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17/10/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 17 October 2010 - - - - - - · 44 views

Metcheck had been suggesting through the week that today would be a light wind occasion. It turned out to be a glorious October day, the only downside being that what breeze there was came from the North. Flying into the low sun without sunglasses gets to be tiring eventually.We flew 3 Zens on Race Rods with 3 wrap centres and had the fairly extraordinary...

10/10/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 October 2010 - - - - - - · 37 views

When the wind is from the east the eastern side of London is spared the depressing descending whine of planes headed for Heathrow as they cog in over Blackheath for the final approach to the runway. Given that it can start at 6:00am the absence of the noise is a real bonus and lends a relaxed demeanour to the days unaffected by the background disturbance....

03/10/2010 Margate

Posted by Felix Mottram, 03 October 2010 - - - - - - · 80 views

This was our final Autumn event. Southerly winds over the north facing beach (backed by buildings) were never going to be easy but on Saturday we coped with the Rev1 sails and our regular spar set-up. (4 wrap centre, 3 wrap the rest)On Sunday we started with the Rev1.5 sails and 3 wrap spars but progressed to the JMH vented sails with 4 wrap spars at a ke...

28/09/2010 Post Knokke

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 September 2010 - - - - - - · 39 views

Ironically, after the previous weekend's blog concerns the event at Knokke (25-26th Sept) in Belgium provided a positive lift in respect to team capabilities and aspirations.Saturday was tough but David Ellison's mega vented 1.5 sails coped very well with the very high onshore wind speed and kept the team performing.Sunday morning started with Rev...

19/09/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 19 September 2010 - - - - - - · 25 views

A dry grey day as befits mid September. A high cloud base provided the panorama of the northern and southern stacks for the Heathrow approach with an odd, larger than usual aircraft, take off from City Airport thrown in for good measure.In reflective mode I'm wondering how it is, after 20 plus years flying the Revolution kite, we 'put up with'...

12/09/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 September 2010 - - - - - - · 34 views

After 4 weekends away Blackheath was looking very green today compared to how it looked just over a month ago.There was time today to shuffle the carefully dried (after Sunday at Bristol) team kit ahead of the final two events of the season, Knokke in Belgium (25-26/09) and Margate in England (02-03/10).The standard JB Pro 1.5 on 3 wrap was about right in...

30/08/2010 Portsmouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 August 2010 - - - - - - · 48 views

It was an excellent event at Portsmouth this year with 'slightly' demanding conditions on Sunday afternoon. <grins>Thanks to everyone who took up the challenge of the grid fly in the arena on both days and also for all those who took advantage of the dedicated Rev field on Saturday, Sunday and Monday as well.Having flown alongside Herman v...

23/08/2010 Home in Hackney

Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 August 2010 - - - - - - · 27 views

Just a quick note to confirm that after a very constructive week at WSIKF I got home at about 2:30pm local time today.<grins>FelixEDIT 26/08/2010. So we did not get close to 100 which means that it is still there as a challenge for the future. What was achieved though was a great lift in the confidence and capability of many fliers and also an und...

08/08/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 08 August 2010 - - - - - - · 33 views

After a tense week, both at work and personally it was great to wind down in light breezes on Blackheath today. For the third weekend running it was light enough to set up the Zen alongside the JB Pro. Today we were flying into the sun so the plain white Zen glittered dramatically.I ended up leading a 'no call' routine with the 1.5s in 'treacl...

01/08/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 01 August 2010 - - - - - - · 47 views

Another Zen possible day but again, like last weekend, alternating with the 1.5 JB Pro. Both line sets benefited from some precision adjustment enabled by the needle nosed pliers. I'm thinking that a finer leader knot spacing is going to be beneficial, about 1/4 inch steps should be good. Sliding adjustment has it's attractions but I do not think...

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