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Old Jan 01, 2013, 03:41 PM
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Name: Matt Bishop
Class A (high start)
Airplane: Paragon
Country: US
City or town: Fort Collins, CO
Time: 11:45

Looks like it got up to a balmy 35F (was in the teens recently), wind maybe 5~6mph; whole field was covered in snow. After a few 2-ish minute flights I got myself in a real hat sucker of a thermal shortly after launch and rode it up a few hundred feet. I cruised over to some houses and found some steady lift that kept me up for the remainder of the flight.

The clouds came up toward the end of the flight, and I got cold standing still so I decided to pack it in. Sun is back out now, but I am at home happily sipping a warm cup of tea I might've flown more, but I got twice as long a flight as last year, which was warmer and no snow on the field (but with a 2m Gentle Lady).
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Joe Wydronek

1:24:51:85
Bird of time
Off a bungee
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 04:22 PM
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Hi and welcome from the UK.

My club flew at our field in South Lincolnshire this morning. It was bright and breezy with a steady 15mph wind from the SW. It was a little chilly, just being above freezing. Landing was interesting as we have had a lot of rain and the field had large patches of water on the landing approach.

Flight times are as follows

Simon Vaitkevicius - Oly light 100" - 4 mins 34 seconds
William Watson - Eliminator 100" - 5 mins 15 seconds
Graham Gilliatt - Eliminator 100" - 5 mins 40 seconds
Neville Warby - OD 100" model - 4 mins 30 seconds
David Varillo - OD 100" model - 4 mins 43 seconds

I will post some photos later. It was good taking part as always and looking forward to next year :-)
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 04:37 PM
Where is the lift?
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Charlie Morris
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Oly III
USA
Phoenix, AZ
1:37:42
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Tom Sherwood
Class : A
3 meter Gome
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Tony Beck
Class A
Egret 2M, 0:06:20
As yet unnamed V tail 2M, 0:06:00
Off a highstart.

It was mostly overcast with 5-10 kt winds, but temp was in the low 50s. Better than the rain that was forecast though! Several cycles of zero sink with occasional bubbles of actual climb for 3 or 4 turns. The wind was just right for launches though, we were lifting all but the last 10 feet of bungee off the ground, and getting some zoom too. Lots of 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minute flights. Had a great time.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Santa Clara, CA
* Thank for the contest.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:10 PM
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Great post Lil Stinkpot. Sorry for the tangles but you had fun ! <I'm sure>
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Temp: 57 degrees
Wind: no more than five.
Sun: full, no clouds
Plane: OlyIII
Location: Surprise Arizona
Winch launched
flight time: 1:05:57

Had to land early. My son wanted to fly his T-28 And it's on the same transmitter.

Steven Willcox
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Great Job, Charlie and Joe...
Flew with the Downey Bunch. Cold, overcast conditions in SoCal with strong north east winds at altitude. On the drive back home it looked better in Orange County but it proved to be a short weak soaring day in Southern California.
Grand Esprit 33:32:27 Class A
Electricus 13:47:12 Class B
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Gentle Lady
8:17
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Santa Clara, CA
* Thank for the contest.
I think I know who you are. Gentle Lady ARF? Crossed hi-start?




Jrs, a little fun. Mostly frustrated, though, because I only got about 10 very short flights all day, and that's counting the Radian's flights.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Wind: 8-12 mph,
Temp: 49
Class B 200m Climb.

Flight time: 3:50.

Sat at field for 3 hrs before I go for a flight.

Brian, an EAJ
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:57 PM
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 07:02 PM
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Congrats Charlie

I will say that is my longest flight I've had with a glider. And probablythe last time I try to fly that long. My attention span is only good for about 10I minutes lol.

Joe
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Harry Nikitas
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Oly II electric
4 min 12 sec glide after 30 sec climb to 565 feet
West Palm Beach, Florida

Thanks for the contest. Looking forward to next year. Happy New Year to all.
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