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Old 08-11-2003, 11:49 AM   #21
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So all that's left is a Pacific crossing and an around the world flight.

That's so cool.
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:41 PM   #22
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That's Excellent, they made it. I never knew or heared about it until saw carl's post light night on the forum. And now its accomplished.

Amazing historic achievement.

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Old 08-11-2003, 01:42 PM   #23
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Hi Again Folks,

I just received some intersting news, after landing the aircraft was de-fueled all 1.8 ounces

The plane was 10 lbs 15 3/4 oz at take-off.

It uses an OS 61 4S running on Coleman Fuel (yes the stuff you use for camping) it is an ignition system.

Wingspan is 73 inches. CBC & CTV (local NTV, channel 201 for you expressVu folks) will be running stories tonight. Some of the nation folks may carry the story. Check today's & tomorrow's National Post and Globe & Mail for articles too.

I will be writing an article for the MAC mag.
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:51 PM   #24
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Here is a news article on the flight;
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Old 08-11-2003, 02:54 PM   #25
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TAM Success

What a great day for Maynard Hill, and what a great day for model aviation!
It's really nice to hear something so positive in the news, especially since model aviation has been getting a lot of negative publicity lately (runaway planes hitting houses, helicopters chopping off legs etc )
Congrats to all involved
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Old 08-11-2003, 09:02 PM   #26
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What an awsome accomplishment and what a great day for R/C!
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:21 PM   #27
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That's just totally amazing!
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:28 PM   #28
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We'll probably see some flack because the plane wasn't in sight at all times!!

Just kidding! .......... I hope!?!

It is a great accomplishment though!

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Old 08-12-2003, 07:37 PM   #29
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Very Cool

Now thats one for the books.... congrats to all those involved
Here's how the BBC reported the crossing-
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Re: It's in Ireland

Originally Posted by Carl Layden
Hi Guys,

I just left Maynard and the TAM team. Everyone is very excited!

Several media types are doing interviews etc.

Approximate details;

T/O 8/9/2003 22:15 at Cape Spear Newfoundland

Landed 8/11/2003 13:05 at Ireland

1888 miles ~39 hours -- not bad for an OS 61 4S

The plane was landed by AMA President Dave Brown.
Congrats to the TAM team on a great accomplishment!!! I was out on the front porch having coffee this evening and a number of my neighbors (who know I'm in to R/C) all asked me if I'd heard the news... so I guess it's getting around to everyone, and even people not involved in R/C find it a great accomplishment and a fascinating story!!!

You're a lucky guy to have been involved with such an event Carl! Good on ya!
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