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10-10-2011 09:14 AM  6 years agoPost 1
PETER ROB

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For the first time in my memories of the Charmouth event going back 13 or so years, the scale helis outnumbered the 3D guys
Probably the forcasted bad weather put a lot of people off, although it was windy, it stayed dry for the 2 days
For myself, I flew the 3 blade XLV, and Rich Morris flew my recently converted 3 blade Vario petrol Alouette II, amazingly they both dealt with the wind, without any head stabilisation, the Lama head and heavy blades, have certainly been a great success
Although there were a lot of helis on show only a few brave pilots flew
Dennis Stratton's tiger painted Puma looked the part and coped with the wind very well
I was hoping to see the Starwood lama fly, but it stayed on the ground, but it did attract a lot of attention
I have not got any photo's but if any body has please post them
Looking forward to the Winter builds, see what appears at next years Spring Charmouth
Peter R

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10-10-2011 01:17 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Double Decks

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I agree with Peter Loads of scale, very windy i did fly my robbe Alouette but did struggle with the wind, i was hoping to fly my NH90 Jetcat but chickened out due to the wind. Anyway a good day.

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10-11-2011 06:38 AM  6 years agoPost 3
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next time don't worry the NH90 can handle a blizzard!!
Dave.

WHAT GOES UP MUST SURELY COME DOWN.

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11-07-2011 11:27 PM  6 years agoPost 4
PETER ROB

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Very windy
My Vario petrol XLV, with 3 blade Vario Lama head, handled the wind well, no stabilisation, steady as a rock, flew on rails
Peter R
photo's by Martyn Smith, it was his first visit to the event, maybe next year he will bring his PHT2 Vario Alouette II

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11-10-2011 09:12 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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Another non stabilised 3 blade heli
This was the first public outing for cousin Olive, with 3 blades, unique to my short boomed (Army) petrol Alouette II, weighing in at 19 Kilo,dry weight, much heavier than a lot of the turbine scale models around, performed well in the wind
So much so, it now has a new owner, impressed with how it flew on the day
The new owner, is willing, to continue experimenting with the head
I had already ordered a bespoke set of three blades, from Vario, these will be slightly lighter, and 30mm shorter, just enough to clear the two tail blades, when they arrive, it will be interesting, as to how much of a difference they make
Photo's from Martyn Smith
Peter R

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