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Title: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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?


Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: DelUK 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 !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force 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.

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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  ^-^
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: N S E W 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on July 31, 2009, 22:20:42 PM
I've been given another with which to work my magic :co

Abracadabwhoops ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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.

Steve
Been at Seaton Sluice, Seaham and Tritlington Pike, but tend to fly mostly at tow Law or Stanley Crook.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: GP 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 ...)

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on July 31, 2009, 22:26:53 PM
Double excellent...Nice to know she's still getting an airing
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango 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.

                           Chris. :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on July 31, 2009, 22:38:44 PM
I've been waiting for a good NE to go to Seaton again...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: swarrans 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!

Simon
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: p51p47 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

Phil
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 01, 2009, 12:19:29 PM
I reckon it might be time to organise a 'glide-in'...perhaps after the show season?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: p51p47 on August 01, 2009, 12:30:18 PM
Sounds good to me................ :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 01, 2009, 12:31:25 PM
Kewl :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 01, 2009, 12:52:13 PM
If I'm around when you do it, count me in.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: p51p47 on August 01, 2009, 13:13:46 PM
Last 'do' for us is up at Longhorsley on 27th September........so early October maybe?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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. ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 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,
              cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: The Saint. (Owen) on August 01, 2009, 23:07:13 PM
Quote
I know that the Weardale soaring crew are very protective of their sites,

Does anyone know if Bill Monch is still involved?  :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac 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 ?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Steve J 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.

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: p51p47 on August 02, 2009, 11:46:39 AM
The only glider I have has a prop on the front.................. :'' :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes 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.

HTH
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 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 ,
                         cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 02, 2009, 19:47:18 PM
Oi...just because you fly like a tart with two handbags!! :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango 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  :''.

                 (http://www.rcmf.co.uk/RCMFLive/albums/userpics/14697/2_08_09.JPG)

            Chris. :)

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 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.
             cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 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,
                   cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango 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

                                          Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 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,
                       cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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 ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on August 05, 2009, 22:13:13 PM
Do you think it will work?? 800 watts all up weight    4 lbs ,just hope it lasts longer than the last one       ???      and i get a chance to play before the quacks get me.       
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 05, 2009, 22:17:03 PM
Oh yes...it'll deffo work  :af :D



Just make sure you've got a bin bag handy...and video it for the £250  ;D :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on August 05, 2009, 22:37:02 PM
Graham,
           I hope it flys well,the last one showed real potential flown off the slope at Stanley Crook looked really nice in the air .The edf unit bolts on so it can be flown as a normal glider i intend to use the same 4s lipo <5000 mah > but move it about for the different cof g , a lipo regulator should provide plenty of flying time.The original needed 1lbs of lead in the nose to ballance the same weight as the lipo.If i get a clear day in the workshop it will be flown tomorrow evening so i hope to post the results,
                        cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on August 07, 2009, 21:42:15 PM
Hello,
                 well it flew really well ,plenty of power to takeoff from a grass strip needs a bit of thrust adjustment on the nacelle no bin bag and lasted more than 20 mins.Main wheel needs changing as the one fitted is crap ,
                             cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 07, 2009, 21:52:09 PM
Stonkin'  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bartplus4 on August 08, 2009, 20:35:05 PM
I learnt to fly on the slopes at Stanhope before there was a formal club. Those were the days. Between my brother and myself we used to have a Middle Phase 1 and a Gazelle (Vernon possibly).We only had one radio set between us so we were always swapping the receiver over. We were guaranteed to crash one of the models each week!

In those days you were allowed to fly anywhere from the side of the road and weren't restricted just to the cross roads. You could also fly North - Easterly from the back of the old radio mast (now removed). South East used to be on the hill above Frosterly. There was also a superb SW Ridge at White Edge a few miles further over above Rookhope.

There was also a small ridge running down near Edmondbyers that worked well on hot summers days but I can't remember the wind direction.

Bart

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 14, 2009, 16:01:13 PM
My new glider is almost complete ( at the spraying stage ) so I may be calling on you North East Flyers for a slope recommendation shortly. I expect to have it done by the end of this weekend. The first colour is on and drying as we speak. After the rest of the paint is applied, just need to fit the two aileron servos and linkages, Rx and Batt and we're away!

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 14, 2009, 23:02:52 PM
kewl...let's see the photos when done... :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 15, 2009, 08:47:56 AM
I should have something respectable to show by the end of today. It's an own design 'V' tail utilising a spare HVP Modell Catalina wing as a windy weather model.

This is the wing donor. When I bought this kit, the wing was snapped out by the aileron, so HVP sent me a new wing. I repaired the damaged wing for this glider and filled and sanded the slots where the nacelles fitted.
(http://www.sacarr.co.uk/models/scale/24cat.JPG)

The white that I painted yesterday should be nice and hard now so I'll be off shortly to carry on masking.

I don't have any photos of my floaty light lift glider, but I do have this video taken recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHD2VoFQJ1w

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 15, 2009, 08:54:59 AM
Oooh, I always fancied the catalina from HVP to take to Kielder, but by the time I got round to it, they had stopped making them, and now they're going for silly money on e-bay. ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on August 15, 2009, 15:16:42 PM
IIRC Chris Collis has(had?) a PSS Catalina & I think Tango flew it at times.

Here's an action shot of his Wellington flown by Tango at Seaton Sluice last year.

[attach=1]

Sorry about the quality (ie lack of) it's a still from an AVI file that I took using the Flycamone2 fitted to a Diamond 100" glider. The glider nose is visible bottom right.   
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 15, 2009, 15:24:43 PM
Straightened up, it could almost be a wartime color shot returning from a raid!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 15, 2009, 21:38:40 PM
Well, I said I'd have something to show by the end of the day so here we go.

Oh, and this is the first model I've built for myself since Nov 2002!

Steve

EDIT - SUNDAY:- Only got the stars painted today as I spent the day tracking down an ignition fault on the Jeep. The paint is being left to harden now and will be T-cutted to polish it and remove the odd bit of overspray.

(http://www.sacarr.co.uk/models/sports/22slope_glider1.jpg)
(http://www.sacarr.co.uk/models/sports/22slope_glider2.jpg)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 16, 2009, 10:50:54 AM
Oh gawwdddd...I'm feeling inadequate again... :-\
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: p51p47 on August 16, 2009, 12:29:27 PM
You BIG TART stephen............... ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 16, 2009, 21:56:10 PM
Pictures updated, see above
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 17, 2009, 15:52:10 PM
It's all done now, bar the odd bit of polishing, but I think I should give the paint a few days to fully harden. Rx and Battery have been in, but are out overnight while some Hysol reinforcing around the nose block cures. The only battery I have that will fit at present is a 270mAH, so I could really do with finding another small but higher capacity pack that will fit the space. Radio is all set up, though the V tail took a little time reversing the various channels and throws until they all went the correct way.

So....... It's ready and I think I'm free Sunday for a test flight. I also have my floaty glider to fly.

(http://www.sacarr.co.uk/models/sports/15a_hlg_glider1.jpg)

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 17, 2009, 21:23:15 PM
Just weighed the new glider and it comes out at 1lb 12oz all balanced and ready to go, and so far, the long range forecast for the weekend is light wind!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 16:28:38 PM
Phil and I went up to Stanley Crook for a glider fly today. Phil had his electric glider ( though I threatened him if he used the motor ), I took my old glider, and the new one for a test flight.

Will it, won't it?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 23, 2009, 16:54:01 PM
Did it?...Thanks for the invite btw...but i had to study...guess what i'd rather have been doing ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 16:56:11 PM
Well I had a go with my other glider first to check the lift, and after 20 minutes, I didn't have any excuses, so I landed the old glider, did a quick range check on the new one, re-set the trims to centre, and off to the edge of the slope..............
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 16:58:18 PM
and yes, it did work! Though very twitchy in pitch, it was very nice and flew well. I flew about 7 minutes and landed to adjust the elevator travel, as there was quite a bit. Flight number two was better, but still a bit twitchy, so after several more minutes in the air, I landed again and added a little lead in the nose.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:01:00 PM
Flight three was much better, although the lift had dropped a bit which meant I couldn't get too far out from the slope. Overall, I'm very happy with it, athough the shape and the scheme cause parts of the airframe to vanish at certain orientations!

Total flight time on the new glider was about 25 minutes, and about the same on the old one.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:03:09 PM
Phil had a good fly too, so here are some pictures of his model. The light conditions weren't great for pictures, and all of the days pics have had to be adjusted.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:04:56 PM
I can't remember what Phil's model is called, so he'll have to fill in the details, and my new one hasn't got a name yet, but give it time.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:06:02 PM
Couple more of Phil's model.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:07:50 PM
We did a bit of formation flying, but at one point I found myself ahead of Phil flying into wind, so throttled back to drop back beside him  ::)  :banghead:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:09:03 PM
There were also a few guys from the Crook club turned up to fly, so here's a few of their models.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:09:56 PM
couple more
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:11:28 PM
The heavy rain came in at about 3pm, so we packed up and came home.

Hope you enjoyed seeing some action in the NE thread!

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: flytilbroke on August 23, 2009, 17:29:52 PM
Nowt wrong with this thread, EXCEPT. When are we going to get any North East Flyers on it? Nothing but Southrons  $%&

Seeing/reading this... might search further afield to find a usable slope or two. All the hills local are too high and face the wrong way.  :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:31:50 PM
I'm a North Eastern Flyer! Phil may be a southerner, but don't hold it against him, he's ok really!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: p51p47 on August 23, 2009, 17:32:39 PM
I can't remember what Phil's model is called, so he'll have to fill in the details

It's a 'Dragonfly'....around 60" span bought from South Coast Sailplanes as an ARTF about 6 yrs ago. Originally a simple 3 channel soarer, I lopped the nose off and put a small brushless in it for flat field flying about 4 yrs back. 2s 2,200Mah LiPo in the nose........I had 2 flights today (didn't use the motor once....what a good chap  ;)), both were just over 30 minutes and I only had to put 260Mah back into the pack when I got home.

New glider should be here this week.........so hopefully a few more outings pending  :af

Phil
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: flytilbroke on August 23, 2009, 17:51:40 PM
I'm a North Eastern Flyer! Phil may be a southerner, but don't hold it against him, he's ok really!

Sorry, you get a low mark for geography. You are probably ok too  :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 23, 2009, 17:55:40 PM
Last time I checked a map, Washington was in the NE. Much further north is Scotland, and that's a whole different kettle of ball games.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: flytilbroke on August 23, 2009, 18:04:52 PM
Look at your flag  with it`s statement of location :ev

Will watch the thread, sorry for going off-topic,,,,  :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on August 29, 2009, 15:36:01 PM
Tried to fly off the SW slope on the back of Tunstall football fields today. Not very suscessful, as while there is a reasonable rise ( approx 50 mtrs ), and the wind was almost straight at the slope, there were too many trees part way down the slope creating massive turbulance throwing the glider all over the place. I managed about 4 minutes flying over two launches before hitting a large area of sink and turned for home so I didn't end up in the top of the trees.

I've flown there using electric before and got lift, but you need height to start with to get out over the trees into cleaner air.

Oh well, thought I'd found a nice local westerly slope, but will have to keep looking. You have to try these things!

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 29, 2009, 17:04:45 PM
Tow law was very do-able this pm :af, but I spent the best part of an hour trying to find a mates Ricoshet...without any success :(...lost in the tall ferns
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on August 31, 2009, 10:40:17 AM
This was taken last year at Collywell Bay.
Sorry it's a bit murky but it was a grey day & Flycam's resolution seems to get even worse than usual in poor light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTxw_b9MBbs
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on August 31, 2009, 22:23:22 PM
This was taken last year at Collywell Bay.
Sorry it's a bit murky but it was a grey day & Flycam's resolution seems to get even worse than usual in poor light.

     Good one Pat.Nice bit of air to air video.
                                         Chris.  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on September 01, 2009, 00:02:37 AM
Chris, IIRC you were flying the Wimpy weren't you ?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on September 01, 2009, 22:04:13 PM
Chris, IIRC you were flying the Wimpy weren't you ?

            More than likely.I've flown Mr Collis's Bombers a few times now around there.
                                  Chris.
                                   
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ADE on September 02, 2009, 22:11:31 PM
I'm new to your site, I live on the N.E. coast near Saltburn & have just started sloping on a couple of sites within a few miles of where I live & I'm intrested on getting out a bit on my days off if the weather allows. I'm currently flying a couple of electric flat field models which ar'nt really suited to strong winds-but I've just bought a 60" carbon bird which needs fitting out & will be shortly getting a 3.2 FVK Mistral F3J powered glider-2nd hand BUT mint condition ;D
Here's where I've flown so far coastal wise. N.N.E/N.E. Skiningrove, N.E Saltburn, N Saltburn (challenging landings!!), N.E. Marske headlands, N.W. Marske coast road. Inland I've flown  N.W. Carlton Bank & N. Modellers ridge, W & E Castleton rigg (now subject to review by landowners-but freedom to roam laws may make their case very poor) ;) & S.W James Cook.
Hole of Horcum just half an hour from where I live-but not flown there yet (gliders with props not allowed!)
Any new sites within an hrs drive would help broaden my scope-feel free to advise. 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on September 03, 2009, 13:03:33 PM
Welcome to the forum Ade.

As you mention Castleton Rigg you're probably aware of the Guisborough club. If not you might like to look them up, their club rules detail some flying sites
http://www.guisboroughmfc.co.uk/ (http://www.guisboroughmfc.co.uk/)

They also fly gliders and electrics from the Kirkleatham Show Ground just up the road from you. In the past thermal soaring and F3B competitions have been held there so that could be a good field to fly your Mistral from. I think the father and son Haley team practice there, Steve occasionally visits the RCG forum where you could contact him for more information. If you want any contact details for the Haleys pm me your email address and I'll send it on.

There's a former Weardale club member now living just outside Thirsk who regularly flies large scale gliders from the same hill range south of Carleton Bank. Again let me have your details if you want to contact him.
Title: Re: North East Flyers/ bent wing beauty needs a toss
Post by: egall232 on September 03, 2009, 17:51:44 PM
Tango,Bustergrunt,
                             I have been tinkering with a new toy that i picked up at the nats,I built a new tailplane a fresh coat of red paint ,pollished canopy ,added a closed loop on rudder a general clean up and the application of a heat gun and ready to toss.I thinks its an S2G kit and span is 3.5 mtrs ish.
hope to fly in the next week or so.
                        cheers Euan.ps photo attached
Title: Re: North East Flyers/ bent wing beauty needs a toss
Post by: steamysheep on September 03, 2009, 17:53:53 PM
Tango,Bustergrunt,
                             I have been tinkering with a new toy that i picked up at the nats,I built a new tailplane a fresh coat of red paint ,pollished canopy ,added a closed loop on rudder a general clean up and the application of a heat gun and ready to toss.I thinks its an S2G kit and span is 3.5 mtrs ish.
hope to fly in the next week or so.
                        cheers Euan.

YAY, good to see her in a new home, sure she will be loved there.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on September 03, 2009, 17:59:05 PM
Stuey,
             Yes mate well happy ,i was going to re cover the wings but have you seen the price of tex??,i used a single digi servo in the stab rather than the original dual servos,had a small mishap after i hung it up in the garage to dry i heard a bang and found it rather shorter.Still keeps me busy whilst watching my kids play,
           cheers Euan ps thanks to Ian for transporting it to the nats
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on September 03, 2009, 19:07:47 PM
Hello matey...happy to toss you off... :D


Just say when and where
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on September 03, 2009, 19:10:57 PM
......Just say when and where

This weekend??
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on September 03, 2009, 19:13:24 PM
Form an orderly queue  :co
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: p51p47 on September 03, 2009, 19:21:38 PM
Just about to go show horn an RX into my new 'MiniBlade'....so I'm up for a bit of tossing on Sunday?.......forecast looks good, southerly at 15-20mph.

Phil
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Army_Air_Force on September 03, 2009, 19:21:50 PM
Phil needs more tossing practice since last time his efforts almost ended up on my head. Don't think he appreciated the wind speed and how much thrust he'd need to get going.

He has his new sloper to try out now.

13mph WSW gusting 25mph Phil, according to Met office
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on September 03, 2009, 19:26:32 PM
Gents,
          thanks for the offer of a toss,probably not at the weekend its the great north flyinn on Sunday at Cramlingtons club field and i will be doing my usual flightline duties,please feel free to bring a model and have a flight .All that is required is proof of BMFA insurance for general r/c flying and a b cert for jets or larger models,
                 cheers Euan.ps Phill and steve it would be great if you two could attend .
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ADE on September 06, 2009, 19:15:31 PM
Petes. I was a member of Guis. club many years ago-briefly! unless things have changed (which by the number of former members I fly with at Kirkleatham I'm guessing not) I cant see me joining-BUT I've heard they've swept out the old comittee so never say never eh! They have no intrest in either helis or gliders which takes up most of my flying time.
Re Kirkleatham I've met the Hayleys a couple of times flyng the F3BJ/K gliders & they have offered to help me with set up, I just love them 'whipping' their gliders on that tow line.
 

Title: Re: North East Flyers/Minimoa flys
Post by: egall232 on September 07, 2009, 18:22:58 PM
Hello,
         Well what a change in the weather from a rather wet and windy Cramlington  to a great sth.westerly at stanley Crook ideal for a test fly of my Minimoa.
Have to report it flew really well my young son even managed a stir of the sticks no problems in landing without flaps or brakes on what is quite a tight site.
It was nice to meet up with a couple of the forum members at the great north fly in , well done to PatMac who won the all up last down glider comp with a multiplex foamy.
I will try and post a couple of photos that Cameron took,
                      cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers wanted EPP zagi or similar
Post by: egall232 on September 08, 2009, 12:08:03 PM
Hello,
        Iam after an Epp glider for my son,Zagi si ,perkins bullet or other  similar,
                    cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on September 08, 2009, 15:19:35 PM
Hi Euan,
Enjoyed a good day at Cramlington despite the weather. Very impressed with your Salto, I'll have to see if I can fix my smaller slope version this winter.

It's the Blyth B&B this week I'll keep a lookout for any s/h EPP gliders & have a word around the likely suspects.

Cheers,
Pat.
Title: Re: North East Flyers wanted EPP zagi or similar
Post by: Bustergrunt on September 08, 2009, 18:51:52 PM
Hello,
        Iam after an Epp glider for my son,Zagi si ,perkins bullet or other  similar,
                    cheers Euan.

I've got one he can borrow until he's ready for something else
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on September 13, 2009, 20:13:46 PM
had an excellent day with the WMGA...the best bit though was when Euan managed to bash himself on the head with the Zagi, which I brought along for his son to learn on...the young lad did very well, in fact considerably better than his dad.
My Luna, once I sorted out the mixes (which mysteriously seem to change each time I fly it  ??? ::)) looked fantastic, and once i stop the javelin landings I'll be well pleased...now where is this blimmin' Flying Fish!!!  $%&
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on September 13, 2009, 20:49:56 PM
Well ,
           what a great session with the WMGA,Thanks to Buster for the Zaggi,Cameron my eight year old took around an hour to learn to fly it and yes he did a lot better than me.
I managed to crash my Minimoa after an aileron servo stopped working but after a wee bit of tlc it will fly again. I also hope the chap who hurt his ankle is ok <looked nasty>,
               cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers lack of tossers forces expensive solution
Post by: egall232 on September 16, 2009, 21:26:38 PM
Hello,
         Now that my head has recovered from Busters zaggi landing on it,i took a trip up to Wolsingham  to fly my Dg 1000< i love mouldies>,problem is tossing it off on my own is frought with danger it weighs 16lbs ish.
It has a motor fitted but it can be seen in flight ,what can the solution be a nice scale mouldie 4 mtrs plus with a standard prop layout and rough field rise of ground capability.Solution a response to a wanted ad on BMFA and after selling my prized jet  i will be the new owner of a third scale all moulded Windex 1200c self launch motor glider,this is a model i have been lusting after for ages ,built by baudis in CZ so no more tossers needed < i hope>?,
flight report early next week cheers Euan
Title: Re: North East Flyers lack of tossers forces expensive solution
Post by: Bustergrunt on September 16, 2009, 21:48:29 PM
Hello,
         Now that my head has recovered from Busters zaggi landing on it,


Which you had launched yourself (i note you didn't admit to that!! ;D)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on September 16, 2009, 21:51:38 PM
I never launched it it did it on its own honest mister?????????
Title: Re: North East Flyers no tossers needed i hope ?
Post by: egall232 on September 22, 2009, 14:14:04 PM
Well,
          I finally picked up my Windex 1200c and what a beauty it is,is from baudis in the CZ and features an all composite airframe with a nice scale cockpit,model is third scale with a span of 4,1 mtrs powered by a mega 413015 motor on 5s lipo has flaps ,spoilers tow release etc and will stretch my trusty DX7 ??.I hope to test fly before the end of the week,
                   cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers no tossers needed i hope ?
Post by: egall232 on September 22, 2009, 14:15:17 PM
More pictures,
Title: Re: North East Flyers/not my best day on the slope??
Post by: egall232 on September 30, 2009, 20:01:38 PM
Well,
        After telling my wife i was going for a local slope session,<Stanley Crook> due to having a large amount of stitches in my shoulder after recent surgery,i ended up at the crossroads near Stanhope.Conditions average to poor  so i had a flight with my Minimoa ,landed roughly so no more playing with that?.Next i launched my Salto with its edf pod much to the disgust of others who moaned about a giant hoover/hairdryer .After a great flight i landed and headed back to the car to change batts and locked the bl@@dy keys in the car along with my spare batts phone etc.After borrowing Trevellans phone and grovelling to my dear wife i got the spare keys delivered.
Monday morning and wife asks for have i seen the new camera <bought two weeks ago> yes i left it on top of my car ,DOH .
still it was better than staying at home all day???,
         cheers Euan,ps i had a good session at Tow law with my Minimoa this afternoon.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on October 01, 2009, 20:01:09 PM
Laugh? I almost bust a gut  ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on October 01, 2009, 20:29:53 PM
BG,
          I thought you would find it funny,
             cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on November 16, 2009, 16:32:20 PM
Hey Buster glad you had a good day out. church site was under a large black cloud all day looked like the end of world was coming. Plus the nite before had a skinfull if the black stuff :o
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on November 16, 2009, 16:36:14 PM
Planes are going well on fleabay heli's sold so now after big mouldie :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on November 16, 2009, 18:50:48 PM
kewl...2m ish?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: graham bowers on November 16, 2009, 19:00:30 PM
I'll be in the Peterlee area for a few days over crimbo and should be able to get a pass for some slope action. What are the possibilities for visiting fliers please?
Cheers
Graham
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on November 16, 2009, 19:22:20 PM
No worries, if the weather is good we can easily accommodate you :af :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: graham bowers on November 16, 2009, 20:00:44 PM
No worries, if the weather is good we can easily accommodate you :af :uk:
OK, thanks, will post nearer the time.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on November 16, 2009, 22:35:48 PM
Guaranteed a good laugh bring a hard hat mind you lol
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: graham bowers on December 21, 2009, 21:23:32 PM
Nearly crimbo now and I'll be arriving at Shotton Colliery lunchtime on 23rd as far as I know, and leaving on 27th early doors. We haven't done a trial pack yet but will have 4 adult humans and one adult border collie to stuff in the car before pressies and gliders. Its a golf but I've nailed a roof box on so am somewhat hopeful of getting either or both of the M60 and x-ite in.

In theory I'll be around for some slope action at some time and I have a very accommodating (of me) wife but with many family factors there has to be some level of uncertainty. So, prime path is to meet up with some of you guys  but solo flying is a possibility I'd like to pursue if its a choice between flying and not if it can be made to work - I'll have internet access up there so is that the best way to communicate? I'll PM Buster with by mobile # anyway.

If I was restricted to a couple of hours, are there any slopes near rotten Shotton that would go in a SW (which looks to be the predominant wind direction over the period) ? If they were easterlies I'd nip down to the coast and probably not upset anybody but I'm not too sure about other wind directions.

Oh, btw, are any of you axe murderers, its just that my daughter worries about me meeting people off the internet ;-)

Cheers
Graham
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on December 22, 2009, 00:44:35 AM
Hello Geezer, I'l pm my contact details...I'm off 24th (wifes b/day) to 28th (inclusive) so hopefully we can get a it of aviation in during that time.
Shotton is only 1 miles away so not too far eh?
I'll keep an eye on the weather for wind details. Make sure you bring your BMFA card with you in case we get up Weardale
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on December 22, 2009, 00:55:39 AM
Have a look at Metcheck.com for wind direction, just type in the first part of your postcode for a local forecast.
Not sure of slope near shotton unless it's for an eastrly or SE in which case I'd try Easington with a foamy
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on December 24, 2009, 20:54:24 PM
Right then, i have been granted some free time and consequently we have a session booked with a visiting flyer from t' midlands...and saturday is lookin' gooood (ish) (and...  erm...cold). Still, we're made of sterner stuff. So if anyone else wants to join in at the Stanley-Crook site on Saturday for a boxing day "Freeze In " sorry, "Fly In", lasting no more than an hour or my nads will be useless  :''

Just waiting to confirm the time, but I would estimate that an hour at approx 12-1pm woild be ball parkish.

It'll be a southerly so expect a fair bit of squinting into the sun  :uk:


Metcheck.com - Tomorrows Weather Forecast for Crook - [Updated on 25 December 2009 at 16:00] - Weather Feeds - Live Data - Long Range Weather Forecasts (http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tomorrow.asp?zipcode=crook)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on December 26, 2009, 14:23:39 PM
Well that was pants...raining and no wind...metcheck.com...you let me down...where's the wind you promised
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on December 29, 2009, 20:48:32 PM
Thanks mate, i needed to know that!!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ADE 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on January 02, 2010, 18:46:20 PM
Heavily warbird club!! i dont think so. Was it a sunday afternoon?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ADE 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!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac 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 (http://www.bvrmc.co.uk/index.html)  

PS it's worth checking out the gallery & videos.  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango 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. :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ADE 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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...

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/MGalleryItem.php?id=23567)

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/MGalleryItem.php?id=23566)

Euan had his Salto too... :af

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/MGalleryItem.php?id=23568)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on January 31, 2010, 22:01:40 PM
You've got them now...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on January 31, 2010, 22:51:00 PM
Blade
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on January 31, 2010, 22:54:37 PM
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Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on January 31, 2010, 22:55:44 PM
Getting the hang of this now  :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: TBU Founder 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 03, 2010, 22:20:18 PM
Hull??

Best try the 'Yorkshire' thread matey


That's a bit south for us
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: TBU Founder 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)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bornagain 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. 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: egall232 on February 20, 2010, 16:25:56 PM
john,
           welcome back ,i have just sent you a pm,
                   cheers Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 20, 2010, 18:27:12 PM
Ello John (got a new Motah?)
pm sent  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: clayts75 on February 20, 2010, 18:29:34 PM
ssshhhh...secret squirrel :o
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 20, 2010, 20:02:35 PM
ssshhhh...secret squirrel :o

WTF ? $%&
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: clayts75 on February 20, 2010, 20:29:47 PM
Just bored and having a bit of a stir about PM's for flying sites :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 20, 2010, 20:43:08 PM
 :D Nutter
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: clayts75 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 20, 2010, 22:38:10 PM
I'll just get me JW done, then you're mince mate  :nananana:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes 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 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bornagain on February 23, 2010, 00:53:56 AM
Thanks Pete. PM sent.
John
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on February 23, 2010, 10:21:29 AM
John, details sent. Give me a call if you want more information.

Pete
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Andy freeman 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Andy freeman 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.....
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac 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 ?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Andy freeman 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..
Title: Great session at Tow law
Post by: egall232 on March 14, 2010, 11:22:54 AM
Well,
         What fun that was yesterday ,great lift ,mildly warm and a sky full of mouldies,thanks to dave for tossing me off and letting me play with his new arcacai 3 .Nice to see Geoff  carving the sky with his x models big thing?buster giving his mini air one a good spanking and the others all spread along the slope,
              till the next NW ,Euan.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on March 14, 2010, 19:16:53 PM
Tow Law had great lift this morning too...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on March 16, 2010, 10:53:10 AM
Twas a grand day out Euan, pity i had to go to the Metro with her indoors  >:(  on Sunday (browny points needed)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on March 17, 2010, 11:56:54 AM
Managed to get a decent session in at the Sluice at the weekend in 15mph NE, perfect for the Guppy. I persuaded the "youngun" to video with my digital stills camera to see what it would come out like and here´s the result :af..................
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79zsq8jDGRw
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on March 17, 2010, 22:21:21 PM
Very nice  :o
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ADE on March 18, 2010, 08:20:17 AM
At Backworth this weekend, I'll bring up my little Hawk coz weather says 10-15 from the North Sunday, itching to fly Seaton (it'll make a change from walking along the beach with the dog)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: graham bowers on March 19, 2010, 18:23:44 PM
I'll be at Shotton Colliery next weekend again and would like to get some slope action in if poss.
I'm out on the lash on Friday with a pal who is retiring but would hope to be servicable on Saturday sometime. Will be bolting home on Sunday, so if it does work out, Sat would be the day.

BG, saw your note to W. If it works out for you, I'd be happy to courier. He is 3 mins walk from me.

Cheers
Graham
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Andy freeman on March 20, 2010, 21:34:35 PM
Titlington Tomorrow for me i think.  Should be there from 12:00 onwards.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on March 20, 2010, 23:09:25 PM
Titlington Tomorrow for me i think.  Should be there from 12:00 onwards.
                 Don't know what we're doing yet, 50/50 for power or slope,have to see what it's like tomorrow.

                                                   Chris. ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on March 21, 2010, 00:51:00 AM
Just trying to post video's,so please bare with me .This may or may not work.                         Chris. :D


      YouTube
            - Titlington March 2009 Done#1.wmv
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0GVGjqj0qE)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Andy freeman on March 21, 2010, 21:36:54 PM
Sunshine and 20mph straight on was the order of the day for Titlington today.

Even the offspring of whingeing admitted he had a good time. Although he did begin to moan after 3 hours.
 :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on April 03, 2010, 01:55:36 AM
Hmm,  seems a bit quiet in here at the moment... :''

So, as a visitor from the South East - both in geographical and forum thread terms - let's hear where everyone is flying over the Easter weekend.

I had my first flights over the sea (or any water) today (well strictly speaking yesterday really!) In the first flight I flew with a flock of seagulls, who seemed most unimpressed...  There was much squaking and a couple of half-hearted diving attacks which failed to frighten-off my model.  I landed and stuck the camera on it, but for the second flight most of the gulls had gone, and those that remained kept a discrete distance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bsEPZ_br6I

Anyone got any plans for soaring in the N.Tyneside area over the b/hol w/end?  I have to say the wind forecasts don't look too favourable... $%&
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on April 03, 2010, 08:01:54 AM
Manflu I'm afraid...don't feel like flying much otherwise I'd have been out
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Andy freeman on April 03, 2010, 08:59:31 AM
I think i will be at Corby crags on Sunday. Just outside Alnwick on the way to Rothbury.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on April 03, 2010, 09:37:37 AM
Thanks Andy - any flying I do will be very local.  I'm visiting family, so popping out for half an hour/maybe an hour is fine,  but a trip to Alnwick, fly and return is pushing things a bit...  they might notice I've gone!  :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on April 18, 2010, 21:16:08 PM
thanks euan for some reet gud close passes thats what we want more of even hoggie wus macking a wooshie noise :ev those landing ones were reet canny lad keep it up  :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on April 18, 2010, 22:31:32 PM
Oh Jeez  ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Andy freeman on May 02, 2010, 18:06:19 PM
Anyone out for the bank holiday Monday Northerlies?
Was thinking about Corby crags. The only slight worry i have is if it gets a touch of East like it did today...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on May 02, 2010, 18:25:32 PM
I was flying at the Sluice yesterday. Too light for the Phase 6 but flew my old Unlimited. There was a crowd there today as the wind was stronger & bang on. Sods law I had company. Should be out tomorrow with the P6 & maybe the Voltij.   
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Andy freeman on May 02, 2010, 18:54:04 PM
Looks like the long drive to the Sluice might be in order then.
Although the forecast is for due North tomorrow whereas today had a touch of East in it.

I used to be decisive, but now im not so sure :banghead:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on May 03, 2010, 10:27:19 AM
Andy, East Hill takes a N and is open again now lambing is over.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: jiberjaber on May 20, 2010, 20:37:56 PM
So chaps, I am homeward bound this weekend, visiting the parents in Boro - I see there is a bit of an easterly breeze in the evening on Saturday, any recommendations - I know it isn't going to be stonking at 6 MPH,  but hey I need a gliding fix...

So any recommendations within a 30min or so drive of Boro?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 20, 2010, 20:56:34 PM
Jason - they're saving up the decent winds for the bank hol weekend when I'll be up there (though a little further north) so only a gentle breeze for you this weekend.  ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: jiberjaber on May 20, 2010, 21:16:53 PM
Yeah I guessed as much LOL - I think I will put the Alula and a DLG in the car anyhow :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 20, 2010, 22:47:21 PM
Can't help this weekend as I'm off racing, any other time and I'd be happy to meet up and do a bit of glidderating with you
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: jiberjaber on May 20, 2010, 22:55:35 PM
No worries G - looks very light, I might take a wander up Carlton Bank with the DLG / Alula - looks 5mph west on Saturday :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Space cadet on June 06, 2010, 21:37:37 PM

Hello All,
I'm from down cornwall way but working in Newcastle at the start of this week, are ther any slopes i can fly my alula off within walking distance of public transport near Newcastle? 

Cheers
for any advice

Andy
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on June 06, 2010, 21:59:49 PM
Andy,  I'm originally from that area though now living in Surrey.  In the absence of any replies (yet) from the current locals, I'll kick things off!

I've not flown there myself,  but I know some fly from the river bank around the Knotts Flats to Collingwood Monument area in North Shields/Tynemouth.  Tynemouth Metro station is nearby, and the slope is roughly south-facing.   

I've flown from the cliffs at Collywell Bay (Seaton Sluice) and the Brierdene car park at Whitley Bay,  but neither are easily accessible by public transport.  Actually, having said that, the 308 bus passes close to both, though it's nearly an hour's journey from Newcastle on the bus.  Collywell Bay works in a N to NE wind,  the cliffs at Whitley Bay generally need an E wind. 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on June 06, 2010, 22:13:16 PM
Sorry but i dunno any public transport available type of slopes
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on June 08, 2010, 00:47:01 AM
"Evidence" of my visit to Seaton Sluice last Monday morning. 

That's Patmac's plane occasionally appearing in shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdaq2VRKH1k
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on June 19, 2010, 08:42:28 AM
25mph northerly Tow Law Fell today lets see who turns up for a good session :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on June 20, 2010, 21:24:46 PM
Well 25mph north wind and only two of us there. Where are all these so called hardy northern pilots at??
was a class day you missed out lads on endless lift :D :D :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on July 04, 2010, 22:51:30 PM
40 mph winds at Stanley church site and only two of us there absolute bliss :D :D
Title: Anyone flying around the Beadnell / Seahouses Area?
Post by: Neil R on July 13, 2010, 10:58:52 AM
Hi all,

Well my long awaited 3 weeks hol to Beadnell on the NE coast starts this weekend - so that's 17th Jul to 8th August.

I was just wondering whether any other flyers will be in that part of the world, or had recommendations for flying sites / slopes. I've seen at least one other person using the local dunes for lift in the past, although we never made contact. I suspect this is all a little bit further north than where this thread's regulars seem to fly?

My current plan is to go equipped with 2 foam gliders - an Alula for the dunes, and an electric Easy Glider for hopefully some thermalling / camera work, and two small electric power models for use on the local beach when it gets quiet in the evenings. One of the latter - a trainer which I hope to use with my girls - currently has floats - I'm still struggling to persuade myself that sea water is not a sensible option!  I've flown very succesfully off the dunes and beach up there before, but this will be the first time I can squeeze in more than one model. (I'm making back-to-back luggage trips this year!).

But I would also have room for less-foamy gliders (100" lightweight through to Typhoon) if anyone can suggest a suitable local hill - although family pressures are likely to prevent more than ocasional and short-ish sorties.

Please come over and say hello if you see me flying. I'm 45ish and have strawberry blond hair - some may say ginger!

I will also have my RIB - and if any one fancies coming out for a play / fish / etc (or even a dive if you need a cox - I have loads of wreck coordinates!) then please also say hello - within reason it's always easier for me to operate it with more helpers; my girls are still a bit young to provide the ocacsionally useful muscle. Plus I have a plan of getting some airborne key-fob-camera footage (using the EG) of the RIB in action. My RIB has yellow hull and console, and grey tubes with black strakes. 

Regards, Neil.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on July 13, 2010, 22:14:09 PM
Hi Neil, there are 2 inland sites within 30 mins drive. I don't know how to insert Google maps so I'll give the co-ordinates that Google accepts.

For N to WNW - Corbies Crag 55.388677, -1.795461
Park on the NE side of the jct between the B6341 & the unclassified road to Leamington Hall. On the S side of the B6341 there's a path leading to a gate. Go through this gate & follow the path parallel with the road heading west a couple of hundred yards or so.

For SSW to NW - Titlington Pike 55.434792, -1.865408
Park on the road near the gate, don't park inside or drive up the service road. The hills obvious just climb to the top of the service road then north to the slope edge. This site is best on the SW face but works on the NW as well.

Landing areas are good at both sites.

I haven't tried any of the coastal sites near Beadnell as I live about 40 miles south at Seaton Sluice with slopes for N to E on my doorstep.

 If you need any more info just give a shout.

HTH

Pat.
 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Neil R on July 14, 2010, 12:10:21 PM
Thanks very much Pat - your reply much appreciated! I'll do a bit of googling and may well pack some more gliders.

Is there a 'standard' time when I might find anyone else up there?  (Although I'd guess the norm for most hills is weekend afternoons?)

Thanks, Neil.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on July 14, 2010, 22:25:18 PM
Weekend afternoons used to be favourite, although there was a group who preferred mornings. Since I retired I usually only to fly nearer home at weekends or get on with chores at home to make time for midweek outings so I'm not sure of the current weekend situation.
I was at Corbies a couple of months back on a Sunday afternoon & there were about 10 or 11 there.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 15, 2010, 20:07:52 PM
Yo Neil, i fly the local hills inland from Beadnell( Titlington,Corby, East hill,West hill,ect,) most times the wind blows.I fly everything from alula to jart. If you want more imfo just send me pm. It,s great being retired!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: nathkrul on August 24, 2010, 17:29:34 PM
Hey Guys, anyone in the Sunderland area on here? really fancy going somewhere different for once.

I have been flying for about 3 months, mainly off a couple of slopes close to me but would like to try somewhere else.

Colin
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Steve J on August 24, 2010, 21:26:37 PM

Hey Guys, anyone in the Sunderland area on here? really fancy going somewhere different for once.

I have been flying for about 3 months, mainly off a couple of slopes close to me but would like to try somewhere else.

Inland from you, the Weardale Model Glider Assocation have a few sites around Wolsingham and Stanhope. Also up Weardale there is Tow Law for north westlies, I haven't flown it, but others on here have.

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on August 24, 2010, 22:03:50 PM
Hi Nathkrul. I'm in Chester le street and a member of the Weardale Model Glider Assoc...pm me for details...I'm in not home 'til tommorw night but can take calls from Thurs onwards
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on August 29, 2010, 10:12:42 AM
Hi Colin

As Steve and Bustergrunt both say, there are some great slopes in the Weardale area. Some have landowner restrictions though so best to get the details first if you plan on coming over. Check with Bustergrunt as he offered or, as secretary I can send you club and site details if you like.

In the introduction section you mentioned flying from Boldon Bank, is that Boldon Hills by Down Hill Farm? If it is you're a mile from an active flying club, Boldon Community Association MAC who fly from school fields at Boldon School and at Chuter Eade. They mostly fly thermal and electric soarers at Boldon School and power at Chuter Eade.

Watch out for frequency clashes and interference if you're on 35MHz, why not see what they do, have a look at their website
http://www.btinternet.com/~boldon.modelaircraft/ (http://www.btinternet.com/~boldon.modelaircraft/)

The Weardale club has a couple of members in the Boldon area too who also fly from the cliffs in the Leas area of South Shields. But again watch out as there's a power model group who fly from the Leas by agreement with the National Trust. Generally, the NT prohibits flying of powered models on their land and all of the Leas down to Lizard Point is under their control.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: nathkrul on August 30, 2010, 17:05:25 PM
Hi Pete and others who responded to my post, boldon bank is between downhill lane and washington road, the side we go flying on is facing the A19 not far from the aircraft museum, its excellent when a westerly is blowing.  Plus I only live a mile away from it :af

We do go over to south Shields off the cliffs and that other cliff that is further inland but only with unpowered planes, foamies, and I am on 2.4ghz.

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on August 30, 2010, 21:23:47 PM
Yes, I know where you mean. You lucky devil living just a mile away  :)

If you fancy coming over to the Weardale slopes give me a call and I'll try to meet up with you. We're having another club fly-in in September, you'd be very welcome if you wanted to come. PM sent with contact details.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Steve J on September 06, 2010, 09:57:41 AM

Any suggestions for a decent slope for a south easterly in the North Yorkshire/Teesside/Durham area ?

Steve, who really should get around to joining the NYMRSC.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: jiberjaber on September 06, 2010, 12:04:20 PM
Not many I am aware of Steve, HOH is one certainly, prob the furthest 2 bowls.  Robin Hoods bay features on a couple of para-glider sites as ESE
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on September 06, 2010, 13:58:21 PM
Any suggestions for a decent slope for a south easterly in the North Yorkshire/Teesside/Durham area ?

Steve, who really should get around to joining the NYMRSC.

Is Filey too far ?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Steve J on September 06, 2010, 14:06:29 PM
Is Filey too far ?

Filey isn't too far (but I would pass close to the the HoH on the way...), what is the deal with flying there ?

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on September 06, 2010, 14:23:11 PM
Filey Brigg is bang on for SE & it's park & fly albeit there is a parking charge.

If you look up Filey on Google map then zoom in on the North end of the bay flying is straight over the beach from the gulley past the town & the actual Brigg, which is the spit of land project east.

Is HoH OK for easterlies ? I've only ever gone there when the wind direction was too far west for anywhere on the length of Filey Bay.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Steve J on September 06, 2010, 15:04:27 PM

I know Filey although I probably haven't been there for 30 years.

A SE should be straight into the western fingers at the HoH.

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on September 06, 2010, 16:46:55 PM
Steve, here's a link to NYMRSC's site and their contacts page
http://www.nymrsc.org.uk/want%20to%20join.htm (http://www.nymrsc.org.uk/want%20to%20join.htm)

You'll find a map there too.

Pete
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: jiberjaber on September 06, 2010, 19:32:13 PM
Steve- just back from HOH and it was very windy about 30MPH so it was a fully ballasted Strega for flying with.  The Alex went up and came down in one piece.  I'm off home now to Essex, but if you drop Jon Eddison an email he will be able to sort out membership for you.  You can get either a week, month or year membership.  1 year is 20 quid which also provides insurance as well.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Steve J on September 06, 2010, 20:13:51 PM
I know about the NYMRSC at the HoH, I've been meaning to join for the last 3 1/2 years...... A completed membership form is somewhere on my desk  :''.

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Neil R on September 07, 2010, 00:23:25 AM
I've finally edited my aerial footage of Beadnell (on the coast about an hour's drive north of Newcastle). The main aim was to capture the scenary rather than any model related aspects. So this involved mostly flying off the beach when less busy and calmer in the eves, but I did also manage some Alula sloping off the various dunes. See if you can spot my boat - a small red-hulled mirror dinghy with blue cover - pulled up at the top of the beach. I never did get any footage of it in action though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaqBWHZmfQ0

Regards,

Neil
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on September 07, 2010, 01:09:34 AM
I enjoyed that Neil.  It's not often you see the North Sea as calm as it was there - particularly at the start of the video!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on September 07, 2010, 10:48:39 AM
Nice video Neil  :af :af

Unfortunately the North Sea doesn't look as calm as that right now - we're sailing across to the Baltic this PM.  :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on September 07, 2010, 11:12:13 AM
Unfortunately the North Sea doesn't look as calm as that right now - we're sailing across to the Baltic this PM.  :xx

In which case Pat, I won't mention the rough sea conditions we encountered in the Baltic on a cruise many years ago. 

Oops,  I just did... :''

But I'm sure you'll be on a much bigger, more stable ship than we were!  Have a good one.  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on September 07, 2010, 16:46:35 PM
Very nice vid i can even see some of the static caravans we delivered and sited. (for a small fortune of course)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on September 07, 2010, 23:10:20 PM
I've finally edited my aerial footage of Beadnell

 Thanks for the video Neil.
           As often as I can I walk the coastline between Craster and Bamburgh and back again.
           It is a truly beautiful area and I think you manage to capture some of this in your video.
                                Chris :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 15, 2010, 16:34:11 PM
Sorry no video or north sea pictures ,but the hill top posse had a magic day in the northumberland hills yesterday with Westerly winds 40 to54mph. Fully loaded Arcacia and Jart were the screamers of the day!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 05, 2010, 20:41:04 PM
Fun day at Knotts Flats with 4 members of the hill top posse. Wind alittle west of south but quite flyable. Someone( name withheld in case Lord Collingwood sues ) tried to knock the old fellow off his pedestal ( i,m sure i saw him wobble)! Hopefully Titlington tomorrow and a bit more wind as i have  new wasabi to trim out.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on October 05, 2010, 21:25:49 PM
Do you know if anyone has lost a PSS model at tittlington pike moor...I have been notified of one being found (dunno what)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on October 05, 2010, 21:26:37 PM
I'm off tomorrow and the weather looks pants for power flying...but theres a SW so Stanley Crook church should be on :af?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on October 05, 2010, 21:37:38 PM
Fun day at Knotts Flats with 4 members of the hill top posse. Wind alittle west of south but quite flyable. Someone( name withheld in case Lord Collingwood sues ) tried to knock the old fellow off his pedestal ( i,m sure i saw him wobble)!

It wasn't Ken was it?  I bet it was Ken... :''

Looks like I'll be up for a few days around 20-24 Oct. or thereabouts.  So get some suitable winds ordered please!  ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 06, 2010, 10:36:05 AM
Saw walkers at Titlington on Saturday who told me they had found aglider.I have phoned owner( paraglider pilot) about picking it up. Cheers . No John it was,nt ken ,but he was there for the photos. The found glider was an Alula.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on October 07, 2010, 21:38:24 PM
Hey Buster next time you up this way give me a call  ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on October 07, 2010, 22:32:00 PM
Okey Dokey Geoff, hopefully I can get out on Saturday
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 17, 2010, 22:20:13 PM
Bad day at black rock( aka Corby crag) on friday when one member of the hill top posse,s Arcacia 2 went OWOL.Total destruction!! The van was parked there before the missile arrived .Word on the grapevine from Saturday----- Chris  Collis 8 foot Lancaster knocked out the air by ( wait for it) Zagi !! The Germans maybe should have had these!
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Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Steve J on October 21, 2010, 17:04:21 PM

Anybody flown the slope SW of Captain Cook's Monument ? What's it like and are there any complications ?

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 23, 2010, 00:34:53 AM
Good day yesterday on the Northumberland hills,wind started 25-30mph getting to40-45mph before dark!! Ideal for Geoff,s maiden flight with his 28lbs, 5metre Blanik.Just floated off and gave a great aerobatic display. I put 8ozs of ballast in a sunbird and it was a real pocket rocket .
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on October 26, 2010, 10:31:36 AM
I had a go at Collywell Bay on Sunday morning - wind was a bit too westerly I think,  the lift was very variable and rather turbulent.  I had several short flights,  mostly terminated in "half-planned arrivals."   :''  Lucky the grass is quite long and cushioned the landings,  though i did manage to land on the path one time! ::)

I understand Patmac, Enrico and Mike557 were there in the afternoon with equally frustrating results!

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 26, 2010, 20:31:50 PM
Yo John, yes i was there about 2 ,had a flight but it,s allways rubbish when the wind comes straight down the coast( best in N/E) Packed in early and watched the end of Grand Prix..!! Much better day Monday 15-20 westerly ,up in the hills with the non workers! Will catch up with you one of there days...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on October 26, 2010, 23:19:05 PM
Was up at Corby Sunday afternoon,very lonely,and the lift very variable.
              So I went for a walk around Thrunton Woods instead.(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/thumb_m_IMAG0120.JPG)

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/thumb_m_IMAG0107.JPG)
               Very enjoyable,
            
                 Chris. :)              
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on October 27, 2010, 06:37:24 AM
Tango. Is it as suitable for hoiking the latest project off then?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on October 27, 2010, 23:23:12 PM
Tango. Is it as suitable for hoiking the latest project off then?
                  Pm sent.
                              Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 04, 2010, 20:14:24 PM
 Nov 3rd The hilltop posse met at our local watering hole( The Poachers Rest) for coffee and bacon sandwiches before heading into the hills after a 12_15mph weather forecast. We unloaded in 30+ ! Flew till dark, magic to see a 28lb Blanik flying like a 60incher..!! Will post vid at later date.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 12, 2010, 19:56:21 PM
Caught the end of the overnight gales today,top windmeter reading of 62mph at 12-30am. 5 posse members out ,but slowly receded to 2 by 3oclock.Great day for the right gear, 2 zippers, Jart, fat albert, even a phase 6 and FVK gillette held there own![attachimg=#]
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 17, 2010, 16:52:56 PM
Waves on the Tyne today across from South Shields !! Knotts Flats, 2 out , my ballasted M60 and a Zagi with half the church roof strapped to it. 40 to 50 mph and salt spray on your goggles!! Bring on the winter.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on November 17, 2010, 17:23:49 PM
Jammy git being retired Eric ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 17, 2010, 19:59:13 PM
Just trying to make the best of the time i have left Ringo . :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 30, 2010, 19:25:54 PM
[attachimg=#]Started as a 25+mph Easterly afternoon in smooooth lift until a 10min snowstorm at 2-30pm blocked out St Mary,s Lighthouse and completly killed the wind !! 3 flyers out , but maybe more tomorrow . It,s never cold with the right gear !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on November 30, 2010, 19:58:14 PM
Its the North East Team Smurf  ;D :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 30, 2010, 20:43:04 PM
Good job i,m not in the picture or it could have been the three stooges!! Tomorrow maybe the pensioners trip complete with zimmer frames, must keep taking the pills!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on November 30, 2010, 23:45:28 PM
Good to see the lighthouse Enrico! - though I'm not used to seeing it from that side. (I spent the first 18 years of my life seeing the lighthouse from the south.) 

Are the two in the pic anybody I might know?  Though in all the winter gear they could be just about anybody! ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on December 01, 2010, 11:17:32 AM
Tow Law Fell between showers
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on December 01, 2010, 11:44:50 AM
Good to see the lighthouse Enrico! - though I'm not used to seeing it from that side. (I spent the first 18 years of my life seeing the lighthouse from the south.) 

Are the two in the pic anybody I might know?  Though in all the winter gear they could be just about anybody! ;D

John.
That's me in the nice warm coveralls. The young chap is a new flier and convert who goes by the name r6Dan or Dan to analogue types.
Had such a good time doing it again this afternoon.
We don't get many opportunities at this location commonly called "The Butts" wind has to be ENE to East with just a touch of south is as it was yesterday pretty damn smooth.
Hopefully Enrico will be able to entice the softies out :''

Regards
Mike
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on December 01, 2010, 20:09:18 PM
Hi Mike - another face I can put to a name,  but please excuse me if I bump into you in the summer and don't recognise you from that pic!  R6dan is a name I know from the RCM&E forum. 

And, ooops,  I hadn't even noticed that the pic wasn't taken from the "usual spot" at the south side of Collywell Bay.  :embarassed: Well I did say I wasn't used to seeing St. Mary's lighthouse from that angle! :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 02, 2010, 20:33:35 PM
Yo John, another easy days flying for the Hill top posse at St Mary,s in staggering 3 to4 degrees, phew! Salt air had cleared all the snow!A bit different to our power field 2 miles up the road, not[attachimg=#][attachimg=#] fit for a dog!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: jiberjaber on December 13, 2010, 16:48:19 PM
Anybody flown the slope SW of Captain Cook's Monument ? What's it like and are there any complications ?

Steve

Steve - I guess thats a little too South for these lot on here :)  I have flown there, used my DLG.  It is popular with Paragliders AFAIK as well.  Quite rocky and watch out for the public.  It's a bit of a scramble down if you land out and quite turbulant over the quary bit apparently.  It was very very light when I flew so didnt have any issues with turbulance.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on January 07, 2011, 20:35:16 PM
Had a good dose of man flu over the christmas and new year,but now back in the saddle.First fly this year yesterday at Corby Crag in light N/ Westerly, mid air with an Alula in the first half hour,(did,nt mark the M60).Dos,nt look like anythings changed for 2011!!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on January 09, 2011, 20:06:20 PM
6 flyers out in North Northumberland today 15 to25 Westerly. Breakfast at the Poachers Rest then the rest of the day getting sun / wind tanned until 3-30pm. Cruised home, had a shower, and floated to the ceiling !! :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on January 09, 2011, 23:05:03 PM
6 flyers out in North Northumberland today 15 to25 Westerly.  :uk:
             Nice one Eric,whereabouts where you?
                                                                             Chris. :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on January 10, 2011, 19:54:20 PM
Paying site fees just passed Wooler !!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on January 14, 2011, 20:05:08 PM
Titlington today ,10 degrees!!  26-35mph. light till after 4. some people had a better day than others!( 1 guppy and 1wannabe in need of a bit of TLC..)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on January 17, 2011, 20:22:35 PM
Where were you yesterday Ringo and Tango? Ideal day to get the Lanc,s tried . Titlington 30ish,6ofus out till 4.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on January 17, 2011, 22:59:06 PM
Where were you yesterday Ringo and Tango? Ideal day to get the Lanc,s tried . Titlington 30ish,6ofus out till 4.
                  Hi Enrico.
                                  It was discussed but,unfortunately,I had to work all last weekend and was not able to come out and play on Sunday.
                                                                                                       Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers great afternoon at Tow Law
Post by: egall232 on January 23, 2011, 19:31:35 PM
Met up with the usual crowd at Tow Law and a visitor fron the Tyne and Wear club has posted a video on youtube,have a look its under slope flying at Hedley hill,
good fun was had by all ,
cheers Euan < i mean Dave,Dave and  Dave>
ps can a clever person stick the vid on here?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on January 23, 2011, 20:37:07 PM
Tch ::) ...technophobe...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1pE590wL7I
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on January 24, 2011, 20:34:13 PM
The joy of retirment,wind 20ish Monday afternoon in the Cheviot hills.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on January 24, 2011, 22:52:33 PM
The joy of retirment,wind 20ish Monday afternoon in the Cheviot hills.
                   You lucky,lucky man.
                                                      Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on January 25, 2011, 06:58:20 AM
Only another twelve years + and we can do it as well Chris :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on January 25, 2011, 12:11:13 PM
5 1/2 for me...8 1/2 max  :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: steamysheep on January 25, 2011, 12:37:53 PM
5 1/2 for me...8 1/2 max  :uk:

Is 5 1/2 years with time off for good behaviour?  ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on January 25, 2011, 19:00:47 PM
Mr. Sheep,  I suppose you reckon that just because you're considering moving slightly north of Norwich that you now qualify as a North East Flyer?  $%& ;D

At least I used to live there - and visit there fairly often (before you point out where I reside! :'')
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 02, 2011, 15:14:28 PM
Did,nt realise moulded models had an attraction to metal objects until yesterday. Wind 25-30,my friend on landing aproach, passes lookout tower ,brakes out, quick reversal into steel stairs !! Great laugh( not my model) Not much damage, but green paint removed from steps ! His mobility scooter was not in this position when this took place,,he,he ,he.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on February 02, 2011, 16:54:36 PM
Daft place to put a step ladder isnt it. ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: jiberjaber on February 10, 2011, 20:41:14 PM
Any ideas for a westerly slope near Teesside chaps?   a paraglider forum the mention Boltby which looks like its near Sutton Bank..... ideas?  $%&
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on February 10, 2011, 21:37:46 PM
The Guisborough club have an agreement allowing them to fly from Castleton Rigg which is good for E or W, best check with them Jason.
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=468350&Y=506350&A=Y&Z=115 (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=468350&Y=506350&A=Y&Z=115)

I've seen modellers on Carlton Bank proper, as opposed to the more normal N face called Model Ridge. Park at Lords Stones cafe or the roadside and take the SW path to the trig point. As always while there watch out for the many, many paragliders/hang gliders/paramotors. I think the full-size Carlton Moor Gliding Club has closed, but you can get full size gliders from Sutton Bank flying close in 
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=451897&Y=502592&A=Y&Z=115 (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=451897&Y=502592&A=Y&Z=115)

For sites around the Sutton Bank area drop me a PM for the email address of a scale modeller living there who'll be happy to help.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: jiberjaber on February 10, 2011, 21:41:54 PM
Thanks Pete - I also came across a site near Capt Cooks too, Capt Cooks and Carlton are closer and easier for me to get to so I might take a walk up Carlton Bank with my Needle and see what the score is :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Space cadet on February 11, 2011, 13:21:03 PM
Hello all,
As one of the cornish bunch stuck in the north for the weekend can anyone sugest any good slopes between blackpool and newcastle?
cheers

Andy
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 11, 2011, 16:22:09 PM
Where about are you based this weekend?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 13, 2011, 12:10:39 PM
Hi Tango, here's some footage of the 5 metre Blanik on it's maiden flight in 25-30 mph. Goes a treat, enjoy...
Maiden Flight, 5m Blanik (http://vimeo.com/19868070) from Enrico Gibson (http://vimeo.com/user6007126) on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com).
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on February 13, 2011, 22:44:37 PM
Thanks for the vid Enrico.
                                        Great looking model and stunning scenery.

                                                   Chris, :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 15, 2011, 19:29:53 PM
Took the dog to Knotts Flats yesterday for a bit of exercise but forgot the ball. Guppy came in real handy !![
Just another L.E.G Guppy movie... (http://www.vimeo.com/19953972)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on February 15, 2011, 21:08:39 PM
Nice one Eric.  :af

I bought the Guppy from JW & picked it up today - just need to put in my own Rx & it should be flying at the Sluice first opportunity.  :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 15, 2011, 21:52:19 PM
What's a good wind direction for there? S SW? I'm close enough to bring my weasel and give it a go...Foamies only?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on February 16, 2011, 06:58:13 AM
I tried (and failed!) to do a touch and go off of Lord Collingwoods head last time I was there  :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 16, 2011, 09:03:24 AM
Seaton Sluice is North to North East, Collinwood monument South,hope to see you there when the wind blows.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 16, 2011, 13:17:05 PM

Well done Pat, a real bargain there.You'll have hours of fun with that ,just over the road from home! :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on February 16, 2011, 19:05:25 PM
Seaton Sluice is North to North East, Collinwood monument South,hope to see you there when the wind blows.

And whenever I come up, the wind is usually from the West for the duration of my stay... ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 16, 2011, 20:28:31 PM
John ,If it is ,and you've time to spare i'll take you somewhere great! ;) :co
Bustergrunt, you can fly mouldies at both of these locations( i fly my sunbird and blade, ect, there) but really muddy at the moment so i use guppy, m60,and halfpipe. My friend was flying his weasel in video but it is film covered ( it also helps in midairs!!)
        Eric
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 16, 2011, 22:19:54 PM
John ,If it is ,and you've time to spare i'll take you somewhere great! ;) :co
Bustergrunt, you can fly mouldies at both of these locations( i fly my sunbird and blade, ect, there) but really muddy at the moment so i use guppy, m60,and halfpipe. My friend was flying his weasel in video but it is film covered ( it also helps in midairs!!)
        Eric

Well (I might just pop up there tomorrow then I'm at Sunderland hospital in the early pm so I'm in the area...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on February 17, 2011, 00:58:10 AM
John ,If it is ,and you've time to spare i'll take you somewhere great! ;) :co

Thanks for the offer Enrico,  but sadly time to spare is something I won't have - not this visit anyway!  I'll probably arrive about midnight Thurs/Fri and depart after lunch on Sunday.  If the wind's right then I might get out for the odd hour or so,  but probably no longer.  Maybe in the summer though. :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 20, 2011, 19:47:23 PM
Yo John P, fun day out at Knotts Flats ,5 htp members out, pylon racing round Lord Collinwood and 5 plastic wing bolts replaced on one model. Same again tomorrow but not sure if this direction will last till weekend ! :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on February 20, 2011, 20:19:35 PM
Yes,  I was just reading about that somewhere else, Enrico.  Ken seemed to be suggesting that you might have supplied some dodgy wing-bolts...  ;D

Wind was all over the place down here this weekend - I'd been hoping to get out to either my local slope (works from SE to SW winds) or maybe one of the South Downs slopes (mostly NW to NE or thereabouts.)  Yesterday it rained all day, today wasn't must better, and the wind was fairly feeble, mostly from the East. ::) 

I got out to do some power-flying at the club though this afternoon.  Fingers have almost thawed out now!

I'll stick the glider in the car when I come up on Thursday evening anyway.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 23, 2011, 19:59:38 PM
South Westerly forcast for tomorrow. A few of the hill top posse are going to Titlington ,weather permitting. All others welcome.
                                                   Eric
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on February 23, 2011, 22:34:43 PM
South Westerly forcast for tomorrow. A few of the hill top posse are going to Titlington ,weather permitting. All others welcome.
                                                   Eric
               You're just teasing. ???
                                                        Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 23, 2011, 22:46:09 PM
Chris, just sneak away, :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on March 04, 2011, 23:24:26 PM
Bad week,Pike extreme mid air with 48inch Moth, let my friend plant my Wasabi up to the l/e from inverted !Glitched Acromaster at 3ft and destroyed nose.Aweek of repairs but now all ready for more action.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on March 04, 2011, 23:48:15 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on March 05, 2011, 00:12:11 AM
Light N /NE maybe ok at Collywell Bay ( Seaton Sluice) for guppy , speedo,s , or alula. Proper wind forcast for next Tuesday and Wednesday ! ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on March 07, 2011, 16:49:14 PM
Went to check out 'Collingwoods statue' site today  :af

I'll deffo be back with a glider when there's a Southerly :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on March 07, 2011, 19:22:41 PM
I've yet to fly there,  the wind never seems to co-operate when I'm up in the NE!  The minute I arrive it swings round to the west - no good for Collywell or Collingwood,  and I usually don't have time for anywhere further afield.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Tow Law Sloper on March 07, 2011, 22:14:14 PM
Went to check out 'Collingwoods statue' site today  :af

I'll deffo be back with a glider when there's a Southerly :)
gis a shout then
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on March 07, 2011, 22:20:05 PM
Roger that matey geezer  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on March 08, 2011, 20:58:49 PM
Tittlington today to try out all last weeks repaired carnage, great day in 30-45mph winds. Kenny tested his repaired Moth by mid airing Roger,s newly aquired Bluto out of the  :''sky!!( seephoto for proof! laughing assasin in background)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on April 01, 2011, 19:05:02 PM
So, who's flying where tomorrow then?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on April 04, 2011, 17:23:48 PM
Been staying at Powburn all weekend, flew Titlington on Friday with John Davison in 45-55mph S/Wester. Lift every where!!! Sunday Titlington again with Franky, Martin, and model shop Cam, wind 25-30 mph. Good day out and quite uneventful until driving home when the exhaust fell off my campervan ! :banghead:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on April 04, 2011, 19:35:23 PM
Wondered where Franky was on sunday as I ploughed my Thing in at 100mph on the the vertical. Blimmin elevon failure >:(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on April 04, 2011, 20:17:40 PM
Thought you may have come to titters, as it was 26lb Lanc weather early on but it did swing North by 5 oclock. Been on all day today lying under van sorting out exhaust !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on April 04, 2011, 20:38:31 PM
Gary is cruising so we couldnt do it. We will fly them in the next ten years hopefully :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on April 06, 2011, 20:09:27 PM
Grand day at titlington today, 19degrees and 25-30mph at 1oclock getting to 50=55 with gusts to62mph by 4. Ended the day flying fully loaded Sunbird ! ballistic !(http://)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on April 25, 2011, 20:47:23 PM
Been a hot weekend and saw this chap sunbathing near one of our flying sites!! Been flying N/E at Collywell bay today, probably the next 3 days as well ( all wellcome) only local snakes will be there!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on April 25, 2011, 20:51:52 PM
Wow Enrico,  is that Ken in disguise?  ;D

Typical that I've been up there for 4 days and on the day I return south you get 3 or 4 days of good flying weather at the Bay. ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on April 26, 2011, 11:51:41 AM
Yo John, Well it opened and closed it's mouth as if to talk but nothing came out ,so could have been the man himself! :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: graham bowers on April 27, 2011, 11:11:16 AM
Hi
Anyone tried the coast in the Easington Colliery / Horden area please?
I'll be in Shotton Colliery for the weekend, will be able to grab a couple of hours flying when the family is watching the wedding and it looks like brisk Easterlies.
I'll be flying an M60 on 2.4 so not worried about landings or shoot downs of the interference kind.
I don't mind a bit of a hike btw.
Any other suggestions for Easterlies in the area appreciated.
I will have my BMFA card with me.
Cheers
Graham
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on April 27, 2011, 19:38:48 PM
seaham, blackhall colliery
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: graham bowers on April 28, 2011, 19:16:34 PM
Thanks Graeme
I thought Blackhall Rocks was more N.Easterly but on inspection I see there is an Easterly facing bit, with a picnic area marked on the OS map. That could be the spot as lots of the cliffs further North have fields right up to the clifftop it seems - don't particularly want to have to land in to crop fields but don't mind a picnic ;-))
Are there any particular spots you'd recommend?
Cheers
Graham
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on April 29, 2011, 17:19:36 PM
I rarely fly at the coast as an easterly is not prevailing for me and generally all my slopes are W/N or SW

I'm off to Seaham (North end car park) this evening for a fix if you fancy a trip out...I'll be there for approx 1800 hrs
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on April 29, 2011, 17:34:48 PM
Looks like easterlies all weekend...So where does everyone else fly at then when the wind is from this blimmin' direction?
I have accrued sufficient brownie points to get a gate pass at some point (Sat/Sun)...so where is it going to be then chaps?  :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on April 29, 2011, 18:04:01 PM
Had the Guppy at Collywell Bay for 30 mins flying during the Royal junket but the rain spoiled things & I was getting some glitching if I went over one area so I went home around lunch time. A few others have been their this PM. I think there'll be a few of us there the next few days whilst the easterlies continue.
Since Jonah (AKA JohnP) returned south last week some of us have been flying their most days, albeit in very light to light wind.

...I'll be there for approx 1800 hrs

You setting up a second home ?  :o
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on April 29, 2011, 19:48:20 PM
Nope (I wish I could afford a 2nd home), I live in Chester le Street , I drove past Collywell bay today, but no-one was flying at that time so the plane stayed in the car with me and wifie.
Seaham was good but cold (wearing shorts as usual, perhaps not the best plan :D) this evening and I was there for approx 45 mins, I considered driving up to the sluice again but thought I'd wait til Sat or Sun :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on April 29, 2011, 20:04:07 PM
Nope (I wish I could afford a 2nd home),

It's just that 1800 hours seems a helluva long time to spend away from home.  ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on April 29, 2011, 20:58:55 PM
Since Jonah (AKA JohnP) returned south last week some of us have been flying their most days, albeit in very light to light wind.

I thought you'd have had quite good winds there this week (after I left... ::))  Certainly xcweather gave good reports for Boulmer each time I looked whilst stuck in the office!

And I predict good winds for Collywell Bay the week after the late-May bank holiday weekend... :-\
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on April 29, 2011, 21:01:46 PM
It's just that 1800 hours seems a helluva long time to spend away from home.  ::)

Tch...civvies... ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: graham bowers on April 30, 2011, 11:46:39 AM
I rarely fly at the coast as an easterly is not prevailing for me and generally all my slopes are W/N or SW

I'm off to Seaham (North end car park) this evening for a fix if you fancy a trip out...I'll be there for approx 1800 hrs
Just picked up this message but I was in no fit state anyway - father in laws 70th yesterday so I was helping him celebrate :-))
I went to Blackhall Rocks in the morning but it wasn't very good, and was raining.
Cheers
Graham
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Gary Dodds on April 30, 2011, 12:31:48 PM
Here's a canny site I use on easterlys. It's just north of horden and u turn in off the main road where the council tip is and follow track down to cliffs.. I'll try to post a map.

Gary

Can't choose file to upload map.. I'll try later from home
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 01, 2011, 09:27:19 AM
Hi All,

I'm after a bit of advice, I'm trying to find somewhere for a quick slope of my Crossbow DLG. Its only a 160g Alula-type thing.

However I am a complete slope virgin and don't fancy ditching it off a cliff at a first attempt. I live in Heaton in Newcastle so can drive to the majority of the sites you guys mention.

Any recommendations (or tips!) for Easterly slopes (today and tomorrow) where i wont have to swim if I get it wrong?

I was thinking Drurige Bay off the dunes, but if theres anywhere closer? Maybe Town Moor?

Anyone out and about on Monday?

Cheers,

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 01, 2011, 09:33:55 AM
Druridge bay would be good... :af

I may even drive up there myself today, but am on the lookout for a good easterly slope nearer to Durham...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 01, 2011, 09:37:05 AM
Patmac's your man to ask for slopes in your area...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 01, 2011, 10:00:27 AM
Cheers Bustergrunt.

Just been reading your Opus GT build, its a looker!

Any tips on whereabouts on Druridge Bay? Looking on google maps it seems the southern end is more Dune-y

Like the idea of Collingwood Monument also when the wind is a southerly?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 01, 2011, 10:05:59 AM
I've never flown at Drurige bay...only walked there wishing I had a plane with me ::)

Collingwoods looks good, but I'd only fly foamies there due to the public areas.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 01, 2011, 10:15:22 AM
Yeah think I'll head up to druridge tomorrow. 15mph gusting to 20, guess i'll quickly learn how to ballast a 160g wing using stickytape and lead shot (if i will need to?).

Should be good! (I've got a black punto if anyone sees a guy running into the sea after a foam wing)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 01, 2011, 10:19:21 AM
Cheers Bustergrunt.

Just been reading your Opus GT build, its a looker!

Any tips on whereabouts on Druridge Bay? Looking on google maps it seems the southern end is more Dune-y

Like the idea of Collingwood Monument also when the wind is a southerly?

I see there's an Opus for sale  on the forum :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on May 01, 2011, 10:46:02 AM
Its likely to be Seaton Sluice or off the cliffs next to the caravan park just south of Seaton Sluice today I think. I might go to the Sluice myself this afternoon if I can escape. So if you see an incredibly handsome bloke with a big nose ,bald head and a southern softy accent that will be me then :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 01, 2011, 11:21:51 AM
I've flown a couple of times from the cliffs at the Brierdene car park in W/Bay.  Only chance of going for a swim is if the tide is in and it's a very high tide - otherwise if the worst happens there should usually be some beach to land on.  Landings (at the top!) are "interesting".  I land on the mini-golf course (when nobody is playing!) but due to the sharp cut off at the top of the cliff the turbulence can be quite bad. 

Probably best though to go and find the guys at Seaton Sluice - probably just south of Collywell Bay.  If you're a power-flyer having a go on the slope then landings are the bit you'll find challenging - I certainly did (still do!)  A bit of help from Patmac, Enrico etc. will be handy!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 01, 2011, 14:58:05 PM
Up till now the only thing i've done at the Briardene is get a round in! Cracking pub that.

Yeah I think it would be a good idea to head to Seaton Sluice, meet a few flyers and get some tips.

Aye power-flyer, though at least I've got a foamy wing and I can 'arrive' rather than land if I have to.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 01, 2011, 16:18:50 PM
Up till now the only thing i've done at the Briardene is get a round in! Cracking pub that.

Yep - used to one of our regular pubs 35 years ago.  Oops,  better make that 34 years ago... :''
It's changed a bit since then though.

Quote
Yeah I think it would be a good idea to head to Seaton Sluice, meet a few flyers and get some tips.

Aye power-flyer, though at least I've got a foamy wing and I can 'arrive' rather than land if I have to.

It's taken me quite a while to get used to the idea that even with the "power" off,  these things don't just land - but keep on flying.  And I think the one thing I have learnt is to land positively.  Fly the model into the ground (not too hard though!) rather than trying to slow it up too much and gently flare it as you tend to with a power model.  There's often turbulence around the top of slopes, and it bites!  :o
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on May 01, 2011, 17:27:11 PM
I've been out to a power flying site today so not been able to get to the slope.
According to the BBC forecast it's going to be 5/6mpht NE tomorrow am which is good for Collywell Bay. That's not a problem for landing out whether the tides in or out but the landing area is tight, though no problem for a foamy.
They say it's going to increase to 15mph & swing SSE by the afternoon.
OTOH according to XCWeather it's going to be a 13 - 16E all day. That means the cliffs immediately south of C. Bay. Google maps > Old Hartley caravan park.
That means flying over the sea if the tide's in or rocks if it's out but there's a big unused field to land in behind the path.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 03, 2011, 22:48:28 PM
Thought you guys might want to know how I got on...

All went smoothly...eventually!

Headed to Druridge Bay on Monday, got some trimming balancing done and Rx Battery ran out  >:(

Thought I'd have a go after work tonight as I work in Cramlington so not too much further.

Excellent fun! Had about 1/2 hour before Rx battery ran out again (seems suspect?). Learnt a lot in a short period of time - quite different to power flying!

Anyway, couple of pics:

And the dune I flew from, tallest one I could find:

Wind moved round to SE from E which moved it directly up the above dune, helped a lot!

Cheers,
Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 04, 2011, 21:07:37 PM
Hill Top Posse down to 3 Musketeers today for what we thought would be a light S / Easterly at East hill.Wind 20-22mph ended up D/Sing the near vertical backside of West Hill ! John W with 48 halfpipe and me with pike extreme ( makes a grand noise :af ) Only one mishap when Minich got rotored behind !. see bent wing onpic!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on May 06, 2011, 14:26:09 PM
Eric, you might want to know that lambing at Fawdon Farm is more prolonged this year and the ewes with their lambs aren't being returned to East Hill until this week. Mr Telford has reiterated that all flying activities, including model gliders and not just the hang-gliders and paragliders, do not take place during his lambing season which is normally April. He was aware you were on the hill and has asked that we keep away until after the 14th May. Check with him if you doubt this, 01665 578255.
Pete
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 06, 2011, 16:55:46 PM
Saw farmer on Wednesday ,did'nt say anything . Will pass your message to other fliers.Going to Spain tomorrow, so am away until after the 14th, cheers Pete.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: johnw on May 07, 2011, 00:05:47 AM
As we are an itinerant bunch and don't move around en masse, it's very difficult to keep everyone informed as to the current situation at any given site. The understanding at this site was that glider flying  was ok as landing out in the bottom fields did not take place. However, as this seems not to be the case, perhaps it would be a good idea to simply put a sign up on the gate indicating the period during which any flying is forbidden.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 18, 2011, 07:14:55 AM
Any ideas for a W or SW slope for the weekend near Newcastle? Doesn't have to be massive, druridge bay dunes sufficed last time.

Anyone else out an about at the weekend?

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 18, 2011, 21:09:55 PM
Titlington pike (South Westerly ) about 25miles from Morpeth, just before Powburn. We may be out Sat or Sunday as i work at caravan site there.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 21, 2011, 20:59:20 PM
21st may...what's happeneing?
p.m. West winds at approx 24-28mph
I'm heading up Weardale unless chaps are going elsewhere :uk:

Carbon Sword charged up and Opus to Maiden :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 22, 2011, 08:38:19 AM
Good luck with the Opus! :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 22, 2011, 10:00:09 AM
Cheers :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on May 22, 2011, 23:29:50 PM
        As some of you may know Ian ,Gary and myself have made some large PSS Lancaster's.Today,after waiting six months for the right weather conditions,we finally managed to maiden two of them.The weather wasn't perfect with the wind off the slope and gusting up to 45 mph but the time had come!

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/Lanc_4.JPG)

           Below are a couple of links to some video footage of Ian's Lanc.
    The quality isn't very good and I've had to mute the sound but you can get the general idea.
            Unfortunately Gary's  Lanc suffered a little bit of damage to the forward fuz on landing but it will be easily repaired.
         Next step is to maiden mine and then get all three up together.
Hopefully we will be able to post some better footage when we can find somebody with a better camera.
         
Lanc vid 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LCorI3_hzE#)

Lanc vid 2.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxrS6dwFX4Q#)



                              Chris  :).
                         



                   
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on May 23, 2011, 18:12:09 PM
Tumbleweeeed :ev
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 23, 2011, 18:37:03 PM
Goddamit!! I wish I'd known...I'd have been up to have a watch...and snap a few with my camera  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on May 23, 2011, 21:53:38 PM
The wind was gusting to 45mph which was a bit hairy for a maiden flight. Here is a better bit of video PSS Lancaster, Titlington 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdchYfzBnto#)   :af. Chris, skip the box brownie ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on May 23, 2011, 22:14:10 PM
Chris, skip the box brownie ;D
                    Nice bit of footage,that will be Gary's handiwork then!
          Mine has a more sepia look to it,much more like it had been filmed in the 1940's.

                                             Chris.  ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on May 23, 2011, 22:19:57 PM
Goddamit!! I wish I'd known...I'd have been up to have a watch...and snap a few with my camera  :af
                  Cheers BG,interest noted.
                                                             Chris :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on May 24, 2011, 18:02:57 PM
Quote
Nice bit of footage,that will be Gary's handiwork then!
          Mine has a more sepia look to it,much more like it had been filmed in the 1940's.

Looked more like it was filmed through your tie dye shirt in the sixties. I think we will remember that first launch forever and not bother launching in a 45mph wind again unless its Garys :ev
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 24, 2011, 20:50:00 PM
Was my footage of Gary;s maiden launch no good ? The pss Lanc;s made my 60inch sunbird look like a chuck glider !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 24, 2011, 20:59:48 PM
3 musketeers out today ,big air ,big hill, and loads of ballast,+ lead sleds!! Weather forcast slightly wrong ( 25-35 predicted, 40-50 even at half past five tonight) stonking days flying.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 24, 2011, 21:04:51 PM
I hope you guys are going to arrange for the wind to moderate a bit and change direction so I can fly at the coast when I come up this weekend. ???

I can't say the forecast looks too encouraging though... :-\
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on May 24, 2011, 22:29:52 PM
 A few stills taken from the Lanc video's.

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/Lanc_Flying__1.JPG)

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/Lanc_Flying.JPG)

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/Lanc_Flying__2.JPG)

                                               Chris  :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 25, 2011, 09:45:03 AM
Sorry John, looks like West to South West all weekend, i'll be up in the hills somewhere in Northumberland. Hope to catch up with you one day !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 25, 2011, 18:49:20 PM
Not looking good is it  :-\ - at least not for coastal soaring.  Not sure it's worth even putting the glider in the car on Friday.

Never mind...  I'll be up again, probably at Aug. B/Hol weekend,  and maybe a weekend inbetween as well?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on June 02, 2011, 19:56:56 PM
So what's this then? A day off tomorrow and no wind...bleedin' liberty...unless someone knows different? $%&
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on June 02, 2011, 20:47:32 PM
Well you can't blame me this time BG! ;) 
I'm back in the SE after last w/end's visit to the NE was accompanied by a mixture of gales blowing in the wrong direction and flat calm. ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on June 02, 2011, 21:11:21 PM
Gales = Opus  :af Top Hooning :)

Utterly the best gliding experience thus far...OK 60" EPP racing comes a very close 2nd

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 02, 2011, 23:05:53 PM
Im heading for some DLG/light soaring up Druridge bay way after work tomorrow bout 4.30 (SE 10mph). Monday is bang on easterly too :af top stuff!

I fancy trying out the two 'humps' on the Town Moor, dunno if anyones ever given it a go but it might give me some more local options. I can see them from my room window so they must be a reasonable size. They're not that steep though (does that matter?)

Good to see your Opus went well BG.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on June 02, 2011, 23:22:01 PM
Druridge is a little too far north tomorrow (I have some stuff to do mid day ish), I'll check out the forcast but may be reduced to an oily type tomorrow if there's no or little wind  $%&
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on June 02, 2011, 23:23:02 PM
Good to see your Opus went well BG.

Double splendid...it's my 'Big Wind' toy  :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 03, 2011, 16:16:32 PM
Well the gods of car suspension conspired against me today. I was left stranded on the way to work with a left wheel at a very odd angle and the right one going straight. No flying (or work) for me!

Glad I had RAC cover today. Might try again over weekend.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on June 03, 2011, 16:58:23 PM
As it was so calm, I tried power flying today...it didn't end well
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on June 19, 2011, 19:16:25 PM
4.8 metre Salto (http://www.vimeo.com/25310454) .Just alittle vid of test flight of scale Salto in 30mph winds.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 19, 2011, 20:56:08 PM
Got apart built 56inch Bluto kit for40 quid from a friend who is emigrating. It's now ready for action in BIG winds and D/S.It's beefed up and double taped, and pro filmed. All up weight without ballast, 56 ounces !!!(http://)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 25, 2011, 20:49:40 PM
The Hill Top Posse have now flown Seaton Sluice in a North -North East  wind for the last 6 days ! Same forcast tomorrow . Have a day off work and join us  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on July 25, 2011, 22:08:51 PM
Have a day off work and join us  :af
   I'd love to Eric but one of the reasons I have to work is so that I can afford to fly.
             It's mainly the overtime that pay's for the toy aeroplanes. :-\
                                                             Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on July 25, 2011, 23:02:51 PM
Unfortunately I'm on a course all week...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Janek on July 27, 2011, 10:54:19 AM
I'm probably coming up to the Newcastle area in August, is the a Northern equivalent of SlopeHunter ?, i.e. a list of slope soaring sites ?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on July 27, 2011, 20:15:36 PM
As far as I know there isn't one... 

The guys on here will point you in the right direction though if you ask.  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on July 27, 2011, 20:27:27 PM
Not as such, depends on where you're based...I could give you a few hints if you're nearer Durham ish
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 28, 2011, 00:00:19 AM
PM me if you are intending to fly North of Newcastle . If the wind blows there's nearly allways someone out midweek.( usually me!!)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 08, 2011, 21:13:36 PM
The Hill Top Posse are going to West Hill tomorrow afternoon after a late breakfast at the Plough Powburn ( about 11-30)!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 11, 2011, 16:09:01 PM
Picked the right day ( Tuesday ) to go sloping as it has;nt stopped raining since ! 6 of us met at the Plough, and the biggest chalenge of the day was who could finish one of the pubs full english breakfasts!! After that the flying was a piece of cake,except for Geoff;s Erwin DS being knocked out the sky by Roger;s Alula  :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 16, 2011, 11:40:57 AM
Funny old day yesterday,started Alula,s and lightweights and ended with wall to wall lift and loaded Erwin and 3and a half lb Bluto and Jart!! 6 flyers out ,i left at 7oclock as the pub was calling. No breakages, but not everyones landings were perfect ! ;D Name and address of pilot withheld. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 22, 2011, 23:17:52 PM
Forced to power fly today due to a week of light winds, but turned out to be a most entertaining afternoon watching the lads hone their landing skills in the nearby woods!! Still smarting from the nettle stings obtained during the rescue mission(s) :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on August 23, 2011, 07:04:31 AM
And I thought me and Gary were the only wood dwellers Eric ::) Didn't see any bits for deltas whilst you were in there did you? :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on August 23, 2011, 20:31:31 PM
Is that near the Blyth club field, Enrico?  I didn't think you had any woods particularly close to the field!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on August 23, 2011, 22:23:51 PM
Still smarting from the nettle stings obtained during the rescue mission(s) :uk:
                I know and share your pain Eric.
                                                                    ;) Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on August 23, 2011, 22:45:21 PM
Is that near the Blyth club field, Enrico?  I didn't think you had any woods particularly close to the field!
The council planted trees at the west end of our field some years ago. They're now starting to become high enough to cause some people problems.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 06, 2011, 17:35:01 PM
Just back from a Magic day out ! Wind speed 45-55 with odd gusts to 61mph, wall to wall lift and sunshine.Halfpipes outof sight upwards and screamimg passes along the slope ( D60 screams). Well stoked for tomorrow as forecast is similar but slightly less wind ! Bluto ballasted max at 68ozs , but D60 unballasted at 64ozs.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on September 06, 2011, 18:11:14 PM
What time tommorow Eric. Afternoon off Yahooooo  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 06, 2011, 19:20:28 PM
Meeting at the Plough about 11am ( must have coffee and a bite to eat :'' )then up them hills ! :uk: What we need is Mr Eliison,s F20
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on September 06, 2011, 19:23:01 PM
Sigh!!  To be retired   Sigh!!  :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on September 06, 2011, 20:03:38 PM
Where are you going to be flying at?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 06, 2011, 20:58:58 PM
Private site Doddington ,if you meet us we will take you up, as we have to go in convoy.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 15, 2011, 00:14:14 AM
Five Posse members out today to catch the last of the wind, 25-35mph.Geoff,s new Extreme went extremely well!!  I flew D60 fully ballasted at 80 ozs to give the lads an idea of the upward performance of this little missile ! John,s Flying Fish went well ballasted ,as did the Wowwings Skua.Mike still loves his allround performer the Gillette, and the Doc is getting better everytime out with his 48 inch Moth .Back to the Plough for a pile of grub and a pint ( shandy!!) then home with nothing to repair . :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 15, 2011, 20:29:06 PM
Could be a good day at East Hill tomorrow if the rain misses us ! 15-18mph South Easterly forecast, see you there. :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 11, 2011, 20:55:58 PM
Not been able to keep you up to date with the Hill Top Posse lately as i've been repairing the Pike for the last 2 weeks after a radio problem ,6ft high and flat out down wind creates lots of work!!!Still not as bad as my friends F20 , it went in last Thursday (55mph winds) and destroyed itself ! Three out today in sunshine and 15-20mph , and Pike back in action. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 12, 2011, 16:04:35 PM
Thought i'd better post an after picture of the Pike just to show that allmost anything can be repaired !! Sorry no pic's of F20 as i forgot camera. :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on October 12, 2011, 22:48:30 PM
[quote Thought i'd better post an after picture of the Pike just to show that allmost anything can be repaired !
[/quote]
              Nice repair!
                               Chris :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 24, 2011, 21:08:27 PM
WARNING---DSing seriously damages your wealth( of aircraft!!) see pics ! Great day out on the darkside of West Hill ,but alittle bit of work required over the rest of this week.Fast laps but also good terbulence.Also bought the wreckage of the Higgins F20 to refurbish,this should keep me busy for a while!!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bartplus4 on November 07, 2011, 19:01:52 PM
I will be up near Durham later this week for a few days on business. I have flown at Stanhope many times before but understand there is also slope near Tow Law. Does this slope face South by any chance? If so where is it exactly? Is it on the B6299  from Tow Law going towards Billy Row just after Sunniside? There is a church on the north side of the road and field on the south?
I have been past a few times and it looks flyable.

Regards

Bart
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on November 07, 2011, 20:32:19 PM
Yup, that's the one, although it's been negotiated for use by the Crook club...look out for the big cows
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bartplus4 on November 08, 2011, 11:15:45 AM
Bustergrunt

Thanks for confirming the exact location of the flying site. Looking at the map the slope appears to be facing South. Does it work between SW and SE or does it have to be spot on?

I plan to look in late afternoon either this week or next week if I finish early enough. I doubt if I will get more than a hours flying before darkness sets in.

Bart
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 08, 2011, 20:15:06 PM
F20 ready for new paint job,all foam D/Sers up and running ready for South Easterlys Thursday and Friday. Will try for less agresive  aproach this week!!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on November 08, 2011, 23:03:47 PM
Bustergrunt

Thanks for confirming the exact location of the flying site. Looking at the map the slope appears to be facing South. Does it work between SW and SE or does it have to be spot on?

Bart
SW to S is best...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 07, 2011, 20:07:57 PM
Last 2 weeks in Fuerteventura visiting my son who lives there, checking out the DS sites and sunbathing, in 24 degrees! Today out with 4 of the hill top posse at Wooler flying in 35mph, temp 4 degrees! Still not as bad as Monday at Allendale where we never got to the flying site ,we turned round and followed the snow plough out, temp -2 ! :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 19, 2011, 17:09:42 PM
Good forecast mid-week( 8-10 degrees and wind !)will rally the hill top posse as new foamy ready for action! :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 22, 2011, 20:21:55 PM
Hard to rally the troops today,but those that did'nt turn out missed the best day this Dec.Temp 11degrees! No gloves and wall to wall sunshine! New JW and Bluto sorted and Zipper and M60 made up the gang.Wind was still blowing 40-45mph when we left at 3-30 !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on December 22, 2011, 20:45:02 PM
Where were you flying Enrico?  It's not anywhere that I recognise - at least not from the pic!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 22, 2011, 21:04:48 PM
Private site at Wooler overlooking Borders Gliding Club, takes West to South West ,but it is limited to number of flyers and is quite sensitive. Took a long time to aquire John.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 24, 2011, 17:32:44 PM
Merry Xmas and a happy new year from me on a windy but warm Northumbrian hillside on Xmas eve. Feels like summer in my santa suit !!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 26, 2011, 17:31:07 PM
Anyone out Wednesday or Thursday this week ,forecast looks ok.?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on December 26, 2011, 18:00:53 PM
Tuesday or Friday only for me this week...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on January 01, 2012, 09:02:19 AM
Hoping to get two Lancasters in formation in the air at Titlington today :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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  :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on January 01, 2012, 20:39:33 PM
Heard the Lanc's looked great from someone who saw them flying from the main road!!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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 "
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on January 06, 2012, 21:10:25 PM
Got it wrong again Dad ::) Can an expert sort it out for me please? Ta
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango 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.

        (http://www.rcmf.co.uk/gallery/../RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/m_Lancaster_05.jpg)

         Formation shot.

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/gallery/../RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/m_Lancaster_07.jpg)

       Close in.

(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/gallery/../RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/m_Lancaster_03.jpg)

    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. ;)

       
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt 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

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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).
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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 !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Darkstar56 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.

Max
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 07, 2012, 18:20:14 PM
Yay, that's my club site...still going strong  :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on February 16, 2012, 07:02:07 AM
...some of us had to work... :study:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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!! ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango 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.
                               :) Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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. ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ken anderson on February 27, 2012, 22:45:35 PM
thanks - lads...i would rather peg out...... King Kenny..
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes 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
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ADE 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 :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac 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.
 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico 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:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on April 26, 2012, 20:47:16 PM
Wouldn't mind tagging along with you guys sometime Eric, when you hit the hills. Was talking to Mike H a week or two ago about it as I have a new 4m ASW28 that I need chucked or towed and there ain't no-one at CADMAC with a decent sized tug so I guess it's a chuck.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on April 28, 2012, 21:07:13 PM
Will be at Seaton Sluice tomorrow, will have no problem taking you soaring with us up country th'o.Some sites closed at the moment due to lambing, and some sites closed at weekends so it helps to be in the no work team to get some mid -week gliding !!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on April 28, 2012, 23:19:28 PM
Cheers Eric, I might be able to nip up to Seaton Sluice tomorrow to have a bit crack. I guess a the mo I fit into the no-work team, well most of the time anyway when I'm not building uav's.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 01, 2012, 19:48:11 PM
The no work team hit Seaton Sluice today for a good 20-25 mph session, we even had a couple of visitors from Cramlington club and 2 from across the river!! Busy for midweek but just one midair ( me again! ) Storming Norman went home blue with the cold as did afew more,but good day had by all  ;D Ski suits in May !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 01, 2012, 20:05:00 PM
... just one midair ( me again! )

Surely not!  That's most unlike you.  :''

 ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 01, 2012, 21:24:48 PM
Me and auld Russ had a couple of hours at Seaton Sluice the night, stayed until 8.15 then went home happy because it was Russ's first time sloping. He took his electric Zagi which he is familiar with and had a crackin good fly. My Cularis was up there with the gulls but it was the only thing flappin. :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 01, 2012, 22:12:08 PM
...but just one midair ( me again! )

What? you had a mid air with youself? No-one else involved? How can you have a mid air with only one plane? :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 01, 2012, 23:16:54 PM
C'mon BG...  I've only met Enrico once (maybe twice?) but his reputation precedes him.  If anybody can mid-air with himself, then it's him!  ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on May 02, 2012, 12:34:40 PM
The no work team hit Seaton Sluice today for a good 20-25 mph session, we even had a couple of visitors from Cramlington club and 2 from across the river!! Busy for midweek but just one midair ( me again! ) Storming Norman went home blue with the cold as did afew more,but good day had by all  ;D Ski suits in May !

Have to put my hand up here.
"Twaz me Mista"   My foamy jart was lonely. Needed a hug.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on May 02, 2012, 12:53:26 PM
Me and auld Russ had a couple of hours at Seaton Sluice the night, stayed until 8.15 then went home happy because it was Russ's first time sloping. He took his electric Zagi which he is familiar with and had a crackin good fly. My Cularis was up there with the gulls but it was the only thing flappin. :D

Simon.
Shame that! we were out afternoon.Over half a dozen models,  sunday was really busy. We were looking for help from Newcastle ATC.
Day 6 of the Sluice adventure continues.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 02, 2012, 21:28:50 PM
The North wind doth blow,, again ! HTP prepared today, ski-suits all round . My sunbird got another " hug" from a guppy this time,but both flew on regardless!Glider pilots appearing from everywhere. No wonder Britain is in recession, no one works !!! :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on May 02, 2012, 21:32:50 PM
...and I captured some footage of Enrico the Horse Whisperer from my spyplane.  ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 06, 2012, 08:37:46 AM
Ok, who and where today? ESE...I know of no slopes near to me unless it's at Seaham...?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 06, 2012, 22:36:24 PM
Had some really good thermal flying today at CADMAC, had the Alpina 4001 absolutely specked-out. Had a buzzard for company for a while and just followed him from lift to lift, fantastic.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 07, 2012, 22:35:54 PM
Someone must have had some good flying on Friday as the wind was blowing a good NNE when i drove up to Powburn !! Come on Mike spill the beans. Was at Knotts Flats today ,but bumpy as wind was off to the left,the dog enjoyed it th'o.By the way BG i did have a midair when i was the only plane up when i knocked a seagull out the sky at Seaton Sluice about 5 years ago!!!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 07, 2012, 22:42:04 PM
By the way BG i did have a midair when i was the only plane up when i knocked a seagull out the sky at Seaton Sluice about 5 years ago!!!

Perhaps it was the same seagull that I encountered a couple of years ago flying off the cliffs by the Brierdene car park.  It (plus its friend) seemed determined to scare my glider away, whilst the rest of the flock just ignored it.  I thought something must have upset it,  now I know what it might have been.  ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 08, 2012, 09:42:12 AM
Has anyone ever flown from the carpark SE of the Tynemouth sailing club? Was there on saturday (sans a plane) and there was a reasonable wind coming up the cliff.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Tynemouth+Sailing+Club,+North+Shields&amp;aq=0&amp;oq=tynemouth+sail&amp;sll=55.015106,-1.416786&amp;sspn=0.00326,0.009645&amp;t=h&amp;gl=uk&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=Tynemouth+Sailing+Club,&amp;hnear=North+Shields,+Tyne+and+Wear,+United+Kingdom&amp;ll=55.016066,-1.418374&amp;spn=0.004306,0.00912&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Tynemouth+Sailing+Club,+North+Shields&amp;aq=0&amp;oq=tynemouth+sail&amp;sll=55.015106,-1.416786&amp;sspn=0.00326,0.009645&amp;t=h&amp;gl=uk&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=Tynemouth+Sailing+Club,&amp;hnear=North+Shields,+Tyne+and+Wear,+United+Kingdom&amp;ll=55.016066,-1.418374&amp;spn=0.004306,0.00912&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed)

(Attempting to include a google map)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 08, 2012, 12:19:54 PM
By the way BG i did have a midair when i was the only plane up when i knocked a seagull out the sky at Seaton Sluice about 5 years ago!!!
I got a Fulmar at Seaton Sluice a good while ago, nearly lost a 2m moldy because it was stuck onto the front end of my plane and eventually  dropped off when I was only about 15-20' off the water. The Fulmar bit the dust though, but covered me plane in blood and sh1te in the process.[poor thing]
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 08, 2012, 18:58:25 PM
Has anyone ever flown from the carpark SE of the Tynemouth sailing club? Was there on saturday (sans a plane) and there was a reasonable wind coming up the cliff.

I've been there many times, but never seen anyone flying anything.  It used to be a "traditional" stopping point when I came up to visit my parents and took them out for a little local "run" in the car.  The car park itself is always busy - at least it has been when I've been there, but the cliffs to the south of the car park possibly have potential.  It's not far of course from Knotts Flats/Collingwood monument where people do fly.  (Didn't somebody post a video of an Alula or similar "buzzing" the Admiral himself some time ago?)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on May 08, 2012, 23:43:04 PM
Someone must have had some good flying on Friday as the wind was blowing a good NNE when i drove up to Powburn ! Come on Mike spill the beans. Was at Knotts Flats today ,but bumpy as wind was off to the left,the dog enjoyed it th'o.By the way BG i did have a midair when i was the only plane up when i knocked a seagull out the sky at Seaton Sluice about 5 years ago!!!

Strange that. John and I were at the"Butts" yesterday and it was rubbish We were wondering where you were!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on May 08, 2012, 23:47:15 PM
Has anyone ever flown from the carpark SE of the Tynemouth sailing club? Was there on saturday (sans a plane) and there was a reasonable wind coming up the cliff.

[url]http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Tynemouth+Sailing+Club,+North+Shields&amp;aq=0&amp;oq=tynemouth+sail&amp;sll=55.015106,-1.416786&amp;sspn=0.00326,0.009645&amp;t=h&amp;gl=uk&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=Tynemouth+Sailing+Club,&amp;hnear=North+Shields,+Tyne+and+Wear,+United+Kingdom&amp;ll=55.016066,-1.418374&amp;spn=0.004306,0.00912&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed[/url] ([url]http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Tynemouth+Sailing+Club,+North+Shields&amp;aq=0&amp;oq=tynemouth+sail&amp;sll=55.015106,-1.416786&amp;sspn=0.00326,0.009645&amp;t=h&amp;gl=uk&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=Tynemouth+Sailing+Club,&amp;hnear=North+Shields,+Tyne+and+Wear,+United+Kingdom&amp;ll=55.016066,-1.418374&[/url]
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We have attempted to fly there a couple of times. But it is too dangerous Joe public all over the place. And of course the occasional council official
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 09, 2012, 00:16:43 AM
Cheers guys, think I'll avoid it, does seem pretty busy most of the time. Might try collingwood monument or between there and the flats if theres a south wind.

Whats the wind direction for just north of St Marys lighthouse, is flying allowed all along up to collingwood bay? (bearing in mind the caution about the horse field a couple of pages back).

I'll try and head up one time people are flying there, think I need to try and acquire some local knowledge!

Thanks,
Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on May 09, 2012, 00:31:21 AM
Pretty well due East is best between St Mary's & Crag Point. 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on May 09, 2012, 10:58:31 AM
And of course just a good stones throw north of the west face is the local fav at colliwell bay for North to pretty much ENE.

Rich. We fly at the monuments Site but it has to be cock on south as it is sensitive.
If you fancy joining us I can give you a nod.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 09, 2012, 19:05:23 PM
I had a look over at collywell bay whilst I was out, seems like a very short landing, could be fun!

Thanks for the info. Mike, wouldn't mind coming along like if you don't mind next time your out.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 13, 2012, 20:06:51 PM
Titlington at it's best today ! 12oclock blowing 30-35 and good lift .4oclock blowing the wool off the sheep !(60ish) JW's at 41/4lbs and 41/2 lbs ,fully loaded mini-blade, and turbo charged D60. Sounded like jets flying up the valley!! Magic day :af Putting more colour on D60 tonight as it was dissapearing  on up legs of halfpipes ???All ready for action tomorrow Mike? :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on May 13, 2012, 20:13:39 PM
Titlington at it's best today ! 12oclock blowing 30-35 and good lift .4oclock blowing the wool off the sheep !(60ish) JW's at 41/4lbs and 41/2 lbs ,fully loaded mini-blade, and turbo charged D60. Sounded like jets flying up the valley!! Magic day :af Putting more colour on D60 tonight as it was dissapearing  on up legs of halfpipes ???All ready for action tomorrow Mike? :xx

You betcha. First time out in a couple of months
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 13, 2012, 22:17:08 PM
Will also pick up mini dragon for you to see :af Franky's 41/2 lb JW was maidened, so he went home with a smile on his face ::)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 15, 2012, 09:58:39 AM
Has anyone ever flown ESE from just above the briardene carpark?

I've seen people walking dogs, flying kites etc over the pitch&put course recently so wouldn't think there would be a problem?

Reason for asking is I may be heading out for a first slope session and theres a beach underneath if I fail miserably need it, unlike up between St Marys and Crag point.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 15, 2012, 12:23:49 PM
Flew there once or twice no problem. John P also flys there when he's up here on visits. Just watch the rotor when landing if there's a decent wind as the edge is quite sharp.Will be at Seaton Sluice this afternoon as wind is North 20-30 mph.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 15, 2012, 19:25:10 PM
Yep - Enrico beat me to it!  I've flown there a couple of times from just to the north of the car park.  The rotor is quite fierce though!  Whenever I've flown there - usually early evening - the mini-golf course that you're on the edge of has been deserted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bsEPZ_br6I

In the flight immediately before this one I (or rather the glider) was attacked by a couple of seagulls, so I landed and stuck the camera on hoping to get some in-air shots of the attacking gulls, but they'd lost interest!  We reckon one of the gulls was the one Enrico had a mid-air with on another occasion at Collywell Bay...  ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 16, 2012, 17:03:44 PM
Canny turn out yesterday at Colywell bay, 9 bodies, good crack too. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on May 16, 2012, 19:25:02 PM
I was stuck at home with severe earache.   >:(

Managed to get on with some overdue repairs though.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 17, 2012, 18:11:19 PM
Cheers John, had a walk along today. There was only one hardcore mini-golfer present today.

Had my first attempt at sloping today/ Was 7-11mph S/SSE up at St Marys Lighthouse.

Little spit of land served well to give enough lift to get my newly acquired Weasel (Thanks Steve J) airborne.

Spent most of the time hovering or tracking crosswind and just getting used to looking for lift. Took some mental encouragement to chuck it out to sea though  ;D

I think my setup needs a little work though, I was holding in a little elevator for quite a lot of the time, feeling on the verge of a stall. I think maybe a little too much nose weight (sits slightly nose down at CG). Or maybe just better technique.

Looking forward to a day with less marginal conditions!

Hope to meet up with some of the regulars soon, thanks all for the tips!

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on May 18, 2012, 01:00:12 AM
Rich you found the spot we sometimes use. More importantly the weatherlooks like Collywell bay for the next few days(XC weather) except Sat (Rain) so may seeyou Sun ,mon
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ken anderson on May 19, 2012, 19:58:42 PM
enrico-the little lad/leader of the hill top posse...and canny lad........is off the top of the hill at the min...in local hospital getting some work done to his engine(heart)..... he's having a couple of stents fitted....... he is in good spirits .... and due out tomorrow sunday.....watch this space for his report..

 ken anderson....

***************** update at 20.10 ......... he's just phoned to say he had 3 stents fitted and will be let loose on sunday.....yabba dabba....
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 19, 2012, 20:53:50 PM
Ken - pass on my best wishes when you see him. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 20, 2012, 16:55:33 PM
Cheers John ,let out today after being rewired .Been down the flying field thisafternoon to show off my 5mm scar on the wrist where they go in to put 3 stents in my "engine". Feel fine , just waiting for the wind to blow again after my cancellation order for last week while in hospital ! :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 20, 2012, 18:05:42 PM
Good to have you back Enrico! 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 21, 2012, 20:12:29 PM
Called out today to Seaton Sluice to an incident i had to see,- A mid-air not involving me!! (Ken's Guppy got Rogered).So while i was there i had an hours flying just to check out my thumb after the hospital interference with my wrist ! :Everything A ok :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 22, 2012, 07:46:08 AM
Glad your okay Eric!

Straight on N 10-14mph this afternoon at collywell bay, might go see what his slopes about. Do most people fly from just between the fencing at the edge and the path?

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 22, 2012, 07:56:50 AM
When your standing near the edge, there is a fence to your left, I fly from the end of that fence. Seems to be as good a place as any along there. Plus it's besides a path so you can see when pedestrians are approaching. Landing is best done on your right, it's a bit tight but there is a lot of rotor on the larger area to your left and this makes for an exciting time when your trying to get something down in one piece,,,,don't ask me how I know. :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 22, 2012, 12:04:34 PM
Will be there after lunch, 1'ish. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 23, 2012, 10:01:10 AM
Just a quick thanks for the warm reception and help I got yesterday up at Collywell Bay. Really enjoyed myself lads, hope to see you out there again soon.  :af

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 24, 2012, 21:01:26 PM
ESE forecast tomorrow, light ,(10-12) put gear on charge just in case. :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 24, 2012, 21:14:04 PM
If you can keep the winds blowing in the right(ish) direction until next week I may be able to pop along briefly to say hello again. 

I'm flying up on Sunday evening to sort out the clearance of my late parents' house before the sale is completed, then driving their old car back 'darn sarf.'  Not sure if I'll return home on Monday evening or wait until Tuesday but if the weather's right and I've got an hour or so spare I'll pop along to Collywell Bay.  Probably going to be my last trip up there for a while... :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: lanicopter on May 24, 2012, 22:42:35 PM
Anyone care to take some aerial shots, would be good to see "home" again ... Ashington born and bred :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 24, 2012, 23:02:18 PM
Got a nice vid here of Newbiggin Ian, you can see Ashington in the distance. I'll stick the cam on my Cularis next time I'm up at Colywell.
Cularis with Swim SD.mpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTlz-jmKxD4#)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on May 24, 2012, 23:22:55 PM
Can't help with Ashington but here's one of Seaton Sluice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1WxcQrjqt8

There's a few more on there chasing PSS models & Alulas around the bay.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: lanicopter on May 24, 2012, 23:29:58 PM
Nice vid! Tried spotting the orange Bertorellis mini ice cream van but failed hehe - how did you manage to get her back out of the sea? Did it come in with the waves?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: lanicopter on May 24, 2012, 23:31:38 PM
30 years of living in Ashington and I never realised people flew off Seaton Sluice, I'd have been there every day - and probably kicked off my RC hobby much sooner :banghead:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on May 24, 2012, 23:38:02 PM
Sorry I posted the wrong vid these one's are a bit better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2qY52VEvU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTxw_b9MBbs

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 25, 2012, 00:40:04 AM
Likely heading up to St Marys lighthouse tomorrow based on the forecast. Hoping for some more Weasel action. Heading up around 1.30-2pm, might see some of you there.

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 25, 2012, 07:34:24 AM
Anyone care to take some aerial shots, would be good to see "home" again ... Ashington born and bred :)

Again, not Ashington, but Collywell Bay.  My little 1.2m glider that I was using at the time is rather less stable than Pat's model, but you get the idea!  That's one of Pat's that pops into the picture every now and again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdaq2VRKH1k
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on May 25, 2012, 07:38:39 AM
Likely heading up to St Marys lighthouse tomorrow based on the forecast. Hoping for some more Weasel action. Heading up around 1.30-2pm, might see some of you there.

I attempted to fly once from the south-facing slope by the first car park, but the wind was well off the slope.  I put the video on youtube mostly as a reminder to myself not to try it again unless the wind was right!  With a suitable wind though I reckon it has potential for a light model.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYdkUcTvgoI
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 25, 2012, 08:05:26 AM
Nice vid! Tried spotting the orange Bertorellis mini ice cream van but failed hehe - how did you manage to get her back out of the sea? Did it come in with the waves?
Couple of fishermen brought it back in with their boat but everything bar the motor was fumpht.
Here's a still took from the vid of Bertorelli's cafe.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 03, 2012, 11:00:26 AM
Well St Marys lighthouse turned out to be a bit of a waste of time, almost flat calm. However was up at Collywell Bay on friday, which was surprisingly good, even if wind was only about 8mph.

https://vimeo.com/43332384
(don't know how to embed video)

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on June 03, 2012, 12:46:15 PM
Looks like you had the place to yourself - apart from a few gulls!  I popped along on Monday evening on the off-chance of bumping into somebody, but the weather was poor so I wasn't surprised that nobody was flying.  I was up in the NE for a couple of days clearing my late parents' house prior to the new owners moving in, so I probably won't be back for a while...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on June 03, 2012, 16:41:39 PM
Just got back from flying at the Sluice this afternoon. Very enjoyable, the gulls were a bit anti at times :) must be nesting time. Only myself and Tango there. Where is everyone? Must be at Redmarshall?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on June 04, 2012, 01:51:57 AM
I was at the butts (lighthouse) Sat around half 2 for an hour and a half. only 10 mph but enough for the speedo.
Sunday I was at Collywell bay all on my lonesome from half 1. got board with my own company back indoors for 3.
What time did you arrive Ian. Must have missed ya.

It has been noteworthy the lack of flying this weekend, not only at the Sluice but the field also
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on June 04, 2012, 06:16:31 AM
We were at the sluice from about 12.30 but the lift wasn't great so we moved to just before the Butts and it was better then at 15.30ish we moved back to the sluice then went home. We must have missed you by a whisker Mike $%&
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 04, 2012, 08:45:10 AM
Might head up to collywell bay for 12.30/1pm-ish if anyones about. N 13-17mph.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on June 04, 2012, 11:47:32 AM
Hey bud. Gona head over myself around 1 ish see ya L8r m8
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 04, 2012, 19:35:53 PM
A canny day at Colywell bay :) quite a few bodies turned up with quite an array of planes. My favorite of the day had to be Chris's big Lancaster which flew beautifully and I was lucky enough to have a couple of minutes on the sticks as-well.
It was a big pussy-cat, thanks Chris. :uk:
http://youtu.be/TJ341aveU84 (http://youtu.be/TJ341aveU84)
 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 04, 2012, 20:07:18 PM
Here's a short clip of the launch.
Launching big Lancaster at Colywell bay. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkqqn-3Cdjw#ws)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 05, 2012, 11:45:28 AM
Really enjoyed yesterday, lots of people about and some good crack.

Already looking to the next model, Speedo looks great and is value for money. Excellent for seagull scaring in Mike's hands. Any recommendations for other quick models in 15-20mph winds? Maybe something a bit balsa and retro?

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 05, 2012, 12:41:16 PM
Think I've found what i'm looking for; a Limit-ex
http://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/article.asp?a=4687 (http://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/article.asp?a=4687)

Anyone ever built/flown one?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on June 05, 2012, 12:59:56 PM
Nice!
However will be Very responsive for a novice (you). You will get a lot of advise the decision is yours. This is what I used for the learning phase  :''

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=369 (http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=369)

Taught me alot. Just follow the sequence. Fly, Break, Mend, Fly  ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 05, 2012, 14:46:52 PM
Aye I think it will certainly be a lively one. But as you say it'll get fixed if it breaks. Key point of it is I have almost all the stuff needed already and the plan is a free .pdf.

Will certainly look at a middle phase.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on June 05, 2012, 19:27:26 PM
Iv'e flown the limit at St Mary's ,it's an exciting fly and will keep you on your toes.Best to do top flourecent  to help orientation as it flits about like a wild thing :af Because of it's size and weight it also bounces quite well !! :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 07, 2012, 22:04:23 PM
Just had a cracking couple of hours flying off the dunes at Hauxley near Amble with the MPX Cularis. Landings were, umm, exciting due to masses of rotor on the back slope and the tide was right in and leaving only about 6inches of beach. But it kept me fingers busy for a good while.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 08, 2012, 13:56:52 PM
Glad the weather was decent enough somewhere at least, was rubbish in Newcastle.

Finished the limit (can you tell I've got no uni work to do?);
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Was a quick build and enjoyable. Just need the conditions now, think 10-15mph NE would do great if xcweather would oblige. Will be an interesting maiden like  :o

Am also drawing up a new 4 servo wing for it with few inches extra span, I'm sure its totally pointless at this size, but I fancy giving it a go, if only to teach myself how to program my aurora 9 for gliders.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 08, 2012, 16:14:26 PM
Nice little plane, hope to see it up at Colywell sometime.
I'll show you how to go on with the Aurora 9 re: 4 servo wing programming next time I see you, it's a doddle really.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 08, 2012, 16:51:13 PM
Cheers mate, appreciate the help on the programming. Mike ran me through the setup on his speedo but there was a lot to remember!

Yeah I think Collywell is the best place for a maiden like.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: lanicopter on June 09, 2012, 17:01:48 PM
 That Lancaster looked the business  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 10, 2012, 09:18:03 AM
Had a good day yesterday up at Corby Craigg and Titlington pike, just had the Cularis and the lads had a Weasel and a Zagi which was about perfect for the conditions. I got a bit bored in the end up on titlington, so I decided to have a bit o combat with the Zagi and came off worse :D but it was a good laugh and the Cularis just suffered a Joe Bugner style nose.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 10, 2012, 19:43:38 PM
Need to try titlington before I leave, whats the wind direction for it?

Anyone about tomorrow? NE 11-15mph at Collywell bay apparently, will be heading up for about 12.30/1pm. Good weather to maiden the limit hopefully.
Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 10, 2012, 19:47:41 PM
We had a north westerly on there yesterday but it was still good enough for us to have a good laugh.
Might see you up at Colywell tomorrow if I can get the garden finished.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 12, 2012, 09:20:53 AM
Just to update on the limit - it flew! And surprisingly well too once the rates&expo had been sorted out.

Only downside was dropping off a loop and plunging into the rocks below. Only damage was a very compressed nose block and a missing forward deck Back out again today!

Well worth a build from the scraps box.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 12, 2012, 10:13:22 AM
Congrats on the maiden, couldn't make it over yesterday, I've done my back in so I am grounded for the next few days.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 17, 2012, 23:13:49 PM
Anyone up Titlington Pike on tuesday? SW/WSW 13-17mph and no cloud. Need to try a 'real' hill in my remaining 10 days in the toon.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on June 18, 2012, 02:04:16 AM
Hey Rich.

Where you get your forcast from'
BBC and XC say south 6-8. Wed se. Thurs easterly
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 18, 2012, 07:59:45 AM
Hi Mike,

It was off xc weather, using Alnwick as the place, though its dropped to SW 9-14mph now. Still worth the trip do you think?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Rog55 on June 18, 2012, 21:35:53 PM
Can't make Titlington on Tuesday. Might be worth checking the actual weather at Border gliding club before you set off info at :- http://www.bordersgliding.co.uk/Weather.html (http://www.bordersgliding.co.uk/Weather.html)

Regards Roger.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 19, 2012, 09:23:48 AM
Cheers for the link Roger. Heading up Titlington for 12/1ish likely, should be good!

Got another (!) maiden to do; Swinger made from a £3.99 Wickes roof insulation block and 4 £2 servos. Cheap this sloping lark (for now...)

Might see some of you there.
Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on June 20, 2012, 11:18:11 AM
How'd it go yesterday Richard,it was Easterly at our power field ! Could be decent Easterly on Thursday if it don't rain .
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 21, 2012, 12:39:55 PM
It went alright like. Wind was quite variable though, started off light and got stronger though it was always a bit 'lumpy' if you get what I mean.

I wasn't really sure where to fly from having never been before, started off at a small bowl just along from the track first and then moved over to just below the trig point. Had to keep swapping as the wind never settled, the lift never felt quite as dependable as that at collywell bay, still I got a good while on the sticks. I was there 1 till 6pm.

Had a couple of flights with the Weasel and Limit, then tried the Swinger (http://westcornwallslopers.co.uk/swinger/ (http://westcornwallslopers.co.uk/swinger/)). Was completely bowled over, its amazing. Perfectly axial rolls, 4 point rolls, positive and negative snaps. It was like I was back flying power without the noise and roll interia of my Xtrawot. It also does knife-edge spins brilliantly, rotating around 3/4 of the wing and falling slowly like a sycamore. Never been able to get any of my power stuff to them anything like as good. Truth be told, I got a bit addicted and flew nothing else all day.

I dumped it into the heather doing a low roll a couple of times, not a scratch. Only downside was a case of seriously bendy wings; the tips were moving nearly 6 inches up during a loop. This meant by the end of the day the polystyrene in the centre section had all come apart. All fixed now with a second spar (originally just a full length 1/4 by 3/32 spruce spar) behind and below the first and a hard balsa joiner to the rear.

Can't wait to get it out again! Though my lease is up next Thursday and the weather until then looks rubbish so that might have been it for me up here.  :-\
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 21, 2012, 15:20:23 PM
Also the area around Titlington pike seems to be a low level playground for the RAF, 3 Tornados and a Hawk. The hawk came in and stood on its wingtip as it went round the pike, was something else. Also I didn't see it coming so I swore quite loudly!

Took a quick video of the swinger with cam perched in a rock too.

https://vimeo.com/44447044 (https://vimeo.com/44447044)

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on June 21, 2012, 15:33:23 PM
Hey Rich.

Glad you had a good day. Got to be honest I have found "Titters" to be bumpy regardless of wind strength, I think it must be the topography in front. Having said that it is a blast. Yep! You found The RAF's playground, we have seen herks on wingtips certainly brightens up the day.

The swinger looks interesting good for the sluice. very much like the American thing Eric's got
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 23, 2012, 15:27:27 PM
Just had a canny morning up at Titlington, very windy, 48mph, but manageable. Had my 3 meter Fox scale jobbie, which was a bit of a handful at times, ah bugger to land  and I'll have thumbs like Arnies biceps the morn, but it was worth it.
We had to take an hour out to find a mates Zagi which was blown away, couldn't believe how far back it went. 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on June 23, 2012, 18:00:52 PM
Just my bleeding luck. Could not get out today. was hoping Monday would be good for a trip up Titters but the forcast is an NNE. Which is the Sluice
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on June 23, 2012, 18:12:19 PM
Was at Corby Crag all on my lonesome this afternoon wind Westerly but good bumpy lift!! 30+ mph,rain stopped play at 3-45pm. Got models tried out before my road trip to the peak district and North Wales starting monday. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on June 23, 2012, 21:42:54 PM
Bon Voyage. Buddy. Enjoy........Really jealous now
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on June 25, 2012, 21:49:09 PM
Did you get out today Mike?

Anyone out tomorrow? ESE 10-18mph tomorrow at 4pm-ish. Will likely be my last fly up here for a while, my time in Newcastle is up, moving back to Teeside for a job.

Its been a pleasure meeting you guys up here, hopefully see some of you at Tow Law sometime.
Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on June 25, 2012, 23:26:35 PM
If we ever get a decent NW, I'll see you at Tow Law
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 26, 2012, 08:41:15 AM
If it's decent this afternoon I'll be up at Colywell bay Rich.                                               Wouldn't mind a run down to Tow law sometime, thats where my Alpina came from and it would be nice to take it back to it's roots for a fly.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 26, 2012, 20:00:10 PM
Canny afternoon at St Mary's lighthouse, maidened my M60 wing and piled my 12 yearold GWS A10 Tankthumper into a fence[repairable]. Hi-light of the day for myself and Mike557 was an overfly of the beautiful FlyingBulls P38 Lightning, absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Patmac on June 26, 2012, 22:07:44 PM
I had just got home from Whitley & saw the P38 whilst talking to some neighbours. It was on transit from Sumburgh to Duxford for Flying Legends. There's some great photos of it taken at Sumburgh here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crieffy/7449459018/#in/photostream).
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on June 26, 2012, 22:21:04 PM
Absolutely fabulous. Got to go and have another lie down.
"What a machine"
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 26, 2012, 22:23:17 PM
Some cracking pics on there Patmac. It'll take a few tubes of Autosol to keep that baby gleaming like that mind eh.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on June 26, 2012, 22:36:57 PM
Very nice,  I'll keep a look out down here in case it strays any further south than Duxford!

As you say Simon,  it must take a fair bit of effort to keep it gleaming like that!  Some years ago I saw a P51 in a similar finish at the museum at Kissimmee Municipal Airport in Florida.  They did point out that they spent rather more time polishing it than flying it!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 28, 2012, 19:11:55 PM
Had a nip up to St Marys this afternoon and had an hour and a half with the M60 before i got chased home by the thunder storms. Got me fix tho. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: slopeflyer on June 28, 2012, 19:23:23 PM
Had a nip up to St Marys this afternoon and had an hour and a half with the M60 before i got chased home by the thunder storms. Got me fix tho. :af
Well done.

Wheres the vid/pics?

How was the m60? Everything set up ok, they can be a little tricky.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on June 28, 2012, 21:10:45 PM
Hi Jim, no vids or pics, was too busy trying to keep it in the lift which was pretty pap. The slope is only about 30ft and the lift was quite shallow so it was just a case of back and forth.
The M60 has been quite easy to set-up, cg spot on 46mm but can't wait to get it in some good lift.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 01, 2012, 16:32:42 PM
Just had a belting good few hours up on the Tit [Titlington Pike] with the M60 and two mates with Weasel Evo's.
 By jiminy that M60 grooves, 25oz auw, no ballast and 20mph and she rocks. I was expecting it to struggle, penetration wise but no it just kept on going. Rolls aren't very axial, tried messing about with ail/diff and got it a wee bit better.
 Have to use a handful of forward elevator for inverted flight, any ideas? CG is right on the money spot 46mm.
All in all though, a great fly/fix for the day. :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on July 01, 2012, 16:50:49 PM
Sounds great! Just bin looking at an M60 to give me an option above 20mph, whats the build like?

I was on the limit today for the Weasel/Swinger in 23-28mph, though a little lead helped the Weasel. Bin trying out a couple of (now) 'local' slopes up at Captain Cook's monument.

Had a fly of an M60 yesterday in 30mph, definitely need something for these higher winds like.

And so the addiction continues...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 01, 2012, 17:21:47 PM
Hi Rich, the build was pretty straight forward if somewhat boring, but the way it flies more than makes up for it.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 06, 2012, 10:01:17 AM
Lovely weather, I think I'll buy a boat :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on July 06, 2012, 10:14:20 AM
Our club (Weardale) 'soar-in' is on Sunday...hopefully...the weather will be dry even if the hillside isn't. :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 06, 2012, 10:41:03 AM
Wouldn't mind a pop down, where is it located and can anyone fly as long as they have insurance.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 07, 2012, 21:54:23 PM
Simon ,slowly move the CG back on your M60 . Mine now flys inverted  with a touch of down trim.You will need to reduce elevator throw as CGgoes back , mine is 2mm.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 07, 2012, 21:57:30 PM
Cheers Eric, I'll do that next time out.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on July 08, 2012, 00:02:14 AM
Wouldn't mind a pop down, where is it located and can anyone fly as long as they have insurance.

Just been informed it's cancelled due to weather  :-\
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 08, 2012, 09:34:09 AM
Damn weather.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 13, 2012, 17:02:04 PM
Mass raid on Sluice today.Norman, gillete, Jeff with 3metre FVK, Mike,speedo and mini dragon,Ken,guppy and alula, Roger,weasel, John Mac, own design,meM60 and guppy,and Craig who forgot his plane!!Everybody stripped off incase we got heatstroke, felt like summer !
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: f3fman on July 13, 2012, 17:42:12 PM
So while I was Ice Skating with 4 thirteen year olds (daughters birthday party) I've missed summer have I  :banghead:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 16, 2012, 07:53:21 AM
Crackin good day up at Titlington yesterday with John, Darren, Russ and Bob and a big heap of planes including 3 Weasels a Fox, M60, Alpina, Blob, Zagi, Speedo, Dart, Wild Thing. Then Eric [Enrico] turned up with a D60, Zipper and a Sunbird.
The wind was just slightly off the slope but didn't stop us from having 8 hours of solid flying.
Mint. :uk:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on July 16, 2012, 22:42:31 PM
Crackin good day up at Titlington yesterday
              Did think about going up to Titters on Sunday but with the wind being from the west I thought it was going to be to far off the hill to make it worthwhile,never mind though,at least I got a good building session in on the afternoon.

                          ;) Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 22, 2012, 23:02:55 PM
Another cracking good day up at Titlington today, had my first fly with the Alpina on a slope and Darren had his first flight with his 3 meter Fox. Dave, John Eric and Chris turned up and we had a right good time in the at times, very windy conditions.
Mint, up again tomorrow too.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 24, 2012, 13:09:19 PM
Stayed later on Sunday as it got to proper D60 weather.Went back to campsite and charged planes for yesterday. Walked up Monday ,got transmitter out of bag,it had been left switched on all night !!!Li-po dead flat ,Would not recharge,sh***ed.Shared flying other peoples gear. New nimh bought today !!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 31, 2012, 20:59:52 PM
Hill top posse going on day trip to Rushup Edge tomorrow for a bit of DSing, might be a bit of wet DSing. Roll on the summer!!!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on July 31, 2012, 21:03:18 PM
Good luck with the weather Eric. :af
 We're going up to Titlington on Thursday, south-westerly 10-12mph, enough for the foam I reckon and maybe the Ash26.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 02, 2012, 12:03:55 PM
Fantastic away day, good weather and wind 14-20mph . got my D60 gunned at 139 and my JW at112.Geoff's first sight of DSing and popped his cherry with 84 mph with his J dub down the darkside !! 8 hours on the slope then drive back to Geordieland.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 02, 2012, 22:25:56 PM
Had an absolutely stonking day up at Titlington today, forecast was for 6-8mph but it actually peaked at about 20mph but the lift was fantastic. My Alpina 4001 specked-out and I had to apply full crow and spoilers to get it out of lift. Gave my new ASH26 3 meter sailplane a good outing too, lovely little flyer. And to think I wasn't going to bother after listening to the forecast.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 11, 2012, 17:12:26 PM
Where's the best place to fly ESE in the north-east, going to try Alnmouth with the M60.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 12, 2012, 23:56:08 PM
Been at East Hill the last 2 days DSing the North West face ,got some fast laps but really turbulent down the back!! Geoff just flew the front side with his Wasabi .Hoping to try a new S/East site tomorrow.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 13, 2012, 08:45:38 AM
Nice one Eric, me and Darren had about 6 hours at the Butts yesterday[Sunday]. First time I've flown there and it's a bit daunting throwing ya plane over a cliff when you can feel the wind[rotor] hitting you on the back of the neck. I think we were flying in the right place as there was a small-ish patch of flattened grass were I guess you guys must fly from.
Forecast S/W 15mph for thursday so I am hoping to maiden my 4m ASW28-18 on Titlington :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 13, 2012, 21:04:13 PM
Mike and I tried new site today. Wind very light (6-10 ) but totally still dark side. Did a few laps and shows great potential. Will be there on Thur's if forecast is right
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 17, 2012, 10:59:26 AM
Pleased I had a good day out yesterday on Titlington as it's pissistantly raining here and it looks like it's here for a while too.
My little AHS26 had a really good long flight but when I landed one of the airbrakes refused to retract fully. I suppose I could have disabled them and flown just using crow for landing but I'd sooner find the problem first and get it sorted.
Tried my M60 out with 12oz of lead ballast but it wasn't drafty enough but should be fun when the winds up a bit.
Enrico's new mount, carbon winged mini dragon, went like stink. Nowhere near as quick as his D60, but for me it was still ballistic.
Finished the day with a bit of "very" close in combat, M60 and 2 Weasels, John split his Weasel in two against his own head, easily taped back together, then had his aerial halved by Darrens Weasel. Carnage, but a good laugh all the same.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 22, 2012, 20:23:30 PM
First test flights today for O/D zipp78. 3 launches to sort the c/g and away she went,quite quick ! 5 1/2lbs and the wind was only 24mph ! Should be good on the big days. Pic taken with 48inch zipper for comparison. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 22, 2012, 21:10:48 PM
Lookin good, 5 1/2lbs seems a bit of a light-weight for you Eric.
We're heading up to the tit tomorrow, hoping to chuck the 28 off if the wind picks up.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 23, 2012, 21:36:42 PM
Belting day up at Titlington today, maidened my 1/4 scale ASW28-18, big, quite fast with a lovely whistle but quite docile too. Easy peesey.  Landing was a doddle with spoilers, not as effective as the full shlong of crow and spoilers on my Alpina, but effective none the less.
Darren had his first flight with his 3meter Fox, this too went with-out any hitches and he was proper buzzin afterwards.
Most of the day was spent with me, Darren and John[3 amigos] tryin to knock each other off the top of the hill :ev, don't know how much longer my M60 and the 2 Weasels are going to last with all the punishment that is being meted out to them. Time will tell I suppose.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on August 23, 2012, 21:52:29 PM
Belting day up at Titlington today
              Stressed to hell at work today,wished I could have been up at titters with you guys.
                                                                                                                                                 Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 23, 2012, 22:58:34 PM
Aye Chris, it was canny. We have been there the last 4 Thursdays and have hit on each time. I think the weather must think I am still flying big warbirds and thinks it is spoiling my day by making it windy he he.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 29, 2012, 20:11:06 PM
Tomorrow afternoon looks good for Seaton Sluice ( North 20mph forecast) i'll be there :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 30, 2012, 21:58:23 PM
Missed you by half an hour Eric, me and Darren had a couple of hours up there. Was still canny but had died off a bit according to Russ.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 31, 2012, 09:31:20 AM
Will be at Titlington Saturday, decent forecast. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 31, 2012, 09:56:10 AM
We're going up early tomorrow Eric as I am at a doo tomorrow night and need to get back early to get togged up. :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on September 02, 2012, 11:17:59 AM
Good day for flying heavy metal at Titlington yesterday, my Big Al[Alpina4001] and Darrens 3 meter Fox had a good outing, though I bottled out of chucking my ASW28-18 off. Second flight with Big Al was in 30+ mph had it performed flawlessly.
The day did not end with-out incident though and high-lighted just how potentially dangerous this hobby can be. One of the lads was doing one of his signature move, "buzzing the tower", a VERY high speed low level pass over the top of our shelter when another lad popped his head up to see what who was flying,,,,,, you guess it, whack,,,ooowwwwwwww. Split head,blood, broken plane, damaged pride but hopefully some important lessons learned. :xx
Hoping to get back up there this week, Thursday is looking good but weather forecasts can change :uk:.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 05, 2012, 13:30:24 PM
Will see you there tomorrow if not DSing in North Yorkshire ( WSW required for there). :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on September 05, 2012, 14:57:32 PM
Aye I'll be there from 10ish Eric, good forecast up to now, 17-24mph SW to WSW. Hoping to get Big Al up again, just love that plane.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on September 16, 2012, 23:42:25 PM
Two large PSS Lanc's at Titter's today.Hopefully some video footage to follow.
(http://www.rcmf.co.uk/RCMFLive/albums/userpics14697/m_Photo0203.jpg)

                            Chris. ;).
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 26, 2012, 19:54:32 PM
Smooooth day out at Seaton Sluice, wind 18-22mph North East. Mix of mouldies and foam, good to see Roger back in action and John D with my old 2metre Blade.Felt like winter with Kenny in one piece suit!! We retired for home at 4 to get warmed up !! Looks like that's it till the weekend when the wind returns to South West .
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on September 30, 2012, 16:23:20 PM
Bit of a damp day up at Titlington but good fun none the less. Wind and lift was good so I had a cracking good first flight with my new Alpina 2501. What a mint little plane.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 30, 2012, 19:50:20 PM
Hill top posse will be there tomorrow, hopefully in dry conditions.Test flew recomisioned mini dragon and JW on Friday so looking forward to a good thrash !!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on September 30, 2012, 19:53:52 PM
Car is in getting a new timing belt on the morn so am grounded >:(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on October 01, 2012, 00:56:25 AM
Car is in getting a new timing belt on the morn so am grounded >:(

 Aint you got a pushbike.  ::) Or a good Amigo :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on October 01, 2012, 09:52:52 AM
I had a good stint up there yesterday so I'm ok for a day or two, might get back up later on in the week if the wind plays ball.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 03, 2012, 19:59:01 PM
20+ lbs of 5metre DG 303 ACRO launched into the sky blue yonder today, ha'vnt ran that fast for ages!! Blade XL, Pike extreme, Dogan, and Luna, being the weapons of choice for a pleasant day out in 20~25mph breeze :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on October 03, 2012, 20:07:29 PM
Sounds like a cracking day Eric, just got back from Titlington after a belter. Didn't take any heavy weights just 3 meter ASH26, little Alpina 2501 and M60, other plane there included a Luna, a Fish, a Bluto and a smattering of Weasels.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 04, 2012, 09:43:14 AM
No one shot down then? :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on October 04, 2012, 09:48:22 AM
Nah, all good, little bit of foam on foam contact tho :ev. That DG303 looks very nice Eric, whats it fly like.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 04, 2012, 13:02:11 PM
28lbs and fully aerobatic !! Carbon D box wing with 4 servos each side, retract, and tow release =12 servos in total ! :ev
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on October 04, 2012, 16:37:37 PM
Very nice, love the big scale jobbies.
Title: North East Flyers
Post by: slopeflyer on October 04, 2012, 17:56:46 PM
Is it this one?
http://www.paritech.de/modellbau/dg303elanacro.php
Looks fabbo. Getting serious glider envy here..  My dream bird that (apart from the fox perhaps)
We need video!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 04, 2012, 20:32:44 PM
That's the boy ! Sorry no vid, no energy left after that hand launch :-*
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on October 13, 2012, 09:30:45 AM
So, where is everyone flying at on Sunday? I have a free pass and fancy a change of scenery...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 14, 2012, 16:51:54 PM
3 out at Seaton Sluice, wind light ENE for a couple of hours . Not really worth the bother ! allth'o Chris got to fly his 8ft PSS Lanc before the wind died. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on October 28, 2012, 19:27:15 PM
Cracking good day up on Titlington today, wind peaked at about 40mph and the lift was excellent all day. Just the three of us so plenty stick time on my little Alpina 2501 and enough combat to keep me aching for the next few days.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 08, 2012, 19:10:51 PM
11degrees, wind West 15-25mph,me and DS'er Douglass down to Thirsk for some laps.Bit turbulent down the back ,but lot's of laps at 80 to 90mph, ended up with both of us in the same curcuit for 20 to 30 laps at a time . Walked down the back of the hill in still air to the car ! Really stoked ! Just waiting for the next Westerly :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on November 13, 2012, 17:42:05 PM
We were kept on our toes today up on Titlington, wind peaked at about 50knots/58mph but big lift was followed by big sink. My little Alpina 2501 soaked it up with no probs and was a pure joy to fly.
Call me a shandy drinker if you lift, but I've been using a Radiowarm TX mitt the last few times out and it not only keeps my pinkies warm, it also takes the strain off my neck through the harness.
This gettin old lark has nowt goin for it.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on November 13, 2012, 21:00:47 PM
Shandy Drinker ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on November 13, 2012, 21:04:56 PM
Wooly hat, wooly scarf, padded overalls, TX mitt, depron in me wellies, I was a toasty shandy drinker. :nananana:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 16, 2012, 20:45:48 PM
Up there again on Wednesday Simon, Got the 6 ounce 22 inch Limit trimmed in 20mph wind!!! :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on November 16, 2012, 20:49:28 PM
Bloomin heck, I would be frightened to blink. Good job it's High Def. 6oz and 20mph sounds like fun too.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 19, 2012, 18:56:52 PM
The deadly duo set out to try a new Southerly site at Elsdon today, Wind 25-30 mph but lift was quite rubbish. We put up with it till 3-30 then left before any rain came ! The North side looks really good th'o. Will hit East Hill tomorrow if rain keeps away . :banghead:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on November 19, 2012, 21:54:02 PM
One of my local slopes outside of Elsdon is quite good in a SSW or SW wind. Sharing with the local buzzards there is very enjoyable.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on November 21, 2012, 22:55:09 PM
Great to see the limit caught on Eric! Mine's in need of some serious TLC at the minute after being smacked into the side of Captain Cooks Mount. Taken the opportunity to turn it into a T-tail, couldn't get the setup right (too ham fisted).

Will have to head up to the Sluice soon to catch up and have a fly.

Was out in Weardale at the weekend with my M60, though light conditions, it flew well considering.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 22, 2012, 18:20:05 PM
Just ordered another M60 which i'll ply cover and glass for the heavier days . Still love my original foamie which i allways fly ballasted at 44 ounces. Hope to see you up here soon . :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on November 22, 2012, 19:02:38 PM
My M60 is getting a make-over this weekend, it'll be fully strapped [ooer missus] next time out hopefully.
Heading up to titlington on my ownsome tomorrow as the lads will be at work. [Mugs] :nananana:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 22, 2012, 19:19:46 PM
The Hill Top Posse will be there by 12ish. See you then. Geoff  has new foamie to sort out. :co
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on November 22, 2012, 19:24:43 PM
Champion, see you's up there then. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on November 27, 2012, 19:12:35 PM
Rain shoud be stopped for tomorrow so HTP hopes to catch the last of this North wind at Seaton Sluice. Hope some more silly people venture out  :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on November 27, 2012, 20:17:29 PM
I was there for a couple of hours this afternoon. Rain missed me, :nananana: Although the wind was a tad to much for the small cliff and the turbulence out front was substantial.
But tommorrows another day :xx
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 04, 2012, 20:44:53 PM
North Westerly forcast for tomorrow, "no rain ", HTP looking at an afternoon out, anyone interested ?  :'' Will give Norman a ring about conditions at Tow Law..
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 10, 2012, 20:09:13 PM
Seaton Sluice today , 8 flyers out , 8 flyers up , great laugh and no mid airs !! God bless foam. We went home when darkness set in, all gear intact ! :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on December 15, 2012, 20:58:47 PM
Canny day up on the hill today, a bit squidgy underfoot but very good flying conditions and some good crack too.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on January 06, 2013, 10:20:52 AM
Up on Titlington yesterday, plenty of lift followed by plenty of sink but a good day all in all.
There was a shoot going on at the bottom of the hill and when we left there was a card on my windscreen asking us to "keep away" on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th.

Now you can guarantee there will be a crackin good south/westerly on those dates.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on January 06, 2013, 21:23:36 PM
There was a shoot going on at the bottom of the hill and when we left there was a card on my windscreen asking us to "keep away" on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th.
                Cheers mate,thanks for the 'heads up'.
                                                                              Chris. ;)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on January 08, 2013, 17:52:30 PM
Good day up on Titlington, not a single drop of rain, nice n mild 11 degrees C and 20-ish mph SW until about 3 o'clock then it swung WSW so we had the last hour flying foam up on the trig point right up until sunset. Had some lovely flights with my Alpina 4001, so much so that my little Alpina 2501 stayed in it's bag.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on January 19, 2013, 21:07:38 PM
Had an hour down at St Marys this afternoon in 20mph Easterly,( quite refreshing !!) Good lift and no snow. Forecast for tomorrow similar, so maybe see a few more hardy souls out ?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on January 20, 2013, 12:30:34 PM
Just had a couple of hours with my new Weasel :D, what a blast. Went to Cambois, good wind, good lift, but cold, stuck a 3.7oz lump of lead on it and it was spot on.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on January 25, 2013, 13:54:57 PM
Just a reminder lads, there's a shoot on at Titlington tomorrow so unless you want your plane "swissed" it might pay to steer clear.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 02, 2013, 19:14:02 PM
Flew Collywell Bay today all on my lonesome ,wind about 10-15mph ,quite relaxing after 50plus day at Titlington on Thursday.Could be good tomorrow at Corby Crag ( 15-20 forcast) See you there. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on February 03, 2013, 14:12:37 PM
Just to prove I'm still about, albeit 'darn sarf' in Teeside rather than in Newcastle I was out with Steve J to one of the WMGA sites yesterday.

Wind varied 15-25mph, tried the M60 with full ballast fantastic fun  :ev

Was great fun skimming the top of the slope at high speed. Frozen ground meant tagging the ground was no drama.

Really enjoying the M60, could possibly be one of those planes that makes everything else redundant (though not owned a mouldie before).

Will be making the trip up to Newcastle for the weekend soon, so might see some of you at Seaton Sluice.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on February 03, 2013, 19:35:34 PM
Canny turn out today up at Corby Crag, 6 bodies and a multitude of planes both foam and glass. Plenty of wind and pretty mild too.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 03, 2013, 19:48:38 PM
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Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on February 03, 2013, 20:06:05 PM
Bwah,,,, that's a motley crew alright. My jacket is rather well camouflaged amongst all that foam. 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 04, 2013, 00:21:16 AM
Yo Rich, if wind cooperates will see you at Sluice at the weekend. Glad you like your M60 .Maidened my new beefed up M60 ( 3.5lbs ) at Corby yesterday, like a train on rails.48inch Halfpipe for sale if anyone interested.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on February 05, 2013, 16:03:17 PM
Me and Darren hit the Tit today and what a hoot. Hit 50 knots according to Borders gliding club, wind chill -7c, blizzards. My Weasel with 4ozs of ballast and Darrens Moth 48", just soaked it up. Had three half hour sessions of RTT[rapid thumb twiddlin], breaks in-between to thaw out and eat bait.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: weasel1977 on February 05, 2013, 18:34:17 PM
Cracking day yet again never fails to impress not for the faint hearted when that biting wind picks up but flew spot on my weasel needs more ballast Moth was a dream to fly again though  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on February 15, 2013, 16:46:21 PM
Had a run up to Corby crag today, not much wind, about 10-12 mph so nowt to write home about. Flew the M60 and the Alpina 2501 but the Weasel was the mount of choice due to the lack of blow.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 20, 2013, 16:27:23 PM
Winter builds finished ,added a carbon and glass ( 3. 75 lbs) M60, foam M60, and afree flight Tomboy for the Nat's
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on February 20, 2013, 16:50:52 PM
Where's me hanky, av just dribbled ha. Very nice work Eric, they look fast even in naked form. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 21, 2013, 20:25:42 PM
Can never have enough  DS machinery Simon !! :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on February 21, 2013, 20:31:18 PM
Oosh, that's a canny arsenal you've got there Eric. :ev
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on March 01, 2013, 08:38:12 AM
Anyone around in Newcastle area at the weekend? I'm up visiting some mates so will pack the weasel for some opportunisitic sloping if anythings going. Wind doesn't look too favourable though.

Mike, I'll reply to you PM tonight.

Cheers guys,

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on March 01, 2013, 08:42:30 AM
Don't think the weather is going to play ball this weekend Rich. I might be going to Hauxley beach this morning to maiden my e-powered 1/4 scale Fox this morning at low tide.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on March 01, 2013, 10:55:13 AM
Hi Rich, light N E here at the moment so will give Seaton Sluice a go today and see what tomorrow brings. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on March 01, 2013, 19:01:19 PM
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I might be going to Hauxley beach this morning to maiden my e-powered 1/4 scale Fox this morning at low tide.

How'd you get on with the Fox mate?

I'm packing the Weasel just in case guys, hopefully see some of you at some point if the weather plays ball.

Rich
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on March 01, 2013, 19:24:54 PM
Didn't get the Fox out Rich, hopefully tomorrow up at the club field.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on March 01, 2013, 20:46:43 PM
 7 fliers at the Sluice,usual crew with Weasels ,Alulas, Guppys, and Blade in 10-15wind. That looks like the end of any wind until the middle of next week. Hard luck Rich :'(
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on March 19, 2013, 17:11:00 PM
Just had a couple of hours stick twiddlin on the banks at Newbiggin bay, 20-25mph straight on.
Hammertime for the M60, Moth and a couple of Weasels. Darrens Weasel ended up looking like a Jodel D150 at the end of play due to the very strong magnetic forces induced upon it by the lamp-post that are spaced every 30yds or so, still great fun though.
Damn,,,,looks like it's gona be the same for the rest of the week :uk:
Going to try the Alpina 2501 tomorrow, should be fine as I will be-able to land it on the beach,,,,,,,oh Deja vu going on here.
Skip to 6.45 if you just want to see it turn into the Nautilus.
Cularis with Swim SD.mpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTlz-jmKxD4#) ;D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on March 19, 2013, 22:08:27 PM
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               Nice one Simon!Shame it took a bit of a dip at the end.
                                                                            Chris. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on March 19, 2013, 22:20:34 PM
Thanks Chris,  the original video is excellent quality, recorded in 1080P but it would've taken about three weeks to upload due to the not very broadband I had at the time.
The fault was traced to a dry joint in the (brand new) receiver, which was  replaced by Gladstones.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: petes on March 21, 2013, 11:58:11 AM
Just a reminder that East and West Hill are closed for all flying from April 1st until 7th May during the lambing season. The farmer has asked that anyone wanting to fly just after the end of the restriction should check first in case the livestock needs more time. Contact Mr Telford Fawdon Farm 01665 578255.

Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on March 23, 2013, 20:27:59 PM
BWAH, bit drafty the day owa the banks here at Newbiggin by the sea, just to daft buggas, me and Darren and two planes, M60 and Darrens Moth. Wind peaked at 48mph according to Newbiggin weather sailing club, 0 degrees C, through in the wind chill factor of fffffflippin heck.
Good laugh though, even managed to land my M60 in a tree, how come you can only ever do that by accident $%&. Out again tomorrow but going to try further up the coast at Cresswell.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on March 23, 2013, 21:27:23 PM
BWAH, bit drafty the day owa the banks here at Newbiggin by the sea, just to daft buggas, me and Darren and two planes, M60 and Darrens Moth.
                 Aye,daft beggars alright! To cold for me,spent the day building just in case we ever get any decent weather.
                                                    ;) Chris.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on March 24, 2013, 07:42:44 AM
What were you building Chris? Was it the Me109 or the quarter scale B17?
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on March 24, 2013, 17:10:03 PM
Three hardy souls[nutters] out today at Newbiggin, Me, Darren and John. The wind had slackened off to a mere 46mph today,,,pah. Still had a good fly though, that was until my M60 was magnetically drawn into a lamp-post, so some minor surgery is needed. So the Weasel was brought into the fray and managed quite well with 4oz of lead in it's belly.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on March 24, 2013, 18:23:04 PM
There is a pattern beginning to form here Simon with your glider and immovable objects ;D The Lancs would have flown well in this wind but I am allergic to frostbite so maybe wait till summer if there is one :af


Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on March 24, 2013, 18:58:05 PM
Your right, it's those bloomin lamp-posts, I wouldn't mind but everyone knows we don't fly at night so why do we need them. :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: tango on March 24, 2013, 22:04:44 PM
What were you building Chris? Was it the Me109 or the quarter scale B17?
              Been trying to concentrate on the Gold Edition Spittie but have also began to cover the 109.As for the Fortress,it's on the too do list.
                                                                                                                                                                 Chris. :)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on April 14, 2013, 20:40:53 PM
Had a canny stint up at Titlington today, had a chance to try my M60 with a full ballast tube, 16oz of lead :ev
to give an AUW of 56oz. We had a slight breeze of 54 knots to help with the extra baggage and it really felt like flying a powered model, the energy retention and speed was something new to me and I am itchin to get back out with it.
 Needless to say it was a bit too drafty to maiden the Fox.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on April 15, 2013, 20:26:07 PM
Same again today, wind meter touching 58mph at times . Glass M60 maidened at 4 lbs empty and foam M60 ballasted to same. Anyone got a spare fus for Micks mini dragon? :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on April 16, 2013, 18:34:25 PM
Me and Darren hit the hill again today :D,,,,,BWAH, it was drafty. According to borders gliding club the wind peaked at 64 knots-74 mph, fully ballasted M60 was a handful at first but once dialed in it was fun. Surprisingly Darrens 48" Moth with no ballast proved just as capable. I didn't bother with the Weasel this time as I didn't fancy walking into the next county to retrieve it though it did fly on Sunday in 54 knots.
 
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on April 21, 2013, 21:34:35 PM
Another good day on the hill, me John and Eric. Thought there would have been more bodies up as the conditions were quite good the lift at times nearly had mine and Eric's M60's speckled out.
Little bit more fine tuning done to my M60, cheers Eric :af, this plane just keeps getting better.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 02, 2013, 19:50:49 PM
Camper loaded for weekend trip to Powburn, hopefully will meet worker bees at Titlington on Saturday or Sunday( s/w forcast) .Then off to South Wales on Monday to DS fest for four days ! It's a hard life.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 02, 2013, 20:37:17 PM
Ha, worker bee's, fortunately/unfortunately I can count  myself in that group again. We'll be hitting the hill on Saturday.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: ringo on May 02, 2013, 21:05:35 PM
Considering giving the Lanc an airing on sunday. Will need at least a 15mph breeze though :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 02, 2013, 22:18:09 PM
Got a birthday doo to attend on Sunday, but if the Fox gets it's first flight on Saturday it may just be enough to get me entice back.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 03, 2013, 18:44:27 PM
WMGA fly in on Sunday...lots of toys expected to be in the air...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 04, 2013, 21:04:54 PM
Another canny day up on the hill, got my first flight in with my 1/4 scale Fox :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on May 08, 2013, 17:19:49 PM
WMGA fly in on Sunday...lots of toys expected to be in the air...

How did the fly-in go? I was hoping to be there but had prior commitments unfortunately. M60 hasn't had too much of an airing this year.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 08, 2013, 17:30:27 PM
We has a spiffing turnout, the weather was poor but a good bit of flying was done
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Steve J on May 08, 2013, 19:01:08 PM
How did the fly-in go ?

Good turnout, decent wind, shame about the low, grey cloud. Doubly so as we could see that it was sunny down in the valley. To my surprise, Bustergrunt was in his shorts (all of his skirts must have been in the wash  :) ).

I was hoping to be there but had prior commitments unfortunately.

Priorities Rich, priorities.

Steve
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on May 08, 2013, 20:36:28 PM
Good turnout, decent wind, shame about the low, grey cloud. Doubly so as we could see that it was sunny down in the valley. To my surprise, Bustergrunt was in his shorts ...

Just a bit more optimistic than most....cold...nope, there was no snow...
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on May 18, 2013, 11:23:14 AM
After last weeks 7 hour drive to the DS fest in South Wales returned to normality with a sunny couple of hours flying at Titlington :af   Slope Soaring in Northumberland, May 2013. on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/66424535)
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 04, 2013, 18:26:02 PM
Whatever happened to the likely lads ?First proper wind for 3 weeks and only 4 of the Hill Top Posse out at Titlington in 30-40 mph ! No sign of the CADMAC crew or other slopers in our one good day of good lift. :co
PS ,that was Saturday.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 05, 2013, 20:47:29 PM
Late Saturday afternoon one aircraft went missing presumed dead. Somewhere down the front of Titlington lies John 's ME109, ic powered but without prop. Camouflage really worked well :'' If found give a call .
cheers Eric
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Ingieuk on August 06, 2013, 20:54:10 PM
Managed to end my sloping drought on Sunday up in Weardale with the M60. Great to put some names to faces as ever.

Anyone happen to have any experience of a Speedo? I remember Mike had one up at Seaton Sluice a couple of times, remember it going really well. I'm looking at a slightly different one (I think) with a rudder and lowered wing; http://www.slopeside.co.uk/gliders/slope-soarers/speedo-pro-mark-iiix-lite (http://www.slopeside.co.uk/gliders/slope-soarers/speedo-pro-mark-iiix-lite)

Seems like a lot of model for the money.

Any comments appreciated, cheers!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: mike557 on August 07, 2013, 18:22:12 PM
Hi Rich.
Still got a speedo and it flys aswell as ever. However IMHO the larger ones are a different animal, but I would imagine will also provide lots of smiles.
If you fancy it go for it
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 14, 2013, 18:30:27 PM
Up at Titlington today in light S/w (15mph) just me and mini Dragon ( no , not the wife ) nice relaxing fly and a bonus at the end of the day when I found the missing in action ME 109 snuggled in the ferns with not a scratch on it . Result ! :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on August 14, 2013, 22:06:10 PM
Nice one Eric. Been on me jollys so missed out on the last few good flying days but to get up next week.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 09, 2013, 20:02:48 PM
Off tomorrow to fly in the Peak District and pick up my new Windburner!! Been waiting 7weeks for this handmade DS plank coming from Australia, but found out it was lying in Stoke Parcel Force office for 5 weeks as they forgot to notify us of their arrival . Should be called Parcel Farce Worldwide :banghead:
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Bustergrunt on September 09, 2013, 21:09:42 PM
Nice looking bit of kit  :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on September 10, 2013, 22:33:06 PM
Fastest plank in the world at the minute at 306mph ! Quite heavy but should be tough as old boots.
PS needs to be :''
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on October 07, 2013, 20:51:20 PM
Got 3 lbs 4ounce Windburner maidened this weekend as wind on Sunday and Monday was hitting 30mph. After 3 or 4 flights adjusting C/G and throws ( elevator now 1.5 mm each way!) it's now ready for dark side action. :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: deckit on October 14, 2013, 20:34:11 PM
Ey-up, there's a foreigner in the house....... hopefully OK, at least I'm northern.

Looking good, Eric, even if the colour isn't showing faithfully.

And that spaghetti you were complaining about losing? Just found it  ;D :ev

Looking forward to seeing you & the Aussie dart at Rushup!  :)
Title: Re: Interest in forming aerotowing group in NE
Post by: egall232 on October 29, 2013, 22:02:02 PM
Hello,
          Looking for North east flyers who fancy a bit of aerotowing  ,private concrete runway located near Barnard Castle , no fees ,no grass cutting no politics just a bit of low key aerotowing  some basic safety  rules  :af Myself and Bustergrunt have  had some great fun this year and I am looking to expand to cater for some other keen flyers .ideally you should have a suitable tug although we have tugs suitable for 2mtrs upto 6 mtr glass ships  ;D
cheers Euan.
ps BMFA insurance  and either  a CERT /B cert or small flight competence test will be required.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 23, 2013, 15:39:06 PM
Hot day on the hill yesterday,wind 40- 55+. John giving it big licks with his fully loaded Oddessey, Roger reversing Gulp in for landings, my Windburner really on step when wind hits 45+, and Franky totalling M60. Rec and battery destroyed ! Merry xmas from the hilltop posse.  ; ;D :co :a >:( :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 17, 2014, 14:41:02 PM
They say a change is as good as a rest and it was yesterday. After the last 3 weekends standing on Tittlington in 30-40 mph South Westerlies we ventured to North Yorkshire for a spot of DSing. Light Westerly ( 12-20 ) produced some good quick laps and ideal training for those still getting used to flying on the "wrong side of the hill in no wind". Coats off and no gloves, just like summer !!
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on March 20, 2014, 20:46:40 PM
Monday light wind DS !, Wednesday 35-45mph booming front side lift at Titlington . Tomorrow have rallied the three musketeers again : for end of week cruise in 20 mph wind down ( hopefully )  :D
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on March 21, 2014, 20:02:11 PM
Weather forecast a bit wrong for cruis "in" today. Tree bending gusts on the meter of 56mph, and most of the flying been done in 40-45mph ! Great for the D60's but loads of reverse in landings for most other things ! Still sunshine and no rain ,so good day had by all .( I think ). :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: Simonslim on May 16, 2014, 20:40:47 PM
All on my lonesome today at Titters, wind was square on and touching 30kts at times, took my new 4.5meter Topmodel Ventus 2cx for it's maiden and all went very well. Caught a couple of good toupee lifting thermals which took the Ventus way up. Nice plane.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on June 08, 2014, 22:04:09 PM
Has everyone emigrated from Northumberland to sunnier climes !! Out on Saturday 11 till 2 at East/ West hill ,14 to 18mph on the front and easy DS cruising on the back, just quick enough to keep your bum cheeks clenched !! No one around. Sunday Titters ,14 to 20mph ,12 till 4 then left John boy to play by himself as my batterys  had had enough..When I drove away I could still hear a Destiny screaming round the sky!! Sun tan now topped up till about Thursday when next S/W is due. :co
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: JohnP on June 09, 2014, 19:25:46 PM
Has everyone emigrated from Northumberland to sunnier climes !

Guilty as charged!  But then I left about 35 years ago,  however my return visits have been very infrequent recently...  All the best to everyone still up there - I may get back for a brief visit sometime.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on July 30, 2014, 21:01:12 PM
Had a trip to North Yorks today for a bit of DSing with my friend from Leeds area as it's the first decent Westerly forecast for ages.When we got there wind 18-24mph but not a lot of drive. had 5hours of cruis'in, top speed on the gun 105mph. Good old JW.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on August 11, 2014, 20:17:01 PM
At last some proper wind! The 3 musketeers ventured up Titlington with heavy weight kit for some proper f/side flying.D60 and Windburners loved it with wind around 35-45 with highest gust of 51 on meter. Mike H had really good day with his  Apache( retro aerobat from the 1980's) once he filled the fuselage with stones off the hillside for ballast !! Should be same again tomorrow but not quite as windy. See you there. :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on December 21, 2014, 20:58:53 PM
The hill top posse took a chance on the wind forecast being wrong( 30-40 with gusts to 60) and we played a blinder.We got our Christmas fix in 18-25mph all day!! No rain no sun in your eyes and 9 degrees on the wind meter, just 3 M60s, a D40, d60 ,AND Windburner in the sky till 4 o clock.! Merry Xmas .
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on February 18, 2015, 19:52:20 PM
Seems like the North East is the place to be this winter. Had no snow where I live and quite dry down the flying field ! Hill Top Posse at Tittlington today in 10 degrees and 30 gusting 50 s/w wind . 2new models maidened (  Australian Gizmo and own home brew)no probs.Roll on the spring.  :co :af
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: enrico on June 22, 2015, 18:32:45 PM
I have a Hacker Vagabond for sale . Had about a dozen  flights but just dos:nt do it for me . Bargain at £90.
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: sorry on June 14, 2016, 15:42:44 PM
Just back from smashing week in Craster. Cottage by the sea. Morning cup of tea in bed watching dolphins !
Flew libelle from Honey Cove, shame about the big bush on the slope, and Tidewater in sea outside cottage. Tidewater may have made it into an episode of Vera but I expect it will be cut.

Thanks again Pat and Chris for your help in 2007.

Robert
Title: Re: North East Flyers
Post by: sorry on July 03, 2017, 10:35:43 AM
Another fun week in Craster. Flew at Corbys Crags on the way there, what a great site, and Honey Cove. Thanks again Pat and Chris for the info. Haven't met any other fliers there yet.