XG -dusty competition

Since beginning of contest I had problem with instruments.

To find the problem I had to be at airport before 7AM as it was only

time when it was possible to do any work .

After flight it was to hot, in addition a lot of dust is blowing to our

parking area in the evening so any work is just waste of time with poor


One day it was so hot that before take off my Cambridge Vario/Logger

was cooked and refused to start. After 20 minutes in flight when I

stayed under cloud base and all cooled down I was able to start

Cambridge ,I had electrical vario, but as secondary logger it was

useless due to in flight activation , any break down of primary logger

would invalidate my flight.

For four days I had very limited possibility to use my computer display

as Flarm blocked my controller ,after four days of tries and errors I

was able to fix my problem.

Every day speeds are higher and higher and every minute is very

expensive, one extra turn cost fortune one mistake and large number of

pilots are way ahead .

We will fly next two days then rest day and second half of the contest

will begin. We are getting used to the heat, but dust is big problem as

it is everywhere .Before take off all gliders are treated continuously

with blasts of dust lifted by driving cars ,tow planes and dust devils.

Jerzy XG