Each month, Mike OReilly makes it possible for us to see a new model, and as in this occasion, some weeks before they are released for public consumption. Tonight we witnessed the very first flight of this most attractive Quad that was quite grand with lots and lots of fairy lights. The Hornet 460 from Dualsky was very impressive!
The next two pictures are of a home built Quad, also resplendent with its lighting and the next one is a quite proud Model Flight Managing Director with his production model. I just had to lie on the floor and get a shot from below Mikes aircraft which displayed its rather unusual illuminated cross. Some might be reminded of the Ku Klux Klan.By this time in the evenings entertainment, a lot of interest was shown in Mat Chapples variable pitch set up on one of his aircraft and, whilst you cant learn much from the photograph, you can see most of the important bits. I might add that Matthew treated this arrangement with a lot of T.L.C. It reminded of the time, quite some time ago when one of our leading indoor fliers of the day, Justin Galbraith also displayed a vari-pitch on a foamie and this, actually, frightened the pants off him. I dont think we have seen him since that evening. I wonder if that will bring him back sincerely hope so for he and his skills are missed. Whilst I made a bit of a thing about Matthews Vari-pitch model, I also got a close-up of the battery arrangement for Mikes big quadcopter. Plug! Plug! Now I do speak the truth when I say this next shot was a surprise find for me when I was sorting through the pix on my Olympus, for I thought Mike had used his camera rather than mine. It does serve a practical use for it displays the Mini Vapor and, whilst not released to the public yet, Michael had two of them in an effort to raise interest in this fascinating little aircraft from Horizon Models. You will note that it is about half the size of the larger Night Vapor but you cannot realize that it is a very slow flier, quite capable of giving you enjoyable flying time within the confines of your lounge. I do not have any other details, other than to say that by the time you are reading this, the Mini Vapor will be available from Model Flights Goodwood Road store and that you will be pleasantly surprised with the cost. I am sure that you will find a description of it on their web page but, if not then I shall have a full story on it next month. Dear friends, I have a special reason for leaving this next shot until the end of my story for, these days, or nights, Southern Soaring League has only had two representatives at Indoor Flying, Mike and I and it was with much pleasure that we met Mike Seyfang from the S.S.L. I understand that he is a recent S.S.L. flier and that he flew, with quite respectable results at their recent competition at Milang. He was certainly no slouch at his first showing at Indoor and his enjoyment was evident from his happy outlook in this picture. Perhaps he will speak with other S.S.L. Members and that some of them may return to ETSA Park. As I bring this episode to a close, please let me remind you that, rather than have any nights off, we DO fly on the third Thursday of each month, right throughout the year where we pay just ten dollars to fly from 8.30 to 10-30p.m. On the other hand, if you just wish to come and look, then it is a free nights entertainment for you and I look forward to catching up with you there. Sincerely The Phoenix.