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Old Dec 10, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Hey guys. I just did the first tow with my 120cc Hangar 9 Decathlon. We towed up the new E-Flite 4.2M Blanik. What a blast. Anyway, I am a local So Cal guy and I would love to come out and fly tug for you guys. Keep me posted on event dates so I can plan on it.

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Old Dec 11, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Was it last weekend, or is it this coming weekend??

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Old Dec 11, 2013, 10:43 PM
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It was pushed back a week due to weather. It is this coming weekend.

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Old Dec 11, 2013, 11:04 PM
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You guys have fun, I am in Sacramento (again) this weekend, hope to attend the next Coachella tow around February 1st, still need to confirm a a date with the club. And JB, we would love to get you in the group, if you are at the AMA show in January stop by the SoaringUSA booth and ask for Dennis. We love to have new enthusiasts.
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Sounds good S2000. I will try to get by. We are having a baby between now and next Friday so it will be hard for me to spend too much time at the show this year. I will definitely look you up though.
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 04:24 PM
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I'll go if you are driving, Dr Watson.
You can fly my rig if the big one aint ready....

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Old Dec 12, 2013, 04:35 PM
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How many tugs do you guys usually get at an event. Also, how many flights are usually put in? I am thinking about retrofitting the Decathlon to give it longer service times between fueling and charging. Just wondering if it is worth the effort.
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 06:39 PM
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I cannot make it right now; I'm training on Z drive tugs, hopefully leading to a job that leads to more flying time....
Have fun, gents!

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Old Dec 13, 2013, 06:58 PM
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JB - sometimes only one tow plane and sometimes 4 or more. We try to always have at least two.

The number of flights is highly variable. I've never counted, but if people are energetic and the lift is poopy there can easily be 50 or more. The days are pretty short this time of year. For a busy event with a lot of towing your are going to want to carry 100 oz or more of gas for a 120. I run 4 amp hours for flight pack and can get half a day of towing in if it is busy. I suggest you test out your current set up and see where to go from there.
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Old Dec 14, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Good to know. I will try to get out soon and get a baseline.
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