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Posted by phil alvirez | Nov 22, 2016 @ 07:00 PM | 6,241 Views
today i went flying to test a new plane and a battery too.
it was near freezing and calm, and i expected a few short flights only.
as i have a vario i installed it, mostly to learn the height, but after testing the plane for turning as if it were in thermal for some time and seeing it performing well, i decided to switch the vario to beeps, just for the kicks. it was at about 200 meters, and there was no wind, and suddenly i began to hear beeps. following the area where i heard them, i noticed that sure, there was lift. and as there was no wind, i kept turning until the cold made me realize that it had been some time. when switched to check the height, it was around 300 meters height. so it was climbing consistently. i could stay there way longer. the sensation of soaring in cold weather was a great and unexpected experience. i have heard guys telling this, but i never had it in so cold weather and so strong.- i could stay there for a longer time.
wonders of the air, that is always full of surprises! (this time a good 1).
Posted by phil alvirez | Nov 12, 2016 @ 07:01 AM | 5,994 Views
i had a problem with something i ordered and i was not satisfied and the supplier told me that i could return the parts. see:
regarding returning the parts, on post 2892 (page 193) thread
i got this message from him:

"This seller went out of his way in time and $$ by shipping to Phil in Canada, which was not my original offer to the market (shipping on me if US). If Phil wants to reimburse me for my outbound shipping costs, he can ship it back on his nickle, and I'll sell it to someone else. What a waste of time, what a mistake. Note also his posts to do custom benchmarking of motor power before shipping. High maintenance, and then some.

Kelly "

so i sent back the parts for him to fulfill his promise, but so far nothing has been deposited on my paypal account.
this is the official record on canada post files:

tracking number:
Package Summary
Status:Item successfully delivered
Signed By:signed
Customer Service:[+1] 866-607-6301
Tracking Records
Fri 9/30/2016 3:30 pm
Item accepted at the Post Office
Mon 10/3/2016 1:13 pm
International Item being prepared for export
Mon 10/3/2016 6:56 pm
International item being forwarded to destination country
Tue 10/4/2016 6:21 am
International shipment has arrived in a foreign country
Fri 10/7/2016 4:42 pm
Item successfully delivered

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