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Old Sep 29, 2007, 06:07 AM
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Busy Busy

Samotage has had a great two days slopetrashing around the bass coast. All thanks to jason H for hosting over night and being a top sport.

Details this:

1. Top site located Friday morning - swoopdown and I have that Special Eating grin
2. 43 knots measured. Nice.
3. JW test goes well
4. Rodent gets out - king awesome!
5. Rain squall forces an "arrival" soaked to bone, and field repair necessary.
6. Shelter under bush intil rain subsides.
7. Repair Rodentia.
8. Re-toss Rodentia to find an aileron linkage has a "non-optimality" - hilarity does not ensue.

9. Lob in at Gunna (aka jason H's) and his good Mrs lets samotage and Mick into the shed to commence "repairs"
10. Complete re-lamination to the arrival of Gunna... Gunna then takes on the role of "shop nurse" (though probably "matron" is the more appropriate title)
11. Complete repairs, and relaunch on Saturday morning. A top run before running out of "energy" on arrival. Hilarity does not ensue.

Samotage has:
a) 3 planes to repair.
- F-20 whom suffered post synatpic failure cartwheel syndrome
- Rodent that has wing delamination from an stalled base leg
- Limit whom suffered "schultze" dimentia.
- A top grin from two magnificient and sensational Jart runs, whom Hytram (marty) has all the footage.

Sam,
and the car still packed.
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 06:10 AM
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Piccies in the morning when the FREEKIN upload works again...
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 06:17 AM
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Awsome Sam, looks like you had a busy day...
Its funny how when one thing goes wrong other worse things seems to follow it...

Abdullah...
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 06:24 AM
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fancy... taking planes to a slope and bring them back broken...

bugger, I would never do that...... much

editing the video now, it might take a day or 2, flying like that deserves special treatment.

PUMP!!


do you still want that $3.50?

Marty
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 07:04 AM
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Marty take you time as you say special treatment.

Big wind .Big repairs
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 07:09 AM
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take time!!!

bloody computer crash... just lost 2hr work...

damn, I have to watch that Jart pumping again

Marty
(yes, I had auto save on...but it didnt auto save!!)
(( damn pirate software))
((( did I sat that? no? must be the scotch speaking)))
(((( ARRRRRRRHHHHHHH ))))
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Quote:
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(( damn pirate software))
((( did I sat that? no? must be the scotch speaking)))
(((( ARRRRRRRHHHHHHH ))))
Arrrrhhh...sounds like the work of a pirate to me.

I was observing the wild weather unfold on Friday - at least in the virtual sense, from the comfort of my desk - and indeed it looked rather extreme (max. gust at South Channel Island was 48 knots at 11:15). I'm most impressed that mini aviation was prosecuted in the face of such great adversity and I look forward to seeing photographic evidence of same.

Anton
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 10:29 AM
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I have heard it said.

"If you are going to fly, then FLY HEAVY"


Nobody told me about the "build/fly/crash/repair/fly/crash/repair/crash/ oh well time to start over" acpect of heavies.

Dave
who is building on foam today.
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 01:08 PM
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Dude......

We've got crappy easterlies....
however for the lads in the south of Whales at the F3F nats - It means a yomp across the mighty and ever so awesome, Crest..... http://www.knewt.com/bwlch/thebwlch.htm
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 01:16 PM
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Nobody told me about the "build/fly/crash/repair/fly/crash/repair/crash/ oh well time to start over" acpect of heavies.
I think I did, not in so many words.

T
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 04:03 PM
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Yes was a pretty extreme weekend,

- 35+ knts from the west (sort of)
- Ventnor, one of Gunna's faved local slopes.
- 4 top pilots
- 5 damaged planes
- 2 dead Rx's
- 1 WAR DANCE
- lots of divits
- 1 jart-o-merkin
- Hytram gets to use his rescue gear
- Some big-ass steaks and afew pots at the "Razzle"
- I bit a "Boom Chika Wah Wah"

Great weekend.....
Boom Chicka Wah Wah - Funny Axe Commercial (0 min 42 sec)
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 05:31 PM
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Jase the misses didnt get home till early arvo so we flew at rabbit hill and it was pumpin between 35 to 45knts awsome lift on the front side not much good down the back not from a lac of tryin though.

4 pilots
12 models flown
2 models broken through combatin



Shane
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 07:26 PM
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Sweet pix......
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 09:53 PM
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its not a hobby....

its an adventure!!


Marty
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