Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

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Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Mike » Fri, Feb 04 2011, 09:51 AM

If the weather cooperates, who's in?
Limestone Park in Kankakee is probably the best compromise location.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby prairierose » Sun, Feb 06 2011, 12:39 AM

Put me down as a maybe, it depends how much work I have to get done that weekend

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Feb 06 2011, 08:38 AM

Another maybe. I might go skiing up north with the kids. If I don't go to Wisconsin, I'd be up for a fly. I'd have to leave by about 3 pm as the cub scout pack has another event next Sunday (early evening) so I'd need to be back in the western suburbs by late afternoon.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Jeepster » Thu, Feb 10 2011, 11:16 AM

The weather forecast is for slightly above freezing and winds about 20 plus a little. I'm game if there are others.

What does the park look like?

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Feb 10 2011, 11:30 PM

Here's the quote from Darkspark from the other thread:

Darkspark wrote:Sorry, Been busy and missed this post. It is supose to be fairly nice this weekend. I would like to fly if anyone else is interested. Still might be to cold for an all day fly, but it is going to be around 40. Might be a bit soggy, but Limestone park is usable. It is open so the snow mostly blew over. Sat or Sun, Anytime. For a couple hours if anyone is interested.


Saturday or Sunday?

As of late Thursday night, the hourly forecast I see for Saturday for Kankakee has a high about 31 at 2pm with winds at 16+ gusting to 23+ and a wind chill around 20. For Sunday, the hourly is showing a high of 35 at 2pm with 20mph gusting to 25, and a wind chill at 24.

If I don't go skiing (it's becoming more unlikely), then I'd probably be up for a couple hours. If it's Sunday, I'd have to leave by 3 pm or so.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Mike » Fri, Feb 11 2011, 06:37 PM

Well, the forecast now is about the same for both days:
winds around 10, temps around 30.

As far as fliers, we've got one yes, and a probably and a maybe.

Let's keep it for Sunday for now and see if the probably turns into a yes and how the strong the maybe is.
I don't have to call it one way or another though. If Jeepster and goestoeleven want to meet up that's good. If more people sign up, I'll make the drive too.
Or I may get stir crazy enough to go anyway. I'll check back here tomorrow afternoon decide what I'm personally gonna do.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Jeepster » Fri, Feb 11 2011, 07:27 PM

I'm game for Sunday if we have more than a couple of folks flying.

-tom

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby goestoeleven » Fri, Feb 11 2011, 07:30 PM

Not skiing this weekend, so I am good for Sunday until 3pm. I will watch here to see what you decide (and what time to arrive in Kankakee).

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Darkspark » Fri, Feb 11 2011, 07:31 PM

Me and Shari are both in. Sunday is fine. I haven't drove past the park in a couple of days, I will make a drive tomorow and check and make sure it is still usable. I am sure its fine but I will double check to be sure. I would even be willing to bring coffee, or hot chocolate. Ill post back tomorrow to verify the park thing.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby goestoeleven » Fri, Feb 11 2011, 07:33 PM

Just mix the coffee and hot chocolate, and we'll all have mochas!

Edit - My son David just said he will come if there is hot chocolate (without coffee mixed in)! :-D
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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Darkspark » Sat, Feb 12 2011, 11:35 AM

Park is usable. There is a few drifts by the picnic tables. But most of the field is just barely covered with snow. Just enough to cover the grass. So whenever anyone wants to get together just let me know. I was thinking about 11. It would be reasonably warm (not as cold) by then.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Darkspark » Sat, Feb 12 2011, 11:37 AM

Oh-, and I was thinking mixing the coffee with whiskey might be the best approach. :lol:
I'll just have to make a small batch of hot chocolate for David.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby goestoeleven » Sat, Feb 12 2011, 12:11 PM

I think 11 works for me. Appreciate the offer - don't worry about the hot chocolate for David or coffee (with or without whiskey!) - I can stop at McDonalds and/or bring a thermos. I just had another idea - is there a fire pit there at the picnic shelter? I can bring wood if we want to have a fire to warm up.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Darkspark » Sat, Feb 12 2011, 01:15 PM

There is an open hearth grill that would work for a small fire. Kinda depends on how windy it is and how snow covered the grill is. Look forward to getting in some flying tomorrow. If the wind is high enough you guys can try out my new xtra-vent. it is calling for 13mph right now, that will be a bit low for it .

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Mike » Sat, Feb 12 2011, 03:47 PM

Hi guys,
I don't know if I've got a stomach bug or if it was the fish at the Mexican restaurant, but I'm down and out today. If I'm feeling better tomorrow morning, I'll meet you at the park, but I can't confirm anything right now.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby goestoeleven » Sat, Feb 12 2011, 03:53 PM

Mike wrote:Hi guys,
I don't know if I've got a stomach bug or if it was the fish at the Mexican restaurant, but I'm down and out today. If I'm feeling better tomorrow morning, I'll meet you at the park, but I can't confirm anything right now.


Hope to see you tomorrow. Get well soon!

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Jeepster » Sat, Feb 12 2011, 11:04 PM

Sorry, I'm out. Spiking a temp again ... doubt that you want what ever it is I have.

Grumble,
Tom

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Feb 13 2011, 09:45 AM

Jeepster wrote:Sorry, I'm out. Spiking a temp again ... doubt that you want what ever it is I have.

Grumble,
Tom


So I think we're down to me, Darkspark & Shari, since everyone else is getting sick. I'd like to be there, but I think maybe we should try for another weekend. :(

Sorry for bailing on you guys - I could really use the drive time to get caught up on some of my "to do" list. My wife would like to get her car into the garage, and my dad wants help with his computer.

I hope you still get out and fly.

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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Knoted4ever » Sun, Feb 13 2011, 12:08 PM

We've got company coming over today. Plus... i'm sick of snow!
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Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Postby Darkspark » Sun, Feb 13 2011, 12:34 PM

Shari and I went out for a little over an hour. It was still a bit chilly, but the wind was perfect. Smooth and consistent. I finally got to get my new pro up. I really like the way it looks from 120'. Plus I am digging the race rods. We will have to try again soon. Hopefully the weather will give us more chances the closer we get till spring.

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