Wishy Washy weekend
Ideas of a decent weekend of sloping ahead
were quickly dashed with a dirth of wind once again,
but the chance to just get outdoors was grabbed at.
Luckily a few of us found some lift off the Kommetjie site
in light South West lift that improved slightly with the day.
It still took some nice skills to utilise the lift available
to source the best height…. and stay up there!
Towards the end of the day it cooled off and became quite
pleasant indeed and the foamie warbirds had a blast through to the evening.
Christo threw out his tiny elevon scratch built balsa glider
( all 70 odd grams of it, in traditional balsa, ribs and tissue building skills )
after finally figuring the wing-loading out to be 5oz!…
and it flew like a dream in the light lift.
All in all, a fun day out in the sun.
and finally, something that was given to me by Lionel Brink on his PSS visit.
A quick setting epoxy, that literally goes off in front of your eyes…
tried it out the other nite and was pretty amazed .
Seems to better the traditional 5 minute epoxies
and for those quick fix jobs is pretty darn useful and sets very strong too.
The guys up north swear by it for their thermal ships and its available at AMT.