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Dec 08, 2011, 07:49 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Huh. Go figure. Well, we'll, um.... We'll let it sit around then. We won't be installing it any time soon where it's intended. If it will work, as I'm sure it will do well, we'll volunteer it as needed.

The battery is sealed, I can't check the levels.

We'll either be at the DLG contest Sunday or at Kennedy with Mike.
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Dec 09, 2011, 07:11 AM
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The battery is sealed, I can't check the levels.
Sealed lead acid batteries require lower charging current and voltage limiting to avoid gas build up than non-sealed designs. Charge it, then use a trickle charger for a day or two per month. If possible, store and charge your sealed battery in a cool location. Not freezing, just cool.

Check the open circuit voltage (OCV) monthly. Charge the battery, wait a day, then check the OCV. It should be very close to 13V, anything less than about 12.9V is a bad sign. Bruce's new charger is able to reverse some damage and increase OCV.
Dec 09, 2011, 10:15 AM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Good to know. Thanks!
Dec 10, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Sunday 12/11


I will bring the winch etc to Los Paseos Park Sunday by 9:00
-tim
Dec 16, 2011, 03:01 PM
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Sunday Dec. 18


I will bring the winch on Sunday Dec. 18 at Los Paseos Park around 9:00am.

Ken from Japan.
Dec 20, 2011, 10:39 PM
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Thursday 12/22 Curtis


I'll be out by at least 9:00 with a winch etc. I have a plane to tune and want to try the method last posted in the SBSS news letter. Yes Bruce I'll do a write up.
-tim
Dec 28, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Thursday Dec. 29


Anyone planning on making it out to Curtiss tomorrow (Thursday Dec. 29) ?
Dec 28, 2011, 07:45 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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I am! I don't have any means of launch, though.
Dec 28, 2011, 08:27 PM
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Thursday Dec 29 Curtiss


OK, I will bring a winch. Should be set-up around 9:30am.
Jan 06, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Sunday Jan. 8


I will be bring the winch next Sunday (1/8) to Los Paseos Park aound 9:00am.
Please bring the retriever.

Ken from Japnan.
Jan 13, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Occupy Dartmouth


Let's try Dartmouth this coming Sunday (1/15)
I will set up the winch around 9:00am.
If the gate will be locked then I will set up the winch to Los Paseos park.

Ken from Japan
Jan 13, 2012, 07:49 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Occupy Dartmouth!
Jan 15, 2012, 12:08 AM
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The Gate is NOT locked


as of Saturday 01/14 09:00 pm, the gate is unlocked & open - game on
Jan 21, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Occupy Dartmouth again!


Let's see the weather looks like tomorrow.
I will post here around 8:00am here again for sure.

Kem from Japan


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