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Posted by phil alvirez | Jul 12, 2017 @ 11:44 AM | 8,296 Views
some say it is; others dont. the1s say it is, say they face it with their planes, and are willing to bet their lives for it.
and i think that both are correct.
how could that be?
lets start with this fact: things are relative. it depends on which kind of planes are they talking about.
those who think there is, fly slow, low wing loading airplanes. large and light.
the others fly fast, heavy planes. mmhhhh...
a fast/heavy plane does not care about the wind intensity or direction.
a slow/light does.
could that be the reason why the 1s that fly fast/heavy think that there is not such a thing?
i would like to watch those who dont think it is, flying a light piper cub style plane in turbulent/windy weather and try a downwind turn near the ground on the approach and hear what they say
Posted by phil alvirez | Jul 12, 2017 @ 10:17 AM | 7,085 Views
yesterday the weather was good, so i could fly the rad for a long time, as am evaluating a series of cells so it was non-stop flight after flight. i havent flown it for eons due to the windiest weather in history. and i had forgotten how wonderful this plane is
there are some birds that are nesting nearby, and chase my gliders when making the approach, so i have to do evasive maneuvres, but still it was a pleasure to fly this little wonder again. and weather permitting, will keep doing it, as there are cells to evaluate. i used to fly it everyday and was the time of my life. now i hope it will be again. and am flying it without gyros, as the stock brick tracks worn out and i had another brick of the old generation, before gyros, but as there was almost no wind, there was no need for gyros anyway.
life is so much fun with the rad

this is the baby:
Posted by phil alvirez | Jul 01, 2017 @ 09:05 AM | 7,469 Views
i live in windsor, ontario, canada. a 220,000 town, across the river from detroit. when i go to the field, i drive through a main avenue (3 lanes) and trafic lights. today when back from flying, i witnessed a flock of some 25 geese that decided to cross when saw the cars stopping at the red light (civilized folks they are).
slowly walked across. when the lights changed, the cars had to wait until all went through. people around was delighted to watch that spectacle. especially today that there is a parade downtown (canada day). seemed as if they knew and wanted to form part of it. and they know they have seniority (they have been here before us), and therefore the right of way (although respect the regulations such as trafic lights).