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Old May 27, 2010, 07:19 AM
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So just to ask - anyone have any good beginner 3d planes they are looking to part with?

I'm mainly considering getting some foamies, but might be open to some balsa if you feel I'd be able to fly it.

Thanks. NOAA has Saturday listed as "Partly Sunny Hi 65 F"
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Old May 27, 2010, 08:29 AM
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Jholen, I have a 38" DW Foamies Extra that might work for you. Just a slightly beat up hand me down! lol. But it might work for your purposes. You can HAVE IT! I might even have a power system for it for really cheap.

I'm about a 80% chance on Saturday, the weather reports' been improving.....
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Old May 27, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Jholen, I have a 38" DW Foamies Extra that might work for you. Just a slightly beat up hand me down! lol. But it might work for your purposes. You can HAVE IT! I might even have a power system for it for really cheap.

I'm about a 80% chance on Saturday, the weather reports' been improving.....
Sweet! If she flies I'd be interested in taking it off your hands if she isn't getting any love.

Any Kalteisen kits that anyone wants to part with? Was about to pull the trigger on one, but he temporarily closed up shop!
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Old May 28, 2010, 07:19 PM
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Looks like 60 acres is closed for flying this Saturday. Sunday is still up in the air. This is from the e-mail I received from NWEF, Lon will send out an-e-mail Sunday morning letting us know if flying is available Sunday.

Just got the word that 60 Acres will be closed this Saturday to ALL use. They wanted to close this all weekend but I fought to try and keep it open for this Sunday. We will review the field conditions Sunday morning and let you know if we can fly that day. All the rain has turned some of the field into swamp land and even soccer would not be allowed to use the site the way it is.
This is from the e-mail I received.
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Old May 28, 2010, 10:58 PM
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Darn!

What about Monday? Guessing most of us have it off - want to meet up anywhere other than 60 acres for some flying?
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Old May 29, 2010, 01:47 PM
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If we can use the field on Sunday I will go out. The weather looks best for Sunday but if its good on Monday Im game.
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Old May 29, 2010, 10:12 PM
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Just have to wait and play it by ear. Hopefully they'll find out early Sunday and send out an e-mail.
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 11:11 PM
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Any ideas for other fields? Seems like the NWEF field near Kirkland is going to take longer than originally thought.

Just sent in my app for AMA - so should have more options of where to fly now.
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Old Jun 03, 2010, 12:28 AM
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What about Marymoor?
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Old Jun 03, 2010, 04:17 AM
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The $40 membership dues really don't seem that bad.

Maybe we should setup a date to do a fly-in there on one of the public flying days?
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Old Jun 03, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Saturdays are public days. I'm game for this saturday. Looks like about a 60/40 on the weather. If tomorrow's storm blows on through as forecast it should be good, if it is delayed at all it could be nasty.

Some things about Marymoor that I observed there.

good:
There is a nice crowd of 'whoa!' spectators which is kind of fun.
the field is manicured like Augusta National.

bad:
the sun position is bad. forget about a right to left KE pass, the sun at 2 oclock is brutal.
the pits are a mile away from the pilot stations
the flying area is another mile awa away from the pilot stations

also:
ama required

anyways, it's a nice field but not that great for small park models

used to be a lot of fly-ins around, but they seemed to have died over the last couple years, but maybe someone knows of one this weekend.
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Old Jun 04, 2010, 12:57 AM
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The sun is not a problem if you bring sunglasses or a lot of flyers bring a piece of 1x2 wood with a round paper plate at the top and stick it in the ground.. works great. The pits are only about 100 feet from the cars.. it is not that bad... especially if you help other carry...
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Old Jun 04, 2010, 08:37 PM
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The paper plate thing is interesting, I have not tried that. I do have some new prescription sunglasses to try out.

So the weather report is looking mostly sunny, light winds. You guys have got to try this new DW Foamies 40" Juka, the ultimate 3d machine, it's pure joy.
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Old Jun 04, 2010, 09:18 PM
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The paper plate thing is interesting, I have not tried that. I do have some new prescription sunglasses to try out.

So the weather report is looking mostly sunny, light winds. You guys have got to try this new DW Foamies 40" Juka, the ultimate 3d machine, it's pure joy.
I work graveyard so it complicates weekend flying - What time you aiming to be there? I'm thinking I could swing down there around 4pm at the earliest or so, though have to talk to the wife.
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Old Jun 05, 2010, 12:14 AM
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FYI, there is a huge fly-in and swap meet tomorrow at the Seattle RAMS club in Auburn from sunrise to sunset....

http://www.seattlerams.com/Seasonal/Normal/index.htm
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