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Old May 22, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Wayne: Remember, if you have a logging device you can now use it as a witness for the timed part of flights. Check out the changes in the witness section (page 1) for all of the details.
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The next three days here are supposed to be nice so I'm planning on getting some soaring in. Hopefully I'll be the next to complete Copper Level. I have some work to do to get there.
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Old May 22, 2009, 08:20 AM
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Steve, i got a couple of picts yesterday for Joe where do i need to send them? im not really sure. Did get some good flying in and yet another day i was kinda close but its soooo much fun. Hope you guys get some good weather this weekend.

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Old May 22, 2009, 09:00 AM
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You can send them to ssp@fourway.net . I'll forward them on to Joe from there. It will be nice to put a face to the name as they say. I'm gearing up now to go out at my place and get some flying in. Those hour flights aren't easy. I've come close but as yet they're eluding me as well.
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Old May 22, 2009, 09:12 AM
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Steve, i think i sent them to the correct place, if not im sure someone will surely tell me. I sent them to Joe and i hope its the correct Joe anyway go out and get some flyin done, if i can get things wrapped up at the shop im leaving early. I did get a set of the "Real Balls" end plates from Winch Doc and got to try the winch out yesterday, it sure made a BIG difference on how the winch preforms, no drag just nice and smooth and lots of power to spare.

Everyone have a great holiday weekend

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Old May 22, 2009, 01:07 PM
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If you sent them to Joe (thermaler) that's fine. I'll have him send them to me as well.
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I've been trying to get a bit of flying in today and have managed a measly 8+ minute flight. Not much of an accomplishment but I'll take it. I also spent some time practicing landings (not by choice) even though they didn't count as I had no witness. I played with my Z-Log to get it set up so I don't have to remember to turn it on. I do that with timers as well. So many missed flights because I forget to throw the switch. Now it auto zeroes at power up, then turns on at 10' and off at under 1'. Tested it and it seems to solve the problem of not remembering to do it manually. What can I say I'm getting old and forgetful. I can't wait for tomorrow. It's off to the turf farm for some serious fun!
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Old May 23, 2009, 05:35 PM
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Had a productive and fun day today. All I have left to do is the three 30 minute flights. Maybe tomorrow or Monday I can get them. For now a shower and a nap will do. I'm flat wore out!
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Old May 23, 2009, 07:52 PM
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Me TOO!

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Old May 27, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Steve, ive finally got 1 of those 45 min flights outta the way i dont know what the heck the problem is but it seems like the harder i try the shorter the flights get. Went out again the other day and flew the wings off of both planes, not even close usually where i fly (at my shop) you can count on the buzzards, im not sure but i think they were all on vacation last week. Im hopeing for some good flyin weather this weekend, but who knows i think weve got rain again. Did you get your last 3 flights in? Im looking into to some new flying areas just waiting for the farmers to get hay cut and then game on.

Have a great day
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Old May 27, 2009, 05:07 PM
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Not yet. I messed my knee up so I'm taking it easy this week. Joe got one of his though. He still has some catchin' up to do. It dosen't matter as we're back to wind and rain again. We needed the rain though. Maybe this weekend we can get out. I'm dying to try the Goal & Return in Bronze level.
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Old Jun 05, 2009, 03:18 PM
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We went out today for some airtime. I was working hard but gettin' no where. The best I managed before the lawn mower showed up was 16:55. Hopefully I'll do better next time.
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Old Jun 07, 2009, 02:03 PM
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Steve, seems like its been pretty quiet around here. I did manage to get my 2 45 min td flights and 1 landing outta the way, but what a struggle its been. Did have some really good lift on Fri. but i got started later than i wanted to, yesterday just plain sucked windy and more wind. Maybe this week will be somewhat better than its been. Waiting for the wind to die down, the rain has moved out so maybe alittle flyin this afternoon i hope.

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Old Jun 14, 2009, 01:29 PM
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Ok Steve, you been getting any flying in? i did manage to get all 8 of my landing tasks completed just been working on everything else. The 2 45 min td flights are done now on to the rest, i dont know about you but, its been a real struggle. One day the lift is just great, the next ya cant hardly fly for 5 to 10 minutes, but im sure if i was a better pilot it wouldnt be that much of a problem. Ive still been tweaking the Fazer and X-Pro and flying times are getting better, hope you and Joe are doing good.


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Old Jun 14, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Steve was by the phone today hoping for news that things went well for a family member.
I spent the day on landing practice as landings have done me in in the last two contest.
Our OFB Jime got a 10+ for the best of the day when we thought 1/2 hours would be simple. It looked like a good day but......

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Old Jun 14, 2009, 08:42 PM
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My younger brother and parents were going to come up from MO for a visit. My brother fell of the edge of the porch while loading the car and had to be taken to the hospitol by ambulance. He broke both bones in his leg above the ankle. Not good. After setting it twice a specialist was brought in today to put plates and screws in to hold everything together. I've been sitting by the phone all day waiting for the news to trickle in. He will be in the hospitol for a couple of days at least then back home with the folks.
The flying here has been lacking lately. I'm hopiong for better weather soon before the humidity starts setting in. I just need the 30 minute flights to get done with copper. Good to hear someone is making progress at least.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Steve, hope all goes well for your brother. I was planning on getting out yesterday but.... got stuck at mom inlaws finishing up some trim work and putting in some new windows that i should have gotten done awhile back. Yesterday should have been an awesome day, the buzzards were everywhere by the time i got finished it was getting to late, oh well maybe next weekend will be good.

Have a great day

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