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30/12/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 December 2012 - - - - - - · 301 views

A short fly today given the strong westerly breeze. Xtra Vent with green race initially but replaced with Strong/4 wrap quite quickly when the initially warming sun disappeared behind clouds rapidly approaching from the west. There were a few breaks in the cloud subsequently but also rain falling from apparently clear blue sky as in the attached...

26/12/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 December 2012 - - - - - - · 270 views

It was bright on the way c10:45am to Blackheath but the high level cloud was approaching from the west. A brisk breeze so xtra vented with green race provided a relaxed configuration.  No physical stress beyond dealing with the occasional lulls.  Most of the time LE up was fine for holding the hover. Plenty of close improvisation with...

23/12/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 December 2012 - - - - - - · 275 views

It was dull and breezy at 10:30am today.  Full vented with 4 wrap.  Quiet, so I took the opportunity to try the new leaders. I am convinced that shorter adjustment intervals are the way to go but equally sure that sliding knots are not sensible. Ultimately, equalising the lines is the critical element so finding a way to undo and re-ti...

16/12/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 December 2012 - - - - - - · 253 views

A sunny south westerly day, standard 1.5 sails with race rods. Just enough 'forwards' to be able to land on the vertical spar point only and hold the angle without dropping to the leading edge end as well.I forgot to pick up my newly tied 'micro adjusting' <grins> snag-less handles so that will have to wait for another weekend.Four...

09/12/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 December 2012 - - - - - - · 263 views

The heath is finally returning to pre-Olympic conditions. The last of the temporary fencing has gone.A rising breeze today meant that we soon adopted Xtra vent sails with green race spars.Three fliers indulged in lazy free form flying with some very neat 'treacle' flying moments.Slow rotation in close proximity to other kites in relatively high wi...

02/12/2012 Dunstable

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 December 2012 - - - - - - · 230 views

As Fusion had decided to travel south for the day we just had to get to Dunstable in case the opportunity for a Super 16 did occur. We would have been happy to fly 9...We, (a small sub-set of the Decs), arrived a little before 10am. While greeting a slightly puzzled Stephen Hoath in the car park a car did an aerial manoeuvre off the local road, landing on...

25/11/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 November 2012 - - - - - - · 213 views

Complete contrast today to last Sunday with c20mph winds gusting upwards so Xtra Vented kites with 4 wrap frames. Still got to ache after a couple of hours flying though, but maybe it was the wind chill as well.The distraction this weekend was a SLK flier setting up immediately upwind of us tying a large partially inflated sled with noisy line laundry to...

18/11/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 November 2012 - - - - - - · 177 views

The predicted ridge of high pressure arrived so it was a sunny day again with very light breezes sometimes dropping away altogether.We flew the Zens and remarked again how effectively they can glide away to make up ground. Some spontaneous parallel flying brought applause from passers by.A police operation involving coach loads of 'football fans'...

11/11/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 11 November 2012 - - - - - - · 156 views

A sunny Sunday with a steady winter wind from the west, about 4mph would be my guess, slightly less than forecast. Cloudless except for the high level line approaching from the west...1.5s with race worked fine but I also put up the mid vent with those 'magic white spars'. It was also fine but required even longer armed input to keep up with the f...

04/11/2012 After Yorkshire Sculpture Park event.

Posted by Felix Mottram, 04 November 2012 - - - - - - · 207 views

We arrived on Saturday to find that Vince and crew had set up the arena and were ready to fly. Thanks very much to you all for having looked after the arrangements. Conditions at the site were not entirely favourable and occasionally on Saturday we had to test the random motion project, essentially to good effect. We did, however, also develop a simple an...

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