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Electroglide Report for July 2023

 We had a good turnout of pilots for this month’s Electroglide, eleven flying in the Radian class and two pilots flying in the open class. The weather could have been better; the winds were blowing at 8 mph. from the west with a mostly sunny 71 degree day.

 First launch looked great with all eleven aircraft climbing up and still avoiding one another. However the lift was tricky to find, Scott Vance and Jeff Struthers, both flying Radians, managed to find it off towards the club’s North West boundary. Scott had the long flight at 5:17 minutes. Jeff was second at 5:06 minutes and Bob Anson, (Radian), was third at 3:38. Corey Nellis, (Radian), made a 30-point landing. Dennis LaBerge, (Radian), and Daric Knight, (open Class), picked up 20-point landings.  

 Second launch had us all looking for that lift in the spot where Scott and Jeff found it before. The wind may have increased because the lift was no longer in the same spot. Scott was able to find something and it gave him the long flight again at 4:31 minutes. Dennis LaBerge was close behind at 4:28 with a 10-point landing and Bob Anson was third at 3:15 with a 20-point landing. Both Neil Zhu,(Open Class), and Daric had 30-point landings and Corey picked up a 20-point landing.

 Third launch had some pilots finding better lift. Scott had a time of 5:17 aloft with a 20-point landing. Bob was second at 4:34 with a 30-point landing and Corey was third at 4:00 minutes. Carl Cox,(Radian), had a 30-point landing and Bruce Driver, (Radian), had a 20-point landing.

 Fourth and final launch had us all dealing with some stronger winds with little lift. Extra points via target landings were harder now as well. Scott again had the long flight at 3:43 minutes. Bob came in second at 3:06 and Corey was third at 2:45 with a 20-point landing. Dennis, Neil and Stephen Treger, (Radian), all had 30-point landings. Deric picked up a 10-point landing.

 Like I mentioned above, landing in the target circles today was difficult due to the increasing winds. The fact that pilots were landing in the small 30-point bull’s eye circle is impressive. Sometimes just making our field was hard and as a result, there were a few “off field” landings.

 Winners for the day:

Open Class: 

First Place               Neil Zhu            131          points

Second Place           Daric Knight      108          points


Radian Class:

First Place               Corey Nellis        145         points

Second Place           Scott Vance        135         points

Third Place              Dennis LaBerge   133         points


Thanks to all the pilots for coming out to another fun club event. Next Electroglide is scheduled for August 19th.  10:00 first launch.

See you there,

Jeff Struthers