Back to the slope with a glider today - again at Torrey Pines as it is similar to my slope site - I went for a bigger glider the 'Storm 3.2m @3.0kgs' and dialled up the wind a bit more to 12m/s - the guys at our slope like to fly in high winds so I really need to crank it up to around 15-17m/s to get to 60 kph - even though I had the rates at 50% but I was still getting blown about - I have started to get comfortable relaxing when getting in behind the slope!
Video grab is still a bit low quality (something to work on) - turn on 1080 HD.
I just dropped the second episode of my new blog. I've decided to try to put out two a week...one a bit educational for the new pilots out there, and one just full of fun stuff! VLOG002 is about slope soaring...it's just an introduction for anyone who might be interested...
This is just my second VLOG, and it will feature all styles of flying, but I will put down wind turns down to talk about the next time I have a soaring section...thinking about making soaring a small segment every VLOG...but still thinking... do you have questions about them?
There's a bit of slope soaring from last weekend in this video after the fpv bit. Sloping starts about 5 and a half minutes in. It was really cloudy when my son and I were up there, and only started to clear up when we walked back down the hill. By the time we were at the bottom of the hill there were 5 or 6 para-gliders up in the air, flying from the top of the hill where we were slope soaring down to the beach below.