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North East Flyers
« on: July 31, 2009, 20:42:13 PM »
So the Kornish Krew have their thread, as do the Bleedin' Suvernors (SE brigade)...So why don't us Northern types have our own?

See you at the coast...but which bit?


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 21:35:02 PM »
Good luck with the thread BG  :af

By the way your 'Monarch Butterfly' Alula is still giving good service in the hands of about it's 4th owner !

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 21:37:30 PM »
Well that depends on the wind! I've flown at Seaton Sluice, Knots Flats on the North side of the Tyne, Titlington Pike, Coe Crag to name a few. Most of these was when I was working at Wallsend for Scientific Models, and one of the partners ( Martin Purvis ) was also a glider flyer, so we often used to have extended lunch breaks to go flying.

My inlaws have a static caravan near Ulswater, so I usually take a glider there when I go.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 22:06:45 PM »
Good luck with the thread BG  :af

By the way your 'Monarch Butterfly' Alula is still giving good service in the hands of about it's 4th owner !

Excellent stuff, I am truly a master builder  ^-^
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 22:17:05 PM »
Excellent stuff, I am truly a master builder  ^-^

I wish I had kept it, but it's gone to a good home in the South East  :af
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 22:20:42 PM »
I've been given another with which to work my magic :co

Abracadabwhoops ;D
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 22:21:49 PM »
Well that depends on the wind! I've flown at Seaton Sluice, Knots Flats on the North side of the Tyne, Titlington Pike, Coe Crag to name a few. Most of these was when I was working at Wallsend for Scientific Models, and one of the partners ( Martin Purvis ) was also a glider flyer, so we often used to have extended lunch breaks to go flying.

My inlaws have a static caravan near Ulswater, so I usually take a glider there when I go.

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Been at Seaton Sluice, Seaham and Tritlington Pike, but tend to fly mostly at tow Law or Stanley Crook.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 22:22:36 PM »
and one of the partners ( Martin Purvis ) was also a glider flyer, so we often used to have extended lunch breaks to go flying.



That's the idea  :af
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 22:25:21 PM »
I didn't know she originated in the north.  Here she is lurking way down south on the Isle of Sheppey.  (A lot of people have admired the look of her, a lot of people have taken her for a spin ... anyway, enough about my girlfriend ...)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 22:26:53 PM »
Double excellent...Nice to know she's still getting an airing
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 22:37:22 PM »
Hi BG.
        This North Easten Flyers thread sounds like a canny idea to me  :af.
              
                  
Well that depends on the wind! I've flown at Seaton Sluice, Knots Flats on the North side of the Tyne, Titlington Pike, Coe Crag to name a few. Most of these was when I was working at Wallsend for Scientific Models, and one of the partners ( Martin Purvis ) was also a glider flyer, so we often used to have extended lunch breaks to go flying.

              I've sloped at all of these places and know Martin fairly well.
      When sloping our main interest is combat with a bit of PSS thrown in for good measure.If the winds not up to it me marra's and I can be found doing a bit of scale flying down at Blyth.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 22:38:44 PM »
I've been waiting for a good NE to go to Seaton again...
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2009, 05:25:52 AM »
I've been told I'm too posh for the South East Flyers "club"  - can I join the North East?  (I was born in Leamington Spa! - I know it's the Midlands, but my Dad was born in Yorkshire)

I bet you have the best slopes too - although the commute may be a bit extreme!

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2009, 10:46:29 AM »
Been at Seaton Sluice, Seaham and Tritlington Pike, but tend to fly mostly at tow Law or Stanley Crook.

Do they still fly at Stanhope ? It used to be a popular venue but I haven't been there for donkeys.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2009, 11:42:05 AM »
I've been told I'm too posh for the South East Flyers "club"  - can I join the North East?  (I was born in Leamington Spa! - I know it's the Midlands, but my Dad was born in Yorkshire)

I bet you have the best slopes too - although the commute may be a bit extreme!

Simon

But of course you can...we're not proud   ;D
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2009, 11:42:34 AM »
Do they still fly at Stanhope ? It used to be a popular venue but I haven't been there for donkeys.


Sure do, and good slopes to boot :af
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2009, 12:14:22 PM »
Right.......looks like I'd better get the glider out and dust it down....not flown it in a couple of yrs........looks like it's about time  :af

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2009, 12:19:29 PM »
I reckon it might be time to organise a 'glide-in'...perhaps after the show season?
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2009, 12:30:18 PM »
Sounds good to me................ :af
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2009, 12:31:25 PM »
Kewl :af
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2009, 12:52:13 PM »
If I'm around when you do it, count me in.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2009, 13:13:46 PM »
Last 'do' for us is up at Longhorsley on 27th September........so early October maybe?
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2009, 17:02:15 PM »
Early october sounds good, i'll be getting back from Portugal then, so will have accrued enough brownie points to facilitate some airtime
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 17:02:46 PM »
If I'm around when you do it, count me in.

excellent... just have to arrange the weather now. ::)
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2009, 21:49:06 PM »
Graham ,
          Before you all head up to Stanhope,best make contact with a member of the Weardale gliding club,the slopes are not available all the time due to shooting ,wildlife breeding etc,no weekday flying at Stanhope crossroads and no flying on Saturdays during different types of the year,these guys work very hard to obtain the flying rights< i found out by hooking up with them a couple of months ago>,iam hoping to get flying tomorrow with them ,give me call if you want to come along,
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2009, 22:22:36 PM »
Graham ,
          Before you all head up to Stanhope,best make contact with a member of the Weardale gliding club,the slopes are not available all the time due to shooting ,wildlife breeding etc,no weekday flying at Stanhope crossroads and no flying on Saturdays during different types of the year,these guys work very hard to obtain the flying rights< i found out by hooking up with them a couple of months ago>,iam hoping to get flying tomorrow with them ,give me call if you want to come along,
              cheers Euan.

I know that the Weardale soaring crew are very protective of their sites, i would have made contact with Tony Eden before i did any organising.
There's no guarantee that it would have been Weardale anyway, depends if anyone wants to come to a 'glide-in' and where they are located, best to make it central to everyone I suppose. i might be able to get out myself tomorrow with a bit of luck, bit it would be in the pm...maybe...
Can you pm me your number and where you'll be at, although it looks like  westerly tomorrow...
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2009, 23:07:13 PM »
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I know that the Weardale soaring crew are very protective of their sites,

Does anyone know if Bill Monch is still involved?  :)
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2009, 00:13:48 AM »
IMO a site that's not sensitive to electric power assist in the event of nil wind would be a good idea.

I've been past the Stanhope area a few times on weekdays but not flown there because no flyers have been around & I didn't want screw it up for anyone due to ignorance of local arrangements.
Is any flying allowed in that area on weekdays & is Tony a good contact re info for Stanhope ?
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2009, 06:48:09 AM »
Does anyone know if Bill Monch is still involved?  :)

A far as I am aware he is still a member of WMGA.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2009, 11:46:39 AM »
The only glider I have has a prop on the front.................. :'' :''
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2009, 12:50:23 PM »
I know that the Weardale soaring crew are very protective of their sites, i would have made contact with Tony Eden before i did any organising.

Graeme
Best contact might be either Steve (secretary), email address on the BMFA club register page, or Brian (chairman). Tony's at his daughters in Australia for an extended holiday and could be out of contact. If you want email addresses or phone numbers send a pm.

I've been past the Stanhope area a few times on weekdays but not flown there because no flyers have been around & I didn't want screw it up for anyone due to ignorance of local arrangements.
Is any flying allowed in that area on weekdays & is Tony a good contact re info for Stanhope ?

Pat
To echo Euan's points as well as no weekday flying, there's no Saturday flying at either of the 'Stanhope' slopes during the grouse season as per conditions imposed by the landowner. This year Saturday flying is prohibited from 12th August until 10th December inclusive. See above re contacts.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2009, 19:43:05 PM »
Chaps,
            Nice to meet up with some of you today,thanks to Chriss and Chriss for assisting me in launching <bustergrunt nearly gave me a heart attack with his attempt???>see you in a few weeks ,
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2009, 19:47:18 PM »
Oi...just because you fly like a tart with two handbags!! :D
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2009, 22:04:30 PM »
Chaps,
            Nice to meet up with some of you today,thanks to Chriss and Chriss for assisting me in launching


                 Yeah,good to meet you as well  :af.
    You may not have been so keen for me to chuck your pride and joy into the wild blue yonder had you known that,up to that point,it was the largest glider I have ever launched,first launch was a bit ropey,second one was better.Still,the experience gained was usefull when it came to lobbing Chris's ill fated monster off  :''.

                 

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2009, 11:49:53 AM »
Chris,
        Now you tell me???,real pity that the HP 18 had an arrival .Alan took some photos of my Dg after your launch when i can figure it out i will try and post them.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2009, 11:55:50 AM »
More photos of the great north east ,thanks Alan for the photos.For those more intrested in the models its a Hf Dg1000 around 4 mtrs all moulded with electric power <as iam a very poor glider guider> model flies great and has a huge speed range from sedate to fly it like you stole it??.
              cheers Euan.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2009, 15:48:16 PM »
Tango,
          Can you please take some practice lessons in launching ,i have just got a Pat Teakle HP 18<same as Chriss > for you to toss off?? should be flying in the next few weeks,
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2009, 21:50:40 PM »
Tango,
          Can you please take some practice lessons in launching ,i have just got a Pat Teakle HP 18     

             Great,look forward to that, :banghead: :xx

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2009, 22:01:31 PM »
Hello,
          Due to the poor standard of the local launching talent???i had to come up with a cunning plan,here it is first buy and assemble a Fly FlY Salto after approx 20 mins trash it totally due to crappy cell in rx batt buy a high power edf unit approx 800 watts on 4s, use part of before mentioned crashed Salto fuss to make a nacelle,buy another Salto assemble it and mount the edf on top ,job done self launch ???????????A full size exists in the USA and looks the part.Actually its going to be a test before i mount my MW44 on top of a very nice Baudis 4mtr Salto,
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2009, 22:04:04 PM »
Hello,
          Due to the poor standard of the local launching talent???

Tango...I think he means us  :co ::)
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