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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:41 AM
I DS slower than I build!
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Awesome Cory, truly awesome. I wish I had gone down with my Friend cityevader. I would have love to have flown the Dom! Let me know when you will be headed back up to San Jose/Fremont area, so I can get my chance! Maybe at Coyote Hills?

Thanks, keep up the great work!
Funny you should ask that. My wife and I were just going over plans for future family vacations not 10 minutes ago. Looks like we might be headed back to California in 2018...
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 08:03 PM
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So where is the Dom headed to next?

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Any news?

Any news as to the DOM's next destination. Seems a shame for the old girl(?) to sit around for so long.......

Cheers, all,

Christopher
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:05 PM
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Be good to have it home in Australia next September whatca think Zipper ?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Be good to have it home in Australia next September whatca think Zipper ?
Home is the Place to be...

Rubio
who just took a run on the coast and had that thought
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Be good to have it home in Australia next September whatca think Zipper ?
Here is the video from 7 years ago of WST stop 1 Blackheath NSW Australia.

World Slope Tour (4 min 6 sec)
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Just reading the log... I forgot i flew it at stop 3 also in Victoria.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:50 AM
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Forgive me for being about a month slow posting this, but I had problems with a failing hard drive over the last month and have not had easy time with my computer for that time. Luckily I got it figured out and got a new hard drive before I lost important things like family photos.

Last month, Oct 12th and 13th the DOM went on another adventure; backpacking with the Boy Scouts. It was a very short trip, but still, as far as I know it was the DOM's first overnight backpacking trip. We hiked in along the bank of Ririe Reservoir east of Idaho Falls a short distance to a secluded camp site. The next morning while the Scouts were fishing I climbed the hill above them and attempted to fly. The forecast was for 15 mph winds, but they ended up about half that. I launched the DOM several times but was unable to maintain altitude for very long. The longest flight was about a minute. I also brought my Speedo Thermo which can fly in lighter winds than the DOM but it too was unable to stay up long. At least I tried! Unfortunately I was unable to get any photos during the brief flights.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:17 AM
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Be good to have it home in Australia next September whatca think Zipper ?
Would be nice to see her again, but Im sure there are still places she hasn't been yet.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:58 AM
I DS slower than I build!
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There really is strong sentiment out there that this plane needs to end up in the AMA museum or somewhere similar eventually.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Nice pics Cory! An overnight backpacking trip for the Dom, how cool.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Thats awesome Cory. I've thought about taking up a small wing before, but have always given up after considering the extra weight of the Tx. Of course with only a 1-2 day trip, weight is much less of an issue.

-Jonathan
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Thats awesome Cory. I've thought about taking up a small wing before, but have always given up after considering the extra weight of the Tx. Of course with only a 1-2 trip weight is much less of an issue.

-Jonathan
My backpacking load is really light. My backpack, tarp tent, and sleeping quilt are all home made. My 3 season base load (everything except food and water) is only 12.5 lbs. that makes carrying a plane or two and transmitter easy. The hard part is protecting the transmitter. I need to make a soft sided foam case that fits in my pack to protect the sticks and switches. A broken down 48" wing would then be easy to take on most trips. I didn't break it down this time because the trip was so short. I also want to come up with a field charger. Any ideas?.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Well I made a Wingwarrior Scrappy that could be broken down and easy stuffed in a briefcase or small backpack and liked it enough I made a second to give to my dad for father's day specifically with having him take it up on a backpacking trip which they had planned that year which I was unable to go on. He was very grateful and happy with the present, but kindly refused to haul it up I suppose there are so many other awesome things to do while hiking in the high Sierra's that flying can be left to do on those days at home when you can't make it to the real mountains.

I'm really jealous of your light weight pack. While I didn't weigh out my base load I think it was fairly minimal, but as I was traveling with a few older folks (parents and a friend) this summer I got designated as the pack mule and hauled way more than I would have liked. We did a 10day hike in from the Minarets and out through Vernal Falls and the Mist Trail to Yosemite Valley.

Why not use a solar charger for your battery needs?

-Jonathan
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Yosemite is awesome. When I was a kid we had a guide take us into the Indian caves. Small crouch down size tunnel for a while, pitch black, and then opened up into a room you could stand and sit around in a decent sized circle. So cool.
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