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Old 05-18-2015, 02:37 PM   #201
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It was fun trying scratch out some rolls and loops on a new hill in less than ideal conditions. Best thing was talking shop in between flying sessions with someone with more experience than I. Good times.

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Old 09-22-2015, 05:51 AM   #202
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Nose Hill is a great site. park along McKnight Blvd, and a steep walk. Thermals coming
up from the city bigtime. This was back in the 70's, one day when I was flying a single
channel glider, a car stopped, and an old guy struggled up to talk to me. He had a heavy
European accent, and a big smile, as he watched my glider soaring back and forth with
its click-click rudder. On impulse, I handed him the Tx, and he took to it right away,
one click for left, 2 clicks and hold for right. After 5 minutes, he handed the Tx back,
and I landed. We had a great talk about escapements, and he showed me an adjustment. I tried to memorize his name, but never saw him again.
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I have been having a lot of fun all summer with this whipit glider.
Larger carbon rods were installed in the tail and flat carbon rod in the main wing to replace the stock spars. Packing tape added to the leading edge and center section of the wing.Flown in either light breezes and 20 kph winds. Fun for thermals and limited aerobatics. auw 47 grams
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New DS speed record 513mph

Spencer Lisenby
Weldon
Alan Cocconi on radar
Stu Chaldecott witness
K130
Wind gusts in the 60s
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New DS speed record 513mph

Spencer Lisenby
Weldon
Alan Cocconi on radar
Stu Chaldecott witness
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Wind gusts in the 60s
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That is crazy!!! Where was this?
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Henry the VIII would have paid handsomely for that baby. Just think how quick the heads would have come off...

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Weldon is in Kern County, California, United States. It sits at the southeast tip of Lake Isabella. Weldon is located 9 miles (14 km) east-southeast of Wofford Heights.

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Anybody know of a good place to slope soar around Grande Prairie? I haven't been able to find anywhere that works with the prevailing wind. Some good spots along the East banks of the Smokey river, but they require trespassing through farmers fields or hiking up from the river valley. Saskatoon mountain is a prime spot with nice grassy field up top to land on, but some trees need to be cleared to be able see more than 20ft along the ridge. Since it is a park that would probably be frowned upon.
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Flying RC planes made me realize that gliders are the best. Alas, the full scale ones aren't too too expensive to fly. I joined one of the more expensive clubs (Cunim) but its been a blast. A couple of days ago I got to 13000ft in a wave.
Have any of you guys considered this.
I thought the jump to full scale would be a little easier. There is a whole new muscle memory to learn. It's made my RC flying a lot better though, especially understanding the importance of coordinated turns. Aileron differential is not nearly enough.
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Congrats on your new hobby! Too cool!

Yes I totally believe that the majority of RC pilots have no idea what the rudder is for. You don't bank and yank full scale birds!
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