- Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:51 pm
First, I would like to say that I enjoy watching your video's. You seem to always make the most of your flying days, your planned XC tasks are aggressive and challenging. I too love a challenging task and the decision making that comes with it. A few years ago I was flying a task in our local comp [ECC], after about 30 miles I was on a long glide with no lift or prospects of lift, then things got worse I was getting low and had to take a leak. I turned toward an area with good LZ's, in one field a farmer was harvesting wheat, when I flew over it I was greeted with a 600' per min climb that I took from 500' alg to 6k. when I was getting near the top I started to relax from cranking and banking and remembered how bad i had to take a leak, after some adjustment , I got the little fella out and made a very localized rain shower [ I leave my pant zipper down before I launch for such an occasion] and continued on reaching goal that day. Now back to the farmer harvesting the wheat, I noticed some harvesting equipment near your low save. Were they working the field at the time of your climb? Do you ever try to find thermals over fields that are being harvested, I have had some success over field that are being worked. Its just another part of decision making while going XC.
Eipper 19x17, ASG 21, Sensor 210.5 E, UP Comet, Moyes XS, Xtralite, SX4, Litespeed 5, Litespeed S4.5