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  • in reply to: Marshall Wx – Direction Readings #12331
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Thanks, David. You’re a mensch.

    in reply to: Who’s in favor of having a launch and landing clinic? #12010
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Yes. Like that. When I got back into flying, I went to the Santa Barbara training hill and had Willy video my launches and landings. He said I let the nose come up in my first two steps then brought it down. I couldn’t sense the nose going up. Had to see it on video to correct it.  Lately, there’s been a number of sloppy launches at Crestline that could have ended badly.  Some pilots are known for mushing off. Seeing themselves on video could help them correct the problem.  Others have inconsistent landings. An instructor may be able to spot something very simple that they’re doing wrong.

    in reply to: Pneumatic Wheels #11635
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    I’d forget to unlock it.

    in reply to: Pneumatic Wheels #11633
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    The wheel and bearings used. Two bearings per wheel.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32863757533.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.42ef4c4dRCgc9o

    uxcell 6815-2RS Deep Groove Ball Bearings 75mm Inner Dia 95mm OD 10mm Bore Double Shielded Chrome Steel Z2

    in reply to: New Weather Station Graphs #11523
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    David, congratulations on winning Website of the Year.
    (Top of page 18 in the new magazine, for those who haven’t read about it.)

    in reply to: New Weather Station Graphs #11521
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Sunrise/sunset and gusts are great additions. Aesthetically, not liking the bottom of the graph. Too dark. To my eye, the background should be consistent above and below the graph lines, the way it is with the temperature. The dark shade adds an extra element that doesn’t serve a function.

    in reply to: Accident report – Hang glider launch at Crestline #11269
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Could be a good idea to add KEEP NOSE DOWN to the HOOK IN signs we see at launches.

    in reply to: Linda Dunn’s book #10902
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Yes, I think that drawing stands out, too. It would be great to convert it or one like it into a large mural on a wall of the new shade structure … if there is a large wall on the shade structure.

    in reply to: New Shade Structure Member Input (Wishlist) #10821
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Jai Pal,

    What kind of railing would be required on the observation deck? How high?

    in reply to: New Shade Structure Member Input (Wishlist) #10796
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    I opt for the trailer, though the punji sticks in the foreground have to go.

    The Parthenon is nice but it screams turbulence.

    in reply to: New Shade Structure Member Input (Wishlist) #10695
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    I’m against external speakers. You always have the option of listening to the chatter with earbuds. With external speakers, you’re forcing other pilots to listen to it whether they want to or not.

    in reply to: New Shade Structure Member Input (Wishlist) #10625
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Since winds often turn west at the end of the afternoon, a roof height and design that creates the least turbulence should be the priority.

    in reply to: National Forest Closure – Cancelled! #10213
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Lawn Darts!
    Time for Mario to drag out his brother’s old glider.

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    in reply to: National Forest Closure – Cancelled! #10204
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    “Going into or being upon” The language is clear.

    https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/CABDF/2020-09-05-1424-El-Dorado/related_files/pict20200807-154319-0.pdf

    Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 551 and 36 C.F.R. 261.50(b), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Pacific Southwest Region. This Order is effective from September 7, 2020 through September 14, 2020.

    1. Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the National Forests listed below.
    a. Inyo National Forest
    b. Sierra National Forest
    c. Sequoia National Forest
    d. Stanislaus National Forest
    e. Los Padres National Forest
    f. Angeles National Forest
    g. San Bernardino National Forest
    h. Cleveland National Forest

    in reply to: Sprinkler Timing #10126
    Marc Deschenes
    General Member

    Synthetic grass, artificial turf is used on high school, college, municipal and professional athletic fields. Also in city parks and commercial installations. There’s a lot of it out there. At some point the stuff has to be replaced. I’m sure the used material would work for AJX. The entire LZ wouldn’t have to be covered. There’d be some work and expense involved putting it down. But the club could stop paying … what is it, $1800 a month for water. And no more pesky gophers and their mounds and divots.