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Old Oct 08, 2012, 10:02 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Jrs-123-- All in good fun. This was my first time there, and I had a BLAST!

We're going back, and next year, I expect to have a bigger plane, and more experience landing IN the field.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:53 AM
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Thank you CVRC for all of your hard work, to give all of us flyers a weekend of fun. We can't thank you enough for all the hours you spend, to give us a chance to test our skills against a hundred plus flyers from all over the country. Another one well done and in the books.
See you guys soon,
SSJSS (Bakersfield )
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 01:11 AM
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The crew at CVRC certainly know how to put on a first class event, my hats off to you all. This was my first trip up to Visalia and will definitely become a regular stop on the contest calendar for me. And many thanks to my flying partners, Target, Tom Watson, and Mehrdad. Nice to have such a talented group pilots in your camp. Thanks again CVRC!

Mark Canfield
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Looking for round by round scores for this year's contest, anyone have them?

Hello all,

Once again the CVRC crew put on a great contest for everyone to come and enjoy, good seeing all the same faces, along with some new ones... for all the regulars, this has come to be an annual event we all put on our "Must Attend" events, right!?!? For the newbies to this contest, WELCOME and I'm sure we'll see you there next year...

Here's one for you, I received a request from another fellow glider pilot, does anyone have the scores by rounds as they progressed through this past weekend? If so, any way they can be posted? Might be a stretch of a request but any help would be appreciated in advance...

Thanks to all for making this past weekend a blast and for my fellow club members that always find a way to make our Visalia campsite a 'Home away from Home'.

See you all soon at some other soaring events,

Edgar
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:09 PM
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I am hoping that the person or persons who took a picture of my Houston Hawk Tiplet embedded in the leading edge of the "AVA" type wing will post the picture on this thread.

Midair occured during the 3rd round on Saturday. Both pilots completed their 10 minute tasks.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 03:44 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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I heard that impact, but didn't see, as I was doing an emergency receiver R&R. I'm glad both planes made it safely to the ground, after getting their times.

Ok. Secretly, I'd like to see that photo, too.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Hello all,

Here's one for you, I received a request from another fellow glider pilot, does anyone have the scores by rounds as they progressed through this past weekend? If so, any way they can be posted? Might be a stretch of a request but any help would be appreciated in advance...

Edgar
I would also like to see the raw data.
Not to attempt to find mistakes, but to find my own mistakes in flying.

R,
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Already looking forward to next year. Will avoid playing limbo with power lines next year though.

Joe
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Better than playing limbo with that Caterpillar out there.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:54 PM
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My best outlanding:

How did you get that finish on your plane?
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:08 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Tie dyed silk, doped onto the plane.

It's available, $15 a yard, 55" wide.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 10:47 PM
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The ty-dyed silkspan on her plane was pretty cool, and it matched her shirt!
There is some good crafts-woman-ship going on in the build of her planes.

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Old Oct 12, 2012, 11:35 PM
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Actually, just silk, no span. Really light stuff, 5mm (momme), I don't know how it translates to in thickness.

Thanks for the compliments. It's just too much fun not to do.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 12:04 AM
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Actually, just silk, no span. Really light stuff, 5mm (momme), I don't know how it translates to in thickness.

Thanks for the compliments. It's just too much fun not to do.
Need.more.detail

I was there & admired it also. I wondered what it was & how you did it. So where did you get it, how did you apply it, and what does "(momme)" mean?

After application did you just seal it with a thinned clear dope?

It looked very cool.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 01:18 AM
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Momme is a Japanese measurement of silk weight. It's so many grams per yard, I forgot what exactly.

I bought the silk from a tie dye supply shop along with the dyes, colored the silk, and then doped it on. I used 60:40 thinner to dope for the first part, and once the weave started to fill in I switched to 50:50 thinner:dope. Easy peasy! I used nitrate dope, for weight management and less shrinkage. There are a couple spots that I've been threatening to hit with some butyrate dope, because they refuse to tighten up. Mostly just the elevator, and no one will notice that being wrinkly at 90 MPH.
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