HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Aug 06, 2008, 10:06 AM
Ranfred Radius's Avatar
Central Point, OR.
Joined May 2002
2,922 Posts
Discussion
Wilgas Wilgas!

I got this pic off the webcam at the World Soaring Championships going on right now in Germany. Now thats a serious towing armada!
Ranfred Radius is offline Find More Posts by Ranfred Radius
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Aug 06, 2008, 10:12 AM
Registered User
PeteSchug's Avatar
Elmhurst, NY (Queens in NYC)
Joined Apr 2004
7,050 Posts
Some hapless sailplane is going to accidentally land there and be torn to shreds by all the Wilgas that want to tow him!

Pete
PeteSchug is offline Find More Posts by PeteSchug
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 06, 2008, 11:57 AM
Registered User
Michigan
Joined Jan 2004
89 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketman47
I got this pic off the webcam at the World Soaring Championships going on right now in Germany. Now thats a serious towing armada!
Can you give a link to the web cam?
Richard314 is offline Find More Posts by Richard314
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 06, 2008, 04:01 PM
Try the Truth for a change
Bill Henley's Avatar
home on the range
Joined Apr 2007
183 Posts
Tow planes? we don't need any stinkin towplanes! Real men hand launch!
Bill Henley is offline Find More Posts by Bill Henley
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 06, 2008, 06:08 PM
Ranfred Radius's Avatar
Central Point, OR.
Joined May 2002
2,922 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard314
Can you give a link to the web cam?
Here ya go..

http://www.wgc2008.org/WEBCAM.359.0.html?&L=
Ranfred Radius is offline Find More Posts by Ranfred Radius
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 06, 2008, 09:31 PM
Registered User
PeteSchug's Avatar
Elmhurst, NY (Queens in NYC)
Joined Apr 2004
7,050 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketman47
Thanks. Can you get them to turn on some lights?

I guess I'll try again in the morning. It should be close to noon there.

Pete
PeteSchug is offline Find More Posts by PeteSchug
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 08, 2008, 12:16 AM
Ranfred Radius's Avatar
Central Point, OR.
Joined May 2002
2,922 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Henley
Tow planes? we don't need any stinkin towplanes! Real men hand launch!
Thats a cool pic!
Ranfred Radius is offline Find More Posts by Ranfred Radius
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 08, 2008, 12:20 AM
Ranfred Radius's Avatar
Central Point, OR.
Joined May 2002
2,922 Posts
Not exactly a spectators sport..
Ranfred Radius is offline Find More Posts by Ranfred Radius
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 08, 2008, 01:56 AM
Where's the lift?
dgliderguy's Avatar
United States, WA, Snohomish
Joined Mar 2001
2,895 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketman47
Not exactly a spectators sport..
That's FUNNY!
...maybe they're all off flying...?
dgliderguy is online now Find More Posts by dgliderguy
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 08, 2008, 09:07 AM
Ranfred Radius's Avatar
Central Point, OR.
Joined May 2002
2,922 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dgliderguy
That's FUNNY!
...maybe they're all off flying...?
Yep! Around 3:00 in the afternoon is a perfect time to take a nap at a a soaring contest!
Ranfred Radius is offline Find More Posts by Ranfred Radius
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 08, 2008, 04:48 PM
Registered User
PeteSchug's Avatar
Elmhurst, NY (Queens in NYC)
Joined Apr 2004
7,050 Posts
Here in New York, when I get home from work it's already dark there. When I get up in the morning all the sailplanes seem to be gone.

We'll just have to hold the next one here!

Pete
PeteSchug is offline Find More Posts by PeteSchug
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools