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Old Jan 16, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Thousand Oaks, CA NE Wind Spot?

Hi all!

I normally fly in the south OC area but I'm currently working up in Calabasas during the week. I've been flying mostly at Wood Ranch and Kanan.

I've flown Kanan during a NE but it kind of sucks from that direction. I also tried that ridge on the south side of Bard Lake to no avail. I've tried to search the RC Groups threads and can't find much either.

I'm trying to find something in the general area to get some lunch-time sloping in. My hours are flexible so a 30 min drive isn't that big of a deal.

Like right now. It's blowing like crazy and I can't find a good spot.

Thanks for your help!

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Yeah, we used to have a really good spot that we lost last year. Try Whizin's in Agoura Hills between Chesboro and Kanan rd. south of the 101. Kinda rocky, good for foamies. Here's a link with a KMZ file.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=whizin
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Thanks. That's very close to my office on Malibu Hills Rd.

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 07:29 PM
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I've flown Piuma on a N or NE. The flying was great, but the landing is kinda scary, as the LZ backs up to a huge cliff over Malibu Canyon.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=34.07090...02969&t=h&z=19

The LZ is the circular area toward the bottom of that view, and you fly off the top of the "exclamation point."
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Dang John,
You must be putting some miles on your car!
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:37 PM
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Dang John,
You must be putting some miles on your car!
Chuck in OC
Naw Chuck. I have a monthly rental my client flips the bill for. Gas too.

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:39 PM
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I've flown Piuma on a N or NE. The flying was great, but the landing is kinda scary, as the LZ backs up to a huge cliff over Malibu Canyon.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=34.07090...02969&t=h&z=19

The LZ is the circular area toward the bottom of that view, and you fly off the top of the "exclamation point."
I've scouted that area out but not on the top of the ridge in your location. Are we talking foamie status???
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:06 AM
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I've scouted that area out but not on the top of the ridge in your location. Are we talking foamie status???
Well, I flew my Opus there once...didn't damage anything, but I wasn't eager to fly it up there again because of the landing. As I recall, there is a lot of brush in the landing area, but that drop off on the south end was a little scary. There's no way to retrieve a plane from there without climbing gear if you happened to completely screw up your approach.

So for the first time anyway, yeah, maybe a foamie would be better.

The DS'ing was pretty good, as I recall.

Dug up a few pictures..
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Thanks guys!

Thanks for the info guys. I did drive by Whizins during lunch today and the direction was off. Looks like easy access though when the direction is good.

Don't laugh but I ended up going to Kanan and the direction was hitting the NE ridge a little better. Did a little light DS with my moth. If I had better skills it would have had good speed.

I think I have all of the main wind directions covered now.

Have a great weekend!

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:08 PM
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It was fun today, FWIW. Just enough east in it to make fun to fly on the face, but still lots of big lift out to the north east as well.
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