You missed it, where were you?
..and for those that left early, you missed the best part of the day!
We had a pretty good turn out of members plus a few extras, a cold start and iffy winds transformed into a brilliant sunny afternoon with plenty of socialising throughout the day.
We managed to keep some kites aloft despite the changing winds.. or lack of, my repaired DC flew well, my auction Malay had it's first flight and later my homebuilt 1.5x Dunton Taylor attracted aircraft from all over Essex. Speaking of which, down the field someone was flying a rather large RC glider which attracted out attention for some time.
The printed copies of the latest club magazine were distributed and Ernie collected monies for BKFA personal kite insurances.
All in all, a good day out.
I can echo that it was a good day and my first proper meet up this year. I even managed to get one up for a while. Great to see some members and have a natter. Could not stay to the very end as had to go on elsewhere but a good start to the year. Lets hope this is the start to some great kite flying for the rest of the year. Looking forward to the next one.
Reading Kite wings I see we are going to Cressing Temple Barns. I have been to an exhibition there it is a Fabulous place im not sure how much room we have to fly kites but it's a loverly venue, looking forward this that one.
Great job with the pictures Frank, the one into the sun is very good indeed!
John, if you look at Cressing Temple Barns on Google Maps.. assuming we will be flying to the East/SE of the site (maybe Frank can confirm this), it looks to be surrounded by hedges and hardly any trees.
Also.. and I've said this before..
The kite that I was flying all afternoon (a 1.5x Dunton Taylor) that several commented on, how well it was flying... The 3 major spars in it, wing-spars and cross-spar are all fiberglass
There's a lot of misconception that carbon is better than fiberglass.. and in a lot of ways it might be - but fiberglass has different properties and is sometimes better suited to a particular application.
Don't regard fiberglass as a poor mans carbon.