What a lovely weekends sloping
Friday Chris Leal jets in from JHB, as is his way,
and we end up at a hot and bumpy Signal Hill on the Friday evening.
Not the worst way to end the week I suppose.
Congrats to Bobby for actually putting up the Enyoni in lift/no lift conditions.
Was a real challenge but great fun.
Saturday saw the arrival of the cold front as predicted and
so we headed for Chappies for a real non event day
as the predicted westerly blow refused to arrive, and so we spent the afternoon burning the
volts our of every Lipo we could find in the newly acquired Sky Climbers by Nine Eagles.
These really do fly well in light lift conditions and so the transmitter was handed around
as all and sundry had a go at sloping in real light lift.
Well done to Graham Jackson for actually keeping it up on the slope.
Been so long since we’ve seen him, thought he might have forgot the technique.
Seems our Chairman’s perchance for powered flight might be overcoming his slope tendencies…
Sunday promised better and so delivered better.
As per all predictions the forecasters got it all wrong and a lovely
North Wester hung around for the day. Strong in the morning and lunchtime sessions
we were able to get Aldij’s etc up and had a good time on the sticks. By late afternoon
the lift had gone light so out with the Enyoni and sky Climbers once again
and Mally and myself played swop the radio, which proved quite challenging
as you get to take over a new TX and plane simultaneously, (not for the faint hearted)
and Chris just flew the day away till late in the afternoon,
before jetting back to JHB, as is his way.
All in all a great weekend enjoyed by those who chose to venture out.
Christo and the Sky Climber on the west slope when the wind changed
Graham and Christo do the EPO twins thing
Even in dodgy conditions there’s fun to be had
Sundays glorious conditions as Mally puts the Aldij through it’s paces
Chris mastered the light conditions and had an awesome weekend on the slope
Yup, just another awe filled weekend in the cape!