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Old Jul 17, 2009, 05:03 PM
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I got my first taste of real thermals a couple of weekends ago and now I know what all the fuss of spoilers is about. 20+ years ago, I must have never hit one with my GL, the sunburn on my face said it all. I basically had to do a large knife edge circle to bleed off altitude today, what a rush. I am sort of glad I got back into the hobby with 3D electrics first.

Shortly after that, a nitro pilot dropped a 3 foot round trash bag parachute from his plane at 100 foot or so. It sank, right above the flight line, to about 60 feet...... Then started getting smaller. It must have went straight up for about 10 minutes fast and suddenly took off to the south never to be seen again. I got some video of it, not sure how much the camera picked up. Great Thermal Day!

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