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Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 09, 2011, 10:38:49 AM
This is the new communication hub for ESSA
here we can discus all aspects of essa.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: marcellus on September 09, 2011, 13:02:20 PM
Good luck to you!

Ours (Cotswold Slopers) is well supported and a great source of day to day information!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on September 09, 2011, 14:20:33 PM
Good, I'm watching....
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: nickr100 on September 10, 2011, 14:41:52 PM
What areas does essa cover?


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=55.860039,-4.415695
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 10, 2011, 14:49:16 PM
I am glad my idea has finally been used Allen. ;)

Now we just need to get the ESSA luddites to use it & view it. :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: jiberjaber on September 10, 2011, 14:51:56 PM
Whilst not part of ESSA, its interesting to know what you guys are getting up to.  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 13, 2011, 09:50:33 AM
ESSA  cross country comp this weekend
Weather looks like 16mph WNW and dry
So it's the top of the Longman, probably the best place for a XC except the walk of cause.
the only trouble I'm having is which model to take  $%&

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 14, 2011, 11:29:37 AM
This Sunday the 18th - aargh, I can't do it, it's my daughter's birthday party.  Such a pity, I think the Falcon would have enjoyed it.  Well, have a good one.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 14, 2011, 11:57:02 AM
I am looking forward to it Allen, & shall stick with my little foam Wildy, just incase it travels a bit too far back. :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 16, 2011, 09:01:31 AM
Conflicting weather for sunday morning at the mo
XC weather says ok but BBC and Metoffice say heavy rain
We will have to see a little closer to the time
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 16, 2011, 11:10:58 AM
BBC always predicts more rain that XC.  BBC is just more pessimistic I guess.  The problem is sometimes they're right...
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on September 16, 2011, 15:58:01 PM
I think I'll be taking the minivec if it's West & 16-20, not for the XC but for some bloody good aero :ev (I don't have anything worth flying in the comp...remember my F3F entry ;)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 16, 2011, 16:33:28 PM
The trouble with the XC comp is, you need something light enough to get as much height as poss to we about to fly out of lift for as long as possible but you also need something that penetrates well to get you back to the slope when your running out of height.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on September 17, 2011, 18:46:51 PM
well looks like a very different weather forecast for Sunday now, not sure what to fly  :-\
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 17, 2011, 22:09:22 PM
There is mention of heavy rain at 10
We will have to see
I'll be in the car park about 9.30 and will post here if it gets cancelled.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on September 17, 2011, 22:42:45 PM
wind is forecast very light now, may bring the fling & charge up en route.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 17, 2011, 22:49:20 PM
wind is forecast very light now, may bring the fling & charge up en route.

I`ve just been looking at the met office, & they are giving the odd shower, so heres hoping its not like the bobsleigh run on the way down. ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 18, 2011, 18:55:25 PM
XC Results
1st Phil 60 Points (Full Marks)
Joint 2nd Jim and Gary 40 Points
3rd Allen (me) 30 Points
Joint 4th Cam, Tom and Ian with 20 Points

I'll get it on the web site tomorrow
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 18, 2011, 19:49:12 PM
Well done Allen.  I guess the conditions turned out a bit better than this morning's forecast?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GH cnc on September 18, 2011, 19:53:56 PM
Hi Allen
Think you mist me off the results  :'(  I completed the course except for missing the white flag as couldn't get enough height.

Gary
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 18, 2011, 20:12:33 PM
sorry Gary never got you score card
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 18, 2011, 20:15:28 PM
Well done Allen.  I guess the conditions turned out a bit better than this morning's forecast?
Conditions were awful as you would expect
One day I might get to fly a xc with lift  ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 18, 2011, 21:18:59 PM
Hi Allen,

I reached 2 flags on my first run with Clive, & the second run I opted to land in the "landing zone" when forced to land when the sink came through with you.

Did Clive not fly it? He was there whilst we did the 2nd run.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 19, 2011, 08:32:11 AM
I have you down as 2 flags but no landing who did your scoring?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 19, 2011, 11:25:25 AM
I have you down as 2 flags but no landing who did your scoring?

ROFL,  ;D

On my 1st run it was Clive that did my scoring, but I only managed to complete the 2 red flags.

On my 2nd run it was YOU that did my scoring!...My Wildy was getting lower & lower in sink, & you asked me to keep away from the slope so that Jim could land!...It got to the point where I decided to abort, & opted to fly straight up the slope & down it in the "landing zone".  ::)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 19, 2011, 11:51:15 AM
 ;D
I'll give my self a good telling off  :banghead:
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 19, 2011, 16:37:29 PM
;D
I'll give my self a good telling off  :banghead:

Lol,

It could have been worse Allen!...I was hearing yesterday about another member who appeared on comp score sheets, & had not even attended on the day, let alone participate!.... ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 19, 2011, 16:42:36 PM
Lol,

It could have been worse Allen!...I was hearing yesterday about another member who appeared on comp score sheets, & had not even attended on the day, let alone participate!.... ;D
I was going to put him in at last place with 0 points  :ev
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on September 26, 2011, 12:50:23 PM
Had a bit of fun over a Newhaven the weekend, one of those tails for the pub.
I had to retrive my halfpipe from the cliff, after I had a problem on friday. poor thing had to stay there to sunday afternoon.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 26, 2011, 19:37:01 PM
I am really looking forward to Crowlink this weekend!

Fingers crossed for light winds & lots of thermal action.  :xx

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 26, 2011, 19:59:07 PM
I wont be able to make it
I have a charity bike ride
I might make it later  :xx
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 26, 2011, 20:03:37 PM
Whilst you are here Allen, have a look here, & click on the East Sussex Soaring Association link, & see what website appears? http://www.flyingsites.co.uk/clubs/counties/eastsussex.htm (http://www.flyingsites.co.uk/clubs/counties/eastsussex.htm)  $%&

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 29, 2011, 08:52:23 AM
which link where ?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 29, 2011, 10:29:34 AM
It lists a weird website for ESSA:

www.btinternet.com/~ajpick (http://www.btinternet.com/~ajpick)

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 29, 2011, 11:39:25 AM
Who are they
there are many issues with that site  $%&
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 29, 2011, 12:51:31 PM
Who are they
there are many issues with that site  $%&

I have no idea? $%&

Have you tried asking the old skool ESSA flyers if they know anything more about it, or maybe try contacting them at this email address seems. essapost@btinternet.com  ;D

Do let us know if you find out! :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 29, 2011, 13:29:19 PM
Have you tried asking the old skool ESSA flyers

They dont even know we have a web site  ;D
If they did they would think it was about spiders  ::)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 29, 2011, 17:59:23 PM
They dont even know we have a web site  ;D
If they did they would think it was about spiders  ::)

Lol, ;D

I am 100% sure that I have seen 1 or 2 newbies on here "lurking", with familiar sounding ESSA member related usernames, but they have not post anything yet?  ;)

If you do contact that other odd ESSA email address, try & find out what there fees are. ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 29, 2011, 21:32:05 PM
At least it isn't a link to the Enfield Scout Sailing Association.

(My favourite surprising link is the LGRA slope soaring guys - they  found they were linked to the Liberty Gay Rodeo Association!)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 30, 2011, 11:46:19 AM
How long are people planning to hang around on Sunday?

I have a charity bike ride of 39miles at about 9.30-10.00
so I should be done by 12 and be up Crowlink by about 12.30 assuming I can fit planes and bike safely in the car together
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 30, 2011, 12:26:43 PM
Hi Allen,  :)

I would like to make a day of it, & it really does seem silly not to with the weather being as it is.

I wonder if it is worth asking Ray to mass mail all the ESSA members, & see if we can attract a bit more of a discussion on here about things!


Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 30, 2011, 17:25:36 PM
Anyone up for giving Crowlink a go tomorrow aswell?

I don`t think there is going to be much in the way of slope action (5mph SSE), but I will need to borrow a bungee suitable for my middle phase.

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 30, 2011, 19:28:39 PM
 You can borrow my bungee, tonight or tomorrow but I am to bussy to come out to play
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Mark 250 on September 30, 2011, 20:16:02 PM
I've put my down for the EPP 60 next Saturday,who else is going to enter?
mark.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 30, 2011, 20:17:32 PM
Hi allen,

Would it be okay to pick it up tomorrow morning, & whenever is convenient to you really? I can be there anytime from midnight to 12 noon.  ;D

I want to go to the tackle shop & buy some split rings anyway, so it would be ideal.

I did try texting you back, but it wont send the message for some reason, so could you text/PM me your address & an ideal time?

Many thanks. :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 30, 2011, 20:25:14 PM
some point I'll be going fishing but I will be in till 9.30-10 for sure
just give me a ring in the morn I'll be up from 8.30
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 30, 2011, 20:37:06 PM
some point I'll be going fishing but I will be in till 9.30-10 for sure
just give me a ring in the morn I'll be up from 8.30

"FISHING"!

When there is gliding to be done. lol.

Great stuff, I will ring you bang on 9.00. :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 02, 2011, 17:42:22 PM
Allen,

I sent you a couple of pictures from today, so check out you essa email account. And remember, stop posing for pics & concentrate on the glider flying!  ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on October 03, 2011, 14:41:43 PM
its ESSA's BMFA 60" race Saturday and we need some more Entrys so if you fancy a go let us know.
all you need is a Foamie to take part all ways a good bit of fun.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 05, 2011, 20:26:03 PM
its ESSA's BMFA 60" race Saturday and we need some more Entrys so if you fancy a go let us know.
all you need is a Foamie to take part all ways a good bit of fun.
JP

Hi John,

Is it not going ahead now?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on October 06, 2011, 08:04:26 AM
Hi all
just to let you know the 60" has been cancelled on Saturday.
it a shame but we did not have the people to run it.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 06, 2011, 08:41:09 AM
Whats the world coming too when you cant get 10 people with foamies  >:(

Says the guy that cant make it  :''
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Phil.Taylor on October 06, 2011, 23:14:37 PM
Well, its just not Huddersfield, is it ?

Phil.
with no foamies anymore
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 08, 2011, 17:33:14 PM
Out of interest, & with regards to this weekends comps, was an ESSA comp support email sent out like normal, as I don`t appear to have received one? $%&
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 08, 2011, 17:47:59 PM
I think Ray is away and he usually deals with it

But all the normal people will be there except me  :'(

Was looking at my F3F ship today trying to work out how I could sneak out
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 09, 2011, 08:18:26 AM
Should be a great day for the F3F contest today.  Well, I guess some of the flyers might say there is too much wind .... but better than too little!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 09, 2011, 09:23:41 AM
I'll be there around midday to spectate
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Spoons on October 09, 2011, 09:30:39 AM
I see that the typical rain for F3F is around today.
Wont be much fun up the long man dodging the showers, unless you have a tent !
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 09, 2011, 16:47:10 PM
Hi all,

I had a wander up to Wilmington to see what this F3F Lark was all about, & I was really impressed with the flying, & never knew it went on for so long! :)

It did rain for about 20 seconds only.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 09, 2011, 18:19:20 PM
Nice sunny weather for the F3F today.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 09, 2011, 18:20:53 PM
Comp took place on West side, although wind seemed to end up being SW, despite forecast.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 09, 2011, 18:22:14 PM
Good to see a good turnout.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 09, 2011, 18:23:53 PM
It will be interesting to hear the results.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 09, 2011, 18:25:02 PM
Last pics...
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Spoons on October 09, 2011, 18:28:12 PM
looks like a pleasant days racing.
How many rounds were flown ?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: simon_t on October 09, 2011, 19:39:41 PM
9, nearly 10 (missed by about 3 minutes due to a reflight)

Simon
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Spoons on October 09, 2011, 20:10:47 PM
Bob Ryan turn up and fly ?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: simon_t on October 09, 2011, 20:31:33 PM
Oh yes.

Simon
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on October 09, 2011, 20:52:56 PM
To everuone how helped to make todays F3F at Eastbourne a success, many thanks guys, I enjoyed myself.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 09, 2011, 21:06:25 PM
To everuone how helped to make todays F3F at Eastbourne a success, many thanks guys, I enjoyed myself.

Sorry I was not very talkative Peter, I`ve been feeling flued up, but without any physical cold symptoms? To top it off, I went over on the chalk track, when walking back down the hill. Lucky I was just spectating & did not have any model related stuff with me, & was hands free. ::)

I still can`t believe how well organised & smooth the running was.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 09, 2011, 21:08:07 PM
Sorry I could not be there, I was well pi55ed
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 09, 2011, 21:20:17 PM
Sorry I could not be there, I was well pi55ed

That might have improved your flying, & I could have picked you up!  ;)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Phil.Taylor on October 09, 2011, 21:43:34 PM
Nice sunny weather for the F3F today.
Good to see you there Gary
nice pics - looks like that Falcon kept getting in the way of the lens again  :)
Seriously, it was a good day, and thanks to everyone - good to meet some folks too

Phil.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 10, 2011, 18:01:20 PM
It was good to see the Falcon proving it's still competitive. 

Hey nimbus7g, did you take a nasty fall?  Survive the damage okay? 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 10, 2011, 19:19:03 PM
It was good to see the Falcon proving it's still competitive. 

Hey nimbus7g, did you take a nasty fall?  Survive the damage okay?

Hi Gary,

Other than a bruised palm, I am okay thanks. :af

It was more embarrasing really, as I was walking back down with Phil (Phiza2) at the time! :embarassed: That chalk gets so slippy in places when wet, & I did a similar thing twice with Allen at the ESSA F3F comp on the 4th September.  :''
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 10, 2011, 22:13:49 PM
Hi Gary,

Other than a bruised palm, I am okay thanks. :af

It was more embarrasing really, as I was walking back down with Phil (Phiza2) at the time! :embarassed: That chalk gets so slippy in places when wet, & I did a similar thing twice with Allen at the ESSA F3F comp on the 4th September.  :''

gonna have to get you a zipper frame
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 10, 2011, 22:55:40 PM
Lol, do you reckon the club would be able to fork out for a quad bike as I would find that easier. ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 11, 2011, 08:33:35 AM
> 1 Martin Newnham 7750.67 1000.00
> 2 Simon Thornton 7479.90 965.06
> 3 Joel West 7458.36 962.28
> 4 John Phillips 7446.74 960.78
> 5 Daniel Schneider 7428.30 958.40
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> 7 Gary Harrison 7086.03 914.24
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> 15 Phil Taylor 6594.48 850.82
> 16 Pete Burgess 6367.74 821.57
> 17 Bob Ryan 6333.87 817.20
> 18 Mark Treble 6262.47 807.99
> 19 Tom Noble 6245.88 805.85
> 20 Tony Robertson 6145.90 792.95
> 21 Andreas Hovemann 5552.95 716.44
> 22 Heniz Linnemann 5474.68 706.34
> 23 John Treble 0.00 0.00
> 23 Mike Evans 0.00 0.00
> 23 Jason Biolette 0.00 0.00
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on October 11, 2011, 15:08:21 PM
Lol, do you reckon the club would be able to fork out for a quad bike as I would find that easier. ;D

A quad bike isn't the answer...stopping the drinknig would deffo help  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 11, 2011, 15:17:36 PM
A quad bike isn't the answer...stopping the drinknig would deffo help  :af

Might help the flying too,
But I doubt it
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 11, 2011, 16:20:57 PM
A quad bike isn't the answer...stopping the drinknig would deffo help  :af

Says he who has clearly been drinknig himself lol. ;D

A quad bike isn't the answer...stopping the drinknig would deffo help  :af
Might help the flying too,
But I doubt it

 :P
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 11, 2011, 20:10:05 PM
What a sod hey!  :'(

I was only talking about this the other week to Tom & John, but it sounds like the old Friston airfield farm land is now in the process of being ploughed over.

I am guessing this must be the first time for it to be ploughed ever, & must have been used mainly for grazing. It was a massive "really" flat area, & you could even still see the 2 runways directions on the Google satellite maps.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on October 18, 2011, 10:22:21 AM
there will be a F3F race on our slopes on the 11th of december as part of a southern F3F winter league come clinic.
JP

The dates for 2 races before Christmas are:

 

Whitesheet Sunday Nov 13th

 

 Eastbourne Sunday December 11th.

 

We will post more details closer to the time, the races are aimed at being fun with all welcome to race.  As theyr'e winter races they will be confirmed on the Friday evening before the races, depending on the weather.

 

John and I plan to have a race at Whitesheet and Eastbourne in the new year as well- We'll confirm those dates shortly.  Hope to see you all there.

 

Ian
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 25, 2011, 15:18:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrFFqj3dtQg
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 28, 2011, 20:01:34 PM
Hi all,

I am going to try at the Long Man tomorrow, & will be there about 10.30-11.00.

If the wind is a bit too strong on the SW bowl, then I will most likely head on up to the Deep Dean/Tenantry Ground bowl up top. I struggle landing at the lower bowl, & find the wind blows the top off of the lift there at times. (I`m on 2.4 lol).

 :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 29, 2011, 17:45:57 PM
What a day,  :)

9 of us flew the Long Man SW bowl, & conditions were not to bad to start off with, but the wind certainly got up in the afternoon, & the lift reduced.

Only 5 slight mishaps to report, 4 of which due to wind lol.

1x PMP Hawk blown back over the fence but landed nicely just the other side.
1x Medium scale model had a wing joiner come loose, but easily fixed.
1x Radian blown backwards up the slope after landing nicely, which took the nose & fin off.
2x Wildy 60`s blown backwards up the slope after landing nicely, & over the top of resting flyers in the pits area.

Having said that, lots more in the way of great flights!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 29, 2011, 23:03:21 PM
Me John and Tom went to some cliffs at Newhaven to try out a new site. OMG what an experience, launching with your toes over the cliff and the wind behind you
I have never flown a propper cliff before where the wind curls right round have hits you in the back
and landing was something else, rotors was an under statement
great fun though
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 30, 2011, 16:50:22 PM
Was the extra hour in bed not enough? where did you all get to today? :''

I arrived at the Long Man SW bowl at 10.00, & flew until 14.00 with 5 others. The wind was really strong, & the lift poor, but I was impressed watching the DSing behind the limited safety of a wire fence lol.

I witnessed the funniest thing ever involving a group of 4 urbanites! Ask me or Jim about this the next time you see us on the slopes! ;D

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on November 04, 2011, 16:36:45 PM
It's looking like Butts this sunday if the wind stays as forecast & a lively 20+mph
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on November 04, 2011, 17:05:11 PM
It's looking like Butts this sunday if the wind stays as forecast & a lively 20+mph

Hi Phil,

I may even try tomorrow up there if there is a gap in the rain. I am getting conflicting forecasts at the moment, so I guess I will have to see what its like tomorrow.

I love that North facing slope & hope it is okay for Sunday too.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on November 10, 2011, 08:33:02 AM
The club is running the frist of the southern f3f winter league this Sunday.
It was to be at  the Whitesheet  club site, but they have not got a slope for the current wind dirrection so we have moved it to our slopes.
we intend to run this at Cow gap or Witbread hollow down on the small cliffs so this should keep Butts lane free for sport flyers.
JP
 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on November 15, 2011, 09:55:54 AM
Southern Winter League pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/sets/72157628127866056/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/sets/72157628127866056/)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on November 15, 2011, 11:15:07 AM
looking for a cheep second hand spectrumDX 6 of 7 TX...anybody got one they want to sell?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on November 29, 2011, 15:53:08 PM
Don't forget Ladies It's the AGM on Monday

FREE raffle tickets for members that come

(5/12/2011)
See web site homepage for info  :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on December 02, 2011, 15:06:08 PM
Nimbus
Ian
In case you had not noticed on the Alliaj thread
I have bought a new foam racer
and I wanted to give my old gulp to someone who would help keep 60" racing in Eastbourne alive
she is a little tatty will need two servos of any size and a RX other than that she flies so it's up to you if you want to strip her and make her pretty
let me know before Monday and I'll bring her to the AGM  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on December 05, 2011, 11:22:10 AM
looking forward to the err... session... errmm ....AGM tonight, should be there around 8pm.
Still think that an amendment to the description of the XC comp result is necessary...I think it should read thus...
                     The comp was kicked off by Phil completing the entire course without fault, leaving me thinking I had made the cause to easy and everyone would end up joint first, this did not turn out to be the case, in fact... I had indeed completely underestimated Phil's judgment in model choice & flying skill...just staying up long enough to get round most of the course seemed to be almost impossible.

See you all tonight. ;) :uk:
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on December 05, 2011, 12:03:02 PM
Do you want your trophy or not, if so  :-X
 ;D
your comment is noted and will be ignored
I am still in CD training till tonight so you can blame my teacher Julian  :nananana:
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on December 05, 2011, 15:21:23 PM
Or

The comp was kicked off by Phil completing the entire course without fault, leaving me thinking I had made the cause to easy and everyone would end up joint first, this did not turn out to be the case, when the wind dropped completely following Phils go, in fact just staying up long enough to get round most of the course seemed to be almost impossible.  :nananana:

See you there this evening.  :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on December 05, 2011, 16:03:47 PM
Club sarcasm aside
you won fair and square Phill, as I will mention tonight
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on December 05, 2011, 22:54:36 PM
Hi,

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone involved for tonights AGM!....The food & raffle were great, & its good to meet up with everyone. :af

Thanks for the loan of the "spirit trophy" as well. :)

Ian
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH on December 05, 2011, 23:28:56 PM
The food & raffle were great.

The food still is great and will be all week! :ev
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on December 06, 2011, 12:48:04 PM
The food still is great and will be all week! :ev

Greedy git! ;D

I think the doggy enjoyed the food too! I did notice 1 or 2 people craftily giving it bits & pieces lol.

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on December 21, 2011, 15:04:48 PM
I have just received the winner's trophy for this year's aerobatic comp, thanks guys I do appreciate it. (I'm sorry that I could not make it to the AGM, too far to drive in not enough time  >:( )
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on December 23, 2011, 21:51:06 PM
I guess many of you won`t be about on the slope tomorrow, so have a great Xmas, & hopefully see you out during the holiday.  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on January 01, 2012, 15:51:38 PM
Happy New Year you lot! :)

I`m going to give the LM of W a go tomorrow, so if you get chance, then come up & join us. :af 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on January 02, 2012, 14:42:12 PM
I haven't been to the South Downs much lately, due to the lack of northerlies, but I've rejoined ESSA and I'm looking forward to some epic sessions in 2012.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on January 02, 2012, 17:58:47 PM

Hi Gary, I think many of us locals want some Northerlies as well now. It seems the wind has been stuck around W-SW for ages now, & leaving us stuck with the bowl at the Long Man.

I think was 8 of us that flew the West flank today, & the lift was impressive until it got cold, & the wind then veered slightly Southerly & got a bit bumpy. Its like someone said earlier, its great when its square Westerly, but it gets a bit bumpy when the wind veers just a slight bit either side of West. It was a great 1st fly of the year though.

Mark, if you got some pictures of those Buzzards, then please do let me know. :af






Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GH cnc on January 02, 2012, 20:10:52 PM
I have three models I am selling thought I would offer them to the members first

1)
Ellita F3F model 3m just need to add receiver to fly. It has had a fuselage repair which is strong but not very pretty hence price and slight crease to wing tip which is only cosmetic and minor which was done in transport. This is a very good model for sport flying as well as F3F. digi servos in wing.
 £450.00

2)
Miraj Aeromod 2.5 m sport model this is a very good plane which is an excellent first step into bigger planes. It is very strong and can take some abuse. Comes ready to fly with all radio gear 35MHz. This model has had some repairs so don't expect perfection but still flys well.

£150.00

3)
Thorn 60in    Solid wood plane this is a heavy model for windy days comes with 2 hitec HS85 in wing only. Good condition.

£50.00

Please contact me with any questions as haven't gone in to any detail and can take some pictures if anyone is interested in them
I will not split any of the above items and you can see them fly if necessary.

Gary Harrison






Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on January 13, 2012, 09:14:23 AM
2012 competition dates now on website

http://eastsussexsa.co.uk/pages/calendar.asp (http://eastsussexsa.co.uk/pages/calendar.asp)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on January 20, 2012, 22:14:51 PM
Can anyone advise me what is the best wind direction for flying the northerly slope at Long Man?

I've actually never flown that slope and I've always thought it was good for north to northwest.  But looking at the map maybe the main area is north, with some NNW on one side and NNE on the other side?

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: DelUK on January 20, 2012, 22:46:51 PM
I have flown there once Gary, and it is bowl shaped facing roughly North. So yes I'd expect it would work to a lesser extent in anything from NNW round to NNE.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on January 22, 2012, 14:06:39 PM
I just drove through Ashdown Forest, what a lovely location for the Ashdown cross-country comp, looking forward to it.  I'm hopeless at cross-country but I'll enter anyway just for the fun of it.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on January 28, 2012, 14:29:42 PM
Allen,
Thanks for putting the T10C datasheets up on the ESSA website.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on March 02, 2012, 12:22:25 PM
ESSAs aerobatic comp this Sunday

if the weather stays S-SSE and dry it will be held on the lower cliffs at beachy head
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on March 02, 2012, 12:48:30 PM
Hi Allen,

Where is the nearest/easiest place to park up? (Kiosk at Dukes Drive, or car park up top?)

It looks like we may be in for a spell of rain. $%&

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on March 02, 2012, 12:56:38 PM
Kiosk.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on March 02, 2012, 13:02:30 PM
Nope change again  $%&

Whitbread hollow
at the top of beachy head
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on March 02, 2012, 13:04:29 PM
Rains not meant to come in till the afternoon
and at least if we fly at the top the cars wont be far away
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on March 02, 2012, 13:32:37 PM
Is Whitbread Hollow the main bowl in front of the pub or the one closer to Eastbourne?  The first one faces SE, the second one faces E.  To be precise the first one is more ESE.  So for South or SSE wind those are not much use, but there are more southerly facing areas to the west of the pub (to the right as you look at the sea) so I guess you mean along there somewhere?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on March 02, 2012, 14:01:09 PM
See map of Beachy Head area
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on March 02, 2012, 14:03:37 PM
If the BMFA F3F in S Wales is cancelled then I hope to see you all.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on March 02, 2012, 15:20:29 PM
Nope change again  $%&

Whitbread hollow
at the top of beachy head

Hi Allen,

I am not making excuses, but will see how things go, as I gather the whole seafront is going to be closed off from 10.00 to 14.00 on Sunday, & presumably large parts of the surrounding area as the day goes on. I`m not sure what route this half marathon takes yet, but it might worth you taking it into account traffic wise.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on March 02, 2012, 15:39:36 PM
My brother inlaw ran last year and they forgot to close some roads and they were running head on into traffic he said it was the worst marathon he had ever run,

Eastbourne could not organize a walk on a foot path, I should not worry you can probably drive right through I will head out early if the conditions are BH
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on March 02, 2012, 19:59:20 PM
Why not take part in both?  A bit of running, a bit of glider chucking, it could work...
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on March 04, 2012, 09:29:29 AM
well...i walk my dog around the hollow every weekend & I can confirm it is 'issing down at the bottom of the hill & at the top  ;) I guess it's a postponement then...what a shocker...ESSA comp gets postponed again... ::)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on March 04, 2012, 12:49:59 PM
Yep, it sure is gloomy out there.

Oh well, we shall just have to wait until the 22nd of April to try again. OMG, thats 1-1/2 months away, why such a long gap? $%&
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on March 05, 2012, 09:42:11 AM
Yep, it sure is gloomy out there.

why such a long gap? $%&
Trying to run glider comps can be a pain in the ar5e lot of red tape lots of other crap but the hardest thing about ANY comp is DATES
just trying to get all the dates so they dont clash with national events etc is hard enough, then there are holidays etc etc and as you know ESSA comps usually consist of the same 10 people and without them there would be no comps
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on March 05, 2012, 14:26:11 PM
then there are holidays etc etc and as you know ESSA comps usually consist of the same 10 people and without them there would be no comps

I have not been consulted on this, & have a holiday booked on the 2nd September (ESSA F3F comp date), so if its okay with the other 9-10, are we able to hold it on the reserve date of the 30th September. ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 18, 2012, 11:53:04 AM
Longman looks very odd with no fence
will make flying back to the car park easier though
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on April 21, 2012, 21:21:00 PM
what time is the aero comp kicking off then?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 21, 2012, 22:32:39 PM
Well im running it and im picking up Phil from polegate at 9.10 I'll let you do the maths ;)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on April 21, 2012, 22:52:26 PM
How did it go?  I wonder where you held it.  Hope it went well.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 22, 2012, 18:26:30 PM
Lower west slope of the Longman (under the path)

14 Entries
Little light at the start through to a little windy and turbulent  end
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Phil.Taylor on April 22, 2012, 18:47:03 PM
and a good day it was too  :)

results Allen?

Phil.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 22, 2012, 20:47:05 PM
Tomorrow

There still in the car  :''
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 23, 2012, 08:28:05 AM
Results
1. Pete Burgess
2. John Phillips
3. Cam Tate
4. Julian Perrott
5. Phil Taylor
6. Garry Harrison
7. Matt
8. Phil Tobbin
9. Dave Cox
10. Clive
11. Allen Elliott
12. Ian Mason
13. Tom Noble
14. Ray
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on April 23, 2012, 19:13:43 PM
Allen, thank you for running the comp, it was good to see you all and as things eventually turned out I had an enjoyable day  :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on April 24, 2012, 16:32:24 PM
Fix..................... (again)  ::)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on April 24, 2012, 17:44:44 PM
Hi Allen,

It may be worth trying the higher West slope next time if we have that same wind direction, providing its not an F3F comp, but well done all the same. :af

I know its an extra couple of minutes walk, but it was pretty much square on the top at about 09.20-09.45, & after the comp we followed Phiza2 back up there. There was quite a hint of South in it at this stage, but the lift was far better, & easier for landing.

Someone mentioned about the risk of scaring a horsey on the track below if we flew up top. So I wondered if we could rota a couple of spotters, or make things easier still & obtain a couple of cheapo PMR radios?

Thanks again.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 24, 2012, 21:18:59 PM
Hi Allen,

It may be worth trying the higher West slope next time if we have that same wind direction, providing its not an F3F comp, but well done all the same. :af

I know its an extra couple of minutes walk, but it was pretty much square on the top at about 09.20-09.45, & after the comp we followed Phiza2 back up there. There was quite a hint of South in it at this stage, but the lift was far better, & easier for landing.

Someone mentioned about the risk of scaring a horsey on the track below if we flew up top. So I wondered if we could rota a couple of spotters, or make things easier still & obtain a couple of cheapo PMR radios?

Thanks again.
It's not just horse it's people and bikes, you imagine some bike coming down the track at break neck speed at the same time as an F3F model pulls out of a loop a little late

There is a big difference between sports flying and a comp, you will take far bigger risks at a comp, I do not want to be the one saying "I am comp sec and I chose to have the comp over a public path.

in a word NO
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on April 25, 2012, 18:34:24 PM
I'm afraid I disagree with that Allen...I very much doubt people will take more of a risk to the point that the public are in danger on a comp for fear of embarrassment etc etc (unless they're a fool), let's face it, there's no prise money or even a big expensive trophy, the only thing that separates people from the amount of risk they take is £££.

You can't say there's a risk to the public "but only on comp days"...It's either a danger to the public to fly there or it's not.
If an incident was to happen to a member of ESSA involving the public, the club would be implicated anyway as I'm sure word would get out.
However...I do sympathise with your predicament as comp' sec'.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on April 26, 2012, 08:32:29 AM
The competition sec, all ways a good job when it comes to things like this.
But as a rule we have to fly on the safty side where possable. And as competition CD on the day that preson is who could take all the blame if it came to a problem/accident, (he could be held responsible as CD) That is as to where we held the competition.
Saying that where we held the competition on Sunday was wrong or right is some thing we should have looked at before we started the comp but thats easy now.
Not the best wind direction for that hill to deside where to hold any thing competition wise. Me Alan got it about right on that call.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on April 26, 2012, 13:34:10 PM
I don't wish to apportion blame or complain in any way, the club can run the comps in any way they see fit, we all have a choice to compete or not.
The reason the debate came up was an interesting situation between conditions relative to area & the relationship involving the public.
I guess it would be like judging someones flying ability solely on their performance in a comp, it's a snapshot, not a true representation.  :study:
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 26, 2012, 15:39:14 PM
I guess it would be like judging someones flying ability solely on their performance in a comp, it's a snapshot, not a true representation.  :study:
I hope not
I cant fly for Sh1te when there is a comp and if I flew like that all the time I would have found a new hobby by now  ;D
If we had stood at the top of the hill I expect we would have been flying in the excat same place just standing in a different place.

being comp sec is a bit like being an umpire, you can't always be right and you will never please everyone you just have to make a call at the time and stick to it  ;)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on April 26, 2012, 16:35:05 PM
If we had stood at the top of the hill I expect we would have been flying in the excat same place just standing in a different place.

Hi Allen,

This is what I was asking to be considered in my previous post, as both before & after the comp I/we flew at the usual place up top next to the bushes.

The wind direction is often deceiving lower down where the wind curls round that hill before it enters the bowl, & it definately felt better up top wind strength/lift ratio wise.

Quote
Hi Allen,

It may be worth trying the higher West slope next time if we have that same wind direction, providing its not an F3F comp, but well done all the same.

I know its an extra couple of minutes walk, but it was pretty much square on the top at about 09.20-09.45, & after the comp we followed Phiza2 back up there. There was quite a hint of South in it at this stage, but the lift was far better, & easier for landing.

Someone mentioned about the risk of scaring a horsey on the track below if we flew up top. So I wondered if we could rota a couple of spotters, or make things easier still & obtain a couple of cheapo PMR radios?

Thanks again.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on April 27, 2012, 20:18:05 PM
DAVID COLES AND ME CHILLING AT FAIRLIGHT  TODAY  [attachimg=1]
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on April 27, 2012, 20:35:51 PM
Now that looks civilised!  Where is that seat?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on April 28, 2012, 19:44:27 PM
To the west of the cost guard cottages Hastings county park car park .my local slope only 10 mins from home.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on April 30, 2012, 12:03:26 PM
Hello all ESSA members.
just a reminder that this coming weekend is our Euro F3F league comp.
so our normal slopes my well be very busy, so you may need to think of other hills to go to.
also if you think you may be of some help please come along and give a hand.
Thank you
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on May 03, 2012, 09:30:29 AM
The weather is looking like high winds from the north east this should mean there will be plenty of slopes at Bopeep away from the F3F should people want to sports fly but PLEASE report to the comp director (JP) before flying so we know your there and 2.4 etc etc

But parking may be another matter entirely  :''
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on May 03, 2012, 14:30:33 PM
Okeedoke Allen, good luck with it, & I hope the rain don`t get the in the way.

It always confuses me when I hear people refer to general/leisure flying as "sports" flying, as I kind of assume F3F/competition to be more sporty, but I get what your saying.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on May 05, 2012, 08:23:35 AM
F3F practise at Bo-peep on Friday  you had to keep a eye on the sky[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on May 05, 2012, 16:23:11 PM
How did it go Allen?

Were any of the Saturday crowd flying? How about full sized & Hang gliders? What was the parking situation like?

Hope it all went well. :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on May 05, 2012, 21:45:00 PM
you'd think it was too strong for the pillows. Will be at BoPeep tomorrow quite early as it's looking like going more east as the day goes on.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on May 05, 2012, 22:34:08 PM
the f3f euro tour will be at Butts lane tomorrow chaps
so may be worth giving it a miss up there.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on May 06, 2012, 17:40:40 PM
Congrats to the ESSA on excellent organization.  Here's some pics of today:
[attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3][attachimg=4]
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on May 06, 2012, 17:44:08 PM
And some more...
[attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3][attachimg=4]
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on May 06, 2012, 20:58:23 PM
Thanks to JP for an AMAZING F3F
really enjoyed myself
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on May 06, 2012, 21:52:14 PM
Get a room you two!  :D

Seriously though, well done all, & not forgetting Jim & Daniel! :af

Anyone flying Beachy Head tomorrow? I probably won`t personally (nervous), but I might have a wander up at some stage for a look, as I think some of your F3F lot may be giving it a go.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on May 07, 2012, 09:05:00 AM
Big thank you to all the ESSA men that helped with the F3F.
Alan Gary Peter Jim Daniel Tom and Jason.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on May 07, 2012, 23:20:34 PM
Big thank you to all the ESSA men that helped with the F3F.
Alan Gary Peter Jim Daniel Tom and Jason.
JP

Hey John, I think that you have forgotten one young lady who did a great job  :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on May 08, 2012, 11:11:39 AM
Pic of the day
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/sets/72157629632703652/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/sets/72157629632703652/)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on May 08, 2012, 22:16:50 PM
I flew out and over our sites on a work trip last year  thought you may like to see these [attachimg=1]
This one is the Long Man[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on May 17, 2012, 16:46:57 PM

dont forget guys and girls

ESSA Cross Country this Sunday 20th may

Looking like Butts brow at the mo

should be ok to use both bowls  :xx
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on May 17, 2012, 22:16:11 PM
Okeedoke Allen, :af

Will it be the same as last year with regards to doing each stage in any order that you like? $%& (I only discovered this afterwards).

Sorry Allen, but I could not resist posting this extract from your report last year regarding Phil. ;D

Quote
The comp was kicked off by Phil completing the entire course without fault, leaving me thinking I had made the cause to easy and everyone would end up joint first, this did not turn out to be the case, in fact just staying up long enough to get round most of the course seemed to be almost impossible.

Lets hope Sunday is okay for it!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on May 20, 2012, 17:58:49 PM
Thanks for todays comp Allen, & well done on the win!. :af

I look forward to reading the comp results & report. ;D

I have never actually tried flying from 1 bowl to the other, & reckon I could have even limped back to flag 1again.

Matt & I hung around until 17.00, & made the most of that fantastic smooth lift.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on May 21, 2012, 10:23:12 AM
Results are up

but I did not mention you and rod were flying foamies
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on May 21, 2012, 11:26:54 AM
Congratulations Allen, your first contest win but not your last I'm sure.  To beat Gary Harrison in any contest is pretty amazing! 

I wish I could have made it but tied up with family.  I'll definitely do the ESSA F3F and maybe the fun fly.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on May 25, 2012, 20:56:18 PM
Don't forget the Hastings club has it's fly in at middle bridge between Bexhill and Pevensey this weekend not much for us gliders chaps but a good free day out I hope to fly some electric stuff on Sunday.  see you there
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on May 29, 2012, 18:39:13 PM
In case I manage to join the Fun Fly this Sunday, is there a specific place/time to meet?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on May 29, 2012, 18:59:41 PM
Depends on wind direction
10 am will do
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on June 02, 2012, 08:51:02 AM
Fun Fly Cancelled
due to no wind, low cloud and rain  :'(
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on June 02, 2012, 16:23:40 PM
Darn, I was actually going to enter that! 

Weird weather forecast for tomorrow, it's all over the place.  If it looks any good in the morning I'll come down and do some informal flying somewhere. 

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on June 13, 2012, 14:26:04 PM
Crowlink day this weekend
This means the club will bring Bungees, hand tows and their winch
I am hoping for an F3B style comp but weather, models and turn out will control my decision
So don't leave your floater at home coz you expect F3B
and when I say F3B I mean Multi launch followed by my choice of course
so you may not think you have a suitable weapon but I will do my best to make the comp fair for all

Weather permitting  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on June 13, 2012, 16:21:55 PM
Okeedoke Allen, :af

Other factors aside, do you know if it is definately okay lamb & sheep wise?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on June 13, 2012, 16:54:46 PM
Dates were booked with sheep in mind
as far as I know it's only lambing season we cant fly there and they are all sheep sized lambs now
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on June 13, 2012, 17:23:14 PM
See now, the way that you`ve worded that just sounds wrong in sooo many ways! ;D

Matt did you have a say in this by any chance? It sounds like the type of thing that you come out with! ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on June 14, 2012, 16:30:50 PM
Allen, I meant to say that it might be worth bringing a comp flag as an indicator for anyone that is hand towing, & I will try & dig out a decent pair of garden shears, just incase there are any annoying thistles intent on wrestling with the tow lines.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH on June 14, 2012, 20:48:29 PM
See now, the way that you`ve worded that just sounds wrong in sooo many ways! ;D

Matt did you have a say in this by any chance? It sounds like the type of thing that you come out with! ;D

How dare you, anymore of this kind of talk and I will get you baaaaaard from the forum. ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on June 15, 2012, 12:03:21 PM
How dare you, anymore of this kind of talk and I will get you baaaaaard from the forum. ;D

Sorry Matt, I got a bit carried away. ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on June 16, 2012, 19:16:45 PM
ALLEN you about?

Do you reckon it will be on tomorrow? I doubt I will be sloping afterwards if its SSW, but might might try my middle phase up the line again, & see if I can get some slope/cliff lift.

I guess I had better look at me ordnance survey map first to see if the wind will be on any nearby cliffs/slopes first though, lol.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on June 16, 2012, 20:55:19 PM
I will be at Crowlink with Winch and Bungees tomorrow morning 9.30-10 if not enough turn up I may cancel and go sloping
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on June 17, 2012, 16:17:32 PM
Hey Allen,

Many thanks again for today! :af

It made a nice change, & I`m tempted to fly there again instead of the LM when we get those lighter days, & particularly when its a SSE-SSW.

Its a shame about that low cloud, but even so, I must have been pushing 2 minutes plus on my middle phase advanced, & all thanks to that nice bungee of yours, & that bit of breeze, lol.

Thanks also to the rest of you for the cable retrieval & so on. :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on June 17, 2012, 21:43:46 PM
Some Pics of Gary's Mishap

Talking of Gary's what happened GP ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/7388692568/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/7388692568/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/7388690752/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/7388690752/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/7388688098/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/7388688098/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/7388686408/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastsussexsa/7388686408/#)
(http://flic.kr/p/cfUX3Y)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on June 20, 2012, 17:09:25 PM
Hello Club members+others
Jon Stiles and my self are trying to organise a fullsize get to gether on the 17th August 2012  out at Ringmer. Is there any people out interested in this.
Time to be sorted but looks like early afternoon till late.
please let me know if you are, as I need to know numbers to see if it is worth while.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on June 20, 2012, 19:57:11 PM
 Put me down for 6 maybe 7  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on June 26, 2012, 07:16:19 AM
is it  Crowlink this Sunday hope so got some big wings ready to go and a new  Bungee to set up XC weather say light ish SW.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on June 26, 2012, 08:16:25 AM
Yep looks all ok for Crowlink, just hope we get a better turn out this time  >:(
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on June 26, 2012, 10:47:56 AM
Hi Allen, any chance of asking Ray to email everyone now-ish, & then again Saturday. I`m not sure, but I suspect that many find out at the last minute, & by then their Mrs`s have told them that will enjoy something else far better, such as going to B&Q to look for wallpaper.


Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on July 01, 2012, 09:07:06 AM
Don't think I'll be flying at crow link today... too windy for my fling & condor not quite ready. Might go to long man in the afternoon if the wind goes more westerly... Don't like SW that much.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on July 01, 2012, 10:16:36 AM
Crow link cancelled
All off to Longman

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Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on July 02, 2012, 12:54:35 PM
That's my wife's birthday so will be unable to attend.


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on July 03, 2012, 20:36:30 PM
That's my wife's birthday so will be unable to attend.


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Thinking about it... the 15th is her birthday... blimey that could have been very bad  :''
Count me in  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on July 03, 2012, 21:14:37 PM
Phewwwwww, that was close! ;D
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on July 27, 2012, 08:25:41 AM
I would like to offer my condolences to Mrs Eileen Nissell.
I've met Daniel on a number of occasions & found him to be an all round good bloke, a sad loss indeed.
RIP Daniel.


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH on July 27, 2012, 21:31:00 PM
I would like to offer my condolences to Mrs Eileen Nissell.
I've met Daniel on a number of occasions & found him to be an all round good bloke, a sad loss indeed.
RIP Daniel.



I second that, he really was a top bloke, terrible shock.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on August 08, 2012, 17:29:12 PM
As a few of you know i live in Hastings and am a regular flyer at Hastings country park or Fairlight .Last week i was told by a park warden i could not fly there. I contacted the BMFA and they agreed with me that only power model aircraft are forbidden by the bye laws. The BMFA advised having a copy the bye law and BMFA membership card with you when you fly there. If you fancy a bit of Fairlight flying I am always happy to help.  see what  you are missing http://youtu.be/pFpMt6mkPyM (http://youtu.be/pFpMt6mkPyM)
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on August 09, 2012, 12:31:46 PM
Nice vid thanks for sharing.


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on August 09, 2012, 17:29:24 PM
Looks nice - I'll definitely fly there some time.  A relative actually wrote her memoirs of her 1930s childhood there and how much she loved it.  That's why I've always meant to go and fly there.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: sorry on August 14, 2012, 09:27:11 AM
Hello again. Hope you are all well.
In sunny Eastbourne for a day or two.
Where is the best place to fly today ?
ta
Robert
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on August 23, 2012, 12:53:30 PM
Allen, you about?

How did you all get on at Ringmer?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on August 23, 2012, 17:30:24 PM
I'll post some stuff soon
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on August 23, 2012, 18:33:09 PM
I went Ian, it was good if not very short on flying time...approx 4 mins for £22 pound...??? £10 there after.
I took control from cable release to final & saw the lake I fish right next to the strip on the other side of the trees.
Maybe I got the wrong idea but had visions of heading over to the downs & getting some slope lift & some hight. The reality was very different but still enjoyable.
I did worry that my knees were in the way a bit... He gave me a shout when he deployed the air brakes so I could get my left knee out the way. When he did the preflight checks & waggled the stick about he hit both my knees! I did bring this up with him & he said we "shouldn't " need that much movement!
I enjoyed the evening & was told i did very well & should consider taking it up...I bet they say that to all the customers!


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on August 23, 2012, 20:22:09 PM
Go along with that very little air time for the cash I did take control for a lot of the flight loved it ,if I were a rich man. enjoy the pics
 

   
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on August 23, 2012, 22:42:02 PM
I`m glad you fellas enjoyed yourselves. :af

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on August 24, 2012, 21:28:14 PM
I have just stumbled across a couple of weather links that might come in handy, as they appear to be from an amateur meteorologist in Willingdon. :af

http://www.sunwharf.com/willingdon/wdl.html (http://www.sunwharf.com/willingdon/wdl.html)

http://www.sunwharf.com/willingdon/forecast/wforecast.php (http://www.sunwharf.com/willingdon/forecast/wforecast.php)

 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on August 27, 2012, 20:49:39 PM
good link lets see how it works out thanks
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 01, 2012, 18:57:45 PM
For the F3F tomorrow I have 3 questions:

(1) With West or WSW wind I guess it will be held on the left flank of the Long Man bowl?

(2) The forecast only says 8mph but I guess that is just enough to hold the event? (8mph on the flat could be 12mph on the bowl) 

(3) What sort of time do entrants need to be there to sign up, 10am or so?

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GH cnc on September 01, 2012, 20:31:01 PM
Yes will probably be on the left .
Wind should be enough but have to see if lift is good enough.
Start is meant to be at 10
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 01, 2012, 22:22:22 PM
The trouble with an F3F in a west is having to fly under the path so the wind gets blocked by the hill in front  :'(

Really would love to run it further up the hill but not sure I want the responsibly

I quite like flying in light conditions
Lots of time to think and learn, anyone can fly sub 40s in massive air but flying a sub 60s in 4ms takes real skill
Ill be happy with sup 70s  :xx
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 01, 2012, 22:57:20 PM
Maybe it could be run well up the hill. 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 02, 2012, 17:39:14 PM
Hi all,

Sods law I know, but it actually turned out to be quite a reasonable day at the LM in the end.

Matt turned up shortly after you all left, so I managed a quick fly in the bowl, but then we decided to head up top onto the West flank & sat it out until the drizzle/mist cleared (about 1.20-ish).

We flew until about 4.00, & were also joined by a couple of other aviators. :''

 :af 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on September 02, 2012, 22:20:07 PM
So what happened in the comp?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 03, 2012, 06:47:54 AM
We got two rounds then stopped due to rain

We will be trying again on the next available reserve but we are holding on to the times of the two rounds in case we decide to add then in to the mix
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on September 03, 2012, 10:42:32 AM
I am sorry that I could not join you on Sunday but I have injured my right knee (long story and it includes a heavy glider and a slope) I was told by the osteopath to rest it and NOT to yomp up the LM! Added to that the weather did not look good for a comp so driving 60 miles each way did not appeal  >:(
However if the comp is re-run then I hope to be there  :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on September 04, 2012, 07:25:58 AM
If the winds stay light any up for crowlink on Friday afternoon?
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on September 04, 2012, 20:16:03 PM
Hope you've got your machete handy...there's some gnarly thistles!


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on September 04, 2012, 20:26:56 PM
I know a few of us were going but the  Southern Model Airshow at the hope farm has been  Cancelled see http://www.southernmodelairshow.co.uk/ (http://www.southernmodelairshow.co.uk/)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 05, 2012, 09:28:11 AM
Since the Hop Farm show has been cancelled how about we pencil in Sunday 16 September as a South Downs get-together?
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on September 05, 2012, 14:52:37 PM
Sunday is ESSA club day anyway so weather permitting there should be people around.


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on September 07, 2012, 20:42:19 PM
Had a great day at Crow link Dave and I flew from 13.00 I had a 17minute a 10 and lots of 5 minutes flights from the bungee. Gnarly thistles all gone just sheep poo to miss.
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on September 07, 2012, 20:49:17 PM
Excellent! They could employ those sheep over at Butts Brow...the grass is the highest I've ever seen it on the North slope. The current bunch are slacking!


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 12, 2012, 16:56:47 PM
Since the Hop Farm show has been cancelled how about we pencil in Sunday 16 September as a South Downs get-together?

Eeeek, its looking like WSW-SW, so presumably the less appealing SW bowl at the LM AGAIN. ::)

 :xx for some decent E-NE-NW this winter!

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 12, 2012, 18:15:47 PM
Yes, probably not worth us distant guys coming down on Sunday.  But another time for sure.
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson on September 12, 2012, 19:14:05 PM
I won't be there...  Got a cycle race going through the village :)


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 12, 2012, 19:25:00 PM
I won't be there...  Got a cycle race going through the village :)


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Wilmington? Or your village? $%&
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson on September 12, 2012, 19:59:45 PM
Oh...  My village :).  Al the roads in Albury are closed!  Even if I wanted too...  I could not get out!


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 13, 2012, 07:50:26 AM
Hey Allen, I don't think you ever posted the results of the F3F?
 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 13, 2012, 12:54:53 PM
Was not going to as they may not be used and if they are they will be added to other scores
But Im sure I can sort something for your curiosity  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 13, 2012, 22:57:12 PM
No, it's not a problem.  I think I'd prefer it if they weren't counted so we could run another event!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 14, 2012, 19:29:53 PM
Was not going to as they may not be used and if they are they will be added to other scores
But Im sure I can sort something for your curiosity  :af

Allen, has any arrangements been made about this yet, such as re-run or alternative day? $%&
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 14, 2012, 21:37:15 PM
It will be on the next available reserve

From Phone
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 16, 2012, 16:41:52 PM
It will be on the next available reserve

From Phone

Its a shame that there are so many factors involved, because it probably would have been ideal today.

It was quite impressive lift & quite mild/thermic at the LM.

We were also joined by a Dutch group. :-X
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 27, 2012, 11:28:25 AM
Just for Gary P as he asked so nicley
Obviously with no rounds deducted  :af

Rank   Competitor   Score
1   Gary Harrison   2000.00
2   John Phillips   1731.11
3   Tom Noble   1662.52
4   Jim Taylor   1653.69
5   Gary Parker   1580.57
6   Allen Elliott   1494.62
7   Dave Cox           1383.93
8   Ray Wells           1354.12
9   Clive Pellett   1241.87
10   Cam Tate    653.92
11   Colin Lennox   397.56
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 27, 2012, 11:40:05 AM
Or with a discard

Rank   Competitor   Score
1   Gary Harrison   1000.00
2   Tom Noble   944.10
3   John Phillips   874.01
4   Jim Taylor   828.96
5   Gary Parker   821.90
6   Allen Elliott   776.39
7   Ray Wells           709.48
8   Dave Cox           703.16
9   Cam Tate           653.92
10   Clive Pellett   636.11
11   Colin Lennox   397.56

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 28, 2012, 09:48:23 AM
Foamies at the ready
It's Fun Fly this Sunday
I hope to have a BBQ followed by combat in the afternoon
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on September 28, 2012, 21:17:43 PM
what are the times for Sunday? it will be my 1st fun fly I am  sure  that  will not have an all day pass from the boss. as  I am hopping to fly at the Hastings club fly in on Saturday .combat wing at the ready for Sunday
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on September 28, 2012, 21:40:24 PM
It's the FUN fly,
There are no times, I will be there from 10-10.30 till 2-3  :xx   meant to be bringing the WHOLE familey
But when ever you turn up you will be welcome to a go in the fun and a sausge
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on September 29, 2012, 21:47:43 PM
Should be a laugh tomorrow, hopefully get time to buy some of those pork & apple sausages from frescos! :)


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 30, 2012, 09:12:26 AM
I'm going to bring the family too.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on September 30, 2012, 17:25:43 PM
Hi Allen,

Many thanks for organising todays Fun-fly BBQ, & thank you to your Mrs & kids & JP also! :af

I have emailed you 3 lots of pictures from today, but they are a bit dull/overcast I'm afraid.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on September 30, 2012, 20:54:10 PM
Yes, thanks for that Allen.  The lift was great huh? 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on October 01, 2012, 07:40:53 AM
thanks from me too combat after lunch was fun so hard to hit anyone .thanks all see you next year
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on October 01, 2012, 09:53:35 AM
Yes thanks Allen, sausages were very nice, burger was very nice too, in fact it was all good!
Combat was a laugh, thanks to Mark & all the other targets for making it loads of fun.


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 03, 2012, 12:26:28 PM
Winter dates and AGM date is on the calendar page of the ESSA site  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 03, 2012, 12:30:17 PM
There will be a raffle this year at the AGM
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 03, 2012, 12:34:56 PM
Allen, is that the Red Lion Stone Cross, or the Red Lion Willingdon re-AGM?

It might be an idea to send Matt a unique notification nearer the time telling him the AGM is on the 4th of December. I am just thinking of his previous 'form' regarding food! ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 03, 2012, 12:59:20 PM
Willingdon
i'll add it to the site  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH on October 03, 2012, 20:21:59 PM

It might be an idea to send Matt a unique notification nearer the time telling him the AGM is on the 4th of December. I am just thinking of his previous 'form' regarding food! ;D

Right, that's it, I'm sick of all these ''Matt scoffs all the food'' comments, just because I might've taken a couple of sandwiches home last year, and understandably thought it was an all you can eat buffet on Sunday doesn't mean that I'm some sort of Gannet, a man's got to eat after all.

Just wondering though, any chance of some cakes at the AGM, it's just they last and I  won't have to put them in the freezer. ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 03, 2012, 21:09:21 PM
Right, that's it, I'm sick of all these ''Matt scoffs all the food'' comments, just because I might've taken a couple of sandwiches home last year, and understandably thought it was an all you can eat buffet on Sunday doesn't mean that I'm some sort of Gannet, a man's got to eat after all.

Just wondering though, any chance of some cakes at the AGM, it's just they last and I  won't have to put them in the freezer. ;D

 ;D ;D ;D

Your idea of 'foraging' has quite a broad meaning hasn't it Matt. :D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 17, 2012, 16:54:23 PM
Anyone know if the listed BMFA 60" foamie league is due to go ahead Saturday if the weather is suitable? $%&

I got the ESSA email regarding the F3F comp on Sunday, but there is no mention of this.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 17, 2012, 20:04:10 PM
I think they don't actually hold a foamy league any more, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 17, 2012, 22:39:21 PM
Thanks Gary, :af

I do remember a thread about the lack of interest a while back, but see that it is listed on the ESSA calender & in BMFA magazine. $%&   

Oh well, if they turn up, they will just have to risk the possibilty of me being there & having a pleasure fly. :D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 18, 2012, 07:43:12 AM
I guess you're planning to fly at Butts?  At the moment the forecast is for the wind to be East or fractionally north of East, which I guess means the F3F will be at Butts. Earlier in the week it was showing as slightly south of East, so I was wondering if it might be at Beachy.

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on October 18, 2012, 13:16:32 PM
I think that JP is due to make a call on Friday evening as to where and what and if the comp is ON or OFF.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 19, 2012, 11:43:37 AM
I don't envy being the one to make that decision!

Even the weather girl on telly earlier could not decide if the rain will hit, or whether it will pass by & be a quite decent day.

Last Sunday they were giving it gales & heavy rain, but thankfully it turned out to be about the best day of the year.

Oh well. :xx
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 19, 2012, 12:43:05 PM
Current forecast looks like ENE 15mph, perfect for Butts - probably 20mph on the hill, perfect F3F conditions.  If the rain holds off. 

I notice xcweather is always slightly more optimistic than bbc, xcweather says no rain, bbc says rain.  I reckon xcweather is right.  The bbc over-predict rain just so no one can say they failed to predict it.  Fingers crossed...
 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 19, 2012, 14:31:49 PM
The Met office is giving it fairly good, but I have a nagging suspicion that mist/fog might be on the cards.

I normally go by the what the Met office says, because I think it is what the BBC & ITV go by before putting their own contradicting spins on it. lol
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 19, 2012, 15:24:06 PM
If there is mist we might be lucky enough to be above it  :xx
Is really odd flying above cloud too
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on October 19, 2012, 17:34:51 PM
Or you could just chip it off & go for a walk instead!


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on October 19, 2012, 19:05:23 PM
just to let you all know the F3F comp has been called on for this sunday.
looking like butts northeast slope, so hope it dont rain to much.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson on October 21, 2012, 09:23:57 AM
Is this still on?   

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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 21, 2012, 11:01:38 AM
At the moment the flyers have gathered on the Butts north slope, but it is in cloud and raining ...
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 21, 2012, 16:47:33 PM
F3F Results

Rank   Competitor   Score
1   Martin Newnham   2956.85
2   Mark Redsell   2920.31
3   Simon Thornton   2813.95
4   Mick Walsh   2623.64
5   Gary Harrison   2608.76
6   Tom Foreman   2599.88
7   John Phillips   2546.40
8   Tom McPherson   2541.00
9   Bob Ryan   2489.15
10   Mark Treble   2474.28
11   Allen Elliott   2378.63
12   Stuart Wallace   2241.98
13   Pete Burgess   2231.58
14   Alex Hamilton   2188.20
15   Ray Wells   1706.64
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 21, 2012, 19:38:35 PM
A good comp despite challenging conditions.  Interesting to see the results are quite closely spaced - for instance Allen I see your score isn't actually that much lower than the winner, well done.
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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 21, 2012, 20:36:15 PM
I am glad that you fellas managed to make the most of such a dank day!

Also, a huge well done to Ray for taking part! :af 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 21, 2012, 20:46:49 PM
Some pics from me
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 21, 2012, 20:49:18 PM
More
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on October 22, 2012, 13:27:29 PM
Yeah big up Ray...well done.
What a horrible day, the photos confirm it. It's funny looking at f3f photos...you only need to take a couple as they all look the same anyway!


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 22, 2012, 21:04:54 PM
Here are a couple more for you Phil. ;D

I do kind of see what you mean though.
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on October 23, 2012, 08:30:07 AM
See what I mean Ian, your two photos...plane go this way...plane go that way...hehehe:)


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 23, 2012, 19:37:49 PM
Lol @ Phil's reply.

Ouch this following bit is harsh, & Ray, anyone in particular??? :D

Quote
At this point I need to put my hands up and apologise to our members who do not have access to email or our website. This is only the second paper newsletter that I have produced this year and I hope some of our members do feel “out of the loop”. If however any members have an email address that I do not know about please let me know. RW  23/10/2012

 :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on October 29, 2012, 16:42:11 PM
Phil,

I will take a look in a minute, & dig out that email/newsletter for you, but it is worth taking a look here, http://www.eastsussexsa.co.uk/default.asp (http://www.eastsussexsa.co.uk/default.asp) , as they like to have an idea of numbers so as not to under/over cater at the AGM.

I gather Matt might have notified them already, but under a few different guises. lol.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH on October 29, 2012, 19:47:38 PM
I gather Matt might have notified them already, but under a few different guises. lol.

No I wouldn't do that, but I've told them I'm bringing the wife and kids. :D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on November 22, 2012, 10:07:02 AM
F3F this Sunday
Weathers looking ok but I will call it on Friday eve
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on November 22, 2012, 17:34:48 PM
Thanks Allen &  :xx 

I hope to make it along, but in a bad way with flu at moment.

It sure is a nasty one! It come on suddenly Sunday night/Monday morning & started with a severe headache & within 4 hours I got uncontrollable shivering, & was so faint that I could not even stand at one point. I still don`t feel too steady now.  :'(

So if I do make, you lot have been warned!

 :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on November 23, 2012, 11:31:04 AM
but in a bad way with flu at moment. It sure is a nasty one! So if I do make, you lot have been warned!

So, no "Good Morning" kisses with Ian then  ::)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on November 23, 2012, 17:54:42 PM
I don`t envy making a decision Allen!

XC are giving okay-ish, but I think the Met Office are erring on the side of caution, & giving it quite a bit more & impressive gusts. 
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/index.html?tab=map&locId=310037&fcTime=1353650400&type=SignificantWeather&zoom=8 (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/index.html?tab=map&locId=310037&fcTime=1353650400&type=SignificantWeather&zoom=8)

21.00 onwards on Saturday night looks quite impressive, & in particular midnight. 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on November 23, 2012, 20:03:09 PM
Met Office are showing strong SW winds which could be 40 mph on the LM
Model carnage could be quite high  :o
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on November 23, 2012, 20:23:03 PM
They are giving it gusting at 51mph WSW at 9.00, & I know that Allen craves these wind strengths. :'(

Going by wind strength at Butts Brow the other week, I am guessing that will mean gusts in the mid 70`s. :o
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on November 23, 2012, 22:37:52 PM
Looks Perfect  :af
See you all Sunday  :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.

 :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on November 24, 2012, 13:38:21 PM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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 (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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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.

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on November 25, 2012, 18:57:50 PM
Results
Including the prior 2 F3F rounds flown
1   Gary Harrison       3000.00
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
12   Colin Lennox       397.56
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn 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
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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.




Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH on November 26, 2012, 09:49:15 AM
Did any of the rainbow pictures come out, & available?


Yep.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH on November 26, 2012, 09:55:43 AM
and another one.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on November 26, 2012, 16:04:03 PM
Thanks Matt, very much appreciated. :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn 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.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on December 03, 2012, 07:56:15 AM
see you at the AGM tonight
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on December 03, 2012, 11:58:48 AM
I bet Matt ain't sorry...more grub for him;)


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn 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.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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.




Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.   

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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!



Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 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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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on December 08, 2012, 21:18:47 PM
Any info on the F3F? $%&
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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:
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on December 09, 2012, 10:08:23 AM
Feeling a little out of the loop here.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn 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.
Results

 

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.

JP



Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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.



Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on December 09, 2012, 19:49:19 PM
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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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 ...

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Riwz 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.

Happy Christmas
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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  $%&
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g on December 23, 2012, 16:34:24 PM
Allen, he is in the club! lol

What you like? hehehe.  ;D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Riwz 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!!   :)

Rob
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on December 23, 2012, 20:51:12 PM
Sorry Rod did not recognise the User name

Speak to JP I know he has a few available
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: phiza2 on December 24, 2012, 15:09:31 PM
That will be Rob Wood...pretty sure Rod is not a member;)


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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone 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 .
Happy New year all 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: tigtog 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?

Dave
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: mark_snipz 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...
Title: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Eagle 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?

Eagle
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on February 20, 2013, 20:40:43 PM
Must have been one heck of a female.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: mark_snipz 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...
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBKKErYqHCs
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on February 21, 2013, 10:33:44 AM
Sword is for sale by the way.
sensible offers will be considered  :AF
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: tigtog 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
Dave
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on March 14, 2013, 07:44:58 AM
Looks like you're getting a good height there, I wonder what altitude you're at?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 04, 2013, 08:45:56 AM
ESSA F3F this Sunday
N-NE-E Butts brow
SE lower cliffs at Beachy Head
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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?!

F3F 20130223 龍蟠 小黑 Needle 100 - 27.68 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHfjgvzZCoY#ws)

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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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

1   Gary Harrison   3000.00
2   Allen Elliott   2854.53
3   Pete Burgess   2800.45
4   Jim Taylor   2762.53
5   Tom Noble   2742.75
6   John Phillips   2203.24
7   Ray Wells    2188.66
8   Dave Cox           2187.13
9   Dave Cole   1827.10
10   Mark Heff           1801.06
11   Olivier Phillips   974.96
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on April 07, 2013, 20:30:07 PM
Well done Allen!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: jayeftee on April 12, 2013, 18:19:19 PM
 >:( I resign,, beaten by Allen
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone 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 .[attach=1]
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on May 16, 2013, 09:45:15 AM
Look forward to seeing her in the flesh  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess 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
(Note: we only had one pillow come anywhere near us)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess 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  :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on May 28, 2013, 09:22:38 AM
Allen, has the ESSA aerobatics comp been re-scheduled? If so, what date?
Thanks
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on May 28, 2013, 09:35:08 AM
30th June  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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.

Regards,

Gary (Parker)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on June 30, 2013, 21:11:05 PM
Cancelled
Sea mist wrecked the day   :'(
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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! 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Nimbus7g 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.   
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson on July 01, 2013, 22:25:46 PM
Was better in winter :)

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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess 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!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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  $%&
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson 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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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on July 08, 2013, 19:37:39 PM
Did you guys do any BMFA A tests on Sunday?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson 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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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Norman Carter 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...

Norman
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess 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!)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess 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?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone 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 .
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Norman Carter 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.

Norman
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess 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?)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Norman Carter 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...
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on July 23, 2013, 10:16:11 AM
Here you go Norman
http://www.gliders.uk.com/ (http://www.gliders.uk.com/)

I take it my Alpina got your wallet twitching  lol
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn 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.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on July 23, 2013, 21:11:57 PM
Norman, have a look at this site www.topmodel.fr (http://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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on July 25, 2013, 17:05:32 PM
Sorry I'll be in Devon but have a good one, wish I was there.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn 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.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on August 19, 2013, 09:50:09 AM
Ashdown Forest XC
Sunday week
1st September
Without the suport of pilots, events wont exist
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Norman Carter 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?

Norman Carter
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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?

Norman Carter
ME Norman
I run it
you can ask me anything on here, you can ring me (my Number is on the ESSA site, Comp Sec)
you can PM me
you can Email me allen@eastsussexsa.co.uk
you can meet me up the slope
the list is endless, Flyer attached
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Norman Carter 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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.

How’s that for a cop out
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Norman Carter 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.

Norman
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: the-borg on August 19, 2013, 17:25:17 PM
Do we have to preregister or just turn up on the day.

Stuart
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on August 19, 2013, 19:36:47 PM
Do we have to preregister or just turn up on the day.

Stuart
Just turn up is fine  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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!)

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on August 29, 2013, 21:10:00 PM
Will be starting a 9.30-10
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on August 30, 2013, 13:55:15 PM
more dumb questions Allen do i need to bring tow line/ bungee and a helper .
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson on August 30, 2013, 17:34:13 PM
Will they launch a starlight 3000?

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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson 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.

Rob

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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on August 31, 2013, 20:18:38 PM
They will Have no problems launching the Starlight  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Rob Thomson on August 31, 2013, 20:34:46 PM
Yup.  Unfortunately family duty is screwing me over :(

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Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Norman Carter 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.... ::)

Norman
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: the-borg 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.

Stuart. 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn 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.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer 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
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP 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.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: f3fman on November 10, 2013, 23:30:48 PM
Glad it went well.  Fastest time?  I got the feeling conditions might have been pretty good, some fast times achieved no doubt.
Fastest time looks like 34.44 by Simon thornton
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on December 13, 2013, 12:13:11 PM
Anyone planning to go flying on Saturday?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on March 16, 2014, 14:57:13 PM
F3F Results
Rank   Competitor   Score
1   Allen Elliott   2912.82
2   Tom Noble   2892.60
3   Pete Burgess   2810.76
4   Jim Taylor   2790.03
5   John Phillips   2787.56
6   Gary Harrison   2710.56
7   Ray Wells           2349.04
Foam Class
1   Dave          1908.19
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on March 16, 2014, 18:36:01 PM
Bl00dy Hell that was a good 'fix' Allen  :D but 'Well done'
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on March 16, 2014, 19:24:01 PM
Bl00dy Hell that was a good 'fix' Allen  :D but 'Well done'

Funny. I checked the spreadsheet vigoursly coz I did not believe it either   :D
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on March 16, 2014, 19:25:22 PM
I think there's story here ... come on, let's hear it. 

I was sorry to miss the event, but I only just got back from Germany.

 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on March 16, 2014, 19:32:17 PM
you did not miss much
it was damn hard work and we nearly called it off
Wind was meant to be WNW - W
but it started west and shifted south west.
I could list a load of reasons that shifted the comp towards my favour, but why should I
Thats F3F  :nananana:

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on April 23, 2014, 17:27:09 PM
Hello
ESSA members, quick notice and sorry for the late call.
BMFA F3F league 2
There is a strong possibility that this event may be held on one of our slopes this Sunday 27th April.
I hope this will not inconvenience you to much, and we will try and use a slope as to reduce this.
Thanks
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 23, 2014, 20:05:54 PM
 ;D
SSW and chucking it down, sounds like F3F wheather to me  :nananana:
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on April 25, 2014, 10:16:22 AM
Oooo South East, Lower cliffs at BH  :xx
Me likey  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on April 25, 2014, 19:37:01 PM
NICE - at the moment conditions are looking perfect for that, it should be a great F3F.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on April 25, 2014, 20:34:34 PM
Gary, come and join us for some F3F  :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on May 06, 2014, 13:48:51 PM
SOUTH OF ENGLAND OPEN
just to let people know, ESSA is running this event on local slopes this coming weekend, I hope it will not cause you to much of a problem.

JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: the-borg on August 27, 2014, 12:00:51 PM
I have added an item to the new BMFA South East Face-book page https://www.facebook.com/BMFA.South.East.Area (https://www.facebook.com/BMFA.South.East.Area) advertising the Cross country event on the 31st if you want to add any thing to it.


Stuart
South East Area Chairman,
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on December 12, 2014, 09:05:06 AM
The AGM buffet clear the lot competition was a great success.
Phase6 in the car ready for the Longman this afternoon work permitting.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on April 18, 2015, 15:52:43 PM
Is XC competition still on? Not heard anything.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on April 18, 2015, 16:21:17 PM
Yes still on, up Butts tomorrow. Sadly I will not be there, have a family thing tonight and having to travel back in the morning. Should be good tomorrow with the wind, and a nice level course.
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on April 19, 2015, 17:54:59 PM
Here are some pictures from todays cross country competition at Butts Lane. :)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on April 21, 2015, 21:51:46 PM
 .Just after the XC  competition  when the thermals were at there best I got one with a key cam on the wing.
 https://youtu.be/F9UMJC31QoU
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on August 01, 2015, 12:59:45 PM
Hope I am not the only one going to Crowlink tomorrow weather looking good .Had fantastic thermal flying this morning at 1066 MFC specked out 2 meter power glider and luckily had a key cam on it. Early doors for me have to be back home at 12.30 .
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on August 02, 2015, 20:24:24 PM
Good times
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on September 06, 2015, 20:05:54 PM
not many at crowlink today shame good lift good company .
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on September 19, 2015, 11:37:19 AM
Hello
Just letting people know.
Tomorrows club F3F is cancelled.
Forecast is for light winds so, with this in mind I have called the F3F off.

JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on September 19, 2015, 13:53:01 PM
Thanks for for the info flat field fun for tomorrow then
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on October 05, 2015, 15:53:30 PM
ESSA is sad to announce the death of one of its members, Jim Taylor, on the 4th October 2015
(more to follow)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: MPH on October 05, 2015, 22:57:01 PM
Very sad loss. Rest In Peace Jim.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on October 07, 2015, 12:21:22 PM
It’s with a sad heart that I have to inform you that Jim Taylor died on 4th October 2015.
Our condolences go out to his wife Chris and his family. He will be sadly missed by all his friends in the club and the people, far and wide, that knew him.

Jim was a member of ESSA from 1993 and he supported the club throughout this time. He held posts on the committee including Chairman for a number of years and a committee member for most of the time.

My personal memories of Jim are many but one thing was uppermost, he would always be there if the club needed him or a flyer wanted a hand. Other memories from his flying days included driving too fast to competitions all over the UK. (As a former Police Officer he thought it was a right, until a serving policeman said “No!”)

He loved flying from the cliffs on the coast, and would often call me to say ‘it’s on at Seaford Head, we need to be there’. Jim had many flying friends in the UK and Europe and helped them to find places to stay and to go to the best flying sights.

He started making the Revenge glider some years back, and managed to extend the versatility of this design by his own thinking. There are still lots of these planes in the club and around the UK.

Thank you Jim, we will miss you.

John Phillips
ESSA Chairman

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on October 11, 2015, 20:58:36 PM
todays F3F at Butts
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on October 12, 2015, 13:46:34 PM
Looks like I missed a good one. I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on October 14, 2015, 18:19:54 PM
Hey Alan, any results?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on October 15, 2015, 12:31:04 PM
1 Gary Harrison 2989.84

2 John 2971.51

3 Pete 2487.35

4 Tom Noble 2397.53

5 Allen 2333.40

 FOAMY CLASS

 1 Dave Cox 1657.37

2 Matt 1550.67.

3 Mark 1521.87

4 Rob 1387.36
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on October 29, 2015, 17:55:16 PM
Round 1 of the Southern F3F Winter League will (weather permitting) take place on 8th November, 09.00am, venue to be announced.

You can enter on the day ( you may be first to fly!!) but pre-entry would help. To pre-enter please go to the ESSA website and follow the link on the right hand side.


http://www.eastsussexsa.co.uk/ (http://www.eastsussexsa.co.uk/)
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on November 06, 2015, 19:55:05 PM
Hi all

This Sunday's F3F is off

whitesheet looks to be a wash off, I had a look at Newhaven fort on the way home today and the path is very slippery and with mor rain tomorrow it will only get worse.

we will try again on the 22nd

JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: peter_burgess on December 02, 2015, 11:53:50 AM
Having successfully completed Round 1 it is now time for Round 2 of the Southern F3F Winter league.


It is due to be held on 13 December venue to be announced (by JP) (There is no reserve date for December)

So, if you want to take part, please book-in at http://www.eastsussexsa.co.uk/winter_league (http://www.eastsussexsa.co.uk/winter_league)  as usual.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: sorry on December 03, 2015, 23:30:52 PM
Good day at the Long Man today. Where are all the Thursday flyers ?
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on December 04, 2015, 14:44:12 PM
Sorry I can't make it to the AGM on Monday - hope you have a good one.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: Allen the soarer on December 04, 2015, 15:29:38 PM
Sorry I can't make it to the AGM on Monday - hope you have a good one.
Dont worry I have a drink for you  :af
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on December 04, 2015, 16:48:11 PM
I was planning on having 3-4 drinks, would you be so kind as to have those for me?

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: sorry on December 06, 2015, 08:02:04 AM
Long Man was a bit blowy yesterday. Had to go a long way down the slope to launch the Dragon. flying wa good and landing surprisingly easy.
Wont make the AGM. Have a good one. 
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on February 02, 2016, 20:34:11 PM
After he passed I grabbed Colin Lennox’s old SAS Cygnus he sort of said I could have some time ago. When I picked it up from Ray the fuz broke in two and the fin fell off that before I had got it in the car.
It turned out to be a full on restoration project would have been easier to build a new one really but that’s not the point  .I have now  re maiden it at Longman  and it’s a keeper, surprisingly fast and acrobatic Hopefully Colin was looking down.   
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on October 05, 2016, 15:59:48 PM
Ray Wells and  I saw this at Butts on Monday not seen it before nice memorial we couldn't place the names.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on October 05, 2016, 16:02:52 PM
Oh dear anyone got any revenge spars not happy it was my favourite.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on November 14, 2016, 10:58:50 AM
from the Longman on sunday
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on November 14, 2016, 10:59:57 AM
more from sunday
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on November 14, 2016, 11:00:57 AM
sunday again
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on November 14, 2016, 11:03:15 AM
Mick's on my six
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on November 14, 2016, 11:04:35 AM
The earth works look very different from the air
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on November 14, 2016, 11:05:34 AM
That's Dave C below
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on November 14, 2016, 19:08:18 PM
Great pics!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fatcharlie on December 26, 2016, 22:28:39 PM
Good evening all. New to the area. Taking steps to join the Essa. Just off to bed but thought I'd come on here and say I'm planning on taking something very floaty, namely my 3m Algebra, to Firle Beacon around 1100 tomorrow to see if I can scratch some light lift. She'll go in 4kts if I'm gentle on the sticks. Has anyone ever tried to use a bungee at Firle? Cheers for now, Roger, newly moved to Pevensey Bay.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: GP on December 27, 2016, 10:17:25 AM
Hope you get on well at Firle. Nice sunny day for it, but I'm not sure there is going to be any slope lift.
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fpljohn on December 27, 2016, 13:51:40 PM
Yes nice sunny day at Firle
No wind no lift but I did fling the Alula about, it didn't stay up so no lift at all.
Just good to get out in the fresh air :)
JP
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fatcharlie on December 27, 2016, 23:12:06 PM
Yep. The sun was actually quite warm on one's back but as predicted very little wind and no slope lift. Having taken the Cularis as backup I was able to get a good 40 mins in, practicing my thermal turns. There was actually some very weak thermal activity further out from the hill, but it was beyond my early developing thermal skills to do anything other than delay my descent! Good fun though and nice to get out for my first flying since October - moving house is incredibly time consuming!
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: fatcharlie on April 05, 2017, 08:28:16 AM
Hi All,

Having met up with Matt, Mat, Dave and Jon at Butts Brow the other week, I decided a really must enter the Aerobatics competition this weekend.

However, I have a couple of issues-

1) I don't know how to fly aerobatics
2) I don't have a fully aerobatic model.
3) Although i can see the list of manoeuvres on the website, I don't know which order to fly them in?

Solutions:

1) I have PicaSim - I'm getting the idea, also there may be a good website on slope aero's someone could point me to?
2) I have a Stargazer 2. This is semi-aerobatic. But not doing too well inverted (but there again that could simply be my lack of skill), and a Multiplex Cularis, which I have yet to try.
3) Hoping someone will enlighten me on this one.

So -

- Could someone suggest a good website for slope aerobatic advice? Or just give me some advice generally?
- Any advice on how to improve the Stargazer's aerobatic performance - would a little ballast help? It's quite a floater at the mo.
- Is there a specific order to fly the manoeuvres? If not, any suggestion as to a good order in which to fly - assuming conservation of energy is key, perhaps there is a natural flow that a novice like myself wouldn't spot?

Weather is looking a bit unsuitable at the mo - SE'ly and light. So on the day it should be fine, since we now know it's unlikely to be SE'ly and light...

Cheers all,

RogerH
Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on April 05, 2017, 19:44:55 PM
Mr fatcharlie 
                        Don’t worry too much about the competition its all friendly I have entered with flying wings never with a fully aerobatic plane.
All the manoeuvres will be explained when you come to them .I learnt a lot by entering still can’t fly them well. See you there
The wind is not looking good for Sunday  .

Title: Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
Post by: heffone on April 05, 2017, 19:56:50 PM
I saw a man putting this up on the ticket machine at Butts today