Nigel Luther (Ventspils)

Nigel mūsu klubam ir pievienojies ar visraibāko modeļu kolekciju, kura sevī ietver visdažādākās klases. …

Pats par sevi.

Sveiki, daži no kluba biedriem pazīst mani kā „Trako Angli ar divplāksni…no Ventspils”.

Kā tad sākās manas lidmodelista gaitas? – Dosimies atpakaļ laikā pirms 50 gadiem, esmu jauns puika, kas lido ar kordas modeļiem kopā ar savu vecāko brāli. Viss bija lieliski, līdz mans brālis mainīja dzīves vietu. Tagad man bija problēma – kā vienam pašam palaist kordas modeli. Sakrāju nedaudz naudas un devos uz vietējo hobija veikalu, kur pārdevējs man parādīja radiovadāmo aparatūru. Tajā laikā tā bija neuzticama un dārga. To nenopircis, centos pats kaut ko uzkonstruēt, taču beigās, par visu naudu, nopirku 2 kanālu komplektu.

Uzbūvējis modeli, es ar to nepratu lidot, noliku to malā un pievērsos radiovadāmajām laivām un mašīnām. 15 gadu vecumā mēģināju lidot vēlreiz, šoreiz man izdevās salīdzinoši labi. Vēlāk pievienojos vietējam klubam, kur mana lidotprasme, pateicoties ekspertu palīdzībai, uzlabojās. Klubā apguvu gan planējošos, gan ar motoru darbināmos modeļus.

Prasmēm pilnveidojoties, startēju arī dažādās sacensībās (ieguvu 8. vietu Dienvidanglijas čempionātā lidojot ar „lidmašīnām kopijām”).

.Nigel1Pārvācoties dzīvot no Lielbritānijas uz Baltijas valstīm, laika lidošanai vairs neatlika, – modeļus atstāju un vēlāk pārdevu. Darbam mainoties radās arī nedaudz brīva laika, un atgriezās doma par lidošanu, un tā nu es šeit rakstu, pēc 5 gadiem – Es lidoju atkal!

Lidoju ar visu, planieriem, 3D lidmašīnām, kopijām un nedaudz helikoptreriem, man ir neliels kvadkopteris, divplākšņi, kopā kādi 50 modeļi.

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Daudzi zina, ka mana mīļākā lidmašīna ir 40 gadus vecais divplāksnis. Tā varbūt ir par smagu, varbūt tā nav labākā pilotāžas lidmašīna, bet tai ir savs raksturs un es to mīlu.

Ja kādam interesē, man ir maza lāzergriezēja CNC iekārta, nepieciešamas tikai JPG attēls un materiāls, no kāda izgatavot.

Es atvainojos ka nerunāju un nelasu latviski, mans bizness ir angļu valodā un pārsvarā ārpus Latvijas.

Vislabākie vēlējumi,

Nigel.

e-pasts: [email protected]

telefons: +371 277 14200

 

Oriģināls –

 

Hi … I have written a short story about myself .. if this is any use for the Club Web site ?

 

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Hi … some of the members will know me as that Crazy English guy with the Biplane … from Ventspils.

So how did it all start……… lets go back about 50 years and I’m a young boy flying control line with my older brother in England. This was great until he left home. Now I had a problem … how to launch a Control Line model by yourself. I saved my money and visited local hobby shop and the guy showed me Radio Control. In those days it was unreliable and expensive. So I left it for a while – tried home constructed gear but eventually used all my money to buy a 2 channel set.
I built my model and of course could not fly it. I put the model aside and changed to cars and boats. At about 15 years old – I tried flying again and this time was reasonably successful with a better proportional radio. Later once I could drive a car – I joined a club and my flying improved by being taught by experts in the club.
I learnt gliding and power flying.
Eventually I became good enough that others invited me to competitions and in fact I flew a few times display for JR unofficially. It is why I have the JR badge on my shirt.
I entered various competitions and actually was 8th placed Scale in South England Championships.
My activities covered, Gliding flat field and slope, Power aerobatics, Power Scale and Power Pylon racing. I also tried but was not very good with the early helicopters.

Later with my change to living in Baltics – I did not have time for models and left all my planes and gear in England. I later sold all and was without. My work changed and I was then able to have more free-time. The though to fly again and here we are 5 years later – I’m flying again. But I have to say that my flying skill today is not as good as it was.

What do I fly today ? Anything ! I have a small Quad, I have a collection of helicopters including Trex 450 clones, I have biplanes and many different styles of airplanes. In all about 50 models … EDF, pusher, etc. etc.

 

Here is a general line-up photo taken nearly 3 years ago … so there are more than this today !

 

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Most people know my favourite is the 40 year old Biplane I have … it may be heavy, it may not be best aerobatic machine. But it has character and I love it.

 

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Me ? I live at the edge of Ventspils as you leave in direction of Kuldiga. My house is on the Venta River and I have a small 5m yacht for the river, a 4.5m motor boat and a 8m cruising yacht for Baltic. Life is good and I live quite well. I will offer BBQ parties at my house on the river of course … as I wish to be a full and active member of the Club not only in flying but also socially.

 

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For anyone interested – I have a small Laser Cutting machine that can cut repair parts if anyone needs. All I need is a correct size JPG picture file of the item and what material to make it from.

 

My email is : [email protected]

My mobile phone is : +371 277 14200

 

I do apologise that I do not speak or read Latvian. My business is in English and mostly outside Latvia.

 

Best regards
Nigel

email – [email protected]       mob. 27714200

 

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