Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Great news today, MKS Servos have confirmed my sponsorship for the foreseeable future.  All my current models are kitted MKS DS6125 mini’s supplied by T9HobbySport, these operate with speed and precision, which is second to none. 

Monday, 15 April 2013

Newhaven Slope Soaring

Little bit more practice this weekend with the gopro, found a few issues with the ratio. As default the gopro comes set to 1440 which is a ratio of 4:3 when normal youtube Vimeo and others are standard 16:9.  In Sony Vegas this is repairable with the Event pan/crop tool, however you ideally want  it set correctly when recording.  I've now set the camera to 1080p which should give me the correct setting next time I use the camera.

The forecast was looking good for Newhaven however it struggled to get up to 8m\s at best and only stayed on the slope for about an hour, when all around us it was blowing 20+ mph.  It gave Simon, me and John just enough time to have one flight each.

Simon had brought the Ceres out of retirement and flying EM it showed how impressive it is.  It may not be the fastest model out there, but one thing it does is everything well.  John who probably had the worst of the air was still in the process of tuning the Airones.  With conditions coming and going I just made the most of practicing the pumps and getting the model in close on the edge to see how much energy could be extracted in relatively light conditions.

Newnhaven Slope Soaring "East Sussex"

Friday, 5 April 2013

St Werburgh Peninsular Slope flying NNE direction.

With the wind in the Northerly direction I managed to get to slope only 10 minutes from my front door.  It's only 8 - 10 metres high but provides some good practice.  Unfortunately there was still a lot more east than this slope likes, it still flew ok.  It looks out directly over the Thames estuary with Southend opposite.  Landing is not the easiest, but definitely not the most difficult.  Still haven't flown it in a really high wind, hopefully won't have to wait to long for the opportunity.

St Werburgh, North Kent