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Author Topic: Winter Morning Crew - Field Report - Jan 14 2018  (Read 557 times)

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Offline Andy Hoffer

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Winter Morning Crew - Field Report - Jan 14 2018
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:24:11 pm »
Hi Folks:

Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm for winter flying exuding from the membership this season, I thought I would provide a report on field conditions:

Parking Lot:  Less than one inch of snow cover; accessible by car due to loss of snow cover from the recent thaw and rain.
Runway:  25% patchy snow/ice veneer cover
Taxiways:  75% patchy snow/ice veneer cover
Assembly tables:  Clear and dry
Loo:  75% ice and snow crystals in the urinal; the potty contains a viscous heterogeneous unfrozen mix of unknown origins; freeboard is about 8", so don't sit too close. (Signed limited edition archival photos available on request from @Andy Hoffer .)
Burn barrel:  waiting for a response from Simon.
Skies:  Gorgeous blue with a few scattered clouds.
Sun:  lots!
Winds: light (SSW to SW at 4-7 knots (7-13 kmh)

Enjoy!  I know we did!

Andy
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 05:02:56 pm by Andy Hoffer »



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Re: Winter Morning Crew - Field Report - Jan 14 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 10:30:10 pm »
All I wanted was to enjoy flying with the comfort of a burn barrel for some warmth. 

Alas, I couldn't find a match/lighter and kindling to get a fire going.

Some things you desire, in reality you can only imagine.  Can't you feel the warmth?

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Re: Winter Morning Crew - Field Report - Jan 14 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 09:19:38 am »
for a second there i thought you trying to use the force :)
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Re: Winter Morning Crew - Field Report - Jan 14 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 09:28:19 am »
Re: for a second there i thought you trying to use the force :)

Yes, there is the power of the mind.  Get back to that Cub....  :D


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Re: Winter Morning Crew - Field Report - Jan 14 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 10:50:21 am »
Actually, I think I left a couple of puffed lipos at the field.  ;D
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Re: Winter Morning Crew - Field Report - Jan 14 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 01:11:41 pm »
I’m glad you got your fire pit.

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Re: Winter Morning Crew - Field Report - Jan 14 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 04:02:25 pm »
Well I just could not stay away from the field :)
I finished what I had to do.... ;)
so around 2:30 pm I got to the field
I drove right in... :o...( I have summer friendly tires) ::)
took out my plane and set it up on the cleared (no snow) tables ;D
got ready to fly...(Brr... cold...not  :D  -5 only breeze straight down the run way)
wait problem here... :-[ no snow I have skies on...  :-X
Problem solved there's a patch of snow at the end of the run way
Turned out the skis did ok with the frozen tundra... :D... (the grass)
Sadly I had only 2 charged batteries... :'(
it was a fun fly.... ;D any time flying is fun...  8)
that's my report from the field today... :P   
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