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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #240 on: February 14, 2010, 09:05:55 AM »
I'm earning wads of Valentines day Brownie points beach walking and cooking a meal for my woman ^-^


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #241 on: February 14, 2010, 09:20:53 AM »
Clare doesn't believe in Valentines Day and I'm working tonight so she has 'let me out to play' ;)

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #242 on: February 14, 2010, 22:35:19 PM »
weird wind today, but we got some stick time...YAY :af
Good to see Andy, Knewt and Andrzej :)


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #243 on: February 18, 2010, 22:04:55 PM »
Might get some study done in the morning tomorrow while I charge the batteries and head to the hills tomorrow arvo.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #244 on: February 19, 2010, 16:08:07 PM »
Headed up the Bwlch 'sarvo. Had to park at the layby as there was too much snow and no 4x4 tracks for me to follow up to Mickeys.
The wind was too crossed for Mickeys and I got lazy and didn't go round to the westerly slope. The wind felt ok on the top so I launched from the paragliders hangout. Flew straight out of my hand and turned into the crosswind. turned gently (not gently enough) downwind and voila, stalled into bank of Mickeys. Nosecone jammed on very tighly (still, after a good couple of hours trying to remove it) Should repair fine by Sunday.
As I climbed down to retrieve that plane, I found that the wind that was on the top, wasn't below the lip at all $%&

Anyway.. learning more lessons :embarassed:


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #245 on: February 19, 2010, 16:56:19 PM »
Headed up the Bwlch 'sarvo. Had to park at the layby as there was too much snow and no 4x4 tracks for me to follow up to Mickeys.
The wind was too crossed for Mickeys and I got lazy and didn't go round to the westerly slope. The wind felt ok on the top so I launched from the paragliders hangout. Flew straight out of my hand and turned into the crosswind. turned gently (not gently enough) downwind and voila, stalled into bank of Mickeys. Nosecone jammed on very tighly (still, after a good couple of hours trying to remove it) Should repair fine by Sunday.
As I climbed down to retrieve that plane, I found that the wind that was on the top, wasn't below the lip at all $%&

Anyway.. learning more lessons :embarassed:

Every day is a day at school  :''
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #246 on: February 20, 2010, 11:37:56 AM »
Every day is a day at school  :''
True :)
I have just started a short course with Open Uni called introduction to Health and Social care. It's my first attempt at study since high school. Plenty of distractions(EPP60, F3F, rcmf, rcg, fb, work, photos and vids to name a few  :'' ) to keep me from completing my first assignment ;D

I gave the Elito a quick going over this morning and it is now flyable for tomorrow and ready for some more scratches and more pilot experience before I refurb it again properly and make it look like a bought one :af


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #247 on: February 20, 2010, 12:22:02 PM »
Might head down to Rhossili if anyone is keen for a fly tomorrow as the F3F is off.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #248 on: February 20, 2010, 15:07:30 PM »
Off to Abergavenny instead ;)


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #249 on: February 21, 2010, 08:55:56 AM »
The day has dawned and I'm not sure what to do...... Rhossili has less wind (forecasted) and the Skirrid is bound to be a tough, snowy walk. What to do?????

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #250 on: February 21, 2010, 13:48:31 PM »
The day has dawned and I'm not sure what to do...... Rhossili has less wind (forecasted) and the Skirrid is bound to be a tough, snowy walk. What to do?????

Rhossili get my vote - bad memories of the skirrid  :''
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #251 on: February 21, 2010, 15:39:14 PM »
Hadn't decided when I left and found out from Skirrid option that no-one was going to be there so I went to Rhossili.
What a beautiful morning ^-^ Got a couple of flights in before I ran out of lift and then spent about an hour admiring the views. The brecons look pretty amazing with a fresh dump of snow on them and the air was really clear.  I had a play in really light lift for a bit before I left, by launching, scratching and landing. I found it really challenging and quite rewarding :af
All in all, a beautiful morning :)

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #252 on: February 21, 2010, 17:25:29 PM »
Hadn't decided when I left and found out from Skirrid option that no-one was going to be there so I went to Rhossili.
What a beautiful morning ^-^ Got a couple of flights in before I ran out of lift and then spent about an hour admiring the views. The brecons look pretty amazing with a fresh dump of snow on them and the air was really clear.  I had a play in really light lift for a bit before I left, by launching, scratching and landing. I found it really challenging and quite rewarding :af
All in all, a beautiful morning :)

I really will have to venture back to Rhossili. It's a bit of a trek from here but so worth the effort even if it's not flyable. I'll keep my eyes open for a lightish Westerly and i'll drop you a PM  :af
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #253 on: February 21, 2010, 18:25:21 PM »
Look forward to it, Cliffhanger tells me that 20mph+ brings Rhossili to life. I haven't flown in those conditions there yet.

Anything over 8mph is comfortable

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #254 on: February 21, 2010, 21:19:04 PM »
Clayt, couldn't get over how your quite heavy (really heavy!) 2.8m v tail stayed aloft in today's light wind, 7-9 mph tops.
All the "Jellies" could do were top to bottom and the walk of shame back up from the beach  :D ;D.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #255 on: February 21, 2010, 21:24:08 PM »
Me either ;) I have had it flying in less wind at the VR slope, but I think the VR slope is much more efficient in a lift:wind ratio type thing.
I was very nervous about tip stalling it into the hill and came very close a few times after you left.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #256 on: February 26, 2010, 18:26:39 PM »
Got to the Bwlch today OMG......

Looked great from NantyMoel sunny and bright.

Got to the top of Mickeys and was blowing a measured 30-40mph so of went the trusty hack miniracer to test the air.

Awesome...but wind turning more and more to ice cream slope

1/2 hour later the snow started...and got worse and worse....now fighting to keep an all white model no more than 50 feet from you is a challenge but not my idea of a fun afternoon.

So now ive got to land without getting out of sight......mmm dumped it on the lip about 20 feet from me and thought b*****r me that was hard work.......then just as i walk towards it it takes off in a gust and cartwheels about 100yds back...........

Broken fin....very cold...damp....but

Massive grin all the way home


Wife still cant work out how I came home with broken model and big smile
If it aint broke....break it

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #257 on: February 26, 2010, 19:53:40 PM »
Sounds like a memorable day for you Dave :o
Was there still lots of snow lying on the ground when you got there or had it all melted?
Hoping to head up there tomorrow for a play if the weather plays ball

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #258 on: February 26, 2010, 22:13:55 PM »
I wish you lot wouldn't keep rubbing in how good things have been over there   :'(  Rain, rain and more rain in these parts and another dreadful weekend forecast.  Had even discussed with Mr Sage taking a longish drive on Sunday to find some good conditions, but the forecast means would probably have to go as far as HoH to get a 'fix'.  Even though I have only been to Rhossilli once, and even then only flown on the ledge at the bottom due to rain and cloud, I can still picture that lovely area.

Simon, flooded Kent

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #259 on: February 26, 2010, 22:47:56 PM »
Still some snow around but not on the roads.
If it aint broke....break it

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #260 on: February 26, 2010, 22:50:22 PM »
I know it says rain for Sunday, but I reckon Rhossili could be an option if you feel like coming west.
I imagine the Bwlch would be wet, snowing, raining, claggy, foggy or any combination of these, plus trying to walk through deep snow drifts along to Ice cream.
I've been wrong nearly every time so far, so trying reverse psychology on the weathermen :xx

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #261 on: February 26, 2010, 22:52:59 PM »
Still some snow around but not on the roads.


Ta Dave,
last time I went up there, I couldn't walk out to Icecream cause the snow was too deep :o

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #262 on: February 27, 2010, 14:08:46 PM »
Lots of lovely wind forecast for tomorrow ,anybody up for a fly?PM looks driest

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #263 on: February 27, 2010, 14:20:44 PM »
Heading to Rhossili if you are keen :af Should be a blast :ev

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #264 on: February 27, 2010, 16:38:01 PM »
Bring it on ,gulp and halfpipe gonna get it whatever happens

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #265 on: February 27, 2010, 16:40:20 PM »
Cool, I'll be there from 10 :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #266 on: February 27, 2010, 18:18:44 PM »
Does Rhossilli fly in a northerly?

Simon

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #267 on: February 27, 2010, 18:26:43 PM »
At this moment in time I just want to fly anywhere :)
Today Matthew I am going to be wing section MH32.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #268 on: February 27, 2010, 19:00:35 PM »
Does Rhossilli fly in a northerly?

Simon
From 6 onwards it should be NW so the bowl near the trig point will be ideal (  :xx )
The rain has gone from Rhossili's forecast now.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #269 on: February 27, 2010, 19:03:09 PM »
Hi Clayts am gonna try to get there but am in work til 5am so will get a couple of hours shut eye and then head down if weather is ok, should be aiming at 12.30 ish at the church car park.

Got a 2m chevron and maybe a PSS Fouga Magister to break.........

mind you just picked up 5 JR recievers including 2 PCM ones for 50 off fleabay so can afford to trash something  ha ha

Have got a Vector on standby but will be a few days of work to complete as am on nights for 4 days.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #270 on: February 27, 2010, 19:04:49 PM »
I passed on flying today at the Bwlch cause the obs and forecasts said it was pants and on the BOWrecker. I got a message this evening saying that they had 10 - 15 on Mickeys in beautiful conditions.  :banghead:

Hi Clayts am gonna try to get there but am in work til 5am so will get a couple of hours shut eye and then head down if weather is ok, should be aiming at 12.30 ish at the church car park.

Got a 2m chevron and maybe a PSS Fouga Magister to break.........

mind you just picked up 5 JR recievers including 2 PCM ones for 50 off fleabay so can afford to trash something  ha ha

Have got a Vector on standby but will be a few days of work to complete as am on nights for 4 days.

Dave
Cool  :co look forward to seeing you there

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #271 on: February 27, 2010, 21:13:22 PM »
Always the same...as i live 30 mins away its always a guessing game and i have given up second guessing on the drive there you just cant tell till your parked at the top.
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #272 on: February 28, 2010, 08:13:18 AM »
Cliffhanger,
do the Paragliders show up in their droves when it is a NW'ly? Xcweather has reduced the windspeed to para acceptable levels :'(
If so, do they still use the bowl closest to Rhossili and should we go a little bit further along than normal to the next bowl?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #273 on: February 28, 2010, 22:12:36 PM »
Had a good fly at Rhossili today :af Some video in the Video thread thanks to Andrewmawr for filming and uploading it, I saw Rog filming today too, so keeping my eyes peeled for Cliffhanger clips

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #274 on: March 02, 2010, 10:11:04 AM »
Probably shouldn't be saying this.... but.....

15mph Easterlies tomorrow and Saturday. cloudy tomorrow and sunny saturday.




Crest anyone???? :ev

I'm sure it will have changed by Saturday though :'(

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #275 on: March 02, 2010, 15:16:49 PM »

Quote from Mike Young:
"There's always the Meio for westerlys just outside Pontypridd, OK if your desprite   Wink"
Hey Mike - no dissing the Meio!  :P
It's also got a NNW slope and - if you are prepared to walk - a poor E that is nonetheless flyable.
Great fun to be had here combatting on the W (lift not so generous as the Bwlch, so models slower, easier to hit) or relaxing with a floater/F3F or other efficient model on Summer evenings - sun tends to be in your eyes, though!
G-E-N-E-R-O-U-S landing area and a non - frightening slope if you land out.
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #276 on: March 02, 2010, 19:41:30 PM »
Probably shouldn't be saying this.... but.....

15mph Easterlies tomorrow and Saturday. cloudy tomorrow and sunny saturday.

I'm sure it will have changed by Saturday though :'(

The weather will be perfect from tomorrow onwards - bound to be, I'm working up North til Monday  :banghead:
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #277 on: March 02, 2010, 19:50:36 PM »
Clayt- forecast(s) saying anywhere between N.E. and NNW. for Saturday so far.

Sounds good for around the Wrecker area- if it stays like that I reckon I could be up there for 10.30 am. You up for it?



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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #278 on: March 02, 2010, 21:46:15 PM »
Been offered overtime for Saturday morning, will have the planes in the car ready for the arvo and will go directly from work so should be there about 1ish

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #279 on: March 03, 2010, 07:35:43 AM »
 :af Yep, get the O/T in fella, times are hard ! I would have been leaving around 1'ish anyway.
Free all day Sunday but it looks sort of Eastish??


 

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