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Old Sep 10, 2009, 05:04 PM
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It's the "Field of Dream's" effect. IF you build it-They WILL come.

I wonder how long it will take to have the first member with a 3 digit then 4 digit number??

Now that we have LSF's blessing, this thing is going to EXPLODE.


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Old Sep 10, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Hi Steve, just a thought here but what if you had a catagory in the upper levels that required a TD flight after, let's 7:00 pm. The purpose of this task would be to get in a TD flight after the big boomers and major thermal activity had stopped and you would be relying on small, weak lift. I think this could be very challenging.

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PS the package is on its way. Coming FedEx, will get you a tracking number tomorrow.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 06:40 PM
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Wayne. I like the idea of an evening TD task. Just wondering how it will fair with those of us in the northern latatude's as 7:00pm now is getting dark.


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Old Sep 10, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Well maybe it could be something like "the flight shall not start more than 3 hours before sunset". That way everyone is dealing with basically the same situation. Now I know that different latitudes will have different conditions but that is something that is dealt with currently. It can be easily agreed that the flying conditions are different in Arizona compared to here in Minnesota. No real way to even that one out.

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Old Sep 10, 2009, 11:18 PM
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So I vote we all move to Arizona,build our own soaring town,elect Steve as the Mayor,and all soar happily ever after.

Jee,I am getting close to retirement,and these cold winter's are getting tuff,so that maybe a good idea .


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Old Sep 11, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Lucky # 13

As the 13th registrant, I had a couple hours to kill this morning, so with Keith Ebeltoft and Chuck Pinnell as witnesses, I knocked out the (2) 30 min and (1) 30 min with landing. Should have the rest done over the weekend at the CASA ESL contest.
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As the 13th registrant, I had a couple hours to kill this morning, so with Keith Ebeltoft and Chuck Pinnell as witnesses, I knocked out the (2) 30 min and (1) 30 min with landing. Should have the rest done over the weekend at the CASA ESL contest.
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Welcome on board Tom, great to have a LV with us.

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Old Sep 11, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Geez, did I make this too easy? All three 30 minute flights in 1 day. I must have forgot to tell you lucky # 13 has to do all the tasks twice. I see a new member coming soon.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 07:43 PM
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All 3 30 minute task's in one day!! Why do I suddenly feel like I have entered the Indy 500 with a 1970 station wagon . Oh well this is a journy not a destination, Right? Winter is comeing on fast(temp was 6 degree's this morning)so I had best make good use of the time left.

Anyway,well done and welcome Tom


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Old Sep 12, 2009, 06:26 AM
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S, S, S, Six degrees......brrrrrr...... Start a bon fire. Stay warm and create your own thermal. Just the thought of it makes me shiver. Man I hate winter!
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We are talking Canada, so that temp was is celcius right? Please say yes.

Wayne

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All 3 30 minute task's in one day!! Why do I suddenly feel like I have entered the Indy 500 with a 1970 station wagon . Oh well this is a journy not a destination, Right? Winter is comeing on fast(temp was 6 degree's this morning)so I had best make good use of the time left.

Anyway,well done and welcome Tom


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Old Sep 12, 2009, 11:09 AM
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Sorry! Forgot you guy's are still in the 19th century,so that would be a touch over 40F. It will be in the single digit F temp's soon enuff,as we normally have our first snowfall in the next 2 to 3 week's.

Ken (who lives nextdoor to Nanook of the North)
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I've been following this thread for a long time. My problem is not just the ability to get to contests and slopes, which the SSP has addressed, but with two young children and a demanding job, I never know very far ahead of time when I'll be able to fly. So getting a witness is nearly impossible.

I'd like to see some consideration of allowing a GPS data logger as a witness. I make the SkyTraceGPS (www.magtechinc.net) and would like to use mine as a witness. If you launch from the landing target then it is very easy to tell if you landed close enough. You can also very easily determine the flight time. The data file has a checksum that prevents tampering with the data. So, after a flight, the data is downloaded from the GPS and either sent in or posted for review. I'd be happy to review the logs of anyone using the SkyTraceGPS.

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Old Sep 13, 2009, 09:20 AM
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Steve,

would aerotow within the 60sec / 300m restrictions be a possible launch method?

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Old Sep 13, 2009, 09:26 AM
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Hi Ralph, If my memory is correct the use of a data logging device is already permissable for the timed flights. At the time the discussion was surrounding the popular devices like Eagletree and RAM. I also believe that in the higher levels the landing tasks get to be as close as 1 meter. Can the device you are proposing track distances that small?
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