Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

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Re: Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by Phil_G » 08 Sep 2019, 12:16

Here you go Paul,
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ivi ... -0.6033039


About 1000m:
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and from the ISA's website:
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I'm taking:
John Kay 'Moonbeam' on S/C OS pixie (built by Gary)
Suzy Que on RCS Digithree propo
Veron Impala on RCS Inter-6 reeds
3/4 scale Impala on Orbit reeds
Lou Weihs 'Little-V' on Horizon-2 propo (built by Ron ;) )

Cheers
Phil

PS
I've done my ankle this morning, cant put any weight on it & cant drive - hoping ok its sorted for the w/e :D
See what it's like tomorrow, may be a trip to A & E

Edit: Had xrays, nothing broken just ligaments. Treatment is beer, chocolate and carry on as you were Image

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Re: Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by PaulJ » 08 Sep 2019, 13:49

Thanks Phil. I think I should be able to pick up Nick at Tring on my way up from the M25..... I will pm him.

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Re: Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by F2B » 08 Sep 2019, 19:55

Phil_G wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 15:10
I've done my ankle this morning, cant put any weight on it & cant drive - hoping ok its sorted for the w/e :D
See what it's like tomorrow, may be a trip to A & E
Cheers
Phil

Edit: Had xrays, nothing broken just ligaments. Treatment is beer, chocolate and carry on as you were Image
Wishing you a good, swift healing!
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Re: Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by RON » 08 Sep 2019, 19:56

Beer and chocolate sounds so nice.
They are just in my dreams

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Re: Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by Mike_K » 08 Sep 2019, 20:19

Nick M wrote:
07 Sep 2019, 08:35
Don't suppose any kind soul could give me a lift from tring / cheddington station? (6 mins by car on google maps - but 1hr 18 by foot!)

Nick
I live in a village just outside Tring and have to drive past Tring station to get to Ivinghoe Beacon, so if you want a lift PM me your mobile number so we can arrange. If Shaun has recovered, I may well have him in the car as well, but if you don't mind sitting next to some wings, no problem as I have a large 4x4.

Cheers

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Re: Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by Nick M » 13 Sep 2019, 19:26

Just putting servos in Zeitgeist - Wings now going to be one piece - need a few spars and covering

Tons of time - or not - anyone else getting a bit close to tomorrow?

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Re: Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by Nick M » 14 Sep 2019, 02:09

just finished....

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Re: Invitation to ISA Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by Spike S » 14 Sep 2019, 08:40

Now all you need is some wind ! :?
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Re: Ivinghoe Beacon Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by Phil_G » 16 Sep 2019, 21:39

The ISA Nostalgia Day was a very enjoyable event but there was very little wind, mostly flat calm with the occasional and randomly directed breath. This is the Beacon looking from the NT car park - its quite a walk!


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Here are a few pics. Star model of the day was Nick's 'Zeitgeist' which was finished at 2am on the day of the meeting, and outperformed everything. While purpose-built thermal soarers were being retrieved over and over again from the bottom of the hill, Nick was happily soaring away, often a spec in thermic lift.
Mike flew his Galloping-Ghost 'Impala' which I think must be the very first 'new wave GG' soarer with a Tobe and a genuine (updated) 'Min-X' GG radio.







My 'Garybuilt' S/C Moonbeam flew very well after a bit of trimming (OS Pixie)
but inevitably went down... and found the only outcrop of rock on the hillside - no damage Image
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I'd done my ankle the week before and was struggling on the uneven ground, good-ole-Nick stepped in as fetchermite:
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Town Farm Campsite is superb, spotlessly clean with a huge games room for the kids, kitchen with fridges, freezers and microwave ovens for customers use, washing up sinks, laundry room... everything Image
Its actually closer to the slope than the official car NT park, could have left the van onsite and walked up!

Here's the hill from my campsite pitch:


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Pete Beadle sent the 'official' photos, thanks Pete:


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Cheers
Phil

PS our group were the only flyers with matching 'period' radios Image

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Re: Ivinghoe Beacon Nostalgia Day Saturday September 14th

Post by Spike S » 17 Sep 2019, 08:56

Thanks for the report, Phil. The forecast was remarkably accurate. A stirling effort from the ModeZero community. Let's hope the event gets more wind next year.
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