Started by Eyeboy, August 13, 2009, 18:12:42 pm
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Quote from: marcellus on August 13, 2009, 20:05:35 pmOur SW slope - Frocester is 'on' for light winds, tomorrow, Friday and there will be a few of us there in the afternoon.
Quote from: GordonP on August 13, 2009, 21:27:27 pmHi Eyeboy. I belong to the SCSA, and am usually on the slopes on Sunday mornings with my mate Andy George. I don't actually live that local, but these are probably the easiest slopes for me to get to. Be warned that the landing zones on most of our slopes leave a lot to be desired!
Quote from: GordonP on August 13, 2009, 21:27:27 pmHi Eyeboy. I belong to the SCSA, and am usually on the slopes on Sunday mornings with my mate Be warned that the landing zones on most of our slopes leave a lot to be desired!
Quote from: marcellus on August 13, 2009, 21:38:08 pmHi Gordon. I overlooked you in our 'regulars' list, sorry. Have you got the tail fixed up on the Luna yet?Guy
Quote from: the-fridge on August 14, 2009, 18:30:13 pmIs is easy to land at Frocester, there is a video on the club sitehttp://www.scsa.org.uk/video/frocester.wmvPhil
Quote from: oldnslo on August 14, 2009, 22:17:14 pmHello Eyeboy, The others have not seen me for a while because when the wind is SW I go to Cleeve Hill, by the radio masts. I enjoy the wider slope and steadier lift, have even practiced proper landings.Tony.
Quote from: oldnslo on August 15, 2009, 00:46:43 amI'll be up on Cleeve Hill at about 2.30pm for a couple of hours, if the wind is right for Sunday I'll be there again in the afternoon. I have seen people flying large crunchies on the slope, I am still a foamie sort of flyer so can't offer advice on flying anything valuable.
Quote from: marcellus on August 15, 2009, 15:56:24 pmEyeboy,Here is a map of the Cleeve Hill slopes and nearby Leckhampton. I've been to both locations with models but there was no wind!Good luck - Guy
Quote from: the-fridge on August 16, 2009, 15:15:02 pmHi, Andy, nice to see you at Frocster hillplease join our news group phil
Quote from: Eyeboy on August 16, 2009, 18:34:41 pmPhil thanks for the help re the landing pattern at Frocester - much appreciated and I feel much more comfortable flying there now. Marcellus, did you fly at Frocester or Haresfield this afternoon? I'm tempted to go out again this evening for an hour but don't know which would be the better slope? Talking of wind directions, I take it for refernce purposes, Staverton Private is probably the most local wind direction reading isn't it? If so, do you ever make any allowances e.g. if Staverton says due W, it's more than likely WSW at Haresfield etc?
Quote from: Eyeboy on August 15, 2009, 19:47:05 pmThen went to Haresfield and flew from the tight slope just feet away from the car park with a chap called Paul who is newish to the game (says the bloke who's only being flying for 20months). Top afternoon. :colm:
Quote from: GordonP on August 17, 2009, 14:08:24 pmI'm really not convinced that you need to bother with the "tight slope" at Haresfield. On numerous occasions, the wind has felt as though it was "dead on", at this slope, but when I have ventured round to the main slope, the wind has always been perfect there also! Given the choice, I know which slope I would rather fly from, even if landing at the main slope can be a bit tricky due to rotor.
Quote from: GordonP on August 17, 2009, 14:22:55 pmI've recently changed jobs, and now work in Bicester, so the prospects of any after-work flying are virtually non existant these days.
Quote from: GordonP on August 17, 2009, 18:42:15 pmI'm going to have to put a plane in the back of my car this week! The sun is still shining, and I'm sure I could just about get to Stroud before sunset!
Quote from: marcellus on August 17, 2009, 14:17:08 pmAbsolutely true Gordon! There is a large wind turbine on the horizon, which helps identify the actual wind direction!
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