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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #360 on: July 01, 2013, 22:25:46 PM »
Was better in winter :)

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #361 on: July 01, 2013, 22:32:02 PM »
Ian is right, the air was horrible, like flying in treacle, 25mph of wind but hardly any lift.
The thing was that as soon as I got beck to the A27 the weather was lovely so I went to my power club and had 4 flights!
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #362 on: July 02, 2013, 08:39:08 AM »
You may be interested to know that last night was very similar, suggesting it had nothing to do with the sea mist.

The forecast was WSW so I thought maybe that had something to do with it.
I started flying on the SW slope and as pete said it was like flying in treacle, I flew all around to see if the lift was just somewhere else but it was all the same, I could not get enough height to get on the west bowl so decided to walk up there and try it.
It was well off and it was like launching with a load of rudder dialled in, and I struggled to get enough height to get back.
I walked back down and flew from the corner of the SW bowl and it was much better, I was getting loads of lift and had a great few flights  $%&
Either the lift had just got better while I was walking here and there or where I stand makes a massive difference to how I use the lift  $%&
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #363 on: July 02, 2013, 12:34:24 PM »
Lol.   Word is that the treacle is set to stay for the summer!

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #364 on: July 08, 2013, 19:37:39 PM »
Did you guys do any BMFA A tests on Sunday?
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #365 on: July 08, 2013, 19:56:43 PM »
Lol...   I would be interest in doing one IG an instructor happened to be round.

Seems really silly.   Been flying for 20 years!

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #366 on: July 09, 2013, 16:41:01 PM »
I am a returning member to ESSA and was your friendly (I hope) examiner on 7th July for the "A" tests. Lift was poor up to about mid day but I even flew my ancient Middle Phase 2 when I saw lift was better.
Great welcome lads, 4 tests carried out and will be back on 21st for more...

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #367 on: July 09, 2013, 20:55:27 PM »
Hi Norman, that is good to hear. I was planning to come down but with poor wind/lift forecast and some immediate work needed on our house I was unable to attend. See you on the 21st (hopefully!)
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #368 on: July 21, 2013, 20:27:50 PM »
Many thanks to Norman Carter who conducted 5 BMFA Slope A tests today and thanks to Ray for organising. Now for the B test, Ray can you organise that please?
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #369 on: July 22, 2013, 07:05:16 AM »
I second that thanks Norman for giving up your time. what a grand day sorry I had to get off early .

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #370 on: July 22, 2013, 08:45:07 AM »
I had a good day, even got some flying in with my old Middle Phase 2 again. Got some ideas too for a model to replace it, love the all glass ships.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #371 on: July 22, 2013, 12:55:45 PM »
Gents, do we know of any specialist Slope soaring examiners in the SE of England?
 (If so, who?)
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #372 on: July 23, 2013, 09:28:04 AM »
I have asked that very question of the BMFA yesterday. We need names, locations and contact details.

I will be in contact with Ray again when I have the information.

Anyone know who imports Tangent gliders into the UK? Gliders in Newark have some but with the uncertainly of the Graupner/Tangent tie up only have a limited selection with uncertainty of future supply. I have e-mailed Tangent in Germany (their on line shop is not running yet) but have not had a reply yet.

Do fancy their ASW 27b, at 2.7m span more manageable on slope landings...
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #373 on: July 23, 2013, 10:16:11 AM »
Here you go Norman
http://www.gliders.uk.com/

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #374 on: July 23, 2013, 11:12:12 AM »
Terry Parris
Its with sad news that I have to inform you of the death off Terry.
Terry died on the 23rd June and his funaral was on the 8th July, it was sad none of us could have been there but we did not know or we would have been. He is a sad lose to the club and will be remembered for all his hard work he did for the club in years gone.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #375 on: July 23, 2013, 21:11:57 PM »
Norman, have a look at this site www.topmodel.fr then work your way to semi-scales (or what ever you fancy) I bought my 3m Fox from them (only took 2 days to deliver) If you give them a ring they do have someone who speaks English.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #376 on: July 25, 2013, 14:53:28 PM »
FunFly this Sunday
Just a laugh really
Foamies advised but any model can do it
not so sure a 4m mouldie would fit under the limbo though
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #377 on: July 25, 2013, 17:05:32 PM »
Sorry I'll be in Devon but have a good one, wish I was there.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #378 on: July 29, 2013, 10:08:17 AM »
Thanks to Alan for one of the best Fun Fly comps yesterday.
The conditions where pretty good and only Aian managed to break some thing, but he was under real presure at the time (being helped by Tom and me). O Tom did sratch his Wild Thing so it will have to replace it with a new one.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #379 on: August 19, 2013, 09:50:09 AM »
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« Reply #380 on: August 19, 2013, 10:04:39 AM »
Hoping to get to the Ashdown XC with Stuart Willis. Can someone point me to where I find more info on the event?

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« Reply #381 on: August 19, 2013, 12:13:44 PM »
Hoping to get to the Ashdown XC with Stuart Willis. Can someone point me to where I find more info on the event?

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #382 on: August 19, 2013, 12:57:20 PM »
Allen - great thanks. My Highlight unlimited is on 35 Mhz, 61 as used at our power field, It would be difficult to extract the Rx to change Xtl so are odd 35s allowed?  Norman
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #383 on: August 19, 2013, 13:28:14 PM »
As you know, the odds and even rule is more of a recommendation than an actual rule, the chance of you shooting down a power flyer unless he is in your airspace is VERY low, there is nothing in MY rules that says you must fly evens, I would say all BMFA pilots must take responsibility for their own aircraft and should ANY incident happen during the comp it is the responsibility of the pilot. As the organizer I would not let two 35meg pilots on the same freq, fly without knowledge that they are sharing it.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #384 on: August 19, 2013, 14:09:54 PM »
Sounds fine to me, most will be on 2.4 Ghz anyway. See you again on 1st. Ray Wells has your achievement scheme certificate.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #385 on: August 19, 2013, 17:25:17 PM »
Do we have to preregister or just turn up on the day.

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« Reply #386 on: August 19, 2013, 19:36:47 PM »
Do we have to preregister or just turn up on the day.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #387 on: August 29, 2013, 19:06:46 PM »
Sorry to fill the thread with dumb questions but what sort of time do you reckon we might be assembling?

(I'm hopeless at walking over rough ground while flying, but what the heck, I'll turn up and have a bit of a go and don't mind if I come last!)

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #388 on: August 29, 2013, 21:10:00 PM »
Will be starting a 9.30-10
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #389 on: August 30, 2013, 13:55:15 PM »
more dumb questions Allen do i need to bring tow line/ bungee and a helper .

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« Reply #390 on: August 30, 2013, 15:56:47 PM »
Bungee is unlikely to be helpful

I have two tow lines and two hand turnaround pullies which are great little things :)

no one goes round on their own, we all take it in turn to be a spotter/time keeper/ hole finder etc etc
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« Reply #391 on: August 30, 2013, 17:34:13 PM »
Will they launch a starlight 3000?

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #392 on: August 31, 2013, 08:37:53 AM »
Hmm...   

Sadly it looks like time will not be on my side. 

Tomorrow is a no go for me :(

Really annoyed that I nuked the plane I had been planning to fly!

Hope you all have fun.

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« Reply #393 on: August 31, 2013, 20:18:38 PM »
They will Have no problems launching the Starlight  :af
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« Reply #394 on: August 31, 2013, 20:34:46 PM »
Yup.  Unfortunately family duty is screwing me over :(

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #395 on: September 02, 2013, 08:42:34 AM »
Great event Allen, thanks for organising, really enjoyed it.

I do need a larger model though, when you look where you are walking and then look back for your model, its sometimes not there.... ::)

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« Reply #396 on: September 02, 2013, 09:30:14 AM »
Hi Allen

I agree with Norman great event thoroughly enjoyed it.

First time tried to walk and fly at the same time takes a bit of doing.
Will be there next year and hopefully get a few more club members to compete.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #397 on: November 08, 2013, 13:21:11 PM »
Just to let you know
ESSA is running the first round of the Southern Winter League this coming Sunday 10th at the Longman.
please come a long and enter you will be more than welcome.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #398 on: November 10, 2013, 18:19:14 PM »
Results of the Winter league

Rank   Competitor   Score   Normalized
1   Simon Thornton   6995.55   1000.00
2   Graeme Mohoney   6639.34   949.08
3   Gary Harrison         6385.50   912.79
4   John Phillips          6171.92   882.26
5   Tony Robetson   6020.72   860.65
6   John Livingston   5921.27   846.43
7   Ian Mason          5889.66   841.91
8   Allen Elliott          5726.30   818.56
9   Mathew How          5639.77   806.19
10   Pete Burgess         5436.23   777.10
11   Tom Noble         1513.48   216.35
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #399 on: November 10, 2013, 22:53:30 PM »
Glad it went well.  Fastest time?  I got the feeling conditions might have been pretty good, some fast times achieved no doubt.
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