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03-15-2014 01:07 AM  4 years agoPost 121
JR Guy

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Matt Jones was the pilot he,s just given up 3D flying to take his gliding licence and was very helpfull in setting up the XLV totally enjoying the experience. I will check out the 401 and adjust. There are two other's now interested in XLV's.

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04-12-2014 04:55 PM  4 years agoPost 122
PETER ROB

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Maiden flight
Tavvy Phil getting ready for it's maiden flight after a crash 2 years ago
The other photo is of his boom lamp and tool box
Will try to post some video later
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04-13-2014 02:02 AM  4 years agoPost 123
PETER ROB

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Videos
Just some short clips,just shows the progress getting it into the air,
The 2 Phils did some more flying around, but I was flying my own XLV
Peter R

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05-18-2014 08:42 AM  4 years agoPost 124
PETER ROB

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Bell 47 GIII Robinson R22
After an on site engine change, the R22 engine ran as it did for it's previous owner, 2 full tanks no problems, new owner changed back to his original oil/petrol mix and the engine started playing up
It seems the Zenoah 230 did not like the 50-1 mix
We normally fly with 66ml to 5000ml(edit)

The newly rebuilt Bell 47's new Zenoah, is now run in

Both heli's flew faultlessly all afternoon, with the higher temperatures not seeming to effect either helicopters

You can see why we favour yellow livery, at distance it is easy to see

Peter R

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05-26-2014 09:21 AM  4 years agoPost 125
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Not so much flying
Chopper Jockey is now at the finishing stages of a tail rebuild after a JetCat tail output shaft snapped (all JetCat repair work and upgrades free of charge), and he had a tail strike at the end of his blind auto landing
He decided to change the paint scheme to the Bristow livery
Took me an age to mix the colours for the Bristow decals
For me it is the small details that count
Thanks to all the others in our group who use Chopper Jockey's facilities, quite a few wet/windy Saturday afternoons were spent removing the old 2 pack paint
Peter R

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05-26-2014 03:35 PM  4 years agoPost 126
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Hi Peter, the 212/412? looks great in that paint scheme!
Barry

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05-27-2014 01:21 AM  4 years agoPost 127
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Good Looking
It is amazing how a paint scheme can really pop or not, and this one works great on this heli.. very nice

Stan

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05-27-2014 05:56 PM  4 years agoPost 128
Wayne Parrish

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Peter, I only use 50-1 Honda HP-2 synthetic and had great luck with it. In fact I run the same oil in all my 2 stroke engines. I also use nothing but NGK plugs and have great success . WP

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08-24-2014 10:44 AM  3 years agoPost 129
PETER ROB

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A new heli
Arrived at the flying field to find this Jet Ranger sitting on the refueling apron
Just here for the day
Did the usual photo shoot, and got a video of it leaving

The Bell 212 is getting ready to maiden after it's rebuild
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03-15-2015 11:19 AM  3 years agoPost 130
PETER ROB

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Zenoah G320RC
First flights with the new G320RC in my Alouette II

The Last engine was a Hanson tuned Zenoah, this simple wore out with use
As the G320RC was released last year desided to give it a try

Early signs are promising, will have a better idea after a gallon or so of fuel
Peter R

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04-06-2015 06:21 PM  3 years agoPost 131
PETER ROB

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Waiting for someone to get me out of here
With 3 days of good flying we started to get a little stale with just flying around
i remembered I had made a novelty test for a flyin 10 years ago

GI Joe

A lot of near miss's

Some do it backwards

some get it right

Peter R

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04-06-2015 06:52 PM  3 years agoPost 132
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That's awesome!

When the LZ is too hot, you gotta get on with the grab-n-go!

Steve

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06-27-2015 10:39 PM  3 years agoPost 133
PETER ROB

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Chopper Jockey, back from a shoot with his full size, tried to sneak up through the trees

This weekend is a forces display, being a garrison town all the services are represented, this full size just dropped vertically, some thing else to watch

Tea break

Just 2 R22's and the Bell47 flew today there was another R22 in the back of my van

Tavvy Phil practicing precision landings

The 2 R22's, the Red one is the latest addition to my fleet

Peter Rob

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07-26-2015 10:23 AM  3 years agoPost 134
PETER ROB

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Southern HeliFest
Took my R22 to the HeliFest, Rich Morris put it through it's paces
The R44, paid a visit and gave a few jolie's to some of the club workers (nice touch) some had never been in a full size before, especially Tim Brown the Chairman
As always a very friendly meet
Peter R

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01-16-2016 10:45 PM  31 months agoPost 135
PETER ROB

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A couple of us managed to get a couple of flights today, no wind and 8 degrees C, you can see the snow on the Moors
Me setting up a Vario electric Equirell
Chopper Jockey flying my old Huey
Pity my phone does not have a tele lens
Peter R

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04-12-2016 02:46 PM  28 months agoPost 136
PETER ROB

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Charmouth
This year, the first event of the flying year, was a weekend of 4 seasons, I had snow on my way home
Although a bit windy, quite a few of the scale flyers managed a flight
The Sea king is fitted with a Wren 44, in 700/800 mechanics
The Ecureuil, (Squirrel) is the latest to my fleet, electric, used to be turbine, I may go back to the Jackadofsky, now I have managed to get it flying better
Peter R
EDIT

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04-13-2016 12:28 AM  28 months agoPost 137
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Cool pics. Why switch the squirrel back to turbine Peter?
Barry

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08-09-2016 09:57 PM  24 months agoPost 138
PETER ROB

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Full size scale Hughes 500
This is flying in limited air space, pity I only had my mobile
Peter R
If you want to miss out the startup, then go to 4.5minutes

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