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Old Oct 09, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Flying B At Poway This Sunday

Mike Smith, Tom Kiesling and myself are flying F3B with the course set up late morning on Sunday. The plan is to fly for the rest of the day.
Anyone joining us?
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 12:19 PM
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Bastards, I am uber jealous.
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 12:32 PM
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What time?

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Old Oct 09, 2009, 01:11 PM
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start at 10.30
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 01:56 PM
or F, J, K, or even TD
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I should be out there around 11 ish. But will be staying until dark.

Mike
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 03:35 PM
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looks like we are going to start a bit earlier...around 9am. Tom K, Mike S, Steve Condon and myself so far.
Klein, you suck man!!
Anyone else interested?
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Did my flyin today. You guys have a ball! Go fast!

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Old Oct 10, 2009, 09:48 PM
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I'm in.

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Old Oct 12, 2009, 07:16 AM
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So how was it? New PBs (to shock us here in europe)?

At least you make us jealous, first winter indications over here make flying harder...

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Old Oct 12, 2009, 10:51 AM
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No PBs that I'm aware of. Good weather in the low-mid 70s, some nice breezes in the afternoon. We were wishing for some grass on the field, as the sun-baked Poway dirt can be rough on planes.

Six pilots flew.

Tom
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Old Oct 12, 2009, 11:16 AM
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Lame recap Tom, inquiring and jealous minds want to know How fast did the new FS3 go for you? Who got fast time of the day, and how fast was it? ...
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Old Oct 12, 2009, 12:18 PM
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The FS3 is way better than I am...which is to say I still suck at speed. Didn't fly as heavy as I should have since it was the first time out with ballast. I don't have the time sheet, but as I recall the fast time was in the low 15s. Mike S. did one and I think Tom K. had one too. Aaron V. was the most consistent with several runs in the mid-low 16s.

Typical Poway afternoon winds, which got us breaking lines one after the other. Switched to small drums/heavier line to finish out the day.

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Old Oct 12, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Lift was very cyclic, but good practice conditions.

Times were fast and slow depending on the air. Aaron was the most consistent. I only flew a few runs - broke a few lines when the wind picked up. My fastest was a 15.5x.

Mike Smith had a 15.7x and Aaron had the fast time of the day after coaxing a buzz out of Mario for a 15.4x.

Mario had the most exciting run after thermaling up to 3x+ launch height after a line break. Airplane went real fast, but the course was really long and diagonal. It isn't every day you get to practice flying at sub 12 second speeds . . . anyway, the time was 16.xx seconds - but fun to watch.

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 12:03 AM
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It was interesting air and a good time overall. It felt good to get out and fly again! Very light to non-existent wind with thermals cycling thru very regularly. It was good light line practice. It's fun to launch into a tail wind knowing that the thermal is right where you want it...no tension, wait for it, then boom!

Tom K had a very cool run where he had a mediocre launch and dove low into the course with a thermal sitting right in the middle. I was running the B buzzer and watched his model acelerate out of every turn for a 15.5..great run.

A big blow came through and we popped most of the lines. Took forever to replace and get back up running again.

We had a great cross section of models out. I flew my Radical, Tom^2 with the FS3, Mike flew the Target, Mario with a Tanga, Other Mike with a Precious and Steve C with a Ceres, though programming kept him from flying.

I'm looking forward to next time.

-Aaron
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 06:51 AM
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A big blow came through and we popped most of the lines. Took forever to replace and get back up running again.
Yeah, broken lines can really slow down a training session. We tend to use more conservative line diameter for training, however one needs also some training with the real competition set up (i.e. small line diameter).

Was the mighty altitude obtained within the 1 minute rule? We also tried measured speed runs from insane altitudes, just to get a feeling how a sub 13 run would look like . But for the crazy fast speeds you still need the good air in the course (Just an observation from several competitions, in most cases circling doesn't help for speed an distance, it is better to use the good air in the course as long as it is there).

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