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Old Feb 17, 2002, 10:22 PM
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Hello Mighty Mik and Marked ;-)

Here's today's report...

I went to Cal State Hayward -- one of our SF Bay Area slope sites. The winds were excellent for sloping from when I arrived at 1:00 PM until sundown. I spent the entire time flying my DAW Schweizer 1-26 2-meter. Close to sundown the wind speed finally dropped a bit and I decided to try the Dragonette.

I had a nice flight and then I handed it to my two buddies who both have their own Dragonette's still in the box. They said they thought it performed pretty well. One guy mentioned that it needs some nose weight.

What surprised me is that it withstood the ~5 mph winds. I was expecting it to get thrashed realy bad. I expected that being such a small delicate plane, it would only be good for days with no wind.

So my uneventful first flights have been eclipsed by very nice flights on a light sloping day. I'll keep it ;-)

Thanks again for all of your stories. Happy Flying

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