Winter leagues already?
The first event of the 2014-15 Northern F3F Winter League took place at the Hole of Horcum on Saturday. Despite a later departure of 04:30 Peter got us there bang on time at 9 am. Dave arrived immediately after us having been right behind us from where he stayed in Middlesbrough on Saturday night.
After a brief discussion in the car park about the south-west wind swinging south-south-west later in the day Jon had us all head for Levisham with the likelihood of having to relocate to the south bowl after lunch which is indeed what happened.
The lift on Levisham was very variable but we flew four rounds (enough to call it a comp if we couldn’t get going on the south bowl) before we headed back to the Saltergate car park where we met up earlier. The south bowl was working well when we got there.
|Ronnie getting ready to lauch a Strega|
|Jon's Needle getting heaved off|
|South Bowl action|
The cause? The Multiplex greenie plug (non-too expertly) glued into the wing-root by me had come adrift and pushed inside the wing. The model flew fine the previous flight but the landing must have dislodged the dodgy connection. I was happy to still have an intact model.I had stupidly left my reserve model in Peter’s car and with only one more round to go I gave up at this point. In fact another two rounds were flown and the last one was in the fading light.
|Flying by moonlight!|