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Old Mar 03, 2010, 02:18 PM
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Welcome TPG and others

We now have a new spot for RCG-type Torrey Pines Gulls to get out information, keep informed, make suggestions and general banter about our club and flying sites.

It could be useful, it could become obsolete next week for all I know.
Regardless, Welcome!

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Old Mar 05, 2010, 03:38 PM
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I am here.

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Old Mar 06, 2010, 09:50 AM
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Me too.. Mark,

questions:.. what's the "Blue Sky Rule" exactly (from the RC Pilot's perspective")

when the wind's good and nearly straight in .. how many para-pilots are typically flying, in the vicinity, and how many RC planes can typically be accommodated safely within the RC zone?

and finally.. what's the best way to line up a spotter in advance up there?

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Old Apr 02, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Hey, is the swap meet planned for the next meeting on April 12th?

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Old Apr 05, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Swap meet is ON fer the meeting next week!
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 10:48 PM
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Hey all I didnt know we had our own thread.

Hope you all got some air today. Was a pretty good day all over. I caught the last 1/2 hour of daylight.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Me too.. Mark,

questions:.. what's the "Blue Sky Rule" exactly (from the RC Pilot's perspective")

when the wind's good and nearly straight in .. how many para-pilots are typically flying, in the vicinity, and how many RC planes can typically be accommodated safely within the RC zone?

and finally.. what's the best way to line up a spotter in advance up there?

Regards,
JimS
Jim Blue sky rule means there should be blue sky between your plane and any other plane, paraglider, hang-glider or full-scale at Torrey. If there is blue sky you cant intersect.

If there is no one there to spot you just keep your ears open for the whistles or talk to the paraglider pilots to see which way they are going === North or South at launch.

If its 8-10 mph there could be up to a dozen jellies up, typically half that. 4-5 RC pilots could be flying too. I think its best there when the winds are 25+ hardly anyone is flying manned planes so the hill is left to us RC fliers. At 25 + there might be 4-5 pilots flying and typically taking turns.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 11:11 PM
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Nice...our own TPG thread. Great idea Mark! Looking forward to more flying at Torrey.

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Old Apr 22, 2010, 03:50 PM
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Slow to catch on...

Just found this thread. Good to see.

Did anyone by chance find a TPG card at Torrey over the last week? I seem to have misplaced mine.
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 06:10 PM
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Just found this thread. Good to see.

Did anyone by chance find a TPG card at Torrey over the last week? I seem to have misplaced mine.
Jim
not me.. I'm still waiting for a chance to get rated.
And haven't been back since I saw/met you last.. up there..
Your Name's on the card so I bet it will turn up soon.. JimS
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Jim Blue sky rule means there should be blue sky between your plane and any other plane, paraglider, hang-glider or full-scale at Torrey. If there is blue sky you cant intersect.

If there is no one there to spot you just keep your ears open for the whistles or talk to the paraglider pilots to see which way they are going === North or South at launch.

If its 8-10 mph there could be up to a dozen jellies up, typically half that. 4-5 RC pilots could be flying too. I think its best there when the winds are 25+ hardly anyone is flying manned planes so the hill is left to us RC fliers. At 25 + there might be 4-5 pilots flying and typically taking turns.
Rock,
really sorry i missed this post till just today.. but I did get a chance to go over some of this with MW.. thanks..

Prob I anticipate is by the time you may notice there's no "blue sky" left, its it's too late right? I have the impression you have to be all ears and eyes all the time up there and really fly defensively .. that's what I plan to do anyway.. I don't care about my planes but, would really hate to hit a para pilot or another glider.. especially a fancy expensive carbon ship, and there's a lot of 'em to look out for.

Good tip on the talk-up with the para guys.. if I'm going to fly there it'll be right alongside whom ever's up RC wise too to chat up who's flying low vs. hi or inside vs. out.. something tells me it's not intuitive till perhaps you've done it a few times.. .. rgr on the 25+ I bet it is really hairy then and I know it's great fun to watch..

How long have you been flying Torrey Pines and how many mid-airs have you seen there? I have seem my share at Sea World and when it happened to me once .. i thought it was very cool since it was a head-to-head when we were both doing half-pipes in opposite directions.. (RidgeRogue and I) but then again. no one at all was hurt either..
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Old May 05, 2010, 11:18 PM
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Meeting Tuesday May 11th Air and Space Museum 7 pm.

Guest speaker Tom Mineger on Aero Towing.

Last meeting before the spring/summer break.
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 03:22 PM
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Hi Guys, I'm missing my hi-start and figure I must have left it at the Encinitas site. Anyone find and have my NES "Large" hi-start with a couple hooks on the rubber end and an orange reel? I'd appreciate finding it. I couldn't find it in the trailer.Thanks, Bill Eckles
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 07:20 PM
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Reminder: Torrey Pines Gulls Christmas Party tomorrow night (December14th) automotive Museum, Balboa Park
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 11:30 PM
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By my count next TPG meeting is on Tuesday the 11th?

Are we going to have a pre-meeting at Bronc's Pizza?

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