hard but I was reassured that everyone had been flying continuously all day and had only just sat down for a drink (yeah yeah yeah !) Had the words come from anyone other that Trev I might have believed them so I lingered around the boot of my car pretending to search for a wing bolt that dropped out hoping that someone would go for a fly, surely everyone hadn't just put the models out for show ? Nothing was happening so I put my multiplex blizzard together and ...

basically it was rubbish, I had built this when they first came out and was never struck on it and today its behaviour was terrible, pulling flicks on elevator input and generally not a nice flayer. Steve told me it was because it didn't have any washout in the wing so we barbecued a bit in but it was still pants so I disposed of it in an environmentally friendly way, oh how I wish I had bought another acromaster but hey ho !

Ashley had flown his 3W50 powered Chip Hyde bipe earlier in the day and it was time to fly again. Our young and very good member 'giz a go' Connor took to the sticks of Ashley's bipe and wowed us all with a fantastic display of aerobatics (see video later) but disaster struck., on a rolling circle the engine cut downwind at low level in the next field, despite doing his best damage wasn't avoided and boy wonder (or maybe more apt 'blunder') had to do the walk of shame. Despite beating himself up about it everyone agreed that it would be a bin liner job if they had the sticks ..



Just like that addictive but often cringeworth show ' The Apprentice' we settled down to a barbecue to 'go into it in a lot more detail'. Rumours began to circulate about 'late nights', 'youthful exuberance' and even 'one eye on his GCSE's' but they were soon put to bed when Chef Graham announce that the sausages were served.......


After scoffing a never ending supply of well cooked animal products Graham retired for a quick snooze, the audience were very cruel and I won't repeat what they said about him but Connor did manage to use the 'its paid for alright lads' tummy for a take off ramp ! Overall it was another fine day, if your passing our way why not pop in for some food and a natter, meanwhile enjoy the video shot by our eminent TV producer Stuart Jospehs......