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Old Jul 19, 2010, 01:30 AM
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haha, ive had tree incidents too. i even got my Radian stuck on the side of the bluffs along the american river near the new folsom bridge, since then i have about 300' of rope and a jimmy rigged grappling hook from home depot parts in the van (has come in handy a few times since then). that was my first radian, unfortunately i wasnt able to fish it off the cliff :-(
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 07:51 PM
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I haven't had to climb a tree lately. Was it damaged too bad??
Nickbm3 I would love to get some onboard off that area above the American River. It is so beautiful looking down into the gorge. Sucks about your 1st Radian. Speaking of fishing, I almost joined the green movement (floating lake moss) on Sunday in Mather (see 2:15)

I refused to join the Green Movement (3 min 1 sec)
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Geez, you thought fires and torched cars were bad.....

The latest from the Douglas flying area...

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/20/290...k=omni_popular
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 06:36 PM
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Eric,

Knocking the plane down brought some memories back. I've done that back in the days.. I knocked it down with some rocks and stones lol...

Sina,

The tree didn't damage the plane that bad. It scuffed it here and there.

Nick,

That's crazy what you had to with your first radian to get it back.

I keep two broom sticks in my car now lol... who know where you need them.. jk..
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:24 PM
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what a tragedy. Somewhere there's a family thats really hurting right now. I hope that they find comfort. It's beyond comprehension what they're feeling. Life is precious. I'm thankful for what I have as long as I have it to share with my loved ones and with my flyin buddies.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 12:24 AM
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Nick,

That's crazy what you had to with your first radian to get it back.

I keep two broom sticks in my car now lol... who know where you need them.. jk..

Well... didnt actually get it back, lol. If i did it would totally have been worth it, even if the plane was trashed, the electronics would have been a good enough recovery. It was wedged into a bush on the vertical face of the cliff, a spot i thought NO ONE couldve gotten to it, so i went back a couple days in a row after work when i still had light and kept trying. the third day i got a buddy to go with me, i was gonna anchor him and he was going to scale down and grab it... but when we got there, it was gone. Not blown further down, no pieces, nothing... just gone. i highly doubt anyone was crazy enough to free climb down and get it, and it was wedged into the bush so tight my hook wouldnt pull it out so i dont think the wind knocked it loose.

Sinai- when i get one of those keychain cameras, ill try it again (now that im more confident hand catching the plane) and get some footage, i agree, it would look awesome. could even get some footage of old folsom from there.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 05:28 PM
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Here's the gps log from one of my radian flights at the Douglas site. Site itself isn't burned, but everything to the east is.

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 01:24 PM
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I'm here at grant line right now flying by myself. Anybody coming out today?
It's getting lonely over here guys...
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Sorry Jay,

I will be out there tommorow morning.

Still without Stryker, could not buy vertical Stabs, and have not had the time to set it up anyway. I did get the elevons hinged yesterday though.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 10:50 PM
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I'm here at grant line right now flying by myself. Anybody coming out today?
It's getting lonely over here guys...
Jay, You didn't text me

Tommorrow I'll be at Bay Area. Good luck guys!

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 02:15 AM
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sorry Gent,

remember on my phone the screen is cracked. I'm in process of getting the new phone right now. Have fun in the bay.

I'll try to come out tomorrow Eric if my dad don't take the car.

I'm going to try to come early before it gets too hot.
What time will you be there?
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 10:21 AM
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about 10am. I have to leave by 1130 to stop by my new job to try and get them to figure out my employee # situation so I can get paid for the past few weeks I have been working!!!

PS (Personal Rant Mode): The Auto shop that was working on my car was legitimate, It took something like ~several Tons of pressure/45 minutes on a machine press to get my Axles pressed Out of the bearing/Hub assemblies. Very unusual, but it happened. So I will not be slandering their company name on the interwebs.
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 03:04 AM
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Came back from the Bay. How was flying, guys? Hope no unfortunate crashes .

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Old Jul 26, 2010, 02:08 PM
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Good Flights, it was just me and Jay out there in the morning. The control horn for my nosewheel on the Trojan Cracked, but it still took off/landed fine!
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:03 PM
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Sac was windy but I flew anyway too yesterday. Fishermen were cool with it.

High Altitude FVP over Mather Lake (1 min 23 sec)


Low flying over Mather Lake.wmv (1 min 29 sec)
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