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Oct 20, 2008, 11:31 PM
E-Scale & Sailplane Guy
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Contest

South Bay Soaring TD Contest THIS Sunday 10/26


SBSS will hold a Thermal Duration Contest for RES and Open Class at Curtis School in Santa Clara this Sunday. Please check the website (www.sbss.org) for directions to Curtis.

You must have a current AMA card with you to participate.

8:00 AM Field Opens
9:00 AM Pilot's Meeting - Task Announcement
9:30 AM Task Flying
Noon Flying Ends, Awards
1:00 PM Field Closes

This is the only Sunday in October the Soccer Group would give up to us - sorry for any conflicts it may create.

Bruce DeVisser
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Oct 21, 2008, 10:55 PM
E-Scale & Sailplane Guy
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UPDATE - Contest Tasks


Sunday 10/26 TD Contest at Curtis

Type: 20 minute add'em up

Tasks: maximum of 7 minutes for any single flight

Flights: 4 flights total required

Scoring: One point per second up to 7 minutes, and minus 5 points per second penalty for going over 7 minutes on any flight.

Landing: 100-point standard landing tape

Possible Strategy: Make your first 2 flights close to the max, make the 3rd one less than the max, and save enough time for the 4th flight to be a leisurely launch-and-land, however long that takes you.

Hint: if you go over on the first 3 flights and lose some points you can still make it up on the last flight - you'll have had 3 practice flights by then!

Thanks, Bob Brown, for the suggestion!

Bruce
Oct 27, 2008, 12:27 PM
High Lift Coefficient
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A few pics of the contest,

Sean
(more pics below)
Last edited by Sailhigh; Oct 27, 2008 at 05:57 PM.
Oct 27, 2008, 01:23 PM
Electric Airplane Junkie
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Sean

Thanks for the photos, your camera made me look fat!!

Brian, aN EAJ
Oct 27, 2008, 02:05 PM
High Lift Coefficient
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I think I used the wide lens, that's why , I have more pics to upload, but the RCG server is REAL slow this morning.
Oct 27, 2008, 02:40 PM
Electric Airplane Junkie
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Sean,

Did you have goose bumps when you walked near the winch(You know that thing with a motor and spool of strings attached)?

Brian, an EAJ
Oct 27, 2008, 05:43 PM
High Lift Coefficient
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Mo' pics
Last edited by Sailhigh; Oct 27, 2008 at 05:57 PM.
Oct 31, 2008, 12:38 AM
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Sean,
Great photos. Always thankful to get photos of our events.
Bob


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