Tim beat us all to the slope on Sunday
Saw this in the comments section, so thought I would post it.
Note that Tim was up on Chappies in the wee hours of Sunday morning, and had good conditions.
As the day heated up, that’s when it all went pear shaped…
In Tim’s words:
“I gave Saturday a miss because I thought that the wind was dying off. Got up early on Sunday with a north wester making noises. 08h30 on the chappies slope and spent an 1/2 hour scanning the slope for the lost Alula to no avail. NW wind started pushing through and launch the Bee and had a good 1/2 hour of aerobatic practice (Cursed the late sleepers for depriving me of combat). Launched the primarius and also practiced some aerobatics (great with no one else up) until suddenly no elevator and the plane plunged headfirst into a bush on the left. Except for dented pride and broken wing mountings there was amazingly no other damage. Packed up and called it a day.”