Monday, 14 July 2014

Practice comp Glentane Hill. BMFA round cancelled

The poor number of pilots registered for the scheduled BMFA F3F round lead to the competition being cancelled for Sunday 13th. Disappointing.  
Kaime Hill in the distance
However, the good forecast for the west coast saw 6 of us gather at Kaime Hill on Sunday morning to discover the forecast west wind was blowing north west. Fortunately, local flier David Reid, was able to take us up to the nearby Glentane Hill which worked very well.

Getting the course set-up
It was a day when three out of six models flown were VV Stingers (Peter Gunning, David Reid and Dave Watson) and they all went very well. Mark Treble flew his Freestyler and Robert Carson his Fosa. Dave also flew his Cyril and Peter his FS4. During the break before we got started Mark also test flew his electric powered Shwing. A little too much elevator throw made it a touch twitchy! Not short of power either when the motor was on!

I flew my Precision with its new tungsten ballast. 1.3 kg all on the cg. Perfect. I can still add over another kg.
Robert concentrating on his Fosa
View from base A

View from base B

Cyril and ore terminal in background

Peter using big thermal to pick up energy
This new hill worked  quite nicely and views were tremendous.

Thanks once more to Peter for organising the day and for doing the driving. We even managed a quick visit to T-in-the-Park on the way home!

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