A reasonable day
This is the only picture from Saturday. Went to Alton Barnes on a big wind day to try out big lift and big ballast. Only problem was it was a big disappointment, crap lift and lots of turbulence. Picture of Robs barnett as we didn't have anometer to hand, that amount of scalp/parting indicates 58mph!
Sunday was a much calmer day , met up with the usual crowd at Roundway for some gentle ( unfortunately) flying. There was a few newby's to the slope and a few old faces that have not been about for a while
Paul ( Dirty Harry) turned up with another boring scale model. He has dressed the pilot as the 70's porn star Dirk Diggler to liven it up but its still all very dull..
Malcolm launches Geoffs Trinity. This was its first flight after some repair work. Watch out for the launch in the video. You can see the effects of not getting the CofG back to the correct place. Very dramatic and for Geoff a clean pair of undercrackers was required.
Happily Geoff got it down safely and the relief was written all of his face
After several attempts at trying to catch the Rotmilan and missing, Robert got somebody to fly it for him while he stood mid field and caught it with 2 hands just to be sure.....
This is the latest technology for people struggling to fly remote control aircraft. Predominantly designed for the less capable pilot, this earpiece helps you determine if the glider is going up or down????
Now for the video, it was a short outing that has clearly resulted in a short post / video. As mentioned watch out for Geoffs Trinity Launch! Volume up and HD on, quality is still crap but I will get the hang of the settings one day....promise!