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Must. Fly.

Posted: Wed, Oct 15 2014, 08:20 PM
by swannie
It's been weeks (maybe months) ... anyone up for a local fly this weekend? The forecast for Saturday looks craptastic, but Sunday might have possibilities.

Swannie

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Wed, Oct 15 2014, 09:20 PM
by basicbill
I could be persuaded.

Bill

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Wed, Oct 15 2014, 10:48 PM
by goestoeleven
Hey, Swannie's back. I figured you were just flying like crazy over in Germany.

Maybe . . . . (lots of work)

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Thu, Oct 16 2014, 06:54 PM
by swannie
Sadly, not enough. All the effort I put in bringing lots over and I think I made it out only once or twice. It was actually pretty hard to find a good spot to fly.

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Thu, Oct 16 2014, 08:05 PM
by goestoeleven
But you were on a BIG boat. Constant wind . . .. . all you need are short lines.

Forecast showing 14 out of the NNW on Saturday afternoon, low chance of rain. Sounds about right for St. Charles. Vented, DuKane style.

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Thu, Oct 16 2014, 08:12 PM
by swannie
goestoeleven wrote:But you were on a BIG boat. Constant wind . . .. . all you need are short lines.

Forecast showing 14 out of the NNW on Saturday afternoon, low chance of rain. Sounds about right for St. Charles. Vented, DuKane style.


Let me double check with the Wifey, but I think it'll work out. My vented is my favorite, so... :)

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Thu, Oct 16 2014, 09:05 PM
by goestoeleven
Yeah, in theory I don't have time this weekend . . . . haven't checked with the wife either. But I'd like to fly one of the afternoons.

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Thu, Oct 16 2014, 09:41 PM
by swannie
Okay, I'm in for Saturday afternoon.

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Thu, Oct 16 2014, 10:01 PM
by TMadz
Saturday is good for me. Still looking at St Charles? I've been flying on the middle school football field lately.

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Fri, Oct 17 2014, 06:50 AM
by basicbill
I should be able to make it. What time you figure? St. Charles East Sports Complex works for me, obviously.

Bill

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Fri, Oct 17 2014, 08:14 AM
by illescasd
A, D. And I can do Saturday, time please.
David

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Fri, Oct 17 2014, 06:49 PM
by swannie
Probably between 1 and 1:30 for me ...

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Fri, Oct 17 2014, 06:53 PM
by basicbill
Works for me.

Bill

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Sat, Oct 18 2014, 05:16 PM
by basicbill
Fun time today. Coolish with variable winds.

My wife came out to see the action and take a few photos.

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Bill

Re: Must. Fly.

Posted: Sat, Oct 18 2014, 11:41 PM
by goestoeleven
Thanks for posting. Was a pretty good day - winds were variable, but we had at least six IKEr's flying revs, and I think illescasd's (David's) kids even gave it a try as well. A pretty good turnout for a day a bit on the cold side. We had some fun flying figure 8s and even managed a couple balls and some flying to the edges with a few people. No major "macrame" events.

Out on the field - swannie (Brian), tmadz (Todd), basicbill (Bill) plus wife, illescasd (David) plus wife & kids & A.D, and zero1199 (Say), and me.

On the plus side - there was some discussion of resurrecting the sewing session this winter. No date, but we did discuss some options for places in the Plainfield or Aurora areas.