|Jan 01, 2013, 03:41 PM|
Name: Matt Bishop
Class A (high start)
City or town: Fort Collins, CO
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).
|Jan 01, 2013, 04:22 PM|
Joined Jul 2001
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 :-)
|Jan 01, 2013, 05:16 PM|
Joined Nov 2007
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.
|Jan 01, 2013, 06:19 PM|
Temp: 57 degrees
Wind: no more than five.
Sun: full, no clouds
Location: Surprise Arizona
flight time: 1:05:57
Had to land early. My son wanted to fly his T-28 And it's on the same transmitter.
|Jan 01, 2013, 06:20 PM|
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
|Jan 01, 2013, 06:34 PM|
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.
|Jan 01, 2013, 06:38 PM|
Wind: 8-12 mph,
Class B 200m Climb.
Flight time: 3:50.
Sat at field for 3 hrs before I go for a flight.
Brian, an EAJ
|Jan 01, 2013, 07:02 PM|
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.
|Jan 01, 2013, 07:26 PM|
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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