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Spectacular Sunday at the Big M!

Mirko writes: This WAS one of the best days we ever had on any slope!  It was no effort to climb out to 1000 ft at anytime of the day.  Steady 25-30 mph winds, with over  twenty different planes flying.  Two different Compact Wizard 2X, four different Pixels,  an Ellipse 3 CAM, Extreme, Psycho, Jedi, Hornisse, Fitness, and various trashy foamies.  There were only three of us: Greg, Ken Nelson and myself. This was Ken’s first time ever to the Mound: he was just thrilled with the great conditions.

With all the dry, unplanted dark ground in front of the Mound, super strong thermals were constantly blowing through the lift zone, which allowed straight out, forward flight to huge altitudes all day.  Very pleasant 70 F all day, with no clouds, until about 7:00 PM.  This was the dream come true slope day.  Best of all, no crashes or even, bad landings. The Wizards, Ellipse, Psycho, Jedi, and of course, the Pixels all were screaming like banshees.

Greg says: What a day! I have a new toy and it is not a plane. Have a look at the pix and you will see what it is!

All photos by Greg unless noted. (There is a second page of pix here)

Ken and his ballasted Bluto

Bluto

 

Bluto

 

Ken launches his Pixel

 

The orange Pixel over the Wisconsin countryside

 

Pixel again

 

Mirko gets the Psycho ready

 

Psycho away!

 

The Psycho shows its colors

 

Psycho

 

Greg gets his Pixel in the great lift. Photo: Ken Nelson

 

Greg and his Pixel Photo: Ken Nelson

 

Mirko’s Hornisse

 

The “ugly” Hornisse is looking, and flying, well

 

Airtech Jedi

 

Greg launches his Wixard Compact C-93 Photo: Ken Nelson

 

Mirko and Ken doing the pilot thing

 

Mirko’s Wizard

 

Mirko’s Wizard again

See more pix!

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