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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #280 on: March 04, 2010, 08:40:52 AM »
Cliffhanger,
I will probably be up the Bwlch on Sunday from midday-ish. Depending on weather, of course. :af :xx
The forecast I looked at gives a NE (Wrecker) wind and sunshine.
Get Clayton to come, bu**er the Overtime!
Clive.


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #281 on: March 04, 2010, 10:45:51 AM »
 :af Wrecker or maybe Crest- cu there.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #282 on: March 04, 2010, 17:48:21 PM »
Overtime is on Satdee :af
I'll be there on Sunday with my usual bell outfit ;)


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #283 on: March 04, 2010, 18:22:02 PM »
Hi Guys
Desperate for a fly may come and play sunday :uk:

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #284 on: March 04, 2010, 18:33:00 PM »
Ill be there too,quite a crowd brewing methinks! :af


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #285 on: March 04, 2010, 19:49:29 PM »
Are we going to see a rare and seemingly extinct, Mike_Y monster at the slopes this weekend?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #286 on: March 04, 2010, 19:59:36 PM »
Only if he forgets to go to the toilet beforehand ;D


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #287 on: March 05, 2010, 09:38:41 AM »
I'm looking at revising my plans for the W/E and going on the Saturday.
I can see that the weather forecast is a bit less attractive on the Sat, but the wind is given as from the N - (VR98). As I much prefer this slope to the crest (awesome lift there, though) and added to the L-O-N-G walk involved getting to the crest it looks like I'll plumb for the Sat. I should be there noon-ish if anyone wants to join me.
Might even go both days  ;D $%&
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and, yeah, get Mike Young to come.  :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #288 on: March 05, 2010, 20:21:50 PM »
Hey Clive,
I will be there after I finish work tomorrow and I've been told that I should be free by 1pm so should get there by 1.30.

But......... I do work in a hospital and if anyone has ever used the NHS, it isn't renowned for it's timekeeping :banghead:


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #289 on: March 07, 2010, 18:10:44 PM »
BBBRRRR. Chilly couple of days flying but well worth the frozen fingers and toes :af

Saw a total of 7 different people flying this weekend  :o , I think that is a new record for a sport flying weekend for me :co

Good to see you all :)

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #290 on: March 07, 2010, 21:50:22 PM »
Yup ,good day's flying,startin ta get a feel for those epp 60 style turns,now if i could just master those pesky landings :'',
« Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 20:31:58 PM by andrewmawr »

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #291 on: March 12, 2010, 21:12:00 PM »
Hi Gents, Probably be up the Bwlch 11ish tomorrow AM - looks like Ice Cream.
Poss there Sun as well - got to get the Brio dialled in and also have a homebrew to tweak.
Oh, BTW bought a cheap key fob "Spy" video camera - will put that on my X-It for a laugh!
ATB
Clive.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #292 on: March 13, 2010, 22:51:42 PM »
Hope you had a good day today Clive,
Did anyone join you?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #293 on: March 13, 2010, 22:56:32 PM »
Anyone up for a fly tomorrow?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #294 on: March 13, 2010, 23:10:29 PM »
That's "divorce talk" in my house considering tomorrow's mother's day :af
I even get busted thinking about gliding tomorrow and she'll serve me my nuts for brekky :ev

Might see you after a late lunch $%&

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #295 on: March 13, 2010, 23:32:28 PM »
"ice cream" for dessert?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #296 on: March 13, 2010, 23:37:52 PM »
i scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

We wanna we wanna we weanna wee, If you don't stop for us, we'll do it on the Bus!!

I think I'm tired.
Fixed my M60 today so hopefully test her out tomorrow for desert.
Stay in touch
Clayt

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #297 on: March 13, 2010, 23:42:28 PM »
Balistik. :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #298 on: March 14, 2010, 11:14:22 AM »
OK sort of day yesterday - I chased the wind around a few slopes trying to get it smack on - Thermals had a lot to do with that, probably.
Kev & AJ joined me on VR98 later.
Going up after GP today (Sun)
Clive.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #299 on: March 14, 2010, 11:21:08 AM »
Can wear you out, chasing the wind around the Bwlch :) Especially if you walk from Icecream to Mickeys westerly and back to Icecream again.
I might be able to head up after the GP (Late lunch for Mum's Day) too

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #300 on: March 14, 2010, 20:26:10 PM »
Maidened my Balistik on VR98 today,very quick.Velcro'd one of those keyfob cams to my baseball cap,worked a treat and got some exiting footage of me waving my tx aerial about in the wind and an extreme close up of some sheep poo when my cap eventually got blown off.An elastic  band and some sort of sighting system required methinks, :study:
Still ,it was good to ave a fly with Clayts and a couple of new faces. Well new to me anyway. $%&
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 20:30:30 PM by andrewmawr »

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #301 on: March 14, 2010, 21:03:34 PM »
Hey Clayts, I've finally got my ar$e in gear and joined and sparred a 60" foamie plank  :).  Now its bearable in the garage temperature wise I've fired up the CNC again, so this afternoon I cut the spar slots, joined and PU'd the golf shafts in.

Also cut a 30" wing for, dare I say it, electric flight  :), in fact I more than cut the cores, it's now sat on the bench ready for a flight, AUW 297g, rigged it upto a watt meter and its producing 170W at 15A which should get the little thing zipping along   :ev
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 21:17:52 PM by Mike_Y, Reason: added pic »
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #302 on: March 14, 2010, 21:19:57 PM »
WOOOHOOO.... Mikey's back..... back again...... :af
I've been looking at a couple of shockies to play with on the slope for some VWTPXR (?) flying with the motor aswell though and also like the idea of electric ducted fan stuff too. But I think I will make a Swinger next.
Glad you found your Mojo mate.
Had a quick fly with Andymawr and Clive and Mike (Mikey?) late this arvo after replacing a burnt out servo and recovering my M60. Good fun on the para launch slope south of VR even though it was a bit crossed and could have been on Icecream or maybe a bit inbetweeney $%&
Looking forward to flying with you soon :co

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #303 on: March 15, 2010, 12:07:11 PM »
Went up after GP yesterday and whilst driving up saw a model being flown on the Ice Cream slope. Parked up & walked to said slope to find Andy West packing up after a couple of flights. He had a previous engagement so couldn't stay. Had about 30 mins video flying time here (keyfob spycam on models) with wind "almost" smack on when I noticed a flash of sun on wingtip coming from the direction of the VR98.
Decided it was best to pack up and head over there to see who it was. Discovered Andrewmawr with his Gulp(?) and Brand new Ballistik on the paraglider launch site.
Before long, Clayton appeared followed closely by Mickey (of "Mickey's slope" fame) and a non-flying Alan Shears.
Most enjoyable seeing you all again, and hope to do it again soon. F3F next sun (I believe), so no sport flying for me.
PS Glad to see Mike braving the cold of his shed at last (Get a heater, mate!) ;D

Clive.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #304 on: March 16, 2010, 17:58:01 PM »
Cracking afternoon of flying at my local slope wind smack on and 10 knots and got to use my key ring video camera. well cuffed with the results from £7 worth... I am in work tonight so will try to edit it and post it later on when it goes quiet...
If it aint broke....break it

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #305 on: March 16, 2010, 18:01:50 PM »
Where's your local slope?We haven't met yet but i'm sure it's only a matter of time :af
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 20:18:37 PM by andrewmawr »

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #306 on: March 16, 2010, 23:52:38 PM »
Marine drive in Barry hope this works

http://www.youtube.com/v/Cmt39_8wzRo&hl=en_US&fs=1&

You tube quality is poor at the moment but the camera quality is great for £7

Un edited as im in work so no Mac to work on only microshaft windowz
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 17:48:56 PM by dav3uk »
If it aint broke....break it

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #307 on: March 17, 2010, 22:32:00 PM »
Nice spot Dave :af
How much wind creates enough rotor for a difficult landing?
Been flying in South Wales for 12 months now and am yet to bump into you. One day our paths will cross, Maybe even the 25th pril for the PSS bash that the South Cotswoldians and SWSA are having at the Bwlch? I am hoping to finish my Spitfire for that. How is your big monster going?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #308 on: March 18, 2010, 00:31:34 AM »
about 5mph and above the rotor over the bushes is a nightmare, but the large grassy area to the left goes down to the bottom so is nice and smooth. B29 has been on hold as the garage has been sub zero for so long and it dont fit in the kitchen......lol. I have got a fouga magister to fly on the 25th, im not working that weekend...yet so should get up to see everyone.
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #309 on: March 18, 2010, 16:53:05 PM »
Hi Dave,

Is that spot Strictly South easterlies? (just looking at google earth and the nice grassy bank looks south easterly) - or can you get away with southerlies. I'm inclinde to give my 60" wildthing a flutter as I have had little time to go further afield recently.
 I'm in in rhoose myself and havent had the guts to lob the wildthing off the cliff at rhoose (not practical given trees along the top) or that southerly cliff at Southerdowen yet - it looks a bit of a one way street for a beginner. I've mainly practised on the the gentler south westerly slopes overlooking the sea nearer ogmore - oh and the Meio a few times along with that one above  Heol Y cyw, bridgend - "heol a gaer" or something. The hill to the left of the windfarm hill I guess.
I will try the Bwlch at some point.
 
Anyway if you see someone with a wildthing on Marine drive flying like they have no talent whatsoever - that will be me  (or on a gentle day, the Alula Evo (aka -  a few ounces of UHU with wings attached).

I'm just working out how to get there - park at the Knap and take the hike - or drive to the estate at the top?

Chris

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #310 on: March 18, 2010, 18:19:02 PM »
Drive to the top is the one you park get out walk 10 pace and lob it off..... works best from sw---s but some se will work with something like the Alula when you are at the top there are bushes but there is a bench right at the front and the council cut the bushes in front of it to give it a view....go for height from the lauch to get through the rotor, but as the edge is just past the bushes doesnt take much.
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #311 on: March 18, 2010, 18:23:01 PM »
You gotta get down the bwlch.... it has a reputation as one of the best slope sites around mainly cos you can fly just about any direction..but on the right day the lift is EPIC. I dont get there as much as i should but speak to clayts75 he is local to it and is there a lot
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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #312 on: March 20, 2010, 22:53:20 PM »
Anyone up for a bit of a fly tomorrow,Gower or Preselis look tempting?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #313 on: March 21, 2010, 09:17:26 AM »
I should be up the Preselis later at the spot I told you about earlier this week.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #314 on: March 21, 2010, 09:24:10 AM »
 :af see ya later

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #315 on: March 21, 2010, 09:59:40 AM »
:af see ya later
all being well there should be about four of us heading there for about 12 to 12.30 ish

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #316 on: March 27, 2010, 15:48:24 PM »
Rog, Rhossili would have been awesome today! Did you get the Pace up there? Or did you fly something else?
Did you get any vids?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #317 on: March 27, 2010, 17:45:12 PM »
Ey Clayts,you ill?I'd have thought they'd need a jcb to drag you off the hillside today?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #318 on: March 27, 2010, 17:48:56 PM »
Wife's working today, planes need fixing, searching for misplaced mojo at the mo.
Did you get out today?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #319 on: March 27, 2010, 17:58:55 PM »
Nah ,missus found a new use for those dog training collars they've banned, she's rigged it to go off every time i go near the planes and wired it to me nuts :o.Big push on now to get the house finished before Easter. :banghead:
Then i'll be    FREEEEE! :)
Good luck findin the mojo,lots of dry,windy weather ahead mehopes :xx


 

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