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Old Oct 25, 2011, 01:15 AM
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I flew the Pike precision at the last contest of the french league in Laurac (VKR2010 slope A). We flew 15 rounds, in very strong wind, from 12 to 20 m/s with some gusts above 20 m/s. I flew most of the time full ballast.

I won the competition by a large margin, and had to slow down my two last flights to allow some competitors to get their 800 pts in order to be selected at the next national championship.

I flew the fastest time of the comp with 33s.

The Pike Precision is absolutely great. It carries ballast so easily that you don't feel it at the sticks.

It is always agile, very fast, but with still plenty of lift and grip in the turns. The pike is definitively in the lifty plane family (opposed to slippery planes)

Unfortunately, I damaged it at round 13th, while landing . The plane stalled at 1m of heigh in a sudden rotor, while full ballast. He touched the ground first with the nose, then with the tip. the nose is broken, and I have some damages on the wing that didn't touch the ground (delamination). Given the hit, it behaves rather well, I would say.

I'm flying at a CG of 102mm and add 15g in the nose when full ballast.

Overall a great plane !

This last win allow me to win also the french league 2011, the 7th in a row, and a total of 10 leagues over 12 leagues organized since 2000 .
Pierre! did you give up on the Vampire already????

Tim
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Thanks prondel, I think you just added 2 years to the Pike waiting list...
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Hi Vespa,

How do I take it ? 1st or 2nd degree ?
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Pierre! did you give up on the Vampire already????
Tim
Tim,

I still have my Vampire F3F but I'm thinking to sale it. I just cannot keep all planes forever.

I sold my Alliaj HM yesterday (the one that I used to win the VKR2010).

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Old Oct 25, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Don't mind Vespa Pierre; he's just....Vespa!

We wouldn't have it any other way, either.

Thanks for the review.

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Old Oct 25, 2011, 05:46 PM
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Haha! Yeah, that was just my way of saying that was an awesome review Pierre and I expect that everyone who reads it will be placing orders within minutes!
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Sure, Sure....

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Old Oct 31, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Hi mike any video? Ian
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Just recieved a picture of my wing from Samba, can't wait to get this plane. Ian
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 07:00 PM
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That looks very precise.

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Old Nov 15, 2011, 07:46 PM
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Ian,
I thought you would like that!
We should see these the first week of December. Along with many more, and a bunch of Perfects, and parts for customers. We do have a spot in the next shipment open, but all others are filled.
I cannot wait to get my Precision, spread tow!

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Old Nov 15, 2011, 08:26 PM
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Ouch! the wait is painful!
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Thanks Bob, I will do a build Thread. LOL
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Sweet, that will make two on Eagle...
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 11:10 PM
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Sam,
One will be UBER strong...

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