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by jdevorak
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: watch found
Replies: 1
Views: 1693

watch found

I found a man's black wrist watch by the pavilion sink Monday 11/4/13
by jdevorak
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: higher than an eagle
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

hate to be contrary but i think the eagle is higher.
by jdevorak
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Appologies
Replies: 10
Views: 4534

Appologies

Normal protocol is to not fly out to the LZ until you are ready to land. Sunday I was out here after 25 mins. It was my fault. I squandered the light lift I had to look for something better. When I arrived I noticed the streamer hanging limp. I felt 50 up off the end of the overshoot and worked it. ...
by jdevorak
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: FOUND - Wills Wing 65" Downtube
Replies: 2
Views: 2081

Ken Andrews distracted by a beer! What is the world coming to?
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Awards are over. Only 4 pilots made goal. Greg ended the day in 10th place and 12th over all. Zippy won and gave credit to Greg for leading him around the course. Phill’s overall position was 19th and Ken dropped a little to 22nd. They gave Ken and award for being most improved pilot. All of the p...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

I made a mistake and tried to edit it out and I lost the whole thread. I had to repost it all. Sorry. The last task was another triangle to the south finishing at Francisco Grande. It started out well but the lift got poor on the return leg. First Ken landed about 21 miles from Goal. Then Phill land...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Breakfast day 7 I sat with Steve Morris and Brian Porter, designers of the SWIFT. The “T� stands for “trim� and not “thingie�. Brian tells a good story and can be a little loose with the technical facts to keep the story moving. Steve will interrupt if he disputes one of those facts. I e...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Day 6 did not go as planned. The open launchers (those 8 who go before the numbered launch starts at 1pm) sank out. The swifts sank out. The rigid sank out. The task committee got together and came up with plan B. Push start back to 3pm and shorten the task. New turn point for the out and back was 1...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

http://www.santacruzflatsrace.blogspot.com/ SCFR website has Jamie’s goal pictures from day 4. A few of Greg landing there. Ken is one of the pilots under the big tree. There is a close-up of our Canadian friend Tyler standing behind his Remax glider. There is also a picture of our Mexican friend...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Well I might have jinxed them. Top of lift was only 7k and nobody made goal except for Brian Porter in the SWIFT. I found out the other night that it stands for (S)wept (W)ing (I)nboard (F)laps (T)hingie. Actually the T part came after two Margaritas and I don’t remember what it stood for. The clo...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Wednesday addendum. Scores have been posted. Overall Ken, Greg and Phill are 17, 18 and 19 respectively. Ken, being a hard numbers guy, describes it as being middle of the pack. Me, being an emotional fellow, describe it as being in the top half. Jonny Durand landed more than 7 miles short. His VG b...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Wednesday. Stronger winds today caused them to set up a dog leg task mostly downwind to the northeast with a dog leg back into the wind to goal. It was particularly hard because that last leg was across no man’s land with few retrieval roads. Ken and Greg made it. Phill fell short maybe 5 miles. W...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Tuesday. Another similar flying day except the wind was from the SSE. Top of lift was about 10k again. Cloud base was a little higher with climbs slowing closer to the clouds. Phill was so far back in line he opted to take the open launch. That is when they let eight pilots go before the top contest...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

http://soaringspot.net/2013scfr/ Monday side story. Sometimes they set up a task where they want to include an area of potential lift along the course. They do that by including a distant weigh point with a big cylinder around it. Such was the case Monday. The second turn point was Pierce with a 47...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Monday had similar conditions to the day before with predictions of a little stronger wind from the east and lift a little harder to find. With the east winds the pilots had to hike there gliders to the far edge of the field and take off toward the golf course (with trees). Temps were a couple of de...
by jdevorak
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

SCFR2013

Saturday. We made good speed getting to Casa Grande possibly because Phill did most of the driving. Ken set up to get in a practice tow (his second flight on his new glider). Ken and I got an outstanding room location, second floor by the steps. We don’t have to wait for the elevator. Sunday. They...
by jdevorak
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCRF2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4494

Day 6 did not go as planned. The open launchers (those 8 who go before the numbered launch starts at 1pm) sank out. The swifts sank out. The rigid sank out. The task committee got together and came up with plan B. Push start back to 3pm and shorten the task. New turn point for the out and back was 1...
by jdevorak
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCRF2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4494

http://www.santacruzflatsrace.blogspot.com/ SCFR website has Jamie’s goal pictures from day 4. A few of Greg landing there. Ken is one of the pilots under the big tree. There is a close-up of our Canadian friend Tyler standing behind his Remax glider. There is also a picture of our Mexican friend...
by jdevorak
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCRF2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4494

Well I might have jinxed them. Top of lift was only 7k and nobody made goal except for Brian Porter in the SWIFT. I found out the other night that it stands for (S)wept (W)ing (I)nboard (F)laps (T)hingie. Actually the T part came after two Margaritas and I don’t remember what it stood for. The clo...
by jdevorak
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCRF2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4494

Wednesday addendum. Scores have been posted. Overall Ken, Greg and Phill are 17, 18 and 19 respectively. Ken, being a hard numbers guy, describes it as being middle of the pack. Me, being an emotional fellow, describe it as being in the top half. Jonny Durand landed more than 7 miles short. His VG b...