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by jdevorak
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: truth be told
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Batten answer follows. Geroff and Lukus went to a local dune gooning site to try out the new larger Malibu 2. He gave me a half hour talk so if I get the details or general sense of it wrong it is entirely my fault. Good inexpensive way to get stiff battens. They are so thin you almost have to bend ...
by jdevorak
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: truth be told
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

The adventure continues: The fire alarm just went off in the guesthouse where I'm staying. The Chinese cook tried to re-heat the pizzas in the oven. They were still in the box at it went up in flames. No injuries no damage. Don: I will put in a request to the BOD for a lawnmower drone. We can use Jo...
by jdevorak
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: truth be told
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

stands to reason. it's not the size of the tool but what you do with it. or so I've been told.
by jdevorak
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: truth be told
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

truth be told

To interrupt the discussion on a difficult subject (insurance), truing battens is the most difficult thing I've done at the Moyes factory. They have a jig to create the initial bend and another jig for fine tuning. Even with these jigs it takes me about 15 minutes for one. However, it is the worker ...
by jdevorak
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sydney tornado
Replies: 8
Views: 1803

hail storm
Thanks to Rob Deringer for the prod.

https://goo.gl/photos/qjG4cjLe1QjGFRUUA
by jdevorak
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sydney tornado
Replies: 8
Views: 1803

Cronulla where I'm staying is a beach town and there are a lot of nice Sheilas walking around in their bikinis. Some are even my age. Thursday I couldn't get into work so I walked down the beach for a way. I went by a troupe of teenage girls and I heard one of them say over my shoulder, "He has a pr...
by jdevorak
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sydney tornado
Replies: 8
Views: 1803

Sydney tornado

Last week ended with dinner at Molly and Bill Moyes house in Bonte Beach. EVERY Sunday is family night. I mean 25 people (up to 40 some nights) of kids, grandkids and great grandkids. It is a slender 3 story house across the street from a world famous surfing beach. Most of the kids are surfers and ...
by jdevorak
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Jay takes flight
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

Jay takes flight

I flew Stanwell Park Saturday on Geroff’s Gecko. Stanwell is a small coastal village south of Sydney and the closest flying site. Launch is a 600 foot cliff with a rounded edge on the north side of town (they measure altitude in feet because it is the aircraft standard). It ranges 20k to the north...
by jdevorak
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: sunglasses
Replies: 0
Views: 2081

sunglasses

found Jim's $unglasses if you know what I mean. On bench under trees Saturday 24th.
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Task 7
Replies: 0
Views: 1544

SCFR2015 Task 7

Task 7 and I am certain it is Saturday because it’s the last day. Awards have been handed out. I didn’t get any (no surprise). What I did get is a better perspective. Flying Kagel is nice and all but there is so much more to flying. It is NOT routine. I head out for places unknown. I don’t kno...
by jdevorak
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Task 6
Replies: 0
Views: 1533

SCFR2015 Task 6

Task 6 but I’m not sure what day. Let me do the math. It must be Friday. Ken Andrews had a impressive story. About 500 feet the dragonfly hit a blue dust devil and he broke a weak link. He turned back to land and found 700 up. He just kept circling and climbed out. The same thing happened to the n...
by jdevorak
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Task 5
Replies: 0
Views: 1441

SCFR2015 Task 5

Wednesday, day 5 started out with a trip to the Laundromat in town. Ken and Greg say they just bring a big bag of clothes and go home with a big bag of laundry. Mike Degtoff, our driver, wears shorts while he’s working the tow line and wears them into the shower to wash them. I stink too much to w...
by jdevorak
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Task 4
Replies: 0
Views: 1409

SCFR2015 Task 4

Task 4. I climbed up out of the cellar…well maybe just on the steps up. Today’s weather briefing made it sound dubious that we were going to fly at all. Predictions were that there would be no clouds and stronger winds than yesterday. Early tug flights proved that it was very turbulent near the ...
by jdevorak
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Task 3
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

SCFR2015 Task 3

Yesterday’s flight ended in extreme frustration with me crying and pounding the ground. From previous years I thought that the lift shut off at 5pm and whoever was the highest, glided the farthest. So, I thought, make as much distance as you can during the “good� part of the day. If I wasn’t...
by jdevorak
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Task 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1354

SCFR2015 Task 2

Task 2: The weather predictions had warnings of isolated thunder storms with the potential for flash floods in their vicinity. It was easy to believe because we had several last night. Monday morning the ground was dry except in the low lying areas. The sky, however, looked inviting. There were puff...
by jdevorak
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Task 1
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

SCFR2015 Task 1

Didn’t go according to plan. The plan was to keep attacking. My start was only about 30 seconds behind and maybe a hundred feet lower. We flew about 10 kilometers before we found our first thermal. I caught up and climbed well. Then I would hit the bottom of the gaggle of 30 gliders all turning in...
by jdevorak
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Check In
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

My plan to use up my bad luck early failed. I will be in the penthouse suite for the rest of the week. Jonny Durand asked to swap rooms because he had two girls and needed the extra space. I make a counter offer to just give me one of the girls! He said good point.
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2015 Check In
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

SCFR2015 Check In

I am trying something new this comp. I am getting my bad luck out of the way first. On the drive to Arizona my room mate texted that he can't make it. The room I got was great. It's on the second floor right by the stairs so I don't have to wait for the slowest elevator in the world. It has a refrig...
by jdevorak
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: dog leash
Replies: 1
Views: 1708

dog leash

that looks suspiciously like one that was attached to Adam Newman's dog, who's name I totally forget right now but it could have also been a pilot who slipped his leach to go fly or ...
by jdevorak
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: found paraglider instruments
Replies: 1
Views: 1753

found paraglider instruments

found by paraglider area in LZ identify and claim.