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Old Apr 15, 2006, 10:59 PM
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Rainy Weather Couch Potatoes

I guess showing off is my way of venting frustration at the rain making us waste today's excellent south windů
Being bored, I noticed I keep 6 of my smaller slopers/HLGs assembled ready to go throughout our winter slope'n season. When I stuck 'em all on the couch for a photo op, I also realized that these six are US-made, none are moldies or foamies. Most qualify as hall-of-famers, and they're definitely worth the air they're displacing, no matter how good it is.
In the photo they are left to right:
1. Robert Cavazos carbon F-20; 4 years old; Unobtainium for now.
2. Harris Nelson Shrike; 8 years old; Obtainamite.
3. Joe Cormier Mach-1; 2 years old; Unobtainium for now.
4. Tom Feldvebel Kestrel; 6 years old; definitely complete and utter Unobtainium.
5. Charlie Richardson Climmax; 10 years old; more Unobtainium.
6. Denny Maize XP-3; 3 months old; replaced by XP-4.x

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Old Apr 16, 2006, 12:02 AM
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Nice list of birds there. Good spread too, something for every condition. The climax was one of CR's "old school" hand launch glider right? Your shrike's an original too, which actually puts it specifically in the unobtaniam category, while the skyking re-introduction would be the obtainamite.

-hutch.....let's gooooo sunshine!!!
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 12:23 AM
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I'll take the F20 and the Kestrel, thank you very much.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 12:29 AM
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I built a Climax Pro for my dad as an all-arounder. Great flying plane. Charlies molds will hopefully surface...someday.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 02:13 AM
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Nice collection Dieter.
The couch does make a great place to store your favorite planes.
I currently have a brand new Opus and Banana stuck in my couch.
It makes for easy access, when you want to do some fondeling.
:-)
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 02:13 AM
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Nice planes!

Let me know if you ever want to sell that Xp3.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 03:02 AM
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Charlies molds will hopefully surface...someday.
Oh man, if they did, I'd probably keep whoever has them busy for a little while catching me up on the planes I should have bought when I had the chance!
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 04:01 AM
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I'm happy I hoarded 3 Fun-1s and a Renegade FG. Now to knock- off...uh, I meant purchase through legitimate channels, some Turbo parts.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 09:51 AM
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I guess showing off is my way of venting frustration at the rain making us waste today's excellent south windů
Being bored, I noticed I keep 6 of my smaller slopers/HLGs assembled ready to go throughout our winter slope'n season. When I stuck 'em all on the couch for a photo op, I also realized that these six are US-made, none are moldies or foamies. Most qualify as hall-of-famers, and they're definitely worth the air they're displacing, no matter how good it is.
In the photo they are left to right:
1. Robert Cavazos carbon F-20; 4 years old; Unobtainium for now.
2. Harris Nelson Shrike; 8 years old; Obtainamite.
3. Joe Cormier Mach-1; 2 years old; Unobtainium for now.
4. Tom Feldvebel Kestrel; 6 years old; definitely complete and utter Unobtainium.
5. Charlie Richardson Climmax; 10 years old; more Unobtainium.
6. Denny Maize XP-3; 3 months old; replaced by XP-4.x

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You say your bored? Knowing that I would have invited you to help sand on my Ford,.LOL PS,..I know you are bored with that Kestrel, So let me take it off your hands
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 09:56 AM
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I had family obligations yesterday, but it was certainly the day for Peterson's! When I checked the wx it didn't show much rain activity in your part of the valley, but I guess it was wrong! I'm sure someone braved it to fly in that wind.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 10:26 AM
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I'm sure someone braved it to fly in that wind.
I didn't, and I doubt anyone else was up there; too wet. But some of these couch potatoes just might get to fly today...

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Old Apr 16, 2006, 11:40 AM
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I spent Friday and Saturday at Linn Benton Community College (State VICA competition) only a few miles from Peterson Butte. I can honestly say that it was a miserable and wet day in the area. The winds were also very blustery! I dont think you missed an opertunity to fly, hope things get better as we only have six weeks left this spring to fly at Peterson.

Not only jonesing for slopein, but feeling inadaquite after seeing Dieters couch.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 02:52 PM
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I flew for the first time this year the past three days under cloudy skies, occasional drizzle, temps in the 40s, and marginal lift. Now the forecast is for a good-sized winter storm to hit tonight and tomorrow. I guess I'm going skiing again ...

Two more weeks until the winter closure lifts on my DS spot. Last year I had to wait two more weeks after that before the wind/weather got right. Hopefully it'll be more cooperative this year.
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