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Darren_O

Went up the Orme this afternoon for a float round. Not much wind at all,  soared round sniffing out a breeze using the motor to get me out of trouble. 

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Darren_O

and again today, never known it so still up there. Bit of lift on the northern slope but not enough for my Banana.

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Ian P Jones

Happened to me one time to, not sure but if I remember correctly it was a PSSA meet. I had taken a foamy DG1000 with a pylon mounted motor so I was one of only a few that managed to get any flights in.

 

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Darren_O

Much better today, managed to maiden my Banana at long last. Rain stopped play eventually.

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Darren_O

Up today, only two of us. Wind right onto tank tracks slope.

Will be same tomorrow so I'll be up for a few hours from 11 ish. 

 

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Darren_O

Perfect conditions, an abundance of lift bright blue skies and good company, flew until dusk and we were treated to a great sunset to cap the day off.

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Ian P Jones

That looks fantastic. I can't see me getting there for the rest of this year though :no:.

 

 

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Frosty

Whoops what happened to the wings looks a bit close to the rocks for a 60 incher

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Darren_O

Wing was found a few feet behind, wing bolts sheared. Wing looks better in photo than it actually is. Broken right through in three places and spars gone. Flicked out as I was pulling out of a fast dive at the face. Too much elevator. Pilot error :(
Fuse is unscathed :) 

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Rennell

super cool images.

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Darren_O

Blue skies and wind straight into the tank track sites tomorrow....

I've half a day in work so from noon'ish I'll be 'sloping' off...

See you there if anyone fancies it. 

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Darren_O

Just been by the weather vane and it's WSW and about 15-20mph possibly more up there. Blue skies. 

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Darren_O

I missed the bacon butties but got up there eventually:)

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Darren_O

Anyone going up Boxing Day?  

WSW into the tank tracks and 40kph, bring ballast :)

 

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Darren_O

Couldn't ask for better conditions on the Orme today.

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Frosty

Is that today Darren 9/1/17 ?

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Darren_O

Yes, posted it from my van as I went by, I'd keep a small model in the cab and "slope" off for 5 mins but we're GPS tracked :( 
Wind was a smidge South off Westerly.

I'm in Llandudno loading around noon every day if you ever need a weather report and wind direction :)

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Darren_O

Very light lift today, definitely a day for the electric assisted models. Hyperbipe makes a great slope aerobat in a pinch:) 

Once out we were able to stay up, just. But then wind swung north westerly and blew the mist over. 

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Darren_O

3 flying today, thought I'd see a few more. Conditions were great despite a poor forecast. Day wouldn't be complete without more planes on the workbench....

I've switched most of my models over to my new TX, but I didn't have an RX spare for the guppy so I threw my old gear into it as confitions looked good for it. In my eagerness to get one in the air I missed the ailerons were reversed. Ridiculous mistake and one that shouldn't have happened. 

I'll be up again tomorrow if anyone's going.

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