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Old Feb 06, 2012, 05:46 AM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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You mean the plane is RIP?
No, not a scratch. Only the canopy popped off, but its fixed again.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 05:55 AM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Dude, Tuff Planes closed down ages ago - note that all products are "Not available" http://www.tuffplanes.com/Products.html
Cheers
Oops, I missed that page. But its quite simple to make something similar. I think the trick is, even though its not scale, to keep the fuse as narrow as possible for less drag.

Cagecat likes his Mustangs.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 06:35 AM
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Welcome on board. How about one of these? One more Mustang to your fleet.

http://www.tuffplanes.com/Products/Mustang48.html
http://www.tuffplanes.com/Products/Mustang60.html
NICE ! ! !

But I couldn't put the old girl to rest, I removed all the old tape, no wonder she didnt want to stay up, the fuzz was almost split in half.

So the rebuild starts tonight.
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 04:04 AM
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SW and some rain forecast for Sat...

Looks like Signals..
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 04:49 AM
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SW and some rain forecast for Sat...

Looks like Signals..
Where on Signal Hill do you guys fly?
In and out around the tourists and trees.....

Just wondering as that was my last impression whilst up there!
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 05:04 AM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Where on Signal Hill do you guys fly?
In and out around the tourists and trees.....

Just wondering as that was my last impression whilst up there!
No, we are not allowed to fly at the touristy area. We fly at a prior turn-off, a few hundred meters away. As you go over Kloof neck, turn into the Signal hill road, follow that road along until you see a mosque on your left, take the first left turn to the viewing-site after the Mosque (about 500m) and you will be in the parking lot. Walk up the path to the left and you will see the bench, where we all fly from.

Sometimes you have to dodge the Paragliders.

Jakes
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 03:14 PM
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FYI the building you are referring to is not a mosque but a kramat - basically it is the grave of a holy person.

Anyway, and now for a gratuitous Alula shot at Signals
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 03:19 PM
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SW and some rain forecast for Sat...

Looks like Signals..
SSW predicted by Windguru for Saturday on Melkbos side and should work perfectly for Hoogekraal (In the bowl). Rain might have cleared up by 2-3pm. Who knows? I will unfortunately have to sit this one out.

Enjoy!

Jakes
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 03:22 PM
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FYI the building you are referring to is not a mosque but a kramat - basically it is the grave of a holy person.

Anyway, and now for a gratuitous Alula shot at Signals
My apologies, I took the directions from the AFC website. I guess we will need to update that also.

Nice shot of the Alula!
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for posting your site Jakes!
I'll keep awatch....
Oh,
Are there any DS sites around?
J
Just wondering with all those sharp faced cliffs all over the place!
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Thanks for posting your site Jakes!
I'll keep awatch....
Oh,
Are there any DS sites around?
J
Just wondering with all those sharp faced cliffs all over the place!
Some of us "DS" (in small circles) on the back side of Signals, but it is not really encouraged, as the public road and footpath runs close by. There are however nice DS sites down to Chapman's Peak side, but apparently quite a hike. I saw photos of it and it really looks nice and I would like to try it some day.

Jakes
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Nice work on the colour scheme zummi!
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:07 AM
.....till the wind drops.
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No, we are not allowed to fly at the touristy area. We fly at a prior turn-off, a few hundred meters away. As you go over Kloof neck, turn into the Signal hill road, follow that road along until you see a mosque on your left, take the first left turn to the viewing-site after the Mosque (about 500m) and you will be in the parking lot. Walk up the path to the left and you will see the bench, where we all fly from.

Sometimes you have to dodge the Paragliders.

Jakes
Very pretty countryside!!
Awesome site!!
Been there as a "tourist" and so wanted to fly!.....but had the wife and daughter instead of a plane!
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:19 AM
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Hi Guys,
Best scenery ever but your landing area's look tricky, has anybody taken gliders up in the cable car and flown from the top on Table mountain, is that possible? .

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Old Feb 09, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Hi Guys,
Best scenery ever but your landing area's look tricky, has anybody taken gliders up in the cable car and flown from the top on Table mountain, is that possible? .

Cheers
Mike
Landing on Signals is much easier than it looks.

I don't know about anyone taking gliders up Table Mountain or if it is even legal. A couple of things that would concern me are....
(a) hitting a tourist (not a SAMAA registered flying site),
(b) very rocky surface (not good for landing),
(c) what if you lose your plain? (gone forever).
(d) I would not want to pay cable car fees and stand in long queues every time I want to fly. Also, when the wind pumps, they close the station.

As far as I know its out of bounds and not an option.

Jakes
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