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Old Jun 06, 2014, 10:57 AM
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Post the results of your LSF ESAP activity

Post'em up. Flights, stories, Levels,tips,techniques,power trains, landings,strategies, etc.

LSF ESAP acheivements as of June 2014 from the LSF site.

David Beach Amherst, NH- Level I
Don Harris Westerville, OH- Level I
Preston Heller Wilton, NH- Level I
Ingo Donasch Berlin, Germany- Level I
Merrill Brady Downey, CA- Level I
Curtis Suter Helena, MT- Level I
Thomas Martin Rochester,- WA Level I

July LSF ESAP update:

Ron Allen, Louisville KY-Level 1
Gordon Stahl, Louisville KY-Level 1
Ryan Woebkenberg, Carmel IN-Level 1
Warren Avis, Franklinville NJ-Level 1
Garry Ogilvie, Knoxville TN-Level 1
Dan Vester, Dewey AZ-Level 1
Alexander Hall, Newport RI-Level 1
Rod Musgjerd, East Helena MT-Level 1
David Beach, Amherst NH-Level II
Thomas David Grafton, MA- Level 1

August LSF ESAP update

Clarence Ashcraft, UT, Level I
Skye Malcolm, OH, Level I
Jonathan Garber, MT, Level I
Bill Hoelcher, OH, Level I
Larry Jolly, CA, Level I
Carl Theusen, MT, Level I
Raymond Forceno, NJ, Level I
Larry Dunn, WA, Level I
Mark Franzak, NM, Level I
Ed Franz, KY, Level I
Barry Andersen, KY, Level I
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Old Jun 06, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Yesterday I got my first 5 minute thermal in and my first landing with my Allegro!

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Old Jun 06, 2014, 11:02 AM
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From other thread:

Two EL-1 flights in at 19 min 23 sec and 58 min 31 sec. Will do the landngs on Sunday.
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Old Jun 06, 2014, 12:09 PM
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Two EL-1 flights in at 19 min 23 sec and 58 min 31 sec. Will do the landngs on Sunday.
Well done!

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Old Jun 06, 2014, 09:26 PM
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That's right; the precision landing tasks must be launched to 200 meters.
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Old Jun 06, 2014, 09:46 PM
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I am not sure I can see or launch my eDLG to 200m.
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Old Jun 07, 2014, 09:54 AM
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I am not sure I can see or launch my eDLG to 200m.
Break out the binocular specs ;-)
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Old Jun 07, 2014, 11:21 AM
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launch height

How is it that there in a minimum launch height? I remember doing L1 and 2 landings for string launch LSF using about a 100 ft. launch, did I do it all wrong, was I supposed to go to the top of the winch line?


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Old Jun 07, 2014, 11:58 AM
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How is it that there in a minimum launch height? I remember doing L1 and 2 landings for string launch LSF using about a 100 ft. launch, did I do it all wrong, was I supposed to go to the top of the winch line?


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The SAP does not specify a minimum launch height, but it does require a minimum tow line length.

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All precision spot landing flights must commence with a launch meeting the specifications for towline lengths and methods outlined in Section 7, except that the towline shall be not less than 75 meters (246.1 feet) in length.
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Old Jun 09, 2014, 04:58 PM
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launch height

I did it correctly.
I used a 400 ft hi-start.
For eSAP I would prefer to use 100m for landing tasks.

I am traveling the country right now, but when I get home I will get started.

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Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Sheesh, I thought I could get "Level I" done in one day but it was not to be. I didn't make the five minutes on one flight and missed a landing by a foot on another. I was running low on battery, all those climbs to 200m takes a lot of time. So I guess the next time I get to fly I should finish.
The main goal for the day wasn't LSF but was testing with ballast. The winds were gusting over 20kts and cloudy and I had 14 ounces of lead on board. Fun stuff.

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Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:39 AM
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Sheesh, I thought I could get "Level I" done in one day but it was not to be.
Unless you went with the 15 minute slope option you can't do L1 in one day anyway.

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Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:54 AM
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Unless you went with the 15 minute slope option you can't do L1 in one day anyway.

Ryan
Roger that, thanks for the reminder.

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Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:18 PM
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I was out today shooting landings - but had no witness, so I'm still at scratch.
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Old Jun 14, 2014, 09:49 PM
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I got out to the field this morning to fly with some of the electric and glow power guys, and they took a break to witness 5 spot landings and a 5 minute thermal flight. One more thermal flight to go, with 2 weeks before the ALES contest in Rhode Island. I should be able to squeeze that in and get the form postmarked within 2 weeks!
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