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slope soaring

#41
Good job. Welcome to your newest addiction. Still Need a click or two of down elevator trim to help penetration, slow down your roll rates just a bit, maybe more expo. I see two issues with your video flying site, hungry plane eating powerlines, and plane munching trees. Them powerlines can jump a good 10 meters to snag a plane and they are so fast you can't see them move.
 

bracesport

Well-known member
#43
@Piotrsko - tell me about it, they draw you in like magnets - in the attached image at the far point where the telephone lines stop there in another awesome wide open slope down to the sea - the problem is, if I mess up it will be harder to retrieve the ship!

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bracesport

Well-known member
#44
I fixed the flying damage from yesterday - braced and glued the dihedral of the TT with skewers, put a new nose on the DL(TT)G, and got my 1.2m DLG closer to completion (fitted the iA6 Rx and wiring the battery and UBEC) - a little more tinkering to sort the CG and it will be good to go.
 
#45
Ok the obvious comment : then DON'T mess up. If you are unsure, wait a bit to see if conditions improve. The plane will rise up at least a meter on launch. If it doesn't, immediately try to land even if it means sticking it into the hill or nearby bush. Edp/eps packing foam nose cones are handy for that.

Unfortunately, the best slope sites have miserable retrieving conditions. One cove I flew in you had to drive 10 miles around to get to the beach to recover the crashed bits, if the beach goers didn't take them.
 

mayan

Well-known member
#47
Ok the obvious comment : then DON'T mess up. If you are unsure, wait a bit to see if conditions improve. The plane will rise up at least a meter on launch. If it doesn't, immediately try to land even if it means sticking it into the hill or nearby bush. Edp/eps packing foam nose cones are handy for that.

Unfortunately, the best slope sites have miserable retrieving conditions. One cove I flew in you had to drive 10 miles around to get to the beach to recover the crashed bits, if the beach goers didn't take them.
Life doesn't always give you cherries with the ice cream, sometimes you have to enjoy what you get :).
 

bracesport

Well-known member
#49
@FoamyDM - sadly the best flights had no video but I had a blast - so much so I built my brother in laws Pheonix and designed one for myself over easter! I also have my DLG ready to go, but I feel I need to find another soaring spot with a bit more open space!
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#50
@bracesport it is about the experience. More space is key, to relaxing.
I think my favorite plane, right now, is the FT - SS for the Thermaling and Easy-long flying/gliding. I frequently spend 30 mins. on a 2200 3s Bat. (b-pack) I would use smaller if it Balanced... (wait, I should just move the wing a bit.)

Having fun is what it's about. I'm about to go up into the Smokeys (Boone) here in Western North Corlina US and see if I could try some slope soaring for a moment.