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"

Monday, 7 May 2012

Finally no rain!!!

The last week has been classic rain.. not that normal rain, but serious stuff which gets you wet! However This afternoon proved to be the gem. A good Southerly meant Alton Barnes was locked and loaded, Martin thankfully declined saying it would rain. Only a couple of pics I'm afraid and no vid..




Geoff staggers to the top and gets a cuddle from John.. Luna in the foreground with full ballast cut through the air like a knife through butter.. not seen anything better that sort of size apart from the Needle.





Over 3 meter wingspan Pilatus flew like the proverbial.. 25 mph winds on the top was not any probs for this slope machine.. Nick fiddles with something before launch..
Geoff prepares the Trinity, first time with full ballast (1.4kg's) Flew very well, unfortunately did not go home in the same condition it arrived. All that weight altered the c of g, so when breaks were deployed it ballooned big time, it ended up with the nose buried 7 inches, and a broken fuz around the wing..












Geoff adds all the lead he can in the wing... including the car keys!
             Another good day on the slope. A southerly produces epic lift, good end to a grotty weekend.

I started with a mini disaster... thanks to my shoddy soldering my battery was playing up (not the magnetic switch Martin) Thankfully Nick came to the rescue with a spare batt he had lying around... LEGEND! Full ballast in the Rotty, 100ft Square loops and endless loops, love this glider! Now going to Overlander for a decent battery....

Rob

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