|Dynomite Blew Up|
Paul Bradley and Don DeLoach launched my Jetstream glider for me a few times and after adjusting the turn it appears to tow well and transition into a glide. If the glider went left in the glide it seems to tighten up in the turn. More work is needed but I really need a launching stooge so I can spend more time launching without having to take another flier away from their flying. Classic Towline was held on Friday and I left that day so did not fly it in competition. I really need more time working with the glider before contest flights.
|Jetstream After Completition|
|Retro Gnome Hi-start Glider|
I brought along the CO2 powered plane I had been flying this year in hopes I could talk to people with some experience in CO2. The problem I am having is filling the tank to get a consistent run; I usually get one flight out of cartridge and waste the rest. Saturday evening I had a couple of fair flights but not anywhere as long as some flights I have had. I talked to Ralph Bradley about CO2 and learned much, such as there are cartridge holders for the longer CO2 cartridges.
|My CO2 Powered Plane|
|Saturday Evening Flight|
On another day at least a couple of people tried to fill the CO2 for me and they did not have good luck either. This plane has a fuse DT so between fiddling with lighting the DT and getting a good fill on the CO2 it was frustrating. On one flight the motor started backwards and I launched it. For a short time it did fly around wildly backwards, Larry Davidson got a kick out of that. I had brought a limited number of CO2 cartridges so I gave up when all were used up.