With another storm coming over this weekend it was definitely time to take the merlin out and see how she copes. Flying fast in a smooth thermal is one thing- and I know the merlin can do that. But self launching in bumpy strong winds, fully ballasted and then managing your energy as you rip up the Sky is another.
You have to love moldies, the last time out the merlin was thermalling but add 3lds of lead and the same model is handling the rough stuff.
Being able to carve a turn is a great help in rough air and the merlin did this as well as it was pinging off the corners earlier in the year.
A good day!