Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Weekend away at the Mynd

  It's not often that driving round after the family fits in so well with a trip too the slope.  With Emma having a full day at Lillieshall I had the time to enjoy a sunny few hours on the Mynd.  It's been a good few years since I drove up the steep road that climbs to the top of the big old lump that is the Mynd.

  There was more wind than I expected at the top.  Not a gale but a steady 6-12mph and glorious sunshine.

  I did my usual trick and carried 2 models across to the slope but I only ended up flying the Falcon.  It feels a light weight model and very responsive to lift and thermals.  When the lift did come through, some smooth flying had the Falcon scooting around very nicely and carrying the energy very very well.  I was enjoying it too much to switch to the Harrier before the wind died off.

  It was great to meet up with Andy Burgoyne to see some great flying with his freestyler and excellent company.  A lovely day out and I'm looking forward to the next trip out.



  1. Hi Ian I have just purchased a secondhand willow it's yellow with red trim and nose, thing is I don't know how to tell if it's a 1 or 2 can you help please

  2. only willow 1 models had a nose cone, from Willow 2 the fuselages had canopies. 'mm sure that there are a lot of pictures you can checck