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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:48 AM
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While at the Manilla Slope Fest I picked up a new toy to fly at the NZ DS week.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:52 AM
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WoooHooo Jono!!!!

WINDBURNER FURBALL!!!

Isn't that Kev's personal Burner?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:01 AM
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WoooHooo Jono!!!!

WINDBURNER FURBALL!!!

Isn't that Kev's personal Burner?
Was Kev's personal WindBurner but not any longer. It's amazing what deals can be made after a few beers
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:46 AM
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I was at the Tekapo site today, whitecaps on the lake, warm and sunny. Equinoxal gales are starting, book your tickets now!
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Good stuff!

I found that when it is good at Tekapo, i.e. more westerly, is is calmer at Fairlie as the hills block the wind.

When it is more north, it funnels down the valley and hits Fairlie pretty hard. I am keen to head further up the ridge line next time and find a good North-northwest site. I have my eye on a couple
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Was Kev's personal WindBurner but not any longer. It's amazing what deals can be made after a few beers
Haha... Wondered how you got it.....got him pi$$Ed around the camp fire
And while he was mesmerized by the fire and falling off the log...offered him $10.

Well done.

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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Good stuff!

I found that when it is good at Tekapo, i.e. more westerly, is is calmer at Fairlie as the hills block the wind.

When it is more north, it funnels down the valley and hits Fairlie pretty hard. I am keen to head further up the ridge line next time and find a good North-northwest site. I have my eye on a couple
I've now got contour lines on my mapping system which should help. Have you tried Mt John?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Mt John isn't a ridge. It has a flat, wide, rounded top. Need as sharp and straight a ridge top as possible
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Geez Jono you kept that quiet.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Mt John isn't a ridge. It has a flat, wide, rounded top. Need as sharp and straight a ridge top as possible
I actually meant the north end, not the top. Not as sharp as your one though.

I do have access to the hill off Red Mist road which is more westerly facing with a ridge 100m high and 400m along the top. Access via a closed road the army uses. Called Red Mist road because further down it is the live fire range. If you pick up any strange metal objects you just might turn into a red mist... Safe on this hill though.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:32 AM
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I think Kev too pity on the kiwi's and needed all the help they can get.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:12 PM
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So that's where my Windburner went,woke up with a sore head no burner.have been looking all over the place fore it.

Jono just be gentle on the sticks on the first flight the MKS servos are very quick and sensitive.
Good luck Kev
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Jono just be gentle on the sticks on the first flight the MKS servos are very quick and sensitive.
Good luck Kev
I'm pretty sure Jono runs about 80% expo. I think once he gets it up, he likes them quite soft. More cushion for the pushing
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:40 PM
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My old Nickname was Captain Exponential. Now post US trip, I only use between 20 and 40%

I was given a good reason for it! You have to move your stick further to get the same result, and that extra time can mean you get to land your model or go pick up the pieces
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