This weekend has really been shit in terms of weather, if I didn’t know any better I would say there’s a force 5 hurricane on the way here in England. Never the less I decided to venture down to the EMHC field and see if I could nail an engine problem on an off day. Turn’s out Adam Turner and the usual suspects were down there practicing for the 3D Masters. Adam is flying the Kasama Srimok 90, which I was able to have a good look at for the first time. One word springs to mind, “innovation”, there is a serious amount of R & D that has gone into this model, things that caught my eye were:
- complete engine isolation from the engine block to the clutch stack
- linear bearing for the tail push rod
- release mechanism for the swash quide
- turn buckle push rods everywhere
- height and general size of the heli (looks like a 50)
I got a short moment to see Adam’s Srimok fly and lets just say that sucker climbs like a mo-fo!
Good luck Adam for next weekend in Spain
Come down and have a look at the detailed scale heli’s at EMHC on Sunday 16th August 2009. Details of how to get to EMHC club field can be found here
I attended the Wings ‘n Wheels event on Saturday at the North Weald Airfield in Epping Essex. It’s a massive hobby display extravaganza mainly focusing on fixed wing with the token heli thrown in (much to my disgust, I guess not everyone can fly heli’s). There however plenty of generic parts, tools, batterys, radios etc which bridge the divide between many rc disciplines, enough to lure any heliman
I really enjoyed the scale WWII planes with their authentic sounding 4 stroke engines and scale bodys, which could fool even the best trained eye, particulary when in mass formation. I also enjoy the fund raising Daleks, which would offer not to exterminate you for a kind donation.
Finally before I left, I couldn’t resist and ended up buying a DSX9 (MacGregor approved) from Inwood Models for a very competitive price, on par with sets imported from Hong Kong.
The Next Wing ‘n Wheels event will be held on June 26 and 27 2010
Official website: http://www.wingsnwheels.net
Official 2009 3D Masters Site, this year it’s held in Spain not the UK (24-26 July 2009). Anyone who’s anyone will be competing in this event.
Footage of the event will be found at www.fly3dx.com
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