14 May 2014

white planes, black sky, equal rights for all

Simon suggests a Monday afternoon scalie fest, and
what a damn splendid time we had!

 we dodged the rain...6 metres, 7 metres and a 4 metre tiddler bringing up the rear

Mark's head starts to slide off its neck mounting
as his nerves build for the second flight of his ASG 

He needn't have worried about the flight! He should though, have
been more concerned about Simon's 7 metre beast on a
low pass (see wing tip lower right). Photograph captures the moment half a second
before it poleaxed him, removing both legs just below the kneecap.

she's a winner....

down safely...

and time to remove a church roof's worth of lead from the nose

fin's not square...(we didn't break it to him gently)

...but Mark (or Mike as he's know to his closest friends, and those who long for the soft caress
of facial hair against naked inner thigh) isn't phased in the slightest by his skewed back end. 

Suddenly Simon's 7 metre beast comes cartwheeling in, dashing
wings and tailplane to the four winds. The fuselage tumbles
across the landing strip before finally coming to rest a scant few
metres from the camera man.

Ha! fooled you, Simon's just packing it up because he's had enough for the day! 

Eric bringing the Valenta Storm in on finals

Storm landing on the Downs to the backdrop of a storm landing on the Downs
(see what I did there?)

Isn't Spring a glory to behold!

07 May 2014

peeping again

the day starts with some full size action

followed by the mighty Fox

'spot the full size' competition
winner gets a freeze dried spring thermal

it's all scale today...

apart from the Germans

sloper's posture universally recognised across all borders

'the tree reached up and grabbed it'

Fox down

warming up for the Southern Cup

exactly how much crap is on the Goodwind lens?

Eric, sea and real life sloping

Eric, phone and sloping sim

it's the future

Gary left ballast at home, so opts for clipped wing mode

just prior to launch, the wind drops and it's on with the full span

hmmm, nice!

seems that scale is where it's at right now

but here comes a 1:1 scale squall....

so it's time to pack up the glidermobile

Paul hunkers down in there somewhere

Meanwhile there's been a lovers tiff in the front. Simon wants his 'Top 10 mouldie whistles' CD
on repeat all the way home, whereas Eric is adamant we should be calming down with 'sub 10mph wind noise' by The Edge. The Fox's fin goes up like the Berlin Wall.

peace offering, and we all manage to agree on
the audio book edition of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

01 May 2014

The short- Good Friday

A rather sedate video in memory of the late Mr Hoskins....