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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Glider: Radian
Slope: 2 meter
Date and Time of flight: September 21, 19:50 PM
Duration of flight: 26:38
Location: Palencia, Spain
Weather Conditions: watch video

Slope soaring (1 min 29 sec)
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Had a lot flights with my blaster 2 dlg today, but only managed 16 mins this aft but lots of flights over 5 mins.
Tested my 1 cell lipo 1200mah for rx for duration lol, went out at about 1:30pm and flew till 5:15pm lol, batt was at 3.95v and so there's a lot more left in batt but my arm and shoulder were definitely beyond the limit!!!
This mornings 22 min flight was after playing for about 2 hours and so with the nimh or a 2 cell 350mah lipo I would not have been able to stay in it for risking a flat battery.
I just need a bionic arm now to match the battery endurance.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:54 PM
Drifting off the reservation..
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Had a lot flights with my blaster 2 dlg today, but only managed 16 mins this aft but lots of flights over 5 mins.
Tested my 1 cell lipo 1200mah for rx for duration lol, went out at about 1:30pm and flew till 5:15pm lol, batt was at 3.95v and so there's a lot more left in batt but my arm and shoulder were definitely beyond the limit!!!
This mornings 22 min flight was after playing for about 2 hours and so with the nimh or a 2 cell 350mah lipo I would not have been able to stay in it for risking a flat battery.
I just need a bionic arm now to match the battery endurance.
Nigel,
I have a coupe of 1 cell 1200 ma batteries I was planning to use to run video cameras, but cannot figure out how to charge them. Is there any sort of diagram showing how to wire a single cell for charging?
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 02:47 AM
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Jumpysticks, I have imax b6 charger and you just select lipo charge set the cell count to 1 cell, connect the plus to plus and the negative to negative with the connectors you are using and charge at the 1.2amp or so, that's it there is no connection to balance lead as there is nothing to balance.
you can use fast charge or charge settings.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:04 PM
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A little thermal action yesterday, but the wind started blowing and killed it.

Best i could do was 12:58.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Hi, guys. I finally got a chance to get caught up with the bookkeeping. You will notice that I have posted runners up in the results post. Unless someone has any objections I think I'll limit it to the top three with only one per pilot though it will include the second best time from current leaders.

As always, let me know if I missed something or screwed up. I should have a better handle on things for next month's contest.

Thanks!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Hi, 744Drv.

That's a lovely flight but I'm not sure whether it should be counted as a thermal flight or slope. I haven't left you out I just don't know which category to place you in.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Hi, 320.

Thanks for the input on the little Sea Fury. Very tempting!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Hi, 744Drv.

That's a lovely flight but I'm not sure whether it should be counted as a thermal flight or slope. I haven't left you out I just don't know which category to place you in.
Most definitely slope. I take my hat off to the guys who get some long flights with only thermals in a flat field. Slope flying can be so easy sometimes it is almost cheating!!! I can also get away with being considerably below launch altitude and fight back up the hill .... A luxury a flat field flier doesn't have. Keep up the good work
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Most definitely slope. I take my hat off to the guys who get some long flights with only thermals in a flat field. Slope flying can be so easy sometimes it is almost cheating!!! I can also get away with being considerably below launch altitude and fight back up the hill .... A luxury a flat field flier doesn't have. Keep up the good work
Below launch level is definitely not where we "flat fielders" want to be.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Got you, 744drv. You have the category to yourself.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:30 PM
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I fly from a split level dual football/soccer field, JumpySticks. I call the gentle, grassy, 12 foot rise my "arrestor wires". I have an uncanny knack for nosing straight into it no matter how carefully I fly my landing approaches!
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:47 AM
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Below launch level is definitely not where we "flat fielders" want to be.
No not where I want to be either as I have no sensible below launch landing sites. I fight the conditions as long as I dare to get a valid flight entry ... otherwise I use the motor to get back up ( and invalidate getting my flight on here). It is daunting sometimes when I apply power and pray for the motor to work. I have another aeroplane with a folding prop and the prop sometimes catches on the fuselage and will not let the motor run. If it failed to work on the RP I would either be in thick snake wriden undergrowth or trying to land a long way off ..... which I doubt would provide a sucessful conclusion.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:26 AM
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I too have a little slope about 8ft too between football fields, and on occations when the wind blows up it right I can slope along it a little bit with my blaster dlg and more then once found the plane at the bottom of the hill and managed to get it back up again though sometimes only by waking down it lmfao!
Sloping properly is something that I have not done yet as the missus always has the car so I have to fly down in the local football field, but I love thermalling and it's really very rewarding when you catch a good thermal or two in a row.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 12:33 PM
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I have should have launched 10 minutes sooner! I had a 33 minute flight today but they turned on the dang sprinklers so I had to stroll over to the baseball diamond and had to bail out of a wonderful stationary thermal.
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