It was quite warm in the garage yesterday as Steve and I set about widening the trailer axle 2ins to accommodate the wider wheels. We were amazed to find the "axle" was solid steel , it took a little time to cut through! After lunch everything was welded back together successfully, with tube that Mike DIGGINS provided, and we now have a wider trailer which can carry 4 Pedal Planes.
Makyla Devlin gave us a very enjoyable evening on Monday with a talk on how she and her family came to "drive" hovercraft and some interesting video of racing these craft, the most powerful doing 70mph over grass and water! Those who know Conrad Beale, excellent Rotax engineer, will have seen him doing slow rolls in his !
Hopefully she'll be able to bring some to EGLM for a demo in 2018.
We've had a work-in on the Seneca, which is now at Peter Dobson's for initial electronics fit , but we need vertical props to hold two hatches open.. We thought aero foil shaped struts from old aircraft would be good, need to be about 6ft long.
Anyone know any scrap struts lying around?
Secondly......... the "Singing to the Stars" night on Dec 2nd is just about full but
RAFFLE PRIZES are needed, if you've any thing of interest we could use?
6 of our JSC volunteers were entertained by Air Traffic at LHR Tower this week and got out on to the balcony what a view.
Many Thanks to Ady and Nadine.
Yesterday we combined with the LAA YES group, Stow Maries and Brooklands volunteers to claim the world record of 24 pedal planes fully crewed and orchestrated by that energetic "YES" character Andre Faehndrich on his "podium , bottom left!