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#1 TimW

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 02:59 AM

Well, the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) boys did it again!
They borrowed my EXP for 2 hours and made their own copy of it.
They used Advantage DPM (camo..disrupted pattern material) parachute silk and lightweight ABS spars to turn out a fabulous kite (where the hell they got a sewing machine / seamstress from i have no idea)
I was flying my EXP quite happily then this DPM "Rev' comes whipping past my head, scared the sh1t out of me!!!
I Couldn't see the flyers as they were secreted in a wadii (dry river bed) 1 up to REME for the 'stitch' up (pun intended)
I spoke to the flyer who told me that "it looked like fun so we thought lets make a better one"
They have submitted a request for carbon rods and miles of line, knowing them, it'll be dropped before we get our mail drop!! I heard them mention thousand foot lines on monofilament
Since the 'Deeps' maiden flight, I have seen the plans for a Humongously massive Rev-a-like. standard Rev shape but PowerBlast proportions.
These guys are the ultimate best there is at their game, I have NO doubts at all that they WILL succeed in their mission......To have maximum fun when not at work!!
Helmand is a boring place, it's amazing what people do to relieve boredom.
There's plenty of clean wind about and miles of open space to fly in, shame it's so bloody dangerous.

I can't wait to get home :)
Finally getting my own back on the wind, after being pushed around by it for years.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 07:34 AM

Well, the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) boys did it again!
They borrowed my EXP for 2 hours and made their own copy of it.
They used Advantage DPM (camo..disrupted pattern material) parachute silk and lightweight ABS spars to turn out a fabulous kite (where the hell they got a sewing machine / seamstress from i have no idea)
I was flying my EXP quite happily then this DPM "Rev' comes whipping past my head, scared the sh1t out of me!!!
I Couldn't see the flyers as they were secreted in a wadii (dry river bed) 1 up to REME for the 'stitch' up (pun intended)
I spoke to the flyer who told me that "it looked like fun so we thought lets make a better one"
They have submitted a request for carbon rods and miles of line, knowing them, it'll be dropped before we get our mail drop!! I heard them mention thousand foot lines on monofilament
Since the 'Deeps' maiden flight, I have seen the plans for a Humongously massive Rev-a-like. standard Rev shape but PowerBlast proportions.
These guys are the ultimate best there is at their game, I have NO doubts at all that they WILL succeed in their mission......To have maximum fun when not at work!!
Helmand is a boring place, it's amazing what people do to relieve boredom.
There's plenty of clean wind about and miles of open space to fly in, shame it's so bloody dangerous.

I can't wait to get home :)


wow.. pretty cool story...
GET HOME SOON!!!!
hugs ,
Mousie

#3 Sailor99

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 07:43 AM

A little birdie tells me there is a yellow B waiting for you at home with your with your wife - both are looking forward to your safe return I would imagine ;)
Over - Jeremy

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:05 PM

Should be a slick flyer with all that OEP 220 all over it ;) ;)



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Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:52 AM

Helmand is a boring place, it's amazing what people do to relieve boredom.


...and long may it stay boring. Safe tour and come home to show off your refined Rev skills soon...
Andy

#6 TimW

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:26 AM

Just been told that we will be here for at least another 8 weeks :censored: :censored: :censored: with a possibility of an extra 6 months. They really know how to cheer people up!!
Yes, you see troops being pulled out on tv, but you dont see them being flown back again!!
Finally getting my own back on the wind, after being pushed around by it for years.




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