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zippidy
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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2010 **Registration is Open**

Postby zippidy » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:36 pm

We were finally able to get a good smooth day for SG practice today. Here's a little course tutorial for those who haven't gotten to try it out yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWFLcAxCjDM

zippidy
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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2010 **Registration is Open**

Postby zippidy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:28 am

Safety Reminder

With the event just around the corner, I want to remind everyone of a few safety considerations:

1 - This event is for FUN! Know your limits; Fly within them.

2 - Do your best to practice before the event (you can do this anywhere, even if you can't get to EL)

4 - Your glider will fly differently at high speeds than it does at low speed. If you do not have experience flying your glider fast while executing rapid, high bank turns, your first attempts doing so should not be done close to the ground.

5 - If conditions cooperate, we will have 4 runs over the 2 day event. You'll have a chance to build up to faster runs, so be conservative if seed gliding is new to you. Know your limits.

6 - There will likely be some amount of wind during the comp. Even a light breeze will cause some amount of turbulence. Your glider will react differently at high speeds than it does at low speeds. Be ready for it.

7 - This event is for FUN! Know your limits; Fly within them.

Now get out there and GetSum!

lijianliu
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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2010 **Registration is Open**

Postby lijianliu » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:28 pm

Chris,

I don't see my name on the list. Do you have the updated pilot list?

Thanks,
Lijian

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crvalley
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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2010 **Registration is Open**

Postby crvalley » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:18 pm

lijianliu wrote:Chris,

I don't see my name on the list. Do you have the updated pilot list?

Thanks,
Lijian


Sorry about that...

1. Brett D'Aquino (H3) Moyes Litesport (King Post Class)
2. John Hesch (H4) Moyes RS4 (Open Class)
3. Diev Hart (H4) Moyes Litespeed 4 (Open Class)
4. Ryan Goebel (H4) Litespeed 4S (Open Class)
5. Ben Dunn (H4) Litespeed RS3.5 (Open Class)
6. Brian Foster (H4) WW T2C (Open Class)
7. Jason Boehm (H4) Sensor 142F2 (King Post Class)
8. Johnny French (H3) Saturn 147 (King Post Class)
9. Chris Valley (H4) WW T2 (Open Class)
10. Wayne Michelsen (H4) Icaro Z8 (Open Class)
11. Noman (H4) Aeros Combat (Open Class)
12. Matt Jagelka (H4) WW Talon (Open Class)
13. John Taylor (H4) Moyes Litespeed 5 (Open Class)
14. Oleg Mustiazza (H4) Aeros KPL 13 (Open Class)
15. Lijian Liu (H4) WW U2 (King Post Class)
16. Mark Suttie (H2) WW Falcon 225 (Rookie Class)
17. Vann Pelham (H3) WW Sport 2 135 (King Post Class)
18. Larry Howe, (H3) WW Sport 2 155 (King Post Class)
19. John Skypimp Peterson (H2) WW Falcon 195 (Rookie Class)
20. Walter Whiteside (H4) Moyes Litesport (King Post Class)

There!

Chris :ugeek:

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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2010 **Registration is Open**

Postby zippidy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:23 pm

Safety Reminder #2

A couple more safety reminders for everyone participating in the competition:

1 - YOU are the pilot in command. YOU are solely responsible for assessing the safety and integrity of your equipment. Be safe and do a thorough pre-flight inspection.

2 - YOU are the pilot in command. YOU are solely responsible for assessing the conditions on launch, on the course, and in the landing zone. YOU are responsible for your decision to launch, and your decision to fly the course. If the launch window is open and you do not feel the condition you see on launch are safe, step out of the line and do not fly. Do not launch or fly unless YOU are comfortable doing so.

3 - Any H2s participating: Consistent with the Ed Levin Site Rules and Regulations (link), you required to have an observer (or sponsor depending on your sign offs) sponsor you off the top. You need to have coordinated with a sponsor BEFORE GOING UP THE HILL. If you are in need of a sponsor, please let me know and I will help you find one in advance.

4 - This event is for FUN! Know your limits; Fly within them.

Now get out there and GetSum!

zippidy
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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2010 **Registration is Open**

Postby zippidy » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:40 pm

Speed Gliding is Rain Delayed

The event will NOT take place this weekend (Jan 30, 31) due to rain and wet access road. Target date is now Feb 6 & 7.

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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding **RESCHEDULED TO FEB 13TH & 14TH**

Postby olegmeister » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:01 pm

Oh, for all the rain I had to do some virtual flying...
I plotted the turnpoints (tps) on google earth and this is how it looks (looking SSE from above launch).

I haven't flown the course so the tp locations are approximate.
sg-s-up-profile.jpg

Here's the "unfolded" version of the course as if all tps were in a straight line. I used google earth to measure the distance over ground (og) and altitudes at each tp and plotted them on this picture to scale.
sg-unf.jpg

What jumps out...

- All speeds increase with altitude so I'm gonna try to make the best of this through tps 1 - 4
- If tp1 were at 2200 then the tp1-2 leg would be identical to the tp5-6 leg, essentially the first leg is a "preview" of the latter.
- tp 4 is like a reverse altitude gate because you have to fly above it
- The dotted line between 4-5 is actually another tp. The flight path will be glider-dependent
- The cumulative glide ratio between gates at 2-4 is 4.3 and between 5-6 is 5.0, then between 6-8 is 4.82.

So, plenty of work at each tp, it would be a shame to come down and say it was all a blur ! :)

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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding **RESCHEDULED TO FEB 13TH & 14TH**

Postby zippidy » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:06 pm

Oleg, nice perspective of the course. A few comments to clarify:

-What you show as TP1 is the "course entry gate". While you are required to fly through it, your time does not start until you pass the "start gate". What you have labled as TP2 is the start gate.

-There is a right hand turnpoint missing between what you have labled as TP3 & TP4

Image

Keep your fingers crossed for this weekend.

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crvalley
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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding **IT'S ON FOR FEB 13TH & 14TH**

Postby crvalley » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:04 pm

The road to the top is open...the 50% chance of rain has been reduced to 20%...light winds predicted for Saturday and Sunday...it's on!

Please be at Mission Soaring by 7am on Saturday for the mandatory pilot's meeting and paperwork, then we head on up.

Cheers,

Chris :ugeek:

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Re: Ed Levin Speed Gliding **IT'S ON FOR FEB 13TH & 14TH**

Postby DiverDave » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:42 pm

Is it ok if I fly outside of my limits?


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