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Old Sep 16, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Belem
Radian
Thermal
Sept 16, 2012
Duration : 41:03 30 sec run
Roseville CA
Sunny warm, variable wind

Long time no sail. Havent flown much this summer, been busy. Fished more.
Anyway, got a chance to get out today as I needed to fly some packs I had charged earlier in the week. Got to the field and the wind seemed to be up all of a sudden so I ran a few packs thru my se5a instead. Then I noticed all the buzzards...and the fact that the strong wind kept changing directions....
Launched the Radian and appeared to launch right into sink....then found my first thermal and up she went. 41 minutes later she came back down. Not a bad welcome back.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Nice flight, Belem. That one is going to be hard to beat.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Hi guys.

Its been a long time since last entry and flight. Summer in Greece is really harsh with that high temps.

So here we are

Friday
Topmodel Albatros 2,4E
Thermal
17/Sep
00:20:00
Spata, Athens - Greece

Actually I went out, after I ve made some changes on the plane, making it a little lighter 1720gr from 1830gr. Mfg gives it up to 1750gr the e version. So I was heavy, but still thermals here could keep it up for ages...! I might try to make it a little more lighter, with an estimate of 1650gr the best I might do.

Weather was overcast at the time of flight, but we had sunshine until 14:00. Some showers were poured, just before I went out (17:00). Temp variation was 19c to 26c up until 17:00, while winds were 5 to 8 knots ESE.

With all the above, I didn't expect to find any thermals, but that prooved to be wrong. Buzzards, swallows etc were all up high, and all I did was just to follow them. It could be an endless flight, well over an hour, but had to abort, as a thunderstorm was aproaching fast. At the time I landed, rain started again

Paraskevas

A eect
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Glider: Pulsar 3.2m REF
Thermal
Date and Time of flight: Sept 17/12 5:25pm
Motor run 16 seconds
Duration of flight: 39 min 44sec (less motor run)

Location: Near Enosburg Vermont

Caught some pretty minor lift at dusk. First 12 minutes had the sink rate back to 24 FPM.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Dang it, 320, I have enough battery to match you but just haven't been getting out for real good lift or I've gotten carried away with aerobatics. Speaking of which; how does the little Sea Fury fly? It's, arguably, my favorite warbird ever but I'm a little wary of such a small one. Although I did have a 36" HoB P-47 that flew like a dream for the ten flights or so before the old Tee Dee wore out and the accrued aborted launches just prevented me from rebuilding it any more.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Peter,
Apparently you are only posting the top times in each category. Previously, the second, third, and all of the lesser entries were left posted under each category, in the order of top time highest in the list.

It's your contest now, so your preference, but I like to see all of the entries for each month listed on the leaderboard. To do that you just paste each new entry in the spot corresponding with the flight time.

Otherwise there is no point in my posting an entry which does not take first place, and this might bring participation down.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:26 PM
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That makes sense, JS. Thanks. I probably should have observed more than a single month before taking over but I'll get it sorted out. I'm a bit pressed for time at the moment but I'll work on it this evening.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:10 PM
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This was a flight a few days ago with my Mirage woody.

Mirage open class electric
Thermal
Date and Time of flight: Sept 15, 2012 11AM
Motor run 30 seconds
Duration of flight: 28 min 10sec (less motor run)

Location: Gig Harbor, Wa, US.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Open Class Electric

320 Pilot
Glider: Pulsar 3.2m REF
Thermal
Date and Time of flight: Sept 17/12 5:25pm
Motor run 16 seconds
Duration of flight: 39 min 44sec (less motor run)

Location: Near Enosburg Vermont

Caught some pretty minor lift at dusk. First 12 minutes had the sink rate back to 24 FPM.
That's a lot higher then any of my planes climb in a minute let alone 16 seconds lol.
Must go up like a rocket.
Not had much luck with the weather lately, just winds and sink for weeks on end, so not managed to fly hardly at all let alone get any thermal flights in.
My new blaster is just sitting there looking at me a bit sad looking that it's not been up in a thermal since rebuilding. Hoping for some decent weather soon.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:33 PM
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nigel, wrote
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That's a lot higher then any of my planes climb in a minute let alone 16 seconds lol.
Must go up like a rocket.
I have a NEU 1110- 1Y-6.7 motor in the nose. Ice Lite 100 ESC stuffed right up against the motor, Thunder Power 3S-2250-45C LiPo behind that. With that LiPo I am good for four climbs, each 16 second climb takes out about 450mAh. Pretty scary when you switch on that setup
I am pushing the motor pretty hard, 100 amps, 1100 Watts with an RFM 16X10 prop.

AUW is 1425 gms or 50.1 ounces
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Speaking of which; how does the little Sea Fury fly? It's, arguably, my favorite warbird ever but I'm a little wary of such a small one. .
it flies beautifully, though my P-47 can handle a bit more wind. With the invasion stripes I find the Sea Fury visibility is very good, even for it's size. Here is a post over in the Sea Fury thread with my setup and some pictures
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=443

Back to sailplanes!
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:00 AM
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Glider: Radian Pro
Slope: 2 meter
Date and Time of flight: September 22, 13:50 PM
Duration of flight: 41:30
Location: Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
Weather Conditions: 5-8 Kts wind but not in the best direction for the slope. Passes over a handfull of skyscrapers and as a result makes the conditions rather turbulent. Stong thermals passing through but with intense hot sunshine making the sweat factor rather high. The summer time is not the best time for soaring in Hong Kong .... but have to work at it!! Had hoped for a longer time but it was frankly quite hard work and I landed while I had enough height to get back on the hilltop without having to use the motor.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:22 AM
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result from Palo, Slovakia

Thermal - open class:
Pilot: Palo (RCG nick: Tender)
Glider: Electra-V from MIBO
Date and Time of flight: Sept 21/12 03:30 pm
Motor run 29 seconds
Duration of flight: 47 min 01 sec (total plus motor run 47:30 )
Location: Oponice near Nitra, Slovakia

Motor S-NEU 1110/1.5D with KPG 4.2:1, ESC SPIN 44, accus 2S Li-POL 2200 g. Total weight 1820 g, C.G. 94 mm from the leading edge, altimeter RC-MULTI 2
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:53 AM
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Thermal Pilot: nigel sheffield
hand launch
Glider: blaster 2 dlg
Date and Time of flight: Sept 22/10 10:10 am

Duration of flight: 22 min
Location: wakefield yorjshire UK
At last some nice weather for flying, winds fairly calm and sunny.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Another good flight this week, after a lousy Thursday full of sink.

Also, this flight ended with my first handcatch.

Friday
Topmodel Albatros 2,4E
Thermal
21/Sep
00:34:22 20sec motor run excluded
Spata, Athens - Greece

Paraskevas
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