That’s not even a hill! How? What? Amazing flying!YES! it is my goal to get a "noisy" slope soarer like that. When they get movin the sound they make as they cut thru the air is amazing. I was asking Wayne (aloft owner) what he thought would be a good first "glass" (fiberglass) plane. He said i should bring some money with me to a slope soaring event as people are always getting rid of old stuff for good deals.
personally i like flying EPP kits or diy white foam kits. My goto sloper right now is my F-sst epp slope wing. It can take the hits and is easy to fly, but needs like 12+ mph winds.
I have about 7 slope ships to maiden at an event in may. DIY stuff i have been working on and the FT corsair i setup for sloping.
I haven’t watched the video yet but I have to stop and say congrats on the guys my friend. Now let’s watch that video.I don't know what I was expecting today, but today was the day - I headed up the hill close to where I live with my DL(TT)G and my powered TT determined to give it a go on a slope - it was amazing!
the back story so far - I am not a competent pilot and I have only flown two or three times on calm days with a prop - I can keep the plane in the air for a bit and usually land without too much damage - I have struggled to have the confidence to go high so my flights have generally been short ones!
now to the good stuff - I did it, I actually did - I wouldn't call it slope-soaring just yet, but I had some short flights with some decent lift. I can see the potential for me with this kind of flying (very exhilarating)!
the DL(TT)G seemed to be well balanced and reasonably manoeuvrable with the bank and yank control surfaces - the light breeze was a bit gusty, and when it was blowing nicely I had some awesome lift but no forward penetration.
the TT flew easily into the breeze and I finally got some elevation and distance (if the camera was actually 'ON' the video would have been a good one) - seems I damaged the wing at the centre dihedral on a heavy landing into a bush so I packed it in for the day and headed home.
I am a bit embarrassed to post the video from today - it was the first outing with my new cyclops v3 onboard and I had a few technical glitches - most of the time it was 'ON' when I was on the ground and 'OFF' when I was flying - I did get a few grabs of my test flights so that is all that I could put in the video!
Then you should go there more often!@mayan - The powered TT went up well and flew into the breeze quite nicely, it's such a shame I didn't have the camera on as it was one of my longest flights and at one point I had the power off and it was floating in the breeze - I had a bit more fun than flying on the park!
It's still a long way to go!
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