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KK wrote:

or you could wear fpv goggles! 😃 really nice job on this Jeff!

i have also seen some folks just sit down on a chair and fly like forever...


I think I need a telescope 🙂 

Some folks may be able to sit and fly forever but I ain't that good, 10 minutes top and that's with helium balloons attached to it. 
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Lgel
KK wrote:

or you could wear fpv goggles! 😃 really nice job on this Jeff!

i have also seen some folks just sit down on a chair and fly like forever...

At our club many friends bring a camping armchair and relax when flying their gliders.
One of our friends is known to fall asleep when flying (has lost more than one glider), his armchair is even umbrella equipped, so we regularly speak to him to check if he is still awake.

In my case, when conditions are good, I ask a friend to bring me one of the plastic chairs we use for our breakfast in the club, it helps a lot to alleviate pain in the neck.

When sloping, I sit on a rock, I named my rocking chair, and my slopers fly lower relative to my position (300 feet above the sea), so it's not straining my neck.

Cheers.
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Lgel
Wildthing wrote:


I think I need a telescope 🙂 

Some folks may be able to sit and fly forever but I ain't that good, 10 minutes top and that's with helium balloons attached to it. 

We all begin with short flights, but wait to fly your glider on a really hot day or under active clouds, and for the first time see her climbing at an alarming rate ...

Time to look for the handbrake or the anchor.

Cheers.
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Wildthing
Well had this little girl out yesterday, I wish I had some decent slopes close by but up high there are times where I see that it doesn't loose any altitude for a long time. I just need to learn how to circle and pick up those winds and maintain the height. Towards the end I took it really high , right into the clouds and I think I lost signal for a bit. There was about a second delay before the motor cut out , then it started to turn and go into a dive and somewhere in that dive I picked up signal and leveled out. It was a real good test of the wing because it was really coming down at a fast pace and when I pulled up it flexed pretty good but didn't break . ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜±

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Wildthing
Printing off a new front canopy section , I will be able to mount a fpv camera into it. 
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Lgel
Good flight and save!

My Easyglider is now under What did you crash today!

Cheers.
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Wildthing
Lgel wrote:
Good flight and save!

My Easyglider is now under What did you crash today!

Cheers.
Oh oh,

I was lucky that it gained connection again in time because it was heading straight down and really picking up speed 🙂 
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Wildthing
We now have a new canopy with a camera 🙂 

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Wildthing
Well it fits plus I also plumbed the antenna to the outside of the plane, will see next time I go up into the heavens if I lose signal 😇😇😇😇😇. Just as a precaution I also put a fully recharged battery into the tx.

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I did get a flight in before the wind changed direction and brought in rain (again) . I did have the fpv camera going but that video is still loading up. I will have to see if I can combine the 2 later on.

I did take it high and didn't lose signal so that was good.

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Well here it is, boring as can be , no editing . Reception in spots is pretty good and then it is crap , also for some reason it split the video into 2. One is a little over 10 minutes and the other 9 minutes, well the 9 minute one is just a picture even though it shows it is a movie. It was also the end of the flight when I took it up higher. oh well.

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