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Old 04-23-2018, 08:24 PM
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Couple of pics of my latest bird that I am really enjoying flying.



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Old 04-24-2018, 01:31 AM
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Great flying WX here but, I have a busted knee.....
Hate to hear that Park, heal up quick.
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:02 AM
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Had a bit of nice weather today and put a couple of batteries through my new flying wing. I wish it had been more, but I had a ton of stuff that had to be done today. By the time I was free, it was getting dark.

But at least me knees both work! Get better, sir!
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:27 AM
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When it's only nice at night, that's when you need lights.



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Old 05-31-2018, 10:34 PM
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:20 PM
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Nothing like a slow flyer. They are really fun to fly in light winds. Nice vertical landing with no rollout.


I once parked a Cessna 152 in the air, with a strong headwind. I had no forward motion at all and could have backed up if I had dropped some flaps. My dad once took of in a J3 Cub, flew to the end of the runway, throttled back and backed down the runway and landed again. Of course there was a strong wind then also.


Keep up the good work with the scratch building. The "Slowly" looks great.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:29 PM
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Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:07 AM
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Heya Mark,
Nice Slowly build and flight.
I like Benny Goodman too,I grew up listing to him and all the Big Bands.
Haven't been flying too much lately, for one reason or the other.
I am building a scratch built zeek though and will be maidening if wind cooperates.
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:16 AM
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When the wind cooperates out here, flying feels like a moral imperative!
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:28 PM
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Been off to a rocky start this year. Jan- March was filled with windy days. Got a few flights in. We probably had one week out of 4 in April when it was raining or the wind was unbearable. May was much better. At least 2 good weeks of flying out of 4.

And now..... We have the beginning of the North Texas summer. 39C/103F 15-20mph Southerly (Crosswind) breeze. Looks like we'll be in the high 90's F for the foreseeable future. Of course, with the heat and humidity, we have to deal with Density Altitude. Motors become less efficient for sure. Sigh.

We just deal with it.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:29 PM
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Hey Hawk
Feelin for ya man.
Hope it gets better soon.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:04 PM
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I hear ya! It's currently 100 degrees with winds gusting up to 28MPH. I'm staying in the basement today.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:01 AM
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It was 100+ today but at least there wasn't any wind. I took my scratch-built KFm glider out to one of my favorite parks and caught some scary thermals. I almost never manage to catch a thermal so I kinda panicked and one point and put her into a spin until I'd dropped to a more ... comfortable altitude.

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Old 07-26-2018, 10:31 AM
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Well done. Sometimes it is difficult to get out of a thermal as you will no doubt find out in time.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:27 PM
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I don't know about 'in time.' I've been at this for 8 years and can count the number of decent thermals I've caught on the fingers of one hand. I think it's at least partly due to the constant high gusty winds we have here. It's impossible to see the subtler signs of a thermal and, when there are thermals around, they're racing downwind.
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Old 07-28-2018, 12:20 AM
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Here's the video:

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Old 07-28-2018, 12:57 PM
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Mark!

Great video!!
THANKS for sharing!!


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Old 07-28-2018, 04:25 PM
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Latvia should be in mid 20's C .... but we are hitting highs of 31 .. 33C ... and humidity to curl your toes !!

Wind is a welcome item to try and keep some cool. If wind dies and get to flight site ... its awful standing out in it !

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Old 07-28-2018, 10:32 PM
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Tell me about it. The last few weeks have been in the plus 40C range consistently. Just oppressive. That plus Density Altitude of + 3,000 ft. Hard on esc's. Ground elevation here is 607 ft above sea level.
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:51 PM
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Wow, the last 3days have been nice fly mornings. I have flown a couple of times each morning. Its been quite awhile since i had decent flying weather.
Had a couple of repairs to do though.
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:13 PM
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Finally the rain came ... boy did it come in !! Reckon we had a months worth in one day. Better go and bale out one of my boats that's now flooded !!

Now we have wind ... so at least its helping to make the temperature more sufferable.

I have my ME109 to maiden ... gear to test ... I have to travel for a week .. so I hope when I get back things will be better to go flying !!

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Old 08-05-2018, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by solentlife View Post
Finally the rain came ... boy did it come in !! Reckon we had a months worth in one day. Better go and bale out one of my boats that's now flooded !!

Now we have wind ... so at least its helping to make the temperature more sufferable.

I have my ME109 to maiden ... gear to test ... I have to travel for a week .. so I hope when I get back things will be better to go flying !!

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Old 08-05-2018, 10:28 PM
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Have a safe trip Nigel
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:33 PM
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The weather has been fairly good here over the weekend. I did manage to get a few flights with my Multiplex Mentor float plane.
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:09 PM
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Still soggy here....
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