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Old Aug 12, 2009, 10:49 PM
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Hey Forest and all...

I was out with my wife today as a spotter. I was just doing some trimming on my v-tail Castor 2.5 so not seeking a big "ride". Didn't bother putting my ZLOG in but got into a real boomer. The highest I've ever been with any plane and lost sight of my plane too many times. One of those hazy blue days...the worse for high altitude visibility in my experience. Sweaty palms and all. Put the spoilerons up and corkscrewed out only to get picked up again. Had some anxious moments today, but brought my plane home.

I agree with to stay lower and really work the lift. I do think it makes me a better sailplaner as well. I put the wing on my little 1.7 m and took a nice "cool down" ride on some calmer lift.

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