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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #240 on: April 10, 2009, 17:43:41 PM »
yes Paul texted you, did you not get the message ?


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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #241 on: April 10, 2009, 17:48:29 PM »

Everyone that went there today was greeted with a FREE BBQ provided and cooked by Paul



cheers Rob, but thanks to Deryck too!
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #242 on: April 10, 2009, 17:54:17 PM »
Weather exactly as forecast with sunny spells and rain stopping play at about 3.30, lovely day with only 4 planes in the trees.

Gary, Monday is looking good for Holly if you want to make up for todays shoddy no show

pan across to see the extent of the landing area (it is smaller in reality)
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #243 on: April 10, 2009, 17:58:58 PM »
almost like the old days
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #244 on: April 10, 2009, 18:07:55 PM »
Where abouts is Holly Hill? Looks like a nice place.
Is that a Stargazer in the foreground?

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #245 on: April 10, 2009, 18:17:57 PM »
N S E W, just worked out who you are. Thanks for helping me get the big 3.4m glider out of the bushes!

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #246 on: April 10, 2009, 18:34:50 PM »

Is that a Stargazer in the foreground?


with that colour scheme do you really have to ask? :)
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #247 on: April 10, 2009, 18:44:29 PM »
N S E W, just worked out who you are. Thanks for helping me get the big 3.4m glider out of the bushes!

No problem, and thanks for the BBQ.

Stargazer brought back to earth.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #248 on: April 10, 2009, 18:50:23 PM »
Leebert, to see where Holly Hill is, go here and scroll down:

Slopes E-J - Slopehunter guide to slope soaring sites
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #249 on: April 10, 2009, 18:54:56 PM »
Thanks for the text Paul.  By the time I had got to Holly Hill it would have just about been starting to rain so never mind.

Also got 3 texts from Crazyfrog, all about sorry Ellie and griping about someone?  I think maybe you're texting the wrong number, crazyfrog ...
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #250 on: April 10, 2009, 18:57:26 PM »
ah yes they were the ones he meant to send me, he was griping about you being such a no show slacker Gary!!
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #251 on: April 10, 2009, 19:04:28 PM »
Is that one of those rare spotted Pauls i see in that tree  ;D
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #252 on: April 10, 2009, 19:07:54 PM »
clearly identifiable by the huge beak and greying head plumage
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #253 on: April 10, 2009, 19:29:55 PM »
I was so impressed by the pic of Paul the Arboreal Stargazer Saver that I photoshopped it ...
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #254 on: April 10, 2009, 19:35:32 PM »
I was so impressed by the pic of Paul the Arboreal Stargazer Saver that I photoshopped it ...

 ;D  superb Gary, if felt at least that high when I was up there  ;D
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #255 on: April 10, 2009, 23:54:19 PM »
Hello guys! Just joined this forum so saying hi.  My names Trevor and I normally fly at Castle Hill (Thurnham) with a red Zagi but also have a Windrider Fox now.
 You may already know but the Model World crew are arranging a fly down the coast this Easter Sunday , will be somewhere round the Eastbourne/Brighton area depending on the wind, so if your up for it, we will be meeting in the Nott Cutts/Model World car park J7 M20 at approx 8:30.
 Bye for now!   :)
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #256 on: April 11, 2009, 07:39:42 AM »
Sounds good ... except the weather may be sulking tomorrow. 

I was hoping for a good day on Monday but I see the forecast has changed to low winds on Monday too.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #257 on: April 11, 2009, 08:14:59 AM »
Sunday should be good for Firle Trevor

It's all gone a bit pants for Monday, still it could all yet change
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #258 on: April 12, 2009, 09:55:04 AM »
Oh bugger!  The wind has disappeared today (sunday)  so trip to coast called off  :(
 Dont even think my Fox will fly in a 2 mph wind! Oh well, will have to wait for a windier day, must eat more beans!  ;D
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #259 on: April 12, 2009, 10:04:01 AM »
tomorrow is looking more promising for more local spots
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #260 on: April 12, 2009, 10:11:27 AM »
Hope so Paul, by the way I checked out the slopes at Minster yesterday, have you ever flown there?
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #261 on: April 12, 2009, 10:37:46 AM »
Yes I used to fly Minster a fair bit, but Beltinge/Bishopstone is closer to where I'm living at the moment, so I tend to head that way if things are looking northerly.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #262 on: April 12, 2009, 10:57:12 AM »
Im only ten minutes from Minster. Is it any good? There is a shallower grassy area at the end of Imperial Avenue and the steeper rockier cliffs to the right, where abouts did you fly from? 
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #263 on: April 12, 2009, 11:44:36 AM »
launch and land from the grassy area, the lift is better over the cliffs but there's a bad rotor at the back so don't try landing there, things are kinder where the field slopes down from the cliffs before rising again back toward Imperial Drive
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #264 on: April 12, 2009, 11:47:16 AM »
Great, cheers Paul!  :)
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #265 on: April 12, 2009, 11:48:39 AM »
oh, and keep your eyes peeled for dog poo!
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #266 on: April 12, 2009, 11:50:36 AM »
Nice!  :-\
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #267 on: April 12, 2009, 14:52:38 PM »
Your fox should go quite well at Minster.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #268 on: April 12, 2009, 16:24:35 PM »
Just been to Minster, not a breath of air! Zero to one at best!
Did some test glides of a chuck glider I made to test c of g of bigger r/c one im thinking of designing/building--------a Concorde!
 Test went really well, threw it at the top of the slope and it nearly reached the sea! I need the excercise!  ;D
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #269 on: April 12, 2009, 19:48:33 PM »
Hi All.
New to this forum so felt it best to introduce myself - names Peter and live at Eastchurch and belong to the local Barton Point club. Fly scale heli's and also couple of IC planes...
Started on the slope because I got fed up with seeing Gulls flying along the cliffs when I could not so decided to join the devils and got a foam wing for Xmas - built and flew it on the Minster Cliffs Boxing day.
Prev post - Trevor I think - Minster cliffs are great in N or NNE and you can launch from the grass area and fly along walking as you wish the full length of the slope.
Landing - as Paul says is better in the dip.
I found out the hard way and became firm friends with quite a few residence as my wing landed in a few gardens before I started to get the hang of landing it...
Fly up on the cliffs and with a 15 to 20mph the lift band goes out a long way - great.

Since flying the cliff sites I have even taken my wing for a dip in the sea - and its still flying.

2nd wing was a Wildthing and then a little Balsa floater then a 2.5Mtr Ventus which scard the hell out of me when I test flew it.

I think that's enough for now but glad to be on board and look forward to seeing some of you on the hill as this side of the sport is most interesting.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #270 on: April 12, 2009, 19:54:33 PM »
Hello Pete its me , Trev from your club! Thanks for the advice and welcome to this forum, only just joined myself!
 I love sloping, normally at Thurnham but thought id try Minster when the wind blows northerly.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #271 on: April 12, 2009, 20:49:20 PM »
Well as anticipated it's been a poor show as far as the wind goes today. With this in mind, last night I sketched a design for an 3m electric soarer that I'm going to be needing shortly, due to impending change in personal circumstances.

This morning I was up at 7.30 like a man possessed, 13 hours later I can safely say I've never had such a productive day of balsa chopping (it's amazing what middle age and the realisation of ones own mortality can do to self motivation). The basis of the fuz is done and the foam cores are cut. I did bomb down the local model shop to get some balsa to skin the wings but it was bl**dy shut!! (this isn't as mad as is sounds, the shop part of a garden centre).

The model is 3m span, Ritz 2-10-30 section. Design wise I'm aiming for Multi-phase meets ASW17, but it'll be a bit 'boxy' as I just want to get-er-done as quickly as possible.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #272 on: April 12, 2009, 21:20:49 PM »
Wow Paul thats incredible! From design to that in only thirteen hours! Im impressed! Nice design too.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #273 on: April 12, 2009, 21:23:05 PM »
Thanks Trevor

Still a lot to do, but if I can stick with the mantra of keeping it simple I hope to have it wrapped up pretty quick.

Any fotos of Concorde?
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #274 on: April 12, 2009, 21:26:29 PM »
Requiring an electric glider due to an impending change in personal circumstances?  This must mean you're moving to Lincolnshire?!

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #275 on: April 12, 2009, 21:27:29 PM »
You should consider selling kits and/or plans. Ive been thinking of designing/making my own kits. No pics of Concorde, just a quick chuckie I made to test cg
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #276 on: April 12, 2009, 21:35:06 PM »
last night I sketched a design for an 3m electric soarer that I'm going to be needing shortly, due to impending change in personal circumstances...


What's this - a move to Norfolk?  Even Norfolk has slopes (well up near the north coast anyway)

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #277 on: April 12, 2009, 21:39:04 PM »
This is the last one I built.......the picture was Combat over Thurnham
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #278 on: April 12, 2009, 21:41:35 PM »
Surfice to say I'll be staying local it's just that my slope time is going to be at a bit of a premium, I'm not saying anymore just incase I jinx things!

Simon did you get out to the cliffs today? looked like there was a bit of a breeze
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #279 on: April 12, 2009, 21:44:04 PM »
You should consider selling kits and/or plans.

I've heard the hourly rate is somewhat lacking unless you can hit on something new. I suppose the last break through was EPP combat wings.
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