Chouet Bar B Q 2016

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Great interest being shown in Ian Barker’s air ‘craft’ flight – check out shots further down the page

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Nice little Cherokee from Mike Burton, also a Quadcopter (‘drone’) just to liven things up a bit.

 

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Some of the models that were in evidence at today’s event – Chris Wilkinson just about to fire up his lovely Mustang

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Dave Wilkinson dusted off some of his models and gave them a good thrashing around the sky just to prove he hasn’t lost his touch !

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Keeping with the Wilkinson family theme.. here are a couple of Mick’s aircraft – ‘Sundowner’ and a Max Thrust ‘Riot’

 

 

 

 

 

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A few more models… and yes I do still fly some 35mhz if anyone was wondering about the aerial on the Tx

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Very purposeful looking T Rex 700L ‘Dominator’ belonging to TimSkillet… safe to say it flies as well as it looks !

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FPV gear on the table courtesy of Dave Vivian, also a racing quad if you really want things to get interesting!!

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Dave Vivian has been enjoying good success with his FPV exploits just recently. This latest aircraft – Volante X, was landed by him completely FPV with Mike B doing the honours as ‘spotter’.

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Chris Bougourd’s fleet in shot this time, this TUTIMA is lovely to watch in the air, very stable.

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Chris Wilkinson’s flying shot of Chris Bougourd’s ‘Tutima’ as it makes its approach before landing.

 

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Ian Barker has just finished rigging his Vector Kite – control is achieved by pivoting a ‘tractor’ prop unit so as to give a ‘vectored thrust’ – very cunning and very effective!

 

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Close up of the vectored thrust unit – the beauty of this arrangement also is that it can be swapped between kites, as Ian later demonstrated.

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Mike Burton about to do the honours and launch the ‘kite’

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Quite a different view of an aircraft compared to what we would normally see, I think you’ll agree?

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Back to the pits for a change of airframe !

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Ian seen here rigging the larger kite – about 8′ overall span; motor unit next to be installed once removed from kite flown earlier.

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Fully rigged and ready to go with motor unit now installed. It is a ‘tractor’ set up, so flies with smaller lifting ‘wing’ at front.. just like a canard.

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Ian steadies the wing prior to launch, this particular kite version will also take off from the grass in lower wind speeds.

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Now that’s what I call a high rate of climb !!!

 

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Pretty as a picture on a slow flypast

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Nice side shot of this unusual craft.

 

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The pilot and his flying machine !

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Lovely powered glider courtesy of Alan Howell, who has returned to modelling quite recently after a few years break. Welcome back Alan.

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