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Old Aug 23, 2004, 03:11 PM
James V. Bacus
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Re: Is an LSF# - still an LSF 'Task' if you useelectronic help?

Seem to be the same to me...

The idea is that a bunch of guys have to get together and work together to
achieve these tasks as they work their way up the ladder. You will have to
travel to contests and fly with other LSF members that you will get to meet
to achieve some of these tasks. That is really the only constant I can see
over the years, learning and working with other LSF members to get better
at r/c soaring using an agreed upon set of ladder tasks. Personally I
think these tasks have stood the test of time fairly well, they are
challenging.

It does not bother me at all that a guy may have had a monster ship full of
electronics to do his two hour, it shows that he had good task preparation
and was serious about getting the task finished in minimal attempts. Many
of the IV and V tasks have roots in preparation to be successful.

Jim



At 08:12 PM 8/22/2004, GordySoar@aol.com wrote:
>The question was and is, is it the 'same'?


Jim
Downers Grove, IL
Member of the Chicago SOAR club, AMA 592537 LSF 7560 Level IV
ICQ: 6997780 AIM: InventorJim R/C Soaring blog at www.jimbacus.net

Old Aug 24, 2004, 03:11 PM
John Erickson
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Re: Re: Is an LSF# - still an LSF 'Task' if you useelectronic help?

I agree with Craig. The level 5 wins are tough to come by, especially since
you are up against 20 other guys. To do all the levels you are flying in 24
contests so you get your share of competitive time.

I don't care what kind of electronics you have on board, looking into the
sky for 8 hours without a break ain't easy. We should be talking more about
sunglasses than electronics.

JE
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Erickson Architects
John R. Erickson, AIA (working on my Level V)


> From: "Craig D. Allen" <craigdallen@sbcglobal.net>
> Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 00:14:16 -0000
> To: soaring@airage.com
> Subject: [RCSE] Re: Is an LSF# - still an LSF 'Task' if you use electronic
> help?
>
> Having flown in the late 60's and 70's, the way I see it is any help
> you get through technology is offset because contest wins are harder
> to get today than back then. Back in the day their were fewer pilots
> and if Rick Walters failed to show up, it was anyones contest :-)
> Rick Walters could fly the pants off of anybody, to bad he graduated
> to full size :-) It would be great to see a flyoff between Rick and
> Joe...
>
> Craig Allen LSF111
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 05:11 PM
James V. Bacus
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Re: Is an LSF# - still an LSF 'Task' if you useelectronic help?

Mike definitely has this right, this is exactly the help I had at the Nats
this year.

I had Karen Strother as a very friendly female voice for a timer, and her
husband Jack as my air spotter and caller. And in turn, Jack had the same
team, except I was the spotter / caller.

Let me tell you, it was a great team and we really enjoyed a good time over
those two days!

Jim


At 12:39 PM 8/23/2004, Mike Remus wrote:
>I would also choose a Well qualified air spotter and a friendly female
>voice for a timer for even more information. Why would anyone choose
>less then the best?
>Mike (no shame) Remus
>LOFT Glider Club
>LSF Level 5
>If I can do it, so can you!


Jim
Downers Grove, IL
Member of the Chicago SOAR club, AMA 592537 LSF 7560 Level IV
ICQ: 6997780 AIM: InventorJim R/C Soaring blog at www.jimbacus.net

Old Aug 26, 2004, 03:11 AM
James V. Bacus
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Re: Is an LSF# - still an LSF 'Task' if you useelectronic help?

It does have that functionality, I have it setup that way in another
model. But for this model I didn't have it setup to do that, I just
plugged it in and shoved it down the ballast tube of my other ICON lite
right before I launched.

So it was in default mode, broadcasting everything to me, vario, altitudes,
voltage levels, etc...

I heard it all during my two hour thermal duration.




At 08:12 PM 8/22/2004, GordySoar@aol.com wrote:
>(By the way, the Picolario's low voltage warning function announces a
>problem with out having either the altimeter or vario function reporting).


Jim
Downers Grove, IL
Member of the Chicago SOAR club, AMA 592537 LSF 7560 Level IV
ICQ: 6997780 AIM: InventorJim R/C Soaring blog at www.jimbacus.net

 


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