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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Summer Sloping

A group of us went down to Volksies over the weekend to, amongst other things, fly some PSS planes.

Below left, Norbert flying his PSS Tigershark close in for some photos. Izak capturing the action.

Saturday we had excellent conditions and everyone had a ball flying. I decided to maiden my A10 Warthog which flew extremely well and is real easy to fly, probably due to the thick wing and huge control surfaces.

On the slope were the usual BERG/ETB slope die-hards as well as some other guys from the Northcliff area. They fly predominantly electrics but had some gliders as well.

As usual the social side makes these outings special and the evening braai is always a buzz of discussion about the days flying action.

Peter Karner needed to complete a new tailplane for his Astir CS. No problem, bring the building board with and he completed it in the camp.

The Astir CS ready to fly, Peter had an excellent flight on the sunday when the conditions were perfect for the bigger birds. 25/35kph on the northwest slope with good thermals in between.

Peter Moore joined us on Sunday flying his ASW28. Norbert Flew his DG600, Peter Karner his Astir CS and myself with the Diana 2 and Ventus 2ax, all having good flights.

Ventus on a flyby having sorted out the tailplane incidence a far better plane as far as launching and flying. I sat in my chair and flew from thermal to thermal for an hour with plenty of birds joining us in the lift, storks, eagles, hawks and swallows often marking the thermals. Can't really wait until we go again. ok

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