How long before it stays airborne?
Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:24 AM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 10:33 AM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:30 PM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:11 PM
Unfortunately I just managed to get decent weather (not freezing cold or hurricane winds or zero wind) in the last 45 days since spring and summer were pretty much a write-off, but I've made up some hours this fall. It all adds up, trust me.
P.S. once you get more of the basics under your belt a few little LED lights and you'll find night flying is a lot of fun and really not that bad for taking things down with minimal light.
Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:26 PM
Same as shown around 6:00 and near the end here:
"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
(found in a fortune cookie - possibly an Einstein quote)
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:13 PM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:03 AM
I'm chomping at the bit to get out & give it another go but it's weekends only now ... thanks all for the encouragement.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:12 AM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:36 AM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:18 PM
Born Under a Bad Sign (which includes the phrase) was written by Jones and Bell and was first recorded by Albert King in 1967. Jones is Booker T. Jones of Booker T and the M.G.s. It's been covered by nearly 30 groups and individuals including Cream. Good song, BTW. Thanks for reminding me of it.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:53 PM
Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:35 AM
I'm going to colour up the handles Wayne but I seem to recall reading or hearing somewhere that it was a good idea to swap the lines around so that they stretch evenly? Have I misunderstood?
Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:33 AM
I found most of that (except my memory of the old blues songs) by finding the song on Wikipedia:
Fr'instance, I had no idea it was written by Booker T. until I looked it up. I DID know it was an Albert King song, but not that he was the first.
On line identification; you don't think it's more of a challenge to hook up the lines randomly and then see whether you can fly it?
Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:14 AM
Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:33 AM
Have to make do with an old land fill site, but it does have nice clean winds most of the time
Only just started flying myself, in last few weeks, and have 3 revs already lol
Have managed to break a spar, but think I must of not inserted it correctly.
Luckily there is a "Better Flying Day" in 4 weeks time, so hoping to learn plenty that day.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:52 PM
Hi Plod38 - a guy on here - pudsli, has experience of the Ainsdale beach & like everyone on here is very helpful as I'm guessing you've already found. I may have a nice beach to fly on but you seem to have the funds - 3 revs already?! What is a "Better flying day" by the way?
Posted 11 November 2010 - 01:49 PM
SV - the suggestion was all in fun. I have enough trouble when things are hooked up conventionally.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:06 PM
Rigster, better flying days are held / organised by STACK UK (and may be done by others I am not sure) normally a get together of experienced flyers down to novice, and all help each other out to try to fly better.
Pete, a "friend" wound my lines for me and swapped the two bottom lines when larksheading them to be packed away. Took me a while to sort it out next time I used the lines. Was quite interesting though. In a OMG type of way.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:55 PM
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