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Old Mar 30, 2010, 08:07 PM
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I had the DLG out on my lunch break. Four tosses for 21 minutes of flight, and on one I came down on purpose. Shared the air with a red tail who didn't mind at all.

I'm also helping son #2 (8 yo) fix up an old GL for the season. I assume he will pick up the flying quickly and will join older brother (10 yo) on the flight line. I hope by the end of the summer they won't need me to help with launches. Time to break out the SSP forms.

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 05:51 AM
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The thread has slowed way down. With the program completed and in full swing I hope everyone is having fun and getting some tasks marked off their sheets. Weather conditions have yet to allow us to get out and do some flying here. We're hoping to see that change some time soon. In the mean time, I'm trying to build an OLY III and remodeling my house. I would much prefer being out flying than remodeling.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 09:29 PM
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We have had awesome weather but I haven't been able to break free yet.
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 12:55 PM
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Last Sunday afternoon we maidened the old GL I mentioned above. First flight off the line was close to 15 minutes. My 10 yo found a thermal on his own with it and was able to stay in it. My 8 yo was able to fly a good bit and make one landing. A couple of other kids got some time on the sticks. It was a good start to the season, but the weather's closed in again.

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Old Apr 17, 2010, 01:21 PM
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I'm very jealous. Cold and windy here.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Steve, its nice and sunny here and the wind god's must be smiling upon us. I flew some Saturday by myself and Sunday there was 3 of us out, myself Adam Quennoz, and Jeff Pfhiefer (sorry Jeff if i spelled it wrong) Adam flew his new Satori, what an awesome ship his last flite lasted just over the 1hr mark, Jeff flew his Superstar and i flew my old Fazer. I had also brought my Shaon out but never got it together. Even though later in the day it clouded up and cooled off the lift was abundant once you got through the inversion layer. Adam, Jeff and i all specked, my neck started to get a little sore around 30 to 40 minutes so i brought the fazer down and besides i dont think my eyes are what they use to be, for me there was a few times it was scarey high. I need to get me one of those thingys that tells ya just how high you were, also it may have been the cloud cover that was playing with my eyes, i think its time for glasses
I hope some of you had as great of a weekend as i did. Im hoping to ge in some contests this year but work keeps getting in the way.


Ya'll have a great day
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Finally a perfect day for flying here. Too bad I was sucking drywall dust and trying to make progress on the main bathroom in the house. The sadest part is even if I would have gave in and went flying, the only plane I have programmed in the new radio is the Radian. There needs to be more hours in a day or something. Good thing I hired help to get the remodeling over with. Glad to hear someone is getting out and keeping the SSP going.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 12:02 AM
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Any thoughts on opening this up to electric powered gliders with height limiting devices to set the launch height? Sacrilege I know - LOL!!!!
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 06:25 AM
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We already have allowances for electrics. If you go to our site and read the requirements page you will find the rules for using electrics. We did this very early on so electrics could be included in the program.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 08:47 AM
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That's great news - thanks.
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Old May 01, 2010, 12:42 PM
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NEWS: I've decided to try to drum up more interest in the SSP. So in order to get our name out there in the public eye I'm going to eat the cost of some of the decals. The decal WILL NOT fit in a regular envelope. I had to get special ones for them. So just send me a stamp and if you have it an address label and I'll send you 2 free decals. Be sure to include your current address if you don't have an address label. This will give you a decal for your vehicle and one for a plane. I'm hoping this will generate some interest from people who haven't heard about the program and help us to grow.
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There's been quite a bit of buzz on R/C Groups about XC. (cross country) We even have a new forum for it. So of course the question has been asked. Are we planning to have a Sportsman's XC program? HMMMM, we've covered TD and trying to get slope covered as well. So I guess the answer would be, possibly, if there's enough interest. So let me hear your ideas and we'll see what we can come up with. It will have to be a stand alone program. I refuse to go back and try to redo the current program again. Too many people have started it and it would just be too difficult. The good thing is, it could be based on points per mile or some such thing. Let's hear what you all think.
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Old May 01, 2010, 01:41 PM
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SSP-XC I'm IN, Oh boy am I in .

Not realy sure if we need a point system for CX legs. It could be broken down into 3 catagory's : Free distance 1K,2K,5k,10K,20K
Out and return 1K,2K,5K,10K,20K
Closed Course (triangle with 3 or 4 point's) 3K,5K,10K,20K

The Closed Course will help those who have a resrticted area (eastern US,UK and the like).


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Old May 01, 2010, 01:45 PM
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There are several small GPS logger's out there,so may need the logged flight as well as the witness form.

Just my 5 cent's(inflation you know) worth.

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Old May 04, 2010, 07:19 PM
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I'm having enough problems just getting out and flying, let alone trying something extra. Next weekend is the Midwest Slope Challenge in Kansas though so I will definately get some flights in, finally
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Old May 04, 2010, 07:38 PM
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I'm having enough problems just getting out and flying, let alone trying something extra.
You and me both. The weather here has been terrible for flying so far this season. I haven't even been to the sod farm to see the guys yet this year. Not that anyone is probably there.
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