Tuesday, 30 December 2014

A little bit of unwrapping

If Christmas is a time for unwrapping then the latest pictures of the Willow and Merlin Builds are quite appropriate.   I’ve already written about the improved spars but here arre a few pictures of the lay up inside the wings before joining.
  I’ve always enjoyed seeing these shots ever since I’ve been flying- there’s a lot of carbon for a standard model in there!
  See you all in 2015!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Antidote to Christmas shopping

  Blue skies, a light breeze and my repaired Willow 2 remaidened- sometimes the enjoyment of simply flying is fantastic.  Meeting up with some flying mates just topped things off- thanks for the pictures guys!
  The Willow2 fuselage took a beating at the Welsh open, 2 re-flights and 3 nights out the cause.  My repair is by no means invisible but she did fly off straight and that’ll do for me!  It’s the first time in a long time I’ve flown with no ballast, the W2 still covered the sky really nicely and made spotting what lift there was easy.
  Flying the Merlin Back to back with the W2 was an interesting comparison. I’ve always loved my Wizard Compacts, the Merlin is reminding me more and more of the Wiz as I slowly tweak the set up.  I really love the look of the top of the wing now the horns are at skin level.  But for easy responsive flying and putting a smile on my face- love it
  The problem is that the new Merlin at home is calling me.  I’m not sure if the new lengthened Joiner and bagged spars are calling or just because it looks gorgeous.  Anyone want a Merlin and I build this oneJ

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Getter better and better

  It’s great to here that the Willow 2 flight reports are going so well in the US.  Shows just how tough our models are! http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2161038&page=4
  It looks like the latest batch of models is being slowed by the Christmas post.  The new Merlin development with longer joiner as well as the wrapped spars could be the strongest model yet.  Ready to be hurled off a slope in just about any conditions I can handle standing there myself!
  I'l take some more pictures when the box finally lands