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Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Mon, Mar 30 2015, 02:00 PM
by Mike
Bill mentioned a club fly in Champaign this weekend.
The forecast right now is for sunny, 57ยบ, and 15mph winds.

Champaign is an hour away for me, and 2+ hours for Chicago folks. We'd fly at Zahnd Park which is on the Maps link at the top of this page.
Who's interested?

**** ok, Champaign fly is canceled ****

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Mon, Mar 30 2015, 08:44 PM
by basicbill
I know that I was the start of this but I may have to pass on Saturday. At least at that distance. Got a few Spring things to do around the house this weekend that I was reminded of.

Bill

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Mon, Mar 30 2015, 08:49 PM
by FlyingJim
If anyone is flying on Tuesday the 31, give a holler.

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Mon, Mar 30 2015, 08:57 PM
by basicbill
FlyingJim wrote:If anyone is flying on Tuesday the 31, give a holler.


Welcome Jim. Where do you usually fly?

No can do Tuesday but can do Wednesday.

Bill

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Mon, Mar 30 2015, 09:18 PM
by goestoeleven
Champaign will likely be tough for me, especially with MPX the weekend after.

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Tue, Mar 31 2015, 04:24 PM
by Mike
okey doke-- this Champaign fly is canceled

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Tue, Mar 31 2015, 09:04 PM
by FlyingJim
I'm in Aurora, so I try to find any good open field. Usually just down the street. Great day today. Breeze was a little lite but still very nice.

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Tue, Mar 31 2015, 09:05 PM
by FlyingJim
Thanks for the welcome Bill.

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Tue, Mar 31 2015, 09:53 PM
by goestoeleven
And . . . . I also forgot that my sister in law and niece are in town, so the 4th is out. Maybe I can sneak out on the 5th (local) for a little flying . .. . although it's somewhat unlikely given all the other work I have to get done . . .

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Wed, Apr 01 2015, 05:45 AM
by basicbill
I too should be able to sneak away for a couple of hours this weekend. Either day. And the East Side Sports Complex in St Charles is finally open. With no soccer nets currently.

East Side Sports Complex
3565 Legacy Blvd
St Charles, IL 60174


Let me know.

Bill

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Fri, Apr 03 2015, 01:51 PM
by goestoeleven
Haven't talked to the wife about sneaking out on the 5th yet . . . but I think it's supposed to be (relatively) warm and sunny . . . .

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Fri, Apr 03 2015, 02:43 PM
by basicbill
I've got permission...

(Either day.)

Bill

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Fri, Apr 03 2015, 08:26 PM
by illescasd
There goes a productive Saturday afternoon. What time @ St Charles sports complex,, & the wind?
David

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Fri, Apr 03 2015, 08:53 PM
by basicbill
Dupage Airport forecast (FM041500 25015G25KT) shows the wind at 15 gusting to over 25 knots after 10 am. (So 17 mph gusting to 28.)

I can do 1 pm. If the winds don't get much stronger.

Bill

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2015, 03:54 PM
by basicbill
Out there wrestling with my vented for about two hours.

And about an hour spent with my wife Karen, who chose today to accept my standing invitation to give Rev flying a try. It was tough to say no even though conditions were far from ideal for a first time flyer.

She hung in there pretty well and near the end was lifting off, climbing about 30 feet and then touching down nearby. Usually upright and without much force.

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She had this weird, intuitive knack for being able to flip the kite upright after a leading edge down landing. Something that I had not taught her.

Bill

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2015, 04:26 PM
by goestoeleven
Glad you got out, and that your wife decided to try flying . . . .

Still thinking about flying tomorrow (possibly).

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2015, 09:51 PM
by makatakam
Bill and I will be at Busse Woods from around noon to 4-ish.

Re: Club Fly April 4th?

Posted: Sun, Apr 05 2015, 12:49 PM
by illescasd
Bill, does this mean we lost our photographer if you're wife starts flying?
David