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Old Jul 31, 2012, 07:58 PM
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CVRC Fall Soaring Festival 2012

I'm opening up redgistration for this years Fall Soaring Festival. The online entry should be open anytime on RCSoaring.com You can also mail in your entry. This year we will be flying Open, 2-meter, RES, Woody and Modified ALES. The modified ALES class will lauch up the winch line and your altitude limiter will need to be set to 150 meters. No landings skegs allowed in the ALES class.
We will be flying 5 and 4 10's on Saturdy and a 5 and 2 10's on Sunday. Any questions email me and we'll try to help.
We are also only allowing 1 person per freq. on 72megahertz so if you are still on 72 get your entry in early. Claude
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Registered. Looking forward to it.

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Old Aug 01, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Vacation is approved, but the work schedule is flying through lift and sink cycles right now....
Fingers crossed.

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Old Aug 02, 2012, 02:37 AM
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I'm a bit confused, why fly up a winch if you have a cheater on the front of your glider?
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 06:56 AM
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I'm a bit confused, why fly up a winch if you have a cheater on the front of your glider?
They are going to launch with the motor from the same areas everybody launches with a winch.
That lessens the chance of chaos caused by launching from random areas and makes it fair since they launch in the same general direction before looking for air.
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Having an ALES styled contest imbedded into the normal Fall Fest is a great way to expose some of us to the whole ALES thing, I for one have a keen interest in ALES Comps but have not yet jumped in, sure will be nice to see the different models and certainly the landing techniques, full house vs. RES style electrics. Thumbs up all the way for the organizers including modified ALES to the Fall Fest!
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 01:36 PM
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They are going to launch with the motor from the same areas everybody launches with a winch.
That lessens the chance of chaos caused by launching from random areas and makes it fair since they launch in the same general direction before looking for air.
:-)

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No the post clearly states " launch up the winch line". I agree they should launch in the same area and direction as everyone else, but up the winch???

Actually, more and more I think this is a good class to have all contests, we should have one in SC2, I bet we might get 50% more turn out.
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Got the time off. Will be there again this year. Cant wait.

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Old Aug 02, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Claude,
Why not be progressive and out law all Skegs ??????? If it is safe enough for ALES, it is safe enough for everyone else !!!!! In Johannesburg and under the influence of a great Merlot... CA
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Regardless of any strict lawyer-esque language interpretation, the intent of the term "winch line" is the winch lanes, or, more precisely, in the same direction and from the same point as those launching from the winches...which is a good way to ensure there is no confusion about who is launching and from where.

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No the post clearly states " launch up the winch line". I agree they should launch in the same area and direction as everyone else, but up the winch???
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Last night I put a tow hook on my ALES for Visalia. It sounds like I don't need it now. I think I will turn it around and use it as a skeg. Don't tell Claude!
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Gary your busted
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 01:15 AM
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How many pop offs do the ALES guys get ??
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Just for clarification, what day is the ALES competition?

Claude originally said it would be Friday but the announcement does not say what day and time)
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 10:42 AM
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ALES in visalia

we will fly ALES Saturday and Sunday
go to rcsoaring.com for details
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