New hill record in Sacramento
The small band of ds'ers in Sactown finally have radar, and Seth set the hill record today at Folsom's Dyke 8/Folsom Point. Seth was ripping it up all day, getting a 141 with his D40, a 111 with his Mach Dart, and a 178mph run flying his Dynamic 60 in 15-25 winds. He even dodged all of the rocks on landing by parking her softly in the top of a 100 foot oak tree
The plane was retrieved just before sunset with just a small ding in the LE. I was the witness, using a Pocket Radar. Nice flying Seth!
flight vid (thanks ToxicToast)
Last edited by KurtMc; Feb 06, 2011 at 03:27 PM.
Ya know, we've been kinda thinking the same thing ourselves This place rocks in N, NW winds and there's 3 miles of water the wind travels over before it hits the dyke. As close to coastal air as can be found inland. The only downside is there's a lot of foot traffic and we only DS when there's nobody anywhere near the line. So we get a few good laps in, then have to wait for the walkers to clear. I think 300 is possible at Dyke 8 in 35-40 conditions, which we don't get more than 3 or 4 times a year. Not very deep on the backside so it makes for some white knuckle turns, especially when the shear tries to roll the plane on the bottom turn. Stay tuned for a new hill record, somewhere over 200. Seth and I have a bet going: the first guy to go 200+ has to drive to Weldon
More vids from Dyke 8 here:
Here is one from the weekend with the new Hurricane.
Site: Wybung Head, NSW, Australia
Flyer: Warren Green
Witness: Andrew Barnes
Radar gun: Stalker Pro
Ive attached a link to the build thread for photos if you need them.
Let me know if you need anymore info.
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