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British model flying championship

Post by Lasse » Mon May 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Ian - nothing to do with the subject...
Anyway - will you be present at "The Great Dorset Steam-market"- august/september?
If yes, we could meet over a pint or two, because I will be there for three days.

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Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Post by Ian Skinner » Wed May 30, 2012 10:29 am

Hi Lasse

No I won't be able to meet with you that weekend as I will be flying my jet at the British model flying championships.

for info:-

[youtube]j6cJ0E864A0[/youtube]

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Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Post by hugomez » Wed May 30, 2012 1:55 pm

Wow!!! :shock:

This looks dangerous, specially for the guy in the middle managing the wire. However must be excited, a lot of power there.
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Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Post by tony mooring » Wed May 30, 2012 2:38 pm

Lasse, I now realise why you get so 'STEAMED UP' in conversations. ha!ha!.

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Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Post by tony mooring » Wed May 30, 2012 2:47 pm

hugomez wrote: This looks dangerous, specially for the guy in the middle managing the wire. However must be excited, a lot of power there.
Low flying must be a good way of cutting the grass. Bet the guy flying must get 'giddy' though!
If the wire breaks, is that what they mean by 'FLYING OFF THE HANDLE' ???

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Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Post by UHJ200 » Wed May 30, 2012 7:38 pm

QUOTE: “I will be flying my jet at the British model flying championships.”

Take no notice chaps, it’s a con! Some sort of weekend escape ruse or something of the like I suspect. I defy anyone to see an aeroplane in that film!

I suspect what you are looking at is a clip from a “You’ve Been Framed” episode; you’ve all seen ‘em doing boozy antics running around a broom handle!

Now, if you want REAL control line flying try a “Mecurian Mite” with a Mills .75 on 15ft lines . . . (Mid '50's Aero Modeller) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Lasse » Wed May 30, 2012 9:12 pm

hello Ian - thanks for the tip about Sascha!

Your line steared model plane would be powered by a socalled pulse-jet, I guess?
(Same powerplant as used by the german Fieseler "flying bomb" - also called Vergeltungs Waffe eins - VI. - think about Hanna Reitch actually flew one of those, sitting in a makeshift "cockpit"!)
How do you avoid beeing "seasick" with all those very quick rotations??

In my youth I also had much to do with (home built) model planes, controlled by two lines.
Powerplants then were danish made "VIKING" diesel two-strokes running on ether & ricinus oil.
Later on, I used british made "Frog" motors, ignited by "glow-tube" - and even ended up with "large" 10 cc 4. stroke motors with magneto ignition.

The latter powering a one diameter "flying saucer" which were almost uncontrollable - but higly inspiring and dangerous for the unlookers, when I lost control...
It weighed almost 8 kilograms - and went around 100 Kmh. when the motor were at its best.
(Naturally, it crashed in a tremendous way - leaving just a large bunch of firewood, balsa, and fabric)

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Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Post by UHJ200 » Thu May 31, 2012 12:02 am

(Naturally, it crashed in a tremendous way - leaving just a large bunch of firewood, balsa, and fabric)

That was the advantage of the “Mecurian Mite”; it was tiny, only about 6” (150mm) diameter so there wasn’t much matchwood to clear up!
Mark you it was an incredibly rugged little brute, on one occasion even surviving a crash that broke the Mills’ connecting rod!

Ah! School-days and 2/6d (12.5p) per week pocket money, after the sweetie budget it didn’t leave much for big models! :D

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Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Post by Ian Skinner » Thu May 31, 2012 10:00 am

Just for the record, so to speak. The first time I broke the British 5cc control line speed record in 1978.

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Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Post by Ian Skinner » Thu May 31, 2012 10:10 am

This is probably the fastest control line jet flight ever made! It was timed In New Zealand.

[youtube]U2DZtFvd6Ho[/youtube]



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Post by UHJ200 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:42 am

Right that's the easy bit then, now all you gotta do is be seen on a Rumi doing 180.

And I don't mean turning around 'an going back 'cos you forgot sumfink either! :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: British model flying championship

Post by Tipo Sports » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:16 pm

Hi UHJ,
I still fly many control line classes. I flew a Mercurian Mite at Old Warden last month in a Ray Malstrom memorial event on 35` lines and looped it much to the delight of the spectators. Nearly as much fun as riding one of my Rumis.

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Re: British model flying championship

Post by UHJ200 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:05 pm

Tipo Sports wrote:Hi UHJ,
I still fly many control line classes. I flew a Mercurian Mite at Old Warden last month in a Ray Malstrom memorial event on 35` lines and looped it much to the delight of the spectators. Nearly as much fun as riding one of my Rumis.
35ft lines :!: What engine did you put on the poor littler blighter ‘fer crying out loud :?: An ETA19 or maybe even a RR Trent? :lol:

By the way, for those in the dark about what this "speaking in tongues" is about the "Mecurian Mite" was a 6" diameter control line "flying saucer" powered by a little diesel engine.

Incidentally I think I've probably still got that issue of “Aero Modeller” with the ‘Mecurian Mite’ plans somewhere! (Never throw nuffink away me . . .) 8-)

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Re: British model flying championship

Post by Ian Skinner » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:59 pm

Hi Guys, the traffic is a bit slow at the moment, so I thought I'd bring you all up to date with my Control Line Jet results in last years British Model Flying Championships.

Note, the first two laps are ignored and are used only to set yourself and the model up for the run!

8 laps for the timed kilometre. The last two laps' fuel was running low and the last lap was timed on the glide!!!

However, a 196.824 MPH, not bad really. I declined to fly the latter two rounds as I would need to increase the size of the fuel tank to achieve a better result.

Here you go, Ian


2013 Nationals Sunday 25/08/13 SKINNER

# TT JET Sun Aug 25 2013 15:33:59 Round: 1 SPEED NAMES
# Comp: 16 Skinner, Ian Attempt: 1
# ETime MTime1 MTime2 MTime3 ESpeed MSpeed EResult MResult Ruling
13.0497 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0.0 $ Electronic
# Timed Flight Laps: 3 - 10
# Individual laps:
# Lap Speed(mph) Time Stamp Course Speed(mph)
0 5.2972880
1 153.115 7.1234835
2 180.759 8.6703880
3 196.104 11.5799194
4 198.406 12.9892366
5 199.026 14.3941664
6 199.854 15.7932756
7 199.740 17.1931777
8 199.405 18.5954356
9 198.766 20.0022008
10 183.287 21.5277691 196.824
# Handle Events:
# Engaged 4.1289602
# Disengaged 22.4874611

End of Document

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Re: British model flying championship

Post by hugomez » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:46 pm

196.824 MPH (316.75 Km/h) :o Have you ever seen a cord breaking while the jet was at full speed?, if that happen probably you have to go to pick up the plane to the next town. (If do not cut any head in the way)

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Re: British model flying championship

Post by tony mooring » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:56 pm

Many years ago I borrowed a control line GOAT. Well it wasn't a control line,more of a control chain. It was to clear the brambles and nettles at the bottom of the garden. I had to drive a stake into the garden and fix a chain to it, at the other end of the chain I had to attach the goat by it's collar. It would go round and round like a control line plane (eating everything in it's path) but it wouldn't go as fast as 200mph. As the goat went round the chain would get shorter and shorter,( it didn't have the sense to turn round the other way) and eventually I would have to go and untie the goat and put the stake in another place but the goat didn't like me moving it and would put it's head down and start butting me. So much for my control line goat.

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