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Old 05-31-2007, 03:21 AM   #106
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SA being South Africa not South Austraila.
Trev, Were you at RC World when John Bowells had it?
Yip for about 8 months...
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:26 AM   #107
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RC world, wow! that brings back memories.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:33 AM   #108
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Worked at RC World in Lower Burg Street when Chris Sweatman was still alive.( before 1994) School Holidays and saturdays.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:34 AM   #109
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I just love it! Each time I open the FG site I see the Giants From South Africa mostly at the top of the Forums!

Exceptional planes Borries, Damien, Hodderjohn and Steven. If someone is prepared to open his plane for inspection on the inside it shows he is realy proud of it - nice one Borries!

What surface did they use for the runway in the Vlei? We are stuck between a tar and slurry(like on tenniscourts) for our proposed new runways and if any of you guys can give some input it would be appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:48 AM   #110
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Worked at RC World in Lower Burg Street when Chris Sweatman was still alive.( before 1994) School Holidays and saturdays.
Nice to know that ..........So then you must know John Cunningham
I was also there in Lower Burg Sts but left just before John moved the shop to T Valley
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:49 AM   #111
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Hey D and Mr Hinz whats up guys !!
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:51 AM   #112
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hey hodderjohn - we r coming thru to your part of the world for 2 weeks end of june - r there any flying clubs in sydney?
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If your staying in Sydney Borries is the person to talk to. I live in Newcastle only about 2hr North.
How long are you going to be in Aus,? I'm shore Borries and I and some others can hook up and do some flying with you.
Jot these numbers down and bring them with you, John Hodder Mobile 0414532958,
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:52 AM   #113
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Hey Peter that Emcotec Interface system you gave me seems to work very well
lots of guys at the Robertson event are looking of one so maybe you should get some inn.

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Old 05-31-2007, 03:52 AM   #114
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Ha ha ..........
No you nana they live in AUS but are form SA

check now?
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:07 AM   #115
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Dries

Where in Walfisbay do you guys fly? I do the 1900 km treck from Cape Town to Swakop every year. This time I've gota bring a plane.

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Old 05-31-2007, 04:23 AM   #116
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Hey Trev, I was thinking, couldn't you put a cannister on the ol' 65cc? That may give you the power you need for the Extra, or not?
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:27 AM   #117
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Ha Mike

If your staying in Sydney Borries is the person to talk to. I live in Newcastle only about 2hr North.
How long are you going to be in Aus,? I'm shore Borries and I and some others can hook up and do some flying with you.
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Good idea John !!!!

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Old 05-31-2007, 04:29 AM   #118
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Hey Trev, I was thinking, couldn't you put a cannister on the ol' 65cc? That may give you the power you need for the Extra, or not?
Hey D yip that would diffinatly work plus it needs a new silencer doesn't it LOL

But honestly I think that it might even do the job well without a can cuase that thing will laugh at a 24 x 10 and the plane is really light it was 20LBS with the 100 twin and the 65 is 700 grams lighter than the 100 was my only doubt is will I have to put weight in the nose......... I dont know yet but maybe I should start looking at it .

The can will be nice on that motor. Which do you think I sould look at?
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:32 AM   #119
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Dries

Where in Walfisbay do you guys fly? I do the 1900 km treck from Cape Town to Swakop every year. This time I've gota bring a plane.

Peter
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Peter when are you planing to go to this 1900km trek.
I am going at the end of August I think to fly with Dries ( Andreas ) and the guys up there. I think its about 100km south of Walfisbay at a full size airport.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:34 AM   #120
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I just love it! Each time I open the FG site I see the Giants From South Africa mostly at the top of the Forums!

Exceptional planes Borries, Damien, Hodderjohn and Steven. If someone is prepared to open his plane for inspection on the inside it shows he is realy proud of it - nice one Borries!

What surface did they use for the runway in the Vlei? We are stuck between a tar and slurry(like on tenniscourts) for our proposed new runways and if any of you guys can give some input it would be appreciated.
Thanks Henk

The photo's was take on the day of the maiden, as soon as our planes exeed 7kg it has to pass a MOP inspection, if you don't pass you don't fly !!!! and at our club there is a 93db limit and the same if it is above that you don't fly !! there for the need for pipes and 3 blade props.


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