A little humor... About 4 am an alarm was heard way off in the distance... Michi, ever worried about his safety, immediately thought that someone was breaking into their van. He got dressed and woke Will up. Now Will is out cold in deep slumber. He wakes up and, after getting one shoe on suddenly stops, looks at Michi and says "We don't have an alarm in our Van" and went back to his room and shut the door. We think Michi went back to bed as well but we are not sure.
Today we stopped at Bob's Hobbies for introductions and to pick up some Velcro for the new packs. Bob was very happy to meet the team and Kelly loved the two little dogs that roam the premises. After a short visit we were on our way. Numerous teams were already in action at the practice site with Korea, China, Finland, Chinese Taipei all hard at it and our team quickly joined in.
Numerous other teams arrived with Brazil, Russia and Switzerland also looking for a site. The Swiss and Russian teams both moved to the flying site just behind our flight line.
|Chad speaks with Yang about the Axiome and the design changes for his "next" airframe.|
Kelly, Agnes and I headed over to Team USA's guest house. Kelly took on the driving duties and did a great job! We met up with Bernhardt at the Plaaskombuis Country Estates guest house and exchanged a "special" prop for some Thunder Power batteries that came with the US shipment.
I wanted to visit the Riverside Sun Resort (site of the managers meeting, welcome cocktail party and banquet) in daylight hours so we headed over to the three rivers area. The route was longer than I thought it would be but we eventually found it. Had a quick look around and then used the GPS for the fastest route back to the flying site. Ah technology!
|Kelly and Agnes enjoy the early morning sun. By 10 o'clock the jackets were off!|
|Yang with the Asyuler|
Michi made some C/G changes and was doing some trim flights. Winds were gusty so he will leave the fine tuning to the calmer morning.
|Michi does some radio work.|
|Team Canada's common living room and dinning room.|
|It's BBQ night at the Team Canada Manor House.|
|Dave mans the grill.|
|Dinner! Can you spot Chad?|