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The Graham Dumelow Trophy evening.
Another very successful Dumelow Trophy evening.
Lots of new and previously unseen models and a record turnout.
I never cease to be amazed at the variety of model subjects that appear at this meeting, including a pair of ferocious looking combat models from Tony Cookson.
A good balance between Control line, Scale and
Free Flight, with a huge difference in sizes just to make judging more
Excellent catering from Ulla, Gill and Janice, and no one went home hungry.
Results, after much deliberation, were :-
1st MMM ( Mike's Magnificent Mustang )
2nd Paul Briggs' red and highly decorated Fokker D7
3rd Andrew Darby's very fine Sopwith Triplane, built from a kit designed by himself
4th Peter Arkley's enormous and beautifully finished Albatross r/c glider.
Our thanks to Ken for calculating all the score sheets.
Big thanks to Janice, Gillian and Ulla for the wonderful buffet.
The judging gets underway (don't mark your own model).
A cluster of WWI types.
A not often seen Keil Kraft Skystreak.
It was a tight fit this year -16 entries.
There was a excellent variety of models to be seen this year.
John Churchill has made these catapult jets and wants to compete with you - any takers ?
Free Flight Nat's 2017
Andy and Paul entered the F/F scale events - power and rubber.
The wing is a spare for my twelve year old KK Caprice and it is
tried and tested. I thought I'd build a spare fuselage to go with the wing,
then it occurred to me that if my original model was lost the spare wing and
fuselage would be of no use without a tailplane, so I made one.
Now I have a new Caprice, it only took four years to complete.
The KK Caprice wing is covered in Airspan, the fuselage is finished with tissue and dope, the tailplane is covered with Mylar.
It proved itself by winning this year's 51" glider comp'
Kevin's Francher Twister.
"It started out as a Twister with all of Ted Francher's modifications then I 'Morganised' it to look like the old Yatsenko Classic.
Flies well on LA 46 and perfect Winter hack."
The 2017 Annual Dinner and Prize giving.
At the Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nott'm.
Report from Richard with Photo's taken by John Churchill.
The Club Dinner. I thought it was a great success, and we'll
certainly use the same venue next year. If the noise level was anything to go
by, I think we enjoyed ourselves. What with Doug buying all the wine ( much
appreciated ) and many of us keeping the bar going, I was not surprised when the
boss asked me if we would like to come every month !
I haven't included ALL the photos, as too much exposure to all Mike's trophies might go to his head ! But I do like the one of Ulla looking at the Dumelow trophy bowl as if she was going to make off with it, which she assures she wasn't.
Ken warms up the audience before the prize giving and raffle.
Kevin receives the Stunt trophy from Ulla Granger.
Mike receives the Ken Oliver trophy.
Paul received the Indoor Duration trophy (Hanger Rat).
Ulla eyes-up the Dumelow trophy.
Ian received the Trainer Race trophy.
Pete enjoys his 3rd place Grain trophy presentation.
Mike received the Grain trophy ~ Ulla brought some laundry !
Richard encouraged me to take this photo of my 'haul'.
Richard's latest model !!!!
Test assembly of the Granger Archaeopteryx wing.
A fitting for the inspectors to examine.
The Granger Archaeopteryx.
Richard Granger is restoring this full size aircraft to flying condition with the assistance of Rob Millinship.
Until recently this aircraft, which was built and flown by Richard's father and uncle, was on display at the Shuttleworth Museum (Old Warden).
Photo's by Richard
Richard has gone to great lengths to get the Bristol Cherub engine back to working condition. There were many issues to resolve, not least the cracked cylinder heads (new cylinder heads were cast).
Five years work and now look at Richard's amazing Vintech Bristol Cherub - it has to be the best of its kind in the world.
The engine is 80 years old.
A superb 8ft radio model of the Archaeopteryx has been built by Dick van Mourik in Holland. From original drawings and photos that Richard sent him. It has made several flights without mishap including loops and stall turns.
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