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Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 31, 2012 @ 08:29 PM | 5,636 Views
Another weekend of wind! Yeah! We had an unusual 20-30mph wind out of the West. Haven't had any true sloping out of the West in ages. James had his newly repaired Schwing up and flying. Fun was had by one and all.

Mike W

PS, I see that one of our members, Jamie Mercado made the cover of RC Soaring Digest this month: http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com

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Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 20, 2012 @ 08:23 PM | 5,506 Views
It’s been months since we had a strong blow. Saturday did not disappoint. One of our new members clocked 31 mph on his wind meter. The wind was out of the NE and was almost dead on to the NE Bowl. Lift out front was great, but if you came in close, it was very choppy and down right dangerous. DJ discovered this while maidening his new Schwing (don’t ask).

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Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 01, 2012 @ 09:30 PM | 5,111 Views
Sorry no blog in a long time. Between a couple weekends of rain and our Ocala FSS contest I haven't been up on the "hill" untill this weekend.
In the meantime we had a great contest in Ocala, see RCgroups thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1686453
Also some of our guys (Jamie and Mike) hit the World Soaring Masters, see thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1556334&page=5

In the meantime, this weekend was not fanatastic. As Paul M said, "I would rate Saturday a 3 out of 10". We had about 7mph breeze out of the East. Which put about 1/2 dozen guys on the East slope.
I spent my time with the other 1/2 dozen fliers on the winch. All the way over on the West side. We had a lot of problems with the retriever and the thermals were very small. Not good. No crashes though, and only a small mid-air accident. So I guess it wasn't a bad Saturday.
Next weekend, I won't be up (work has called me in), so I hope someone gets some pictures and I hope some better flying conditions.

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