WRCS Ramblings by C. Ovgee
Is there anyone who fixes planes faster than Dave Hollander? Dave is an ex-architect (used to building models for clients) and he relishes broken aircraft! He totally destroyed his PC9 a few weeks ago, but within 7 days it was back flying again.
Checking out the old modelling mags left in the Eastern shed, you’ll notice most have very attractive ladies on the front covers. Was that the only way they could sell their publications in the days of yore?
If you are looking at getting into a Spacewalker….then Tony Martin is your man. Tony has a fleet of different size ‘Walkers’ and flies them beautifully.
Quick fiberglass repairs can be achieved with cotton cloth and CA glue. Make sure surfaces are hospital clean & roughed up. Lay the cloth then cover with medium or thick CA. Dab in the glue with a brush so all the cloth is saturated. Hit it with kicker. There you go - a fix in minutes. Tough as nails!
President Clive Weatherhead has now completed tuning of his first foray into petrol. The Giles is now singing like a bird & Clive is slowly realizing there’s another power source other than battery (update: as of 25/2, the Giles had a little mishap on finals, and croaked its last).
Talking about batteries, the western Gerry shed power went awry due to rodents nibbling at the wires. By the time you read this it should have all been fixed & we are back to truckloads of amps.
Would the person(s) who leaves cigarette butts all over the pits & surrounding areas please pick them up, take them home & dispose of them thoughtfully.
When soldering metals, all surfaces must be meticulously clean. This can be achieved by using a Dremmel with wire brush attachment to shine up areas to be joined. A dash of Bakers flux and you’ll have a professional result.
The ‘Roamin’ WRCS’s’ recently went to Orange for the Banjo Patterson Scale Rally. Unfortunately it coincided with a weekend of heavy rain but Saturday afternoon the wind dropped, the rain ceased and we took to the air. Sunday was foggy, rainy & windy so most made an early beeline for home.
He’s still shaking at the knees. Col Buckley was treated by his wife to a Tiger Moth scenic flight at Camden for his birthday. Col learnt to fly in a Tiger so it was a real nostalgia trip for our jovial committeeman.
Who’s the latest lady in one of our veteran member’s life? I believe her name is Shirley.
Our new Committee member, Kelvin King made the long journey to the State Flying Field at Cootamundra to compete in the IMAC championships. This is big (I mean 3m stuff with 200cc engines!!) and although Kelvin didn’t have a plane large enough he still scored first place in Basic. Next methinks will be promotion to Intermediate level.
Another scratch built aircraft seen flying at Belrose is Dave Menzies twin-engine Blenheim Bomber. It’s SO satisfying to fly an aircraft personally built from the ground up & the Blenheim is a true example.
This is a fantastic bit of kit & a must for the enthusiast.. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8296__Turnigy_Servo_Tester.html. It tests servos, centres them and can even be used on ESC’s to see if the motor works.
Didn’t take long after son Nick obtained his Bronze Wings, Dad Simon Wiadsrowski was presented with his wings a few weeks ago. Well done Simon…I believe you were a star student. Technology played a big part as both Nick & Simon are Mode 2 but were buddy-box tutored by Mode 1 instructors.
Congratulations too to Kell Steinman who, after a long struggle, passed his Bronze Wings test recently.
Have you seen Virgin aircrew Craig and Jason flying the BIG octocopter? This amazing 11kg machine has a vast array of cameras & electronics for sporting, film and real estate use. When flying…sounds like an invasion of killer bees!
Our resident Qantas A330 pilot Bobby Flint has taken up a posting in Dubai with Emirates. He will now be flying the huge A380 and hoping to have command in a few years.
Also ex-CFI Shane Austin (who flies Command A320’s for Jetstar) has just been told that the Jetstar Base in Darwin is closing & he’s relocating to Cairns. That means Shane has to sell his boat, pack up his models & look for new accommodation in the holiday city.
As usual Glider Day was a enormous success. It was a poor turnout but those there had a heap of fun with Mike Minty, Col Buckley, George & Robert Kaley and Grant Neil amongst the trophy winners. Come on…be in the next one & support your club.
A preacher said, "Anyone with 'special needs' who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar."
With that, a scruffy looking man got in line, and when it was his turn, the Preacher asked: "My friend, what do you want me to pray about for you?" The man replied, "Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing."
The preacher put one finger of one hand in the man's ear, placed his other hand on top of his head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. He prayed to the 'Almighty' for the man, and the whole congregation joined in with great enthusiasm.
After a few minutes, the preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked, "My friend, how is your hearing now?"
The man looked at him, and answered, "I don't know. It ain't 'til next week!"
Mujibar was trying to get a job in India ..........
The Personnel Manager said, 'Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. Unless you pass it, you cannot qualify for this job.'
Mujibar said, 'I am ready.' The manager said, 'Make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink and Green .' Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, 'Mister manager, I am ready.' The manager said, 'Go ahead.'
Mujibar said, 'The telephone goes green, green, and I pink it up, and say, Yellow, this is Mujibar.'
Mujibar now works at a call centre. No doubt you have spoken to him. I know I have.