Kent Interclub annual final event. The “Kent Cup” held for those who entered the Kent Interclub Multilaunch Glider competitions in 2017. For those who have not heard, our Chairman Bob Ryan was the winner of the Kent Cup last Sunday. He faced stiff opposition at the venue in Tonbridge, but a near perfect score took him to victory. Well done Bob.
Stewart Keeble had a lucky escape yesterday when his Hotliner suddenly developed a significant smoke trail and had a forced landing. The speed controller had cooked, fortunately causing no fire damage with only a small crack in the fuselage caused by the force landing. Unfortunately I did not have a camera to hand when the incident occurred which is a shame because the smoke trail, was impressive.
Usual selection of old lags at the field today as pictured above at lunch time. I took my new Valiant, still have the old one, but this one is OS 40 petrol 4Stroke powered. Engine brand new too. Engine ran well and Valiant flew great, but my home made exhaust manifold failed on the second flight so I’ll have to rethink that. Steve Brett had decided to give his old … Read More
I recently needed a replacement gasket for my OS 33GT petrol engine and could not find one in the UK so bought one from Hong Kong which with the postage came to around £7:50. However with further searching I found ICBIMProducts http://icbimproducts.com/ who supplied and delivered two gaskets for the same amount. They are the correct profile and appear to be made from the same material. The company have an extensive … Read More
Because of the potential clash with the Guy Fawkes night the Halloween party has been moved to the 28th October
Bill, I have sadly just received a phone call from Paul Bentley’s family stating Paul has recently passed away following a short illness. I believe he was 62. I hadn’t known Paul for a long time, but we did have a lot of laughes trying to get his various machines hand launched in roughly a skyward direction… Paul could crash an edf in spectacular style, and his ability to blame … Read More
Hi, We have organised a talk by Flt Lt Paddy Langdown (RAF Ret’d) who flew Vulcan’s from 1963 – 1976 on the 14th Sept (see flyer attached) if any of your members would like to attend they would be most welcome. This promises to be a very informative talk and should not be missed. Regards, Peter Bennett Sec NK Nomads
Swap Meet Starts at 10 am , 9-30 for set up. £6-00 a pitch . £1 entry for buyers . Any model related items . All profits go to our chosen charity The Kent ,Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. Come along and find a bargain . STICKFAST LANE SITE ME9 8QE For further details call Colin on 91634-317187 Phil on 01795476535 / 07973938171or Ade on 01622-204641 Weather dependent , … Read More
The fields surrounding our flying site have now all been harvested and the stubble ploughed in, so jets can now be flown again.
I was at the field yesterday and noted that all the crops around the field have now been harvested. They were spaying the stubble which usually means it wont be long before it is ploughed in. Regards, Bob Ryan