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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #120 on: December 29, 2009, 09:24:15 AM »
After you left went up Stanhope plenty of wind there but blizzards kept coming through, day after north wind at Tow Law only two of us there where are all these hardy flyers? lol


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #121 on: December 29, 2009, 20:48:32 PM »
Thanks mate, i needed to know that!!!
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #122 on: January 02, 2010, 17:28:32 PM »
I've noticed a few vids & pics from slopes at Seaton Sluice-Hartley & Collywell bays.
What wind direction do they work on? The reason I ask is that I'm often up 'me dads' in Backworth. I've flown up there before at a model club just over the road from Star beach on the coast rd to Blyth, but they are just an IC club & seem to be heavily into scale warbirds (not really my thing) It'd be nice to fly somewhere a little different & meet some new people.


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #123 on: January 02, 2010, 17:32:21 PM »
I've noticed a few vids & pics from slopes at Seaton Sluice-Hartley & Collywell bays.
What wind direction do they work on? The reason I ask is that I'm often up 'me dads' in Backworth. I've flown up there before at a model club just over the road from Star beach on the coast rd to Blyth, but they are just an IC club & seem to be heavily into scale warbirds (not really my thing) It'd be nice to fly somewhere a little different & meet some new people.

ADE - that sounds like the Blyth Valley club, just off the coast road to Blyth.  Patmac flies at Colywell Bay - if he doesn't pop up here with an answer, PM him.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #124 on: January 02, 2010, 18:46:20 PM »
Heavily warbird club!! i dont think so. Was it a sunday afternoon?


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #125 on: January 02, 2010, 19:07:23 PM »
Sunday it was -yeah. I went up with a electric glider & my little electric heli, I started throwing the little heli about the sky-they seemed to think I should only hover over a circle of cut grass, put the glider up also & they didnt seem to be big fans of them either. They seemed to be more keen on WW2 obscure fighters.
Dont get me wrong I have a Ripmax Mustang (totaly overpowered with 500+W's which flies great-but not exactly scale :ev) one of my favourite planes of WW2 along with the FW190 (I intend to get the Kyosho 50' version this year)
But they seemed a bit "If its not a built up kit-its not a 'real' model" attitude.
Maybe they'd had a hard night on the lash-dunno-nowt as odd as folk!

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #126 on: January 02, 2010, 19:29:49 PM »
I was probably one of the warbird flyers there and my favourite warbird at the moment is a Hangar 9 Hellcat so dont know about the built up kit thing except we have a bit of banter about 'plastic fantastic' kits not being as good as Topflite kits  for scale looks etc. Come up again and do your thing it doesn't matter what other people think except if your heli was flying across the approach for landing fixed wing which could be a bit hairy. We have quite a few leccy glider guiders fly there as well no probs. Quite like the look of the Kyosho 190 so bring it along when you get it and lets have a look. Let me know when you are coming so I will definitely be there. Ian


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #127 on: January 02, 2010, 21:45:52 PM »
Hi ADE, wind directions for Seaton Sluice are from due north through to SE but the sea quite often seems to pull it round a little to the east compared with inland. We usually fly the area between Collywell Bay & just north of St Mary's island.

Blyth club has around 120 members & there's a good range of model types flown - including anything from own designs to ARTFs. Myself I fly only electric fixed wing at the club field now - sports, vintage & EP glider.

Here's the BVRMC website  

PS it's worth checking out the gallery & videos.  :af
« Last Edit: January 02, 2010, 22:04:49 PM by Patmac »
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #128 on: January 02, 2010, 22:05:15 PM »
But they seemed a bit "If its not a built up kit-its not a 'real' model" attitude.
Maybe they'd had a hard night on the lash-dunno-nowt as odd as folk!
              Hi Ade.
                         I'm one of those guys who fly semi-scale warbirds,amongst other things,at Blyth,much like Ringo and a number of other guys.The general feeling I get from your post is that you think we are a bit elitist and look down our nose's at people who fly anything other than scale models.NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THAN THE TRUTH.
         Myself and the lads I fly with,have in the past and still do,fly many different types of model,for instance,tomorrow If its calm,I will be flying a 15 year old trainer and a 40 sized delta.If it's a bit windy,I've got a selection of Zagi type models which we combat with.
          We fly the model that suits the occasion and the weather.Like alot of guys who fly at clubs we do indulge in a fair bit of banter and ribbing.It may be the case that you were the subject of a bit of this banter and have maybe taken it the wrong way,in which case I apologise.
           If you are in the area on a Sunday afternoon and the weather's decent,come across to the field and say hello.

          Regards,Chris. :)
Nothing's better than a calm,sunny Sunday afternoon.


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #129 on: January 06, 2010, 22:47:00 PM »
I'll call in again some time & bring a few planes with me. Wont be this weekend, I'll be chucking gliders off cliffs myself, but just a couple of miles from home. (until the frostbite sets in) Not a nice forcast-but good winds.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #130 on: January 31, 2010, 18:10:42 PM »
A quorum of the 'Tow Law Taliban' turned up at the slope today, i flew my Flying Fish...and had a rip snorting time with my new camers...





Euan had his Salto too... :af

I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #131 on: January 31, 2010, 19:21:56 PM »
Hoggy,
                       thanks for the lift ,t was a good if not brief session<too bloody cold?>,
                                cheers Euan.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #132 on: January 31, 2010, 21:32:22 PM »
Thanks for a good days flying lads but some of us have been there for 5 days yes 5 days flying. Wheres the pics of me blade and rico Mr Hogg :P :P :P :P :P :ev

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #133 on: January 31, 2010, 22:01:40 PM »
You've got them now...
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #134 on: January 31, 2010, 22:51:00 PM »
Blade

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #135 on: January 31, 2010, 22:54:37 PM »
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #136 on: January 31, 2010, 22:55:44 PM »
Getting the hang of this now  :)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #137 on: February 03, 2010, 22:17:08 PM »
Hi all,

Been wanting to get back into some slope soring for some time, still have a couple of the old plus a couple of new and shiney ones. off up to Hull at the weekend and as i live in the flatlands (Cambridgeshire) it may be an opportunity to do some slope soaring where they have slopes 

Sooo, any local knowledge of where will be good, winds look to be easterlies, 8-10mph prob a bit more at the top.

Easy access would be great too - not used to climbing hills these days.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #138 on: February 03, 2010, 22:20:18 PM »
Hull??

Best try the 'Yorkshire' thread matey


That's a bit south for us
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #139 on: February 03, 2010, 22:26:05 PM »
lol, well it's north and east of me  ;D

Ok, i'll Door Mat off there then.

(and yes Door Mat replaced Bu99er off)
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #140 on: February 20, 2010, 16:19:10 PM »
Hi folks,
I'm returning to RC flying after, err, a lot of years! This time it's gliders. I really need some info about local slope soaring sites, west Durham/ Weardale area. Looking at an OS map there's some obvious possibilities but I imagine that there's also some restrictions in place, maybe club only sites or land owner imposed restrictions. I don't want to spend any time behind bars! Where can I go? Where should I not go? Any help in this would be thankfully received.
John. 

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #141 on: February 20, 2010, 16:25:56 PM »
john,
           welcome back ,i have just sent you a pm,
                   cheers Euan.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #142 on: February 20, 2010, 18:27:12 PM »
Ello John (got a new Motah?)
pm sent  :af
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #143 on: February 20, 2010, 18:29:34 PM »
ssshhhh...secret squirrel :o

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #144 on: February 20, 2010, 20:02:35 PM »
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #145 on: February 20, 2010, 20:29:47 PM »
Just bored and having a bit of a stir about PM's for flying sites :D

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #146 on: February 20, 2010, 20:43:08 PM »
 :D Nutter
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #147 on: February 20, 2010, 20:46:03 PM »
I'll have to come down to wales and open a can of 'whup ass' on yer  :uk:
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #148 on: February 20, 2010, 21:06:19 PM »
:D Nutter
Yep and an aussie :uk:
I'll have to come down to wales and open a can of 'whup ass' on yer  :uk:
bring it :ev

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #149 on: February 20, 2010, 22:38:10 PM »
I'll just get me JW done, then you're mince mate  :nananana:
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #150 on: February 21, 2010, 22:11:04 PM »
Hi folks,
I'm returning to RC flying after, err, a lot of years! This time it's gliders. I really need some info about local slope soaring sites, west Durham/ Weardale area. Looking at an OS map there's some obvious possibilities but I imagine that there's also some restrictions in place, maybe club only sites or land owner imposed restrictions. I don't want to spend any time behind bars! Where can I go? Where should I not go? Any help in this would be thankfully received.
John. 
Welcome back John. The Weardale Model Glider Association has access to a number of sites in the Weardale area, some of them restricted by landowner conditions. You'd be very welcome to come along and see if you like them. Drop me a 'PM' with your email address and I'll send you some information.

Pete 

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #151 on: February 23, 2010, 00:53:56 AM »
Thanks Pete. PM sent.
John

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #152 on: February 23, 2010, 10:21:29 AM »
John, details sent. Give me a call if you want more information.

Pete

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #153 on: February 25, 2010, 15:32:03 PM »
Just a quick hello from me. Based near Alnwick in north Northumberland. Just a quick hop inland to Titlington or Corby craggs. Hope to meet a few of you there when the weather turns for the better.

Regards,

Andy

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #154 on: February 25, 2010, 16:58:33 PM »
Hi Andy

Welcome to the forum. Hope to see you there sometime, although more likely Titlington rather than Corbys. East Hill is good for NW'lys too, as well as N,NE,E,SE!

Pete

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #155 on: February 25, 2010, 17:22:43 PM »
Hi Andy,  any joy at Alnmouth on Tuesday ?

I had to go to the toon for an eye test in the afternoon so didn't manage to get out flying at all.

Cheers
Pat.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #156 on: February 25, 2010, 18:37:18 PM »
Pat, the planned DS attempts were thwarted by monsoon conditions. I suspect you would have needed a Land Rover to get anywhere near the spot after the deluge.

Still, Enrico is dead keen to try and I would certainly fly there again. I enjoyed it last time and would like to see what a more accomplished stick twiddler than I would make of it.

Looks like more of Noah's weather predicted for the Weekend too. What a silly hobby this is at times.....

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #157 on: February 25, 2010, 19:11:22 PM »
Andy, it was dry in the Eldon Centre.  ::)

After Enrico's recommendation & had a look at the Flying Fish - there's one due to be delivered Monday. On Bustergrunt's experience of his it's the 4 servo version.  :af

When you'd left on Monday I had a go with Eric's Guppy which really impressed & Keith's Weasel which was good but not startling.

BTW are you thinking of a Guppy ?
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #158 on: February 25, 2010, 20:24:11 PM »
Yo Pat and Andy, i was out today with Guppy at Tynemouth Long Sands.Wind 10_12 ish but got bored after an hour when no one else turned up !! North east tomorrow if rain stops.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #159 on: February 25, 2010, 20:27:37 PM »
Got to go to work. But I will be putting something in the boot in case I make to the sluice and the monsoon holds off.

Hopefully see you at the Sluice........

Pat, i would love one of those Guppies. I shall, however, need to look at the pile of aeroplane shaped things in the garage and decide what can be scrapped/sold/retired before i can get some more. I have 2 that i have not even flown yet! I have ambitions to make a "fish" thing if I am able and also a new combat wing after the last one ended up in the sea. Nasty suspicion is that as time is harder to come by than pound notes and I shall just have to buy em..
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