|Russ and his Shrike at Concordia
Concordia University, Mequon, WI
Concordia University is located in Mequon, 15 miles north of Milwaukee. This is an excellent site for East and SE winds. Landing is tricky due to many small trees and bad rotor in higher winds. But there is high grass to plow into if you have trouble with a long approach. A couple of foot paths can make nice approach paths.
|Prodij and Mini-Acacia at Concordia 2-07-01
Photo: Greg Smit
I built the SR in a hurry, so didn’t add a ballast tube.
I did put one in the Big Gulp, and when full, puts total weight at 4 1/2 pounds. Then I added another 1/2 pound externally, and it still worked great in a 25 MPH breeze. If I figured correct, that still only puts loading at 19 oz/sq.ft. Next time, I’ll add lead till I can’t launch it!
Chumstick Mtn is a former fire lookout at 5810′ elevation. This peak is one of the principal summits on the SE end of Entiat ridge with 1000+ vertical over immediate local terrain.
Posted by Chris Erikson on Oct 25, 2002, 23:43
Copyright Chris Erikson 2002
12 miles NE of Leavenworth, 10 miles N of Cashmere
Driving Time: about 3 hours from Seattle direct to summit. (once you have the dirt roads figured out)
Wind: NW to S to SE.
Weather site: Wenatchee
Access: Road direct to site, open mid July to late Oct due to snow.
Background: Chumstick Mtn is a former fire lookout at 5810′ elevation. This peak is one of the principal summits on the SE end of Entiat ridge, a large geographic structure composed of a single continuous ridgeline over 40 miles in length.
The flying site is directly on the summit of the peak, a pleasing open site with a nifty small flat top and a road ringing the summit. The N face is covered with small alpine trees but the flying side of the hill is completely open.