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Nov 28, 2012, 04:56 AM
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My Box is packed tonight. I managed to fit my new light Burner in.
AUW for the box is 30kg. Now I just have too pack a few clothes in my second bag now.
less than a week to go.
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Nov 28, 2012, 05:05 AM
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I started on a few wing bags tonight, using bubble wrap layered with cloth tape need to make 2 more but run out of tape.

I plan to pack my box tomorrow but with 38degree heat it may take awhile
Nov 28, 2012, 05:11 AM
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Awesome guys! Looking forward to flying with you.

There are some Westerly winds forecast for next week, we may end up heading to Tekapo on the Wednesday, Asto.... Watching forecast.

Mt John's live feed has been stuck since the 23rd, but hopefully we can read it right.
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Nov 28, 2012, 01:08 PM
More like crunchman....
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In case I missed it, who is going to assume the mantle of AvB & keep us DS afficianados worldwide informed & entertained?

Looking forward to it.
Nov 28, 2012, 01:17 PM
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In case I missed it, who is going to assume the mantle of AvB & keep us DS afficianados worldwide informed & entertained?

Looking forward to it.
Yes, very good question! I think Andrew's ramblings are going to be terribly missed.
Nov 28, 2012, 04:35 PM
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Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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I'm just an attention seeker so I'm only refusing to go so I can hear you guys making these nice comments about my reports. The strategy seems to be working.
Nov 28, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Maybe they should send you the video. Then you can do all the hard work editing, and adding your dulcet voiceover in best David Rabbitburrow style.
(hushed tones) " and now we see the fledgling Scorcher approaching the precipice with trepidation in his eyes. He looks left, then right, takes a deep breath, pulls back his arm and ..."
Nov 28, 2012, 04:51 PM
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I'll do my best to fill in what I can. I will have a couple of cameras, we just need people to pick them up and use them if I cant'
Nov 28, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Well now have more tape and thought it would be a good idea to post some photos of how I am making wing bags
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Nov 28, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Try a hot iron to melt the edges together. No tape needed. Use a straight edge and baking paper or foil to stop the iron sticking.
Nov 28, 2012, 06:14 PM
608 km/h!
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Hey Mick, where do you get bubble wrap from? I'll need to get a heap before I go
Nov 28, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Hey Mick, where do you get bubble wrap from? I'll need to get a heap before I go
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Nov 28, 2012, 08:55 PM
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What a great place the forums are.
I didn't know about that. I have tried with a soldering iron which didn't work too well.
I just went out and tried this stuff ( flooring underlay ). With a covering iron it works great, it melts the foam but not the foil.
I had asked my wife to saw them. Now since I have seen this I will not have to bother her anymore.
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Try a hot iron to melt the edges together. No tape needed. Use a straight edge and baking paper or foil to stop the iron sticking.
Nov 28, 2012, 09:08 PM
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That's what I use. Super cheap too
Nov 28, 2012, 09:12 PM
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What a great place the forums are.
I didn't know about that. I have tried with a soldering iron which didn't work too well.
I just went out and tried this stuff ( flooring underlay ). With a covering iron it works great, it melts the foam but not the foil.
I had asked my wife to saw them. Now since I have seen this I will not have to bother her anymore.
I use flooring underlay but I sew them together. Your method looks much easier. I will give it a go.

Team Wellington / Manawatu (the home of the infamous AFP60) will be down on Friday 7th. Taking the early ferry now so might even sneak in a quick fly in the evening.

Jono


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