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Old Jun 08, 2010, 08:21 PM
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Now you know why I don't have a wife, no honey do list for me!!

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Old Jun 08, 2010, 08:55 PM
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Maybe some day I'll learn to ask for help.
That is what those kids are for. They may not know the diff between a 2x4 and a nail but they can lug crap for you!!
I know after a couple of days you will start exploring your limits and manage to get a few things done and you know your can get a ride up at the sod farm, all you have to do is ASK
Get well soon!!

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Old Jun 09, 2010, 06:59 AM
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Kids are like cockroaches and light, mention work and they scatter. As for exploring my limits, well let's just say I'm glad the wife doesn't go to the shop too often. Even with one hand I'm getting some work done on the OLY III. I'm calling it physical therapy. I'm hoping by the time I can fly it will be done. Thanks for all of the kind wishes guys. Now get out there, drum up some newbies and get some work done on those sheets! Anyone getting close to completing a level yet?
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Old Jun 09, 2010, 01:34 PM
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There seems to be a problem with the online app process. I receive the following error message whenever I attempt to submit my info to join.

"Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way."
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Old Jun 09, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Tank52: you have a PM

It worked for me. Sometimes it's a browser issue. No problem, I'll take care of you. You will be our first person in Germany. Sweet.
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Old Jun 09, 2010, 07:46 PM
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Rec'd your PM Steve, thanks for the quick reply. In case others are having similar issues, for what it's worth I was using Mac OSX for my initial tries. I'll attempt again with a Win 7 system before replying to you directly with my data. Got a little sidetracked this evening with a severe storm and a 5" pipe that burst in the basement. Managed to save all on the building board and most of the tools, family photos and such. I actually held the pipe together with a bath towel for 45 minutes while waiting for the fire department to arrive. In the end, we were pretty lucky only to get 10" of water. I've heard that a few neighbors are dealing with several feet of rain water in their basements.

Will be looking forward to building & flying once the tide recedes...

Thanks again!
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 09:24 AM
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Tank, Hope everything is getting dried out. Hopefully the damages aren't too bad. Drop me a line when you get everything settled and I'll get you signed up so you can get started.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 10:32 AM
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Tank, Hope everything is getting dried out. Hopefully the damages aren't too bad. Drop me a line when you get everything settled and I'll get you signed up so you can get started.
Thanks, we're getting there...just sent you a PM with my details.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Replied to PM and E-mailed your application.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 02:37 PM
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Replied to PM and E-mailed your application.
Got it...#63 Aspirant

Thanks Steve.

Who will be #64?
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 04:21 PM
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We have gained a couple of aspirants this last week. Welcome Tank52 and ecormier. This brings the total to 68 participants in the program. Four of us never had aspirant numbers. Things have slowed a bit but we're still growing. I'm hoping we reach 100 by the end of this year. Just 32 to go.
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On a personal note: I'm able to move my arm a bit. I'm hoping it won't be long and I can do some flying. I know Joe will be more than willing to help me launch until I can fully heal. Especially if I bring my retriever. So it shouldn't be long. I'm getting a little work on my OLY III done every day. I'm hoping to use it to get some serious work done on the program ASAP.
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Now that the weather is sorting it's self out, we could hit the magic # fairly soon.

Welcome as well to the "new" lad's, be carefull, this flying stuff is adictive


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Electric launch maximum height?

In the Task Requirements page of the SSP website, it is not clear if there is a maximum launch height for electric sailplanes. In Section 5 it states:

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Electric power, tow men and vehicles shall be limited to a maximum of sixty (60) seconds from launch to towline release.
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You would be required to land and then re-launch using the 60 second, 700′, one (1) general direction rules before starting your flight.
...but there is no 700' rule mentioned anywhere.

Do I need to purchase an altitude logger?

Thanks,
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 11:20 AM
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We have gained a couple of aspirants this last week. Welcome Tank52 and ecormier. This brings the total to 68 participants in the program. Four of us never had aspirant numbers. Things have slowed a bit but we're still growing. I'm hoping we reach 100 by the end of this year. Just 32 to go.
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Thanks Steve & Ken.
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 12:39 PM
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Good catch! Thanks for finding that oversite. The rules have been amended to fix that oversight. They should have said, "60 seconds or 700' (aprox) which ever comes first. The point is simply to simulate an adverage winch launch. This is also why it's a launch in one general direction. There's no need to have a logger. We aren't going to scrub your flight because you managed 701 feet. Winch launch heights vary as well. Sorry for the confusion.
Man, this one is going to cost me. My rule has been, if you find a mistake in the rules or the web site you get a decal on me. Look for it in the mail.


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In the Task Requirements page of the SSP website, it is not clear if there is a maximum launch height for electric sailplanes. In Section 5 it states:



Further down it says:



...but there is there is no 700' rule mentioned anywhere.

Do I need to purchase an altitude logger?

Thanks,
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