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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2010, 15:26:43 PM »
Those picture of Tinkers take me back. As I recall on Boxing day 1969 I was crouched behind the wall, clutching my Waltron 2+1 transmitter, flying my Veron Impala in the teeth of a blizzard. With me where Eric Humphery and Gordon Ellis but I don't remember exactly what they where flying that day. At a guess Eric would have flown his KK Elmira which seemed emnoumous at 10' span.  Gordon was probably flying a thing called a Yellow Peril, which was yellow and distinctly perilous. It seemed to need a new fuselage after every flight.
I recal that the wind was so strong that the Impala could only penetrate by loosing height. But it didn't matter. After 100 yards I couldn't see it anyway due to the snow. Releasing the elevator it hove back into view having also gained some height, only to be forced forward into the blizzrd once more.
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2010, 21:31:10 PM »
John, do you by chance remember a fellow Impala flyer called Robin? had Sprengbrook gear and was in the Huddersfield club, used to fly with us at Callow quite often.
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2010, 08:52:13 AM »
Hi Phil,
Well I remember a couple of Robins around that time. What did he look like> Do you have a surname?
I still know a Robin Asqith who had an Impala back then (who didn't) and who I met again earlier this year on Baildon after 20 years.
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2010, 10:26:05 AM »
Dont recall his surname, he'd be in his mid sixties now I'd guess. He flew mostly at Tinkers, the Sprengbrook gear would nail him as it was a rarity to see 'posh' gear back then. Once we turned up at Tinkers, it was blowing around 90mph with gusts well over the ton, somewhere there are photos of us leaning into it almost horizontally and launching ourselves off the top... anywho Robin loaded his Impala up with pounds & pounds of lead and actually flew it from the lower slope... crazy :D    I'm guessing around 1970 ish

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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2010, 13:46:41 PM »
 Could be the same guy. One or two people did use Sprengbrook or Skyleader. Yes it could be. I do know a friend of his so I will ask if he used Sprengbrook. at that time.
Much later I used Sprengbrook myself, but it was actually made by Brand Elecktronic in Germany.
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2010, 21:54:36 PM »
Hi guys, just wondering if this thread is still alive, or moved elsewhere?

I've only been flying the slopes (mainly Hole of Horcum) for about 6months now, and I'm looking for other sites in and around Yorkshire to fly from, plus meet new people with the same interests. Being new I only have a Parkzone Radian and St Model Fox, which don't really count, and a SAS Wildthing which is a hoot  ;D and I'm getting an Apache plus maybe an M60. EPP slope racing sounds like it may be right up my street, and I was going to visit Tinkers on Saturday but I wasn't well.

Maybe you guys can share some links, info etc. so I can broaden my horizons in this excellent hobby/sport please. I'm already a member of NYMRSC, but I rarely see or know anyone from there.

Cheers  :)

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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2010, 11:11:51 AM »
Hi guys, just wondering if this thread is still alive, or moved elsewhere?

I've only been flying the slopes (mainly Hole of Horcum) for about 6months now, and I'm looking for other sites in and around Yorkshire to fly from, plus meet new people with the same interests. Being new I only have a Parkzone Radian and St Model Fox, which don't really count, and a SAS Wildthing which is a hoot  ;D and I'm getting an Apache plus maybe an M60. EPP slope racing sounds like it may be right up my street, and I was going to visit Tinkers on Saturday but I wasn't well.

Maybe you guys can share some links, info etc. so I can broaden my horizons in this excellent hobby/sport please. I'm already a member of NYMRSC, but I rarely see or know anyone from there.

Cheers  :)
You didn't miss out on Saturday. Tinkers was a wash out. If you fancy a trip over though feel free to get in touch and we'll try and arrange something.
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2011, 15:57:31 PM »
Anyone going to Callow tomorrow (Tuesday)?
I'll be there (all being well) and I'm going to try to drag Shaun along too.
Forecast says 20mph westerly  :af
Cheers
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2011, 15:43:32 PM »
Well I'm up there now and its raining pissistently and I'd guess the wind is more like 30 plus, our.lass thought the van was going over at one point!
Rain stopped for a few mins,dragged the phase 6 to the edge and could hardly keep hold of it, difficulty standind never mind launching. Had 10 mins of fun or so then rain stopped play again. Oh, and hail.  Painful!
Ah well. Kettle's whistling, so all is well with the world...
« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 16:16:03 PM by Phil_G »


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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2011, 16:16:31 PM »
Well I'm up there now and its raining pissistently and I'd guess the wind is more like 30 plus, our.lass thought the van was going over at one point!

Ahhhh...I wish you'd asked Phil; I could have told you that the gust speed can be 10-15 more than shown on XC weather. It was very wild and wooly driving up to H/field today, so Callow would be as bad.
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2011, 12:19:45 PM »
Happened across this old pic of a Sheffield SSA meeting held at Tinkers, on the 22nd of Sept 1968.
I can spot a few familiar faces - anyone help with the rest?
Left to right, Ian "Min" Bradley, Phil Green (thats me age 13, "Pip" at the time), Bruce ?, Phil Scaife, Stan Groves, Paul Mcandlish & wife Hilda, Frank Thomas & wife, (someone on the back row?), someone in a tie, Terry Gregory in the hat, my dad "Adge" on his left shoulder, Terrys lad Andrew in the foreground, two more?, Graham Freestone, Pete "farty" Ibbotson, Chris Dumville, ?, ? (Pat Teakle?), someone looking down?, & Ken Binks with his Suzy-Q.


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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2013, 19:23:46 PM »
Always seems that the regional threads are well supported, apart from this one   $%&
We've some of the best slope sites in the country and frequented by the friendliest fliers you could hope for  :af
Maybe they're too busy flying to post on't t'interweb...

Me & swmbo had a day off today so went to the coast, where purely by chance  :ev  not only did there happen to be a 25mph easterly on Filey Brigg, there also just happened to be a Wildthing & tranny still in the car from Callow last Sunday   ;)

Anyway, had 2 or 3 hours up there and it was crackin', flying with huge flocks of seagulls, very close at times, bags of lift of course.

Sit down Fish & Chips followed by apple crumble & custard down at Scarborough South Bay, what more do you want from a day out?  Bliss   :)

Cheers
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2013, 19:52:47 PM »
Always seems that the regional threads are well supported, apart from this one   $%&
We've some of the best slope sites in the country and frequented by the friendliest fliers you could hope for  :af
Maybe they're too busy flying to post on't t'interweb...

Me & swmbo had a day off today so went to the coast, where purely by chance  :ev  not only did there happen to be a 25mph easterly on Filey Brigg, there also just happened to be a Wildthing & tranny still in the car from Callow last Sunday   ;)

Anyway, had 2 or 3 hours up there and it was crackin', flying with huge flocks of seagulls, very close at times, bags of lift of course.

Sit down Fish & Chips followed by apple crumble & custard down at Scarborough South Bay, what more do you want from a day out?  Bliss   :)

Cheers
Phil

I love the Brigg but alas as always with this hobby work gets in the way ! The lift must have been epic.
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2013, 20:51:37 PM »
I used to love flying at the Brigg during the Primrose Valley holiday weeks. Despite the fact that I took my eye off the "ball" once, ended up flying someone elses model wondering why the response was so intermittent until too late. First time that I landed a model in the sea.  :embarassed: 

Sean Bannister used to dive his Alpina down, skim the beach (sometimes touch) the bring it back up again in one swoop.


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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2013, 21:11:13 PM »
Yep , we go on the maa  holiday up there but have not had much flying off the brigg  the last couple of years  :'(  . My lanc  did get maidens there last year :) ( but I've not flown it since  >:( )

I have a alpina , but I'm not sure it is that one , can't remember who Max got it off
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2013, 12:32:51 PM »
Alex....Alpina canme from Rod Potts, who together with Sean Bannister used to be site supervisors on Primrose Valley Modelling weeks.....
I too remember Sean making lines in sand with Alpina....Usually as a result of a power flyer saying, "What happens if it goes down below the slope"...The answer of course is "FLY IT UP AGAIN!!)
Wee will all be there in 3+ weeks again, based at Falmborough head now....See MAA thread

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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2013, 23:27:15 PM »
Arrived up at Callow about 11am Sunday, not a soul there... flew alone till a few others turned up about 3pm, but I was surprised that most missed a lovely day, where was everyone?   $%&
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2013, 23:25:48 PM »
Anyone up for Callow, Sheffield tomorrow (Tues) ?
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Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2013, 04:17:35 AM »
What ya flying Phil?
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2013, 08:55:38 AM »
Hi Ron, I've a Flair Heron which I really like cos its just like an old traditional kipper, the SAS Wildthing, I always take my tiny multiplex Fox chuckie (rudder/ele) and the 3/4 Impala on reeds. The Phase-6 fus has become too fragile round the trailing edge mount, needs beefing up so that will have to wait for another day.  The only other gliders I have are a DB Rookie (too windy) and the little HK DLG. Must remember to take the wings this time  ;D
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« Reply #60 on: August 13, 2013, 11:39:49 AM »
Nice one, quite a variety there Phil.
I was up Blakey ridge the other day with the west wings skylark, amethyst and impala. I fancy going today but wind is n/w. not many slopes that way here. It is supposed to drop off later to 3 mph. Might go over dunsdale with the the towline.
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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #61 on: April 27, 2015, 21:37:39 PM »
Cracking lift off Filey Brigg today, had a great time. Then fish, chips, peas, apple crumble & custard down at Scarborough front. Mmm Hmmm.

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Re: Yorkshire Slopers
« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2015, 23:56:00 PM »
I'll be at Nont Sarahs tomorrow, anyone else?



Edit:
There were just a couple of hang-gliders, they mostly kept away from us, otherwise a brilliant day, the busiest I've ever seen it up there. Not crowded but plenty going on.  We flew till about 6pm when the light was getting a bit 'silhouetty' and the wind had swung a bit east.
Met some interesting flyers, one who like me builds his own gear, and another who teaches airline pilots to fly!  Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Cheers
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