16 August 2010

chailey common chumps

A few of the chaps are keen have a go at the Chailey Common cross country contest over the weekend, but decide to get a bit of hand tow practice in first.

Simon takes the weight off his feet and perches on the Easy Glider wing,
while the Invisible Man tips his hat and takes a snooze in the boot

found object no.4 (though it's not a bizarre one)

did I mention it was wet?

I mean really wet!

Oh well, with torrential rain, a broken winch and two suspected coronaries, the team feel set to show the competition how it's done!

Sunday dawns damp and windy, but by the time they reach the Common at least the sun's trying to appear.

Eric's pushing at the frontiers of aeronautical knowledge

curl over precludes hand tows, so Eric reverts to a brushed Speed 400 Easy Glider

tricky to keep hold of with a full 2oz of thrust

it doesn't quite have the speed to cut through the low level clag....

....on more than one occasion!

Well it's been a long day, but with the South Downs in view they decide to have a quick session at Firle to round things off . Finally they again remember what it's like to have a bit of lift under their wings.


  1. I shall be re-motoring the poor thing shortly - Saturn V get out of my way!!

  2. we look forward to seeing those vertical climb outs Eric