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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:37 PM
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I wouldnt do that..

I wouldnt do that unless I had a lot of support but it would be funny..
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 07:46 AM View Post
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 08:11 AM
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He's baaaaaack!
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 08:38 AM
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He doesn't appear to be very literate, either.

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Old Jul 23, 2013, 08:44 AM
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Its amazing to me how well "Truthteller" rhymes with "Slimeseller". Perhaps a little truth there too.
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I dunno about "funniest sailplane for sale ads", but this sure is turning into a funny thread !
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 01:57 PM
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I like the part where he says that you will save money and your wife will thank you if you fly sailplanes, not sure she would thank you when you buy 3-4 2500.00 F3J models a year. hahaha
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Sorry, Keith, but I was at the same gathering, and in the same thermal, outclimbing you by at least 2:1. I then heard your theories about side drafts, and several other unpredictable phenomenon, and as I said before, you're overthinking that a lot. DSing in full-scale has been done and written about by Karl Striedek and Dick Johnson. (The late, great Mr. Johnson was a lifetime personal friend of mine.) They both said it was not really worth the stress and trouble, and too unpredictable to be used practically. Sorry to bust your bubble... A Wal-Mart bag will thermal, and I've seen Coke cans in dust devils, going up. Not saying it can't be done... just saying coring a good thermal with good piloting skills with a glider designed for that purpose will win out every time, in thermalling.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 11:25 PM
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He told all I need to know that applies to model gliders and not full scale. He said models can extract much more energy than full scale can. He explained to me how its impossible to get more energy from normal circling. He told me to stay far away from forums.
Well, the fastest I've climbed in a full-scale was a touch over 1800 feet per minute... over a large grass fire, but I have routinely climbed over 1000 fpm. Haven't seen that kind of climb with models, and I thermal with just about anyone. He wants you to stay away from forums because... well... you be the judge.
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