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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #160 on: April 19, 2014, 21:00:22 PM »
I wonder of you might be the first person in history to have flown Ditchling Beacon and Minster Cliffs on the same day?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #161 on: April 19, 2014, 22:09:51 PM »
No doubt someone on here will know, if not.


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #162 on: April 20, 2014, 09:50:18 AM »
Top marks for landing the big scalie at Ditchling!  How did you do it?  I think the landing zone is quite shallow with a fence in the way isn't t?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #163 on: April 20, 2014, 11:01:35 AM »
The trick I believe...  Is to not show photos, or talk about the plane (Kit) after the landing!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #164 on: April 20, 2014, 11:32:19 AM »
The field behind the second fence was used as a landing zone by two of the Mill Hill Gang, with their scalies.

We won't talk about the third scalie landing, but I think a third fenceline was involved.  ;)

I was not aware that we were allowed to do that and landed the Fully-ballasted Calypso in between the fences a couple of times. It was physically restrictive where I did it, and in retrospect, I should have walked east along the ridge 100m and landed where the gap between the fences is wider.



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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #165 on: April 20, 2014, 14:07:18 PM »
Just found this 20 year old photo of me slope soaring back in South Africa.



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1.  I was allot thinner!
2.  It was allot warmer!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #166 on: April 20, 2014, 17:17:24 PM »
Not looking promising for maidening my little ASG29 tomorrow, late afternoon at Bopeep may be doable...I'll be watching the forecast intently!


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #167 on: April 20, 2014, 19:35:07 PM »
Not looking promising for maidening my little ASG29 tomorrow, late afternoon at Bopeep may be doable...I'll be watching the forecast intently!
Hmmm... don't know about that, Met Office reckon wind ESE at 6mph  ???
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #168 on: April 20, 2014, 20:14:49 PM »
That pic of Rob reminds me: shall we have a slope babe competition this year? 
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #169 on: April 20, 2014, 20:51:25 PM »
Hmmm... don't know about that, Met Office reckon wind ESE at 6mph  ???

XC Weather showing 3mph NNE at 7pm! Not really enough for a maiden of a 10kg+ scalie...

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #170 on: April 20, 2014, 21:06:38 PM »
That pic of Rob reminds me: shall we have a slope babe competition this year?

Yes, but I'm a little uneasy that an image of a half naked man served as a reminder for you Gary
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #171 on: April 20, 2014, 22:57:22 PM »
Note sure I am too happy with that memory coming to mind?   :)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #172 on: April 21, 2014, 10:19:31 AM »
I think the 30% ASG29 maiden will have to be put on hold for a couple of weeks, conditions don't look like ideal today and I'm away this weekend...at lease it'll give me time to tart up the scale bits. And put a pilot in!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #173 on: April 21, 2014, 10:21:12 AM »
Sounds like a good plan Mark...

It's not that long until the first Middle Wallop meeting....

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #174 on: April 21, 2014, 12:05:27 PM »
It's not that long until the first Middle Wallop meeting....

I'm hoping to slope it first!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #175 on: April 21, 2014, 20:15:33 PM »
Just found this nice pic of one of Simon's old planes at Firle, so I thought I'd post it. I wonder if that plane still exists somewhere?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #176 on: April 21, 2014, 20:22:08 PM »
I need a bigger yard...


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #177 on: April 21, 2014, 21:19:32 PM »
You could always put it in my yard.  :ev ;D
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #178 on: April 22, 2014, 08:01:19 AM »
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #179 on: April 22, 2014, 11:04:16 AM »
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #180 on: April 22, 2014, 16:34:54 PM »
I am giddy with excitement!  Just landed myself a nearly new Merlin :)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #181 on: April 23, 2014, 08:15:26 AM »
I am giddy with excitement!  Just landed myself a nearly new Merlin :)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #182 on: April 23, 2014, 15:18:00 PM »
Keeping my fox and selling of other stuff I dont fly

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #183 on: April 23, 2014, 21:21:43 PM »
Keeping my fox...

Does that mean we can publish the 'action arrival' material from Friday please Allen?  ^-^
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #184 on: April 24, 2014, 08:24:09 AM »
Does that mean we can publish the 'action arrival' material from Friday please Allen?  ^-^

Yes you may  :'(
Would be interesting to see, as it all happens so fast, I think it was due to puching her down a little early but I guess we will soon see
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #185 on: April 24, 2014, 09:47:02 AM »
anyone know what the back story is here?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIk0Nuc8Q78" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIk0Nuc8Q78</a>
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #186 on: April 24, 2014, 11:06:15 AM »
anyone know what the back story is here?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIk0Nuc8Q78" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIk0Nuc8Q78</a>

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #187 on: April 24, 2014, 11:16:44 AM »
I don't think she's a she.....
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #188 on: April 24, 2014, 11:30:31 AM »
You might me right but he has nice pinnes  :af
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #190 on: April 24, 2014, 13:08:58 PM »
Last time I saw them neither of them was wearing a skirt and had long hair. :D

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #191 on: April 24, 2014, 17:18:01 PM »
I think I'm in love, a woman that gives a sh1t about your hobby and rushes to the edge of a steep hill then over it without hesitation to fetch your plane



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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #192 on: April 24, 2014, 17:22:36 PM »
I think like many visitors to Thailand you might get a nasty surprise Martin!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #193 on: April 24, 2014, 19:23:46 PM »
 ;D Hi guys.

That was my Buccaneer on Colley Hill yesterday. Depron build to 1/8th scale and weighs 7.4lbs. It's done in the colours of a SAAF machine being restored to static at the moment in Cape Town at the SAAF Museum. Incidentally Rob, that's where I'm from.

And yes, I'm transgendered and I like to build scale models  :D I've no issue with what I am or what anyone thinks and am not precious over a bit of banter. You can actually call me a t w a t without it being an insult ;) (tranny with a tranny, geddit?  :ev )

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #194 on: April 24, 2014, 19:36:41 PM »
;D Hi guys.

That was my Buccaneer on Colley Hill yesterday. Depron build to 1/8th scale and weighs 7.4lbs. It's done in the colours of a SAAF machine being restored to static at the moment in Cape Town at the SAAF Museum. Incidentally Rob, that's where I'm from.

And yes, I'm transgendered and I like to build scale models  :D I've no issue with what I am or what anyone thinks and am not precious over a bit of banter. You can actually call me a t w a t without it being an insult ;) (tranny with a tranny, geddit?  :ev )

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #195 on: April 24, 2014, 19:38:28 PM »
I'm so bloody naive, thanks for the heads up Simon.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #196 on: April 24, 2014, 19:55:36 PM »
Good job Monz! Get yourself down to Thurnham, we'd love to see your Buccaneer!

Do you have a decent hill there? I'm in Tolworth, so an hour or so along the M25 and M26. Postcode or map and best wind direction?

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #197 on: April 24, 2014, 20:11:30 PM »
Do you have a decent hill there? I'm in Tolworth, so an hour or so along the M25 and M26. Postcode or map and best wind direction?

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #198 on: April 24, 2014, 20:26:55 PM »
ME14 3LD takes you to the lane at the bottom of the hill.

SW to W, 'decent' is a bit of an overstatement...but what we lack in lift, we make up for in banter!

Cool, I see parking on Castle Hill (there's a chap with a glider on Google maps ;) ) and then walk which way? East or West or drive in to the circular car park off the A249?

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #199 on: April 24, 2014, 20:28:10 PM »
Monz, have you seen the Slopehunter website - that tells you where the slopes are:

www.slopehunter.co.uk

It's a brave person who maidens a plane like that at Colley Hill, well done.

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