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The 2018 Annual Dinner and Prize giving.
At the Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottingham.
Report from Richard with Photo's taken by John Churchill.
Another thoroughly enjoyable annual dinner at the Victoria Hotel.
And a tribute to the brave souls who struggled through the snow.
Ken's guests Barry and Robbie managed to get back to Durham in one piece. Peter Warne had a very hairy journey back to Louth in Lincolnshire. Paul, Val and their guests couldn't make it as their taxi failed to turn up, and anyone who lived further away than Attenborough must have had some adventures on the way home too. Here are a few photo's for you to look at, with apologies to Mike, as there were a lot more photo's of him than anyone else for achieving such a huge number of prizes, so I've had to leave some out.
Next year, I'll have a look at the long range forecast so that we can organize another blizzard for the event........!
All but one of the trophies to be presented.
Kevin received the now re-named Bill Draper trophy for aerobatics from Karen Draper.
Everyone enjoyed themselves !
Tony Cookson received the Trainer Race trophy from Ulla.
The Graham Dumelow Trophy evening.
Richard's December report.
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.
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."
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.
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