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fdmurphy44 02-12-2010 10:45 AM

Thermal Goggles?
 
Saw this on my EAA weekly e-mag. For those of you interested in new "Wind Mapping" technology, here is your chance.

AERO GIZMO
Unfair advantage? Team BMW Oracle Racing takes 'wind mapping' technology to the America's Cup

By Loz Blain
20:31 February 4, 2010 PST
http://www.gizmag.com/pictures/hero/...nd-mapping.jpg Catch the Wind's Racer's Edge laser wind sensor tool.
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SBX614 02-12-2010 09:55 PM

That's pretty cool. We'll have to keep an eye out for the consumer version! Hopefully Flytec is on it......

RickM 02-16-2010 07:39 AM

Current version is only $150.000.00. Honey, I know what you can get me for my birthday...

fdmurphy44 02-16-2010 09:15 AM

We can have Dr. Thog check to see if we can purchase one as a club? Maybe get everyone to cough up a buck or two to help defray.....

Anyone had enough snow yet?



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Originally Posted by RickM (Post 3304)
Current version is only $150.000.00. Honey, I know what you can get me for my birthday...


mjp103 02-16-2010 09:39 AM

When they come out with the cheaper recreational version, a club owned one wouldn't be a bad idea. It would be a great safety device for determining launching intervals when it is gusty and perhaps it could help people in the air, if a ground-based person could radio up to them that there is vertical movement a couple hundred yards to the South.

Stump-Bag 02-16-2010 09:42 AM

I'll chip in five. So now we only need 29,000 more donations. I would say that I am so sick of this snow I could scream. However, I have screamed at the snow several times. Hey don't judge me. It had it coming!!

fdmurphy44 02-16-2010 12:27 PM

I believe that would be 29,999 more donations. Not that it really matters..... And did the snow talk back?



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Originally Posted by Stump-Bag (Post 3308)
I'll chip in five. So now we only need 29,000 more donations. I would say that I am so sick of this snow I could scream. However, I have screamed at the snow several times. Hey don't judge me. It had it coming!!


Thog 02-16-2010 06:00 PM

It would be cheaper for us to capture a couple turkey vultures and hire a professional trainer to train them to snoop out thermals for us. Plus we'd probably get more national attention with our trained vultures. Dress them up in t-shirts that say "Eat my vortices" or something like that.

fdmurphy44 02-16-2010 07:26 PM

Spoken like a true Secretary/Treasurer for sure.

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Originally Posted by Thog (Post 3311)
It would be cheaper for us to capture a couple turkey vultures and hire a professional trainer to train them to snoop out thermals for us. Plus we'd probably get more national attention with our trained vultures. Dress them up in t-shirts that say "Eat my vortices" or something like that.


Michal M. 02-16-2010 08:24 PM

To adapt Ollie's way of making things happen ... Mark, you came up with the idea, you've appointed yourself personally responsible for making sure it such a unique thought doesn't go to waste. You can inform us at the annual meeting of your progress ... :biggrin:


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