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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #200 on: April 06, 2009, 12:42:23 PM »
Looks like a Parkzone Radian - any good ?

seemed to float around ok from what I saw
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #201 on: April 06, 2009, 17:22:45 PM »
Yet another mid air today at Holly Hill, it was the guy that was at Thurnham the other day with his Coyote, it was a good whack and sadly it was a right off.

Apart from that it was a good day up there, lots of lift, I also tried out my newly built Swinger (Team Monkey) made of 6mm and 3mm depron, it flew quite well but it needs a little rates and exp. for me to fly it, the cost of the build was only 20 inc servos......cant be bad.
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Couple of vids from Saturday
« Reply #202 on: April 06, 2009, 19:17:41 PM »
Heres a couple of vid clips of happier events on Saturday.

Maiden flight of Stuart's Jart_LT
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Paul's "new" Cobra Calypso going over-the-edge
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After uploading them last night, its only taken vimeo 18+ hours to process them

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #203 on: April 06, 2009, 19:59:40 PM »
You know what's most impressive about that Jart maiden?  How slow it can go!

You probably think I'm joking, but we know the Jart can handle big air and go fast - the real test is 'is it a pig to fly', as in flicking out, high stall speed etc, or is it a good'un, easy to launch, easy to land, low stall speed, enjoyable to live with etc.  I've really enjoyed my Jart LT because it can go slow without biting, and it's a really pleasant all-rounder of a plane to fly. 
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #204 on: April 06, 2009, 20:01:10 PM »
Is anybody planning any soaring over the Easter weekend?
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #205 on: April 06, 2009, 20:04:56 PM »
I'm hoping to! My Swinger still needs to be maidened
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #206 on: April 06, 2009, 20:14:55 PM »
I will need my regular slope fix.  The winds have mostly not been favourable this year at the weekends

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #207 on: April 06, 2009, 20:17:49 PM »
Agreed, don't you hate reading the posts from people who are on the slope 4 days in a row telling us how good it was then the weekend comes & everything goes tits up!
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Re: Couple of vids from Saturday
« Reply #208 on: April 06, 2009, 20:22:34 PM »


Paul's "new" Cobra Calypso going over-the-edge
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Thanks for that Phil, I especially like the burble of the skylark juxtaposed with the ramblings of Ray in the background
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #209 on: April 06, 2009, 20:24:41 PM »
Is anybody planning any soaring over the Easter weekend?

I've got to do family stuff on Saturday, but other than that I'm hoping for a few good sessions.
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Re: Couple of vids from Saturday
« Reply #210 on: April 06, 2009, 20:36:45 PM »
Thanks for that Phil, I especially like the burble of the skylark juxtaposed with the ramblings of Ray in the background
LOL - it was straight from the camera - no editing attempted
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #211 on: April 06, 2009, 22:42:50 PM »
Is anybody planning any soaring over the Easter weekend?

I'm hoping the weather is favourable on Friday, if it is I'll be on the hill...  :xx

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #212 on: April 07, 2009, 07:30:52 AM »
Anyone fly at Pewley Down near Guildford?
A friend saw a buch of flyers down there once - in a SW wind I think.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #213 on: April 07, 2009, 13:03:36 PM »
Looks good.  Quite shallow so no major lift, but looks flyable.  Right near Guildford town centre so will be crowded on nice days.  I'm in that area quite often so I'll check it out some time.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #214 on: April 07, 2009, 19:27:59 PM »
I stopped at Colley Hill after work today and flew there.  20mph SW.  My god it was turbulent.  It was doing that strange phenomenon of 'mega-lift' that I've only ever experienced at that hill, where you're flying normally and suddenly the plane shoots upwards so fast that it's almost out of sight before you react.  I counted less than 2 seconds to gain maybe 500 feet.  Seems impossible but it happened several times.  Anyone noticed that at other hills?

 
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #215 on: April 07, 2009, 19:35:05 PM »
they be thermals
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #216 on: April 07, 2009, 19:46:08 PM »
No, far too powerful!  Thermals are pansyish things for finesse flyers aren't they? I'm taking about Odin reaching a burly arm down from heavens and heaving that plane up in the blink of an eye!

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #217 on: April 07, 2009, 19:58:10 PM »
they be BOOMERS
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #218 on: April 07, 2009, 21:49:56 PM »
Looks good.  Quite shallow so no major lift, but looks flyable.  Right near Guildford town centre so will be crowded on nice days.  I'm in that area quite often so I'll check it out some time.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #219 on: April 09, 2009, 09:05:45 AM »
Here you go mark some very crab mobile phone footage of your bedlam on the day of her maiden
sorry it's so crap and this was all i could get, but hey it's better than nothing or maybe it ain't   :''
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #220 on: April 09, 2009, 09:46:34 AM »
Another gorgeous Model went in yesterday at Thurnham, Alan's Blade 1.8, it was flying really lovely with low passes and that nice screaming sound as he rolled out of the low pass, then as it headed away from the slope, NO RESPONSE to the sticks, down she went out of control to the bottom of the slope, the good side is that it is repairable, they say it comes in three's, he's now had them, so he should have some luck from now on.

I also snapped the nose off my Wildthind, slammed it into the fence, the nose went one way, the battery and receiver etc. another, a bit of tape and 5 Min's. later back up in the sky, Alan Head told me that they were unbreakable, but I am so bad at flying that everyone lands when I go up :embarrassed:

On a good note, Ray had two successful flights, and landings, and got a round of applause.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #221 on: April 09, 2009, 10:01:03 AM »
Was the blade flown on 2.4 or 35 ?
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #222 on: April 09, 2009, 10:03:29 AM »
Was the blade flown on 2.4 or 35 ?

It was 35, Alan said it was a worn Battery ext. lead that could have caused the loss of signal.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #223 on: April 09, 2009, 11:44:59 AM »
Ray had two successful flights and landings?!  I don't believe it!  Is this THE Ray?  Wrecker Ray?  I thought he'd given up flying and was purely a groupie now ... surely you must mean some other Ray?



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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #224 on: April 09, 2009, 12:19:45 PM »
Yep!!.....That is the Ray.....This is he in reverse :uk:

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #225 on: April 09, 2009, 14:24:46 PM »
I SOOOO did not need to see that.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #226 on: April 09, 2009, 14:39:15 PM »
I SOOOO did not need to see that.

+1, I'd just had my fish and chip lunch too when faced with that  :o

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #227 on: April 09, 2009, 15:22:30 PM »
The damn forecast is all over the place for this weekend, seems to be changing every few hours. Curse of the bank holiday weekend I suppose..... not good for slope trip planning.

Trouble is I can't just get up and go at the drop of a hat, unlike some of you slope bums !

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #228 on: April 09, 2009, 15:59:44 PM »
Don't know what you mean, it takes me a good 10 to 15 minutes   :nananana:
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #229 on: April 09, 2009, 22:27:40 PM »
I'm going to make a last minute decision about whether to fly tomorrow.  I'm out in the morning and when I get home at lunchtime I'll decide.  The odds don't look great since the morning is meant to be better.

DelUK, do what I do: say you're definitely going.  Then call it off if necessary.  You get more brownie points for that than doing it the other way around.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #230 on: April 10, 2009, 14:46:58 PM »
Leebert, I was in Guildford today so I checked out the hot sloping action ... not.

Pewley Down is too shallow a gradient to really count as a slope soaring site, plus there is another hill blocking the wind.  But I met a guy who used to fly balsa gliders there, he reckoned there was virtually no slope lift, but the thermals were good.  So if you lived in Guildford it could be good fun on a warm summer evening to just walk up from the town centre and seek out the thermals with a floaty plane.  But it's not the sort of slope anyone would travel to.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #231 on: April 10, 2009, 14:49:27 PM »
If you travel a mile south, the hill that blocks Pewley Down is a similar gradient, but probably a bit better due to not having a Hill blocking it.

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« Reply #232 on: April 10, 2009, 14:58:41 PM »
Or better still travel a couple of miles east to Newlands corner.  The slopes there are a little higher, but still too gentle.  Look at this huge sloping field, what a great place to fly a discus-launch glider or something similar.

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« Reply #233 on: April 10, 2009, 15:01:26 PM »
Anyone up for flying on Monday?
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #234 on: April 10, 2009, 16:04:07 PM »
Yes, if I can get a pass.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #235 on: April 10, 2009, 16:18:28 PM »
my first time (flying) today at Holly Hill - fantastic, just what I needed !

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« Reply #236 on: April 10, 2009, 16:22:03 PM »
Cool - sounds great  :)
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #237 on: April 10, 2009, 16:59:38 PM »
Hang on, DelUK, you flew today?  Around Guildford it never stopped raining so I figured there was no point going to Holly Hill ... I should have come ... bummer!

The wind looks good on Monday although it may be too wet, but if it's flyable I'll definitely do it.  South winds give a lot of options ... decisions, decisions ...


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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #238 on: April 10, 2009, 17:25:35 PM »
Hang on, DelUK, you flew today?  Around Guildford it never stopped raining so I figured there was no point going to Holly Hill ... I should have come ... bummer!

The wind looks good on Monday although it may be too wet, but if it's flyable I'll definitely do it.  South winds give a lot of options ... decisions, decisions ...




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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #239 on: April 10, 2009, 17:43:20 PM »
I found Holly Hill today the best Slope in the UK!!

Everyone that went there today was greeted with a FREE BBQ provided and cooked by Paul, Great hot dogs assortment of salad, he would make someone a lovely wife....LOL :study:

Also Paul provides FREE Glider retrieval and Tree Hugging sessions......what a nice man :uk:

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