Rob C and Martin D

Rob C.... Good looking, highly experienced radio control flyer. Martin D.... 40'ish, middle age spread kicking in. Motto "You build it, i'll fly it"

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sunday 15th April

What an amazing day

Turned up at the North Slope Westbury at high noon Sunday. Martin ( the other one ) and Ocelot Graham were just leaving.

I walked to the edge with the mighty Gilbert and set up for the day.

The Legendary Gilbert firmly parked himself in his fold up camping chair. He got up occasionally to either make a fresh brew , or to take to the air like a Top Gun ace and show the young'uns how to combat properly - Deadly!
Pete and his Strega. Pete is giving the Slopejunkies salute and for what its worth I am awarding him best landing of the day.See it for real in the video below.  It was understated, smooth,accurate,soft and all managed without arms flapping and large amounts of self congratulating. The diametric opposite of a Rob Coles Landing.
Nicks Luna and his zaggi ( if its made of foam and is the same shape as a ''dairylea slice'' its a zaggi). Nick came a close second in the landing stakes with the Luna, again in the vid
Dave 'The Rumpster' Rumble turned up slope edge directly from a Fancy dress party where he attended as a member of a S.W.A.T team. Robert on his hands and knees again trying to get the magnetic switch work.

This is Rumpsters ARIS disguised as an ALLIAJ. Everything about this glider is wrong the colour,the wing shape,the build quality and the price. BUT fully ballasted it weighs more than Michelle Macmanus and screams about the sky faster than Rob running through the gates of the local 'car bootie' on a Sunday morning. A lot of the competition pilots use these and the reason is they are a superb glider. I love it!

Now for my first video, unfortunately the camera settings were wrong ( not enough mega pixels and frames per secondso very grainy) and I am a ''movie maker'' virgin but I tried to get a bit of everybody in. Stick with it and watch it as there are some moments of genius . Don't go full screen but expand is ok.






Martin

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