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1 hour ago, JALhazmat said:

Taking the clowns cash? Any moral high ground you thought you had in the sponsorship stakes :lol::lol:

that’s a new low even for the AC 

Yup one sponsor clogging up the International War Crimes Court and another clogging up 1.6m Kiwis arteries.

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3 hours ago, WetHog said:

I am not.  Alinghi was ahead of everyone in the lead up to AC31 with their purchased Kiwi's and continued that for AC32.  

WetHog  :ph34r:

Fair cop :-)

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7 hours ago, Xlot said:

Bertelli must be having a conniption ...

 

Fucking hilarious the way they used to ponce around with it and you had to wear white gloves to touch it, and now it's down the local Maccas!

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8 hours ago, Xlot said:

Bertelli must be having a conniption ...

 

Peak commercialisation. He’ll be loving it. 

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1 hour ago, Rangi said:

Fucking hilarious the way they used to ponce around with it and you had to wear white gloves to touch it, and now it's down the local Maccas!

Still have the white gloves!

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12 minutes ago, Tornado-Cat said:

And that Ernesto was GD's son.

Watch the 49ers you might learn something but somehow I doubt it.

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13th February 2019 

MATCH CONDITIONS CONFIRMED FOR THE AMERICA’S CUP MATCH AND DATES ANNOUNCED FOR PRADA CUP

 

Following a successful mediation, the America’s Cup Defender and Challenger of Record have come to an agreement on the Match Conditions for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.

The two sides came to a consensus after engaging in an official mediation process run by the America’s Cup Arbitration panel chairman David Tillett (AUS). 

Photo credit: Emirates Team New Zealand

As part of the agreement, the wind range for racing in the America’s Cup Match will be 6.5 to 23 knots.

The agreed racing schedule for the America’s Cup Match has two races per day planned for March 6,7,10, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Additional reserve days have been scheduled but the intention is to complete the event on the weekend of March 13/14, weather permitting. Racing is planned from 4pm onwards each race day. The winner of the America’s Cup Match will be the first team to score seven points.

The parties also agreed on certain conditions in respect of the Prada Cup due to be issued by June  30 2020. The racing will consist of four Round Robin sessions over January 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, followed by a repêchage round over January 29, 30, 31, and February 2, with the first-to-seven-points Prada Cup Final taking place over February 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22.

The following wind range for racing has been agreed:

Round Robins and Repêchage:           6.5 to 21 knots
Prada Cup Final:                                  6.5 to 23 knots

In addition the parties also confirmed Course Location Guidelines for the Race Director when selecting the Auckland racecourse locations for all the Auckland events including the Match for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.
To view the Settlement Memorandum click here.

The first competitive action of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada will be in Cagliari, Sardinia from April 23 – 26 at the first of three ACWS regattas taking place during 2020. Further ACWS events will be held in Portsmouth, England on June 4 – 7, and in Auckland, New Zealand in December 17 – 20.

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1 minute ago, Ex-yachtie said:

^Defender prevails. 

Be fair, they gave up a knot.

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11 minutes ago, barfy said:

Be fair, they gave up a knot.

Kept the lower half knot though. 

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It does knot matter. Its knot like anyone is going to beat Emirates Team New Zealand. 

Knot on your Nelly. 

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Self deprecating kiwi sensibilities are out again... pride before a fall and all that. 

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23knots, dependant on tide, I'd have thought they'd have ditched that part of the rule after San Fran...

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31 minutes ago, JonRowe said:

23knots, dependant on tide, I'd have thought they'd have ditched that part of the rule after San Fran...

As long as everyone knows and understands, thats fine with Me. Auckland has a reputation for short, sharp chop, especially in a good nor easterly with the tide going out. Boat breaking stuff.

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Well at least LR have given themselves the best shot through the round robins and a little less advantage in the Prada cup before the actual AC. Doubt the other challengers will be that stoked.

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29 minutes ago, Forourselves said:

As long as everyone knows and understands, thats fine with Me. Auckland has a reputation for short, sharp chop, especially in a good nor easterly with the tide going out. Boat breaking stuff

They won’t be racing in a grumpy nor’easter with those wind limits.

The courses are set much closer in the harbour.
Learnt some lessons from 2003.

 

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On 1/23/2020 at 4:34 PM, kenergy said:

 

To be fair I am still infatuated with this:

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1 hour ago, Priscilla said:

They won’t be racing in a grumpy nor’easter with those wind limits.

The courses are set much closer in the harbour.
Learnt some lessons from 2003.

 

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C course can get lumpy in 20kt of W'erly, and that would be the track they would use.

Edit . D has even more chance of nasty in motuihe channel.

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8 hours ago, barfy said:

C course can get lumpy in 20kt of W'erly, and that would be the track they would use.

Edit . D has even more chance of nasty in motuihe channel.

Fuck Barf have you ever taken your armchair out on the Waitemata course D is nowhere near the Motuihe Channel.

20 knots or thereabouts is a regular inner harbour breeze you are correct though the water does go up and down up and down....

 

 

 

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Why the different wind limits for the RR's and Prada Cup final?  Also, I see the repachage makes its triumphant return.  Yipee!  Is it common practice for Kiwi's to give losers a second chance?  ;)

WetHog  :ph34r:

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Has the Web cam got them going out or is it still out of action?

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19 minutes ago, WetHog said:

Is it common practice for Kiwi's to give losers a second chance?  ;)

WetHog  :ph34r:

Ask Russell. He's a Kiwi, and that's the whole premise SailGP is built on - Losers get a second chance. 

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With that tech it looks like they need some play station kids on the crew not just grumpy old men.:rolleyes: 

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51 minutes ago, WakaNZ said:

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You wonder why they bothered building a boat.

No chance of getting wet or a catastrophic capsize there.

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"you promise you're not taking a picture out there, right?"
 

"hehe, of course Sir Ben!"

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2 hours ago, WetHog said:

Why the different wind limits for the RR's and Prada Cup final?  Also, I see the repachage makes its triumphant return.  Yipee!  Is it common practice for Kiwi's to give losers a second chance?  ;)

WetHog  :ph34r:

Simple, ETNZ's desire to influence the limits decreased as the impact on them lessened. It's likely that in mediation they were more keen to give LR that lower limit as it gives LR an advantage against the other challengers, whilst compromising less on the final. Hence why other challengers are probably less happy with the outcome than CoR/D. Unless they too have optimised for lower limits.

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1 hour ago, the saint said:

With that tech it looks like they need some play station kids on the crew not just grumpy old men.:rolleyes: 

Things have improved since the "Xbox controller" Glenn used. 

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4 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Fuck Barf have you ever taken your armchair out on the Waitemata course D is nowhere near the Motuihe Channel.

20 knots or thereabouts is a regular inner harbour breeze you are correct though the water does go up and down up and down....

 

 

 

My mistake,D is beside Brown's, so only half the current. 

I worked daily on the harbour for four years before I escaped the tide of JAFFA's, albeit in an armchair..

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4 hours ago, the saint said:

With that tech it looks like they need some play station kids on the crew not just grumpy old men.:rolleyes: 

Have you seen the kiwi team?

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1 hour ago, Indio said:

3-D porn anyone??

Crikey with those facial expression I somehow doubt it.

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11 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Crikey with those facial expression I somehow doubt it.

It could be worse - they could be looking over their shoulder to trying to work out when they'll be lapped...

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Arrived on North Head just in time to see them pull the main down and start a long, painfully slow, non-foiling tow back from way up the Bays.

They only left the dock at 2 - wonder if they had a problem?

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15 minutes ago, weta27 said:

Arrived on North Head just in time to see them pull the main down and start a long, painfully slow, non-foiling tow back from way up the Bays.

They only left the dock at 2 - wonder if they had a problem?

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Painfully slow - foil or foil control damage would be my guess...

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is that the port foil down and the starboard up ( ish )

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2 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Crikey with those facial expression I somehow doubt it.

They are British(ish) so that could be during the vinegar strokes for all we know...

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she was in the Rangi channel about 6pm - still out there somewhere?

early pm the breeze was pretty light, maybe 5-7 knots, and she did a few reaches past Rangi light, doing a boat length in 1 sec or less .. 24+ knots

 

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probably a 5 dollar part

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44 minutes ago, phill_nz said:

probably a 5 dollar part

Given their attention to cost, the two five dollar parts they’ve broken a starting to represent a significant part of the budget. 

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23 hours ago, RMac said:

"you promise you're not taking a picture out there, right?"
 

"hehe, of course Sir Ben!"

I wear these goggles on my face out in public every time I fly my drone. The very first time I went to do it I thought I might be self conscious about it. After flying with them that thought immediately changed to I don't give a shit, they aren't have this amazingly immersive out of body experience I'm having right now!

 

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1 hour ago, dbeauvar said:

One omnidirectional antenna and the second is a directional array?

Yup. Called diversity. With smart switching.

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11 minutes ago, barfy said:

Yup. Called diversity. With smart switching.

 

Wonder when they will have active directional array, that will increase the range of the drone, much more if you add another active array on the drone itself.

Now, what happens when the pilot turns around 180 and the array is unable to beam steer in the opposite direction?

 

Regards,

D.

 

PS. Antenna engineer...

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Burling and Tuke smash it last day, 25 pts ahead going into the medal race.

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Try 18.  They still have to race. If they get last and Spain win, it’s silver for ourselves

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4 minutes ago, nutty said:

 If they get last and Spain win, 

well that's likely

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1 hour ago, barfy said:

Burling and Tuke #6 world champs. 

Most excellent.

And achieved against a very classy field.

Double most excellent.

 

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3 hours ago, trt131 said:

Well look what just happened to NO

Seems they were more interested in beating the other Australian team, Waterhouse and Darmanin and forgot they needed to stay within 7 places of the Poms. GBR sailed the previous race with a broken tiller extension and came last. Had it broken in R12 and their results for R11 and 12 been reversed they'd have come 7th. Double points in the last race doesn't make sense to me.

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18 minutes ago, RobG said:

Seems they were more interested in beating the other Australian team, Waterhouse and Darmanin and forgot they needed to stay within 7 places of the Poms. GBR sailed the previous race with a broken tiller extension and came last. Had it broken in R12 and their results for R11 and 12 been reversed they'd have come 7th. Double points in the last race doesn't make sense to me.

Interesting Olympic selection dilemma for AUS SAILING..... Nath and Haylee certainly on an upward trajectory. I think they select purely on numbers? But which regattas?

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Aus sailing stated policy is that they take into account performance trend.

National Federation discretion (Subjective Criteria)

In making its determination under clause 6.2(b) or (c), or 6.8, the National Federation may have regard to any, all, or none of the following considerations, in its absolute discretion:

a) Performance Performance (including performance trend) at the Tokyo Test Event held in Enoshima Japan in August 2019 and at regattas graded by World Sailing as at least 100- Point Events, that are scheduled to be held some time in the period between 1 January 2019 until the end of the last regatta that a Crew can achieve a Baseline performance for that Event;

b) The recommendation of the Australian Sailing Performance Director, and the applicable Australian Sailing Team squad coach and lead coach, for each Event;

c) Crew composition and compatibility on and off the water;

d) the Crew’s physical form and fitness;

e) the likelihood that the Crew will exacerbate an existing injury in the lead up to or during the Games;

f) the benefit or detriment of the Crew’s membership on the Team with respect to team dynamics, team behaviour and team performance;

g) the extent to which the Crew has demonstrated, while this Nomination Criteria has effect: (i) discipline; (ii) motivation; and (iii) commitment to the Sport and to the Team.

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Here it is all formal like.

Sailing: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke claim another 49er world title

15 Feb, 2020 7:55pm
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Peyer Burling and Blair Tuke celebrate. Photo / Sailing Energy
Peyer Burling and Blair Tuke celebrate. Photo / Sailing Energy
NZ Herald

It might not have been as dramatic as the last one but it was no less significant as Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won their sixth 49er world title in Geelong today.

The pair started the day in second, only one point behind the Austrian crew of Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl, and stamped their class on proceedings by winning the two gold fleet races left on the schedule and then taking an 18-point lead into the double-points, top-10 medal race.

It meant they could afford to take things a little more conservatively than the medal race in Auckland just two months ago when they were in a dogfight with the German combination of Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel. They still crossed fourth in the breezy conditions to finish 20 points ahead of Spain's Diego Botin and Iago Lopez Marra.

"It's been a pretty tricky week and it was pretty top-end conditions in the medal race again but Blair and myself sailed pretty well this morning so it was nice have a little buffer going into that one so we could just enjoy the race," Burling saiTuke added: "We are stoked. It's only been a couple of months since Auckland but to do it in Olympic year builds a lot of momentum for us, so we are rapt."

Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn rounded out a good week for the New Zealand 49er squad by finishing sixth, backing up the fifth they achieved in Auckland, and Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie also finished in the top 20.

Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson achieved a breakthrough result in the Nacra 17 by finishing seventh and they will now hope that is enough to convince the Olympic selectors to hand them a ticket to Tokyo. The pair have been sailing together for little more than nine months and were 19th in Auckland in December.

They did it off the back of consistently solid scoring as more fancied teams stumbled in the variable conditions dished up off Geelong all week.

"We're super-stoked," Dawson said. "Going into the regatta we had no idea where we would end up and it's probably better than we could have hoped, so we're really happy.

"It's part of our Olympic trials so it was definitely an important one and we are just happy we did our best and left it all out there."


 

Gemma Jones and Josh Porebski were the next best of the Kiwis in 13th, with Liv Mackay and Jason Saunders 15th.

A couple of other Kiwis will be chasing medals tomorrow across town at the Laser world championships, where Sam Meech is eighth and Tom Saunders 10th

Burling and Tuke can at least take their foot off the gas momentarily and reflect on another exceptional week that saw them win seven of the 13 races and confirm their position in the pantheon of Olympic class sailing.

"We've put in a lot of work over the last couple of years towards this Olympic campaign so it's definitely nice to see it all come together," Burling said. "It's a pretty key event. It's one that everyone tries to perform at so we are really happy with how we are progressing. It's just really exciting to wrap up another world champs."

Their attention will now switch to the Tokyo Olympics where the pair will be looking to defend the gold medal they won in Rio.

"It's an exciting few months coming up, that's for sure, but we will enjoy this," Tuke said. "It's been a great week. Obviously the result is great but the fashion we have done it has been pretty pleasing, too."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Two World Championships in two months got to be a world record to go along with all the other pile of records this fantastic duo have achieved.

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On 2/13/2020 at 8:51 AM, nav said:

"French fries and sunscreen....":o

Think of it as a contemporary version of an AC challenge underwritten by packaged tea for the masses!

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2 hours ago, KiwiJoker said:

Think of it as a contemporary version of an AC challenge underwritten by packaged tea for the masses!

More like a bowl of lentil stew if you ask me. And it’s not the corporate McDonald, just the local franchises - how much can they have paid? Bah humbug

 

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14 hours ago, Xlot said:

More like a bowl of lentil stew if you ask me. And it’s not the corporate McDonald, just the local franchises - how much can they have paid? Bah humbug

You may very well be right!  - But let's wait and see how much the Golden Arches sprawl over the mainsail .... or lurk on a corner of the clew!

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On 2/14/2020 at 4:37 PM, dbeauvar said:

One omnidirectional antenna and the second is a directional array?

Exactly. This new module (the red thing) seems to work just as well with 2 omni's at the range I fly.

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On 2/14/2020 at 5:59 PM, dbeauvar said:

 

Wonder when they will have active directional array, that will increase the range of the drone, much more if you add another active array on the drone itself.

Now, what happens when the pilot turns around 180 and the array is unable to beam steer in the opposite direction?

 

Regards,

D.

 

PS. Antenna engineer...

Generally at the distances I fly and the limit of about 3 minutes per flight I don't have to worry about range or antenna tracking but like phil_nz linked it's all available if you need it.

 

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On 2/14/2020 at 7:32 PM, phill_nz said:

Nice! I haven't tried planes yet. It's so much easier to get smooth video flying a freestyle drone but planes look like fun. You just need more open spaces with a plane. With drones I seek out spots full of trees because it's fun to fly them in tight proximity to obstacles.

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it was the step after echine

4 minutes ago, JustinL42 said:

Nice! I haven't tried planes yet. It's so much easier to get smooth video flying a freestyle drone but planes look like fun

was my next step from eachine ex4 drone ( rebadged c-fly faith / jjrc x12 )  thats  1 k range .. 20 mins on 802.11ac )

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3 minutes ago, phill_nz said:

it was the step after echine

was my next step from eachine ex4 drone ( rebadged c-fly faith / jjrc x12 ) drone thats  k 20 mins on 802.11ac )

Whatever gets you flying and brings you joy is good! If I had more money I'm sure I'd have one of each!

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1 hour ago, JustinL42 said:

Exactly. This new module (the red thing) seems to work just as well with 2 omni's at the range I fly.

When multi pilot racing at low power like 50mw the directional hi db antenna is a necessary item when passing behind trees and such.

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13 hours ago, barfy said:

When multi pilot racing at low power like 50mw the directional hi db antenna is a necessary item when passing behind trees and such.

That makes sense. I'm always on 200mw and we usually fly just one up and shoot the shit when we aren't up flying.

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Was on the rail going to Kawau about 6.15 Friday night and watched them fly by. First time I'd seen it live. Absolutely amazing. Watching the crew hunkered down I was thinking of older single seater race cars.

Only one spy out, a grey Protector with twins on the back.

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Came across this and thought it was pretty funny...

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"For Our Children!"

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Did I also read somewhere that ETNZ will be giving away a free pack of smokes to every tot under 6 at all the Auckland events?

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Inspiring.

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8 hours ago, Groucho Marx said:

Delightful and subtle humour;  I'm sure Hunter would be impressed?

What about this one ?

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16 hours ago, smackdaddy said:

Came across this and thought it was pretty funny...

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"For Our Children!"

That's not a Kiwiburger. Typical McDonald's, fake advertising. The burger never looks like the picture. 

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On 2/16/2020 at 5:46 PM, JustinL42 said:

Generally at the distances I fly and the limit of about 3 minutes per flight I don't have to worry about range or antenna tracking but like phil_nz linked it's all available if you need it.

 

"The only way to practice shooting them down is to find a house full of bats and go to work."

WTF?

Police. 

They are "people just like you". Not.

 

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16 hours ago, smackdaddy said:

Did I also read somewhere that ETNZ will be giving away a free pack of smokes to every tot under 6 at all the Auckland events?

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Inspiring.

Cool. You'll qualify.

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1 hour ago, Salty Seacock said:

"The only way to practice shooting them down is to find a house full of bats and go to work."

WTF?

Police. 

They are "people just like you". Not.

 

Yeah he was trying to find a way to describe how fast and maneuverable the drone was but it was a strange analogy to reach for lol! Thanks for watching till the end!

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2 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

Pew, Pew, Pew!

 

Make the drone fly over them and they will kill themselves, by night and casualties will even be higher as they use mortars.

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On 2/16/2020 at 5:22 AM, KiwiJoker said:

You may very well be right!  - But let's wait and see how much the Golden Arches sprawl over the mainsail .... or lurk on a corner of the clew!

 

15 hours ago, Tornado-Cat said:

(credit Jay Handfield - from TE's Fb page)

Watch your cholesterol boink :)

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Classy - but I think I’ll stick with my Panerai

 

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The AC75's are spectacular, but IMO the AC72's are the most elegant and spectacular class the AC has seen in recent history.

 

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