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Old Sep 21, 2009, 01:51 PM
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SBSS Monthly TD Contest Sunday 9/27

On Sunday September 27th SBSS will hold a thermal contest for Open and RES.

Skill levels: RES: expert, Sportsman and fledging.

Time: 8:50 AM pilots' meeting; 9:00 AM first window opens.

Location: Curtis field, Santa Clara.

Landing Fee: $5.00 per event

Contact: Bruce DeVisser scalesoaring@sbcglobal.net

Hope to see a lot of you attend.
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Old Sep 22, 2009, 08:07 PM
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I'll be out for at least duration. Not enought stick time for anything resembling a "spot landing"
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 03:46 PM
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Greetings.

I'm going to try and make it. I've got plenty of DLG competition experience but this will be my first TD contest. Any chance I can get some coaching? Hope so!

I'll be flying the Psyko that Bob McGowan gave me (in pieces) and I brought back to life.

See you Sunday.

Ciao.

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Old Sep 24, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Gonna miss this one guys...

Ill be at Dartmouth wringing out my new Pike Perfect getting it ready for Visalia... Have fun!

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Old Sep 25, 2009, 10:54 AM
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I'd like to fly my AVA in RES, not sure what skill level. Like DCS I've flown in several DLG contests but not TD.

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Old Sep 25, 2009, 06:27 PM
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Sorry guys, I will miss this one.

-Kai @ France
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 10:28 PM
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Man everyone is coming out! I may have to come just so I can hang out with everyone.. Maiden before contest, fly after... well see.

-Except Kai...

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Old Sep 27, 2009, 03:49 PM
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That was fun, thanks guys!

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Old Sep 27, 2009, 11:16 PM
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That was fun, thanks guys!

Duncan
And you flew great, too.

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Old Sep 27, 2009, 11:19 PM
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Yo SBSS Dudes!

Thanks for the great experience. This was my first TD contest and I had a blast. Hope to see you next month. . .in the Sportsman class!

Ciao.

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Old Sep 28, 2009, 04:30 PM
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SBSS September TD Contest Results

We had a nice turnout for the contest with 11 fliers this month, and it is the week before Visalia! Thank you to everyone for coming out, and especially to Dave and Duncan who came down from Pleasanton (DVSS). This was Dave’s first TD contest - he had little winch experience, a second-hand rebuilt ship and while he was lonely in Open Fledgling, he turned in a great performance – watch out for this guy! Oh, and he brought his own timer who records times to 4 decimal places – not too shabby!

Then there is Duncan, who entered RES Sportsman for his first TD contest and makes 87% of goal - nice work! We hope to see more of our area brethren joining us in future. Nothing like new faces and planes to spark up the competition and fun.

I think the new landing pattern is working out well – I didn’t see that anyone had any trouble making a legal circuit to land.

The (thermal) weather looked suspect to me – same as last month but with zero wind, so I picked lower task times – same as last month. I think it was a good choice – scores were lower than August for the same planes and pilots.

Classes were Open (aka Unlimited) and RES with Expert (E), Sportsman (S) and Fledging (F) skill levels.

Here are the tasks:
Open E: 8, 10, 12
Open S: 6, 8, 10
Open F: 4, 6, 8

RES E: 8, 10, 10
RES S: 5, 7, 9
RES F: 4, 6, 8

We continue to use the one pop-off per round rule, 45-minute windows, and inflight choice of task order.


September 2009 Results:
Open Expert:
Aaron Lewis 89% 1st

Open Sportsman:
Bruce Lewis 95% 1st
Sean Worthington 87%
Bob Botha 71%
Marcin Hirny 55%
Rich Duder DNF

Open Fledgling:
David Stark Open F 92% 1st

RES Expert:
Bob Brown 81% 1st
Allen Strahm 18%

RES Sportsman:
Duncan Knarr 87% 1st
John Dvorak DNF

(results are by % of perfect for class and skill level)
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 07:32 PM
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but ,but I came in second in RES expert, oh there were only two of us in it LOL Nice job done by the DVSS guys and it was great to meet them face to face.
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 11:58 PM
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Bruce - thanks so much for CDing the contest and bringing out all the gear. Good turn out and it looks like the tide may be turning. Good call on the task times as the lift was challenging.

Duncan and DCS, good show guys. Duncans 2nd flight was really good, he worked a low level thermal for several minutes, and when it finally popped everybody ran over to poach his thermal. Dave's excitment is contagious ( much to Ann's dismay )

Allan and Bob .... see you guys in Visalia.

(the other ) Bruce

PS .... I really really like my Xplorer!
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Old Sep 30, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Hey Dunqun!

Apologies - I edited you out of my post by mistake - now corrected! Hope to see you at the next contest.
Bruce
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