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Thanks John for the group photo. As always the photographer is unfortunately not in the shot, but at least your magnificent 1/3 scale K7 is. I have updated our website banner with the group photo and added a few pics from today’s impromptu aerotow.
A short report of the event has been added to our home page.
This document and web link to the Drone Safety map have been added to our Club Documents page.
A sunset taken by John has been added to our home page.
A few photos from John covering the recent Aero-tow have been added to our Gallery & Home page
Congratulations to Tim and what a result. 1st to 4th positions in the 4mtr for DSSC. Brilliant day.
There are some more pictures in our Gallery.
Recently a small group of pilots from our club travelled down to Cornwall on a visit to Truro and District Model Flying Club’s site near Indian Queens. The visit, organised by Felix Marten, was designed to demonstrate to TDMFC members the SW Thermal Competition and Aerotow. A goodly crowd turned up from Dartmoor and Okehamptom despite a fairly dire forecast of blustery wind and showers. However the conditions turned out to be much less severe, in fact the early part of the day was delightful, light wind and sunny intervals. By lunch time the north wind had picked up and a rogue shower caught us out in the open. Nevertheless we pressed on with the day’s demos and were well hosted by our friendly neighbours.
We were able to park in their field and walk a short distance to the mown square which is in the middle of a very large field situated in open countryside….how the other half live! Across the road were two wind turbines but they were not an issue being further away than they appeared and in a no fly zone. Guy Picket took care of the thermal comp demo and Steve, Graham and Martin towed our gliders up. There were occasional strong thermals despite the cool wind. Mid afternoon with some miles to get home most headed off but after a enjoyable and interesting day…many thanks to the organisers and host club.
Five pilots arrived at Nattadon carpark circa 10:30. Conditions were dry, sunny and a tad chilly. The wind was brisk but NW and bang on the slope. Lift was plentiful as were the buzzards who curiously followed the models around the sky.
Landing was exciting on the top of the hill but no one suffered any damage despite a bit of buffeting, just keep the wings level and ‘ get down Shep!’ All in all a good time was spent by the famous five.
Our events page has now been updated with 2023 events. These can be found on the Events Page, the first event is planned for April 23rd and this will be an Aerotow and e-glider event.
I have added the 2023 site rules to our Documents page and added the risk assessment to the pin protected page that also has members home addresses (where volunteered). Also the confidential Page pin has been updated to the same as the 2023 gate code.
The events page now says 2023 although details of events are still to be added.
If anyone spots any errors or has suggestions then please leave a reply after this post.
Thanks and hope to see you at the club meeting tomorrow evening.