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Old Jan 01, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Flew my eAllegro today. I had been flying it off a high start all year but got some replacement electric stuff for Christmas. So I flew class B today. Did a ~29 second run per the rules. Just a sled ride down more or less. Total flight time including motor run was 6:20.

Thanks Merrill for organizing this. Also thanks for opening up this event to electric gliders. Although I rarely flew electric gliders in 2012 and that trend will probably continue in 2013 on New Years day I am frequently visiting family and often don't have a string launch suitable field at my disposal.

Ryan Woebkenberg flying today in Carmel, IN, USA.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 07:33 PM
Where is the lift?
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Thanks Larry and Joe,

It seemed like a long time until things started falling apart and then the time moved pretty quick. It's half of what Larry and John Baird got a couple years ago though so I was hoping for at least another hour. ;-))) it was a lot of fun and that's all that counts.
Charlie
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Harbor was under 50 degrees most of today.
Managed 44 min. Tom Sherwood did better.

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Old Jan 01, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Around 57F light breeze, bungee launched the Big Bird for the first flight of the day and "rode the elevator" twice for my best 31:47....previous best 11mn....THATS the way to start the year.....low and behold, I had another great ride for 30:15....Joe and Steve later showed me how to do it with over an hour each...awsome....
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 08:31 PM
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I wanted to thank everyone that participated in today contest. A BIG shout out to those folks that braved the cold.

Congratulations to:
Class A Winner:

1st Place
Charlie Morris, AZ
1Hr 37min

2nd Place
Joe Wydronek, AZ
1Hr 24min


Class B Winner:
Larry Jolly, CA
13min 47 sec


Thanks to all and have a Happy New Year! Hope to see everyone next year.


Merrill
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 09:45 PM
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Woodland/ Davis Aeromodelers

Sorry late getting in. We were flying class A off a winch for all this.

Forrest Barton Sagitta XC 9min 35sec
John Eaton Aguila Grande 10min 17sec
Paul Torgerson Gentle Lady. 9min 4sec
Keith Young 2x4. 7min 45sec

Forrest Barton Wanderer launched at Dec 31st @ 11:59pm- landed 12:32.23am
*Night flying in the new year at about 30degrees

Will have some photos to follow.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Thank you for holding the New Years Woody Postal Contest Merrill!

Until next year....

Charlie
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 06:31 PM
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Weather in North Texas was crap... didn't fly but joined a power club close to home. There are a few glider guys there and they'll have no problems with my winch or high start.

Congrats to the winners.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 08:44 PM
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If Larry Jolly only managed 14 minutes, I don't feel so bad.....

Thanks Mr. B.

Brian, an EAJ
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 10:05 PM
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Larry.... I've heard much about you, but was so busy at Visalia I didn't track you down to say "Hi!" So... Hi!
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 11:35 PM
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Sorry late getting in. We were flying class A off a winch for all this.

Forrest Barton Sagitta XC 9min 35sec
John Eaton Aguila Grande 10min 17sec
Paul Torgerson Gentle Lady. 9min 4sec
Keith Young 2x4. 7min 45sec

Forrest Barton Wanderer launched at Dec 31st @ 11:59pm- landed 12:32.23am
*Night flying in the new year at about 30degrees

Will have some photos to follow.
Photos of the Aquila are by Forrest Barton, others are by John Eaton. Pentax K-5, 70-210 Zoom, ISO 6400 for the night pictures, 100 for day I think. Paul Torgerson's Gentle Lady. John Vance's 4X4, Forrest's Sagitta XC, John Eaton's Aquila Grande. The night pictures are of Forrest's Wanderer 72, taken on both sides of midnight 12/31 and 1/1.
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