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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #320 on: April 14, 2009, 21:54:21 PM »
East is a tricky one for Kent, if you know of any good ones let us know !

Don't think Holly Hill or Minster will work in that direction, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.


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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #321 on: April 14, 2009, 21:59:52 PM »
East is a tricky one for Kent, if you know of any good ones let us know !

Don't think Holly Hill or Minster will work in that direction, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

Thats a shame, 14mph of wind and no where to fly localy :'(
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #322 on: April 14, 2009, 22:15:49 PM »
Warden Point?
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #323 on: April 14, 2009, 23:05:25 PM »
Botany Bay, near Margate - takes a NE.  Chalk cliffs, about 50' highm smooth lift and very fast if you fly in the compression zone, with 100 yards of grass for landing behind.  walk about 150 yards north from the little parking area.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #324 on: April 14, 2009, 23:18:59 PM »
This is looking west, so should work fine in easterly I would imagine.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #325 on: April 14, 2009, 23:26:10 PM »
I didn't end up in any trees this time either ;D
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Hey Ollie - cool avatar - you seen that thing flyin?
would make a cool skeem for a Hunter PSS
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #326 on: April 14, 2009, 23:29:58 PM »
Thats it derek - fly a little further north (right in the photo) to get the full benefit of 40 -50'!

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #328 on: April 14, 2009, 23:38:15 PM »
This shows Botany bay from another angle.  The car park is top left, and I normally fly in the slight bowl bottom right

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=sjyf30h3kj9h&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=7602051&encType=1

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #329 on: April 15, 2009, 09:38:13 AM »
Hey Ollie - cool avatar - you seen that thing flyin?
would make a cool skeem for a Hunter PSS
Phil

No I've never seen it flying but saw the photo and had to use it, your right though it would make a pretty cool colour scheme for a PSS Hunter :co, maybe someday.  I'll have to make an effort to see the full size one fly some time.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #330 on: April 15, 2009, 10:01:17 AM »
This one belongs to Ted Cooke and is a stunner - sadly he doesn't fly it very often though.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #331 on: April 15, 2009, 10:11:33 AM »
I've seen the real one when I worked up at Cranfield - heard a big noise - it did a fast low pass, then banked up to show off the colours - stunning.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #332 on: April 15, 2009, 11:08:35 AM »
NSEW, let us know how you get on if you do manage to fly at an easterly site. Cheers.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #333 on: April 15, 2009, 11:52:04 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion's, John, Simon and me are of to try Minster first, if its no good we will try Warden Bay which I think will be good, it would be too much hassle today to try and go towards the coast with operation stack on.....everyone will be on the M2, and the M20 is a car park.

If any one else is going to Minster or Warden, we will be there at 1.30.....It would be great for another BBQ Paul :af
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #334 on: April 15, 2009, 11:55:56 AM »

If any one else is going to Minster or Warden, we will be there at 1.30.....It would be great for another BBQ Paul :af

I'd love to, but I'm afraid some of us having got to help get this country out of the stinking economic cess pit it finds itself in, and get some work done  :(
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #335 on: April 15, 2009, 15:46:53 PM »
Let me guess..... You ended up at Warden point, right ? Any good..... ?

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #336 on: April 15, 2009, 17:29:40 PM »
Yep Warden point it was, the lift was fantastic and we had a very good time.

Wildthings were like dots on the sky.

Now the DOWNSIDE.......LANDING......its about the size of 4 cars and at the back of it is lots of brambles.

Yep there was quite a few going in the brambles, the worst one was a Middle Phase which just did not want to land, after about 16 goes he stuffed it in the bushes.......it took over 1/2 hour to get it out.....thanks to John (Stephen Seagal) look alike, but there were 5 of us flying Zaggies and Wildthings, it would be impossible to land the proper jobs, having said that the young lad with his mum could land on a sixpence.

Would I go back with a Wildthing...........Yep
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #337 on: April 15, 2009, 20:44:38 PM »
Had been checking the weather today, was meant to be the last of the blow for a bit.
Evening at butts was planned, got home 5.30 and walked the dog, nice strong easterly, got back and wife had homemade chicken pie on the table, time was going quick.
Finished dinner and grabbed the plank with the thought that the less mucking around with the plane would mean more flying time.
Drove to Butts like a man possessed, got to the bowl
NO WIND!! not a sausage
might have gusted to 4mph at times
stayed for an hour till the sun went down
with that usual problem of, as soon as you put the aerial down, turn off the TX and think about going, the wind gusts just for a second.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #338 on: April 15, 2009, 20:49:53 PM »
Yes it can be an extremely frustrating hobby at times. At least you've got great slopes nearby though !

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #339 on: April 15, 2009, 20:51:20 PM »
In that last hour before dusk I often find the wind dies off, just an observation.

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Deryck was right
« Reply #340 on: April 15, 2009, 20:52:46 PM »
Beachy Head this evening - U N B E L I E V A B L E .  When Deryck said Beachy was the best lift he'd ever experienced I thought he was maybe exaggerating a bit.  Now I realise he wasn't saying the half of it.

Mega, mega lift, totally buttery smooth, absolutely zero turbulence anywhere.  The Erwin and Jart sang like I never thought they'd be able to.

I'm a bit shocked, to be honest, it sort of blew my mind a bit ... I need a nice little lie down with an ice pack on the head ...





  
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Re: Deryck was right
« Reply #341 on: April 15, 2009, 21:01:18 PM »
Beachy Head this evening - U N B E L I E V A B L E .  When Deryck said Beachy was the best lift he'd ever experienced I thought he was maybe exaggerating a bit.  Now I realise he wasn't saying the half of it.

Mega, mega lift, totally buttery smooth, absolutely zero turbulence anywhere.  The Erwin and Jart sang like I never thought they'd be able to.

I'm a bit shocked, to be honest, it sort of blew my mind a bit ... I need a nice little lie down with an ice pack on the head ...

  

Now i feel like crying!!

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #342 on: April 15, 2009, 21:12:13 PM »
I was there from 5-7pm. 

5-6pm was smooth but only 10mph.

6-7pm was 20mph and unbelievable.  The LGRA guys left at 6!
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #343 on: April 15, 2009, 21:22:14 PM »
fotos?

how was H's arm?
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #344 on: April 15, 2009, 21:33:10 PM »
Last time I flew at warden Point, many years ago you could walk through to land on the grass at the back of the putting green - not sure if it is still there.  I went there last year, and it was very overgrown where the cliff path is (would be difficult to carry a model through the bushes) but the grass was still there.  So you may just need to beat your way through, and fly about 100yards east of where you flew.

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #345 on: April 15, 2009, 22:03:44 PM »
Last time I flew at warden Point, many years ago you could walk through to land on the grass at the back of the putting green - not sure if it is still there.  I went there last year, and it was very overgrown where the cliff path is (would be difficult to carry a model through the bushes) but the grass was still there.  So you may just need to beat your way through, and fly about 100yards east of where you flew.

Simon

Thanks for the advise Simon, but 100 yards East and I would need Flippers LOL!

I don't know where you mean, there was a couple of the local Barton Point guys there, SO I thought that if there was some where better they would have been flying there, unless they were keeping it a secret.

I will have a good walk (NORTH) next time I am there.

I did quite like it there, but Beachy Head sounded much better, Oh well, as grandma said "Make Do And Mend"
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #346 on: April 15, 2009, 22:08:35 PM »
OK, South East

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #348 on: April 15, 2009, 22:33:50 PM »
OK, South East

Simon (also a pedant!)  ;)

I think we are talking about diff. spots, were we where is just above the car park, past the warden bay pub.

I turned left to warden bay just before leysdown, over the speed bumps, past the pub on left, sea on right, start rising to the small car park at the bottom of the cliff, then continue up the unmade road for a 100 yards or so, and that is were the locals were flying from, it would be great if there is a better spot.
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #349 on: April 15, 2009, 22:36:37 PM »
If it ain't FOAM ---- I don't want it ! (Unless it's a Butler like Si's got !) or a Taboo DLG !

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #350 on: April 15, 2009, 22:37:05 PM »
Ah, well the link is the only spot I have ever flown at, but that was mostly quite a few years ago.  Have a look, you might find it a better spot

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #351 on: April 15, 2009, 22:40:27 PM »
fotos? how was H's arm?
H wasn't there, he's still in plaster apparently (fell off cliff - just joking, fell off bike).  No photos except some boring grounded ones I took when I was the only one there.

[BTW, how big a loop do you think a plane can do?  The Jart was doing 500 ft loops, probably bigger - and not wobbly topped ones, proper circular ones ... I had no idea planes could do that ... ]
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #352 on: April 16, 2009, 08:08:49 AM »
blimey, look at all the cowslip!
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #353 on: April 16, 2009, 08:35:11 AM »
Were you flying in an easterly or SE then Gary  ?
I love good coastal sites, the slope lift can be superb when right. Maybe suggest to the wife a holiday in Cornwall would be a good idea this year.......

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #354 on: April 16, 2009, 08:39:50 AM »
It was definitely SE.  It was a funny day yesterday, the wind seemed to be blowing in different directions in different places - and windy in some places, windstill in others.  Look at how Beachy had great conditions at the same time as nearby Butts had nothing.

By the way Paul, what was your opinion of High and Over?  I remember you flew there once but I'm not sure what conditions you flew in, or whether you used the slope on the right or left of the carpark.  I flew the Erwin there recently and there was a lot of lift but it was extremely turbulent.  I couldn't decide whether it was a good site or not.


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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #355 on: April 16, 2009, 09:07:09 AM »
Paul and I flew there once from the ridge to the south of the car park. Conditions were poor, marginal lift as the wind was off slope so can't really say whether it's a good site or not. Very steep !

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #356 on: April 16, 2009, 09:41:53 AM »
wot Deryck said!
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #357 on: April 16, 2009, 14:06:46 PM »
Anyone heading down my way on saturday
weather stations cant decide if its raining or not yet metcheck says no bbc says yes ::)
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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #358 on: April 16, 2009, 14:25:27 PM »
Would love to join you but this weekend is a no-go for me :(

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Re: South East Flyers
« Reply #359 on: April 16, 2009, 14:30:59 PM »
Allen would love an excuse to join you but I've promised my sister some DIY time and I think this weekend is going to be the slot.
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