Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Live glider blogging

The Blanik has been in the air for over 3 hours as I type this.

Click here to download the hi-res version.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How come he hasn't retracted his main gear for 3 hours...?

PMSC Member said...

Well, that picture was taken early in the flight, by Pete in the front seat (!) of Karl's Cub. Here's hoping that Christopher retracted the undercarriage shortly thereafter.

Karl claims that he and Pete shared that thermal with Christopher, and got to 5500 feet.

By the way, Christopher made a perfect landing after 3:45 in the air.

Tim said...

Looks like a 2013 SSA calendar page.

Anonymous said...

That landing gear retracts? Really?
Is that in the manual? Geez. So that's why I didn't make 4 hours.
Actually, my arms are too short.

Tm said...

Christopher - thanks for using the Czechoslovakian Thermal Marker (CTM)to mark that thermal that saved my flight.

Anonymous said...

Why is the right wing longer than the left wing? (Hint: 3D)

Anonymous said...

YES ! I saw the different length wings in that way cool photo today and said WTF. I think it is meant for thermalling to the left. Good pick up Anonymous. Christopher
Way cool day.

Anonymous said...

What I meant by 3D: two things that both make that left wing appear shorter because they make its tip point somewhat towards the camera: dihedral, and forward sweep. - Moshe

Anonymous said...

So how many PMSC slackers flew that day? At least 5 gliders were flown: S1 PM RU 3J and PI.