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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #280 on: February 15, 2019, 18:59:47 PM »
I encountered this on my work day today


If u put your ear against it and listen carefully u can hear a Merlin


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #281 on: February 17, 2019, 22:12:23 PM »
A great relaxing day today at Wrotham .
I planned to go for an hour and stayed for 5

Congratulation to Swarrens on his maiden and follow up flights of his 1/3 ASH26 ..
I did the best I could do with my phone footage .it's not quite up to miniphase (paul) standards

Simon''s  ash26 maiden vid
https://youtu.be/WNOTTwUqgVc

I had a good few flights with my Albatross and flight 2 and 3 with my siren ..
The sky was rather busy on my sirens second flight and I felt i wasnt able to see everyone before I got to them .. my third flight was great ..really enjoyed the model and was well worth the long slow build .

Have a good day at thurnham tomorrow chaps ..
Hope u all feel guilty flying whilst I'm sitting in traffic ..


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #282 on: February 18, 2019, 09:35:48 AM »
Nice one chaps! Sorry I couldn't make it for the maiden, but glad
to see all went well.

What's the verdict Simon? It rolls, so does that alone qualify it as a keeper?
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #283 on: February 18, 2019, 16:19:02 PM »
It's a lovely thing Paul, and as a Reinhard Schueller product a bit of model aircraft aristocracy (IMHO) so yes, it's a keeper.  I'm also hopeful that it will have its own place in my stable as it is quite a bit lighter than my DG800 and has a nice retract so I can use it for aerotowing and lighter wind days on the slope.  It still needs a little tuning I think - I want to check the horizontal dihedral and then perhaps take a bit more weight out of the nose. On the other hand, I don't want it to be super-neutral like most of my others so that it has a bit more self-correcting stability for aerotow.

Shame you couldn't be there but hopefully we'll get another chance soon.  My fence at home is coming on well but it's 50/50 if I will survive it physically!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #284 on: February 18, 2019, 21:28:26 PM »
Hi all ..
I got the chance this evening to sort out the footage from Simon's second Ash26 flight

https://youtu.be/pwYkCkDIvPE

Now I have most of my gliders flying and my backlog of builds and maidens up to date I just have the sunbird to build and the tragi to set up.
I'm going to try and set up the tragi for my next outing .. I'm not to sure I will be flying it ..but I'm looking fwd to seeing it being flown.
Thanks also to Charlie for the build advice on Sunday . I'm going to order all the servos for the sunbird next week so I will hopefully have it flying in the next month ..
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #285 on: February 23, 2019, 08:14:11 AM »
Would be very pleasant at Holly Hill today. (Saturday 23 Feb).

Unfortunately I can't make it, I have to oversee my sons' birthday party.

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #286 on: February 23, 2019, 08:25:24 AM »
10mph SSE, couldn't be better for Holly!
I'll be there this morning!
There will be other days,Gary!  :)
Update: 7-8 mph blow, had a couple of good billy-no-mates flights, moved to Wrotham, where the only company was 100 sheep, had a couple of flights in so-so to no-lift conditions, had lunch, snoozed the sunshine and then went come to carry on with jobs for SWSBO! ;D
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #287 on: February 23, 2019, 08:36:56 AM »
It's a lovely thing Paul, and as a Reinhard Schueller product a bit of model aircraft aristocracy (IMHO) so yes, it's a keeper.
Simon

I had the chance to fly it a couple of times for a few seconds when Simon launched it, and it felt great.
Watching it fly, it's very much like my 'little' 4 metre Multiplex ASH26, which is also a keeper.
Mine is undergoing some re-furbishment at present, as it has had lots of hours in the air over the past few years, but it will be returning to the slope in the Spring.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #288 on: April 10, 2019, 10:15:32 AM »
Hi, been missing for a while, but just got my mojo back, also looking for a home for a couple of really old soaring books (free).
But there doesnt seem to be any recent posts on here, so this is basically just a test mail!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #289 on: April 10, 2019, 21:10:54 PM »
Hi Dave.  Yes things are a little slow mainly down to the fact the wind has been all over the place! (Having said that I expect today was epic on the South downs - I just wish I had been there!
Looking forward to seeing you at Thurnham if we ever get a SW wind again!

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #290 on: April 14, 2019, 11:09:46 AM »
Good lift at Minster yesterday afternoon, but the wind straight off the North Sea was b-cold.

There was one paraglider there who had just landed as the wind strength was getting too strong.
While chatting with him, it turns out that they have problems with paramotor glider fliers making things difficult for them PR-wise at coastal sites, just as we have problems with the activities of a small minority of drone and FPV flyers who either don't know the rules or deliberately choose to ignore them.

In case you missed it, here's the link to the BBC1 Panorama programme on the Gatwick Christmas Drone Attacks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0003vwg/panorama-the-gatwick-drone-attack
The comments made by the drone racer pilots weren't too helpful but those made by the professional drone operators were worth listening to.
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #291 on: April 20, 2019, 22:20:52 PM »
Excellent session at the BoPeep Lane site on the South Downs today.

Simon, Paul (+Judith), Mark, Mick (+Mrs Mick), Lloyd and me from Invicta MF, along with fliers from Sussex, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Essex had a great day in perfect conditions.

There were in excess of 15 pilots and nearly double that number of models. Everyone appreciated the warm, sunny conditions and there was plenty of catching up done with flying buddies not seen for quite a few months.

There were only two crashes during this busy day and a couple of no-damage incidents which will most probably be related later on by the pilots involved.

If you weren't there you missed a cracking session, both flying and socialising.

PS - As we arrived in the morning Lloyd informed us that there had been an infestation of ticks in the pits area and he advised us to tuck our trouser bottoms into our socks to prevent them climbing up our legs into our nether regions!  ;D
This was OK for most of us as we didn't mind looking a bit odd, but Simon was wearing shorts so he was having to constantly check his legs for ticks throughout the day.
I did see him disappear into the gorse bushes a couple of times, so maybe he was checking his nether regions as well.   ;) ;D

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