Thursday, 26 March 2015

A sunny day out

  Now not moving house left me with a day off and some brownie points to squander.  Sunshine and a northerly had me heading up to St Agnes to meet up with Roger.  The first few flights were with the Willow 2, as always they felt smooth and as I added different amounts of ballast in the consistent air it was easy to gauge the effect on how the model corners and flys.

  Roger was doing the same with his Radical.  Whist neither of us were exactly hammering the models it was clear just how alike they were flying and how well they both maintained their energy around the turns. 

 I couldn’t help but get the Merlin out for some fun.  I flew the Merlin dry first of all and she was bouncing around the turns and really putting a smile on my face. But as I put more weight in her the extra energy meant  I could play more and more.  This is a model which loves reversals and really laps up harsh controls.  I can’t think of a better tough sports/racing moldie out there!
  I’d forgotten that Roger hadn’t seen a Merlin since the early prototype I had.  It’s only when I step back and think of the models from a few years ago that I appreciate the quality and construction steps we’ve taken.  I wish my flying had taken the same steps.

 As Roger put his Radical through it’s paces and scared the birds some other guys turned up.  A flying site like Aggies can be frustratingly busy sometimes, not yesterday, but seeing the other models out there and relaxing in a beautiful location!
Too little too late for the Champion of Champions but a fantastic time-thanks Roger!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


I know young Master Knewt is working far too hard at the moment so here's amy latest unofficial Welsh open list.  Yep it's reached the 55 mark already

1Frank hultonEngland
2Mark AbbottsEngland
3Martin NewhamEngland
4Ian masonEngland
5Jiri HladkySwiss
7Andrzej TaberoWales
8Mark TrebleEngland
9Stefan FraundorferAustria
10Erik HeijneNertherlands
11Simon ThorntonEngland
12Mark RedsellEngland
13Kurt PlanitzerAustria
14Paul StubleyEngland
16Rick RuijsinkNertherlands
17 Frits Donker DuyvisNertherlands
18Kurt WeillstraatNertherlands
19Tobias LämmleinGermany
20Greg DakinEngland
21Stefan BertschiSwiss
22     John TrebleEngland
23Gerhard NiederhoferAustria
24Mike EvansEngland
25Andy BurgoyneEngland
26leslie woodEngland
27Martin DrewettEngland
28Graeme MahoneyEngland
29Tony LivingstoneEngland
30Clayton LandellsWales
31Daniel SchneiderGermany
32Roger HilmanEngland
33Joel WestEngland
34Martin BeplerGernany
35Keith Wood England
36Paul Garnett England
37pete burgessEngland
38Reto Blumerswiss
39richard bagoEngland
40Kevin NewtonEngland
41Jason BiolettiEngland
42Christian SchnepfleitnerSwiss
43Greg LewisEngland
44dave rumbleEngland
45Jose Luis AlvarezSpain
46Cedric GRANDSEIGNEfrance
47Joe CubittEngland
48Marcelino Puñal Spain
49Iñaki Elizondo Spain
50Iñigo Herrera Spain
51Jorge MedinaSpain
52Lazaro Martinez Spain
53Fernando MoroSpain
54Peter gunningScotland
55Stuart WallaceEngland
r1John Edisonengland
r2Alejandro Gil GarciaSpain

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Welsh open- unofficially

I am helping ut by collating the entries for the welsh open.  My unoffcial list is here.  I'm sure Kevin will post an official one on his blog when he has the chance.

1Frank hulton
2Mark Abbotts
3Martin Newham
4Ian mason
5Jiri Hladky
7Martin Newnham
8Mark Treble
9Stefan Fraundorfer
10Erik Heijne
11Simon Thornton
12Mark Redsell
13Kurt Planitzer
14Paul Stubley
16Rick Ruijsink
17 Frits Donker Duyvis
18Kurt Weillstraat
19Tobias Lämmlein
20Greg Dakin
21Stefan Bertschi
22John Treble
23Gerhard Niederhofer
24Mike Evans
25Andy Burgoyne
26leslie wood
27Martin Drewett
28Graeme Mahoney
29Tony Livingstone
30Clayton Landells
31Daniel Schneider
33Joel West
34Martin Bepler
35Keith Wood 
36Paul Garnett 
37pete burgess
38Reto Blumer
39richard bago
40bob Schnepfleitner
41Greg Lewis