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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #240 on: December 29, 2018, 18:37:40 PM »
Thanks all for bringing there foam and making this an experience ..the most models I have flown amongst .

Unfortunately my footage corrupted when my cam died
However that mass launch is something to be remembered ..
Limbo was good fun .. I managed about 8 unders whilst I noticed there was some real cracking pilots getting under most time and some inverted ..

Hats off to Paul and the launchers for putting themselves well in the firing line ..

Thanks Lee for the great deal today ..I'm made up
704 or 705?? Can't remeber what u said the model was

I enjoyed the remainder of the afternoon floating about with my little e-hawk .. even managed a catch landing

My perspective of john's pic


 
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #241 on: December 29, 2018, 19:00:50 PM »
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Thurnham today
Thanks to you all, great morning foam bashing
JP
Cracking photo of a cracking day. Great to meet old and new friends. I promise to make the trip more often in 2019.
I hope you all have a great New Year and all the very best for 2019.
Cheers
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #242 on: December 29, 2018, 20:05:36 PM »
Thanks all for bringing there foam and making this an experience ..the most models I have flown amongst .

Unfortunately my footage corrupted when my cam died
However that mass launch is something to be remembered ..
Limbo was good fun .. I managed about 8 unders whilst I noticed there was some real cracking pilots getting under most time and some inverted ..

Hats off to Paul and the launchers for putting themselves well in the firing line ..

Thanks Lee for the great deal today ..I'm made up
704 or 705?? Can't remeber what u said the model was

I enjoyed the remainder of the afternoon floating about with my little e-hawk .. even managed a catch landing

My perspective of john's pic
Great photo and Great to pass the Tragi 704V onto someone who will make good use of it 😊
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #243 on: December 29, 2018, 21:07:47 PM »
Time to dust off the Wildy and see if the batteries & electronics still work!  Looking at the forecast, possibly this Saturday maybe???

Is that the same Wildthing that you gave me a flight of as my slope debut before I maidened my own slope soarer a few minutes later at Thurnham back in... heck, was it 2009 or 2010?  Or have you got a new one since then?  ;D

Good to see you back in action - maybe see you on Colley Hill one day next year?

OK- prompted by my uncertainty over the date of my first slope flights,  I've just "reviewed the tapes" and reckon it was probably early 2010.  As a confirmed power flyer, I had never actually set foot on Colley Hill - about 10 minutes drive away - until the day I arranged to meet Lee and Gary there one breezy Sunday in November 2009.  Here is the video I shot on the day - look out for Lee's 'skillful' touch-and-go straight off the launch at around 2:55.  He'll try and tell you it was deliberate...  ;D

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

It was that morning that made me realise there was clearly more to slope soaring than I'd imagined, hence my slope debut some weeks later at Thurnham, and occasional trips to Colley, Ditchling Beacon, Devils Dyke etc. etc. since then.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #244 on: December 29, 2018, 23:34:50 PM »
Well I'm posting this late because kids have just gone to bed and I have had the excitement of checking out the Tragi. .

Over the moon .. "you are a gem lee!"

Good thing the Missus is on a night shift else I think she might 'notice' .. lol

Lookin fwd to progressing on to this soarer

@Swarrens .. I have done some searching and found my 'dinosaur' dx6i's can be programmed for flaps/brakes on the throttle stick .. using mix switch to go from flaps to brake's with the throttle stick fully proportional.


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #245 on: December 30, 2018, 00:28:40 AM »
I put my 2018 random video together a few weeks back

If u have 5 ..check it out
https://youtu.be/Ni4f6iX1Z1Y

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #246 on: December 30, 2018, 07:28:34 AM »

@Swarrans .. I have done some searching and found my 'dinosaur' dx6i's can be programmed for flaps/brakes on the throttle stick .. using mix switch to go from flaps to brake's with the throttle stick fully proportional.

That's great Jeff - programme it that way and then we can go for a maiden.  The generally accepted protocol is for the flaps to be retracted in the "full throttle" position and fully deployed when the throttle stick is down.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #247 on: December 30, 2018, 09:40:59 AM »
Is that the same Wildthing that you gave me a flight of as my slope debut before I maidened my own slope soarer a few minutes later at Thurnham back in... heck, was it 2009 or 2010?  Or have you got a new one since then?  ;D

Good to see you back in action - maybe see you on Colley Hill one day next year?

OK- prompted by my uncertainty over the date of my first slope flights,  I've just "reviewed the tapes" and reckon it was probably early 2010.  As a confirmed power flyer, I had never actually set foot on Colley Hill - about 10 minutes drive away - until the day I arranged to meet Lee and Gary there one breezy Sunday in November 2009.  Here is the video I shot on the day - look out for Lee's 'skillful' touch-and-go straight off the launch at around 2:55.  He'll try and tell you it was deliberate...  ;D

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

It was that morning that made me realise there was clearly more to slope soaring than I'd imagined, hence my slope debut some weeks later at Thurnham, and occasional trips to Colley, Ditchling Beacon, Devils Dyke etc. etc. since then.

Hi John,
 Itís had a re-cover and the odd clevis and control horn replaced but it is the same one. I canít believe itís getting on for ten years since you made that video. One thing I do clearly remember is how drenched we all got!
I fully intend to do some more flying this year so hopefully see you at Colley Hill when there is a decent southerly.
Cheers
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #248 on: December 30, 2018, 21:24:07 PM »
I fully intend to do some more flying this year so hopefully see you at Colley Hill when there is a decent southerly.
Cheers
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Forget College Hill come and join us at our private slope at Wrotham - superb landing area and a refined crowd (well, most of us!).  See http://IMF.bmfa.org for details!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #249 on: December 31, 2018, 07:13:06 AM »
Forget College Hill come and join us at our private slope at Wrotham - superb landing area and a refined crowd (well, most of us!).  See http://IMF.bmfa.org for details!

Simon


Thanks Simon. Iíll look into that as Colley Hill can be a tricky place to land a mouldie gently! I have already renewed my BMFA for 2019 so itís very inexpensive as clubs go. Whatís the parking like at the slope location? My car doesnít have much ground clearance.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #250 on: December 31, 2018, 10:30:56 AM »
Great parking Lee!  The road and the layby where we park has just been resurfaced so your Bugatti Veyron would have no problems!  The parking is a bit limited but as it's a private club the numbers tend to be very low anyway - certainly not even close to Thurman - I think the most we've had at Wrotham is probably 8 flyers?!...

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #251 on: December 31, 2018, 11:36:44 AM »
Thanks Ian. Iíll send you a PM later this afternoon with my PayPal email etc. No problem going through Eric.
Hi Lee,

Good to see you again on Saturday.  What an excellent turnout, I couldn't quite make it in for the start of the bouts, as I was only halfway up the A3 at 10:30am. Luckily there weren't any drones over Southampton Water to delay the Queen Elizabeth's docking! ;-)

I've just been in touch with Ian and thanked him for the unexpected Alula Christmas present that he bought from you for me as a thanks for me helping him at the Interglide meeting at Ashford last summer.  ;D ;D ;D  However, I said that as I already have an Alula, that he could have it to enjoy!

He won't be in on the day that I planned to deliver it, so I'll leave it at my sister's house which is a couple of miles from his and so it will get to him eventually!!

See you next year.

Best wishes

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #252 on: December 31, 2018, 17:49:41 PM »
Hi Lee,

Good to see you again on Saturday.  What an excellent turnout, I couldn't quite make it in for the start of the bouts, as I was only halfway up the A3 at 10:30am. Luckily there weren't any drones over Southampton Water to delay the Queen Elizabeth's docking! ;-)

I've just been in touch with Ian and thanked him for the unexpected Alula Christmas present that he bought from you for me as a thanks for me helping him at the Interglide meeting at Ashford last summer.  ;D ;D ;D  However, I said that as I already have an Alula, that he could have it to enjoy!

He won't be in on the day that I planned to deliver it, so I'll leave it at my sister's house which is a couple of miles from his and so it will get to him eventually!!

See you next year.

Best wishes

Eric

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Great to see you too. Thank you for delivering the Alula on my behalf. Much appreciated 😊 It probably would have been at Christmas Combat 2019 otherwise!!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #253 on: January 01, 2019, 00:39:46 AM »
Happy new year all!!
Thanks to all who have guided me into the slope flying over 2018 ..

Happy landing for 2019

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #254 on: January 01, 2019, 10:55:40 AM »
happy new year to all
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #255 on: January 08, 2019, 19:44:11 PM »
Hi Eric
Great to see you too. Thank you for delivering the Alula on my behalf. Much appreciated 😊 It probably would have been at Christmas Combat 2019 otherwise!!
Hi Lee,
I've had a copy of the note that Ian sent to you to say that he had picked up the Alula from my sister's house and that he is getting it set up..

Ian,
You have a nice place to fly it nearby, i.e. off the promenade opposite the Zetland Arms pub at Kingsdown - it works well there.  : :)
The next time I'm down your way I'll bring my Alula and we can have a brace of them flying over the beach in a smooth easterly breeze.  :af
It would be much like that time a few years ago when we flew off the cliffs together near to Ramsgate Harbour.
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