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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #80 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

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #81 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.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #82 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.

 

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #83 on: October 25, 2011, 15:18:35 PM »
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #84 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).

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #85 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!

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #86 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
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #87 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


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #88 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
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #89 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.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #90 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
 

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2011, 09:55:54 AM »
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #92 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?
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #93 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  :)
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #94 on: December 02, 2011, 15:06:08 PM »
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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
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #95 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:
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #96 on: December 05, 2011, 12:03:02 PM »
Do you want your trophy or not, if so  :-X
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your comment is noted and will be ignored
I am still in CD training till tonight so you can blame my teacher Julian  :nananana:
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #97 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.  :)

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #98 on: December 05, 2011, 16:03:47 PM »
Club sarcasm aside
you won fair and square Phill, as I will mention tonight
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #99 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

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #100 on: December 05, 2011, 23:28:56 PM »
The food & raffle were great.

The food still is great and will be all week! :ev

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #101 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.


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #102 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  >:( )
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #103 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

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #104 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 

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #105 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.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #106 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







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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #107 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







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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #108 on: January 13, 2012, 09:14:23 AM »
2012 competition dates now on website

http://eastsussexsa.co.uk/pages/calendar.asp
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #109 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?

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #110 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.

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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2012, 14:29:42 PM »
Allen,
Thanks for putting the T10C datasheets up on the ESSA website.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #113 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
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #114 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. $%&


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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #115 on: March 02, 2012, 12:56:38 PM »
Kiosk.
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #116 on: March 02, 2012, 13:02:30 PM »
Nope change again  $%&

Whitbread hollow
at the top of beachy head
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #117 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
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #118 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?
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Re: East Sussex Soaring Association
« Reply #119 on: March 02, 2012, 14:01:09 PM »
See map of Beachy Head area
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