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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #280 on: November 23, 2012, 22:37:52 PM »
Looks Perfect  :af
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #281 on: November 23, 2012, 22:51:31 PM »
 ::)  ;D

I am not sure what forecast you are going by, but yes, hopefully see you Sunday.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #282 on: November 24, 2012, 13:38:21 PM »
I'll be there.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #283 on: November 24, 2012, 17:57:01 PM »
After you post yesterday Allen they forecast it to drop a bit, but you`ll be pleased to know it is now forecast to increase back up to 29mph, & gusting to 46mph again.

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/eastbourne

I don`t feel confident enough to participate, or have anything capable to penetrate that, but will come out to watch.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #284 on: November 24, 2012, 20:33:29 PM »
Holy cow, it's getting stronger!  If they say "up to 46mph" how strong is it going to be on the slope, 70mph?!  Should be a good laugh.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #285 on: November 25, 2012, 15:39:01 PM »
Well that certainly was an experience at the LM today! It is just a shame that I forgot my camera, as I missed a great photo opportunity walking back down to the Priory car park. ::) It basically hammered it down, but I am guessing the curl over bit had an odd effect on the rain.

There was also quite an impressive 'flume' thing going on, coming back down the track.

Did any of the rainbow pictures come out, & available?

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #286 on: November 25, 2012, 18:57:50 PM »
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2   John Phillips       2756.77
3   Tom Noble       2718.44
4   Allen Elliott       2602.01
5   Jim Taylor       2442.22
6   Gary Parker       2275.21
7   Matthew Herbert  1585.20
8   Dave Cox              1383.93
9   Ray Wells              1354.39
10   Clive Pellett      1241.87
11   Cam Tate               653.92
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #287 on: November 25, 2012, 19:08:12 PM »
good stuff Alan we got wet on yet another ESSA f3f but it still was a good call.
happy now at home well done to the club faithfull
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #288 on: November 25, 2012, 19:39:15 PM »
The worst conditions I have ever flown in!  That hail hurt!  Quite good fun all the same.  Thanks for organising it.

After the comp the wind got even a bit stronger!  50-60mph!  I maidened my new (okay, well-used, but new to me) Extreme.  It flew Extremely nicely in the Extreme conditions.  Which is just as well, it was probably a bad idea to maiden something in that wind.  I couldn't believe Gary Harrison was successfully DSing in those conditions, amazing.




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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #289 on: November 25, 2012, 19:41:18 PM »
Just think how much wetter it would have been, had it not been for those painful hailstones!  ;D And what about that large group of people that copped the lot waliking up the corner of the hill between the N & W slopes. hehehe.

It is all part & parcel isn't it, & adds to the fun.

Well done with today, & many thanks.


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #290 on: November 26, 2012, 09:49:15 AM »
Did any of the rainbow pictures come out, & available?


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #291 on: November 26, 2012, 09:55:43 AM »
and another one.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #292 on: November 26, 2012, 16:04:03 PM »
Thanks Matt, very much appreciated. :af

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #293 on: November 28, 2012, 10:25:24 AM »
Just a reminder AGM this Monday 3rd Red Lion
and on Sunday 9th the club is hosting the 2nd round of the southern F3F winter league.
I hope to run this if possible on our other slopes if the wind plays ball, so you can use the normal hills to fly if your not taking part.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #294 on: November 29, 2012, 21:16:27 PM »
I can't make the AGM sorry, but I plan to come to the f3f on the 9th.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #295 on: December 02, 2012, 12:02:29 PM »
JP or Allen,

Is there any chance of creating a list of the alternative 'B' slopes for each wind direction? I just fancy trying some alternative slopes at some stage, even if they are not quite so good as the main ones.

Sorry to hear that you can't make the AGM Gary, & hopefully see you at the F3F.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #296 on: December 03, 2012, 07:56:15 AM »
see you at the AGM tonight

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East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #297 on: December 03, 2012, 11:58:48 AM »
I bet Matt ain't sorry...more grub for him;)


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #298 on: December 03, 2012, 12:23:17 PM »
Great stuff, see you later Mark. :af

Phil, I think Matt will be less happy when he knows that I have had a light breakfast, & plan to have a light lunch & no dinner in preperation for tonight. hehehe

I reckon he will look like an impatient salivating dog, as he watches the amount dwindle, & just hope he likes salad. :D

See you lot later. :af 

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #299 on: December 04, 2012, 16:48:17 PM »
Many thanks fellas for the AGM last night, & running ESSA 2012, & thanks also to temp Ray MkII. :)

 :xx for Sundays F3F, & I will try & make it along to help out for a bit.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #300 on: December 05, 2012, 14:01:37 PM »
JP or Allen,

Is there any chance of creating a list of the alternative 'B' slopes for each wind direction? I just fancy trying some alternative slopes at some stage, even if they are not quite so good as the main ones.

Ian
yes this is some thing I have been thinking of sorting out, I will rope Alan in on this as his tec skills are better than mine and we will work on an alternative map.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #301 on: December 05, 2012, 17:33:23 PM »
Others will know better than me but here's some possibilities:

If the SW slope at Longman is unavailable you could try Birling Gap, Mt Caburn, Seaford Head or Cliffe Hill (Lewes)
If the W side of Longman is unavailable you could try Itford Hill
If the N slope at Longman is unavailable you could try Bopeep Hill or Firle
If the E slope at Butts is unavailable you could try Beachy Head or High & Over (Hindover Hill with the horse on)
If the N slope at Butts is unavailable you could try Firle
If the wind is between the two slopes at Butts you could try Bopeep Hill, Swanborough Hill, Kingston Castle Hill or Ditchling
If the wind is directly S you could try Mt Caburn, Newhaven, Peacehaven or Seaford Head

Some of these "secondary" slopes have issues though.  For instance Mt Caburn and High and Over are too full of paragliders unless the wind is strong.  Ditchling is getting a bit far away.  Sea cliffs frighten some flyers.  Swanborough and Kingston Castle Hills involve a hike.  Beachy is too crowded with tourists in the summer hols.

Any other ideas?

In the summer I reckon we should organise a hike to Swanborough/Kingston Castle, lovely big bowls along there with nobody around because they're a mile from the car.




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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #302 on: December 05, 2012, 19:46:16 PM »
yes this is some thing I have been thinking of sorting out, I will rope Alan in on this as his tec skills are better than mine and we will work on an alternative map.
JP

Thanks for that John, & thanks Allen in advance. :af

That is very extensive & also very much appreciated Gary. :af

It is swings & roundabouts isn't it Gary with other issues. I don`t mind walking, but I am not a fan of potential paraglider problems, & find myself too preoccupied with looking out for tourists at Beachy Head, & parking problems are next on the list.   


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #303 on: December 08, 2012, 12:44:29 PM »
Well, for tomorrow's F3F the wind is looking like being directly west or fractionally north of west.   I think that would mean Itford Hill would have the best flying conditions. 

I know people prefer to stay more local and I respect that, but W-WNW is a tough direction to fly at Long Man or Butts.  Itford Hill has no worse walk than Long Man, and I believe it is not part of the Firle estate and no one would hassle us for flying there.  Just a thought, I'm happy to come to wherever is decided. 

Actually it looks like the forecast may even change to NW, which would be excellent at Long Man.  That's what we really want, good wind for Long Man's best slope!



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« Reply #304 on: December 08, 2012, 13:44:30 PM »
I think LM works very well in West (one of my favourite slopes), a little bumpy in WNW but still very flyable. The path running along it would be a problem for F3F though.


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #305 on: December 08, 2012, 16:18:22 PM »
Lonely,  :'( 

I have just got back from flying alone at the LM, & the lift on the North slope was fantastic, considering it must have only been about 8mph. At about 14.00 it suddenly veered Westerly, & felt as if it dropped a little, so I had an hour on the west slope which was not quite good, & mean`t stooging around really.

I was quite amazed how dry the grass & track was up there, as we sure had a lot of rain the other day.

It looks a bit too windy for me tomorrow at the moment, but I hope to take a wander, so hopefully see some of you tomorrow.  :af
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #306 on: December 08, 2012, 21:18:47 PM »
Any info on the F3F? $%&

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #307 on: December 08, 2012, 22:46:56 PM »
It sounds like it might drop a little, so I may well have a fly after all.  :uk:

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #308 on: December 09, 2012, 10:08:23 AM »
Feeling a little out of the loop here.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #309 on: December 09, 2012, 16:55:57 PM »
F3F comp today

Well we managed to get a good comp in to day, 8 rounds on the West face of the Longman. With good wind and no real rain and some nice sun shine as well.

I would like to thank all the hard work every body put in to day, and it was hard work at times walking back up hill to land.Then to have me annoy you to go and buzz, but no one complained witch was good.
also thanks Matt he was there just to buzz good man.
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1 Simon Thornton 6909.20

2 Martin Newnham 6875.48

3 Gary Harrison 6525.55

4 John Phillips 6408.78

5 Ian Mason 6050.07

6 Tony Livingston 5983.88

7 Graeme Mahoney 5763.49

8 John Fox 5648.44

9 Peter Burgess 5638.30

10 Gary Parker 5193.58

11 Jim Taylor 3955.07

12 Ray Wells 1808.96

A good win for Simon as Martin pushed him hard all day. Gary needs to sort his cutting as that cost him today, but then that would not be Gary. Thanks again to all and hope to see you all at the next round.

Full results will be on the ESSA web site soon.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #310 on: December 09, 2012, 19:48:13 PM »
Well done everyone. 

Well done to ESSA sec Ray who flew a personal best and made every landing look easy despite the tricky landing conditions.



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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #312 on: December 09, 2012, 20:22:37 PM »
Yep, well done all, & especially so Ray, & Matt on the  :af (F3F buzzer emoticon). Nice pictures also Gary.


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #313 on: December 11, 2012, 09:12:07 AM »
I See you flew a 52 Gary P  :af
Wish I had been there  :banghead:
Unfortunately I was Xmas tree shopping with the kids
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #314 on: December 11, 2012, 14:38:20 PM »
Unfortunately I was Xmas tree shopping with the kids

What a good Daddy you are...... but we missed you  ;D
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #315 on: December 11, 2012, 19:15:36 PM »
Allen, to be honest I was flying quite badly, I reckon if you had been there you would have beaten 52.

I think I'm not cut out for this competition stuff, I fly much better when I'm just mucking about.  Well, that's my excuse anyway ...

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #316 on: December 23, 2012, 11:34:48 AM »
F3F Glider Wanted

Does anyone in the club have a used F3F glider in storage they are looking to selll. I would very much like to have ago next year so looking for my first F3F glider to learn on and hopefully not break.

Plse contact Rob Wood on: riwood41@gmail.com.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #317 on: December 23, 2012, 16:31:19 PM »
You need to state cost condition etc
Old F3Fs not really competitive anymore can be found for 300 MiraJ, Pike Brio etc
More modern 400-600 Sting- Scorpion etc
Quality 5hit 800+ Alliaj HM, Extreme etc

There are a few people in the club with these, wheather they will sell to outside the club is another matter  $%&
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #318 on: December 23, 2012, 16:34:24 PM »
Allen, he is in the club! lol

What you like? hehehe.  ;D

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #319 on: December 23, 2012, 19:46:44 PM »
Hi Allen,

I just wanted something to practise and to get use to flying F3F mouldies. My budget depends on the condition of the plane. If i'm not a member where has my membership fees been going for the last three years!!   :)

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