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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #200 on: September 23, 2009, 12:30:01 PM »
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That's the stuff that seems to be lacking from the PCS boyos at the mo!
umm, think i've been out 3 times since you left

and andys got a highlight?? ???
I know you believe you understand what you think i said, but i am not sure you realise that what you think you heard is not what i meant.


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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #201 on: September 23, 2009, 12:50:40 PM »
Wednesday afternoon. I am going to Frocester to fly my scale Pegase, a steady breeze is forecast, should be perfect

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #202 on: September 23, 2009, 12:53:48 PM »
That's the stuff that seems to be lacking from the PCS boyos at the mo!
 :-X

Pffft, dont bundle me up with the northern lot, us southern guys are full of enthusiasm... we fly whenever wind permits (so thats most days :)) and if we're not flying we're building/creating something too fly!

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #203 on: September 23, 2009, 13:19:06 PM »
Wednesday afternoon. I am going to Frocester to fly my scale Pegase, a steady breeze is forecast, should be perfect

Phil

I'll see you there Phil.

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #204 on: September 23, 2009, 17:28:07 PM »
A good afternoon with just the right wind strength.
These are 2 of the photos Guy took of my Pegase

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #205 on: September 23, 2009, 19:14:45 PM »
Thanks for the credits Phil. Tis a first! Great views over to the Severn.

I personally would have prefered a bit  more of a blow.....

OK South Cotswolds Soarers - you are going to have to dust off your floaters and head for Selsley over the next few days.

That said, the west bowl produces super lift in just light breezes, so the Cornish exiles gang can enjoy with their foam and eyeboy with his Highlight!!

Someone in Cornwall was a bit shocked about that purchase Andy  (P-Baby Cactus?) You'll have to explain to him what 'specked out' means....

See ya!

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #206 on: September 24, 2009, 07:55:38 AM »
OK South Cotswolds Soarers - you are going to have to dust off your floaters and head for Selsley over the next few days.

That said, the west bowl produces super lift in just light breezes . . .
See ya!

Guy

What about with 1mph of wind as is currently predicted for Saturday? Fingers crossed the wind speed may pick up a little. 5mph would be ok.
 :xx
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #207 on: September 24, 2009, 08:12:51 AM »
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It look like the west facing slope on Selsley with a light breeze picking up in the afternoon
I will be there about 2.00PM

Phil

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #208 on: September 24, 2009, 09:30:49 AM »
Looking to get there for an after work session.
 :xx

P.S. Great shots of the Pegase. Lovely looking model (the plane, not Phil).
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #209 on: September 24, 2009, 09:50:35 AM »
Looking to get there for an after work session.
 :xx

P.S. Great shots of the Pegase. Lovely looking model (the plane, not Phil).
 :af

Great photographer....

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #210 on: September 24, 2009, 12:08:28 PM »
Great photographer....

Shame you couldn't have done a bit of photoshopping on Phil!
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #211 on: September 24, 2009, 19:12:28 PM »
Thursday afternoon
A good  session at  Selsley, the lift was very strong lunchtime, I saw three paragliders get away. The slope and thermal lift faded mid afternoon leaving just enough to stay air born with weak thermals. Later slope lift started on the west facing slope with weak but smooth thermals.

Photos guy's Multiphase  and Doug's Cassiopeia
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #212 on: September 24, 2009, 22:09:59 PM »
Had an ok evening up there too. Very light lift in variable conditions.

Hoping to get out again tomorrow to make the most of the little wind that we're likely to get over the next few days.
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #213 on: September 24, 2009, 22:53:28 PM »

Hoping to get out again tomorrow to make the most of the little wind that we're likely to get over the next few days.
 :af
Hi Andy, I was hoping to get out and see you all this weekend, but yet again the wind doesn't seem to be doing me any favours! >:( Sounds like you've been buying up every model on ebay! The highlight looks fantastic!  Maybe I'll drive home via selsley to take a look tommorow. :-\
Cheers, Ben

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #214 on: September 24, 2009, 22:56:50 PM »
Hi Andy, I was hoping to get out and see you all this weekend, but yet again the wind doesn't seem to be doing me any favours! >:( Sounds like you've been buying up every model on ebay! The highlight looks fantastic!  Maybe I'll drive home via selsley to take a look tommorow. :-\
Cheers, Ben
Sunday MAY not be as bad as expected (but i've just jinxed it by saying it)! XC is showing a bit more puff for Sunday than it did this morning. We can but hope!
Hopefully catch up with you soon matey. I'm carrying around the spare tx just in case.
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #215 on: September 24, 2009, 23:10:53 PM »
Sunday MAY not be as bad as expected (but i've just kinxed it by saying it)! XC is showing a bit more puff for Sunday than it did this morning. We can but hope!
Hopefully catch up with you soon matey. I'm carrying around the spare tx just in case.
 :af
Great stuff mate, one day I'll learn how to do this flying thing! :xx

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #216 on: September 25, 2009, 09:02:00 AM »
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Could be Selsley or frocester, the wind should be strong enough to fly a scale model.
going out about 2,00PM

Phil

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #217 on: September 25, 2009, 11:34:39 AM »
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Could be Selsley or frocester, the wind should be strong enough to fly a scale model.

 :xx

I'm going to try and get away a little earlier today if I can but won't be able to get there for 2pm. I hope that my scale jobs can get an airing . . . .
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #218 on: September 25, 2009, 13:15:24 PM »
Currently showing WNW at Tuffley. I take it that means Selsley will be working?
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #219 on: September 25, 2009, 13:39:53 PM »
Should be.

Yesterday the wind was shifting from W to NW every few minutes. In my completely un-technical opinion, I believe the lift doesn't develope so well with  a light breeze, unless it stays in one direction. There was also some thermal activity pulling it about and thermals bring sink as well as lift.

I wait to be shot down in flames!

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #220 on: September 25, 2009, 17:32:48 PM »
Friday afternoon
Selsley was poor at 2.00PM, I flew there for about half an hour then went to frocester.
The wind was a little west but very smooth, ideal for my scale Pegase. Bill got his Highlight very high and I took my mini Ellipse into a cloud in one thermal.

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #221 on: September 25, 2009, 23:07:44 PM »
Looking a bit pants for the weekend. Gagging for a slope sesh but can't see it happening unless the winds do pick up a little on Sunday afternoon.

I can but hope . . .
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #222 on: September 26, 2009, 09:11:08 AM »
Saturday 9.00AM
Just watched a hot air balloon take off from below selsley, it went west for while then south east quite quickly.
It looks a little stronger than the forecast, a shame as I was hoping to fly HLG.
If I load a scale, thermal and HLG I should be OK what ever happens

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #223 on: September 26, 2009, 10:55:03 AM »
Saturday 9.00AM
Just watched a hot air balloon take off from below selsley, it went west for while then south east quite quickly.

Phil

Which slope will you be heading to considering the variable winds? XC are currently showing 0mph whilst Tuffley have just shown a gust of 3mph (but a 10 min average of 0mph)!!

I'm desperate not to jinx things again, but XC looks slightly more interesting for tomorrow afternoon.
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #224 on: September 26, 2009, 11:13:42 AM »
dont forget up your way XC might be peoples home stations located on the side of a house, useless.
unless your looking at local airfields take them with a pinch of salt.
the inland sites here are never right, was always seven stones lighthouse for accurate wind readings on the face
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #225 on: September 26, 2009, 11:25:42 AM »
dont forget up your way XC might be peoples home stations located on the side of a house, useless.
unless your looking at local airfields take them with a pinch of salt.
the inland sites here are never right, was always seven stones lighthouse for accurate wind readings on the face

Too true matey. Thats why we use Staverton which is a local airfield just a few miles away. The Tuffley site would appear to be based out of someones backgarden but it's still a good aid when used in conjunction with looking out the window!
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #226 on: September 26, 2009, 11:29:43 AM »
use the compression layer luke  :af
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #227 on: September 26, 2009, 12:02:38 PM »
Any one for Selsley on Sunday?  :af
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #228 on: September 26, 2009, 12:13:31 PM »
The SCSA mob will be, in the morning. Not me though this weekend, as I have family staying. The wind forecast looks pretty light though.

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #229 on: September 26, 2009, 12:15:43 PM »
Any one for Selsley on Sunday?  :af

I will be. As the F1 is on I imagine the masses will get their early morning fix and be gone by noon. Thing is, that's when the wind is predicted to be at it's lightest. I'm more inclined to see whats happening and get up there when it looks doable.
But I will be there, weather permitting . . . .
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #230 on: September 26, 2009, 13:10:02 PM »
The morning at Selsley
I look out the window and see which way the clouds are moving
Selsley was OK AM, reasonable thermal lift but a little turbulence spoiling it.
I picked up a large thermal about 12.30 but had to come down for lunch.
I may try again this afternoon with a heavier model, the little Viltis HLG is hard work unless it's calm
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #231 on: September 26, 2009, 15:38:34 PM »
I may try again this afternoon with a heavier model, the little Viltis HLG is hard work unless it's calm
Phil

Looking very calm at the mo otherwise I would have been tempted too. Guess I'll hust have to leave it until tomorrow and hope there's a little breeze about.
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #232 on: September 26, 2009, 17:48:48 PM »
Looking very calm at the mo otherwise I would have been tempted too. Guess I'll hust have to leave it until tomorrow and hope there's a little breeze about.
 :xx


Looks like later in the day is the only option - and I'm busy then   :-\

Would this be able to fly today, do you reckon?

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #233 on: September 26, 2009, 18:29:44 PM »
Saturday afternoon was good, the wind went round to west with good slope and thermal lift.
Andy G flew his Home brew thermal machine now fited with a Charisma fuz, went real well.
Ian flew his Micro Floh
I will add some photos when I have eaten

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #234 on: September 26, 2009, 19:17:05 PM »
Looks like you had a bit of fun up there this avo.

Think i'll probably trek up there tomorrow morning just to see what it's doing but hope to get a decent sesh in the afternoon.
 :xx

May well see ya'll then.
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #235 on: September 26, 2009, 19:27:15 PM »
We live in hope, like matelots in the Doldrums. Hope to see you tomorrow afternoon at Selsey  :xx
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #236 on: September 27, 2009, 08:20:49 AM »
Sunday 8.00AM
It should be Selsley 2 MPH, the sun has just broken through but may need a little time to produce some lift.
Peter and Bryan the early birds are there.
I will take a couple of light weights and the F3J for when the lift starts
have a look at Windfinder - Wind & weather forecast map British Isles (Great Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom)
http://www.windfinder.com/forecasts/wind_british_isles_akt.htm

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #237 on: September 27, 2009, 09:11:35 AM »
Not looking particularly great although the sun is out.
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Going to head up to Selsley for my first sesh of the day around 10:30. Looking to head back there mid afternoon IF the wind picks up to 5mph as predicted.
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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #238 on: September 27, 2009, 12:56:13 PM »
Not looking particularly great although the sun is out.
 :co

Going to head up to Selsley for my first sesh of the day around 10:30. Looking to head back there mid afternoon IF the wind picks up to 5mph as predicted.
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XC is now showing it dropping to 3mph but the met office shows a steady 6 NW for the afternoon.  Let us know if you're heading back up there. :xx

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Re: South Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #239 on: September 27, 2009, 13:25:05 PM »
Sunday 1.00PM Selsley :)

Good lift on the north facing slope, enough for Glen to fly his Blizzard

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