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Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Here is where you can discuss to your hearts content the merits of sustainers.
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roo Hawkins
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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by roo Hawkins » 20 Jul 2018, 14:34

Maybe we should have a poll. Yes or no on this.
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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by Barry_Cole » 20 Jul 2018, 14:45

I vote YES...

BC

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Cliff Evans
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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by Cliff Evans » 20 Jul 2018, 14:59

As requested. Poll here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2173

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chris williams
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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by chris williams » 20 Jul 2018, 15:01

Perfect...Brexit all over again :x

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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by Geoff Pearce » 20 Jul 2018, 15:17

mikeE wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 23:19
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Can't pass a comment, if you've never flown one.

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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by VinceC » 20 Jul 2018, 15:33

Sorry to tell you,Terry, but Scale Police is not me, but I appreciate the fun and humour

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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by terry white » 20 Jul 2018, 19:03

Hi Vince, in that case, if the scale police is not you it must be Mr Cliff Evans.' He did it in the lobby with a candlestick in collusion with miss Grey'. :roll: I deduce this from checking the frequency and reliability of his posting when only he would make such a remark of an earlier post. I win give me the money :lol: :lol: Ter.

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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by Cliff Evans » 20 Jul 2018, 19:05

Not me Terry! Sorry.

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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by Pat Marsden » 20 Jul 2018, 19:35

Dont care, its down to personal choice. And if the Scale Police want to start on at non scale tugs they are welcome to buy a scale one and do it themselves

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Re: Sustainers - Yes or NO!

Post by mikeE » 20 Jul 2018, 19:47

Geoff Pearce wrote:
20 Jul 2018, 15:17
mikeE wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 23:19
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Can't pass a comment, if you've never flown one.
Hi Geoff,
I have flown sustainers and hotter off slopes on many occasions. I currently own 3 gliders with motors on the front. Quick mental count says I’ve built and owned over a dozen.
Question was should they be allowed in scale events.
My view is it’s down to the person organising the event. What ever they choose to restrict their event too should be respected.
Organisers are few and far between. Typically they organise because they enjoy the day.

The other aspect of this thread is where does a sustainer stop and power begin?
Chris’s article is great and Chris’s attitude to sustainers is also very good. I can see no reason why anyone would complain about his actions . He launches and recovers when necessary, with a soft motor on a model that is flown in light conditions. He flies in an area where agreements are in place and he respects them.

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