NI Area Open Thermal Champs 8th Aug 2010

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Aug 122010
 

Both Reggie and Richard Boyd flew in the Area Thermal Championships, in Richards words ” it was a fantasic days flying ”

This was our first time to fly of a winch and it was extremely exciting.

 We got of to a great start but had a few poblems in the second round hence the lower placing.

Roll on next year , beware Andrew and Sam.

A massive thanks to Bill Scott and the Nimsa members for helping us and giving us both tips on how to get the best from our planes.

We also have to thank Andrew Wallace for the lend of his gliders for the event.

Andrew aint getting them back !  

Full Nimsa report and pictures can be seen HERE  

Biggest B52 in the UK and Ireland Flys

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Feb 242010
 

Finally yesterday 23rd of February weather conditions were perfect for John to maiden his scratch build B52 PSS glider. Winds were gusting to 30mph on the East facing slope of Slieve Gallion and wind chill factor felt like -30 , man it was so cold up there ! Continue reading »

B52 progress Report

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Nov 212009
 

The large slope soaring B52 that I started some months ago is close to her to first flight. The model which is made from foam and covered in glass cloth, is getting the final coat of paint and hopefully will be ready for flight in the next two weeks. The engines are the only parts yet to be completed, just waiting for the vacuum formed parts, then another week or so and she should be ready, fingers crossed!!

b52 slope model

 A photo of the model during the painting stage.

Once all the slope flights have been completed, the next step will be to fit a single jet Turbine in the rear of the model, however this is a future project still on the drawing board!!
For more info on the build,  go to http://www.gliderireland.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=504

JohnP