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« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2009, 12:15:31 PM »
Looks like there could be a nice northerly wind on Saturday from about midday onwards. But it's to early to tell if it will turn out that way.

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« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2009, 12:48:56 PM »
Yes, the forecasts are changing all the time. Are you going to join this band of merry folk at the weekend Alan? :D

Didn’t you get a large mouldy off of Dave earlier in the year? This would be a good time to try it out…..North ridge = good lift and soft landings! :lol:

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« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2009, 13:03:14 PM »
I might try and come. The K8 is almost finished so I might give it it's first flight. The mouldy I got from Dave is not ready yet. I wanted to finish the K8 before I start work on that. I'll post some pictures of the K8 later tonight.

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« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2009, 20:56:24 PM »
Weather for the week end so far...

Saturday : NW winds, in the 20~30km/h range getting lower as the day goes, cloudy, but we should avoid rain.
Sunday... NE winds but forecast is rain, rain, and a bit more rain for a change !  :!:
Might change, as the weather is acting crazy for the past 2 weeks...

Keith, you have the same forecast ?  :?:
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« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2009, 21:00:07 PM »
Got a call from Dublin this afternoon - my glider arrived and is ready for pick up on Saturday morning. My collegue said the weekend is supposed to be dry...let's cross all our fingers....
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« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2009, 21:03:01 PM »
Looks like Saturday will be the best day I think.

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« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2009, 21:57:38 PM »
Yep, Saturday looks like the best day  :D
You bring the Ka8 ?  (well... are you coming ?) :?:  :D

Karl, I'll wait for your call in the morning  :D . Dublin -->Mt Leinster, it's 1h30 drive...
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« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2009, 22:10:19 PM »
Quote from: "Fred"
You bring the Ka8 ?  (well... are you coming ?) :?:  :D

I hope so Fred. But I can't guarantee anything I'm afraid. I'll confirm if I'm coming on the forum on Friday night or early Saturday morning.

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« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2009, 22:39:07 PM »
Weather for Saturday:

XC predicting light winds from NW in the morning but SW in the afternoon.
I was flying off the South slope on Wednesday…….with clear skies the sun was right in my eyes. :(  (Low sun at this time of year.)

Sunday the prediction is for stronger north west winds  but the possibility of cloud/rain. :(  (If the rain stayed away there would be plenty of lift off the west slope.)

I think it’s anyone’s guess whether either day will be flyable. (Ironically tomorrow and Monday look to be good. :roll: )

As the information stands at the moment I’d take a guess and say there maybe a window on Saturday morning after about 10.00, when the rain is supposed to stop, and before 2pm, when the wind is supposed to reduce and change direction. :?:
That would be a long drive from Dublin for just a couple of hours flying.

May be tomorrows forecast will turn in our favour. :)  

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« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2009, 07:16:34 AM »
Yes! :D  The SW winds forecast for Saturday pm are now forecast as Westerly, although still predicted to drop in strength during the afternoon. However, the west slope produces more lift than the south slope so we might still be able to fly. :clap:  ( Just increase the wing cambers a bit :wink: )

The rain forecast for Sunday has now been downgraded to showers and with wind speeds of 35Km/h hitting the north ridge,  we could fly anything off that slope. :D  ( :?: Hmmmm I might take my mother-in-law up there on Sunday)

We might be in for a good weekends flying..........well, possibly!
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« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2009, 09:48:24 AM »
Hi guys, hoping to get down to Mt.Leinster sometime this weekend to get a bit of flying in with you guys. I probably havent met most of you guys before so it would be good to meet more soaring heads! The only time i flew at Mt.L was at the fly in last summer ( the Saturday)so hopefully the weather will hold out for us!  Looks like today is going to be good in Kilakee so going to head there with the Vector for the late morning as it looks like its to good to miss!
 
See you sat/sun


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« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2009, 10:05:23 AM »
Good man Ed. :clap:

I was going up to Big L. this morning……..but it’s cloud covered :x !!! And with only light winds it might stay that way all day. :cry:  :cry:

Just hope the cloud breaks up for tomorrow….see y’ then.

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« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2009, 10:37:07 AM »
Hey Happy Days, Wind Guru is promising force 4/5 westerlys today up in killakee so hopefully the sun will burn off some of that cloud for you down there, or if you fancy a trip to the big smoke and come to Killakee!

ed

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« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2009, 10:49:37 AM »
Hey Ed  :D
I'll bring the Wasabi if you are here with your Vector !  :D
The Vector will feel much better in Mt Leinster than in Kilakee, guaranteed !  :D

See you this week end  :D
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« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2009, 10:58:06 AM »
That`s great Fred, i always wanted to see a Wasabi do it`s stuff.

See you at Mt.L