August 2021

In this edition:

  • Video Link: Evening Bimble from Deanland – Dave Ridley
  • Down on the Farm – Tony Palmer

Evening Bimble from Deanland

Here is something relaxing, slow and floaty, a beautiful evening bimble  in our champ from Deanland, now the engine is sorted. (Warning – includes my legs!)

Dave Ridley

Down on the Farm July 2021

Due to the lifting of Covid regs our first evening meeting at the Swiss Cottage will be on the 4th of August. Another date for your diary is Saturday the 7th of August which is the fly-in here at Palmersfarm see below, weather forecast is not good at present, lets hope it gets better!!

Klemm L25C G-ACXE

The wings are now fitted and all the folding mechanism working.

With wings attached and folded

With wings open

Jim and I posing by the tail

Bristell NG5 G-NGBB

The wings are now fitted, the trim is complete, wheel spats are on and Farry came across to give the once over, do a fuel flow check and weight it.Tony Palmer

Bristell NG5 G-NGBB with wings and being weighed

DH82C 5084

When we flew the Tiger last month we had noticed a drop in revs on the last climb out so did a mag check once back at the hanger and found the RH mag was not working. When I checked it a few days later it was the magneto at fault so I took it off and went around the corner to the guy who rebuilt it for me. He checked it and it was found to be duff, next day he rang me to tell me the armature had burnt out and that he was rebuilding it for me under warrantee. I got it back last week and it has been refitted, test ran and signed off by Phil Trangmar, awaiting for the rain and wind to stop for a flight test.

PS The river burst its banks last week in JULY!!!!! But is flyable now.

River Cuckmere burst its banks in late July

Tony Palmer


  • Club nights will restart 4th of August, 7:30 pm, Swiss Cottage, Shoreham!
  • Fly-in at Palmers Farm on Saturday 7th August

For the latest list of events, go to the Events page on the Strut website.  I’m including exhibitions and displays later in the year as they are announced; it’s nice to have something to look forward to – let’s hope they happen.