Building the Future, one glider at a time
Lovely weekend of slope again, although Signal Hill was a bit out of whack on Saturday and a bit to ferocious to be much fun. The demise of Steve’s Elipse due to tail flutter and eventual not tail at all situation put a real damper on things as the fuselage very successfully buried itself into the side of the hill at mach stupid, negating the need for any possible repairs….ouch. Sunday was one of those awesome days at Kommetjie, with just the lightest of breezes on the slope, but every glass ship simply chewing up the sky
in the buoyant lift that appeared everywhere. Nice one to see Lionel leading the charge, Gus actually on the slope…. and a nice gathering of folks as the day progressed. One nice part about this whole hobby is that we are all building something, somewhere virtually all the time. Notably Steve is now involved in a high speed glider build for instance, Alan has been spraying up some Mylars for the Aldij wings that he and a few others are busy with. There’s a Mig coming out with a round nose, builders name to be withheld until that is changed! Some late night Vector builds going on at Noels place sans any electricity, Andrew busy fixing the Prodij wing after a good weekend maiden at Signals but a tough landing, compliments of yours truly….
and then there’s Marcel laying up a 60 inch wings for the NVS contest. And finally I am busy starting to create a single Vector out of 3
that have met their maker at differing stages and shows that one should really never throw away a somewhat used glider, as there may an end be a use for it!
..and all this in one week. Nice busy club this.
Anton says hi to the Go Pro on his Foam Vampire
Getting the heave ho into the air
Lionel first man up on Sunday morning at Kommetjie
What an awesome place to fly!
Brendan shows the landing skills required for Kommetjie
Alan’s Aldij mylars get colour
Let nothing get in the way of a good evenings build
Andrews Prodij wing repair
Marcel’s 60 inch wing awaits some dry weather for some colour
And FrankenVec gets put together so we can wring out another glider