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Mar 11, 2019, 07:11 PM
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One designs on the hill 3/11/19

The wind was forecast in the mid 20's the temps were above freezing and the direction was crossed on the slope but i figured I would give it a shot with my ODR's.

The yellow ODR bird is from G.E.M.S and is my heavy at 33 oz .

The white is a Leading Edge One design Racer in at 26 oz .

With the wind blowing thru a head row and across the slope at 22 mph gusting around 28 I put the yellow ODR up first.
The heavier weight allowed it to penetrate the gusts but it was a struggle to keep her in the air when the wind ebbed ,the wind shadow behind the hedgerow was a killer ,just not enough lift , I had a 8 min flight and a 10 min flight both resulting in the "walk of shame" to retrieve

Time for the LEG - I launched straight into the wind across the face of the hill and easily climbed above the tree line ,I spent the next 45 minutes finding the "sweet spot" above the trees , I could park it and gentily zig zag back and forth across the top of the hill or push down and rip it up out in front of the face then elevator it back up above the trees . A Great flight !
I put the yellow back out to verify the lift had not gotten better on the LEG flight,nope short flight - just not enough lift for the extra weight.
A good outing for sure
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