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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2840 on: March 07, 2018, 11:21:20 AM »
Gulp, that's scary Gary.
It seems like my sedentary, coach-based lifestyle has a lot of safety related advantages!  (although I did have a nasty spill off my mountain bike a few weeks back!)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2841 on: March 07, 2018, 17:27:27 PM »
Good flying at Thurnham yesterday with some boomer thermals coming through. Surprising dry underfoot too!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2842 on: March 07, 2018, 23:13:00 PM »
Many years ago I had to choose between buying my first proportional radio system and a Rogallo hang glider, they were both £250!  If I had chosen the latter, my wife and parents weren't keen, there's a good chance that I wouldn't be here now to tell the tale.
A number of my old model flying buddies who took up full size flying haven't survived the experience. I know a few full size pilots and most of them tell of close calls they have had. That said, I still do like flying in light aircraft and microlights, but I do realise that accidents can and do happen.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2843 on: March 08, 2018, 19:53:58 PM »
Me, Charlie and Graham braved the 40mph (gusting 50) winds today at Thurnham. After about 45 mins we gave up as it went further round to the west.  Andy turned up and we put the world to rights in the car park waiting for the wind to drop but it didn't..

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2844 on: March 21, 2018, 13:30:10 PM »
Hello,

I will first introduce myself as this would be my first post.

My name is Aleix, and I am originally from Barcelona, though I have been living in London for over 10 years. I used to build and fly radio control planes since I was a kid (I'm now 37)  and I left the hobby during 15 years. I picked up the hobby in the last 4 years, and I got hooked to F3F flying..... did some international events already but I would like to do more. Until now I kept my planes in Barcelona so I could only fly counted times when I would go there for holidays.

This year I decided to bring my planes to London, so I am no looking for slopes to fly. I live in Central London (elephant and Castle) and would like to go flying from this weekend, if the conditions allow us.
I have no car, so that is my main problem at the moment, as I would require a lift from the train station. I would like to fly either in Ivinghoe Beacon or Turnham.

Anyone that would like to go this weekend?  I need to try my planes before a competition next week.

cheers

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2845 on: March 21, 2018, 14:03:30 PM »
Hi Aleix,

I'm sure one of us will be able to help you at some point but it's not looking too promising for flying at Thurnham this weekend from a weather perspective.
I live fairly near West Malling station and have picked people up and taken them to Thurnham before so when the conditions are right I can do that for you too.

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« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 22:12:38 PM by swarrans »
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2846 on: March 21, 2018, 14:28:03 PM »
hello Aleix

if your interested Longman East Sussex will be ok Sunday
I am in Eastbourne so possible to pick you up from there or Lewes, I take it your off too LA Muela next weekend ?

JP


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2847 on: March 22, 2018, 15:57:22 PM »
Thanks guys,

Would be great to go this weekend actually. Yes I am going to la Muela next wednesday. Unfrotunatly I had 2 accidents in my last race in Vitoria, and I didn't repair the planes since. I did fix them compleatly and they are ready to go, but the CG is somewhat to be adjusted, aswell as the surfaces.... I also have a new template on the radio.... so a few things I want to adjust before the event.

I am ok to travel by train, even if it is saturday and sunday... Wouldnt' hurt to get both days....but one is also ok...

How could we get in contact?

If anyone is interested I created a new F3F video chanel on youtube where I post videos during the events....with different pilots...etc.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjagc1GblPam1PwrAG8B1w/videos?view_as=subscriber

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2848 on: March 22, 2018, 17:29:07 PM »
hi Aleix

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2849 on: April 13, 2018, 23:16:46 PM »
Just been watching Paul's old videos on Vimeo. It was always sunny, the wind was always great, we seemed to fly some right turkeys and smash them a lot, but had a great time all the same. Let's do more of it this summer!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2850 on: April 14, 2018, 08:51:18 AM »
I'll dig out my 'Plankenstein' Gary - Si reckons it's a right turkey!  :'(  :'(  :'(
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2851 on: April 14, 2018, 12:24:34 PM »
Sounds like a plan! The mist has finally cleared today and the sap is rising!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2852 on: April 14, 2018, 16:17:03 PM »
The mist has finally cleared today and the sap is rising!

F'narr....

I'm hoping to get to Thurnham tomorrow...fingers crossed!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2853 on: April 15, 2018, 06:11:51 AM »
Looking like Wrotham today?...

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2854 on: April 15, 2018, 08:04:24 AM »
I'm aiming for Monday afternoon at Thurnham....
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2855 on: April 17, 2018, 16:13:26 PM »
Anyone going to fly in Ivinghoe, Eastborne, Turnham this Sunday?

I would join (I fly f3f planes)  But  I need a ride from the train station as I live central London. Any plan?

Aleix

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2856 on: April 18, 2018, 09:44:06 AM »
It's too far out and variable to know what the wind direction will be Aleix.  Thurnham needs a SW ideally but if it looks good for that the day before I'm sure either myself or another regualr flyer will be able to give you a lift.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2857 on: April 18, 2018, 16:44:56 PM »
The ASW27 at Thurnham yesterday...strange wave type cloud came through at about 3pm...

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2858 on: April 20, 2018, 10:00:42 AM »
Excellent composition Mark!  :af
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2859 on: Yesterday at 09:58:51 »
I'll be at Thurnham late morning today (Sunday)
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2860 on: Today at 19:26:16 »
Excellent day's flying at Thurnham yesterday amongst friends and blessed with fine weather.  :)
However a couple of crashes occurred :'(
Si wiped out my poor little Graupner 'Terry', although I did offer it up as a sacrifice in the combat session and the attack on my tiny aircraft resulted in a vertical dive to halfway down the slope, but it is repairable and will live to fly again another day!  :nananana:.
Mike from the Bickley club brought along his 1/3rd scale K8 which was unfortunately caught by a gust just after launch and it side-slipped into the ground making a mess of the fuselage, but the wing and tail group survived intact. Mike says it also is repairable and that he'll have another fuselage built in a few days and it will be back on the slope again in the very near future. :af

When Joe and I arrived at 9am, we noticed that there was a lot of fast food joint's litter dumped in the lay-by, thrown there by the night-time visitors to the lane.  >:( >:( >:(  So when I left at about 4:30pm, I picked up all of it and on the way home, deposited the couple of bags of rubbish in the local litter bins. It will be interesting to see how much accumulates by next weekend!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Reply #2861 on: Today at 22:04:05 »
Just to let you know that Joe took his Silent Flight Electric “A” test with me on Saturday. This was his second try at it and he passed with flying colours. It just goes to show how important preparation is. I am sure he wouldn’t mind me saying he was a little shaky the week before but this time he was spot on.
Congratulations Joe.


 

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