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27/12/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 December 2009 - - - - - - · 37 views

Another blustery day today. Jade observed that we were getting into some 'treacle flying'. 'Very slow' 360 degree rotations in c20mph takes some confidence in fellow fliers at close proximity. Some of us flew yesterday as well but as the ground was muddy on Blackheath (again today) I did not get out the new JMH sails. I did take a close lo...

20/12/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 20 December 2009 - - - - - - · 23 views

Thanks to Ben, Bazzer and Lolly we are now testing a set of vented 1.5s in a new JMH design:-  It was a bit cool on Blackheath today...FelixPS thanks to Jade, Ashley, Martin and Maggie as well... FJM

13/12/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 13 December 2009 - - - - - - · 32 views

No let-up in the wind today so another vented 4 wrap morning.  Great cloudscapes in the northerly breeze but we were blinded by the sun at times.I think that the 'precise stop' (no wobble) is going to be the key factor in team flying in the near future.  Many fliers are making the effort hit the mark...I understand that Berck 2010 may have a Rev c...

06/12/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 06 December 2009 - - - - - - · 28 views

After a very wet cloudy start to the day the sky cleared from the west and we arrived on Blackheath with a clear sky soon after 11am.  The ground was not as waterlogged as last weekend and the Canada Geese have still not invaded.The wind was changeable but predominately strong so we flew vented with 4 wrap spars.  I was very interested to see that the oth...

29/11/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 29 November 2009 - - - - - - · 22 views

Some of us (Felix, Ashley, David) had a great weekend at Ainsdale last week.  The weather was tough but a bit of extra 'brake' was sufficient to keep us flying.This weekend was our team meet event.  A short fly on Saturday, late afternoon, saw the other 4 ex iQuad SLE kites checked out.A succession of squally showers were the theme today.  I will...

15/11/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 November 2009 - - - - - - · 24 views

A glorious day after yesterday's storms.  There were showers marching eastwards on the southern horizon, maybe over the South Downs or on the Channel coast?On Blackheath we were joined by a new flier.  Rowan was taking a break from his usual Sunday lessons.As an 'almost' first time flier I set him up on a short set of lines with the 1.5 Annive...

08/11/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 08 November 2009 - - - - - - · 22 views

Blackheath was being 'cleaned up' after last nights fire works display.  Parking restrictions meant that we convened to the west of the cricket field, uphill from the usual church field site.A fairly smooth easterly breeze was borderline between full sail/race rods(or heavier) and vented/3 wrap.  We opted for the latter and enjoyed the hassle free...

25/10/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 October 2009 - - - - - - · 23 views

It was sunny on Blackheath today as predicted.  Wind speed was probably 15-20mph so at the top end of comfort level with 1.5 vented on 4 wrap.A 'not very scientific' comparison between Bazzer Pro and early iQuad vented indicated that the [EDIT] 'new' kite is easier to hold on a straight line. <grins>Flying the kite consistently ver...

18/10/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 October 2009 - - - - - - · 25 views

Martin, Jade, Ashley and I put the four 2 wrap framed ex iQuad kites up when a light breeze finally arrived c12:30 today.They felt crisp and consistent despite our differing selection of handles.  15 inch would be my preference now for sure in light breezes.We flew some simple, but deliberately slow, following moves and had some applause from passers by....

11/10/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 11 October 2009 - - - - - - · 33 views

The post office has not delivered the iQuad kites yet...No formal OSOW fly on Blackheath today.A good breeze so vented 1.5 on UL spars for me.  Treacle flying looking for straight arms as default.  Habits are difficult to break despite the obvious advantages.  Repetition is good for setting the precedent...Still waiting to hear from LOCOG.Felix  

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