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slope soaring

  1. M

    Surprise my dad: what FT model to build for him?

    Hi guys, so I want to build a plane for my dad's birthday. He is kind of a noob (like me), but he loves gliders (he flies and crashes the MPX SOLIUS). He lives around an area with a lot of smaller soft hills and quite some wind, and he wants to learn slope soaring. He definitely needs a plane...
  2. M

    Gliders and Slope Soaring

    Hey Flite Test! Something I would be keen on seeing in one of your future episodes is more on slope soaring. Specifically on the smaller scale, such as the Hobbyking Guppy and Nexus-900. The sort of think you can chuck into your bag while walking or hiking and pull out if you find a good...
  3. davereap

    Small slope/bank soaring

    How about doing some more slope soaring... Ive seen in a lot of your videos a raised oval track... The banks around the oval are high enough in places to get some slope lift.. my dunes where I sometimes fly are about the same height... so please give it a go.. a small glider like you've already...
  4. C

    dihedral angle

    I'm building a balsa glider with a 1.6m wing span, it will be a 2 channel (rudder and elevator). I'm wondering what angle i should make the dihedral or if there is any way i can work it out. I would like to use the plane for hight starts and slope soaring
  5. T

    Beginner slope soarer

    Has anyone got any suggestions for a cheap, crashable slope soarer suitable for a beginner? Preferably unpowered and any size apart from scale size. Thanks, tristan
  6. R

    Slope Soaring with motorless Radian Pro Glider

    My first RC motorglider was a ParkZone Radian Pro. During the early months of my RC flying experience it suffered some severe damage to one of the wings and the fuselage after the earth jumped up and hit it a couple of times. I purchased some spare wings and a fuselage but ended up just...
  7. R

    Dream-Flight Libelle Discus Launch Glider(DLG) Ultimate Unboxing

    Here's some fun video footage of my new Dream-Flight Libelle Glider with a twist of humor mixed in for good measure. I consider this the Un-unboxing video. If you like gliders this one has a well thought out design, is easy to put together and can fly in very light to relatively strong wind...