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Offline brandon ransley

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Windy
« on: 04, August 2015, 10:55:14 PM »
I read somewhere that this has been the windiest summer for years.  Every time I wander out and think about flying I decide it is too windy.  Do others think it has been a windy summer?

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Re: Windy
« Reply #1 on: 04, August 2015, 11:40:11 PM »
Hi Brandon

Yes, it has been more windy than usual this year but there are two upsides to this for the intrepid F3A pilot:
  • More opportunities to practice wind corrections (because it will be windy at a competition)
  • There are not many others at the field competing for the same airspace = even more practice opportunities.
Win / Win as far as I'm concerned  :D
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Re: Windy
« Reply #2 on: 05, August 2015, 04:40:18 PM »
Yes, it has been noticeably more consistently windy this year.  Strangely, I was discussing this with a colleague who is a keen sailing competitor and he has had one of the most enjoyable years in a while.


Win/win?  Depends on whether your field is surrounded by turbulence generators (trees, buildings, hills) I suspect.  Nothing more soul destroying than flying in bumpy conditions.

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Re: Windy
« Reply #3 on: 05, August 2015, 04:59:50 PM »
In Scotland we always have windy summers. It is officially the windiest country in Europe and where I did most of my flying growing up it was on top of a hill 700ft above sea level. If you weren't prepared to fly in the wind you didn't fly! But yes, windy summer.

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Re: Windy
« Reply #4 on: 06, August 2015, 09:02:22 AM »
Brandon, charge your batteries or fill your fuel container, the wind is set to drop tomorrow!  8)

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Re: Windy
« Reply #5 on: 06, August 2015, 11:28:22 AM »
I may go out this weekend then!!! Or take a kite.

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Re: Windy
« Reply #6 on: 06, August 2015, 11:58:40 AM »
Saturday shows some promise too.

Plenty of time for you to get ready for Barkston!

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Re: Windy
« Reply #7 on: 06, August 2015, 12:24:05 PM »
I am in Africa for two weeks before the Nats so no chance.  I may pop along to watch one day

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Re: Windy
« Reply #8 on: 06, August 2015, 01:39:25 PM »
Hope to see you there.

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Re: Windy
« Reply #9 on: 06, August 2015, 10:49:53 PM »
I flew at Mansfield for years and hated windy days there - proper "washing machine" air in a south westerly.


Then i joined a club at Weybourne (North Norfolk) right on the shoreline.


WHAT a revalation. When the wind was off the sea it could be so windy you needed to lean into it 10deg just to stand up but Dead Easy to fly - so smooth !


Turbulence is just as (if not more) important as outright windspeed methinks.

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Re: Windy
« Reply #10 on: 07, August 2015, 11:05:46 PM »
I agree Richard. I've tried turbulators to smooth things out a bit. See pic. I also have them on the fin and tailplane.


I'll be at the IMAC line Brandon. Can you read aresti? If so you can call my unknowns if you like :)

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Re: Windy
« Reply #11 on: 07, August 2015, 11:09:18 PM »
Sorry YODA, but this is an F3A site so can you please stick to the subject.

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Re: Windy
« Reply #12 on: 07, August 2015, 11:30:43 PM »
Hi Ash,


The thread title is "Windy". My previous post was 100% on topic, despite my little IMAC plane pic. Would you rather I uploaded a pic of one of my F3A planes? Here you go.

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Re: Windy
« Reply #13 on: 08, August 2015, 05:14:36 PM »
Just stay topic of F3A and if you wish to meet elsewhere but on the F3A flight line at the nationals I suggest you use the  telephone or email.

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Re: Windy
« Reply #14 on: 08, August 2015, 07:20:30 PM »
 :)