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Felix Mottram

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#64566 Progression and difficulty levels?

Posted by Felix Mottram on 08 January 2010 - 12:20 PM

Much in line with John's approach and Felix's comparison to piano scales, it IS all about drilling the various bits of flying over and over and over again.

Almost any time I go out, I like to spend at least 1/2 just doing the basics. Flying straight lines, in forwards and reverse. Sharp, crisp corners. Holding it dead still for extended periods. And ya, piles of clockwork practice, right above the ground. Usually with some rhythmic music on as well (janet jackson anyone? you think I'm kidding, you work on your clockwork to Rhythm Nation, you'll be SHARP!)

When I actually manage to dust off a guitar here and there, it's much the same. Scales and repetition.

Thanks for your post David,

The most important thing is that it should be enjoyable and not a chore. Repetition may appear to be boring but if the flier* sees it that way they will never succeed <grins>


*I know some like that...

#64328 UK Rev Flying Weekend North East England

Posted by Felix Mottram on 05 January 2010 - 12:30 PM


If you are interested give me a pm, let me know what you want from the weekend. you accomodation needs etc., and we will add you to the event list.

Hi Vince,

The Decs may be able to rustle up a few fliers. Not sure if we are up to coaching but as with the Ainsdale event may be able to contribute numbers wise.

It would give an opportunity for the Scottish and Manchester contingent to get to fly before the main season kicks in. <grins> (just in case they are watching)


#64018 Ideal festival base tent

Posted by Felix Mottram on 01 January 2010 - 09:47 AM

They also ruin the view for the audience.

Hi Kieth,

You are quite right! The other thing that we see is people insisting on driving their cars up to the flying field edge and hoping that the organisers will not ask them to remove them.

This <rant> could go on for a bit...

Under the quite appropriate 'Ideal Festival Base Tent' thread title I wonder if we could set about establishing some better practices....

Given that the better viewing point really is 'up-wind', maybe 'Base Tents' should be 'down-wind'? I appreciate that at some events this may not be practical but I know that you will all 'get the drift'.


#63918 International Register of 'Revolution' Team Fliers

Posted by Felix Mottram on 31 December 2009 - 09:43 AM


Thanks Bob,


On further careful reading, I hope that the end result will be inclusive rather than anything else. However, nothing is written in stone <oops!> and everyone will be "mandated to contribute to the discussions". Enough?


#63141 Dunstable Christmas Fly

Posted by Felix Mottram on 26 December 2009 - 01:14 PM

Any Sunday you like Felix. :)

I thought there was a 'dedicated' one last year...

Maybe I was imagining it!

Must check the STACK subscription...