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Old Jun 03, 2002, 01:41 PM
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E-Sailplanes at SEFF

Any other e-Sailplane TD fanatics going to SEFF? Care to say what you're bringing?

I'm hoping to have a K2 LMR, Omega 2M E, Koleos E, Nike and a Zagi (hey, I need some little toy to mess around with now and then, don't I? )

dd.
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Old Jun 03, 2002, 06:18 PM
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I'll be coming out from Phoenix with Aero-Model. As for electro gliders, LMR and F5J type planes, we're bringing a Nimbus 4, Ellipse 4, Graphite Electric, Silent Dream 2.8 and a Bandit. We're also packin' the usual sport planes and surprizes.
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Old Jun 03, 2002, 08:01 PM
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Doc Data,

What is the skinny on this SEFF? Thanks
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Old Jun 03, 2002, 08:10 PM
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Check out http://koolflightsystems.com/seff.htm

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Old Jun 03, 2002, 08:37 PM
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If I bring any sailplanes, it'll be the Filip, Sirius and perhaps the Falcon if I get it back together by then.
I'll probably bring different models each day, to keep the load light (and have something to fly each day!)..

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Old Jun 05, 2002, 02:36 PM
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Hmmm....

From the lack of responses and even your qualified response, Andy (as in 'if I bring'), I can see why there was no need to set aside a seperate area for sailplanes... I might be there by myself or possibly with 2 other guys once in a while.

Well, I'll bring my squadron and fly whatever I'm so move to fly given whatever conditions I find there.

Maybe seeing some larger sized sailplanes flown there will encourage others into that part of the sport/hobby?

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Old Jun 05, 2002, 04:14 PM
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Sailplanes at SEFF

We have a large Upper Field that we use for sailplanes and anything requiring a high start or winch. It might be a good place for larger sailplanes since the fence is a little close to the runway if you have a plane with a large wingspan, say anything over a 3 meter.
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Old Jun 05, 2002, 04:17 PM
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We have a very, very active e-sailplane group @ Fayette - have a LES program, host the King Peach annual NATS warmup event, and there are many NATS competitors (and some winners) in the club.. Many of them, however, just don't 'ezone'..
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Old Jun 05, 2002, 04:26 PM
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Hope to bring the Grob

Just got the MPJet and Graupner folder, finishing the new (longer) cowl, so if I scramble, I'll bring my Grob109. Only thing is it's the first build, and the gear is short, so I'll probably have to hand launch......
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Old Jun 05, 2002, 07:15 PM
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Andy,
Anyone of the non-Zoners planning winch launching on these days? I could bring my Addiction (both the plane and the mental/physical condition!)

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Old Jun 06, 2002, 05:53 AM
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I only know the e-powered folks, not the winchers..
So I couldn't say.. perhaps Ernie or Jeff, who check in here, could answer that..
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Old Jun 06, 2002, 08:00 AM
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I would like to see some of these planes fly. Have yet to see a F5B or hotliner fly. Looking forward to seeing that.
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Old Jun 06, 2002, 10:16 AM
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Winch

I will check with one or two of the fellas who have winches and are going to attend and let you know in a couple of days.
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Old Jun 06, 2002, 10:18 AM
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I would like to see some of these planes fly. Have yet to see a F5B or hotliner fly. Looking forward to seeing that.
Oh great.. get there early.. I don't plan on flying once the field gets busy - these things need a LOT of room..
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Old Jun 06, 2002, 12:16 PM
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Speaking of hotliners

Ok, for some reason I bought the Nike at a good price and have it ready to fly with a Kontronik 501 system and 14x9.5 prop. The only problem I now have is I'm not sure I want to.

I've flow a few continuous power prop planes and enjoy messing around with a Zagi but there's no significant $'s involved there. I have to admit, that the prop planes don't hold all that much interest and they become boring (to me) quickly. I am true TD addict.

So, now, here I am with $600 tied up in a plane that, on the surface, seems little more than an expensive version of those planes I described above. Given there are no F5B courses where I am and no interest in such in my club or area, what else do you use a hotliner for (other than running into towers...tic )?

I'm at a point that I am considering selling it while I'm at SEFF but have not reached that decision yet.

So, tell me everyone, how and/or why do you fly a hotliner?

Thanks,
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