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Old Apr 18, 2016, 05:04 PM
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Ok that's high enough
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Maan, it looks so difficult LOL. Congrat!
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Old Apr 19, 2016, 05:42 AM
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Fly It Like You Stole It !!
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Nice Job

Congratulations on your flight. Nice Job.

The weather here has been awesome the past few days too. I ran out after work yesterday and put up my first flight of the year after a long winter. Certainly not as epic as yours, but 18 minutes was enough to get the fingers working the sticks again. Hope the weather holds for a few more days. Summer is coming.

Good Luck with your next task.

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Old Apr 19, 2016, 06:58 AM
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Thanks guys. There were times that a few clicks of rudder, some down elevator so it would quit climbing and it was hands off flying. There's something about a day like yesterday and a floater sailplane that are just fun. Throw in some hawks or vultures and it's just relaxing. You just have to be sure not to nod off in the chair.
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Old Apr 19, 2016, 05:04 PM
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You are working way too hard for this Steve. You need to relax and enjoy!!


Good job, again!! So what is left on your sheet?


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Old Apr 20, 2016, 07:27 AM
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I tell you, this old body sure appreciated the lounge chair. I just need the 1K G&R and I'll be done. I really don't think I can do that with the Radian as it's hard for me to see at a good altitude. I seriously need new glasses. I really don't want to try it by thermal hopping at low altitude. There's times I wonder what the guys that made this program were thinking with some of these tasks.
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Old Apr 20, 2016, 07:53 AM
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I bet if you had a spotter that is a pilot with good eyes the Radian would be OK. Get it high, have the spotter help you into the back of the truck, pop out and back for 1K.


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Old Apr 22, 2016, 06:31 AM
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I have an open field on both sides of the road all the way to the turn around point. It's just too hard for me to speck out and see to make the attempt without some better eyes to help. I'm thinking of doing a few mods to the Radian and then possibly painting it a bit to help. Most of it is my eyes though. I'm in serious need of new glasses. I go in 3 weeks to solve that, Old age is a pain.
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