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Oct 24, 2004, 04:39 PM
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Well, the winds were about 10-15mph today faceing aprox. tward the "slope", so I went up there to try to slope my Bobo' once more and no luck @ all form the hill.
Its just too rounded off and flatted @ the top to get an updraft. maybe in 20mph winds, but my Bobolink hovered enough in 15, lol, so i wouldnt try it in 20.
But i did manage to get some goo hight off a tree line to the right of the slope! Sloped good there, but its a tad far down the hill and off to teh side so i wasnt comfy flying my skinny Bobo' that far out and that low twards the trees when the breeze died off a little.
So the hills a dud But the tree line isnt! so I can still slope off that when ever I get up teh nerve again
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Oct 24, 2004, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jrgospod
Silentfly, Where are you in NZ. I leave on the 9th for you beautiful country. Maybe we could work something out to get you one hand delivered.


P.S. I sent you a PM some time ago.

I thought i sent one bak?? Comming on the 9th ay? the weather should be godd, we are having an unusually cool and windish spring....

where are you planning to go?
Oct 24, 2004, 08:15 PM
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We are going all over. We are starting in the north. We fly into Auckland and go to the far north and then down to Rotorua and Wellington. We will take the fairy across between the islands. Then we will go down to the lower west and back up the west coast and around to Christchurch. That should cover most of the country.


P.S I got your first reply and responded.
Oct 24, 2004, 09:45 PM
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PMed u!!
Oct 25, 2004, 07:03 PM
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Oct 26, 2004, 06:57 AM
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Thanx, PI4!
I've read Torrey Pines Gulls' "Fred says: When To Launch" ( )but anotehr article with a slightly different view and more facts wouldnt hurt me @ all!
I'll give it a good read...
Thanx again!
Oct 26, 2004, 06:52 PM
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Everyone! We've made 500 posts and as instructed by Ric Duley(the moderator of this thread) i've started Part 2 of 'THERMALING 4 BEGINNERS'
So lets hop on over and continue buisness there

Oct 26, 2004, 08:05 PM
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Please continue the discussion in part 2 - this thread has reached the 500 post limit and is now closed.