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Posted by mintie | Jan 25, 2016 @ 03:24 AM | 6,891 Views
A few months hard work and its now looking pretty good.
A big change from when it came out of the container
A couple of weeks and should be ready to fly.
Over to whole project I have spend over 150 hrs.
Posted by mintie | Jan 11, 2016 @ 03:03 AM | 7,006 Views
We decided to do a trip back to our old home town of 30 years ago.
Westport, New Zealand
Now I can fit the glider in the car as there is a very nice slope soaring cliff that we use to fly on back then.
New Years day and the next day were all very good wind direction and conditions,so up the track and look for the spot.
And you guessed it is still there and just as good.
Did 1.2 hrs for the two days,and could of just kept on flying on the second day as the conditions were spot on.
Mounted the cam and videoed the second day .No landing movie as the cam stopped and didnt film the latter part of the flight.
Had a bit of a problem with a couple of sea gulls,but was able to out fly them and they gave up.
Just a very short clip of the flight
Westport Glider Flying - 2015 (1 min 0 sec)

This is the first really good flights and workout since the glider was rebuilt as earlier blog postings show.
The movie should be 2016 NOT 2015