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Old 08-16-2017, 04:37 PM   #7176
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Thanks. It does pretty well considering the five foot wingspan.
That was some great flying ! 5 ft WS? Holey Moley Looked like you snuck through some pretty tight spots. Great job !
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:40 PM   #7177
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Thanks guys. I've never turned the camera around backwards on my wing before but those birds kept dive-bombing it so I thought I'd try to get some footage.
Awesome. We get them here in North Texas too. Must be migratory. They are a curious lot and not afraid of anything.
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:42 AM   #7178
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That was some great flying ! 5 ft WS? Holey Moley Looked like you snuck through some pretty tight spots. Great job !
Thank you, sir.


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Old 08-17-2017, 07:06 PM   #7179
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Squawking 1200 here today. Think I'll go out and fly later
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:36 PM   #7180
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Good flying weather here lately! Ben getting in some good ones each morning.
3 yesterday and 2 this morning.
Temps not too bad, on the cool side for this time of year but ok.
Wind 1or2mph.
Just the way i like it for my lite planes.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:31 PM   #7181
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Flew yesterday but today we're getting big rain bands from Harvey. So grounded. Really feel bad for my Fellow Texans along the Gulf Coast. Prayers out to them . The storm has caused enormous damage both from wind and flooding. And it's not over. Some places around Houston will see over 50" of rain before it finally goes offshore late next week. Houston is low lying and has never handled high water very well. 3- 5" causes local flooding.This one is the worst of all time. Biblical.

From where it went onshore near Rockport North of Corpus Christi to Houston is over 200 miles. San Antonio to the West is another 200 miles away. I'm about a 4.5 hour drive up here in N. Texas , some 300 miles. About every 1/2 hour or so, a rain band comes through and Man, it pours ! We call it a " Frog Strangler"

Initial damage estimate is around USD $ 40 Billion with a capital B. This is worse than Katrina or Andrew which is hard to comprehend.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:14 PM   #7182
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We've had a run of unreasonably calm days here but I haven't gotten to fly as much as I'd have liked. Today, though, I took my 60" scratch-built glider down to a nearby schoolyard and put her up there. Some birds appeared, circling, and I joined them in their thermal. Now, usually, in Kansas when you see some birds circling in a thermal, that thermal is blowing downwind at 10-15MPH but, today, it was barely moving at all and I put the plane way up there in a nice, gentle ride, until I couldn't tell if I'd lost control or not.

I shoved the nose all the way forward, though, and down she came so I circled slowly back down to the ground. Uncharacteristically, I didn't have a camera mounted - I wanted to keep the plane light today - so I don't have any video or any real idea how long it was up there but this was definitely one of the best thermal rides I've ever had.


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Old 08-28-2017, 12:31 AM   #7183
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Flew yesterday but today we're getting big rain bands from Harvey. So grounded. Really feel bad for my Fellow Texans along the Gulf Coast. Prayers out to them . The storm has caused enormous damage both from wind and flooding. And it's not over. Some places around Houston will see over 50" of rain before it finally goes offshore late next week. Houston is low lying and has never handled high water very well. 3- 5" causes local flooding.This one is the worst of all time. Biblical.

From where it went onshore near Rockport North of Corpus Christi to Houston is over 200 miles. San Antonio to the West is another 200 miles away. I'm about a 4.5 hour drive up here in N. Texas , some 300 miles. About every 1/2 hour or so, a rain band comes through and Man, it pours ! We call it a " Frog Strangler"

Initial damage estimate is around USD $ 40 Billion with a capital B. This is worse than Katrina or Andrew which is hard to comprehend.
Well i feel Blessed compared to the folks down there Hawk and of course
Prayers to them and all the Victims of the disasters.
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I saw a comment on TV, they estimate 1.5 Billion Tons of rain fell in the Houston area.

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9 trillion gals and still counting. Hard to fathom. We got a few sporadic outer bands up here in DFW and it poured cats and dogs intermittently. Can't even begin to imagine if this was constant.
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Speaking of Flying weather, it has been great here lately and i am flying something every morning. This morning the Ultimate Bipe and the Infineon.
Supposed to be up to 90deg. this afternoon here. It is 61 now so i am running
the attic fan and bringing in the cool air.
Cheers everyone, good flyin to ya!
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:27 PM   #7187
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Another fly morning here and one quick flight with the Infineon#1
Possibly might do a maiden tomorrow morning.
Just finished a Tigermoth 40inch wingspan.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:21 PM   #7188
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Cool this morning only 30deg. out but no wind.
Flew the TigerMoth again and no issues.
Landing was good in the frosty grass.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:27 PM   #7189
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Rain and wind this morning prevents my flying.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:17 AM   #7190
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Wind 1mph
Temp 57
Looks like i got flying weather this morning.
Guess this will be a good morning to fly the new P-51 SlowStang.
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