New day…

…. New slope. 5-6 m/s, launching the fifth round on a kew slope facing wind perfectly.

Round 2 finished

Second round over. Clouds still there now and then. Unfortunately, sky got locked and Martin Ulrich lost his plane during landing and crashed. So sad. Best time for Philippe Lanes, 39.

Venturi Slope is born

In quest for the perfect slope we found yesterday a well oriented and nice shaped slope further the previous location. Let’s get the party starting!

Day 1 Report

The forecast was talking about wind and showers by the end of the day, so the idea was to really make the best to get rounds done ASAP.

After the usual croissant/coffee meeting, the wind started blowing at more than 5m/s so round 1 started. Quite constant conditions with best runs at 53sec, some 55/57sec and 60s. then a thermal came and Reto did perfect use of it with a superb 47seconds. Unfortunately, soon after the fog came and we were forced to stop the round. we managed to get another 2 pilots flying in between the clouds coming and going, and had to stop again….. 2 pilots left to validate the round!!…… But the clouds were too strong and we never managed to relaunch and validate that first round…. To bad but still fair for everyone.

We decided to move further West beyond the West slope to get out of the clouds and run again some rounds. Wind was at 40deg and more on the left and only 1 pilot flew (Niklaus) and almost ended down the slope as wind went down also. And just to make it complete, Fog came to the party and killed the day. No more chance of flying.

Tomorrow meeting at 10 for hopefully better conditions and RUNS this time!

 

PS: great attention has been developped to give as much as possible fair flying conditions to everyone, with minimum wind speed set at 4m/s, everage wind during the whole flight above 4m/s and wind orientation limited to less than 40deg. This way, everyone is sure to have decent flying conditions.

Competition has started!!

Middle of the first round, 5+ m/s. Philippe Lanes at the launch.

Flying Order – UPDATED (2)

As we are only 1 week from the competition, here is the flying order.

Everyone is using 2,4GHz except 1 pilot, so no peg or anything will be required during the contest.

First pilot on round 1 will be picked up on friday morning, so no stress Christian 😉

I have made some mixed teams for those who did not specify one.

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Weather Forecast

Here is a little view of the upcoming weekend: HAVE YOUR SUN CREAM!!!!!!!

We should also have wind, as we expect up to 8-12m/s during the weekend (we know that we always have twice as much as the forecast says in front of the cliff). So bring your ballast also ;0)

 

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