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View Poll Results: Please select LARGE GYM day to replace 26 March
Lundi 25 mars: 19h - 21h 1 25.00%
Mercredi 27 mars: 19h - 21h 3 75.00%
Vendredi 29 mars: 19h - 21h 0 0%
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Old 2019-01-22
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Hi Michael,

I would like to pass by indoor tonight to renew my membership. Do you plan on being present?

Peter D.
Yes Peter - I will be there.
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Old 2019-01-22
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Michael see you later.
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Indoor season is going very well. We had 14 pilots in the last three seasons.
It has been a lot of fun so far, lots of different machines...

- Mezri with his Pilatus, Pou du Ciel...
- Xavier with his 3D performer
- All the Cubs flying formation
- FPV
- I bring my old-timers now and then
- We had Raymond with a flying Fortress and a Mustang
- I believe Gilles brought a really nice Spacewalker (tiny bird, excellent flier)
- Lukas and his iPod-controlled paper airplane (the paradox of old and new!)
- 3D planes crashing into each other (Luc and Marco? or was it Gabriel?)

Needless to say, great atmosphere, camaraderie, lots of ideas being exchanged..

See you guys next week.
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Thanks Ricardo, its allways fun...
but with such a number of planes and pilots, can we ask for the big Gym once a month in stead of once a season ?
I think that most of us can event pay an extra 10 to 20 $ per night to get the big gym.
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I think is a good idea, will investigate.
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Yes, thanks Recardo.
Nice and accurate description of flying at the gym.
Great atmosphere and camaraderie.
The 3D planes sure look tempting.
To quote Michael Jenkins, when the weather is bad don't go on line.
You buy planes and stuff. I am guilty looking into the foamy 3D planes.
This has been a good year for buying.
The gym we currently use is quite nice, but I agree with Mezri, paying
Extra for a bigger gym is worth looking into.
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Indoor Session 12 Feb

Eight Brave Pilots faced the wind and snow and made it to the sixth Wimac Winter Indoor session, 2019 Edition.

The latest MAAC magazine brings a nice article by Xavier Mouraux, on pushing ourselves a bit out of our comfort zone and trying some 3D aerobatics. He suggests mini-contests as a great way to improve our flying skills...

What about creating a mini-contest in the next indoor session?

I understand that some members don't have the 3D equipment. For those we could adapt the sequence of maneuvers.

Simple maneuvers such as:
- Perfect takeoff;
- Perfect landing - on the spot;
- Horizontal eight;

Let us know your ideas!
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Funny I was thinking about it yesterday night. We could have to follow a certain path, such as going on a certain wall, stick there for a few seconds, go inverted to another wall, etc.

We could also have a basketball challenge, i.e. drop the tail of the airplane in the basket and be able to fly out within a certain timeframe.

Fly inverted for 3-4 minutes as close as possible to the ground or have to push some objects...maybe small red cones.

We could spend maybe 30 min. each night so others would be able to fly the rest of the evening.

Voilà mes idées initiales :-)
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Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
Indoor season is going very well. We had 14 pilots in the last three seasons.
It has been a lot of fun so far, lots of different machines...

- Mezri with his Pilatus, Pou du Ciel...
- Xavier with his 3D performer
- All the Cubs flying formation
- FPV
- I bring my old-timers now and then
- We had Raymond with a flying Fortress and a Mustang
- I believe Gilles brought a really nice Spacewalker (tiny bird, excellent flier)
- Lukas and his iPod-controlled paper airplane (the paradox of old and new!)
- 3D planes crashing into each other (Luc and Marco? or was it Gabriel?)

Needless to say, great atmosphere, camaraderie, lots of ideas being exchanged..

See you guys next week.

The two Clik R2 landing together gracefully were Luc's and Marco's...all planned of course
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A mini contest sounds like a great idea! A incentive to improve pilot skills gives more value to the hobby.

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