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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #200 on: February 02, 2010, 17:12:30 PM »
Found the Audio swap feature on youtube and used it to add some music to the Vids above. No known music as such, so I had to listen for a decent fit. Hope youse like it :af


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #201 on: February 02, 2010, 17:21:21 PM »
Lucky not many people check out the South Wales Slopers thread, The music thing hasn't worked :banghead:
I'll try again :)

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #202 on: February 02, 2010, 17:28:54 PM »
Just checked why the music changes didn't happen and in true Clayton style, I am just being impatient :embarassed:
Whodathunkit :''


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #203 on: February 02, 2010, 20:34:48 PM »
As you probably know, many music tracks are not allowed on U Tube something to do with copyright.
But no such problem on Vimeo which is why many folks use that (free) site.

Aye it was a grand day on Monday, looks like the rest of the week is downhill ???

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #204 on: February 02, 2010, 21:30:28 PM »
Rest of the week does look pants indeed! :'(
I have got a vimeo account, but I don't have any editing software so the music on youtube will do just fine til I find a pot of gold, upgrade my computer and get some good software.


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #205 on: February 03, 2010, 11:24:10 AM »
Weather forecast is now looking quite good for Friday and Saturday in South Wales and slack in the Midlands.
MMMM.... drive to Long Mynd? not if the current forecast is accurate! Friday Back of Wrecker and Saturday should be the crest. Mouth watering prospect :ev

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #206 on: February 04, 2010, 14:43:21 PM »
Still looking good for the BOW or Mickeys rocks for tomorrow. Anyone free?


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #207 on: February 04, 2010, 19:08:36 PM »
Sorry man still no tx >:(

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #208 on: February 04, 2010, 19:43:45 PM »
'sOK. I'll be there anyway :)


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #209 on: February 05, 2010, 07:34:01 AM »
And todays weather looks perfect for the back of the Wrecker. It is one of my favourite slopes at the Bwlch. I love the fact that if you fly from the slope in front of the highest point, you don't have to walk far for landing. And the view is beautiful on a clear, crisp day.
See y'on the slope :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #210 on: February 05, 2010, 15:34:23 PM »
As I was driving through Ogmore Vale, I could see clag on the Bwlch :'(
It cleared up by about 11 and I then found out how hairy and unpredictable the Back'O'Wrecker is in a Southerly.
The area I was referring to in my previous post is pretty badly affected by the west side of the Nant Y Moel valley and gets beggar all lift and BIG sink.
I moved East a little bit to where the racing takes place and the lift was better, but maybe I have just lost my balls, cause I found flying today pretty uncomfortable and packed up by 12.30 to preserve my plane for tomorrows midland racing (hopefully).
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 20:25:40 PM by clayts75 »

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #211 on: February 05, 2010, 18:46:21 PM »
you got some stick time tho. I was looking forward to 10knots due south.............got 2 knots SSE bloody marvelous init first southerly in ages no wind

Had to fly eleccy helicopter................forgive me i have sinned.........

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #212 on: February 06, 2010, 16:08:31 PM »
WALES...WALES....WALES.....WALES....WALES....WALES :ev :ev :ev :ev Smash 'em!!!



I stopped off at the Wrecker on the way home this arvo for a fix cause the clag at the Mynd didn't clear and the wind was cocked. Beautiful, smooth, strong lift. Clear skies too :af Should have stayed local ::) but it was good to ahve a chat to the boys at the Mynd.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #213 on: February 06, 2010, 17:54:29 PM »
Silly Alun ??? , tense 5 mins :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #214 on: February 06, 2010, 18:09:34 PM »
F.F.Sake >:(

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #215 on: February 06, 2010, 18:45:12 PM »
Oh Well, no grandslam this year then :'(

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #216 on: February 06, 2010, 18:55:32 PM »
Far too many mistakes mate  ::)
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #217 on: February 06, 2010, 19:02:04 PM »
certainly was

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #218 on: February 06, 2010, 20:17:32 PM »
Back to gliders....
Anyone get out today or have plans for tomorrow.
Any builds?
I'm either riding my Bro-in-laws racing quad or gliding tomorrow.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #219 on: February 06, 2010, 20:44:17 PM »
Was working today, home just in time to watch the "match" :-\. Misses is working tomorrow so I'm left looking after the kids, both being girls don't show a much interest in gliding. I might, if I can find any enthusiam, go in the garage for a spot of building.
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #220 on: February 06, 2010, 20:50:53 PM »
Spot of building sounds like a spiffing idea old chap. Whatya building?
Looking forward to flying with you again soon :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #221 on: February 06, 2010, 20:57:31 PM »
Got a 60" EPP home brew plank cut ready for sparring but realy need to dust off the CNC foam cutter as its gathering dust at the moment  :embarassed:
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #222 on: February 06, 2010, 21:06:10 PM »
Have you played with it (CNC) since the video's?
Is the plank the same as the one that was at the skirrid?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #223 on: February 06, 2010, 21:29:45 PM »
No and No  :)

The one at the Skirrid was 54" but otherwise the one I have cut  its the same but 60" span, but I've not done anything with the CNC since well before Christmas, weathers a bit milder this last weekend so feeling a bit more inclined to go in the garage  :)
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #224 on: February 06, 2010, 21:54:39 PM »
Is your misses working every Saturday? Some pylon racing in a couple of weeks :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #225 on: February 07, 2010, 09:32:33 AM »
 I'm the one working Saturdays, not through choice but with other engineers off with flu, the couple of days missed with the snow and a lot of work generally means I have to work Saturdays until we are on top of things, it's better we have too much work than not enough so can't complain. My misses works most Sundays.
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #226 on: February 07, 2010, 18:11:46 PM »
Mike, glad you have heaps of work and hope your engineers get better soon :)

Cliffhanger,
Are you up for dragging you sorry ar5e up to the bowl near the cray reservoir :nananana:
The forecast says NE 15mph and overcast. whatchyathink? Anyone else feel like a walk instead of work?
Or how about the Wrecker?
Trying to think of somewhere lower incase of clag and can't. Anyone know of any low level slopes suitable for NE?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #227 on: February 07, 2010, 21:18:36 PM »
If it is clear tomorrow, I think I might spend the afternoon on the crest. No roads to cross for landing and NE is a shorter walk than SE

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #228 on: February 09, 2010, 21:57:43 PM »
Andy Mawr, did your Tx survive its hospital trip and come home safe and sound?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #229 on: February 09, 2010, 22:09:56 PM »
Still no news,probably still in theatre with it's guts hangin out :xx :xx :xx :xx

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #230 on: February 12, 2010, 13:45:11 PM »
Clayt- 4cast looking good for tom. with N.E. winds ~14mph.
There's Wales rugby on in the avro (2.00pm ko) but are you up for the morning at the Wrecker area? I could get there for around 09.30 'til ~12.30.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #231 on: February 12, 2010, 20:43:02 PM »
Working all day tomorrow :'( Overtime money will be welcome though :)

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #232 on: February 13, 2010, 08:30:59 AM »
Mike- just woken up(late!) and seen your note.

Bit late to get myself together now and get to the Bwlch.

I've been thinking for a while of chucking a foamie off Mumbles hill above Knab Rock and Verdis restuarant, the cliff is about 100' high and faces N.E.
I reckon today will be the day! ;D :D

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #233 on: February 13, 2010, 17:46:26 PM »
Did you get to the Mumbles?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #234 on: February 13, 2010, 17:59:52 PM »
clayts, just weighed th gulp ds,comes in at 40 oz,how does that compare with your lumberjack?
think it'll fly? $%& :xx

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #235 on: February 13, 2010, 18:08:53 PM »
Those imperial measurements are all foreign to me mate and I haven't weighed my Lumberjack..... But if I held your plane in my left hand and my plane in my right, I'd be able to give a comparison. If it was a close call, I might have to change hands a couple of times to make a decision ;D ;D

Seriously, if it is blowy enough and you don't hang on the elevetor, it will fly :co

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #236 on: February 13, 2010, 18:18:09 PM »
yeah,only one way to find out i suppose.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #237 on: February 13, 2010, 19:13:42 PM »
clayts, just weighed th gulp ds,comes in at 40 oz,how does that compare with your lumberjack?
think it'll fly? $%& :xx

Andrew- just looked back in my note book and my AUW with some extra carbon was ~37ozs
I calculated the wing area to be 3.64 sq. ft. so your weight of 40 ozs would give 11 oz/sq ft- pretty light really!
I reckon it would fly nicely in winds from ~16mph. Above ~25-30 mph think of adding some of that ballast! :af


Yep Clayt- flew the Segway for half an hour above the Knab rock area. Reckon I'll dig out the molded "Gull" one summer evening when the wind's right and do some loops and rolls for the people strolling the promenade :)

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #238 on: February 13, 2010, 22:02:04 PM »
I believe I will fit some flying in at the icecream slpe before work tomorrow. I should be there abaout lunch time :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #239 on: February 14, 2010, 08:24:15 AM »
Don't think it will be quite enough west for Icecream and will prolly be on VR98, but i'll see when I get there.


 

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