Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

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Shaun
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Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by Shaun » 16 Feb 2018, 21:14

[Event video here]


Its nearly here again: the dates are Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June.

Saturday is a general electric only fly-in (with the exception of Control Line) and Sunday the Retro Event

Have a look on www.singlechannel.co.uk for further details of the event as Phil has done an extensive overview. We are looking forward to seeing you all again. Fantastic weather has been booked - even the rain will be warm if it comes. :lol:

Some camping will be available - details soon.

Any questions please post below or PM myself or Phil

Regards,

Shaun & Phil

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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by pulserudder » 22 Feb 2018, 21:44

I love the plan for a mystery, quick build theme model to be announced just three weeks prior to the event. I'll plan to join the fun and build the model in the time allotted even though the event is a bit out of my reach.

Hmm.....what could it be???? I have a guess that I'll file away for now. :?:

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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by Shaun » 22 Feb 2018, 22:00

Mike K is planning to build one at the field on the day..
With the part kit and super glue it is possible in 1 1/2 hrs max...

Shaun...
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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by pulserudder » 23 Feb 2018, 01:12

Right. Sounds like the tradition here in the states and elsewhere I'm sure of building a "plank" model from scrap wood or a shipping crate at the field in limited time for u-control flying. Good fun.

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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by Mosfets » 29 Mar 2018, 21:05

Shaun wrote:
22 Feb 2018, 22:00
Mike K is planning to build one at the field on the day..
With the part kit and super glue it is possible in 1 1/2 hrs max...

Shaun...
I love the idea of the mystery behind this build but was wondering what the part kit may comprise of, I have very little in the way of power systems/spares so an order will likely have to be placed to purchase parts.

Given the time taken for an order to arrive (possibly from China) and the speed at which I build and test fly I am concerned as to whether 3 weeks is enough time for me, but if I had all the parts ready and waiting....who knows I might be able to just about make it.

Do we get to know the power requirements beforehand or is this all part of generating anticipation for the build?

Ade

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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by Shaun » 29 Mar 2018, 21:17

Hi Ade,
I'll let you know the power requirements one month before the event.
The part kit doesn't include any electronics just some of the wood parts.
What's a test flight for....just fling it off on the day :lol:

Shaun

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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by Mosfets » 29 Mar 2018, 21:29

Thanks for the reply Shaun, no test flight eh?

Reminds me of my Blunderbird attempt.

Ade

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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by smokey125 » 25 Apr 2018, 20:33

Ok, so I have 5 weeks to find a house get moved, find and finish converting my radio, find/buy an engine, build a model, learn to fly again and learn to fly on the button. Simples!!! :?

Think the best I can do is turn up and introduce myself. Looking forward to putting a face to some of the names on here.

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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by stuart mackay » 07 May 2018, 21:56

Have a great weekend guys, we will be thinking of you, sipping tea from the Ponty mugs so beautifully prepared by Ron which landed in Swaffham today!!

Happy Landings and looking forward to the videos! :o :shock: :o

Stuart

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Re: Pontefract Retro & Single Channel fly in 2018

Post by RON » 03 Jun 2018, 18:34

Just arrived home,

What a great day the event was, really nice to meet a few more forum members and put a face to a name.
The weather was exceptional. Thanks to Phil & Shaun once again for this superb do. Can’t believe it’s the 7th!

I didn’t take many photos but I’ll upload them here shortly.

PS, hope everyone likes the mugs :?

Ron
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