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Old 03-08-2009, 04:38 PM
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Its rained the last 3 days. Here is a picture of the creek behind my house that is normally 1 foot deep. I guess its prob 8 feet deep now with a swift current. Last year we had the creek come within 20 feet of the house. It didnt used to be that way until the subdivision developers diverted their water runoff to this creek.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Its rained the last 3 days. Here is a picture of the creek behind my house that is normally 1 foot deep. I guess its prob 8 feet deep now with a swift current. Last year we had the creek come within 20 feet of the house. It didnt used to be that way until the subdivision developers diverted their water runoff to this creek.
Nice backyard Dave. Got RC boats?

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Old 03-08-2009, 06:36 PM
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Hay Dave how do you see your airplane in that peasoup out there when you are flying ?


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Old 03-08-2009, 07:23 PM
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It was nice all week....of course the weekend has to ne terrible. If I had a boat I would be afraid the water current would eat it alive..
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:02 AM
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Hauchuca City, AZ Sundy 8:50 PM

You guys have had some rain. We have not had any rain in 6 weeks. Did have a sprinkle tonight. Just enoughto settle the dust. Anyone need wind?? We have plenty to spare. 6 days of wind with gusts to 40mph. there is a range fire about 50 miles south of my area. Has burned over 20,000 acres of moslly grassland. No structures lost or people injured.

Weather for next week might be good enough to go flying.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:44 AM
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South coast area of South Australia, beautiful morning ,almost clear skies, little cloud on the horizon. Mid 20C's. I got about 30 minute's of AV from my glider.
The wind has become stronger in the afternoon 10-15 knots.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:08 PM
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Woke up this morning to -27C (-17F). Did I mention I work outside.

Nice thing about Calgary though, We are supposed to hit double digits on the plus side by the weekend. I have seen 40 degree (100F) swings here in just a few hours.

Calgary, land of the chinook, good thing too, keeps us from killing ourselves on mornings like this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_winds


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Old 03-09-2009, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by foamnpacktape View Post
Woke up this morning to -27C (-17F). Did I mention I work outside.

Nice thing about Calgary though, We are supposed to hit double digits on the plus side by the weekend. I have seen 40 degree (100F) swings here in just a few hours.

Calgary, land of the chinook, good thing too, keeps us from killing ourselves on mornings like this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_winds


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Does foam become brittle in those conditions? Just curious...
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MustangMan View Post
Does foam become brittle in those conditions? Just curious...
Not near as brittle as my ears and fingers.

I don't do much flying at these temps, but I have flown when it was very cold and never had an issue with it, seems to withstand ordinary flight stresses. Covering on the other hand gets very brittle.

I think the coldest day I ever flew was about -20, but that was years ago, when I was tougher. Balsa nitro planes back then also, sure makes you appreciate electrics, when you start fiddling with a needle valve bare handed in the propwash.

I'll do a little experiment here for ya, I'll put some foam out and let you know.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MustangMan View Post
Does foam become brittle in those conditions? Just curious...
Science project for the day:
Yes, hard to quantify but at room temp you can bend it almost twice as far before it snaps than at -23C. Same results for EPS and EPP.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:52 PM
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and dont forget that covering breaks easily as well in those temps... Snow can act as razor blades when you land.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:31 AM
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South Coast area of South Australia, fine morning almost no wind . decided I could fly. By the time I had breakfast and check the email's the wind had picked up to around 10 knot's. Braved it all and went out. Lot's of turbulence, my Radian could hardly keep a straight course or constaint flight.
It got to about 32C. River's dropping and everything that lives in the water(except fish) have tube worm's growing on them.
If we don't get rain soon the river could turn into to many muddy pool's. At the moment the river a very slow running muddy pool.
Last week we had 3 cow's stuck right on the edge of the river, they never survived.

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Old 03-29-2009, 12:20 AM
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Had a nice day to fly today sunny in the high 50's lite breeze around 5 to 8 mph.
I was able to get 2 flights in the morning before it got a little gusty. Went back out a little while ago and got one more in this evening three flights no crashes this nob is getting better. All with my mini telemaster what a gentle lady.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:06 AM
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March....in like a lamb, out like a lion.

We have a snowstorm.....roads are crazy slippery.

But I did fly today, indoors of course.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:17 AM
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That's a real nice pic dave be sure to keep that stuff out your way. Were getting rain up here for sun. That really does bite though all that white stuff.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:44 AM
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Sorry Gramps...its coming your way! I knew it was a bad idea to put away the shovels and snow thrower. I even hung up the carhardts thinking we were done with this crap. Heck it was 70 degrees last week and I was driving the motorcycle to work.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:00 AM
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March 28, 2009 Huachuca City, AZ. Beautiful day, high temp 72 degrees. HIgh winds predicted for Sunday. 20-30 mph with gusts to 50. No flying this weekend.

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:02 AM
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They are saying we are going to get a couple of inches tonight. I refuse to pull out the snowblower. Monday it's going to be 40, so everything will melt very fast.

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Old 03-29-2009, 07:09 AM
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Warm but raining today....no flying
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:36 PM
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Last night we had an ash fall warning from the Mt. Redoubt volcano, but you can barely see it on the snow so it will not slow us down. Hopefully the volcano settles down and the airport in Anchorage will open up again. Temps are in the high 20's at night and high 30's to low 40's during the day. Should be flying today but my brother called and we are going there for an early dinner. We will see if spring is really trying to peak through our loooooooong winter.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:49 PM
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Still freaking cold in the morning and windy in the afternoon. A week ago they were saying nice weekend, now they're saying snow!

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Old 04-04-2009, 05:59 PM
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Waterloo, NY

More wind and rain. 39 degrees with wind gusts to 40 mph.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:23 PM
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East Tennessee Nice and warm 60 degres light wend to make flying fun



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Old 04-05-2009, 07:01 AM
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Saturday April 4, 10:0pm, Huachuca City, AZ

Wind, wind, and more wind. Today is the 10th day in a row that the wind has blown at least 20 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Lots of dust in the air.

No flying at the Sierra Vista flying field. Sand dunes starting to march acrooss the runway.

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Old 04-05-2009, 01:41 PM
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Oxford MA
Mostly sunny and windy 10 to 18 mph with some strong gust's no flying again today.

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