Monday, 23 January 2017

January 21st 2017

Welcome everyone to 2017.   The club is travelling in a great direction and i hope that, with a little bit of effort, we can move forward with our planned growth of the club. Permanent shade and a Hut/Container is on the cards for this year. 
I will try to keep the weekly Blogs up to date this year. Fingers Crossed..

With all the rain we have recently had the field is looking nice and green. Trouble with that is the weeds and the grass grow that quick that we have to spend a lot of time mowing and clipping to keep it up to scratch. Well done to all of those members who have and continue to share their time. 
What a great View...

Today is a typical FNQ day. Bloody hot and Bloody Humid...

Doesn't stop the die hard flier though. 

Getting set up for a great day flying. No wind so thats good in a way but bad for the heat.

Anthony displaying his nice new Twin Cylinder Cub. They say he loves it so much he sleeps with it.. 
Told you that they are keen..

Next out for Anthony was his 35cc Sbach.. It flew great and as usual he gave it a thrashing.

Bryan arrived with this new mix master..

Over Christmas Bryan was busy building this Auto copter Gyro thingy. 
He has built them before and say's they fly well.
We will soon see after its maiden flight this morning.. 

Barry arrived and opened the hanger doors and brought out his big glider.

Very quickly followed by the boss of the air "Lord"  say no more...

I even managed to get out of the chair and had the tiger do its thing...

The day was filled with a smiling GEEZA as he displayed his newly acquired Falcon 120 V5
fitted with the JetAce kero start turbine. We have to relabel the plane and change the signs from spider to Geeza.. 
Steve A.K.A. Geeza is now an official new club member. 
I think with his passion for everything big and load we are going to see some great action from the geeza in the future.  Well done and welcome Geeza..

Curtis was flying his ever reliable Extra 300

Even shook the dust of the Trex.

Billy (better known as Captain Grumpy) had his on board starter EME60cc Sbach ready for 
a flogging.

Looking very nice and flew just as good.

James has got his Beast Pitts mastered now and is enjoying the flying.

Being a great day for the jets James did a little taxi testing on his falcon ready for next weeks flying.
(Is he being sponsored by Spectrum or something)

Dennis readies his falcon for the first flight this year.

There is that lovely smell of burning kero again.. Where is the geeza. He will be sniffing the air 

The flight went really well except the left main wheel departed the aircraft on take off. A wheels up landing into the plush undergrowth saved the falcon from any damage..

Here are a couple of photos of Dennis's Twin Saito driven Mosquito

Following about 12 months of procrastination it finally took to the sky last week on its maiden flight.
All was going extremely well until the starboard engine stopped ( we think it may had run out of juice) a hasty landing approach was made and on turning onto finals the thing tip stalled and plummeted nose down into the extremely long grass. After an exhaustive search it could not be found.

More searching this week with vehicles being used to make there way through the long snake infested grass.

Wow that camo really does work..

Maybe to well as the plane was driven over a couple of times before being spotted. 
Luckily the engines, servos and receiver all seem to be okay.
Commiserations Dennis.

Just a note of caution to all those out at the field at the moment.  We all know that our field is located in an area known as Taipan Alley and here is a little proof.

3 of these wonderful unwanted guests we found using our strip as a sidewalk.. There is a first aid kit hanging from the windsock Post with some compression bandages in it to be used in an emergency if there is a snake bite. Please be aware and take precautions when walking around in any of the surrounding areas..

Looking forward to a great year. Please come and support our weekly sausage sizzle and enjoy the day flying.. Hope to see you all out at the field soon..

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