WRCS Ramblings by C. Ovgee
When one member lost his glider, it was found in deep bush near The Forest Way (albeit up a very high tree where it still resides) with the aid of the Merlin Tracker System. These transmitters are designed for falconry & have a range of up to 50K. WRCS has a Merlin receiver in the pound and a transmitter investment is US$95 plus US$10 freight. Not big money when the model could cost nearly 7-20 times that much. If you so desire…you can also invest in your own personal receiver. For more info visit:- http://www.davidsonsfalconry.com/transmitters.html
If anyone wants an 80” wingspan Piper Cub, let Col Buckley know. He has one with a break in the fuse that needs a little TLC. It’s free to a good home.
If you come down the track & there are fallen branches blocking your way, please stop, get out of the car & remove them to the side.
A few Fridays ago saw four Maiden flights! Robert Kaley with his very interesting Gothe piloted by Ron Clark (flew well, glided very well but bent a nose wheel on arrival), Mike Minty and his two Laser cut, HobbyKing Idols (one electric Fantasy Scale, one regular but diesel) and Clive Weatherhead with his electric powered scale Falke glider (that melted a 100amp speed controller, but landed safely thanks to a seperate receiver battery!!)
It is with sadness that we report the passing of long time member Ces Ashley. He was a supreme builder of models & always supported WRCS events. He will be sorely missed at Friday lunches.
It seems delta wing style aircraft love the wind. Those S & B Komet foamies from Queensland revel in a gusty day. Also Tom Sparkes homemade 80” Delta (nicknamed “The Triangle”) relishes a good blow.
You heard it here first. Longtime member and Qantas pilot Bobby Flint has just gotten himself married!! By the way, Bobby has just invested in a racy boat which he keeps in dry storage at Akuna Bay.
Over Easter there’s a large contingent from WRCS (plus wives) going over to New Zealand for the Omaka Air Show at Blenheim. Omaka specialize in string & canvas aeroplanes from an era long gone. These preserved beauties strut their stuff at zero altitude and zero speed right in front of a spellbound audience.
We have a few new members that have recently joined the club. All have various flying experiences from none to fairly competent. Make them feel welcome and try & help them to become better & safer pilots.
There’s a general meeting on the first Thursday of every month at Belrose Bowling Club, Forest Way, Belrose commencing at 7.30pm. Come along, maybe have a meal first & take an active part in your club. The AGM is now rescheduled for WEDNESDAY 26th June at the club.
For those that didn’t hear the roar of applause when it landed…Ron Clark has maidened his BIG four engine Lancaster. (Check out the video on the website) It flew very well and the landing was a dream with around 8m of roll. Ron flew the Lanc again a week or so ago with no incidents. After 3 years of building…our registrar now sports a smile like a split watermelon.
There are STILL those who arm their electrics in the sheds. This is a definite NO-NO and contravenes club rules. Use the arming tables (yes - we have two now thanks to David Bolstad) and that way there should be no more scalped hands and heavy bleeding.
There was a an army (plus wives) from WRCS at the recent Orange Scale day in February. Incredible scenery, a steady wind, great camaraderie and eating at sumptuous restaurants were all conducive to some wonderful flying.
Jeez. The quadcopter craze is really kicking off. There are now quite a few closet “Quaddies” in the club and every so often you will see them practicing their craft in the heli area.
Early on in March, the travelling “Scalies” made a visit to Cootamundra for the inaugural event put on by the state body of our sport - MAS. Whilst Sydney was engulfed in heavy rain..Coota had clear skies. However, the wind never dropped below 30 knots so no-one flew. One brave soul from another club had his Agwagon flipped on take-off by the wind & it came back as matchwood. Ron Clark had damage to a wing when he took it out of the car – the wind picked it up and tumbled it on the concrete.
Well known member David Foster has just discovered bowls. He is now bowling a minimum three times a week. His lovely wife Marge is a fanatic Bridge player and travels the country playing the game.
Student pilot Roger Crouch is coming along in leaps & bounds. Besides golf, retired pathologist Roger loves his flying and is a very capable model builder. His wife Bronwyn (who has just had a double knee replacement) is an ardent quilter. Good to see students Wayne Rogan & Kell Steinman improving too.
He who laughs the loudest has just caught on the dirty meaning.
After a very bad landing, the pilot got out of the cockpit just as the emergency crews raced up - sirens blaring. “What happened?” asked the fire chief. “I don’t know,” said the pilot, “I just got here”.
A bloke was talking to his mate in the pub. “You know…I have sex nearly every single night”. His mate was astounded. “Is that so?” he said. “Yep…nearly had sex Monday, nearly had sex Tuesday, nearly had sex Wednesday….”
Two Scotsmen were in a pub a little worse for wear. “When I die…would you sprinkle a wee bottle of Glenfiddich over me grave?” Jimmy stammered. “No problem” said McTavish, “But would ye mind if I just filtered it through me kidneys first?”
He phoned his wife late. “Darling..you remember that little jewelry shop where we spent ages deciding on your engagement ring?” Her eyes misted as her mind went back to those amorous times when love was ardent. “Yes” she whispered; reveling in her husband’s romantic imagery. “Well” he said, “I’m pissed out of my mind in the pub next door & I need a lift”.
The beautiful young thing was having an examination by her doctor. She was very embarrassed about having to take her clothes off. The doctor asked if she would feel more comfortable if he turned off the light. “Yes” she said relaxing a little. Undressing..she asked where to put her clothes. The doctor said, “On the floor next to mine”.