|2:51pm, setup at Yankee Field.
Anheuser-Busch brewery in the background.
|3:11pm - wing is mostly ready|
|3:29pm - Wing's ready for attachment to the carriage.|
|Wind sock's not doing much - slight breeze from the South.|
|112.8 hours on the engine's timeclock. Warming up the motor.|
|3:47pm - engine warm-up.
Approx 5100 ft elevation.
|4:01pm - first photo from the air.|
|Yahnkee Field - 18/36 - 2700' x 55' grass field.|
|Looking west across I-25 with fields and mountains beyond. North (Cheyenne) is to the right with South (Denver) to the left.|
|Southwest over the nursery & golf course (to which I'm told - stay away from them), the brewery and Fort Collins.|
|Operational temps & stats
325 & 375F Cylinder Head Temps (front / rear cyl)
980 & 1020F Exhaust Gas Temps
51.1MPH (ground speed)
Air speed, not listed, is about 35-40MPH so I'm in a 10-15MPH wind
I'm traveling northeast.
6065 Ft above Mean Sea Level (runway is at 5077 Ft)
|Reservoirs are more common though the summertime green of the Midwest is less common.|
|Hmmm - a hitchhiker, likely from takeoff.|
|Power lines from from the Rawhide coal burning power plant north of town.|
|A more common sight in the area - drilling rigs for "energy extraction". No idea if this is involved in the controversial "fracking" process. It's unlikely to be involved in Uranium mining as I think those proposals were turned down.|
|Anheuser-Busch has several fields in the area.|
|Years back, before moving to the area, I went up as a passenger in an acrobatic glider ride. One item I learned from the pilot was how to tell the wind direction. His answer was to look at a reservoir and note where the water is calm and where it's rough. The calm area is where the wind is coming from.|
|5:19pm - Disassembly to begin|
|5:57pm - Wing disassembled and packed for transport|
|5:57pm - Carriage ready to place onto the trailer.|
|6:04pm - Loaded onto the trailer
Close to ready to leave - it needs to be strapped to the trailer.
|A registered ultralight class craft sitting in the weeds.|