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Cliff

The place for your memories and recollections of Cliff Charlesworth and his models.
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Cliff

Post by RobbieB » 21 May 2016, 11:12

We thought it would be appropriate and fitting to mark Cliff's passing here on the SSUK forum and to that effect I have created this new page for anyone who would like to post their memories and experiences of both Cliff and his models.

Someone who we all know has inspired many to take an interest in scale sailplane building and flying, myself included.

Do please let me know if there are any problems posting as setting permissions on a new category is tricky especially when you are doing it with your left hand.

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Re: Cliff

Post by chris williams » 21 May 2016, 12:06

C'mon then, Robbie...what happened to the other hand?

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Re: Cliff

Post by VinceC » 21 May 2016, 16:39

My first ever scale glider was an ASK-18 from Cliff's plan
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Re: Cliff

Post by Barry_Cole » 21 May 2016, 17:08

VinceC wrote:My first ever scale glider was an ASK-18 from Cliff's plan
And you can remember that long ago?????

:D :D :D :D

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Re: Cliff

Post by RobbieB » 21 May 2016, 17:33

Yep, in those days if you did Cliff's K18 or K13 you had arrived on the scale glider scene.

Alas, regrettably, I did neither.

Chris, just a routine minor job on the right hand - back in the worshop next week.

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Re: Cliff

Post by John Slater » 24 May 2016, 07:53

I have very fond memories of Cliff coming to our comps on the Long Mynd and particularly on one occasion. It was sometime around the late 1980's and I had built my first scale model, Cliffs Grunau Baby. He took great interest and gave me some `fatherly' advice on using the air brakes, a really lovely gentleman.
This is a photo of that same model taken a couple of years ago, This time being launched by another great gentleman on the northerly site of Darnford on the Long Mynd.


This is a photo again taken at Darnford of a happy group go our `Ladies' , my wife is the knitter, her way of a joke !
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Re: Cliff

Post by VinceC » 24 May 2016, 08:50

Nice colour tones in the Grunau photo

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Re: Cliff

Post by John Slater » 25 May 2016, 07:17

The reason for posting the photo of the ladies was that Cliffs wife `Heather' is standing on the left, looking at the photo, sorry about that.

John

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Re: Cliff

Post by ian davis » 27 May 2016, 19:26

John

Don't know why you're sorry. Great picture of Heather, brings back many wonderful memories of a great lady.

Ian

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Re: Cliff

Post by chris williams » 29 May 2016, 10:01

I just found this in the archive, although I can't work out where it was...
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