28 September 2015

....are a million to one he said!

an alien invader lurks upon the hillside... 

we're drawn to its exposed carbon loveliness

 'it's very easy to fly, right for right, left for left' etc etc

'it's even got it very own moulded carbon, front bottom flange'

it comes complete with two trannies...

three batteries...

and the obligatory builder's bum.

It handles the blustery conditions without a problem. Eric has
a twiddle on the sticks and confirms its well mannered autonomy.

Strangley though, the youth of today are more interested in playing
cowpat Frisbee and watching Mark get his big one fully erect.

which he manages like a true pro!

'Is that dog poo?' (sniff sniff) 

meanwhile the Inspire watches and waits, ready for the
day when machines will rule the earth....

18 September 2015

paint the whole world

As everyone knows, you would normally expect to find gold at the end of the rainbow.
However in certain geographical locations the end of the multicoloured arc marks substantial
deposits of lead, balsa and fag-ends that have been laid down over the decades.

10 September 2015

Spotted in Germany (well almost) 2015 3rd installment

Stopping off in Belgium to fill up and stock up
with essentials....greeted by this sight
in the sky directly above the service station

Back home, confirm the location using the receipt.....

...and cross reference with the registration on this ASH 25E as it leaves
the gaggle low down. Turns out it was a competition weekend; here's
the log from the ASH...

He was down to 71m in the above photo, and to top it all
the flight wasn't valid because his take off wasn't recorded!

04 September 2015

spotted in Germany 2015 no.02

If you happen to be near Bremen this weekend.....

02 September 2015


Remind me again, what is it that Belgium is famous for?

Passing through with a parcel shelf sized sloper, it'd be rude not to make
good use of some fair sized dunes and a fresh north northwesterly

Best part of the slope was the inaccessible hotel frontage just visible here.
Unfortunately booking in for a twenty minute 'quickie' was not an option.

nor was making a top landing

Anyone thought of anything other than Tintin? 

10 August 2015

lost and found

Found in the lay-by at Thurnham, this wing joiner is missing the
snug comfort of its respective wing.

Please help us make its life complete again by reuniting this lost soul with its owner. 

08 August 2015

spotted in Germany 2015

Just a couple more and I'll have spotted everything in this edition....

06 August 2015

one less to have to look at

At last, something interesting bubbles up through the monotonous mire of Facebook-
Photographic evidence that the Pilatus fuselage styling is now considered so ugly
that even the wings can no longer tolerate being associated with it....

'This was a full size Pilatus B4 that appeared to suffer a main spar failure at an air-show in
Chambley (France) last week. Pilot escaped with minor facial injuries'

07 July 2015

going for a Burton....

When you're out and about, it often pays to investigate the local slopes....


Time for the wet finger test.
Huge boost to your already over inflated
ego if you've worked out the location
from this photo.

It's that vertically challenged legend of a slope- Burton Dassett.
Hmmm..... Paul's thinking it's a bit southerly, and the
resident corvids are flapping relentlessly.

One of the locals looks a little more optimistic though....


It's down hill all the way, followed by an abrupt slope side landing.

The toys stay in the car, and it's back on the road.

Back on the M40 and it's time for some full size spotting.
Bicester GC's K13 is scratching low over junct. 9
Seems as if everyone's struggling today!

01 July 2015

longest day +7

Light winds grace the gathering to celebrate the longest day a week late.

leaving the fuz at homes leads to improvisation,

 meanwhile in the background....

Duke's winter build has a few pre-maiden teething troubles.

 ....even the sprinkling of magic dust into the cockpit is not enough
to bring the thing back to life.

Burgers and sausages to stave off the disappointment. 

They mourn for their fallen comrade.

Jim's gentle West Country coaxing moves the wake
on with no further incidents.

Duke takes his new Wings and Wheels aquisition for a spin.
Floppy snakes make for some exciting moments with
flying qualities frequently shifting from benign to suicidal without warning 
Eric saves the day, but getting her down safely is no mean feat.

He celebrates by eating a few of his friends.

The Minimoa never fails to impress

nor do Simon's launches

we find a pair of copulating '27s

and after a miraculously short gestation period- baby makes three!
despite emerging from the womb fully grown,
their wing tips and scale cockpit don't fully develop until after puberty

this looks like some kind of slope-side variety act

"you've been such a lovely audience, we're the Purbeck Posers...thank you
for watching and see you next time!" (solitary slow hand clap from the echoey stalls)