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12th July 2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 July 2009 - - - - - - · 21 views

Windy on Blackheath, 12-18 mph today.  Flying the 1.5 full vented trying to figure l/r arm transitions.  Keeping the handle set in a forward flight mode I was finding some 'long' movements to maintain altitude with a precise stop without wobble.  I wonder how anyone else can describe this 'snap' stop?FelixPS Please support Bristol 2009.......

4-5th July 2009 Washington/Sunderland Friendship Festival

Posted by Felix Mottram, 06 July 2009 - - - - - - · 45 views

It was a great weekend on the Northern Area Playing Fields at Washington, Tyne and Wear.  We flew eight and joined with Flying Squad/FLIC (Stephen, Susan/Ben, Caroline) and Mike Mossman for a 'mini' Mega Fly using the JMH Rev 1s and 1.5s with one of Mike's custom 1.5s.I hope that some images will be posted soon.

28th June 1009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 June 2009 - - - - - - · 32 views

Today on Blackheath we got close to going head to head with the Rev 1 and Rev 1.5's.  Next weekend, at Washington, Tyne and Wear we may have the opportunity to fly a mixed mega-team.  The Decs should be 8 and with a few extra hands I am hoping that we can put up 12 - 16 of the JMH sails with appropriate sparing.Slo-mo with the 1.5 is key to this... Lo...

21st June 2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 21 June 2009 - - - - - - · 29 views

A gentle workout with the Rev 1s with standard spars was a pleasure after last weekend working away from home.  There was a breeze for some of the time on Blackheath and Jacob called moves that may have defeated the oldies last weekend. As an alternative the 1.5 with Race spars felt very responsive, similar to a 15 inch tissue and bamboo fighter kite!...

Last Week, Next week

Posted by Felix Mottram, 07 June 2009 - - - - - - · 23 views

Last weekend I composed an entry and then managed to delete it when in preview mode.  Next weekend I have to work Saturday and Sunday so will miss the Blackheath event.The 'topic' last weekend was about getting fliers to 'commit' to the discipline of the Mega Team, especially the more experienced fliers who may become impatient with the le...

First Time

Posted by Felix Mottram, 24 May 2009 - - - - - - · 36 views

I installed a Race Rod frame in the Rev 1 today for the first time with one of the new sails.  I set up one of the other new sails for comparison on a standard centre and UL remainder.  The Race frame felt good but I could not make a definitive statement comparing the two at this stage. <grins>I installed the Race leading edge in the Blast today f...

Rougham 16-17 May 2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 17 May 2009 - - - - - - · 28 views

A great blustery, showery weekend.  Jade and Ashley stood in for absent fliers to very good effect.A new compound move, inevitably to be called 'the Rougham' took shape based on Jacobs sketches that he had left at work.  He left a few other things lying around over the weekend and paid the price... <grins>A neat impromptu 12 grid mega fly...

Leading Edge defined circles

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 May 2009 - - - - - - · 46 views

Side sliding a circle with 3 kites was today's spontaneous target.Initially I wanted to describe the rolling ball but that was a little too ambitious for Jade and ATM (Ashley).Surprisingly, the expected handle transitions are not actually required which is counter intuitive.  Lock the handle positions and it seems that the kite will circle.  (OK there...

3rd May 2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 03 May 2009 - - - - - - · 49 views

If you are standing on the beach at Weymouth looking out to sea the horizon is dominated on the left by White Nothe. (A big chalk headland)  To the left of the coastguard cottages on the tip of the headland there is a dip in the profile and then there is a small building, a mere blip at this distance.  It was there that I first flew the cloth and aluminiu...

Berck 2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 April 2009 - - - - - - · 37 views

It seems that we first went to Berck in 1990.The team congregated in Berck on Friday 24th April 2009 in a different configuration but fully enjoyed the space and hospitality that some of us remember all the way back to that first visit.This weekend we had eight fliers. Three could be described as 'newcomers to the current team' even if two of them...

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