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Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Tue, Oct 25 2011, 07:07 PM
by goestoeleven
OK, so Champaign did not come together last weekend. Anybody up for flying on 10/29? I have not cleared it with my wife . . . . but I'll see what she says about plans for Saturday. She's working, so it means that David will have to come with me . . . . and I probably have to be back here by 3:45pm to drive my daughter to a lesson. That limits my driving distance a bit.

Edit - found out from my wife that I need to drop off my daughter in Winfield probably by about 9:30 and pick her up by 2 pm, so my driving radius just got rather small. I might try to fly for a few hours in the Winfield / West Chicago area.

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Thu, Oct 27 2011, 10:51 AM
by illescasd
Let me know you may zip around Winfield/WeGo area. I'm sure I can sneak out for a bit.

David

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Thu, Oct 27 2011, 10:55 AM
by makatakam
Winfield/WeGo I may be able to get to, but I'll have to get permission from my fuel gauge.

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Thu, Oct 27 2011, 12:43 PM
by catspaw00
Anybody up for flying in Kankakee? I feel the need for a Jeep ride.

-Wendy

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Thu, Oct 27 2011, 08:00 PM
by Darkspark
I would be up for flying. I have some things going on, but I have the late morning to early afternoon free. If you want to come down I am sure we could join you for a while.

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Fri, Oct 28 2011, 08:13 AM
by catspaw00
W00T! Then I'll be there 'round about 10:00-ish. :-D

-Wendy

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Sat, Oct 29 2011, 12:01 AM
by goestoeleven
Haven't decided yet where I will be flying tomorrow, but it's probably still in Dupage somewhere. I won't have enough time to get to Kankakee. Maybe Graff Park in Wheaton (hello illescasd and makatakam). I'll post up tomorrow if I end up flying.

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Sat, Oct 29 2011, 08:13 AM
by catspaw00
:'(

My Jeep broke down. I'm stuck local. *cry*

Next windy weekend day though.

-Wendy

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Sat, Oct 29 2011, 08:42 AM
by goestoeleven
catspaw00 wrote::'(

My Jeep broke down. I'm stuck local. *cry*

Next windy weekend day though.

-Wendy


Bummer . . . . . my check engine light has been on for a few months, but the car still runs fine. I had the code read at the auto parts store, and it seems pretty minor (but I still need to get it fixed one of these days).

I'm looking out the window at zero wind at the moment. However, I'm still thinking I'll try to fly at about 10 am or so. Wind forecast is calling for 8-10 mph, out of the west. Graf Park is not the best when the wind is out of the west due to a couple buildings, so maybe I will try here on one of these baseball fields as I have to drop off my daughter near there about 9:30 or so. If I go there, I'll post from my phone.

Edit: I just looked at that baseball field, and there wasn't much wind. Plus, it's kind of surrounded by low bushes, so . . . maybe not such a great place to fly today. There was zero wind at Graf Park. So . . . . I'm now thinking about going to Greene Valley for a couple hours. Will post up again if / when I head out.

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Sat, Oct 29 2011, 10:10 AM
by goestoeleven
Going to Greene Valley now in search of wind, with my son. We'll probably fly for a couple hours starting about 10:30 or so.

Edit - at GV - forgot it opens at 11 am. Gates opening now. :-)

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Sat, Oct 29 2011, 03:21 PM
by goestoeleven
Flew for a couple hours at Greene Valley. Started out on SULs with wind out of the south and ended on vented with wind out of the northwest. Not the best day of flying - I ended up frustrated by a big tangle in the lines and an hour late to pick up my daughter. That's what happens when you mess with the handles while a spectator is talking to you . . . . I won't bore you all, but it took me a half hour to get the lines sorted out because every time I tried to fix it, the tangle just got worse!

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Mon, Oct 31 2011, 09:46 AM
by goestoeleven
Snuck out for a half hour to fly yesterday when I "had to go to the hardware store." It was good but a bit gusty - vented Rev with 4 wraps on 85 foot lines. Practiced cartwheels and other random flying. Wish I could get some group/team flying time in . . . .

Re: Let's try this again . . . flying 10/29?

Posted: Mon, Oct 31 2011, 10:19 AM
by Mike
I'm going to be out of town, so no team flying for me. Maybe in Mid November, the 19th or 20th.