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Apr 16, 2018, 01:11 PM
Free as a bird now.
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this past weekend 5 of us from Port Townsend had a hoot at Eagle Butte. April 13, 14, 15. weather was one bright spot in a soggy spring and not what was forecast. we had consistent winds straight in mostly 25-35mph some 40 with a gust to 50. light overcast and sunbreaks. Lots of great flying hours on end.
I still don't know what the new crop is, it aint corn, potatoes, or alfalfa but its is nice and soft for landing!
"A Hoot at the Butte!" Sounds like a great event name or t-shirt slogan.
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Apr 16, 2018, 03:31 PM
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When you guys are planning to be at the butte, post in advance here (please) as there are a couple of locals interested in watching and learning. Me for one. We were talking Saturday night that we can't fly (what we usually fly) because of the wind, yet people form out of the area come here to fly. Seems dumb. We need to learn to slope.
Apr 16, 2018, 04:43 PM
wrong descision, wrong time
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When you guys are planning to be at the butte, post in advance here (please) as there are a couple of locals interested in watching and learning. Me for one. We were talking Saturday night that we can't fly (what we usually fly) because of the wind, yet people form out of the area come here to fly. Seems dumb. We need to learn to slope.
Once you go slope, you never go back ...
Apr 16, 2018, 05:04 PM
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Hey! sorry we didn't serve advance notice! We were wondering why there were no locals at the site on such a great day! Just us noobs! Next time we will post for sure!

Brian! good idea about the t-shirts! " A Hoot at the Butte" ( maybe wind shirts)
Apr 16, 2018, 10:54 PM
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Hey! sorry we didn't serve advance notice! We were wondering why there were no locals at the site on such a great day! Just us noobs! Next time we will post for sure!

Brian! good idea about the t-shirts! " A Hoot at the Butte" ( maybe wind shirts)
That would be awesome. I'm not even EXACTLY sure how to get up there - in fact all I know is one must be a member of the local soaring club to fly there. If it looks promising I know a couple of us that are tired of sitting out through the spring blow will be joining. Today it was so windy people were putting scuba weight belts on their kids so they could walk to school.
Apr 16, 2018, 11:25 PM
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That would be awesome. I'm not even EXACTLY sure how to get up there - in fact all I know is one must be a member of the local soaring club to fly there. If it looks promising I know a couple of us that are tired of sitting out through the spring blow will be joining. Today it was so windy people were putting scuba weight belts on their kids so they could walk to school.
If I knew guys were going this weekend George Vargo and myself would have been there as well. We are both MCS members.

Scott - you can follow and I promise it will be a great time. It is amazing to be able to fly a glider with no engine for pretty much as long as you want and get tired of it!
Apr 28, 2018, 11:01 AM
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Have dates been set yet for the 6 pack? Want to make hotel reservations now
Apr 28, 2018, 01:10 PM
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Rob, you're missing another perfect day at eagle

Lee
Apr 28, 2018, 01:57 PM
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Lee: Is that Bill in the Background?
Apr 28, 2018, 01:59 PM
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Have dates been set yet for the 6 pack? Want to make hotel reservations now
The weekend before Memorial Day weekend, which would be Friday the 18th of May thru Sunday the 20th. Some arrive a day or two before and some stay day or two after.

Tom f.
Apr 28, 2018, 03:11 PM
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Bill was too tired, Joe!
Apr 30, 2018, 03:47 PM
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Rob, you're missing another perfect day at eagle

Lee
I know....... :-(
Apr 30, 2018, 03:59 PM
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Maybe too cloudy and windy but sure was nice too me. I think Tom had fun too

Started out solid 35+ by 3pm it had tapered off to a nice smooth 20mph

Can't wait to go again

Lee
Apr 30, 2018, 04:06 PM
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On a side note,

I'm thinking about getting a couple more Rock Breakers. Gaza has a few ready to go and a couple ultra light Windbueners. They are all molded with solid foam cores. The quality is very nice and the models fly really well. Also quite durable.

If anybody wants one, let me or Gaza know, I could deliver the weekend before memorial day

Here are a couple links

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...7-Rock-Breaker

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...3#post39585807

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...II-Super-Light

Cheers,
Lee
May 03, 2018, 08:21 PM
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for sale during 6P

more coming or as per request

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...a-Wingeron-RTF

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ed-ORFA-ASW-24


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