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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #160 on: October 06, 2018, 10:59:57 AM »
I spent a little time last night sorting out the few minor repairs on the e.hawk and fitted a new prop and spinner ..all bound and ready for maiden

Also started my albatross build .
I had to make a new servo tray to fit the smaller 9g metal gear servos .. all she needs now i's a brushed esc.

Could someone help me with recommendations on bond for carbon fibre . I need to bond the elv servo inside my siren''s fin
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #161 on: October 06, 2018, 12:49:05 PM »
It may sound a bit agricultural Jeff, but wrap the servo tightly in masking tape and then
glue it in with 5 min epoxy. Roughen up the area of carbon with sand paper first to form
a good key. Looks like you're building up a fleet that will have all weather conditions covered!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #162 on: October 06, 2018, 14:38:52 PM »
Thanks Paul .. I used the tape on my Victor servos as to make replacing easier .. was just worried about what bond would bite onto CF .
The hill has become a bit of an addiction for me ..
I'm hoping to get to thurnham wed Thurs and Fri if the wind stays southerly as noted on XC ..
Picked up a few other models today
I had the chance to collect a Taylor craft auster and a miles speed six from a work colegue
And stopped by the model shop and picked up a heavily reduced 1500 MOA


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #163 on: October 08, 2018, 20:07:49 PM »
Hi all
I managed to get to Thurnham this evening but to my suprise I was alone . Paragliders told me I had missed everyone by about 15mins .
Had a real busy day at work and finished in Headcorn . I drove home past the slope and double backed with a few models
I flew my fms moa for the first time on the slope and it is great .. very gentle and graceful
Had flight 2 with my Victor and it feels really smooth had a fright on landing when I poped the spoilers and the nose went vertical ..needs some down elev mix got her down on the second attempt albeit a little fast . I finished my hour with a quick alpha jet chuck glider flight ..
Felt very theroputic
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #164 on: October 11, 2018, 09:23:34 AM »
I'm all set for thurnham today ..cars loaded and hoping xc is right about the 29mph southerly ..

And hopefully the ladybirds keep at bay .. got attacked by thousands of them at holly hill yesterday


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #165 on: October 11, 2018, 20:57:18 PM »
My morning at thurnham didn't go as planned ..
The wind was south easterly and blowing left to right across the slope .. I arrived at about 11:30 and chatted with a guy with a a Bird of time. For about an hour .
The wind was blowing hard and I had to pin everything down ..
I attempted a flight with my lightning and the hand launch was twitchy .. she made it over the fence line and instantly dropped.a wing an spiralled down ..I couldn't recover .. on appoaching the fence I was sure I would see a wreck.. she was nesstled in a big bush .. no damage . I was lucky ..
I left about 2pm and returned around 4:30 to find the wind had swung around to a more southerly direction .. I had a few flights with a chap who was flying a multiplex blizzard and we flew Into near dark
I flew.my e-hawk for the second time and found she is a joy to fly .. very nimble and I could keep her in the lift as she went up and up..
Such a difference experience from yesterday's maiden .
I tried a flight with the Moa but it proved to be a handful
All in all a satisfying evening .. love the e-hawk and the sunset was great
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #166 on: October 12, 2018, 07:16:23 AM »
Good to hear you managed to salvage something from the day Jeff.

If it's southerly or south easterly the best options for Thurnham are to either fly
up and over to the east of the castle, or to walk round to the south east facing
part of the bowl that is to the west of where we normally fly from..... best of
just relocating to Holly though!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #167 on: October 12, 2018, 19:31:33 PM »
Cheers paul ..

I poped to thurnham again this afternoon after being stuck on the m20 for an hour and half ..
Had a great flight with my lightning and could easily do rolls loops and fast passes .. about the best ever slope flight i have had .. sent her downwind to land and let her go to far back ..i turned over the bushes at the rear of the flat and tip stalled her strait into the thickist meanest brambles .. i currently look like freddie crugar has attacked me ..Connor managed to recover the lightning with rash and a small dink in the right leading edge ..flew her strait away again ..and all was good with the second landing
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #168 on: October 12, 2018, 21:56:25 PM »
I'm pretty amazed that you can even fly in a southerly at Thurnham Jeff - you really needed to be with us at Wrotham (Invicta Model Flyers private slope).  We'll be there again tomorrow from 10 key and if you want to join for the rest of the year it's only a tenner.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #169 on: October 13, 2018, 08:24:01 AM »
I'll be there by 10 - looks to be a great day for my Phase 6 Pro!  :)
I'm not old, I've just been young for a very long time!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #170 on: October 14, 2018, 02:28:28 AM »
Well sat afternoon was great .. it may have been work as usual to all you pro pilots but for me it was another new experience .. new slope and I had the most satisfying slope flight yet with my Victor ..
Thanks all for a great day ..and thank you Simon for the kind club invite ..made my weekend!
Oh' and cheers 'Eric F' for the inverted phase 6 entertainment..
After messing with the Victor setup she is starting to feel comfortable and I felt a lot more confident toward the late afternoon ..

Its inspired me to get stuck into my Siren build ..
So here I am at 2:30am having forced myself to put the model down

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #171 on: October 14, 2018, 12:10:29 PM »
Siren is looking good Jeff.

Yes, the inverted moment was when I was doing an inverted pass across the slope and the Phase 6 was blown back in the 25mph winds. It was bit embarrassing but I managed to recover safely into an upright position and carry on flying! :embarassed:

I think you said you had captured the moment on video, (I had hoped that no one had spotted it), so feel free to post it if you wish so we can all enjoy my hairy escapade!  ::)
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #172 on: October 14, 2018, 19:33:29 PM »
never saw that at all eric
once again thanks for the help on the maiden of the discus , was great to watch
will convert the brakes to throttle stick , before next flight
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #173 on: October 14, 2018, 22:56:05 PM »
I'm pleased you didn't Mick!

Yes, the Discus will be so much easier to land with the brakes on a proportional function.
With those very effective brakes on a switch, it certainly made it difficult to set up a decent approach.
Having the brakes on the throttle stick, you will find it much like landing a power mode,l which you are used to doing.
Have a great next flight.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #174 on: October 15, 2018, 09:14:39 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-45849257

Apparently a Duo-Discus flying from Parham got caught out by the sea temperature vs very warm air conditions
killing the slope lift on the cliffs.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #175 on: October 15, 2018, 15:17:33 PM »
When I was at Bopeep recently, I was amazed how low some of the full size gliders were flying. They must have been very confident that the big lift conditions would get them up again. While driving down, I saw one fly quite low over the A23, heading towards Devil's Dyke, but well below the altitude of the spot where we launch our gliders at the Dyke. Maybe they were landing out, or maybe the efficiency of those gliders is so great they could ride the lift up and over the Dyke.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #176 on: October 15, 2018, 23:15:45 PM »
Siren is looking good Jeff.

Yes, the inverted moment was when I was doing an inverted pass across the slope and the Phase 6 was blown back in the 25mph winds. It was bit embarrassing but I managed to recover safely into an upright position and carry on flying! :embarassed:

I think you said you had captured the moment on video, (I had hoped that no one had spotted it), so feel free to post it if you wish so we can all enjoy my hairy escapade!  ::)

I just got chance to put the footage I got together ..
Eric your phase 6 footage is amongst this at around 4:50
I think the save on one of the aproaches deserves a look by everyone ..how dId you have that on a knife edge a foot off the ground and save it!! .. good show
Couldn't get much of charlie's sunbird wing as it was just to quick

Grab a tea or coffee as this will cost you 15 mins of your time .. enjoy
https://youtu.be/3PXlecxO5d0

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #177 on: October 16, 2018, 14:46:18 PM »
just to pick your brain gents
when i put the air brakes on the throttle stick , should i have the brakes coming up from 1/2 throttle or from the stick all the way to the top , hope this makes sense
thanks
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #178 on: October 17, 2018, 07:31:55 AM »
Personally I use the whole stick movement Mick.  I think you very quickly get used to holding the stick up when you don't want the brakes deployed - although as a power flyer you may not find that so natural and so adding a disabling digital switch may work for you.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #179 on: October 17, 2018, 13:24:30 PM »
Personally I set up the Break or Butterfly with about 20% lost motion at the top of the stick movement. This insurers that I donít inadvertently add a little bit of break during normal flight. The movement is fully proportional after the lost motion, so I can adjust the input on approach. It works for me.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #180 on: October 17, 2018, 17:25:48 PM »
I think some of the German guys are flying the south downs this week? Looks quite good for Bopeep tomorrow.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #181 on: October 17, 2018, 18:36:35 PM »
I think some of the German guys are flying the south downs this week? Looks quite good for Bopeep tomorrow.

Yes and yes..... see you there Gary?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #182 on: October 18, 2018, 18:38:20 PM »
I can't get away from work unfortunately, bah! Hope you have a good session.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #183 on: October 19, 2018, 07:26:34 AM »
It was great Gary - I successfully maidened my DG800 and there was a good crowd including some visiting German flyers.  Only fly in the ointment was that Mark had battery failure on his Swift and it sustained quite a bit of damage

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #184 on: October 21, 2018, 21:17:56 PM »
Paul has produced one of his superb videos for the maiden of my DG800 - available on YouTube and via he UK Scale Soaring forum...

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #185 on: October 21, 2018, 21:56:46 PM »
Superb model and video. Congratulations.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #186 on: October 21, 2018, 22:23:26 PM »
Great vid! And very spirited flying for a maiden, more than I would dare to do with a new large plane on its first day!


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #187 on: October 22, 2018, 00:04:44 AM »
Hi all .
Hope everyone had a cracking weekend ..
I did
I went to thurnham on sat for an hour in minimal wind
I took my minimoa and my e-hawk ..lift in the 3mph was minimal but I watched the big birds of pray circling in a glide and joined then having fairly good flights on what I presume were thermals.

Today i met a pal I haven't flown with in about 6months and we had a good crack with some warbirds and high wing models
I bought a modified st models cub with tundra wheels and slats which turned out to be good fun
And also got a new zagi 'jp si' to build
Whilst we were flying this afternoon we had a jet ranger land ..turned out to be a neighbour
Should be going for.a flight in it next week ..do I really want to ?? .. choppers dont glide! Lol
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #188 on: October 22, 2018, 16:09:18 PM »
do I really want to ?? .. choppers dont glide! Lol

Make sure and get some footage Jeff..... it's ok they do kind of glide, look up 'autorotation'.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #189 on: November 01, 2018, 16:59:23 PM »
is anyone gong to wrotham on sat or sun , wind looks good

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #190 on: November 01, 2018, 21:21:57 PM »
Looking good for both days so I'll be there!  :af
I expect that I'll be there about 10am Saturday morning.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #191 on: November 01, 2018, 21:23:50 PM »
Oooh yes (Churchill Dog stylee....)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #192 on: November 03, 2018, 18:09:06 PM »
nice to see all down at wrotham today, even though couldnít get the discus up
got home and checked and the connector had twisted wires together - a nice big moulded mess !
so new servos wires , just to be safe

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #193 on: November 04, 2018, 23:28:19 PM »
Hi all
Sorry I couldn't join the flying on sat it was my sat on at work.. hoped to get there early afternoon but ended up with 8 jobs and 200miles to cover .
I popped to Wrotham about 4pm and had a couple flights under beautiful orange clouds as the sun set

I'm confident that the next visit will be with my siren .
I have ironed out most of the little issues and she's now running a comfortable power setup ..

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #194 on: November 14, 2018, 12:16:01 PM »
Hi all
I have removed all the original radio gear from my nostalgia glider and re.fitted it out with 2.4 and futaba servos ..

I'm not sure weather the classic servos and rx are of any use to one of u chaps ..

I don't want anything for the setup just wondering if i can give to a good home
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #195 on: November 17, 2018, 14:07:53 PM »
Jeff,
Could be a useful addition for my vintage radio collection.
PM sent a couple of days ago.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #196 on: November 19, 2018, 18:22:34 PM »
Jeff,
Could be a useful addition for my vintage radio collection.
PM sent a couple of days ago.
Cheers
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Hi Eric .. just checked your pm ..there yours!
I will bring them on the next good wind .

After hunting and hunting ..a member on rcg managed to recognise the model ..

It's a PHOENIX MODELS CARRERA

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #197 on: November 21, 2018, 21:51:53 PM »
Thanks Jeff.
I'm not old, I've just been young for a very long time!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #198 on: November 26, 2018, 21:55:27 PM »
Hi all .. with the recent thick fog and  wind being to strong to fly warbirds and in the wrong direction for me to soar ..I put a random video of 2018 together .. turn up and enjoy

https://youtu.be/Ni4f6iX1Z1Y

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #199 on: November 30, 2018, 09:00:21 AM »
Anyone else going to Thurnham today?
It's looking good with a 12mph south westerly!  :) :) :
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