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Level 1 => Gliders & Gliding => UK Regional => Topic started by: Eyeboy on March 02, 2009, 22:32:24 PM

Title: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on March 02, 2009, 22:32:24 PM
I really don't know if this thread will gain any comments but hey it's worth a go.
 ;D

Ok, so i'm trying to start where we left off i.e. up to 28th February 2009. At this point Cactus had posted his 24,000th comment and this thread was not just the biggest on gliders & gliding, but the longest thread on RCMF period!
 :o

So, lets kick it off. Again. Let's just hope that we don't loose a years worth of comments in the future!
 :xx

Role call.
Eyeboy. Present!

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: DelUK on March 02, 2009, 22:34:57 PM
Like a Phoenix from the ashes !  :af

Who knows what will happen next.....
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 02, 2009, 22:39:20 PM
you gotta be king kidding me?!  ;D
if we do this again this time we're doing it right.
a proper section, a thread with slope info, threads for visitors, and thread for a what we doing/photos for each day.

the boast factor was great, but the point of it was totally lost.

anywhos, the pics and vid from this weekend are up on the WCS site
the vids going down a treat on that large US forum that works  :''

Hit the stick at St Agnes on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/3426068)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 02, 2009, 22:48:48 PM
you gotta be king kidding me?!  ;D
if we do this again this time we're doing it right.
a proper section, a thread with slope info, threads for visitors, and thread for a what we doing/photos for each day.

I agree. Are you saying that this thread should be used purely to discuss weekend actions etc? I see it that the WCS site should be the "one stop shop" for West Cornwall slope info. I don't believe the threads for visitors will gain many visitors.
 :-\
I've just notcied the "Huh" smiley has gone and i've only posted 20 comments to date! Delluk isn't much better!!
 ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 02, 2009, 22:54:08 PM
the site hasn't always got the latest info, only just started adding content again myself, far easier to just wop it here
it's probably missing a fair few slopes.

we need a page similar to what we had in post 1, the general info, what sites to look at for weather predictions, the glide compass which also needs updating, contacts stuff like that.
visitors, well we've got a few poor sods that posted in our thread, then got sucked in so to speak. if say del was to come down, he could start his own thread, and that makes it easier for everyone.
then when the weekend comes we can have a general chat thread, and new threads for the pics and comments afterwards.

i'm just pondering if i have that first page saved anywhere. thing is, if i did, it was probably on the desk top, and is long gone.
might not even be on this pc!!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: yellowblue on March 02, 2009, 22:57:57 PM
Start it all again..........then newbies wont have to trawl through umpteen pages of wat you guys get up to  :ev :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 02, 2009, 23:00:34 PM
exactly my point for a separate sub section with lots of threads, not a 5000 post ramble
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 02, 2009, 23:17:08 PM
First things first, here's the link to the West Cornwall Slopers website.

http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/?page=home (http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/?page=home)

Here you'll find details and reviews of slopes in and around Cornwall that we regularly fly from, pictures and videos form the slopes and a compass which auto populates to show the wind direction at the time and the slopes that should be working.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 02, 2009, 23:23:22 PM
i got bad news for you pal, i'm pretty sure you can't fly solo yet  ;D
yep, not for 2 days yet lol
you went solo on the 20th
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: DelUK on March 02, 2009, 23:48:32 PM
Yeah I remember that one Phil, wasn't it a thread titled "my student went solo today" or something like that. Look at the crazed slope obsessive that you begat  :D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 02, 2009, 23:53:45 PM
thats the one :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 03, 2009, 06:46:11 AM
i got bad news for you pal, i'm pretty sure you can't fly solo yet  ;D
yep, not for 2 days yet lol
you went solo on the 20th


I've been waiting for you, Cactus-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master!
(http://planetsmilies.net/star-wars-smiley-5472.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)


Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 03, 2009, 11:25:18 AM
The good news is that i have yet to start sloping  :D

I've known years flash by before, but nothing like this.......

Smithy the foetus  :sm99:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 03, 2009, 11:50:24 AM
Found my way back.

That vid looked good.

Hope to get out this weekend. I've got a log weekend but got to put a new bath in and would like to try to get out on the boat or go kiting depending on weather. Anyone planning this far ahead?

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: slopetrashuk on March 03, 2009, 11:57:09 AM
Noooooo!
Make it stop....
We need an 'Anti' Cactus measure stat!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 03, 2009, 12:23:56 PM
As usual I'll be out this weekend and as usual probably doing something different to everyone else  ::)

I had the best days flying I've had for months down Cudden on sunday, sat down in the grass on the darkside swinging some smooth ds aeros with Smithy... out of the wind there was no jackets/gloves or the usual clothing needed for this time of year... I even had my sleeves rolled up at one point it was that warm....bliss!  :co

With that in mind I'm hoping for more of the same this weekend.  :uk:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 03, 2009, 12:57:13 PM
I'm freaking livid about these forums going tits up. Any decent person from the IT crown knows how to make backups, daily or weekly. If I was a sponsor of this site I would withdraw it.

There was so much information lost about builds and other things its just insane that it could be lost.

----

Anyways, on another note! Last weekend was fantastic. Staggie rocks, its by far the best site we have in cornwall! My Swinger 60 lapped it up and put a huge smile on my face!

Nice to see you there Dan! Hope ya get a Swinger 46 going some time soon to get some slope shockie action going :)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 03, 2009, 13:06:28 PM
I'm glad you finally got to fly the 60 in decent conditions... I look forward to the vid  :af

I get the impression staggy one of the best sites in the country not just cornwall!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 03, 2009, 13:08:25 PM
Quote
I was but the learner; now I am the master!
you can strike me down darth, but i will become more powerful than you can ever imagine
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 03, 2009, 13:24:35 PM
just found the thread exists in google cache, i've seen a couple of apges, you just need to search and then click cache.
just need to find the right combo of words to find post 1  ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 03, 2009, 20:56:20 PM
I'm glad you finally got to fly the 60 in decent conditions... I look forward to the vid  :af

I get the impression staggy one of the best sites in the country not just cornwall!
Yeah was well cool! Hope there is a vid coming along soon. Dan and cactus got some.

Was cudden really grooving fast? The wind should have been ideal for some serious speed!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 03, 2009, 20:57:14 PM
just found the thread exists in google cache, i've seen a couple of apges, you just need to search and then click cache.
just need to find the right combo of words to find post 1  ::cc
By the sounds of it we'll be getting the thread back.

We'll be missing anything from jan though, but thats not so bad really.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 03, 2009, 21:25:06 PM
the site is alive again :af
im now working on a stealth bomber 3 its gonna be about half the size
and so andy dousent feel cheated im gonna keep those signature wing tips
i beter finish it quick because with any luck i should be getting another mb fri or Monday
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 03, 2009, 21:25:44 PM
anywhos, the pics and vid from this weekend are up on the WCS site
the vids going down a treat on that large US forum that works  :''

Hit the stick at St Agnes on Vimeo ([url]http://www.vimeo.com/3426068[/url])


Great vid mate. Really is top stuff! love it!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 03, 2009, 21:36:58 PM
Yeah was well cool! Hope there is a vid coming along soon. Dan and cactus got some.

Was cudden really grooving fast? The wind should have been ideal for some serious speed!

Yeah it was fast and smooth but it was more fun doing wide circuits messing around with aeros etc, that sites more suited to that kinda thing anyways...

Andys Bevo certainly licked it up... good bit of kit that.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 03, 2009, 21:40:21 PM
pics of your 60 are up on the site, didn't take video.
seems the tread is post jan 18th! so it doesn't exist
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 04, 2009, 08:09:33 AM
Yeah it was fast and smooth but it was more fun doing wide circuits messing around with aeros etc, that sites more suited to that kinda thing anyways...

Andys Bevo certainly licked it up... good bit of kit that.

Took a bit more lead off the front over the weekend and that has made the beevo even slicker.

Deffo preferred Cudden on Sunday over the hole on Saturday ( although both were great fun ). Nice to have popped the DS cherry.

 ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 04, 2009, 13:30:43 PM
have we got Alex back here yet?
could of done with his number last weekend when the forum was down
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Lord Xande on March 04, 2009, 20:31:02 PM
have we got Alex back here yet?
could of done with his number last weekend when the forum was down

Assuming you mean me, yeah i'm back.

I wish i could have been out last week but i had too much coursework, hopefully it should all be sorted by the weekend so i can get back out to the slope assuming the weather holds out  :)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 04, 2009, 21:17:32 PM
it's not looking brilliant  :-\
what make spitty is that in your avatar?
pm me your mobile number sometime then we can got hold of you if needs be  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Lord Xande on March 04, 2009, 21:28:43 PM
I think it was an ATS jobbie. locked out on its maiden though, i mounted the rx upside down and didn't secure the crystal in place so i think it wriggled itself out... plummeted full throttle into the ground  :(
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Lord Xande on March 04, 2009, 21:34:44 PM
pm sent
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 04, 2009, 21:45:18 PM
oooh ouch, never taped a crystal and never lost one either. tho all rx's in powered stuff live in tight wrapped foam
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 05, 2009, 19:09:50 PM
one for andy, what that windrider airbus goes like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH9FhyCzZ6k
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 05, 2009, 19:19:03 PM
I know they are not conducive to sloping but its not quite right without the engines.

Thats why I think the Vulcan and Victor lend themselves so well to PSS.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 05, 2009, 19:27:23 PM
Hey phil, that hit the stick video is AWESOME, and the timing of the music is perfect. i laughed from start to finish and must have replayed the last bit with the blob 10 times!


I managed to get out for a quick sesh at staggy this afternoon, i took....the alula (not a chance) fox (just about went forward) limit ex (in its element) and the tornado wing (no fun on your own!).


I cant wait to pick up that miniblade, would have been perfect today. Twas bloody cold though!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 05, 2009, 19:41:06 PM
So you're back in the thick of it then Dan... good man  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 05, 2009, 19:49:51 PM
Yeah mate, and picking up my first ever glass glider, a miniblade on monday.

hitec metal minis all round, futaba pcm rx, ready to fly with batt etc, 125 quid! i dont think its even been flown!


and look what ive fixed......new carbon spar and a few bits of foam grafted in here and there.
also, loads of lead buried in the nose, it was a swine to balance first time round, so ive got the benefit of hindsight now!
from what looked terminal when Andy flew through it at 50 mph!, LOL, it wasnt actually that bad, servos were fine, carbon spar broken in 1 place and a few tears in the foam. looks like new now, just needs covering.

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/Photo0340.jpg)
and a proper place to put the rx with a hatch....
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/Photo0342.jpg)

and my newly rebuilt and recovered alula, which flies sweet, roll on summer.........
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/Photo0336.jpg)

gosh, just noticed what a newbie i am at 12 posts! and i was at 997 when the tits went up!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 05, 2009, 20:06:58 PM
And i got this ready to fly, which i forgot i had!


I first got given this glider (dont know what it is) by Terry Williams atleast 6 years back, it sat in my shed for 6 months doing nothing, i then sold it to a mate for 25 quid which he was going to give me in a couple of weeks, i totally forgot about this and then last year at our bring and buy, said mate (who had given up flying) came up to me with it and gave it back! 5 years later!
He too, had forgotten about it and cleared out his shed and found it........the same chap i bought my Bolly Hovering Cobra off for 30 quid ready to fly! And the Big Yellow Taxi for 20 rtf!

Quite a story, so i guess this glider is 8 years old, in very good nick and is now (finally) ready to fly, its meant for electric, but ive just banged a couple of standard servos and a foam nose on it for now.

cleaned up well, and should be a real floater, 86" wingspan.

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/Photo0335.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 05, 2009, 20:28:21 PM
man... you have been busy, you've got quite a selection brewing!

An MB all up for 125 nickers! is it in pink/bogey green or something? thats freaking good!

It'll be good to see you and your crazy flying antics again  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 05, 2009, 20:43:33 PM
Anyone interested in a Leading Edge Gliders Fat Albert 48?

I'm thinking about getting a box of 3 over... works out at about 45 nickers per kit at the current exchange rate.

Another chap on the forum is after one so theres one going spare.

Heres a link to a chap whos built a flown one... hes a bl**dy good flyer and builder so knows what hes on about ;)

New L.E.G. 48" Fat Albert Flight report - RC Groups (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1003910)

Its an ideal little DS tool.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 05, 2009, 21:00:26 PM
Anyone interested in a Leading Edge Gliders Fat Albert 48?

I'm thinking about getting a box of 3 over... works out at about 45 nickers per kit at the current exchange rate.

Another chap on the forum is after one so theres one going spare.

Heres a link to a chap whos built a flown one... hes a bl**dy good flyer and builder so knows what hes on about ;)

New L.E.G. 48" Fat Albert Flight report - RC Groups ([url]http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1003910[/url])

Its an ideal little DS tool.



Put me down for the 3rd one please. Let me know when you want the dosh.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 05, 2009, 21:04:38 PM
tempting, i've got something on the fix for some DS, tho i don't expect it to be brilliant.
also tempted by a beevo tho, dunno what the cost of one is at the mo

ah well, beaten to it lol
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 05, 2009, 21:35:32 PM
Phil could be ordering some beevos if interested. I dont know the cost but around 50 - 55. Get my new kit finished first.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 05, 2009, 21:41:05 PM
i don't think theres a postage saving with those for getting more than one. could be wrong
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on March 05, 2009, 21:44:30 PM
all me gliders are repaired n ready to kick ass ...looking forward to the weekend ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 05, 2009, 21:48:23 PM
We are talking beevolution from windrider. If I order 6 I can get them for quoted price
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 05, 2009, 21:52:18 PM
ahhh 6 for 5, sounds good
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 05, 2009, 21:55:01 PM
They do a nice queen bee at 100" as well. tempted!!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 05, 2009, 21:56:48 PM
you'll be THE target  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 05, 2009, 21:57:48 PM
I want 2, probably sold another and if you want one thats 4 just 2 left to get rid. Any one interested in a beevo. Get new plane finished this weekend top model kulbutin and then may place order.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 05, 2009, 21:59:27 PM
bet andy would have one, he doesn't like to be left behind   ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 05, 2009, 22:05:39 PM
speak to those interested next time on slope
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 05, 2009, 22:06:05 PM
Anyone interested in a Leading Edge Gliders Fat Albert 48?

I'm thinking about getting a box of 3 over... works out at about 45 nickers per kit at the current exchange rate.

Another chap on the forum is after one so theres one going spare.

Heres a link to a chap whos built a flown one... hes a bl**dy good flyer and builder so knows what hes on about ;)

New L.E.G. 48" Fat Albert Flight report - RC Groups ([url]http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1003910[/url])

Its an ideal little DS tool.



It seems I was a dumb arse and looked at the wrong post RE price of the FA48... its more like 60 nickers a kit... Duno if I'm so keen now.

Whats this about Beevo's? :) I had a go on smithys and liked it.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 05, 2009, 22:08:25 PM
Phil you had a little yellow wing I saw you flying last year. I think you said it was imported from US or a plan from the US. What is it.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 05, 2009, 22:17:21 PM
pitch bitch?? nah, the US guys said it wouldn't work, so i changed a Limit EX plan and made one
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 06, 2009, 00:23:28 AM
bet andy would have one, he doesn't like to be left behind   ;D

True, but then again, tonight I picked up a new toy! Let's just say that I think Pasty will like it according to his recent post on another thread (since lost in the crash). All i can say is that it looks like proper slope pron!
 ::cc
Hopefully flying "it" this weekend!
 :xx :xx :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 06, 2009, 07:38:17 AM
dude! cant wait to see it!

I'm going to stroke it and lick it and stuff   :-* :embarassed:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: metcalfeclive on March 06, 2009, 08:31:53 AM
I had retired from posting in the glider section due to the inherant total lack of a sense of humour, however I will allow me this one post to wish you good luck on resurecting you slope thread.  You guys so remind me of when myself, correx, cardboard keith, the owd, go fly gaz, fly mike, swapmeet sime and stickerbod started sloping again about 5 years ago, ie great fun, take the urine, fly comedy models etc. etc. and not a reynolds number or an f3f course in sight.

I'll hopefully be down the west of cornwall for a couple of weeks in the summer so hopefully we can meet up and have a max out.

Keep making us laugh!

CM
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 06, 2009, 08:53:39 AM
Diversity takes yet another blow...  :banghead:

see you in the summer  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 06, 2009, 11:35:59 AM
What are the pans this weekend. Just put the new bath in so have some domestic credit.

Tomorrow looks best at the minute for Tubby's.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 06, 2009, 11:44:45 AM
What are the pans this weekend. Just put the new bath in so have some domestic credit.

Tomorrow looks best at the minute for Tubby's.

sj

I'm free!!
 :-*
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 06, 2009, 12:04:19 PM
I'll hopefully be down the west of cornwall for a couple of weeks in the summer so hopefully we can meet up and have a max out.

Keep making us laugh!

CM

Will be good to see you down here. One word of advice, no matter what, don't let Cactus "have a go" on any of your models unless you want it trashed.
 :ev :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 06, 2009, 12:15:29 PM
I'm around and eager to get the slopemaster flying.

I'll see what the true conditions are tomorrow AM and make some decissions then.... ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 06, 2009, 13:25:54 PM
yep, just gonna watch you fly like a big girl andy  :nananana:  but will he regret his choice  :''

if docs coming down I'm gonna make a slope version Wot 4 :ev

sunday looked the better day yesterday, whats it saying now??
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 06, 2009, 14:27:33 PM
I'm flying... wonna get time on the MiniD, so looking at the WSW/SW winds for tomorrow it'll either be Loe Bar or Staggy with you monkeys.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 06, 2009, 14:29:46 PM
I'm flying... wonna get time on the MiniD, so looking at the WSW/SW winds for tomorrow it'll either be Loe Bar or Staggy with you monkeys.


I'd be up for Loe Bar if it's working. Tubbys, although epic, is my least favourite of the Staggie slopes.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 06, 2009, 16:20:07 PM
Looking like Aggie for me tomorrow. A2's charging. Looks like the wind will buils through the day. Might be able  get those rolls on the square loop. Will probably try to see what the Lua will do too.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 06, 2009, 18:19:14 PM
Quote
I'd be up for Loe Bar if it's working. Tubbys, although epic, is my least favourite of the Staggie slopes.
you gert jessy  :nananana:
you'll be thankfull for it's huge landing area when you do your maiden this weekend, much easier to land there than the other two sites.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on March 06, 2009, 18:50:23 PM
dany has just been round for tcoulored tape to get his skua ready for morra.....what time you all going? :cig
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 06, 2009, 18:52:36 PM
mist all day tomorrow, rain sunday, great  :-\
gonna be a judgment call i think.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 06, 2009, 21:03:32 PM
be at aggy for 9.30
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 06, 2009, 21:46:07 PM
9.30! bit early innit!!

mind you if the winds building through the day, i want to fly the light stuff like the alula and the fox first, and then the sleds later in big wind.


skua is finished and looking good! just need to balance it and shes good to go.......cheers for the tape baz!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on March 06, 2009, 21:54:26 PM
changed that little glider back to a glider good to go ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 06, 2009, 22:59:52 PM
little glider??

blades.... ready, i think..
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 06, 2009, 23:44:18 PM
I'll be on here first thing tomorrow morning to see what the plan is.
Better get some toys on charge!
 :af :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 07, 2009, 01:54:34 AM
right, all my kit is ready. i got 9 gliders charged and ready to fly, so something for all occasions!
Alula, Fox, HLG, Limit Ex, Tornado, Skua, Bugi, Centi-Phase (big yellow taxi), and an 86" thermal model.

looking forward to it................
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 07, 2009, 02:30:58 AM
is there gonna be frequency issues all i have is 66
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 07, 2009, 08:21:29 AM
Looking good weather wise, better than earlier forecasts.

Looks like Tubbys or maybe Coastgards.

I'm gona load up and head out.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 07, 2009, 09:03:12 AM
only got the blade and tranny charged at the mo, winds are much lighter than expected, and it's pretty misty, no rain tho looking at the bbc maps
bbc also says we have a dry spell tomorrow.

ryan, i think somewhere i have a set of 64 crystals, will have to hunt about a bit tho.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on March 07, 2009, 09:07:17 AM
looking a bit misty over the coast...will be ok for some close in action..stuff on charge,what time we heading out?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 07, 2009, 09:12:09 AM
dunno, looks like SJ's on his way already
andy was keen but hasn't appeared yet
i'm just sat here pondering brekky and what else to charge.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 07, 2009, 09:26:00 AM
SJ's just reported in, theres mist but the viz is fine, winds bang on tubbys at about 15mph

time to get my crud together  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 07, 2009, 09:36:06 AM
see you there  ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 07, 2009, 10:01:31 AM
i'm fed, watered, crystals are in the bag, shizzle's together, see you in a bit  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 07, 2009, 10:02:30 AM
ill be there by 11
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 07, 2009, 18:01:52 PM
Did the fog clear in the end?

I checked out Loe Bar after dropping some supplies off for the wife  ::)... no fog or mist in sight... I got a good hour or so on the MiniD... plenty of tweaking/tuning etc.

You're right about the snap flap Si, I left it on all the time  :af

I'm really liking Loe Bar...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 07, 2009, 18:11:15 PM
we were just packing up as andy got there, suffice to say i only just got home, we did have to wait out another load of drizzle, but after that the mist stayed out to sea
i'll let andy fill in the rest while i sort me pics
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 07, 2009, 18:21:19 PM
i'll let andy fill in the rest while i sort me pics

We flew our planes for a little while and then we went home.
 ;)
Oh yeah, Phil flew his mini blade post repair and it ripped it up. Sounded fantastic. Really good screach to it when it banged a turn.
 ;D
Oh and I also maidened my new F4 Phantom. Needed next to no trim, no ballast. It just flew. Well. Very well. In fact it was awesome. It looked so scale in the air. I'm absolutely, totally stoked with it. 120 very well spent!
 ::cc

Thanks to Ryan, Phil, Bazza and Dan for all your help and encouragement. Wouldn't have done it without you.
 :af
Photos to follow.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 07, 2009, 18:28:35 PM
just looking at the pics, despite the mist and low light making them look a bit pants the Phantom it's self looks the nuts!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 07, 2009, 18:31:16 PM
poo pants, I forgot you had the Phantom, wanted to see that... why didnt you say!  :'(

Glad you boys got some air time in the end  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 07, 2009, 18:53:40 PM
You'll hopefully see her soon.

Can't upload the photos at the mo as I've only got standard dial up (which is pants). Will post them later.
 :banghead: :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 07, 2009, 19:17:01 PM
heres mine then
West Cornwall Slopers (http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=41)

(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1473-m_7-3-9.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1480-m_7-3-9__11_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1483-m_7-3-9__15_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1489-m_7-3-9__24_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1494-m_7-3-9__30_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1497-m_7-3-9__33_.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Lord Xande on March 07, 2009, 19:31:37 PM
Wow Andy! The phantom looks awesome  :af

Can't wait to see it in person.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 07, 2009, 19:32:16 PM
Will hopefully place the order for the beevos tomorrow
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 07, 2009, 19:33:27 PM
Andy the phantom looks great, what kit is it. Pity I missed it this morning.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 07, 2009, 19:37:39 PM
tomorrow looks interesting... 9am rain, clear by 12, rain again by 3, clearing slowy by 6

who's taking a chance  :study:


oops, forgot the link
BBC Weather  | Camborne (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/323?&search=camborne&pageSize=10&region=uk)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 07, 2009, 19:48:27 PM
that was good fun doing a bit off combat in that mist could hardly see the plane at times.
I'm still keen for one of the bevos
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: thermaled on March 07, 2009, 20:09:47 PM
Glad the Phantom flew ok for you Andy, my mate said it flew well. It does look good in the air.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Lord Xande on March 07, 2009, 20:11:56 PM
i don't think i'll be playing tomorrow  :(
can't justify the hour long ride either way given the weather predictions
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 07, 2009, 20:13:46 PM
Andy... that F4 really is PSS pron.  :-*

You must be well chuffed with it.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 07, 2009, 22:27:08 PM
I really don't want to tempt fate, so let's just say that the Phantom is alright!
 ::cc
Looks like the odd shower tomorrow but nothing too harsh. I may well have to have a little sesh again . . .
 ::cc :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Fisty on March 07, 2009, 22:40:23 PM
Like the look of that Phantom. Is it a kit?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Paul Callaghan on March 07, 2009, 23:37:16 PM
Andy, the F4 LOOKS GREAT MATE!! I am now green with envy.....

Jamie, thought you were in Florida...or are you?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 08, 2009, 07:01:03 AM
Like the look of that Phantom. Is it a kit?

It definately looks like it originated from a kit of some type (likely to have once been an inducted fan model although I don't believe it has ever been converted from / to one). It's got a fiberglass fuz (from a mould) and what feels like EPP wings. It's got a 48" span and a very long fuz. Would love to know more about the origins of the model myself (it was at least second hand by the time I picked it up).


Paul, what can I say. I'm really, really sorry. I know you were keen on her too. At the time of choosing, I had to pick the one model that would "float my boat" on a regular basis. The Spitfire looked very impressive but I questioned how much flying I would actually get out of it. Saying that, i'm still very interested in it.
 :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 08, 2009, 07:06:23 AM
The wind is currently a lot lighter than expected. Still blowing a fair bit but no where near the 40mph mark that was previously expected. If the weather holds, it could well be a very good day.
 :xx ::cc

Who's playing and when? I'm looking at getting out there around 11:30.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 08, 2009, 07:43:39 AM
The wind is currently a lot lighter than expected. Still blowing a fair bit but no where near the 40mph mark that was previously expected. If the weather holds, it could well be a very good day.
 :xx ::cc

Who's playing and when? I'm looking at getting out there around 11:30.
 :af

Where's there ?

I'm up for some  :D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 08, 2009, 08:02:55 AM
I'm gonna reassemble the discus starting now if all goes well ill be flying stagy
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 08, 2009, 08:08:06 AM
Where's there ?

I'm up for some  :D

take one guess ;)

and by 11.30 he means 3 :D

I dunno what to do, west is a troublesome direction for me to fly locally, so another trip to staggy sounds sensible... its the possible heavy showers that are putting me off however the radar is showing them at a good 100miles away.... hmmm  :study:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 08, 2009, 08:15:18 AM
Early doors may be the answer then  :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 08, 2009, 08:19:55 AM
just watching bbc weather now, the very front of the showers do hit about 10, maybe slightly north of staggy but not hanging about for too long, but the rest never make it meaning it's clear by about 11.
the cloud comes back by 2 and we'll be rained out about 3

think 11.30 may be a bit late if we want a decent fly, might be worth trying to catch the end of the showers around 10.30

winds around sevenstones are still in the 20's and may well pick up behind the first front, infact thats exactly what magic seaweed says so bring your lead!

andy, your wings are EPS, then most likely obdechi and maybe brown paper finished.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 08, 2009, 08:28:10 AM
An earlier start suits me...

I can do 10 if anyone else is keen? Smithy?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 08, 2009, 08:30:52 AM
i'll aim to get there just after 10, and i'll take some reading material to sit out any showers  :study:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 08, 2009, 09:39:37 AM
ill be up there around 11
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 08, 2009, 09:48:21 AM
cars more or less packed, just need to change and sort grub.
rains gonna hit at exactly 3 by the looks of the BBC animation ( shame the online version is so jumpy )
so we'll see you at 2.45 andy  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 08, 2009, 09:58:26 AM
rains here as predicted, so give it an hour and we'll be sloping  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Fisty on March 08, 2009, 12:10:22 PM
Andy, the F4 LOOKS GREAT MATE!! I am now green with envy.....

Jamie, thought you were in Florida...or are you?

That got binned a few weeks ago as i could not get the time off work and Nikki was complaining about the amount of money i was spending. It was the squadron that killed it though.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Fisty on March 08, 2009, 12:22:58 PM
It definately looks like it originated from a kit of some type (likely to have once been an inducted fan model although I don't believe it has ever been converted from / to one). It's got a fiberglass fuz (from a mould) and what feels like EPP wings. It's got a 48" span and a very long fuz. Would love to know more about the origins of the model myself (it was at least second hand by the time I picked it up).


Paul, what can I say. I'm really, really sorry. I know you were keen on her too. At the time of choosing, I had to pick the one model that would "float my boat" on a regular basis. The Spitfire looked very impressive but I questioned how much flying I would actually get out of it. Saying that, i'm still very interested in it.
 :-\

From what you have said it could very well be an old LMC kit . . . . it is far to big to be a Howard Metcalfe kit, it looks about the same size. They had glass fuselage and foam wings. They were powered by 60 size motors and they had several in the range such as the Mirage 2000, Tucano, Hawk and a harrier! i had one of the Harriers with a webra 61 in it . . . . interesting to fly.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 08, 2009, 15:07:50 PM
75.8mph my meter got up to!!  :o

just got home, and it's started raining bang on 3, had a couple more showers than expected, and the wind could of done with being 20-30 mph less, but cleared out the cobwebs thats for sure ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 08, 2009, 16:07:12 PM
piccys are up
West Cornwall Slopers (http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=42)

(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1514-m_8-3-9__5_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1516-m_8-3-9__7_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1515-m_8-3-9__6_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1510-m_8-3-9__11_.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 08, 2009, 16:11:01 PM
I enjoyed the extreme conditions... the 60's were lapping it up... awesome fun flying the MiniD in that kinda air..
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 08, 2009, 19:48:47 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the flying this morning, madness at its best.  ;D Glad I didnt launch as that shower approached.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 08, 2009, 19:50:18 PM
should of hung about tho, was nice later.
foxtrot oscared before i got a chance to show you those plans
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 08, 2009, 19:56:18 PM
Sorry but did know I was going flying until I had a phone call at 9.15 this morning so I knew I was not staying long. Try and catch up either in the week or next weekend.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 08, 2009, 20:33:53 PM
ryan, worth looking at
Login (http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php?action=classifieds;sa=view;id=60)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 09, 2009, 12:44:18 PM
After work sesh today anyone? Maybe from 5:30 at Staggie? Good westerly winds predicted to stay all day despite cloud cover increasing.
 :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 09, 2009, 13:10:01 PM
radio pard just said rains gonna hang around now
by the time i got home and back up there tho it'd be 6.30 at least
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 09, 2009, 14:29:29 PM
Busy tonight.

Was planning to load the car up tomorrow and head somewhere after work.

20-25 WNW and sunny/cloud forecast.  :af

Smithy
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 09, 2009, 14:37:32 PM
Oooooooohhh, look what ive bought......


(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/Photo0367.jpg)

never been flown! 125 quid ready to fly. its got 2 servos on the tail, so this one will have rudder aswell. and it IS the 2 piece wing after all!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Paul Callaghan on March 09, 2009, 15:31:54 PM
After work sesh today anyone? Maybe from 5:30 at Staggie? Good westerly winds predicted to stay all day despite cloud cover increasing.
 :-\
I'm up for it, will bring the Fox and try to get there for about 4:30 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 09, 2009, 15:58:21 PM
I'm up for it, will bring the Fox and try to get there for about 4:30 :af

I'll be about an hour behind you. Should be there around 17:30. Look forward to seeing the Fox.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: jrilstone on March 09, 2009, 17:10:45 PM
Hey All.
Eyeboy had a bit of a fly up at Perran this lunchtime, and seen as how he's working soo hard this afternoon, I though I would upload the pictures up for him. I only took about 20 pictures, but here's the link to see 10 of them -

perran 090309 pictures by obeythestate - Photobucket (http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/perran%20090309/)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/perran%20090309/DSC08867.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/perran%20090309/DSC08884.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 09, 2009, 18:19:46 PM
this is a cracking shot jodie  :af
(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/perran%20090309/DSC08878.jpg?t=1236622610)

has he sorted the ones we've taken over the weekend yet?

danny, your an ar$  :nananana:
but that wing arrangement is UGLY!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 09, 2009, 18:49:59 PM
I'm hoping to get to Aggie tomorrow after work for a quick blast. Looks good for a loaded Luna.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 09, 2009, 19:06:46 PM
yeah, i dont understand why they have done the wing mounting like that, very ugly, and not the most efficient ::)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Patriot on March 09, 2009, 19:23:29 PM
Someone has told me to post here as I'm after a Glider carry bag for a Luna and someone on here could make one for me, any sensible reply would be welcome ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Woodstock on March 09, 2009, 19:30:39 PM
this is a cracking shot jodie  :af
([url]http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/perran%20090309/DSC08878.jpg?t=1236622610[/url])

has he sorted the ones we've taken over the weekend yet?

danny, your an ar$  :nananana:
but that wing arrangement is UGLY!
That Phantom is so cool :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 09, 2009, 21:01:54 PM
Someone has told me to post here as I'm after a Glider carry bag for a Luna and someone on here could make one for me, any sensible reply would be welcome ;D

I think that was aimed at me. There was a thread on it before the forum crashed.

I'll post on your thread. Basically I was looking at a possible cottage industry for my mother-in-law who's a prfessional seamstress with an industrial machine. My Prototype got pretty carried away. I'll post on your thread.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Patriot on March 09, 2009, 21:31:49 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 10, 2009, 11:53:22 AM
I just hope the forecast for this Saturday comes true. It could be an absolute belter!
 :xx
Yes I know, i've just jinxed it!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 10, 2009, 12:11:00 PM
Sod Saturday, that's days away  ???

Tonight....about 5ish, staggie  ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 10, 2009, 13:25:10 PM
Hope to beat you to it. I've got a 15:00 meeting at threemilestone. So with a bit of luck I'll be up there for 16:30. Looks like the top slope by the hump.

Forecast was looking great last time I looked. Could even be sunny, with that NW'ly keeping the sun out of our eyes all being well.

Hopefully catch some of you later.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 10, 2009, 13:29:17 PM
the sites named after the rock you see from it, Bawden, or more popular, Man and his man
Main site works just as well
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 10, 2009, 13:52:13 PM
the sites named after the rock you see from it, Bawden, or more popular, Man and his man
Main site works just as well

As in.........

Refer to the top site, by the hump, known as Bawden, or man and his man as the main site? :study:

Or do you mean that the main site, that I know as Coastguards, works just as well in a NW????  ::)

Tubby's and Coastgaurd are clear.......I think. What are we calling the hump?
 ;D

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 10, 2009, 13:57:24 PM
well there you go then, options are
Bawden
Man and his man
Main site
or Hump  ;D

Coastguards in the next along with the long car park, Tubbys is at the end
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 10, 2009, 14:21:18 PM
Were we flying tubbies at the weekend  :banghead:

It all gets so confusing
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 10, 2009, 17:35:11 PM
yes, then after the rain we shifted to coastguards
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 10, 2009, 20:24:44 PM
In regard to a post earlier regarding the beevos, I understand there is a Bee2 coming out at the end of this month, anybody know anything about these, are they a revamp of the beevo.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 10, 2009, 20:25:17 PM
Price is about 5 more.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 10, 2009, 20:28:18 PM
Help, building my kulbutin, the wings are white foam with very neat cut outs for the servos, however best way to secure servos, heavy duty double sided tape or epoxy. Oh by the way servos are digital 225 mini servos
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 10, 2009, 20:51:29 PM
Anybody seen these

Tornado 2009 v1 (http://www.modelflightstore.co.uk/telink%20tornado.htm)

cheap
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 10, 2009, 21:25:37 PM
the bee2 is a new version of the old bee using some updated moulds.
the beevo is good but some of the yanks feel the bee has better combat agility, where as the beevo is more of a go fast toy.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 10, 2009, 21:38:44 PM
Anybody seen these

Tornado 2009 v1 ([url]http://www.modelflightstore.co.uk/telink%20tornado.htm[/url])

cheap



Hi Sean, Danny here.

I have been flying one of these for a couple of years now and barry had one that he sold to Andrew, Steve woods still has his i think.

We bought ours at the Thames Valley Airshow, and i think we payed about 25 quid each! So yes they are very cheap.

They DO require mini servos unless you want to fit a fuz (like i did in its first incarnation, it now has minis and no fuz after a recover).

They are fast, quick to build and take a bashing as well as any other wings.

You can have a go on mine next time i see you on the slope and then you can decide if you want one!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 10, 2009, 21:58:50 PM
the bee2 is a new version of the old bee using some updated moulds.
the beevo is good but some of the Americans feel the bee has better combat agility, where as the beevo is more of a go fast toy.

Thats basically it.

The designer had a poll going on rcgroups asking what was the best wing. Some clever dick pointed out that it would be a mix of the two, keep the agility but make it as fast as possible. I've got high hopes for the new one being as fast as a bevo but with really good agility. :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 11, 2009, 11:19:15 AM
Once we're back into british summer time I'm planning a long weekend of sloping action in Wales... hoping to get the well known spots in and atleast one serious DS site.

If anyones interested in coming along let me know.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 11, 2009, 13:07:25 PM
a return the bwlch has to be done in the summer, be nice to get a combat comp in again, but if you want to do other stuff you'll want a different weekend
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 11, 2009, 13:11:18 PM
I have no interest in combat and I'm going to be more adventureous than just going to Bwlch.

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 11, 2009, 14:00:17 PM
I'm up for an adventure, and combat is also low on my list of things to do whilst abroad  ???

Want to fly as many different places and conditions as possible.

 :uk:

Smithy
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 11, 2009, 17:22:42 PM
what do you all think
rumble is selling a mini blade performance with 6 servos+battery for 225
its had a mid air and broken the fuzz behind the wing he sounds confident that it has been repaired to a high standard.to fly this plane i would have to get a nother transmiter i think as mine is 4ch could i run it on 4ch I'm thinking y leads

and if i can how can i make a secure payment
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 11, 2009, 20:18:49 PM
Hi Ryan

If you're going to get into more sloping and more planes I'd bite the bullet and get a transmitter that'll do all the glider type mixes you need... it'll give you a much better flying experience.

As for the Mini Blade, I'd always be dubious about buying a mouldy that has been damaged and repaired... I'd only buy it if I knew the person well and could fly it before buying.

I reckon if you keep your eyes peel on here and bmfa you'll get something better or cheaper. I wouldnt be fixed on the MB either... theres loads of choice.

Steve
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 11, 2009, 22:08:24 PM
Hi Ryan

If you're going to get into more sloping and more planes I'd bite the bullet and get a transmitter that'll do all the glider type mixes you need... it'll give you a much better flying experience.

As for the Mini Blade, I'd always be dubious about buying a mouldy that has been damaged and repaired... I'd only buy it if I knew the person well and could fly it before buying.

I reckon if you keep your eyes peel on here and bmfa you'll get something better or cheaper. I wouldnt be fixed on the MB either... theres loads of choice.

Steve

Good advice. I'll second that.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 12, 2009, 22:58:40 PM
Still looking like Saturday is a going to be a goodun!   :xx :xx :xx

Anyone playing or will I have Staggie to myself?
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 12, 2009, 23:14:48 PM
Had Tubby's all to myself tonight. Had a lovely 50 minute flight.

Kids this weekend so doubt I'll be out.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 13, 2009, 07:36:35 AM
arg I was hoping for some local flying this weekend... damn that northerly wind!

yeah I'll be up tomorrow.... might try cudden on a WNW too
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 13, 2009, 07:55:46 AM
Up country for me this weekend  :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 13, 2009, 12:38:16 PM
Up country for me this weekend  :-\

WNW, sunny and decent winds on Saturday. Gutted for you mate.
Ah well, life goes on!!
 :ev ::cc ::cc :af :co ;D :D ;) and every other "happy" smiley!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 13, 2009, 15:01:28 PM
I'm now wishing nasty hateful things on you and all your models ( except the F4, whom i will woo away from you and marry in a shotgun style wedding ).

 :nananana:

Smithy

ps, have a good day  :'(
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 13, 2009, 18:18:09 PM
What's the plan for tomorrow?

With the conditions as they are set to be, i'm definately up for an all dayer. I'm thinking a 10am start isn't such a harsh thing for a stunning day on the slopes.

What say ya'll?
 ::cc

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 13, 2009, 19:38:49 PM
Sounds like it's just me then.
 :'(
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 13, 2009, 19:44:43 PM
il be up
ive got a discus and my Little edge 540 which i fixed up was up stagy yesterday testing the edge slopes very well an aerobatic Little bug er and changed frequency
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Lord Xande on March 14, 2009, 00:14:35 AM
Gutted i can't be there :(
i really wanted to see the phantom too

i've got a booked meal at lunch for a friends birthday. i thought it was at night so i was looking forward to being there, but i found out today it was at lunch. looks like sunday wont be good either so i won't be at the slope again for a few weeks as final projects are due soon.

have fun
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 14, 2009, 07:47:03 AM
myself and gary will be there about 11ish...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 14, 2009, 08:25:01 AM
myself and gary will be there about 11ish...


GOOD MAN!

See you up there. Looking like it's gonna be a good un!
 ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 14, 2009, 19:04:33 PM
Andy... Did I get any decent pics of your phantom?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 14, 2009, 19:05:53 PM
Sorry for being impolite and leaving without saying goodbye but had to get back for 12 and was running late
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 14, 2009, 21:23:10 PM
hows it going with the bevos
 
i sold my car the outher day to some special caricatures Ive just had the police round questioning me about it it sounds like its run out of petrol and left inconsiderately. there is empty beer cans in and out IV the car.more UN wanted hassle ;copper;
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 14, 2009, 21:47:42 PM
Andy as promised this is the kulbutin nearly finished. Hopefully be ready for next week.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 14, 2009, 21:52:57 PM
Hi Ryan

There is a new bee 2 coming out, however have a look and see what you think of these Telink s.r.o. 2009 v1 (http://www.modelflightstore.co.uk/telink%20s.r.o..htm) there are a variety of wings and cheaper than the beevo
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 14, 2009, 21:54:11 PM
for those wanting an alula type thing
New from Windrider. (http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php/topic,48406.0.html)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 14, 2009, 22:00:52 PM
Andy as promised this is the kulbutin nearly finished. Hopefully be ready for next week.

More slope pron to hit the Cornish Slopes! Looks very smart! Can't wait to see her up and flying!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 14, 2009, 22:03:07 PM
Andy... Did I get any decent pics of your phantom?

Mate, you got some great shots. Thank you! :af
Will post them on photobucket once i've had a good sort through (500 shots taken today)!

Just got to do a few little (!) repairs to her and she'll be back on the slopes in next to no time.
 :xx :banghead: :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Paul Callaghan on March 14, 2009, 22:47:15 PM
andy are you flying tomorrow?  Stan and I will be up at Lunchtime all being well :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 14, 2009, 22:49:46 PM
6mph south, good luck  :uk: ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 14, 2009, 23:08:11 PM
Photos are up.
Link to photos (http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/St%20Agnes%2014%2003%202009/)

Here's a few of the best from today . . .

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/St%20Agnes%2014%2003%202009/DSC09214.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/St%20Agnes%2014%2003%202009/DSC09137.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/St%20Agnes%2014%2003%202009/DSC09057.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/St%20Agnes%2014%2003%202009/DSC09137.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/St Agnes 14 03 2009/DSC09094.jpg)

Good day again!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 14, 2009, 23:09:59 PM
decent pics of my PB at last  :)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 14, 2009, 23:12:28 PM
andy are you flying tomorrow?  Stan and I will be up at Lunchtime all being well :xx

Paul,
It really isn't looking much like sloping weather tomorrow. The winds are predicted to be very light so i'm gonna give it a miss and head over to the folks place for the day. Sorry mate.


Maybe have a fly one evening this week if you fancy it?
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 14, 2009, 23:13:44 PM
decent pics of my PB at last  :)

Glad to be of service. I'm really pleased with the pic of it above (posted twice for some reason).
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 14, 2009, 23:14:44 PM
it's that good  :co
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 15, 2009, 00:52:03 AM
my piccys are up
West Cornwall Slopers (http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=43)

(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1527-m_14-3-9__9_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1536-m_14-3-9__28_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1534-m_14-3-9__26_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1537-m_14-3-9__31_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1547-m_14-3-9__49_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1548-m_14-3-9__51_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1549-m_14-3-9__52_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1557-m_14-3-9__65_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1562-m_14-3-9__71_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1576-m_14-3-9__101_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1582-m_14-3-9__127_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1585-m_14-3-9__135_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1588-m_14-3-9__141_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1593-m_14-3-9__146_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1605-m_14-3-9__170_.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 15, 2009, 07:35:13 AM
Some cracking pics guys...

The Bazza/Andy Flik ones are great and the andy slope pron ones made me spit out my tea :)

Sorry Andy... shame I didnt pay any attention to getting the horizon level when taking the pics of your F4  :embarassed:... nothing photoshop cant fix tho!... still looks the dogs danglies tho  :af.... hopefully she'll be back with us again soon  :xx

To hide the repair to come, just stick on a black nose like this...

(http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/F4rnd-01.jpg)

I get the impression you're not keen to repair it yourself... seeing as you travel a bit why not put the word out and see if someone will strap it up for it?.... You could have it flying again by next weekend  ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 15, 2009, 08:13:05 AM
a large black nose did cross my mind yesterday, but i forgot just how big the nose cone can be.
a good solution there andy  :af

pretty sure using the stick method we could have that ready for next weekend
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 15, 2009, 08:21:25 AM
hows it going with the bevos
 
i sold my car the outher day to some special caricatures Ive just had the police round questioning me about it it sounds like its run out of petrol and left inconsiderately. there is empty beer cans in and out IV the car.more UN wanted hassle ;copper;


eheheh those dudes sounded like trouble when you were talking about them yesterday!

If seans holding off on the beevos, I wouldnt go for the cheaper telink stuff, its not in the same league as the windrider stuff, either wait for the Bee 2, get the Beevo or just get the Irvine X-it which is readily available over here (its the original Bee re badged... Gary has one and its good)... all you need to do is get a carbon spar to go in it (the hole for it is already pre moulded)...

Irvine X-it - A-IRVXIT - ModelmaniacsOnline.Co.Uk (http://www.modelmaniacsonline.co.uk/products.php?ProductID=558&CatID=423)

The Bee 2 is as the X-it (bee) but with mods like carbon spar included and internal push rods... the wing section and plan form is exactly the same.



Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 15, 2009, 08:26:26 AM
Andy I work with a lad who specialises in GRP and Carbon layups and repairs if he can help I am sure he will.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 15, 2009, 12:00:11 PM
Gents, thanks for the options. At some point i'm gonna have to spend some time making repairs to mouldies so now is as good a time as any.

Phil, i think i'm gonna try the stick method first. Once the glass has stuck to the insides, i'll mix up some glue (with some micro balloons in it ?) and stick it on the outside. I'll then spend some time sanding at back to a good level of finish before painting it black. Looking at loads of photos on line last night, it is not currently to scale, and increasing the length of the black nose cone would lend itself to scale.

Gent's your legends. Thanks for the input.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 15, 2009, 16:19:43 PM
dunno if it's right, so like i said start a thread, but heres what i'd do.

tidy up the frayed edges a little, but not so much that you can't line the cone up properly again.
put a few lolly sticks around the edge facing the cone, fix these in with epoxy, they should follow the line of the inside of the fuz, so check that with each one before fixing. the more the better here i think.

when dry smear epoxy on the exposed parts of the sticks and slide the nose on.

if access is easy, and i don't think it is, when dry apply a wing bandage or similar to the inside covering up the crack the sticks arn't.
if access isn't easy you'll be wanting a thinner layer of cloth over and in the crack. when dry rub back and add more resin ( maybe more cloth too ), when dry rub back and repeat until the nose is smooth.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 15, 2009, 20:35:00 PM
Hey Andy

Some suggestions from the guy I was talking about, if you have enough room to get your hand in the fuzz then put a ring of glass tape, available from from Halfords with their glass resin, in around the joint. Use grp tape to keep in place while setting. The loose hair around the outside set with a little more resin, sand back, back fill with car body filler. Then paint. Hope this might help Sean
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 15, 2009, 20:36:56 PM
Andy, If you want some serious repair tape, I can lay my hands on some kevlar
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 15, 2009, 21:18:18 PM
Andy, If you want some serious repair tape, I can lay my hands on some kevlar


You sir, are a gent!

I like the idea of the Halfords tape. What do you reckon to this little set up?
Halfords sticky, glue like stuff with glass. . . .[/ (http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_194271_langId_-1_categoryId_165625#dtab)url]

The good news is that I can get my hand in from the fuzz although it's a comfortable fit! At least I should be able to ensure the matt is fully covered.
It's at times like this that i'm gutted not to be able to attend the Redruth build evenings that they used to hold.
 :'(

It's also dawned on me that the nearest place to get modelling balsa (or equivalent) is West Wings in Helston! Does anybody know anywhere else slightly more local to me in Perranporth (based on my lasy visit it looks like Hobbyzone in Newquay is dying a slow death).
 :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 15, 2009, 21:19:58 PM
still got a load of that stuff in the shed somewhere
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 15, 2009, 21:29:56 PM
still got a load of that stuff in the shed somewhere

And i'm good at cooking beans on toast. Maybe we could, well, get together sometime at my place and get our hands dirty . . . .
 :-* :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 15, 2009, 21:38:19 PM
I've used that halfords stuff for making ballast tubes and a few repairs in the past.

That chopped mat is a pig to work with and not hugely strong when compared to other options, a mate sorts me proper woven glass fibre cloth when he can... that stuff is a real joy to work with compared to the chopped mat, it goes on well, is much neater and a lot stronger.

You can get it off the net real easy... just dont get it from a modelling supplier, they'll double the price for the privilege.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 15, 2009, 21:39:28 PM
maybe, i'd like to see a few other repair options first

i've probably got some wing bandage around, if not i do have carbon tape
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 15, 2009, 21:52:28 PM
I've used that halfords stuff for making ballast tubes and a few repairs in the past.

You can get it off the net real easy... just dont get it from a modelling supplier, they'll double the price for the privilege.

Think a surf shop might not be a bad option. I bought a kit a few years ago to repair one of my boards and the cloth was like silk. The board is till with me so maybe thats a good indication of it's strength.

Like Phil, i'm interested by any other options you may have be it repair methods or materials. It's starting to sound like I need to start a new thread . . . . "How should I repair my poorly girl?"
$%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 15, 2009, 22:05:17 PM
great place over at ST Day for GRP, and yes I have stock of balsa
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 15, 2009, 22:11:48 PM
cornwall glass supplies or something, next to united down tip, where i got my carbon ribbon from
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 15, 2009, 22:13:35 PM
May just have to make a visit to the St.Day tomorrow lunch time. Just need to check i've still got the locking wheel nuts on my car before I set off!!
 :o
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 16, 2009, 08:15:52 AM
If you can get into the nose through the fuz to glass I'd tape the nose in position first. Use a wide tape, about 50mm and add a strip of seloptape down the middle, sticky to sticky. _-_ ish. Hope that makes sense. The idea here is that by taping from the outside it's much easier to get the nose held in the right position with enough strength to handle the fuz without upsetting the joint. The idea of the backing strip is to provide a smooth mould fro the glass you're going to pu on the inside. Asuming you can make this tape type mould (looked like a pretty straight break from memory). you can now glass the inside. For the best finish I'd brush on some epoxy all over the joint to start then add the glass cloth as a bandage around the inside pushing it into the epoxy. You can then add extra layers and epoxy to suit.

Defo use woven, chop strand is a b14tch to work with unless it's a boat.
If you can remove that woden nose cone and refit after through the fuz then do.
Do go talk to someone in the know to check it's ok to put epoxy on polyester. I couldn't tell for sure as the smell was weak in that one, but worth a check.

I'd recommend some of those latex gloves that you're bound to have a supply of. ;D

sj.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 16, 2009, 12:28:31 PM
Anybody got access to a decent airbrush (no i didn't leave the "H" off my spelling - it should read "airbrush" not "hairbrush")! I'm more than willing to pay "rent" for the use of it as i'm loathed to spend in excess of 150+ for a decent new one (dual action model including compressor cost).
 $%&
I don't really relish the idea of having to use Halfords car spray paint on my baby!
 :'( :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 16, 2009, 13:09:22 PM
got an airbrush too

the tape on the outside for a smooth finish is a good idea

yesterday would of been perfect for a fix the phantom session in my garden
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 17, 2009, 07:56:59 AM
I've got an airbrush too if you need one.

Not looking like much flying at the weekend, but great weather.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 17, 2009, 08:01:35 AM
what ya mean? the weekends looking well good for flying... I'm hoping for some good after work sessions this week too.

mmmmmm the winds from the east commeth!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 17, 2009, 09:15:14 AM
I've got an airbrush too if you need one.

Not looking like much flying at the weekend, but great weather.

sj

Might get to build or repair something! If only there were somewhere we could meet up to discuss / work on projects. I don't think McDonalds at Fraddon is that accommodating which is a real shame.
 ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: fly-navy on March 17, 2009, 09:18:47 AM
The Watering Hole :af :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 17, 2009, 09:22:38 AM
ahhh I seee... conflicting weather reports... I'm going with MO for the lizard...just cause it looks better.... its likely to all change by friday anyways.

Defo going for some evening flying... MiniD should go well off fletching and Big Stack should be working at some point.... if anyones over this way you're welcome to join in the fun.... thats unlikely I know.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 17, 2009, 09:30:47 AM
Might get to build or repair something! If only there were somewhere we could meet up to discuss / work on projects. I don't think McDonalds at Fraddon is that accommodating which is a real shame.
 ;)

I know a very accommodating "coffee shop" very close to Burgerworld at Fraddon which is glider friendly  :af

Smithy ( coffee shop proprietor )

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2009, 13:51:12 PM
 :study:  :af

just taking a look at the hit the stick stats.. it's been watched 161 times via the WCS site! :o
so we get a bit of traffic then
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 17, 2009, 14:37:52 PM
:study:  :af

just taking a look at the hit the stick stats.. it's been watched 161 times via the WCS site! :o
so we get a bit of traffic then

True. Thing is, I think we all like it so much, 150 of those hits are from the "normal" WCS boys!  $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 17, 2009, 18:47:51 PM
Anybody interested in meeting at a school with full access to workshops etc. ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2009, 18:51:02 PM
ooooh, is it back on?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 17, 2009, 18:56:57 PM
I can try possibly to make arrangements for some time. Evenings are out at the moment, however I might be able to open when there is a bad weekend, however there with be a small cost involved.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 17, 2009, 19:01:33 PM
I'd be up for it (whilst i'm still down here)!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 17, 2009, 20:16:59 PM
finally got a new mb should be ready for the week end tryed to get some pictures up but don't no how lets hope this one don't bite
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2009, 20:18:48 PM
don't rush it.
and use something more robust for holding the aileron servos in. don't know what you used before, but it didn't put up a fight
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 17, 2009, 20:26:44 PM
Wise words from phil...

make this one a keeper ;)

Theres some cracking mouldy build threads around, best way to fix wing servos etc.

Keep an eye on the amount of throw you have on the tail too, start in the safe zone then work up. Or just use what phil and dan have been using with the same cofg.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 17, 2009, 20:32:22 PM
Really pleased you've got hold of it at last. Can't wait to see it on the slopes!  ::cc

Echo all the above!

Don't think it'll be strong enough winds this weekend to fly it (sub 10mph for Sat and Sun), so take your time my man! I know how it feels having to wait to fly a new model. I'm getting a new model either tomorrow or Thursday too  ::cc but she won't see the slopes until I'm comfortable there's a good enough wind to fly her in, and that she's in a fit state to fly.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2009, 20:41:38 PM
be mindful of downwind turns and holding in loads of elevator, hey andy
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 17, 2009, 20:45:38 PM
be mindful of downwind turns and holding in loads of elevator, hey andy

I'll let you off this once because it's your birthday. Nor will i mention your recent track record with other peoples models.  :-X
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cornishman on March 17, 2009, 20:51:52 PM
I think I going to have to put some night lights on to test fly the kulbutin by the looks of the weather. I knew the winds would drop off.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 17, 2009, 20:55:18 PM
I think I going to have to put some night lights on to test fly the kulbutin by the looks of the weather. I knew the winds would drop off.

Clocks go forward at the end of the month so those 2hr after work sessions aren't too far away.  ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 17, 2009, 21:23:23 PM
Ryan, here's another model you may be interested in . . . .

B2 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/B2-Stealth-Bomber-CNC-Model-Aeroplane-8-ft-Wing-project_W0QQitemZ360138902474QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN?hash=item360138902474&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A3%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318)

 :o
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2009, 21:24:10 PM
that'll need some mixing
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 17, 2009, 21:27:46 PM
Now thats a real stealth bomber! Reckon you could knock something up like this Ryan?
 $%&
Would look very cool!
  :co
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 17, 2009, 21:29:51 PM
will defiantly spend no rushed time building it
fitting the last servos i wrapped electrical tape tight round the servo then scratched both surfaces then super glued then around some  edges put some rubberised glue in case the super glue snapped i would have thought that would have been adequate i don't think the build quality was the issue
i think less rates will be needed
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2009, 21:32:23 PM
no, just saying they came out too easy, the rubber glue didn't grip the wing skin at all, the super glue only left a tiny amount of tape left stuck.
have a hunt around for epoxy and microballon methods.
i think in the kinda wind speeds we had the other day, or just a hard landing they could knock loose.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 17, 2009, 21:40:51 PM
no, just saying they came out too easy, the rubber glue didn't grip the wing skin at all, the super glue only left a tiny amount of tape left stuck.
have a hunt around for epoxy and microballon methods.
i think in the kinda wind speeds we had the other day, or just a hard landing they could knock loose.
fair enough
andy i think il stick to my stealth bombers allot easier to build
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 17, 2009, 22:01:47 PM
defo epoxy and micro balloons for fittings the wing servos... servos rapped in tape first of cause  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2009, 22:16:41 PM
heat shrink is also meant to work well.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2009, 22:48:34 PM
toys on ebay...
Alula, anyone recgonise that alula in the dune grass ::)
[ebay]250391497255[/ebay]

one for andy, i believe this is the YT international one???
[ebay]260379056122[/ebay]   

umm, links don't work, but just look for those numbers
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 18, 2009, 08:30:59 AM
Already had my eye on it Phil (currently watching 12 items on ebay - no I won't be buying them all!!)

That Alula is probably one of the only things that may fly this weekend! Very sunny, but absolutely no wind.
 :'( :)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 18, 2009, 11:46:55 AM
The original Bee's a great wing, buy one and you wont be dissapointed! Its much more agile than the bevo. Just not as fast.

Just saw this!

Click: World's first proper flying car makes debut flight • The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/18/transition_flies/)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 18, 2009, 13:02:47 PM
Just saw this!

Click: World's first proper flying car makes debut flight • The Register ([url]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/18/transition_flies/[/url])


Would make for a cool company car!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 13:09:24 PM
they've had better one than that already, one back in the 50's, lovely looking thing it is.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 18, 2009, 13:12:46 PM
The one from the 50's was slightly limited...

(http://inventorspot.com/files/images/Flying%20car--taylor%20aerocar%20restored.img_assist_custom.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 13:23:34 PM
but it's much prettier, and doesn't look like it'll stall and fall out the sky if flown below 300mph
the mollier is the way forward for sky cars
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 18, 2009, 13:27:30 PM
the trouble with the above is that some of it went in a trailer, which meant you had to go back to your starting location before you can drive off... kinda defeats the whole idea.


The Moller is indeed a smart concept...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 13:36:49 PM
only downside to the moller is it needs to be working to fly, loose an engine and your done for.
as brilliant as it is, and as much as they promise production models by 2010 or what ever it is, you just know it'll never happen. too much paperwork it'll never pass.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 18, 2009, 13:44:02 PM
yip... its flawed from the word go... why have that thing when theres already aircraft that'll do the same, more and safer.

and if they think some day we'll all be flying around in these things they've been smoking too much... thats never going to happen.



Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 13:54:25 PM
the idea is it's all remote, no way your average bob could cope with the type of system you'd need to put us all in the sky.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 18, 2009, 18:19:31 PM
I bring good news from the eastern front...

Fletching is clean again!  :) :uk: ::cc :cig

I had a spiffing hour slicing the MiniD back and forth as the sun went down behind me... as the wind dropped I messed around with adding a little flap and was very surprised at how much extra lift it gave... getting the full wing camber going for the coming summer days is a must.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 18, 2009, 18:46:28 PM
shaun are you still geting some bevos  $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 18, 2009, 19:25:27 PM
I bring good news from the eastern front...

Fletching is clean again!  :) :uk: ::cc :cig

I had a spiffing hour slicing the MiniD back and forth as the sun went down behind me... as the wind dropped I messed around with adding a little flap and was very surprised at how much extra lift it gave... getting the full wing camber going for the coming summer days is a must.

 :'' :'' :'' :'' :''
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 18, 2009, 20:26:37 PM
ehehehe

yeah yeah ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 22:36:11 PM
another for andy
[ebay]170312672827[/ebay]   
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 18, 2009, 22:37:15 PM
I bring good news from the eastern front...

Fletching is clean again!  :) :uk: ::cc :cig

I loooove that place! Cool to hear it's all good again. Maybe I could fly the plane i got today down there sometime . . . . . !
 ::cc ::cc ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 22:41:57 PM
with that landing rotor before you know it..... no thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 18, 2009, 22:46:17 PM
with that landing rotor before you know it..... no thanks  ;D

A good pilot can fly anywhere!!???!!  :ev

Thanks for the ebay link Phil. Looks good. I have spent a fair bit on 3 models in the last month so i don't know if it's something I can afford right now, but i'll keep an eye on it!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 22:48:23 PM
flying easy, it's the downwind turns that are tricky, ie, when your landing  :nananana:
i wouldn't choose to maiden something at a slope with a rotor in the LZ
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 18, 2009, 22:54:13 PM
flying easy, it's the downwind turns that are tricky, ie, when your landing  :nananana:
i wouldn't choose to maiden something at a slope with a rotor in the LZ

My poor, poor F4! Gonna spend some time over the weekend to fix her I think.
 :'( :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 22:54:53 PM
know how yet? picked a surgery buddy??
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 18, 2009, 22:56:42 PM
just thinking, newdowns may surprise us on saturday, and no telling if inland thermals make it workable on sunday
work for me saturday morning tho :(
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 18, 2009, 23:07:13 PM
know how yet? picked a surgery buddy??

Gonna clean away the loose dangly fibres. Rub the insides with coarse sand paper to increase the opportunity for a good bond. Cyno balsa on the outside of the cone to keep it in place whilst i polyester resin glass the inside. Once i've got about 3 layers done, and it's cured, i'll use P-38 to smooth off the outside. Loads of sanding. Spray the nose black. Lob her off a cliff.

Easy. :-\

Anyone wishing to give me a hand would be most welcome. I'd throw in bacon butties and / or lunch for the effort!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 19, 2009, 08:08:08 AM
Any of you watching that stork. Only at 205 at the moment. Could be a cracking summer slope mouldie.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 19, 2009, 08:20:26 AM
The rotor at fletching isnt a big deal, just land further back, theres a whole field of space! I havent had an issue with it...

No more mouldies for me for the time being... still gotta get the Opus flying... the Fish is almost done now so shouldnt be long.

When I do get back in line for another mouldie I like the look of the Vector III.  :-*
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 19, 2009, 13:07:19 PM
no, not an issue at all really, but with what andys got theres no way i'd want to do the long downwind with it, or then find out it wants to keep flying and have to try and battle through the rotor.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 19, 2009, 14:25:33 PM
phil +Steve iv taken your advice and epoxied the servos in the wing ov the mb i suppose super glue was a bit hit and mis
i should be on a site wiring someones house but I'm not I'm at home  setting up my Little plane
i don't no where I'm gonna test it i might have to go down the pasty territory
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 19, 2009, 18:41:58 PM
sundays looking to turn out pretty good, staggy main site, around 17mph maybe.
blade testing stuff
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 19, 2009, 20:21:54 PM
sundays looking to turn out pretty good, staggy main site, around 17mph maybe.
blade testing stuff


Cool! Let's just hope it stays true to the forecast!  :xx

I found that plane we were talking about Phil L39 Albatross (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300299972537#ebayphotohosting). It went for 73.11! Gutted.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 19, 2009, 20:23:45 PM
bummer
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 19, 2009, 20:30:13 PM
bummer

Did you buy it and decide to keep it secret squirrel? Would look cool on the cornish slopes.
 ;copper;
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 19, 2009, 20:31:26 PM
not guilty
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 20, 2009, 08:45:20 AM


When I do get back in line for another mouldie I like the look of the Vector III.  :-*

Does look good I have to say.

That tork just looks a bargain.

sj

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 20, 2009, 08:55:37 AM
I was tempted by a big F3J mouldie last night... still might keep an eye on it and see where the bids go...

Too keep my glider obsession going I ordered a Mutliplex Fox in the week, going to use it for letting the wife and my brothers have a go. On still summer days I'm going to piggyback it on my big 3D foamy... should be a laugh.


What ya doing this weekend Si?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 20, 2009, 09:07:03 AM
Family suff today

Aim to get ou on the boat tomorrow

With a bit of luck I can fly something, somewhere on Sunday.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 20, 2009, 13:49:18 PM
Looks like we're going to be piggy backing my Fox this weekend steve, winds looking like power only!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 20, 2009, 15:09:54 PM
To catch the wind on sunday its looking like a real early start... being a morning man that suites me just fine.

Tomorrows looking like its the power field (if I havent robbed too much gear from my remaining glo planes  :xx)... unless the land warms and we get some sea breeze... unlikely I know.

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 20, 2009, 17:25:55 PM
Forecast is all over the shop for the weekend. Newquay is showing 16 / 12 /13 mph on Sunday at 09:00, 12:00 and 15:00 respectively. Looks like there may well be some sloping action at Staggie after all!
 :xx ::cc

I see from one of the othere topics that Smithy has bought himself a new toy . . . . . ?
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 20, 2009, 17:56:28 PM
I'll be rejoining PDK club tomorrow so i have some insurance. (If they have any left) Essential for when we take a trip up country.

Sunday might turn out better than we think!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 20, 2009, 18:03:16 PM
saturday afternoon suits me, got work in the morning
sunday, whatever  :af
looks a lot better than it did thats for sure. sunday may just sneak a maiden in for ryan, theres a cold front meant to be coming in late afternoon, that will bring a boost in the wind ahead of it  :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 20, 2009, 18:11:39 PM
I won't play Saturday afternoon so that I can gain a pink pass and fly all day Sunday.

Reckon it's gonna be "maiden" weather? If not this weekend i've just bought another model so maybe a double maiden next week and maybe even a triple the week after that!
 :xx ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Fisty on March 20, 2009, 18:14:09 PM

I see from one of the othere topics that Smithy has bought himself a new toy . . . . . ?
 :af
[/quote]

He has, courtesy of Slam. I am picking it up for him next weekend.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 20, 2009, 18:18:00 PM
I see from one of the othere topics that Smithy has bought himself a new toy . . . . . ?
 :af
He has, courtesy of Slam. I am picking it up for him next weekend.

Best keep Phil away from it . . . . . .  :ev :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 20, 2009, 18:18:15 PM
He has, courtesy of Slam. I am picking it up for him next weekend.

is that wise? it's glass, and shiny and smooth, but it lacks a noisy thing, i think you may face personal issues :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Fisty on March 20, 2009, 18:23:38 PM
It is some g----- thingys called an Ocelot?? i will cover it up in the car so no one will see it.

Cactus,
         What do you think most off the jets are made of?? . . . . . EPP!? . . . . polystyrene chip trays???
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 20, 2009, 18:24:34 PM
exactly, its oh so right, but oh so wrong
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 20, 2009, 18:58:54 PM
I flew fletching with my Swinger 60 today! Wow, 15MPH and after letting it go it went vertically up! So much lift!

Got some really nice grooves going on, a lovely figure of 8 loops with rolls (like half cuban repeated) is great fun on a swinger!

Landings a doddle there, just walk back to the top of the slope and the rotors non existent.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 20, 2009, 18:59:53 PM
Sunday is looking a lot better for the hump or Newdown. Could even suit some maidens.

Fingers crossed.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 20, 2009, 20:13:51 PM
Lets hope i get this new toy in the air quicker than the last one...Slopemaster is still to be maidened  $%&
Saturday is looking like POWER for me, with Sunday looking like sloping  :af

Smithy



Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 20, 2009, 22:49:55 PM
saturdays now out for me, so sunday it is  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 21, 2009, 11:33:42 AM
no madens for me this week end my gear set hasn't turned up
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 21, 2009, 17:52:38 PM
pics from today, just ryan and myself at the end loosing our slopers in the fog  :o
West Cornwall Slopers (http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=34)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1611-m_21-3-9__4_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1609-m_21-3-9__17_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1612-m_21-3-9__7_.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 21, 2009, 17:53:51 PM
no madens for me this week end my gear set hasn't turned up

Gutted for you mate. Yet another week before we get to see her fly.
 :'(
Hope you're going to bring her to the slope tomorrow anyway so that we can see some slope pron???!!

Talking of tomorrow, who's about? I'm free pretty much all day. Just hope the forecast for N12mph stays true.  :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 21, 2009, 17:55:18 PM
pics from today, just ryan and myself at the end loosing our slopers in the fog  :o

Cool shots Phil. So if it was just you and Ryan, why is Paul in the photos?????!
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 21, 2009, 17:56:00 PM
just say when  :af

just ryan and myself at the end  ::)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 21, 2009, 23:45:15 PM
just say when  :af

Hope to have all my mother day duties done by 11am latest so should be at Staggie for 11:30. It's looking like it could be a belter of a daywith light N winds!
 :xx
 ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 21, 2009, 23:47:38 PM
I'm aiming to fly something tomorrow afternoon, slope or power depending on wind.

Hopefully catch up with you guys tomorrow if there's a blow.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 21, 2009, 23:59:03 PM
I'm aiming to fly something tomorrow afternoon, slope or power depending on wind.

Hopefully catch up with you guys tomorrow if there's a blow.

sj

I'm up for a blow too!!
 ^-^
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 22, 2009, 06:54:32 AM
I'm aiming to fly something tomorrow afternoon, slope or power depending on wind.

Hopefully catch up with you guys tomorrow if there's a blow.

sj

Well, it's always a bit windy at my house first thing.....but so far no blow  :D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 22, 2009, 07:15:03 AM
winds not looking bad at all... looks like it could be the day of the SlopeMaster Smithers :)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 22, 2009, 08:28:42 AM
much windier at sseven stones than newquay, we've seen that before, but hopefully the front will push on and keep the wind speed high enough for us to enjoy.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 22, 2009, 08:38:38 AM
Woohoo....bring it on  :uk:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 22, 2009, 08:52:09 AM
Just about to leave her of mothers day duties so will be at the slope for 11:30!
 ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 22, 2009, 08:55:28 AM
see you at about 2 then  :nananana:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 22, 2009, 08:59:25 AM
im gonna give it a mis to day have to work. but ive got most of next week off lots of flying.
have fun :uk:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 22, 2009, 09:04:24 AM
magicseaweed's wind chat makes for interesting viewing
theres going to be a dead zone just off the lizard in the afternoon that comes down from devon/somerset, however the winds on the north coast should remain constant  :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 22, 2009, 09:24:33 AM
so, what times are everyone aiming for?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 22, 2009, 09:26:52 AM
see you at about 2 then  :nananana:

Git!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 22, 2009, 09:33:02 AM
i'll be there about 11ish
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 22, 2009, 10:11:15 AM
Any chance of a text update when you get there?

If I get down there it wont be till later this afternoon. Looks like it will be more on the hump, but the air could be full of paragliders.

Latest forecasts look like the wind will still be there.

sj.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 22, 2009, 22:36:22 PM
Twas yet another top day. It felt like I hardly did any flying with so much going on. Really good to see so many faces on the slope, young and, well, not so young.

Looking forwards to next weekend especially as the clocks go forward an hour!
 ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 23, 2009, 07:31:04 AM
Looks real good for a session at Coastguards after work with 20mph and blue skys.

Anyone else thinking of an after work session?

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 23, 2009, 17:52:05 PM
Looks real good for a session at Coastguards after work with 20mph and blue skys.

Anyone else thinking of an after work session?

sj

Would love to but can't. I'm currently just north of Bristol. Will be able to on either Thursday or Friday though (weather permitting).
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 23, 2009, 20:15:38 PM
Was a blast.

Luna full of lead and slope to myself. Recon the Luna was doing sub 40 second F3F runs. Huge half pipes. Had fun doing 300ft dives and pulling sharply to vertical.

Good session.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 24, 2009, 10:12:54 AM
good work si  :af


You fox/flik guys are gonna hate me... I've gone for ailerons on mine (dual servo set-up in the wing) and I'm going for an all moving tail... not for performance reasons of cause... its alot less messing around than cutting out elevator halves and faffing with torque rods. Going to put a spar in the wing too.

Should make a neat little bird for the wife and trying to do silly things like DSing buildings from a good throw.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 24, 2009, 11:14:48 AM
Good idea pasty! Just dont loose it on top of buildings mind!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 24, 2009, 11:20:08 AM
Nothing a ladder and fishing rod cant sort :)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 24, 2009, 13:29:35 PM
I managed a quick fly at coastguards yesterday after an early finish from work and still having all the gear in the van from sunday (which was superb!)

Must have been doing 25mph on the face and the lift was endless, loving the miniblade now, and the skua was lapping it up with a fair turn of speed.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 24, 2009, 13:33:10 PM
buy another steve and do it right ;D, your really not going to enjoy fox combat with something thats that responsive, half the fun is the randomness :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 24, 2009, 13:39:50 PM
Im sure itll be fine, as long as he doesnt get in the way when hes doing his 32 point rolls across the face ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 24, 2009, 13:42:49 PM
I havent bought it for combat  ;)

I've bought it for micro sloping, sloping/dsing things you wouldnt normally and for getting my wife and brothers on the sticks... my wifes actually alright on my sim she just needs a cheap bendy plane to try it for real. My bro wants to have a go but is scared of all my bigger planes... with this I can give him the tranny and give it a good throw to some height... easy safe learning.

oh and it'll be a very handy little travel plane.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 24, 2009, 13:47:16 PM
their probably a bit too agile for learning on
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 24, 2009, 13:49:24 PM
It'll be fine...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 24, 2009, 16:29:59 PM
With low rates and smooth air, it'll be fine.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 24, 2009, 20:13:44 PM
My fox is similar but not a moving tail.

Fingers crossed for another after work session tomorrow.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 24, 2009, 22:56:11 PM
Won't be back in time for an after work slope sesh.  :'(

Phil, have you uploaded the photos you took at the weekend?
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 24, 2009, 22:57:23 PM
oh yes, forgot about those, picked the best, but not trimmed and uploaded yet, been a bit busy last couple of nights
will have a buchers now
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 24, 2009, 23:04:45 PM
oh yes, forgot about those, picked the best, but not trimmed and uploaded yet, been a bit busy last couple of nights
will have a buchers now

Why don't you leave it until the morning. it's time for beddy byes really and you need your beauty sleep.

Sweet dreams.
 :angel:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 24, 2009, 23:06:16 PM
Quote
you need your beauty sleep.
says he  :nananana:

picked my faves, now to trim.
morning?!! mornings when i sleep, then at some point that work thing stops sleep
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 24, 2009, 23:35:56 PM
done  :af
West Cornwall Slopers (http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=44)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 25, 2009, 12:59:47 PM
if the wind dies down I'm gonna go down stagy after work and see if its worth a maiden for the blade
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 13:12:17 PM
dies down? this is ideal
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 25, 2009, 13:27:26 PM
Erm, no its not, its blowing a our roof off here!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 13:33:16 PM
though all the straw houses were now brick down there?  ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 25, 2009, 13:46:21 PM
No, but then we dont live in an asylum  :''
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 13:49:22 PM
neither do i, thats a few miles away  ;D
right next to the two highest bridges in the county  :D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 19:52:53 PM
whats the plan for the weekend men?
saturdays looking good, if a little strong for some, sunday could be wet and messy, which suits me coz i may take a little drive up the atlantic highway to go collect a new toy  :co
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 20:03:12 PM
whats the plan for the weekend men?
saturdays looking good, if a little strong for some, sunday could be wet and messy, which suits me coz i may take a little drive up the atlantic highway to go collect a new toy  :co

I'm up for Saturday!  :xx

What new toy have you bought Phil?

How did the Blade fly Ryan? Did you bring it back in one piece?
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 20:06:19 PM
91" spit  ;D

nah, but i won't be throwing off a cliff
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 20:13:26 PM
91" spit  ;D

nah, but i won't be throwing off a cliff

A car then?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 20:14:29 PM
nope
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 20:19:30 PM
nope


Bloke / lover? :-*
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 20:25:47 PM
Blow up doll (male)?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 20:26:25 PM
you've got issues  ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 20:27:04 PM
you've got issues  ;D

You're the one going to buy a doll!
 :ev
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 25, 2009, 20:59:39 PM
Another big air sesson tonight.

Even managed a square loop with a roll on each side......just. Wasn't pretty, but made it. 3 (up,down and bottom) sides were ok but getting that roll on the top side without falling out was tough.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 25, 2009, 21:03:27 PM
 :af

These damned northerly winds have put a stop to my after work fun this week.... grrrrr

Looking forward to some bigger air on saturday...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 21:06:09 PM
Sounds cool! :af

Weather permitting i'll have a play after work tomorrow night!  :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 25, 2009, 21:07:11 PM
i flew the blade  and its still in one piece landing is a real issue if i try and slow it down with a bit of elevator it goes up i try going down it picks up speed and of the slope again
i had 2 glitches which is worrying the recever hasent doun that before outher than that its brilliant
must have just mised sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 21:08:32 PM
it's the carbon in the airframe, routing of the aerial is important
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 25, 2009, 21:10:43 PM
Stick a hole in the side of the fuz and bring the aerial down the outside... have you got spoilers sorted on it Ryan? or are you still on your old transmitter?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 25, 2009, 21:23:09 PM
thats how the arial is i might move it away from the fuz
im looking for a new radio should have one soon
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 21:25:10 PM
ff8 on ebay, easy to set up the kinda stuff we need, i find the JR harder, but theres also a 9x2 there, lastly a FF9. never used one but popular with power fliers

what construction is your new one? the green black ones used to be carbon
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 25, 2009, 21:36:23 PM
What was that wind doing today lads? It certainly seemed strong all day where i was.......

If its like this tomorrow, im going for an hour after work
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 21:39:04 PM
Sounds like it's an easy fix Ryan althoug slowing it down may cost you a little. Stan is selling a a JR 2610 trani with battery for 75. It has mixing capabilites (Hexo uses one and i've got a couple of them). Good kit, especially for the price.

Really pleased you've gpot here back it one piece. :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 21:40:21 PM
can it do 4 servo wings? thats the big one of your sloping, you also need ruddervons or at least 2 free mixes
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 21:51:51 PM
can it do 4 servo wings? thats the big one of your sloping, you also need ruddervons or at least 2 free mixes


Don't know if it can do either! Maybe have a look at this link

PMP Website JR2610 Trani (http://www.phoenixmp.com/acatalog/JR_Transmitters.html)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 25, 2009, 21:57:17 PM
Just saw this on the WCS site............Caption competition?!


(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/barry.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 22:00:02 PM
fly my pretty
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 25, 2009, 22:01:33 PM
theres also this one, only one caption needed really
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1537-m_14-3-9__31_.jpg)

SPARTAAAAA!!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 25, 2009, 22:02:55 PM
Oh how i love thee alula........the loveliest flight from a gentle throw........fly now, fly fly fly............
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 25, 2009, 22:04:32 PM
Bazza . . . pour hommo!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 25, 2009, 22:05:44 PM
sparta?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Wingtech on March 25, 2009, 23:31:59 PM
1st caption (ohh I think I've pulled a muscle)
2nd Caption ( Hernia!!) :nananana:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 26, 2009, 00:23:40 AM
ff8 on ebay, easy to set up the kinda stuff we need, i find the JR harder, but theres also a 9x2 there, lastly a FF9. never used one but popular with power fliers

what construction is your new one? the green black ones used to be carbon
its identical in construction it is green with black stripes under the wing but a different color scheme to the carbon ones
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: DelUK on March 26, 2009, 08:59:50 AM
Lads I have the JR X2720 (one up from 2610) and it's a real ball ache to set up a 4 servo wing, I don't recommend it !
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 26, 2009, 10:50:33 AM
Lads I have the JR X2720 (one up from 2610) and it's a real ball ache to set up a 4 servo wing, I don't recommend it !

I was thinking about getting one of them as i've run out of model memory space on my 2610! Not any more (even though I don't currently have any 4 wing servo models in my hangar at the mo). Looks like i'm gonna have to look at a second hand JR PCM 9x2 Mk II.

Anyone flying tonight? Grey here at the mo but forcast is for sunny spells and a good WNW wind. Staggie after work for me. Hopefully see you up there!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 26, 2009, 11:27:05 AM
Not planning tonight.......bbbbbrrrrrrrr...wet and cold  :study:

Saturday is likely to see me playing all day  :af

Smiffy
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: DelUK on March 26, 2009, 11:27:52 AM
I hear that JR 3810's are good  and have a dedicated glider mode. Come up fairly regularly 2nd hand.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 26, 2009, 12:39:02 PM
Not planning tonight.......bbbbbrrrrrrrr...wet and cold  :study:
Smiffy

I'd have a look outside again! It's brightend up as predicted here to the point where there is loads of blue sky. Wind is set to swing around to WNW  by 3pm. Staggie (Coastguards) should be spot on tonight!
 :xx

Thanks for the info about the 3810 DelUK. I'll have a look.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 26, 2009, 12:42:35 PM
I hear that JR 3810's are good  and have a dedicated glider mode. Come up fairly regularly 2nd hand.

D'oh! Just had a look. It only has a 10 model memory too! Looks like it'll have to be a JR PCM 9x2 Mk II after all. Missed one on ebay last week that went for 150. Should've picked it up.
 :'(
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on March 26, 2009, 13:45:40 PM
My FF9's and 10c work well. 10c is really good and can do 2.4 and 35.

Got to give it a miss tonight I'm affraid. Balance of year end and a conference next week means I need to be at work or home.

Have fun.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 26, 2009, 13:52:17 PM
any futaba tranny with a module can do 2.4
i know it's old, but if you can find a good condition ff8 it's a really good tranny.
or else go for the 9x2
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: DelUK on March 26, 2009, 14:08:22 PM
D'oh! Just had a look. It only has a 10 model memory too! Looks like it'll have to be a JR PCM 9x2 Mk II after all. Missed one on ebay last week that went for 150. Should've picked it up.
 :'(


Yeah, but 10 + 10 = 20  ;D

== HELICOPTER TRANSMITTER JR PROPO X 3810 AS NEW COND== on eBay, also Helicopter Parts Accessories, Helicopters, Radio-Controlled, Toys Games (end time  29-Mar-09 20:59:22 BST) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HELICOPTER-TRANSMITTER-JR-PROPO-X-3810-AS-NEW-COND_W0QQitemZ280324638321QQihZ018QQcategoryZ123849QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

down your neck of the woods...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 26, 2009, 16:02:05 PM
Yeah, but 10 + 10 = 20  ;D

True, but i've already got 2 x 2610's!!! I need one all singing all dancing job.

On a different note, the skies are blue, the winds are good. It's almost slope off time!!
 ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on March 26, 2009, 16:17:36 PM
i think il be down i need to practise some landings
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 26, 2009, 21:50:28 PM
Man, it was cold up there this evening!

Ryan (it's) was up there with his new mini blade which looked fantastic! Love the colour scheme!

Saturday is still looking good according to the foprecast whilst Sunday is looking too light for anything decent. Hope the forecast comes right. :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 26, 2009, 22:00:35 PM
hope my nose comes right for the little road trip sunday.
and of course saturday, sloping with a runny nose is no fun, esp when the winds are looking as strong as they are
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 26, 2009, 22:11:04 PM
hope my nose comes right for the little road trip sunday.
and of course saturday, sloping with a runny nose is no fun, esp when the winds are looking as strong as they are

Going up towards Bude on Sunday to buy a new toy or are you picking up a fat bird?
as for the runny nose, ah bless. Dose up, sleep well, drink loads of water. We'll see you on the slopes Sicknote.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 26, 2009, 22:12:40 PM
both would be nice....  :-\

dosed up, it's the other guy that managed to blag a sick note. i'm just gonna drip  :ev
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 27, 2009, 08:34:37 AM
Quote
i'm just gonna drip 


Are you sure its not gonnorhea? ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on March 27, 2009, 16:38:44 PM
were talking about phil here gonnarhea?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 27, 2009, 16:58:19 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 27, 2009, 18:10:24 PM
:-\

Ah bless. I still love you Phil (then again I have to seing as i gave you the gonnorhea)!

So who's playing tomorrow? 20+mph, Northerly and sunny spells. No rain predicted! That means it's the hump! COOL!
 ::cc

I'm looking to get there around 11am to make a full day of it. What about ya'll?
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 27, 2009, 18:33:32 PM
I'll be there 11ish too  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 27, 2009, 18:36:51 PM
ditto
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 27, 2009, 18:57:28 PM
Gentlemen,

It's on like Donkey Kong!
 ::cc ::cc ::cc

See ya'll at 11am!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 27, 2009, 19:00:49 PM
and has the spitty got an owner with stones this time??
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 27, 2009, 19:46:01 PM
and has the spitty got an owner with stones this time??

Yes, but the Spitty still hasn't got lead in it's nose. I'm really at a loss as to how to attach the lead without making it a permanent fixture, not knowing if it needs to be reduced / added too etc.
It's a bit of a dilema.
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 27, 2009, 19:50:31 PM
you fix permanently the amount needed to give you the most rearward CofG you want, then add in behind the extra to give you what you want for the test flight held in with lots of foam.
get it done  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 27, 2009, 20:28:25 PM
11 it is then  :D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 27, 2009, 20:44:40 PM
have ya picked up your Ocelot Smithers?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on March 27, 2009, 21:06:40 PM
not yet.  :'(

I believe it is being collected this weekend  :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 27, 2009, 21:36:51 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on March 28, 2009, 08:13:00 AM
ill be up after work got a maiden to do ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 08:26:07 AM
ill be up after work got a maiden to do ::cc

I bet it's damn quick whatever it is? What time are you hoping to be up there Bazza?
 :o :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 08:35:37 AM
been peeing it down so far today  :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 08:48:43 AM
been peeing it down so far today  :-\

For you maybe, but not here. Had a few sunny spells mixed in with the grey but not enough for me to contemplate not flying today.
 :af

Being a complete numpty, would I be able to use epoxy to bond the lead to the blue foam of the Spit?
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 08:57:13 AM
yes.
but don't expect the blue foam to hold past the first landing.
you need as much surface area as possible if your going to do it that way, else the foam will let go first time the lead wants to go it's own direction.

it's not going to fly today at this rate.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 09:11:11 AM
it's not going to fly today at this rate.

I just do not know how to attach it in a way that ensures it will stay in situ, not come out throught the nose at the drop of a hat, burn a hole in the fuz when i try to glue it in, pack it in with something that will only last one flight or even spary loads of expanding foam in the noise cone and hope that the weight i have in it is correct! None of the above options seems particularly good in my mind.
 $%&

Might be a tad too windy for it today anyway?  $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 09:16:17 AM
going to drop during the day, but i think by then you'll have talked yourself out of it again.
it's only the top turtle deck that's blue foam isn't it? the rest is ply, you can stick the lead fine to that.
the nose former is pretty solid and won't go anywhere.
believe it or not it's flown for 17 years with lead in the nose.
i think we're all going to end up bringing big blocks of foam so we can wedge it in there, and if not we'll just beat you with them
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 09:27:32 AM
going to drop during the day, but i think by then you'll have talked yourself out of it again.

Defo haven't talked myself out of it. Quite the opposite. I have purchased a 1000x300x30 sheet of foam from B&Q to help keep the lead in the nose. I'll bring it all down with me. If she can fly today, she will!
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on March 28, 2009, 09:27:53 AM
ITS BRIGHTENING UP :nananana:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on March 28, 2009, 09:30:40 AM
YOU COULD CUT A BIT OF FOAM TO FIT IN NOSE ,HOLOW IT OUT TO CONTAIN THE LED THEN PACK SOME FOAM IN BEHIND IT TO KEEP IT IN :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 09:31:07 AM
smart casual?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 09:32:11 AM
maybe a very thin layer infront to absorb any impact on the nose former? if it's not well glued, tho it should be fine
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 09:41:25 AM
Wrap up warm!!! Smart casual it is.
 :af

See ya'll at 11am.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 16:49:57 PM
Top day! Windy and cold but epic lift and a damn good laugh again.
 :uk:

Loved the little L-39. She was awsome considering the big wind and her little, fragile body. Also, I was stoked to get the F4 back up in the air especially when she did her first ever loop!
 ::cc

Gutted that yet again the Spit didn't fly. Thanks so much to you all for your help in trying to get her airworthy. Maybe next weekend?
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 28, 2009, 16:55:29 PM
I bet the L-39 looked well smart in the air... good job  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 17:07:06 PM
typical day for andy, turns up late and teases us, again  ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 17:08:26 PM
typical day for andy, turns up late and teases us, again  ;D

Treat em mean, keep em keen!
 :nananana:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 18:31:40 PM
todays piccys
West Cornwall Slopers (http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=45)

(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1660-28-3-9__10_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1667-28-3-9__17_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1680-28-3-9__29_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1668-28-3-9__18_.jpg)
(http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-1688-28-3-9__5_.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 22:27:08 PM
Good photos Phil! They've come out really well considering the poor light conditions today.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 22:40:35 PM
steves going to send some of his over at some point
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 28, 2009, 22:49:15 PM
steves going to send some of his over at some point

That'd be really good. It's a shame he hasn't set up a photobucket account. He must have masses of top quality photos with the camera equipment he's got.

Just been looking for some servo arms for the Spit. Any idea what size they are? I think Futaba rank them from "A" to "J" but i don't know if this implies the size of the arm or the type. Any ideas or suggestions as to what to get and where to get them from?
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 28, 2009, 22:54:32 PM
type i think, all standard servos of a make tend to be the same.
it's the splines that are different make to make.
you need hitec standard arms for hitec standard servos.

remind me tomorrow morning to have a look see in the shed, tho i never did have more than 4 hi tec standard servos and LONGGGGGGGGG time ago, so the chances arn't great

keep telling him about PB, but he reckons he doesn't get enough good photos to be worth putting up  ??? ::)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 29, 2009, 12:05:32 PM
i have loads of hitec servo arms, large and small, do you need some andy?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 29, 2009, 12:26:16 PM
i have loads of hitec servo arms, large and small, do you need some andy?

Mate, if I could pinch a couple of large arms that would fit a Futaba servo, i'd be really grateful. I really need to maiden the Spit and at the moment that's one of the two reasons why I'm currently unable to (the other being that the CoG needs to move forward even more than it currently is). I'm away all week so maybe grab them from you at the slope next weekend? :xx

Cheers bud. :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 29, 2009, 12:38:08 PM
Oh i thought you were after Hitec?

I also have a load of Futaba horns and you are more than welcome to have a few. Ill stick them in the van for next weekend, unless you want them sooner?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 29, 2009, 12:49:27 PM
I'm away until Saturday morning, leaving this evening. it's not a problem. Hopefully i'll grab the arms off you next week.

Thanks again matey.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 29, 2009, 13:11:17 PM
Quote
Hopefully i'll grab the arms off you next week.


Yeah, thats fine, but if you could leave me with my legs as i need them for work!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 29, 2009, 15:42:46 PM
yo foxy ladies

I put my fox together this morning, she flies at treat!

Any idea what weight yours came out at?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 29, 2009, 18:04:32 PM
Mine was 87g! Bit light really for decent windage. I think you'd need at least 150g to DS one nicely! Be great to see it done.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 29, 2009, 18:22:25 PM
andy you've got hi-tecs in the wing, not futaba...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 29, 2009, 19:10:49 PM
andy you've got hi-tecs in the wing, not futaba...

D'oh!

Should look before I shout too much for help. Dan, if your able to get a couple of each type it'd be much appreciated.
 :af

Had a very short fly this afternoon at Staggie. Lovely day with a light wind. Paul and Ryan were also up there. Must say Pauls new Candida looked really good in the air. He also had a couple of smoke devices strapped to the wings. I think he got them from Robotbirds. All I can say is, I want some!
 ::cc
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 29, 2009, 19:15:44 PM
did consider dropping past staggy on the way back with my new toy incase anyone was there, but my head was pounding from sniffing all my snot on the drive, sinus's are well and truly blocked  :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 29, 2009, 21:13:13 PM
Mine was 87g! Bit light really for decent windage. I think you'd need at least 150g to DS one nicely! Be great to see it done.

Hmmm mine came out at 83g... and thats with an extra servo... wonder how I managed that...

Already micro DSed mine, was ace until the wind got up and started messing with the dead air.

Gonna be a great little plane for those light summer days...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 30, 2009, 23:00:44 PM
i've just seen andy on tv  ;D
(http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00728/SNN0902TVPQ-280_728979a.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 30, 2009, 23:24:45 PM
We must have been watching different channels because I just saw you on TV this evening too . . . .

(http://www.jewcy.com/files/images/Sloth.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/150209/DSC06563.jpg)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 30, 2009, 23:45:11 PM
how many catch phrases can one group of flyers have  ;D

heyyyy youuu guyyyysssss
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on March 31, 2009, 01:43:08 AM
(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/crying.gif)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on March 31, 2009, 08:07:48 AM
We must have been watching different channels because I just saw you on TV this evening too . . . .

([url]http://www.jewcy.com/files/images/Sloth.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/150209/DSC06563.jpg[/url])



 ;D ;D ;D :ev :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on March 31, 2009, 21:19:25 PM
All quiet on the western slope front?


Just for Hexo, my fox weighs in at 71 grams RTF, exceptionally light it would seem!


It is flat though, and probably weighs a few grams more after a charge, what with all those volts on board. ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 31, 2009, 21:29:36 PM
Just for Hexo, my fox weighs in at 71 grams RTF, exceptionally light it would seem!

Talking of Fox's, am I correct in thinking they now produce them in green and white too?
I need to get one (especially as I have all the gear to kit one out. Where did you get your from gents?
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on March 31, 2009, 21:50:11 PM
yes, steve webb models sell those ones
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on March 31, 2009, 22:07:20 PM
yes, steve webb models sell those ones

Cool! not a bad price to!
 :af

It's a few days off but Saturday is shaping up to be (yet another) good day for the slopes. Just hope i'm back in time to enjoy it. Anyone had an evening sesh during BST yet?
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 01, 2009, 10:20:04 AM
Screw them if they cant take a joke, eh Andy? ;D Nice one, now where did i put those crayons...................
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 01, 2009, 10:29:43 AM
Where did you get your from gents?


Model Shop Leeds - Specialists in radio controlled models (http://www.modelshopleeds.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2134&currency=GBP)

Arrived next day too...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 01, 2009, 12:35:22 PM
Only managed a BST blat in the car so far, complete with go-faster birthday present from Nic. Worked too.

I really shouldn't giggle so much at those speeds.

Off to a confrence now for a few days. Shame it's only Torquay. No opportunity to pick up new toys.

Keeping my fingers crossed that Nic and Erin will want to come up on Saturday as I'mi a domestic credits deficit at the moment, going to a conference as Nic goes back to work. :'' :''

Hopefully see y'all at the weekend.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 01, 2009, 19:13:58 PM
Only managed a BST blat in the car so far, complete with go-faster birthday present from Nic. Worked too.

Off to a confrence now for a few days. Shame it's only Torquay. No opportunity to pick up new toys.

Know the feeling. I'm currently in Birmingham until Saturday morning. I'm gonna race me arse off to get back in time for some afternoon slope action. Looks like the conditions are going to be ace!

Have we just missed your birthday then Si? 40th is it?
 :ev :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 01, 2009, 22:35:06 PM
Quite like the new layout on here! Quotes are much easier to read.

Where is everybody? Flying?

 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 01, 2009, 23:20:03 PM
which saturday are you getting back  :nananana:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on April 02, 2009, 11:26:24 AM
does any one no which is the best place to get a beevolution from
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on April 02, 2009, 11:54:28 AM
does any one no which is the best place to get a beevolution from


Got mine from here- ]=http://shop.lindinger.at/product_info.php?products_id=73857] (http://shop.lindinger.at/product_info.php?products_id=73857)

Not sure if it's the best place tho  $%&

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 02, 2009, 18:18:44 PM
sean not coming up with the goods?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on April 02, 2009, 20:13:57 PM
i need to get a good wing
i don't think i can play hit the stick with a mini blade or discus
i think a bevo is top ov the list at the moment
plane wise but lots ov retalers
ebay has some jr transmiters im waching 2
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 02, 2009, 21:12:48 PM
Hi guys, im working in dawlish this week but will be home to play for the weekend. Whats happening with the weather down there and what have you got planned?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 02, 2009, 22:24:25 PM
saturday good, sunday watch the gp
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on April 03, 2009, 07:44:35 AM
sunday watch the gp

No point in watching the Grand Prix any more. The results are decided by a bunch of idiots in a small dark room during the week following the race.

Farcical "sport" atm. Sack the lot of the idiots running it.

May as well just draw balls with the car numbers on out of a bag......or play rock/paper/scissors in the pit lane

Smithy
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 03, 2009, 07:52:40 AM
which saturday are you getting back  :nananana:

Got a meeting up here at 09:00 on Saturday and then intend to come straight back. Hopefully i'll be home by 14:00 which means I should be on the slopes by 3pm.
 $%&
Looks like Saturday is going to be the only day to fly. Forecast is for 14mph NW and sunny whilst Sunday is 3-6mph and varialble S.

On a positive note, this time next week is Good Friday i.e. NO WORK!!! Just hope the weather is favourable.
 :xx

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 03, 2009, 11:08:24 AM
My fox now weighs 99g! Must be all that lecky on board, weird that init!

Currently building a Swimmer for the weekend. Maiden tomoz with any luck  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 03, 2009, 12:40:22 PM
Whats a swimmer? Description better than a photo coz im on my fone and cant see pictures!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 03, 2009, 12:43:48 PM
Well I melted my fish fuz during the build by leaving a couple of servo wires bare and accidentally turned it on... Left over night to cook... Urgh...

So am making a swinger fuz to put the fish wings into, A swimmer is born!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 03, 2009, 13:13:47 PM
3pm saturday, your gonna be all on your own by then lol
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 03, 2009, 17:17:10 PM
Well I melted my fish fuz during the build by leaving a couple of servo wires bare and accidentally turned it on... Left over night to cook... Urgh...

So am making a swinger fuz to put the fish wings into, A swimmer is born!

A Swish ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 03, 2009, 18:31:42 PM
3pm saturday, your gonna be all on your own by then lol

 :'(

Maybe back sooner if i can help it at all.
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 03, 2009, 21:01:31 PM
Eos stupra si jocum nesciunt accipere:- Screw 'em if they can't take a joke ;)



Fixed the Bat after the last Cudden DS session, If the winds NW tomorrow gonna be DSing cudden again.

 Looking like a real nice day for busting some grooves and sitting in the no wind sunny darkside  :co
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Paul Callaghan on April 03, 2009, 22:25:01 PM
:'(

Maybe back sooner if i can help it at all.
 :xx
I'll be up there all being well Andy  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 04, 2009, 01:06:52 AM
I'll be up there all being well Andy  :af
Cheers Paul. You can be my wing man any time . . . .
See you later.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 04, 2009, 01:31:19 AM
A Swish ;)
Thats a better name me thinks  ::)

I'll be at cudden tomoz weather playing ball.

Old english law. Testify means if under oafe you had to put your balls on the table, if you lied they would be smashed. Look it up if you dont beleive me!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 04, 2009, 08:03:07 AM
Forgot to ask, Dan (or anyonbe else who may be able to help), could you bring those big Hitec servo arms to the slope today? I'll gladly give you a couple of for them so that I can at last fly the Spit.
 :xx :af
See ya'll at the slope.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on April 04, 2009, 09:20:12 AM
i might have some servo arms ill see if ican dig em out and put em in me bag 4 ya
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on April 04, 2009, 09:41:34 AM
andy just found loads of arms ....will bring em with me ...did you get the servo"s out ok?........

what time we all heading up ? charging up at trhe mo :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 04, 2009, 10:02:43 AM
eating toast and watching f1 myself, i think if we all go too early we'll be wanting to go home by the time andy turns up. so sometime after 12 i think
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 04, 2009, 11:10:03 AM
is steve going today baz?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 04, 2009, 11:20:28 AM
whats the wind doing? ie; what toys
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 04, 2009, 11:22:07 AM
18mph west, tubbys
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 04, 2009, 20:06:50 PM
I'm still buzzing! Thanks so muich for getting the Spit in the air today gents! Looked awesome and flew really well.

STOKED!
 :af :af :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 04, 2009, 20:20:51 PM
20 more mins and the pics will be on my pc  :co
damn slow USB's
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 04, 2009, 20:29:22 PM
20 more mins and the pics will be on my pc  :co
damn slow USB's

Bet with your new toy you were able to capture some good ones. Really good day for flying. Great weather. Hope the photos capture how good it was out there today?
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: gromit on April 04, 2009, 21:15:36 PM
Congratulations Eyeboy  :af


  Gromit :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 04, 2009, 21:18:12 PM
20 more mins and the pics will be on my pc  :co
damn slow USB's

Are they there yet??????!!
 :ev
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 04, 2009, 21:33:18 PM
yep, had a look through and i'm cutting out the not so good ones, about half way through.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 04, 2009, 23:11:47 PM
pics are up, too many to pick my faves, so have a browse and link to any you like  :af

West Cornwall Slopers (http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=46)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on April 05, 2009, 07:22:28 AM
Spit looks awesome Andy  :-*

Shame i missed the maiden. I was down Cudden with Pasty doing some DSing.

Smithy

P.s. If the F4 every gets jealous of the new woman in your life, i'm sure there are few around that could give her the loving she deserves.....
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 05, 2009, 08:06:19 AM
P.s. If the F4 every gets jealous of the new woman in your life, i'm sure there are few around that could give her the loving she deserves.....

She's definately staying in my hangar as my big wind PSS model. That way I can fly the Spit and the Pilatus on lighter wind days whilst the L39 and the F4 can come out on the 25mph plus days. Hopefully one day they'll be joined by my P-51 (if it ever gets built)!!

Damn I wish there was enough wind to fly today. Good Friday might be ok if the forecast is correct. I don't mind dodging the odd shower. I just hope the Easter weekend is flyable.
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 05, 2009, 08:10:28 AM
Gonna be a great little plane for those light summer days...

So now you've got one, Hex, Dan, Bazza and Phil also have them, I've just bought one - is this the new one design series racing we've all been waiting for . . . . . .

Can't wait to get the little girl flying!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: gromit on April 05, 2009, 08:21:08 AM
Eyeboy.   What size is your P51 going to be. The P 51 is my favourite of the old warbirds. I have scratchbuilt a few of them over the years, and loved them.  :)
At the time of The Spitfire build and after, i intended to build a large PSS Mustang to the same scale as the Spitfire. They would have looked awesome flying together. Lack of time to take on such a project though mean't it never got built.  :'(

     Gromit   :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 05, 2009, 09:07:17 AM
Eyeboy.   What size is your P51 going to be. The P 51 is my favourite of the old warbirds. I have scratchbuilt a few of them over the years, and loved them.  :)
At the time of The Spitfire build and after, i intended to build a large PSS Mustang to the same scale as the Spitfire. They would have looked awesome flying together. Lack of time to take on such a project though mean't it never got built.  :'(

     Gromit   :af


Bought one of these from Leading Edge Gliders (http://www.leadingedgegliders.com/eppGliders_60/60_epp_P-51_Mustang.php)a year ago and still need to get it fit to fly. It's a 60 inch model made from EPP. They've got loads of models to choose from and always seem to get good reviews.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: DelUK on April 05, 2009, 23:58:17 PM
Andy, congrats on the Spitfire maiden - she is gorgeous. Would have loved to have been there, be sure to treat her well  :)

I really like that Highlight glider too, anyone got details on price and availabilty - can't see it on the West London Models website  $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 06, 2009, 12:04:15 PM
I really like that Highlight glider too, anyone got details on price and availabilty - can't see it on the West London Models website  $%&

If Baza has got one, it'll be expensive!!
Saw it flying briefly and it looked really good in the air. I think Baza was impressed with it too. Can't help you with prices or shops to buy it from. I think he bought it 2nd hand.
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 06, 2009, 13:15:32 PM
he did
it's beaut tho
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: paul w on April 06, 2009, 13:25:15 PM
pics are up, too many to pick my faves, so have a browse and link to any you like  :af

West Cornwall Slopers ([url]http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=46[/url])


heads up!

my antivirus says there's a Trojan lurking there (rather than in my Y-fronts)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 06, 2009, 13:27:57 PM
ah bum. wonder what that is  :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: DelUK on April 06, 2009, 14:01:29 PM
Nice, looks brand new..
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 06, 2009, 14:02:19 PM
Argh not again, Our host keeps on getting hacked, time to move, do you west country guys fancy splitting 26 to get a decent host?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 06, 2009, 17:09:53 PM
I put my fox together this morning, she flies at treat!

Any idea what weight yours came out at?

Any neat suggestions as to how to run the servo rods from the cockpit to the rudder and elevator without too many external protrusions?
 $%&
Got mine today - mint and white from Steve Webb!
 :D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 06, 2009, 17:10:44 PM
Argh not again, Our host keeps on getting hacked, time to move, do you west country guys fancy splitting 26 to get a decent host?

I'm more than happy to contribute IF you really think it will resolve the issue.
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 06, 2009, 17:16:25 PM
Aside from the virus there are issues with all these photos taking up Garys bandwidth, the hosting isnt solely used by WCS and could start becoming an issue if photos are loaded up at the frequency and size that they currently are.

As a makeshift measure I suggest that only the cream of the crop photos get uploaded.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 06, 2009, 18:33:07 PM
Ill put towards a new host if it will help, it would be a shame not to see so many photos. I think that highlight of barrys hasnt been in production for a few years now. May be wrong though, it is a cracker and flies even better than it looks!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 06, 2009, 19:30:19 PM
sure i asked before and didn't think the amount of pics was an issue.
i'll swap back to pb, it'll save me a fair amount of time too
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 06, 2009, 22:25:59 PM
sure i asked before and didn't think the amount of pics was an issue.
i'll swap back to pb, it'll save me a fair amount of time too

Shame really. I like the idea that the pics we Phil posts on this thread originate on the WCS site. That said, if it's taking up "Garys bandwidth" it's a good idea to think of a new solution.
 $%&

P.S. I feel unclean talking about "Garys bandwidth".
 :o
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 07, 2009, 02:39:11 AM
Lol!

Phil, the PB does not collect photos into one place like the web site does so dont get what you mean. You'd have to have a load of links to PB to do that.

Its about time we got ourself a proper domain name and our own server in my own opinion, I dont want to moan, but i have to steve about the ammount of photos. Its not just bandwidth but space on the server that gets eaten up.

Its a tricky subject. The cost would be shared between members and as soon as you do that it then become a club, at that point you have a secretary and tresurer and all that goes with it. It would be best if we had one person that was able and willing to take on all roles...

Your thoughts would be of interest on this matter guys...

We can continue as we are but not for long, the server has 5 sites on it at the moment and WCS takes up the most space by 10 fold.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on April 07, 2009, 10:30:52 AM
I don't have a problem with bunging you a tenner towards the cost Gary. But, maybe we need to look at a long term solution.

I like having all the photos on the WCS site and linking the site from here ( and there are even a couple of me there now ) .

I'm not up on I.T web stuff ( other than knowing that there is more pron instantly available than you could ever realistically need...even for Phil ).

Can we reduce the resolution of the photos on the site and link to external high res photos in order to reduce the space needed ?

Smithy
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 07, 2009, 11:53:04 AM
I don't have a problem with bunging you a tenner towards the cost Gary. But, maybe we need to look at a long term solution.

I like having all the photos on the WCS site and linking the site from here ( and there are even a couple of me there now ) .

Dito.

Anyone flying tonight? Good wind even if it is SSW going S. Keen to get out as it looks like the rest of the week is either rainy or very light winds.

What say you? $%&

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on April 07, 2009, 11:56:08 AM
Not me Andy.

I'm out of action for the next 8 days. Got family staying.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 07, 2009, 11:56:25 AM
Dito.

Anyone flying tonight? Good wind even if it is SSW going S. Keen to get out as it looks like the rest of the week is either rainy or very light winds.

What say you? $%&

Talking of which, what wind direction does Fraddon (Hamburger Hill) need to fly?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 07, 2009, 13:08:14 PM
Okay lads, we'll need to do a pool as it looks like we have enough interest, anyone fancy doing the pool, I'll do all the techie stuff. What domain name shall we go for? west-cornwall-slopers.co.uk seems a bit long.

I'll be flying on beagles today! My Swish is ready and i', raring to go!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 07, 2009, 13:45:25 PM
Quote
Phil, the PB does not collect photos into one place like the web site does so dont get what you mean. You'd have to have a load of links to PB to do that.
i can upload an entire folder to pb and it does all the resizing and stuf for me, simples,no batch resize, zipping, doing 2 zips because the first was over 3mb, then creating folders, sub folders and importing.
i can then just post a link to that folder where ever it ends up.
guess i'll get a lot more flying done too if i'm not bothering to take pics all day  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 07, 2009, 14:17:30 PM
I'll be flying on beagles today! My Swish is ready and i', raring to go!

Would love to see it fly but Beagles is a long way to go. I'm wondering if Rinsey would do the job?
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 07, 2009, 14:50:43 PM
I'm looking to fly Loe Bar.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on April 07, 2009, 17:44:02 PM
i dont mind puting some money in we spend so much time seting up the planes to see pictures of them flying i think is great
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 07, 2009, 18:11:02 PM
i dont mind puting some money in we spend so much time seting up the planes to see pictures of them flying i think is great

Spot on! I like looking back at the photos too. As good as Photobucket is, and as easy as it is to upload photos, they are still seperate to the WCS site. If, as Phil suggests, we can use PB for uploading and have an image link to WCS (i.e. the same set up as we benefit from on RCMF), i'd be more than happy.
 :af
Thing is, I'm no techie either so don't know the opportunities or limitations of the site.
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 07, 2009, 18:20:55 PM
if your gonna do it that way i might as well host them here
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cornish Pixie on April 07, 2009, 18:33:35 PM
Hey chaps.
Like your site .You have some great pictures there. Never new you existed. Keep up the good work.

Regards Simon
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 07, 2009, 19:10:43 PM
Cheers Dude, Thepasty and I made it!

So Smithy, Eyeboy, Ryan Steve, Dan, etc... what domain name!?

I think its got to be west-cornwall-slopers.co.uk or org or similar, .com is for america so we dont want to use that.

We'd be able to keep all our photos filed away on the site and will be able to easilly keep track of them rather than having some links in the forum that get lost over time. It would only cost us about 3-4 each and even as skint as i am i can afford that lol!

BTW I flew my Swish twice today! Freaking love it, flies better than the Swinger 60 as the roll rate is so fast and accurate! ::)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 07, 2009, 19:11:43 PM
Thanks bud. Keep checking back for updates, we fly every weekend.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 07, 2009, 19:14:29 PM
west-cornwall- slopers.co.uk is simples enough i think. Easier than the one we have at the moment aswell.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 07, 2009, 20:32:16 PM
west-cornwall- slopers.co.uk is simples enough i think. Easier than the one we have at the moment aswell.

I agree. Will bring 5 or more if required to the slope this weekend. Now we've just got to hope that the Easter weather offers us a least one flying opportunity. Looking a bit pants at the mo.
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 07, 2009, 20:45:31 PM
Happy to contribute too.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 07, 2009, 21:04:24 PM
drop the -'s, no need for them... they'll just cause confusion when telling someone the address or if someone is trying to remember the site from some dark memory.

westcornwallslopers.co.uk is available

done
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 07, 2009, 21:08:41 PM
sounds good
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 07, 2009, 21:48:51 PM
drop the -'s, no need for them... they'll just cause confusion when telling someone the address or if someone is trying to remember the site from some dark memory.

westcornwallslopers.co.uk is available

done
The only reason for putting them in is for google. But the keywords in the site will be enough so westcornwallslopers.co.uk will do fine.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 07, 2009, 21:49:53 PM
type in west cornwall slopers and it finds the current site anyway, so shouldn't be an issue
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: bazza on April 07, 2009, 22:22:22 PM
ill contribute too ...... swedekicking slopers.co.uk.... :co
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 07, 2009, 22:22:28 PM
Sorted!

Here is the update to the new fish on the block with the swish for those that are interested.

New fish on the block.... - RC Groups (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885150&page=42)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 07, 2009, 23:01:52 PM
Do we need the west bit?

You've ventured up to mid Cornwall. Most people looking for info will look for slope flying cornwall.

Just a thought.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 07, 2009, 23:06:40 PM
I've had this discusion with steve before. It tend to agree with him that the best slopes are in the west area.

Good thing to discus though as we had like 15 flyers the other weekend and i suppose they might have come from further away?

Discus!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Paul Callaghan on April 07, 2009, 23:15:27 PM
Put me down for a 5 towards the cost of set up as well. 

Might not make it this weekend as I'm on my BKSA Power Kite instructors course, in fact if that goes pete tong I might not make it ever again..... :'(.....
However, will try and get up to Aggie tomorrow evening Andy as the wind looks good for the big glider :af
Paul
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 07, 2009, 23:44:03 PM
Do we need the west bit?

You've ventured up to mid Cornwall. Most people looking for info will look for slope flying cornwall.

Just a thought.

sj

Although I would tend to agree with SJ I still think we are predominantly fly in "West Cornwall". Although we occasionally venture East to Dodman or Hamburger Hill, the likelyhood is we would prefer to be sloping at a "home" slope i.e. Staggie or the Lizard. Also, we've established ourselves here on RCMF as the West Cornwall boyos. I believe we should stick with the name.
WCS!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 07, 2009, 23:47:36 PM
Might not make it this weekend as I'm on my BKSA Power Kite instructors course, in fact if that goes pete tong I might not make it ever again..... :'(.....
However, will try and get up to Aggie tomorrow evening Andy as the wind looks good for the big glider :af
Paul

Good luck at the weekend Paul!  :af :xx

I'd be keen to get a slope sesh in after work tomorrow but looking at the forecast it isn't looking to good for the afternoon / early evening as the winds are set to move around to the south. Will keep an eye on it during the day.
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 08, 2009, 07:48:40 AM
Good luck at the weekend Paul!  :af :xx

I'd be keen to get a slope sesh in after work tomorrow but looking at the forecast it isn't looking to good for the afternoon / early evening as the winds are set to move around to the south. Will keep an eye on it during the day.
 :xx

Well timed......

There are some good southerly slopes in mid - east Cornwall. We really need to check out Lantic Bay, it's meant to be a peach of a slope. Looks pretty perfect from the water. It's got the added benefit of being more of a bowl, so even better focused lift. I'm not too fussed about the west thing, but we do seem to be growing, and do we want to limit ourselves?

We're just a buch who keep in touch and fly together, without all the usual ballcocks of a club. So far we've experienced little or no challenge to our flying, but should we ever encounter problems a broader group with a stronger voice is generally a good thing. Looks like the web thing (excuse ignorance) is a sign of us getting more organised, and possibly more recognised.

Just a thought.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 08, 2009, 07:55:39 AM
On a more important note.

I had planned to fly after work but looks like a southerly so Aggie's off the agenda. Didn't bring any toys in the end. If anyone's heading for a mid cornwall venue let me know and I might grab some kit and join you.

I've been looking at some of the hills overlooking St Austell Bay and wondering how they might work out.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 08, 2009, 07:52:56 AM
On a more important note.

I had planned to fly after work but looks like a southerly so Aggie's off the agenda. Didn't bring any toys in the end. If anyone's heading for a mid cornwall venue let me know and I might grab some kit and join you.

I've been looking at some of the hills overlooking St Austell Bay and wondering how they might work out.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 08, 2009, 08:05:56 AM
I'm not bothered about the West bit and am quite happy to explore further a field so I'm not that attached to it.

Cornwall Slopers doesnt have much of a ring to it tho  $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 08, 2009, 08:16:51 AM
cornwall-slopers-rings.co.uk? Is that any better? Or maybe a bit too niche. . .
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 08, 2009, 08:22:56 AM
I'm not bothered about the West bit and am quite happy to explore further a field so I'm not that attached to it.

Cornwall Slopers doesnt have much of a ring to it tho  $%&


The Pasty Fueled Fliers???

Cornwall Lead Addicts Slope Soarers???? (C.L.A.S.S)

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 08, 2009, 08:23:33 AM
cornwall-slopers-rings.co.uk? Is that any better? Or maybe a bit too niche. . .

Taxi for one!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 08:36:56 AM
Cornwall Slope Soarers?
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 08:43:20 AM
I've been looking at some of the hills overlooking St Austell Bay and wondering how they might work out.

sj

Hmm, may well need a S/SSE slope on Monday according to the current forecast.

I need to be back at home by 20:00 for a house viewing tonight so will probably have to skip flying unless Staggie turns good.
 :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 08, 2009, 09:22:54 AM
Cornwall Lift Appreciation Society

CLAS ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on April 08, 2009, 09:46:57 AM
How about - "thewestandmidbutdefinatelynoteastcornwallslopers.co.uk"

I think that covers it quite well  :af

Smithy
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 09:56:05 AM
Cornwall Radio Aircraft Pilots

 :ev
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 10:19:21 AM
Fully Unpowered Cornish (Kernow) Slopers

or

Fully Unpowered Cornish (Kernow) Environmentally-friendly Radio-controlled Slopers

 :ev
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 11:21:19 AM
For Forks Sakes Lads!  :ev

So lets consider:

cornishsloping.co.uk
cornwallsloping.co.uk
cornwallslopesoaring.co.uk

I like the second, ring or no ring!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 11:29:57 AM
For Forks Sakes Lads!  :ev

So lets consider:

cornishsloping.co.uk
cornwallsloping.co.uk
cornwallslopesoaring.co.uk

I like the second, ring or no ring!

I like "Cornwallsloping" too but feel that it lacks what the site is about. To that end I prefer "Cornwallslopesoaring" - it does exactly what it says on the tin (Tin / Cornwall - get it??)
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 11:34:22 AM
Yeah good point mate, then we can refer to us as CSS, thats better than CS.

I'll register it today if it gets a few votes.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 11:35:52 AM
My emotions are up and down at the moment due to watching this weekends forecast change every hour. One minute it's saying it's going to be good, the next it's pants. Damn I hope there is a good breeze running. I'm desperate to get my fix with the Spit again.
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Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 11:41:19 AM
Yeah good point mate, then we can refer to us as CSS, thats better than CS.

I'll register it today if it gets a few votes.


Makes us all "Cornwall Slope Soarers". definately has a "ring" to it!!!
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Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 08, 2009, 11:45:37 AM
I'd like something a it more fun and imaginative.

You can capture what a site is about and any google search reqs in the site text.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 11:47:18 AM
Any ideas then pasty?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 08, 2009, 12:03:04 PM
My suggestion above was serious   :'(

Theres no rush to get this sorted, lets have some time to think.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 12:05:35 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 08, 2009, 13:10:10 PM
the logo i did stops at lantic bay, and the furthest north coast slopes we're ever likely to cover.
like it or not we do live in west cornwall and use this area for 99% of our fliying, do we inculde wales because we've been there once or twice?
West Cornwall Slopers

WCS

 :uk:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 08, 2009, 13:14:11 PM
For Forks Sakes Lads!  :ev

So lets consider:

cornishsloping.co.uk
cornwallsloping.co.uk
cornwallslopesoaring.co.uk

I like the second, ring or no ring!

All fine by me. Gut reaction is that Cornish Sloping grabs me best. But not that fussed. Similarly open to suggestions that are a little more fun. I think the Hexo suggestions would be the best fit for good traffic and easy to remember. Being Cornish Slopers fits the bill for me as it's as much about a bunch of us as it is the slopes, if not more so.

Let the debate continue.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 08, 2009, 13:17:45 PM
the logo i did stops at lantic bay, and the furthest north coast slopes we're ever likely to cover.
like it or not we do live in west cornwall and use this area for 99% of our fliying, do we inculde wales because we've been there once or twice?
West Cornwall Slopers

WCS

 :uk:

Some of us can stray further from our P0rn than you without coming over all faint (or is it blurred vision) and so include the rest of the county.  :nananana:

I suspect we could always be really wacky and have a new logo.  ::) Let your fame rest with your posts on here, or a new logo. :co

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 08, 2009, 13:18:38 PM
I thought the logo was whats on the WCS site  $%&

Oh and I live in cornwall, there is no sub division.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 08, 2009, 13:28:14 PM
no body actually bothered with the old one  ::)
just saying, it's already pretty inculsive

a little bemused tho as to why we need a new name when the domains already free
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 17:03:23 PM
Its a subdomain and they suck. Google hates them and what the hell has zoar got to do with us? Its actually for a camp site!

If we're going to get it hosted then we need a domain name, not being funny phil, but do you actully think before you type?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 17:28:00 PM
the logo i did stops at lantic bay, and the furthest north coast slopes we're ever likely to cover.
like it or not we do live in west cornwall and use this area for 99% of our fliying, do we inculde wales because we've been there once or twice? :uk:

Thats very true Phil. Thing is, we do occasionally fly at Rinsey, Dodman and Pasty has even venture up Rough Tour (i think) but i don't know if anybody has flown at Sennen or anywhere else in the far SW. We do fly all over Cornwall BUT we prefer to fly at "local" slopes as, fortunately for us, they are some of the best in the Country! That shouldn't in itself limit our outlook as to what the site should cover. I would love to fly at Looe and Bude one day just to say i've done it. I'm keen to try one of the slopes in the Snassel area that SJ referred to in an ealrier thread. I would gladly write a review for the benefit of anybody else wishing to fly in Cornwall.
I see absolutely no reason whatsoever as to why we shouldn't encompass all of Cornwall in our new site. I think if anything it would be more appealing to the masses and allow us greater flexibility as to what we include in our reviews.

For me, it should be a Cornish Site that acurately describes what we do. To that end, I'm still keen on "Cornwall Slope Soarers".
 :af

Let the discussion continue!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 17:38:41 PM
Just did a little look on Google to see what info is thrown up by typing in various details

Devon Slopers takes you to FIRC SLOPERS CLOTHING!

On the other hand . . .

Devon Slope Soarers takes you to a page full of slope soaring info based in Devon.

Try the same experiment with Cornwall slopers and you get a page full of links to the WCS site.

Cornwall Slope Soarers and you get a page full of listings related to our beloved past time.

I'm trying to think what the best name would be to attract people to our site that are keen to find out about slope soaring in Cornwall. Again, I still think it's Cornwall Slope Soarers.

Then again, i'm no marketing guru nor am i a computer wizz.
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 08, 2009, 17:50:01 PM
You dont have to have the name or site address associated with the site content for people to find it. Google doesnt list its page results by using the site URL.

How does Google work - PageRank explained | Switch I.T. (http://www.switchit.com/news/improve-pagerank.asp)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 18:02:37 PM
You dont have to have the name or site address associated with the site content for people to find it. Google doesnt list its page results by using the site URL.

How does Google work - PageRank explained | Switch I.T. ([url]http://www.switchit.com/news/improve-pagerank.asp[/url])


Good point. Well put!
 :af
Good article too!
 :af

If you meet someone on the slope who is new to the game, or wants to find out more, it's easy to direct them to RCMF for example. We need something equally memorable I reckon.
 ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 18:07:59 PM
No but google uses it as a part of its algorithm. Thats why i suggested using '-' in the domain name to start with. That said if its one word without them then we can call the domain whatever we like!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 08, 2009, 18:31:39 PM
Good point. Well put!
 :af
Good article too!
 :af

If you meet someone on the slope who is new to the game, or wants to find out more, it's easy to direct them to RCMF for example. We need something equally memorable I reckon.
 ;)


I'm right there on the memorable bit.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 08, 2009, 18:59:15 PM
Quote
Its a subdomain and they suck. Google hates them and what the hell has zoar got to do with us?
not being funny phil, but do you actully think before you type?
depends if you want to missunderstand what i put ::)
steve already said the domain westcornwallslopers.co.uk was free, so why change it to something nobody knows us by? nothing to do with zoar ???

of course we slope elsewhere ::), but if you had to tell a grockle where we are most of the time, i think west cornwall sums it up nicely, else we'll always get asked about slopes we rarely visit, maybe even annoy clubs in those areas by thinking we own the whole of cornwall. $%&

to my tongue cornwall slope soarers and the others just don't flow like west cornwall slopers, or even west cornwall soaring ( maybe more memorable too  :study:
i don't think i even came up with the name so don't be thinking it's that. ???

heres the logo i did way back when, let me know if it leaves out anywhere we regularly fly  :co  ;D

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 22:21:04 PM
Ahh, sorry lol.

Anyways we have already agreed as a colective that we should have a web site for the whole of cornwall as it just makes sense.

The domain name should reflect the name of the site only in my opinion and allthough a sureal funky name would be fun i think it should just reflect whats in the tin.

I'm ready to get the change over once we have agreed on what it should be.

I'm still on for cornwallslopesoaring.co.uk.

 ::)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 08, 2009, 22:25:35 PM
cornwalls lopes oaring?
rowing long eared bunny rabbits?  ;D

kernowsloping? kernowsoarers? kernowslopesoaring? different, not search friendly maybe
ansumslopes?  ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 08, 2009, 22:34:20 PM
propercornishslopers.co.uk
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 08, 2009, 22:36:35 PM
What do you lot think? Its got flow, ring and cornish aspects dripping from every hole as far as im concerned!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 22:37:24 PM
I like ansumslopes! I really like propercornishslopers.co.uk

I also like "wozonmycock.co.uk" or "Yeahyou.co.uk" or "itsonlikedonkeykong.co.uk".

Gary, you have my vote. Whatever you think is best, i'll go along with.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 08, 2009, 22:39:40 PM
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 22:44:35 PM


for "small ock". Get help man!
 :o
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 08, 2009, 22:44:45 PM
www.erelikeendoee.co.uk or, www.fuckdoee.co.uk. Proper cornish indeed. . . . . . Me ansum
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 22:47:19 PM
What's up posting the same comment 4 times? You trying to get to increase your RCMF status? $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 08, 2009, 22:47:53 PM
Sorry for the flood of posts lads, my phone is a nightmare for posting. Ill get them deleted as soon as i get home to my laptop. Working away atm.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 22:55:36 PM
LMFAO!

How about a proper job cornish symbol.

pastyslopers.co.uk

The logo could be a pasty with wings!

 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 08, 2009, 23:17:40 PM
The logo could be a pasty with wings!

 :af

Propercornishslopers.co.uk and a pasty with wings as the icon. Ideal!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 08, 2009, 23:24:25 PM
Simples
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 08, 2009, 23:42:54 PM
properjob is proper cornish, you cant have just proper!

My friend shell says are you even cornish! Her surname is curnow and she says beat that you b*****s.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on April 09, 2009, 00:27:28 AM
what diferences would the new site ?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on April 09, 2009, 00:29:16 AM
what diferences would the new site ?
have
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 09, 2009, 07:29:47 AM
All good suggestions.

I do like the idea of the winged pasty logo. Can we get sponsorship from Red Bull?

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 09, 2009, 08:02:40 AM
sorted...

done
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 09, 2009, 08:14:48 AM
Hmmm, i know a michelle curnow from school. Is it the same one i wonder? And yes, Gary, i am pure of blood!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 09, 2009, 08:31:43 AM
Managed to trace back to my great great great great grandad being born in Liskeard. Does that count me in?

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 09, 2009, 08:33:27 AM
no

emmit  ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 09, 2009, 08:36:50 AM
Well my great great great grandad invented cornwall, so there.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on April 09, 2009, 09:11:53 AM
I have visited Cornwall on several occasions, one of the visits has been for 8 years so far.  :nananana:

I reckon that puts me in the "ger orf moi land london boy" category  :''

On topic....

I like any of the suggestions raised so far ( except those related to knobs ).

Logo reflects the main site locations.

Go go go go go go go go go Gary.......

ps, i'll give steve the tenner when i see him next  ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 10:16:47 AM
A tenner? You should be on Dragons Den Smithy if you're willing to invest that much money. Don't you realise that's a months wages down here in Cornwall? London Boy. Ged offf mye llaaaand!

From Eyeboy. Born and inbred in Cornwall for countless generations.

To all my fellow Cornish brothers, Give me "high six"!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 10:23:19 AM
Have you seen the weather report for the weekend?
 :'(  :'(  :'(
Please Lord, give us a WNW wind in excess of 12mph!
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Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 09, 2009, 10:25:06 AM
It just makes swimming so much faster having these webbed toes.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 09, 2009, 10:26:55 AM
booooooooo north winds

embrace the wsw!

I see some beaglishous funky grooves  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 10:49:57 AM
booooooooo north winds
embrace the wsw!

I'd embrace the WSW if a) there was a WSW facing slope with a decent LZ and b) i'd embrace any slope this weekend that enjoyed more than a wet fart of wind flowing over it!
 :'(
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 09, 2009, 10:58:21 AM
Loe Bar will take WSW (a little off but it still works) and that has all the green grassy landing area you could ever want.  :af

The fart wind is an issue... should just be enough for Swingers to be entertaining at Beagles.

Beagles also has a field out back... it is a compact slope however.

Get your Fox strapped up ;)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 09, 2009, 11:01:27 AM
Pentreath also takes WSW, you've expressed the desire to fly that in the past.

Thats got a field for landing  and with it being a monster cliff site the lift should be pretty good even in light conditions.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 09, 2009, 11:15:25 AM
Was that mullion school then Dan?

So what you saying lads? The domain name needs to be confirmed before i can start.

I love pastyslopers.co.uk, quirky and says what it is clearly!?!?

Comon!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 09, 2009, 11:17:22 AM
Propercornishslopers.co.uk and a pasty with wings as the icon. Ideal!
 :af

Gets my vote.  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 09, 2009, 12:13:54 PM
Anything Cornwall wide, with the winged pasty logo gets my vote.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 12:15:28 PM
Anything Cornwall wide, with the winged pasty logo gets my vote.

sj

Dito!
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 09, 2009, 12:19:02 PM
propperjobslopin  :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 12:24:18 PM
My friend shell says are you even cornish! Her surname is curnow and she says beat that you b*****s.

You've got a girlfriend! Check you out lover boy!
 :o
Thank God for Rohypnol!
 ^-^

Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 09, 2009, 13:03:16 PM
No gary, camborne school.     I vote for propercornishslopers.co.uk.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Smithy on April 09, 2009, 15:31:19 PM
You've got a girlfriend! Check you out lover boy!
 :o
Thank God for Rohypnol!
 ^-^



I think Gary wears "Eau de Chloroform" when out of an evening stalking the local hot spots  :''
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 09, 2009, 15:35:37 PM
Youre a nasty lot!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 09, 2009, 16:03:15 PM
You've got a girlfriend! Check you out lover boy!
 :o
Thank God for Rohypnol!
^-^
Lol!

Nah Shes just a really good mate, we hang out together a lot and have a right laugh :D I'll bring her sloping one day to meet you lads.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 09, 2009, 16:08:05 PM
Right, I'm going with properjobsloping.co.uk unless anyone has any objections to that as its so freaking cornish. We even have a local DJ called proper job. Let me know.

Steve would you be able to make a logo for that, perhaps talk to the person that did our team monkey logo?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 09, 2009, 16:12:07 PM
Lol!

Nah Shes just a really good mate, we hang out together a lot and have a right laugh :D I'll bring her sloping one day to meet you lads.

She must be mad to volunteer to be a slope babe.

A logo from the creator of the team monkey logo will probably be great. I was thinking between a glider with pasty's for wings, kind of RC Pasty on a slope cartoon style or a pasty with wings more red bull style.

Anyone done a google for pasties with wings?

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 09, 2009, 16:15:51 PM
She would like to learn to fly! Not sure she'd actually get into it big time though.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on April 09, 2009, 16:47:58 PM
south west hooligans
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 17:17:00 PM
south west hooligans

;D :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 17:24:27 PM
Going to try and get out tomorrow afternoon and just hope the wind is a little stronger than predicted.
 :xx

WSW - just about do-able for Staggie.
 :xx  :af

Looks like i better crack on with the Fox for the pants wind we've got. Dan, I like the way you did yours. How did you run the snakes / push rods through the fuzz? Also, I can't remember seeing any majorly visable externals on it - how did you connect everything?
 :study:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 17:45:49 PM
I vote for propercornishslopers.co.uk.

Me too. I think.
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 09, 2009, 17:52:11 PM
Quote
I'll bring her sloping one day to meet you lads.
She would like to learn to fly!
would she not blow away? although, learning to fly should be easy, fill her with helium and attach a couple of motors  :af

phil, who wishes he did indoor flying now, coz that would be funny as fcuk  ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 09, 2009, 18:03:53 PM
back home now after a long week, fingers crossed for the weekends weather, i need a good flying sesh, be it power or slopeside!


Andy, i heated up a length of 2mm piano wire over the hob and shoved it carefully down the fuz twice, entering in the same place in the canopy rear, and exiting one on each side. one under the elevator and one under the rudder hinge line.


i then used 22 swg pianowire for the pushrods (about 0.5mm) with a simple carbon control horn for the elevator.

the rudder on mine has a bit of 22swg piano wire running along the rudder hinge (straight down) line with a 90 degree bend at the top, pushing it into the rudder, so when the rudder swivels, the wire rotates accordingly. this then goes through the tailplane and with another 90 degree bend (this time at 90 degrees to the fuz so it sticks out) cut this off to about 1/2" and join to the pushrod with heatshrink to make the joint.

at the front, bend some 1mm ish wire into a [_] shape and heat it up over the hob, plunge this into the foam and pull along enough for your gear then pull straight back up. This seals the foam, and makes the front end stronger than cutting it out...........not that we crash them much ;)

this gives you the space for your servos and gear.

centre your servos and wrap them in masking tape, attach the pushrods to the corresponding servo arm with Z bends, and glue into the fuz, making sure the surfaces are at neutral.

fit rx, and battery trying to keep the c/g the same (better not to add lead)


hope this is clear enough, if you want pictures, let me know.
its a lot simpler than it sounds, and well within your 6 fingered capability! ;D


Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 09, 2009, 18:04:25 PM
Me too. I think.
 $%&

me too
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 09, 2009, 18:14:48 PM
I've got a guppy for sale lads. Its a mini le fish for anyone that does not know. Full EPP, extremely bouncable as its hit the deck well hard serveral times with no damage what so ever.

Newly recovered in red and blue. 50. Can fly before buy.

It needs a bit of lead put in the nose (50g ish) but thats a simple job.

Anyone interested?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 09, 2009, 18:32:08 PM
why you selling it mate?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Pasty on April 09, 2009, 18:32:51 PM
propercornishslopers.co.uk

me too...again
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 09, 2009, 18:38:20 PM
sticking with properjobslopin (or slopers ) here  :co
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 18:40:56 PM
the rudder on mine has a bit of 22swg piano wire running along the rudder hinge (straight down) line with a 90 degree bend at the top, pushing it into the rudder, so when the rudder swivels, the wire rotates accordingly. this then goes through the tailplane and with another 90 degree bend (this time at 90 degrees to the fuz so it sticks out) cut this off to about 1/2" and join to the pushrod with heatshrink to make the joint.

Cheers bud. This is the only bit I don't get. Any chance you could post a photo? Sorry for being a total dumb arse.
 :embarassed: :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 09, 2009, 18:41:42 PM
why you selling it mate?

I'll be honest. Its not got the knife edge ablilty I really like, its heavy for big air days. Other than that its a fantastic little plane.

propercornishslopers.co.uk it is then by vote of the majority.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 09, 2009, 20:00:47 PM
I'll be honest. Its not got the knife edge ablilty I really like, its heavy for big air days. Other than that its a fantastic little plane.

propercornishslopers.co.uk it is then by vote of the majority.

seconded or carried, what ever you need.
sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on April 09, 2009, 20:21:51 PM
I've got a guppy for sale lads. Its a mini le fish for anyone that does not know. Full EPP, extremely bouncable as its hit the deck well hard serveral times with no damage what so ever.

Newly recovered in red and blue. 50. Can fly before buy.

It needs a bit of lead put in the nose (50g ish) but thats a simple job.

Anyone interested?
is it the same one i was once interested in
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 09, 2009, 22:06:30 PM
it's brighting up, tomorrows looking good, saturdays turning into a nice light day and even sunday if we fancy some south action. :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 22:10:21 PM
it's brighting up, tomorrows looking good, saturdays turning into a nice light day and even sunday if we fancy some south action. :af

You've just jinxed it!
 :banghead:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 09, 2009, 22:12:13 PM
thats ok, i was checking seven stones, we've got the whole of cornwall to fly in remember  :nananana:
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 22:14:12 PM
thats ok, i was checking seven stones, we've got the whole of cornwall to fly in remember  :nananana:

True. Never sloped Seven Stones before! Could be different if a little bit awkward to get to.
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 09, 2009, 22:16:36 PM
lift band might be quite narrow
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 09, 2009, 22:17:30 PM
lift band might be quite narrow

Good breeze though.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 09, 2009, 23:29:12 PM
is it the same one i was once interested in

No mate, here is a link to the leg web site.

Leading Edge Gliders - 48 Inch EPP Guppy (http://www.leadingedgegliders.com/eppGliders_48/48_epp_Guppy.php)

It would be right up your street though ryan! I'll bring it over the weekend if you like to try.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 09:47:56 AM
light westerly all day...
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: sj on April 10, 2009, 10:00:30 AM
I'm headin up the line to see the olds for a few days. Back on Sunday , but probably car club. Might get to fly Monday.

Might be interested in the guppy if it's still available.

Have fun.

sj
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 10, 2009, 10:23:05 AM
light westerly all day...


Cool! I'm going to be up there after lunch, probably around 1pm.
 :af

I appreciate SJ can't make it but what is everyone else up to?
 $%&
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 10:24:25 AM
around  ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 10, 2009, 10:26:25 AM
around  ;D
As in, "i've got to go to Truro (leaving in a mo) to visit the folks and get Jodie a top". Really want to get back ASAP to get a good sesh in this avo. I'm hoping the wind will pick up this afternoon too.
 :xx  :xx  :xx
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 10:28:39 AM
looks to be dropping
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 10, 2009, 10:30:48 AM
looks to be dropping

Must be looking at different maps. Newquay is set to increase and 7stones is constant.
 :xx
I'm off. Let me know what's on.
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 10, 2009, 11:11:20 AM
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/Untitled.jpg)

hope this is clearer.

the red bit is your rudder bellcrank thing, which just pushes into the rudder.
this goes down thru the tail and comes out the side of the fuz ready to take your pushrod (green) with heatshrink tube to make a flexible joint.
its just a way of moving your control horn further down to a more convenient place really.

elevator horn shown in yellow with pushrod in green again.


doesnt matter what type of wire you use, a unfolded paperclip would be fine for the red bit in fact! and you could use plastic snakes, but these could be more hassle!  HTH
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 11:20:29 AM
do we know where yet? looking like tubbys for the north option
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: ryan2 on April 10, 2009, 11:26:07 AM
the blades should be able to fly
if sj don't have the guppy il be interested
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 11:29:09 AM
i'd bring the discus, it might be a bit scratchy.
think i'll put the fox in this time, maybe a couple of other light lifters.

blades staying here, lunas coming out
so,tubbys between 12 and 1??
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 10, 2009, 12:15:21 PM
see you up there, although i will be a bit later.
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 10, 2009, 17:27:37 PM
Wind picked up nicely this afternoon and was on for beagles. Top afternoon!

Hope you guys had a good one?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 18:59:38 PM
we did :af
wind was a bit up and down, but enough for big spitty  :uk:
never saw carters tho :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 10, 2009, 19:25:24 PM
Twas a very good day. Well impressed by the way the wind picked up. Jodie took a few photos (all of the Spit i'm afraid). Here's the best of them:

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/DSC09981.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/DSC09986.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/DSC09987.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/DSC09999.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/DSC09980.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/DSC09979.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/DSC09971.jpg)
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 19:34:33 PM
just got to the spit part of my efforts, sadly the ev compensation is much darker looking now than it shows on the camera, so the second flight isn't great for shots.
but the ones form the first flight, prepare the kleenex!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 10, 2009, 19:35:30 PM
Looks great andy! I love it! :o
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 19:44:01 PM
teasers, these arnt great coz i over compensated for the shots to the left making them too dark to the right  :-\
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Space cadet on April 10, 2009, 20:31:38 PM
Great meeting you all today. nice photos, Got shouted at by wife  for nearly driving off road while watching the spitty!

later
Andy
 
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 20:33:22 PM
 ;D
good to meet you :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 10, 2009, 21:32:40 PM
Great meeting you all today. nice photos, Got shouted at by wife  for nearly driving off road while watching the spitty!

later
Andy
 

Good to meet you too Andy! Like the idea that there's another Fox in the air! It's going to be epic when they are all up together.
Now you know who we all are and where to find out about us, stay in touch. Look forwards to seeing you on the slopes again soon.

In the mean time, Phil where the fcuk are the photos. Get you lazy arse in gear you kn0b jockey.
 :ev :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 10, 2009, 22:30:16 PM
hmmmm, seems like i missed a good one.  got busy with other stuff and never made it :'( :'(


got all day tomorrow, so whats it looking like??



come on phil, get yer photos out!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 10, 2009, 22:31:31 PM
Andy, have you done the fox?

And that spit be looking ansum    :af :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 10, 2009, 22:35:55 PM
Andy, have you done the fox?

No mate. Keen to spend a couple of hours on it tomorrow morning and then fly it in the very light winds tomorrow afternoon at Staggie. I'm hoping that it's a little stronger than predicted as it was today. Great to be our there in a T shirt getting a tan.
You gonna play tomorrow shag?
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 10, 2009, 22:39:22 PM
im all over it ;D
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 10, 2009, 22:47:53 PM
Cool as. Will be on here in the morning to see what the plan is.

In the mean time, on two occasions tonight my obsenities have been tempered. I typed in 5hag in it turns out shag, and ar5e and it turns out bottom. Have you any obsneities you'd like to share you bunch of total **** heads.

P.S. self-abusers!
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 10, 2009, 23:14:16 PM
photos are safe  ;D
your welcome to edit 570 photos if you want  ::)
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 10, 2009, 23:32:00 PM
Obscenities? Ummm, dirty fat lezzer
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: cabanestrut on April 10, 2009, 23:47:28 PM
ive been having these ideas about doing a big wing.


bearing in mind that i can get 8foot by 4 foot sheets of correx in 4 different colours for 12.00 a sheet, it might as well be 16 foot span?

it would join in the middle somehow and have 2 servos in each wing i think, probably not the lightest thing in the world, but if i can form the correx into a half decent airfoil, i reckon it could be a good laugh.

not to mention an excellent target!


what do you lot think?
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Hexo on April 11, 2009, 00:09:09 AM
ive been having these ideas about doing a big wing.


bearing in mind that i can get 8foot by 4 foot sheets of correx in 4 different colours for 12.00 a sheet, it might as well be 16 foot span?

it would join in the middle somehow and have 2 servos in each wing i think, probably not the lightest thing in the world, but if i can form the correx into a half decent airfoil, i reckon it could be a good laugh.

not to mention an excellent target!


what do you lot think?

As team america said in their film - "FOOK Yeahhhh!"
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 11, 2009, 08:28:35 AM
Do it Dan! That thing would be awesome! Although cheap to buy the foam, covering it may be expensive. Have you still got your crayons?
 :af
Title: Re: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Eyeboy on April 11, 2009, 08:32:50 AM
hope this is clearer.

the red bit is your rudder bellcrank thing, which just pushes into the rudder.
this goes down thru the tail and comes out the side of the fuz ready to take your pushrod (green) with heatshrink tube to make a flexible joint.
its just a way of moving your control horn further down to a more convenient place really.

elevator horn shown in yellow with pushrod in green again.


doesnt matter what type of wire you use, a unfolded paperclip would be fine for the red bit in fact! and you could use plastic snakes, but these could be more hassle!  HTH

Bo11ocks. I bought plastic snakes thinking I was being clever saving weight.

I really keen to get this little thing in the air today especially as Jodie is at work all day. Anyone got any piano wire I could buy off them?

Also, what type of battery have you put in the little beasts?  $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 08:55:22 AM
single cell lipo, 700mah in my case.
theres a 100" queen bee from windrider dan.
winds calm and messy  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 11, 2009, 09:16:17 AM
single cell lipo, 700mah in my case.
winds calm and messy  :-\

Gonna pop up to Hobbyzone in Newquay although I don't think there's much chance they'll have anything in there that fits the bill.

Winds are calm and messy but hopefully turning W / NW around lunch time. That's when i'm looking to head up there.
Will keep an eye on it this morning. Anyone else playing?
 $%&
Title: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 09:21:13 AM
they wont have jack
better get an order into giant cod, dunno if they have single li-po cells, maybe robot birds or micro rc for that
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 11, 2009, 09:46:19 AM
What do you reckon to this

Lipo battery (http://www.rctronics.co.uk/600mah-20c-single-cell-li-po-408-p.asp)

Checked the other places you mentioned and I can't see any there that are suitable. Anybody got any other suggestions?
 $%&
Title: Sloping in West Cornwall
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 09:48:14 AM
bit expensive for a single cell maybe...
could buy a 3 cell pack from cod and make 3 of your own for not much more than that
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 11, 2009, 10:05:11 AM
i got a lipo you can have and i think i have some piano wire. how much of it have you done, coz we could finish it off at the slope!  if you bring all the gear and get as far as you can with it this morning.

ill be up there at midday, what slope?



and i heart the new thread name :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 11, 2009, 10:15:23 AM
i got a lipo you can have and i think i have some piano wire. how much of it have you done, coz we could finish it off at the slope!  if you bring all the gear and get as far as you can with it this morning.

ill be up there at midday, what slope?


IF it swings around as it's meant to, it'll either be Coastguards or Tubbys. 7stones has swung around to WNW 12mph whilst Newquay is still very light and Southerly. I guess it'll swing once the land warms up a little bit more.

If you're still going, i'll be up there at noon as well. I'll bring all the FOX stuff with me.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 11, 2009, 10:18:22 AM
hmmm 4 mph and wsw variable............foxy weather
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 10:28:29 AM
light stuff indeed
i think suncream is going to be more important than what gliders you bring lol
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 11, 2009, 10:34:16 AM
im undecided, power field now and aggy later?

aggy now and power later?

aggy all day?

power all day?



is the wind picking up later?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 10:37:52 AM
doesn't look like it, dropping to nothing maybe by the evening
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 11, 2009, 10:47:33 AM
see you at aggy then
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 10:48:28 AM
alula, sprite and samba on charge, will probably bring the topic too. motor might come in handy  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 11, 2009, 11:08:29 AM
alula, sprite and samba on charge, will probably bring the topic too. motor might come in handy  ;D

I'll bring my Cub so we can do some tows!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 11:23:42 AM
pics from yesterday are up
10-4-9 pictures by cornishcactus - Photobucket (http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/10-4-9/)

if anyone wants a full size version of one just let me know
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 11, 2009, 11:48:21 AM
see you at aggy then

All packed. Leaving in a mo. See you up there 5hag.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 11:48:52 AM
ditto  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: mr ed on April 11, 2009, 12:42:44 PM
pics from yesterday are up
10-4-9 pictures by cornishcactus - Photobucket ([url]http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/10-4-9/[/url])

if anyone wants a full size version of one just let me know


Blimey! Is that another Candida?

PS the Spit looks so real.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 11, 2009, 12:52:35 PM
Blimey! Is that another Candida?

PS the Spit looks so real.
It is real, just not full sized.  :''

Nice to see proper cornish sloper have their own thread now, its been long overdue!  ^-^

I'll get the domain sorted this week lads.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: mr ed on April 11, 2009, 16:39:06 PM
It is real, just not full sized.  :''

Nice to see proper cornish sloper have their own thread now, its been long overdue!  ^-^

I'll get the domain sorted this week lads.

After my exppsure to Cornish surfers I reckon that if you were proper Cornish slopers you wouldn't have a thread anyone else could read and you'd spend your waking hours painting "Locals Only" on the approach to every slope.
I reckon you are all a bit Ginsters Lite.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 11, 2009, 16:44:59 PM
Ger orth my thread!  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: mr ed on April 11, 2009, 17:25:05 PM
NOW I believe!   :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 11, 2009, 21:05:32 PM
meanwhile after weaving my way in and out of bank holiday mobile grockes we found Staggy with barely a breath of air.
the wind gently picked up during the day but floaty was order of the day and what a brilliant day.
times like this i wonder if i ever need to flick a prop again, is there a day i couldn't slope
oh and there were some stunning slope babes out too

too many great moments captured to post here so check the link, but heres some of my fave
11-4-9 pictures by cornishcactus - Photobucket (http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT5766.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT5787.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT5867.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT5933.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT5946.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT6009.jpg)
spent the afternoon building andys minty green fox
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT6076.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT6102.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT6135.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT6145.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 11, 2009, 21:33:53 PM
Cracking day with andy and phil. And then a power sesh up the field in the evening. Great day!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 00:33:15 AM
LOL, what a star machine!!


(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT5847.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT5877.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT5750.jpg)


A bit of cheating going on, i feel so dirty!
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/cornishcactus/11-4-9/PICT6061.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 00:46:00 AM
Really was a top day. Just wish I could've stayed out longer.

It was one of those days you remember for ages. Great laugh. Cheers gents.

Cool Photo's Phil. Thanks for building the mean green machine too!
 :af

Monday's forecast is looking a bit better than it was. Southerly with the possibility of showers in the afternoon but certailnly no the write off that it was.
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 08:26:14 AM
Monday's forecast is looking a bit better than it was. Southerly with the possibility of showers in the afternoon but certailnly no the write off that it was.
 :xx

Sorry. I have jinxed it. Forecast has changed again. It's gone back ot being heavy rain all day. Get in as much as you can today. I'm off out with the olds for the day.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: gromit on April 12, 2009, 08:52:05 AM
Two days of dull damp and drizzly weather so far in Surrey, >:(  with today starting the same. Typical Easter weather.  :(  Cant believe you were out in short's and tee's yesterday with lovely blue sky. 

  Gromit   :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 08:58:52 AM
Two days of dull damp and drizzly weather so far in Surrey, >:(  with today starting the same. Typical Easter weather.  :(  Cant believe you were out in short's and tee's yesterday with lovely blue sky. 

  Gromit   :af


Its like that all the time here in cornwall! ;)


saying that, its a world away from easter weekend last year when we were flying in 70 odd mph!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: GeeW on April 12, 2009, 09:33:20 AM
What model is the fluro orange winged one?
Love the aerotow shot.

Gordon
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 09:54:22 AM
What model is the fluro orange winged one?
Love the aerotow shot.

Gordon

Thats my old Flair Fledgling. Built it many years ago. They're no longer available which is a shame. Great flyer on light lift and it's fun to fly rudder/elevator every once in a while.

Aerotow IS the future on calm days. The tug is a Parkzone Cub and it did quite a good job although the Fox is super light so shouldn't really have been a problem anyway.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 09:59:11 AM
oh yeah, thanks for the marvellous tug you gave me Andy, did the job nicely :-* ;D ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 10:04:15 AM
i think i may go sit in the garden in a bit and build stuff
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 10:09:40 AM
oh yeah, thanks for the marvellous tug you gave me Andy, did the job nicely :-* ;D ;D

Glad to be able to pull you off so easily.  :-* :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 10:11:06 AM
i think i may go sit in the garden in a bit and build stuff

Nice day for it if you're not flying.
 :co

P.S. wear sunscreen! I've got a good glow from yesterday.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 10:14:14 AM
yes mother
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 11:29:04 AM
yes mother

And be home before dark, your uncles coming over.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 12, 2009, 18:28:06 PM
what a bloody nice day, a nice breeze in the afternoon but I thought I'd spend it laying around in some fields with my wife and dogs whilst trying to slope some hedges with the fox and flying some leccy 3D... Really wish I had a decent DLG to hand  :-\

Finally got the Opus on the move, just gotta glue the servos in the wing and thats sorted. Will be ready for next weekend... bet theres no wind :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 18:53:17 PM
Quote
I thought I'd spend it laying around in some fields with my wife
giddity  :D


i went up to a nearby lake and flew my float equipped minimag
managed to flip it on landing once, but being elapor it floats nicely, keeping all the gear out of the water :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 12, 2009, 19:03:06 PM
get ya feet wet?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 19:10:53 PM
nope, landed nice and close, just blew towards me within a few seconds.
turned it over, shook it, took off again  :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: paul w on April 12, 2009, 19:13:10 PM
splendid fotos chaps!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 12, 2009, 19:28:37 PM
Nice one lads. Looks like you had a right blast even with hardly any wind! I've been flying my powered plane.

www.propercornishslopers.co.uk has been registered and should be active within 24 hours, once it is I'll crack on with steve and get it sorted out.

 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 21:18:40 PM
another splendid day.

newquay zoo this morning with my little sister, (yes, they let me back out!), then power field all day which was super busy.

caught a few passing thermals with the alula, but i, like Steve, want something a bit more 'proper' for flat field thermalling, probably going to be a blaster.
also did aerotow behind barrys cougar with the fox and then the skua (which was RAPID!). :ev :ev

then i went up to aggy to round off the day and flew the fox and alula in what little sea breeze there was!


im still not convinced that tomorrow is going to rain, so fingers crossed for another flyable day :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 21:34:48 PM
have a look on magic seaweed at the incomming system, thats gonna have a nasty front spoiling our monday.

i've got my fingers crossed Alex can be persuaded to make me one of his DLG's  :xx :-* :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 21:37:27 PM
alex? dlg? pictures?



i must get the TMFE going properly, as i think it has good potential.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 21:44:40 PM
died in the great crash of 09
but it's a beaut!!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 21:48:19 PM
lets see some pics of it ya gayer!



did you manage to get any al fresco building done today?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 21:49:49 PM
t h e  p i c s  d i e d  i n  t h e  g r e a t  c r a s h  o f  0 9
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 21:57:02 PM
Can you draw it and fax it to me then?  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 21:58:55 PM
alex isn't even a member anymore :(
but think highlight style, carbon fuz, bagged glassed balsa wings
wouldn't have thought it's a home brew
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:00:53 PM
did you manage to get any al fresco building done today?

So did you do any work Phil?  $%& ^-^

Went to Lands End with the folks for Easter day lunch and walk. It just so happend that the Fox and a transmitter slipped into the boot of the car too! Flew her off some of the slopes just to the south of Lands end. Not the greatest of lift but lift nonetheless.
What a belter of a day. Hope you guys all had a good slope sesh too.

Got my fingers crossed for tomorrow too but have a nasty feeling that the prediction will come true and we're gonna need an Ark to get anywhere!
Will just have to wait and see.
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 22:04:15 PM
little bit of rubbing down, also looked at mid air molly with view to getting it ready for weston. it's looking worse than i remember, but i can't bear the thought of my actually buying another funfighter, i mean... thats not me!  ;D
not even looked at the bedlam yet
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:05:27 PM
Quote
little bit of rubbing

In your garden?

You pervert!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:10:23 PM
little bit of rubbing down.


Au naturel! Stlyish!
(http://planetsmilies.net/smoking-smiley-7557.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:12:15 PM
and just where did you get that smiley young man?!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:15:30 PM
and just where did you get that smiley young man?!


Here:

Planetsmiles (http://planetsmilies.net/)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:18:07 PM
Does anyone fancy a morning sesh, possibly at Rinsey? Easy and quick access to the slope before the rain really hits.
What do you reckon?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:20:04 PM
yeah.


wheres rinsey though, its been a while but im sure ive been there.

and whats the wind doing, another light day?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:21:19 PM
(http://planetsmilies.net/ill-violated-dead-smiley-5383.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)

LOL
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:23:09 PM
(http://planetsmilies.net/obscene-smiley-7206.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)

LOLLER
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:25:06 PM
yeah.


wheres rinsey though, its been a while but im sure ive been there.

and whats the wind doing, another light day?

Down on the Helston / Penzance road. It's the place where we DS the mine stack and where the Hawk and your Skua met!

Wind is meant to be good up to 18mph and from the South at 10am.

Guess it's best to see what it's all doing tomorrow morning before we get too carried away. I'll be on her at 08:30.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:29:24 PM
oh yeah, i know the one.

sounds like the big yellow taxi may need to put in an appearance.(http://planetsmilies.net/obscene-smiley-7206.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)(http://planetsmilies.net/obscene-smiley-983.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 12, 2009, 22:30:41 PM
giddity  :D

I should be so lucky, shes 3 months pregnant!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:33:05 PM
Congratulations Steve.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:33:55 PM
oh yeah, i know the one.

sounds like the big yellow taxi may need to put in an appearance

It would appear that you've found the obscene pages of planet smiley!

Cudden may be a better slope if the wind does go SSE but if it starts to rain, we're stuffed!
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:35:56 PM
I should be so lucky, shes 3 months pregnant!

CONGRATULATIONS MATEY! Really pleased for you both.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:37:03 PM
Quote
It would appear that you've found the obscene pages of planet smiley!


PMSL!


Just see what its like in the morning.  If its on, what time are you aiming to be slopeside by?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on April 12, 2009, 22:37:32 PM
Top news Steve  :uk:

Gratz to you and Mrs Pasty  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 12, 2009, 22:39:28 PM
cheers boys  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:40:21 PM
 will it be called cocktail?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 12, 2009, 22:45:07 PM
you're lost me? ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:45:58 PM
you're lost me? ;)

Me too!
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:51:07 PM
What do you call a small pasty? ::)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 12, 2009, 22:51:33 PM

PMSL!


Just see what its like in the morning.  If its on, what time are you aiming to be slopeside by?

I would happily leave here by 09:00.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 12, 2009, 22:55:05 PM
im keen to do some flying tomorrow but dont no how to get to a slope with tomorrows wind
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 12, 2009, 22:55:55 PM
What do you call a small pasty? ::)

 ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 22:58:59 PM
Quote
dont no how to get to a slope with tomorrows wind


Whys that? are you sailing there? ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 22:59:40 PM
Quote
I should be so lucky, shes 3 months pregnant!
giddity giddity goo  :af

congrats :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 12, 2009, 23:09:28 PM

Whys that? are you sailing there? ;D

Hes on fire tonight!  $%&

 ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 23:17:32 PM
LOL, sorry.

its really funny when i type it ;D

im sure we can sort you out with directions ryan
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 23:19:10 PM
how to get to rinsey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My3881cGxio
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 12, 2009, 23:39:52 PM
what town is it neer il get a map
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 12, 2009, 23:41:09 PM
churchtown
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 12, 2009, 23:47:02 PM
rinsey head - Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=rinsey+head&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=50.095917,-5.367765&spn=0.019106,0.054932&t=h&z=15)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 13, 2009, 00:32:56 AM
thanks phil
but im still lost
if any one is going i could meet you somewhere and folow you down
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cornish Pixie on April 13, 2009, 06:54:10 AM
I must have spent thousands of hours fishing there in the past mostly in the dark ,never thought of flying there though when I was into fishing I was not into flying .
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 08:15:03 AM
Well gents, the wind is SSE around 20mph. It's dry here at the mo but the rain is due in at some point today. Question is, where do we slope. We could do Rinsey but it would be slightly off.

The rain is coming in from the West, my though would therefore be to:

West = limited flying time due to rain hitting sooner but directly on-slope
a) Fly at Rinsey for a couple of hours (?) with it slightly off slope.
d) Cudden. It's on slope but getting caught out there will mean you get wet.

Mid = difficult to say when the rain will hit but looks like midday latest.
c) Try Flushing near Falmouth. It's a small slope but faces SSE / S.

East
b) Fly somewhere further up towards Bodmin (e.g. Dodman) which may mean we get to fly until mid afternoon.

All guess work - I'll go with the flow.

What do you want to do?  $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 08:38:14 AM
I'm in the chat room. Have created a Proper Cornish Slopers area. Hopefully you'll join me as when you check in so that we can get this show on the road asap.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 09:03:02 AM
Looks like the bad weather is already in!  :'(

Thinks it's over before it starts today.
 :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 09:27:02 AM
Bummer. Weve got that fine misty rain that soaks you through!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 09:30:55 AM
Bummer. Weve got that fine misty rain that soaks you through!

Tis bo11ocks!

I need to do something today. If i don't get myself sorted with something to do with RC i'll end up buying some crap on-line.
 :banghead:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 13, 2009, 09:33:58 AM
I just saw some nice scale gliders on ebay ;)

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 09:46:40 AM
build your mustang you pleb!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 09:51:34 AM
build your mustang you pleb!

Hmmmmm. $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 09:57:32 AM
have you started it?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 10:00:30 AM
have you started it?
I did get it out of the box just before Christmas. Back in it again now.
 ???
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 10:12:49 AM
Brighter again now. Just had a look at a webcam in Looe, and kinda think Dodman may still be working. May be worth taking a look . . . . . I'm gagging to get a fly in! Looe isn't a million miles away from Dodman and it's looking ok.
Webcam link (http://www.looe.co.uk/webcam/webcam.htm)

Anyone fancy it? Could meet somewhere and travel up in one car?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 10:22:16 AM
im not going to be flying before midday, but certainly keen for later, esp. if it brightens up!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 10:27:56 AM
Listen carefully to this advert, even funnier now............



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Chd540Gnq0
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 10:31:36 AM
Listen carefully to this advert, even funnier now............

It's my birthday . . . . .
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on April 13, 2009, 10:36:32 AM
congrats to you and your missus pasty :af



its brightening up LOL
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 10:52:12 AM
It's my birthday . . . . .


it is your birthday
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 13, 2009, 10:54:39 AM
are those deck shoes andy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX9iacrdhmU
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 11:00:54 AM
are those deck shoes andy?

I thought they were quite smart?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 13, 2009, 11:02:00 AM
i'm sorry, i don't make the rules
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 11:03:54 AM
i'm sorry, i don't make the rules


Just break 'em :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 13, 2009, 11:10:18 AM
looks like the rain might clear just after 6
BBC Weather | Camborne (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/323?&search=camborne&pageSize=10&region=uk)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on April 13, 2009, 11:15:12 AM
go out there in the freezing wastes ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 11:15:37 AM

it is your birthday

Well i know who my mates are!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 11:25:34 AM
is it your actual birthday?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 11:43:52 AM
is it your actual birthday?

It could be if it gets you flying MATE!
 ;)

It may be in December normally.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 11:48:38 AM
4 hours after originally posting, is anyone up for it today? I'm as keen as mustard to do something.

Is it worth the risk of getting your hair / scalp possibly slightly damp? If so, when and where?
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on April 13, 2009, 11:50:31 AM
you on drugs?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 13, 2009, 11:51:48 AM
as posted earlier, it looks to be stopping after 6 :study:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 11:52:41 AM
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/UntitledPI.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 11:54:10 AM
you on drugs?

Rohypnol!

Right then. I'm gonna get down to Rinsey for / by 6pm if the forecast is correct.
 :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 13, 2009, 11:55:02 AM
([url]http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/UntitledPI.jpg[/url])


Soft lad!
 :-X
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 13, 2009, 12:49:44 PM
Quote
Soft lad!

Flaccid!



See you down there if its half decent weather :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 13, 2009, 17:08:59 PM
Congrats Steve and misses.

Are you going to wait the full further 6 months before selling all your planes?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 13, 2009, 17:31:39 PM
bag the mini dragon, tenner do ya?  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 13, 2009, 20:12:27 PM
My planes arent going anywhere!

I'm still looking to expand my fleet too ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 13, 2009, 20:14:47 PM
you just did  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: DelUK on April 13, 2009, 22:35:35 PM
My planes arent going anywhere!

I'm still looking to expand my fleet too ;)

Congratulations !

Your slope time may start to get a little more restricted but it's all worth it  :af .....  I think  :nananana:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Lord Xande on April 14, 2009, 00:34:50 AM
alex? dlg? pictures?


hey guys i am still here just haven't really been active much since the crash.
here are some piccys of my own design DLG for you guys
(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww72/Lord_Xande/Planes/DSCN0018.jpg)

(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww72/Lord_Xande/Planes/DSCN0002.jpg)

The construction is uni carbon and kevlar bagged over blue foam cores, and the fuz is molded carbon.
the finished weight came out to 340g

i caught a monster thermal on saturday ended up soaring with buzzards for a good 45 mins, couldn't keep up with them though as i was struggling to see the glider! i love how long these things can stay up from a single throw without the aid of a slope  :co

Phil i would make you a DLG if i could get hold of a decent fridge pump to bag the wings with as my current setup was only intended for making one glider. i would bring it to the slope to show you but there is no way i could carry it on my bike.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 14, 2009, 01:18:02 AM
you need to get that kitted! :af :af


would you be interested in doing a kit of parts for 'X' amount of money?
just the cores, bagged, and the pod moulded etc?

i really do fancy a proper dlg, the alula isnt achieving what i want :'(


Dan
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 14, 2009, 09:39:10 AM
Alex, that looks well smart, great job! Theres alot of info on rcg and a little on rcmf about using pumps for fish tanks... people report to get good results.

I'm also in the market for a DLG, almost ordered a Radina last night...

Really gotta get one sorted.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 14, 2009, 09:55:16 AM
I'm also in the market for a DLG,

Dito!

Looks like you may be able to gain three orders for your DLG design!
 :af

Great day. Anyone fancy some Cudden action this evening?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 14, 2009, 10:01:16 AM
Going by your attempts at DL when myself and gary came to perran that time, your technique needs ALOT of work  :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 14, 2009, 10:25:52 AM
Going by your attempts at DL when myself and gary came to perran that time, your technique needs ALOT of work  :D

 :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 14, 2009, 10:42:32 AM
Going by your attempts at DL when myself and gary came to perran that time, your technique needs ALOT of work  :D



Seen the video, laughed a lot!

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 14, 2009, 11:24:23 AM


Seen the video, laughed a lot!




(http://planetsmilies.net/angry-smiley-181.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 14, 2009, 11:25:46 AM
I was there that day, what a laugh that was!  ^-^
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 14, 2009, 11:30:14 AM
Who wants a giff animation showing off Andys DL prowess?  :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 14, 2009, 11:44:40 AM
Again (http://planetsmilies.net/angry-smiley-8010.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 14, 2009, 13:15:32 PM
you mean andy with the wildthing at carnbrea? does that still exist other than on my pc? cool, get it up :D

alex, fridge pump, we can sort that, well, i mean bazzer should be able to. i'm up for a xander dlg kit of bits ready to build :af :af :-* :af :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 14, 2009, 13:29:34 PM
http://propercornishslopers.co.uk

IS NOW UP AND RUNNING!

All old links will now forward to the new site.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 14, 2009, 13:38:17 PM
cool, i'll have a look at transfering this weekends pics over tonight, didn't do it till the new one was running.
how are we for space and bandwidth?? really did my best to cut down the 500 i took each day  :-\

can you pm me the log in details, thanks
is it a similar system for uploading??
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 14, 2009, 13:39:44 PM
can you pm me the log in details, thanks
is it a similar system for uploading??

Me too!

Well done matey!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 14, 2009, 13:40:01 PM
[url]http://propercornishslopers.co.uk[/url]

IS NOW UP AND RUNNING!

All old links will now forward to the new site.


Change that font it makes me sick!

Good work getting it swapped over  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 14, 2009, 13:43:01 PM
Change that font it makes me sick!
nah leave it, means i don't have to read the daft name you lot picked  :nananana: ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 14, 2009, 13:45:48 PM
Who wants a giff animation showing off Andys DL prowess?  :ev

found this
(http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/ploggerb3/thumbs/lrg-198-14-4-870.jpg)
YOUR DOING IT WRONG
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 14, 2009, 14:25:50 PM
Change that font it makes me sick!

Good work getting it swapped over  :af
Agreed cactus! You can do it later on dude, could not find the same one you were using!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 14, 2009, 14:30:29 PM
cool, i'll have a look at transfering this weekends pics over tonight, didn't do it till the new one was running.
how are we for space and bandwidth?? really did my best to cut down the 500 i took each day  :-\

can you pm me the log in details, thanks
is it a similar system for uploading??
We've got 2GB of space, plenty enough for a hundred thousand images.

Data transfer: Current Month

Month   Data Transfered   Transfer Limit   Month Estimate
2009 April   0.01 MB         12288.00 MB    0.03 MB

Same login details as before.

Can you send over the picture login details to Andy phil? I can look them up if need be!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 14, 2009, 15:56:50 PM
Me too!

Well done matey!
 :af

Me too.

What can we drop on there? Just pic or video too?

If you want some dosh off me before you're likely too see me, let me know and I'll try to drop some over to our Father-to-be.

Great work. Thanks for taking it on.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 14, 2009, 16:03:43 PM
Anyway we can make the website an open source type of thing?

Like if someone wanted to update the photos on the front page or add text etc... I know phils been updating things like the news, is it common knowledge that anyone can do this? I'd rather have a site thats contributed by all rather than sitting with a couple of people.

Could integrate its own forum rather than sitting on rcmf?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 14, 2009, 16:06:44 PM
I like all this interest in DLG's... we'll have to get a good summers day and do our own duration comps... do some aero towing... general larking about etc.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on April 14, 2009, 16:41:44 PM
Top..... or should i say "proper".....job Gary  :''

How much do you want in funds from us ?

I'm back in work on Thursday so i can give "dad" the cash then.

Smithy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 14, 2009, 17:42:10 PM
You can give the cash to steve, that would be fine. It cost me £35 in total for 1 years hosting so if you chip on some cash to cover it that would be great. Steve and I work on it so should be exempt I suppose!

Any extra will just go on the time i spend larking around and updating it like what steve says it would be nice to be able to update the home page from an administration page.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 14, 2009, 18:11:14 PM
Quote
Can you send over the picture login details to Andy phil? I can look them up if need be!
i'll need those again i think, the pm's with the info would have been lost in the great crash, and i used auto password for the old site.

keep this forum i'd say, we get more traffic  :af


so, alex has just, what, 2 months to get all our DLG's built lol ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 14, 2009, 18:32:45 PM
I've just sent some pms out, if you did not get one then please ask me for one to get access to the administration pages.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 14, 2009, 19:56:16 PM
got it thanks  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 15, 2009, 00:51:58 AM
grate site Gary when i see you or Steve il give you some money
i didn't mean to create a new thread it just shows my incompetence with computers
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 01:00:35 AM
LOL.


Ive just built the 16foot wing.

its massive.

i dont know what to make the elevons out of that wont twist too much, they are 8ft long each. needs to be about 4" wide.

the glue is drying tonight, and tomorrow the gear can go in, im using 8kg sevos, coz she gonna need it!

itll be flying this weekend, or maybe friday if its flyable
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: metal mickey on April 15, 2009, 01:03:20 AM
Danny boy you are nuts mate see if it will tow line mate bring it to the hop farm that will be a scream mate ! All the best mickey
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 01:06:41 AM
cheers mate, if its any good ill bring it along and it can be towed up!


this thing is going to be A W E S O M E
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: metal mickey on April 15, 2009, 01:09:15 AM
Ill tow it up with my motor dan on friday afternoon if you like ? Mickey
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 01:11:10 AM
we may need a tractor!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: metal mickey on April 15, 2009, 01:12:44 AM
I would expect that from you lot ! Ha ha
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 08:07:02 AM
kick arse!

How are you gonna fit it in your van?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 10:29:56 AM
its 2 8ft wing panels joined in the middle by an aluminium spar, its all proper and stuff!

still means ill have a foot sticking out the back though, coz i can only get 7ft in the back ;D


it might be finished today, i need to have a scout round B&Q to see what i can use as elevons, i really dont know what is suitable???
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 10:34:23 AM
How ya doing for weight? Get some ply board and cut it down?

B&Q do small pine pre cut lengths etc, you could get a few and join them?

Is this a correx beast? could make a ply with correx then wood and correx again, correx giving you the depth you need with little added weight and the ply giving you the strength.

You cant fly it without having it videoed! Oh and I cant wait to see you DS this thing :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 10:41:38 AM
im going to work out the wing loading later today, as thats all that concerns me, i think its light at the moment, given the size of the panels.

each panel has 16 (!) sq ft.


im thinking of using fascia board actually, its the right thickness, comes in any width, and is quite light and stiff.

think ply will be too much weight behind the c/g
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 10:42:47 AM
the pvc stuff?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 10:47:00 AM
its like foam board at 10mm thick, with a shiny pvc face on one side
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 10:48:51 AM
ideal!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 10:50:01 AM
if i can keep the whole thing to 10lbs or less, itll be 5 0z/ sq ft loading, which means it should fly in 5-10 mph
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 10:55:07 AM
It'll be ideal for our fox mothership... work out a system (read velcro;)) for taking off and landing from it  :D

Fly my prettys!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 15, 2009, 10:58:46 AM
It'll be ideal for our fox mothership... work out a system (read velcro;)) for taking off and landing from it  :D

Fly my prettys!

COOL IDEA!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 11:01:37 AM
Yes, its all correx.

2 8x4 sheets cut thusly...
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/cordelbig.jpg)


it has a tapering pine spar (B&Q again) and a box and spar system going into each wing panel root by 500mm.

im not calculating a great deal of load at the joiner, being a flying wing, as long as i can keep the mass fairly well distributed along the span.



Lets run a little competition, whoever thinks up the best name for this behemoth gets to launch it on the maiden!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 11:40:50 AM
Anyone fancy a fly today, assuming you are all on holiday aswell?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 15, 2009, 11:45:13 AM
How many servos are on this beast? Surely it will take a couple to push those elevons!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 11:52:09 AM
its either going to be 2 standard in each panel, or one hitec 8kg mg in the middle of each panel.

depends how much the elevons flex. when i find some!



ill grab some pics in a bit.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 11:55:29 AM
Is the section thick enough to fit some spring loaded Fox launchers? :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 15, 2009, 11:56:57 AM
LMFAO!  :D ;D ::)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 11:58:41 AM
just thinking theres no reason why 3/8th balsa sheet wont work as elevons, either joined up to make full span, or in 2 parts driven by 2 servos.



the spar is 60mm thick for 70% of the panels, plenty of room for anything! fox launchers, no problem.

its going to be a proper utility vehicle :D


Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 12:08:24 PM
awesome!

Gotta be done.

I can see it now...

The Hive in hot pursuit (ok... slow ponderous pursuit) of andys black hawk (thats bad guy enough init?)... as the Hive closes range it lets rip a flurry of fox missles with none getting even remotely close to the bad hawk and one fox jamming in the Hives split elevons bring it down like a bag of sh*t.

Gonna be fun :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 12:18:56 PM
Hmmmmmm, The Hive?

that puts you in the launching seat unless anyone can think of a better name? ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 12:23:59 PM
woah, that wasnt a name suggestion, just fitted my screen play...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 15, 2009, 12:45:09 PM
This needs a no video - no launch rule.

Sounds awsome.

I thought your own suggestion of bohemoth was the best. Looks like you're launching for yourself.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 12:55:55 PM
leviathan

mammoth

mondo

Brobdingnagian

Bunyanesque

cyclopean

elephantine

gargantuan

herculean

mastodonic

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 15, 2009, 13:07:04 PM
yanks like using ali tubes to keep surfaces from twisting, maybe the same applies on this scale??

MaHOOisv
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 13:10:31 PM
ali tubes? how?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 15, 2009, 13:27:02 PM
you put the tube at the front of the surface, then have your upper and lower coming off it to the taper at the back.
the tube resists the twist, and the taper joining at the back helps.
could use some 20mm plastic drainpipe depending on wing thickness at that point
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 13:31:06 PM
the thickness is just the top and bottom skins (4mm) stuck together with conact adhesive.

so weve got to have elevons between 6-10mm thick really
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 15, 2009, 13:40:51 PM
do the best you can then lol maybe stick 3 layers of correx together, one \, one --- and then one /  laminate  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 13:47:20 PM
and a little something i designed as an alternative to fun fighters, same proportions though. itll be having a .32sx.

foam wings, balsa fuz. now i just need to make a plug for a cowl, a job ive been putting off!


(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/Photo0440.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 13:50:44 PM
And just to give you all an idea of size, a picture from last night as i had joined the skins over the spars..........

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/Photo0445.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 15, 2009, 13:51:44 PM
 :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 15, 2009, 13:55:25 PM
could you leave it as a 2 parter? be easier to get about.

be a shame to beat it up with combat wings, foxes only  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 13:58:49 PM
yes, its got to be a 2 parter!

as i said its joined by a slide in ally plate spar and box system, a bit of tape will hold the leading and trailing edges in place!


i dont think transport would be very easy if it was one piece ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 15, 2009, 14:33:14 PM
Looks evil already!  ::)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 15, 2009, 20:34:24 PM
How about "Big Wing" or "Big Flying Wing" or "Very Big Flying Wing"?

You could go extreme and call it "Dans Big Flying Wing"?

You could just call it "Gertbeg" as in "Thats a gert beg flying wing you got there my kock"!

Thing is, she'll probably need two or three people to launch her so we'll all get to launch her on the maiden!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 20:58:13 PM
The leading and trailing edges were trimmed, tidied up and taped earlier and i glued the tips on.

i also filled the root of each panel with PU foam to give it a bit of rigidity where its needed around the spar boxes.


tomorrow is elevons on and gear in!! :o
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 21:54:33 PM
Sorry to talk dirty to you lot, but im trying to make a cowl for a power model.

im trying to mould it from glass, and havent done anything like this before, so i need your help.


i have made a balsa plug, to the exact size of the cowl that i want. its smooth and perfect, so i guess thats a start?

do i then wax this up in some sort of release agent after sanding sealer?

my plan was to cover the thing in thick glass matting pieces and wet it well with epoxy (the red davids stuff i use for wing bandages)

hopefully :xx :xx the balsa plug should then release from the female mould it now sits in?

then i plan to use the same release agent on this female mould(furniture polish? silicone spray? beeswax polish?) and lay in my pieces of matting and then wet through with resin, (maybe glass, maybe carbon if i can get some( and i wont have to paint it!)).

my theory is that it should pull out of my mould exactly the same shape as the original balsa plug?



is this the right sort of way of doing it?

i dont think it will need to be a 2 part mould, as it all slopes backwards, so should release easy?




thanks in advance.

Clueless from Cornwall.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 15, 2009, 21:58:55 PM
pva is meant to be pretty good as a release agent.
you do want your female mould as thick and stiff as possible.
only downside with a 1 parter will be getting the cloth and resin nicely into the very front of it.
best way might be the advice given for andys nose, bag of warm water to force it all out.

before all this tho you'll be wanting to glass your balsa plug and make it as smooth as you want your finished cowls.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: metal mickey on April 15, 2009, 22:34:41 PM
Dan , the other way you could do it is the lost foam method . Carve a cowl the shape you want glass it , when it has cured dissolve the foam with thinners and you will be left with your glass cowl . Its quicker but only any good for a one off mate ! Mickey
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: petes on April 15, 2009, 22:36:21 PM
Have a look at the tips on FibretechGB's site for producing a mould and then a cowl, they might help
http://www.fibretechgb.co.uk/TipGlsFbrMld.htm (http://www.fibretechgb.co.uk/TipGlsFbrMld.htm)

There's also a lot of information on rcg's Composites Fabrication forum under Aircraft General
http://www.rcgroups.com/composites-fabrication-210/ (http://www.rcgroups.com/composites-fabrication-210/)

Pete
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Tiger on April 15, 2009, 23:01:21 PM

i dont think it will need to be a 2 part mould, as it all slopes backwards, so should release easy?


That's it.....................you've done it now..............................you'll never get it out.

It'll be there for EVER..............................when they are lowering you into the ground in yer box, it'll still be there.

It's the end........................................................................

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Lord Xande on April 15, 2009, 23:16:20 PM
if youre sure you want to go down the mould route make sure the plug is glassed and smooth, then apply your wax and buff it until you have maybe 7-10 layers. look for a car wax that contains carnauba wax (it comes in liquid or paste form) but not silicon as it will cause fisheyes if you choose to paint the cowl in the mould.

if you want to use PVA be aware that it is not the same stuff as white PVA glue although i have heard of someone using the glue variety before but i can't comment on the quality of the finish on the part.

for the mould it would be best to have a tooling layer down first, so use some gel coat if you have any or you could get away with using some thickened epoxy. this gives a tough layer and prevents the weave of the fibreglass showing through on the part.

the only problem might be if the mould is too thick and too deep it may give a bit of resistance when you want to remove the part, otherwise you should be able to flex it to loosen the part, otherwise a shot of compressed air should do the trick.

the fibretech link is useful, i used their wax and pva when making my DLG pod and mould.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 15, 2009, 23:27:28 PM
Thanks guys, some top quality answers there! :)


Well from the looks of it, my approach, is as usual going to be a bit more rough and ready!

Ill let you know how it goes and get some pics along the way. :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 16, 2009, 07:30:19 AM
Deffo go with some gel coat. you'll need that to get the finish you want and to hold your paint. It will also help ensure you get right into the corners. Use it like a thick paint layer after your paint and try to add the cloth while it's green. I've only ever used proper release agent so don't know what you can use instead. But do go with a few good layers. Might be worth adding a handle to the mould at the closed end so you have something to grab. That chop strand can cut you up something rotten if you're struggling with splitting the part from the mould.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 16, 2009, 12:07:43 PM
Thanks for the considered replies guys.

Is there anywhere locally i can get all this gear?

looks like im  going to need gel-coat and cloth. I had some that i was going to use, but i dont know now if its suitable.

even better would be carbon, anyone sell it locally?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 16, 2009, 12:10:59 PM
cornwall glass supplies on the united downs industrail estate :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 16, 2009, 12:16:17 PM
cornwall glass supplies on the united downs industrail estate :af

Agreed! Top place and very cheap! It's where I bought my cloth and glues for fixing the F4. Also means that you can by the good cloth rahter than that nasty chopped matt stuff Pasty was talking about.
It's second turning on the right (quite a posh building in comparison to the others) in the industrial estate (i.e. the turning before the tip).
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 16, 2009, 12:16:44 PM
i know the one phil, i was just thinking of it.


do they have all the gear then,  Carbon?


Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 16, 2009, 12:18:18 PM
what gram glass cloth do i need for a power model cowl? doesnt need to be heavy lay up, and a bit of flex is always good.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 16, 2009, 12:32:03 PM
they have carbon ribbon, 25 and 50mm wide iirc
20g cloth is for glassing wings, 50 is heavier stuff, so 50 or 70 something i'd say. $%&
i know my capiche cowl is more or less chopped mat and gel coat and thats rubbish
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 16, 2009, 12:36:20 PM
Compared to the cowl off my old ZN Line Madness, that was a work of art, along with the spats.


But yes, chopped mat does seem to be a lazier heavier way of doing things.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 16, 2009, 14:20:09 PM
Well ive just come back from CFS as recommended, told them what i wanted to do and they were very helpful.


Ive probably got enough gel-coat, PVA release agent, resin, matting and carbon to make 15 cowls, but it wont hurt to have it in stock.

They sold me a 'seconds' piece of 1m x1m carbon twill for 12 quid which seemed reasonable.


So not only is this my first attempt at moulding, its going to be in carbon........mmmmm bling.


Ill let you know how it goes this afternoon.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 16, 2009, 14:24:03 PM
You cant waste carbon on a cowl!!

Did they have any other seconds?  :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Lord Xande on April 16, 2009, 16:23:15 PM
 :o some places want 60 quid per square meter for carbon cloth these days
you got yourself a bargain there
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 16, 2009, 18:06:23 PM
wow, they only had the tape last time i went in, good going!
they are very helpful chappies
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 16, 2009, 18:41:30 PM
Success!


everything worked fine, pics later. out for a meal now :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 16, 2009, 18:48:05 PM
Success!
everything worked fine, pics later. out for a meal now :af

Drive through or eating in?
 :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on April 16, 2009, 19:05:26 PM
I bet he went large  :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 16, 2009, 20:28:43 PM
Well ive just come back from CFS as recommended, told them what i wanted to do and they were very helpful.


Ive probably got enough gel-coat, PVA release agent, resin, matting and carbon to make 15 cowls, but it wont hurt to have it in stock.

They sold me a 'seconds' piece of 1m x1m carbon twill for 12 quid which seemed reasonable.


So not only is this my first attempt at moulding, its going to be in carbon........mmmmm bling.


Ill let you know how it goes this afternoon.

I'd recommend doing at least the first atempt in glass.

I'd go with Steve and suggest you keep the carbon for something where you need the rigidity. Glass will be fine for the cowl.

Weekend looks best suited to the boat and power models.  :-\

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 16, 2009, 20:33:46 PM
saturday looks like a bring and buy day to me, maybe a bit of light newdowns action.
sunday, think i'll put my yacht on charge
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 16, 2009, 21:17:51 PM
Is it the Redruth Bring & Buy at Threemilestone this weekend?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 16, 2009, 21:51:35 PM
yep, and i've got bleddy work in the morning  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 16, 2009, 22:31:47 PM
Is it the Redruth Bring & Buy at Threemilestone this weekend?

I'm off house hunting for the weekend but hope to make it to TMS before we set off! Got to get the priorities right!
Should be back at a decent time on Sunday afternoon if there's any sloping action going on.
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 17, 2009, 00:34:19 AM
OH NO Phil!   The early bird catches the worm!  I think i did best last year, with finding Big Yellow Taxi the highlight!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on April 17, 2009, 07:06:41 AM
Anyone know what Kit Hill is like for flying please?

Am meeting Paul in Liskard later this morning to hand over some stuff for the Culdrose chaps and thought we might be able to fit a quick session in: he will have a glider or 2 with him and I'll have a couple of EDFs.
Cheers

Pete
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 17, 2009, 08:02:01 AM
Kit Hill isn't much cop, even when there is wind.

If you've got EDF's I'd aim for Fore Down. Is on the Liskeard to Launceston road under Caradon Mast (also a better hill than Kit hill). It's a huge area on your left as you head from Liskeard, just before you reach Pensilva on your right.

Most flying takes place at the lower end, park in the little parking area just after you go over the cattle grid. Lots of cow pats, but good short grass if you can find a pat free spot.

Hope that helps.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on April 17, 2009, 08:48:13 AM
Kit Hill isn't much cop, even when there is wind.

If you've got EDF's I'd aim for Fore Down. Is on the Liskeard to Launceston road under Caradon Mast (also a better hill than Kit hill). It's a huge area on your left as you head from Liskeard, just before you reach Pensilva on your right.

Most flying takes place at the lower end, park in the little parking area just after you go over the cattle grid. Lots of cow pats, but good short grass if you can find a pat free spot.

Hope that helps.

sj
Top info thanks  :af
Am about to leave Brixham, hope the A38 stays o0pen today  :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 17, 2009, 09:46:17 AM
sunday, think i'll put my yacht on charge

I'm hoping for a bit of light lift action at Staggie from about 4pm on Sunday. The fox needs a little outing again and the Flesgling may just enjoy the lift too!
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 17, 2009, 10:21:47 AM
yes, a bit of light stuff would be fun.  ive got something hidden in the big green glider to make low close passes even more fun!!  :ev


also, a test flight on the 4.6m wing would be good. my only concern is the joining spar...........




are you down for the weekend Dizz?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 17, 2009, 10:35:35 AM
As a last fling before the babbers arrives I've been given the green light to get another toy... Initially I wanted a decent DLG and the Blaster 2 got the OK price wise (230) but now I wonder if theres anything else I may want to concider?

I could get alot of foam for 230 nickers but nothing that going to DL or thermal anywhere near as good as the Blaster. This kinda money is also in the same band as things like the luna yet I already have two flying pencils so dont see any need here.

230 could get me the aeromod Coq thing which is very versatile but not fantastic at anything.

Yet again I convince myself that a DLG is the best tool to fill the light/no lift/thermal hole in my glider fleet.



As for flying this weekend, tomorrow is looking ideal for fletching with possibly some light DS at Dean Quarry... I see sitting in the grass drinking beer too :D

Sunday is looking like its going to be similar.

Possibly some more micro DS like last night at Porthoustock quarry... Foxs do DS :D

Bring on the light air  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on April 17, 2009, 16:05:28 PM
Great site thanks SJ. We had an execeelnt 90 minutes there after lunch.

Not down this w/e Danny, hopefully BH Sunday though - afraid I have a fair bit on in Torbay at the moment. 

Pete
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 17, 2009, 20:07:12 PM
get an alula evo too tho steve  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 13:40:20 PM
easterly lads, where we going???
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 13:46:10 PM
Cudden on, see you all there in an hour...........

PASTY, GARY, what are you boys doing?


got a 4.6 metre wing to test fly :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 18, 2009, 13:47:33 PM
We're going to fletching in about 5-10 minutes for a few hours, fancy the trip over? You can park behind the slope, keep going through porthallow and you'll see my red golf and steves green scoda.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 18, 2009, 13:53:37 PM
ummm, culdrose is East, seven stones SE
maybe fletching would be better  $%&

danny?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 17:49:34 PM
It flies! And really well too.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: marcellus on April 18, 2009, 18:11:14 PM
It flies! And really well too.

A 4.6m wing? Wow, tell us more about it....
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 18:41:38 PM
come on steve, wheres me vid?   ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on April 18, 2009, 19:23:14 PM
Had a quick flight a vault beach with the fox this after noon, only just enough lift!
Is the plan still St Agnes tomorrow PM?

Andy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 19:34:27 PM
A 4.6m wing? Wow, tell us more about it....


Well i wish i could say it was all really hi-tech stuff, with carbon here and kevlar there.......but its not!


Started off as 2 8ft x 4ft sheets of 4mm correx, these were both cut diagonally to produce four identical skins. I then superglued on a length of pine spar, root to tip on the two bottom skins running at 1/3 chord. This was then bonded properly with a fillet of 'sticks like' either side of the spar and left to dry overnight.

Next day, i went to b&q to find a joining spar, a 1m long piece of flat aluminium 3mm x 20mm.
Back home, i made 2 spar boxes 500mm long each, out of liteply and bound with carbon tows.
This was bonded to the pine mainspar with foaming PU glue and i splodged a load of 'sticks like' around it aswell.

Contact adhesive was put along the trailing edge of top and bottom wing skins and a bead of 'sticks like' at the leading edge.

The 2 skins were brought together, making sure all the edges were flush, which gave a nice symmetrical section, and masking taped up over night. I also put a bead of 'sticks like' along the top of the main spar, so everything was well stuck.

Next day, i filled the roots of each panel around the spar boxes with expanding foam, for a bit of extra support for the boxes.

After a dilemma about what to use for 8ft long elevons, Bazza suggested inset ailerons. This thing was never going to be an aerobat, so i cut 140mm x 800mm out of the trailing edges 300mm in from the tips.
The cut outs were faced with balsa and hinged with tape at the top. Elevons, done.

Next was to cut the sweep, so both panels were layed out on the grass until it looked about the right amount, 2 parallel lines measured down the middle and cut with a handsaw.
Tips made from 4mm correx were stuck on after trimming up the leading and trailing edges up with a razor plane.
I then went around the perimeter of the whole structure with packing tape to give it a bit more strength.

2 hitec 8kg servos were screwed into the top skin and linked up to the elevons with 3mm rod and hefty carbon control horn.
After soldering up some 1.5 metre extension leads, and digging out a bit of the PU foam for the Rx and battery, the gear was in.

Each panel weighed about 6lbs with servo and battery in 1 panel, and a servo and Rx in the other. Sounds a lot, but this thing has 32 sq/ft of wing area!


After carrying it to the slope and finding it was only blowing 8mph, she was rigged up. The two panels slide together onto the ally spar and the roots are taped to keep them together.
C/G was guesstimated and i taped all the lead i could find, about 1.5lbs, onto the nose.

Pasty on the videocam, Gary ready to launch and me on the sticks, she was thrown off.

First flight went well, but needed more noseweight, so back to the van and the heaviest thing i could find was a big heavy duty staple gun, needless to say, it was taped to the nose.
After a second throw, it was much better, with good authority on the elevons and no trim needed.

There wasnt enough wind today for any fun, just scratching around, but i cant wait to fly it in 15 mph. Its a Star!! ;D


Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 19:38:41 PM
Had a quick flight a vault beach with the fox this after noon, only just enough lift!
Is the plan still St Agnes tomorrow PM?

Andy


Looking like its going to be even lighter tomorrow :'(


Power field it is :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 18, 2009, 19:44:50 PM
tell em what we found when we went looking for it  ;D
will check out my pics in a bit :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 19:55:14 PM
tell em what we found when we went looking for it  ;D
will check out my pics in a bit :af


Oh yeah!

Anyway on the last flight, the wind had obviously dropped quite a bit, so i had to ditch it (safely) on the LZ below us, quite a walk to get to it, but didnt think anyone would see it or touch it so we all packed up our other toys.

So me and Phil are walking down the hill over gorse and thorn and stinging nettles 10 mins later and Phil spots my big wing being carried up the hill by a friendly little family of Hucknalls.

I dont know whether they had planned to sleep under it overnight or what, but the daddy Hucknall was very interested!

After a brief chat about RC gliders, we de-rigged it and carried it up to the van.

Nice chap though, i dont think they were going to nick it ;D

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 18, 2009, 19:57:39 PM
looked blimming hilarious watching 3 of them march it back up the hill  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 20:02:36 PM
looked blimming hilarious watching 3 of them march it back up the hill  ;D


March, one, two, one, two......


I dont know, but its been said,
you carry gliders on your head........


Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: marcellus on April 18, 2009, 21:11:56 PM
A staple gun taped to the nose, high tech stuff  'eh.

I've seen lots of huge 'zagis' and none of them seemed to fly nearly as well as the 'smaller original'. Your one seems to have to have cracked the 'scale effect'.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 21:44:52 PM
By their nature, a 4x version is always going to be more slow and cumbersome. But this one is very pleasant to fly. Like a big thermal model without a tail!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 18, 2009, 21:48:38 PM
I suppose if anyone wanted to build one, i could do some plans. It cost less than 40 to make, and is dead simple. Plus its only 2 cheap servos...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 18, 2009, 23:42:17 PM
Looking like its going to be even lighter tomorrow :'(


Power field it is :)

I reckon it's gonna be ok late tomorrow afternoon. Northerly and aorund 10mph. Danny, I need to see that big wing fly! Save some tranni battery for later in the day.

See you at the slopes!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 10:35:11 AM
Ok, slopes it is. Let me know when youre going up
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 10:35:32 AM
umm, do i bother going to put the tranny on charge, or just take my floating toys to the lake
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 11:02:50 AM
Young man, i think you already know the answer!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 11:04:27 AM
looking at xc, not really  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 11:19:38 AM
Whats she saying?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 11:20:48 AM
shes messy lol

going in the shed in a mo to electrify a Flik and slope convert the Mini Discus.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 11:42:01 AM
Going to the shed for a flick? See you in 10 mins!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 11:45:47 AM
 ::)

are we sloping at all? mid afternoon, evening??
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 11:52:13 AM
Im keen. I want to fly the 'Yeah You?' big wing again! Thats going to be the name i think.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 11:54:15 AM
it went down in 10, it's currently 7 at best, more like 2 at newquay...
just wanna know whats on when, will sort the discus in a sec, just dun want to spend the day waiting for nothing to happen
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 19, 2009, 12:09:03 PM
i have a fox and a bevo that want to fly
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 12:11:41 PM
anyone want to set a time? looking at magicseaweed theres a mid day to mid afternoon lull, might be more consistent mid to late afternoon, even if still light
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 12:11:56 PM
Its pretty windy here in camborne. Eyeboy wants to fly later. Aim for 4pm?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 12:13:26 PM
sounds good, enough time to sort my light fleet
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 19, 2009, 12:32:46 PM
which slope would it be
im gona get out earlier its to nice a day
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 13:00:31 PM
I will be out earlier aswell, but dont know what slope?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on April 19, 2009, 13:36:20 PM
I am Planning to have a look at ST Agnes at 15:00 might see you there!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 13:48:58 PM
Is the wind on for aggy then?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 14:04:00 PM
very very light nw winds, newquay has just peaked at 12, but seven stones is 5, however thats where the lull is located so not surprising
anyway, done what i need to in the shed and got new toys to test, so i guess i'll be there for about 3
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 14:23:27 PM
it's brighting up
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 19, 2009, 21:23:09 PM
Did you boys get out this avo? At the same time you boys where heading to staggie to fly what looks like NW wind I headed down to my one of my local spots and flew in a southerly!

To mix it up further I got some mild big stack DS going this morning in a very light NE wind!

Winds a funny thing huh :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 21:26:12 PM
at least you had some lol we chased ours, but still had a good time chucking toys around for one lappers
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 19, 2009, 21:30:22 PM
crapo :(

At around 4.30 I was getting about 14mph... mucho swinger fun.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 21:37:45 PM
booger, could of done with that, we might have hit the dizzy heights of 1.4 mph
think had we known that at 2ish a trip south might have been better, but the reports looked fairly good  $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 19, 2009, 22:25:58 PM
We found out that my green glider will fly in 0 mph! Good fun was had though all the way to 8.30!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 19, 2009, 22:38:02 PM
Good fun was had though all the way to 8.30!

Today showed off what Proper Cornish Slopers is all about. No wind, but still a reet good laugh lobbing around gliders!
 :af
Top stuff (although I am looking forwards to a decent 30mph sesh again)!
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 19, 2009, 22:41:02 PM
shows what half wits convincing themselves theres a puff of wind and throwing out anything they think will fly is  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on April 20, 2009, 09:14:18 AM
I take it the wind did not get up after i left then!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 20, 2009, 13:14:44 PM
no, it dropped lol
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 20, 2009, 13:50:20 PM
Winds all over the shop today, wanted to get out I am itching to fly my swish again, really enjoy that amalgamation! Its come out a beut.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 20, 2009, 14:33:26 PM
I'll be up for a fly later if theres wind... which doesnt look likely  :(


On another note...

Theres a Blaster 2 DLG winging its way to me  :co

Who needs wind!   :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 20, 2009, 14:42:36 PM
Nice one steve! I wont be far behind you on that i think. Is aggy on tonight?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 20, 2009, 21:09:15 PM
Any video of the big wing yet?

Not looking good for slope wind at the moment.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 21, 2009, 08:04:38 AM
Vid is still on the camera... been busy doing stuff in the sun  :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 13:14:28 PM
Anyone fancy an after work sesh? Winds looking good.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 21, 2009, 13:19:26 PM
ummmm, normally swimmy night for me, was pondering going surfing tho.
tempting...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 13:35:12 PM
Is the wind on for aggy?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 21, 2009, 13:47:40 PM
tubbys
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 13:56:16 PM
Ill be up there from 4. Be there or be square.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 21, 2009, 15:06:58 PM
. . . . was pondering going surfing tho.
tempting...

You do make me laugh! Catch a tube for me dude. Surfs up dude! Narly! Awesome!
 ;D :ev :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 15:09:26 PM
Tubular
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 21, 2009, 15:14:42 PM
Anyone fancy an after work sesh? Winds looking good.

I'm in Leicester so no can do tonight. However, i'm keen to find out where we're gonna fly this Saturday. Shaping up to be a belter BUT the wind is Southerly. :xx So, where would be the best place to fly that has a decent LZ? I'm keen to get the spit up again and i'm sure Danny Boy is keen to give his wing a beasting. Where do e reckon ov?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 15:23:25 PM
Ill give anything a beasting mate, i aint fussy!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 21, 2009, 15:59:29 PM
Typical, that the wnd comesgood when I'm not around truro for an after work session. Looks peachy.

Lantic bay looks best for Southerly. It's Oban's birthday on Saturday so I'll probably have totake im fishing somewhere.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 16:16:28 PM
Just folded the wings on bigwing! New joiner needed
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 21, 2009, 17:56:55 PM
dunno what to do now, looking a bit crappy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 18:10:29 PM
It aint that good
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 21, 2009, 18:19:50 PM
sealed it then, wouldn't be there till 7, no sunset, not as warm, sod it lol

now.. can i be bothered to go swimming
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 18:24:04 PM
Its brightening up!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 21, 2009, 18:28:17 PM
I've got some aluminium tube you can have dan! Its ideal for that use as you'd never be able to bend it, would be able to make some blocked spar panels for the wings easy enough.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 18:46:58 PM
Cheers gary, i knew that my joiner wasnt going to last long!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 21, 2009, 18:56:21 PM
What length do you need?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Paul Callaghan on April 21, 2009, 21:46:01 PM
I'm in Leicester so no can do tonight. However, i'm keen to find out where we're gonna fly this Saturday. Shaping up to be a belter BUT the wind is Southerly. :xx So, where would be the best place to fly that has a decent LZ? I'm keen to get the spit up again and i'm sure Danny Boy is keen to give his wing a beasting. Where do e reckon ov?
 $%&
Andy, i've just sent you a pm
Paul :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 21, 2009, 22:18:57 PM
What do you think gary? It needs to be in each panel by 500, so its got to be a metre. Maybe 800 would do it?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 21, 2009, 22:29:25 PM
now.. can i be bothered to go swimming

Surf too narly for you tonight dude?

Awesome.
 :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 21, 2009, 22:32:38 PM
Lantic bay looks best for Southerly.
sj

Never tried Lantic. Keen if it's got a good LZ with little or no rotor.
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 21, 2009, 22:46:58 PM
nope, sun went in and i just didn't feel like surfing in the fog
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 22, 2009, 14:35:43 PM
What do you think gary? It needs to be in each panel by 500, so its got to be a metre. Maybe 800 would do it?
I'll cut a bit up for you! I'll grab a meter to make sure. Need to get it to you now.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 23, 2009, 20:10:15 PM
Looking Southerly tomorrow night and it may well drop to nothing but does anybody fancy an after work sesh if it's good enough? will keep you posted.
 :af

Who's playing at the weekend? I may have jinxed Saturday a bit so i'll say no more until then! :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 23, 2009, 20:52:22 PM
sunday looks interesting, what would we do with that?  ???
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on April 24, 2009, 07:35:14 AM
I'm crossing the border and going up country for the weekend so no play for me this weekend  :'(

Need more afterwork sessions me thinks...

Smithers
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 24, 2009, 07:47:43 AM
I'm keener than a keen thing to fly this weekend, tomorrow afternoon is looking like some nice air!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 09:43:21 AM
Looksa like Staggie may well work this afternoon and have a decent breeze. I'll be looking to get up there after 5pm. Anyone else care to join me?
 $%&

In the mean time, my bro sent me this. If you like Star Wars and Snatch, you'll love Snatch Wars (probably best to not play this at work or in front of young kids but you MUSt play it). Cracked me right up.

SNATCH WARS (http://www.kontraband.co.uk/videos/16930/Snatch-Wars/)
 ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on April 24, 2009, 10:53:37 AM
Wednesday after work could be a good blaster maiden/light slope session up Aggie?

Bring TX instructions. Set up is a big thing on DLG's

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 24, 2009, 10:55:43 AM
Not at this rate, it just turned up and it has wing tip damage  >:(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 24, 2009, 11:14:50 AM
 :(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 24, 2009, 13:13:07 PM
 :( indeed

I've posted some pics on the DLG radio shack thread, any help/thoughts would be appreciated.


Si, thanks for the advise earlier.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 24, 2009, 14:18:57 PM
the way the weathers looking you're not going to be missing much
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 24, 2009, 14:20:50 PM
There will be plenty of DLG weather coming up... right now I want some serious wind... looks like we got a little bit coming too

yahoooo

 :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 24, 2009, 14:33:11 PM
didn't realise there was another page, i was answering smithy lol
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 16:06:35 PM
Looks like tonight isn't going to happen as the wind has died off.
 :'(

So, what is the plan for tomorrow? I'm keen to get what we're doing sorted out tonight so that we can have a full day of it tomorrow without having to faff about on here for too long!
At the moment (and assuming that the wind direction stays true to forecast) the rain will clear away in the morning leaving a strong SW wind until 19:00 (when it moves around to SSW). That means the choices are:
Dodman
Rinsey
Black Head / Beagles Point
Predannack
Gunwalloe

As i've said already, i'm keen to fly at a place with a decent LZ which means from the list only Dodman, Predannack (?) and Gunwalloe are suitable. I've not flown at Predannack before and have no idea how far a trek it is from the cars to the slope (key when carrying a loads of toys like Dans wing and my Spit), nor am i fully aware how good the LZ is. I do know that Dodman is a great slope but a pain in the arse to drive to and a long way from the car. Gunwalloe is easy to drive to but there's still a muddy trek to get to the slope.

So, whats the deal? Where do you fancy playing?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 24, 2009, 16:08:34 PM
you won't throw the spit off predannack lol
dunno what weather report you've seen but i only see the odd clear patch, nothing worth pinning your hopes on or going too far from the car for
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 16:12:31 PM
you won't throw the spit off predannack lol
dunno what weather report you've seen but i only see the odd clear patch, nothing worth pinning your hopes on or going too far from the car for


This one . . . .
The new XC weather site (http://beta.xcweather.co.uk/GB/observations)

I was of the impression Predannack had a good LZ and the lift was pretty good too?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 24, 2009, 16:13:36 PM
I'd rather fly loe bar, great little site and it wont be muddy as we've had no rain.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 24, 2009, 16:15:19 PM
down south might stay dry between 12 and 4, but i wouldn't bet on it
BBC Weather | Camborne (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/323?&search=camborne&pageSize=10&region=uk)

lifts not bad but it's a fairly low vert cliff, and the LZ isn't great

loe bar would be better for that kinda thing, not sure about spitty launching and the fence tho, or spitty go arounds!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 16:17:50 PM
I'd rather fly loe bar, great little site and it wont be muddy as we've had no rain.

I'm keen to fly there too! It's a great site to fly from but I believe the rotor can be a little heavy can't it? The rain is coming in tonight and should hopefully clear by early / mid morning (which is why i'm keen to find out whats on tomorrow - if the wind is going to be as good as forecast I'd like to make a day of it)!!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 24, 2009, 16:20:37 PM
quali for the barain GP is looking more and more attractive
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 16:22:59 PM
down south might stay dry between 12 and 4, but i wouldn't bet on it

loe bar would be better for that kinda thing, not sure about spitty launching and the fence tho, or spitty go arounds!

Forecast is different on each website but i'm hoping for the best!
 :xx

Would still be keen on Loe Bar despite the fence. I can't remember the fence but I do remember the hedge. I'm sure she'll be ok. It's a big enough field for a long approach if I remember correctly.
 :xx  $%&  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 16:24:59 PM
quali for the barain GP is looking more and more attractive

I'm not so sure I would agree with you on that???!! Especially as Sunday is looking like there'll be next to no wind again.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 24, 2009, 16:26:55 PM
Proper Cornish Slopers (http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=9)

big field, but slopes down, not easy to land something like the spitty on unless you go a long way back first

thats ok, if it's not too miserable i'll go boarding (http://sportstwo.com/forums/images/smilies/sports/smiley-surfa.gif)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 16:27:55 PM
Proper Cornish Slopers ([url]http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/pics.php?level=album&id=9[/url])

big field, but slopes down, not easy to land something like the spitty on unless you go a long way back first


She's got spoilerons. I'm hopefull she'll be ok.
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 16:53:41 PM
Sounds like it's gonna be Loe Bar tomorrow gents!  :xx  :af

What time do we kick things off?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 24, 2009, 18:45:24 PM
i haven't flown properly for 3 weeks now where ever the wind is on tomoro I'm there
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 24, 2009, 18:47:46 PM
I'll bring my guppy!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 24, 2009, 18:52:26 PM
She's got spoilerons. I'm hopefull she'll be ok.
 :xx

Dont listen to girly boy, It'll be fine Andy, the field doesnt drop away that steeply and the top of it is flat.

whether theres cows or the like in the field is a diff story, if people are coming over I'll go check first thing.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 20:36:04 PM
I'd rather fly loe bar, great little site and it wont be muddy as we've had no rain.

I think I may just bring some waders after the down pour we've just had here! Hopefully the rain has come earlier which means it'll dissapear that much earlier too. Ever the optimist!
 :xx

Smart casual?
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 24, 2009, 20:51:11 PM
In the mean time, my bro sent me this. If you like Star Wars and Snatch, you'll love Snatch Wars (probably best to not play this at work or in front of young kids but you MUSt play it). Cracked me right up.

SNATCH WARS ([url]http://www.kontraband.co.uk/videos/16930/Snatch-Wars/[/url])
 ;D


If you haven't already looked at this, may i suggest you do. It completely cracks me up!
Contains a few swear words.
 ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 25, 2009, 07:20:09 AM
Well... the weathers looking wet until about 4  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 25, 2009, 07:49:21 AM
Andy, I was looking around for DLG leccy bits and came across this...

ARTF Electric F-20 Tigershark  (http://www.giantcod.co.uk/artf-electric-tigershark-p-402940.html?osCsid=e4drj6s39ssg0lpiufpefgpjn3)

Its a good price and would look good in your PSS jet collection you got going ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 08:00:28 AM
According to XC and Metcheck it should be dry a lot sooner than 4pm!  :xx
Both are saying it'll defintately be dry by 1pm, although it's likely to be sooner according to XC.

Winds are a decent strength. Gusitng at 30mph SW at the mo but this is set to drop to around 20mph SSW later in the day.

Gunwalloe it is! Great to be able to stand behind the wall there and fly without getting beaten by the strong wind.

Who's playing and when?
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 08:02:26 AM
Andy, I was looking around for DLG leccy bits and came across this...

ARTF Electric F-20 Tigershark  ([url]http://www.giantcod.co.uk/artf-electric-tigershark-p-402940.html?osCsid=e4drj6s39ssg0lpiufpefgpjn3[/url])

Its a good price and would look good in your PSS jet collection you got going ;)


Cheers bud. I think Ryan II has been looking at them. I'm done buying stuff for a day or two.

Thanks for the link though big man.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 25, 2009, 08:09:54 AM
I was going by the weather on bbc news tv, at the mo culdrose is measuring WSW 21 gusting to 44.

After the down pour last night Loe Bar is going to be an interesting walk, I'm thinking of giving Pentreath a go too, the lift will be freaking awesome today with an easy walk not far from the cars.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 08:50:41 AM
I was going by the weather on bbc news tv, at the mo culdrose is measuring WSW 21 gusting to 44.

After the down pour last night Loe Bar is going to be an interesting walk, I'm thinking of giving Pentreath a go too, the lift will be freaking awesome today with an easy walk not far from the cars.

Has it got a decent LZ? I'm keen to fly anywhere but flying there means Ann's Pasties for lunch!
 :D :af

It's brightening up!! Sunny spells here at the mo.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 25, 2009, 09:49:25 AM
is any one flying today thers wind its dry here at the moment
im not sure what place to go some directions wouldn't go a mis
i still haven't flown the beveo yet
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 09:56:48 AM
is any one flying today thers wind its dry here at the moment
im not sure what place to go some directions wouldn't go a mis
i still haven't flown the beveo yet

I'm up for it, as I believe are Pasty, Hexosexual and possibly Cactus (too windy for surfing i'd have thought). Haven't heard anything from Dan but just had a look at his profile and he was on here til 02:30 last night so he's yet to surface I reckon. Once we know exactly where we can arrange meeting times and places.
 :af

So, the questions are, Predannack or Gunwalloe and when?  $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 25, 2009, 09:57:11 AM
i just dont think i can be &r$d with it today  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 10:09:16 AM
i just dont think i can be &r$d with it today  :-\

Ah come on matey? It's always a giggle. We've got some great wind and sunny spells. It's too windy for a decent surf and the race isn't until tomorrow (when there's no wind anyway). If it's pants we'll bin it, but if it's as epic as it proposes to be, let's ged id on!

Hell, i'll even offer you a lift (although you'll have to be in the back seat as the Spit wing takes up rather the front seat)!
 :uk:

You know it makes sense?!!??!!
 :ev :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 25, 2009, 10:28:04 AM
lol i wouldn't surf in this, but i do need to nip down porthreath and swap my surf socks over
after being spoilt at st agnes recently i dunno if i can be doing with this weather and a walk across a wet boggy field
and i just dont see a consistent dry patch on the bbcs radar
tomorrows looking better weather wise, but theres a lull sat right over us, watching the bbc forecast this morning it looks as if somewhere around hayle is the dead center  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 10:38:28 AM
lol i wouldn't surf in this, but i do need to nip down porthreath and swap my surf socks over

Go swap your stuff over. I'll meet you at your place at 12:30 which means 13:00 on the slopes.

In the words of Dr Pepper, "What's the worst that could happen?"
 :ev

After all, it is my birthday!
 :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 25, 2009, 10:40:51 AM
i'm thinking, quali, surf shop, stop back in town for T.day and make the most of the small clear window that might happen mid afternoon.
then charge some light stuff for sunday and see what happens.
if it's sunny and no wind theres always some stuff in the shed i can be getting on with, or go for a surf  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 10:45:46 AM
i'm thinking, quali, surf shop, stop back in town for T.day and make the most of the small clear window that might happen mid afternoon.
then charge some light stuff for sunday and see what happens.
if it's sunny and no wind theres always some stuff in the shed i can be getting on with, or go for a surf  :af

Your call. Either way, i need to get on the slopes for a blast as I'm not going to have too many more chances down here.

Gary / Steveo, what's the plan? Has Pentreath got a decent LZ?

Ryan, the two sites we're talking of are both down past Helston on the Lizard. Once we know whats on we can get our stuff sorted.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 10:47:13 AM
1000 posts!
 :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 25, 2009, 10:48:46 AM
in just 34 pages?  ???
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 10:57:03 AM
in just 34 pages?  ???

Apparently so! Can't be long replies I guess!
 :study:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 25, 2009, 10:59:19 AM
Its raining atm. Just spoke to steve and he says it might be good for the afternoon, will have to see.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 25, 2009, 11:33:47 AM
Quote
Haven't heard anything from Dan but just had a look at his profile and he was on here til 02:30 last night


Sorry Mum!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 11:52:36 AM

Sorry Mum!

You need a good spanking Daniel!
 :-*


Spitting here a bit too which is bo11ocks! Really keen on flying today as there isn't another suitable opportunity to fly until Thursday at the earliest according to the forecasts.
 :banghead:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 25, 2009, 11:55:30 AM
ive just had a quick fly at pentire newquay its on slope but i got soaked im going back when the Raine stops
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 11:58:11 AM
ive just had a quick fly at pentire newquay its on slope but i got soaked im going back when the Raine stops

Cool. I've never flown at Pentire so it could be a giggle. I'm just very concious that Phil lost his Bedlam there. What's the lift like?

I'm a slope slag so i'll go with the flow. If it's Newquay cool. If it's Gunwalloe, Rinsey or Pentreath, also cool.
 :af :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 25, 2009, 12:04:25 PM
phil lost his what there? his virginity??
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 12:06:44 PM
phil lost his what there? his virginity??

As if! I've heard Newquay has an active gay scene but i don't think he's lost it yet.
 .@.

I was referring to his Bedlam.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 25, 2009, 12:07:26 PM

Has Pentreath got a decent LZ?



Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=49.971256,-5.217717&spn=0.001639,0.003455&t=h&z=18)

see that big field....thats your LZ
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 12:12:56 PM
Google Maps ([url]http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=49.971256,-5.217717&spn=0.001639,0.003455&t=h&z=18[/url])

see that big field....thats your LZ


That would do it! Wind is still showing SW at Culdrose which could make it a damn fine choice.

Big enough to land Dan's wing! I'm keen to see Yeahyou flying! Also, it's brightening up!!
 :co

Whilst we chat, i've got some pizza cooking. Anyone fancy a slice?
 :study:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 25, 2009, 12:15:11 PM
the lifts ok phil lost a plane there because he dont no how to fly
pentreath sounds good
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 25, 2009, 12:17:15 PM
Quote
I've heard Newquay has an active gay scene


Youve heard  ;) ;)


Can you PM me a slice of that Andy, it smells delicious
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 12:20:43 PM

Youve heard  ;) ;)


Can you PM me a slice of that Andy, it smells delicious


Here it is big boy.
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2788/pizza002b1ecf82bg1.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 12:24:30 PM
I'm gonna bite the bullet. I'm gonna leave here at 13:00 and head down to Pentreath. Should be there at 2pm for some slope loving!

Come and join me for some good hard slope loving.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 25, 2009, 12:28:33 PM
Here it is big boy.
([url]http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2788/pizza002b1ecf82bg1.jpg[/url])



How very american! A chicken nugget, cheeseburger and fries pizza. Everything a growing rhino needs. ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on April 25, 2009, 12:38:50 PM
im gonna bite the bullit and see you;s lots there  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 25, 2009, 12:40:24 PM
Its a real rough and ready slope! But steve and I like it as it has character.

If you lot are going then I'll have to be there!

Where is my rain coat?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 12:57:17 PM
It's on like Donkey Kong!

Pentreath it is. Just in case you don't know how to get there (it's not listed on Proper Cornish Slopers), head for the Lizard. Just before you get to the Lizard you'll see a sign and turning for Kynance Cove on the right. The slope car park is about half a mile down that road on the left before you get to the main Kynance car park.

See ya'll down there!
 :D :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 25, 2009, 13:12:23 PM
Pentreath is back on there now.  :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 13:17:43 PM
Pentreath is back on there now.  :-*

Cool as. Now leaving. See you there!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on April 25, 2009, 17:46:53 PM
So how was the rain?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 17:49:49 PM
So how was the rain?


Just got home. It did spit at times but nothing we couldn't handle. REALLY strong winds and good lift. I like Pentreath. Good to get out and have a blast.
Cheers ya'll!
 :af

Not looking good for tomorrow (unless XC is wrong again)?
 :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 17:52:30 PM
Not looking good for tomorrow (unless XC is wrong again)?
 :'(

But i may still head to Staggie and dodge the potential showers if the wind is true to forecast.
 :xx

Didn't get to fly the Spitfire today as the wind would've made launching a total git. Would love to have 5 mins of her in the air tomorrow.
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 25, 2009, 18:00:26 PM
looks like the center of the duldrums is heading further north, seven stones is 22 and NW for tomorrow, dropping to 12 nearer newquay :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 25, 2009, 22:52:55 PM
Any good lads? Pictures?

I spent the day getting some building done in the shed, with the sound of heavy rain on the roof that made me think i had made the right choice for the day!

Still trying to perfect my carbon moulding technique........its getting there ;D


Got the madness built and the engine in, wasnt sure what motor to bang on the front, West .50 and pipe or YS .63 as i had both spare.

In the end it got the West as its what i had in my last madness and it was sweet!



Hope you lot had a good one. Whats on tomorrow?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 25, 2009, 22:59:04 PM
looked at magicseaweed earlier, theres a system going to be sat right over the hayle to lizzard kinda area, winds to the west are pretty good, 20's N-NW at sevenstones, winds to the east are much calmer and might have showers too, direction is west to messy

it's going to be a make your mind up tomorrow kinda thing as when things are this light anything could happen, steve had 14 south the other day while we wet ourselves over 0.5 north

my current plan is f1, then slope or surf depending on wind and tides. but that doesn't get me out till after 3, the tides half way in and the swells dropping off. and by then you guys are normally getting bored.
if it rains i can watch the F1, then watch the Moto GP i've recorded same time woop woop
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 25, 2009, 23:04:36 PM
Hope you lot had a good one. Whats on tomorrow?


Always is good fun! As for tomorrow, i'm not hoping for anything but i'll be on here first thing checking whats on. If it's good enough, i'll defo be flying.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 25, 2009, 23:58:11 PM
Today was great, cept my swish got damaged during take off, i was nervous about it to start with what with it being a depron lam film fuz! Oh well should not take much to get the elevator solid again.

Steve and I left when the rain drops started to sting the face!

Cheers guys, hope to get a sesh in again tomoz with any luck. :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 08:02:38 AM
Cheers guys, hope to get a sesh in again tomoz with any luck. :af

Looks like your luck is in but you'll have to travel to Staggie for the best slopes. It's set to be pretty good all day now but there are a few showers about that'll need dodging.

Staggie it is. When are ya'll heading up there (Phil I appreciate you said from 15:00 for you as your in watching TV for most of the day).
 :ev :af

Gentlemen, it's on like Donkey Kong!
 :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: gromit on April 26, 2009, 08:13:13 AM
Have a good day Eyeboy.  Love to see more flying pic's of the Spit, and flying reports.

      Gromit   :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 08:46:14 AM
Have a good day Eyeboy.  Love to see more flying pic's of the Spit, and flying reports.

      Gromit   :af

Cheers Gromit! I'm keen to get her in the air again this weekend. Yesterday would've been awesome but the landing zone had me a tad worried so she stayed in the car. Today is looking a fair bit better than expected. St.Agnes is hopefully going to be kind to us both!

I will post one brief bit of footage on the "Where's the PSS Spit" thread we have of her flying. It's really not the best by any means but it'll at least show you her flying again.

Have a good day yourself.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 26, 2009, 09:36:07 AM
looks like our system is very slightly south, so pulling wind in over the north coast
could do without the showers
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 11:03:18 AM
Staggie it is. When are ya'll heading up there  :af
 :co

Looks like it'll just be me flying then!
 :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 26, 2009, 11:06:38 AM
depends when your going, just seen the moto gp was on early this morning and what i've set the recorder for is the highlights, arse.
could of watched that already  :-\
when are you thinking of going?
really wanna watch the f1 live tho, nothing worse than catching the result by accident, managed that before by having the TV turn on when i was about to watch t back on the news report  :banghead:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 11:10:46 AM
I'm keen to make a day of it so the sooner the better. As you know, i'm a social sloper so i'll head up there at the same time that others are keen to meet.

Slope on!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on April 26, 2009, 11:14:20 AM
mornin guys just got up.... could poss be pursuaded today where and what time .....need to fly the highliite again.......good fun yesterday ..challenging site and loadsa character :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 26, 2009, 11:15:59 AM
trannys charged and thats about it for me, not sure what i'd bring, winds don't look too bad tho.
discus and coyote still need proper test flights.
i'd be there about 3.30, too late for you lot i guess
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 11:56:17 AM
trannys charged and thats about it for me, not sure what i'd bring, winds don't look too bad tho.
discus and coyote still need proper test flights.
i'd be there about 3.30, too late for you lot i guess

Just spoke to Bazza. We're heading to Staggie for 13:00. Unless things change significantly i'll be up there for a good few hours.
 :af
Charge your stuff and lez ged id on!
 :co

Any one else playing? Dan? Ryan(s)? Andy? Paul? Steveo? Gary?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 26, 2009, 12:06:48 PM
I'm watching F1 and putting my DLG together...gonna get out for a fly later.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 26, 2009, 12:11:43 PM
the chains playing, i'm gonna go put stuff on charge, you lot warm up the slope for us :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 26, 2009, 12:29:35 PM
no flying for me got home at 5 this morning
im not allowed to drive
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 12:38:42 PM
no flying for me got home at 5 this morning
im not allowed to drive

By the Police or the parents?  ;copper;
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on April 26, 2009, 12:42:53 PM
 ;copper;
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on April 26, 2009, 15:55:59 PM
Bad Boy! Nothing serious? :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 19:03:02 PM
Bad Boy!

Talking of Bad Boys, i've been very bad today. My Wildthing hit Dan fully in the face giving him a proper nose bleed and bending his aerial into a "Z". I was attempting to knock out Bazza's wing from launch and forgot completely about Dan to my left. A stupid, stupid mistake.
 :embarassed:  :embarassed:  :embarassed:

Dan, i'm really sorry.  :'(

On a more positive note, the lift was epic and the combat we had before and after the above was as good as it gets.
 :af
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 26, 2009, 20:22:54 PM
woah, thats the second time fun and games have ended up with a bloody face... I really dont want to be around when someone gets it in an eye...

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 20:53:11 PM
woah, thats the second time fun and games have ended up with a bl**dy face... I really dont want to be around when someone gets it in an eye...

Too true. Lesson learnt.  :embarassed:

Did you Farlanders get a sesh in today?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 26, 2009, 21:06:58 PM
was a day of noses, first my coyote took off bazzers fox, then danny took off bazzers other things nose, then bazzer tore dannys fox to bits with his wing
then andy just had to go one step tooooo far  ::)

andy will find the photos on jodies camera, yes, thats what we were doing, bad boy  ;copper;
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 26, 2009, 21:31:30 PM
I didnt get out, spent the afternoon/evening with my lovely wife.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 26, 2009, 21:42:33 PM
shes already preggers, get on with the blaster man  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 26, 2009, 21:47:26 PM
blasters 90% done

Just gotta stick the radio gear in the nose... 15min job.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 26, 2009, 22:00:07 PM
No worries Andy, these things will happen from time to time with the amount we fly!

Thanks to Paul for the first aid..........and the tea towel ;D


woah, thats the second time fun and games have ended up with a bl**dy face... I really dont want to be around when someone gets it in an eye...



Oh go on, you were next on the list too  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 26, 2009, 22:11:20 PM
again?! Garys already hit me in the head....twice...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 26, 2009, 22:13:18 PM
swingers dont count, you'd hardly notice  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 26, 2009, 22:19:45 PM
There has to be blood coming out of at least one nostril, 2 even better.    ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 26, 2009, 22:22:00 PM
I didnt get out, spent the afternoon/evening with my lovely wife.


Who was stood behind you as you typed that ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on April 26, 2009, 22:38:57 PM
andy will find the photos on jodies camera, yes, thats what we were doing, bad boy  ;copper;

Oops! I gave the camera back to Jodie this evening and haven't viewed any of the photos. I take it there are a couple on there she may find interesting?
 :study:

May try and get out after work tomorrow for a slope sesh if anyone fancies it? I'll bring a first aid kit.

 :embarassed:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 26, 2009, 22:58:55 PM
Go out there? In the freezing wastes?


I may be playing tomorrow evening, bit of big wing action would be good aswell. Ill get her sparred up tomorrow.

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 26, 2009, 23:01:31 PM
And when you get a chance Andy, upload the last photo on Jodies camera to the thread :) 
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Post by: Cactus on April 26, 2009, 23:02:21 PM
with any luck, it'll be one she just took for him  :co ;D
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 26, 2009, 23:14:42 PM
It all makes so much sense now................ :ev


(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/andyspit.jpg)

 ;D
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 26, 2009, 23:18:14 PM
I want one, i want one, i want one..........

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/aaz.jpg)


How cool would it be to take it up to see the Kevs at McDonalds and explain it cost more than all their cars put together.
Then beat them down the A30!
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Post by: sj on April 27, 2009, 08:08:45 AM
Life and weather have conspired against me getting out flying for ages.

I'll be keeping an eye on forecasts to aim for an after work session. Weekend is looking light winds again.

I was looking for another mouldie, but having not been out for soooooo long that idea is going off the boil a bit. I've even found myself thinking about a new 50cc plane or a big Heli. Whoooaaa.

Hopefully catch up with you guys soon.

sj
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Post by: ryan2 on April 27, 2009, 11:33:53 AM
is any one flying today im not working today so gonna be at stagy at some point
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 27, 2009, 12:06:30 PM
Sj youre a dark horse!  Didnt know you flew power, which club do you fly with?


Ryan, i think i may be up aggy later, and Andy was keen aswell.
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 27, 2009, 12:34:33 PM
is any one flying today im not working today so gonna be at stagy at some point

I'm up for a little fly after work. Hopefully Staggie wil be good so should be up there around 17:30 all being well.
 :af
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 27, 2009, 12:44:22 PM
Heres my 50cc model Sj, and bazza has the same in the same colour. PA Edge 540, you wont go wrong with one of these :af


(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/edgeetc001-1.jpg)

And the kid is nothing to do with me!
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Post by: Cactus on April 27, 2009, 13:07:17 PM
poor toby  ;D
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Post by: Hexo on April 27, 2009, 16:48:28 PM
Thepasty's Fliton Inspire is the best plane i have ever seen fly, does every move in the book better than any other plane i have seen!
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 27, 2009, 16:53:14 PM
Yes, i have been quite tempted by one of those myself.

I love the look of it
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Post by: Hexo on April 27, 2009, 16:57:14 PM
Knife edge harrier has never looked as good as the inspire does it!
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 27, 2009, 17:09:07 PM
Holding off the slopes at the mo. Raining here. Still a chance it may brighten up so everything remains on charge and i'm ready at a minutes notice.
 :af
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Post by: Fisty on April 27, 2009, 17:16:55 PM
I want one, i want one, i want one..........

([url]http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/aaz.jpg[/url])


How cool would it be to take it up to see the Kevs at McDonalds and explain it cost more than all their cars put together.
Then beat them down the A30!


What a waste of a P60!!!
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Post by: Hexo on April 27, 2009, 17:23:36 PM
Its not a waste! I hear these things take off if you are not careful!  :''
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Post by: Fisty on April 27, 2009, 17:29:47 PM
Put it in a plane then! with it being in that thing i would at least have put a FOD guard on it.
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 27, 2009, 17:31:55 PM
Ryan, i think i may be up aggy later, and Andy was keen aswell.

It's brightening up! Sun is now out here in Perran, Anyone risking it?
 $%&
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Post by: ryan2 on April 27, 2009, 17:41:35 PM
mayaswell ive got 4 planes charged
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 27, 2009, 17:49:21 PM
mayaswell ive got 4 planes charged

Phil reckons the West is not looking too good.
 $%&
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Post by: Cactus on April 27, 2009, 17:51:44 PM
sunny again now, but i can't be bothered, another big lump of cloud about half hour away
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 27, 2009, 18:02:00 PM
sunny again now, but i can't be bothered, another big lump of cloud about half hour away

Fair enough. I'm gonna head out there now. May only fly for an hour (weather permitting) but at least I get to fly.
 :af

May see you out there . . . .  $%&
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Post by: Cactus on April 27, 2009, 18:02:50 PM
not me, too far for too little
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Post by: sj on April 27, 2009, 18:57:57 PM
Heres my 50cc model Sj, and bazza has the same in the same colour. PA Edge 540, you wont go wrong with one of these :af


([url]http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/edgeetc001-1.jpg[/url])

And the kid is nothing to do with me!


Oh yes. Jack of all, master of none.

I fly power at Roche and St Austell clubs. Nobody to propse me for Redruth. :'( :'( :'(

The PA 540 was the top of my list, also considered the H9 Carden Yak. Looks good but sounds like there were lots of problems which may or may not have been fixed. What motors are you boys running and how have they been?

I nearly bought an inspire 90 (I was in the car and I don't think my colleague wanted to walk back from Bristol). Which one has Steve got? More recently I like the look of the mini inspire or the Rouge Bipe. I'm trying to avoid Glow now there's no source of proper fuel (20%+) in Cornwall. Thus 50-100cc or lecy. Unless it's a 90 heli of course. ^-^

All conflicting with the arival of the 60" sunbird and a number of other mouldies (including a couple of slope unobtainium opportunitie). None of which is helped by the tax, mot and insurance all due on the porsche (enough for pretty much any one of the above if all goes well at MoT  :xx).

So I need a slope session really bad to convince me that I only need another glider, if anything.

sj

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Post by: Fisty on April 27, 2009, 19:02:52 PM
I had a DA50 with the slimline exhaust in my PA edge, Danny had a Thor 45 in his which was crap! sold my edge in august last year to help pay for a new toy.
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 27, 2009, 21:21:16 PM
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which was crap

Which IS crap!


Ive got 6 engines on Ebay at the moment to fund a new DL50 for the edge!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on April 27, 2009, 21:25:29 PM
Buying power . . . .that is more like it! :af
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Post by: sj on April 27, 2009, 22:03:23 PM
I'm hoping the DL's are good. Much cheaper than the DA route. If not the same ownership experence.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 27, 2009, 22:15:34 PM
Theres a few Dls in the club now, and they all run sweetly.

Barry has one in his edge and its certainly comparable in power to the DA, it steams vertically from a standing start. More than enough for total maxage.

Its what im going for when i sell these motors.


And check this out for an Ebay lot: 260400797634 Could be a bargain for someone.
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Post by: ryan2 on April 27, 2009, 22:21:39 PM
how did you get on andy i gave it a mis due to weather
it seemed to clear up tho so i should have got out
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Post by: Cactus on April 27, 2009, 22:45:23 PM
whats DL without the G?
SICK! thats what it is, sick i tells ya
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 27, 2009, 22:51:55 PM
Real men smell of 2 stroke oil, Phil, not brine. ;D

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Post by: Cactus on April 27, 2009, 22:55:07 PM
and slopers keep it up for hours  :af
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Post by: Fisty on April 27, 2009, 23:02:12 PM
and slopers keep it up for hours  :af

Only when the wind blows enough!! so silence dweeb! we know your scared of engines! :nananana:
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Post by: metal mickey on April 27, 2009, 23:06:54 PM
Yeah phil but mostly on your own !! Ha ha mickey
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Post by: Cactus on April 27, 2009, 23:08:17 PM
well you say that, but we proved even the slightest blow and a slopers ready for action  ;D
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 27, 2009, 23:13:07 PM
So ive been hunched over the laptop, furiously..................searching for the best price on a DL50.

Als has them for 299.99 plus postage.

Ebay has them from a chinese vendor for 190, i am entitled to 10% off any transaction over 70 at the moment, courtesy of paypal, so that takes it to 171.

Only thing is its 40 quid for postage, but thats still only 210 ish.


Much as i am keen on buying british and having the great aftersales associated with Als, its a saving of over 100 quid.

Plus, the chinky one will be through Paypal, so i have some degree of protection there. Despite Paypal being total f(_)ckwits!




Phil likes to have brine sprayed up his face during a good blow.
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Post by: Cactus on April 27, 2009, 23:14:06 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: metal mickey on April 27, 2009, 23:19:50 PM
Is that why you stand in front of your electric fan in your other pair of pants phil with a glass of salt water in one hand and your --------------------------mouldie in the other ! Mickey
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Post by: Fisty on April 27, 2009, 23:23:15 PM
not me, too far for too little

That is what your Ex said wasnt it?
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Post by: Cactus on April 27, 2009, 23:32:56 PM
yep, when telling me why she didn't fancy you  ;D
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 27, 2009, 23:38:22 PM
Youre both barred!


Get out of my pub.
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Post by: metal mickey on April 27, 2009, 23:43:50 PM
Only cos i aint got webbed hands and feet phil ! Dan you cant bar me im the only straight in your village mate ! Mickey
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Post by: Fisty on April 27, 2009, 23:44:42 PM
Glider guiders dont go in pubs, they get panda pops from spar! :nananana:
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Post by: metal mickey on April 27, 2009, 23:46:31 PM
Get in there jamie ! Ha ha mickey
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Post by: Hexo on April 27, 2009, 23:49:00 PM
The pub after a slope sesh is the norm down here! And after the power field  $%&
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Post by: metal mickey on April 27, 2009, 23:50:56 PM
No good for me , i dont drink !! Mickey
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 28, 2009, 14:28:09 PM
Staggie this evening anyone? Once again i'm tempted. Last night the wind was lighter than I anticipated. Looks like it may be a nice evening for it made better by the fact that it's either on the Hump or Coastguards!
 :af
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Post by: ryan2 on April 28, 2009, 15:04:44 PM
im leaving now then collage after
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 28, 2009, 17:06:16 PM
The Inspire 60 is simply stunning, awesome freestyle machine, the 90 as I understand it is more pattern focused.

Get one, stick a saito 100 up front and you'll love it.
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 28, 2009, 17:12:29 PM
All this talk of petrol on A GLIDER THREAD is making me feel unclean. I'm off to Staggie for a evening slope sesh. Would be good to catch some of ya'll up there. I'll try not to hit anyone this time.

Winds are NNW 13mph! IDEAL!
 :af
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Post by: Fisty on April 28, 2009, 17:20:50 PM
You will come round to liking it!
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Post by: Cactus on April 28, 2009, 17:54:23 PM
you need educating  ::)
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Post by: Fisty on April 28, 2009, 18:42:09 PM
That is right Cactus . . . he does!!
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 28, 2009, 20:51:49 PM
Couldnt make it tonight as ive been engrossed in building all day. In fact ive been quite productive lately with 2 own designs, the bigwing and a madness build. all in the last 2 weeks!

Anyway, everyone knows light is right. Right? Right.

Well i thought i'd knock up the lightest 3d airframe i could this morning so put pencil to paper, and scalpel to balsa.

10 hours later i have a ready to cover airframe. Heres some interesting specs....

Span: 53"

Length: 66"

Uncovered weight: 178 grams! (just less than 6 0z)


Its having mini metals all round with possibly 2 on the elevator, Im thinking of using a OS 32 which would be massive amounts of power.

Its strong where it needs to be with lots of sticks and holes and added lightness. And im going to mould a carbon canopy and undercarriage for it. (i havent built the front turtle deck yet).

Proposed all up dry weight is going to be just less than 900 grams, which will equate to about 6 0z/ sq ft wing loading.

Its going to be a proper slow floater, with an AUW unheard of for something of this style and size.

Covering is going to be Litespan as Profilm is going to be too heavy for this one.

Heres some pics.....

I know its a strange wing section by the way, but it was the lightest and quickest way of doing things, and it worked on the competition winning Diamond Unlimited that Phil once had!

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/light3d002.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/light3d003.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/light3d006.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/light3d007.jpg)
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Post by: Cactus on April 28, 2009, 21:39:09 PM
the diamond section works as well as a shocky wing, it works, but it's more of an air mover than a lifting section. you use engine thrust rather than lift.
going to a panther section transformed the unlimited

looks promising tho, will it take the vibration of an engine?
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 28, 2009, 21:52:45 PM
Dan - very impressed with your building skills. Maybe you could turn them to something for the weekend like a bi-plane slope soarer or some weird type flying thingy.

Had a really good little sesh on the slopes this eveings. The winds dropped as the evening went on which resulted in a sunset sesh with my Fledgling. Top, top evening.

Good to see some new faces on the slope too!

 :af
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Post by: Cactus on April 28, 2009, 21:55:00 PM
will have to check my piccies in a mo
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 28, 2009, 21:59:41 PM
Its built for freestyle Phil, so it needed a symmetrical section. Bear in mind that the cougars and hypes are symmetrical.

Vibration? Well its pretty fragile at the moment as you might expect with all those sticks, but the engine and wing mounting 'box' is tough.

Its going to rely quite a bit on the covering to give it some rigidity, another bonus of LiteSpan being fibre based is that it imparts quite a lot of strength to an airframe.

I am also considering a giantcod cheapo electric setup though, as i think it would suit the model better.


Quote
Dan - very impressed with your building skills. Maybe you could turn them to something for the weekend like a bi-plane slope soarer or some weird type flying thingy.

Ill see what i can do!  Was it any good tonight?
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Post by: Cactus on April 28, 2009, 22:02:14 PM
cold, a bit too windy, then we had a brilliant bit, then near calm as the sunset came in
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Post by: Fisty on April 28, 2009, 22:11:58 PM
Dan - very impressed with your building skills. Maybe you could turn them to something for the weekend like a bi-plane slope soarer or some weird type flying thingy.



 :af

Glider is a weird type of flying thingy!  :ev
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 28, 2009, 22:14:16 PM
Glider is a weird type of flying thingy!  :ev


P!ss off jet jock!
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Post by: Fisty on April 28, 2009, 22:21:09 PM
 ;D :co
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Post by: Fisty on April 28, 2009, 22:35:20 PM
I like that!  ;D ;D
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Post by: Fisty on April 28, 2009, 22:36:58 PM
I think the mods have been at work Dan . . . . understandable though.
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 28, 2009, 22:39:50 PM
No, i deleted it.  It was for your eyes only :-*  ;D
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Post by: Fisty on April 28, 2009, 22:41:46 PM
Nice of you to make the effort!!  :-*
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Post by: sj on April 28, 2009, 22:43:17 PM
The Inspire 60 is simply stunning, awesome freestyle machine, the 90 as I understand it is more pattern focused.

Get one, stick a saito 100 up front and you'll love it.

 i trust you mean the saito 100 in the 60 size?

sj
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Post by: metal mickey on April 28, 2009, 22:45:04 PM
Starting to worry about you two blowing kisses at each other ! Mickey
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Post by: Cactus on April 28, 2009, 22:52:21 PM
and back to normality  ::)
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 28, 2009, 22:53:49 PM
i trust you mean the saito 100 in the 60 size?

sj

Yeah
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 28, 2009, 22:56:39 PM
Awesome photos Phil. Definately good enough for entry into this months comp I would've thought.
 :af

On another note, has anybody though about creating a new thread in the power section called Proper Cornish Jet Jockeys?
 :ev
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Post by: Cactus on April 28, 2009, 22:59:03 PM
only thing is fisty ere is one of dem zummerzet types  :-X
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 28, 2009, 23:16:52 PM
Great photos Philly.

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Post by: Fisty on April 29, 2009, 00:42:15 AM

On another note, has anybody though about creating a new thread in the power section called Proper Cornish Jet Jockeys?
 :ev
[/quote]

Cactus is right, i am only stationed here . . . . i aint a local, so that leave Andy and keith eddy.
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Post by: Pasty on April 29, 2009, 07:54:13 AM
i trust you mean the saito 100 in the 60 size?

sj

Of cause...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on April 29, 2009, 09:42:29 AM
On another note, has anybody though about creating a new thread in the power section called Proper Cornish Jet Jockeys?
 :ev


Cactus is right, i am only stationed here . . . . i aint a local, so that leave Andy and keith eddy.


Are you sure you arent cornish Jamie?

You dont go bald and grey at 30 without some sort of genetic fault!
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Post by: Eyeboy on April 29, 2009, 11:14:22 AM
You dont go bald and grey at 30 without some sort of genetic fault!

It's not a "genetic fault" it's yet another evolutionary step away from being an ape covered in fur! We are the new, improved super breed!
 :af
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 29, 2009, 12:01:17 PM
Nicely put, my Bald Brother ;D
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Post by: Smithy on April 29, 2009, 12:32:09 PM
Nicely put, my Bald Brother ;D

Solidarity my bald buddies  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on April 29, 2009, 13:37:14 PM
Right on!! but i think the main contributing factors are kids and Ex's!!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on April 29, 2009, 17:34:42 PM
thankfully i escaped the last one with only a few grey hairs
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Post by: sj on April 29, 2009, 17:38:40 PM
Right on!! but i think the main contributing factors are kids and Ex's!!

That's the main contributing factor to not having a lot of things.  :banghead: :banghead:

sj
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Post by: Fisty on April 29, 2009, 17:51:23 PM
Thankfully i have emerged from that dark period some time ago, although my current squeeze is giving me alot of grief about what i spend!
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Post by: Pasty on April 29, 2009, 17:57:04 PM
My wifes cool, I pretty much do whatever I like :D
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Post by: Fisty on April 29, 2009, 18:02:10 PM
Different type of models though . . . . dont think she would be to cool otherwise. Mine was not too bad to start with but she has complaine dthe last couple of months as i have bought two new engines and my big edge back.
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Post by: Cactus on April 29, 2009, 18:07:16 PM
tell us again this time next year steve  :af
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Post by: Pasty on April 29, 2009, 18:11:34 PM
of cause there will be some give and take but I bet you I wont have it as bad as alot of chaps...
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Post by: Fisty on April 29, 2009, 18:13:13 PM
Time will tell, i know several people who have said that . . . . wait for the post natal depression to kick in!
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Post by: Cactus on April 29, 2009, 18:14:39 PM
thats what i thought too steve, and theres always the "well i never stop you"
oooh thats dangerous stuff.
i don't know any guy that takes what his misses says at face value and believes she really means it.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 29, 2009, 18:29:16 PM
I've know her single school, I've been with her over 11 years, I've lived with her for over 10... Believe me... I know her VERY well.

Anyway, shes got her own life just as much as I have.

I knew I was onto a winner... thats why I married her ;)
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Post by: Cactus on April 29, 2009, 18:31:44 PM
as your down that way, i have to ask, shes not your sister is she?  ;D
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Post by: Pasty on April 29, 2009, 18:34:51 PM
says the man from Troon...
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Post by: Cactus on April 29, 2009, 18:36:08 PM
ah but have roads going in 4 directions here  ;D
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Post by: Hexo on April 29, 2009, 19:57:18 PM
Is Phil on a crusade for his thumbs again?
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Post by: Hexo on April 30, 2009, 00:30:43 AM
If I had enough money and the wind was OFF i'd like some of these:

YouTube - model flying (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuMUn-6LagY&feature=related)

 $%& :''
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Post by: Fisty on April 30, 2009, 00:55:08 AM
Wow!! that is impressive!
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Post by: cabanestrut on April 30, 2009, 01:20:45 AM
Ah yes, Doc Insane. Rolls with Donatas Pauzuolis, an equally impressive pilot, especially on the F3P scene.

Nice find Gary :af
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Post by: cliffhanger on April 30, 2009, 18:31:14 PM
Hey Pasty- completley o.t I know, but what's this on Sky news about a rumpus at the British Pie contest awarding the best Cornish pasty to a baker from Devon. Scandelous- Like selling Welsh cakes made in Scotland!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on April 30, 2009, 18:35:30 PM
eheheh

you have to admit that the pasty is far more versatile than your average pie!

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Post by: Pasty on May 01, 2009, 15:58:19 PM
Any plans for the weekend?

Its looking like DLG weather tomorrow  :co

Sunday might be flyable but I'm heading up to Silverstone for a day of car racing fun on monday. Our last blast before we take her off the road to put in racing cams and forged pistons... can you say 450bhp?  :ev
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Post by: Cactus on May 01, 2009, 17:01:19 PM
bodyboarding afternoon for me  :af
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Post by: cabanestrut on May 01, 2009, 21:52:05 PM
some spare wings for you phil........... ;D


nazi glider (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RIPMAX-COYOTE-GLUIDER_W0QQitemZ260400455910QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN?hash=item260400455910&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1688%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A33%7C294%3A50)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 01, 2009, 23:46:54 PM
any pics of the finished blaster steve?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 02, 2009, 10:21:55 AM
Not yet, gonna take her out for a spin (literally) this evening... will get some flying pics.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 02, 2009, 12:11:47 PM
whats on today, everythings gone a bit quiet lately!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 02, 2009, 12:13:41 PM
i'm off for a surf in a bit.
looks like sea breezes today, but south is the general direction even tho camborne shows north  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 02, 2009, 17:47:56 PM
Looking good for tomorrow up Aggie. Probably coastgards.

I'm starting to charge stuff up.

Anyone else flying Aggie tomorrow?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 02, 2009, 18:06:29 PM
could do
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 02, 2009, 21:56:49 PM
Carn Brea takes a NNW doesnt it?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 02, 2009, 23:20:25 PM
Not yet, gonna take her out for a spin (literally) this evening... will get some flying pics.


well then??!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 03, 2009, 09:17:59 AM
Carn Brea takes a NNW doesnt it?

It does indeed Steveo. Great spot top fly but no decent LZ. Im keen to head to staggie for a long old sesh today - the 15mph wind is NNW going NW which means either the Hump or Coastguards! IDEAL!
 :D

Phil, sounded like you were interested?
Bazza i think is doing his patio decking so don't reckon he'll be playing.
Dan? Going to get "Yeah You" flying?
Space Cadet?
Ryan?
Ryan 2?
Paul?
Gary?
 $%&

I'm thinking noon at Staggie. What say you?
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 03, 2009, 09:31:03 AM
I should be there at about 15:00! Going to try and rebuild my hawk this morning!

later

rab

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 03, 2009, 09:32:28 AM
Hope to get there before then with a bit of luck.

Will be good to see Yeah You.

Laterz.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 03, 2009, 09:40:20 AM

well then??!

Didnt get out last night so just tried her in far from ideal conditions (12-15mph wind)... my first test was a left arm weedy none dlg throw and it travelled the entire length of the field from about 10ft starting height... promising I thought but I'm going to need a bigger field...

I was very surprised at the height I was getting from my weedy dl attempts... gonna be awesome on a nice calm summers day  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 03, 2009, 09:43:49 AM
i'm up for noon at staggy :af
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Post by: ryan2 on May 03, 2009, 09:53:44 AM
its on
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Post by: sj on May 03, 2009, 10:35:43 AM
Should be there for noon or just before.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 03, 2009, 18:29:37 PM
Top day gents!

I have somebody's trani box that was left at the slope. it has no trani in it but does have some parts. PM me if it's yours and we can sort out how to get it back to you.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 03, 2009, 19:52:03 PM
Top day gents!

I have somebody's trani box that was left at the slope. it has no trani in it but does have some parts. PM me if it's yours and we can sort out how to get it back to you.
 :af
i think you ll find it belongs to the guy flying the discus he went for a walk to land his discus? then came back asking about it
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 03, 2009, 20:10:00 PM
thats what happens when you land like an iget
at some point he's gonna cause us problems
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 03, 2009, 21:25:13 PM
we were all learners once phil.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 03, 2009, 22:10:01 PM
i think you ll find it belongs to the guy flying the discus he went for a walk to land his discus? then came back asking about it

D'oh! Forgot he was still flying. May well see him at the slope again tomorrow.

As for his preferred LZ, not my cup of tea but it works for him and it doesn't look like it'll interfere with any of us.

Any one flying tomorrow?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 03, 2009, 22:19:45 PM
Quote
we were all learners once phil.

yes, and we learned to land in the right place, not just give up and be a danger to everyone.
i'm sure they'd be much happier at the flying field if i crossed the road and landed in the other field because i found it easier.
didn't let andy off the leash until he could at least land on the right slope. ;D

problem is andy last time out he was low and trying to loose more height over the main carpark
today he flew right over some people, then crashed pretty close to the other car park, ignoring the fact if he had to go around there were cars driving right in front.
thats ignoring the chance of him tripping on his trek walking backwards or loosing where the glider is when he looks around.

the only other person i know does that is geoff but he's in a good holding pattern while walking back and that thing of his really won't get down on the hump easily, not to mention he's a damn sight better pilot.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on May 04, 2009, 08:45:38 AM
hope you guys had a goood un yesterday.....how many of you are up for the combat in wales?  june 6/7th...... need you to let me know if its on.....cause i gotta swap over my weekends of if we go..if your out today have fun .......i might try to sneak out later all work an no play  :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 04, 2009, 09:29:52 AM
hope you guys had a goood un yesterday.....how many of you are up for the combat in wales?  june 6/7th

I'd love to Bazza but i'm gonna have to decline as, with all being well, i should be close to completing the sale of my place in Perranporth so may need to spend that weekend packing etc.

Winds looking good again today. i'm gonna head to Staggie for noon again. It's currently westerly 15mph. IDEAL!!!
 :af

Any one else playing? You know you it makes sense!
 $%&  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 04, 2009, 09:50:14 AM
im up for combat, already put on the time table at work i can't be on call, not booked the friday off yet, but will if we're going
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 04, 2009, 13:25:04 PM
I'm not up for combat but a DS trip would be awesome!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 04, 2009, 13:58:07 PM
keen on the wales trip :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 04, 2009, 18:34:08 PM
keen on the wales trip :af
so am I
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 04, 2009, 19:41:13 PM
No combat for me... I'd be keen on some proper real you cant bend it flying tho.

I'm up that way for a week at the end of May so gonna take a bag of planes and get some serious air in... defo gonna find myself a big DS site...  :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 04, 2009, 19:53:56 PM
Great day today, looking forward to the vids! Sorry my formation flying was not the best!!!

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Mike_Y on May 04, 2009, 20:04:18 PM
No combat for me... I'd be keen on some proper real you cant bend it flying tho.

I'm up that way for a week at the end of May so gonna take a bag of planes and get some serious air in... defo gonna find myself a big DS site...  :ev

If you want DS and you're here for a week I'd suggest you get your DS fix during the week rather than at the weekend, the ridges we seek for DS also attract the walkers and weekends can get very busy. Also worth noting is the Bwlch has two BMFA comps over the weekend of 30/31st May, the weekend before that is clear though  :af.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 04, 2009, 20:05:42 PM
whats happening on the 6th mike? saturday is normally pilein day but sitting watching can get dull if you just want a sport fly before the sunday combat
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Mike_Y on May 04, 2009, 20:08:46 PM
Looks like its Pylon mate. I'm not organising it so you'll have to speak to Matt Stubbs. He's open to suggestions, suggest to him a fly-in rather than Pylon.

You can contact him via m_stubbs2@sky.com or PM him on groups (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1029791) he's beancapooer.

Mike
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 04, 2009, 20:10:00 PM
i'm just one bod, and i've got toys if thats the game, the rest of the sweedkickers on the other hand.
pastys already binned it thinking it's only combat
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Mike_Y on May 04, 2009, 20:13:45 PM
The 60" F3F is the slow going affair which I think we knocked that idea on the head early on  :). The pylon is pretty good though, everyone has to muck in as you know for it to work, if the conditions are good it wouldnt take long to have a few races then you can sport fly til dark.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Mike_Y on May 04, 2009, 20:21:19 PM
gonna take a bag of planes

Should that read? "gonna take a bag for the planes" as you might need it if you DS Pen Y Fan   ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 04, 2009, 20:32:11 PM
pastys already binned it thinking it's only combat

I wondered how long it would be until someone bit  ;)

Thanks for the info Mike  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 04, 2009, 20:35:35 PM
am i wrong?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 04, 2009, 20:56:51 PM
Oh! What's Occuring? $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 06, 2009, 09:14:03 AM
Dan,

I havent managed to get any pics of my Blaster  yet, getting osme of it on the ground just aint the same.

Mines the same as this one tho...

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 06, 2009, 22:35:34 PM
Have you give it a proper heave yet?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 07, 2009, 08:42:57 AM
Not yet, looking like the weekends looking promising.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 07, 2009, 18:45:30 PM
Not going to be able to fly this weekend (wind direction is looking a bit pants anyway) so i'm tempted to get an after work session in tomorrow (Friday). Anyone else keen? Looking like it's going to be 15mph+ Westerly.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 07, 2009, 21:42:43 PM
Got to go collect the kids so can't make it.

Anyone looked at the proposed Easy Glider race series? Could be a cheap laugh for our slopes?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 07, 2009, 21:55:54 PM
yeah looks like fun  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 07, 2009, 22:38:17 PM
Could be fun and a real good thumb test.

Coud do a bulk order on the few cheap ones left.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 07, 2009, 23:34:19 PM
like the fox race series we talked about? or even the mass fox combat thats got as high as 4 at once.

 :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 08, 2009, 07:34:41 AM
Trouble with the fox for me is that it's a case of building it because you can. I don't really enjoy flying mine for more than about 5 minutes. They cerrtainly don't level the field for racing.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on May 08, 2009, 07:46:52 AM
Another fox is in the making, all the bits sat there ready to go, just stuck in the build queue  :study:

As for tonight, if there's some wind around and others are flying, i could be tempted out  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 08, 2009, 08:26:49 AM
We'll never get racing off the ground unless its an unlimited class just for fun, we're all too different in our flying likes/dislikes and styles.


The weekends looking awesome, especially the easterly winds on sunday... I need a DS fix  :ev

So... if you want to give proper DS a go then this is your chance.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on May 08, 2009, 08:52:40 AM
I'm in  :-*

Got the new camera to try out as well so lots of piccies and vid to be produced  ^-^
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 08, 2009, 13:15:37 PM
Any idea of a start time? thinking of heading out this afternnon while the rug rats are asleep!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 08, 2009, 21:46:53 PM
so what happend to everyone! lift was great but only 2 of us at the slope!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 08, 2009, 21:50:31 PM
forgot about a sesh this evening, been sat here doing not much thinking we're out tomorrow or something.

in other news i've been wondering if it's worth setting up a facebook group with a link back to the site, only me and andy on there so far as i know tho, but still might generate more interest
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 09, 2009, 08:48:07 AM
is any one out today
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 09, 2009, 10:34:34 AM
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 09, 2009, 11:01:27 AM
Myself and Smithy are headed to Loe Bar for 11.30
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on May 09, 2009, 13:19:48 PM
Myself and Smithy are headed to Loe Bar for 11.30
Do you check in with Culdrose ATC?
Pete
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 09, 2009, 13:21:31 PM
do culdrose buzz loe bar at 20'?  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on May 09, 2009, 13:41:17 PM
do culdrose buzz loe bar at 20'?  ;D
Yes, although not likely on a weekend and Loe Bar is well within the ATZ.
Dizz
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 09, 2009, 13:45:36 PM
and yet they still fly below cliff level at st aggy despite it being used by all manner of slope junkies. $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on May 09, 2009, 14:01:47 PM
That is free airspace-see & avoid.  I'm talking about flying in the ATZ iaw the ANO, as I'm sure you know.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 09, 2009, 15:22:17 PM
Do you check in with Culdrose ATC?
Pete

I wouldnt know how? Is it in the phone book? :)

Looking at the maps the ATZ goes as far as and includes Rinsey, we should be talking to culdrose atc to fly there?.... also PDKs within it yet we dont consult ATC to fly there? agreed times of flying mind.

Oh and Staggys within Perranporths ATZ?

I thought Culdrose flying is very much restricted at weekends and didnt think it would be an issue?

Educate us Pete :)


We had a good fly anyways, great to get some time on the MiniD and the Fish just gets better and better  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Paul Callaghan on May 09, 2009, 18:08:30 PM
I wouldnt know how? Is it in the phone book? :)

Looking at the maps the ATZ goes as far as and includes Rinsey, we should be talking to culdrose atc to fly there?.... also PDKs within it yet we dont consult ATC to fly there? agreed times of flying mind.

Oh and Staggys within Perranporths ATZ?

I thought Culdrose flying is very much restricted at weekends and didnt think it would be an issue?

Educate us Pete :)

 

We had a good fly anyways, great to get some time on the MiniD and the Fish just gets better and better  :af

Chaps.  Culdrose has a permanent ATZ that extends to 2nm and is active 24/7/365.  IAW the ANO (and BMFA rules) you should not fly within an active ATZ, whether airfield flying is happening or not.  Culdrose will fly Check Test flights and SAR training flights outside of normal published hours and the SAR can be tasked at anytime by the RCC to assist with incidents.  They would not appreciate a model aircraft hoving to in the front windscreen as they coast out at Loe Bar which is a standard route to/from Mounts Bay and to the Isles of Scilly.

According to the BINA En-Route Sup, PDK also has a permanent ATZ allocated to it which again makes it active 24 hours, though of course be aware of the RAF glider club and Goonhilly/Culdrose model flying club who use the site at weekends and during leave periods.  However, having talked to our SATCO (he is in the office next to me and we discussed this last week when the boys were planning to go fly down at the cliffs south of PDK - about page 30 something on this thread) he is under the impression that PDK is not a permanent ATZ. So I will check this with him when I get back down from London on Monday. 

So in a nut shell don't fly within the Culdrose ATZ , i.e within 2nm of the field (so Rinsey should be OK) and I will check up on the status of PDK, though I think that the cliff site is just outside 2nm anyway.

Hope this helps

Paul :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 09, 2009, 18:20:21 PM
that sucks ass
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on May 09, 2009, 20:42:10 PM
These rules are in place for a reason.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 09, 2009, 20:49:01 PM
yes, if they run out of runway they just keep going till loe bar and use the cliff as a launch ramp  ;D
shouldn't have thought we'd bother them the heights we fly at. else they'd be dragging kids off beaches flying kites all summer
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 09, 2009, 21:31:34 PM
Yo Guys,

Been on my hols for a few days, managed to get away for a few days near cheddar, got a flight in on Westbuy white horse itsself. Not bad, but was lumpy as there was a little bit to much south in the wind.

I found this on YT and was quite impressed!

YouTube - Dragonfly. The Movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9B486vcaP4&NR=1)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on May 09, 2009, 22:31:36 PM
yes, if they run out of runway they just keep going till loe bar and use the cliff as a launch ramp  ;D
shouldn't have thought we'd bother them the heights we fly at. else they'd be dragging kids off beaches flying kites all summer

That is where you are wrong, it is still a hazard that aircrew need to be aware of. I went to some length, with the help of Paul  after a very near miss last year to make aircrew more aware of where the redruth site was, trying to educate people in the ways of flight safety is quite difficult when they do not fully understand the implications. I was at Predannack today and the SAR aircraft was active and several of those present were complaining about its presence . . . it is an ACTIVE MILITARY AIRFIELD and random aircraft apppearances can occur at anytime and those using the site for other activities should be aware of this. My squadron is particularly active around the Hells mouth/portreath area for training purposes and on many 'SAR SHOUTS' they head out in that direction with speed, They also frequently use Rinsey for training also. Always be vigilant!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 09, 2009, 22:33:51 PM
just a little un nerving at staggy when you hear a seaking, turn around, scan the sky then you realise it's below you  :o not helped by the fact you probably got low as to avoid getting in the way.
only had it happen a couple of times myself.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Paul Callaghan on May 09, 2009, 23:16:20 PM
just a little un nerving at staggy when you hear a seaking, turn around, scan the sky then you realise it's below you  :o not helped by the fact you probably got low as to avoid getting in the way.
only had it happen a couple of times myself.

To be fair, it tends to be the Air Ambulance that abuses the low flying system when we have been flying at Aggie iover the last few weekends and I have mentioned this to them directly. 

Jamie is quite right when he says that we have done an awful lot to educate our friends at Culdrose about where our other friends like to spend their time flying out on the north coast and to be fair (again) I haven't heard of any recent incidents with either the models or, more importantly, the paragliders getting in the way of the Culdrose helicopters.    As for the kites, as a BKSA instructor, I can say that the kite flyers are told that they should not fly close to active airfields and as our lines are generally a maximum of 25m (83 ft), they dont pose a threat to aircraft operating in and around Gwithian/Pra Sands/Perran/Watergate bay etc.  Military Aircrew are acutely aware of the sensitivities surrounding low flying in the Uk and specifically the perils of persistant low flying on their own doorstep and they run the wrath of the Military supervision system if they get caught out.

I will have a look at the Loe Bar site next week and see if I can negotiate a compramise with ATC based on distance from/within the ATZ.  Perhaps a local telephone booking scheme for using Loe Bar during the 'quiet' periods of weekends and leave is a workable solution.  Don't know at the moment, but I will ask the question. :)   
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 09, 2009, 23:21:00 PM
at least if we work together andy can put the spitty down at culdrose :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Paul Callaghan on May 09, 2009, 23:48:47 PM
at least if we work together andy can put the spitty down at culdrose :D

That would be good for our Air Day on 29 July! 

There is a very loud wedding going on at the mo here in Greenwich, now thinking of getting dressed again and going to crash it ;)

Final event here is tomorrow, so back home for Monday and some flying next week.  Ian at Scale Gliders is going in to battle with Ripmax over the poor design/gluing on main bulkhead that failed on first flight of Fly Fly Salto and I have nearly finished repairs to Skylark :) then its on with repairing/improving design of Salto.  No peace for wicked!  Crap, they are now playing Britteny Spears (?), might have to shoot the DJ ;copper;
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 09, 2009, 23:55:03 PM
morrisy, hang the dj?

have you taken it out and gone for the smooth look?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 10, 2009, 08:27:46 AM

I will have a look at the Loe Bar site next week and see if I can negotiate a compramise with ATC based on distance from/within the ATZ.  Perhaps a local telephone booking scheme for using Loe Bar during the 'quiet' periods of weekends and leave is a workable solution.  Don't know at the moment, but I will ask the question. :)   

That would be great, taking all things into account Loe Bar is probably the best SW site we've got, I'd be gutted to lose it.

Thanks Paul  :af



For now theres no wind so I'm going to do some twirling with me Blaster.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on May 10, 2009, 08:31:10 AM
Gonna get my power fix at PDK today. Got a new 120 ultimate to maiden  ^-^

The evenings for the coming week look like they could be a blast  :af

Smithers
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on May 10, 2009, 09:39:06 AM
Its not a question of loosing the slope, just being legal and safe.  Nothing is hidden away in obscure paperwork - all the relevant ANO requirements are readily available in your BMFA handbook. 
I knew Paul had been talking to Culdrose ATC about flying at Predannack Head because we discussed the matter the other week over a coffee at Stan's shop.  There is the potential for interference and shoot-downs between the RC power on PDK airfield and the slopers to consider too, although that is becoming less of a risk with the increasing use of 2.4GHz, and, due to differing wind requirements, it is unlikely both would be flying at the same time. 
Use of both airfields by CMFG and Goonhilly is covered in Culdrose Air Orders, so I would expect mention of Slope soaring at both sites would make it in there too idc.
Pete
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 10, 2009, 09:53:28 AM
Its not a question of loosing the slope, just being legal and safe.  Nothing is hidden away in obscure paperwork - all the relevant ANO requirements are readily available in your BMFA handbook. 

I didnt mean it like that and yes yes the reasons why you're not to fly in the ATZ are very obvious without having them stated over and over. I just didnt think about it stretching that far out. I am not moaning or bitching about the situation, its just a shame we cant fly there.

On the plus side, looking at google maps theres SW slopes on the porthleven side of Loe Bar which are out of the ATZ... I've been over there before but its worth another look.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 10, 2009, 10:35:50 AM
Forget legality. That just a fiction you agree to by contract. Use your common sense and keep away from red tape. If you see a copter coming close - Land, its Simples.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 10, 2009, 10:37:54 AM
well i'm going gwithian for a surf, hopefully i won't be needing the assistance of any low flying SAR heli  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 10, 2009, 10:43:40 AM
BTW guys, if someone does not buy my guppy soon it will be going off the market as i will be reclaiming the servos for another model!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 10, 2009, 17:31:50 PM
thought ryan was having it  ???
anyone up for an evening sesh at staggy?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on May 10, 2009, 18:50:43 PM
Forget legality. That just a fiction you agree to by contract. Use your common sense and keep away from red tape. If you see a copter coming close - Land, its Simples.

B@ll@cks!! forget legality! :banghead: :banghead: common sense would tell you to abide by the rules . . . as i have said before they are there for a reason and put in place by people far more in the know than you or i.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on May 10, 2009, 18:52:22 PM
well i'm going gwithian for a surf, hopefully i won't be needing the assistance of any low flying SAR heli  ;D

Wouldnt waste the fuel on you.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 10, 2009, 18:53:22 PM
well they were on someone when i got there, hanging about out at the reef behind the lighthouse
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 10, 2009, 21:05:22 PM
My elbow hurts.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 10, 2009, 21:18:53 PM
your doing it wrong lol
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 10, 2009, 21:26:13 PM
you'd know ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 10, 2009, 21:27:39 PM
steve, missing the legendary internet quote..  :nananana:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 10, 2009, 21:35:08 PM
I obviously dont spend enough time on the internet...

oh well
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 10, 2009, 21:38:51 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 11, 2009, 01:32:28 AM
B@ll@cks!! forget legality! :banghead: :banghead: common sense would tell you to abide by the rules . . . as i have said before they are there for a reason and put in place by people far more in the know than you or i.

Sounds like someone is legally obliged here! So you agree to every legality? If you are legally obliged it means you have agreed to a contract. If its law then you have to by default.

All i am saying here is that if you use your ears and hear a copter coming then land, think safe and we will all live in peace without stupid statute's anoying us all.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 11, 2009, 07:37:25 AM
Hows that Blaster 2 launching going?

Result for me in that they cut the silage in the field oposite me yesterday. With a bit of luck they'll pick it up and cart it off today. That gives me a two week window to fly in the fields, which is normally done with the Razor.

I think I need to mod the rudder to have 2 springs as I get rudder flap if I give it too much welly. (single pull against a spring set up).

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 11, 2009, 08:18:33 AM
Its going ok, got a few hours on it yesterday, I'm starting to put some power behind it so the height is improving, my direction and launch angle needs alot of work as its far from consistant.

The Blaster has 0.75mm carbon rods inside teflon tubes and its pretty solid, somethign like that might sort your rudder.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 11, 2009, 08:38:59 AM
The Blaster has 0.75mm carbon rods inside teflon tubes and its pretty solid, somethign like that might sort your rudder.

Do you know where they can be purchased from?

Would add a lot of weight but might be worth it. I couldn't find anything light and long enough when I looked. It's a long boom on the Razor.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 11, 2009, 08:42:50 AM
I havent a clue where you might get some :)

A quick google search gives these guys

Rods and Tubes (http://www.fibretechgb.co.uk/Rods.htm)

Might be worth talking to the guys on the silent flight forum?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 11, 2009, 18:32:07 PM
wooooweee fletching is rocking! The MiniD was shredding it up!

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Mike_Y on May 11, 2009, 18:40:51 PM
The stuff you want for DLG snakes is PTFE tubing with an etched outer to enable bonding. The tube is over sized and you stretch it over the inner rod (wether it be carbon or steel wire) as it stretches the diameter reduces until you get the perfecto fit.

You can get it here (http://www.freeflightsupplies.co.uk/) look under "Sundry Mat".

PTFE SLEEVING - ID 1.19 mm OD 1.79 mm outer surface etched to allow bonding to structure with cyano, epoxy, etc. ideal for friction free line guides, 5 metre length 6.50, plus post.

I've had similar stuff before but it was thinner, i just recieved some of the above today but not tried stretching it yet.




Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 11, 2009, 18:51:38 PM
Good man  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 12, 2009, 09:43:10 AM
BTW guys, if someone does not buy my guppy soon it will be going off the market as i will be reclaiming the servos for another model!
ok ill have it if its available what electrics duos it come with ill pm you my number and wel sort it
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 12, 2009, 15:18:07 PM
Cool as Ryun!

Heres one for all you wimpy moudie flyers, this is how its done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfWXSyw9XLM
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 12, 2009, 16:50:41 PM
Cool as Ryun!

Heres one for all you wimpy moudie flyers, this is how its done.

YouTube - Treeline Dynamic Soaring ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfWXSyw9XLM[/url])
not me i think ill sit and polish the blade instead
stupid i no
i was biten once
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 14, 2009, 07:34:50 AM
The weekend is looking pants lads. I got loads more flying done in the winter.

Last few evenings I've thought I'd get a DLG session in and it's started raining. What's going on.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on May 14, 2009, 07:50:24 AM
I always suspected there would be less sloping during the summer. Loads more other stuff going on and the winds are normally a bit lighter. Add holidays, trips away, parties, BBQs, surfing, etc into the mix and it becomes very spasmodic.

Mentally i was anticipating doing a fair bit of power stuff over the summer and to fill in the gaps with the gliders, whereas i pretty much stop flying power during the winter :study:

Smithy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 14, 2009, 09:03:31 AM
We've been out down fletching and other places, but then we are lucky with a wide range of slopes to fly down here! :nananana:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 14, 2009, 16:54:13 PM
Dunno what you're on about, been sloping/gliding loads, had some great easterlys this week, before that a nice round of SW's and inbetween I've had a fair few hours on the blaster.

I'm looking forward to the light summer evenings of SW winds, last summer we were down Beagles most evenings after work... You just need the right tools for the job. I'm also really looking forwards to some good hot still days so that I can get the Blaster thermaling.

Good times  :af

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 14, 2009, 20:47:31 PM
Anyone thinkig of a session after work tomorrow? Looks like a possible weather window for Aggie.

Andy, who do you row for? I assume surf boat. Thinking of giving it a go but a bit put off by the outfit. As  would anyone who had to see me wearing it. :D

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 14, 2009, 20:49:57 PM
i'm put off by andys  :o
looking at saturday as a possible afternoon sesh for staggy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 14, 2009, 23:29:48 PM
Andy, who do you row for? I assume surf boat. Thinking of giving it a go but a bit put off by the outfit. As  would anyone who had to see me wearing it. :D
sj


The most awesome sport on the planet! Total adrenalin rush smashing through waves and riding down the face of them. Have a look at this for a bit of inspiration SJ . . . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG-wJyDGmS8

Or for a bit of small wave action featuring yours truly, have a look at this event held in Saunton sands.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZzmvzdsPjQ
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 15, 2009, 07:50:17 AM
Can't see the pic's at work so will look later. You didn't say who you row for though. I've been told Portreath is the top team?

Looks like tonights weather window has gone out the window. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 15, 2009, 13:09:31 PM
Fancy a trip to beagles tonight anyone? It looks like its on!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 15, 2009, 13:22:44 PM
i'd recgonise that reflection anywhere  :co

but do you HAVE to wear speedos  :-X

gezz that first vid is something else!!
reminds me of the madness we tried to bodyboard in the other week
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 15, 2009, 16:18:47 PM
So is anyone flying tonight?
Thinking about testing my new venom at St Agnus after tea!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 15, 2009, 17:43:19 PM
winds right, weekends looking rubbish, and i need fuel, but i have stuff to be doing here, be dark by the time i got out :(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 15, 2009, 18:56:17 PM
Weekends looking rubbish . . .
We're obviously looking at different maps! Yes it's SW but good for flying. "It's on", right?
 $%& :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 15, 2009, 19:08:30 PM
rain is what i was looking at :-\
sundays looking good for a gwith surf
still wanna try your long board sometime out with you before you Foxtrot Oscar
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 15, 2009, 20:18:41 PM
I'm flying tomorrow should have 5 planes ready not botherb about the rain it looks clear enough around one onwards if it rains doge it
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 15, 2009, 20:28:15 PM
Well the new Venom works! feels a bit twitchy and very quick but good!!

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 15, 2009, 20:35:08 PM
elevator or ailerons? you don't need much elevator movement
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 15, 2009, 21:26:41 PM
Think i have too much movement on both! and not sure if have the c of g correct!
I'm hoping to get out in the early afternoon is up for beating up my shiny new plane?

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 15, 2009, 23:28:23 PM
might join you tomorrow lads.

text me to let me know if its on and what time, i have limited internet access at the mo. (only when nextdoors unsecured hub is ON!)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 16, 2009, 10:52:35 AM
rain is what i was looking at :-\
sundays looking good for a gwith surf
still wanna try your long board sometime out with you before you Foxtrot Oscar

Todays showers make me think Rinsey may be a good choice. What say ya'll?  $%& :xx

Tomorrow is SW (surf at Gwithian will be blown out and very messy; Hawks point may work but if it does, it'll be rammed)!
Sunday MAY be the better day in so far as the wind is consistant SW and no showers predicted for most of the afternoon.

So gents, wozz on? I'm keen to get a Rinsey sesh in today seeing as it's easy to dodge the showers and it's always damn good fun playing around with the stack!
 $%& :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 16, 2009, 11:02:04 AM
I have to be in porthleven for 15:00 so rinsey would be ideal for me!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 16, 2009, 11:20:14 AM
i thought staggy was on, just, seriously need fuel too so worked for me
very! windy out there

the toys i want to play with arnt rinsey toys either.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 16, 2009, 11:39:39 AM
stagy will work i was there last week for 2h by my self on a sw lods of lift  i think it might strugle with a ssw
and the mini blades wil be good in this wind
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 16, 2009, 11:44:11 AM
will check the sites when i get home in a bit, but sounds like a better bet for me
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 16, 2009, 12:33:11 PM
so, whats on? luna blade and zipper are on charge, staggy looks scrapeable, i need fuel.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 16, 2009, 13:01:27 PM
im keen where ever its geting late and i need to see gary and pall today
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 16, 2009, 13:03:06 PM
andy just rang, he'll be at tubbys around 2.30, i'll aim for about 2
bazzer texted but hasn't answered to say what he's doing yet.
i doubt gary would come to staggy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 16, 2009, 13:40:09 PM
Not on that wind direction i wont, got local slopes and also i've got nothing to fly in big winds at the moment.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 17, 2009, 00:16:00 AM
Sunday is looking like it could be a good un!  :xx

Winds are set SW (Staggie may be a possibility - just) but wither way the sun should be out to play from 10ish for the afternoon. Happy Days!

Will check in tomorrow morning to see woz on! Get it on charge and see you tomorrow.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 17, 2009, 10:29:55 AM
Its nasty here   >:(

Oh well back to building! ::)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 17, 2009, 12:03:38 PM
Looking ok here! Winds are still SW but I've got a hangar full of charged "weapons" and am keen to fly them today. Question is, Staggie, Rinsey, Cudden or Loe Bar?
 $%&

Any one playing? If so, when? 13:30 or 14:00
 $%& :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: John W on May 17, 2009, 12:43:14 PM
I'm in Helston, over from N Ireland, all set to go, and looking for somewhere to play!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 17, 2009, 13:14:42 PM
I'm in Helston, over from N Ireland, all set to go, and looking for somewhere to play!


Would be a pleasure to fly with you matey! Welcome to the English home of epic lift! I reckon today you've got two choices namely:

1. Send a PM to Hexo and the Pasty and see where they are flying today. They live on the Lizard, not at all far away from your current location.
2. The winds at the moment are WSW although they are predicted to be SW now and and for the rest of the day. I'm therefore going to risk St.Agnes in the hope that they stay WSW. I don't suppose any one will be around until about 14:30 at the earliest. If you want to stay in touch with plans, just give me a call (i'll PM you my number in a mo).
3. Choose a spot from the Proper Cornish Slopers website (as created by Hexo). Go onto the "slopes" page and you see a list of the slopes that will be working right now (the wind direction is automatically populated.
Proper Cornish Slopers (http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/index.php?page=slopes&ShowWind=yes)

Either way, welcome to Cornwall and happy flying!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: John W on May 17, 2009, 13:25:12 PM
Hi, was testing thepasty earlier, when weather wasn't so good, but looking better now, will call you as soon as. Looked at the Wcs site many times, you're all spoilt for choice round here!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 17, 2009, 13:31:34 PM
I'm on baby duties today, might try to get out to Beagles or the like later, If I do I'll give you a shout John.

What kinda planes have you got with ya?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 17, 2009, 13:39:13 PM
Weather permitting i'll be at Staggie for 3pm I reckon.

Will check in here before I leave.

Laters ya'll!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 17, 2009, 14:18:15 PM
umm bit like yesterday with less rain....
do i don't i
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 17, 2009, 14:43:58 PM
umm bit like yesterday with less rain....
do i don't i

You do!

I'm gonna leave here in about 20 mins which means i'll be at Staggie at 15:30.

See you there!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 17, 2009, 14:45:43 PM
5pm it is then  ::)

* looks at telly * wow, forgot just how hot holly valance was
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 17, 2009, 15:03:26 PM
5pm it is then  ::)


Hmm! Just about to load up so will be there for 1530. See you there sha99ers!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: John W on May 17, 2009, 22:00:52 PM
What kinda planes have you got with ya?

Combat50, a couple of zagis, synergy and an unknown balsa jobbie I bought at our club sale, which seems to be having elevator issues, so it will have to go to the sick bay until I get home and do some surgery :(

Good sesh today at staggy with cactus and eyeboy, a bit more of a slope and wind than I'm used to, but great fun :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 17, 2009, 22:14:52 PM
was good flying with ya, good afternoon all round, blade was screaming!!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 17, 2009, 23:35:46 PM
was good flying with ya, good afternoon all round, blade was screaming!!
ya my blade was screaming at home thanks to my van braking down again
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on May 18, 2009, 07:46:50 AM
good afternoon all round, blade was screaming!!

Ah, now i have it the other way around at the mo....

I'm screaming and the Ocelot is sat there laughing in my face  :banghead:

Smithers
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 18, 2009, 13:26:58 PM
last day of internet for me for a while :( till tiscali hook me up on the new bt number i'll have

 :'( :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 18, 2009, 19:01:08 PM
last day of internet for me for a while :( till tiscali hook me up on the new bt number i'll have

 :'( :'(


Thank christ for that ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: metal mickey on May 18, 2009, 19:19:08 PM
Thats vicious dan !! But true ! Mickey
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 19, 2009, 07:56:04 AM
Peaceful, in't it.  :-X

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 19, 2009, 11:04:51 AM
The forums seem to be lighter today!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 19, 2009, 11:12:32 AM
The forums seem to be lighter today!

Google have just announced a rapid drop in the amount of P_orn being searched on their site. Coincidence? I think not!

Talking of coincidence, did you know that:

2007 - Chinese year of the Chicken - Bird Flu Pandemic devastates parts of Asia

2008 - Chinese year of the Horse - Equine Influenza decimates Australian racing

2009 - Chinese year of the Pig - Swine Flu Pandemic kills hundreds of pigs/humans around the globe.

2010 - Chinese year of the c0ck - not looking good at all.

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 19, 2009, 13:37:07 PM
Possibly good enough for a sesh at Staggie tonight.

Anyone playing?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 19, 2009, 13:43:12 PM
no idea, can't get online to check weather or what you lot of bar stools are up to  :-\

well, wont tonight anyway  :-\

whats the weather up to?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 19, 2009, 13:43:49 PM
Possibly good enough for a sesh at Staggie tonight.

Anyone playing?
 $%&

yes but not at staggie
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 19, 2009, 14:24:42 PM
Beagles should be rocking tonight!

I got a new light weight swinger 46 to maiden, it came out at 330g! Will need a bit of weight in the nose to balance it say 10g or so.

I'm up for a session so if some of you want to join us then their will be company.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cliffhanger on May 19, 2009, 15:18:16 PM
Beagles should be rocking tonight!

I got a new light weight swinger 46 to maiden, it came out at 330g! Will need a bit of weight in the nose to balance it say 10g or so.

I'm up for a session so if some of you want to join us then their will be company.

'Scuse me butting in, but see you got the 46"er down real low!!
Any chance of a flight report and a bit of building insight?

Good luck tonite :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 19, 2009, 15:26:59 PM
Cheers cliff!

I'll do a post on the new fish on the block soon. I managed to get it really light and strong with some simple solutions!

I'm hoping the wind drops to 15mph as thats ideal for 46's!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 19, 2009, 15:37:47 PM
its gonna be sh*t  ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 19, 2009, 15:40:31 PM
 ^-^ :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 19, 2009, 16:01:18 PM
Here is the fishy post if you're interested.

Swinger thread link (http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php?topic=47529.new;topicseen#new)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 19, 2009, 17:10:51 PM
no idea, can't get online to check weather or what you lot of bar stools are up to  :-\

whats the weather up to?

WSW 17mph and sunny at Newquay!
 :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 19, 2009, 17:36:50 PM
very helpful at 10 past 5 when i can't get online, ang on... i am.
dunno how  $%&

not really in the mood tho..
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: John W on May 19, 2009, 17:52:05 PM
Beagles should be rocking tonight

Pardon my ignorance, but where's Beagles?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 19, 2009, 17:56:55 PM
Proper Cornish Slopers (http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/index.php?page=slopes&ShowWind=yes)
4th slope down :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 19, 2009, 18:03:04 PM
Pardon my ignorance, but where's Beagles?

Hi John

Beagles is a local slope to myself and Hexo, probably our most flown site, its a great little site, not that wide but we luv it.

you're welcome to join us, its out near st.keverne, you'd need to meet us first or you'll never find it, I gotta walk my dogs so I'm looking to get out around seven.

let us know you plans
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 19, 2009, 18:08:03 PM
taking my dogs out now, if you're up for it head towards st.keverne, a couple of miles out you'll see a garage on your right called Zoar... we can meet you there.

We tend not to stay out for ages, maybe an hour or so... remember some eye shade as the sun will be setting just to our right.

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: John W on May 19, 2009, 18:22:54 PM
Sounds great, just off to find a map!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 19, 2009, 18:23:53 PM
Give me a bell if you like, i've sent you a pm of my phone number! I live right next to zoar garage.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 19, 2009, 18:46:05 PM
Oh yeah, its fairly rugged so bring some foam.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 19, 2009, 18:48:11 PM
I think an experience pilot could land on the larger bits of gorse quite happily! Its not as bad as Rinsey, thats a nightmare for fragile things!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 19, 2009, 18:54:27 PM
depends on the wind, if you got enough head wind to slow almost to a crawl with crow then cool, but for example my MiniD wont slow down enough without stalling in anything less than say 20.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 19, 2009, 18:55:40 PM
you can also walk up to the fields and land there
done rinsey with my ASW before it had crows!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 19, 2009, 21:47:39 PM
Cracking evening at Beagles... great sunset too  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on May 20, 2009, 20:49:33 PM
Anyone thinking of an afterwork at Aggie tomorrow?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 20, 2009, 23:28:22 PM
Anyone thinking of an afterwork at Aggie tomorrow?

sj

Not about i'm afraid. Back on Friday so may be able to manage an evening sesh then - weather permitting.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 25, 2009, 22:45:21 PM
Is it back up now? Lets hope so! I missed you all!  :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 25, 2009, 22:53:13 PM
yay  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 25, 2009, 23:00:45 PM
Had a nice fly at staggy today with shell and a new flyer! Ryun at 14 wants to get into rc & gliding as he has seen what cornwall has to offer as slopes locally to the lizard.

The Swish was awesome! 7mph wind and it was whipping along and gettting some really good height. Some nice slow aeros and continual stall turns.

Did some lovely touch cloth and goes on the long spongey gorse!

Pity there was no one else there execpt an parked car with planes inside it! Who was that?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Wingtech on May 26, 2009, 08:12:16 AM
Thanks to Phil and the lads for making me feel welcome well worth the drive even with the light lift gorgeous views and more sun than was healthy (ouch!).

Especially liked the t and g sessions  :af  apologies to anyone I may have accidentally low passed ^-^

See ya soon
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on May 26, 2009, 10:23:31 AM
Is anyone up for a St Aggie trip this evening?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 27, 2009, 18:59:55 PM
Weekends looking good  :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 28, 2009, 12:19:41 PM
Its DLG weather today!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 28, 2009, 12:48:11 PM
Weekends looking good  :co

E / ESE. Where you thinking of? Feltching?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 28, 2009, 12:52:05 PM
Easterly winds ahoy!

Fletching for bigger air, dsing around dean, swinger action of coverack sea wall...

Cant wait.  :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 28, 2009, 13:31:25 PM
I'm helping a young lad of 14 get into RC and need a decent transmitter for him, ebays being annoying and not thrown up any bargains yet.

Hes got a budget of 60 for a transmitter on its own. Does anyone locally have a transmitter for sale that has at least 5 model memory, JR or futaba. Or know of one up for sale?

Cheers.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 28, 2009, 21:56:59 PM
E / ESE. Where you thinking of? Feltching?
 $%&

what he said ^^^^^^^^  :af :ev :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 29, 2009, 13:45:07 PM
is fleching mouldie friendly
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 29, 2009, 13:47:38 PM
Its very mouldie freindly. Steve flies his Mini Dragon there. The landing field is huge and the rotor is nothing an experienced pilot cant handle.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 29, 2009, 14:28:25 PM
Its very mouldie freindly. Steve flies his Mini Dragon there. The landing field is huge and the rotor is nothing an experienced pilot cant handle.

Great place to fly! I'll be up for a sesh there tomorrow. Think i'll bring a disposable BBQ if the conditions are half as good as expected.

Keen on taking to the slopes tonight for an hour as the wind is pretty epic at the mo. not going to travel too far though so may have a sesh at Newdowns. Any one else care to play?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 29, 2009, 16:08:43 PM
Flew fletching earlier, awesome in the sun and they've cut the grass for us :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 29, 2009, 17:24:20 PM
sounds good il be there
il have a look at the guppy then
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 29, 2009, 18:10:20 PM
Something strange is going on...

Just got bacvk from flying... Culdrose was measuring 24-40 (as is the surrounding area) at the time I was down fletching yet the wind down fletching would hardly hold up the fish.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 29, 2009, 18:12:03 PM
newdowns wont work tonight
a bit like my hip  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 29, 2009, 18:15:11 PM
sounds good il be there
il have a look at the guppy then
Cool, I'll bring it along with me tomorrow!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 29, 2009, 18:22:39 PM
newdowns wont work tonight
a bit like my hip  :-\

What's up with your Hip? Did you bang it or did somebody else?
 :nananana:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 29, 2009, 18:29:33 PM
Oh yeah chaps, I've not had one donation tawards the web site so far... Its not mandatory but some of you said you would help out. Cheers.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 29, 2009, 18:36:46 PM
we've not seen you since i don't think  ;D

as for the hip, cramped up my calfs surfing, so stopped bending my knees and went for hip power... not the first time that ones gone  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 29, 2009, 19:17:14 PM
I've seen a couple of you ;-) :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on May 29, 2009, 22:03:24 PM
I've seen a couple of you ;-) :af

Sorry Gary, clear slipped my mind last Saturday  :embarassed:

You should have said sommit, i had cash in the wallet  ^-^

Oh well.... i'm around Sunday for a sesh so if it stays Easterly, maybe then  :af

Smithers
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 29, 2009, 22:49:28 PM
Oh yeah chaps, I've not had one donation tawards the web site so far... Its not mandatory but some of you said you would help out. Cheers.

Cash in the wallet. Will see you tomorrow. I've bought a small disposable BBQ which will be sufficient for a couple of us but not for all if anyone's interested.

What time and where? I'm guessing Fletchling.
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 30, 2009, 08:09:55 AM
I'll be on it from around midday onwards

people who are parking at the top on the road please make sure you dont block any gateways or the like, if you struggle to park sensibly best leave some cars on the beach and head up in pairs or something.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 30, 2009, 11:05:35 AM
is fleching difficult to find
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 30, 2009, 11:22:21 AM
can be.
wont be going, only finish work at 12, on call and have to go to the wedding thing at 5.30
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 30, 2009, 11:28:29 AM
Great place to fly! I'll be up for a sesh there tomorrow. Think i'll bring a disposable BBQ if the conditions are half as good as expected.

Not looking good for me today after all which is pants. Fletching rocks. If I can get out it'll probably be later on today at Newdowns if it's working. If not, and the wind is good, I'll hopefully be able to play tomorrow.
 :'( :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 30, 2009, 11:42:13 AM
If no ones coming over I'll go DS instead.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 30, 2009, 11:46:35 AM
think tomorrow is a bit lighter and easterly tho i'm still keen to get wet seeing as my hips feeling a bit better.

could this be your last weekend tho andy??

for those of you going combatting, phone the campsite now, glyncorregg ponds.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on May 30, 2009, 12:06:59 PM
im still tempted to fly today
but the beach is looking good to
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 30, 2009, 12:34:47 PM
Come on over ryun, give us a call for directions!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 30, 2009, 13:21:21 PM
think tomorrow is a bit lighter and easterly tho i'm still keen to get wet seeing as my hips feeling a bit better.

could this be your last weekend tho andy??

for those of you going combatting, phone the campsite now, glyncorregg ponds.


whats the dates we need phil? and their website doesnt seem to be working $%&


its looking like a corker tomorrow, anyone fancy an all dayer?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 30, 2009, 13:48:41 PM
I'm helping a young lad of 14 get into RC and need a decent transmitter for him, ebays being annoying and not thrown up any bargains yet.

Hes got a budget of 60 for a transmitter on its own. Does anyone locally have a transmitter for sale that has at least 5 model memory, JR or futaba. Or know of one up for sale?

Cheers.



This one looks pretty good Gary, and should fall in the right price bracket, hopefully youll see it before it goes.......rc model handset on eBay, also Aeroplanes, Aeroplanes, Radio-Controlled, Toys Games (end time  30-May-09 18:39:45 BST) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/rc-model-handset_W0QQitemZ260417043718QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN?hash=item3ca210bd06&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1688%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A3%7C294%3A50)

The offer at the bottom of the listing is pretty funny too!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 30, 2009, 16:07:17 PM
01639 851900
you'll be wanting to stay 5th and 6th for the flying 6th and 7th
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 30, 2009, 16:41:40 PM
cheers bird.

been out today?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 30, 2009, 18:51:11 PM
Today at fletching was just stunning, great lift, great sun, great flying! Where were you all!  $%&

Got some great vid. Steve will beaver away on it when he has time.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 30, 2009, 19:34:44 PM
Today at fletching was just stunning, great lift, great sun, great flying! Where were you all!  $%&

Got some great vid. Steve will beaver away on it when he has time.

GUTTED.

Definately up for a sesh tomorrow but think that if we are going we need to plan it tonight as this site is down tomorrow.

According to XC weather, weather should be great but the winds will be light Easterly.

I'm keen to make the most of the day so reckon on a 11am start. What say you? $%&


Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 30, 2009, 19:36:45 PM
up for it mate!


is it going to be fletching then? if it is, where is it, ive probably been there but cant remember!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 30, 2009, 20:05:36 PM
its the one near porthallow


looking at the wind I better take ma dlg  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on May 30, 2009, 20:34:36 PM
up for it mate!


is it going to be fletching then? if it is, where is it, ive probably been there but cant remember!

Danny! you chickened out again!!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 30, 2009, 22:28:44 PM
That was before i spoke to you Lord Cuff, hows the marmite?  ^-^
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 30, 2009, 22:52:41 PM
So, Dan and I may be flying if the weather is good enough. Probably a Fletching sesh. I'm hoping to be there for about 11:30. See you there?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 30, 2009, 22:54:45 PM
BBQ is it mate? Ill bring some gear.


Where is Fletching please?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Adam Richardson on May 30, 2009, 23:25:11 PM
hey fellas!

  I'm down at the Lizard on the 8th to 13th June. Shall I bring somthing to fly?? Anyone around in the week? What DS site would be the most local?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 30, 2009, 23:51:04 PM
It would be good to fly with you Adam, but i would expect to see the Splinter! Has it flown yet?


If theres wind, we'll be flying somewhere, DS sites are a bit few and far between down our way though, but Gary and Steve (Hexo and ThePasty) live down near the Lizard and may be able to point you in the right direction.




On another note, doesnt 50 quid buy you a lot these days? This got delivered to me after spotting it on Ebay and putting an offer in ( i didnt think i would get it).

1600mm span, R/E control, glass fuz and canopy, very nicely built, carbon joiner and all accessories.
AND....400 brushed motor, speedo, 3 cell lipo and charger............AND epoxy, cyano and activator to build it with!

All brand new, and looks like quality gear aswell (there must be 10 quids worth of glue!)

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/glider002.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on May 31, 2009, 00:39:48 AM
Going to use that as BBQ fuel? marmite is ready for you when you have finished your All bran and fruit shoot!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 31, 2009, 01:12:47 AM
Youre welcome to come along if youre feeling left out, ill save you a bit of meat  ^-^
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: metal mickey on May 31, 2009, 04:55:15 AM
Dan i dont think jamie wants your stiff steak mate ! Ha ha mickey
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 31, 2009, 09:13:45 AM
dunno what to do here, waves look nice and i know someone last night was looking to get out for a sesh this morning, watching the webcam it looks ace, tho tides could be better timed today. high tide at 11, then dropping, could do with being the other way around, could wait till evening but the swells dropping and the BBQ will be rocking at fletching by then.
sloping, nothing charged, and weirdly not in the mood, at least not to go all the way to fletching, and newdowns is going to be a bit hit and miss.

at a bit of a loss really... :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on May 31, 2009, 09:39:00 AM
hi guys back from me hols in sunny dorset .....got some sloping in down there but not much spent ages looking for slopes .Found one near lulworth cove and had a great laugh with dave and azza.....azza managed to crash 2 planes ablizzard and a mini elipse had lockout and went in like alawn dart..Found another little slope on friday night near swanage ,great lift but bad rotor when stood on edge wind was coming from behind you ......got in some light ds cuircits with bedlam though .........wos on today?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 31, 2009, 10:00:37 AM
at the mo fletcing will be way off, winds NE here
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on May 31, 2009, 10:07:15 AM
A little sample of the conditions yesterday... the conditions were ace, enough wind to make it really enjoyable but not too much so that you're fighting against it... Garys Swish Vid to come...

Steve Getting Fishy on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/4924600)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 31, 2009, 10:11:25 AM
was looking at wunderground, sevenstones is NE, but most land ones are East, is meant to be swinging more North during the day.

also forgot i'm on call, had the phone off last night because of the wedding, can't take the pee to much today.
Newdowns is at least close to work, but i know not many like it, and if it doesn't have quite enough North in the East it just doesn't work.

There is also East Godreavy, but would stop working as the wind swings NE and is too close to the flying field on a nice day like today when slimers are out.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 31, 2009, 10:17:14 AM
at the mo fletcing will be way off, winds NE here

If there is any doubt that Fletching won't work, due to it being a long way to travel for nothing, i'd be keen to fly at Newdowns today. If that place is pants, at least us North coasters still have the option of doing somthing with the day.

Newdowns for me. Anyone else? How soon can we get out and get baked in the sun?

Still got the mini BBQ which will be able to cook for a couple but please don't think it'll cater for everyone (and no, i'm not going to buy another one)!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 31, 2009, 10:20:12 AM
Newdowns then!


Ive got BBQ number 2 and ill slip a bit of meat in my satchel for everyone.
Ill be there around midday.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 31, 2009, 10:29:43 AM
Newdowns then!
Ive got BBQ number 2 and ill slip a bit of meat in my satchel for everyone.
Ill be there around midday.

Newdowns at noon it is! I will try and get there on time too!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 31, 2009, 10:35:42 AM
ummmm, this looks good
http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/lifestyle-home/bbq-garden/son-of-hibachi-bbq/

theres also a cheaper version which seems to be the pre runner, near enough identical but the new one looks to be a little better, esp in the pack up and go home department.

i've got a little crappy tesco's portable one downstairs, but like the others, you have to leave it for ages afterwards to cool down.

best prices and pre runner link here, for 60 notes it could be a good buy, always fancy a BBQ at home but can't be doing with the hassle, good for shows and sloping too
http://www.son-of-hibachi.co.uk/?gclid=CIS6_-ie5poCFQFHFQod4V-JCQ
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 31, 2009, 10:40:46 AM
Newdowns will never work today!  :P

Ryuns on his way to fletching, just got a text from him, he said the forum was down and others were on their way... Best call him to make sure hes still up for trying fletching later on.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on May 31, 2009, 10:46:42 AM
Newdowns will never work today!  :P

Ryuns on his way to fletching, just got a text from him, he said the forum was down and others were on their way... Best call him to make sure hes still up for trying fletching later on.

Don't have his number so if it's not working could you text him. Bit of a mare for Ryan if he travels all that way only to find out that it's not working and we're not coming down.
 :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 31, 2009, 10:53:00 AM
he'll never be able to push his van downhill to start it either, it'll fall off the lizard  ;D

swells looking perfect  :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 31, 2009, 10:53:23 AM
SO WHAT FU(KING SLOPE?  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on May 31, 2009, 10:58:56 AM
I've just spoke to him, hes going to newdowns and if thats not working he will then just keep on going down to fletching.

Winds about 15mph and seems to be easterly, steves gone offline and hes got a good view of st keverne weather vain for the exact direction.

My feeling is that it will still work if its slightly north. Your call guys. :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 31, 2009, 10:59:27 AM
Newdowns at 12, see you there. :af


Ive spoken to Ryan, hell be at Newdowns from 12 aswell.



Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 31, 2009, 10:59:32 AM
Newdowns at noon it is! I will try and get there on time too!
 :af

so we know the slope, but we'll have to run a book again on when Andy shows  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 31, 2009, 23:23:43 PM
Good fun day, and a smashing BBQ.


Any pics around?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on May 31, 2009, 23:45:37 PM
theres some on my camera i've not checked yet, and given what i saw i'm not sure i want to  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on May 31, 2009, 23:57:05 PM
theres some on my camera i've not checked yet, and given what i saw i'm not sure i want to  ;D


Is it Jessica Alba doing a naked backwards crab walk? Coz i would love to see that!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 01, 2009, 00:08:07 AM
ermm, yes dan, thats exactly what it is, tho shes a bit hairier than you think
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 02, 2009, 20:43:07 PM
Campsite booked :af


Whos actually going then? Just me, phil and ryan?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 02, 2009, 21:46:15 PM
always the way, so many promises come to nothing  :'( we WCSers have got to rep-re-zent  :-\

come on guys
having said that, anyone checked the weather for wales this weekend  :-\
i won't be going if that stays accurate
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 02, 2009, 21:51:03 PM
I'd love to go but cant due to having no money! I might be getting a job at west wings. That would be ideal! Next year maybe! :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 02, 2009, 21:55:34 PM
I'm on a stag weekend


Si, check out the sniper short kit thread on the rcg ds forum, goes like sh*t off a shovel apparently, not too much cash either... ideal ds tool  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 02, 2009, 22:00:30 PM
Quote
I might be getting a job at west wings.
there goes all that lovely balsa in favor of depron  ;D

sniper kit? liked the look of those for a while, epp or glass?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 02, 2009, 22:06:01 PM
there goes all that lovely balsa in favor of depron  ;D

sniper kit? liked the look of those for a while, epp or glass?

I'll convert them for sure!  ^-^

Would be well cool as i could use their routers etc...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 03, 2009, 07:53:37 AM
I'll convert them for sure!  ^-^

Would be well cool as i could use their routers etc...

The new WW swinger kit could breath new life and bring some new customers to the brand. Have you seen some of the CNC routing on some of the indoor models?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 03, 2009, 08:04:47 AM
I'm on a stag weekend


Si, check out the sniper short kit thread on the rcg ds forum, goes like sh*t off a shovel apparently, not too much cash either... ideal ds tool  :af

Cheers.

Mentioned my interest. Jusrt need to remember to keep an eye on it now.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 03, 2009, 08:27:57 AM
The new WW swinger kit could breath new life and bring some new customers to the brand. Have you seen some of the CNC routing on some of the indoor models?

sj
Yeah, seen then doing the first of the crunchie Hawks being CNC routed. Its very slow! They are now getting some parts laser cut as it works out cheaper!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 03, 2009, 19:11:59 PM
Gary, your tranny arrived this morning.  The kid got a bargain! Its perfect.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 03, 2009, 21:39:11 PM
unless the weather improves i might well give the weekend a miss, first it was rain rain rain, now some rain, but little wind.
the bwlch works well in light lift but it can take the fun out of a longggggg drive
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on June 03, 2009, 22:11:05 PM
phill just do it if it dont work
we just go and chat to the girls at the camp site  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 03, 2009, 22:27:30 PM
er.... yer...  ???

only type of sucking your gonna get there is mossies  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 04, 2009, 00:40:08 AM
Well im still gonna risk it.................
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 04, 2009, 07:12:29 AM
Gary, your tranny arrived this morning.  The kid got a bargain! Its perfect.
Freking awesome, hes gonna be well chuffed! When shall i pick it up?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 04, 2009, 07:17:58 AM
Got a nice easterly today, i'm going to fletching at some point, anyone else able to make it today?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 04, 2009, 13:53:46 PM
forcast is a bit undecided now, tomorrow unsettled, saturday chance of showers, saturday night heavy downpours, sunday overcast, maybe the odd shower.

last night the BBC had it as rain all weekend. thing is now it's said that i've lost interest and i'm finding it hard to get worked up about it again.
can't be arsed with the drive and cost if theres a chance it could be rubbish.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 04, 2009, 20:03:01 PM
saturdays looking like a write off from all forecasts, sunday is sunny from BBC, wet from XC
heavy rain saturday night, wet pack up sunday morn, maybe the odd shower.
if it was a show maybe, but a combat meet on a hillside with nothing else to do isn't worth it for me at the mo.
can't be bothered to pack the car like i was going to tonight, think i'll wait for tomorrow and get a more up to date forecast, afternoon pack up and drive still gets me there early evening.
if things seriously improve late friday it might even be worth driving up saturday morn, pitch up, fly out the day ( seeing as it's summer not spring or autumn and dark by 8 like when i normally go ) then sunday and back home.

 $%&

this weather has just dampened my enthusiasm for it totally no matter how much it picks up.

BBC Weather | Treorchy (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2781?&search=treorchy&itemsPerPage=10&region=uk&area=Treorchy)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 04, 2009, 21:44:06 PM
Well i think youre a bit of a fag Phil!

Wheres your british spirit boy, i would be more pissed off if i stayed home and it was good up there!


Daniel.

(whos still going)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 04, 2009, 21:51:38 PM
Thats the spirit! :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 04, 2009, 22:06:42 PM
Quote
Wheres your british spirit boy
in the tax which makes fuel so expensive and wasted if it's crap :-\

been enough times to know if the weathers a bit iffy, it'll be bad by the time it gets there
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on June 04, 2009, 23:10:02 PM
still keen o and i have seen the wether that changes every hour
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 05, 2009, 08:24:08 AM
 Right im off to work, ive got maybe 2 hours to do and then some models to get ready.

Ive then got to prep some models (11!) and pack the van and we're off.


Ill ring you in a little while Phil, to see where youre at...........
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 05, 2009, 08:25:00 AM
And Gary, ill see you in tesco Extra carpark at 1PM, you bring the cash, ill bring the goods ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 05, 2009, 08:32:31 AM
Good job Dan, make your fellow Cornishman proud!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 05, 2009, 11:31:13 AM
And Gary, ill see you in tesco Extra carpark at 1PM, you bring the cash, ill bring the goods ;)
See you there!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 05, 2009, 14:12:12 PM
i was driving back from frikking falmouth  >:(  only just got home  >:( >:( :banghead:

BBC Weather | Treorchy (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2781?&search=treorchy&itemsPerPage=10&region=uk&area=Treorchy)

use the little map at the bottom, saturday is now the better day but still showers, sunday, washed out

i'm binning it for today ( not least because i wouldn't even get away from here before 4pm ), if it improves by tonight, and i dont see why it should, i may come up saturday morning
sure, it could end up all wrong and you get a full comp in and have decent weather, but yet again we've gone from a full WCS boys weekend to just the 3 of us, and the weathers closing in. done that last year, no fun, and that forecast looked better.

in happier news the sprite is all fixed, will look new again when i get some more clear red solarfilm
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 05, 2009, 14:33:56 PM
heres ya map danny
Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=M4&daddr=51.602879,-3.648148+to:Glyncorrwg,+Port+Talbot,+UK&hl=en&geocode=FUUJEgMdCTXL_w%3B%3B&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=13&via=1&sll=51.593922,-3.620338&sspn=0.077102,0.154495&ie=UTF8&ll=51.607783,-3.496399&spn=0.308311,0.617981&z=11)

and from the camp site to slope
Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=51.643643,-3.543434&hl=en&geocode=FVR3FAMdUJjI_w%3B&mra=mi&mrsp=1,0&sz=14&sll=51.650247,-3.533993&sspn=0.036959,0.077248&ie=UTF8&ll=51.657755,-3.587036&spn=0.073905,0.154495&z=13)

heres the building and sign, easy to miss as it's down in the valley on your left
Valleys in Neath & Port Talbot - South Wales (http://www.countrygoer.org/Wales/glyncorrwg.html)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cliffhanger on June 05, 2009, 15:19:52 PM
Xc Weather and Met Office both forecast rain for Sunday in the Bwlch area- it's a build/repair day :(

Met Office: Merthyr Tydfil: forecast weather (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wl/merthyr_tydfil_forecast_weather.html)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 05, 2009, 15:37:35 PM
looks like saturday at treorchy might just scrape to the west of the showers, might.

if you lived closer it'd be worth it.

i might have to console myself by buying a board
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 06, 2009, 10:39:36 AM
just spoke to danny, he's in the campsite cafe admiring the waitresses while it pours down outside
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 06, 2009, 11:48:29 AM
Anyone looking to fly in Cornwall this weekend?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 06, 2009, 11:59:34 AM
not looking too bad tomorrow for a coastguards sesh

but i'm right on the edge of my seat as to grabbing my car keys and shelling out for a board this afternoon, so fancy a paddle about as well just to get it wet if nothing else.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on June 06, 2009, 12:38:46 PM
narly doode...i have an old board down the yard if you want it its about 7ft with a single fin needs a little work but a bit of filler and it will be good
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 06, 2009, 13:21:51 PM
you know i'm tempted to come have a look lol
some beaten up POS might be ideal for a hack.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 07, 2009, 11:10:43 AM
so whats on today then peeps?
16mph NNW, smells like coastguards to me
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 07, 2009, 11:36:03 AM
I'm looking to do something after the Grand Prix, just not sure what.

Flying's in the mix, but so is kiting or kayaking.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 07, 2009, 12:00:54 PM
surfings out, it's rubbish.
after the f1, normally just me up for that, is meant to be getting better during the afternoon
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 07, 2009, 14:45:51 PM
Just sat in the back of the van, in the layby on the Wrecker.

Just flown a bit of combat and had a test flight on my new Banana!

Top day! Nice and sunny with 15 mph onto the face.


Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 07, 2009, 14:47:18 PM
you've flown it then, great site isn't it!
who did you buy the nana off? great bunch of guys there arnt they
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 07, 2009, 15:05:17 PM
100 quid ready to fly with 6 hitec mg's, rx, batt etc. Good condition too.

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/bwlch09004.jpg)


Cracking site with really fast lift, and i caught a carp yesterday in the campsites pond!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 07, 2009, 15:17:12 PM
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/bwlch09005.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 07, 2009, 15:31:28 PM
how did ryan get on with the walk back and landing with no spoliers?

a carp lol never have tried fishing there, how much did that cost??

is Aldwyn in attendance?  :D

off to staggy now  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 07, 2009, 15:40:51 PM
Yes, Aldwyn helped me set up the banana.

Fishing is free, landing was easy enough, i got butterfly on the banana and ryan had no probs
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on June 07, 2009, 16:10:53 PM
100 quid ready to fly with 6 hitec mg's, rx, batt etc. Good condition too.

([url]http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/bwlch09004.jpg[/url])


Cracking site with really fast lift, and i caught a carp yesterday in the campsites pond!


What engine is in it?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 07, 2009, 21:43:46 PM
Its a DS capable machine so is inherantly faster than anything with an engine  :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on June 07, 2009, 23:14:03 PM
Its a DS capable machine so is inherantly faster than anything with an engine  :''
but not all of the time :nananana:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on June 08, 2009, 01:23:44 AM
Its a DS capable machine so is inherantly faster than anything with an engine  :''

Weather dependant . . . . . and with no decent DS sites down here its achievable speed aint gonna be that high.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 08, 2009, 08:23:54 AM
yawn  ::)




So.... Dan/Ryan.... Did you win?!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 08, 2009, 10:42:33 AM
yawn  ::)




So.... Dan/Ryan.... Did you win?!


Yeah we had a go in the combat but the skua didnt take it well............

Ryan did well, but there wasnt a lot of people there. We had a good sport fly with the welsh lads and i had a few flights on the Banana (which I like, engine or no engine).

We decided to stay on sunday night as the weather forecast was looking better for monday, and were sat in the cafe now having breakfast and out to fly then in about 18mph.



Jets arent generally that fast either when the Rx aerial is coiled up under the base loaded whip, and the model is in a smouldering heap on the ground.

Cue excuses...........................




Anyway we had a good time, with some superb sloping sites and i think itll be worth a trip up for a few more of us later in the summer when the weather is more of a certainty!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 08, 2009, 10:47:31 AM
Good stuff!  :af

Bwlch is awesome huh

How does the Nana compare to your MB?

Have fun today!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 08, 2009, 11:16:40 AM
The Banana is much lighter and more agile, plus with the 4 servo wing the ailerons are almost a third of the wing area which makes crow braking really effective.


I can see these mouldies getting addictive..............
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 08, 2009, 11:34:02 AM
Nice arent they...

The only thing that bothers me so far is the limited inverted performance on the MiniD, my Opus has the same wing section so that'll suffer too... I still luv them tho, its a specific design for a specific purpose... and yet another excuse to get more :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on June 08, 2009, 12:20:49 PM

I can see these mouldies getting addictive..............

 :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 08, 2009, 13:31:26 PM
v-tails are crap inverted, thats not helping
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on June 08, 2009, 14:42:19 PM




Jets arent generally that fast either when the Rx aerial is coiled up under the base loaded whip, and the model is in a smouldering heap on the ground.

Cue excuses...........................





Were you there? what coil? no excuses, it locked out . . . dont no why.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 08, 2009, 14:48:52 PM
My guess is that all the macho bullsh*t blocked the signal.... that or the over inflated egos.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on June 08, 2009, 14:57:29 PM
Jealousy is a cruel mistress!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 08, 2009, 15:01:12 PM
My guess is that all the macho bullsh*t blocked the signal....

^^^^

Case closed
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 08, 2009, 18:19:27 PM
Jealousy is a cruel mistress!

Nothing to do with jelously i can assure you! Probably making up for something small!  $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 08, 2009, 18:33:13 PM
it's the anodised bits  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 08, 2009, 19:25:38 PM
I think we need to stick to our respective genres of the forum and respect other peoples interests? :banghead:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 08, 2009, 19:33:44 PM
lol YOU started it  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 08, 2009, 19:37:08 PM
I would like to think that you know better than that Phil?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 08, 2009, 20:00:28 PM
Ill post some pictures and a review of the weekend later when the sh1ts cleared.....................
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 08, 2009, 20:59:24 PM
What channels are we using all... Ryun needs to get some xtals and would rather not be on the same chan as others.

I know you dont want to give your chans out really so maybe pm me what you use so i can then get some non conflicting channels?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 08, 2009, 21:39:24 PM
So anyway, a review.



We eventually found this Glywcorryg Ponds campsite in the middle of no-where!
Turns out its a mountain biking centre with several world famous trails around the area, its also got three lakes you can fish in and a football pitch etc etc.
Theres a very nice restaraunt upstairs from the showers and a shop with bike gear.

One thing im sure they dont put on their website is the flies! Seriously there were millions in the humid haze in the valley, and they bite lots, so that made life difficult.


We got up early on saturday in amongst showers and got to the slope, but no-one else turned up, due to the weather which was pretty poor.
We did get a bit of flying until the wind dropped, so then it was off to the lake to try a bit of fishing. After 10 mins we had both caught a small carp each.

Sunday was looking much brighter with a bit more wind so off to the Wrecker we go.
There were probably 12 or 13 of us altogether which meant we could do a bit of combat, Ryan fared very well and got several hits but my skua got its elevon knocked off on its second hit and had to be retrieved by Matt Stubbs (thanks matt!)

Then some bargains came along in the form of a second hand Banana and flying wing, with me test flying the Banana soon afterwards :)

Everyone then had a good sport fly session, with some lovely bits of slope-pron being flown.

These welsh hills are HUGE and the lift is very fast and clean.
There is a bit of a rotor behind the lip, but this doesnt cause landing problems because there is a large patch of flat land behind it where you walk to land.

Again, a bit of a fly this  morning after a cooked breakfast in the cafe. Top weekend :af




(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/bwlch09001.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/bwlch09004-1.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/bwlch09007.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh311/cabanestrut/bwlch09005-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 08, 2009, 21:45:36 PM
Sounds like a good weekend!

Site looks fab. Would have loved to be there. Next time.  :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 08, 2009, 21:51:05 PM
And on sunday night when there was clear blue sky and no wind on the campsite, we threw the foxes around and flew shockies.

Also managed to rig up a fishing rod hi-start for my fox with moderate success!

BBQ food is always good too  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 08, 2009, 21:53:15 PM
Fishing rod sling shot you say? ???
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 08, 2009, 22:03:15 PM
Yes!  100 feet of line makes it ping up to a nice height, we couldnt make a suitable hook though so it didnt always release!!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 08, 2009, 22:29:26 PM
Good shout! I have a great casting arm! I'll be able to cast fox's well high  ;D

Steve managed to fling mine by arm for a good 30 second flight if not more, then back to him and he tried to catch it, the fishing rod cast is an awesome idea!  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 09, 2009, 08:51:05 AM
I see dead Foxes :)


Nice one Dan, I wonna head up that way later in the year before babbers arrives, fly bwlch again and get on the big DS sites that are in that area too.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 09, 2009, 11:40:28 AM
I see dead Foxes :)


Nice one Dan, I wonna head up that way later in the year before babbers arrives, fly bwlch again and get on the big DS sites that are in that area too.


And id be keen to do it again, later in the summer and with more of the crew.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 09, 2009, 13:28:57 PM
if we can get a full crew it'd be ace, best to plan it around other bwlch events tho. and holidays that'll mean the campsites full
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on June 09, 2009, 13:53:08 PM
nice one dan that was a grate place to fly I'm shore ill be back there again
I'm gonna try and get some flying in this week as iv got the week of again
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on June 09, 2009, 17:00:19 PM
if we can get a full crew it'd be ace, best to plan it around other bwlch events tho. and holidays that'll mean the campsites full

I'd definately be well up for it!  :af

You could even stay at a mates place who lives near by . . . . .got 4 bedrooms and a study (which will soon become a hangar)!

Moving away on Friday. Although it's not the end of my PCS days, they will be far less frequent. In the mean time, the last year and half on the slopes with you gents has been absolutely awesome. Thanks for all the laughs. At the risk of sounding incredibly corny, this is one area of my life I will really miss although I'm sure the Cotswold lads will also be a decent bunch too.
 :'(

Look forwards to you coming up and trying out some of the inland slopes in the Cotswolds. I think the wrecker is no more than an hour and a half away too and you're all more than welcome to stay anytime.

In the mean time, please keep me informed if you do decide to re-visit the Wrecker or are planning on any other sloping trips.

Love ya'll!
 :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: marcellus on June 09, 2009, 17:19:13 PM
I'd definately be well up for it!  :af

You could even stay at a mates place who lives near by . . . . .got 4 bedrooms and a study (which will soon become a hangar)!

Moving away on Friday. Although it's not the end of my PCS days, they will be far less frequent. In the mean time, the last year and half on the slopes with you gents has been absolutely awesome. Thanks for all the laughs. At the risk of sounding incredibly corny, this is one area of my life I will really miss although I'm sure the Cotswold lads will also be a decent bunch too.
 :'(

Look forwards to you coming up and trying out some of the inland slopes in the Cotswolds. I think the wrecker is no more than an hour and a half away too and you're all more than welcome to stay anytime.

In the mean time, please keep me informed if you do decide to re-visit the Wrecker or are planning on any other sloping trips.

Love ya'll!
 :-*


The decent bunch hang out at the SCSA. Look forward to seeing you around soon.

SCSA: Flying radio controlled slope Soaring model gliders around Stroud in Gloucestershire (http://www.scsa.org.uk/)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 10, 2009, 00:41:46 AM
I'd definately be well up for it!  :af

You could even stay at a mates place who lives near by . . . . .got 4 bedrooms and a study (which will soon become a hangar)!

Moving away on Friday. Although it's not the end of my PCS days, they will be far less frequent. In the mean time, the last year and half on the slopes with you gents has been absolutely awesome. Thanks for all the laughs. At the risk of sounding incredibly corny, this is one area of my life I will really miss although I'm sure the Cotswold lads will also be a decent bunch too.
 :'(

Look forwards to you coming up and trying out some of the inland slopes in the Cotswolds. I think the wrecker is no more than an hour and a half away too and you're all more than welcome to stay anytime.

In the mean time, please keep me informed if you do decide to re-visit the Wrecker or are planning on any other sloping trips.

Love ya'll!
 :-*

I'm sure we'll be seeing you again soon, and if not then I am looking forward to that moment.  :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 10, 2009, 00:53:28 AM
staggys gonna be a bit different without ya mate, everyone will be there on time for a start  :af

so, whos up for a leccy only weekend  :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 10, 2009, 00:58:17 AM
lol
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 10, 2009, 07:38:47 AM
I'd definately be well up for it!  :af

You could even stay at a mates place who lives near by . . . . .got 4 bedrooms and a study (which will soon become a hangar)!

Moving away on Friday. Although it's not the end of my PCS days, they will be far less frequent. In the mean time, the last year and half on the slopes with you gents has been absolutely awesome. Thanks for all the laughs. At the risk of sounding incredibly corny, this is one area of my life I will really miss although I'm sure the Cotswold lads will also be a decent bunch too.
 :'(

Look forwards to you coming up and trying out some of the inland slopes in the Cotswolds. I think the wrecker is no more than an hour and a half away too and you're all more than welcome to stay anytime.

In the mean time, please keep me informed if you do decide to re-visit the Wrecker or are planning on any other sloping trips.

Love ya'll!
 :-*

Good luck with the move up north lad. You might want to take an extra jumper. It's grim up north.

Sounds like a trip up to you for a day trip to the Bwlch, with a blast round the roads  could be in the cards. If only you could manage to take less than a container full of toys to the slope.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on June 10, 2009, 07:52:47 AM
Andy, its been and honour sir  :co

I have a feeling there could be some weekend trips "up norf" by the sound of things.

Gonna miss trecking along behind you picking up all the bits of pron you drop due to you trying to carry the entire stock from a model shop to the slope  :D

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 10, 2009, 13:21:16 PM
if theres two things that sum up Andy, it's enthusiastic and well prepared  ;D

safe to say sloping here has gone from just me on my tod just 2 years ago even to the big happy group ( with the silly name  ;D ) we have now, and i would personally blame Andy for some of that :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on June 10, 2009, 14:12:54 PM
Does Andy deserve to be "balmed" ?

I know he would like it, but does he deserve it ?  :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 10, 2009, 14:14:48 PM
depends on who's doing the balming i suppose, I hear Phil has nice soft hands?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 10, 2009, 14:30:59 PM
depends on who's doing the balming i suppose, I hear Phil has nice soft hands?

I thought you had first hand experience and thats why you were so dissapointed when he did not go camping with you? $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 10, 2009, 14:39:26 PM
Ive got these rough builders hands, no good for that sort of thing :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 10, 2009, 18:09:59 PM
anyone pondering an evening sesh?? F all waves
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 10, 2009, 18:13:19 PM
probs tomorrow phil, whats the wind doing anyway?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 10, 2009, 18:16:44 PM
newquays showing 14mph, sevenstones 7 NW, most other stations are in the middle 10~

tomorrow is 6-10 ENE dark clouds, light showers maybe.

quite light, bring leccy toys  ;D :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 11, 2009, 15:40:44 PM
bye bye Andy

Miss you  :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 11, 2009, 17:23:43 PM
sloping tonight if any ones keen, gonna meet paul there in the next hour or so, just gonna grab a bite to eat pack and go
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 11, 2009, 17:31:45 PM
whats the wind doing of?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 11, 2009, 18:02:03 PM
looking at XC who knows lol
it's a mix of very light SW and NW  $%&

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Paul Callaghan on June 11, 2009, 22:48:42 PM
Great evening one and all, what a laugh.  Phil you have got to get those photos up on line of the glider towing - a complete blast :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 11, 2009, 23:28:10 PM
wheres those pics phil?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on June 11, 2009, 23:58:40 PM
you lucky people my plan was to have a week of and do some flying but i got a temporary job 12h a day every day i have to pay the bills
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on June 12, 2009, 00:18:48 AM
you havent missed much ryan, there was about 1 mph, and we had to tow the foxes up with phils e******c g****r!!


 ;D :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 12, 2009, 22:29:52 PM
sorry, ere they are
pure evil  :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 12, 2009, 22:33:46 PM
Looked like a right blast to me! Steve towed my fox up some time back, we did need a better release mechanism though! DOING! :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 12, 2009, 22:37:02 PM
can't beat the hook and loops with flag  :af
even paul was surprised just how good it is
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 12, 2009, 23:07:24 PM
can't beat the hook and loops with flag  :af
even paul was surprised just how good it is
Standard tow line hook and loop? Used to do that as a lad, i was so lucky with a playing field that was a mile square just down the road.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on June 12, 2009, 23:17:45 PM
look at dannys fox, just a screw sticking out of the nose, tho a slightly bent back hook is better
the tow line has a loop, or washer and a small flag is preferable ( but not required )
to release the tow plane slows and the glider dives.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Paul Callaghan on June 12, 2009, 23:48:05 PM
Fantastic photos thanks Phil.  What a cracking evening.  Will be incorporating a permanent modification to my WW Swallow and Orion this weekend :af
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Post by: Cactus on June 13, 2009, 00:23:46 AM
your orion pics are on my pc, will upload when i get a chance
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Post by: cabanestrut on June 13, 2009, 03:07:22 AM
Why am i up at this ridiculous hour?  Heres why........... Login (http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php/topic,52111.msg583500.html#msg583500) !!



Great shots you got there Baz!
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Post by: sj on June 15, 2009, 07:50:03 AM
Looks like some of you have been getting some flying in.

I've been house bound due to a large DIY project. So have been working at home on all days off and every dry evening for a bit. Nearing completion now so hope to get out soon. Thursday evening looks like it has a bit of promis.  :xx

sj
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Post by: Hexo on June 15, 2009, 11:30:44 AM
I'm hoping it does not rain as beagles will be on again. We had a good slope sesh over there yesterday! I'm badly burnt as usual. :embarassed:
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Post by: Cactus on June 15, 2009, 12:50:19 PM
didn't touch the gliders at all this weekend
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Post by: sj on June 18, 2009, 07:31:52 AM
It's still looking good for Coastguards tonight amazingly. So I've got the Luna in the office charging with the Acacia in the car to be next on the charger.

Just got ot try to ensure I get my afternoon meeting finished early.

Maybe see some of you later. That or have that slope all to myself.

sj
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Post by: Pasty on June 18, 2009, 08:00:34 AM
Have fun  :af

Might DS cudden on saturday if you're interested, your little wing thing should go round nicely.
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Post by: sj on June 18, 2009, 09:12:49 AM
Will be the first time I've flown for ages.

Luna hasn't been flown for months since I did some work on it, so I'm expecting it to be well out of trim on elevator, so hopefully there'll be someone around to lob it for me.

Doubt I'll make Saturday as I've got the kids. What little wing were you thinking of? Not the very twitchy, very bent mamba? I still haven't got round to repairing the Fastback since it got a bit too intimate with Big Stack. I have wondered whether the Acacia or Luna would DS cudden ok though. About the only stuff I've got that flys how I want it to at the moment.

Pasty if you fancy a quick fly tonight on your way home you're welcome to have a go with what ever I'm flying. Will probably be the Acacia. Just give me a call to check I'm up there.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 18, 2009, 10:09:35 AM
What ya done to the Luna?

Yeah Mamba thats the one, stick some lead on it, keep the circuits smooth and it'll go.

On a NW Cudden is defo not the place for mouldies, you dont have alot of depth and the angle is quite shallow, I've had the fish going around and you only have a few feet off each wing tip to stay out of the dirty air and the ground :)... having said that with smaller foamies its awesome fun and very smooth when in the band.

On a SE wind, after flying a proper DS site up north with the MiniD I doubt I'd fly it off cudden, the speed builds quickly and they cover alot of ground with much deeper circuits, Cudden isnt really big enough. It could be done but I'm not the one whos going to do it :)


Thanks for the offer of a fly later but I've got a pregnant wife to drive around and I doubt her bladder could take being sat at staggy for anymore than about 30 seconds :)
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Post by: slopetrashuk on June 18, 2009, 10:23:50 AM
Re my recent post in that other thread I suppose I'd best start the infiltration process here to get up to date on how to avoid flying with Cactii.....
 ;D

Andy
(Coming soon to a hill near you......)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 18, 2009, 10:35:23 AM
You should be alright, phils learning how to be a Power Ranger at the moment.
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Post by: Hexo on June 18, 2009, 12:52:32 PM
LMFAO  ;D
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Post by: Cactus on June 18, 2009, 13:09:36 PM
arnt power rangers bikers?? ???

one day, one day
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Post by: slopetrashuk on June 18, 2009, 13:48:52 PM
Well from 25th July to 8th August I'll be parked on the top of Trevose head near Padstow, so I'll be doing all my old haunts (Bedruthan etc...) with the odd time out over to Staggy etc.
My lad is sloping too now so it makes getting away a little easier.
Where's your newest hot spot and who is the most 'photogenic'?
 ;D

Andy
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Post by: Cactus on June 18, 2009, 13:59:46 PM
Quote
My lad is sloping too now so it makes getting away a little easier.
whats his wing loading like??

photogenic would be Eyeboy, not only for his nice toys but the sunlight glinted off his high hairline *cough* perfectly, but he's abandoned us now  :'(

 ;D

hot spots, umm, cudden might be worth a look for cornish ds, as are pastys local sites, newdowns will be new to you tho only round the corner from staggy
most of the new sites are on the lizard.
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Post by: slopetrashuk on June 18, 2009, 14:14:00 PM
Well, i'll have to do a few days of family stuff no doubt but Trevose will fly in most directions if you have the right toy so I'll dump them on the beach and go for a 'walk'.....
Do you get as far as Lands End?
had great fun there one year with a guy and an aerobatic RC Seagull.
Japanese tourists must have shot 10K photo's of it!
It also dispensed watery 'toothpaste' and he was quite a good shot!

Wonder if he's still about. Used to live there I think. Did a piece in the mags once.
Also, I suppose Stan gets over now he's a 'resident'?
Might end up n the hill for hours though!


So I just follow eyeboy's brow shine like the holy grail eh?

What's that big Dune where I keep seeing paragliders?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 18, 2009, 14:23:15 PM
arnt power rangers bikers?? ???

one day, one day

bikers dont wear spray on rubber suits...... *shudder*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 18, 2009, 14:27:21 PM



What's that big Dune where I keep seeing paragliders?


I suspect your thinking of Perranporth, although there are a few others like Gwithian.

Are you staying at Mother Ivey's, very nice.

Was gutted I missed the zipper on BMFA, I assumed that was yours.

I'm sure we can direct you to some appropriate spots when your down, although you've probably explored a lot more than some of us. I'm still trying to get to Lantic Bay Nr Fowey to try. There are a few others not on the Proper Cornish Slopers site fourther east that might suit your base camp. Ever flown the little hill at Daymer?

Your presence might eaven teas a few up to Trevose way to fly. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you bring something F3F so I can see how it flys compared to my A2.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 18, 2009, 14:28:34 PM

Do you get as far as Lands End?


Not yet, I have eyed up a few sites but with almost all wind directions being able to be flown locally on the lizard theres no need to travel down that way...
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Post by: Cactus on June 18, 2009, 17:38:30 PM
perran has a huge long dune, and lots of paragliders, theres also sandsifter which is a dune just inland at godreavy, also has the odd learning paraglider on it
list of most common sites here Proper Cornish Slopers (http://propercornishslopers.co.uk)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on June 18, 2009, 20:20:25 PM
any one flying this weekend staggy looks good on Saturday i should be there
if there is any one left as Weston park is on
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 19, 2009, 09:52:05 AM
I'll prolly DS Cudden tomorrow...
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Post by: Space cadet on June 20, 2009, 13:23:41 PM
I'm heading out to St Aggie now, might see some of you there?
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Post by: Pasty on June 20, 2009, 19:07:40 PM
Had a simply awesome day at cudden, hours of DS madness  :ev
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Post by: Hexo on June 20, 2009, 20:07:41 PM
That was awesome down at cudden! The shear layer had so much power!  :co
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Post by: ryan2 on June 21, 2009, 00:27:46 AM
staggy was good had the mb on the go most ov the time and iv got a new tx playing with the programs is definitely a novelty
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 21, 2009, 09:22:46 AM
Will the novelty wear off though? ::)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 23, 2009, 08:00:15 AM
Pasty.

Did I see you contemplating a 3m mouldie? Go for it, they're great. I tend to fly the Acacia more than anything else these days, now I've stopped flying the 's. Although I'd be tempted to also consider the slightly smaller F3F's at around 2.7m.

By the way have you flown the Opus much yet? Will be interested to hear how that goes.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 23, 2009, 08:41:11 AM
I thought about it but having the Opus I dont think I'm up for another pencil, I should get something thats is going to offer a different flying style or the like.


Something like the Vector or the plane that really has my eye at the mo is the 4m Valenta Volcano... shame I dont live in the alps!


But I wont be getting anything new for a while now.

Oh and the Opus is still on the bench waiting, I have strict instructions to get it out of the spare room so that it can be decorated etc for the nipper so it'll be sorted over the next couple of weeks.
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Post by: sj on June 23, 2009, 09:16:43 AM
You can never have too many pencils.

Can't believe the Opus still hasn't flown. I don't think I've ever taken more than a week from deliverry to flight ready on a mouldie. Come on. Get it in the air.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 23, 2009, 10:22:56 AM
I do need to pull my finger out, altho I havent had many chances to fly mouldies of late, its all been rugged Swinger, Fish, DLG and DS action and if I'm honest I havent missed the mouldy side of things... thats more of a big air big energy screaming around thing for me.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 23, 2009, 13:51:02 PM
Bet it would go lovely up Big Stack over the coming Easterly evenings.  :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 23, 2009, 14:02:53 PM
eheheh

After DSing the MiniD on a ridge up near the Long Mynd I'm not sure theres enough depth or area on the dark side of Big Stack for a mouldy, the MiniD was covering alot of ground quickly. As the MiniD starts to become less precious I can see her being sent around tho  :ev

I'll be on Big Stack tonight and for the rest of the week (conditions permiting), on saturday I had the Bat tearing around Cudden so quick that it was starting to look like a horse shoe, so I'm out to see just how much I can get out of her before she folds  :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on June 24, 2009, 11:15:41 AM
Pasty, you might be able to help the guy on the first mouldie thread as he's trying to work out some stuff on putting an MD together.

Glad to hear yours is starting to get properly abused.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on June 27, 2009, 21:31:07 PM
Is anyone flying tomorrow? I'm hoping to get an hour in a cuddon, lunchtime ish.
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Post by: Pasty on June 27, 2009, 23:08:07 PM
If its SE Cudden will be a goer (Altho not that great, its better on a NW), not good on a ESE tho.

I'm hoping for E winds  :xx

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Post by: Smithy on June 28, 2009, 07:12:23 AM
I'm up for some slope action, but will prolly head for Pastyland  ^-^

Depends on the direction tho, E....hmmmm  :''

Smithy
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Post by: Pasty on June 28, 2009, 10:14:51 AM
previous obs read all E at Culdrose, the forecast is saying E untill this evening, the church weather vain here says E.... hmmmmmm  :ev  :af

For me its a messing about on Big Stack day... altho I do have some house jobs to get out of the way first
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Post by: ryan2 on June 28, 2009, 12:13:55 PM
i had my flying fix mid week went to fleching then a bit ov ds down the big stack which i ds d my bevo straight into a bush
this is what iv been building rg15 aerofoil 1m span hotwired the wing with ballast provisions who noes it should work $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 28, 2009, 12:28:05 PM
We have a home brew :D Good work ryun, looks quite smart mate.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on June 28, 2009, 12:53:18 PM
the tale is a template and will be alterd
and what would happen if i make the alerons to big as i want a fast role rate
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on June 28, 2009, 13:13:12 PM
Its a glider so dont go to big, just make sure you have plenty of deflection.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on June 28, 2009, 15:00:15 PM
Talking of Fletching, I went down there late in the week to find a fair bit of the hedge had been cut down with the fence wire lost underneath all the undergrowth and the fence post thrown to one side...

Can I remind people that this is private land which I have been given permission to fly on, if it isnt looked after I'm going to get a bollocking and flying there will be stopped.

Please leave the site in good shape, even if for whatever reason its in a state when you get there.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on June 28, 2009, 15:16:23 PM
Talking of Fletching, I went down there late in the week to find a fair bit of the hedge had been cut down with the fence wire lost underneath all the undergrowth and the fence post thrown to one side...

Can I remind people that this is private land which I have been given permission to fly on, if it isnt looked after I'm going to get a bollocking and flying there will be stopped.

Please leave the site in good shape, even if for whatever reason its in a state when you get there.
is that aimed at me
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Post by: Pasty on June 28, 2009, 15:21:04 PM
Its aimed at whoever has and will use the site.
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Post by: Eyeboy on June 30, 2009, 18:24:00 PM
May well be coming back at the weekend - weather permitting i'm up for a little play. Anyone about? $%&
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Post by: Hexo on June 30, 2009, 18:30:52 PM
Who are you? ???
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Post by: Eyeboy on June 30, 2009, 18:50:01 PM
Who are you? ???

Your worst nightmare!
 :ev
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Post by: Hexo on June 30, 2009, 18:53:19 PM
Eheheeheh! ;D We'lll be playing as usual! Not sure I'd get to staggy, maybe steve.
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Post by: Cactus on June 30, 2009, 19:35:57 PM
i'll be at woodsprings sunday  :uk: tho might be able to get out saturday morning, always welcome strangers to our site, do you need directions eyeboy?
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Post by: Eyeboy on June 30, 2009, 21:04:22 PM
i'll be at woodsprings sunday  :uk: tho might be able to get out saturday morning, always welcome strangers to our site, do you need directions eyeboy?

I have been to St.Agnes once before. From memory there was an odd looking bloke there who looked like the creature from the Goonies and acted like a total sharp object!

Don't know what time i'll be around yet. Would be good to catch up though.
 :af
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Post by: ryan2 on June 30, 2009, 21:49:00 PM
andy it would be good to see you and the spit fly again ive got some new toys and the weekend dous look good so I should be there
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 01, 2009, 07:28:58 AM
I'm currently planning on going to Woodspring on Saturday so probably won't be about. That said the weather Saturday for Bristol is looking questionable, so it's all to play for.

Would be good to catch up if I get to be around. Thought you might have done Woodspring though being quite close now.

sj
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Post by: cabanestrut on July 01, 2009, 21:53:47 PM
Yay!


Slope sesh on?  Dead keen on getting out for a decent day or 2 at Aggy, money is looking a bit tight this weekend so i may have to call off my woodsprings trip :'(  But hey, if it means staying in cornwall and flying slopeside, every cloud...............
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Post by: Cactus on July 01, 2009, 22:00:16 PM
come on dan, you know the woodsprings organisers miss ya really  :ev
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Post by: cabanestrut on July 01, 2009, 22:10:46 PM
come on dan, you know the woodsprings organisers miss ya really  :ev

Bite my tongue, bite my tongue....................................
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on July 01, 2009, 22:12:46 PM
Trying to post quicker than Dizz can thank me is proving difficult these days, hes never far behind!! LOL
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Post by: Dizz on July 01, 2009, 22:18:23 PM
Trying to post quicker than Dizz can thank me is proving difficult these days, hes never far behind!! LOL
Twas but a momentary glitch...........535/535 again   :nananana:

but someone else is on the case now too
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 02, 2009, 15:51:57 PM
I'm currently planning on going to Woodspring on Saturday so probably won't be about. That said the weather Saturday for Bristol is looking questionable, so it's all to play for.

Si, why not go for a full blown boys day out, saturday  I'm on a track day but a short skip from Bristol, its an airfield day so theres nothing to hit (apart from all the other maniacs)... pop over in the afternoon slip the organisers a little cash and they'll let you have a few laps... or pay for the afternoon etc...

You could just drop by and have a look, if you're keen I'll take the spare seat and show you what the MR2 can do... if you're a nervous passenger I'd give it a miss  :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 02, 2009, 19:26:07 PM
Pasty.

Would have been a great call if I didn't have to pick up the kids. So taking the disco so I have space for purchases and children. Wll have to leave early afternoon.

As a consolation prize I am karting tomorrow afternoon so will get some track time. 1200m cuircut at St Evel with pro karts. Could be a shout for a windless day out of season.

Thanks for the thought though, could have been a good shout.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 02, 2009, 19:32:07 PM
ahh well, maybe next time.
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Post by: ryan2 on July 05, 2009, 03:35:12 AM
I'm off to staggy today my third day in a row
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 05, 2009, 10:01:13 AM
I'm off to staggy today my third day in a row

Well i'm about this afternoon but it' looking like Staggie would be completely off as the winds are predicted SSW. I thought the max Tubbys head could handle was WSW?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on July 05, 2009, 10:36:39 AM
it was like this yesterday its not ideal
but lots ov lift danny had his banana nearly in the clouds but the lift  was bumpy
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Post by: cabanestrut on July 05, 2009, 16:02:54 PM
So, Me Ryan and Paul went up Aggy for a fly in between the showers.

Must have been doing 25mph, but a little bit off (too much south). However there was a nice pocket of lift over to the left and i was getting all the height i needed for some blistering passes with the Banana (my new fave. toy!) and some nice big aeros and F3F runs.

Also getting a lot of attention from the local birds (kestrels that is), flying the Pico-Jet, motor off of course :ev
There was one that stuck with me for 10 mins or more, shadowing my every move. Wasnt sure if it wanted to play, fight or f**k, but it was fun anyway.

Then this chap called Andy turned up, i dont think hes from round here, and drives some strange german car. Hes a bit rusty but soon got into the swing of things and managed to knock me out of the sky in combat.



Twas a good sesh. And i must get a Guppy!

Anyone else been out for a blast today, or is everyone at woodsprings in the wind/rain?
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Post by: Hexo on July 05, 2009, 19:10:47 PM
Was ryun flying it today then? ::)

If you like the look of the guppy then the fish is the machine for you. Gups fun but the larger bird is even better!
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Post by: cabanestrut on July 05, 2009, 19:22:12 PM
Yes he was.


 I need something to make my entry for the video comp! might have to be a fish then.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 05, 2009, 19:57:04 PM
A heavier swinger (to improve energy retention) with uprated wing spar would make a cracking plane for the comp  :af, a tenth of the price of a Fish  yet still awesome fun.

Having said that, my Fish is prolly the fav of the moment.

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on July 05, 2009, 20:09:44 PM
Ill probably end up penning something like that, cheaper to own design and build than buy a fish kit.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 07, 2009, 19:53:03 PM
Anyone planning an after work session tomorrow or Thurday. Looks like Aggie might be on.

I'm contemplating selling some kit to pay for my next toy so let me know if you've had your eye on any of the toys. Also thinkin about selling an FF9 as I have two, (plus a 10c and a dsx9) so a bit over the top.

sj.
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Post by: Cactus on July 07, 2009, 19:55:40 PM
busy busy busy for the foreseeable future, also got 3 gliders to build  :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 07, 2009, 20:09:48 PM
I was just thinking about an after work session tomorrow, cant decide whether to do MiniD at staggy or whether to DS cudden.

Looking at the wind the MiniD isnt going to be a huge amount of fun in that kinda blow..

hmmmm I could fish/swinger it but then I might as well do Cudden and have the option of DS.


What toys ya looking at Si? I aint seen ya for so long I can hardly remember what you've got that you might sell... apart from the A2 and luna.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on July 07, 2009, 20:28:00 PM
Anyone planning an after work session tomorrow or Thurday. Looks like Aggie might be on.

I'm contemplating selling some kit to pay for my next toy so let me know if you've had your eye on any of the toys. Also thinkin about selling an FF9 as I have two, (plus a 10c and a dsx9) so a bit over the top.

sj.



Im up for that, ill be there from 5ish.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 08, 2009, 07:51:20 AM
Looking good for the mouldies tonight. Should get a good 15mph+.

Got the A2 and Luna with me.

As for other toys. I've got the Bedlam, a Fastback (taht needs some slight repair after getting too friendly with big stack) and an old stripped out Rico-She. I have got my Razor DLG (Mmmmm), an old HLG Simply Cool (fully moulded). Bit battered but awsome lightwind, dune etc machine. On the heli and power front I've got a very little flown Hummingbird 3D Pro ready to fly, Robbie Moskito sport/expert, oldie but goodie ready to fly with top notch gear (servos are probably worth more than the rest of it). T-rex 450 SE V2, Cougar 2000, Fliton 330 (with a saito 91  :ev), PA Katana MD (with the thrust motor), Mini Nyx with a geared B20L (will go verticle on 3s pack), Vulcan 3D (EPP 3D Park/indoor flyer), Zagi with a colbolt motor (goes well with the brushed set up), and some EDF foam thing like a boomerang. Oh and a Fox RC conversion with twin aileron servos for flaperon. I think that's about it.

I've been wanting to get a 50cc machine for a while, but having had a chat to Ali at woodspring I'm trying to get the funds together to go to 100cc instead to be my power hack.

Hopefully see some of you up at Aggie later.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 08, 2009, 12:44:17 PM
could be interested in the hlg and rex  ( or humming bird ) :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 08, 2009, 12:48:10 PM
oooooo big freestyle stuff huh... a 100cc Yak would be freaking awesome!

U bored of sloping?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 08, 2009, 12:51:44 PM
Prop hanging a 1/3 scale yak... Thats one thing i must do when i got some money! :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 08, 2009, 18:01:01 PM
Up Aggie now sheltering in the car from a shower which has nearly passed.

Not as much wind as forecast which is a shame. Worth a fly though.

Sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 08, 2009, 18:21:02 PM
you're at aggie but you're also on the net.... WHAT KIND OF WITCHERY IS THIS!!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on July 08, 2009, 18:36:58 PM
got the servos out of the ocelot wing  :ev

Sawing with floss and the like don't work. I cut around them, took the section out, then sliced the wing section off the servo and glued the square back into the wing. Job done.... :''

Got to fill in the cut marks, but apart from that, she's sound

Smithy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 08, 2009, 18:48:35 PM
wooooohoooooo!  :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 09, 2009, 12:27:21 PM
Good work smithy  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 09, 2009, 23:09:01 PM
cactus.

Sure i could do an attractive deal on the HLG and the Hummingbird.

New mobile is the first one that's let me log on and post. Result.

Sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 09, 2009, 23:11:48 PM
thing is i see humming bird and think uprated picclo, which i don't think is right??

only ever hovered quickly before so depends which is easier to fly.
busier than a new of the world phone tapper this week so i'll have to talk prices and deals next week with ya  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 10, 2009, 07:36:22 AM
Being the 3D Pro it's a totally different deal. Full driven tail, seperate gyro etc. And I've got a training undercarrage for it. Wants about a 1500 3s (might have an old one I can throw in).

Possibly more importantly the Humming Bird will be a fraction of what I'd want to see for the T-Rex. If you want to go big then the Moskito is a really nice heli. Can be set up very sedate with a low head speed, I deal if you're just hovering, or crispened up with a higher head speed. That's got an OS and top teddy Futaba gear in it. Also starts from your normal plane starter so no new support gear. Anyhow, that's only any good if you decide to get a proper size machine (about T-rex 600 size).

Gliding is still my favourite, probably always will be. But the idea of prop hanging that 100cc big bird is calling. If i can raise some dosh, preferably from selling stuff I harly use any more, I can try to push for the 100 (not sure if I prefer the Extra 300 or the Yak). If I'm tight on the funds then I might have to stick with the origional plan of 50cc, at about half the price. I am questioning my sanity, thinking that that sort of fund would get me an awsome F3F machine, or a second hand F3F hero and a 50cc.

Either way It would be good to sell some of the kit I don't use any more and have someone else enjoying it, and I'd rather do mates rates to you lot if there's anything you fancy.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 10, 2009, 07:38:37 AM
Being the 3D Pro it's a totally different deal. Full driven tail, seperate gyro etc. And I've got a training undercarrage for it. Wants about a 1500 3s (might have an old one I can throw in).

Possibly more importantly the Humming Bird will be a fraction of what I'd want to see for the T-Rex. If you want to go big then the Moskito is a really nice heli. Can be set up very sedate with a low head speed, I deal if you're just hovering, or crispened up with a higher head speed. That's got an OS and top teddy Futaba gear in it. Also starts from your normal plane starter so no new support gear. Anyhow, that's only any good if you decide to get a proper size machine (about T-rex 600 size).

Gliding is still my favourite, probably always will be. But the idea of prop hanging that 100cc big bird is calling. If i can raise some dosh, preferably from selling stuff I harly use any more, I can try to push for the 100 (not sure if I prefer the Extra 300 or the Yak). If I'm tight on the funds then I might have to stick with the origional plan of 50cc, at about half the price. I am questioning my sanity, thinking that that sort of fund would get me an awsome F3F machine, or a second hand F3F hero and a 50cc.

Either way It would be good to sell some of the kit I don't use any more and have someone else enjoying it, and I'd rather do mates rates to you lot if there's anything you fancy.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 10, 2009, 13:20:26 PM
dont want big, or glow for that matter, but was just pondering playing with helis
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 10, 2009, 15:37:49 PM
Anyone flying this weekend? tomorrow looks like a washout but sunday is looking ok.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 10, 2009, 17:58:24 PM
dont want big, or glow for that matter, but was just pondering playing with helis

Humming Bird then if youre dabbling. Modest investment, capable of doing mild to mad, training undercarrage, and a good chance of recouping your inestment if yo dont like it, oh and cheap spares.

That said f you realy want to learn easilly the bigger nitro's are easier to fly. Remember trying to hover a 60 when I as learning and couldn't elive how stable it was. What are you flying on your sim?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 10, 2009, 17:59:49 PM
Anyone flying this weekend? tomorrow looks like a washout but sunday is looking ok.

Yeah, I'm thinking about Sunday morning before the car club meeting as a possible.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 10, 2009, 18:05:41 PM
cool, that'll fit in with watching F1 in the avo.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 10, 2009, 20:14:19 PM
cool, that'll fit in with watching F1 in the avo.

That's my plan if I can pull it off.

Fly morning.

Head to club and see what the crack is. If it's a good run do that and watch the GP recorded when i get home, or ditch the run and get home for the start.

How was last weeks track day? Probaby a lot cheaper than I think my visit to Woodspring will turn out to be.

sj

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 10, 2009, 20:23:43 PM
It was awesome until mid afternoon when one of the vacuum unions fell off the waste gate resulting in total lose of boost control  :'(

On the plus side... I get another clean sheet with nothing passing me all day :ev, was some nice machinery there too.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 10, 2009, 20:39:51 PM
bigger heli means bigger investment, havent used the sim since i got this pc, it doesnt like the graphics card, but fms was good for helis and all i did before i had a play on a rc one for real and i did ok, will get that running in a bit
i might make it out at the weekend but with saturday rubbish time will be tight on sunday so might not
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 11, 2009, 15:23:14 PM
Aggie's looking good tomorrow just have to hope that 10am shower stays away.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 11, 2009, 21:07:24 PM
gonna be more of a morning job looking at it.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 11, 2009, 22:35:42 PM
If the winds WSW tomorrow as predicted I'll fly Beagles rather than heading to staggy, give me much more time on slope and very little time traveling.

Gona get my camera on charge, start working on the aeros comp vid.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 11, 2009, 22:43:33 PM
just seen the F1 qualifying for tomorrow... lining up for an ace race  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 11, 2009, 23:07:12 PM
Line up is looking good for F1.

Shame weather for tomorrow has nose-dived.

Charged and keeping fingers crossed.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 12, 2009, 08:44:58 AM
It's looking tricky to find a gap in the rain. Looks like there might be a break mid mrning till noon, so might aim for that.

On the plus side, a good blow on Tubbies, so can add  bag of lead.

Anyone else thinking of getting out?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on July 12, 2009, 09:11:35 AM
Was hoping to do, but i lack your confidence in finding a large enough gap in the rain  :-\

May just play at hamburger hill as it's mainly westerly  $%&

Smithy

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Paul Callaghan on July 12, 2009, 09:15:14 AM
Stan and myself are going to head up, probably mod morning/early afternoon :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 12, 2009, 19:25:01 PM
Hope you gents had a good sesh today if you did get out. I popped my Cotswold cherry today by flying at a site about 4 miles away from the new crib! Loved it! Some good fella's turned up too.

Hope to see ya'll again soon.

If you do fancy a trip up, you all know you're more than welcome!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on July 13, 2009, 20:00:30 PM
Proper Cotswold Sloper?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 13, 2009, 21:51:14 PM
Never got out on Sunday in the end. Only gap in the rain I was at the car club.

On the bright side I did make soe progress on my swinger. Cut out the bits ages ago, but only stuck it all together on Sunday. Still got a fair bit to go, but getting there. I made a few changes, like a tapered carbon spar (quicker to make than  wooden one). I also covered th wigs in that stuff you had tcover your books in when you were at school. That went quite well ad gives a nice smooth finish.

Have to get it fnished and see if it flies.

sj

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 13, 2009, 21:53:31 PM
staggy stayed dry, paul and stan managed a midair with no damage and i gave the blade an airing.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 13, 2009, 22:06:42 PM
Typical.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 13, 2009, 22:11:54 PM
Never got out on Sunday in the end. Only gap in the rain I was at the car club.

On the bright side I did make soe progress on my swinger. Cut out the bits ages ago, but only stuck it all together on Sunday. Still got a fair bit to go, but getting there. I made a few changes, like a tapered carbon spar (quicker to make than  wooden one). I also covered th wigs in that stuff you had tcover your books in when you were at school. That went quite well ad gives a nice smooth finish.

Have to get it fnished and see if it flies.

sj


Aweseome idea on the book film mate. Should take a prange very well as its quite strong. Are you going to enter the aero comp by the way sj?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 13, 2009, 22:17:34 PM
could see inland getting soaked
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on July 14, 2009, 07:13:09 AM
Yeah, I got an hour at Fraddon in the afternoon and was pretty much surrounded by nasty rain clouds for most of it, but was in this little pocket of blue sky.

Then it hooned down  :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 14, 2009, 07:33:39 AM
Aweseome idea on the book film mate. Should take a prange very well as its quite strong. Are you going to enter the aero comp by the way sj?

Yeah. The film looks good. Should have built in the ailerons with it really. Would be a slightly different plan. Effectively add the aileron width twice to the main chord. Cover the whole with a minimal wrap around. Then do the middle LE score and 2 scores for the hinge line. Apply UHU to the ailerons and TE and fold to stick. Hey presto one wing with ailerons "live hinged" (ish).

I was very impressed with how solid the fuz feels once you glue it together. Made me think about some other depron homebrew. I think the Carbon spar makes life easier. Basically 3 sizes of carbon, 2 tube, one rod. Taperd like an ariel  and glued with a bit of overlap. Not sure if it will give enough wing thickness though with the sizes I've used.

What aero comp? is this the video one? I doubt it. It could be months before I get those linkages finished.  :'' I do hope to look at some kind of 4D set up, although I forgot to champher the 'rons so a bit limited on movement. Should probably make some more.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 14, 2009, 08:13:57 AM
Good work Si!

You'll enjoy her I'm sure, what kinda weight are you looking at atm?

Myself and Gary cut our first foam wing core last night with good results so it wont be long before we're messing around with more effective wing sections on the Swinger... If Garys Swish is anything to go by the Swinger could be alot better.

Once we've got this foam cutting lark nailed vacuum bagging will be next.... moulded Swinger Anyone? :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on July 14, 2009, 10:41:02 AM
i think flying is out the window for me for a while as im working 84 h a week now on the refurb ov this ship
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 14, 2009, 10:45:54 AM
Ah the Argus, I've done a bit of work on there too, redesigning some of the areas associated with the casualty side of the ship... Its a very interesting environment to work in.

You're crazy doing 84hr weeks!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Fisty on July 14, 2009, 10:51:07 AM
Spent quite a bit of time on that ship, especially when we were movin around from ship to ship and to shore when we were down the Gulf with 849, much more at home on a Carrier.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 14, 2009, 11:27:00 AM
Good work Si!

You'll enjoy her I'm sure, what kinda weight are you looking at atm?

Myself and Gary cut our first foam wing core last night with good results so it wont be long before we're messing around with more effective wing sections on the Swinger... If Garys Swish is anything to go by the Swinger could be alot better.

Once we've got this foam cutting lark nailed vacuum bagging will be next.... moulded Swinger Anyone? :)

Pasty. Did you get the picture I sent you? I didn't get on well with the tape covering, as you could probably tell. A moulded Swinger would be very cool. Would that be the ballance to the Jart? Are you thinking of vac bagging and taking a mould off of that model?

Any plans to cut some epp Propper Cornish DS'ers?  :xx Even better vac bagged. Best get spackling.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 14, 2009, 11:28:57 AM
i think flying is out the window for me for a while as im working 84 h a week now on the refurb ov this ship

But just think of all the toys it will pay for. Not to mention a new radio that will do a 4 servo wing.

Looking at the forecast I don't think you're missing much right now.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 14, 2009, 11:52:32 AM
Pasty. Did you get the picture I sent you? I didn't get on well with the tape covering, as you could probably tell. A moulded Swinger would be very cool. Would that be the ballance to the Jart? Are you thinking of vac bagging and taking a mould off of that model?

Any plans to cut some epp Propper Cornish DS'ers?  :xx Even better vac bagged. Best get spackling.

sj

Yeah I got the pic, couldnt make out a great deal on my small phone screen... it looked fine tho... did you try some heat on the tape? it should shrink/smooth ok.

To start off with I'm aiming to get a nice 40" DS plank sorted, mini JW style, its shaping up quite nicely too... EPP is too pricey and seeing as we rarely spank them in hard its going to be blue foam wings with a lamfilm covering and blue foam fuz with tape etc... el cheapo!

But if we get a nice plane going and you want cores cut just throw us some EPP.

I'll prolly skip the epp stage and go from blue foam to vac bagging.

The DS plank will be the test bed for everything, once all the building techiques are sorted its time to look at the hot wire Swinger, then its the glass version... thats a fair way down the road tho.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Space cadet on July 14, 2009, 13:29:59 PM
Just had quick lunch time blast at flushing! Bit turbulant but a  good laugh! would have waved at Argus if i'd read these posts before hand!
 
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 14, 2009, 14:25:53 PM
Yeah I got the pic, couldnt make out a great deal on my small phone screen... it looked fine tho... did you try some heat on the tape? it should shrink/smooth ok.

To start off with I'm aiming to get a nice 40" DS plank sorted, mini JW style, its shaping up quite nicely too... EPP is too pricey and seeing as we rarely spank them in hard its going to be blue foam wings with a lamfilm covering and blue foam fuz with tape etc... el cheapo!

But if we get a nice plane going and you want cores cut just throw us some EPP.

I'll prolly skip the epp stage and go from blue foam to vac bagging.

The DS plank will be the test bed for everything, once all the building techiques are sorted its time to look at the hot wire Swinger, then its the glass version... thats a fair way down the road tho.

Let me know if you want another blue foam tester. If you can turn out the main bits at the right price I'll try a prototype out, maybe with a different covering, spars etc.

Maybe think of cutting the 'rons as part of the cores to keep the foil.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 14, 2009, 14:35:01 PM
Cool cool Si, I'm yet to find a local supplier of the blue/pink foam but when I do the basic foam parts should be less than a tenner... alot less I hope... and you're very welcome to grab some parts off us.

We spoke at length last night about making kinda live hinged elevons, for me on a DS ship I'd want wood, Gary was postitive he could make effective live elevons by using lamfilm... something to test!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 14, 2009, 15:46:02 PM
I'm 99% sure the live hinges would be ideal, super sleek, ready tapered and with an almost invisible hinge join would make for an ideal DS plank.

The one we did last night is just screaming out for it! How about we try it steve and if it dont work we then just chop off and put some balsa on there?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Mike_Y on July 14, 2009, 16:19:43 PM

1. EPP is too pricey

2. I'll prolly skip the epp stage and go from blue foam to vac bagging.

3. Swinger, then its the glass version


1. EPP is between 25 and 35 a block (depends on who answers the phone) which is enough for 3 x 60" planks but no room for error in your cutting  :)

2. Cutting blue and pink foam is alot easier than EPP, 30g/l  EPP cuts reasonably easy but you'll need a good power supply to cut the denser stuff, the 30g/l stuff isn't brilliant but once some thinned Goop is brushed over it its pretty strong and light.

3. Keeping a bagged wing light and strong is quite an art thats why I like to bag DS models where weight isnt an issue  :)

Good luck and keep us posted

Mike
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 14, 2009, 21:38:47 PM
Cool cool Si, I'm yet to find a local supplier of the blue/pink foam but when I do the basic foam parts should be less than a tenner... alot less I hope... and you're very welcome to grab some parts off us.

We spoke at length last night about making kinda live hinged elevons, for me on a DS ship I'd want wood, Gary was postitive he could make effective live elevons by using lamfilm... something to test!

There use to be a supplier in plymouth, but proably easier to look at building foam. Might not be the same, but might be wort a shot. Normally in 8x4 sheets. Only down side is that it's often faced with paper, but if you're cutting core that doesn't really matter. If you get stuck for foam let me know and I'll see what i can source. Might even be able to get some damaged sheets cheap, and dro it to you in truro.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 14, 2009, 22:04:08 PM
loft insulation, pink foam, at b&q  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 14, 2009, 22:08:03 PM
By the way my swinger's worked out to be about a 36.

Is the CoG ok at 55mm back from LE?

If so it's come out at 8oz. With 4aaa pack and 4 sevos ad a little bit of (recycled) carbon bling.

sj

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 14, 2009, 22:09:51 PM
Sorry I missed your calls Si, only just got back from the garage, 55 on a 36ish sound too far back, I think I got 55 on a 46...

Garys the man for a 30% of chord tho.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 14, 2009, 22:15:34 PM
Oh and I tried Falmouth and Pool B&Q and neither had foam, some of the builders merchants can order it in but I dont want a boat load to start.

Just spent the evening working on our cutting technique and now have a workable set of cores, there was some wastage but its a learning game and we finished with a process that worked quite nicely.

When I say wastage, the EPS sheet cost 2 and we wasted half of it... cheaper than going to the pub! :)

New Team MOnkey DS plank coming your way soon  :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 14, 2009, 22:18:24 PM
must have got lucky when i got mine then, got it for PB V2 wings but have never opened the packet so far
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on July 14, 2009, 22:25:04 PM
Oh and I tried Falmouth and Pool B&Q and neither had foam....................
Must only be deepest Cornwall, stacks of it in Torquay and Newton Abbot B&Qs plus Focus in Paignton
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 14, 2009, 22:51:19 PM
Our mate Andrew at javan sports cars picked up a load of blue core at B&Q recently, so no idea whats happened with stock!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on July 14, 2009, 23:02:27 PM
Our mate Andrew at javan sports cars picked up a load of blue core at B&Q recently, so no idea whats happened with stock!
Sold out to people making wings?  :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 14, 2009, 23:04:10 PM
he painted it red and stuck it to a chassis, doesn't look like he shapes them  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 14, 2009, 23:12:10 PM
Javan Sports Cars | Born for the Track, Alive on the Road (http://www.javansportscars.com/)

Quite nice cars! Not a bad price. Hes a member of goonhilly model flying club. Hes currently making a load of foam and honeycomb creations, pitty he does not use the forums at all as some of his stuff is pretty good.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 14, 2009, 23:16:10 PM
oh, thats not who i thought it was, not the open wheeled angular things made down here
looks like a modded ford ka
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 14, 2009, 23:17:01 PM
By the way my swinger's worked out to be about a 36.

Is the CoG ok at 55mm back from LE?

If so it's come out at 8oz. With 4aaa pack and 4 sevos ad a little bit of (recycled) carbon bling.

sj


If you've made the 36 then thats not a bad choice! Will be fast and frantic fun in a small area! Sea walls are one of its favourites!

The COFG is 48mm from memory and makes sense if the 46 is 55mm. We always use that as a guide and play from there.

The weight at 230g is going to be good as well by the way. Sounds like a winner.

If you have not put the wings on yet then please push them 15cm backwards onto the spar. The spar should sit strait. This is one of my latest mods. Its 20cm on the 46.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 15, 2009, 07:53:44 AM
If you've made the 36 then thats not a bad choice! Will be fast and frantic fun in a small area! Sea walls are one of its favourites!

The COFG is 48mm from memory and makes sense if the 46 is 55mm. We always use that as a guide and play from there.

The weight at 230g is going to be good as well by the way. Sounds like a winner.

If you have not put the wings on yet then please push them 15cm backwards onto the spar. The spar should sit strait. This is one of my latest mods. Its 20cm on the 46.

I'm affraid I was very scientific with the wings and just stuck them on where looked right. I assume you mean 15mm, 15cm would have the wing against the tail.

Basically I printed the plan anto a couple of sheets of A3. Stuck them together as best I could. Cut out the parts and left them to mature for a few months. Glued 3 joints and left to mature further. Picked it up on Sunday and put the Fuzz together. Spackled it and on Monday sanded and covered and added wings and tail. Did linkages and radio last night.

So having totally forgotten about distructions and just made it up as I went along it will be interesting to see how it turned out when I get to fly it. Sounds like I need to move the CoG forward though. I'll have to try to wedge the battery forward a bit and hope the fuzz holds together.

This is my first ever plan build. Was very impressed with how strong the Fuzz felt once together. Might try to put a park fly together with what I've got left using a similar type of constuction one day.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 15, 2009, 08:11:05 AM
Spackle?!

My depron was nice and smooth when finished, no need to fill anything, must be those strong manly hands you have Si  :-*

Deprons a cool material huh.

Going back to foam, if you do see any when you're out and about Si let me know and any cut offs would be ideal.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 15, 2009, 08:16:07 AM
If you're interested in seeing the hot wire results and progress I got a thread goign on RCG.

A Cornishmans Planetastic Adventure... - RC Groups (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991151&page=8#post12659583)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 15, 2009, 08:44:56 AM
Spackle?!

My depron was nice and smooth when finished, no need to fill anything, must be those strong manly hands you have Si  :-*

Deprons a cool material huh.

Going back to foam, if you do see any when you're out and about Si let me know and any cut offs would be ideal.

"You are young.....but you will learn."

Now you were using young fresh Depron. Not the aged and matured (read not cut very well, and added hanger rash) depron that I used. My tab joins weren't very good so it was mainly to tidy them up. It's great stuff that leaves a really good finish with hardly any weight gain.

On the foam front I don't think I've got any due at any of my sites for a while (and most of it is factory installed these days). However a mate of mine is the manager at teh build centre in Bodmin. I could give him a call and see if there's anything in the way of damaged sheets that we could have on the cheap. What sort of minimum dimesions are you looking for (including thickness)?

Depron is cool. Never really liked it for shockie types but the box construction is a whole new deal.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 15, 2009, 08:55:48 AM
the wing halves are 20" by 240mm :)

Small little things, you can get a set of cores out of naff all foam.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 15, 2009, 22:18:22 PM
I've left him a message and I'll case him up tomorrow.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 16, 2009, 00:14:24 AM
cracking evening on the slope, lots of foxy combat, they were loving it!
only me dan and baz tho  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 16, 2009, 01:31:29 AM
Would have loved to be up there but had to get home to look after the nipper.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 16, 2009, 08:07:53 AM
I've left him a message and I'll case him up tomorrow.

sj

I found a supplier in truro yesterday, they had loads of the stuff. Would be interesting to see what your mate comes back with tho.

CUt my first blue foam last night, the PSU wasnt quite up to it but still had useable cores by the end... Anyone got an old PSU thats more than 12v they dont want?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 16, 2009, 17:17:00 PM
cracking evening on the slope, lots of foxy combat, they were loving it!
only me dan and baz tho  :-\

You missing me and minty???!!
 :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 16, 2009, 17:31:28 PM
who  ???


 :nananana:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on July 16, 2009, 20:54:44 PM
You missing me and minty???!!
 :'(


Come back, we're a mess without you ;D ;D :-*
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 16, 2009, 21:29:41 PM

Come back, we're a mess without you ;D ;D :-*


Tempting, but no!

Have tried to get airborne a few times but only enjoyed success once. There's a lot more turbulence up here and the wind is far less consistant but then again we are in the midst of summer. Have met a couple of the local fliers but have yet to experience the mass of Sunday fliers that are said to fly from the local slopes.
 $%&

Do miss my staggie evening sessions  :'( I'm sure my imminent purchase of a car will make my evenings more tolerable.  ^-^
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 17, 2009, 07:59:15 AM

Tempting, but no!

Have tried to get airborne a few times but only enjoyed success once. There's a lot more turbulence up here and the wind is far less consistant but then again we are in the midst of summer. Have met a couple of the local fliers but have yet to experience the mass of Sunday fliers that are said to fly from the local slopes.
 $%&

Do miss my staggie evening sessions  :'( I'm sure my imminent purchase of a car will make my evenings more tolerable.  ^-^

Decided what you're going for yet?

Semi-skimmed or the full fat solution?  :ev

You know there's only 1 answer.

Still loving mine and continue to be impressed with how good it is over a year on.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 17, 2009, 14:07:02 PM
Decided what you're going for yet?

Semi-skimmed or the full fat solution?  :ev

You know there's only 1 answer.

Still loving mine and continue to be impressed with how good it is over a year on.

sj

No longer going for a Boxster. Took a 3.2S out at the weekend. Nice and quick but not enough leg room. List has changed to either a TVR Tuscan S (bonkers car 3.8sec 0-60, 195mph top speed), or an AC Cobra kit car with a 3.5 V8 or bigger engine. Both would look good and sound the bo11ocks!
Just got to find the right one.
 :xx :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 17, 2009, 14:15:05 PM
I'd go the cobra route out of all of them...

I've seen alot of TVR's on track days, the build quality is bloody aweful and reliability sketchy at best.

At the last silverstone day I did there was a TVR club present, out of the 8 or so cars that turned up 4-5 were broken or had issues by lunch time.

The last Tuscan I saw was bouncing down the silverstone back straight pirouetteing from wall to wall destroying itself as it went and lobbing bits of plastic and metal at me (I was behind him  :'')
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 17, 2009, 14:31:05 PM
4 door Porsche, room for the impending kids  :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 17, 2009, 16:39:44 PM
Go for a carbontanium Zonda cinque!

Mmmmmmm! cabontanium...  :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 17, 2009, 17:26:12 PM
4 door Porsche, room for the impending kids  :''


You're no doubt referring to the new Porsche Top Gear were reviewing this week. Funnily enough, I was going across Goss Moor and saw them filming the car. Not at all struck on it. Looks like a cross between a 911 and a Caynenne (and we all know how damn ugly 911's are)!!

Yep Steveo, I agree with you. A Cobra is top of my list, so much so that tomorrow were heading to London to view a couple. Can't wait. Will be taking a spare pair of kex with me.

Needs a few bits doing to it (like changing that crap steering wheel to a Moto-Lita) but other than that I reckon she's grand! Who knows, she may be coming to a slope near you soon (although I won't be lobbing her off the cliff)!!
(http://www.hallmark-cars.com/site/images/c6.jpg)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 17, 2009, 20:20:31 PM
Andy, that Cobra is gorgeous, beautiful car but very manly... if there was a drool smiley I'd do ten times drool smiley's... only because the forum allows a max of 10!  :af

I presume its a V8... gotta be a V8 on a Cobra, just the sound makes my legs go all weak.  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 17, 2009, 21:50:08 PM
Andy, that Cobra is gorgeous, beautiful car but very manly... if there was a drool smiley I'd do ten times drool smiley's... only because the forum allows a max of 10!  :af

I presume its a V8... gotta be a V8 on a Cobra, just the sound makes my legs go all weak.  :af

It's got a 3.5 V8. I'm itching to drive it. Just hope I can fit in it!!
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 17, 2009, 21:59:54 PM
awesome, lets us know how you get on!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on July 18, 2009, 00:16:08 AM
awesome, lets us know how you get on!



Or how you get in, depending on legroom ;D


Have fun!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 18, 2009, 10:03:48 AM
It's got a 3.5 V8. I'm itching to drive it. Just hope I can fit in it!!
 :xx

Keep an eye on Valley Cars and Classics web site. They have a fair turnover of v8 cobras or will source you a good one.

I have a bit of a link to them so let me know if they have anything you like.

Anyone looking to fly over the weekend?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 18, 2009, 10:07:58 AM
oh yes, today I'm going to try and get out between showers, wonna get some more cutting/building going too.

Tomorrow if the rain is showers rather than constant drizzle I'll do staggy... really wonna get some air under the MiniD.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 18, 2009, 10:08:48 AM
Oh and thanks for the heads up RE A30 yesterday...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 18, 2009, 18:59:12 PM
Oh and thanks for the heads up RE A30 yesterday...

No problem.

Fortunately I was in the disco.

By the way I'd second the avoidance of TVR if you want to use it rather tha look at o the back of a low loader. Very sexy cars but so unreliable. A TVR club was due to visit our club last weekend, bucanclled as half of them had broken down on the way and in a big expensive way. There are seveal TVR's in the cornwall club. Only seen one of them and that one only once. Such a shame as they're gorgeous. Ifyou have to it needs to be a much older car. If it's got a rover v8 or older you've got a fighting chance.

Not holding my breath but would be good to get out. I've got a swinger to maiden. At least at aggie we can dive for cover in the cars.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 19, 2009, 08:34:35 AM
This afternoon is tarting tlook a bit promising. Looks like mouldies with a load of lead at Tubbys.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 19, 2009, 08:57:38 AM
Winds predicted WSW init?Its SSW here atm.

Looks like my MiniD is all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Oh well, those two hours of driving saved will go a long way towards getting my SS40 prototype strapped up.

We spent yesterday putting together a 36ish plank (from some test cores using my plan form and section of choice) for Gary, if Gary gets up earlier than usual and the wind/rain plays ball it might even get a maiden today.

Anyway, time to take the dogs flying  :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 19, 2009, 12:15:52 PM
woooohoooo Beagles is going off! about time I had some decent air (35ish) for wild eating sky action!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 19, 2009, 12:43:47 PM
Showing WSW at the minute with forecast to swing W.

Still grotty here. Looking any better further west?


sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 19, 2009, 12:47:12 PM
Showers passing through and real time wind direction (from the church) is still SW/SSW.

I'm gonna get me some building action.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 20, 2009, 13:29:00 PM
We should get to maiden our new plank tonight! Quickly cover the fuz, linkages and then out to fly!

Manage to maiden the Swinger yet SJ?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 20, 2009, 17:46:30 PM
We should get to maiden our new plank tonight! Quickly cover the fuz, linkages and then out to fly!

Manage to maiden the Swinger yet SJ?

Not yet.

Might try to get up aggie after work tomorrow. Might just be on Tubby's, and looks nice early evening. 15mph is about right too isn't it?

By the way, has anyone looked at Trevose Head for DS in a westerly? Probably only a 30-40m ridge but could be ok. More room on the dark side than stack.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 20, 2009, 21:55:22 PM
15 will be fine for a swinger maiden.

I cant see anything on google maps thats DSable at trevose head in a westerly   $%&... I havent been up that way at all.

Got a map link?

You really need to get a bevo, Bat or something and get down to Cudden on a NW in say 20mph, its great for cutting your teeth and you can really get a shift on if you get in the groove.... Prolly my Fav local DS spot atm

As I've already said you're welcome to a set of cores but the blue/yellow foam is no good for spanking into the ground when you get it wrong :)

and on that note, tonight the final touches went of Garys clipped wing prototype, she is ready to go but typically the rain came in and put an end to our fun >:(

I've got a new power supply to set up so cutting should be more consistent now and some new templates to cut with the top of the wing flat and a little dihedral on the underside, some female templates to cut the wing slot in the fuz and I've even got a spar slot template...posh huh.  :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 20, 2009, 23:00:39 PM
Sounds Good.

Would be good to try a proper cornish DS'er.

Trevose has a kind of bolt on just south of the light house. Kind of like an island that's still attached. So from the car park it drops down and climbs again to a west faing slope.

I need to reload google earth to see how it looks on there.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 21, 2009, 08:44:01 AM
Ah maybe google maps has cut that bit off, I could see an edge of something pushing out into the sea but thought it a big detached rock or the like.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 21, 2009, 14:01:06 PM
This is the bit I'm talking about.

Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=50.546108,-5.035815&spn=0.006845,0.011373&t=h&z=16)

If you look at the car park you'll get an idea of scale. It's a bit like a linked island. So heaing west from the car park the land drops away, then you climb back up to the ridge at the top.

Our celebrity slope visitor mention that he sometimes flys Trevose? He might have a view on if it's DS-able. Only down side is that there's a bit of walking to the ridge and you have to pay to park. As a plus theres probably a bit of slope for all directions there and a possible N/S ds spot round by the life boat station from memory.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 21, 2009, 14:05:00 PM
Is there a ridge on that? its hard to tell with google. It looks a bit wiffy to me.

Swinger maiden tonight?

the 36cwp should get an airing later.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 21, 2009, 15:54:38 PM
I think so. Need to load up google earth to see. Could be worth giving it a go some day though. Could always meet at mine and drive up in the Disco to save some fuel.

Not going to get out tonight. Works manic. Should have been on leave today but need to work. I'll be focused on getting to a bottle of wine when I finish here now.

Got the rest of the week off. Family stuff for most of it but trying to keep Thursday free to play, which could include some flying.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: slopetrashuk on July 22, 2009, 17:49:20 PM
Brace yourself lads - I travel tommorrow.......


Andy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Woodstock on July 22, 2009, 17:55:43 PM
Brace yourself lads -

Andy
You do know that constitutes foreplay oop there where he comes from?  Be afraid, be very afraid..
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 22, 2009, 18:26:56 PM
He'll fit right in then  :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 22, 2009, 22:51:06 PM
Brace yourself lads - I travel tommorrow.......


Andy

I'm hoping to fly tomorrow pm if your down in good time.

What area are you staying in?

Dont know if you saw that I'm wondering if Trevose could DS in a westerly. I think you know it, so any thoughts?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: petes on July 23, 2009, 10:23:49 AM
Hi Simon

I fly there quite a lot and I'd be surprised if it provided good ds conditions in a W'ly. Have a look at the os map and see what you think
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?X=185270&Y=76510&Z=115&lm=1 (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?X=185270&Y=76510&Z=115&lm=1)

Besides the geography the 'dark side' has a path between the car park and Dinas Head which is popular. Then there's the car park itself that you'd fly close to. Don't forget the parking, might be 4 now, ignore that and you'd probably be clamped - during the holiday season tickets are checked regularly.

Despite that, and as you said earlier, Trevose is great for flying in all sorts of directions. Watch out for the fenced-off area immediately to the S of the car park to protect ground nesting birds.

Good luck
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 23, 2009, 12:44:02 PM
i'm up aggie for as long as the weather holds.

not much success with swinger. need to move CoG forward i think.

Going to rig A2 with some lead and play.

think on with Trevose then.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: slopetrashuk on July 23, 2009, 23:21:16 PM
Right - we're holed up in Bristol tonight and tommorrow and hit cornwall on Saturday mid afternoon. I'm staying on Trevose head on Harlyn Sands - so I'll let you know about the DS thing!
 :colm:
I'll be up staggy as soon as poss.

Andy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 24, 2009, 07:18:01 AM
Right - we're holed up in Bristol tonight and tommorrow and hit cornwall on Saturday mid afternoon. I'm staying on Trevose head on Harlyn Sands - so I'll let you know about the DS thing!
 :colm:
I'll be up staggy as soon as poss.

Andy

My ex is there with my kids at the minute. I pick them up next Friday. Have a good trip down.

DS would be no good in season when it's busy up there I agree. The car park and path are too cl ose.

Aggie was good yesterday, too windy for swinger but great for A2

Sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 24, 2009, 08:56:08 AM
The Team Monkey Punk Works will be working on getting hot wire cut Swingers in the nearish future.

These will have a proper wing section, one piece wing with precut spar channel and precut semi shaped fuz... almost ARTF :)

With the uprated wing construction and proper integral spar it'll be alot stiffer and in turn be able to carry more weight for those windier days  :af

My SS40 plank is taking shape, should be finished tomorrow, build pics going on my rcg thread.


With the wind being lizard penninsula friendly I wont be heading to aggy anytime soon, bit silly when I can fly a similar cliff only 5mins away.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 24, 2009, 13:27:23 PM
wonder what the winds up to saturday. ARTF swinger, ummmmmmmm
with no shed i need a box i can shake and get something built out of it
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 24, 2009, 13:49:01 PM
What happened to ya shed?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 24, 2009, 13:54:51 PM
the back pannels rotted out and i played host to a rat for a few days, had to shift everything about to bock that blighters path in so it's a bit stuffed, need to rip it down and build a new one, just waiting for danny to come up with a final price, then have a look at whats needed and get the area cleared and prepped.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 24, 2009, 20:09:08 PM
The Team Monkey Punk Works will be working on getting hot wire cut Swingers in the nearish future.

These will have a proper wing section, one piece wing with precut spar channel and precut semi shaped fuz... almost ARTF :)

With the uprated wing construction and proper integral spar it'll be alot stiffer and in turn be able to carry more weight for those windier days  :af

My SS40 plank is taking shape, should be finished tomorrow, build pics going on my rcg thread.


With the wind being lizard penninsula friendly I wont be heading to aggy anytime soon, bit silly when I can fly a similar cliff only 5mins away.

Sounds good

Any chance of putting a link on here?

My swinger's nose isn't looking so good after being dumped on the path too much. If it flies well a little spackle will right that though.

Keeping an eye on tomorrow. It between power and aggie.

Hope for a calm  morning as I've got a new Suhkoi 26 to maiden. Not the 100cc version this time. BNF 4ch on a 110 1s lipo.  :colm:

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 24, 2009, 21:34:57 PM
A Cornishmans Planetastic Adventure... - RC Groups (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991151&page=13&highlight=cornishmans+adventure)

Got any pics of the Suhkoi? cracking looking planes  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 25, 2009, 10:03:27 AM
Had a little triming flight of the sukhoi. was really far too windy which lead to a broken prop when a gust hit it from behind. No other damage though. very twitchy. i was running 75% rates with 50% expo. So should be good on a calm day. if you google Park Zone Sukhoi you'll see what it's like.

bit of a breeze so aggie might be on a bit later. might try a bit of thermal hunting now.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 25, 2009, 11:10:29 AM
bit too SW isn't it?? was hoping to get out this afternoon  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 25, 2009, 11:37:25 AM
Will be heading down Beagles later, I'm trying to get my plank finished first tho...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 25, 2009, 14:02:41 PM
it's a kinda off at tubbys day, watching F1 at the mo

anyone going?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Magi on July 25, 2009, 19:33:40 PM
Hi Lads  ..  :)

Newbie among you !   :D :D

A couple of questions for you kind sirs  ..

How come when I click on the "Zoar" link it comes up with "Page not found" ?

I have seen references to "bagging" when fibreglassing wings,but have never heard of it before.  Anyone care to explain?

Thankly muchly  .....

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 25, 2009, 19:36:09 PM
Where do you see this zoar link? We've changed adresses recently.

As for bagging, there are loads on that topic here and on rcgroups! Others might find you a link.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Magi on July 25, 2009, 19:43:31 PM
Hi Hexo  ...

PCS-News.
Andys Spit flies at last.
http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/  ....  and others.

Will check up on bagging ...

Cheers !   :af

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 25, 2009, 20:21:01 PM
Hi Hexo  ...

PCS-News.
Andys Spit flies at last.
[url]http://wcs.zoar.co.uk/ [/url] ....  and others.

Will check up on bagging ...

Cheers !   :af


Doing a google search using the term "Bagging" may bring up some crude images if you have your filters turned off!!!

This may be the link you were looking for matey:

http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/?page=home (http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/?page=home)

If your new to the area / sloping, welcome it's addictive. A word of caution, watch out for Phil / Cactus - don't bend over in front of him!!
 :-*

 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: slopetrashuk on July 25, 2009, 21:20:16 PM
Couldn't wait........
Just had a play off Trevose head with a fully ballasted Acacia 2.
3.50 for the car park!
Cheeky southern gits!  ;D

Oh and the DS was 'orrible.
Dirty shear (though wind was a bit off) and next to nowhere to dive into.
Perhaps if it was the last spot on earth and your life depended on it....

Andy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 25, 2009, 21:35:15 PM
so, no one bothered with staggy today? winds looked to be going south so i binned it.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 25, 2009, 22:00:54 PM
We gotta milk you money laden northern cows when we get the chance!

Test flew an SS40 today, looks very promising, tracked like it was on rails and turned well... it was pretty light winds (12-13), just gotta get a good wind and DS now :)

Si, if you want one, get some foam to me and I'll cut one (I've got foam but its a bit soft), should be a cracking little DSer and builds in only a few hours.

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 25, 2009, 23:03:59 PM
Today was fun! Great little plane we mashed together.

Yeah the build is well fast, i have had a set of cores that are almost ready in just one hours work! Fuz is ready so no need to do that but it only takes another hour or so to make that, the rest of the time is with final setup and tinkering.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 26, 2009, 11:42:33 AM
New toys look good boys. I'll have to see if I can get some foam, or happy to pay for it if you've go any spare.

Andy, glad to hear you brought the A2. Hope I get to see that fly to get a feel for proper F3F speeds.

Looking good for Aggie after work tomorrow,probably Tubby's. I'm at  meeting at 3milestone so ideal to dive out when that finishes if I can negotiate a pass with the good lady.

Anyone else fancy it? Might even be on for the swinger at last, although I'm loving the A2 at the minute.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Magi on July 26, 2009, 16:58:06 PM
Doing a google search using the term "Bagging" may bring up some crude images if you have your filters turned off!!!

This may be the link you were looking for matey:

[url]http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/?page=home[/url] ([url]http://propercornishslopers.co.uk/?page=home[/url])

If your new to the area / sloping, welcome it's addictive. A word of caution, watch out for Phil / Cactus - don't bend over in front of him!!
 :-*

 :af


Thanks for the welcome Eyeboy  :)  ...  I'll certainly have to keep my eyes open for Phil, if I knew who has was !  $%&

I'm pretty new to the area, and am stiil trying to find the sites for various wind directions.  Altho' I've flow at Staggies quite a bit, and picked up the pieces afterwards !  :banghead:

Cheers   ......
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 26, 2009, 17:36:45 PM
Thanks for the welcome Eyeboy  :)  ...  I'll certainly have to keep my eyes open for Phil, if I knew who has was !  $%&

I'm pretty new to the area, and am stiil trying to find the sites for various wind directions.  Altho' I've flow at Staggies quite a bit, and picked up the pieces afterwards !  :banghead:

Cheers   ......

Hopefully meet you up Aggie some time soon.

Do tell a bit more about yourself. What sort of stuff are you flying for example?

I normall turn up in a blue disco and mainly fly a red Acacia 2 (ch80) or an Orange Luna(2.4).  Do fly other stuff from time to time,and sometimes turn up in the car but the above should help you recognise me.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Magi on July 27, 2009, 11:50:04 AM
Monday 27th  ..

Wind forecast is West 12-18 mph,  so may have a go at Aggies this PM.  :af

You gotta fly them to crash them !   ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 27, 2009, 14:25:54 PM
when you going? thinking the same thing
anyone else??
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 27, 2009, 14:26:50 PM
WSW is beagles, thats where I'll be... havign siad that I'm desparate to do some DS testing... I've been eyeing up harhour walls and tree lines.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 27, 2009, 14:32:04 PM
Harbour walls :D We'll be needing a dingy as well then :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 27, 2009, 14:34:29 PM
Only when the tides out ;)

Some of the harbour walls are pretty big, it can be done.... mullion harbour later?  :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 27, 2009, 14:36:15 PM
I've got kit in the Disco and it's looking promising, but meeting shifted to my office so I'm now in the office until at least 4. If I can get away then I'll probably head out for a flight or two with a mouldie and to lob the swinger if the wind's light enough.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on July 27, 2009, 14:36:49 PM
Yeah that ones quite big! Now I got the fear on! :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 27, 2009, 14:39:31 PM
i'll be out earlier than that probably, unless theres a few up for an evening sesh  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 27, 2009, 14:43:37 PM
Gonna take the dogs around kynance after work, theres a couple of places down there that might just work...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: slopetrashuk on July 27, 2009, 21:34:38 PM
Just had a very enjoyable couple of hours Weaseling the cliffs at the back of Booby's bay south of Trevose/Dinas head.
My lad Daniel was a little psyched by flying off a 15ft cliff with waves crashing into the bottom and he kept landing to blink the sea spray out of his eyes. Lift was good and managed to halfpipe the Weasel Evo up maybe 100ft or so at either end.
Got to spend an evening getting the salt off the transmitters now!
Hoping to head Staggy way soon.
Westerly best isn't it?
And a SW for tubbys?

Andy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 27, 2009, 22:50:40 PM
Hump for north, coastguards for NW and tubbys for W to SW :af
wednesday is looking rubbish ( culdrose air day see, they always organise rain for that ) thursdays not looking bad

quiet evening tonight, me and Al then paul turned up as we were packing.

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 28, 2009, 09:32:13 AM
Sounds like some of you turned up after I left. I was up there late afternoon. Good lift again on Tubby's.

I'm watching the weather for a possible session after work on Thursday. Looks dry but wind is droppng off a bit. Could still be good without ballast I suspect, and a nice warm evening.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cardboard Keith on July 28, 2009, 09:42:56 AM
i have a few rusty old nails charged for action. Might have a look this arvo at staggy if it swings a bit more west
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 28, 2009, 12:52:51 PM
didn't know you were down J, board masters week already?  ???
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Magi on July 28, 2009, 12:53:39 PM
Had a decent couple of hours at Aggie yesterday afternoon.  A bit blowy for me, I like a nice gentle breeze ..  things happen a lot slower ! ;D

A couple of fast fly boys arrived up just as I was packing up, and seemed to be enjoying themselves. :af

Doubt if I will get out for the next week  ..  granddaughter is arriving tommorrow.  Oh joy ! :ev :nananana: :banghead:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 28, 2009, 13:00:21 PM
sounds like we all missed each other then, magi followed by sj, then by the guy with a middle phase then me, al turned up then paul as we left.
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Post by: Cardboard Keith on July 28, 2009, 15:42:52 PM
just started to load the roof box up and a mate im desperate need callede me from the sailors arms. Ah well it's started to pain now any way. Hopefully see you one night this week or at the red's show!
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Post by: slopetrashuk on July 28, 2009, 17:04:49 PM
sounds like we all missed each other then, magi followed by sj, then by the guy with a middle phase then me, al turned up then paul as we left.
Man! I thought you guys were more organised than that!!
 ;)

I had a bit of 'Luna'cy on the big dune at Perranporth today. Flying over the beach and dodging the power kites!
Rain stopped play........

Setting my sights on Staggy Thursday PM.

Andy
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 28, 2009, 17:30:07 PM
I had a bit of 'Luna'cy on the big dune at Perranporth today. Flying over the beach and dodging the power kites!

Cornwall's best slope (and my home)! I miss that place.
 :'(

Enjoy your sesh at Staggie. Hope the weather is fair for you matey.
 :af

I'm heading to the IOS for a week on Saturday morning, sailing from Penzance. I'm hoping that i'll be able to have a fly at staggie on Sunday 9th August before I return up here to Glos. Have had a couple of decent sesh's up here but there's no denying it, Cornwall rocks when it comes to good, consistant, clean lift.

Would be good to see ya'll.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 28, 2009, 17:46:30 PM
you forgotten our show 8-9th andy?(eyeboy) cant shoot home before that  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 28, 2009, 18:02:36 PM
you forgotten our show 8-9th andy?(eyeboy) cant shoot home before that  :'( :'(

D'oh! No go i'm afraid. Ah well, some time soon I hope. I'm still gonna bring one small plane back to fly on the 9th, weather permitting.
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 28, 2009, 21:12:44 PM
word up Andy  :af



DSed my SS40 plank I've been working on today, its a little cracker, flies like my JW60 but nippier.... Well chuffed!

Awesome for a 10 airframe  :af
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Post by: Cardboard Keith on July 29, 2009, 07:59:07 AM
any pointers to any ds sites?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 29, 2009, 08:10:10 AM
With these wind directions theres nothing worth traveling for over my way, the place I was at last night is only suitable for foamies and its pretty shallow. Nothing like what you're used to up north.

Theres a few Tors on Bodmin Moor that still need to be tried. Brown Willy looks like the best and takes a westerly. Its a bit of a walk and you're gonna need waiders after all this rain.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 29, 2009, 10:00:59 AM
I'm up for Staggie on Thursday after work. Should be able to finish at 4 and be there for 16:45. Looks like it will be dry, although the wind is dropping through the day so we might be down to 10mph by the evening. Could make for some chilled flying.

Hopefully some of you that are heading up in the day time will still be there. Look's like an Acacia session. Andy, is yours red white and black too?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 29, 2009, 20:13:11 PM
Toys on charge.

Hopefully catch some of you tomorrow.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: ryan2 on July 29, 2009, 23:47:49 PM
im now free from work i think im gona be at stagy early ya   :colm:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on July 30, 2009, 07:33:29 AM
So far it's looking good for a session after work.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: slopetrashuk on July 30, 2009, 08:16:09 AM
I'm pretty free all day but I'll head for this afternoon sometime and bank a few more brownie points this morning.
Who else is playing out?
I guess I'll be leaving by about 6pm to get back up here before the scowling and foot tapping starts!
 ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 30, 2009, 11:29:44 AM
afternoon sesh it is then  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 30, 2009, 20:39:40 PM
Dunno if you guys are interested but with the success of the SS40 I thought I'd have a go at a SAL glider for my next project.... Alula styleeeee

Its gonna look a little something like this...

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on July 30, 2009, 21:17:43 PM
Very Alula'ey, looks like a go'er. Id be interested in one if you were doing kits :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on July 30, 2009, 22:01:45 PM
Very Alula'ey, looks like a go'er. Id be interested in one if you were doing kits :af

Me too!! Seem's like we get loads of light summer lift up here and that's the typr of job to deal with it!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on July 31, 2009, 14:16:29 PM
I might do a short kit of all my successful planes... I need another revenue stream now that all my plane cash is going to the boy... seriously wonna get a CNC wirecutter  :ev


Tomorrows looking great for Cudden DS, I'll be down there from late morning/mid day for an afternoon of speeding around and smashing planes up... wooohoooooo!

I'm guessing everyone else (apart from Gary) will be at Staggy?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on July 31, 2009, 16:00:20 PM
tomorrow is st aggy carnival so you'll have to turn left before the village and go that way
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 01, 2009, 20:00:12 PM
We had a cracking afternoon testing SS40's at Cudden, man are these little bad boys fun and they certain focus the mind.

After some more elevon movement tweaks and strapping some lead on them (taking them to around 600g's) they were awesome... the inevitable happened with a few arrivals but the worst thing to happen was a broken fin, if we'd had some glue we could of stuck it back on and continued... its probably a good thing it broke, our brains were starting to fade after 4hrs of busting grooves.

Video to come :)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 01, 2009, 23:13:26 PM
A bit of video from today, got some fastish stuff, a few close shaves and a couple of heavy arrivals  :''


SS40 DS Maiden on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/5879149)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 02, 2009, 13:33:31 PM
Very cool and groovy.  :af

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 02, 2009, 19:33:32 PM
I can cut you a set of cores if you like, be good to get another one out on test.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 02, 2009, 22:34:58 PM
Aaawwwww.

Gowan, gowan, gwan, gawan.

By the way, the swinger flies.  :colm: :colm:

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 02, 2009, 22:39:30 PM
Cool! Staggy was that SJ? You'll love the cores btw, very easy to build!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 03, 2009, 07:43:16 AM
Yeah. Was staggie. Wind was on the money last Thursday. Needs some tweaks though. I should have bevelled the ailerons and shaped the tail. So will have to get that sorted at some point.

What servos and battery are you using in the SS40? I'm aiming to pop into totem tomorrow on my way back from Exeter so will gather some supplies.

Are you cutting any spar slot or leaving them for the builder to add to suit their favoured spar?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 08:59:17 AM
I've got Futaba 3150's in mine and a square AA pack (in the nose), you've prolly got a good 15-17mm of depth in the wing where the servos go so any of the usual micro suspects should do the job... you'll need something thats nice and tight with spot on centering mind.

For my next one I'll be fitting a flat AAA pack in the wing (or atleast try to) with the RX leaving the nose free for lead to increase total internal weight.

I'm using full length 6mm carbon tube spar, I have templates to cut a slot for this size. I can cut it or leave it for you to do as you wish.

The only upgrade I'll do for my next build is put a smaller opposing spar on the underside to work against the main spar... It doesnt NEED it but it'll defo sure it up a little bit more and put less stress on the lamfilm allowing it to carry more weight... vrooom vrrooomm.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 03, 2009, 09:46:13 AM
Sounds Good.

I'll ge some 6mm Carbon tube then. I've got a spare AAA square pack for the nose. I'll probably try to get a pair of HS65 or HS5065's.

Are the Elevons cut as part of the cores? Or do I need to buy some balsa stock? Anything else that I need to get to help the build?

I might try butt joined tape and book covering as an alternative as I haven't got any lam film. What do you recon?

Do you butt wings to fuz or is there a section cut through the fuz to thread the wing through like the JW?

I did ask about my mate about foam. They only keep the creamy brown stuff that's much cheaper than blue or pink. One other source you could try for off cuts is Frame Homes in Redruth. They make most of our timber frames. They may well have some off cuts. If I get a chance I'll try to put a call out to someone there and see what the score is if you like.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 10:16:56 AM
I'd go for metal gear too... I'd seriously consider putting the RX pack in the wing, with a AA in the nose mine came out at only 450 and meant I had to strap lead all over the fuz to bring it up to 600g's, it was too light at 450, ok for lighter days maybe but they were getting battered around a bit at 450 on saturday in 20-25 front side... at 600ish they were less effected by turbulence and grooved nicely.

Elevons are balsa, 3/16"x3"x48", the 1/4" stuff will do but takes a bit of sanding to get it down to the TE depth... One sheet will leave you enough balsa to make a fin too.

I wouldnt bother with tape or the like, get yourself to staples and buy some A3 lamfilm pouches (or look for cheap stuff on ebay), one will do the entire wing both side, you'll need another for lamfilming the elevons. The stuff garys got that we've been using is 75micron, I'm keen to try 125micron on my next one.

I'm going to order in some lamfilm rolls of 125micron, 30-40 for 200m isnt bad and will last a lifetime. I'm happy to split it to share cost, risk and luuuuv?  :-*

No wing butting on the SS40, the fuz is pre cut with the wing slot like the JW.

I might do some short kits of my planes if theres any interest, these will include:-

Foam Cores
Spar(s) (depending on version)
Balsa for elevons and fin
Lamfilm
Push rods
Horns
Clevises

As for foam, I've got a good supplier of a slightly softer version of blue foam (extruded polystyrene), it works fine but isnt quite as stiff and ding resistant as the blue stuff. If you can get any of the blue its certainly an upgrade to the stuff I have.

The B&Q warehouse type stores stock it under the brand Space Board by Knauf something or other, unfortunetly the nearest B&Q warehouse is plymouth :'(

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 13:04:12 PM
Just done some checking on CAD, you want 3/16 x 3 x 48" balsa sheet (thats a 5mm thickness), that'll go on with no thickness trimming needed, I'll cut your cores so that the TE doesnt need trimming too.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 03, 2009, 13:07:33 PM
The lam film we use is 50Micron and i would just put the bat pack in the fuz, not a lot of space in the wing and it will make a hell of a mess really. There is plently of space to hide weight, even on the slope!

Glad you're getting on a build SJ, my second ones coming along nice and fast! :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 03, 2009, 13:09:59 PM
BTW, when you buy lam film it normally comes in pouches sold at say 100Micron, half that as they count both sheets!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 13:18:41 PM
Yeah I'd go with Gary and ignore me as I've only actually measured the size of AAA packs, looked at the depth of the wing, looked at the fuz dimensions and really worked out whether theres enough space.

 ::)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 03, 2009, 13:25:24 PM
Oooo!  :) I'm just saying its going to be a lot easier to put in the fuz as there is no point putting into the wings. Much cleaner.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 13:34:29 PM
I disagree and so would alot of the experienced yankie DS boys as its common practice for them... thats where I saw it first.

I was going to explain the benefits but if I'm honest I cant be arsed.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 03, 2009, 14:28:53 PM
I see this as a bit of an experiment, bit like the swinger for me.

Take all the hard work and research you've done. Ignore it and see what happens. Whllst unlikely, I might just stumble on a bright idea.  :D :''

Might be handy if you're going to flog the kit to show that you can build it several ways. Considered a double hard, double spar version with a ballast box between the spars?

If the battery goes in the nose (because it's easy) is there not room in the fuz for ballast? Plates stacked over the CoG bolted in Richo-she style? Could double up to bolt the wing to the fuz with a plastic bolts from the bottom to a plate with captive nuts in the fuz? Just a thought.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 14:48:33 PM
Yup, already got heavy double spar'd versions with ballast tube, swept LE etc lined up in the build que. if I flog it there will be different versions available.

Remember this is very early doors for the SS40, I've but scratched the surface really and have a load of stuff lined up in my head to test.

Not sure about your stacked plates idea, with this being so compact and foam its not an ideal solution and over complicates a simple design, on my next one I'm going to install a ballast tube in the fuz (just one of the reasons why I'm putting the rx pack in the wing).

If you wonna go over any ideas or the like just skype me when I'm in the garage, I got a webcam etc ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 03, 2009, 16:11:21 PM
Yup, already got heavy double spar'd versions with ballast tube, swept LE etc lined up in the build que. if I flog it there will be different versions available.

Remember this is very early doors for the SS40, I've but scratched the surface really and have a load of stuff lined up in my head to test.

Not sure about your stacked plates idea, with this being so compact and foam its not an ideal solution and over complicates a simple design, on my next one I'm going to install a ballast tube in the fuz (just one of the reasons why I'm putting the rx pack in the wing).

If you wonna go over any ideas or the like just skype me when I'm in the garage, I got a webcam etc ;)


If you've scratched the surface, won't that ruin the aerodynamics?? :nananana: :nananana:

Plate ballast is super simple. You  take roof lead off the roll and cut into strips say 8cm long and as wide as the internal dimention of the fuz. Get a stack of them as deep as the fuz and drill two holes for bolts so you can literally bolt it to the wing in the fuz. Much easier than making slugs and lots of adjustment as you'll probably have 8+ pieces and being over the CoG you can put anything from 0-100% in without spacers etc. Much easier to do than describe.

I can see benefits to Battery in wing, but not if you have to add a bag of lead in the nose to ballance. I always like to build as light as possible to ballance and add ballast as needed over the CoG.

Web Cam in garage sounds a bit dodgey!! :'' :''

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 16:28:54 PM

I can see benefits to Battery in wing, but not if you have to add a bag of lead in the nose to ballance. I always like to build as light as possible to ballance and add ballast as needed over the CoG.



you need that lead to bring it up to a respectable weight, you dont want to go light as poss on this as it'll get battered about by turbulence (we found this out on saturday) and more importantly the wing section works better with weight.

There is logic behind my thinking ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 17:47:28 PM
hmmmm you're not looking at this as a DS plank are ya (which is what its designed for)? you're coming at it from a front side point of view.

Anyway, I'll cut the cores and you can do whatever you like ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 03, 2009, 18:52:49 PM
Love the plate ballast idea! That was you'd be able to fly it on light front side days and crank up the weight for the strong wind DS days!

There is no real right or wrong ways to do it, just quicker or longer as long as the job gets done its fine. I'm sorry if i offended you earlier pasty, it was just that i wanted to point out that the bat in fuz is simples and works. I can be very strait talking at times, well most of the time.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 03, 2009, 19:31:31 PM
Looking at it as both really. If it's light it will hopefullly ds poor sites better, although it wil lack the punch, thus my thoughts on ballast.

I'm hoping that trying something different will show whether another route is a good, bad or indifferent one. If you get production going this could be a new 1 design race class for Staggie.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 20:23:22 PM
If you want a front side racing class you'd prolly be better off with higher aspect ratio wing.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 03, 2009, 21:32:08 PM
I get it that this is far more a DS toy. But if we have a few on the slope it could be a laugh to see how they lap.

SS????

Steve's Sloper?

Sort-of-something?

Seriousely Slick?

Slate smasher?

Sun Syther?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 03, 2009, 22:15:14 PM
Just my initials... or some of them anyways...

Dunno if you're a brand guy but continuing the low cost ethos I just ordered a few of these to try... Can let you know what they're like... that'll take the total radio cost of my current one from 70 down to 25 for my next.

E-Power 12g Digital Metal Geared Micro Servo (http://www.giantcod.co.uk/epower-digital-metal-geared-micro-servo-p-403798.html)

Along with a load of horns, clevis, keepers and some more Corona RX's as they're the ideal size for these little things.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 04, 2009, 17:09:34 PM
Ideal if they're slop free. Half the price of HS65's too.

Got the bits ready for the ss40 now. Turned in to an expensive couple of servos, as I ended up buying 6 and an extreme flight Yak to put 4 of them in. Just a little electric, but looks worth a shot. looked too good to leave on the shelf anyway.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 04, 2009, 17:56:11 PM
being Extreme Flight it'll be a cracker  :af, got a Yak fetish goin on?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 04, 2009, 20:01:24 PM
Always fancied one. It's a bit different to the Katana's I've had and got and the 330. Hope it'll be good.

Quite a big model flying off a 2200 3s and a monster prop.

Fingers crossed it's a good-un. I'm hoping it's thinish wing will give it a wider weather range.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on August 04, 2009, 21:17:59 PM
The EF Yaks are superb Sj, and they will handle a bit of wind aswell. :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 05, 2009, 07:33:04 AM
Good to hear good reports. I did come away wondering if I was mad to spend the money.

I just want to find a nice affordable F3A/Freestyle model now. Although this is all postponing the 50-100cc model.

Any of you guys heading to the redruth show? There's not much info on the web site so I don't know what's going to be there to work out whether to attend or just go flying.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Dizz on August 05, 2009, 09:41:18 AM
l Any of you guys heading to the redruth show? There's not much info on the web site so I don't know what's going to be there to work out whether to attend or just go flying.
Usual mix flying in the slots including jets.  Trade-wise Stan and Tony will be there, so good chance to stock up on "stuff" without driving miles. Flying off the peg once the show bit finishes.
Pete
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 05, 2009, 09:54:22 AM
Dunno if you're a brand guy but continuing the low cost ethos I just ordered a few of these to try... Can let you know what they're like... that'll take the total radio cost of my current one from 70 down to 25 for my next.

E-Power 12g Digital Metal Geared Micro Servo ([url]http://www.giantcod.co.uk/epower-digital-metal-geared-micro-servo-p-403798.html[/url])



Received my servos, they're actually emax which is a good sign, no more slop than my HS65's... looking good!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 05, 2009, 11:23:18 AM
Good news to hear they are not sloppy! I should be ordering some today/tomoz.  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 05, 2009, 13:14:26 PM
wait till we see how they centre etc  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 05, 2009, 17:57:42 PM
The Yak's goning together well. Taken about 6 hours to get it ready for stickers and ballancing.

sj

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: cabanestrut on August 05, 2009, 23:05:30 PM
We have everything at the show, including bouncy castle and alternative entertainment for the kids.

Healthy trade support with several larger retailers already pitched up this evening.


All set to be a corker of a weekend :af  Would be great to see you all there, why not bring a tent and stay for a few beers?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 06, 2009, 10:07:51 AM
What time in the morning does the show open?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 06, 2009, 12:19:51 PM
Looking like a cracking weekend for it, are thereany details on the net? Like times of things, entry fee etc.

I've never been as I'm more of a doer than a watcher but curiosity might get the better of me seeing as theres not alot of wind this weekend. Altho Cudden might be working again if the wind goes a bit more west.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 06, 2009, 22:31:43 PM
Saturdays now on for some light DS action at Cudden, an after of chilled DS in the sun... thats a winner for me!

anyone keen? Silly question I know :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 06, 2009, 22:59:17 PM
Oh yes!  ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 07, 2009, 08:29:08 AM
Saturdays now on for some light DS action at Cudden, an after of chilled DS in the sun... thats a winner for me!

anyone keen? Silly question I know :D

Will it work in 8mph WSW? I thought it needed to be NW?

Weekend looks like show on Saturday, car and power flying on Sunday and gliding on Monday (which I've got off).

Maidened the Yak last night. Good first impression, but needs a bit of tweeking the CoG I think. Also got to put a full flight on the tiny Sukhoi without breaking a prop. It coped ok with the gusts of wind now I'm flying aware of the winds impact on it. Awsome roll rate for on the spot rolls into wind. Looking forward to flying it in still air which is probably a morning session in Truro before work.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 07, 2009, 08:42:59 AM
They changed the prediction over night....literally.

Glad your suki is looking promising.

I was thinking about one for myself but then realised that with the hot wire cutting I can make my own designs for pennys.

First thing I fancy is a profile Inspire 60 scaled down to go with my 3s 2200 packs... the freestyle designs are defo the way forward.

Yet another plane to add to the build que...
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: slopetrashuk on August 07, 2009, 09:00:16 AM
Had a light scratch off Stepper point up here yesterday. Nice slope that one - very great orme ish. Bit of a hike from the car park (Another 3.50.....)
Wouldn't mind trying it with a lead sled in 45mph!
Ah well - home tommorrow with not as much airtime as I would have liked but the Wevo has proved itself to be quite the traveller and the cliffs over Boobies Bay and Harlyn sands have been fairly well explored.

See you locals down the line somewhere.

Andy

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 07, 2009, 12:58:18 PM
Had a light scratch off Stepper point up here yesterday. Nice slope that one - very great orme ish. Bit of a hike from the car park (Another 3.50.....)
Wouldn't mind trying it with a lead sled in 45mph!
Ah well - home tommorrow with not as much airtime as I would have liked but the Wevo has proved itself to be quite the traveller and the cliffs over Boobies Bay and Harlyn sands have been fairly well explored.

See you locals down the line somewhere.

Andy



Good to meet you Andy.

Thanks for the pointers and stick time on the Wevo.

Have a safe journey home, and we'll look forward to meeting up with you again some time soon.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 07, 2009, 12:59:45 PM
They changed the prediction over night....literally.

Glad your suki is looking promising.

I was thinking about one for myself but then realised that with the hot wire cutting I can make my own designs for pennys.

First thing I fancy is a profile Inspire 60 scaled down to go with my 3s 2200 packs... the freestyle designs are defo the way forward.

Yet another plane to add to the build que...

Must have a chat about the inspire some time. That's what I fancy next if I don't go petrol. Is yours EP or GP?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 07, 2009, 13:10:49 PM
Mines glow, in terms of flying I cant praise it enough, a simply awesome freestyler.

Bad points -

its built very light, I think too light for glow application as a 4 stroke gives the front end a pounding, I've had to reinforce mine a couple of times. Like so many other airframes the undercarrage mount needs reinforcing too.

Having said that, I had a battery die on me leading to the Inspire landing itself cart wheel stylee and there was little damage apart from the firewall and undercart.

At certain airspeeds it can drop a wing with too much elevator input, its easy to live with once you've got the limits in your head.


I see they've come down in price since I bought mine too  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 07, 2009, 13:21:47 PM
Cracking plane, I've seen steve knife edge harrier his inspire across the sky and it was so stable and slow. A real graceful machine! :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 07, 2009, 13:39:30 PM
The DS gods are really shining on us, Meers is now on for sunday  :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 07, 2009, 13:42:27 PM
see ya next time andy  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 07, 2009, 13:47:04 PM
It'll change over night no doubt! :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 07, 2009, 14:17:33 PM
What engine is in yours? I'd like to have a go at the 90 but I'm guessing it would want a Saito 125 which are a bit pricey at the moment. Where I'm guessing the 60 would go with an OS 55ax at about 115. With maybe a 40 pipe for good measure.

I've got a load of servos that are good for up to 1/4 scale and a few RX's so looking for what bang for buck I can get really. Much as I want to go to 100cc I can't see me affording it in the foreseeable future, especially as I've failed to sell any of my other stuff so far.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 07, 2009, 14:31:05 PM
The Inspire 90 isnt a freestyle plane, its aimed more at pattern, confusing I know.... unless they've changed it since I bought mine.

I have a saito 82 in mine as I prefer the torque and responce of four strokes for 3D stuff, if I were to do it again I'd go for the Saito 100 or similar (YS maybe), the 82 doesnt quite have the punch out from prop hang that I like.

I doubt the OS55 would inspire confidence, infact I'd safely say it wouldnt have enough poke, if I were to go two stroke I wouldnt mess around and go for the 90, its the 60 case but bored out?

They put 90's in the smaller fliton edges etc so the Inspire defo needs it.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 07, 2009, 17:12:15 PM
I guess i'd best keep looking then. The 90 looks more f3a but the surfaces looked big enough to freestyle a bit.

I've got the 330 which has plenty of power with a saito 91.

Sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 10, 2009, 16:23:27 PM
Woz going on down there?????!!  $%&

I had to go to page 2 to find this thread! Are you no longer flying, communicating or all living together now which results in fewer posts?
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 11, 2009, 07:42:05 AM
I think a bunch of 'em have set up a comune on north cliff.

Show looked good on Saturday, although a suspect a BMFA safety assessor would have a heart attack.

Danny was it you that used the shed to re-kit your magnum? Didn't see it, just heard the commentary.

Those fun fighters looked like a laugh. Are they ARTF?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 11, 2009, 08:57:18 AM
Woz going on down there?????!!  $%&

I had to go to page 2 to find this thread! Are you no longer flying, communicating or all living together now which results in fewer posts?
 :af


Theres flying a plenty down south, most days infact... dunno whats going on up north  $%&

When I'm not flying I've been working on my own plane designs, I'm like a man possessed now that I've got the hot wire burning!

Finished my SAL proto on sunday, initial SAL testing looks promising, I took her to some light slope air yesterday and again she did very well. Time to try other wing sections and better the build and finish.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 11, 2009, 12:02:34 PM
yep, you can get ARTF mustangs in 4 flavours one of them being naked so you can do your own thing
YT should be re-releasing them any week now
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 11, 2009, 14:11:43 PM
I didn't realise they were YT. I'll have a look. Let me know if a bulk order is being placed. I likes Bazza's Bud finish. Might be interested if it's possible to get one in the air cheaply enough. Not normally my thing, but looked like a giggle and fun in all conditiond.

I got a foam Flash from the show that I put together yesterday, so hope to maiden that tonight and get a bit more time in on the Yak, and possibly the sukhoi if the wind dies enough.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 11, 2009, 14:13:05 PM
The Flash is supposed to be a cracking model  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 11, 2009, 20:49:52 PM
Yeah. Maidened it tonigh. Was good fun hovering it backwards in the wind. Good little park flyer for all sorts of sites.

Very clever cut out profile on aileron, curved faces in the live hinge cut so that as it's flexed down the aileron "spoons" against the wing. Tidy.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 13, 2009, 16:56:46 PM
i thought i ought to scoop us off the bottom of the page.

Anyone flying at the weekend? It's looking good. I've got the kids so a bit limited on if I'll get out.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 13, 2009, 17:03:37 PM
i thought i ought to scoop us off the bottom of the page.

Anyone flying at the weekend? It's looking good. I've got the kids so a bit limited on if I'll get out.

sj

Looks like Sunday would be good at Tubbys. Gutted not to be able to enjoy it!

Down again for the bank holiday weekend so am hoping to get at least one days "fix" then.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 13, 2009, 17:41:44 PM

Anyone flying at the weekend?

Yup... it wont be staggy tho so I wont see any of ya.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 13, 2009, 22:03:47 PM
one call bank holiday weekend, which means i'll be bound to the area, and staggy will do me fine  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 13, 2009, 22:09:07 PM
If its a NW then surely you'd like to try some DS? Then staggy after? $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 13, 2009, 22:27:24 PM
staggys closer to work if i get the dredded call  :-\
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on August 14, 2009, 08:43:01 AM
pasty i have a skip load of blue foam here if you want to come down ......you can help yourself  ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 14, 2009, 08:45:18 AM
Excellent!

When can I come and where are ya? I've got my crap car and no wife today so picking some up after work would be ideal for me.

PM me your number if ya like.

You da man bazza, Set fo cores coming your way ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 14, 2009, 13:51:49 PM
Shhhweeet! Nice one bazza! :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 14, 2009, 14:05:31 PM
BTW flew the Flash and the Sukhoi again last night.

You were right about the Flash. Really good fun to fly. Meant the Yak didn't get taken out of the car. The tiny Sukhoi is good for a giggle. A bit limited in what it will do in any wind but great fun and amazed the other fliers who couldn't believe what an awsome package it is.

With a bit more practice I think I'll be able to pluch the Flash out of the sky at the end of a flight, and got the hover down to 6' in less than ideal conditions. All this power flying. I clearly need to get to the slope to remind me how to fly proper planes.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 14, 2009, 14:21:25 PM
True SJ, but you cant beat a bit of prop hanging now and agin! :colm:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 14, 2009, 14:28:00 PM
Nice one Si, you'll be parachuting into your hands in no time.

I get bored of prop hanging very quickly these days...

Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 14, 2009, 14:34:48 PM
What do they say about people that get bored easilly?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 14, 2009, 15:23:44 PM
 ::)


When do you want your SS40 cores Si? I'm going to be testing a few mods over the coming weeks, do you want to wait for the next version?

I have a set of cores in the garage that arent cut that well, a bit of light weight filler will have them looking good tho... you're welcome to them if you wonna get cracking.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on August 14, 2009, 18:14:23 PM
pm sent with phone number....you can pick some up morra if you like......sorry i did"nt get back to you earlier ....busy at work today :o
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 14, 2009, 20:30:11 PM
::)


When do you want your SS40 cores Si? I'm going to be testing a few mods over the coming weeks, do you want to wait for the next version?

I have a set of cores in the garage that arent cut that well, a bit of light weight filler will have them looking good tho... you're welcome to them if you wonna get cracking.

what ever's going is good for me.

Pleased to go with what ever you want tested. Got plenty of carbon ready for spars.

would be good to have a cudden toy.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 17, 2009, 20:20:59 PM
Bazza came up trumps with some blue foam today, I've got enough for a fair few SS40's... if any of the PCS boys want a set of cores just give me a shout and I'll knock some up.

share the luv and all :)

Thanks for sorting it out Bazza!

If you get any more in give me a shout, its better to have too much than too little :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 17, 2009, 20:51:35 PM
Brilliant! We're going to have a fleet down at cudden soon! Nice one bazza! :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 17, 2009, 21:24:01 PM
Result.

Nice one Bazza. By the way, like your fun fighter.

Pasty. I've got a couple of 6mm spars if you want me to try a twin spar version. I've got a 6x5mm and a 6x4mm.

Got a couple more flights on the Flash today. What a laugh. Knife edge harriers are a first for me.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 17, 2009, 22:00:52 PM
Try whatever you like Si  :af

I have no doubt that twin spars of that size will make it rock solid, should have enough room at the tip for 10mm in total too.


A trick that always impresses the old boys at my field is when theres a little wind, get it KE harried so that its stationary and then snap it from KE to KE.. you gotta do it at no more than a foot off the ground too.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 17, 2009, 22:08:00 PM
The old boys used to have to pick up their dentures after me and steve got into no wind condtions! Prop hang landing was one that got them going one day, balanced the tail on the grass and then power off.  ^-^
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 17, 2009, 22:13:41 PM
we got told off for flying too low  ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 17, 2009, 22:18:31 PM
That sucks! Just like VTPR, flying low is the fun bit for me $%&

When its up there and you can barely see it, its like sacrilege!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 17, 2009, 22:33:20 PM
we got told off for flying too low  ;D

That's nothing. I fly so low, some people don't think I even take off!
 :''
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 17, 2009, 22:35:09 PM
Hey Andy! Is that a euphemism? :-X
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 17, 2009, 23:06:30 PM
Hey Andy! Is that a euphemism? :-X

No it most certainly wasn't despite the fact that I am incredibly well hung!
 :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 20, 2009, 20:48:31 PM
anyone flying at the weekend?

where?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 20, 2009, 21:22:44 PM
yup, will be down south tho.

Having said that, I'll finish a tweaked SS40 tomorrow so I might be looking for a new DS site... willing to travel too.

Anything up you way?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 24, 2009, 07:40:44 AM
The only thing up my way at the weekend was mist and drizzle.

Got a couple of early flights on leccy heli and planes on Saturday, but then it closed in for the weekend. I was saved by the F1 coverage.

Any of you guys get out?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 24, 2009, 07:51:48 AM
Light winds but sunny up here in Gloucestershire so had a good fly on Sunday. Looks like a lot of wind hitting Cornwall midweek.
 :uk:

Looking forwards to this coming weekend. Desperate to get a fly in either on Sunday or Monday at Staggie.
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 24, 2009, 09:38:04 AM
Ummm myself and Gary messed around with my first SAL prototype on friday evening but think that was about it...

I spent any other free time building.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 24, 2009, 10:35:42 AM
This was this weekends project, just need to stick the vons on, link up the radio gear and shes a goer.

A MKII SAL prototype at 32" and going to come in at around 140g's I hope.

Brown paper and pva rocks :D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 24, 2009, 10:43:35 AM
Oh btw just in case any of you were wondering SAL is a HLG. :ev
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 24, 2009, 10:46:25 AM
Brown paper and pva rocks :D

Better than laminate?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 24, 2009, 10:47:43 AM
Better than laminate?
 $%&

for this application yes, sticks better to the EPS and is lighter.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 24, 2009, 10:49:40 AM
Very cheap to boot! :cigarsmoking:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on August 24, 2009, 21:57:48 PM
pulled off loads more foam if you want it ......let me know ;D
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 24, 2009, 22:27:40 PM
Cheers Bazza! I'm going to need another garage just to store all this foam :D

I havent forgot about yours, Si's and Andy B's (smithy) cores by the way, I wonna test the MK2 before I cut them.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on August 24, 2009, 22:31:31 PM
i will store some at work ,,,just let me know when you need it :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 25, 2009, 09:17:18 AM
cheers!  :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Smithy on August 25, 2009, 11:01:45 AM
Drum roll............ :''...............

The Ocelot is finished and ready to maiden

 :colm:

Not going to win any beauty contests, and the wing patches where i cut out the servos are a bit iffy, but then it wouldn't be one of my fleet if it was normal.

Smithers
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 25, 2009, 20:53:21 PM
Cheers Bazza! I'm going to need another garage just to store all this foam :D

I havent forgot about yours, Si's and Andy B's (smithy) cores by the way, I wonna test the MK2 before I cut them.

Cool.

Looking forward to giving it a go when your ready.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 27, 2009, 23:05:55 PM
Hi, i'm visitng Cornwall for the weekend and wondered if there was any place to fly down there? I've heard lots about a place called Stagnes but can't seem to find it on a map. A mate also said that if I do find it and fly there, to watch out for a local troll named Bazzza and an ugly witch called Cactus Phil. Do they really exist or are they just part of Cornish Folk lore?

Anyone playing at the weekend?

Love you and have missed you all!!??????
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 27, 2009, 23:23:55 PM
at the mo i might be hanging about the power field like a bad smell, tho, it is looking pretty windy  :study:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 28, 2009, 07:47:13 AM
I've got the kids, but will keep an eye on who's flying where and might get to pop out.

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 28, 2009, 09:29:28 AM
I've got a modified SS40 to test and first thing tomorrow morning is looking good for Cudden, I feel the need to get the MiniD in the air so after Cudden I might head to aggy...

whilst at Cudden I must remember to leave the MiniD in the car, if I dont I know what will happen  :ev

Sunday and Monday are looking wiffy.... will have to see what the weather does.

Having said all that, Cudden on google maps looks like it'll take a westerly (the part we DS anyways), if so I'll be there all day... gonna head down there in min and test the air.

We do need a PCS get together tho.  :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 28, 2009, 09:47:03 AM
We do need a PCS get together tho.  :uk:

Would be cool!

I'm pretty much busy Saturday afternoon and evening which leaves Saturday morning and all day Sunday and Monday to play. The winds are predicted from the SW / S. I presume that means either Rinsey or Predannick?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 28, 2009, 16:01:47 PM
working tomorrow morn, and i think sat afternoon is booked at the power site, sunday all day mist, monday, locusts?? , but i do need to show andy my new toy sometime, sorry i missed your call mate, was downstairs cooking me tea last night
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 28, 2009, 16:41:55 PM
working tomorrow morn, and i think sat afternoon is booked at the power site, sunday all day mist, monday, locusts?? , but i do need to show andy my new toy sometime, sorry i missed your call mate, was downstairs cooking me tea last night

I'm guessing it's got an engine hence your attraction to the "dirty field"?

P.S. How long did it take you to cook a bloody pot noodle???!
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 28, 2009, 16:49:54 PM
it's a goer alright
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 28, 2009, 16:52:35 PM
it's a goer alright

Dirty, dirty man.
 :o

Look forwards to seeing it!
 :af

I'll be leaving here this evening and cannot wait to get on the slopes of Cornwall. Will have my PC with me and both phones should anyone want to say woz on.

It's on like donkey kong!
 :colm:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 28, 2009, 22:53:48 PM
Cuddon today was epic, reading 40 on the front side I put the Dub to work, I was only managing a couple of circuits before I feared the old girl might lose an elevon so  DS aeros  were the name of the game, digging in for a bag of energy before popping front side to bust some grooves... with this promising performance in the back of my mind I cant wait for tomorrow.  :colm:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Hexo on August 29, 2009, 02:32:35 AM
Love the way you say a BAG full of energy! :co

Cant wait for it, I've got work till 11-12 so will be ready there about, will txt you. who else is going to brave it? :uk:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 29, 2009, 09:44:58 AM
Love the way you say a BAG full of energy! :co

Cant wait for it, I've got work till 11-12 so will be ready there about, will txt you. who else is going to brave it? :uk:

Not going to be able to venture that far today. Maybe over the next couple fo days, weather permitting. Gonna head to Staggie for an hour or so this morning / lunch time. W12mph should be ok for little fun at Tubbies! Hopefully see a couplf of you there maybe?
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on August 29, 2009, 10:02:23 AM
i will pop up there and keep you company......see you there :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 29, 2009, 10:08:09 AM
i will pop up there and keep you company......see you there :af

What time you thinking of? I need to be back here in Perran by 1pm i'm afraid so will probably head up there around 11 to 11:30 for a quick blast. If that doesn't fit in with what you're doing I'd fully understand.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on August 29, 2009, 10:15:40 AM
sounds good to me see you there :af :colm:
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 29, 2009, 10:24:22 AM
working  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 29, 2009, 19:54:11 PM
sounds good to me see you there :af :colm:


Great to see you again big man! Sorry I couldn't hang around for longer but needs must . . .

Will be able to play again on Monday, weather and wind permitting. At the moment it's looking like a full on Southerly day with doable weather. Up for it anyone?
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 29, 2009, 22:53:48 PM
 :xx
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 30, 2009, 09:54:07 AM
What's the plan for tomorrow's southerlys? Not sure if I'll get out but might make it.

Andy, did you get a car yet?

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 30, 2009, 13:11:02 PM
What's the plan for tomorrow's southerlys? Not sure if I'll get out but might make it.

Andy, did you get a car yet?

sj

Not looking great for Monday. The winds are ok (S20mph+) but overcast / rainy. Think it's probably an idea to leave the decision until tomorrow.
 :xx

Still not got a car. Looked at quite a few, even put a deposit down on one which I withdrew the next day. Comingt into the best time to buy a convertible now though - prices should start becoming more realistic. Any (sensible) suggestions would be most welcome.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 30, 2009, 18:41:31 PM
Pagani have just anounced the Chinqui Roadsters. Now you're working up the line in the city it's probably in your price bracket.  :ev

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 30, 2009, 18:45:35 PM
I thought you was set on a Cobra?
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 30, 2009, 20:34:09 PM
I thought you was set on a Cobra?



I am. I still love this one in particular . . .
Cobra (http://totalheadturners.com/carforsale/147-AC%20Cobra%20Replica%20.html)

But i'm also considering (in no particular order)
M3 convertible
Z4
Chrysler Crossfire
A4 convertible
Boxster
Jaguar XKR convertible

Lucky enough to be able to consider all of them but I haven't got a clue which one I really want.
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 30, 2009, 21:58:56 PM
M3 convertible -  awesome cars, driven by knobs (no reflection on you).

Z4 - Great little cars, just gets out of the hairdresser category by its more masculin looks... but so much cooler with a hardtop.... the new one is real nice.

Chrysler Crossfire - supposed to be a good car... but feels budget compared to the others... doesnt have the quality look of the others either.

A4 convertible - smart car, partilularly the S or RS... theres a black one with maroon hood down the road from my work that I gawp at daily.

Boxster - bit plain, drives well, hair cut anyone?

Jaguar XKR convertible -  the new one is a gorgeous car, got to be the pic of the bunch for me without a second thought. Astin Martin looks at ford prices.  :co
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 30, 2009, 22:09:46 PM
Jaguar XKR convertible -  the new one is a gorgeous car, got to be the pic of the bunch for me without a second thought. Astin Martin looks at ford prices.  :co

Couldn't afford the new shape, especially in XKR spec. Looking at 2002 models. Definately growing rapidly in favour with me. Big car, mega quick and quite timeless I reckon. Oh, and i'd also be able to bung a plane in the back which has to be a big plus point.
Thanks for your views matey.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: sj on August 30, 2009, 22:12:49 PM
I'd pretty much second that (Pasty).

Only got real experience of the Boxster. Has to be an S really.

Very capable car. Bit of a 911 made easy (which is why I prefer he 911). I'd anticipate most people could go quicker in an S than a base 911. You need more comitment (to be commited?) to get that speed from the 911.

What about 911 cabrio? (or Targa if you're super cool and want to make me green).

sj
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 30, 2009, 23:05:48 PM
The older XKR is cool too, very British looks... like you say... timeless. More of a GT than sports car tho.... I've never seen one on track ;)

You cant fault the Boxsters drive ability (I've been in a few on track), its just a shame you have to look at it once you get out... the Cayman looks much better, no soft top option tho.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 30, 2009, 23:08:28 PM
Probably won't get anything!

In the mean time. anyhting going on tomorrow if the wind does go southerly? May be dry too!
 $%&
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 31, 2009, 07:45:13 AM
Probably won't get anything!

Awww thats not the spirit.
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: bazza on August 31, 2009, 09:23:04 AM
my mrs has just got a mini convertable......not in the same league but goes well and handles like its on rail great fun....wont be able to make it out today as i started to revamp my coservatory yesterday and have to put down laminate flooring today..... :(

good to see you the other day andy..wasgood to fly with you again .hope you all have agoodun today :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 31, 2009, 10:34:10 AM
Think i'm gonna have to bin the idea of flying today as well. Only having one car down here between the two of us stretches things a bit.

Already agreed with the girlie that in a couple of weeks time we'll come down again with the sole intention of flying all weekend. Will be looking for the next decent spell of W to N winds and sunshine. Hopefully have a couple of new toys for the slopes by then too.

Catch of e drekly.
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Cactus on August 31, 2009, 10:50:13 AM
also looking for something to do today
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 31, 2009, 21:56:28 PM
For the guys interested in one of my 40's...

Managed to get some good front side air under the modded SS40 today.... after a little cofg/elevons tinkering she was going really well and lets out a very nice mouldy like screech.  :ev

Wind was 20mph ish, I loaded her up to around 700g's and she didnt half move, turned and retained energy well.

We had two up at one point which was a right laugh, a few too many close shaves for flying off a cliff site mind....

Cant wait to DS it!

I've got a rough snippet of video from a static camera I had running, you can here the screech on a few of the passes  :co

So I think we might have a winner, I might elongate the fuz a little and adjust the angle of the dangle on the fin a bit but thats it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCPibJXwndE
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 31, 2009, 22:08:58 PM
For the guys interested in one of my 40's...

Cool sound and they look pretty damn quick! Nice sound to them too.

Mate, if they're at a good price (and i'm sure they will be) i'd be well interested!
 :af
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Pasty on August 31, 2009, 22:12:23 PM
Pfffft you get a set of cores free of charge, all you'll need is some carbon sparage, a bit of balsa for the fin and you'll be cooking ;)
Title: Re: Proper Cornish Slopers!
Post by: Eyeboy on August 31, 2009, 22:41:53 PM
Pfffft you get