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  2. Wellington (part deux)

    I'll message you, I get into wellington airport at 540pm Friday. Not sure on the location of the accommodation yet
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    Sweet. Where/where can I pick it up?
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    Actually, I think I can bring it on board with me with it being small enough
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    Cool, I'll even leave the x8r rx in it if you don't mind paying the $16 for me to add baggage? You'll probably have to collect from me as I won't have transport
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    Ill take your RTF breaker
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    Nah, there with workmates for the cricket. 300 for my carbon breaker rtf which has done 197mph Brand new carbon breaker airframe which Gaza wants 350 for. My red/white waxa rtf @ 1.7kg, which has seen better days but is still solid for over 200+ for 500
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    bringing something up to fly, Alex? what are you prices for the planes??
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    I'm up your way this weekend, if anyone wants anything brought up. Fly in Friday early evening and out Sunday morning. Have a couple of carbon breakers for sale, windburners, and a crack waxa...
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    Cool shot from up high, Jono That was friggin wild day for sure. Looking back at those videos shows quite clearly it was as rough as guts and perhaps even rougher... In my mind my AFP70 seemed more stable than it actually was - it was all over the place. Glad i pushed the Bat record up a bit too as 164 (prev record) i felt was always a bit too slow. That PMS of yours was looking hooked up! Much, much smoother than my AFP. There was at least 270-280 in there today if you didnt loose the elevator. Shame there was no video. Bat video: AFP70 video: Peewee's JayDub
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    Ngaio from the plane last week
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    Pete and PeeWee and I planned a morning of DS at Ngaio. The forecast was for 23 knots but Pete measured over 90 kph at the ridge. I was the first up the hill with a hand cart full of gliders. I launched the JW for a test and found heaps of power but rough as guts on the back. Pete and PeeWee arrived soon after with a plethora of gliders between them. Pete launched his Bat (original) and battled through the rough to get 184mph, upping the Bat record by 20mph. After a successful backside landing it was time for PeeWee to fly his JW PeeWee’s JW was no where near strong enough but ballasted up was soon speeding about. PeeWee mucked about doing a couple of laps then flying it straight up to almost out of site. When PeeWee got down to business it was clear that the spars were not up to it as there was massive wing flutter !!! PeeWee still managed to get an outrageous speed of 178mph in spite of the massive flutter until it got the best of him and “arrived” into the hill to finish his flight. Pete kindly launched my old beat up PMS and I quickly saw that there was speed to be had, if I could hold things together. The speed built until I had passed my PB, then there was a mighty flutter through the top sheer and I had no elevator at all. I grabbed for the flaps and was able to fly around for a couple of minutes trying to line up a landing. Unfortunately my flying using flaps for elevator was ok for gentle turns on the front but not a backside landing and 7kg’s of glider turned upside down and plummeted into the bush on the backside. I recovered it (a massive job ) and will be able to fix it but I need to build an new one at some stage. I finished up with 264mph, upping my PB that has been unchanged since January 2015 and taking back the site record from Alex !! After my lengthy recovery I launched Pete’s AFP70 and Pete awed us with his flying through the rough conditions. At one point the AFP ducked down out of site for actual seconds while still going about 240. I don’t know where it was for all that time but it shot back into view and Pete laughed and before hooking it straight back into the circuit. Pete had nerves of steel flying in the conditions with 90% of the laps over 200 getting a max of 245MPH, just 2mph off his PB. I am looking forward to seeing the video Jono
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    I am in. See you at 9.30
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    Simon and I are out of town this weekend. Have fun.
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    Peewee is coming too. We'll start at 930(ish) going the long-way up (end of Downing St, Crofton Downs). All welcome!
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    Let me know. Sunday morning is all I can do. Pms no where near... I've been concentrating on laying up another wing, and doing some tests around releases etc.
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    It’s my anniversary, however I really want to fly do will see what I can do. Is the pms2 ready ??
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    anyone want to DS sunday morning? wind looks promising.
  20. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Actually, you've got a weird Facebook name. Found ya. Just don't have nick
  21. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Yeah as above, I haven't got you on facebook
  22. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Sweet - looking forward to the fruits of this endevour! I havent seen any FB chat from you, Alex.
  23. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Hey guys, I've got a Facebook messenger group going for the purchase of the EPP blocks. These have been ordered but will need payment from those who wanted them. List as below 6 - myself 2 - Paul short 2 - craig 2 - Jono 2 - Pete glassey 1 - made_in_nz 1 - ken I have got Pete or made_in_nz on the group chat. Add me on Facebook and I'll add you or get Jono to
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    Good to meet you finally, Ian. Sorry i couldnt stick around any longer - hope you had a good session!
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    It might have to be. I'm bagging a pms 2 in the mould but have Leak I can't track down. Been trying to find it for 2 hours now... Pump running hot and only at 15 inches vac... I won't be there till at least 230 at this rate.
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    The earliest I can make is 3, Pete can you come a bit later? Simon is away this weekend.
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