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Killakee today
« on: June 21, 2020, 11:44:03 AM »
Hi All
Anyone thinking of going to Killakee this afternoon forecast looking good between 3 and 6 PM.
I am thinking of going out badly need to blow off some dust.

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Re: Killakee today
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 13:45:01 PM »
Sorry Joe, missed that!
Weather was a bit wild down here with a few scattered showers. Did you go up?
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Re: Killakee today
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 14:27:37 PM »
Hi Fred
Yes I went up for a while about 4pm.
was quite windy I would guess about 20 -25 mph with stronger gusts.
I decided to maiden the AXLE and god you were right they are difficult to land. I was hoping that with the strong breeze it would land reasonably slow  but getting it down just increase the speed and I could not slow it down without climbing away once again. I found that it was very touchy on elevator but surprisingly tame on ailerons considering the wing twist.
I flew it for about 35 min and spent about 20 min trying to get it down. Eventually landed in one piece and decided to call it a day.
It was good to get out and blow the cobwebs off.

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Re: Killakee today
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 14:27:37 PM »