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Oct 14, 2017, 06:37 PM
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San Diego meet up for RC Paramodels

Hello All

My name is Jack and I have been flying small park flyer class RC Paramotors around San Diego beaches since 2007. Recently I was contacted by a couple others interested in flying RC Paramotors. We have met up and flown together maybe a dozen times so far.
Tonight I am creating this discussion to promote flying RC Paramotors in San Diego. Tonight at 5:30 two of us will be there to fly around the sunset. If you are interested please feel free to stop by or ask questions here. The SEFSD club does require AMA and SEFSD membership to fly, if you are not a member feel free to come out an watch.

Hope to see you there if not tonight maybe next time. I will update this same post next time we plan to meet up.
Jack Zabawa
San Diego, CA
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Oct 15, 2017, 10:46 PM
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It was a fun time!

It was fun a couple Sky Surfer flights and I flew my Oxy 1.0. Here's a shot starting up the GOPRO before launching.
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Oct 16, 2017, 07:16 AM
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Awesome! Great to see more paraglider guys getting together. Keep it up.
Oct 19, 2017, 12:44 AM
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Tonights Meet Up at the Beach

Tonight Duncan and I had a great evening flying the small park flyers at the beach at sunset.
Duncan is flying a modified Sky Surfer and I flew my Oxy 0.5. If you are in or near San Diego and interesting in RC Paramodels drop me a message.
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Dec 03, 2017, 11:53 AM
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The San Diego group grows! Now Mark, Duncan, Mike and Jack. San Diego RC Paramotor Pilots. Unfortunately Duncan and Mike are relocated to Arizona.

Saturday Morning Dec 2nd at the SEFSD field I met up with Mark another San Diego RC Paramotor Pilot. It was a great morning for flying. It was fun to get a couple wings up into the sky. I flew 3 flights with my Power 1.1 and again had some fun in the light thermals east of the runway. Mark brought two Hacker models, a Nexus 4.3 with trike and an RC Free with Darth Vader riding the power pack.

It was great to meet up and share RC Paramotor topics about launching etc...

I think Mark might have been able to capture a couple photos.
Dec 03, 2017, 03:09 PM
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Here's some of Marks photos from Saturday Dec 02 SEFSD

Had a great time yesterday at the SEFSD field. Mark captured some nice photos.
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Description: Mark was smart enough to let Dennis fly while he snapped some great photos.

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Description: The Nexus is much higher in the distance.

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Dec 03, 2017, 06:32 PM
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Super pictures guys.
Dec 04, 2017, 10:22 AM
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Jack, thanks for posting, I hope we can get 5 in the air at the same time when Duncan is here (2 of yours, 2 of mine, and 1 of his). Getting all 5 in one photo could be a challenge. I also had my mobius camera at the field on Saturday, but forgot to use it. If we get 5 in the air, we should make sure at least one is carrying a camera.

I also looked up Opale and Hacker specs ...wings have a flat span, a projected span, a flat area, and a projected area, and then I see various site quoting these in English and metric units. So it is a bit confusing. But mainly Opale seems to go by flat area in m^2, and Hacker goes by flat span in m. The Opale 1.1 is 1.1m^2 of flat area, and 2.36m of flat span. The Hacker RC Free is listed as variously 2.4 or 2.5m flat span in different sources. But it is also 1.1m^2 flat area, so very similar size to Opale 1.1. The Nexus 4.3 is 4.3m flat span, and 3.0m^2 flat area.
Dec 13, 2017, 09:02 PM
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Well your explanation of flat area etc... makes sense.
Duncan will be in town late this week. So I am wondering if this weekend will work for a RC PPG get together at the SEFSD field. On Saturday the wind is forecast for about 5kts even at 8am... Not sure how well that will work out. Mike will be in town early next week. So if we want to try to get 4-5 airborne maybe after the 18th is better. Either way I may show at the field early Saturday like our last meet up. I will have to head out by 10. Hope you and Duncan can show.

Jack Z.
Dec 14, 2017, 09:16 AM
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I typically use two forecasts, and those two show exactly opposite directions for Saturday morning. So it seems like weird unpredictable day. Anyway, I think I will show up and see what happens.
Dec 14, 2017, 09:16 PM
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Mark, Duncan

Looks like chances of showers on Saturday morning, so not sure how that will work out.
I'll be watching the WX and might have to reconsider Saturday morning.
Dec 22, 2017, 04:51 PM
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Next Meet Up, Saturday December 23rd 2017 0830am, SEFSD flying field.

Weather and winds look good early in the morning before 1000-1100. I hope to be flying at 0830 because I have to leave by 1000. Duncan, Mike and Mark hope to see you there.
Photos and videos to follow!

If you are interested in RC Paramodels and have a chance to stop by please do. Also subscribe to this thread to keep in informed of any additional gatherings.

Jack Z.
Dec 22, 2017, 06:12 PM
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Wish I could go too! If I’m ever out that way I will certainly be in touch.
Dec 22, 2017, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by videokahuna

Weather and winds look good early in the morning before 1000-1100. I hope to be flying at 0830 because I have to leave by 1000. Duncan, Mike and Mark hope to see you there.
Photos and videos to follow!
Yes, looks good. I will bring two, bound to different transmitters, so we can get them up at the same time. Also I have my Mavic, so maybe can video from there.
Dec 22, 2017, 07:56 PM
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Mark, sounds great, no doubt if Dennis is there he can fly as well. My Oxy 1.0 is setup on my old Futaba, I will bring it along as well.
Jack Z.

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