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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:30 PM
I Like Clouds Made Of Limes?
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That was some great flying Ian, Kudos on your PB!

I just had to make a text sound from that video clip....!

*Sound of airframe moving in the DS circuit, 'What am i doing???' * more DS sounds!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Ya know this thread is over 2 years old, but thanks.
Some pilots are distracted by folks calling out the speeds on the gun. I like
constant feedback so I can try something different or ease off when the conditions
just aren't giving it up, which is why I'm often asking how fast it's going.

I think I've kinda hit the limit with this plane though. My new PB this year is only 352mph, but
at least I got it in Colorado to up the state record.

ian
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:47 PM
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So A kinetic then? or a d130?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:16 PM
PB of 733kph
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Ya know this thread is over 2 years old, but thanks.
Some pilots are distracted by folks calling out the speeds on the gun. I like
constant feedback so I can try something different or ease off when the conditions
just aren't giving it up, which is why I'm often asking how fast it's going.
I think you are right, Ian. I try to reduce any distractions to allow me to concentrate best i can. But looking at a recent video of mine, I could have gone faster by choosing the correct line etc if I knew the speeds I was achieving
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Another thing is, no matter what line gives you the highest perceived speed, it doesn't do
you any good if it's not pointed close to straight at someone's radar gun at some point in the
circuit. There are times when I *know* it is ripping, but I hear the radar speeds are low
and must adjust the angle of the circuit to get it pointed at the gun. It's rarely the most
comfortable line, and often not the absolute fastest, but yields the best radar speeds. I've
seen conditions at Weldon where the high line (entirely above the horizon) was very fast, but
can't use it. I've seen Spencer, among others, dig *waaaaaaay* down the back and
bounce off the rotor 3/4 down the hill for some huge speed, but the radar gun can't
see that far and by the time it's close enough to read, it's off angle again. When I'm radaring for
others who want to hear speeds for every pass, I'll tell em when I know it's off angle..

ian
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:37 PM
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You should write "The DSer's Guide to Speed"

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