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Jan 08, 2011, 03:31 AM
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LIVE WEATHER UPDATE!!

The wind is turning!!....BUT!...

Fog is clouding things a tad!


Shot taken from my place towards Maitlands.....like NOW!!
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Jan 08, 2011, 04:16 AM
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........and another update!

Not looking any better!!

Seems to be getting worse!!
Jan 08, 2011, 05:31 AM
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....hourly update...again...

Now its in my face!!


Hopefully, the wind which is now blowing, will blow the fog past so that I can get to the slope!!.....Is it just me that is so FRUSTRATED??
Just spoke to Markus. Says he will call me when he gets there as he is on his way home from PERF!
Jan 08, 2011, 08:01 AM
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My saturday


Sometimes you just have to do other things first BEFORE flying.
I can fly now.... all is complete
Jan 08, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Kinetic 800


this looks like a cool little slopey whith motor for the park.
Jan 08, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Got my FIX....and then ....


.....then I took out Bakkies Radian with my tiny tiny Alula!!
Ag shame! poor Radian!

Then as we were about to leave, Gerald arrived with his E-Hawk which was to be maidened. No surprise that it flew straight out no problems.
Jan 09, 2011, 05:31 AM
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Hey Bakkies,
That Multiplex Merlin looks almost the same as the Kinetic 800 from Hobbyking.
What is the wingspan ? about 800mm ?Then i`m surs its the same plane.
Jan 09, 2011, 05:39 AM
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It was nice to get up on a slope and do some flying, its been about 5/6 weeks of Kak (think thats how you spell it Sean) weather or lack of wind.
We went up to Llan Fawr took Flying Fish , Blizzard ,zagi, Woody took his Pike ,and wing & Crashbandicote took his Sorcerer (aka Sunderland) and slipstream.
Had a great days Flying in about 14 mph wind, It dropped low 4/5 mph for about 1/2 hour then got back up.
Must get that camera the Misses promised for Christmas.
ATB
Chris
Jan 09, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Fubar 123 View Post
.... of Kak (think thats how you spell it Sean)....
Chris
YES!!
....."K*K" is what we had on the slope today!!
....a f*#t of wind then nothing!... then...
....another f*#t of wind then nothing!!...
So yes Chris, you got it right!!
Jan 09, 2011, 11:43 AM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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Hi Guys
I just got another action photo of the Hermanus Slope "road-trip"
you shoulda mounted that MIG right on top of the license plate on the back of the trailer, then they would have sent the ticket to Sean...
Jan 09, 2011, 03:37 PM
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Jim, you funny guy!!
Jan 10, 2011, 01:46 AM
Stirring the pot
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Some great photos Brad!
I'll try and upload some later!

The wind was averaging 40km/h and straight up the slope!
It was a nice change from all the Easterlies we have had...
We could clearly see the mist/cloud embankment hanging over Maitlands!
(and the proverbial "bubble")

The Tokolosh is performing better, with the ailerons mixed with flaps, she has a decent roll rate, but the elevator is still marginal!
Anyway....

Jim, your Zally is finished, but I still need to sort out the shim to the wing seating, (there is some play!)

Thanks guys for a relaxing day on the slope...
Now it's back to work!
Jan 10, 2011, 02:01 AM
Gliders ain't drones!
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ps.........hey you guys in the UK, or anywhere else in the world, for that matter, how about you show us your photo's from your weekend flying as well.
Here ya go, Rigwell ---

Saturday sloping was too cold to even think about taking gloves off to take any pix or vids. But today was a balmy 25F, and we got 7 guys on the frozen pond for electrics!! Here's a short sample video of a warm day in Wisconsin, there's more on the OHPEA2009 channel on YouTube. Oh yeah, that's the back side of our sloping hill in the background.

-= Dave

P1010393.wmv (1 min 25 sec)


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