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Weekend flying

Wiring in an additional solenoid will be no problem but I won't be able to do it for about 3 weeks. Going to a rendezvous in Wyoming next Thursday. If it isn't done by the time I get back then I will be glad to do it!
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Tell me about solenoid sticking, Jim! (that's number 1 of 11) That's when the releasable tow hook really paid for itself! ****DISCLAIMER**** My even responding to a winch launching discussion does not in anyway suggest, imply, or commit a willingness to launch the Slingsby with it.
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So was the thermal activity on Sat. as good there as it was here in the West End? High start launch here on Sat. It sure would be nice to have a winch. You guys are lucky.
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When the thermals are popping, who needs a stinkin', heavy, takes forever to layout properly, hard to move for wind shifts, high maintenance, wing folding winch and battery. A hi-start will work just fine most of the times. So, where do you fly on the 'West End'?
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No need to sugar coat things here, how do you really feel about the winch? Lol...
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I guess those of us who have used the Association winch have not had the pleasure of drastic experiences. We had one person fold wings on a sailplane, but it was actually on purpose. Strange but true.

Thermals---I need thermals!
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Aero-towing is much easier on sailplanes but requires more positioning skill. Ailerons are required. Randy

Onward and Upward.
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O' but it was a beautiful day of flying today. Got in some powered flying and sailplanes too. Gary, Sabin, Mike, John and I along with one guest had a good time. Nothing broken except the winch line, which it looks like we'll need to replace.

Thermals---I need thermals!
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We had a good time, hopefully we can start making it on Saturday's.
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Has anyone been out to the field this morning? Is the road passable? There was a lot of thunder and some rain here last evening, so just wondering how it is down there.
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Just got back, We had a good turnout today. The road was dry. No sign of rain at least in the last 24 hrs.
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It's hard to tell what the weather will be around here. A thunderstorm here in Crawford has little bearing on Olatha.
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Same here. Two weeks ago they got quite a bit of rain by highway 50 at carnation rd. but at the field it was totally dry. go figure!
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Very enjoyable having a good member turn out Sat. 24th. I think all aspects of flying was pretty well present,except Helicopter. We had the gas-azzes(with respect), Jim Z flew his electric,the glider nuts did some High-starts and Tippo hands-down won the duration-flight with at least a 25 min flight. Pretty good off a rubber band. We also were treated with control line flight by Carl and Cliff. Carl did hands-on instruction with Pilatus(Randy) and of course he did well. I think he only fell down a time or two due to disiness. Next on the control-line was me. I loved it,brought back the memories of entering the hobby as a young man. Carl was very patient with me,and I think I flew about 10 circles before I became too dizzy to fuction. Any way it was a very good time. I hope ,with the help, of Carls championship flying expierince,more club members will give it a try. Carl did say turning circles with-out getting dizzy can be overcome with some simple practice. As for me Im practicing. r
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