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#41 Jonesey

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:19 PM

Sorry Chris ... But I'm sure your aware that what happens on the Downs .......

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:59 AM

Stays on the Downs.

Yep OK.

Hope you all have a great time, weather looks good from here.

From another Chris.

Ah, just looked again. No wind, that means out on the Harley then. B)

Edited by Baloo, 24 October 2010 - 01:00 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:48 AM

Hi All
home and sitting with hot tea and whiskyPosted Image
sorry i checked out early, started to feel very cold and rough - sneezed twice on way home, i'm sure its man fluPosted Image
thanks for the company and flyPosted Image

see you in the spring
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#44 Jonesey

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:42 AM

Great day ... thanks for organizing Baz .. one always feels so welcome on the downs ... despite Gary Posted Image

No doubt the mega fly that was forming as I left for the carpark was the biggest/best of the day but one short of the Downs record?





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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:05 AM

Great day ... thanks for organizing Baz .. one always feels so welcome on the downs ... despite Gary Posted Image

No doubt the mega fly that was forming as I left for the carpark was the biggest/best of the day but one short of the Downs record?







Got to agree with you Mr Jones a great day and on Susans birthday too (HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN again)
All I did was post a date (prompted by Vince) and I;m glad i did
weather was good to us - the company was great as always - and i got to fly revs
What more could you want..........
It was great that Vince Jason Pete,Pete and Chris could make it from so far north (I dont think they will be home yet)
Nice to see Daz and Colin (a bit of a trek for you two)
also to all the other southern peeps (you all know who you are)
many thanks to the flying squad for letting us invade your turf - as Jonesey said its always a welcome on the downs
all we need now is another gathering somewhere to look forward to

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:12 PM

Glad you all enjoyed the Day. The Downs is a great place to fly, especially with the Cafe close by for a brew and a warm up.

Last time I was there it was a bit wet!!

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:06 PM

Got to agree with you Mr Jones a great day and on Susans birthday too (HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN again)
All I did was post a date (prompted by Vince) and I;m glad i did
weather was good to us - the company was great as always - and i got to fly revs
What more could you want..........
It was great that Vince Jason Pete,Pete  and Chris could make it from so far north (I dont think they will be home yet)
Nice to see Daz and Colin (a bit of a trek for you two)
also to all the other southern peeps (you all know who you are)
many thanks to the flying squad for letting us invade your turf - as Jonesey said its always a welcome on the downs
all we need now is another gathering somewhere to look forward to




Hi Baz,


Never enough time at these things.




I was good to see our Northern, Eastern, Western & Southern (NEWS) Friends  :blue-grin: BTW did you know that's where the word News comes from ?

Thanks too al let me call the 16 person Mini Mega & the 25 Mega.  It was fun, is really har dot think of stuff to do, but the only way you learn is by doing it. (bave Ellison - I isse dyou and your ideas !!


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:11 PM

Thanks too al let me call the 16 person Mini Mega & the 25 Mega. It was fun, is really har dot think of stuff to do, but the only way you learn is by doing it. (bave Ellison - I isse dyou and your ideas !!



Simon you need to lay off the booze when your typing Posted Image

Oh and thank you for calling!

p.s. anybody take any pictures??

Edited by Jonesey, 24 October 2010 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:33 AM

.. one always feels so welcome on the downs ... despite Gary Posted Image


It must be you, Jonesey ... Gary always makes me feel very welcome :)

Big thanks to all the Flying Squad (great turn out!), I think we all had a brilliant time. Hope to see you all again soon!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:49 AM

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:01 AM

I had a very enjoyable day and was great the see the guy's from oop North, link to some pic's from the day.

http://picasaweb.goo...eFlyIn24Oct2010#

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:17 AM

I had a very enjoyable day and was great the see the guy's from oop North, link to some pic's from the day.

http://picasaweb.goo...eFlyIn24Oct2010#


It was a great day. Thanks for posting the link to the images. Somehow if one is concentrating on just 'doing it' the overall 'picture' is not apparent <grins>

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:15 AM

I had a very enjoyable day and was great the see the guy's from oop North, link to some pic's from the day.

http://picasaweb.goo...eFlyIn24Oct2010#


Thanks for posting the pictures Colin
much appreciated

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:31 AM

Great set of pics - looks like you had good weather and a good turnout of revaholics.

(bave Ellison - I isse dyou and your ideas !!

sorry Simon - don't quite get your banter old boy ;)

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

Great set of pics - looks like you had good weather and a good turnout of revaholics.

(bave Ellison - I isse dyou and your ideas !!

sorry Simon - don't quite get your banter old boy ;)

Hi Dave,





All I can say is the keyboard I was using last night is now in bits on the floor  !!!  I typed that much and then it died !!!




All I could do was click with the mouse !!

Ash, was really good and obviously being young his memory is better than mine  :blue_wink: It was good to get ideas off him, while standing and watching.




It's much easier not to be flying when calling these, but you need decent wind.

S


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:51 PM

If I had a pound for every client that told me the Keyboard or some other bit of hardware/software was responsible .... Posted Image

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 02:43 PM

Thanks to all that attended and made a good flying day,into a great flying day.I had a great time flying with all who attended.Once again Posted Image Susan,the cake was fantastic, "Thank you".I would also like to thank Simon for the use of his team kite and the chance to fly with the Flying Squad.it was only brief,but made my day.And finally a big thanks to Baz Posted Image ,for sticking a day for a get together on the forum,and having so many people turn up.I would also like to thank Colin for some great photos,and for driving as I had ony had two hours sleep,after working the late shift,cheers mate.
All the best

Daz

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:21 AM

Good to see you Daz - big thanks to Vince & Baz for the idea - and great to fly with you Northern, Western, and Easterners on such a lovely day. Catch up next time Andy.

"Shrink the grid"

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:45 AM

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"Shrink the grid"


Quite!

What we need to see is all the fliers being able to rotate their kites slowly and reliably around the centre of the kite or wing tip on command and the ability to stop and hold position at any angle. How small could the grid be then? <grins>

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 11:55 AM

What we need to see is all the fliers being able to rotate their kites slowly and reliably around the centre of the kite or wing tip on command and the ability to stop and hold position at any angle.


IMO the challenge here is to cope with the variables of both wind speed/force (especially at the bottom end of the range) and gusts. Would it be fair to say that maintaining control in gusty conditions is all about reaction time, rather than a technique in its own right?
Andy




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