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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I can't think of any reason you couldn't use a DLG to complete your tasks. It would make things a bit more challenging. If you find a reason let me know and we'll try to address it if we can. It would really make me happy if someone could figure out the advanced slope program for us flat landers. Remember though it has to work any where in the world.

On a side note: It's good to see this thread coming back to life. I also added a new aspirant this morning. Now if the winds would calm down from 25-30 I would go out and do some flying.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 08:31 AM
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So far I've done more than half of my SSP tasks with a DLG, including the 30 minute flights. Yes - it's harder for the long flights than a larger plane would be, but it requires less setup time, so you get to take advantage of smaller blocks of time.

Tim
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:24 AM
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It would really make me happy if someone could figure out the advanced slope program for us flat landers. Remember though it has to work any where in the world.

Steve I offered my help some time ago, and then I do not know where we got :P If you provide me with the basic lines of what you have I can try to put something together and after your approval we can present it on the SSP group for extra input


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Old Mar 08, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Hi, I tried to submit a program application form just now, but the CAPTCHA image is not being shown, so no way to get past the form validation. Makes me a sad bear.

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Old Mar 09, 2012, 06:20 AM
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The auto form is being a pain again. I'm about ready to just remove it. Just PM or e-mail me the info and I'll take care of it personally. Sorry for the hassle.

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Old Mar 12, 2012, 02:44 AM
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And I'm on my way with two GPS-logged 5 minute flights on my Radian this weekend. :-) I have a CAM altitude limiter in my Radian and use it to control my launches. I get either 200m altitude or 30 second motor run.

I would have had more flights Sunday, but I lost sight of my plane in the sun on the second flight and crashed it hard, ending my flying.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 05:32 AM
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Sounds like you're off to a good start. Except for the crash. Did you get you landing on either one? You have to love a Radian for cheap quality soaring. You should see the 120" Radian I built. On a calm day it's almost impossible to get down. Here it is with a standard one next to it for comparison.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Sadly, no. My landings still suck badly. I'm still learning how to line up the plane so it lands where I want it instead of where the winds and the air dictate. I'll get it sooner or later. :-) And yeah, I love my Radian. What an easy, great way to get into this hobby.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Hi Steve et al
Finally got my first official flight in today. 5 min 20 sec thermal flight with precision landing.
I'm using a Soaring Circuits CAM set for 150 m. My timer switch is next to my flight mode one. That lets me start the timer when I switch from launch mode to cruise/thermal mode. My launch mode is the only one that enables the motor.

Andrew
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Sweet. Don't forget to mark the printout and send it with your form.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I got out and finished up all my spot landings yesterday for my copper level. I already have some of the flight tasks completed so I am well on my way. The longer TD flights will be a real challenge for me but that is what the program is about. Challenging oneself. The weather closed in here again and it is 37 degrees and windy so no flying for a little while.

Wayne
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Good job! I need to get out my form and see where I'm at. The weather here is the same. It went from hot and good for soaring to cold and windy. It's early in the season though. Keep up the good work.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Finished my 5 min stuff last weekend and did my first 15min TD yesterday(16m 34 s). I gained 42 meters above my motor off altitude of 150m. I need to work on my landings as well.

Andrew
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Great job! I like doing my landing practice when the lift isn't so good. With my Radian I love to come in hot and do a loop or two to bleed off the speed and then land. It makes for quality entertainment.
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Old May 18, 2012, 06:36 AM
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We just added another aspirant bringing us to 89. Welcome Evil-Tunes. I hope you enjoy the program. How's everyone else doing?

On a personal note. I've just picked up a motor for the OLY III. As soon as I get a chance she's going electric. I think she'll get a lot more air time that way. After all of the spraying last year the SSP field is looking good. The farmers removed the 3 silos at the end of the field this spring. Then the farmer across from me added 2 large silos (thermal generators) across the street. The best part is they seem to throw some really nice thermals right over the field on most days. I've aborted many landings due to thermals over the runway just to climb back to altitude. Oh darn. As soon as I get a few more projects out of the way I plan to get some more progress done on the program. I know, I know, I've been saying that. I'm old and falling apart so things take me a while to get done. What can I say.
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