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Author Topic: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3  (Read 23244 times)

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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #320 on: June 01, 2019, 07:24:56 AM »
It was a bit dull here today Gary.
I had jobs to do indoors earlier, but I might pop up the slope this evening for a session with my big floater to do a 'pre-longest-day-session' test flight just before sunset.   ;)

Edit: Due south tomorrrow, so not so good at Thurnham, but Sunday is looking epic.
SSW - SW, 17mph - time to get the heavyweight beasts out and ballast the lighter models.
Hopefully, if there is a strong launcher available, then my 6 metre ASH 26 will be taking to the skies!  :xx

I will be there will bring along the Ventus and hopefully get its maiden flight.


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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #321 on: June 01, 2019, 08:37:12 AM »
Look out for BBMF on Sunday 15:15 Headcorn.

Or the Kent Interclub thermal soarers at Sutton Valence
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #322 on: June 02, 2019, 19:51:13 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Ian.
We didn't manage to spot the BBMF from Thurnham, maybe they were giving you a private show at Sutton Valence!  ;)
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #323 on: June 03, 2019, 06:28:09 AM »
Thanks to all for assistance in getting the Ventus in the air yesterday. After a sucessfull launch which Paul capturing the event on video, the glider flew away with no issues due to Pauls great launching technique (Too many Pauls). After a time flying i passed the control to Simon who gave it some in flight test manouvers testing including C of G and handling. Following Simons tests Eric took control and gave if a whirl around the sky very gracefully, After testing Air brakes and Crow setup Eric made a perfect landing  (As expected). All advice and setup comments noted and will be corrected before next flight. Was good to see it flying after a year of waiting. Thank you all.

Second flight couldnt happen due to shall i say a minor electrical fault. Say no more but this will be rectified.

Fly Safe
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #324 on: June 03, 2019, 19:07:33 PM »
Joe, it was a pleasure helping to suggest the tweaks required to get your Ventus flying in a scale manner. You did well with the maiden launch and once you apply the necessary surface throw adjustments then you shouldn't have any problems with the approach and landing.

Thanks to Simon giving me two excellent launches despite having a painful neck, I had a couple of great flights with the ASH 26 in the force 5 wind combined with plenty of thermal activity. These were perfect conditions for it, but it was difficult to get it down from altitude at times and then try and make a reasonable stab at approach and landings. They were only my third and fourth flights with it and am gradually getting acquainted with its flight characteristics, so I should do better next time.

Lots of south westerlies this week, so take the opportunity and get up to Thurnham!

PS - 30+ Dakotas will be passing over Maidstone at 14:37hrs today, 5th June, so get yourselves a good vantage point and cameras at the ready!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #325 on: June 09, 2019, 16:57:10 PM »
A familiar face, in a new home....



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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #326 on: June 09, 2019, 17:05:47 PM »
Cracking model Si!  :af
Later this week is looking good for the maiden!  :D
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #327 on: June 09, 2019, 17:22:34 PM »
Challenging session at Thurnham today!
Paul, Joe plus one new guy and me on the slope in conditions where there was excellent lift  :), immediately followed by massive sink.  >:(
If you weren't quick at getting back to the slope top then it was a walk of shame that both Paul and I performed.
I managed to scrape back up one time but the on the second, a large area of sink saw me landing out my big floater on the edge of the cropped field in the long grass just clear of the fence! Pheww, that was a close one, nearly had some repairs to do!
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #328 on: June 10, 2019, 08:16:47 AM »
A familiar face, in a new home....



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 Now that's a good pilot, where did you get it from, and dare I ask the price,,,
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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #329 on: June 10, 2019, 16:48:37 PM »
It's a Tailored Pilots pilot by Wilson http://tailoredpilots.com/

Like the old adage, "if you have to ask, you can't afford it!!"  Seriously though, they are very expensive - a third scale one starts at 190 and somehow I managed to add options to bring it up to 260!
I do have an AH Designs pilot going spare for 50 if you fancy it - not quite in the same league of course!



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Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 3
« Reply #330 on: June 11, 2019, 21:28:33 PM »
Hi Guys,
Something that should be of interest to us all is the House of Commons, Science and technology Committee, Drone use in the UK. Select Committee Rooms, 11th June.
It is available to view on BBC iPlayer on the Parliament Channel. Allow yourself 1 hour 52 minutes.
98% on the conversation is about commercially available Drones. It is hard for me not to get angry as they  treat models and drone the same but as we know they are very different.


 

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