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Old Nov 13, 2010, 06:59 PM
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Thanks, Hobster, for the timely reminder of Jaro's homebuild!
(Damned memory failure, again.......)
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 02:43 AM
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Artur - can you give some more details on the strong bungee you use

Yes: we use a Mega Rubber Scale 14,7 m:

http://www.emc-vega.de/epages/624050...garubber/Scale

In winter it works not so good, it is better, to fix the bungee completely in the air - means fix it at a small tree or something like that, it should not rub on the ground. Add a string before and behind the rubber - so you do not shoot the tree ....

In winter you may get at about 50 m with a 4 kg Opus, in summer you get 120 m ...

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Old Nov 14, 2010, 02:54 AM
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Out of interest, I guess your reference to an "Opus V (4xCFK)" relates to what is known in the U.S. as an MC3? That is, a recent type MCT/3 wing with a V-tailed fuz?

I'm interested because I have an "Opus V" (single GF skin) which has extreme wingbend at any speed over 170 mph!
I have the same question, for the same reason. The is a real "Opus V" model
but no way it'd ever go 329mph.

Congrats to all! 329 is smokin.

As for that style of DSing. One advantage to standing and radaring
from relatively flat ground at the bottom of the backside of the hill
is that it's almost always possible to find some place where the plane is
pointed straight at the gun, and often both coming and going.
Of course you're also standing in the area that most DS planes break
up, if they ever do fail in the air.

ian
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 05:04 AM
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Of course you're also standing in the area that most DS planes break up, if they ever do fail in the air.
We fly sideway past us. The bottom turn is at about 100 m away from us.


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329 is smokin
Ohh yes - that was really an experience ..
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 06:39 AM
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Congrats on breaking the 300 barrier Artur. That plane is amazing!

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Old Nov 14, 2010, 07:04 AM
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Thanks Artur. Interesting the difference between winter / summer, guess the rubber doesn't like the cold - then who does...
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Congratulations Guys...

Nice new site Lower Saxony fastest hill in Germany, second fastest hill in Europe and the fastest Tree Line in the world,

The countries List has really changed this week!!

Welcome Fabian Schwarz to RCSpeeds and Congratulations Artur Blömker on setting the new SRTL record!!

Added some new pictures! Please let me know if they're not liked or there are new/better ones available!

Thanks

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Old Nov 14, 2010, 12:37 PM
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Chris,
Thanks for the DS tour this past week. Please post the Skua 1200 (bagged) speed for me. Mike Dantonio Nov. 7, 2010 111mph Weldon,ca. wit. - John Buxton - Falcon AUW 49oz.

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Old Nov 14, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Thanks a lot, guys!

That was a great DS day - maybe the best we ever had in Germany!

I would never have thought to get such a speed with an Opus at our flat hills in Germany...
Quite dirty air sometimes - but my Opus is still alive. Yeah!

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It looks like you guys are diving in at the pilot and radar guy, gutsy! I wonder how much of a speed difference you get this way versus the "traditional" way.
We always try to get both readings: Downwards and upwards. If we get both, the one upwards (the one you are reading in the "traditional" way) is faster most of the time...! But maybe this is because of the angle to the flying path and the position where we stand.

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I have the same question, for the same reason. The is a real "Opus V" model
but no way it'd ever go 329mph.

Congrats to all! 329 is smokin.

As for that style of DSing. One advantage to standing and radaring
from relatively flat ground at the bottom of the backside of the hill
is that it's almost always possible to find some place where the plane is
pointed straight at the gun, and often both coming and going.
Of course you're also standing in the area that most DS planes break
up, if they ever do fail in the air.

ian
Yes Ian, this would be possible if you can move very quick. And that's a place where you don't want to be... Usually we stay near the pilot and thats not the best place for measuring.
I prefer your way of flying: Standing on the top of the hill. It's a better place to see/control the plane and you can fly with a smaller angle through the shear-layer. And from my experience you get better readings from there. Unfortunately we have no choice at most of our spots.

Chris, thank you for listing the speeds!

Best,
Jaro
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 06:15 AM
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Chris - thank you for your nice work!

We have new videos - our location and the flight path is nicely to see on them:

http://www.dynamic-soaring.de/forum/...4&postcount=10



A photo flying in the rain ...


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Old Nov 17, 2010, 12:49 AM
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Pilot: Ian Frechette
Speed: 142mph
Plane: Thorn
Location: Mt. Zion
Witness: Nick Stong
Radar: Falcon

Not a big day, but a fun one. Flying this kind of rowdy air keeps the thumbs nimble.
Video: http://youtu.be/8--ULMP_6zk

ian
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 04:23 AM
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How does the Thorn behave at those speeds Ian?

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Old Nov 17, 2010, 10:49 AM
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It's solid. I'm sure it's got more in it.

ian
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Chris - thank you for your nice work!

We have new videos - our location and the flight path is nicely to see on them:

http://www.dynamic-soaring.de/forum/...4&postcount=10



A photo flying in the rain ...




Thanks for those videos, Artur.
The one where you are piloting has great perspective, just a brief showing of pilot/pilot location/topography makes a huge difference for the DS enthusiast viewer.
Congratulations, tremendous achievement.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 06:00 PM
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Cool video Ian. I love watching big storms roll in like that. Nice landing too!

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