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16/09/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 September 2012 - - - - - - · 162 views

The Olympic restrictions are over so it was off to Blackheath in the car with the full kit today; not that we used it all of course, just the opportunity to get spars and kites in the right places in the bags!Full sails 1.5 with 3wrap/green race worked today with the occasional gusts highlighting the need for a little bit more sail tension on the vert...

09/09/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 September 2012 - - - - - - · 126 views

Next week everything will be back to normal after the Olympics. <grins>For today it was a very low key fly; everyone is away! However, Maggie was there and did take some time out to show a young lad how to fly a Revolution. Impressive result; they took photos as well on his 'phone', so mum who works in Blackheath village on Sundays wil...

02/09/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 September 2012 - - - - - - · 199 views

After the excitement of the super-16 windmill counter rotations and the arms of the windmill rotating last Monday it was back to the more relaxed, positively lazy flying on Blackheath today.However, under mostly complete low grey cloud coverage we did look at some configuration issues in respect of the Rev1 and the CR version. We know that reducing the bi...

27/08/2012 After Portsmouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 August 2012 - - - - - - · 419 views

Conditions on Saturday were much better than forecast so while there was rain at the beginning and the end of the day the winds did not get too high.Vented kites with 4 wrap were good for much of the day but we switched to 3 wrap later. The kites were packed wet at the end of the day but quickly dried on Sunday morning when we stayed with the same configu...

19/08/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 19 August 2012 - - - - - - · 160 views

The train from Lewisham to Blackheath was not due for another 25 minutes so we walked up the hill to the heath from Lewisham accompanied by unexpected light rainfall from high clouds.Arriving on the heath we found from other fliers that what had been a good breeze for standard 1.5 sails (race rods) had faded some time before we arrived. A mix of CR1s and...

12/08/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 August 2012 - - - - - - · 185 views

The journeys to and from Blackheath were the same as last weekend apart from slight details. (277 not D6 on the return leg)The weather on the heath was much more settled today with no thundery shower concerns.1.5 vented with race to start but soon full sail race. Later almost back to vented.A clear 90 degree shift from East to South took place and we saw...

05/08/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 05 August 2012 - - - - - - · 159 views

Bus, Docklands Light Railway and Train delivered us to Blackheath today but it was raining as we arrived c11:00am and it proceeded to get heavier with peals of thunder over the following hour.Soon after 1:00pm there was a gap in the clouds and in slightly steamy conditions we broke out a mix of Rev1, Zen and Robertshaw sails and assorted spar sets.Another...

29/07/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 29 July 2012 - - - - - - · 116 views

By way of the D6 (bus), the DLR (docklands light railway) and a 20 minute walk up Royal Hill and Hyde Vale we did get to our usual site. It is currently protected by some military hardware as well as police with automatic devices. A bit surreal really given how quiet the roads were in East London on the way over and how little traffic was passing on the A...

22/07/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 22 July 2012 - - - - - - · 204 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 - - - - - - · 114 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

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