Flying - July thru September 2017

 

July

 
This photo set taken during the month of July is courtesy of Vanessa Lefebvre.

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More pics from July...

 
These photos are by Peter Smith, except #7 by Matt Dunlop (see caption!)

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August 10, 16, and 20th

 
This photo set is courtesy of Peter Smith.

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Clear the runway!

 
 
These local residents soon headed for a safer viewing spot when the Soo Modellers arrived for some flying fun...
 
This photo set from Saturday morning - August 26th is courtesy of Peter Smith.

 

 

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A busy Thursday - August 31

 
Thanks to today's all volunteer maintenance crew which included Craig, Steve Dew, Cecil, Gilbert, Pat, Rino, and Peter Smith, the field was swept and trimmed in record time. We now have a special “ close cut “ area for take off and landings, and even taxi lanes from the pits!
 
Meanwhile, others worked on the roller motor installation, got it running, and put it in the trailer, ready for next season.
 
With the field in excellent condition for the busy evening events, and coming long weekend, the crew was eager to do some flying afterwards!
 
Regarding the Giant Aeromaster (last four photos), Pat reports:
 
This is a kit built model that I got it from Cecil, who obtained it from someone in or near Barrie. It originally had a Quadra 42. 
 
 I had three flights on it two seasons ago, the last flight the firewall came loose and I promptly landed it. I have since reinforced the firewall. Tonight was its initial flight. During this flight, I had a rudder servo arm come off rendering the rudder inoperable. The picture is of the plane landing without rudder, luckily it stayed fairly straight. I have now fixed the rudder issue and am waiting on the weather to continue its trimming flights.
 
So far, I find the plane stable and a pleasure to fly. No squirrelness on take off.

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(photos by Peter Smith)


Sunny Sunday - September 10th

 
This photo set is courtesy of Peter Smith.

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Plane Retrieval - September 23rd

 
The story goes that Cecil and Larry were flying last Thursday evening and somehow landed Larry's Hobbico Trainer high in the branch of a large tree at the West end of the field. We all know which plane eating trees these are! After an on-site assessment, resulting in several strained necks and soggy feet, it was agreed that the retrieval process would wait until another day, and that a long pole would do the job.
 
It was Saturday morning when Cecil and Larry showed up for plane retrieval. Looking like a pair of pole vaulters, the pair were successful using approx 10m (33 ft) of pipe and a half hour of grunting and groaning, Pat stood by just in case "911" was needed. The plane was finally forced from the branches and retrieved. No damage to the plane.
 

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(photos by Pat Leonard)

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