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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #320 on: December 23, 2012, 20:51:12 PM »
Sorry Rod did not recognise the User name

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« Reply #321 on: December 24, 2012, 15:09:31 PM »
That will be Rob Wood...pretty sure Rod is not a member;)


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #322 on: December 27, 2012, 11:32:53 AM »
I have just seen the slide show on the ESSA  home page well done there are some great shots there ........ summer at the Long Man...........seems so long ago .
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #323 on: February 18, 2013, 23:33:20 PM »
Been doing some aerial photography today, launched from the golf course slope at Butts Brow and flew along the escarpment to get some pics over the golf course and Eastbourne.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #324 on: February 19, 2013, 12:03:58 PM »
Nice photo's Matt. You can see Victoria Drive, just clipped the church.

What camera did you have on board?

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #325 on: February 19, 2013, 19:28:19 PM »
Nice photo's Matt. You can see Victoria Drive, just clipped the church.

What camera did you have on board?

Dave

Hi Dave

It's only a 10 year old 3.1 mega pixel Kodak EasyShare, I've got loads more pictures, if you're interested I can email you some.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #326 on: February 20, 2013, 18:10:45 PM »
It's official...I'm losing it!
Packed the car after todays session at Butts...got chatting to a lady about her impressive hound, got in the car and drove off....LEAVING MY FOX BY THE GATE!!!
Did anyone pick it up? Feeling a bit of an idiot...I didn't realize until I was nearly home...


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« Reply #327 on: February 20, 2013, 19:17:54 PM »
Mark,

Nimbus7g has just posted on the South East Flyers thread about a find at Butts. Might it be your Fox?

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #328 on: February 20, 2013, 19:41:02 PM »
Thanks Eagle,  :af

We have PM'd eachother & hopefully should reunite the pair of them soon. I know he said he was in a rush to beat the traffic, but blimey. hehehe


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #329 on: February 20, 2013, 20:40:43 PM »
Must have been one heck of a female.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #330 on: February 20, 2013, 23:26:44 PM »
That was part of the problem Gary, that and thinking about fixing the clevis on my LS3 after landing it in bushes!
One hell of a rotor at Butts Brow...

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #331 on: February 21, 2013, 10:31:33 AM »
That was part of the problem Gary, that and thinking about fixing the clevis on my LS3 after landing it in bushes!
One hell of a rotor at Butts Brow...
Butts North is a lovely Slope
Butts East is VERY tricky, the problem is, the ridge is quite far forward and does not seem as bad as it is, if you went behind the ridge at the longman you would expect trouble yet you assume butt is OK, treat it the same and all will be well, if you want to do a nice circuit landing at butts, do the final approach high and steep as penetration even for an F3F model can be hard.
or you and go for the three safer landings.
1. walk top the north bowl and land there.
2. land on the South East facing ridge (again dont go too far back)
3. walk up to the top of the hill to your right, then fly over "THE POST" and straight up the hill till glider meets ground.
Not trying to teach granny to suck eggs but see it so many times, here is a great vid of me with my sword, you can see how much energy and penetration she is carring over the bowl but I did not even make it over the fence  About 10 minutes in
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBKKErYqHCs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBKKErYqHCs</a>
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #332 on: February 21, 2013, 10:33:44 AM »
Sword is for sale by the way.
sensible offers will be considered  :AF
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #333 on: February 21, 2013, 11:51:54 AM »
Hi Dave

It's only a 10 year old 3.1 mega pixel Kodak EasyShare, I've got loads more pictures, if you're interested I can email you some.
Yes please Matt. I find the aerial views interesting. Have modified my 'Trans Mitt', now waiting for it to warm up a bit to try it out.  ;D
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #334 on: March 13, 2013, 23:57:02 PM »
Was up BB with the photo plane today, was trying to get stratospheric but was struggling a bit with lift and snow showers, here's a couple of pics anyway.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #335 on: March 14, 2013, 07:44:58 AM »
Looks like you're getting a good height there, I wonder what altitude you're at?
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #336 on: March 14, 2013, 16:25:16 PM »
Tried again today, managed a bit more height, thought I'd got higher but it's always deceiving.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #337 on: April 04, 2013, 08:45:56 AM »
ESSA F3F this Sunday
N-NE-E Butts brow
SE lower cliffs at Beachy Head
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #338 on: April 04, 2013, 19:20:40 PM »
As a mental warm-up for this weekend have you seen this vid of a world record 27.68 second F3F run?!

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I take almost exactly twice as long to do a run...

Unfortunately I probably won't be able to make it this weekend but may the wind god bestow his beneficence on you.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #339 on: April 05, 2013, 07:23:52 AM »
I have a day pass for sunday my first F3F looks like light winds are on the way  :'( for Sunday .could not get the youtube link to work.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #340 on: April 05, 2013, 17:04:36 PM »
Blimey! Did you see how close he was to himself at 1.17!  :o

Might see you Sunday Mark, but yeah, it is looking a bit light, so I shall probably aim for flying tomorrow at some stage.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #341 on: April 07, 2013, 15:16:40 PM »
Well conditions were as bad as they get
 2ms - 4ms winds but as it was a club comp and we had a fair turn out
Flown at the top of Whitbread hollow Beachy head

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2   Allen Elliott   2854.53
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« Reply #342 on: April 07, 2013, 20:30:07 PM »
Well done Allen!
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #343 on: April 12, 2013, 18:19:19 PM »
 >:( I resign,, beaten by Allen

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #344 on: May 09, 2013, 11:03:24 AM »
ASHDOWN FOREST XC competition will be on the 01/09/2013
If you can walk and fly and your a BMFA member you are welcome

I will have my easyglider as a loaner, certainly tatty enough
Anyone without a suitable model can use it and I'll set it up on my old Mpx cockpit sx so the mode can be changed simply 

Hand Launch are welcome and 2 tow lines will be available, only air time will count but no handicap will be given to electric models

Height limiters will be required on any ship that can CLEARLY do more than 200m in 30 seconds
ALL models CLEARLY unable to complete 200m in 30 Seconds will no require a hieght limiter and will have a 30 second Climb Limit
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #345 on: May 15, 2013, 20:13:37 PM »
not made it up the slopes lately hope to have this with me next time  .F22 rapture made from a kit I picked up cheap  end of last year .ila_rendered

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« Reply #346 on: May 16, 2013, 09:45:15 AM »
Look forward to seeing her in the flesh  :af
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #347 on: May 18, 2013, 19:41:37 PM »
Aerobatic comp tomorrow  :af

I want to run it at Bopeep but we will all meet at Butts and I hope to talk everyone round to flying Bopeep  :xx
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #348 on: May 19, 2013, 19:44:08 PM »
Well after most people had given-up on BoPeep and gone home 3 of us decided to go back as the wind was going a bit more east and the weather was improving. We had a very pleasant afternoon, the Schwing was screaming round the sky and doing all sorts of aerobatics  :) Could have held a comp there  ;D
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #349 on: May 19, 2013, 22:35:58 PM »
Did the comp not go ahead then?  $%&

It felt like a decent bit of breeze & ideal for Butts Brow.

Pete, were there many paragliders at Bopeep, & what was the parking like?

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #350 on: May 20, 2013, 08:21:00 AM »
No the comp was cancelled
 and yes lots of pillows but stayed over the easy side of bopeep  :af
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #351 on: May 20, 2013, 11:44:28 AM »
In the afternoon we only got "bothered" by one pillow, he circled to our right, we went high, then he crossed low down and bu@@ered off to our left and we did not see him again  :)
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #352 on: May 28, 2013, 09:22:38 AM »
Allen, has the ESSA aerobatics comp been re-scheduled? If so, what date?
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« Reply #353 on: May 28, 2013, 09:35:08 AM »
30th June  :af
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« Reply #354 on: June 02, 2013, 21:05:16 PM »
Many thanks again for transporting all that gear today Allen, & setting it up & so on.  :af

That sure was quite a crowd, & I anticipated only about 5 people turning up & heading off home by 12.00 lol

Hope the BBQ went okay.

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« Reply #355 on: June 30, 2013, 08:17:08 AM »
Hi Allen,

Unfortunately i can't make it today (family commitments) but I hope you have a great Aerobatics comp, the weather looks excellent.

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« Reply #356 on: June 30, 2013, 21:11:05 PM »
Cancelled
Sea mist wrecked the day   :'(
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« Reply #357 on: June 30, 2013, 21:43:56 PM »
Sorry to hear that - how weird that there was sea mist, it was such a nice sunny day! 
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #358 on: July 01, 2013, 15:04:27 PM »
It was flipping horrible Gary!

I was first on the scene just prior to 10.00am & could not believe how poor the lift was in relation to the wind direction/strength.

It sure was weird, & I am convinced like Peter Burgess that the mist forming out in the channel & above Seaford played a huge part in it, even though it nice & clear above & out front & also quite humid.

It was horrible, but quite impressive seeing it form in the distance like that. I left at about 12.50, & it got even worse, & looked to still be bubbling up by the evening.   
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #359 on: July 01, 2013, 20:49:14 PM »
Is it just me or does it seem as though there has been abnormally few good flying days this year?
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