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Title: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on August 31, 2009, 12:08:53 PM
Hey all

I thought I would start a Midland Slopers thread for various stuff that we might like to post from our slopes here...

I'll kick off with a little vid of Adam and myself flying at Rushup Edge in Derbyshire yesterday - wind was pretty light but the conditions were really enjoyable nonetheless...

Rushup Edge 30th Aug 2009 on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/6356241)

Zim
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: George 419 on August 31, 2009, 12:36:59 PM
Nice one Zim!  ;)
George
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: GordonP on August 31, 2009, 13:02:25 PM
I guess I would call myself a South Midland(ish) soarer, as I live near Stow-on-the-Wold!! What directions does Rushup cater for, and where exactly is it? I'm all for trying new slopes.

Just checked it out on Wikipedia and MultiMap. Apparently, it's 140miles/3 hours from where I live. So would have to be sure of the conditions before making the trek!
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on August 31, 2009, 14:43:21 PM
I've lost your mobile no mate - pm it over to me and I'll text you next time we're leading up to going. As for the conditions - well the recent 229mph DS record that was set there was in between horizontal raun showers, so don't let that put you off! You can shelter pretty well behind that wall if it gets a little wet.

Zim
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on August 31, 2009, 18:49:46 PM
Zim, you must pass the L&MMGA sites each time you get to Rushup, why not call in one weekend and see your Erwin again. Saturday I flew a Bird, 1/3rd scale Discus and 1/3rd scale ASW 15.......lovely. Sunday was a bit damp but managed to fly The Bird and 1/3rd scale Ventus 2ax in the comp at Edge Top but rain stopped play. Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on August 31, 2009, 19:52:50 PM
Hi mate

Glad to hear that you're enjoying it! I've just realised I still have that bloody carbon joiner! I am a member of LMMGA as it goes - pm me your number and I'll give you a bell next time I'm up that way.  :af

Zim
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: GordonP on August 31, 2009, 20:54:20 PM
I've lost your mobile no mate - pm it over to me and I'll text you next time we're leading up to going.

PM sent.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: bigdave on August 31, 2009, 21:16:51 PM
looks like i miss out on a good time will be on the next trip  :af
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Post by: satinet on August 31, 2009, 21:20:40 PM
whoot whoot. Midlands posse!
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on August 31, 2009, 22:25:14 PM
Well another good day up at rushup today.
No records but a couple of PB's 1 for me @116 and one for Graham (Deckit) at over 130+
No rain.

We had some visitors in the form of Martin M and Simon Cocker bith with some PSS models, And they did some PSDS'ing.

Good Day had by all.

Will
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on August 31, 2009, 23:00:35 PM
Well done Will! PSDS'ing LOL

Z
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Mike_Y on August 31, 2009, 23:02:29 PM
Well another good day up at rushup today.
No records but a couple of PB's 1 for me @116 and one for Graham (Deckit) at over 130+
No rain.

We had some visitors in the form of Martin M and Simon Cocker bith with some PSS models, And they did some PSDS'ing.

Good Day had by all.

Will

Shouldn't that be PSSDSing  :)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on August 31, 2009, 23:34:10 PM
No Mike, it's called "Power Scale Dynamic Soaring". Simon first did this last week with an Aermacchi, did Martin do it with his Dago Red Mustang. Zim, carry the joiner with you, we are bound to meet up, if not give it to Simon as I fly with him regularly. Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: abbof3f on August 31, 2009, 23:36:05 PM
 ; ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D   ...pss dsing cool $%&  maxed out on the smilies dude
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: abbof3f on August 31, 2009, 23:38:44 PM
wonder what it,s called if i shoved the t38 round the arse of rush up "lead sled dsing"avit c
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: abbof3f on August 31, 2009, 23:40:16 PM
a up ant ow at?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on August 31, 2009, 23:49:16 PM
Ay up Mark, thats a mouthful.......On a sour note Scott ploughed his triple carbon bullet proof.......! Compact Wizard in early Sat morning at the Mermaid while taking a phone call off his Misses, it took us 1/2 hour to dig it out, it was buried up to the spar and he,s got photo's to prove it. Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: abbof3f on September 01, 2009, 00:35:38 AM
oh sh-t
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on September 01, 2009, 00:45:04 AM
LSPNFDS?  :)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on September 01, 2009, 18:43:03 PM
Zim, Abbo, how about L S D....ain't that some kind of drug...........!
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on September 02, 2009, 07:14:03 AM
YouTube - MCT @ Rushup (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHSuuWJEO0s)

First vid from Sunday. 2 to follow psds an some half pipe action

this ha now music as the sound is orgasmic (I am sad I know).
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on September 02, 2009, 17:42:21 PM
W...., what speed were they reaching, it seemed a bit confusing, was it 78 mph or were they missing the 1 off to keep it short.......178mph.....? Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on September 02, 2009, 18:06:53 PM
W...., what speed were they reaching, it seemed a bit confusing, was it 78 mph or were they missing the 1 off to keep it short.......178mph.....? Ant.

Yes They where missing the one of to keep it easy, The only time they mention hundreds is when is gos to 200 +

Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on September 02, 2009, 18:07:47 PM
Some Half Pipe action

YouTube - Half pipe @ Rushup 01 09 09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoQH7EufCIQ)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: abbof3f on September 02, 2009, 22:11:36 PM
YouTube - MCT @ Rushup ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHSuuWJEO0s[/url])

First vid from Sunday. 2 to follow psds an some half pipe action

this ha now music as the sound is orgasmic (I am sad I know).
it has no music or sound mate $%&
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on September 05, 2009, 22:00:12 PM
Bit of frontside JWage...

adam_lambretta doing some roll-aways at Rushup...

(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/Zimodile/002-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: bigdave on September 16, 2009, 21:23:01 PM
what slop is looking good to fly for the weekend  ;D
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Old Geezer on September 19, 2009, 18:51:15 PM
Long Mynd - DARNFORD should be working Sunday morning according to the XC Wind Map.
I'll phone Wendy-Wind-Blows before I set out though.   :xx
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on September 23, 2009, 18:41:59 PM
Where has all the wind gone? 3mph Saturday 6mph Sunday. I NEED MORE.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Old Geezer on September 23, 2009, 22:40:48 PM
Westerly 6-7mph for the next 2 days - Pole Cott might just work for something floaty - if not, just take the pooch for a walk through the heather. Its a win / win situation.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: bigdave on September 24, 2009, 10:34:15 AM
can you all list the good slops to fly  in the midland area ? $%&
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Patriot on September 24, 2009, 10:52:03 AM
I'm from the South Beds and some times fly at Ivinghoe, but am looking for more place to get out to, have been struggling with time but things should ease up a bit over the next couple of months.  Hope to meet up with some of you guy's.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Old Geezer on September 24, 2009, 11:57:57 AM
Long Mynd [see LMSA site for details], Clee Hill, Garway Hill - for starters.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on September 29, 2009, 07:40:36 AM
There is also LMMGA in the peaks.
Joining this club will get you speaking to people and onto more sites.
Their main site is just north of leek being the mermaid will fly any thing with a w in it. Then there is edge top for southerlies and elkston for easterlies.
They also fly on the roches and bosley cloud nw and ne.
membership is only 8. LMMGA :: Model Flying in the Staffordshire Moorlands (http://lmmga.org/) or Welcome to the LMMGA Home Page (http://www.lmmga.co.uk/) 2 diffract sites.

Burton dasset may be closer to you beiong in the gaydon area. A bit of a hump.
then there is borough hill just east of leicester again sw to nw.

hope this helps
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Patriot on September 29, 2009, 09:32:56 AM
The wind is looking really good or Invinghoe Beacon this Saturday.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on October 07, 2009, 19:18:47 PM
So how many people out there fly regularly in the Midlands?
And Where? (Not specificity but generally).

I have always thought that a Midlands thread is a bit broad but yet there is not allot of chatting going on here, Is that because it is too broad, or because the people that fly here just don't chat on line.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on October 09, 2009, 18:10:05 PM
that last post didnt get much attention.
I think that now that this a child thread, people dont come look here any more.

So who is flying where and when this weekend?

Will
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Old Geezer on October 09, 2009, 18:31:31 PM
If you go to Pole Cott on Long Mynd tomorrow you should be sure to see a few flyers (not me, my part-time job as usual has me working Saturdays  :( ) - Garway Hill should be flyable too.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: bigdave on October 17, 2009, 09:41:27 AM
what slope look good for sunday  :D
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on October 17, 2009, 10:29:34 AM
Not much Dave! There's an F3F comp at the Mynd so that's out for sport flying, but perhaps Baslow - isn't that a Westerly? Or The Gate?

Z
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: bigdave on October 17, 2009, 20:08:26 PM
thanks zim may go to the club instead  :af
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on October 17, 2009, 20:37:23 PM
Leek and Moorland will be flying from The Mermaid Pond, it's a SW and within spitting distance from the car, I'll be there, Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: fr800driver on November 14, 2009, 00:09:45 AM
Monday 16th Nov.
Burrough Hill.
SW/ 20
anyone going?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Patriot on November 15, 2009, 23:26:38 PM
I think I will be going to Borrough tomorrow :af
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: fr800driver on November 16, 2009, 09:33:46 AM
excellent! :D
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: bigdave on November 25, 2009, 12:06:20 PM
whats looking good for sunday  :uk:
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on November 25, 2009, 12:09:25 PM
Not an awful lot mate - looks quite unpredictable and light...
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: bigdave on November 25, 2009, 12:22:22 PM
well it is in the shed again  :'(
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on November 25, 2009, 19:08:40 PM
it has improved. now showing north maxing 10mph for late afternoon, but I think Saturday will be the better day to fly
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: clayts75 on December 05, 2009, 19:00:35 PM
You blokes are local enough to get a personal, regional thread invite too.
Are you interested in having some Pylon racing fun at the Bwlch on Dec 19th. Any EPP nosed and leading edge model will do. Zagis welcome. come and have some fun. If you have a Flying Fish, bring it too as I will be holding a race or two for them if the numbers allow. PM me or email me. See the SWSA EPP thread too
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on December 29, 2009, 22:30:20 PM
Any Ideas on good northerly slopes that could be used to maiden the skorp on friday?

Bosley cloud is north off the the point but and has not got the best landings but an option.
Rushup is massive on the north, but again landing front side and be difficult ( Am am going for easy landing so i don't total it on its maiden).

What's the roaches like, If I remember it was not a easy land, but I flew it off to the east.

Mynd sites?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Old Geezer on December 30, 2009, 08:17:39 AM
   Darnford at Long Mynd is a definite possibility - lots of bracken and heather to cushion an arrival and turn it into into a landing.     :af
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on December 30, 2009, 22:44:14 PM
Friday is now looking better for Bosley Cloud.
i hears some of the roads round rushup had been closed due to snow drift, so it may not be accessible, was thinking of going to Treak cliff tomorrow.

Will
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Scram on January 08, 2010, 14:25:45 PM
Any Ideas on good northerly slopes that could be used to maiden the skorp on friday?

Bosley cloud is north off the the point but and has not got the best landings but an option.
Rushup is massive on the north, but again landing front side and be difficult ( Am am going for easy landing so i don't total it on its maiden).

What's the roaches like, If I remember it was not a easy land, but I flew it off to the east.

Mynd sites?

Will, we have a north facing slope at Gretton near Corby.  It is not very large/high but it works and has a good flat landing area - good that is if you avoid the enormous cow pats!!

Jerry
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: fr800driver on February 12, 2010, 20:13:28 PM
Anyone flying Malvern in the next  5 days?
I am in the town ,visiting my mum and just happen to have a glider in the boot of the car.

andy.   
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: tired tim on February 12, 2010, 21:28:35 PM
Malvern needs a bit more east in it.

I can't wait to fly at the Malverns, but it really needs to East to make the trip worth while. Out of interest, does anyone fly at Castle Morton Common? Use to Paraglide there a few years ago.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: fr800driver on February 18, 2010, 18:35:47 PM
Went to Malvern. Northerly/10kts. Had a good mornings flying.

Many Thanks to the MSA members who were there.

andy and Jamie.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: bigdave on February 26, 2010, 17:13:05 PM
what on for this weekend anybody flying  :af
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on March 14, 2010, 19:26:56 PM
So who was where today.

I was up at the cloud, I expect people where at the gate and the Lawley?

I crashed allot today, took up 4 planes and crashed all of them at least once to a degree.
Started with the Skorpion, tried to give it some, got blown back and crashed.
     Felt rather p1ssed but took the ballast out and tried again. started thinking  about setup far to much elevator not enough aileron. So brought her in, changed and sent here out again. Much better tried to give here some beans but she was picking up. Brought her in took out some nose weight and back out. And then things where better. The wierd this is I had flown her before and had a good flight at that, but any way she seems better now.
then the booby, not as interesting, bad launch, landed inverted, take 2 was much better.
the the aremacchi, Got everything ready and threw here off and it all went pear shaped, couldn't understand why. Broke the wing fixing bit so retired it for the day.

Then moved on to the Voltij. That was great, big loops and I was trying some rolling circles, got about 1/2. then tried some inverted stuff, lost orientation as the plane was heading towards terra firma and bang. I expected to bits, but was not bad at all, just a new set of wing joiners (Ideas).

Then Simon C rocked up. Showed him the aremacchi and he was supprised by our story, anyway taped the wing on and tried again, and well pear shaped. went away well as i started to turn her she snaped, i got her in the right direction, and she snaped again this time going inverted and straight into the trees. (I think it is receiver issue)

All in all I had a really good day. For the amount a crashes the damage is smaller than it could have been.

Will
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on March 14, 2010, 19:41:26 PM
Hey Will

Sometimes it feels like the hobby wants to cut you down to size doesn't it! I felt like that when I couldn't get over 150mph last time out DSing at MamTor - no matter what I said to myself, I just kept messing it up!

Sounds like you had a really good day on the Skorpion though - progress on the set-up and all that  :af

As for the Voltij - I guess those wingjoiners work great as a fuse. I'll bet Tony has something available as a replacement. Some people have replaced them with steel for a little extra weight, but then you can only imagine what they would have done to the wing in our arrival today.

Next time will be a good one mate!

Zim
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Andy_B on March 14, 2010, 20:04:36 PM
had a good weekend all round    spent all day at Garway Hill yesterday near Abergavenny   6 hours flying no breakages  and flew everything we took ..today was on Shropsires finest in a northwest blowing constant 20mph  frontside lift was massive , 3kg MCT's were specking out just in the lift  . I gunned Mark S's MCT at 160 in a 1000' dive  and he managed to get it upto 187 round the backside , Isoar Evans managed the comedy moment today  (me yesterday)  and blew the wing off his Reaper , the fuz speared over the front only to be turned back over the hill as it hit the frontside lift  (I kid you not)  and helicopterd onto the ground while the wing flutterd to the bottom on the backside ,30 mins later a mountain biker rocks up with Mikes undamaged wing , so 100mph blow up and all the danage was a pulled trough wingbolt  :oMy Reaper got turned over into the hill whilst trying a backside landing full of ballast  (broke the wingbolt , well chuffed) All in all a great weekedns flying  :nananana:
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Andy_B on April 04, 2010, 19:53:11 PM
Another four hours of great flying today in 20mph on the Long Mynd ...all on my lonesome except for about 45 mins with somebody else flying a Xeno . Maidend the Wizard  and she flew as if on rails ..not to bad for an airframe that weighs 4.5kg in its lightest configuration , got the new JW all sorted aswell  and the Typhoon wayward ballasting movement was sorted aswell (thats given the wing joiner a good work out now) . all in all a great day
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Bad Raven on April 18, 2010, 21:13:56 PM
got the new JW all sorted aswell 

Just got one to build.....any tips please???
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Leebert on April 22, 2010, 10:49:50 AM
Hi Guys,
I'm on a short break up in the peak district at Great Hucklow. What are the best Sloping sites in my area please? I have brought along an Alula and an Easy Glider.
I have considered Bradwell Edge today but don't fancy mixing it with the local full size stuff  :o
Thanks,
Leebert :)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Old Geezer on April 22, 2010, 14:15:29 PM
15 - 20 mph northerly wind yesterday and as I was at loose end after lunch went up to Darnford [Long Mynd's north wind slope] with the dog.

Had the slope to ourselves - except for a curious pair of Red Kites [ first time I've seen them there ], a single Buzzard, and finally a police helicopter [flying to and fro lower than the birds - obviously looking for something/somebody].

Flew my little foamy Fox and a chevron from the States called Prodigy on & off for nearly 3 hours.

Nothing special, just had to tell someone   ;D

Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on April 22, 2010, 17:54:57 PM
Hi Leebert, tomorrow its give S to SW in the afternoon which is either Edge Top, southerly ,or The Mermaid Pool above Leek which is south west which is where I'll be. If your still about on Monday , its the scale aerotow at the full size strip. Ant. 
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Bad Raven on July 22, 2010, 05:41:12 AM
Pretty amazing how little activity here compared to other Regional Forums.......I put a post here a while back, never answered................do you all hang out elsewhere?

I'm up in the Peak District from the weekend on, forecast doesn't seem too clever, the Alula might get most airtime if you believe XC................
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on July 22, 2010, 10:14:50 AM
If you're in the area on Sunday try the LMMGA ''fly for fun'' comp. Should be good for a laugh or three!
You only need to bring your BMFA ins. and a good model.  :af
http://www.lmmga.org/ (http://www.lmmga.org/)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Bad Raven on July 31, 2010, 09:53:39 AM
Cheers....................

In the last week I have flown "The Gate" for four consecutive days and Mermaid Pool once..............ruddy cold though!!

(And yes, despite being from Kent,I am an LMMGA member!)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on July 31, 2010, 12:54:15 PM
Cheers....................

In the last week I have flown "The Gate" for four consecutive days and Mermaid Pool once..............ruddy cold though!!

(And yes, despite being from Kent,I am an LMMGA member!)

Apologies for not being there on Sunday as I'd have liked to have had a chin wag etc., only I had serious issues with my daughter and her mother which wiped out most of the day for me! Women, who'd have 'em!!  >:(
 Anyway, I'm glad you managed some flying and I should have warned you that ski gear is essential at all times of the year at the gate and pool! Oh, and that spot landings at the gate are mandatory.  :D
 
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Bad Raven on July 31, 2010, 13:05:04 PM
Oh, and that spot landings at the gate are mandatory.  :D
 

Ah, well used to sites with very little space, "The Gate" actually seemed quite spacious, albeit "wheel" landing my Fox looked funny with a trail of lifted sheep droppings behind the ground run.

My wife took some video at the Gate of one of my little experimental wings...........but the Microsoft update received yesterday cocked up my XP Pro's Net Framework and a lot of programs are now not working or have limited functionality where they use NF.......wasted half a day so far trying to get it back......  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Bad Raven on August 01, 2010, 05:56:34 AM
Kicked Net Framework into submission on one PC.............


Bit of thrashing around riding what was going between 5 and 10 gusting 15................


Penetrator in the Peaks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC_aScX6-VI#)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on September 25, 2010, 13:22:53 PM
Looks like Northerlies tomorrow, anyone heading to the Cloud or the Roaches? I haven't flown either before so finding someone else there would be helpful! Any suggestions for other slopes?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on September 26, 2010, 18:05:25 PM
Feefo, glad to see you up there, hope my flying didnt put you off going again, a good day was had by all...
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on September 26, 2010, 22:12:02 PM
he he Scott mate I gotta come flying with you! Vamps aren't far off mate. Expecting a confirmed ship date within the next week or so, fingers crossed...

Anyway, I did a bit of midland slopery the other day at Edge Top - good to see Ant there along with Roger and Dave. Didn't get to see Ant fly as he was flimflamming about the conditions being too light for his Erwin XL. Despite my making the parallel between fear of light conditions and man fancying to him several times, he was unmoved and didn't bow to the peer pressure.

Hopefully I'll catch you boys again on a slightly more powerful day!

Zim
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on September 27, 2010, 08:27:09 AM
Feefo, glad to see you up there, hope my flying didnt put you off going again, a good day was had by all...

Would have been better if I hadn't have fallen over. 4 hrs at A&E last night, a pair of crutches and up to 2 wks off on the sick (unpaid) isn't going down well. Hip hurts like a ba****d this morning  :banghead:. Not sure if I'll be able to 'sneak' up and get 1/2 a day's flying in while I'm on the sick either...bummer.

Anyway it's always interesting to see the D40's go, and even more when it's time to land them  :'' 

Give me a few weeks re: the wing you mentioned, SSP makes things tough. Def interested tho



Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on September 27, 2010, 22:18:30 PM
Here you go Zim....the cranes are actualy working and the two up landing sequence....them pebbles are the size of footballs...very silly. Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on September 28, 2010, 09:41:57 AM
Ant can fly?..........
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on September 28, 2010, 19:26:23 PM
I can....I can....I can.... :''
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on October 02, 2010, 21:05:04 PM
Anyone flying edgetop tomoz at Leek, had an hour or so up there today, gave webby a go of the mini wiz, told him unclip my neck strap and he promptly turned my tx of whilst doing it, I was flying at the time, thank god the a9 re binds quick.

Scott r
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on October 02, 2010, 21:08:16 PM
Forecast says rain, rain and more rain for tomorrow!  >:(
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on October 05, 2010, 00:25:14 AM
So where's good for this weekend? Forecast is E at the mo, maybe swinging slightly S.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on October 05, 2010, 08:05:36 AM
So where's good for this weekend? Forecast is E at the mo, maybe swinging slightly S.


Treak Clif wil be megga. Hope it sticks, one of the peak districts best slopes IMHO.

http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.346862,-1.79914&spn=0.017652,0.045447&t=p&z=15 (http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.346862,-1.79914&spn=0.017652,0.045447&t=p&z=15)

Part at blue john cave, walk towards the shop, and go through the gate to the left. follow the path over the styl, and go a little left to get some cover.

Landing is back over the style for about 100m or so (Flat land so not too difficult).
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on October 05, 2010, 12:55:32 PM
Is that a club site?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on October 08, 2010, 20:48:51 PM
Bugger... wind map forecasting a ENE on Sun, locally I'm guessing the Cloud but don't fancy it there, too many rocks  :''. Any suggestions anyone??
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on October 08, 2010, 23:27:23 PM
b****r... wind map forecasting a ENE on Sun, locally I'm guessing the Cloud but don't fancy it there, too many rocks  :''. Any suggestions anyone??

Metcheck shows Easterly from mid to late morning, so Elkstone looks good.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on October 08, 2010, 23:30:55 PM
Metcheck shows Easterly from mid to late morning, so Elkstone looks good.



I thought Elkstone was a SE?

Anyway do you think the fog/mist will have lifted by late morning? Didn't clear up in Stafford 'til 1.30pm Thurs.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on October 09, 2010, 08:02:38 AM
Hi Feefo, Elkstone is East.....If it's ENE it could still be flyable, if not it will be behind the Roaches......fly out of the boot and land in soft heather.....thats what her name is I think.... :study: Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on October 09, 2010, 16:20:13 PM
Elkstone will be flyable from early, dont think mist will be a prob tomoz, will be there 930
Scott r
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on October 09, 2010, 17:48:28 PM
Jeez...9.30. Don't think I'll be that early but you never know.

Went today as well, got there about 2-ish after watching the Flash bar's webcam all morning (sad I know) waiting for the mist/fog to clear. 25mph with gusts up to 30. Wind was dead on the slope for about 3/4 hr and then moved slightly to the left. Very bumpy out there with limited visability too but some good lift on the left. Landing the SBird was..er..bottom clenching, VERY bumpy up the top, prob did 10 or 12 attempts at getting the approach right which I eventually did  :af.

Don't know if it'll be any different tomorrow, but the gate to the field was open and the cows were in the 'car park'. I parked by the cattle grid today so they didn't go and scratch their ar$e's on my car but if a few go up just be warned the cows are loose.

Scott, don't forget the wing  :af
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on October 09, 2010, 18:10:22 PM
Ha, mist, I fly in mist, its fun, iv had my bottom clenching moment this month last week when Ian turned my tx of whilst i was flying.

See you tomoz
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on October 09, 2010, 19:10:34 PM
Ha, mist, I fly in mist, its fun,

Hmm, that's how I crashed landed my Mini Blade prematurely, flying in mist!   ;D
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on October 09, 2010, 19:37:27 PM
As long as you can hear it, its still flying, dont worry...........
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on October 09, 2010, 20:02:33 PM
....be happy

It wasn't that foggy but it wasn't brill.

I take it damaging your wing on landing doesn't really count then?  :'' Hidden rocks and all that.....
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on October 09, 2010, 20:22:58 PM
I did that landing on purpose, to show you lads how to repair a wing, friggin rocks.

Scott r :uk:
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on October 29, 2010, 20:22:45 PM
Anyone flying Leek Sat (2moz)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on October 29, 2010, 20:28:03 PM
Nah, taking the daughter shopping, but I have it on good authority that Mr. 'O' might be checking out ''his'' hills.  ;D

I'm fingers crossed for Sunday, although this Wednesday was very good up at the pond.  ;)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: chrispy on November 05, 2010, 09:23:20 AM
I'm hoping to take a trip to do some sloping at Rushup Edge and have looked through the internet for details of parking and access, etc, but found little.

Can someone please provide me with the details or point me in the right direction?

Thanks.
Chris.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on November 05, 2010, 09:25:19 AM
Go to the Mam Tor carpark near to Blue John's Tavern.

Then walk up the path which goes towards the hill. When you cross the road, Mam Tor is to your right and Rushup Edge to your left. You go through a large gate and follow the path. It's pretty obvious once you are there  :af

Z
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on November 06, 2010, 21:32:19 PM
Hmmm...bit sceptical about going, falling over and knackering my hip has put me off a bit, but is anyone heading to the Cloud tomorrow? Wind map forecasts a complete swing about 3pm from N-ish to S so the days flying will be over by the time it does.

C'MON WIND...SWING WEST........ :xx
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on November 13, 2010, 14:04:47 PM
For those that are interested, it's the LMMGA AGM tomorrow, 2PM at the Winking Man pub (that's got to be a spelling mistake!) on the A53 between Buxton and Leek opposite the Roaches. Good food and beer available if you've enough dosh!
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on November 13, 2010, 22:47:33 PM
Personally I'm broke, but I guess I can go round nicking chips off plates.  :nananana:
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on November 25, 2010, 21:57:20 PM
Anyone flying the roaches this sat........... promise i will be good, and its not a club site

Scott r
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on November 26, 2010, 00:46:46 AM
Doubt it...car needs 4 new tyres (ouch) so not sure what time it'll be done by. Wind's shifted according to windmap, now a N on sat with E on sun. Prob sun for me... $%&
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on December 03, 2010, 17:48:02 PM
Anyone attempting to go to Leek on Sunday? Dare say Leek to Buxton road may be ok but what about getting to Thornecliff?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on December 03, 2010, 17:54:25 PM
If the snow ploughs have been out, then it should be OK, just like it was back in January this year. See Mark's photo. The snow was level with the top of the wall and gate!
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on December 10, 2010, 19:11:34 PM
Anyone of you girls flying leek tomoz.............
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on December 10, 2010, 20:08:14 PM
Saturdays are tough for me to get up there, and mist forecast 'til midday. Healthy wind tho and Sun looks pants. Dunno but maybe.

Will the Vampire be there?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on December 10, 2010, 20:15:41 PM
Hoping to fly it tomoz mate.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on December 10, 2010, 20:23:33 PM
Might have to go up then to 'have a look'. Kid will be in car, hassling to go home no doubt. Be midday b4 I get there tho. Ah stuff it, I'll give him the option, Nan's house or with me and freezing his nads off. If I phrase it right he'll go his Nan's  :xx
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on December 10, 2010, 21:46:46 PM
Anyone of you girls flying leek tomoz.............

Nah, waiting in for a washing machine to be delivered. Us girls need our shiny new white appliances you know.   :-*
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on December 23, 2010, 16:35:45 PM
So who's flying boxing day?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on December 23, 2010, 17:17:29 PM
forcast is good for edgetop mate, you can also check the webcam at flash stores to see the road , think it will be accessable.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on December 25, 2010, 20:40:52 PM
Well me Mum says it's forecast snow for tomoz around here, would like to get up to Edgetop weather permitting, but if it snows I'm off SLEDGING!!  ;D.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on December 25, 2010, 20:57:03 PM
Just checked met office forecast, metcheck, and xc weather, none forecast snow for us mate.See you on the hill.

Scott r
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on February 19, 2011, 11:04:48 AM
Just checked Flash Bar webcam.....I can't believe how much SNOW there is up at Leek....AAAARRGGHH!! http://www.maccinfo.com/Flash/ (http://www.maccinfo.com/Flash/)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on February 22, 2011, 20:15:00 PM
Looked like you had a great day at the Mynd.  :af
It's many years since I've been (18 I think) so I really must revisit some time soon.

WARNING TO LMMGA MEMBERS  I will soon be in possesion of a radar gun so all you hot dogging pilots of moulded models better be truthful about your model's speed as I will be merciless in my execution of the real world figures!   :nananana:
 You have been warned!  :ev
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on February 22, 2011, 22:49:45 PM
Oooh radar... Which one?

Z
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: TheRCPilotGuy on February 23, 2011, 19:24:25 PM
Has anyone used this radar gun before?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BUSHNELL-SPEEDSTER-II-HANDHELD-RADAR-SPEED-GUN-101900_W0QQitemZ330379834305QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=212930416528&rvr_id=212930416528&cguid=84fcbcb912a0a0e203a49dd4ffe8dfdb (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BUSHNELL-SPEEDSTER-II-HANDHELD-RADAR-SPEED-GUN-101900_W0QQitemZ330379834305QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=212930416528&rvr_id=212930416528&cguid=84fcbcb912a0a0e203a49dd4ffe8dfdb)

Just out of interest, if you got a fully ballasted F3F, climbed to about a 1,000ft, and did a dive towards the slope, how fast do you think it could go? I've seen some people do that, and it looks like they're going more than 120mph! :)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Spoons on February 23, 2011, 19:27:44 PM
Francis there not too good.
Last time we used Simons I basically had to hit him with the model to get a reading.
J
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on February 23, 2011, 19:31:49 PM
Only a bargain basement one that reads up to 200 MPH as I don't intend checking any DS models. That's far too dangerous from what I've seen!  ;D 
 The article in question is manufactured by Bushnell, but beware if you think of buying one as the price can vary considerably and you need to be a good shot to use it successfully! 
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: TheRCPilotGuy on February 23, 2011, 19:32:09 PM
Francis there not too good.
Last time we used Simons I basically had to hit him with the model to get a reading.
J

Hahaha. Do you know of any good ones?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: TheRCPilotGuy on February 23, 2011, 19:35:16 PM
Only a bargain basement one that reads up to 200 MPH as I don't intend checking any DS models. That's far too dangerous from what I've seen!  ;D 
 The article in question is manufactured by Bushnell, but beware if you think of buying one as the price can vary considerably and you need to be a good shot to use it successfully!

Thanks! Can slope models get above 200mph? I read a review of it, and it says you need to get the model quite close for a reliable reading.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on February 23, 2011, 19:41:54 PM
Thanks! Can slope models get above 200mph? I read a review of it, and it says you need to get the model quite close for a reliable reading.

Slope models can go over 400 MPH in the right conditions, and as I said, you need to be a good shot and have a pilot that can fly accurately. Most models have a small cross sectional area so are difficult to catch with radar, but it can (and is) done.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: TheRCPilotGuy on February 23, 2011, 19:55:28 PM
Slope models can go over 400 MPH in the right conditions, and as I said, you need to be a good shot and have a pilot that can fly accurately. Most models have a small cross sectional area so are difficult to catch with radar, but it can (and is) done.

400mph is almost as fast as a commercial jet, wow! I aways do low passes, and wonder how fast my glider is going :) Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on February 23, 2011, 20:02:16 PM
http://model-aircraft-news.blogspot.com/2010/05/ds-world-record-is-broken-again.html (http://model-aircraft-news.blogspot.com/2010/05/ds-world-record-is-broken-again.html)

There are some good videos on youtube too.  :af
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: satinet on February 23, 2011, 21:44:51 PM
It think you will struggle to top about 130 - 140 on a front side dive. It's probably not as fast as we think it is. I think they could probably go faster, but you would never be able to get enough height to go really fast (IMHO), as you would not be able to see it. I think the front side record is something like 240 mph in the alps?

That being said when you get a big mouldie up to say 100mph the energy retention is unreal isn't it :)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on February 23, 2011, 23:13:25 PM
Ooh fun fun topic! Depends on the model and the altitude in the dive. The thing that stops most models getting faster in a dive is torsional stiffness in the wing. For example, a regular F3F will have a little bit of washout whether geometrical or aerodynamic, or both, in the wing. Take it outside of its design speed and the tips will want to lift down compared to the centre section. If the wing is not torsionally v stiff, then the wing will twist a bit, and stop the model from increasing its speed. Regular F3F models I'm gonna guess that happens around 130-150mph. When DSing them this becomes apparent when the whole outer panel of the wing wants to repeatedly start fluttering. My RaceM started getting grumpy like this around 130mph. Of course the turbulence in the shear layer is never going to help!

DS models - well they are designed specifically to NOT do this and as such will continue to accelerate in a long dive. A Dynamic 60 was radared at 160mph on Lundy last year in pure frontside, and I know that Joe Manor has radared his D80 at over 250mph (270 iirc)  in a dive in the US. The dive was from a punch out altitude generated by DS of well over 300mph, so it's not really a frontside speed as the altitude was generated by the DS if you see what I mean! On a good day DSing, you'll get a dive in speed into the DS circuit well in excess of 120mph with a DS model. Sometimes coming up to 150mph, and you're not even really trying to get a monster dive in speed as an end in itself really.

Guns - quite a few good choices now. Sorry to say that the Bushnell is definitely not one of them! Seriously pants they are - not even really a question of aiming GB - they really are just not that good.

For a budget option, the Pocket Radar actually seem pretty good, and from what guys are saying, better at picking speeds up than the Bushnell! http://pocketradar.com/ (http://pocketradar.com/) have heard that people have had good results up to 200mph with these. Good good value it seems. Really good. If you want a radar for starting out in DS then this has got to be worth a really good look just for it's value. Readings check out well with the expensive DS guns when tracking the same model apparently. Up to 200 anyway so it seems. Don't know of anyone with one of these in the UK yet though?

Then you have the serious speed guns - the Falcon which will read up to 575mph, and the Stalker Pro II which will read to 800mph. Had a ProSpeed which is a great sports gun, but it starts to become difficult to acquire readings coming up to 300mph, so sold it, as we are approaching that in the UK now. Couple of chaps have the Falcon in the UK now, so I think my new gun will likely be the Stalker Pro II to try that out. These two guns are both well in excess of US$1000 unfortunately, so only for seriously committed (pun intended) DS maniacs.

You going to get into a bit of DS malarky with that one GB?

Z
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: TheRCPilotGuy on February 23, 2011, 23:28:51 PM
It think you will struggle to top about 130 - 140 on a front side dive. It's probably not as fast as we think it is. I think they could probably go faster, but you would never be able to get enough height to go really fast (IMHO), as you would not be able to see it. I think the front side record is something like 240 mph in the alps?

That being said when you get a big mouldie up to say 100mph the energy retention is unreal isn't it :)

I do love the energy retention when I use ballast on my Typhoon :) I've also wondered how much those carbon spars can take. Do you think it's safe for me to use full elevator movement pulling out of a large dive? Thanks.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: TheRCPilotGuy on February 23, 2011, 23:30:11 PM
...

Thanks for that explanation. 130mph is very fast, and the noise they make is amazing at those speeds!
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on February 23, 2011, 23:32:27 PM
You should hear the noise a moulded DS model makes over 250mph mate! It's like THUNDER!

Z
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: satinet on February 24, 2011, 09:04:31 AM
I do love the energy retention when I use ballast on my Typhoon :) I've also wondered how much those carbon spars can take. Do you think it's safe for me to use full elevator movement pulling out of a large dive? Thanks.

I dunno mate, the joiner isn't that big on the typhoon is it.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: TheRCPilotGuy on February 24, 2011, 16:58:07 PM
I dunno mate, the joiner isn't that big on the typhoon is it.

The joiner looks quite big, but the joiner on the Vampire is almost double the size :)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on February 24, 2011, 17:53:40 PM
Hey Francis

The Typhoon joiner, in terms of the performance that it is capable of, does have a fairly small joiner. Certainly with full ballast, over 100mph off a dive and a hard pull, you will see a lot of flex in that joiner. Having said that, I've not heard of one breaking. The glass Typhoon has been DSed to around 125mph or so, and there was a fair bit of flex evident at that speed in the pulls.

So I expect that it will take what you can throw at it, provided that you maintain at least some level of mechanical sympathy! I believe that Andy Ellison has seriously hammered his in massive air on the Great Orme, and whilst there as a fair bit of flex evident, no breakage! His was carbon, however.

Zim
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: TheRCPilotGuy on February 24, 2011, 17:56:25 PM
Hey Francis

The Typhoon joiner, in terms of the performance that it is capable of, does have a fairly small joiner. Certainly with full ballast, over 100mph off a dive and a hard pull, you will see a lot of flex in that joiner. Having said that, I've not heard of one breaking. The glass Typhoon has been DSed to around 125mph or so, and there was a fair bit of flex evident at that speed in the pulls.

So I expect that it will take what you can throw at it, provided that you maintain at least some level of mechanical sympathy! I believe that Andy Ellison has seriously hammered his in massive air on the Great Orme, and whilst there as a fair bit of flex evident, no breakage! His was carbon, however.

Zim

Thanks for that! I never really push my Typhoon that hard, especially on really windy days :)
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on February 24, 2011, 18:07:37 PM
Just got back from the Mermaid.....great afternoon..... :af. Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on February 24, 2011, 18:23:38 PM
I have had a bushnell gun for a few years now, I stopped using it caus to get a reading you have to fly straight at the gun, dangerous infact no one would stand next to me and webby, as for speed front side well 120mph - 140mph is regular, ive had a 167mph dive and webby a 158mph run, my telemetry was reading dives of 130mph+ with the opus the other day. But if you want to gun me with the bushnell to see how fast we goin that would be great, I guess you would only be happy doing the once though, 120-150 two foot away is cool.
Scott
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on February 24, 2011, 19:10:34 PM
Strap a video camera on the gun then, could be fun when it's the D40..... :ev
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on February 24, 2011, 20:14:39 PM
Ayup........some threads have gone missing.....mine dosen't make any sense now... $%&. Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on February 25, 2011, 10:23:46 AM
Anyone flying Leek slopes this weekend.............

Scott r :uk:
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on February 25, 2011, 11:09:21 AM
Sat'....rain, Sun'....sushine with a good blow NWesterly...that'll be the Gate then Scott.  :af.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on February 25, 2011, 11:35:33 AM
Sunday it is then..........
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on February 25, 2011, 17:54:54 PM
Anyone flying Leek slopes this weekend.............

Scott r :uk:

Hope so. Forecast was originally both sat and sun good, I was hoping to get up both days. See what happens, weather might change again.

Scott, will Webby be up? Got some burning a hole in my pocket for him. Do you know if he's had chance to do a tray?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on February 25, 2011, 18:22:01 PM
Im sure the webmeister will be out, although if it goes north sunday, will be on another slope.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on February 25, 2011, 18:28:31 PM
Can't make it this weekend chaps as I'm moving out of the family home. As from Sunday I'll be as good as single again after 27 long years, Yeee- Haaaw!!  :D
I'll miss a days flying, but it's worth it!  :co
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on February 25, 2011, 19:00:08 PM
Im on my second one and im sure this one is still faulty.....
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on February 25, 2011, 21:42:17 PM
Im sure the webmeister will be out, although if it goes north sunday, will be on another slope.


I'm not going the bloody Cloud. Still got the crutches in the car.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on March 04, 2011, 22:23:24 PM
Can only fly every other Sat, Mrs works so I've got my son. Tried taking him to Leek once, never again. Going have to get down to the Mynd again, don't feel like I've had my money's worth...... :D
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Gumball on March 04, 2011, 23:04:13 PM
It's looking good for Sunday at Elkstone, but as the winds are light I guess it's time to dust off the Speedo and W'evo.
 Hmm, I might even put the new Blaze in the car too, just for you Feefo. Panic attacks a go- go!!   :ev
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on March 06, 2011, 11:07:24 AM
I didn't think there was enough S to go to Elkstone, thought the Roaches would work better $%&.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on March 06, 2011, 11:33:12 AM
The roaches are NE, they dont fly SE, elkstone is E and doesnt work well as it goes of east, We havnt got a SE site, You have to go out the other side of leek , but I cant remember the name of the slope though
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on March 06, 2011, 11:46:07 AM
Weaver Hills is the SE sight, off the Ashbourne road.  :af. Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on March 07, 2011, 19:21:57 PM
Weaver Hills is the SE sight, off the Ashbourne road.  :af. Ant.
Thats the one, Cheers Ant
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: richylad on March 09, 2011, 19:47:47 PM
Ooh fun fun topic! Depends on the model and the altitude in the dive. The thing that stops most models getting faster in a dive is torsional stiffness in the wing. For example, a regular F3F will have a little bit of washout whether geometrical or aerodynamic, or both, in the wing. Take it outside of its design speed and the tips will want to lift down compared to the centre section. If the wing is not torsionally v stiff, then the wing will twist a bit, and stop the model from increasing its speed. Regular F3F models I'm gonna guess that happens around 130-150mph. When DSing them this becomes apparent when the whole outer panel of the wing wants to repeatedly start fluttering. My RaceM started getting grumpy like this around 130mph. Of course the turbulence in the shear layer is never going to help!

DS models - well they are designed specifically to NOT do this and as such will continue to accelerate in a long dive. A Dynamic 60 was radared at 160mph on Lundy last year in pure frontside, and I know that Joe Manor has radared his D80 at over 250mph (270 iirc)  in a dive in the US. The dive was from a punch out altitude generated by DS of well over 300mph, so it's not really a frontside speed as the altitude was generated by the DS if you see what I mean! On a good day DSing, you'll get a dive in speed into the DS circuit well in excess of 120mph with a DS model. Sometimes coming up to 150mph, and you're not even really trying to get a monster dive in speed as an end in itself really.

Guns - quite a few good choices now. Sorry to say that the Bushnell is definitely not one of them! Seriously pants they are - not even really a question of aiming GB - they really are just not that good.

For a budget option, the Pocket Radar actually seem pretty good, and from what guys are saying, better at picking speeds up than the Bushnell! [url]http://pocketradar.com/[/url] ([url]http://pocketradar.com/[/url]) have heard that people have had good results up to 200mph with these. Good good value it seems. Really good. If you want a radar for starting out in DS then this has got to be worth a really good look just for it's value. Readings check out well with the expensive DS guns when tracking the same model apparently. Up to 200 anyway so it seems. Don't know of anyone with one of these in the UK yet though?

Then you have the serious speed guns - the Falcon which will read up to 575mph, and the Stalker Pro II which will read to 800mph. Had a ProSpeed which is a great sports gun, but it starts to become difficult to acquire readings coming up to 300mph, so sold it, as we are approaching that in the UK now. Couple of chaps have the Falcon in the UK now, so I think my new gun will likely be the Stalker Pro II to try that out. These two guns are both well in excess of US$1000 unfortunately, so only for seriously committed (pun intended) DS maniacs.

You going to get into a bit of DS malarky with that one GB?

Z


just noticed this on Ebay, may be of interest to someone

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Stalker-Sport-Radar-Gun-Dynamic-Soaring-Glider-/110659517872?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item19c3d23db0 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Stalker-Sport-Radar-Gun-Dynamic-Soaring-Glider-/110659517872?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item19c3d23db0)

Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: compact on March 11, 2011, 11:23:36 AM
So who's flying Leek Sunday..............
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on March 12, 2011, 01:04:35 AM
Hopefully.......
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Astro on March 21, 2011, 15:00:41 PM
Had a nice few hours at pole cott today ,light winds and realy warm up there.
saggita went up okay and was great just to have it on the face finding lift.
mini ellips realy good fun although started glitching (must check).maybe should have taken the Stratos (not flown that yet )
Dave
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on May 07, 2011, 23:31:39 PM
Anybody going to rushup tomorrow?
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on May 07, 2011, 23:35:28 PM
Nope....... :''
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: wdeighton on May 08, 2011, 13:00:22 PM
Anybody going to rushup tomorrow?
gutted I am not up today. (lads 2nd bday today with party and all.)
g called ans said the drive is brilliant, and correct man and model and make records crumble today.
And hardly any one there. only 2 at the time. and not that many walkers.

hey ho.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on May 28, 2011, 15:56:46 PM
Is there a plan for tomorrow dudes?

Z
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Zim on May 29, 2011, 23:22:13 PM
Went to the Pool with Tony. Half way between on the Gate and the Pool. Still, maidened my new Extreme F3F - what a fantastic model - rather looking forward to flying this one some more! No-one else up there though, so not quite sure if I was flying in the right place - one thing I do know - I nearly had the Mondeo sliding sideways down the hill into the pool before thinking better of the route I was taking and very very gingerly reversing out of it at a rather disturbing angle!!

Z
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: feefo on June 30, 2011, 14:33:05 PM
Thinking of booking a day off work tomorrow (unknown to the Mrs  :ev), the Cloud looks the best bet, anyone out and about seeing as Sat/Sun looks pants.

Edit: rechecked XC, Sun looking better. BONUS...2 days flying this week!!  :af
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: Anthony on September 29, 2011, 18:00:52 PM
Anyone for Edge Top tomoz' I could do with chuck.....got a sort of DLG to maiden...well...a bit bigger maybe.  :''. Ant.
Title: Re: Midland Slopers!
Post by: enrico on June 20, 2012, 19:44:04 PM
Will be at Buxton camping from Wednesday 27th June for 4 days .Can i phone anyone while i'm there to go flying with?