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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2520 on: April 09, 2017, 09:49:29 AM »
Back in August 2015 I mentioned that I encountered a film crew at work at Colley Hill - and some months later posted the Hovis ad that they'd filmed there.

Well at 6:45 this morning as I was waiting, half-asleep still,  for the for Chinese Grand Prix coverage to start an image leapt out from the TV screen at me;

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Colley Hill again - and that guy is standing in almost the exact spot I was flying from for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon.  It's a Just Eat advert;

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6R0TwUnnVw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6R0TwUnnVw</a>

What next for Colley Hill,  some Hollywood blockbusters?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2521 on: April 11, 2017, 08:06:24 AM »
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2522 on: April 13, 2017, 00:50:47 AM »
Beautiful model Joe!

Hasn't Jef got one? I think they're highly rated.

Sorry chaps been out of the country for a while. What I have is an Organic, but yes, very similar.

Happy to answer any queries, unanswered by the RC Groups links, now I am back (just walked in and aleady on RCMF, so that tells you something).

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2523 on: April 14, 2017, 09:11:27 AM »
Due to lack of wind....

http://goodwindsoaring.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/due-to-lack-of-wind.html

Have a good Easter everyone!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2524 on: April 14, 2017, 23:04:33 PM »
Is anyone considering flying at South Downs on Monday?  I would like to give it a try and could use some guidance and some company on where to go to fly.

Thanks,

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2525 on: April 15, 2017, 05:55:13 AM »
Hi Jordan,
I'm one of the local "Thurnham Massive" - Eric and i were talking about your trip on the slope yesterday.  It looks like the wind/direction is not being too kind at the moment and Monday isn't looking too good for the South Downs at the moment - but if it changes I'll be more than happy to be your guide.  Tuesday is looking pretty good at the moment and i could do that too.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2526 on: April 15, 2017, 08:43:17 AM »
Hi Jordan, As Si says, the weather isn't cooperating for your visit with cold NW winds being set for a few days. However where you are from I expect you are used to the cold, it's around 60 F here at the moment.
I have to work on Tuesday so I'm hoping that Monday will be flyable somewhere on the South Downs.
After you get settled in at Thurnham tomorrow, give me a call and I'll drive over to say hello, it will only take me about 20 minutes to get to you. A couple more of the local slopers also wanted to meet up with you so we could meet in the Black Horse. If you are desperate to fly and if you have an electric model then you could fly at the back of the slope, but with the wind in that direction the air is never very comfortable to fly in.
Have a good flight over the pond.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2527 on: April 16, 2017, 16:04:51 PM »
If the wind is good tomorrow i will be off to the south Downs have a couple of Gliders to maiden and havent had any good flying for ages, so will try anywhere before its back to work Tuesday. Was looking at the current forcast and it seems to be N-NNE which i believe should be ok for Bo-Peep, so will be down there somewhere looking for lift   :xx :)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2528 on: April 17, 2017, 06:40:39 AM »
Hi againJoe,
I 'll be guiding Jordan (aka 'jlk') doown to Sussex this morning via Carphone Warehouse and so we should get there at about 11am.
I'm going to try Firle first and it should be OK at the slope just before the bushes on the ridge to the west of the car park. If not we will relocate to the west site at Bo Peep.
For those lucky enough to be flying tomorrow then it looks like it will be Bo Peep.
See you there.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2529 on: April 17, 2017, 18:15:30 PM »
Hello Eric, as i am an earlybird got there at 9.00 wind was 15mph and lift was good, by 12.00 as you know the wind subsided to a light breeze then non, as you can see from the picture attached. Was good to see our American friends
Jordan and Vallarie were enjoying  the the views as flying was a bit limited. Hope they get some good wind tomorrow.
Thanks for helping with my Cularis just need to sort out a battery holding and location device so it always goes back in same position so it doesnt affect the C of G. Only seemed to be a problem when i was flying, was great when you were in control, anyhow linkages will be adjusted to correct the trims as they were on the limit after you trimmed it out nicely.
Enjoyed a lovely smooth final flight and ended the day Happy. Now only one more to get setup the D box Graphite, was too risky to setup in conditions today.
I will just have to make do with a picture took at Thurnham earlier in the week but didnt fly due to the wrong type of wind again.
Hope you all have a good week anyone who is flying and the wind direction and speed is as you like it.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2530 on: April 18, 2017, 19:14:47 PM »
After getting my Cularis home saw that there was some landing scratches apearing on the bottom of the glider cause from normal landings. If left i think this would get quite cut up after time. I had some Carbon Kevlar which has a sticky back and encased in flexible plastic. Decided to put a strip on the bottom where contat is made during landing. Looks like it should protect the underside of fusalage during landing phase.
We will see how it goes. only 20g added to the model, just took a little lead out of the nose to balance. May need a little rounding at the ends to make it look better.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2531 on: April 21, 2017, 19:51:52 PM »
Looks like the Combat session is off this weekend. Hopefully we get some good wind soon as i'm looking forward to see the Ewok Combat Glider in action. see http://goodwindsoaring.blogspot.co.uk  Think its time to get my GI Joe Glider kit opened and built.   :)
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2532 on: April 23, 2017, 09:20:04 AM »
Had a great session at Bopeep the other day with my 3.8 metre Prismaray. I think I'm feeling a bit lazy these days, the Prismaray is just so much easier to transport/launch etc than the larger planes. Sure, it doesn't have the same level of majestic stability in the air, but overall it's a more relaxing/hassle-free experience.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2533 on: April 24, 2017, 04:53:16 AM »
I'm in a constant state of downsizing Gary...
I went to Middle Wallop with Eric yesterday and sold on my 6m DG800 kit as I've lost my building mojo and I've decided 1/3rd scale is too big for me these days.  At the same meeting i took delivery of a Baudis Fosa with a glider fuselage and a potent electric fuz (or at least i hope it will be potent when i work out how to calibrate the ESC!). Model is ex Martin Newman and Steve Haley so i have a lot to live up to!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2534 on: April 24, 2017, 06:29:12 AM »
You guys are making me feel as though I'm taking the wrong path with my 7 metre scalie!  :'(
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2535 on: April 24, 2017, 10:32:30 AM »
Hi Si,
My Fosa E is my favourite model at the moment. It works at so many levels, Flat field soaring, Flat field acro, Slope soaring in almost any conditions and a competitive thermal soarer if it is windy. Hope you enjoy your as much as I enjoy mine.
My model has quite a potent setup; about 1000 watts, so gets upstairs very quickly.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2536 on: April 24, 2017, 13:29:45 PM »
That's great to hear Bob thanks - i didn't realise you had a Fosa - I've only seen your Skywalker i think?...
I think my power set up sounds similar - it's the one shown in the Baudis review done by Steve Haley.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2537 on: April 24, 2017, 19:03:35 PM »
Keep on building Eric, I'm looking forward to seeing your 7mtr Scalie it in action. I don't think there will be many as good as the one you have.
After i get some more experience i will be trying a bit of scale myself probably next year  :xx. Certainly getting practice putting them together after my latest hard landing LOL)  Love the nice carbon fast gliders also and will be good to see Simons Forsa in action at the slope.
It did fly it as seen here but i think its RIP the Blaze.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2538 on: April 24, 2017, 21:35:32 PM »
Oops, that's a shame Joe!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2539 on: April 25, 2017, 05:39:40 AM »
Looks like i need to buy another glider to replace it, Happy Days :af. Always looking on the bright side. Already looking for its sucessor. Its had a good run and i have learnt a lot with it. Mainly if the conditions arnt right dont fly. that was the reason for its final flight, wind was very light this weekend and without the motor gave in a go. Stalled on a turn and nose dived. All part of the hobby.


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2540 on: April 26, 2017, 21:28:52 PM »
Doh, we've all done it at least once - you learn about flying from that.
Plenty of speed is your friend Joe!  ;)
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2541 on: April 28, 2017, 12:27:34 PM »
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2542 on: April 28, 2017, 15:45:40 PM »
And about time. Looking forward to a good day of fun. with a few mishaps along the way. I have been perfecting my crashing techniques lately so should give me an advantage on the day.
Well done Charlie for sorting out this great event.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2543 on: April 30, 2017, 14:07:53 PM »
After the first thirty minute 'bout', Si and I were in the lead with nine 'strikes' each, but no 'knock-outs'.
Ours were the only Wildthings taking part, the rest were Zagi's and Yetis.
Wildies rule, OK!

Thirty minutes of intense aerial combat with seven wings is quite tiring, so a break for coffee was very welcome.
Unfortunately I had to leave to gain some brownie points for my holiday.

Watch this space for the final scores!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2544 on: April 30, 2017, 14:27:09 PM »
If you wern't there you missed a Fabulously entertaing day of flying, appropriate Banter and good company. Charlies Combat Bash has finally been served. Wind was shall we say patchy to start but turned out realy good to give plenty good lift allowing the combat to go into full swing.
The Blob as i think its called put up a good fight as did the Blaze, but sure enough the accurate flying and determination from the wing pilots took its toll. The Blob lost its Tail end after it put up a good challenge in the aerial arena. The Blaze put up a fight also, but as Bob was flying he noticed very reduced elevator control, after landing found a servo had failed. The Blob donated the components to get it back in the air and further mahem happend the final crash of the Blaze took out the battery.
As for who got the most points, think we will leave this to be discussed over the comming months on the slope and in the pub
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2545 on: April 30, 2017, 14:34:32 PM »
Dont think i won the most points but think i'm worthy of the prize for best penetration. The Yeti Wing of course ! after achieving flying the wing through all the trees and landing on the Road. I Seem to be good at tree landings.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2546 on: April 30, 2017, 21:16:27 PM »
Well done combatants!  I would've been there if I could but I had been booked into a family event miles away.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2547 on: May 14, 2017, 16:09:23 PM »
 Some good weather this weekend gave some great flying opportunities. And i was lucky to have Simon in the right place at the right time Saturday (Schwing Test Pilot). Gave the schwing its maiden flight Simon at the controls. Also had a quick flight untill my concentration needed a rest, Simon landed checking out the Crow braking. Some small changes were requires so left it till i was at home with time.
Was good to see the Forsa Fying fast and high, looks like Simon is starting to enjoy his lovely machine.
Sunday was as good if not better good lift Sunny and dry.
Paul turned up with a secret device, picture included here, I'm sure we will find out what it was doing in the future. I have learned that Egg timers can do a lot more than help you get your egg boiled to perfection.
Thank you Paul and Simon for being brave enough to assist in setting up my Motor and failsafes on the Schwing. After seeing the speed and height it went under the control of Simon think i will leave the motor in the bag for a while.
All in all great weekend  :)
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2548 on: May 14, 2017, 20:41:03 PM »
Thanks for your kind comments Joe and yes I am officially beginning to like my Fosa.
The motor system you have on your Shwing definitely makes it exciting and my Fosa look almost pedestrian by comparison!
I've had a lovely two days flying at Thurnham and bless the fact that we have this lovely local slope - long may it continue (EASA please take note!)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2549 on: May 15, 2017, 16:59:27 PM »
Hi all, Eric reporting in from Miami​ International airport while waiting for our flight to JFK and then back to Blighty. Just checking up on what you've all been up to while we've been away. I've had some flying while away as they had drone racing and paper plane competitions on the ship. See you soon, Eric
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2550 on: May 15, 2017, 20:41:31 PM »
Looking forward to seeing you home Eric and the maiden of the ASH!
Safe journey

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2551 on: May 15, 2017, 21:17:17 PM »
I've just bought, for 70, my first scale project a 5m Pat Teakle ASW 17 off Ebay. Although the fuselage and 2-piece wings are in excellent fully equipped (well the 35mhz Futaba Rx may not be of any use!) but dusty condition.  It does need a canopy, tailplane, wing and tail joiners. Basic instructions may help if there were any. I'll be in contact with https://patteaklegliders.co.uk/  as I know they have the first two items and can advise if not supply the rest. I have spoken to Alan Twine who used to have one maybe someone else out there could have advice or bits?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2552 on: May 15, 2017, 22:09:32 PM »
Looking forward to seeing you home Eric and the maiden of the ASH!
Safe journey

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2553 on: May 16, 2017, 06:00:05 AM »
Thurnham this afternoon then Eric!  (I may leave work early!....)
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2554 on: May 17, 2017, 06:59:53 AM »
Did anyone leave their transmitter at Thurnham?  If so contact me and I will put you in touch with Charlie who now has it.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2555 on: May 17, 2017, 11:06:57 AM »
I've just bought, for 70, my first scale project a 5m Pat Teakle ASW 17 off Ebay. Although the fuselage and 2-piece wings are in excellent fully equipped (well the 35mhz Futaba Rx may not be of any use!) but dusty condition.  It does need a canopy, tailplane, wing and tail joiners. Basic instructions may help if there were any. I'll be in contact with https://patteaklegliders.co.uk/  as I know they have the first two items and can advise if not supply the rest. I have spoken to Alan Twine who used to have one maybe someone else out there could have advice or bits?

I've had a good response from Pat Teakle models including brochure and lasercut sailplanes re instrument panel.
Looking forward to some day seeing mine look like Alan's ex and Eric's current one!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2556 on: May 18, 2017, 12:15:25 PM »
Just recovered from 30 hours without sleep, so I'll be back on the slope at the first opportunity!.  :D
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2557 on: May 18, 2017, 14:19:19 PM »
Good to have you back Eric, but the flying conditions don't look too promising over the next few days? 😣
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2558 on: May 18, 2017, 22:29:40 PM »
Thanks Si, Good to get back to this side of the pond, especially with certain gentlemen playing games in SE Asia.
Saturday and Sunday don't look too bad at present for a bit of slope action at Thurnham. :xx
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Excellent weekend of flying on the North Downs - need I say more!  :af
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2559 on: May 18, 2017, 22:51:40 PM »
I've had a good response from Pat Teakle models including brochure and lasercut sailplanes re instrument panel.
Looking forward to some day seeing mine look like Alan's ex and Eric's current one!
Good purchase, Ian.  :af
Mine has a wounded starboard wing at present, which I must get around to repairing at sometime.  It failed at 200 feet while being towed up at Middle Wallop and helicoptered down, luckily without any damage to the fuselage.  :o  :'(  :''

PS - Where did you get that photo of me with the ASW 17 from, I don't remember seeing that previously?
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