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Sunday, August 26, 2007

A pleasant but blustery Sunday

Although the conditions didn't look good when I left home to go to the field it actually turned out to be a lovely days flying.

The lighter ships stayed grounded for most of the morning because of the wind, but it did not stop Piet and I from flying. Piet with his Ellipse and myself with my Emoyeni. Just about every flight was into wave lift and one could ride it for at least 8 to 10 minutes at a time. Then there were times when the thermals would come through and carry you up to spec height in seconds.

Later on after 14h00 the wind swung a bit to the NW and dropped enough to let Len with a Bird of Time and Robert with a Spirit Elite fly. The sky cleared a bit and there was plenty of sun with scattered puffy clouds about and even more thermals.

Michel and Boris arrived in the afternoon and it was quite comical watching Michel getting his knickers in a knot, trying to put new line onto his winch. I don't know that this Italian would have managed without some help form us boerkies!

Herman once again brought out a beautiful model he if scratch building. I think he said it was an Eliminator. It will be about 3400mm, three piece wing. Herman's building is something to behold. It is full of carbon reinforcing and very stiff. Should come out at under 2kg and looks like it will make a fantastic TD glider.

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