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Airborne Recon

Post by DocScooter » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:11 pm

Hey all,

The High Viz Racing airborne reconnaissance flights have started again on New Year's Day. We will aim to get up there at least fortnightly, or after significant weather events.

Good news - given the recent weather we have had, there was much less water on the Lake than expected. The racing lines are all under 4-6 inches of water, but the ramp and (probably) pit areas are dry. Given the hot weather coming through, this will dry off quickly.

Have fun!
Scott

Looking North from the Southern end of the lake - pretty much looking straight up the track......
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mx9idegjxrwtz ... 7.JPG?dl=0

Above the canteen, looking West.....
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7958gd1gjtvo2 ... 7.JPG?dl=0

Centre of lake, looking towards canteen....
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m1s16vjbsxzcd ... 7.JPG?dl=0

DLRA Camp....
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1v472oxoisu9 ... 7.JPG?dl=0
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by Cookey » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:34 pm

Top Job Biggles! Looking forward to getting together again this year.
Will have a racer this time.
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by gennyshovel » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:26 pm

Thanks a lot Scotty, look forward to hear ya voice again late Feb
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by mal hewett » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:13 am

So while waiting for parts and other things to arrive decided to have a look at the condition Lake so Friday morning we headed South and met up with Kranzy at The Iron Knob turn off. The road heading out was, as always dusty as hell and rough for the first 20 km . After that the road seemed to be in great condition , we sat on between 80-100kmh . Talking to Kerry the Scottish girl working at Mt Ive she said they had had 40mm of rain over a few days so we were pretty keen to check it out. What greeted us was the best salt we have ever seen :shock: . There were virtually no lumps ,very few growth mounds and it was hard!!!. Any lumps actually showed a pink tinge to them . We both agreed that you could of done a 150mph run there and then with out the track being graded ,beautiful .The Ramp is rock hard for the first 15 feet where the tide has lapped but then you can make out sand/mud underneath a fairly thin layer of salt. It looked better further out with no remnants from last year. There was standing water on the Northern side of the lake though so we decided to have a look. This must of been the remains of what Scotty saw from the air. When we got to it it covered a reasonable area probably 5mm deep.. Id say a couple of weeks of warm weather and it would be gone.
We stayed at Kolendo that night and in the morning Kranzy and Phil the owner did a flight over the lake in the morning. They did see water in the far distance behind Alkatraz .
So If the big rains stay away between now and race time I think we will have some very,very good race tracks!!
regards Mal and Col
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by mal hewett » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:19 am

And some shots
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by Greg Watters » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:17 pm

Thanks for the great commentary and pics Mal
Looking like fast salt :D

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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by momec3 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:09 pm

Love it Mal
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by Stayt`ie » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:13 pm

Thanks Scotty and Mal :D ,, seeing those photos inspires preperations for the three day drive 8)
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by DocScooter » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:47 pm

Hey all!

New pictures from today have been posted on the Facebook page.

Still looks very good, despite the rain.

https://www.facebook.com/DryLakesRacers ... 3953284968

Cheers!
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by DLRA » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:05 pm

For those that don't do facebook I've compiled all the photos into one page.
http://www.dlra.org.au/lake-gairdner2017.htm
Keep the shiney side up........
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by Stayt`ie » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:50 am

Been watching on the BOM site, in the last cuppla weeks there appears to have been showers over the lake, hows it lookin out there :? :?:
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by Rocket » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:23 pm

The lake was dry (but the road flooded in places) when I saw the station's lasts posts on Facebook.
That was after the last lot of rain a bit over a week ago. The other rain fell both North & South of the Lake
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by DocScooter » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:52 am

Hey all,

We have had a big rain band come through in the last 36 hours, with 16mm falling at home so far. Mt Ive, however, has reported only 2.2mm as of 9am this morning.

Next recon flight will be happening on Wednesday 8th. Watch this space!
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by Rocket » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:32 pm

Am watching BIG time.
Yes, noticed the 2.4mm at the station this morning. we have been very lucky to date with most of it being South & North.
Looking forward to your report Scott.
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Re: Airborne Recon

Post by Rocket » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Gee,
Let's hope there wasn't much in that rain band that just went over.
I notice another 2mm this morning, so will be checking again tomorrow.
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