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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #400 on: December 26, 2011, 17:31:07 PM »
Anyone out Wednesday or Thursday this week ,forecast looks ok.?


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #401 on: December 26, 2011, 18:00:53 PM »
Tuesday or Friday only for me this week...
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #402 on: December 28, 2011, 19:19:42 PM »
Proper windy today ! Wind meter showing 79mph tops.Acouple of flights with Bluto at 3 1/2 lbs then rain stopped play.4 hardy souls out,but should be better tomorrow, we are going to Carshiels just up from Allandale for a Westerly.


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #403 on: December 31, 2011, 22:56:57 PM »
Took the Sunbird out for a blast today...hopefully I'll be able to get some air tomorrow too...
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #404 on: January 01, 2012, 09:02:19 AM »
Hoping to get two Lancasters in formation in the air at Titlington today :af


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #405 on: January 01, 2012, 12:33:41 PM »
Have a good day Ian,3 out yesterday ,flew till 3 -45pm. Out again tomorrow.Let;s know how it goes today.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #406 on: January 01, 2012, 18:52:39 PM »
Had a great day Eric with a constant 20mph+ smack on. Loads of lift and two Lancs in formation with loads of low passes together. Have tried and failed to post a picture ::) Cheers Ian


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #407 on: January 01, 2012, 19:44:25 PM »
Pee'd it down all day >:(, so no flying but cleared out the loft (trip to the dump tomorrow0 and then fixed the SE5A and worked on the Magnatilla  :)
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #408 on: January 01, 2012, 20:39:33 PM »
Heard the Lanc's looked great from someone who saw them flying from the main road!!!


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #409 on: January 02, 2012, 20:25:10 PM »
4 out today,sunny and cold .Franky got to break into high wind soaring with his Phase 6 in 58mph wind.( only been in 25 until today!) He said " how can you enjoy the flying out the front when you know you have to try and land at the end." Just told him "the more you fly in 60mph ,it's a piece of cake when it's only 45 "

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #410 on: January 06, 2012, 21:08:30 PM »
[imghttp://www.rcmf.co.uk/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=32590&fullsize=1][/img] Hopefully a photo will be here of mine and Garys Lancs last Sunday at Titlington :af

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #411 on: January 06, 2012, 21:10:25 PM »
Got it wrong again Dad ::) Can an expert sort it out for me please? Ta

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #412 on: January 06, 2012, 23:04:33 PM »
Got it wrong again Dad ::) Can an expert sort it out for me please? Ta


  I'm no expert but I'll give it a go.

       

         Formation shot.



       Close in.



    Low pass.

            These pic's have been taken from video footage so the're not the best quality.
                  Once the video footage has been edited I'll post a link to it.

                        Chris. ;)

       
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #413 on: January 07, 2012, 07:24:50 AM »
Nice one mister :af Get yer lanc out of the cupboard and we can have a three aircraft formation. Need a bigger bit of sky mind you :D

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #414 on: January 08, 2012, 22:28:48 PM »
Anyone out on Wednesday coming

09:00   
WSW   17 mph   to   38 mph   8 C   0 mm   
67%   12000 m   1027 mb
12:00   
WSW   17 mph   to   35 mph   9 C   0 mm   
62%   15100 m   1027 mb
15:00   
WSW   16 mph   to   35 mph   9 C   0 mm   
34%   16000 m   1026 mb
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #415 on: January 09, 2012, 00:09:55 AM »
Hill top posse will be out today,maybe Wednesday, but we usually don't think that far ahead!! ( don't believe XC weather)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #416 on: January 11, 2012, 15:01:10 PM »
Wallop! Hit the Weardale slopes with a bang this morning and flew a collection of glidders, then shot some film of Euan flying his/my Calypso

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #417 on: January 11, 2012, 20:02:16 PM »
12degrees in Gods county this morning with 25-35 Westerly wind. The No Work Team flew everything from 3metres to 48inch ubermoth,we left at dark. Think thats it for a decent fly this week looking at forcast.Will finish refurb on Jart,( pic's shortly).

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #418 on: January 13, 2012, 00:38:10 AM »
Jart now up and ready for action again with 2 more layers of glass on fuselage and tail and repaint.Will need an even better blow now as weight is 4 1/4lbs!!

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #419 on: January 22, 2012, 18:48:04 PM »
45+mph again in god's county yesterday,got the Jart tried at it's new weight of 4-1/4 lbs.John got new JW maidened, Geoff got his JW tried with ballast ,and Franky continued to push his faithful Phase 6 ! Today had a run to Stanhope area and met my friend  Ken at the bowl, paid my dues and had an hour with him in a lot less wind >:( Ended up in nearby coffee shop with tea and bun ! Back up sunny Northumberland tomorrow :co

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #420 on: February 06, 2012, 17:41:19 PM »
The Higgins F20 i bought as a cheap rightoff is now repaired and repainted.Ready to join the high wind fleet !

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #421 on: February 07, 2012, 14:47:21 PM »
Today had a run to Stanhope area and met my friend  Ken at the bowl, paid my dues and had an hour with him in a lot less wind
Nice to know people are still flying up there.
Twas where I learned to fly some 30+ years ago.

Remember flying near the mast in thick snow. Needed to dig a place to park the car in the snowbank at the road edge.
To launch we put the model on the snow at the top of the slope, gave it a push and hauled in some up elevator when it was sliding fast enough.
Touch and goes were also good fun.
Used a Radio Modeller V2 covered in glasscloth applied with Humbrol epoxy paint. That should challenge the brats, sorry our younger brethren.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #422 on: February 07, 2012, 18:20:14 PM »
Yay, that's my club site...still going strong  :uk:
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #423 on: February 16, 2012, 01:02:25 AM »
Was like a pitch invasion when the hill top posse met up with storm'in Norman and gang at Tow Law yesterday !Agood day's flying and natter with old friends in 15-20 N/Westerly. :af

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #424 on: February 16, 2012, 07:02:07 AM »
...some of us had to work... :study:
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #425 on: February 16, 2012, 19:25:47 PM »
Enrico,  I'm impressed.   :af

You've even got some big electric fans on the hillside (image 14.jpg) to generate some wind on calm days...  Luxury!  ;D
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #426 on: February 17, 2012, 19:02:27 PM »
After 2 weeks of no wind John we had to go and get the electric fans going to ease our withdrawal symtoms!! ;)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #427 on: February 19, 2012, 23:31:29 PM »
Well it seemed to work...  I was up for the w/end (no time for any flying unfortunately) and it was somewhat windy in W/Bay on Saturday afternoon!  :co
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #428 on: February 20, 2012, 21:00:34 PM »
Yes John , 4 out at Wooler Saturday afternoon ,50mph Westerly. 5lb D60, 4lb F20, 2 1/2lb zipper ,and ballasted mini Blade.Sun in your face, but can't complain!! :co At tittlington today wind hitting 58mph but no sunshine. :af

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #429 on: February 20, 2012, 22:52:13 PM »
Was all by myself at Corby on Sunday afternoon with a P.D. flying wing and a little PSS job.North Westley wind was bang on with loads of lift.
           Stayed for a couple of hours before the cold got the better of me.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #430 on: February 26, 2012, 17:22:24 PM »
Ken N -E 1 decided to change our name to Hill Top Posse Ramblers Club after "landing", not just at the bottom of the hill ,but also one field out ( that really is a hell'va walk-climb down and back ) :af There was a lottery on top of the hill as to who would give him the kiss of life when he returned. ::)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #431 on: February 26, 2012, 17:43:56 PM »
Well it makes a change from landing in the sea I suppose... ;D

Hmm,  somebody having to give Ken the kiss of life?  At times like this I'm glad to be living 320 miles away... :co
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #432 on: February 27, 2012, 22:45:35 PM »
thanks - lads...i would rather peg out...... King Kenny..

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #433 on: February 28, 2012, 00:33:28 AM »
Oh 'eck...  Ken's found his way over here now!  :''

Look out for his dodgy jokes, folks!  ;D
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #434 on: March 10, 2012, 20:26:11 PM »
Hill Top Posse up at Allanheads today, wind 25-35mph. Tried to DS behind tree-line, rubish, flew the front side,rubish.We all flew the front side for the rest of the afternoon, we all said the same ,rubish, loads of turbulance and sink. Can't win em all :banghead:

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #435 on: March 20, 2012, 20:54:21 PM »
3 out yesterday in brisk Westerly, one mid air, Bluto v epp Jart. Called it a draw as both lived to fly again. :nananana:

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #436 on: March 31, 2012, 20:03:53 PM »
East Hill's landowner has asked that we don't fly during lambing again this year which is April 1st - May 7th. It could be that lambing carries on a bit longer so it would be best to check with Mr Telford if flying might be on shortly after May 7th. 01665 578255

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #437 on: April 01, 2012, 11:29:04 AM »
Any of you guys heard that Carlton bank (modellers ridge) is now off limits to gliders? Local gossip is that the new land owners are after making some money out of glider jockeys.
I've only ever flown off there a couple of times-but its probably one of the best sites around (this area) in a pure North wind. Gutted :'(

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #438 on: April 25, 2012, 00:12:29 AM »
Attention to all flyers who slope soar at Collywell Bay, Seaton Sluice

On Sunday afternoon the lady who owns the horse field next to the landing area complained to me about an incident when a large model had landed in her field earlier that day. As it flew over the horses and landed in the field the model had startled a couple of the horses causing them to bolt & damage the electric fence. As a result the lady has had to renew & repair some of the fencing.

We've flown at the site for many years now & have enjoyed good relations with the neighbours up to now. This is the first time that this lady has complained, in fact she said that she had no objections to the models except when, as in this instance, it resulted in costing her money. She also said that she wasn't very happy about models landing in the field at all but reluctantly accepted that it might occasionally happen by misfortune.

Can I ask all who fly or intend to fly at Collywell Bay to take particular care not to overfly the horses when making a landing approach and to avoid getting into any situation that results in their model landing in the horses' field.
The landing area can be tight especially in strong or blustery wind conditions so can I further ask everyone to carefully consider if the type & size of model they intend to fly is suitable in these conditions or indeed at all at this site.

We've been flying at the bay for over 35 years, it would be a pity if the situation escalated into any sort of official complaint & we lost the site.
 
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #439 on: April 25, 2012, 19:45:20 PM »
Wot no rain! well not until 4o clock ! 3 members of the HTP out at St Marys Lighthouse today, first Easterly for ages (without rain ) Wind not as strong as predicted ( 20-25) Canny afternoon until we had to run for the cars !! :uk:


 

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