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Old Oct 03, 2010, 10:36 PM
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Colorado DLG Happenings...

A thread for discussing what's happening in the world of DLG in Colorado.
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Old Oct 03, 2010, 10:37 PM
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Denver Area DLG Flying Sites

Home Field - Scienturfic Sod Farm - 120th & Tower, Commerce City

Camp George - 15098-15144 South Golden Rd Golden

Cherryvale Road 39.969474,-105.212878 A hay field part of the year, but good the rest. Some large trees keep things interesting. Easy access from the Louisville/Superior exit off H36.

Foothills Community Park 40.053895,-105.289493 Vast lawn. Great soaring unless a west wind creates nasty turbulence. Used for paraglider landing. Buried on the west side of Boulder, so not convenient, but a nice field.

Monarch High in Louisville has a three good fields around it. Limited by school activities, of course. Also easy access from 36.

Dakota Ridge High School - 13399 West Coal Mine Avenue Littleton. Several soccer fields, often empty, except on weekends. On those occasions when the soccer fields are full, there is a practice football field just north of the school... just watch out for the goal posts.

Am I missing any? Let me know, and I'll add them.
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Old Oct 03, 2010, 10:40 PM
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I heard mention of a lot of Coloradoans coming down to AZ for the Blue Skies Over Arizona contest next month... We are looking forward to having you all visit.
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Old Oct 03, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Looks like most of our club is going to be making it! We'll definitely be well-represented!
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Old Oct 03, 2010, 10:53 PM
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Work is always getting in the way of fun... Hopefully I'll be off shift work before next season.
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Old Oct 03, 2010, 10:55 PM
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well, that sure sucks, Scott... I hate when work gets in the way of our toys.

Looking forward to seeing you around next season. We'll have the contest schedule figured out sometime in January, so you can get the dates on your calendar early enough that you can make them all.
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Old Oct 03, 2010, 11:07 PM
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I for one am looking forward to extending the flying season a bit, as well as exploring a piece of Arizona. It's always a great time flying with the Morris Bros, not to mention my own brethren here in Colorado. As always, I'm also looking forward to meeting and competing with DLGers from other areas.

Hang in there, Scott. Plenty of fun times ahead. I hope you can work it out, it would be fun to see you there.

Team Colorado!

John
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Old Oct 03, 2010, 11:11 PM
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Thanks for setting up the thread

Dave.
Thanks for starting this. Should be very useful.

By the way, your help on my Arrow Pro Legend was right on. I moved the aileron links to the closest hole on the D47s and everything cleared. Got the first flight on it this afternoon with only a 50% launch. Smooth as silk and a 6 minute flight. This plane grooves. You were right about the long, low approaches due to the short flap throw. That's going to take some getting used to.

Bob
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Old Oct 04, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Boomer Thermals Today

Flying in the Golden foothills was a kick in the pants today. I finally have two planes that are air worthy at the same time, amazing, and the thermals were risin bigtime today. The Steigeisen is tuned up, and I'm flying it more predictably; now I'm scared that I'm gonna break it! I finally got the LightHawk programmed and flew it a lot this weekend. I admit that I was prejudice before I threw it and wasn't expecting it to perform like the Vandal or Stieg, and I was right..........it doesn't fly, and certainly doesn't launch like the other planes........but I do much better with it in light lift.........I can actually stay in a thermal -------- I like it.

Got the V3 in the mail, but no time now to build at the moment..........besides I need to finish the Vandal repairs first (to include voltage alarm). With luck, I'll have more than a single plane to take to Eloy. I've not yet entered a contest (all 2 of them) with more than a single plane. Ya know, I'm just a rowdy pilot.

"The Great Waldo Pepper" (aka weed whacker)

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Old Oct 04, 2010, 12:48 AM
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I'll make it out to another Colorado event or two next year for sure.

By they way, the Utah DLG thread is HERE if anyone wants to follow along. We hope to see all of you at our own event next year too.

See y'all at BSOAZ.

Mike
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Old Oct 04, 2010, 02:33 AM
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Go Pajamas

Congratulations to George Morris for being one of the three elete Team members to represent the USA at the World F3K Championship 2011. The Inagural Team is made with him, Paul Anderson and Jun Catacutan.

George is flying Stobel with Futaba radio (Evo box/buttons/sticks stuffed with Futaba transmitter and receiver)

Also congratulations to Charlie Morris (9th)
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Old Oct 04, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Got the V3 in the mail, but no time now to build at the moment..........

Dave R.
Huh?? You got a Stobel, too???
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Old Oct 04, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Great idea for a thread Dave, thanks.
Any final date for October's Contest?

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Old Oct 04, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Oct 23 seems to be when we'll have the best turnout. However, I haven't heard from the club management about switching the dates yet.
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Old Oct 04, 2010, 09:33 AM
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No Dave, he didnt get a Stobel, its just a rumor. YOU DONT WANT ONE I PROMISE
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