Sunday, 19 November 2017

Take a look at what fun we had in November over the last 4 years.

Here's a link to the November posts from the last four years. It's great to look back and see what we were all up too and the faces that were around then. I though it might be good idea to do this each month as a rolling thing but I would appreciate some feedback from you all if you like the idea or not?

November 2016

November 2015

November 2014

November 2013

It's amazing to think that our blog has been going since October 2013!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Highside Glider almost finished - now covered

I set aside this afternoon to complete the covering of my Highside glider. As most of you know I do like bright (easy to see) colours. So you should not be amazed that I have carried on the theme with fluorescent orange and black. Take a look at the build log and see how I got on.
Build Blog - click here.
 
 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Sunday's Sussex Safari

Myself and Ian took an hours drive West to try a new slope (for us) down at South Harting. On arrival the wind was obviously not directly on the slope in fact probably 30 degree's off but the strength of the wind meant it really had to work. It was blowing about 25mph+.
I loaded the Willow up with it's maximum ballast and Ian had his Jart with a good portion of its ballast hidden within.
Well I launched my Willow and immediately wondered if it was switched on. The turbulence meant it was getting battered around and only full deflections at times would bring the wings level. A little further out and much higher is began to calm down a bit. After ten minutes or so my fingers were getting cold and I decided to land as Ian was already on the ground. The landing was what you would call 'Interesting'. Turned finals and into wind around 100' above and just behind the slope and the Willow aimed itself at the deck. Quick chuck the flaps away and get some speed back on and with lots on full control inputs she was back on the ground. Time to head back to the car I think.
We stopped off at McD's for a hot chocolate and headed of towards Cissbury Ring.
We parked at nearly the top and walked the final hundred feet or so to virtually the top. The view was fantastic and you could make out Culver Down on the Isle of Wight. The slope wasn't huge but the lift was strong but rough again. Both Ian and myself flew our M60's fully ballasted up (as normal). Flying around was fun but when it came to the landings this again was difficult in the now 30mph + wind.
I enjoyed the change and the new slopes. Here are a few pics from yesterday.
South Harting (Harting Down)
 
Cissbury Ring
 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Highside Glider Update

Met up with Rob this morning who wanted to check up on my progress of my Highside Glider. It's coming along really well with the wings nearly finished and probably about 80% finished.
To see all the latest pictures of the build blog and to see the progress so far - click here