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Old Aug 02, 2009, 07:51 PM
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Old Aug 02, 2009, 09:52 PM
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If they are anything like our weather people, IF they call for rain, Bring your sun screen!!

Just think positive, you know that "KARMA" thing.

Hopeing to get my sheet in the mail early this week so I can start on Bronze. It sounds better being a Bronze Warrior than a Copper Comando


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Old Aug 02, 2009, 10:21 PM
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Looks like I should have made that last landing Steve.
So far next weekend is looking good.
It was fun today but we wasted too much time BSing, I think today was a lot like a couple of weeks ago when we both pulled 30+ on the first flight. Sorry for wasting your time with boring NATs tales (<;

I like that thought Ken.

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Old Aug 03, 2009, 07:54 AM
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I probably should have gotten my butt up there sooner. The way the sky looked I think 9:00 may have been better. Next weekend if we go I will be there at 9:00. As far as the NATS goes. I enjoyed everyones stories. I wish I could do stuff like that.
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Old Aug 03, 2009, 08:42 AM
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Steve, we had our 1st annual glider fun fly on Saturday weather was almost not going to cooperate but the rain and the wind moved out. We had some decent lift early and like you guys pretty much turned to sink. Launch up and down withing 3 to 5mins., did get the Radian out and almost lost it in some low clouds, my youngest son was standing next to me and said, where'd it go dad! and poof out it came. Was going to try to get my 1hr. but no luck and completely forgot about the ladder flights and or the 2 10 minute timed flights DUH, oh well maybe this weekend ill get some time.


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Old Aug 06, 2009, 06:03 AM
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I broke down and bought a Radian. There's lots of days I could be getting some flying if it weren't for all of the setup & tear down time of the winch/retiever. It will also put me in a better position to work with the electric guys. It should be here next Tuesday and I plan to put it to use as soon as I get it. Maybe by increasing flight time I can finally get that last 30 minute flight in.
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DECALS: I haven't recieved an e-mail from the grafix guy so I'll be calling him today to see what's going on.
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Old Aug 06, 2009, 10:07 AM
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It would of been better IMHO to get a hi-start than something with a spiny thing on the front. I use my hi-start way more than my winch as it takes 2 minute's to set up and I get about the same hight. But hey, what ever get you in the air.

On a side note, I am haveing a local embroidery shop put the SSP design on a wind-breaker type jacket. I is a full-back job,so it should look real good.


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Old Aug 06, 2009, 10:32 AM
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I broke down and bought a Radian. There's lots of days I could be getting some flying if it weren't for all of the setup & tear down time of the winch/retiever. It will also put me in a better position to work with the electric guys. It should be here next Tuesday and I plan to put it to use as soon as I get it. Maybe by increasing flight time I can finally get that last 30 minute flight in.
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You got that right. The combination of the Parkzone name, the foam and the motor on the front makes it feel like a big Parkflyer. They are far more apt to try soaring with a Radian than a 2M Spirit on a hi-start.

My experience is, once you get them to try it, about half will stick with soaring and about half of those will want to try a pure glider if they have someone to help the go pure.
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Old Aug 06, 2009, 11:53 AM
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I didn't bother with the RTF I bought the PNP and plan to put it on 72MHZ. I like only having one radio. Plus I read the Radian thread and see they're having a few issues with the 2.4. I'm sure it's a small amount, but for now I decided to save the $100 and just use my 72mhz stuff that is lying around. I have a high start that sits now that I have a winch. I wanted extreme simplicity and it will make a good trainer for grandkids and others. I was shocked to come home and find it on my doorstep already. It's going to be in the air today if the weather holds. Now I have a plane with an "invisible winch" as well.
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DECALS: I have an update on the decals. I stopped by the grafix guy's today and did some work on the decal design. I should have a proof copy next Tuesday. Then they will be printed and ready to go.
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KEN: Don't forget to post pics of the jacket when you get it done.
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Old Aug 06, 2009, 12:06 PM
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I flew "pure" sailplanes for years, but finding places where I could stretch out a hi-start without encountering obstacles became harder and harder. When I returned to R/C, and discovered the capabilities of the new electric motors, I was hooked. I converted my Flamingo to electric, and never looked back. Now I can launch anywhere. I don't have to worry about people walking over my hi-start lines, trees, or other issues. If the launch area is not clear I can happily wait till it is. Holding a fully stretched hi-start for 5 or more minutes waiting for the area to clear gets old really fast.

The motor is just another launch mechanism. It has the added benefit of providing an emergency return to field should I get to far out to make it back. So far I have never had to use it, but it is nice to know it is there.

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Old Aug 07, 2009, 05:27 AM
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I encourage everyone to fly any type of sailplane, even a string launched - eventually then may graduate to one that can launch it's self.
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Old Aug 08, 2009, 06:06 AM
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No flying for Steve and I this weekend means we have to do something on the "Honey-do list", rats!!!!!
Come on rain, I don't want t paint the house
Things to do in the shop!

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Old Aug 08, 2009, 08:04 AM
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I was wondering what others are using for a spot for their spot landings. Anyone care to share?

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Old Aug 08, 2009, 09:05 AM
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I was using an old 3" per point tape made from patio chair webbing but since I need to improve my landing scores GREATLY I will be using an old t-shirt.

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Old Aug 08, 2009, 10:01 AM
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I use 1 1/4 wide white plastic ribbon in two 6 m lengths held down with 5, 3 inch nail's. I put it in a + pattern and measure from the center nail head to the tip of the nose. It makes judgeing the set down point real easy.




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