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User Name: Don Sebastian
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Joined: Monday, November 26, 2018
Last Visit: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:29:58 PM
Number of Posts: 15
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Topic: New Sceneries?
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 7:57:10 PM
I flew in the Rallye des Andes 2018. The comp took place in the Transandino scenery. I highly recommend it.

Don
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Topic: New Condor 2.07 and Hangar Update 07 out. Server update needed.
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 5:59:53 PM
I read this post before the flight Saturday. I did not get the notice about the new version so I had not updated. I watched many pilots connect and immediately disconnect several times. I flew the task alone. Nice tour of the Crater Lake National Park.
Topic: May 2 task--not on server list
Posted: Friday, May 3, 2019 12:00:53 PM
Gremlins in the works. I did not find the task server. Most of the system seems to be automated. They will notice it sooner or later and sort it out.
Topic: Chat causing loss of control
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 8:06:58 PM
Well it happened again on another long flight. Since this was a MNS West flight I did a little bit of chat. One too many. Again 35mi out from goal, just topped out at cloud base and started a glide into the head wind. Turned on the auto pilot to get a drink and zeroed in on goal with a conservative glide. The glide computer said I was 150ft low. I was sure I would make it to goal. I started one last chat and lost complete control of the glider. Nothing I could do but sit and see if the glider could finish on its own. It almost did it. There were ups and downs but in the end it made the distance. Unfortunately it missed the goal by a small amount. Not bad when aimed from such a distance. Auto pilot got fairly far off course a couple of times but very slowly came back each time. It became obvious as I got closer to goal that my aim was slightly off so no finish or score. When I reached the goal distance I was very low and aborted the flight.
Topic: Chat causing loss of control
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:04:38 PM
This has happened to me twice now in USNS tasks. Ruined two long and very good flights. They were in two different sceneries. They both occured hours into the flights. I have not used chat much so far because I do not type well left handed. It started the same both times. I hit the backspace to start a chat message. I typed the message, looked at the screen and the channel was displayed but no message.

The first time I totally lost control of everything. The sailplane kept flying but I could do nothing to control it. I was in level flight with a little rudder in when it started. The plane did a huge flat slowly descending circle. I had plenty of time to try things. Nothing I tried had any effect except for the escape key. Before I plowed into a mountain I exited the flight by the escape key.

The second time I had already sent a couple of chat messages to a pilot near me. I was climbing in a very strong and turbulent thermal. I started one last message and it happened again. Same thing but this time I still had control of the stick but nothing else. I was in a significant skid/slip on final 35 miles out over high mountains in 22 kt wind. I was curious to see if I could manage to make it back safely under these conditions. With the flaps stuck down it was a long slow difficult leg. I belly landed with water, no spoilers, and the wheel up. Nailed it smooth. Center of the runway.

At this point I guess I will be mute from now on unless someone has a solution.
Topic: Netherlands or NetherlandsHD?
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:17:31 PM
Are Netherlands and NetherlandsHD the same scenery with different level of detail? Are they interchangeable? In other words if a task is called for Netherlands can you fly it in NetherlandsHD?
Topic: C2 sceneries used so far in USNS
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:05:25 PM
Does anyone have a comprehensive list of C2 sceneries used so far in USNS?
Topic: Monday Night soaring
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:08:38 PM
Wondering same. I also know how real life can interrupt your fun. Happy someone can can host at all. I was thinking maybe the USNS crew could agree on a plan B for the nights that USNS is not available. One option is to prearrange a meet on one of the Condor Club servers shortly after USNS normal launch time if there is no task.
Topic: Does Condor Club's search interface suck or do I suck?
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:05:02 PM
Actually the do have a method for a direct to a specific scene. Not quite as nice as a simple search and a little buried. It is faster than the page search. Hover over the sceneries tab and just below that a set of sub tabs appear. Click on scenery details. This will open a new page. At the top of the scenery details is a scenery drop down box. Click on that box and a drop down box with all available sceneries in alphabetical order will appear. If you were looking for say Southern Norway there are four versions listed. If you select say Southern Norway 4 you will have selected the Condor 2 version. this is confirmed by the C2 logo at the end of the title on the title page.
Topic: 1-26 Class?
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:30:31 PM
I am for it. Did not see that the 1-26 was available. I will have to get one. I would add the SG-38 to the occasional flight as well. Very Happy

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