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Jun 06, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Post the results of your LSF ESAP activity


Post'em up. Flights, achievements,stories, Levels,tips,techniques,power trains, landings,strategies, etc.

LSF ESAP acheivements from the LSF site.

June 2014

David Beach Amherst, NH- Level I
Don Harris Westerville, OH- Level I
Preston Heller Wilton, NH- Level I
Ingo Donasch Berlin, Germany- Level I
Merrill Brady Downey, CA- Level I
Curtis Suter Helena, MT- Level I
Thomas Martin Rochester,- WA Level I

July 2014 LSF ESAP update:

Ron Allen, Louisville KY-Level 1
Gordon Stahl, Louisville KY-Level 1
Ryan Woebkenberg, Carmel IN-Level 1
Warren Avis, Franklinville NJ-Level 1
Garry Ogilvie, Knoxville TN-Level 1
Dan Vester, Dewey AZ-Level 1
Alexander Hall, Newport RI-Level 1
Rod Musgjerd, East Helena MT-Level 1
David Beach, Amherst NH-Level II
Thomas David Grafton, MA- Level 1

August 2014 LSF ESAP update

Clarence Ashcraft, UT- Level I
Skye Malcolm, OH- Level I
Jonathan Garber- MT, Level I
Bill Hoelcher, OH- Level I
Larry Jolly, CA- Level I
Carl Theusen, MT- Level I
Raymond Forceno, NJ- Level I
Larry Dunn, WA- Level I
Mark Franzak, N-, Level I
Ed Franz, KY- Level I
Barry Andersen- KY, Level I

September 2014

im Sneed Cypress, CA -Level I
Ian Glithero Mesa, AZ- Level I
Kerry Cochrell Owings, MD -Level I
David Wrinkle Beavercreek, OH- Level I
Christopher Hanson, Port Townsend, WA- Level I

October 2015

Gary Fogel San Diego, CA- Level I
Steve Zahm Midland, MI- Level I
Jim Tolpin Port Townsend, WA- Level I
Chris Hawkins Midland, MI- Level I
Randall Jones E. Greenwich, RI - Level I
Larry Jolly Oceanside, CA - Level II
Merrill Brady Downey, CA -Level II
Curtis Suter Helena, MT - Level II
Dan Vester Dewey, AZ - Level II

November 2014

John Hsu, Glendale CA Level I
Marc Marcum, Anchorage KY Level I
Allen Burnham, Jeffersonville, IN Level I
Don Harris, Westerville OH Level II
Larry Jolly, Oceanside CA Level III

February 2015
Jason Hyatt, Inman SC, Level I
Rick Oestricher, N Richland Hills TX, Level I
Merrill Brady, Downey CA, Level III

March 2015
Robert Babb, Boiling Springs, SC, Level I
Ben Pitchkites, Carmel, IN, Level I
Josh Spurrell, Reymond, WA, Level I
Thomas Martin, Rochester, WA, Level II
Larry Jolly, Oceanside, CA, Level IV

April 2015
David Hall, Yucaipa CA, Level I
Richard Bennett, Palm Desert CA, Level I
Floyd Richards, Oakville WA, Level I
Ian Glithero, Mesa AZ, Level II
David Beach, Amherst NH, Level III
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Jun 06, 2014, 12:00 PM
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Yesterday I got my first 5 minute thermal in and my first landing with my Allegro!

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Jun 06, 2014, 12:02 PM
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From other thread:

Two EL-1 flights in at 19 min 23 sec and 58 min 31 sec. Will do the landngs on Sunday.
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Jun 06, 2014, 01:09 PM
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Two EL-1 flights in at 19 min 23 sec and 58 min 31 sec. Will do the landngs on Sunday.
Well done!

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Jun 06, 2014, 10:26 PM
Ok that's high enough
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That's right; the precision landing tasks must be launched to 200 meters.
Jun 06, 2014, 10:46 PM
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I am not sure I can see or launch my eDLG to 200m.
Jun 07, 2014, 10:54 AM
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I am not sure I can see or launch my eDLG to 200m.
Break out the binocular specs ;-)
Jun 07, 2014, 12:21 PM
Mesa AZ, it's a dry heat!

launch height


How is it that there in a minimum launch height? I remember doing L1 and 2 landings for string launch LSF using about a 100 ft. launch, did I do it all wrong, was I supposed to go to the top of the winch line?


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Jun 07, 2014, 12:58 PM
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How is it that there in a minimum launch height? I remember doing L1 and 2 landings for string launch LSF using about a 100 ft. launch, did I do it all wrong, was I supposed to go to the top of the winch line?


Iain
The SAP does not specify a minimum launch height, but it does require a minimum tow line length.

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Originally Posted by http://silentflight.org/index.php/lsf-program/lsf-tasks
All precision spot landing flights must commence with a launch meeting the specifications for towline lengths and methods outlined in Section 7, except that the towline shall be not less than 75 meters (246.1 feet) in length.
Jun 09, 2014, 05:58 PM
Mesa AZ, it's a dry heat!

launch height


I did it correctly.
I used a 400 ft hi-start.
For eSAP I would prefer to use 100m for landing tasks.

I am traveling the country right now, but when I get home I will get started.

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Jun 12, 2014, 10:15 AM
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Sheesh, I thought I could get "Level I" done in one day but it was not to be. I didn't make the five minutes on one flight and missed a landing by a foot on another. I was running low on battery, all those climbs to 200m takes a lot of time. So I guess the next time I get to fly I should finish.
The main goal for the day wasn't LSF but was testing with ballast. The winds were gusting over 20kts and cloudy and I had 14 ounces of lead on board. Fun stuff.

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Jun 12, 2014, 10:39 AM
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Sheesh, I thought I could get "Level I" done in one day but it was not to be.
Unless you went with the 15 minute slope option you can't do L1 in one day anyway.

Ryan
Jun 12, 2014, 10:54 AM
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Unless you went with the 15 minute slope option you can't do L1 in one day anyway.

Ryan
Roger that, thanks for the reminder.

Curtis
Jun 12, 2014, 10:18 PM
Still circling in sink...
I was out today shooting landings - but had no witness, so I'm still at scratch.
Jun 14, 2014, 10:49 PM
Still circling in sink...
I got out to the field this morning to fly with some of the electric and glow power guys, and they took a break to witness 5 spot landings and a 5 minute thermal flight. One more thermal flight to go, with 2 weeks before the ALES contest in Rhode Island. I should be able to squeeze that in and get the form postmarked within 2 weeks!