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A good day out.

Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:18 am



Last weekend, March 14 and 15, wasn't a bad couple of days to be at the field. Sat was cool and overcast, but just enough lift to keep you up longer than a sledder. I do mean just enough! Plus I finally flew my U2
I made a video of me setting up my U2 (time lapse) I wanted to get some shots from the launch end of the field during the flying, but the camera position and timing was off and it didn't turn out so well.
Sunday was a fun day. Warmer, more sun and more lift. Lift wasn't very high, and didn't last long, but it was fun, and I did get to thermal the U2 in small broken lift.

Over all the U2 should be a fun glider. I need to perfect my inputs more. I'm so use to the Sport 2 and being able to toss it around like nothing. With the U2 you need a different flying style. I'm looking forward to learning the ways of the U2!

Pilots of the day.


Steve555 Landing his new to him U2

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steve555
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject:    

Love the set up video, especially the ooh and ahh part at the end with the rest of the gang eyeballing your new prize. ROFL
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject:    

Just wondering Craig, is that the U2 160? It looks so short and compact on your roof rack. But then again I am comparing it to my gargantuan Falcon. Looks great! Are you bringing it to WWDD or are you flying?
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CHassan
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject:    

The picture on the car got squished for some reason. The car and the glider are longer than they look.
A Falcon 195 has a span of 33'. According to Wills the U2 has a span of 33.1' Laughing
In the bag the Falcon 195 is 19.5' in length. The U2 packs up at 16'. Apparently removing the tip wands cuts 3.5' off the LE.

We are driving down to Wallaby, so I'll have it with me.
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HangDiver
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject:    

Nice Craig. You're gonna love that glider.
Best Wishes,
Rich
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject:    

I hope you plan on flying it at Wallaby and not just making another setup video. ROFL

Craig, check the aspect ratio settings on your video software. On all of them you can adjust the pixel aspect ratio as well as the screen aspect ratio when you go to save your edit.
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