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Old Nov 15, 2009, 10:27 PM
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Nice pix! No rain?
2morrow looks good.
I think I might go.

Now, who wants to play hookey?

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Old Nov 15, 2009, 10:45 PM
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Hey WinchDoc, I have a meeting at from 11:30 to 1:00 or so in Salem tomorrow and will hit the Butte on my way back to Eugene. So maybe 2:00 arrival time. Steve E. might be able to go also. Boy the peer presure it just overwhelming!!! WindMapper.com says 17 to 23 mph winds tomorrow and overcast. maybe we will see you tomorrow.
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 10:57 PM
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Oh boy....If I didn't have appts tomorrow I'd be there. Take pics and save some for next weekend.
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 11:30 PM
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Saturday was pretty good with 10 to 12 mph Dave P. Terry E.and my self flew until our batteries gave out. We did a pass on the slope combat contest.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:00 AM
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play hookey?
Looks like something I would do... : )
Get packed, including ballast, and keep an eye on the radar.

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Old Nov 16, 2009, 09:05 AM
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Just back from a morning swim. It's windy out there! Have fun Doc.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Wind Mapper has winds at 16-24 mph right now in Eugene. so i think it will a great day. hope to see you there.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Well was it windy and wet or just windy?
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Well ......... ?
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:42 PM
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no rain
Wind was SSW 30-35 gust over 40
I flew my Xica with the 69" wings and a belly full o' lead
The wind was a little bumpy in places but not too bad.
The biggest surprise was landing my Xica in that wind
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:47 PM
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The biggest surprise was landing my Xica in that wind[/QUOTE]

I hope not a bad surprise !
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:58 PM
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heh heh heh
Naw, the biggest surprise was just how effective the split tail was at slowing down the plane.
I popped the rudder and literally hovered it down vertically to a feather soft landing!

On a couple of other flights, I flew it around with the rudder wide open, and it was just slow, no other bad habits.

One thing about the stark white/black color scheme on an overcast storm day, It dissappeared every time at that one bad angle... I need some good storm colors on it.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 10:17 PM
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heh heh heh
Naw, the biggest surprise was just how effective the split tail was at slowing down the plane.
I popped the rudder and literally hovered it down vertically to a feather soft landing!

On a couple of other flights, I flew it around with the rudder wide open, and it was just slow, no other bad habits.

One thing about the stark white/black color scheme on an overcast storm day, It dissappeared every time at that one bad angle... I need some good storm colors on it.
Outstanding ! That's what I hoped to hear.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 10:20 PM
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Hay Doc What time did you depart. I had to take care of some business so I did not leave town until 12:30, but we had 30 mph wind from 2:30 to 3:30 and then it started backing off. My F-20 loved it and I had one of the best ever slope landings. An hr later I tried to repeat that landing with my slopestream but came in to hot so went back out and the wind died and my baby ended up in the black berry bushes. Hoodypants lost a plane in the black berry bushes also because of unknown reasons. We hope to recover our planes tomorrow when I go back with the right equipment.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 06:00 AM
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We hope to recover our planes tomorrow when I go back with the right equipment.
Oh Scheibenkleister! It's pouring out there right now...
What do you think is the right equipment? Mick once hired a guy with a weed whacker on steroids (big engine, solid blade) to cut a swath to his Opus. Nasty, these black berries are 8 feet tall!
The plane had been out overnight in the rain, and it was filled with water; fuse, wings, the works. Of all the radio gear, one or two servos still worked. Good thing your planes are not hollow moldies.
Good luck! Report back...

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