My son Levi & I went to join the fun on Butts Lane, Eastbourne. NE wind of what 25-30 mph, Ffffing freezing but the turnout was great!
We started on the North slope with guys who’d come down from Bedford – possibly to fly with the great ‘General Tomfoolery’ club but possibly not… They were flying beautiful glass ships so we moved onto the East slope!
There were a record 9 foamies all set on smacking the crap out of each other for a couple of hours (probably longer – I had to leave as it was so dang cold!).
I tried using my new micro camera (only ~£8 from ebay!), the results were OK but I think I had it set to the wrong setting (motion detection mode – t’was to blinking cold to test properly!) and also I wasn’t able to fly smoothly enough do to the number of bandits on my 6 o’clock when they heard they could bash my camera off! All in all the results were a bit poo this time but I will try again!
Here’s a lovely bit of video from my son (www.levizwells.com) showing the stack of foamies dancing their way around each other, I didn’t manage any ‘kills’ today, and was victim to 2 smack downs, it was a great day!
Pics from the day
(Courtesy of www.levizwells.com)
Pic showing the mounted (taped!) camera on my glider. I had the strap around the nose of the glider in case the tape failed!