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Slope Soaring NQ

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:25 am
by cynr100
When I got into this hobby I never considered gliders (whimpy things with long wings), I wanted power and to go fast. Then I went with the group to Butchers Creek N/Qld just to have a look :o :shock: ......................... :D now I can't wait to get my first dynamic soarer :lol: :lol:
Check it out...................just wish I has something better than a keyfob :roll:

Re: Slope Soaring NQ

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:02 pm
by iflylilplanes
Have a quick look at this video, a slope glider no power doing circuits at over 400 mph. go to 4.11 you can see the glider's circuits ... I have flown slope gliders at Otford, one slope back from Stanwell park hang-glider slope, lots of fun, my favorite maneuver was to climb to around 200 meters and out 200 meters and aim for myself, at 50 feet away I would turn the glider on it's side and pull full up elevator, the glider would finish a 180 degree 10 feet in front of me level out and drop softly on the grass at my feet. That glider was a free plan out of Aeromodeller magazine called Bluebottle, we clocked it at 170 kph in straight and level flight.

Re: Slope Soaring NQ

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:50 am
by iflylilplanes
Have you been to the slope again?