Work has actively kept me away from doing stuff I would really like to get into.

The main problem being a move to cover for somebody that is ill to Scotland. Initially for two weeks but thats turned into 2 months. The point, all my gear was down south.

I went and picked it all up last week so can start again.

The weather will be the problem now!!

Anyhow I will post a video from a Pentax Optio T10, taken from a hill, East Lomand just to the north of Edinburgh.

Not earth shattering as I had the camera in completly the wrong position. Anytime I taped it in a place I thought would give great pictures the drag became too much for the slope soarer.

I thought that the CoPilot CPD4 might level the wings nicely in the rough cliff lift but instead it kept the wings rocking too much. Still nothing ventured.

This evening I will put the Copilot and RCAP3 alt hold in a trainer airframe I have and weather permitting send it off into the morning sky.


Once those two work well I will add the RCAP and waypoint sequencer.

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Comment by Ryan on September 20, 2007 at 1:32pm
Hi Gary

I know east lomond hill as i spend most my weekends in that area. I live up by inverness but my inlaws are from leven.

Its a rough cliff that you had to launch it off. Was there any good lift from it. I know the day i walked up east lomond there was a full scale glider playing about in that general area.

Whats the trainer airframe your using?

Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 21, 2007 at 1:03pm
Yeah the lift was ragged but doable, the Hawk is not that all that efficient at the best of times so a gale is generally required!! (probably my poor build)

Unfortunately I peeled off the labels off the traine and I can't remember fairly bog standard high wing thing it was a Protech something or other. I will post a picture of it. I have made it electric a first for me.

Just been playing around with the RCAP3 and althold and can't get it to work properly. I'm going to do the only decent thing and goto the pub!!

I'm over at the airfield at Perth.


Comment by Ryan on September 23, 2007 at 3:39am
Im going to be doing courses at ast perth next year. Im down that way next weekend i might give east lomond hill with my glider or i might go to largo law on the north side of leven.


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