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The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:25:14 AM »
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The proper one seems not to be working again this morning, perhaps the system is creaking under the sheer weight of hot air produced by thread.....

I have fixed the original thread so it displays and renamed this one so it can continue. If I find a solution to the issue I will merge the two threads.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 08:26:48 AM »
just realised I left the apostrophy out of the thread title...sorry  :embarassed:
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 08:51:00 AM »
Well done Paul, thanks for taking the initiative.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 17:51:19 PM »
Pics from monday...
« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 17:59:15 PM by GP »
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 17:52:54 PM »
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 17:53:57 PM »
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 17:55:08 PM »
This one is a fake, I photoshopped a real Duo Discus and mine in the same pic ... just because I enjoyed the real Duo Discuses flying over while I had my model one there ...
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 17:56:51 PM »
And of course the real highlight of the day, Simon's remarkable gargantuan scratch-built model on its slope soaring maiden...
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 17:58:55 PM »
And it flew great!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 19:31:08 PM »
At Last the forum is working again!
Good to see that  you chaps had a good time on BoPeep east, we had a good time on Bopeep west! One of the short comings of life is that it is difficult to be in 2 places at once!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 21:57:41 PM »
Since we flew both places at the same time, it's interesting to try to work out which is best. 

The east one (where I was) has possibly smoother air, but possibly slightly less lift (it's a bit lower). It is a ridge, so you can fly a long way left and right and still be in lift.

The west one is has possibly more lift, but probably more turbulence.  It is a bowl so it probably concentrates the wind a bit more.  But it is probably not as good for flying large models a long way to the left and right. 

I used to think the east one was worth the longer walk, but actually if the west one has more lift and is a much shorter walk, I'm now thinking maybe the west one is a better choice ...

What do others think?

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2014, 22:32:49 PM »
The "Old guys" all fly Large models at the west bowl but dont tend to fly the bowl they fly so high that they are no longer restricted by the bowl

I vote for the west bowl

But I also agree the east bowl has its place
Smoother due to a cleaner slope
Not as much lift due to being a ridge that does not consetrate the lift but also is no as affective in small direction changes
I think in a true steady NE that it could better, but when does that ever happen ?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 22:34:05 PM »
Reposted
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 09:21:05 AM »
ESSA F3F this Sunday
if the conditions stay the same it should be flown on the lower west slope of the LM and landing is likely to be at the top  :)
I expect to see GP there unless he has a very good excuse
There is even talk of a foamie/newby class if enough turn up  $%&
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 09:38:34 AM »
Quote from: BLADE1
Glad everyone had a good time at the 'peep'!
What was the windspeed there?

It was about 15 to 20 mph Paul, the wind was slightly off the hill
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2014, 09:40:19 AM »
It was about 15 to 20 mph Paul, the wind was slightly off the hill
It was about 15 to 20  20 to 35 mph, the wind was slightly off YOUR hill  :''
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2014, 14:27:26 PM »
Just been up Bopeep for lunch
Pillows sat everywhere
even I could not stay up for more that a couple of minutes
beautiful though!!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2014, 17:53:14 PM »
As no one else has posted it on this forum so far, here's the video evidence of the two flights of Simon's wonderful machine at Bopeep East on Monday!  :af

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2014, 19:46:35 PM »
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Count me in for thermally Farthing Common!! :af
It looks like Farthing Common could be the only place soarable in Kent on Sunday.
Anyone up for it? - I'll be there with my 'Storm'.
Unfortunately not quite enough of a blow for the ASG29, Simon.

For those who haven't been there, take a look at Mr Goodwind's excellent video shot at the site.
I might even take my 40 year old 'Countryman' along as well.
Car park opposite the site, walk across the road, pass through the gate and 20 paces later launch - QED!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2014, 19:01:32 PM »
Got a family gathering on Sunday...managed a quick 'no mates' half hour up at Thurnham this afternoon though
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2014, 19:06:29 PM »
It looks like Farthing Common could be the only place soarable in Kent on Sunday.
Anyone up for it? - I'll be there with my 'Storm'.
Unfortunately not quite enough of a blow for the ASG29, Simon.

For those who haven't been there, take a look at Mr Goodwind's excellent video shot at the site.
I might even take my 40 year old 'Countryman' along as well.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2014, 09:13:15 AM »
That's it . . . .and you can put the missus and toddler in the garden centre while you're there.  ;)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2014, 11:35:41 AM »
Got a family gathering on Sunday...managed a quick 'no mates' half hour up at Thurnham this afternoon though
I also had a couple of 30 minute 'Billy no mates' sessions during the week but on the Isle of Sheep in a nice nor' easter - very pleasant.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2014, 23:32:34 PM »
Does look good for the 'Common tomorrow but,promised the littl'un we would all go to the park sunday :banghead:
Could ask the misses I suppose :xx,but then I would have to suffer the backlash!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2014, 09:52:14 AM »
Sorry you can't make it Paul, maybe next time.
There's still a touch of north in the westerly at Thurnham which makes it all fall apart there, so I'm heading off to the Common shortly where there hopefully will be a steady force 3 - 4. I should be there by about 11am, but it looks like I'll be 'Billy no-mates' again!  :'(

Edit @ 21:00 hrs
Yes, I was 'Billy no mates' at the Common, but the smooth lift in the west wind with a tad of north in it was excellent . . .  and I had it all to myself. :af  Also took the opportunity to explore some more slopes in the Folkestone area which have been made accessible by the establishment of new ridge top routes of the North Downs Way - should be good for some summer cross country expeditions.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2014, 06:54:20 AM »
Eric, it's good to hear that the Common delivered...hopefully it'll be more of a group outing next time.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2014, 08:00:32 AM »
I'm planning on doing a bit of flying at Thurnham lunchtime today.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2014, 08:50:35 AM »
I'm planning on doing a bit of flying at Thurnham lunchtime today.

I might just do that too!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2014, 19:28:37 PM »
Bit nippy at Thurnham today, the pleasant forecast didn't quite make it ... but never mind, the flying was fine.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2014, 21:42:39 PM »
Nippy is an understatement!

Friday is looking a little brighter though, maybe another session then?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2014, 06:28:33 AM »
I'd be up for that.  Maybe even try the big un  at Thurham?....

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2014, 07:38:10 AM »
I'd be up for that.  Maybe even try the big un  at Thurham?....

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2014, 07:43:59 AM »
Good idea ... but I think you'll have to be cautious.  I suspect the lift yesterday would not have been quite enough.

My Prismaray flew fine, but I could not gain much height.  Paul (Blade1) did not dare fly his 7 metre model.  Friday looks like it might have similar conditions.  I'm sure you could do it, because you're good at milking lift, but you won't have much room for error. 

I wonder what the optimum wind speed is for maximum lift at Thurnham?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2014, 08:28:29 AM »
May have to have an extended Lunch today and pop up the LM to maiden the Schwing  :af
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2014, 08:30:28 AM »
Hey, you got the Schwing!  Enjoy your session.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2014, 09:29:05 AM »
Hey, you got the Schwing!  Enjoy your session.
not sure if Im keeping it
as had very conflicting reports
but hopefuly I will come back after lunch with a big grin and positive reports  :xx
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2014, 09:38:01 AM »
not so sure putting it on BMFA with the reason for selling being that I hate it and its sh1t will help it sell lol
Im sure I will love it  :''

Doesn't that translate as- 'flies great, just not my cup of tea. I prefer something faster/slower/more scale' etc etc
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2014, 10:31:28 AM »
I'd be up for that.  Maybe even try the big un  at Thurnham?....
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2014, 14:17:52 PM »
Nope not my cup of tea  ;D
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2014, 22:32:54 PM »
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