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20/06/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 20 June 2010 - - - - - - · 39 views

As expected it was quiet on Blackheath today after the excitement of the Kite and Bike festival last weekend. A cool northerly breeze and thick grey clouds did little to lift the atmosphere.Thoughts turned to forthcoming events at Washington Tyne and Wear and Washington State International Kite Festival. Mount Rainier (or Mount Tahoma) may not have the cu...

13/06/2010 Blackheath Festival Weekend

Posted by Felix Mottram, 13 June 2010 - - - - - - · 27 views

I arrived on Saturday mid-afternoon, after work, to find the team comfortably established on the heath in the north easterly breeze. I watched the six person team going through their paces with confidence led by Mark and David.On Sunday we were eight and again Mark and David took advantage of the favourable, though occasionally blustery breeze, first on t...

06/06/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 06 June 2010 - - - - - - · 20 views

A late entry as I have been mesmerised by Alex's video of the Decs at Berck. (The routines tend to be unique, we will never fly it again...)A light rising breeze today allowed some experimentation with spars in the Zen sail.Later, race rods in the JMH vented sail proved the range for that kite. 'Sprockets' <grins>Felix

30/05/2010 Blackheath 1.5 Vented Variant thoughts

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 May 2010 - - - - - - · 28 views

Some time ago we asked  Jørgen Møeller Hansen to produce a graphic for a 1.5 vented kite based on the B Pro sail panel layout. He duly came up with a design which we eventually, (when we were able to afford funding), forwarded to Revolution asking Bazzer to sew the sails. What we had not expected was that Bazzer would follow   Jørgen's drawing exactly...

23/05/2010 Blackheath, Angle of attack

Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 May 2010 - - - - - - · 40 views

It was strictly light wind flying today. A Zen day indeed. In Cervia we had seen the 'clear advantage' that the Zen had over the Rev1 in light conditions. Today we found an apparent discrepancy in the angle of attack when putting a Zen and a Rev1 face to face. I'm thinking that the difference in the bridle may be the cause of this. The kites d...

16/05/2010 Rougham

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 May 2010 - - - - - - · 36 views

Approaching Bury-St-Edmunds from the west close to 9:00am today, Sunday, we could see a 'Kite Shaped Object' in the air over Rougham airfield. We had been instructed to head for the main car park and to set up alongside the main runway in a 'Rev Designated Area'. This we duly did and soon a group of 10-12 fliers were flying in a relaxed an...

09/05/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 May 2010 - - - - - - · 24 views

It was very strange flying on grass today after 15 days of flying on sand. It was an unseasonably cold and grey day on Blackheath. On reflection, the idea of flying kites for 15 days and still finding interest and creative possibilities on the final day, in this case, in Cervia, is fascinating in its own right.The 3 or 4 kite days in Italy were magical. N...

03/05/2010 After Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 03 May 2010 - - - - - - · 55 views

A great week in Cervia, Italy. We coped with the c125 ft wide arena and light winds earlier in the week and enjoyed 3 kite days towards the end of the event. Rev 1 to start, moving to Rev 1.5 in the middle of the day and ending on the 1.5 vented as the onshore breezes built...It was amazing to meet with people who remembered our visits to Cervia of 10 yea...

18/04/2010 After Berck

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 April 2010 - - - - - - · 34 views

A great week in Berck, France. Heavy winds earlier in the week finally gave way to the chance to fly the Zen in near zero mph this morning. The 'turning interval' is different and I will be interested to do some more flying on a 'more comfortable' surface than soft sand.The Team was led by David Ellison for the first days of the event and...

04/04/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 04 April 2010 - - - - - - · 25 views

This was the last Blackheath fly for a while. The next two weekends will be in Berck and the two after in Cervia. Getting to Blackheath from home is very easy in the car. A quick drive past the Olympic Park, through the Blackwell tunnel, turn right at the top of the hill and that is it! (15 mins max) A bit more travelling for Berck and Cervia <gri...

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