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  • in reply to: ATOS for sale – price reduced #13615
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    Here’s the upgrade for you 🙂

    ATOS VQ For Sale

    in reply to: Safety in all areas #13386
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    Chris:

    You can click on the pictures of the Board members at: https://crestlinesoaring.org/club-info/member-directory/ to send any of them an e-mail.

    in reply to: Orange is not a crime #13266
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    I don’t know… you look a lot like the guy on the right…Walter White

    in reply to: Cresline Classic – How did it go? #12839
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    All the daily and overall results are available at AirTribune

    Zac, Bruce, Owen, Gavin (on a PG), Ken and Gary were the top 6.

    in reply to: Shade Structure Design Selection – Time to Vote! #12683
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    Jimmy:

    My thoughts were less suspicious.  We fortunately have an actual architect to bring us options.  In fact the work already donated would probably cost somewhere in the high 4 or low 5-figures to get us the options, renderings, and pricing if we had to go contract for it.  If he brings us a design with a $57K price tag I have every confidence it can be built for that (well, other than the generally crazy price increases we are seeing in building materials, but that impacts all options).

    My concern was that the structure of the current vote/poll seems unlikely to lead to a meaningful result.  Hopefully I’m proven incorrect in that assessment.

    We have a LOT of work to do to get a new structure.  Let’s get the oars moving in one direction and appreciate the contributions, thoughts, ideas, offers to volunteer and donations from all the members of our team.

    Good luck to us all,

    Alan

     

     

    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    Were they under instruction on radio, or just under instruction?  Unclear from the first couple of posts.

    Thank you

    in reply to: Shade Structure Design Selection – Time to Vote! #12664
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    Jimmy:

    Nothing in particular towards Option 7 or suggesting modifications.  It just seems unlikely that this current poll can yield much in terms of moving the process forward.  With votes for an open metal building scattered across 4 alternatives, and votes for the swooping, more enclosed structure split 2 ways, hard to see how there will be much clarity in the results.

    Of course I could be entirely wrong and there is overwhelming support for 1 option.  Perhaps there is a plan (that I missed) to whittle down the alternatives (maybe a re-vote on the top 2 or 3 options).

    Suggestions and offers of donations and assistance are coming in, so we are doing something worthwhile.

    in reply to: Shade Structure Design Selection – Time to Vote! #12651
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    I attempted this comment before, but I’ll try to be more clear.

    This poll seems to be trying to pick a single solution when we haven’t even settled on a general type of design.  The results are likely to be very unclear to everyone involved.  We have 3 general types of design (maybe 4 with the post above regarding Sylmar):

    1) Open metal structure (4 variations)

    2) Swooping structure with more enclosed space (2 variations)

    3) Structure with a deck

    How will anyone be able interpret the results?  Getting bound up in color, slope of roof, or even the specifics of which tasks we can find expertise within our ranks, all seem very pre-mature until we have a chosen a general design.

    My 2 cents…

    in reply to: Shade Structure Design Selection – Time to Vote! #12509
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    So for any practical purpose we have 3 design options in this poll:

    1) Open metal structure (options 1, 5, 6).  Price something more than the $35K for material, but with a cap at 63K;

    2) Steel structure with observation deck (option 2).  Price cap at $90K;

    3) Curving structure with more enclosed area (options 3, 4).  Price $55K  – $58K depending on material and phasing.

    If we could narrow to one design, that would be a good first step.  Price difference at this stage is only significant between the decked and non-decked options.

    My 2 cents…

    Thank you,

    Alan

    in reply to: Shade Structure Design Selection – Time to Vote! #12492
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    Is option 1 a “Fully installed” version of options 5 and 6?

    Thank you,

    Alan

    in reply to: Reserve repack #12153
    Alan Crouse
    General Member
    in reply to: General Member Meeting Minutes – April 2021 #11960
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    Re: insurance, Gary is correct.  The policy is available online to all USHPA members and refers to both the flight proficiency rating and special skill endorsements of the pilot.  Also could be under the supervision of an instructor.

    in reply to: RASP & Windgram Upgrades #11745
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    “The scales seem to be messed up on BLtop and BLdepth too.”  The problem turned out to be that some of the scales were pre-set to specific values.  I’ve changed them to scale according to the output values.  If some of them look better the other way, please let me know.  Easy to switch now that the reason has been identified.

    in reply to: RASP & Windgram Upgrades #11735
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    Today I think we just about figured out the issue with the SRTM data.  Waiting on confirmation from the Netherlands.

    Also, the Meteograms are now available from the Windgram site.  Radio button to switch between the two formats.

    in reply to: RASP & Windgram Upgrades #11730
    Alan Crouse
    General Member

    I see what you mean.  The actual point values seem correct (available from right click), but the scale tops out way too early and a lot of area is at the top color.  Probably a holdover from the work done in Europe.  The data is converted, but the scaling itself needs to change.  Having a top of 3000 is ok when it is meters, but not when it’s feet…