Makkum – Harlingen – Vlieland / 24 nautical miles / 6 hours
This year again, Marius gave me the opportunity to join him for a cruise on SY Maranea. This year, too, I was more than happy to answer his call.
The plan is to sail Maranea (live map) from Makkum in the Netherlands to Kristiansand (or Mandal) in Norway. Weather permitting, there will be about 310 nautical miles to sail north, preferably in one stretch to give us some time to sail the southern coast of Norway we heard so many sailers rave about. So the route is set, the “exotic” food items stowed aboard, and the first hearty meal digested. Off we go…Read More
7 km, 200 m up, 550 m down
Bärgli – Carschinasee – Carschinahütte – Partnun
This is a lazy alpine hike, a stunning alpine experience with little sweat, or a mountain experience for the inexperienced (one still needs basic fitness and appropriate equipment). Just a day before, Yasuko found out that there is a bus leaving Sankt Antönien (1’460 m) to a dwelling called Bärgli (2’140 m). This is a 20-minute bus ride that covers, to my delight, the first 700 meters in altitude. From Bärgli, it’s just a one-hour hike to the famous Carschina hut situated in the Rätikon, right next to the Austrian border and also the trail-head to many great hikes and a couple of via ferratas.Read More
The four days on the slope of Monte Morcia, next to the well-known Monte Catria, were great fun. Dynamic soaring was typically possible all day, but particularly fun in the morning (before the crowd arrives). Thermaling to the limit of visibility to come down at maximum speed and using the energy for some aerobatics. What a treat.
This is just a short post with some resources for the Skywalker 3.8 by Baudis (the smaller version). I have sold mine, but thought that some info and 3D files could be interesting for others as well.
Let’s start with the plugs for the outer two control surfaces, (aileron and outer flap). The drawing is made by Baudis. If you had the plane built by Baudis, the plug configuration is likely the same:
Via Engiadina, S-chanf to Zernez, 16km, 4.5hrs
In the morning the Prättigau Valley was under heavy clouds. But right after the Vereina Tunnel, the blue sky but somewhat fresh temperatures awaited us. It is not unusual for the weather to be considerably different, one valley to another. Read More