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Dec 20, 2018, 06:40 PM
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Should have had the tank FULL Webb.
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Dec 20, 2018, 08:49 PM
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it was.... at one point the power dropped out and I went outside just in time to see massive branches on the trees in the neighborhood snapping off - it sounded like a rifle going off.
Dec 20, 2018, 09:01 PM
Joseph Conrad
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Tumbleweeds


Tumbleweeds ... ouch!!

Any information on Carnation this coming year?

-Conrad
Dec 20, 2018, 10:06 PM
Will fly for Bourbon
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You thought I was kidding? Really they do hurt, and yes we were flying in this wind Happy Holidays everyone!


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Dec 21, 2018, 12:50 PM
Joseph Conrad
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Nut Balling


Banks!

OUCH!!

That is some serious proof

Where is this hill? Is this near Ellensburg?

-Conrad

PS - I did not know you needed such wind to keep a BAMF in the air and get your time??
Dec 21, 2018, 12:57 PM
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That video was at "SDR", near Benton City, WA. We radar'd my Energic at 135 mph plus! It was a blast.

If we'd have thrown a BAMF off that ridge it would have ended up in Oregon :-)

Rj
Dec 21, 2018, 01:38 PM
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Maybe if you got Thomas to build a full twill wing and put a lead block at the CG for maximum weight you could keep it in WA..
Dec 21, 2018, 03:54 PM
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DS DLG's ...I sense a great disturbance in the force....a new FAI class is about to emerge...
Dec 21, 2018, 04:13 PM
solastagia
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DLG DS already is a FAI class, aren't you going to the worlds? Starts about 16 seconds in:

DLG fun with Pocket Radar test (1 min 9 sec)


Kevin
Dec 21, 2018, 04:53 PM
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lol ive already seen the legend Rolland from (Singapore?) DS in Croatia at the 2015 WC but it was hard on his score...
Dec 21, 2018, 06:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kcaldwel
DLG DS already is a FAI class, aren't you going to the worlds? Starts about 16 seconds in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CNj...e_gdata_player

Kevin
10x faster & he will catch the pros! Spencer has gone 500+ mph with a real DS sailplane!

BP
Dec 21, 2018, 06:38 PM
Will fly for food
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Dun did it many years ago


New record for DS speed

25135DJ LS (2 min 10 sec)


Slow speed record
Dec 21, 2018, 06:58 PM
Will fly for Bourbon
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flyinghedgehogs
Maybe if you got Thomas to build a full twill wing and put a lead block at the CG for maximum weight you could keep it in WA..
We were going to take you over there to fly in "The Wind" so you are ready for the worlds. That way you could never say it was to windy
Dec 21, 2018, 07:22 PM
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Geez, Let me put my combat wing together..
Dec 21, 2018, 07:26 PM
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We went out in what was 15 + meters per second this season...the V3 at 380 grams was a beast in the wind - it flew very well once I got my brain straight and started working the wind like it was low lever street lift -


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