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Jan 01, 2018, 01:57 PM
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Pacific NW Hand Launch Contests 2018

2018 HLG discussion thread for the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully you can make it out and fly this contest season. We'll post updates here on contest dates and other regional HLG specific stuff. March is only 2 months away!

I'll try to capture all the dates here on the first post, so send them to me as they get finalized. SASS contests start with a 9am pilot's meeting. More details about SASS here.

SASS 2018 (Carnation) Tentative Schedule (awaiting landlord approval)
Sat. March 24
Sat. April 21
Sat. May 19
Sat. June 16
Sat. Aug 4
Sat/Sun. Sept 8/9
Sat. Oct 6

PASS (Portland) See Post 8 for more info.
Sat. Jan. 20th @ 11:00 am
Sat. Mar. 10th @ 11:00 am
Sun. Apr. 8th @ 12:00 pm
Sat. May 26th @ 10:00 am
Sun. Jun. 17th @ 10:00 am
Sat. Jul. 28th @ 10:00 am
Sun. Aug 12th @ 9:30 am
Sat. Sep. 8th @ 10:00 am
Sat. Oct. 13th @ 12:00 pm

PSSF (Olympia)
May 5
June 2
August 25
September 22

More to come.

Last edited by rdjay; Jan 29, 2018 at 04:53 PM. Reason: Added Dates.
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Jan 01, 2018, 03:28 PM
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Well, seeing as it's 2018, thought I'd dig out my dlg and give a spin. Hope my leg doesn't complain too strongly.

It's 76 here in Arizona, so should be some thermal

Have fun guys. See you in April.

Jan 02, 2018, 01:31 AM
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Keenly awaiting the dates!!!
Jan 02, 2018, 04:05 AM
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SASS dates are up, if you are willing to trawl through the non-HLG stuff.


And Thomas, you got your wish

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Dear overlords of the SASS empire, is there any possibility to have the monthly in April/May to be the weekend before Poway?
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Jan 02, 2018, 10:22 AM
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Woot! All these are locked down in the family schedule now, except for May 19...which is my wife's actual birthday. So maybe. Poway's also a maybe for me.

Hoping for a little PASS action in the otherwise dark month of July...

Thank you Rick and Adam and everybody else who made these dates happen for us. HNY!
Jan 02, 2018, 10:52 AM
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PNW Master Schedule

Would be great if these dates could be inserted into the master schedule.
Jan 03, 2018, 10:40 AM
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Jan 03, 2018, 03:50 PM
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To all of our friends around the PNW,

Our 2018 PASS schedule has been finalized and can be found on our web site. You will find the CD names and phone numbers there in case you want to contact us for more info. Also listed there are the TD, Multi-task, Aero Tow, F3Res, ALES and Slope dates if you want to join us for those events.

The 9 DLG contest dates are as follows:

Sat. Jan. 20th @ 11:00 am
Sat. Mar. 10th @ 11:00 am
Sun. Apr. 8th @ 12:00 pm
Sat. May 26th @ 10:00 am
Sun. Jun. 17th @ 10:00 am
Sat. Jul. 28th @ 10:00 am
Sun. Aug 12th @ 9:30 am
Sat. Sep. 8th @ 10:00 am
Sat. Oct. 13th @ 12:00 pm

I will be the CD for the last 3 dates so you can be sure there will NOT be any Poker or otherwise threshold tasks on the time cards If you get a 1:59.99 on a 2 minute task, it will count.

Everyone will be welcome to come join us at the sod farm for some great flying and a good time!

Looking forward to another great season and getting out to play again,

Last edited by C Robinson; Jan 05, 2018 at 11:12 AM. Reason: listed additional club event activities
Jan 04, 2018, 10:16 AM
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And you donít have to worry about dust! It is always a pleasure to fly with you folks. Iím looking forward to it!
Jan 04, 2018, 01:02 PM
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PNW contests

The NorCal contingent is eagerly plottingplanning our returns to the great PNW for 2018. Looking forward to flying with all of you guys again!

Jan 04, 2018, 01:17 PM
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Cliff - we cant wait. We usually have 2 - 2 day events for F3K on the schedule so be sure to check it when its finally available.
Jan 04, 2018, 02:30 PM
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Very cool Clif, I'm pleased you enjoyed it enough last year to be considering it again! Would love to entice others from western states to join in but do understand we are kind of in the remote wilderness up here .

Hope to see you in Poway!

@ Cary - "PNW master schedule" ?

Jan 04, 2018, 07:40 PM
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Ok who wants to chime in with what new toys your flying this year? I'm changing the whole quiver after deciding my Aerials have seen enough.
1. BAMF Standard
2. BAMF Strong
Radio: Taranis X9, Horus X10. Yup the 10 is really nice. We worked on a really cool program for the Flare LEF. Inflight adjuster for the LEF and Aileron differential doing a dual use (overloaded) rudder and camber trim. Thanks Rick and Chris for helping with the logic as I don't seem to have any Mini flight report on the Flare........just awesome man!!!
Jan 04, 2018, 07:54 PM
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Wait a minute Red didn't post the PNW contest thread!!? It's the end of an era
Jan 04, 2018, 08:50 PM
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Frsky X10S looks like its going to be a primary radio for me.

Vortex 3 + CX-5 (assuming I get my CX-5's)
F5J - Ultima's Standard, strong and Super Lite - in a few months.

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