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Sep 28, 2013, 10:58 AM
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Where Are You Flying "Winchless" Today

Hi SBSSers,

I hope I am not too bold, there must be others of us who fly "winchless" quite often. This could include anything without a winch like a hi-start, slope, DLG and Electric Gliders (no other motorized planes...sorry). If this is a stupid idea just ignore this thread and I will get the hint. So hear it goes:

About 10:30am today I will be dragging my Oly IIS and Pickle DLG plane up to Mission Peak. My theory is these two planes will be perfect for no winds up to moderate winds as the day progresses.

At abou 9:30am tomorrow Sunday some DLGers are meeting at Newark Jr High in Newark CA. I will figure out if I will go there or if my Oly is in fighting shape, I will see where the SBSS end of month contest is. (details on DLG flying are at BAYrc Hand Launch DLG Flying -- Newark Junior High School.

Thanks, Kyle23

PS: If you follow this thread you will see how often I go to my local high school to DLG fly.
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Sep 28, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Winchless Kyle,
10:30 at Mission maybe too early to get any lift. Light winds usually will come in any direction, and ground too cool yet to generate any thermals. May want to wait a couple of hours, should be much better then.

I might head up to Mission tomorrow if the weather cooperates.

Sep 28, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Hi Sean. That's why in bringing my DLG. It loves no wind or light wind. Thx. Kyle
Sep 28, 2013, 09:45 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Is anyone flying winchless down low tomorrow?
Sep 28, 2013, 11:59 PM
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I've decide to fly my pickle tomorrow. Re: DLG Flying -- Newark Junior High School

Sep 29, 2013, 01:00 AM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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I'll join you. I have nothing else, really, to do. I'll see about bringing the Radian.
Sep 29, 2013, 08:21 AM
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Lil Stinkpot see you there.

By the way just an FYI to the group I ended up having fun fying my DLG Pickle at Mission Peak yesterday. What a beautiful day, but Sean was right the wind had not built up enough by 1:00 to keep my Oly IIS aloft. So I had a couple walks of shame down the hill to pick up my Oly and to prove once again you can always trust Sean's advice.
Oct 05, 2013, 10:32 AM
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I'll be heading over to Newark jr high for some DLG flying starting at 9:15ish today. There should be a few of us. Kyle
Nov 23, 2013, 03:17 PM
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DLG Sun. Nov 24th - Cupertino, Kennedy Middle or Monta Vista High

I'm planning on going to Kennedy Middle School (first choice) or Monta Vista H.S. (if Kennedy is occupied) Sunday morning about 10 'ish. Both fields (with porta-potties) are kitty-corner from each other at the corner of Hyannisport & Fort Baker. My Predator battery is good for a little more than an hour.

Nov 29, 2013, 12:59 AM
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Friday Nov.29, Dartmouth, 10 am, DLG & Electric

Nov 30, 2013, 08:36 PM
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There is an ALES contest on Sunday, December 1st in Newark, CA

Details here:
Dec 12, 2013, 11:02 PM
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Big DLG Fly at Newark Jr High, Newark, Sunday, 15th at 9:30

Sorry Bob, as much as I loved flying at Evergreen College last Sunday, this Sunday a flock of us DLGers will be flying at Newark Jr High. This was inspired when Philippe suggested it back in November and then promptly left town. Then Dom suggested flying on the same day. The die was cast. Check this thread (or BayRC, Hand Launch, Flying at Newark Jr. High) for any weather updates, but assuming its not rainy or too blowy we will be heading out at 9:30am this Sunday 12/15/13 at Newark Jr. High.


Dec 13, 2013, 03:11 AM
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DLG and ALES are welcome to join us at Evergreen, as well.
Dec 15, 2013, 06:59 PM
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great turnout today guys we could of done a contest.
Jan 12, 2014, 10:53 AM
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Flying DLG at Dartnouth middle school with the TD boys at 9:00ish today.

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