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The South East Flyers Thread Part 2

Started by paul w, March 12, 2014, 08:25:14 am

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GP

I wonder of you might be the first person in history to have flown Ditchling Beacon and Minster Cliffs on the same day?

ofej

No doubt someone on here will know, if not.


GP

Top marks for landing the big scalie at Ditchling!  How did you do it?  I think the landing zone is quite shallow with a fence in the way isn't t?

Rob Thomson

The trick I believe...  Is to not show photos, or talk about the plane (Kit) after the landing!

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ofej

The field behind the second fence was used as a landing zone by two of the Mill Hill Gang, with their scalies.

We won't talk about the third scalie landing, but I think a third fenceline was involved.  ;)

I was not aware that we were allowed to do that and landed the Fully-ballasted Calypso in between the fences a couple of times. It was physically restrictive where I did it, and in retrospect, I should have walked east along the ridge 100m and landed where the gap between the fences is wider.


Rob Thomson

Just found this 20 year old photo of me slope soaring back in South Africa.



Two things are clear:

1.  I was allot thinner!
2.  It was allot warmer!

Rob

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mark_snipz

Not looking promising for maidening my little ASG29 tomorrow, late afternoon at Bopeep may be doable...I'll be watching the forecast intently!

peter_burgess

Quote from: mark_snipz on April 20, 2014, 17:17:24 pm
Not looking promising for maidening my little ASG29 tomorrow, late afternoon at Bopeep may be doable...I'll be watching the forecast intently!

Hmmm... don't know about that, Met Office reckon wind ESE at 6mph  ???
Pete B

GP

That pic of Rob reminds me: shall we have a slope babe competition this year? 

mark_snipz

Quote from: peter_burgess on April 20, 2014, 19:35:07 pm
Hmmm... don't know about that, Met Office reckon wind ESE at 6mph  ???


XC Weather showing 3mph NNE at 7pm! Not really enough for a maiden of a 10kg+ scalie...

paul w

Quote from: GP on April 20, 2014, 20:14:49 pm
That pic of Rob reminds me: shall we have a slope babe competition this year?


Yes, but I'm a little uneasy that an image of a half naked man served as a reminder for you Gary
Goodwind Slope Soaring     blogtastic hill side adventures

Rob Thomson

Note sure I am too happy with that memory coming to mind?   :)

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mark_snipz

I think the 30% ASG29 maiden will have to be put on hold for a couple of weeks, conditions don't look like ideal today and I'm away this weekend...at lease it'll give me time to tart up the scale bits. And put a pilot in!

swarrans

Sounds like a good plan Mark...

It's not that long until the first Middle Wallop meeting....

Si
I'm back from the Dark Side - I like gliders!

mark_snipz

Quote from: swarrans on April 21, 2014, 10:21:12 am
It's not that long until the first Middle Wallop meeting....


I'm hoping to slope it first!

GP

Just found this nice pic of one of Simon's old planes at Firle, so I thought I'd post it. I wonder if that plane still exists somewhere?
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mark_snipz


The Saint. (Owen)

You could always put it in my yard.  :ev ;D
Electrickery is the work of the devil.
Proper aeroplanes are powered by engines.

paul w

Goodwind Slope Soaring     blogtastic hill side adventures

Allen the soarer

Paul
you asked what the wing area was for my Halfpipe

157dm2   :o
Don't buy something new
When you can hack something old

Rob Thomson

I am giddy with excitement!  Just landed myself a nearly new Merlin :)

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swarrans

Quote from: Rob Thomson on April 22, 2014, 16:34:54 pm
I am giddy with excitement!  Just landed myself a nearly new Merlin :)

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I'm sure that will be a lot of fun Rob!  I'll look forward to seeing it.  I think the Willow/Merlin look like good options if anything happens to my Skorpion

Si
I'm back from the Dark Side - I like gliders!

Allen the soarer

Keeping my fox and selling of other stuff I dont fly

Anyone want an EasyGlider pro RTF good condition just add Rx and Lipo
loads os spares like more wings tails etc. £80  :af
Don't buy something new
When you can hack something old

paul w

Quote from: Allen the soarer on April 23, 2014, 15:18:00 pm
Keeping my fox...


Does that mean we can publish the 'action arrival' material from Friday please Allen?  ^-^
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Allen the soarer

April 24, 2014, 08:24:09 am #184 Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 08:46:32 am by Allen the soarer
Quote from: paul w on April 23, 2014, 21:21:43 pm
Does that mean we can publish the 'action arrival' material from Friday please Allen?  ^-^


Yes you may  :'(
Would be interesting to see, as it all happens so fast, I think it was due to puching her down a little early but I guess we will soon see
Don't buy something new
When you can hack something old

paul w

April 24, 2014, 09:47:02 am #185 Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 09:48:19 am by paul w
anyone know what the back story is here?

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Allen the soarer

Quote from: paul w on April 24, 2014, 09:47:02 am
anyone know what the back story is here?




LMFAO
are you really trying to tell me there was a large PSS being flown by a women at colley hill
you will have to try haed than that to fool me  ::)
Don't buy something new
When you can hack something old

paul w

April 24, 2014, 11:16:44 am #187 Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 11:18:10 am by paul w
I don't think she's a she.....
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Allen the soarer

You might me right but he has nice pinnes  :af
[attachimg=1]
Don't buy something new
When you can hack something old


tilmanb

Last time I saw them neither of them was wearing a skirt and had long hair. :D

Written on my mobile. Please excuse my brevity.


SpringHead

I think I'm in love, a woman that gives a sh1t about your hobby and rushes to the edge of a steep hill then over it without hesitation to fetch your plane



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swarrans

I think like many visitors to Thailand you might get a nasty surprise Martin!

Si
I'm back from the Dark Side - I like gliders!

Monz

April 24, 2014, 19:23:46 pm #193 Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 19:24:51 pm by Monz
 ;D Hi guys.

That was my Buccaneer on Colley Hill yesterday. Depron build to 1/8th scale and weighs 7.4lbs. It's done in the colours of a SAAF machine being restored to static at the moment in Cape Town at the SAAF Museum. Incidentally Rob, that's where I'm from.

And yes, I'm transgendered and I like to build scale models  :D I've no issue with what I am or what anyone thinks and am not precious over a bit of banter. You can actually call me a t w a t without it being an insult ;) (tranny with a tranny, geddit?  :ev )

Cheers,
Monz

:af


paul w

Quote from: Monz on April 24, 2014, 19:23:46 pm
;D Hi guys.

That was my Buccaneer on Colley Hill yesterday. Depron build to 1/8th scale and weighs 7.4lbs. It's done in the colours of a SAAF machine being restored to static at the moment in Cape Town at the SAAF Museum. Incidentally Rob, that's where I'm from.

And yes, I'm transgendered and I like to build scale models  :D I've no issue with what I am or what anyone thinks and am not precious over a bit of banter. You can actually call me a t w a t without it being an insult ;) (tranny with a tranny, geddit?  :ev )

Cheers,
Monz

:af


Good job Monz! Get yourself down to Thurnham, we'd love to see your Buccaneer!

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SpringHead

I'm so bloody naive, thanks for the heads up Simon.
Thanks for being a good sport Monz
I have now made a mental note, when watching videos on my phone don't comment till I've seen them on a big screen!


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Monz

Quote from: paul w on April 24, 2014, 19:36:41 pm
Good job Monz! Get yourself down to Thurnham, we'd love to see your Buccaneer!


Do you have a decent hill there? I'm in Tolworth, so an hour or so along the M25 and M26. Postcode or map and best wind direction?

M

paul w

Quote from: Monz on April 24, 2014, 19:55:36 pm
Do you have a decent hill there? I'm in Tolworth, so an hour or so along the M25 and M26. Postcode or map and best wind direction?

M


ME14 3LD takes you to the lane at the bottom of the hill.

SW to W, 'decent' is a bit of an overstatement...but what we lack in lift, we make up for in banter!
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Monz

Quote from: paul w on April 24, 2014, 20:11:30 pm
ME14 3LD takes you to the lane at the bottom of the hill.

SW to W, 'decent' is a bit of an overstatement...but what we lack in lift, we make up for in banter!


Cool, I see parking on Castle Hill (there's a chap with a glider on Google maps ;) ) and then walk which way? East or West or drive in to the circular car park off the A249?

GP

Monz, have you seen the Slopehunter website - that tells you where the slopes are:

www.slopehunter.co.uk

It's a brave person who maidens a plane like that at Colley Hill, well done.