A Cooked Goose and Xplanes Xplained
OK, so the weekend turned out to be like an oven, but early Saturday morning
the conditions up at Red Hill were luverly, and for once the early birds sure got the worm this time.
All the glass ships had a blast till about 1Pm, and that’s when the heat kicked in and killed
any lift on the slope. A large heat dome built up, and although showing on the bay,
the wind failed to materialise on the slope. The heat was insane and Steve
had a long walk down the slope after a failed elevator servo and nearly cooked his goose.
Various shades of a viscous red were evident through the liberal applications of sunscreen,
and the poor chap nearly had a sense of humor failure while hunting the glider in the thick bushes,
and then doing the long trek back to the top of the slope.
Sunday dawned as hot as Saturday, but totally windless and the day was spent
watching the Nedbank golf challenge through the back of ones eyelids,
prone on the couch, while watching “The Goose”… cook his goose.
While trolling the net I have come across a great site for those windless days…
Called Xplanes, it creates a view of some unusual looking planes that actually existed,
as well as some really brilliant fantasy creations. These ideas show a really creative minds
and great artistic skills, and a few concepts that could possibly be an inspiration for some really
alternative looking slope gliders
Check out the Supersonic Spitfire, by “Yann Savage/Kris S”
It’s well worth visiting this site regularly as they update constantly.