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18/11/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 November 2012 · 170 views

The predicted ridge of high pressure arrived so it was a sunny day again with very light breezes sometimes dropping away altogether.

We flew the Zens and remarked again how effectively they can glide away to make up ground. Some spontaneous parallel flying brought applause from passers by.

A police operation involving coach loads of 'football fans' was a distraction today. A dozen or so coaches pulled up in groups and then were escorted away.

I did not get around to tying knots during the week but I'm beginning to think that very short adjustments are the way to go if not a sliding scale. However, we know that some of those using the sliding system in the past have often not been sensitive enough to calibrate correctly so it is obviously not a solution for inexperienced fliers.

The wear point of the looped line on the 'snag-less' handles poses a small problem. I wonder if a 'front to back' drilled hole rather than a 'side to side' one might be better with the line terminating in a 'figure 8' knot? Hmmm!!! That might just be another part solution to fine tuning line length adjustment <grins>


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