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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:32 PM
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I flew Sunday for a bit, 27 degres f, light wind, and mostly sunny. First throw was 60ft or so missed the catch at the end and softly landed in the 10" of snow. My fuse looked like a freeze pop with no color. Warm plan- cold snow= snow stuck to plane. Then it dawned on me that I have a switch jack on the canopy, so I rushed back to the house(across the street) and dried it off. I figure that open electrical connections and water may not be so good. I went back out for 4 throws, 4 catches! One was around 90 sec the rest less than 60 sec. Carhardts ansd sorrels(boots) do not make for a good launches.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:50 AM
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All this talk of torn knees is scary, I do some stretches b4 and after but I think I will do some strengthening exercises for my knees too, I already have a dodgy back, hip, ankle and shoulder, if my knees go too I will really be b******d lol.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:53 PM
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I had Rotator Cuff surgery 2 years ago, not perfect now but I can work and throw planes. Before the surgery I could hardly work, was not DLG ing then, could not have done it.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:48 PM
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Didn'y fly today, though I should have. Pushrods and housings have been ordered from Aradhana atRCBuidler. I'm off to hunt the tips and tricks to build a few Predators in hopes I'll have them done for the AZ Open.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:37 PM
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Whoa!

http://www.rcdc.nl/wp/
The Task4 Winter Postal is a hard one!!!
1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 in 30mins
O_o

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:51 PM
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I wanna practice my downwind turns...





Lol!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:57 PM
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No flying for a while - maybe I should look for a job in so. california ...

Anyways, I'm trading off my old phone. How does this relate to DLG, you ask? For some parts or RC gear you may have laying around you can have a device to run F3K master. Details are here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post23975222

-Heath
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 03:34 AM
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Whoa!

http://www.rcdc.nl/wp/
The Task4 Winter Postal is a hard one!!!
1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 in 30mins
O_o

Jun
Wow that's gonna be hard, I dont think anyone will get max score there, unless they fly each flight to the second!

Thanks for the link though, I did not know that existed! Gives me something else to do with my dlg other than just trying to get a thermal and stunts!
Weather is crap again now though, but yesterday there was a 1/2 window of flying and I took it and managed a 4 min flight!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:42 AM
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Nigel, take a look at www.flyquiet.co.uk, the UK based DLG forum. In addition to bunch of UK guys participating in the Dutch winter postal, we (well, Tony) runs a fortnightly duration challenge throughout the year - http://www.flyquiet.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=3859.0
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Wow that's gonna be hard, I dont think anyone will get max score there, unless they fly each flight to the second!...
Max score of 1800 seconds on this task is impossible, given that you must catch and relaunch at least 10 times within the 30 minute window. Even if you nail all the flights to the second, nobody can do zero second turnarounds. Not even Jun, although he's close .

This one will be a real challenge, and should create some separation in the top scores. I like it!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:31 PM
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:09 PM
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... nobody can do zero second turnarounds. ...
With the way we truncate times to the second, it's only a matter of time before someone puts in the practice to get some sub 1 second turnarounds. If you can string a few of those together in one round, you may be looking at dropping only 2 or 3 seconds in a task like the 5x2. Granted, you'd need the right air to pull it off, something where you could focus on speed over power and still catch the lift.

But that wouldn't be that different that reading the air before a poker task starts.

It wasn't all that long ago that the first 9:59 was called, and made, in poker. Once it was done, it became more commonplace for the "big dogs" to call all in.

Now that I think about it, I seem to recall a discussion prior to the first Team Select cycle where someone was asking if touching a flying plane stops the clock, but you keep flying it, couldn't that count as another flight, if that was your intention.

It could even lead to an airplane design change that allows for a javelin-style re-launch, not much more than a "boost" to the already flying airplane.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Used up 2 battery's flying at the Y got some good air and stayed up for a couple flight's.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:51 PM
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I might do that tomorrow.
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