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Old 16th Dec 2019, 05:13
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I am beginning to think they have no control over the weather at all.
Good one, Bluey!

1540hrs CSuT here in Waikerie and it's 40C outside. Not a cloud to be seen. No idea how the Japanese Arcus syndicate blokes are going.

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Old 16th Dec 2019, 08:48
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
Good one, Bluey!

1540hrs CSuT here in Waikerie and it's 40C outside. Not a cloud to be seen. No idea how the Japanese Arcus syndicate blokes are going.
Hah ! don't get cocky here.....we are only a mere 37C behind you......and... it's still only morning !..plus, we do have a wx presenter who can control the wx .....only last night in fact, madam informed us that " during the rest of the week, what I can bring you is "......before yattering on, and on, with one of those fixated patronising smirks distorting her fizzog.

In other news, the management has been away with her Mum this weekend leaving me under the supervision of madam........

I am fully conversant with the principles and practices of dog democracy......

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Old 16th Dec 2019, 10:22
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"......before yattering on, and on, with one of those fixated patronising smirks distorting her fizzog.
Em nau, Krystal n chips; Most of the TV weather presenters here in South Aussie seem to have the same patronising attitude.
Wonder if there is a special training course that type of TV 'personality' attend?

And the maximum temperature here today at the Pinky household was 42.5C. Tomorrow will be a bit warmer again and I suspect that I will have to haul a couple of gliders into the skies above Waikerie.

I am fully conversant with the principles and practices of dog democracy......
You want to try the principles and practices of Cat democracy? All two of 'em, plus one occasional visitor?
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Old 16th Dec 2019, 11:43
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Cat democracy? No such thing. They are the overlord, we are their minions.
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Old 16th Dec 2019, 13:24
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As I see it, cats' idea of democracy is generously permitting their servants to argue over who will clean up the litter tray.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 08:22
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There's nothing quite like stating the bleedin obvious really.......who would ever have been aware this would be the case over a BH in the UK ! ( other bits of the globe are invited to join in with similar astounding and hitherto unknown revelations ) ....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50807966
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 08:54
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Surely with the ' climate emegency' we should see a dramatic reduction in traffic? By the way, the advice is seriously deficient as it doesn't remind us to keep well hydrated.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 09:53
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
Surely with the ' climate emegency' we should see a dramatic reduction in traffic? By the way, the advice is seriously deficient as it doesn't remind us to keep well hydrated.
This is true, or, even more of a catastrophe in the making,.....to carry a map in case the sat nav crashes and all the road signs are spirited away by aliens ! .......there again, carrying a map is one thing...being able to read one in he 21st century is probably an entirely different matter.

Currently, a mere 40C behind the projected Aussie temps.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 10:09
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I have a box of 3/8ths of inch length, zinc cross head wood screws.
What shall I make with them?
With what materials?

Time for coffee and toast.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 10:18
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Originally Posted by LordGrumpy View Post
I have a box of 3/8ths of inch length, zinc cross head wood screws.
What shall I make with them?
With what materials?

Time for coffee and toast.
Perhaps you should offer your services to Treaders.....before the soon to be accoladed world wide masterpiece can grace the Tate Modern, or that place in France, or even Wetherspoons, it needs to be framed and protected. Your skills and services will ensure, subject to climate change, millions will be able to gaze in rapt awe and wonder at the epitome of creativity !
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 10:45
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... who would ever have been aware this would be the case over a BH in the UK !
Indeed, Krystal ... I can't imagine who would ever have thought of such a thing even in their wildest imaginings. Extra traffic? At Christmas?

By the way, the advice is seriously deficient as it doesn't remind us to keep well hydrated.
Which, as everyone knows, is an absolute essential once the ambient temperature rockets up above 0C or 32F. It used to be that in an emergency one could drink some of the water from the radiator ... back in the bad old days before we all put coolant in there. You definitely wouldn't want to be drinking that ... although maybe it would do a good job of keeping you cool in the above-mentioned heatwave.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 15:36
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Perhaps you should offer your services to Treaders.....before the soon to be accoladed world wide masterpiece can grace the Tate Modern, or that place in France, or even Wetherspoons, it needs to be framed and protected. Your skills and services will ensure, subject to climate change, millions will be able to gaze in rapt awe and wonder at the epitome of creativity !
Think I'm being framed for something I didn't really do!

Bluey and Pinky, I'd probably hate to be sitting in 40C but on a damp Winter's afternoon in Blighty with wet socks and a suspected cold brewing, it does sound like bliss!
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 04:49
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1515hrs CSuT and outside the Pinky residence it is 47C.

I launched the two syndicate Arcus Gliders just after 1300hrs, and even the 250hp Pawnee found it a bit of a hard task. Had to tow through large areas of heavy sink, with the VSI reading zero for quite some time. Oil temperatures were a bit higher than normal!

10 minutes 30 seconds to 3,200' is a bit too slow for my liking. (That's timed as throttle to full power to wheels touching the ground on landing)

Am booked for launches again tomorrow and Friday.
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 06:21
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
1515hrs CSuT and outside the Pinky residence it is 47C.

I launched the two syndicate Arcus Gliders just after 1300hrs, and even the 250hp Pawnee found it a bit of a hard task. Had to tow through large areas of heavy sink, with the VSI reading zero for quite some time. Oil temperatures were a bit higher than normal!

10 minutes 30 seconds to 3,200' is a bit too slow for my liking. (That's timed as throttle to full power to wheels touching the ground on landing)

Am booked for launches again tomorrow and Friday.
You might have to do the unthinkable tonight and slightly chill that Barossa Shiraz 🍷
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 06:36
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You might have to do the unthinkable tonight and slightly chill that Barossa Shiraz ��
Spoken like a true Son of the Barossa, which of course we both are, On eyre.

As my late Mother said more than once;
"You can take the Boy out of the Barossa but you cannot take the Barossa out of the Boy!"

How you doing over your way?

And of course the Barossa Shiraz will be slightly chilled this evening. (It already is actually)
As anyone who really knows their Red wines; The argument about it being served at 'room temperature' means the average European room temperature, which a senior Barossa Winemaker once informed me was around 11C.

Not 44C 'in the waterbag.'

Actually, the late Peter Lehmann was known to say that a 'traditional' Summer tipple on a day like today should be a glass of Red, no matter its quality, 'with a small block of ice in it!'

Nuff said.
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 07:47
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
1515hrs CSuT and outside the Pinky residence it is 47C.

I launched the two syndicate Arcus Gliders just after 1300hrs, and even the 250hp Pawnee found it a bit of a hard task. Had to tow through large areas of heavy sink, with the VSI reading zero for quite some time. Oil temperatures were a bit higher than normal!

10 minutes 30 seconds to 3,200' is a bit too slow for my liking. (That's timed as throttle to full power to wheels touching the ground on landing)

Am booked for launches again tomorrow and Friday.
Tis a shade sluggish ..bear in mind one was hoiked into the air many times behind a Supermunk over the years.

However, one commends a Do27 for a truly exhilarating ...cough ! launch . Detmold, sat in back of Ka7, up trundles said tug, happy German driver smiles and waves, points upwards and connects up....it's possible the " ( rude word ) me ! ! " expression was uttered in harmony as we sort of went bounce, bounce..... and then did a homesick angel impression .

About the Aussie Met Bureau and the UK Met Hoffice. Is they sort of twinned one ponders. Met Hoffice, infamous "now " shows +2C......real life, as in stick head out of window, see cars covered in pretty white stuff, check OAT on summat called a thermometer, shows ?...... -3C. I don't suppose Dew point, "firkin freezing " will be appearing on their forecasts for a while.....

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Old 18th Dec 2019, 08:16
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It is actually a bit warmer here, my heating is not on and I'm sitting in shorts digesting brekkers. About to commit "outside" and visit Primark (OMG! as the immature illiterati like to say) to get emergency clothing for a friend who is in Maydie Hospital for the fourth time this year - as good an advert for keeping grog consumption sensible as I've ever seen though I don't yet know why he's in this time.

Anyway, the radio reckons Australia has broken its own record for extreme heat - I'm sure all of us in the UK would love to share our seemingly near continual rainfall for the last few weeks with those down under - sounds like your need is far greater than our own. It is actually blue skies here right now though I can see some pink clouds peeking coyly over the horizon...
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 10:27
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Further to the above post re Temperatures at the Pinky household this day;

Maximum recorded was 49C. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer!

Am already replanning towing procedures, ie which direction I turn after T/O. Assuming still using R/W 26.

Winds tend northerly at altitude but terrain not overly suited to thermal generation. Southerly is better in that regard. Also for emergency landing areas if the noise suddenly stops.

Giggle Earth shows all.

Tis a shade sluggish
Ah yes, one could say that.

And from what I could gather; The Japanese syndicate members were still quite happy with their flights today. One at least reached somewhere near 16,000'
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 15:22
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Maximum recorded was 49C.
Strewth mate, that's horrible! Hottest I've ever been in was 47 point something or other and that was a shocker. Unbelievably, the following day was a blissful mid-twenties.
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 18:37
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There's clearly been some complex maths...13deg AOA for a start !....and creative thunking been applied here.

Suggestions for suitable locations ( and users ) welcome.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50835604
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