'Historic' Goosedale Pics

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby Puffin » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:59 am

I like the name Contraption!!!!

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:58 am

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(Depron X29 Goosedale October 2016)

No, not any more. I’ve now got over the nervousness of launching like this.

That smell, you’re getting, is from the cows in the next field !
Now THAT'S a thermal.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:11 pm

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You see, you need to select your transmitter to work in ‘Mode 2’.

What you’ve got, is some of the weird stuff you get if you accidentally select ‘Mode 5’.
Now THAT'S a thermal.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:22 pm

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As the X29 screams by the biscuit tin in a very low pass,
just note the size of its under-wing missile launch tubes.
Awesome !

(Pic of Depron X29 from Goosedale 2016)
Now THAT'S a thermal.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:26 pm

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Some were quick to point out to me that this was not, in fact, a scale representation of the Wright’s Flyer and
the Wright Brother’s early launch system.

And I thank you for your keen eye for detail and for that correction.

Of course, what I should have said was:

‘a stand-off scale representation.’

Makes quite a difference – especially if you’re stood-off a good mile or two.

(Pic of Depron T38 from Goosedale 2016)
Now THAT'S a thermal.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:15 pm

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Well, blow me down.
I could have sworn it landed in the top of this tree!!



April 2017
Now THAT'S a thermal.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 pm

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No need to chop the tree down, guys - It's here, in the bottom of this hedge!
Now THAT'S a thermal.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby mikeyb » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:08 pm

Happy Days .

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:54 am

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There was a period, back in 2008, when if a model came out as tail heavy,
instead of adding extra nose weight to correct the C of G one tried adding
one of the old fashioned style light bulbs to the tail.
Not seen this used for some time, now - so either it was not that effective,
or the currently available LED lights don’t have the same buoyant effect.
Now THAT'S a thermal.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby mikeyb » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:28 pm

That's not a light ! It is Colins Make-up mirror.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:51 pm

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Jan 2019

You know Raymond, it’s sailplanes like these that make my spirits soar – oh, truly they do.
Elegant lines and graceful flight.
Oh yes ! Oh yes !
Non of your chubby wings and boxy fuselages. Non of your, drops like a brick the moment the engine stops.
No sticky out undercarriages, with their bendy, wirey, too big a wheels, too small a wheels,
ground loop on take off, tip you arse over nose the moment you land.
Vis-à-vis and apropos sailplanes, Raymond
– there’s no such hassle.
Such hassle, we do not have.
We have no such hassle and there’s no such fannying about !!
Now THAT'S a thermal.

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Re: 'Historic' Goosedale Pics

Postby uplink » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:59 pm

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…whereas, some pilots turn up at the field with just one plane ....



And, yes, look there, in the far field – I’d forgotten about old Whaley.
Back then there must have been some sort of canal running between the lake and Goosedale House, as many was the time we’d see old Whaley spouting off, appearing to slowly swim back and forth across that field.

Yeah, really great seeing him again - Good old Whaley-Mac-Whale-face.

(July 2011)
Now THAT'S a thermal.


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