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  2. Redbird

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Cheers Brett, I was deflated for sure but it hasn't put me off at all.
  3. Witch_1

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    That was indeed a fantastic day's flying. Brilliant to see experienced pilots doing what they really are in F3F for, and what the current models can do. Well flown by Joel, Clayton and Stefan to top the board. Bruce thanks for the vid, I rarely get the "observers eye" view of my flying, it needs a fair bit of tidying up.... Still, really happy with six sub-40's, most of which were under my recent PB (including that flight). You should be pleased with yourself overall, as it takes a lot of bottle to fly on a day like that when you are new to it.
  4. Redbird

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Well thanks Kyri, the phone is an HTC U Play. Very happy with it. Wing joiner only slightly damaged, possibly from lead inside, don't know about the wings yet, tomorrow.
  5. Brett82

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Really sorry to see that Bruce, I hope you can get it back in the air soon. Don't let it knock your confidence, those low 40's were really good mate. And don't stress about the launch. It's not nice but I've seen a very experienced person do that in a eurotour comp. These things happen.
  6. That is a good video, (what phone is it?) Shame about the plane, but hopefully the wing joiner snapped and saved the wings?
  7. Redbird

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    What a great day that was. My first time flying in Wales and I happened to be there for an epic comp! Reduced my personal best time (in three comps with the Rotmilan) from 50sec to 40, which was slow for the day but I felt I flew well enough, I enjoyed it immensely and will never forget seeing some really ace flying. Highlights for me started straight away watching the first, test, flight by Greg Dakin with a pink Redshift which went amazingly fast to my eyes. Later on in the rounds I watched it heading for orbit after a few pumps, absolutely awesome. Also Clayton's wing and the blue gliders of Stefan and Joel were almost making me feel sorry for air molecules, incredible stuff. In fact everyone I watched flew very well. One sickening moment for me was when I launched John Treble's Pitbull, wearing a rubber gardening glove that I expected to be perfect for gripping on launch. It went straight to the ground six feet in front of my feet because I couldn't release it fast enough. A horrible feeling and I won't be grasping a glider in front of the wing with a grippy glove again. No surprise that I was not asked for a launch after that. Fortunately the glider seemed ok and John continued with the round after someone else launched for him. The other sickening moment was watching my glider dive fast for the ground when trying to land after the sixth round and hearing an awful crunch at impact. I couldn't pull it out of the ground until I had dug with my fingers to halfway along the canopy. Quite extensive damage but I'll repair it somehow. Anyway, the myriad personal challenges involved with flying the simple F3F task seems to regularly gather confident pilots for friendly battle, which is great by me. As a record I got my phone out then videoed a flight which happened to be one of Nigel Witchall's. Here:
  8. Skip

    Needle 124 setup help

    It didn't look slow in the video you posted the other week
  9. Brett82

    Needle 124 setup help

    I wouldn't worry to much about that. The recent Northern and Welsh comps have had the best conditions we have seen in years. They were going fast because it was a mixture of skill and awesome conditions, the perfect storm as such.
  10. Kyri

    Needle 124 setup help

    I flew it again without snapflap, and more ballast - but didn't really bank and yank, and always turned into wind. It was fine and stable. I remembered your comment though, and will need to make sure that when I load it up with more weight, I go easy to avoid a high speed stall and make sure there is plenty of wind! If I can get any decent footage from today I will make a video, for you to comment on how it is turning. Looking at the recent comp videos though, my plane is very slow! I didn't have enough aileron movement (or it wasn't going fast enough) to do reverse type turns (or whatever they are called, like on your recent vids) Cheers! Kyri
  11. Kyri

    Needle 124 setup help

    I haven't sorted a new transmitter and program yet. I did get to Parlick again today, and flew it with more weight. It could have done with lots more, it seemed very slow compared to the recent comp videos I have seen posted (very impressive!!) I had 1kg in the wing and around 400g in the nose, but could have had double that. Anyway it is good to get used to it at different loadings. At the east face of parlick it was 25 steady with gusts to 35mph. Here is a picture from the plane:
  12. Gromit

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Congratulations Joel on winning the comp, & for a blistering Sub 30 , A great reward for you after the disappointment & frustrations of trying to run a Welsh Winter lg comp over the past 2 yrs Congrats Skip on being runner up & for the 'Cracking' PB , I have enjoyed reading your blog. Congrats Stefan on your third place. its great to read from your post that you had such a very enjoyable & memorable comp Well done to everyone else on your own results & for the many new PB's . Stu.
  13. Alibabaj

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Stayed over last night for some sport flying today, and I must say conditions weren’t a patch on yesterday. Highlights for me were Clayton’s 30.05, some of the best EM flying I’ve seen in years and Stefans flirt with the grass at warp speed. For me, to have a 37 as my discard can’t be too bad, a truly epic day that shall be talked about for some time. Thanks to Joel for organising and Stefan & Andy for running the middle This is why we do it! Graeme
  14. isoaritfirst

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Just looked at my times on the results sheet, I said that I was making bad choices and slowly correcting them. faster every round- whats the chances of that? The last round was the only one that I flew the correct flight pattern for all of the flight.
  15. rumbey

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Sorry about that Stefan. My Jedi seemed to have a mind of its own. Thats why I changed over to the pitbill for the last 2 rounds. Need to recheck the settings?
  16. Stefan Bertschi

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Back home after what can only be described as fantastic. This comp will be one of the memorable ones which happen from time to time (other examples are Lundy 2009, Champ of Champions 2014, WC Rugen 2012, WC Denmark 2016, Pyrennes 2016 and the league event where everybody went sub 30). This is why all of us love the sport that much and those comps make me happy to go through the pain and miserys of the not so good ones (although it's always fun to meet friends on a hill!). Memorable moments were ( I haven't seen Joel's really fast one): Clayton shaving the bases (that was the last time I helped him fiddeling with the settings ) Dave's dedication to beat his PB (and forcing me to lie flat on the ground at one point.) Greg restoring the reputation of the Redshift Everybody beeing up to the task of making the comp going smooth (we hadn't to wait for any single pilot turning up!!) And from my own perspective touching the gras - almost s####ng my self and still get away with a 31.xx I wish you all some more comps of this quality.
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  25. Ive done a report on my blog which includes some vids and pictures along with a word or two. Follow the link below Still buzzing! I'll add the videos I took in the F3F vids thread too. https://skipsoaring.blogspot.com/2018/11/welsh-winter-league-nov-2018.html
  26. isoaritfirst

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Landing Lights The approx of the Titans what a great landing area. Let’s hope those windmills don’t get any closer.
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