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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #350 on: 31 March, 2021, 08:21:37 am »
Nice. They play fine on my Linux latop by the way (Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04). Perhaps you just have a codec missing on yours.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #351 on: 31 March, 2021, 03:45:55 pm »
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Nice. They play fine on my Linux latop by the way (Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04). Perhaps you just have a codec missing on yours.
Ta.


It's Opera, tried with Firefox & all is hunky dory.  Quick poke around on teh intarwebtubes indicates that Opera does stupid things.
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #352 on: 06 April, 2021, 08:31:38 pm »
And we're done.  Note the super detailed cockpit. *cough* *cough* *cough*







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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #353 on: 06 April, 2021, 10:47:15 pm »
That looks smashing. Well done.

I'm a bit of a fan of gliding, and especially vintage gliders. I had a cracking evening in a T.21 at Booker this summer.

Zipperhead

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #354 on: 07 April, 2021, 02:15:01 pm »
That looks lovely!
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #355 on: 07 April, 2021, 04:21:14 pm »
you wouldn't happen to have an electronic version of those plans for the Tern would you? 

I've completed the Bird Dog with the exception of the PITA job of cutting out all the markings, and making sure it flies - must remember to post photo here.

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #356 on: 07 April, 2021, 04:25:03 pm »
Airspeed built these in York at their original factory right in the middle of town (it had been a trolly bus depot) which was unfortunately demolished about five years ago.
Interesting company, Nevil Shute was one of the founders and Lord Grimthorpe who's estate is based in our village and Alan Cobham were among the other directors.
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Grimthorpe or Grimsthorpe?  Only asking as I ran an ultramarathon several times at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire.
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #357 on: 07 April, 2021, 04:45:13 pm »
Airspeed built these in York at their original factory right in the middle of town (it had been a trolly bus depot) which was unfortunately demolished about five years ago.
Interesting company, Nevil Shute was one of the founders and Lord Grimthorpe who's estate is based in our village and Alan Cobham were among the other directors.
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Grimthorpe or Grimsthorpe?  Only asking as I ran an ultramarathon several times at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire.

Ralph Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe. His seat was Westow Hall (currently his grandson Edward Beckett, 5th Baron Grimthorpe is the resident).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #358 on: 07 April, 2021, 06:18:56 pm »
Thanks for the kind words.  It's never going to be a world beater as far as flight performance goes, but it's a small scale (ish) model with a not especially generous wing area so I'm not that cut up about it.

ElyDave > ...electronic copy...
See PM and get a wriggle on with those pics of the Bird Dog. :)

ETA.  For those reading NSN's autobiography.  I found out last week that there is film of R-100's arrival in Canada after its transatlantic proving flight. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbFhMxeTL2U
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #359 on: 10 April, 2021, 04:00:18 pm »
Here she is









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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #360 on: 10 April, 2021, 04:37:10 pm »
Excellent!
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #361 on: 10 April, 2021, 08:52:10 pm »
Just need to see how she flies, if the wind ever drops
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #362 on: 25 April, 2021, 07:48:49 am »
Got a chance to fly toy aeroplanes indoors yesterday so was finally able to test the Willow Wren (20" span, 5.5g AUW), see upthread for more detail.  It works.

These snaps, taken by my grate freind Andy, from a test glide and a couple of different flights.  Yes, the socking great lump of plasticene (all 1g of it) will end up inside the nose due course. :)







And finally, my cheap knock-off copy with Peter Smart's original which can be seen flying in the youube link posted by pcolbeck in this post.


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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #363 on: 25 April, 2021, 08:05:26 am »
 Beautiful. That must be really rewarding.

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #364 on: 25 April, 2021, 08:50:34 am »
Well done TL.  I know just how satisfying that will be for you.

What's next?

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #365 on: 25 April, 2021, 02:21:20 pm »
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What's next?
Decorating.  Hey ho... :)

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