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Old May 01, 2010, 01:42 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, 02:41 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, 02:45 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.

Ken
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Old May 04, 2010, 08:19 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, 08:38 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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Old May 05, 2010, 12:09 AM
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Same here. Not so sure about this Global Warming stuff. Wetter than I've ever seen in twenty two year's here. That and it's been snowing for three day's now. Oh well,every cool day, is one more day without the bloody sand fly's.



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Old May 19, 2010, 11:03 PM
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Got some hardcore flying in this last weekend. Went to the Midwest Slope Challenge in Kansas for 4 days of slope soaring. Didn't work on the program at all but at least got to fly. Fun flying, combat, man on man racing with one design sailplanes and unlimited. All good.
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Old May 20, 2010, 01:27 AM
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Going to work on mine thursday if somebody else comes out.

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Old Jun 02, 2010, 01:07 PM
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Bump...kind of quiet in here. Is anyone out there working on SSP tasks?
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 08:01 PM
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Like Ken Spatz said, waiting on the weather. Rain showeres and wind. At my age I like to fly in comfort.Looks promising for next week . If I do fly I shall let you know.

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Old Jun 02, 2010, 11:04 PM
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Gee Ken. We should get together some time this summer and do some sloping in Fernie.

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Old Jun 03, 2010, 07:54 AM
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Sadly, I've been doing everything but soaring. Moved our 15x30 pool, remodeling the house and poor weather has kept me grounded. I'm hoping to get out soon. On the plus side, I have taken a little time away from work to build. My Oly III is getting closer. Of course if it weren't for all of the work it would be done. Sometimes life must come first.
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Old Jun 03, 2010, 08:23 AM
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Sadly, I've been doing everything but soaring. Moved our 15x30 pool, remodeling the house and poor weather has kept me grounded. I'm hoping to get out soon. On the plus side, I have taken a little time away from work to build. My Oly III is getting closer. Of course if it weren't for all of the work it would be done. Sometimes life must come first.
We hope so, we miss you and your retriever

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Old Jun 03, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Take a couple of vacation days and help with my honey do list and I'll lend it to you. At least now I can start flying from the pool again on those hot days.
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Old Jun 03, 2010, 04:45 PM
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Steve just dont drop the Tx when your reaching for that cold beverage huuummm flying from the pool, dang now i need to go get me one of those swimmin pools for behind my shop when it gets really hot out.


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