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Feb 15, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Dallas Scale Soaring Association May Scale Aerotow Rally 2010
Date: April 30, May 1 and 2.
Location: Lloyd Brigance Sod Farm Greenville, TX GPS 33.090175, -96.133547
It’s time to plan a spring visit to soar in the Texas thermals near Dallas. We are hoping for a good weather weekend with lots of good lift and fun fellowship. We will have at least 4 tow planes and tow pilots to keep the action going all day. Jim Frickey and Tim Gastinger, from Kansas, have kindly agreed to bring their excellent tow planes to add to the Dallas group’s ships.
Directions: From west I-30 take exit 89. After exiting, turn left going under I-30, then turn right to go northeast on the TWO-WAY frontage road. There will be a road block sign on the frontage road. Just go around it, taking the temporary gravel access road. Go about 1.5 miles until you get to the entrance to the sod farm on the left.
From east I-30 take exit 89. After exiting, go into one of the roadside businesses and do a U-turn, then head back northeastward on the TWO-WAY frontage road. There will be a road block sign on the frontage road. Just go around it, taking the temporary gravel access road. Go about 1.5 miles until you get to the entrance to the sod farm on the left.
We will have signs posted at exit 89. For help if lost call Andrew Jamieson @214-460-6188.
AMA required.
$20 entrance fee.
Hotels and restaurants are convenient to the field at I-30 and state Hwy 34, about 3 miles away.
Pilots meeting 10 AM Friday, April 30.
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Feb 15, 2010, 10:27 PM
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Dale,
Looks like you guys are planning a great event. I'd sure like to work some of those Texas thermals, but I won't be able to attend this year, perhaps in the future. I know you'll have fun wringing out the new 1-26. Hope you have a great turnout.
Asher
Feb 16, 2010, 08:53 AM
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We're planning on it Dale!
Feb 16, 2010, 08:02 PM
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I'm there with you Sean, good Lord willin and the creek don't rise. Never seen this in person, will be a treat....sweetness!!!
Feb 18, 2010, 12:05 AM
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Dale, I have the OK from the boss so I should make it. Hope we have good weather.

Sean, You bringing Rusty with Tony. If he's too tall, Rusty could stick his head out the sun roof in the mooney.

Richard King
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Feb 18, 2010, 10:31 AM
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I'd love to come see some of this in person as well. I'm building a Trainer 50 with the Scorpion 5545-180 for our club here in Austin but I've never done any towing. I think there might be some members that I haven't seen yet who have some knowledge but I look forward to learning more at your event.
Feb 18, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RV4DRIVER
Dale, I have the OK from the boss so I should make it. Hope we have good weather.

Sean, You bringing Rusty with Tony. If he's too tall, Rusty could stick his head out the sun roof in the mooney.

Richard King
We can just open the cargo hatch and stick Rusty's head out. Bugs in the teeth shouldn't be a problem after about 500 AGL.............

Canadian Geese, on the other hand...........
Feb 18, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Is there a poster advertisment of some sort for this event? I would like to add it to our club website.
Feb 22, 2010, 08:17 PM
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I hope to be there at least for part of the weekend and would like to get some pointers on being towed.

I have a ASW24 3.5M the previous owners have towed it but this will be my first.

BTW due to the planes previous setup I will still be using 72mhz and hope that is not a problem
Feb 23, 2010, 10:24 PM
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Terror Dactyl: Thanks for being interested in our aero tow. We'll have experience people here who will be glad to help to help you, Yes 72mhz is welcome. We'll have frequency control. We'll have a dolly for anyone who wants to use it. It is open, anyone with an AMA membership is welcome.
Feb 24, 2010, 10:03 AM
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A couple of us hope to be able to attend, but we will have to rehab planes that have been in storage for several years.

Frank
Mar 15, 2010, 08:04 PM
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Man..I would love to come, but have to work at the 2010 Aero-Design East college payload model competition on this same weekend in Fort Worth....sigh.

hope you guys have great weather and good lift!
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Mar 23, 2010, 09:03 AM
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Here is the list of motels close to the flying field in Greenville, TX

The ones with *** are across the highway from the flying field, with restaurants nearby.
The others are within 5 miles.


***Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville, TX‎ - more info »
3001 Kari Lane, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 457-9200‎
Category: Hotels & Motels

***Best Western Monica Royale Inn & Suites‎ - more info »
3001 Mustang Crossing, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 454-3700‎
Category: Motel

***Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Greenville, TX‎ - more info »
2901 Mustang Crossing Annex, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 454-8680‎
Category: Motel

Super 8 Greenville‎ - more info »
5010 U.S. 69, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 454-3736‎
Category: Travel - Motels

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites‎ - more info »
1209 East I-30, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 455-7700‎
Category: Hotels and Motels

Quality Inn‎ - more info »
1215 East I-30, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 454-7000‎
Category: Hotels & Motels

Economy Inn Greenville‎ - more info »
5103 U.S. 69, Greenville, TX‎ - (877) 747-8713‎
Category: Hotels & Motels


Motel 6 Greenville, Texas‎ - more info »
5109 I-30, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 455-0515‎

Econo Lodge Inn and Suites‎ - more info »
1209 Interstate 30, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 455-7700‎

Americas Best Value Inn‎ - more info »
1216 Interstate 30, Greenville, TX‎ - (903) 454-1792‎
Mar 28, 2010, 09:15 PM
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This reply is for two purposes

The first is to move this thread forward since my puter is only showing two pages without having to search

The second is that as I am looking to get a large vintage bird and when trying to convert the metric measures to inch

I cant find an online conversion to convert dmsq to sq/in for wing area and g/dmsq oz/sqin wing loading

Any help would be appreciated
Mar 29, 2010, 10:16 PM
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Terror,
Try this link and download... It's safe I used it for years

http://www.si-konverter.de/

Bill


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