Because this Blog is updated regularly it is a good idea to visit at least once a week so as not to miss anything. If however you are not a regular visitor, please use the archive links, at the bottom of the side bar on the right, to view postings that have moved off the main page. Or type a key word in the search block in the black bar at the top left and click on "SEARCH BLOG" and it will take you to the posting within our Blog. (For instance, type "Jart" and all the post that mention Jart will open) The Label at the bottom of a post can also be used. Click to get all posts with the same label together!
This BLOG is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024x768. Click here to get instructions on how to adjust your monitor to these settings.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Slope trip to try again.

Peter and I returned to Volksrust to try again with our big birds, both flights went off textbook, Peters Astir at 9kg is very slow and gracefull, it uses the SD7037 Airfoil and flies like its on rails according to Peter, he flew for about 30 mins and then landed.

I was next up with the Ventus but she needed a lot of up trim and after a smooth initial flight, it was decided to adjust the tailplane incedance and try again , the second flight altough better still not excactly right, but with fading light we decided to quit while ahead. This glider sports a HQ3/12 foil and weighs in at 7.8KG A.U.W. But seems to fly a little faster.

After a disappointing Sungazer we both needed to cross this hurdle and have done so, Peter is now looking forward to more big glider flying and completing his ASW going back.

cheers for now


No comments: