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Events / SKSS June 8, 9
« Last post by planefun on May 28, 2019, 07:45:17 AM »
Hello everyone,

Our annual ESL TD contest is just a little over a week away.

The field will be open to all members on Friday June 7. There will be ESL contestants flying on Friday also. I'll be at the field on Friday June 7 by 9:00AM to setup two winches for flying.

For club members not flying in the contest:
The field will not be available for open flying on Saturday June 8 from 7:00AM until 6:00 PM, weather permitting.  On Sunday June 9 the field will not be available for open flying from 7:00AM until 3:00 PM. 

If you would like to fly in the contest, please sign-up on the ESL site. Walk ins are always wecome. If you are not flying, come out and enjoy the action. It's always fun.

Tony Guide
SKSS CD
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Events / Re: SKSS ESL TD contest June 9, 10 2018
« Last post by planefun on June 10, 2018, 08:05:21 PM »
Hello everyone,

I would like to thank everyone for all the help during the two day event this weekend. The TD contest was a success because of the help from it's members. Big thanks to Tony N. scorekeeper, Ed as our grill master, Jim C, Terry, Mike and Eric for timing, Mike for retrieving line and Walt for winning overall sportsman for the weekend. Thanks to all who participated in this event. I could not have done this without you.

Tony Guide
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Events / SKSS ESL TD contest June 9, 10 2018
« Last post by planefun on June 03, 2018, 04:50:34 PM »
Hello everyone,

Our annual ESL TD contest is just a week away. So far we have Tony N. As our score keeper and our resident grill master Ed signed up for the contest.

Since this is our first public contest and we have a new gate to the field, Jim C. offered to man the gate for the contest. Making sure the gate is closed after the contestants enter our field.

The field will be open to all members on Friday June 8. There will be ESL contestants flying on Friday also. I'll be at the field on Friday June 8 by 9:00AM to setup two winches for flying.

For club members not flying in the contest:
The field will not be available for open flying on Saturday June 9 from 7:00AM until 6:00 PM, weather permitting.  On Sunday June 10 the field will not be available for open flying from 7:00AM until 3:00 PM.

If you would like to fly in the contest, please sign-up on the ESL site. Walk ins are always wecome. If you are not flying, come out and enjoy the action. It's always fun.

Tony Guide
SKSS CD
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Events / Re: SKSS ESL TD Contest at new location for 2017
« Last post by planefun on May 30, 2017, 03:35:50 PM »
Well, looks like the contest is upon us. Only two weeks to go. It looks like a great turnout with 23 contestants signed up. To piggyback off what Tony N. said in his latest email, it's difficult for two or even three to organize and run a contest. Looks like there were 117 reads but no replies. Hmmm!

Not sure how much longer I can continue with just a few of the same faces. It would be nice to see some new club members lend a helping hand at this and other contests. The money goes directly to the club.

I could use a score keeper and cart driver for both days. Let's see what you can do.

Tony Guide CD
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Build Threads / Re: Sig Riser 2M Group Build
« Last post by TonyN on May 25, 2017, 08:12:31 PM »
All,
Its been a long time since I have posted, but I have not given up hope!

With the lack of flying field this past Winter and now Spring I am hoping most of you have been working on your Riser for the eventual re-opening of our field.

If you dont have a kit and are still in need of one I do have one still new in the box for $35, if your interested PM me here or on the Yahoo groups page,

Tony
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Events / SKSS ESL TD Contest at new location for 2017
« Last post by planefun on January 26, 2017, 04:07:30 PM »
All,

Due to the construction at the field this year (2017), the SKSS ESL TD contest will be held at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro PA. The details of the contest are on the ESL registration site.
This will be a standard 444 Unlimited Thermal Duration with winch contest. Bring your own lunch and drinks for both days. Hope to see some of you flying at DB.

Thanks
Tony Guide
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Build Threads / Re: Sig Riser 2M Group Build
« Last post by Mike Denest on July 25, 2016, 10:59:35 AM »
My build has been moving at a snail's pace.  Tail feathers are done just needing final sanding.  Inner wing panels are complete; I'm now fitting the spoilers in.  Yet to do are the outer panels, fuselage, fitting the radio, covering, balance and first throw.  Too much other stuff getting in the way!
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Build Threads / Re: Sig Riser 2M Group Build
« Last post by TonyN on June 26, 2016, 07:52:29 PM »
Finally had my first flights with my Riser today! With Jim's help I launched several times off the sport winch, had a couple of pop offs but finally settled on full power and had a few good launches. The air was a bit calm with thermal activity fairly sparse so flights were not very long. I am very pleased with the handling of the plane and was able to land easily even though this is a stock build without spoilers.

So for the rest of you, how many are ready to fly? I'm thinking a couple of weekends towards the end of July for some informal Riser flying/contest, starting off from a high start at first before graduating to the sport winch. Jim has graciously volunteered to be winch captain so all you newbies can learn how to fly off a winch as well as the high start.

let me know what you think,

Tony
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Build Threads / Re: Sig Riser Build - Another Perspective
« Last post by Mike Denest on May 21, 2016, 10:20:05 AM »
Well, it's been a while since my last post with Easter, spring cleanup and work getting in the way of building.  I've completed the right hand inner panel, fitted the spar joiner for later mate up and fitted a spoiler which I found very easy to do.  As the spoiler plan is not full size to the drawing, you need to make small cuts to the two ribs when fitting the spoiler.  I trimmed just enough from the ribs then used a sanding block to complete the cuts.  I use those foam sanding blocks of various grits you can find at the local chain hardware to sand in the proper angle.  I had an oops moment and extended the spar shear webs the entire length of the panel.  Oh well, I'll just match the left side as well.  If I had some of that black balsa Tony uses, I'd put that in too.         
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Build Threads / Re: Sig Riser -- A Third Perspective
« Last post by dephil on April 27, 2016, 09:17:59 AM »

The images I posted appear mis - rotated but if you 'open in a new tab' the rotation is correct.  -- phil
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