Bob Smith phoned me out of the blue for advice when he embarked on his first R/C building project - a 104inch Lancaster. The phone calls continued on and off over the next five years until eventually in 2009 came that inevitable final call - "It's all finished and I want you to fly it for me"!

Bob had made a beautiful job of the Lanc and, after a lot of inspection and inquisition, and just a few final adjustments, I had to admit that there was really no good reason why we shouldn't give it a go. .

The video was shot by Bob, who seemed almost as nervous as I was!