I was flying my RC slope soaring glider at Fairlight Firehills once with Bob & Amos and got chatting to this Irish guy about flying. He pottered off but came back later asking if I fancied writing an article for a local online paper.
I did, here it is: Flying at Fairlight Firehills
Last week we played with our new limbo sticks in Eastbourne and that was kinda fun but you know it’s all better in Hastings so we gave limbo a whirl on the posh side of the marsh!
Amos had sorted all of our flying stuff before I’d even got out of bed and we were up there by 11am to a rather chilly overcast morning at Fairlight. The wind was about 20 mph, fairly southerly and looking good so we lobbed ’em off and had a fantastic fly for at least an hour in brilliant lift and enough wind for hovering & kiting! Continue reading
A moment of lift! (rare…)
My son’s SAS Venom coming in for another low pass
Our ‘gopher’ fetched numerous times
We hadn’t been out for a good fly for a while so took a chance on a dodgy SSE 8-9mph breeze on a lovely sunny day. Continue reading
A misty day…
We got to the slope around midday, wind was about 15mph which was definitely doable at the beautiful southerly slope at Fairlight, there were 6 of us, all armed to the teeth with Wildthings, Mambas, Vagabonds, a Zagi & a Venom.
The Vagabond’s had a ply to begin with, showing off their crazy flipping skills – John managed 10 flips in a row which looked very cool. Then we settled down into some steady combat, which seemed a bit more civilised (comparatively!) with only a few proper smackdowns, Dave was playing the Robus, popping down the hill to search for his model ever now & again. Continue reading
Fairlight Firehills, SW 15-20 mph. 12th April ’15 – Some sunshine, lovely day!
By the time Robus & I had got there, Jim, John & Dave had been bashing for a while. The wind wasn’t quite on the slope, sightly SW makin Continue reading
Fairlight access is good, there’s even a gravel path! (S slope) Continue reading