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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:41 PM
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Went for a ride again today. This time in some 20 mph wind.
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Looks great Tom. So how did she handle in her element?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:51 PM
Good, fast or cheap, pick two
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IMAG0198.jpg by rafster122s, on Flickr



JINKEES !
Holy CARP!! This is hilarious!! I have two friends who went to a wedding in central Ca. this summer, and at the wedding these/ those were the wineglasses!!! Wow, I can't believe it. They said that the wedding was "interesting" and that... ah, never mind. Perhaps too RN for posting!? Yes, they were too kind, and decided to provide me this gift from "Santa" at Christmas Perfect gift for a guy who works in the wine industry - NOT! but they are humorous.

I see a gift that is continually "re-gifted", back and forth over years to come!!

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:58 PM
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So Tom you have flown it twice, where is the video
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:16 PM
It's not going to build itself
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So nice! She is one sweet flyer! Very stable and speedy! Carved big loops and almost seemed to accelerate coming out of them. Gave it about 4 clicks of down trim after launch. I had hi and low rates set up. Hi rates on the elevator were better, surprisingly. Low rates on the ail. were good, Hi was a little squirelly, but rolled real nice, I bumped the expo up to 50% on Hi, and that took the edge off and rolls are sweet. When I got in the groove, the pumps just got higher and higher. She makes a nice whistle on real speedy passes. First landing was gentle and sweet. 2nd landing was good but rubbed a wingtip on a shrub trunk and left a little scuff. waaah! The wind was 15-20 the first flight, and maybe 10-12 at the end of my second flight. She was hanging in the lighter air just fine, I just didn't want to wait 'til I had to land. Balance feels perfect! Totally stoked!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:20 PM
It's not going to build itself
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So Tom you have flown it twice, where is the video
I pulled my iphone out of my pocket as I was flying, and started filming but was fumbling too much and put it away. Tony showed up as the wind was dying and took a vid of me launching, but shut it off before I got any real speed going. I'll put it up later.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:27 PM
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Probably flies kinda like this

ZEPHYR 10202012 (5 min 7 sec)
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Tom, great report thanks. Your Zephyr came out great!

Brian, at around 3min in that video that pass through made me clinch pretty hard
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:24 AM
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Thanks everyone, get 'em in the air, they rock!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Great report Tom

The wind was great on my slope too!! Flew my cobra for about 1/2 hour till my hands were numb!!! Epic day. Smooth lift. Super fun.
I have been workin on other builds catchin them up.
Hope to have the Zephyr in paint next week. (Solartex this weekend.)


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Who is a gunna be a sandin taday.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Hi Tom how much does it weigh, glad you had a great flight. Ian
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Hi Tom how much does it weigh, glad you had a great flight. Ian
I knew someone would ask that. My scale doesn't go that high. I could walk into the post office or stop by Wayne's and borrow his.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:09 PM
Fiberglass just crashes better
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I knew someone would ask that. My scale doesn't go that high. I could walk into the post office or stop by Wayne's and borrow his.
How high does your scale go to?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Nice Tom Good for you to catch some wind on a work day.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:35 PM
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Tom you are a sled owner when your scale doesn't work
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