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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Marty on 2010-04-20, 16:21

Ok guys, I am officially a woose!
I took my Xeno up to Holyhead mountain where the conditions were probably perfect for slope-ing. To the west of the actual mountain there is a steped (terraced) bowl that the wind was blowing onto.
I had everything ready!
There were no other pilots around.
The model dialed in on the Tx, all linkages checked, RX on and surfaces moved in the right direction, did a range check as far as I could see .....
Picked up the model which was about to have it's maiden and then .........
I bottled out! No bottle! Icon_sad
Thoughts like, what if I haven't got the C of G right? What if it goes balistic and just loops back? What if it dives like a brick?
Well the end result is .... the Xeno still needs a maiden No bottle! Icon_redface
I stood there poised on the edge with the model wobbling in my hand No bottle! Icon_pale , I decided that if in doubt, there is no doubt .... don't do it, so I didn't.
I have mixed emotions about the abort but at the end of the day I still have my model and it is still in one piece.
So, any leg pulling will be excepted on this occasion ..... bring it on! No bottle! Lol
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Post by Guest on 2010-04-20, 16:51

Well you've still got it all to enjoy again ?
Situations like that get the adrenaline running.
I believe it's brown, in fact, I know it is.


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Post by Zaidy on 2010-04-20, 17:09

Like you said Marty, you still have your model and it lives to fly another day.. Happy Days
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Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-04-20, 17:11

It's nothing to be ashamed of, I've had similar days myself. There has been more than one occasion that I have brought my Jet down to the field, and left it in the van because the "wotifs" put me in the wrong frame of mind for flying it....

On the other hand, if you do chuck it off, and lose it, I know where the is another one that can be yours for a small fee Wink

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2010-04-20, 17:31

I think maidening a sloper from a hand launch is quite tricky on your own, it's fine hand launching yourself when you know the model's trimmed out and going to fly ok, but for the first flight it's always nice to have someone launch for you so your thumbs are poised on the sticks ready for any eventualities Wink

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Post by Marty on 2010-04-20, 17:39

Thanks for the kind words chaps.
Andy, don't you like yours?
Zaidy, have a safe trip m8 and see you soon.
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Post by Brian Colclough on 2010-04-20, 18:35

No bottle! Launch10

That's the way to do it I love you

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Post by Marty on 2010-04-20, 18:44

Oh, I'll have to re-paint my model then?
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Post by Guest on 2010-04-20, 19:27

You made the right call staying in Holyhead as I went up the rock around 2.30 and the wind dropped to near zero so no flying for me.
As a matter of interest the right hand car park is closed off with boulders as there is a large hole in the centre of it filled with mud Exclamation I think that Timbo must have dropped one of his sticky buns last time out

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Post by Guest on 2010-04-20, 19:29

Brian, would love a rummage through your hard drive. There seems to be a picture for all occassions Smile Smile

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-04-20, 20:16

David Sargent wrote:[color=blue]You made the right call staying in Holyhead as I went up the rock around 2.30 and the wind dropped to near zero so no flying for me.

You needs a chucky glider like my Blaster, or Mini Fireworks, that will fly in next to no wind on the slope Wink

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Post by Guest on 2010-04-20, 20:42

NO WAY!?!?!
I was scared with my first time flying IC, had not flown before....

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Post by Marty on 2010-04-20, 22:27

Staying on thread.
Am I right in thinking that if the model flies level and straight from a hand launch on a flat field, providing nothing is changed it will be timmed for the slope?
When I sloped before with a 2 channel model called the Colt I was young, foolish and ignorant .... a bad combination, but I just chucked it off the hill on its maiden, I hadn't even check the CofG No bottle! Icon_redface
I may have just been lucky that it stayed up No bottle! Icon_rolleyes
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Post by Guest on 2010-04-20, 23:08

That's correct - but...
On the slope it will fly much faster - and then may need some trimming on the elevator - depends on airfoil, and all angles.
My sloper was tested like this - on the flat field was spot on , on the slope was trying to escape in the sky.
Problem solved -I just moved CG few mm forward - after that is perfect, all control surfaces in line - no up or down.
Check for others people settings on the net - you will find best tested settings Smile

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Post by Marty on 2010-04-21, 00:28

Thanks for that mate No bottle! Icon_smile
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Post by Guest on 2010-04-21, 07:21

Have slope soared models in Glossop, Buxton and Winter Hill near Bolton.
Learned that any flat field gliders needed a more forward CG for penetration to stop model drifting backwards. If necessary, extra ballast was added to stop it disappearing upwards too.
The most hairy slope was Rush Up Edge on the A62 to Huddersfield. (recently mentioned by Andy S elsewhere).
"You could easily fly a paving stone there"... well that's how it seemed to me.
There you needed added ballast besides a forward CG. Maybe 2-3 lbs on a 2 metre sloper
Also, have a look at http://www.slopeflyer.com/soaring/

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Post by Marty on 2010-04-21, 08:51

Thanks for the link Paul, and the info, I gotta get this cracked coz Angelsey must offer great sites for all directions!
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Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-04-21, 09:22

There's a nice little slope for south westerlies at Cemaes Bay, the one north of the beach there....

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Post by Marty on 2010-04-21, 10:10

Andy, there was a guy I spoke to on the RCM&E forum about a year ago who was in the RAF, stationed in Valley, He said that he used to be able to fly what ever the wind direction was because there was always somewhere on Anglesey he could go.
I don't know if he had permission or where the sites were, he seems to have dropped out of sight now so I can't ask him No bottle! Icon_cry
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Post by Tim on 2010-04-21, 11:17

OK grasshopper, I am back in the land of the living...... and ready to throw your Xeno off a big rock!
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Post by Marty on 2010-04-21, 12:49

PMSL @ "Grasshopper" No bottle! Icon_razz
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Post by Guest on 2010-04-21, 17:17

LOL
Just chuck it off!
After all, time trusted my CG... Which was WAAYYYY off but it still flew!!

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Post by Rich on 2010-04-21, 19:57

Sam Thomas wrote:LOL
Just chuck it off!
After all, time trusted my CG... Which was WAAYYYY off but it still flew!!

I'd just chuck it off but make sure the CoG is about right before

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Post by Guest on 2010-04-21, 20:01

ye
I had it (ROUGHLY) right, It was WAY to forward tho!

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Post by Marty on 2010-04-21, 20:13

Rich wrote:
Sam Thomas wrote:LOL
Just chuck it off!
After all, time trusted my CG... Which was WAAYYYY off but it still flew!!

I'd just chuck it off but make sure the CoG is about right before

You guys are being very cavalier with my hard earned cash LOL
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