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Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 24 Feb 2019, 15:46
by chris williams
Well ,it didn't take very long...the Scale Fly In on the 10th March is cancelled... The reason is because of a date cockup between us and the F3F Carbon Screamers. As Steam seems to trump Sail, the 1st scale event will now be March 17, with the following w/e as backup

Please amend your calendars!

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 24 Feb 2019, 15:50
by Geoff Pearce
B****r!

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 27 Feb 2019, 19:18
by Steve Fraquet
Will do! :D

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 09 Mar 2019, 20:01
by Trevor
Well, with 28 gusting 45mph forecast for tomorrow, F3F sounds the better bet! Here’s hoping for better next weekend.

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 12:44
by chris williams
With winds gusting 60mph, the eff-3effers tried today, but ultimately had to call it off... (truly, I feel their pain :cry: )

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 15:35
by stuart wallace
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Yep, try we did Chris, I thought yourself & fellow Scalies might like a summary of our day.

Arrived at Whitesheet this morning at around 8.30 & measured a steady 30 gusting to 35 mph W - WNW
Andy B & I walked out in advance of everyone, to the very far end of 'Morgans' .
Whilst I set about marking / measuring out the course Andy had a fly to test the conditions. Within 5 minutes of him launching the wind had picked up significantly, this I recorded as 50- gusting to 55 mph :shock: .
Credit to Andy, he stuck with it for several more minutes in what would best be described as being a bit of 'challenging air' :) .
After a few more minutes of being truly battered by the wind, Andy's quick & crisp footwork to keep his balance would have scored him a perfect 10 on 'Strictly' :)
While taking a further windmeter reading it had now averaged a steady 55 - 60, with a highest measured gust of 68 mph :shock: :shock: THUD !
By now watching Andy's deft footwork to keep himself upright was like watching Michael Flatley in Riverdance :lol:
With the wind still picking up, Andy then brought his model around to score a perfect 10 landing .

The result......….a round of applause to Andy & Comp cancelled :cry: .

Wishing yourself & fellow Scalies a 'cracking' first Whitesheet Scale day of 2019 next Sunday.


Windswept Stu. Whitesheet Comp Sec.

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 11 Mar 2019, 19:24
by Steve Fraquet
Excellent report Stuart, I just hope we have a better day than you had...……….that is unless Chris calls it off !!!! :lol:

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 15 Mar 2019, 07:46
by stuart wallace
The day was a memorable experience Steve :) lol

I'm glad you enjoyed my words about the day :)

Keeping my fingers crossed for a very enjoyable & successful Whitsheet scale day this Sunday .


Stu.

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 16 Mar 2019, 08:57
by chris williams
Sunday's Scale Fly-In is ON! Expect plenty of wind. Management have promised chocolate cake and doughnuts. ;)

Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 15:42
by stuart wallace
Hope you had a 'Cracking' Scale day today, looking forward to seeing lots of pics please :)

Stu.