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Xmas Party PDF Print E-mail
Written by clive weatherhead   
Monday, 15 September 2014 11:19
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Lipos in the mist PDF Print E-mail
Written by clive weatherhead   
Saturday, 06 September 2014 09:12

We've had a couple of incidents, recently, where lipo batteries have smoked/flared following an uncontrolled "landing". As a generalisation, lipos are pretty unstable until they are virtually fully discharged (ie a fraction of a volt per cell), so it's worth assuming that a plume of smoke followed by a period of calm might not be the last action you get from a lipo. 

Please, if you have an aircraft go down in the bush, spend the extra effort to find the battery and bring it out of the bush if you reasonably can, and please also treat the battery as dangerous until you have had time to check it. If the battery is undamaged and you are sure that it works normally, all well and good. If it doesn't, you can either discharge it in a mix of very salty water (eg 250g of salt in 4 litres of water) in a bucket (cut the cables one by one if you want to take the plugs off, and leave it in the water for a few days), or take it to a battery shop for them to dispose of it safely. 

Ed

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Oily Hand 2014 - report PDF Print E-mail
Written by clive weatherhead   
Thursday, 04 September 2014 17:19

This is worth every minute you'll want to spend reading it. The report on this year's oily hand weekend, courtesy of Mike Minty. Some fantastic stuff - vintage models, vintage (and not so vintage) modellers, building, fixing, flying, crashing and the putter of diesels in the background. Lovely.

Click HERE to see the pdf.

Ed

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Xmas Party 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by clive weatherhead   
Saturday, 06 September 2014 09:07

Just a reminder that this year's Xmas Party will be on Saturday 29th November. Tickets will soon be available from Mike Minty and Col Buckley. Prices, as last year, will be $20 for anyone 14 or over, $10 per child between 6 and 14, and free for children under 6. It'd help the planning process if you could buy your tickets sooner rather than later, when they come out.

Ed

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Snippets PDF Print E-mail
Written by clive weatherhead   
Thursday, 04 September 2014 08:58

3 things:

  • If any WRCS member needs a perfect one-piece wing for a Phoenix Tiger, wheels or hardware, contact Col Buckley (details on the contact page of the website). If you need a fuselage, you're in the same boat as he is.
  • Indoor flying at the GCAC indoor site at Niagara Park is on this Sunday 7th Sept from 13:00 to 17:00 and WRCS members are welcome. Contact James Edwards by clicking here if you'd like more info, or go to the GCAC website.
  • MANSW Fly-in and Airshow 4-5/10/2014 at HMAS Field - Bandon Road Vinyard NSW, Contact: BOB Carpenter 0438 171 070.

 

Ed

 

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