Heritage Event 09/07/17

Despite the change in wind direction causing a few issues later in the day, these guys put on a great display for the assembled Heritage guests. The static display was very much appreciated by all too, with some excellent models being displayed.

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A good selection of models on display

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As you can see, we were well situated for the guests to view the static display

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Club members enjoying a few minutes break in the afternoon’s proceedings

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Good to see multi-rotors were also on display

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A selection of electric powered models on display

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Nice close up on Mick Wilkinson’s Wot 4

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Mick and Chris Wilkinson about to take off with their respective Wot 4s to give the guests a taste of some ‘formation’ flying… none too easy in the blustery conditions, but these guys can cope :-)

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Thank heavens the landing area was as large as it was, not easy getting these light aircraft down together in gusty conditions

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Chris Bougourd showing a high level of concentration when piloting his ‘Dogfighter’, this aircraft really gets a move on when throttled up, so no room for errors here!

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A fast pass for the camera from Chris’s ‘Dogfighter’

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Something a little less ordinary – Ian Barker’s Hand Launch (discus style) Glider – ‘Whipit’

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Ian Barker and Chris Bougourd getting to grips -literally, with Ian’s electric powered ‘kite’, this model is very unusual and attracts a great deal of interest whenever it is flown

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Ian B is not one to stick with the ‘ordinary’ so here is a lovely shot of his Ripmax VTOL shortly after take off and about to transition to forward flight

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A slightly different angle but shows the lines of the aircraft really well

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Coming into land…. the two aircraft in the middle are actually some distance away from Ian’s VTOL.. thank heavens :-)

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Ian B’s ‘Convergence’ about to enter vertical flight mode

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‘Oooh Mum/Dad, can I have one of these for Christmas pleeease…. ;-)

A wonderful day all round, thanks to all club members who supported the event and many thanks to the Heritage Group for inviting us.

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