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Great flying conditions again on Saturday this year, light on-shore breeze.
Dull and misty on Sunday with a very light off-shore breeze.

Clive Freshwater started the Loch Insh Watersports Centre 40 years ago.

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Alan Gibson's Flair Hannibal



17lb and 90 inch span and powered by a Zenoah 26 magneto petrol engine and pulled along by a 18x8 APC propeller.

This model took Alan 4½ weeks to build, of which 1 week was spent on the paint job. All the internal structure is sprayed with diluted dope to ensure a long life as a waterplane. Alan covered the airframe in Solartex then handpainted the exterior with Humbrol enamels, finishing off with a coat of polyurethane matt varnish.

The model is controlled by a 35MHz Futaba radio and has a set of wheels as well as the floats you can see here. The floats are actually the floats designed for the Flair Magnattila, scaled up +50%. Needless to say, the Hannibal flies as well as it looks.


Sunset by Duncan Cameron on Friday evening, looks set for a good day the morn.

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More pictures from Duncan Cameron below

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Goliath from 1949 design
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The CAVA twins by Dougie Eustace
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Alistair Sutherland`s JayTee turbine

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A dreich Sunday morn
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Scott Kerr - No.2 sadly met its end at
Lochearnhead 3 weeks later

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Purrfect conditions
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More dreich Sunday morning
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Tx Control

And a few words from Martyn Harvey (all the way from Orkney) to finish off :
"William Bremner from Invergordon brought his Aquastreme with an OS 61 doing the business. He said this was a crib off an Extreme, and it flew well.

Douggie Eustace sported a breeding pair of planes which at one point seemed to be held together with some sort of umbilical chord, perhaps a battery charger. They were called Cava 1 and Cava 2, his own design for twin electric 200 motors. The plans were published in RCM Flyer 2008, the planes weigh hardly 1.5 kg and go like stink with a wild whistle at take-off and fast low passes. When he wasn't flying he was sitting in the sun with a large group from the Cumbernauld Club drinking Cava (hence the name of the model!) They earned the sobriquet "The Cumbernauld Reprobates" when they were found to be getting through more Cava in a weekend than glo-fuel.

The Radio Queen graced us with her imposing personality. She was a 120 inch span high wing monoplane in cream and blue with a big wing area and an Enya 91 fs standing sentinel at the sharp end. She floated gracefully round the skies. Alistair Lamb had built her after stretching the plans by 150%. Now aged 84 he felt others might benefit from flying her, and Lawson Fargie twiddled the sticks.

The star of the weekend was, unquestionably, Alastair Sutherland's Jaytee. This is short for Jet Trainer, but why he needs a jet to train on, I can't imagine."
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