Check out what Dave's wife gave him for Father's Day!
Check out what Dave's wife gave him for Father's Day! She has this made by an artist she saw at some show she went too. Dave says "I like it! It's cute. She has done several of these thoughtful gifts in the last few years...raising the bar for my gifts to her!"
Promo Video for Manilla Slope Fest 09 in NSW, Austrailia
Hey, Guys, here's the Promo video that's been made for the the Manilla Slope Fest after a Recon mission over the June Longweekend here in Australia. This is BIG SKY country with an astroturfed launching area facing 4 directions of the compass. The event now has 5 Sponsors being North Queenland radio control, Falcon Gliders, AirsportsRC, Windrider and RCmodelair. The event is gaining momentum and now, with this sneak peak of the site and what its like, we will hopefully entice more slope flyers out of the wood work.
I hope you enjoy the Video! Many thanks to Andrew for putting it together. Regards, Steve Wenban
A mess at Menez-Hom - Death of a Wizard
On Sunday afternoon, May 3rd we went to the very famous 1000 foot hill called Menez-Hom. This is only about 20 miles from Le Faou where we are staying. Temp 60 degree, wind 15 mph from the NNE.
After more nearby house hunting earlier in the day, we drove to the top of the hill, parked the car in the already crowed lot. Lots of tourists come here in good weather as well as bikers, hikers, campers, and people like us.
I had reservations about going to this site, but it was close to Le Faou.
Super Cheetah Slope Plane Info Needed
Larry Pettyjohn sent me an email with the content below. Any help out there?
"I owned the Cheetah Models from 1986-1995 and produced the Super Cheetah. I sold the business to a gentleman in the state of New Mexico, around Albuerque. His name is either Alexander Scott or Scott Alexander. Have you ever heard of him or the where abouts of the tooling for the kit. I am interested in purchaseing it back and need to get in contact with him. Any help would be appreciated."
if you know anything about this and I will forward it on to Larry.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 19:29
Dave's Report on the McLean Vector2
For a number of years now Greg and I have been talking about designing and building planes for sale. On those long slope safari trips we'd go over what we'd want to see in a plane. Greg's got a lot of great ideas which are top secret right now ;-) One thing that was paramount was we weren't going to sell anything that we didn't like flying ourselves.
Then a couple months ago an opportunity presented it self in the form of the Brian McLean Vector2. Greg called me up and said he'd found a plane that fit's what he was looking for. Great flyer, sleek lines, super reputation and a twisty wing ta boot. Well, sign me up!...Greg is a great pilot and if he says "this is the one"...well, I got to believe him.
Brian McLean produces kits for the Vector2. It includes the wing cores, the fiddly bits for the wing mechanism, a superb glass fuse and a molded carbon rudder. Everything in the kit is of the highest quality and finish. Looking over the plans I broke it down into building the wings and everything else.;-) So let's start with the wings.