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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:57 AM
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Palm Meadows golf course on the Gold Coast... I will get some really high thermal footage next time my gopro fogged up
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Cool video, who is the singer. Ian
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Great video

The dog was a crack up. Must have been worn out at the end of the day.

Great field!!!

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:08 PM
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The songs were John Legend, lifted & Florence & the machine, say my name.. The red dog loves it and will do it all day everyday She now looks at birds thermaling when driving and at the park will stop and look up for birds..
can't complain about the warm weather and great field.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:09 AM
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SD-10G competition TD set up needed

Need a favor!! I recently purchased a used Xplorer 3.5 and am just getting back into thermal flying . I just got an sd-10g Radio. I am a JR radio flyer but used to fly a Vision in my TD ships many years ago. Does anyone have a radio set up for me, I just ordered the USB cord to transfer the data.Thank you, Jack.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:45 AM
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Beautiful flying field.

The dog his simply hilarious, also awesome it is interested in chasing, not necessarily catching :-)

I thought just about every living creature in Aus wanted to kill people, but you're barefoot... I guess I was a sucker for that urban legend...

Happy flying!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Wow, everything sure does move alot quicker in the southern hemisphere!!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Wow, everything sure does movequicker in the southern hemisphere!!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Beautiful flying field.

The dog his simply hilarious, also awesome it is interested in chasing, not necessarily catching :-)

I thought just about every living creature in Aus wanted to kill people, but you're barefoot... I guess I was a sucker for that urban legend...

Happy flying!
Yes I rode my kangaroo to the site. Tackled a crocodile that tried taking off with my glider, then used brown snakes to fix broken winch line.. koala stole my TX and went up a tree, All while we had some shrimp on the barbie
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Yes I rode my kangaroo to the site. Tackled a crocodile that tried taking off with my glider, then used brown snakes to fix broken winch line.. koala stole my TX and went up a tree, All while we had some shrimp on the barbie
Gee, in all of that didn't you also use a big hunting knife?

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Need a favor!! I recently purchased a used Xplorer 3.5 and am just getting back into thermal flying . I just got an sd-10g Radio. I am a JR radio flyer but used to fly a Vision in my TD ships many years ago. Does anyone have a radio set up for me, I just ordered the USB cord to transfer the data.Thank you, Jack.
PM me and ill email you a good step.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:16 PM
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PM sent, Thank You very much! Mery Christmas!!
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:27 AM
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The Mighty Xplorer

I had one of those memorable days flying today with the Xplorer. It's summer here and hot. Lots of lift available but fast moving and energetic.

As soon as I arrived at our local field, I rigged the Xplorer 3.5 full-carbon before setting the winch up; it's a good strategy to stall a bit if the wind is fickle and you can't tell which way to run a line. Usually five minutes is enough to tell which way to lay out your winch.

I gave the Xplorer a few hand launches in the gusty hot conditions and hooked a boomer on the last throw and spent the next 45 mins hurtling around the sky at considerable height.; who needs a winch?

The Xplorer is just so easy to hook a thermal turn and core it. My thermal camber is minimal so the drag is low and airspeed relatively high and this allows you to bank and crank and maintain speed while grappling and chasing small thermals.

After 30mins my mate Steve arrives and noticed the lack of winch and yet the Xplorer was sky-high and 1/2 mile downwind.

Testimony to a great glider.

I've got a Pike Perfect ET Spread Tow on the way so the comparison might be interesting.



Chris.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Great story Chris. You're my kind of glider guider with a great piece of equipment
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:30 AM
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I gave the Xplorer a few hand launches in the gusty hot conditions and hooked a boomer on the last throw and spent the next 45 mins hurtling around the sky at considerable height.; who needs a winch?
We might have to make Gordon and a couple of other guys launch that way to even things up in our Florida contests.
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