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Old Oct 26, 2010, 07:47 PM
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Me and the Winchdoc spent the last couple of days flying Maui in winds that were "only" in the 40's. I guess we missed out on the real wind.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 07:56 PM
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Me and the Winchdoc spent the last couple of days flying Maui in winds that were "only" in the 40's. I guess we missed out on the real wind.
Hi Brian
I would prefer the 40 mph (and warmer) Hawaiin wind.
Cheers
to Doug

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Old Oct 26, 2010, 08:17 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svOEwZghNvc is this what your looking for.
This does not look like 70 mph; km/h possibly? At 70 mph, pilots do not stand this upright this close to the slope edge at Eagle Butte. Sorry to question this, but what did you measure wind speed with?
Whatever the wind speed, looks like lots of manly pilot fun... : )

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Old Oct 26, 2010, 08:30 PM
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This does not look like 70 mph; km/h possibly? At 70 mph, pilots do not stand this upright this close to the slope edge at Eagle Butte. Sorry to question this, but what did you measure wind speed with?
Whatever the wind speed, looks like lots of manly pilot fun... : )

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kaindl windtronic 2.

at the time i got the shot of Sam's barbie brio, it was averaging around 65-67 with gusts over 70.
i should always get a shot of the readout on these days

doesnt readout have to do a lot with vertical vs horiz component??
i try to hit the inflection point of the slope. so apparent strength per angle of body inclination could be reduxed if there was greater vertical component to wind?

i like the kaindl as it isnt as dependant on direction as other wind meters, you only have to get the vertical axis right. the unit can be rotated 360 and it will still measure the same wind the whole time.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 09:29 PM
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Hello Dieter,

It was 70, remember, I have a fairly heavy "wingloading" myself, makes it easy(er) to stand.

More wind on Monday made the DS session quite challenging.... Not a single piece of the Opus' airframe or gear is salvageable. Well worth it though, I predict 250mph at this site in fairly in short order. BTW, someone send me brochures on the latest DS models.

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Old Oct 26, 2010, 11:15 PM
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The road to success is paved with failure. Hats off to ya Sam for sticking your neck out and sacrificing a model in the pursuit of finding a decent DS site in the Tri-Cities.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 02:07 AM
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I just crashed it.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 06:27 AM
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BTW, someone send me brochures on the latest DS models.
www.shredplanes.com
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or see www.dskinetic.com, www.manormodels.com

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Old Oct 27, 2010, 08:05 AM
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This makes me want to go Polish up my Fuse!
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 10:21 AM
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are you guys going this weekend?
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 04:52 PM
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Hello Dieter,

It was 70, remember, I have a fairly heavy "wingloading" myself, makes it easy(er) to stand.

More wind on Monday made the DS session quite challenging.... Not a single piece of the Opus' airframe or gear is salvageable. Well worth it though, I predict 250mph at this site in fairly in short order. BTW, someone send me brochures on the latest DS models.

Regards,
Sam
I'm sure your looking into this but, if not, here you go.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956513

Looks like you need a http://www.dskinetic.com/

Would be intersting to know where you were DSing. Was it where we were Saturday night?

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Old Oct 27, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Sounds like it was closer to Kiona, eh Sam. Very promising for the DS'ers amongst the group.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 11:46 PM
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We were DS'ing the backside.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 09:20 AM
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We were DS'ing the backside.
Years ago I smeared a Zipper onto that shallow rocky back-side slope like soft butter onto a piece of rough toast... : )

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 08:34 PM
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anyone fly off badger or whatever it is right outside richland? there are two i'm thinking of, one is hike to the top only, the other you can drive.

my in-laws live in Tri-c and i've been itching to fly everytime i go past those/hike up
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