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Old 10-17-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Slope Event

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Well we had another very successful slope event this past thanksgiving weekend at Crooked Lake in the Qu'appelle Valley in southern Saskatchewan. A few of us from our club have been going there for a few years now but the event has been going on for many more years than that.
On saturday we couldn't have had better conditions. About 25 degrees with a brisk wind hitting the south face straight on. Very good lift. All gliders flown flew very well. Sunday the wind shifted around from the west north west but it was still pretty decent flying.
There was about 25 pilots there from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, BC, and Minnesota and at one count about 70 aircraft. One combat session had 9 foamies in the air at the same time. Fairly easy to loose track of you own aircraft but what a blast. There was a 4 meter glider there. Boy did it fly nice, but I don't remember what it was called.
I have an old Byron Originals Mig 15 ducted fan that I don't fly anymore so I stripped out the motor, fan, pipe etc, put some lead in the nose to balance it and chucked it off the slope. First flight wasn't great but then someone suggested I plug off the nose to reduce drag in the fuse. What a difference. It flew quite well after that. Looked pretty cool out there.
There was a few cameras there so hopefully we can get some pictures posted.
Trevor Gessner
Estevan, Sk.
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