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Newbie and would like to learn Thermal
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Author:  willy [ 29 May 2007 10:15 am ]
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Dear All,

I'm a newbie and whould like to learn how to fly thermal. Could any one tell me where and how I could start?

Is there any other way other than DLG and can play thermal in HK? Many Thanks!!

Author:  Yeung [ 29 May 2007 10:29 am ]
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Hi Willy,
We are flying thermal at the Tseung Kwan O Industrial area and have great fun. Early morning session is great!
Instead of DLG which demands so much from your body, you may try elecric powered thermal glider with small investment first, or bungee launching the traditional HLG or thermal glider. Ken Ma and I have the hi start equipment.
Of course winch launching is much challenging, you will need the equipment and setting up at the field every time.

Author:  willy [ 29 May 2007 03:52 pm ]
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Hi Yeung,

Thanks for your quick reply. I currently only have one small plans (1.1m - my friends said is similar to the plans call “swing”) which I only use to start learn to fly as a slope glider. They mention I could use as thermal guilder. Do I need to modify to play as thermal guilder? Could I come over and learn with you guys?

Author:  Yeung [ 29 May 2007 04:04 pm ]
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Hi Willy,
Top pilot George used the Swing to win the thermal duration contest. It is a good thermal sailplane. The issue is how to launch it high to give you more flying time. So I believe bungee launching (a surgical tubing like a large rubber band) is a good start.
Come to Tseung Kwan O if it is hot and the wind is slow. Just drop a message here to see if we can meet.

Author:  Yeung [ 29 May 2007 04:26 pm ]
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BTW, You need a hook be installed.

Author:  kin [ 30 May 2007 10:48 pm ]
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Willy,有無興趣飛DLG 呀!呢排我同啊楊早上7-9AM都係將軍澳工業邨練DLG,今早又飛咗兩個鈡!!好HAPPY,有時間一齊玩吓喇,用我D機都得嫁!!影咗D短片SEND比STANLEY,睇吓可唔可以播比大家睇吓,早上果度D熱氣流好正,我地仲準備彈F3B呀!!

Author:  willy [ 31 May 2007 10:23 pm ]
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OK OK :D >> i'm happy to learn.. so what about saturday morning? but how can i get there if i don't have a car.. or can you pm me which we can go together?

Author:  kin [ 01 Jun 2007 12:31 am ]
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Author:  Yeung [ 01 Jun 2007 07:33 am ]
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I will bring the bungee equipment.

Author:  willy [ 01 Jun 2007 02:26 pm ]
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OK OK>> Thanks.. I'll join you tomorrow @ 7am. see you!!

Kin, I also sms you a message with my phone no. pls check.. :lol: :lol:

Author:  kin [ 01 Jun 2007 09:30 pm ]
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Author:  willy [ 02 Jun 2007 12:00 am ]
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no plans ar!!

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