Thursday, 11 November 2010

New UK DS records for the Dynamics!!!

Thanks to some brave radar gunning from the lads, I managed to record a 292mph pass today with my Dynamic D80 at the Skirrid - a new UK record. Thanks a lot for the radar marksmanship, chaps!

It was a really wild day up the Skirrid today - very very vicious walk/ stumble/ crawl (yes really!) up to get there with the winds really pretty mega over the top. Pretty crossed off to the South as well which meant that there was a LOT of movement in the air on the back of the hill. Unfortunately this meant that some airframes were destroyed, one in excess of 250mph, but it also meant that everyone up there got a new personal best!

Adam Richardson blew the UK 60" record away completely with his Dynamic 60, clocking up a 271mph pass at the end of a beautifully judged series of laps right after one of the rain showers.

Mark Abbotts guided his Opus MCT to 283mph at the end of the day - just 1mph down on his nemesis Mark Southall!

Andy Bourne, on only his 5th DS trip to the "bigtime" ridges, howled past 200 with a 216mph with his Dynamic 80 and a 192mph with his Dynamic 60 - well done Andy - superb flying.

And Steve Forbes, returning after a bit of a layoff, eased himself back in nicely by upping his personal best with some great laps with his Kinetic 60 to clock up 204mph.

After this trip, I'm convinced that we can go well well over 300mph in the UK - in fact I'm sure that we will go over 350. An absolutely incredible experience just to be there today, which I heartily recommend to anyone!

No pictures today as it was a little too wet and wild to take the camera up, but I'll leave you with this shot of the man who has brought this incredible level of performance to all of us with his fantastic Dynamic airframes - Joe Manor - thanks man!!!

Joe D80T

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