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Posted by Keith Kindrick | May 08, 2014 @ 09:29 AM | 6,525 Views
This past weekend in CVRC held another RES and WOODY 2 day contest. I am so proud to be a part of this organization for over 35 years. On Friday we flew the ALES event to kick off this weekends event. Flying in both classes has always been a challenge. This year was so hot (mid 90's) that for the three days I've never been so glad to see a 4 minute flight. Claude has really turned up the dial for flight times the past 2 years with 8 and 10 minute rounds. This event really is a marathon, not a sprint. This year I decided to swap out the first generation Supra fuselage which was all carbon for the AVA Pro. I have never been fond of the added whiskers needed for the Supra fuselage. Had the AVA Pro been around when I started the Atomic - I wish - that would never have been used. Handling seemed to be about the same with slightly better tracking on final approach using spoilers. It seemed like I had over 50% of my landing in the 2 classes down wind this year. Not what I'd say is optimal for these gliders yet the Atomic had a very good weekend.