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..12/03/2016 19:42:04
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Had a good day in very mild weather with almost zero wind.

I flew my Pulse 60 and Denight special . The flexible extension for the Saito muffler came off "Again!" I'm going to have to engineer a solution for this.

Took a pupil up for 5 or 6 flights and he came on leaps & bounds culminating in his first landing, very rewarding. den1.jpgden2.jpgp1 (2).jpg

Edited By Justin K. on 12/03/2016 20:02:58

bert baker12/03/2016 19:47:13
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I am going to wait untill the Snow has been and gone,

cymaz12/03/2016 19:55:55
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Oh lord what a day !

5/6 mph straight down the strip....even the gnats where out this evening ( insects not jets).

Flew the Rothmans Stampe alllllll day yay. Just broke a prop, that's all.

There were three crashes though, best leave that there.

Best, best, best day this year.

Hogster12/03/2016 20:01:13
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gilmore.jpgTook the Gilmore out today. 6 months after its last flight. It just started where it left off. Very Happy.

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PeterF12/03/2016 21:20:51
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I was up the field for 4 hours this afternoon, still a bit chilly, hat and gloves required but a grwat afternoon. One plane I took up was my electrified Ripmax Rapier to blow off the winter cobwebs. It certainly got the juices flowing again, especially when the World unexpectedly jumped up at one point. 200 Watts per pound with 15,000 rpm quickly gets your eye hand coordination back in the groove.

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Martin Whybrow12/03/2016 21:21:04
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Had a day off work Friday, somanaged to get to the field yesterday and got 6 or 7 flights on the WOT4 to clear the cobwebs. Back again today for a couple of flights on the Wot 4 and a couple on my Greensleeve glider. Came home with a sunburnt face!

Cymaz, where do you fly? There was a Rothmans Stampe at our field today.

cymaz12/03/2016 21:45:40
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dscf4490.jpgSt Austell....Stampes get about

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john stones 112/03/2016 21:47:21
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You've declared Spring's here have you, excellent job, all charged ready for tomorrow hot

John

..13/03/2016 08:29:12
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Posted by john stones 1 on 12/03/2016 21:47:21:

You've declared Spring's here have you, excellent job, all charged ready for tomorrow hot

John

Yes John and according to the Metoffice it's over a week late. It really was tshirt conditions at times here on the south coast yesterday with many members being caught unawares and arriving with to many layers on.

I hope today is as good for you as yesterday was here, I'm grounded today and will attempt to wear my 5 year old human dynamo out with some garden maintenance.

The forecast looks promising all week so hopefully it will allow the site's to dry out.

Percy Verance13/03/2016 08:48:01
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Was cutting the grass/preparing the strip yesterday, but couldn't stay long enough to fly. Going back today with a handful of other flyers, and we plan to stay until late afternoon. All stocked up with milk and teabags, plus a fresh gas bottle for the hob.

Strip and pits area mowed and rolled yesterday, and all looking fine.......... yes Game on.

Edited By Percy Verance on 13/03/2016 08:49:26

Colin Carpenter13/03/2016 12:16:17
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Yesterday PM in Somerset only needed light jacket , no wind. 12 hours later cold East wind , needed winter jacket again ! Had 3 flights and then watched our youngest member do his first take offs and landings with his Riot . Well done. Then watched a new Wots Wot Foam E do a maiden. Bit twitchy but OK and performed pretty much like it's single winged brother. Very nice ! Colin

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John Privett13/03/2016 13:00:13
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A nice day yesterday. Out of habit I put my hat and gloves on, but took the gloves off before the first flight and they stayed off for the rest of the afternoon. The hat stayed on though!

Not sure about today, a bit of a stiff breeze blowing, and probably straight across the strip. That may put a lot of people off - we'll see!

Basa13/03/2016 14:59:50
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Have been slope soaring today at Corton cliffs Lowestoft the required east wind was steady , the sun was out and overlooking the sea , also met and shared the air space with some hang glider friends. A great day.

john stones 113/03/2016 18:31:40
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Been a good day and glad to be out the house hot flew glider because of long grass and one of the lads turned up n gave me a Slec building jig wink

John

iqon13/03/2016 18:33:14
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I thought it was still winter......laugh

Percy Verance13/03/2016 18:47:17
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The best day so far up here in the Lakes. Several flights clocked up today, along with tea and lots of modelling banter. Couldn't be better. No wellies needed either, as the field has dried out nicely.

John Privett13/03/2016 19:12:56
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Posted by John Privett on 13/03/2016 13:00:13:

Not sure about today, a bit of a stiff breeze blowing, and probably straight across the strip. That may put a lot of people off - we'll see!

Two attempts to go flying today! The first, I arrived just in time to see the "early shift" departing, beaten by low temperatures and a blustery cross-wind.

I returned later when another flyer texted me asking where everyone was. We had a couple of flights each and departed, also beaten by the low temperature and a biting NE wind. I'd made the mistake of leaving my gloves and hat in the car, lulled into a false sense of security after yesterday!

Alan Thorpe13/03/2016 21:24:50
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Great day today! Managed to fly the RedEagle for a while today, was perfect out for it.

Plenty of 30sec climbs and nice glide back before another climbout, it flies really well. Just have to not break it again!!

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Jack Banner13/03/2016 22:06:32
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Lovely weather at our field yesterday, I had almost forgotten what the sun felt like! The very low winds made a nice change too. Unfortunately though our field was still waterlogged. We are on top of a hill but the ground stays so boggy it's amazing. It will be several weeks before it has dried out fully.

Andy G.14/03/2016 08:24:56
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Got out to our patch for the first time since the end of October! Although I have got plenty of flying in at other sites. 4 of us managed to get a good morning in, although my choice of model was a bit light for the stiff breeze. Patch is slowly drying out, but car parking still not possible so about half a mile walk from the car to the patch, hence the light model. Enjoyable though none the less with 3 flights in and job in bag required!

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