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From: "Buddy Roos" <roos@...>
Date: Monday, May 12, 2003 11:43 PM
Subject: RE: [BugHLG] Sad BUG Tale
I know how you feel!! I lost my first good HLG to the Thermal Gods also. It was a Brian Agnew Vertigo and I was trying to do a one hour thermal flight for my LSF Level 4 from a hand launch. It went into a cloud at 46 minutes and I never saw it again. That was about 10 years ago and I like to think that it is still up there carving perfect thermal turns and going higher and HIGHER!!! Buddy Roos -----Original Message----- From: jason_wasylyk [mailto:thetoothdoc@...] Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 7:08 PM To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com Subject: [BugHLG] Sad BUG Tale I was driving up a mountain road in the late afternoon just before sunset tonite and I noticed some hawks playing in some gentle slope and late afternoon thermal lift. I had the BUG riding shotgun and I couldn't resist. One toss into the heat above the asphalt and BOOM-- going, going...gone! Up about 70 feet in 10 seconds. As fast as it leapt up, I found my BUG in the setting sun. That's the last I ever saw of my little friend Losing the $100 of servos, reciever and batteries was I kick in the rocks but DAMN, I loved that plane! I'm really sorry to see her go. After countless hours of slope, thermal and dead air fun, she really owed me nothing. It was this little cutie that got me HOOKED (and I mean BAD) on hand launch. There's a wicked addiction that comes from specking out a heavier than air object that you built and launched with your own hands. Maybe it was an omen--I felt the urge to build two nights ago so I put together another BUG wing (stretched to 34" from 29.5") so I should have another in the quiver again soon. I guess if you're going to lose a chuckie, what better way than GOING UP! Farewell my friend. R.I.P. Yahoo! Groups Sponsor Enter Business/Category: And City, State: To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: BugHLG-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com Home Page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/ Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service. --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.478 / Virus Database: 275 - Release Date: 5/6/2003 [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]