|White One.. Robs, Now the Mighty HUDDS!|
Myself and ROB ended up at the vendors house, he had a garage at the bottom of the garden where he was building a real aeroplane. It transpired that he used to be a member of the British F3B team and was also a personal friend of the 'Mighty Gilbert' aka Pete Cubitts.Seemed like the sort of bloke I would be happy to buy a glider from. He had used both these Caracho's in the European championships in Austria 2006. They were both damaged but very well repaired so myself and Rob decided we would take on each. Mine Yellow, his white. We then made tracks back to the West Country.
|Carracho at Westbury ,Parked up|
|Crow on, Ready for Landing|
One of the fondest memories of this glider before it became The Wigwams (Mark Wickham) was the day we went winching for the first time. A few of us went to some old dis used school fields and the Mighty Gilbert aka Pete Cubitts brought along a winch. We spent the day having an absolute ball learning this new skill, it was a legendary day
|Preparing for Winching, Spot the Legend that is ''THE GILBERT"|
This is a video(WATCH IT) of the mighty Gilbert guiding me through my first ever F3B winch Launch, it was a fantastic / terrifying experience all wrapped up in one. The Gilbert is a man of few words ( at times ) but the ones that the he does use are worth listening to...
I knew this was a good glider when I spent an age trying to track down the manufacturer in order to buy a brand newie, unfortunately he was only able to offer me the moulds for the glider. He wasn't aware of my motto....You build it, I fly it!!