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Old Mar 28, 2008, 11:35 AM
GordySoar@aol.com
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"Frankfort Kentucky Slope DS'ing Video, Flat Backside (the slope on Bruce D's)"

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Hi guys,

Our own super talented camera buff and TD pilot, Tony Utley has posted a
short video clip of our DS slope in Frankfort Kentucky. Its an unusual DS site
in my experience because the backside is a farm field with almost no decline
to it at all, but gradually drops to about 50' below the slope edge grade
about a block or so back.

The zone moves from right to left and back as Slermals approach the hill and
at about 2/3rds of the way into the video you can see the speed has dropped
to about half what it started at, then picks back up...a big slermal will
suck all the energy way from the back side and the plane will virtually come to
a near stop from entering at full speed, making the pilot have to push hard
to make it back out over the front edge.

The plane is one of the best 'sport' DS ships I've seen around, the Pike WR
Carbon. Very clean and very honest in its tracking for a Vtail..and strong
too. Extremely energy efficient.

The pilot? World Class DLG guy, Louisville's own, Bruce Davidson!

Take a look, this DS zone is really a lot of fun for DS foamie combat, since
its over a flat tall grass backside...and easy for even a newbie DS'r to
work.

Take a look, and thanks Tony!

If you have questions about doing videos or on the topic of Tony's site,
contact him directly off line at _nex12go@aol.com_ (mailto:nex12go@aol.com)
Gordy



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Old Mar 28, 2008, 02:16 PM
Jay Hunter
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Re: "Frankfort Kentucky Slope DS'ing Video, Flat Backside (the slope on Bruce D's)"

That's amazing. How did you guys even find that spot?

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:35 PM, <GordySoar@aol.com> wrote:

> http://nex12go.blogspot.com/
>
> Hi guys,
>
> Our own super talented camera buff and TD pilot, Tony Utley has posted a
> short video clip of our DS slope in Frankfort Kentucky. Its an unusual DS
> site in my experience because the backside is a farm field with almost no
> decline to it at all, but gradually drops to about 50' below the slope edge
> grade about a block or so back.
>
> The zone moves from right to left and back as Slermals approach the hill
> and at about 2/3rds of the way into the video you can see the speed has
> dropped to about half what it started at, then picks back up...a big slermal
> will suck all the energy way from the back side and the plane will virtually
> come to a near stop from entering at full speed, making the pilot have to
> push hard to make it back out over the front edge.
>
> The plane is one of the best 'sport' DS ships I've seen around, the Pike
> WR Carbon. Very clean and very honest in its tracking for a Vtail..and
> strong too. Extremely energy efficient.
>
> The pilot? World Class DLG guy, Louisville's own, Bruce Davidson!
>
> Take a look, this DS zone is really a lot of fun for DS foamie combat,
> since its over a flat tall grass backside...and easy for even a newbie DS'r
> to work.
>
> Take a look, and thanks Tony!
>
> *If you have questions about doing videos or on the topic of Tony's site,
> contact him directly off line at **nex12go@aol.com* <nex12go@aol.com>
> Gordy
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> Create a Home Theater Like the Pros. Watch the video on AOL Home<http://home.aol.com/diy/home-improvement-eric-stromer?video=15&ncid=aolhom00030000000001>
> .
>


Old Mar 28, 2008, 02:45 PM
TDL
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Mortgage rates resetting?

I know this is nothing to do with Sailplanes... well in a way a little bit.
If you have an adjustable mortgage that is about to reset and the bank is
advising (read scaring) you to convert to a fix, be careful. All the resets
I know are resetting at LOWER rates than what you currently have. And the
rates you will be locking in are higher. By the time you add on fees to
convert you are harming yourself financially.

If I had an ajustable rate, I would keep it cause I dont see interests going
up any time within the next 1-2 years....

Just a heads up. this could svae you money and you can spend it on your
favorite hobby . I know citi bank is notorious for this unethical
practice.


You are welcome to email me for more info and proof.

Tuan

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Old Mar 28, 2008, 02:59 PM
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Is your DS slope the same as the "Down Under" slope? And what wind directions does the DS slope support? I might just make the drive....
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Old Mar 28, 2008, 03:59 PM
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RE: "Frankfort Kentucky Slope DS'ing Video, Flat Backside (the slope on Bruce D's)"

Thanks for putting that video up Tony. I gotta get some more of that, I hope the winds pick up on my next day off.

Bruce
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Old Apr 03, 2008, 10:25 AM
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RE: Re: "Frankfort Kentucky Slope DS'ing Video, Flat Backside (the slope on Bruce D's)"

Atjurhs, We only have one slope site in Frankfort, KY. It works with a South West wind and I normally do not make the drive unless it is blowing 10 or better. With light planes it will work with less wind.

Bruce Davidson
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