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Knarley Darley
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it is time for me to get serious again and do another contest. Tonight was a good training session 135x15 135x12 225x10 335x3 495x2 strict 515x2 strict 315x7 close grip. My plan is to compete in the 308 class and open at 250KG (551 pounds) which will be the highest I have ever opened, and it will be a contest personal best, and if that goes up I will go to 257.5KG (567 pounds) and break the national record which also happens to be the world record, but it would only count as a national record, and it would qualify me this year for a nation or world contest which are the only Two contests that world records can be set at. Just wanted to update because it's been a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Where are these 2 contests held do you have to travel far?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul let me clarify. There are only 2 kinds of contests that world records can be set at, national, and world. They can be anywhere that a promoter wants to pay to fly in world judges, and there are 5 of them(judges) instead of 3. Last year the ones I attended were in Burr Ridge Illinois (Chicago) and Detroit You also have to qualify at some local or state meet, and be invited to attend these. I was invited to be on the U.S. team at the world championships in the Ukraine last year, but I didn't go. If I am qualified I will attend the next time it is in America.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes travel and lodging is $$$ I understand the wait for it to be here but will it be soon enough for you?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was sponsored by someone who covered my travel and lodging when I went to Chicago, and Detroit otherwise I wouldn't have gone. Plus I am terrified of flying, although I was comforted to know that it was minus 80 degrees at altitude so if something happened at that speed and temp you would be frozen in like a nano second, and not be screaming in terror all the way to the splat of impact on the ground. One of the airlines was virgin America and they had these nifty screens that showed your altitude, outside temp, where you were, and how fast you were going. I just kept watching to make sure the altitude didn't read zero, and the temp hit ten thousand degrees. These 2 things usually happen simultaneously, and it ends badly for the passengers! On the Detroit flight I was now a veteran flier, and when we took off to come home. You know right when the plane leaves the run way and kind of shutters, and vibrates, and seems like it is going to stall I noticed a big piece of the right wing missing so I watched to see if it looked critical, and should say something, but I knew if I did we would probably turn around and land, and I was tired, and wanted to get home. So I was glued to watching that wing for 5 hours, and we landed in L.A. I was in almost the very rear of the plane, so I was almost literally the last one off. I turned back, and said to a couple of flight attendants, and one of the flight crew " not that anyone cares" and before I could finish I was cut off with "oh we care" Well about a 6' long piece of your right wing fell off when we took off in Detroit I said. To which they all laughed, and said very funny. Then I said "I have been a mechanic for 27 years, and your plane is missing a big piece, go look for yourselves" To which they literally scurried to the back of the plane to see. I didn't stick around to see if the next flight was delayed, but I thought I heard the crew member say "that must have been why the plane was pulling slightly to the right the whole way.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Holy crap batman!!! I've only been on about 4 or 5 planes in my life (luckily it's been so long I don't remember) and I agree with you - I don't like it. I do like the takeoff though - it's awesome but I guess knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems puts fear in me. Also thinking somewhere there is a mechanic saying "good enough - I'm going to the house". If I ever have to lay under another car and benchpress a transmission in place, I want you as my helper Very Happy . Keep us posted - very intersting. Clay
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is my problem with flying also. I know too much about the forces in play, and mechanical failure. Those wings flexing, and that aluminum work hardening, and the visible loose rivets, and the RPM of the engines, and hey look at the flock of sparrows oh crap those aren't sparrows their buzzards, and they just went through the engines.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is really something Knarley. I have flown at least 250000 miles during my career and never saw a piece of the aircraft leave the plane. One of the of the more interesting landings was in Hong Kong at the old Kai Tak airport in the early 90's where the plane would take a hard right before landing right over the houses next to it. You could see their laundry and right in the houses! Flying can be nerve racking if you have that fear in you. The rear of the plan is the worst ride no doubt about it. Lots of movement in many directions from all the harmonics working their way through the fuselage. Nasty turbulence can be a bit of a treat too. Believe it or not those planes can take a lot more than you give them credit for.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The piece was one of the things that is on the under side of the wing, and runs parallel to the fuselage, and runs past the rear edge of the wing. Shaped like one of the floats that would be on a small plane that lands in water, and a large plane has usually 2-4 of them on each wing. Our plane had 2 per wing, and one fell off.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul P wrote:
That is really something Knarley. I have flown at least 250000 miles during my career and never saw a piece of the aircraft leave the plane. One of the of the more interesting landings was in Hong Kong at the old Kai Tak airport in the early 90's where the plane would take a hard right before landing right over the houses next to it. You could see their laundry and right in the houses! Flying can be nerve racking if you have that fear in you. The rear of the plan is the worst ride no doubt about it. Lots of movement in many directions from all the harmonics working their way through the fuselage. Nasty turbulence can be a bit of a treat too. Believe it or not those planes can take a lot more than you give them credit for.



Not to take away from the post butttttt.... Have you ever landed in SFO during a storm?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes most of my Asia Pacific flights were through SFO. San Jose, Costa Rica was worse. Dropping over mountains to land in the city. Always seemed like we just fell out of the sky to land there due to the thin air.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was trying to find the name of the piece that fell off, but it looks to me like a cosmetic covering possibly to hide the linkage that controls the flaps. They look like points sticking off the back edge of the wings, but they probably go 2/3rds of the way to the front edge on the under side, so it is a big piece.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday is usually my normal training day, but I didn't feel that great so we went tonight. Still not feeling that good because of a nerve pinch in my left upper back, but did 135x12 135x10 225x10 335x1 (felt terrible everything hurt) 365x2(felt quite a bit better) 515x1 legal touched paused contest rep feeling warmed up, but still not great. (went up easy though) 570x1 didn't quite touch my chest, but locked it out and no help at all for the entire rep. Would not have been legal in a contest, but (all spotters hands were off the bar) That is 7 pounds over the 308 masters mens world record drug tested division. It felt pretty heavy. Edit. I almost forgot 455x5 to finish, I was going to try for ten, but my right elbow started to hurt a little so I stopped at 5.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are these matches broadcast on ESPN? I would like to see you in action but I can no longer travel (drive and I can currently barely walk).

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No ESPN unfortunately. Tomorrow is contest day. I will let you know how it went.
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