The wind gods blew out my candles and played tricks on us. Hermanus was short of lift, unfortunately windfinder was right again. Hermanus further caused a fair amount of destruction on the plane front. One seaplane engine gone, one aerobatic glider sans wing one banana with skin damage. Fortunately one lightning all OK. Sunday afternoon
Found on youtube, the A10 Warthog… power version Large and impressive indeed. RC on a large level. Takes a wee bit of hard cash to pull this off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKgKyoXPT_k&feature=related The big, the bad and the pretty
Last weekend we were up at Kommetjie on what promised to be a crancking South Wester. Mother nature decided otherwise and delivered a weak and hot afternoon. Later, after a bit of cooling off, the lift was sublime, and those who left early missed the best of the day. A few fellas tried a few
How many candles did you burn last night Marc…. seemed to work! Looks like it could be really good up at Hermanus for the annual slope fly in… the easterly worries me a bit, but SAWS says SE… Love the Westerly on Sunday… Die Kelders here we come. PERF, you up for this again? SAWS
This is not good. Not sure who is the god of wind but best one lights a few candles.
The weekend 31Oct/1Nov a few of us searched for a downed plane at Red Hill that was not fitted with a LMA after about a hour crawling in three meter high and very dense Port Jackson Bush we gave up the search. Only three days later I showed signs of a fever which I thought
Wonder how the Lightning would slope. Not a bad scale subject but will require some adaptations me thinks, otherwise may glide like a brick….2m meter subject at least. Also attached is a pic of the Lightning from last years ADD Airshow at Ysterplaat. Serious goose bumps! Lightnings at AAD 2008 3 view of the Lightning,
Be careful of digital servos they draw more current than equivalent analogue servos and if your battery is not fully charged they may cause a voltage drop so that the servos don’t move. Result catastrophic! Last flight ain’t she a beauty Boy that’s a tough
David Stock passed away on Saturday while flying the British Electric Lightning at the AFB Overberg Airshow. For reasons only speculated about at the moment, he suffered major mechanical failure and was unable to eject from the ailing Lightning. According to all reports he was a remarkable, respected, and humble person who’s untimely demise will
Saturday we scratched around for lift all afternoon at Kommetjie only for most to bail the slope at 16h30. The die hards hung around till 18h00 and were rewarded with awesome combat at the death. Kevin laughing so much he couldn’t stand anymore and saying “I told you to wait for the slope to cool”.