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Jan 28, 2013, 03:22 AM
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Great picks Andrew.. Been a crazy few days in qld , and now in NSW..
I was in surface paradise this morning and the wind funneling between building was insane ....almost unbelievable compression.
At one stage we where stopped at the lights near the circle on cavil mantra building , the shape of it and the buildings around it created a massive funnel.
Us and 4 other cars in the traffic where stopped right in the middle of the funnel
At one stage , I though the car was going to tip over , bouncing around like people where rocking it back and forth out side.
I could see the subaru in front of us going up and down a few inches but in a rotating motion. Crazy... the van next to me had enough and drove down the median strip to get out of the funnel to safety , if not I'm sure he would have been on his side.
It was defiantly over 100 if not 150kph... It was very loud in the car..
Here is a pic of narrow neck at surfers.....
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Jan 28, 2013, 05:45 AM
DS= -$ & :-)
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What a crazy day. Andrew those pics of the gum trees down is exactly what a lot of our farm looks like. We have measured constant 50knots with gusts to 64knots the entire day and last night. Power only just came on after going off last night. Been out with the chainsaw for most of today. As the ground became saturated more and more trees down. A real PITA to clean things up but it could always be worse and we were lucky compared to others. Astan and his family farm have suffered a lot of damage today.

Watching all this wind over the last couple days has been frustrating. We just wanted to go ds'ing but the rain never stopped until about 20minutes before dark tonight. We could have surely taken AVB's Pintrees record. I feel like the worst of this system has passed us now, as it is blowing a lazy 40-53knots now. I bet it drops right off by morning.
Jan 28, 2013, 06:07 AM
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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Eric and Asto - really sorry to hear about the damage. Hard work you don't need. The kennels got hit by a high voltage surge (probably a high tension wire falling onto the street supply) that blew out all sorts of stuff. Unlike a lightning strike it kept frying so there's quite some damage and I have a big electrician bill and some expensive gear needing repair now. Some big tall old gum trees down too that busted fences etc so I'll also be out with the chainsaw tomorrow.

I was actually hoping to go to Larrikin today - I remember how you said it would be good to know if it worked in a strong NE. But the highway was closed due to flooding and the wind dropped and went more north so it was no go so I went to Shorncliffe.

I also have a Minima 2 DLG that I'm keen to sell if someone local wants it. It's a slightly beaten up Minima 2 that I bought as-new from Hutton who imports them. It flies absolutely beautifully and all the linkages and setup is excellent. It's light hollow moulded and I mushed the skin a couple of times and CA'ed it - stronger than new I think. A couple of tailboom repairs, done light and nice. D60's for aileron and D47's (I think) in the nose. I lost the canopy cover somehow so I now use a piece of stretchy tape over it! Ugly but effective. All-up-weight is 318gm. Asking $225. I built a homebrew so I don't need it.
Jan 28, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Sorry to hear a out the damage, hope everyone stays safe.
Jan 28, 2013, 10:21 PM
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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Jan 29, 2013, 05:59 AM
Time to burn up some wind yo!
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bugger andrew, ezza and asto and annyone else affected, sounds like and looks like it was a hell of a time! timbo load up the focus with sandbags, shell be right!
Jan 29, 2013, 07:42 AM
There is only DS
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Had some major damage yesterday to 6 of our 11 hothouses. 3 totally destroyed. 1 was lifted and crushed. 2 had new crops in them and they were stripped. have to replant them. I nearly had a 150m shed built and it had a brand new cover on one side, but the steel beams were bent inwards just from the force of the wind.
Started pulling off old plastics and setting up for new today. Oh well thats farming. 1 step forward and 5 steps back.
Jan 29, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Ouch! That is not good news Asto =(
Feb 07, 2013, 04:58 AM
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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Guys, James Hammond is hoping to visit Brisbane later this month, and has indicated that he'd be prepared to give a talk to a group of aeromodellers on how he designs planes and airfoils.


James designed all the RCRCM planes before parting ways with them, and is currently collaborating with Tony Fu (Sloperacer - UK) to design a range of new affordable sailplanes. The first of these, the Schwing, is already on the market and a small raft of other models is currently in development.

I'd be dead set keen to meet him and hear a bit of his story and tips. If you're keen, perhaps post your interest on this thread and if it goes ahead we can post the date and time here.

He's keen to have a fly up here too!
Feb 07, 2013, 05:12 AM
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I'd be interested.
Feb 07, 2013, 05:26 AM
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+1 to that
Feb 07, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Dave it might be worth posting it as an MRSSA email ... I'm not subscribed.
Feb 08, 2013, 09:07 AM
less sleep more planes
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Interested to meet Dr Hammond AVB
Feb 08, 2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by AvB
Dave it might be worth posting it as an MRSSA email ... I'm not subscribed.
Done. Already have 4 or 5 keen (depending on the timing)
Feb 08, 2013, 05:41 PM
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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James doesn't know precisely when he's gonna be here, due to variable timing of other work but he's keen and will advise ASAP.

Looks like a nice moderate easterly today. I'm guessing it will probably swing a bit NE and be OK for Shorncliffe. Nice at Maleny too.

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