Slope soaring in Brittany

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Slope soaring in Brittany

Postby Barry_Cole » 17 May 2017, 07:36

john greenfield wrote:Anyone fancy trying to hand launch 38kg of 10m span Wien off a slope for me as Phil suggests ???!

AEB


B****r,
I thought we were going to launch you off the slope.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Slope soaring in Brittany

Postby Phill Tadman » 17 May 2017, 08:35

john greenfield wrote:Anyone fancy trying to hand launch 38kg of 10m span Wien off a slope for me as Phil suggests ???!

AEB


I think this launch technique might work



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Re: Slope soaring in Brittany

Postby Phill Tadman » 17 May 2017, 17:43

I think I want to live here, look at the sunset ~ 7:35



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Re: Slope soaring in Brittany

Postby Martin Gough » 17 May 2017, 20:14

We should organise a visit?

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Re: Slope soaring in Brittany

Postby Phill Tadman » 18 May 2017, 17:22

Martin Gough wrote:We should organise a visit?


Quite a long way!

Have we got anywhere in the UK like it?

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Re: Slope soaring in Brittany

Postby wookman » 22 May 2017, 22:37

All the slopes in the last vid are near Plomodiern and yes the sunsets can be spectacular.
If you are going you should go next weekend (Ascension holiday weekend) as the AVP Menez Hom hosts a 4 meter plus glider meeting. 50+ big gliders is quite a sight. No shortage of experienced launchers on hand.
This should give you a flavour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21IJ7v2M3p0

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Re: Slope soaring in Brittany

Postby Phill Tadman » 23 May 2017, 19:52

wookman wrote:All the slopes in the last vid are near Plomodiern and yes the sunsets can be spectacular.
If you are going you should go next weekend (Ascension holiday weekend) as the AVP Menez Hom hosts a 4 meter plus glider meeting. 50+ big gliders is quite a sight. No shortage of experienced launchers on hand.
This should give you a flavour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21IJ7v2M3p0


Fantastic!

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Re: Slope soaring in Brittany

Postby wookman » 14 Jun 2017, 22:51

Back from a long weekend over the Ascension holiday at the Menez Hom in Brittany.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-rnRIMN6y0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGFY4361WmQ
Weather baking on Thursday and Friday and not too bad on the Saturday.
Wind very light and then very light and confused on Saturday.
Not so much flying this year although Thursday was ok, but lots of talking. Good to meet John and Roisin and Ralph representing the Emerald Isles and expat Brian returning to flying after along layoff. And of course renew acquaintances with the locals and the usual Belgian contingent. It was great to see Eric Poulin hurling the 4 meter Air 100 around low, close and slow, always a joy to watch.
Looking forward to next year's 25th Anniversary RGP when hopefully the wind will blow and I will have been able to get a couple more 4 meter machines airworthy.
Dates for next years event will be 10th, 11th and 12th of May 2018.
See you there.


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