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Mount Leinster - 28-29th November
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2009, 11:04:26 AM »
You mean crashing and all that ?  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2009, 12:19:13 PM »
You’ve got force 4-5 in Killakee :shock: !!!! Go fly 'em Ed,....and tell us all how you get on. :D

Down here I recon I could fart with more force than the wind is blowing at the moment, and Big L. is still blanketed in cloud…………… :cry: Oh woe is Me!

I’ve never seen you crash Fred……….I’ll look forward to seeing it! :lol:

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« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2009, 13:01:41 PM »
Yeah but Kilakee with too much wind is very tricky ! Tubulences all over the place :!:
Was like that 2 weeks ago, and gave up, as whatever you are doing, you will break something on the landing (rotors generated by the small slope a bit down the slope).

Yep, I crash the Wasabi a lot doing silly things a bit too low  :D  Crash and learn! But so far, nothing broken !  :D
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« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2009, 14:14:48 PM »
Enjoy the weekend guys. Wish I could be there. :(

Don't think I'm going to get any flying this weekend :cry:

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« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2009, 14:46:02 PM »
Ah go on Bill !  :D
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« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2009, 15:30:25 PM »
There can be rotors on the far left side of the main west slope at Big L. With enough inertia you can fly through them, although the plane bounces around a bit. I tend to stay away…..just in case.

Mandy tells me I should grow up and stop trying to do acrobatics close to the slope. But I find it exciting, and provided I go home with a plane, (not a pile of kindling :cry:  ) it’s FUN :D  .
Besides, repairing ‘em is have the enjoyment…..isn’t it?? :?:


So. Who have we got for tomorrow and Sunday?

Well, first off there’s Me!
Fred, will you be there for both days?
Alan is a possible.
Ed’s coming, or so he said. Though which day I don’t know.

We’ll have to make sure we are all on our best behaviour lads…. There’s national pride at stake here. :D  (Which nations pride I’m not sure? :?: )
Because we’ll also have our new friend from Germany, Karl!

As far as weather for tomorrow…………I’d say we should get there as soon as possible in the morning. All reports show the wind dropping off in the afternoon. I’ll post a visual report on the mountain as soon as it gets light tomorrow morning.

On Sunday I’ll be flying indoors until 11.00. Then I’ll go on to the slope. Big L is only a few minutes away from the indoor venue. Met Eireann are showing 45Km/h northerly. That would translate to about 50 - 55Km/h on the ridge……… WEEEEeeeeeee :lol: ………….hope you’ve all got plenty of ballast guys.

K
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« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2009, 17:52:18 PM »
Well Lads, just back from Killakee and not a bad day at all! Other than it been pretty cold got four hours flying in :D  Certainly wasnt force 5 but a good 4 most of the time. Fergal who some of you might know showed up as well and said he might make an apperance sometime over the weekend too. So i am well up for tomorrow and getting there early, what time are people thinking? If the weather is going to drop off in the afternoon think i could be there before 10.

ed

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« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2009, 19:25:37 PM »
I might try and get down tomorrow morning .. see some of you then.


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« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2009, 21:19:54 PM »
Four hours er? You’ll be getting quite the expert soon Ed :clap:

Apart from Met Eireann the other forecasters are predicting winds of less than 10Km/h tomorrow and of variable directions.

The problem is two fold. :?:

If the wind forces us to use the south ridge, a 10K wind won’t produce any usable lift. And secondly if the sky is clear we’d be flying into the sun. :(

Actually there is a third problem………….if the winds are very light, as they were today, Big L. could be shrouded in cloud all day…..as it was today! :!:  

I think the best thing to do, regarding flying at Mt. L. tomorrow, is to wait and see what the morning brings. :?

I have line of sight of Mt Lienster from where I live, (25 Km away) as soon at it’s light enough to see I’ll post the conditions on this thread. You can make your decisions as to whether it’s worth you travelling down from Dublin then.

There’s little point in driving for two of hours just to sit on a cloud covered hillside with no lift. :cry:
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« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2009, 21:41:09 PM »
Ok Keith that sounds good

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« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2009, 21:58:02 PM »
That's great Keith. Thanks. But if everything is go, I will try to be there some time between 10 and 11am.

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« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2009, 22:17:58 PM »
Well.. I meet Karl at the hotel at 9... Then, we head for the slope !
We'll see.. I'll bring some tea/coffee !  :D
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« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2009, 22:19:13 PM »
Oh, And I'll have the Crystal... Might get ready for the maiden flight... Sunday looks like a "Keith day"  :P
Light stuff for the Saturday, but we might get lucky !
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« Reply #58 on: November 28, 2009, 07:43:13 AM »
Good morning Guys……….Will we be able to fly off Mt. Lienster to day??? :?:
I’m not a meteorologist but I’d put our chances at around 40% based on the following facts.

At the moment the top half of Big L is cloud covered, (this is less than at the same time yesterday) and there is a slight (10Km/h) breeze from the North. If the cloud cover lifts a little more the slopes should be clear, although I doubt that the top of the mountain will show it’s self today.

Assuming that breeze continues from the same direction there should be just enough lift on the North slope to fly a few Light models. :D

BUT Every forecaster is predicting different wind directions throughout the day :!:

Would I drive down from Dublin today?………..personally I wouldn’t.

K.
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« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2009, 08:23:03 AM »
Thanks for the update Keith. But I think I'll go anyway. I have a small glider I can fly in light conditions. So if I don't fly the K8 I can fly something. I have not flown in months.