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01/03/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 01 March 2015 - - - - - - · 14 views

Mostly sunny but with broken clouds driven by a close to westerly breeze that was mostly fluctuating in the mid 20s but with occasional long gusts at or above 30mph so did not exactly make for comfortable flying today.
Xtra Vents with 4 wrap were the only option.  We decided against setting up the new lines to ‘stretch them in’!...

22/02/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 22 February 2015 - - - - - - · 38 views

The very thin high cloud was only just obscuring the sun but was effectively filtering any perceived warming effect.  As the weather front was approaching the high cloud thickened and eventually a band of lower cloud rolled in.
The forecast c18mph breeze from the SW was reasonably consistent so Xtra Vents with race were only occasionally unde...

15/02/2105 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 February 2015 - - - - - - · 40 views

Anticyclonic murk gradually gave way to brighter moments with a light and then lighter variable easterly breeze.  We started with full 1.5 sails and race rods but as the airflow slowed we had to switch to the diamond rods.
Nothing too elaborate on the flying front today but some interesting ‘counter point’ flying and some reasonab...

08/02/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 08 February 2015 - - - - - - · 65 views

A mostly smooth c7mph NW breeze and limited convection/relief cloud had us somewhat dazzled but at least slightly warmed today with full 1.5 sails and standard race rods.
The consistency of wind speed really does have a major impact and today, I would say, that there was a gradual increase through the session which meant that the sails were slight...

01/02/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 01 February 2015 - - - - - - · 87 views

A blustery NW airstream kept a cloud cap on the heath today with tantalizing glimpses of clear blue sky to the NW.  The sun almost broke through on a couple of occasions, not that it would have made much difference to the wind chill.
Xtra vents with 4 wrap mostly were a bit of a handful in the lulls but the long arm horizontal handles of ligh...

25/01/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 January 2015 - - - - - - · 98 views

Broken cloud, light SW breeze 5-6mph so full 1.5 sails with diamond rods worked OK until the breeze firmed up and we decided that changing spars would be too much effort <grins>
Discussion today was about ‘precise’ stops assisted by vigorous throwing forwards of the handles rather than applying brake through ‘wrist’...

18/01/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 January 2015 - - - - - - · 88 views

The cloud was breaking as we left Hackney this morning and for a brief spell on Blackheath there was ‘full on’ sunshine.  As the light wind was from the North it was a bit bright!
Full 1.5 sails with mostly diamond rods, the green race were occasionally just a bit heavy apparently.
Some impressive free flying today with th...

11/01/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 11 January 2015 - - - - - - · 73 views

Bright and breezy from the SW at about 20mph most of the time so Xtra Vents and 4 wrap mostly, only occasionally let down by lulls.
Mostly called today including a run through Plan A or was it B?
I hope to finalise arrangements for Berck and Cervia in the next few days.  It is always an anxious moment waiting to hear back from all the...

04/01/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 04 January 2015 - - - - - - · 75 views

It was very murky on the heath today, wet underfoot and in the air but no actual precipitation.  3C and a light SW breeze so it was 1.5 sails with mostly diamond rods.
Five fliers so there were some called moves but nothing too energetic. <grins>
We are getting the 2015 event schedule arranged and note the changed Portsmouth d...

28/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 December 2014 - - - - - - · 68 views

Almost completely clear blue sky with a steady NNE breeze.  About 5C so extra layers helped.
1.5 vented with green race were just right.
Four fliers today and we did a quick run through Plan A as well as some brisk called flying at the end of the session as a ‘warm-up’.
We may manage a New Years Day fly as well as...

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