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Cold weather and Diesels !!!!!
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 Posted: 25 December 2011 03:52 pm
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Hi all. I went up the field yesterday for a christmas eve diesel fest . I thought there would be a good turn out on a bright crisp Christmas eve but was wrong :(. Any way i thought Ive got this far so as its only a small plane i'll have a fly( I dont usually fly alone in case of accidents etc) . The tank was filled and the engine primed. First it locked with too much fuel ,so I turned iit over and released the excess fuel ,now just a couple of flicks to loosen the engine up and BANG ! The b***r fired and hit the middle of a very cold fingernail !!!!!!!!. Ouch or words to that effect :). Id forgotten how the cold makes finger nails and tips very sensitive ; and how they throb when your flying and when they warm up :shock:. I think the ether in diesel fuel was also used as a pain killer :cool: 

No pics cos the camera was too difficult to use with painful finger !

Anyone up for a new years day flyin ?



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 Posted: 25 December 2011 04:30 pm
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Hi New years day is OK for me
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 Posted: 25 December 2011 07:35 pm
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I'll be there new years day weather permitting :D

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 Posted: 27 December 2011 02:44 am
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Ditto here

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 Posted: 27 December 2011 05:42 am
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I might be allowed out! What time was you thinking roughly? :D

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 Posted: 27 December 2011 02:50 pm
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11.00 till 13.00 maybe. No earlier than 11.00 but could be later than 13.00 weather depending.

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 Posted: 28 December 2011 03:48 am
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Thanks Mike, Lets hope the wind dies down by then :shock:

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 Posted: 1 January 2012 08:16 pm
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Got to the field as the rain came down. Guess I should have watched the weather forecast like everyone else DOH

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 Posted: 1 January 2012 10:25 pm
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like wise . Went to field just as Mike and his brother were leaving and the rain swept in .:X



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 Posted: 4 January 2012 05:37 pm
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I managed to get a couple of flights in on Tuesday morning, but it was a bit blustery.

Had the field to myself, for flying (is everyone else that more sensible than me?).

Increasingly looks like indoor flying could be the way forward.

Happy new year to all.

Gary

 

 



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