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10 Jan 2021 15:15 #24005 by Denis Murphy
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Afternoon all, I hope you are all well and safe. During this lockdown I have no more room in my garage to build any more radio models so thought I would go back to my yoof and built a couple of Vintage Control Line models! They are quick to make and cheap (£10 each?). The only outlay is the motor (s) and a set of lines. Does anyone else in the club own and or fly control line models? Is so, what type/engine size. I believe Jon T and Mitch have dabbled in the past.Perhaps when Covid is over, we could have a light hearted Combat competition one Summers evening? Everyone must try Control Line at least once!
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11 Jan 2021 12:35 #24012 by Colin Arnold
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Hi Denis - Last time I had a go was at one of our open days when a couple of visitors turned up
with simple models & were offering us all a go - I fell over when the motor finally cut.

You may wish to consider going electric with brushless motors & onboard LiPo's - there is
information out there on the subject.

Keep well.

Regards

Colin.
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11 Jan 2021 15:25 #24021 by Jon Tappin
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Hi Dennis, myself and Mitch have got Warlord combat wings with PAW 2.5 diesels in them, I also have loads of fuel left as Mitch decided I should buy an extra 1/2 gallon at the Nats 2 years ago, still not opened :)

I'm also half way though building a aerobatic model for a 25 glow, progress during 2020 was around 0% though!

Be good to get more interest going in CL, I really don't think that many of our younger members 'get it' :)

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11 Jan 2021 15:53 #24024 by David Tappin
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Colin wrote

I fell over when the motor finally cut.


It was different for me when I had a go on James Perry’s “Trainer”, the motor cut because I fell over.

Jon left a Warlord kit in my hanger, I’ll put it together and enjoy using it to make someone else giddy. I have a set of fairly short lines, they will help.

The image is of me aged 14, pretending to start my Unlimited in my dad’s garden. Elfin 1.8 power great little model!

David
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11 Jan 2021 16:27 #24025 by Phillip Ford
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David Tappin wrote: The image is of me aged 14, pretending to start my Unlimited in my dad’s garden. Elfin 1.8 power great little model!

David, I am sure I saw you a while ago in that same jumper. :lol: Sorry Denis, off subject.

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11 Jan 2021 16:43 #24027 by Denis Murphy
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That's great Jon. I agree. Youngsters are attracted to electronics and will never experience the thrill of "feeling" the model on the end of the lines. C/L models also take some building skills which many, young and old, have bypassed with the advent of RTF/ARTF kits. One thing in the favour of C\L is that they are pretty quick, cheap and fun to build. I'll try and take some snaps of my build and post as I go.

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12 Jan 2021 10:48 - 12 Jan 2021 11:36 #24030 by Peter Willis
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David,

Look like I probably started a little bit younger than you. Cox 049 in plastic PT19 (ARTFs even in those days!), 10th birthday present after a year of badgering parents!!!

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12 Jan 2021 11:03 #24031 by Peter Willis
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Interestingly, old school days chum on extreme right of picture contacted me just before Xmas via Southampton ATC, who in turn tracked me down via Bournemouth ATC.

We have not been in touch since shortly after leaving school as his interest turned to a Matchless 250 and then onto 'other things'.

He had found an old plan of the Storch during the first lockdown which was a model he had built in 1967 and I had built a Stuka at the same time (both were free flight designs but converted to single channel). He had another go at building the Storch, which triggered all the memories, hence the search.
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12 Jan 2021 11:58 #24032 by Kevin Ross
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Great old time photos chaps but mentally they've added another 5yrs on me !

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