Friday, 30 December 2011

Willow Takes Bob sub 40

Congratulations to Willow Pilot Bob R, On only it's second outing and Bob's 4th race he clocked a 38 second run.  Delivering excellent performance easily was always one of the aims of the Willow's design and I think we've got it!

Must be my turn for a sub 40 next.

here's the video

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas coming early

Ever since the Willow has been flying I seem to have stumbled on some alternative stunning F3F models.  The Air One from my good friend Majo has been a long time coming but wow has it been worth it.  With the looks of an Extreme with a very fast looking section I've just finished kitting my Air one out with KST servos from Hyper flight (no I can't tell the difference between them and MKS.

  Pictures to  follow but an Airone and Willow will be taken out for a few days flying between now and 2012.

  Have a great Christmas and see you in 2012!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Winter Willow fun

  It’s not often that spending 6 hours in the freezing cold is a happy prospect but for some reason put an F3F model in my hand and all seems right.    Just a day after it’s maiden flight my reduced dihedral Willow was carried up the Ice Cream slope for the Welsh Winter league bash.
  The wind was crossed and freezing cold but the chance to join 2 other Willow owners, Bob and Mike on the flight line wasn’t to be missed.  True to form each one of us had a different set up and ballast choice but ultimately it was thumbs and luck with the air that separated us.  When the wind came square on to the hill (as it did for a few legs on 2 of my flights) the Willow was a high speed joy to fly.  When the Wind was crossed she faired about as well as any other model but the Willow's stability made it easier to do so.

  One race isn’t enough to illustrate the Willow’s performance or the new Joiner but I am convinced that she’s competitive.  There were certainly times, as I landed on rough icy ground, in blustery conditions that I was pleased to be flying such a forgiving model with a high mounted tail.
 At the end of the day I was beaten by better pilots and congratulations to martin and his Freestyler on his performance all day to win.  But as always my Willow had me smiling all day and all the way home.  Thanks, as always have to go to AJ and the SWSA for putting on the race and being daft enough to join us on the hill side.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

The new joiner is child's play

A couple of shots of my new Willow.  After leaving my laast WIllow With John Philips I took the chance to make one- my old scheme and here with the new joiner.

Now I just need a pass from her in doors to get me out of the cliffs with it. 
Co-pilot is keen to get out as well!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Stroke a Willow in Liecester!

  I've just spoken to Tony of SlopeRacer, he tells me his car will be full of servo mounts but also Willows at this weekend's BARCS meeting.

  Sounds like a good chance to get a good look and get a few quid off (he'll love me for that)

  I'll be maidening the new one (screaming family permitting), lovely red paint scheme and new wing joiner- Pics to follow.