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Toronto Electric Model Aviation Club (TEMAC) => Flight Instruction => Topic started by: bweaver on August 06, 2018, 09:02:51 am

Title: Flight Instruction August 8th is a GO
Post by: bweaver on August 06, 2018, 09:02:51 am
The forecast for student night on Wednesday is looking very promising. 

Let's hope it doesn't change.

A 'GO' or 'NO GO' will be posted on Wednesday, early enough for battery charging/organizing purposes.

What about you @Frank v B?  Are you going to be there regardless?
Title: Re: Flight Instruction August 8th TBD
Post by: Frank v B on August 06, 2018, 09:53:14 am
There is no snow in the forecast so I will be there.....if the job that day goes well.

Frank

Title: Re: Flight Instruction August 8th TBD
Post by: bweaver on August 08, 2018, 08:46:02 am
The forecast for today and this evening doesn't look promising.  :( 
I will hold on my decision on calling it a 'go' or 'no go' until this afternoon.  Hopefully it will improve in our favour.
Title: Re: Flight Instruction August 8th is a GO
Post by: bweaver on August 08, 2018, 01:13:25 pm
I'll go with the weather forecast.  Refer to the latest forecast below. 

 :) I'll think positively and be there by 6 and we can see how it goes.


Title: Re: Flight Instruction August 8th is a GO
Post by: vicwhit on August 08, 2018, 05:24:29 pm
Weather Network radar shows rain coming over the field at 7ish. I opt to stay home and dry. GxL to all that try flying this evening.

Vic
Title: Re: Flight Instruction August 8th is a GO
Post by: Frank v B on August 08, 2018, 09:57:26 pm
It stayed dry!!!  We flew.

As a back-up, I showed up at Tim's Woodbine at 4:30 just in case we were flying inside.  Photo 1 showed proof I was ready with a buddy cord coming out of my coffee cup! ;D ;D

Photo 2 shows Ron Pinn playing games with Simon while flying FPV... without Simon knowing about it.  Simon went farming a minute later when he was unsuccessful getting a 9 minute flight out of an 8 minute battery. ;)  Notice in the background Bruce and Richard helping Paul with clean-up duties after he harvested his Apprentice out of the bean field.  Ask Bruce how well the "Panic" button worked on the transmitter. >:(

Frank
Title: Re: Flight Instruction August 8th is a GO
Post by: vicwhit on August 08, 2018, 10:02:57 pm
Never believe the weather forecast.
Never believe the weather forecast.
Never believe the weather forecast.
Never believe the weather forecast.
Never believe the weather forecast.
Never believe the weather
Never believe the
Never believe.
Never.
Ever.
Title: Re: Flight Instruction August 8th is a GO
Post by: bweaver on August 08, 2018, 10:31:20 pm
Re:  "Ask Bruce how well the "Panic" button worked on the transmitter. >:("

Response: It didn't. Hence, the walk into the beans and aircraft clean-up afterwards.  Fortunately only the steering clevis broke after a straight down dive.  The dense beans really acted as the 'safe' for the aircraft recovery in this instance. 

@vicwhit - Believe in the weather forecast.  It didn't rain between 6 and 7 p.m.  It only started to rain at close to 8 p.m.  -  Boy did it rain!

Thanks to Simon, Frank, Greg, Ron, Richard and BJ and for coming out to assist the students.