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Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sat, Nov 15 2014, 06:01 AM
by goestoeleven
TMadz wrote:
goestoeleven wrote:
TMadz wrote:I can definitely make it. I may not be able to stay for the indoor flying, but we'll see how the time goes.


Hey - you were ready to stay downtown all day . . . .


Since I'm not going downtown I agreed to pick up the dogs from the vet so the wife can go out with a friend who is going through a rough time right now.


That's a better plan . . .

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sat, Nov 15 2014, 08:48 AM
by zero1199
From the look of it the weather is going be better on Sunday.

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sat, Nov 15 2014, 09:15 AM
by basicbill
zero1199 wrote:From the look of it the weather is going be better on Sunday.


Probably better winds. I can do Sunday too, Xay. :-)

Bill

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sat, Nov 15 2014, 10:49 AM
by illescasd
I agree. Even though it's warmer than what I anticipated, there are no winds. The winds look terrible. My vote is for tomorrow. I'll be checking the forum frequently for the next 45 min. on this.
David

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sat, Nov 15 2014, 11:24 AM
by basicbill
The automated WX station at DPA has the winds at about 8 to 12 mph over the last half hour. I plan on being there.

But I can also fly tomorrow.

Bill

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sat, Nov 15 2014, 12:33 PM
by goestoeleven
I'm planning to go. Just finished cleaning up more leaves in the yard (since it might snow). Leaving in a few minutes.

I probably can't fly tomorrow.

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sat, Nov 15 2014, 09:02 PM
by basicbill
Four of us got together in St. Charles. Dave, Todd, Steve and myself. Flew for about 90 minutes until the wind went away. Then adjourned for some indoor flying. Steve showed us newbies the basics.

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Steve was also flying a single line indoor kite. The name of which escapes me. And of which I did not get a decent photo.

Bill

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sun, Nov 16 2014, 07:21 AM
by goestoeleven
Thanks for posting the pictures, and for loaning us the hangar!

It's an Emong by Flying Wings.

For Big Mike's benefit - I only hit the stuff hanging below the ceiling a couple times. I figured it would be a bit challenging to retrieve the Emong if it looped over either the heating ducts or the fire suppression system . . . . .

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sun, Nov 16 2014, 08:53 AM
by Mike
looks like a lot of fun!

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sun, Nov 16 2014, 10:29 AM
by TMadz
Thanks again Bill. It was uniquely interesting. I never considered flying a glider before. If I can find a large open space to use sometime I may end up buying one. Definitely a different skill set.

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sun, Nov 16 2014, 12:51 PM
by goestoeleven
Or a large indoor space . . . . say about the size of a hangar . . . . or maybe an empty shopping mall . . . .

Actually, they are really good for outdoors on days when there's little to no wind.

Now that you know about indoor, you'll have to come to some of the other festivals. I'm pretty sure GLKF (Grand Haven) has an evening of indoor in a local gym, and at KOLM (Two Rivers), we fly indoor at the Holiday Inn (big open central courtyard with very high ceilings.

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2014, 11:44 AM
by KiteVoice
Mike wrote:Let's cancel it and try again in spring when we might have a bigger turnout. I think you guys should go fly indoors. I also think it would be fun to schedule an official club indoor fly this winter, if possible.



There's a good chance I could make it in the spring.

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2014, 04:14 PM
by Robbie
Ok guy's I have to ask so please don't laugh at me to hard. How do you fly indoors with no wind? I have yet to figure that out. :-?

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2014, 04:32 PM
by Mike
Walking backwards, or pulling with your arms, generates the lift...

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2014, 04:35 PM
by Robbie
Ok, Now I got it. Thanks Mike

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2014, 04:37 PM
by goestoeleven
Go search YouTube for indoor kite flying. Plenty out there (including revolutions).

I can't right now (at work).

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2014, 04:40 PM
by Robbie
goestoeleven wrote:Go search YouTube for indoor kite flying. Plenty out there (including revolutions).

I can't right now (at work).


Got it. I will check U-Tube out. Thanks!!!

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2014, 08:10 PM
by makatakam
KiteVoice wrote:
Mike wrote:Let's cancel it and try again in spring when we might have a bigger turnout. I think you guys should go fly indoors. I also think it would be fun to schedule an official club indoor fly this winter, if possible.



There's a good chance I could make it in the spring.


I may be able to make it in Spring, depending on the weather.

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Sat, Nov 22 2014, 05:07 PM
by basicbill
I had forgotten that I had grabbed a short, hand-held video of Steve flying his indoor Rev. I almost missed his hand catch at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5W4IsX03gg


Bill

Re: Team Flying Clinic?--xx Canceled xx

Posted: Wed, Nov 26 2014, 12:31 PM
by KiteVoice
Nice bit of flying there, Steve.