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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 28, 2016 @ 11:40 PM | 6,014 Views
I didn't receive any report from last Saturday. I don't know if anyone had shot any pics or video. Miami Mike sent me some videos from this week, 1-23-16. Looks like they had strong winds on the Westside. Flying looks extremely turbulent when getting low, which is to be expected when winds hit 30+mph

Here's Mike's videos:

"Amadeo cartwheels his Electron 60 .
The nose broke loose, but he should be able to replace the carbon fiber rod that goes from the nose back to the v-tail."

Amadeo Cartwheels His Electron 60 (0 min 16 sec)

"Dan flying his JW on the Westside.

Dan Flying on West Side (1 min 43 sec)
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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 21, 2016 @ 01:03 PM | 6,184 Views
Went over to Eagleville this Thursday. It's coincidence, but it seems that Thursdays are the only clear day to fly on. Poh brought his Explorer and E-Shadow. I brought my Shadow. The weather was not good. At least a 20 mph wind coming crosswise over the field. We didn't set up the winch. Poh flew his E-Shadow since it's wing loading was better for this than our TD birds. I didn't bring any electrics since I hadn't unpacked any yet (bad Mike, bad Mike!).
Poh also called up some flying buddies from Tullahoma to see if they wanted to fly at Tullahoma or at the Normandy Dam. Everyone had made other plans. Additionally Poh was unsure if the wind was coming the proper direction for Normandy Dam (South/North).
After flying for a couple hours we broke down and headed into Eagleville for lunch. There was a new café/restaurant we tried out. It was very good and they gave us very large portions.

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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 16, 2016 @ 11:02 PM | 6,115 Views
Here's Kit's report from last Saturday:
"Happy New Year! Another mild day but it turned out to be pretty good, except for my Falco getting caught up in the rebar Christmas decoration on the West slope. Bummer, but I have a new one just waiting to be completed. now I have a reason to do it.
Miss you Mike, Have fun!

Bummer on your Falco catching a rebar on landing. I can see a few below either Miami Mike's or Paul's Zulu in one of your shots.

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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 11, 2016 @ 01:40 AM | 6,405 Views
Poh Khaw and I met over at Eagleville this Thursday. I had my trusty Shadow and Poh had his new Explorer V. We spent about 2-1/2 hours winching on the Eagleville runway. The power flyers flew off the North end of the runway while we winched from the South end.
Wasn't the best weather, at least from a South Floridian resident. Temp was in the low 50's, cloudy and a few spits of rain. Surprisingly, we both had some great flights. On my first launch, I pulled a 15 min flight, which astounded me. Both because of the conditions and I hadn't winched in 7 months. I pulled about 5 flights and Poh pulled 7 flights. By 2:30 PM we had too much fun. We were the last guys on the field, so we packed up and headed to beautiful downtown Eagleville to our favorite Mexican restaurant for a late lunch and some Southern sweet tea.

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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 11, 2016 @ 01:09 AM | 6,190 Views
Kit is getting pretty good at his photography. Here's his shots from last week from the NE bowl. He gave me a quick synopsis of the conditions:
"Well last week was not that great, very light winds and not much lift, and not many people flying. But here's a few shots of the few flyers."

Thanks for the photos and the work involved, Kit.
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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 03, 2016 @ 11:29 PM | 6,472 Views
Kit sent in another set of photos. Wind wasn't as strong as last week. I understand it was more like 10-15mph. Nothing to sneeze about. Looks like we had a good sized crew. I see Bruce had gotten my old Raider combat wing flying. Also looks like Charlie had performed another miracle paint job. This time on DJ's rebuilt Energic. Hope you guys are having a great time down in sunny South Florida. It was 26 deg F overnight here in Nashville. I'm missing that 80 deg weather now!

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