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Old 09-02-2003, 11:06 AM
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Well everyone, how many of you got to have a good weekend of flying. Us here in Southeast Kansas could only either fly an RC Duck (one with feathers and quacks) or try RC Submarines. It just poured and poured and poured. The blew, then poured some more.

The rain was a great relief from the heat and many of us turned on the old coffee pot and began building on our winter project.

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Old 09-02-2003, 11:54 AM
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I missed a perfect blue sky Saturday due to yard work. Sunday was an over cast with spotty drizzle, did not fly. Monday was about the same if not worse, about 4:00 PM the sky was clearing to a nice blue but I stayed at the house.

In a since the weather sucked here in Austin, as well.

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Old 09-02-2003, 12:04 PM
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Central Ohio was drenched Friday thru Monday and they are calling for more today and tomorrow...

This has been a "record year" for offering very little flying days...

The weather DOES look good from Thursday thru the next weekend... so let's hope...

Ohio is NOTORIOUS for changinf weather faster than the wether guys can change the map graphics...


One good thing tho is we haven;t had much heat all summer...

Last year we had 95+ and humid days and this year we've only had a handful over 85...

But we DID fly a lot last year...
Old 09-02-2003, 12:09 PM
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Oh darn, it was 85 here all weekend long and the flying was great. Gotta just love the wet Pacific Northwest. Dave
Old 09-02-2003, 12:36 PM
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I've got a sister who lives in Monterey, CA...

Would have NEVER thought about moving there... til I got ate up with RC...
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We had the same weather as scottrc except we were able to fly yesterday between rain showers. We have an annual "buy and fly" on Labor Day. Guys bring out things they want to sell, then we also make a day of flying out of it. Luckily we have a paved runway so we could take off. It rained here starting Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and it is raining today. The ground was saturated, so it made landing on the pavement a requirement. Oh...and we had about 30-40 people attend even with the WX!
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Continued hot and dry here in Montana. Less than 3/10ths of rain in 2 1/2 months. However, our field was flood irrigated last week, so its a mucky mess. Half of it is usable, so I've been getting practice on my short landings.
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Deadeye, I sure would love to send this 7" of rain back home. My folks live near Great Falls, and have pretty much given up on irrigation and my uncle, who lives near Poulson, is tired of being grounded from flying from all the smoke and high fire danger.

Scott
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Originally posted by scottrc
Deadeye, I sure would love to send this 7" of rain back home. My folks live near Great Falls, and have pretty much given up on irrigation and my uncle, who lives near Poulson, is tired of being grounded from flying from all the smoke and high fire danger.

Scott
Smoke? Is that why I haven't been able to see the mountains for 2 months? Oh wait, I can't hardly see several miles.
Old 09-02-2003, 07:23 PM
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I will add to the misery list of regions drecnhed this past week or so. We are in our late summer cycle of summer/fall storms here in the DC area and Labor day was no exception. We hurried out to the field around 5ish and had a few beaters to fly. I got up and did a few flights before the impending storm came in. My buddy got up on a fresh battery that wasnt so fresh and it came down for a one way trip to the pits. Then it started POURING and the wind was insane.

As I look out the window before I make my trip to the LHS its dark, windy and about to rain again....

almost look forward to windy flying days this fall..at least it will be dry..
Old 09-02-2003, 07:55 PM
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This time I can't complain. West Michigan had temperatures in the mid 70's and no wind or less than 5 mph for the Labor Day weekend. Burned a gallon of fuel flying my 4 Star!
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Good weekend of flying?? What's that?

Foot surgery and/or rain has kept me grounded most of the summer.
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Judging from this entire spring and summer ( one spell was 32 days of rain out of 45), I should have never gotten out of RC boats!

3 inches in 30 hours this past weekend.
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I agree TomM!

Before I aerated the backyard a couple of weeks ago, I could almost run an RC Boat in the backyard.
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You know what follows 2 consecutive days of rain?


Monday.

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