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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 07 Apr 2019, 22:34
by B Sharp
Very Clever Chris! A very ingenious canopy lock.
Mmmmmmmmm? Just a thought? You inadvertently leave the radio on - the battery runs down - the Rx stops working - the servo doesn't want to play any more - how do you open the canopy again? :lol: :lol: :lol:
All that aside, I look forward to seeing it fly at Eden Valley if you get there again this year.
Brian :)

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 08 Apr 2019, 10:48
by Chris Bowles
Hi Brian, we have got a cunning plan, I carry a hammer in my bag, cures all problems, all booked in, looking forward it, even Mr Flood should be there with his new DG 1000

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 11 Apr 2019, 20:11
by Chris Bowles
Well yesterday we carried the 15 up our local easterly slope, 10 mph, wanted a bit more, but having put the effort in to get to the top, the worst that could happen is the plane land down the bottom, switched on, checked everything again, short run and a good heave, and out she went, and up, 2 clicks of up and 2 clicks of left aileron, flying straight and level, hands off, need to put my gloves on very happy with the flight performance, after 30 min came in for a landing, again a none event, the 2nd flight showed it's thermalling capability, your on the hill, the wind goes cold, and along comes the sink, now looking down on the model, find a bit of lift, start working it, up she comes, but so easy to fly really impressed 2nd flight 45 min, and a even better landing, went home happy, next, hook it up to a tug. didn't take any flying pics very cloudy and dull,

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 11 Apr 2019, 20:24
by Chris Bowles
Chris Bowles wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 20:11
Well yesterday we carried the 15 up our local easterly slope, 10 mph, wanted a bit more, but having put the effort in to get to the top, the worst that could happen is the plane land down the bottom, switched on, checked everything again, short run and a good heave, and out she went, and up, 2 clicks of up and 2 clicks of left aileron, flying straight and level, hands off, need to put my gloves on very happy with the flight performance, after 30 min came in for a landing, again a none event, the 2nd flight showed it's thermalling capability, your on the hill, the wind goes cold, and along comes the sink, now looking down on the model, find a bit of lift, start working it, up she comes, but so easy to fly really impressed 2nd flight 45 min, and a even better landing, went home happy, next, hook it up to a tug. didn't take any flying pics very cloudy and dull, but as we packed up the sun came out, so after pic

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 11 Apr 2019, 20:34
by Chris Bowles
One of our members took a picture of me heading down to the carpark

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 13 Apr 2019, 23:05
by Paul Chisholm
Hi Chris,

Have you been able to obtain a canopy for your model? I am located in New Zealand and am the custodian of the ASW15 canopy plug that I built in conjunction with Jilles Smits the designer of the model you have built from Brisbane Australia. I am coming to England stay in the Wirral with family for two months in June this year and am also a friend of Brian Sharp. I am intending on visiting some slope events while there and would be pleased to meet up and see the model you have built if at all possible.
I also have a short kit for this model I obtained from Jilles and intend to build it on my return from Europe during the NZ winter. I have a KA6e of jilles's design that fly's very nice. I generally hook up with Jilles at least once a year when we visit Australia at least once a year, or he comes to visit Family in NZ or attends our major Aerotow event at Omarama each year.
Refer to the following for views of NZ flying ( My KA6 is reg F-CDYL being a model of the full size in France) pictured in some of the pics on the site:
https://www.facebook.com/RC-Aerotow-Sca ... 474558174/

Regards
Paul Chisholm

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 14 Apr 2019, 09:08
by John Vella
Goody goody Cliff. I am looking forward to replacing mine on my old ASW15. Regards John.

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 14 Apr 2019, 10:14
by Paul Chisholm
OK was going to suggest I would bring one over but seeing you have it in hand wont bother
regards
Paul Chisholm ;)

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 14 Apr 2019, 17:34
by Chris Bowles
Hi Paul,
thanks for the offer, as Cliff has said I should be getting my canopy soon, as for the other, I do get around the country, so it could be possible to meet up,
meeting up with a Mr Sharp next month so will have a chat with him and be in touch
Chris

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 17:38
by Chris Bowles
Hi it's been a while since my last post, having got and fitted the canopy, I have been flying the plane, must say that it flies very well, and the other fliers who have seen it fly, have also committed on how well behaved the plane is. taking pictures is another thing, nobody around to take pictures when you want them, but here is the finished plane waiting for the next tow