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A BUSY DAY AT STRAWBERRY FIELD
As is well known, the last few days in February were the warmest “since records began” and conclusive proof that “global warming is real”. Whatever was the cause, we had a number of days at SF where the wind was light, the skies blue and the air warm.
The peanut gallery on 25 February.
John’s Flightline B24 Liberator on finals, flown by Trevor and here on its maiden. It is a superb piece of foam model engineering and kitting.
Trevor and Malcolm’s Chipmunks from the Ivan P plan and Mike’s Idintos box-wing. Two 20g 2500kV motors and a 2-cell 1300
The 27th was the best day of the lot and a lot of fliers turned out with a variety of models
Mike and Trevor flew their De Havilland Express and Rapide in loose formation, after the Express nearly came to grief due to gross elevator trim problems. Her trousers were torn loose as you can see, and Mike’s were not that clever either. (Express photo by Alan B)
Tim gets his Pushy Cat away for a very successful flight (at last!). Trevor on the sticks.
Trevor’s ancient Lazy Bee, looking as fresh as ever, having a trundle round the patch.
I think it needs a dummy horizontally opposed engine at the front.
Some flights were less successful than others. Here’s Anon’s landing attempt