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22/07/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 22 July 2012 - - - - - - · 160 views

It was a perfect summers day on Blackheath.The wind was light but variable swinging through 90 degrees.It was just right for putting up the JMH Roc.Good for the Robertshaw kites as well.Felix

15/07/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 July 2012 - - - - - - · 79 views

A bright start today but the clouds gradually thickened.Full 1.5 sails with race rods were fine with the changing NW to SW breeze.Drachen Foundation will be putting out a message soon regarding JMH.So sad.Felix

08/07/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 08 July 2012 - - - - - - · 98 views

I set off for Blackheath this morning in a deluge and did not expect to get much flying today. On arrival the rain was settled but there did appear to be some brightness to the north and west. Half an hour later wandering across to look at the temporary 'footbridge' at the entrance to the now closed Greenwich Park the rain eased. A quick fly seeme...

01/07/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 01 July 2012 - - - - - - · 247 views

"Race for Life" dominated Blackheath today with 10:30 and 14:30 events. The very limited parking usually available was obviously off limits so we resorted to pay and display in Greenwich Park given that parking restrictions are already in place around Victoria Park near the Olympic site, our usual fall-back site if Blackheath is not available.It i...

24/06/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 24 June 2012 - - - - - - · 94 views

The temporary footbridge over Shooters Hill Road (the A2) now spans onto the north edge of our usual field.After heavy overnight rain conditions were blustery on the heath this morning. The 1.5 Xtra vents proved to be just right for some informal flying.I set up the CR Rev1 again this week with additional brake settings and was very interested to find how...

17/06/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 17 June 2012 - - - - - - · 110 views

We are wondering how much the Olympic events will impact on our usual routine. The Blackheath site is covered in tents and has expanded to the south side of the A2. Today was vented 1.5s with race rods for most of us. I set up the CR Rev1 as well with four wrap and it did not feel over powered but I do want to extend the brake options for this sail. The w...

10/06/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 June 2012 - - - - - - · 97 views

Gentle breezes from the South East on Blackheath today. The light rain forecast held off until later in the afternoon but while we were on the site the cloudscape looked increasingly inclement.I flew the Carl Robertshaw Rev1 with 4 wrap centre and 3 wrap the rest switching to the JB 1.5 with Green Race rods when the CR was 'borrowed' by other flie...

03/06/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 03 June 2012 - - - - - - · 108 views

The holiday weekend in the UK, steady light drizzle with a cold (12C/54F) NE 9mph breeze.With a wet 1.5 kite with green race this is just fine for a while. And then, solo flying today, I become aware that the foam on one of my handles is rotating on the handle. This would have been bad news at a team event but a simple fix would be available using 'br...

27/05/2012 After Exmouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 May 2012 - - - - - - · 93 views

We had to re-arrange plans for this event rather late in the day but everything came together finally and we had two very different days in terms of flying conditions on this very scenic site.Saturday was clear blue skies with a strong blustery easterly breeze. Initially we used the JMH vented sails with four wrap spars but then switched to race rods. Lat...

20/05/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 20 May 2012 - - - - - - · 96 views

A dull grey day with an unseasonal chilly north easterly breeze but finally the weather forecasts are mentioning warmer prospects.The tents in the fenced Olympic encampment on Blackheath are nearing completion.Mid vented with shiny white spars today felt smooth in the forecast c8-11 mph breeze. I'll try a definitive comparison of all the Race Rods, so...

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