Oct 14, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Tcmaa's Sunday event is cancelled. Rain in the forecast and high winds have already started here in Rochester.
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Oct 14, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by knormang View Post
Just to let our neighbors know that they are welcome to attend any of our events(AMA membership a must). We are only 30 min north of Oroville in Washington State. . You will need a CAM in your glider, or a Sky Limiter ( I have one loaner).Entry Fee $10.00. Medals to third place. Bring your own Lunch, although we fly from a park right in OK Falls, mainstreet is just 4 blocks away, for sandwiches or pizzas etc.Our last ALES contest is Sunday next ,21st of Oct.Pilot briefing 9.30 am. fly immediately afterwards. We usually get in 5 rounds before2pm,so you get plenty of experience, and can still drive home in daylight !We post all our results to the ALES League, so you can be part of it without the necessity to travel to the coast to find a contest!Come on up if you live in Eastern Wash. you are not far away. We shall be holding monthly contests next year commencing in May, so if you are a glider enthusiast or are thinking of having a go at ALES , get a model ready this winter,we would be delighted to have you join us in this fun contest.We run only one class-Open- "Run what you brung" Moldie, woodie or foamie!Phone me , Ken Gregory at 250-497-6262.
Ken, I cant make it up next week but I've got you guys on my To-Do list for next spring
Oct 14, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Mr E

Larry, you are a long way from us. I never thought that you would consider coming over. Very nice of you to think of us. Still waiting for some 4 ft. spar material for my Mirage. I shall have it for next year. Ken.
Nov 17, 2012, 09:41 PM
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TCMAA is going to try again to squeeze in one last event. We have selected Saturday, Dec 1st and will meet at 1000.

Rain date in case of rotten weather on Saturday will be the following day.
Hope to see everyone there. We'd love to get a big crowd since this will be the last chance to move up in the national rankings. Come on out!!
Nov 18, 2012, 01:11 AM
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I plan to be there Thom and two of my fellow club members are planning to come along.

Got my long johns ready to go

By the way, I'll be bringing along a new secrete weapon to try out. If you thought my Mirage was a floater before, just wait till you see this version
Nov 19, 2012, 02:30 PM
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With our winter cloud cover settling in, a 'super floater' might be just the trick. See ya there on the 1st. >T
Dec 06, 2012, 12:46 AM
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Weather has been tough on our schedule of late but we're trying again to squeeze one last ales into 2012.

Tcmaa has rescheduled the earlier (cancelled) event for Saturday, Dec 8 at 10:00 am. Bring warm clothes and gloves / handwarmers of you've got em. It looks like it will be cold.. Bring afriend or two as well. We need lots of bodies out there if we're going to move up in the natl rankings.
See ya there.
Dec 16, 2012, 10:27 PM
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Congrats on your victory Larry ! Glad we could squeeze one last contest in before the end of the year.... Too bad your buddies didn't make it down.
Dec 17, 2012, 02:10 AM
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Thanks Thom! I think they just chickened out - afraid of a little frost bite

And thanks for the nifty trophy - and the points!

If you guys hadnt let me win, I wouldnt have made it into the top ten this year

By the way - a big congrats to the TCMAA club for having 4 pilots place in the top ten this year!!! Way to go guys!
Dec 17, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Congratulations, Larry, on your 10th place finish in the ALES League.I like the pod and boom Mirage. I am now back at the building board and starting on my Mirage wing. Just breezed through your build thread again.Do you still think the spoilers need 5 bays or are 4 bays enough?Ken.
Dec 17, 2012, 11:46 PM
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4 bays wide works just fine most of the time - but my next Mirage will have 5 bays on each side.

On two different occasions Ive gotten into lift too strong for the 4 bay spoilers to get me down fast enough. I was forced to spiral down. Its hard to judge air speed and exactly whats going on when your specked out and trying to spin the model.

I want the spoilers to slow me enough so I can dive much steeper than I can now without over speeding.

I think they will also help with landing accuracy if you have them on a slider. Wider spoilers will allow you to approach faster and wait longer to bleed off your speed. I think that will help on windy days especially.
Jan 10, 2013, 08:58 PM
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TCMAA fires up 2013

Our first contest of the year is set for Sunday, January 27!!!!

Pilots' meeting at 1030. First round starts at 1100. A (nice) hot lunch will be served and we'll have the heater running in the clubhouse. Landing fee is $5.00.
Jan 10, 2013, 11:51 PM
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Darn! Im going to be out of town for that one. I'll likely be somewhere between Texas and So Cal trying not to get too sunburned. You guys are free to feel sorry for me if you want

Should be back for the Feb contest..... with a newer secret weapon <insert evil laugh here>

Jan 17, 2013, 04:13 PM
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A preliminary 2013 TCMAA schedule has been set. I will call it preliminary in the fact that we may share dates with some other local clubs and it may turn out that one or more of these events could be put on at other club sites. We're shooting for one event per month. Mark these on your calendars and come fly.
Sunday - Jan 27
Sunday - Feb 24
Sunday -Mar 24
Sunday - Apr 28
Sunday - May 26
Sunday - Jun 23
July - To Be Determined
Saturday - Aug 17
Sunday - Sep 29
Sunday - Oct 27
Saturday - Nov 9
Sunday - Dec 8
See ya at the field.
Feb 02, 2013, 11:58 PM
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Last Sunday was a rainout at TCMAA but tomorrow looks good for the reschedule. We are starting at 1000 in order to get everyone home to watch the game. A hot lunch will be served.

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