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Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Terrific contest today! 11 pilots made it out for Super Soar Sunday. We got 6 rounds comleted and the guys still made it home in time to watch some football. No rain... Overcast... Not too cold... nice 'lifty' air. Lots of good camaraderie......... and a hot lunch to warm your cockles.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:42 PM
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I would like to give this a try and am considering a light build based on one of my DLG fuselages with a stretched wing. What are the tasks/objectives?

Thanks, Lee
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:09 PM
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The task consists of a flight time between 6&10 minutes followed by a scored landing. The landing circle is 10 meters with 5 points deducted for every meter from the center. The plane must be equiped with a device that shuts the motor off at 200 meters or 30 seconds which ever comes first. We have extra limiters if you wanted to come down and give it a try.

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Thanks Mark. That is what I was looking for.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Hey guys, is Sunday the 24th still on the callendar for the next TCMAA contest?

That will be my last contest opportunity for a few months - Im getting new knees....
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Hey guys, is Sunday the 24th still on the callendar for the next TCMAA contest?

That will be my last contest opportunity for a few months - Im getting new knees....
Larry,
Yes we are on for Sunday the 24th.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Hey Juan. Thanks for jumping in.

Larry, Yes... we are on for next Sunday. Hope to see you there. We'll start around 10:00 - depending on conditions.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:05 AM
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I had another great time at the TCMAA club today at the ALES contest. I almost didnt go because of the forecast, but I'm glad I did.

Conditions were definitely on the rough side of good - cold, solid overcast and WINDY with gusts into the 20's and occasional very light rain.

Despite that, many of the guys were consistently finding lift just up-wind of the launch area. I suspect it was some mix of ridge, wave and thermal lift because it kept moving around from time to time.

It wasnt unusual to see several Radians all speced out at the same time - not circling, but just pointed into the wind and climbing like crazy.

On one of my launches I went straight into some of that lift and you can hardly tell on the graph where the motor shut off occurred!

I ended up - as usual - having a great time. Thanks guys!
Oh, and thanks to Mike for some great hot food!!!

Now, if you could just move the date for next months contest up to the 17th.....

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Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Why is there no talk about this weekends event? Is it still on?
Buehler?

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Old Mar 18, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Unfortunately, I wont be able to make it this weekend, so you guys have fun!
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 10:40 PM
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Yes Kelly, It's still on. You gonna come down?

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Old Mar 18, 2013, 11:22 PM
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My Radian should be done, so if the weather isn't too bad I plan on it. I haven't flown anything since June of last year so it should be entertaining.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 08:14 AM
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If your doing the mods to it. Mine only needed the tail moved 3mm not the six noted in the video. Only real way to tell is put a incidence meter on the wing and level it, then I just use a bubble level on the stab.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Mark, did you add ailerons/flapperons or are you flying it RET?
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 11:18 PM
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I added flaps. No ailerons. A couple of guys have added spoilers.
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