|David Ashby - RCME||26/05/2012 08:48:04|
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Well not strictly summer yet but the weather's suitably baking. Anyone flying this weekend? Wind strength looks better tomorrow down here in Kent.
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Had a great day's flying last Sunday took four models and brought four home !
Went on Thursday afternoon and another few hours flying,SWMBO sat by the car to watch and got sunburnt.
Do remember the sun block.
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Unfortunately not a lot lately due to having a car accident and fracturing one of my vertebrae 3 weeks ago, just been doing a bit of light building instead.
Hopefully i will try to go on tuesday if i feel up to it.
|David Gilder||26/05/2012 10:40:53|
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Got out Wednesday and Thursday afternoon with my foamy!!
Gor plenty of flights in right up untill I had a rudder linkage failure... Cant do aeros without a working rudder!!!!!!
Ah well. Back at work over the weekend and not to bothered as its really quite windy up here in Derbyshire!!!
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Got 7 flights in on Thursday nite, between 8-10pm, then nothing all Friday, as it was sooo windy, it'd blow ME over...
Dean, sorry to hear that.. Hope you're better soon, and have a new model to boot..
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Was hoping to go today,sun shining but blowing a gale Not to worry though,i have got a week off in six days time,it will hopefully give me a chance to maiden my new Hanger 9 Pulse xt60 with a Saito fa 100 in it
|Paul Marsh||26/05/2012 11:30:17|
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Did a bit of retail therapy earlier on (Model shop). Might go later, but it's blowing 20+ over here. Might just get on finishing the radio installation of my new H9 Piper Pawnee (The servos just bought...)
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Waaaaaaay too windy here today. Had some nice flights lasr Sunday and hoping for the wind to abate for tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
|Alan Cantwell||26/05/2012 11:41:22|
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out last night with the Phase 6, very blowy, knew the landing could be a mare, so airborne for 2 hours!! passed the box over to a fellow flyer while i stretched the arhtritic fingers, came round for a landing--and then it was time to go home, and get the glue out
|Tony Bennett||26/05/2012 11:46:04|
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flew tuesday evening with the southerner.
wed's evenenig with the breeze.
ripped the u/c off the breeze, so with the aid of an elastic band we had a u/c battery hatch, saved taking the wing off to change the batteries.
been too windy since then.
|Paul Marsh||26/05/2012 11:46:57|
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I had a phase 6 professional years ago. Was my second plane, and taught myself to fly on it. Remembered launcing it and kept flying it until I was happy enough to start aerobatics and landing, eventually. Pity I sold it, even suffered a mid-air with a friends Blob.
|Alan Cantwell||26/05/2012 16:45:27|
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well more--flying today, breezy as it could be, but right down the strip--ish, flown the TA152 loads, held the down in, still lifted in 5 foot, wing went up, and it was all over, wing in half, bulkhead ripped out, tailplane half ripped off, shame, great model wrecked by an impatient idiot, my YT stuff would have flown in this as well, ho hum,
|John Privett||26/05/2012 16:57:13|
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Glorious weather all week - and I was in the office. Now it's the w/end and it's blowing about 20mph, gusting to 30. Great for slope soaring, but the nearest slopes for an Easterly are a bit of a trek. Tomorrow looks better, but I'm out for the day...
Next weekend - no flying on Saturday as 100,000 people invade our site to watch some horses running about. Sunday/Monday/Tuesday possible, depending on how quickly the post-Derby clearup happens and the full-size heliport gets dismantled.
Alan - your description sounds just like my early experiences of slope soaring. Landing was significantly different to landing the power models that I was used to, so I too solved that problem by simply not landing until I was ready to go home. I seem to be getting better at it now.
Edited By John Privett on 26/05/2012 16:58:19
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Just before the good weather struck, I was struck by illness, so the best weather this year has eluded me. Yet feeling so ill I just did nor care.
Hopefully tomorrow I will be well enough to go to the field, if only to watch, having managed to walk to get my newspaper today..
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Thursday evening was brilliant, absolute calm.
Cub LP, Champ and Cub carbon SS.
all I can say it was like heaven on earth, could not have asked for better. When the 35 gram Champ flies like it is indoors you know it's calm!
Challenged myself by using the goalposts as gates for turns. Loops from under the cross bar and horizontal 8's around the verticals, so much fun, just a shame I was on my own ...
Billy No Mates
Currently in North Wales ... too damn windy
Edited By avtur on 26/05/2012 19:32:38
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So far in the week, working all day get home at 5, monday had my little lad, tuesday extra work on, weds went flying - got to field had one short flight and the mist closed in couldnt see 20 metres, thurs had to sort garden, friday had little lad again and todays been blowing a hooley, too much to do and soooooo little time but i WILL make up for it tomorrow !
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||26/05/2012 21:27:51|
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Sunny - that's good. Very gusty - not so good.
Tomorrow - there is a dog show on our flying field - very not good
Sometimes - life isn't very fair.
|Martyn K||26/05/2012 22:45:18|
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Flying in the gales Friday evening. Turbulent as ground level, but no problems once above 100 feet. A beautiful evenings flying and I had the entire field to myself. Good practice for my 'A' test due very soon..
Hopefully flying again tomorrow morning.
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Had a good session on Friday morning before the wind picked up a tad too much. Finally got the Matrix trimmed out a bit better and added a bit of weight to the tail of my Wot 4 which has improved the handling a bit. Now working nights this weekend so nothing more for me until Monday. Then I'll have a whole afternoon and evening available as long as the weather holds out.
|Paul Marsh||27/05/2012 08:30:23|
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What, flying at 3:03 in the morning!? Taking my Wot 4 XL today, not flown it for a few months (or this year...)
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