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TomWatson
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New Member from Australia

Post by TomWatson » 16 Apr 2019, 12:25

My name is Tom Watson I live in Sydney Australia. I have been modelling for at least 70 years. I started when I was six and I am 76 now. Been through most types of models up to and including Turbine Jets. I have a Single Channel set with the encoder designed by Jean Marie Piednoir from the Vintage Radio Control Society. I also have one of Phil's Tiny 6 Reed sets in a Junior 60.
I fly at the Charles Kingsford Smith Model aircraft club at Pitt Town just west of Sydney.
I have just ordered a Galloping Ghost set from Tobe and am building a Jr Falcon for it. It will be silk covered.
I had a Rand actuator many years ago.

Are there any other Retro Modelers in Sydney?

Regards

Tom Watson
Sydney Australia

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VC10 RON
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Re: New Member from Australia

Post by VC10 RON » 16 Apr 2019, 12:32

Hi Tom
Welcome to the forum and great to have you onboard.

Ron.

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drigotti
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Re: New Member from Australia

Post by drigotti » 16 Apr 2019, 13:06

Welcome Tommy! Very glad to hear from you!
I'm enjoying single channel again after 50 years!
Dave Rigotti

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Wayne_H
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Re: New Member from Australia

Post by Wayne_H » 16 Apr 2019, 23:01

Hi Tom, welcome to the group :D . There are Aussie members active on the forum from Sydney, WA & regional areas - I'm in Temora, NSW. As our numbers are slowly growing, perhaps we should consider how we may participate (remotely) in the annual Ponty event - postal (like the FF guys do) or try & get together somewhere???

Regardless, great to have you with us ;)
Cheers,

Wayne
Once a Retrobate, always a Retrobate............ :roll:

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iflylilplanes
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Re: New Member from Australia

Post by iflylilplanes » 17 Apr 2019, 01:02

G'day Tom,
Welcome to the group, I'm a member of two of the Shire clubs in the southern suburbs if that's close enough, still a beginner to SC, 50 years only flying RC.
Cheers,

Dave

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Re: New Member from Australia

Post by _AL_ » 18 Apr 2019, 02:13

Welcome aboard.
I'm in Hornsby so not too far from you.

I've often though about a visit to the Pitttown club. I might wander out one day for a look.

Al

TomWatson
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Re: New Member from Australia

Post by TomWatson » 18 Apr 2019, 08:09

The club allows visitors twice per year. Contact me if you want to visit and I will arrange a time. My most popular days are Tuesday and Sunday. Tuesday is best as there is less crowd.
Must be MAAA affiliated.

TomWatson
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Re: New Member from Australia

Post by TomWatson » 18 Apr 2019, 08:15

Wayne_H wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 23:01
Hi Tom, welcome to the group :D . There are Aussie members active on the forum from Sydney, WA & regional areas - I'm in Temora, NSW. As our numbers are slowly growing, perhaps we should consider how we may participate (remotely) in the annual Ponty event - postal (like the FF guys do) or try & get together somewhere???

Regardless, great to have you with us ;)
Hi Wayne. I have had a few great weekends at Temora for the Jet Fly Ins. Nice place. Flying from a full size runway is great. Wonderful aviation Museum.
I want to visit the Museum again so perhaps we can meet and have a fly at your field.
Regards

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