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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Pushing Hard on my Falcon 4 195 Today Reply with quote #1   
Nice high def video with natural sound. Almost no commentary. I was pretty focused throughout. Elsinore flying site. E Launch. Oak Tree LZ.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #2   
@11:25 - Laughing

at launch, how are you holding your cocoon out of the way for your run? - i'm struggling with mine.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #3   
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@11:25 - Laughing

at launch, how are you holding your cocoon out of the way for your run? - i'm struggling with mine.

Glad you enjoyed the live narration. Laughing
I have a loop of webbing sewn to the middle of the tip of the harness boot and about 2' of VG rope attached to the loop. There are a few knots in the boot rope for grip. I always use my left hand to hold it. This also prevents wear on the harness when I'm walking around.
BTW, this LZ slopes downhill at 15:1 making no-wind llandings extra fun. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #4   
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BTW, this LZ slopes downhill at 15:1 making no-wind llandings extra fun. Wink

If it's no wind... why land down the hill? ROFL

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #5   
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NMERider wrote:

BTW, this LZ slopes downhill at 15:1 making no-wind llandings extra fun. Wink

If it's no wind... why land down the hill? ROFL

Because I can! Razz Laughing
Gotta love the X/C potential of the Falcon 4 195. thumbsup

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #6   
That was fun.

I really liked being able to hear the vario beep.

Thanks for the ride along.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #7   
AIRTHUG wrote:
NMERider wrote:

BTW, this LZ slopes downhill at 15:1 making no-wind llandings extra fun. Wink

If it's no wind... why land down the hill? ROFL


We get it, nobody will ever be as good as you. Now heed your own advise & shut up & fly.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #8   
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If it's no wind... why land down the hill?


Excellent advice Ryan, but I'm not sure he even had enough altitude to do a 180 back up the hill.

ng wrote:

I really liked being able to hear the vario beep.


The sink alarm was pretty annoying. I set my threshold at 800-down t avoid the noise.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #9   
its great incentive to find lift to shut it up Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #10   
Comet wrote:
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If it's no wind... why land down the hill?


Excellent advice Ryan, but I'm not sure he even had enough altitude to do a 180 back up the hill.

And who's fault was that? Much can be learned, watching Jonno-vids... but it often requires reading between the lines a little.

Like here- we can learn about intending to get to your selected LZ higher than you need, because hey, things don't always go as ya planned. And, reading his comment above about how it can be tricky landing downhill- and the followup quoted above about not having altitude to set up differently- we can observe how we... ALL OF US... are humans that can get caught in fallible logic. Even when intending to he hyper dillegent regarding safety, and highly analytical after each flight with where we could improve... it's easy to get distracted by one thing (in this case, the sloped LZ) and miss a bigger thing (not ensuring enough altitude to set up a safer landing).

And before Jono gets all twisted again... I want to be clear I very much include myself in this. I have a carefully selected number of pilots I trust intimately, and I seek "checks and balances" from these individuals often. Our community, as friendly and well-meaning as it is, can be a pretty unreliable source for accurate, critical information. Look at this forum for example... there is good stuff... but who can tell the good stuff from the (well intentioned) bad advice? Or some kind of personal somethingerothers (I don't even know you DAVE 858?!?!)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #11   
Wonder Boy wrote:
its great incentive to find lift to shut it up Wink

Exactly. It's a powerful motivator. good idea

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #12   
Comet wrote:
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If it's no wind... why land down the hill?


Excellent advice Ryan, but I'm not sure he even had enough altitude to do a 180 back up the hill....
I actually landed into the prevailing wind. However, there was thermal activity and the flags in the LZ kept switching direction. I had my drag chute ready to deploy in case I needed an air brake. You can see me reach back and touch it when I was at the point where I needed to decide whether I'd be able to land okay without it. I determined that I could handle it even with a light 90 deg crosswind from the left. The conservative way to land here is across the LZ so the runway is level. It simply requires a long walk to breakdown area. Sorry about the irritating sink alarm but like Wonderboy said, it's a motivator to find lift or avoid sink.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #13   
ng wrote:
That was fun.

I really liked being able to hear the vario beep.

Thanks for the ride along.

You're welcome. Wait until I get Thursday's 1:55hr flight edited and uploaded. Lots of in-flight commentary and flight sounds. thumbsup

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #14   
Brings back memories of my first flight from the E nearly 35 years ago. Similar wretched glide sled path - but in a Duck. I'll let those of you who remember the Duck imagine the landing. I think you can still hear the echoes.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #15   
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Brings back memories of my first flight from the E nearly 35 years ago. Similar wretched glide sled path - but in a Duck. I'll let those of you who remember the Duck imagine the landing. I think you can still hear the echoes.
I was away during the reign of the Duck but I've seen videos of the way its nose pitches over when otherwise competent pilots try to flare it to a stop. punch
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Echoes? Reply with quote #16   
once&future wrote:
Brings back memories of my first flight from the E nearly 35 years ago. Similar wretched glide sled path - but in a Duck. I'll let those of you who remember the Duck imagine the landing. I think you can still hear the echoes.
Whack Whack WhAck sounds a Duck makes?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Glider for you to fly. Reply with quote #17   
Jonathan, while you and I have not mt. We both know Pilot-X. He says hat you are a: {GOOD GUY} So, why don't you hook up with us if and when you eve get up this way? [email protected]. 925-497-1059. I have a Predator 158 that you could fly. You, Pilot X and I could go to Mount Diablo and do some X-C flying. Well Jonathan think about my offer. Good By The Big Guy . See Ya.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Glider for you to fly. Reply with quote #18   
Roadrunner wrote:
Jonathan, while you and I have not mt. We both know Pilot-X. He says hat you are a: {GOOD GUY} So, why don't you hook up with us if and when you eve get up this way? [email protected]. 925-497-1059. I have a Predator 158 that you could fly. You, Pilot X and I could go to Mount Diablo and do some X-C flying. Well Jonathan think about my offer. Good By The Big Guy . See Ya.
Thanks for your generous offer to let me be the first ever to whack at the Juniper LZ and on your Predator no less. Razz Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #19   
as always, another great video, Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #20   
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as always, another great video, Thanks!
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