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Old Dec 20, 2006, 12:17 AM
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A full-scale R/C style "stir and stab" contest...


...otherwise known as a "TD" contest...

Normally full-scale contests are about going a long way as fast as you can. Take off/Landing has zero impact on the score.

I have no chance at those, as 1. I suck. And 2. my plane is sloooow...

However...

Last weekend at LESC we had a classic R/C style "float around and stab a landing" contest, which I am quite familiar with.

I won with a 14" and a 0.5" from the target.

In fact 1st and 2nd place.

However Gordy wasn't there...

Great winter post, eh?

John Roe
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 02:30 AM
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Gordy's afraid of heights...
Old Dec 20, 2006, 07:07 AM
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Nice 1-34. I flew a red one, and it was a blast..

Is that initial touch-down or where you coast to a stop? I'd expect touch-down..

Not many folks willing to nose it in, I expect..
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 04:36 PM
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I hope your landing in the 1-34 didn't look like most of the stab it in landings I see in our r/c contests.
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 06:37 PM
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Glad to hear your past experiences have helped you out in the "real" world.

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Old Dec 20, 2006, 08:00 PM
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Hey... where's the skeg on that thang?

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Old Dec 21, 2006, 02:29 AM
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Landing at our Glider/Electric R/C and Full scale? field.

Full-Scale Spot landing at R/C field

Now how's THAT for "getting along?"

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Old Dec 21, 2006, 06:58 AM
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Hey... where's the skeg on that thang?

Jack Womack
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Right there! With a pilot in the seat, it sits on it's nose once the speed drops below about 10kts..
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Old Dec 21, 2006, 10:04 AM
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Skegless...


Well, all my toys are skegless... even this one...

Jack
Old Dec 21, 2006, 10:26 AM
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Nice. I had a Libelle (H301 - N4749S) but sold it earlier this year..
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Old Dec 21, 2006, 12:19 PM
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Nice PiK, and Mosquitos are cool too!

Old Dec 21, 2006, 01:18 PM
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I was looking for a Mosquito or an LS-4 when this one came up at a price I couldn't turn down... and I have a lot of flaps-only sailplane time... I may trade up in a couple of years, but the high red-line of my PIK makes me really like it a lot.

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Old Dec 21, 2006, 08:20 PM
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Why doesn't this surprise me???

Of course, any decent pilot could have easily spec'd out on that fine looking ridge in the background and gotten back home without a problem!! Oh, I forgot, the scale slope is off to the right of that landing field!
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Old Dec 22, 2006, 09:08 AM
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Well, all my toys are skegless... even this one...

Jack

I didn't know sailplanes came with training wheels....
Old Dec 22, 2006, 09:56 AM
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My former toy, N17DW... wish I still owned it. Very easy to nail a landing with the flaps down 90 degrees.
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