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Felix Mottram

Member Since 03 Sep 2007
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Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 13/10/2013 Blackheath

Posted Felix Mottram on 13 October 2013 - 06:56 AM

Heavy steady rain this morning so no point in an early start on Blackheath today.  Time to do the ESTA application ahead of the Miami trip…  Careful ‘study’ of the Met Office forecast today suggested that the rain would ease around 1:00pm over East London and that was what happened.  Some of the site at Blackheat...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 22/09/2013 Blackheath

Posted Felix Mottram on 22 September 2013 - 06:15 AM

It was a light breeze on Blackheath today but the clouds did not burn off as forecast and at times there was a hint of drizzle.  The field is still not mown so we had to contend with snagged lines yet again. Plenty of line set adjustments today in setting up a variety of spar configurations in the 1.5s and a couple of Robertshaw sails as well....

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 21/07/2013 Blackheath

Posted Felix Mottram on 21 July 2013 - 05:45 AM

A cooler start today under full cloud cover.  The breeze at c5 mph from the NE occasionally dropped out completely but full 1.5 sails with 3 wrap mostly worked OK.  I was flying the Diamond spars again and having finally tied on a set of ¼ inch stepped leaders enjoyed the fine tuning and snappy responsiveness <grins> I’m...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 24/03/2013 Blackheath

Posted Felix Mottram on 24 March 2013 - 07:01 AM

Late March gloom with an overnight dusting of snow did not present any real obstacle in getting to Blackheath today but the wind chill on site made it feel colder than any other flying day this winter.Full vented with green race for me again was over stressed on a couple of occasions even with extra brake.  My kite and others with different frames we...