Tuesday, 28 May 2013

A day off Willows

  With racing clashing with life and half term so the kids came out for a mornings flying at Whitesheet.  With the car full of child accessories it was time to choose the model that packs down the smallest.
  The 60inch model will be perfect for these times but it’s not here yet.
  My promised Schwing seems to have disappeared for some reason

  So it’s time to reach for my old reliable- Wizard Compact.  Yep I love these models and the cross tail I have needed a god thrashing.  Carbon D box wings on a Compact are as strong as carbon on most, so when we arrived to 40mph winds the only choice was how much ballast and how many stakes to keep the kids in place behind the Sportbrella.
  Excluding the Willow, the Compact is the model I’d have as my only model and Monday reminded me why- including the bit where I had to land without CROW.  Like driving a classic sports car, I’m a sucker for 2,5m span models-It has to be in the bag for days out.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Welsh Open List so far

  Knewts away so in the mean time here's the latest Welsh Open list.  46 pilots up for a long weekend in Bridgend

Pilot Number
Name
Freq 1
Freq 2
1
Ian Mason
2.4

2
Frank Hulton
2.4

3
Mark Abbotts
2.4

4
Paul Upton
2.4

5
Mike McCracken
2.4

6
Keith Wood
2.4

7
Dave Rumble
2.4

8
Andy Burgouyne
2.4

9
Graeme Mahoney
2.4

10
Martin Drewitt
2.4

11
Kevin Newton
2.4

12
Ken Woodhouse
70
66
13
Tom Foreman
2.4

14
John Treble
2.4

15
Mark Treble
2.4

16
Mike Evans
2.4

17
Mark Redsall
2.4

18
Ronnie Lampe
2.4

19
Stefan Bertschi
2.4

20
Alvaro Silgado
2.4

21
Greg Dakin
2.4

22
Martin Newnham
2.4

23
Paul Stubley
2.4

24
Tony Livingston
2.4

25
Simon Thornton
2.4

26
Jason Bioletti
2.4

27
John Philips
2.4

28
Joel West
2.4

29
Retro Blumer
2.4

30
Pete Gunning
2.4

31
Paul Garnet
2

32
Richard Bago


33
Lazaro Martinez
2.4

34
IƱaki Elizondo
2.4

35
Jose Luis Alvarez
35.1
35.2
36
Fernando Moro
2.4

37
John Edison
67
75
38
Tom McPherson
Hope 

39
Mick Walsh
2.4

40
Inigo Herrera
2.4

41
Mark Passingham
69

42
Scott Ravenscroft
2.4

43
Steve Hart
2.4

44
Jorge Medina
2.4

45
Vic Eldridge


46
Ian Web
Luck