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Old Apr 23, 2010, 11:20 AM
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+1 what Bill said...

As one of the early adopters of the Pike series in SoCal TD (starting with the Superior in 2003), I have six years between the Superiors and Perfects. Switched to Aspire in 2009 because it immediately felt comfortable; for me it worked light air really well and turned/handled a bit better. Subjective decisions that everyone will approach differently.

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Old Apr 23, 2010, 11:56 AM
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Larry,

I just do not see what you mention when they fly against me in competition. As you know I have countless hours on the Perfect as well with documented results. I've yet to see this with an Aspire.

Best to you,

Keith
Dang Keith, cleaning up on all the competition huh? Small Pond?

The Perfect must suck since Bob beat you with a Supra at the Fresno contest right? Hmm, I just thought it was Bob flying well.

I like Bill's answer, and Watson's too. Ive owned both Perfects and Aspires and they both remove my excuses why I am not in the winners circle.

BTW, I also prefer the Aspire. I will likely be flying it for a few more years.
Old Apr 23, 2010, 02:28 PM
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I guess I need to dump my Perfects... Old technology. Maybe next year I can Aspire to something.
Old Apr 23, 2010, 02:42 PM
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I guess I need to dump my Perfects... Old technology. Maybe next year I can Aspire to something.
There is actually less than one year difference between Aspire and perfect. I got my first Aspire Feb 2007.
Old Apr 23, 2010, 06:55 PM
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Wow DJ... What a way with words. Not sure where that came from?
For the record, Bob did an outstanding job of flying in those conditions and he flew a plane that he's very comfortable with and knowledgeable about. It was a lot of fun hangin' in there with him. You should have been there. Not quite sure where the closest placing Aspire was. Do you know?
Gee Whiz.... Even Mark Browning flew his Zenith instead of his Aspire.

I too agree with Bill's well written response. Find a plane you like and fly it all the time.

How’s that Aspire working out for you? Are you doing any better these days than you did in years past with the Perfect?

Come on up and fly with us sometime. Get out of San Diego for a day. No small pond here. The Lake is Huge and we'd love to see you put your Aspire and your skill sets on display.

Best regards,

Keith
Old Apr 23, 2010, 07:11 PM
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One other thing to keep in mind is that regardless of the plane you are flying, if you fail to make your time you know whose fault it is. Your timer of course. No amount of pilot skill and design advantage can make up for a timer who cannot call air for you.
Old Apr 23, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Come on up and fly with us sometime. Get out of San Diego for a day. No small pond here. The Lake is Huge and we'd love to see you put your Aspire and your skill sets on display.

Best regards,

Keith
YEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! Bring it on! Now that would be FUN to WATCH!! A Slope guy trying to keep up with a Level 5 Veteran. Hahahahaha
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 08:43 PM
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Again, my point was the same as the rest, you can't judge a plane because no one near you flies it.

I did say , "I like Bill's answer, and Watson's too. Ive owned both Perfects and Aspires and they both remove my excuses why I am not in the winners circle."

When I challenge people, they know it. I will be a bit tied up practicing for the B team this year. My Aspire might not even make it out of the garage till after the TS this fall. I am signed up for the SVSS contest in Davis in 2 months. I'll see you guys there. We will see if I fly the B plane to get more practice or the Aspire. The retrievers scare me with the B plane.
Old Apr 23, 2010, 09:00 PM
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 09:05 PM
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As we say in racing, when the green flag drops - the BS stops

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Old Apr 23, 2010, 09:21 PM
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How would it be to equal someone in a TD contest while flying an F3B plane??

That would be pretty impressive!

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Old Apr 23, 2010, 11:15 PM
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Hey Target,
Funny you should say that.
http://www.lsfaustralia.org.au/eventsj.html
Michael Rae beat JW and the rest of the pilots at a F3J contest flying a F3B aircraft (Furio) late last year in Australia.
It is all up to the pilot doing the best with the tools they have and know.

Cheers,
Thomas




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How would it be to equal someone in a TD contest while flying an F3B plane??

That would be pretty impressive!

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 03:36 AM
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Are you guys referring to the standard Perfect or ET when comparing to the Aspire??
Old Apr 24, 2010, 02:02 PM
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Hey guys, I made a mistake when sidetracking this discussion. Lets get back on track to discussing the Lubos built Aspire.
Old Apr 24, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Keith,
I am trying to figure the reasons for your posts here but I am guessing that you think that We are wrong and that your Perfect is a better performer. I am willing to indulge your position, and will admit that I have a different one.
I will state that it is my experience that a box stock Aspire will Launch faster,has better legs, circles better, and out lands a stock Perfect. If you like I will take your challenge and put an Aspire up against your Perfect. If you can come up with a method to test handling let me know. If you want to use loggers We can do the before sun-up launch and hang method to test sink rates as well. Larry


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