29 May 2015

an art or just a hobby?

It's not often you see something from the Arthobby stable gracing our slopes. Recently though, two specimens appeared from out of the east to revel in the moderate conditions.



owner says their preferred hunting grounds are
Botany Bay and Reculver




it's about time that varnished wood wings
made a comeback




photos in no way do the wing finish justice

owner used sanding sealer followed by a Halfords spray lacquer-
a final polish with rubbing compound resulted in a sheen akin to a mouldie





19 May 2015

sun, saturday and spring

It's a white planes day up on the hallowed turf, shall we see what's afoot?


white planes..... 




David gets Colin's Flamingo off to a good start 



many a divot has been replaced, though (we hasten to add) not
by the modelling fraternity.



Cowslip like never before tints the Downs
with a haze of yellow



Simon with the Nimbus on finals...



ground loops de rigueur with 7 metres of high aspect ratio whiteness 




It's a beauty, despite the requirement for a few additional tweaks 



Mark's moment of touch down



this year's slope chic; matching M&S sweaters....



Nerd gun ammo; someone's obviously been hoping to
take out a few of the resident sloperists 

25 April 2015

below clag level

Visiting deepest Dorset on business.....be rude not to have a quick fly wouldn't it?
full report to follow....


08 April 2015

bee bop alula...

First 'Alula TREK' kits are being dispatched to reviewers-


Could this be the ultimate 'take / fly anywhere' rc glider?  Will the new nose stay attached for more than the first 7 discus launches? Will it recapture Matty B's heart after the Evo tore out and urinated on his hunk-a-hunk-a-burnin' love for the Mk 01? These and many more questions to be answered by the new 'Alula TREK' boldly soaring a hill, thermally flat field or urban sloping site somewhere near you soon!




31 March 2015

good weather's a comin'


It's now officially spring, so with the promise of another fine British summer just
around the corner, let's relive a few previously unpublished highlights from last year...  



With the thought of glorious sunshine
and thermals, Mark prematurely shoots his filthy load
(of ill applied sun cream)




Paul out on the pull (by Pete)





...and aren't we all looking forward to seeing the sun shine through
the wings of Eric's elegant 'Silent Dream'?

Probably not because that'll mean firstly- there's no wind,
and secondly- he's the only one of us airborne! 




Simon had the vertebrae in his neck surgically removed to allow
sufficient head clearance for launching Mark's ASG





Mark then attempted to non-surgically remove the hide from a cow
on this landing approach. 




Luckily for the cow, he'd greased the underside of his fuz just that very morning.




Make haste for the cow shed....that is if Paul
and his bovine belle aren't still busy in there!


09 March 2015

last knockings of winter


Here we go again! Will this repetitively nonsensical monotony ever end?



sperm tailed con trail



Mark's so pleased with himself having 
finally found a
Nick Cotton lookie likie to pair up with his Dot.
Mark can now be contacted to supply the pair for openings, weddings
and bar mizvahs. The more eagle eyed amongst you will of course recognise
this swarthy skinned visitor as Deryck C's stunt double.



Nick / Deryck has his self cleaning dog in tow 




'Don't panic....if he sinks his teeth into your right buttock it means he likes you'




...or that he has rabies





Simon on Foxy finals




consistent quality landage from the man (it has to be said)



let's get him on launch duty then...













Mark treats us to some rather wapid, but wobbly winged speed wuns



"LANDING" warns Mark




he didn't bother calling the handbrake turn



04 March 2015

one in a billion

I was looking out over the Goodwind airfield yesterday and couldn't quite believe what I saw!
Luckily I had my camera close to hand.....




29 January 2015

tossing off.....big time


Last season was all about large scale glass....looks like this year's trend
is going to be 1:1 scale vintage ships...


Paul steadies the strut for Simon whilst Adolf checks for paragliders