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Old Oct 30, 2012, 12:55 PM
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1 day left! Lovely weather here today so I'm going to make a concerted effort to get a flight worth bragging about. Now that I have scratched the 3D itch and have finished tweaking my ASW 28 I can devote some time to the Specter.

Wrapping up the second month I think i have a handle on the format for entries. Once again i thank you all for your patience and contributions. With winter closing in for the northern hemisphere I suspect that entries will be rather few but at least we have a place to talk and dream about flying. As always; feel free to make any suggestions or criticisms or ideas to improve the contest.

Cheers!
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Well? Lots of strong lift and lots of strong sink with a variable breeze. I had no problem flying until my eyes and neck got tired but nothing very long without multiple climbs. I have an uncanny knack for finding boomers after my second or third motor run. Tomorrow might be even better conditions, and I won't have to come home to wait for a package, so I still have a day to crack the leader board. I must say that I really enjoy flying the sailplanes when it's cool but sunny. I even got a few minutes flying the bubble over the baseball diamond at DLG height.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Finally got to get out and fly again! Sandy has pretty much left NC, but it is still pretty windy and unsettled - great time to fly!

Marin Rudolph (MMR)
Glider name: Aksent II DLG
Thermal or Slope: Thermal
Date and Time of flight: 10/31/2012, 13:00 Eastern
Duration of flight: 17:14
Location: Greenville, NC

I really was not expecting much other than some flying. I put 1-1/2 oz in and gave it a light toss, even though conditions were challenging I was able to go for 3 minutes - lotsa lift, lotsa sink, lotsa wind (10 to 15) = lotsa fun especially after being grounded for a while.
So a couple of launches later I throw right into this patch of lift and within 30 seconds I'm already way high - so I decide to keep riding it. Ended up being able to find enough patches of lift to stretch the flight
Nigel, sorry to sneak this one in, was a great surprise to me that the air was that lifty.

Back at work now ...

Martin
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:06 PM
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You slipped that one in under the wire, Martin. I found the lift to be capricious again today. Long flights but multiple climbs were the order of the day once again. At least I got to make the local geese nervous again. They have decided "my" field is their favorite grazing area. They don't care if I walk up to within a few feet of them but they run for the trees once the big, strange, bird is flying above them.
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Another month in the books.

A hearty congrats to the winners and my heartfelt sympathies to those, like myself, who couldn't find the lift with one climb. New entries can be posted here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1762570
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 04:20 PM
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I'll try to get out this weekend and work on my three-peat.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 05:12 AM
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Finally got to get out and fly again! Sandy has pretty much left NC, but it is still pretty windy and unsettled - great time to fly!

Marin Rudolph (MMR)
Glider name: Aksent II DLG
Thermal or Slope: Thermal
Date and Time of flight: 10/31/2012, 13:00 Eastern
Duration of flight: 17:14
Location: Greenville, NC

I really was not expecting much other than some flying. I put 1-1/2 oz in and gave it a light toss, even though conditions were challenging I was able to go for 3 minutes - lotsa lift, lotsa sink, lotsa wind (10 to 15) = lotsa fun especially after being grounded for a while.
So a couple of launches later I throw right into this patch of lift and within 30 seconds I'm already way high - so I decide to keep riding it. Ended up being able to find enough patches of lift to stretch the flight
Nigel, sorry to sneak this one in, was a great surprise to me that the air was that lifty.

Back at work now ...

Martin
Haha, that's ok Martin, I will forgive you lol!
Nothing going on here at all now regards any thermlling, I managed a couple of flights with the spitfire yesterday b4 the winds got up but that's about it.
Thinking of getting something for indoors now for winter, probably a nano cpx, never had a 3d heli so would be a challenge and looks like fun, but on the other hand it's not brushless and therefor will probably eat motors etc!
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