Slope soarers are the simplest of radio control models to design, no thrust. Which now leads to the inevitable question, what soaring model would suit a beginner soarer. Based in cape town, south africa, and specifically the southern end of the cape peninsula, we are blessed with stunning views over table bay, chapmans. Printable book and video list sometimes it is nice to be able to print a complete list of the available books and videos.
The truth is i have more than enough slope soarers already anyone want to buy a wik salto and didnt fancy taking out a mortgage for one of. Slopes km slopehunter guide to slope soaring sites. Slope soaring with an rc glider can be one of the most relaxing and straightforward ways of enjoying radio control flight. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Radio control slope soaring paperback january 1, 1983 by dave hughes author 5. If you have been thinking about joining norcal slope soaring now is the time with these deeply discounted prices. I thought id made it as a writer, but it wasnt to be, despite being likened to hammond innes and also being described as a gifted narrator financial times. I have made a few slope soarers, but have yet to go to the slopes and try any of them out. I see some scale flyers making the same basic mistakes while flying at the slope, so i reckon giving some slope soaring tips cant hurt. We have our own registered site at mt annan about 40 minutes south west of sydney.
The ginger is a new molded slope sailplane stocked by roj. It was the most popular model in the first national combat championships in 1998, which it won. Lonely planet northern california travel guide lonely planet, vlahides, john a, benson, sara. Slope soaring in california north february 2, 2009 january 21, 2016 slopeflyer. Because they fly in stronger wind conditions, slope soarers are faster than thermal sailplanes, and the extra speed gives them excellent aerobatic capabilities. I didnt find much on the web about learning to slope soar, so im writing this page as something that might be helpful to new slope soarers. In 2002 i returned to slope soaring after a gap of some twenty five years. Slope sailplanes are a form of rc glider that were designed for the slope or edge of a hill. Youve made your beautiful scale creation, so why smash it when you fly it. The weaseltrek is the new 90 cm 35 stowable slope flying wing from dream flight.
A work of fiction based on the actual events of erik b. I filmed these two rc slope soarers at the bwlch on mickeys slope. The hill offers a great range of opportunities for every level of slope flyer including ds. My husband and i are learning to fly slope gliders after already flying electricpowered model airplanes. Being a manufacturer of slope soarer kits i am probably committing business harakiri by writing this article and encouraging you to design and build your own slope soarers. From reading various posts, a lot of people recommend the multiplex easyglider pro, but these are fairly old. When las vegas police officers unwittingly gun down a west point graduate and current covert operations agent, then try to cover up their crime, they unleash an asymmetric war with a federal black world agency.
Book, 269 pages about this title contributions from. Two oceans slope soarers how is two oceans slope soarers. You can use it to highlight books and videos to be purchased by friends and family members as gifts. At the other end of the scale, it can be an adrenalinefilled and completely exhilarating. Slope glider buy rc gliders for slope soaring at modelflight. Slope soarers get their lift from wind that rises when it meets a hill or upward slope. It was the first sunny day after weeks of torrential rain and gales.
This article has links to other sites with more info. Intended for higher wind speeds than the alula, the weasel gives insane slope fun without costing the earth or taking up too much space. Through one of the published books radio control soaring on your site i have found an elegant. Naturally it not only complies with the bmfa slope combat rules, but exceeds their requirements in several ways that we think should be. My slope soaring adventure during our summer holidays in california from 17. The wind must be blowing towards the slope and should be free of trees and buildings. Love it no engines or fuel to worry about now i need a good slope soarer,anyone recommend one preferable artf and without a motor. North slope was the first of my seven novels that i had published. The walk is about 20 minutes if you start at the main carpark. Rcgroups is not responsible for the content of this forum. Reviewed in the united kingdom on 27 december 2007 very good book for the new commer into slope soaring, i have trawled the net looking for advice, and this book had it all, the theory,and what pitfalls to expect,what type of soarer to buy for the first timer into radio control and the. Get a slope glider for soaring through the skies at the modelflight rc hobby estore. The first issue was published in september of 1988, and the last issue was dated junejuly 1990.
Ken binks, pat teakle, tony ellis, chris foss, geoff dallimer, dave dyer, george bushell, fred deudney, john beer, norman armstrong, geoff meakin, j. I used to say that slope sailplanes needed to be medium to large in size, but with the advent of new radios and small, powerful servos, you can build a slope plane thats teensy. Hi folks, i have just moved from southampton to garway hill in herefordshire. For those not familiar with slope soaring news, ssn was charlies brainchild which enjoyed a run of twenty issues in the late 1980s. The sketch below shows a typical slope and the forces acting upon it. This is for the official facebook page for ncss, the nor cal slope soaring club. Aerobatics for rc slope soaring this is a book on slope aerobatics, believed to be the only one of its kind in the world.
Saturday pulled one of those out the bag with a fresh south easter in the morning session that was predicted to go south. The plans were originally avialable from model airplane news, i am not sure if. The information is also available in the form of a pdf document to make it easy to take with you. Northern california travel guidebook lonely planet online shop. The original wildthing was the first fully kitted epp model in the u. However, proofing has been a far more difficult task than could have imagined. Being a manufacturer of slope soarer kits i am probably committing business harakiri by. Leading edge gliders rc sailplanes rc slope soaring. The flatter the land at the base of the slope, the better turbulence free lift is generated. Its relatively easy to master and, for me, is a personal favourite type of rc flying. We are a committed group of slope soarers who spend our spare time flying some the most beautiful slopes in the world with radio controlled model aircraft. Macmillan picked it up and published it in hardback in 1980.
The ascent from the carpark will seem like a refreshing spot of exercise or a real chore depending on the size of your beer belly. This article is for those occasional readers that are interested in taking up radio control model flying and more particularly slope soaring as it is my speciality. Today i decided to take my daughter for a walk up garway hill common to fly a kite and to my delight i discovered. Stephen, the president of the west sydney slope soarers sent in this note. He now has several in stock ready for immediate dispatch once he has set up a paypal account and taken over the sas website. Slope soaring the mechanics of slope soaring types of hill types of model rudderonly soaring. The forth valley soarersmodel gliding club was formed in the 1970s to promote the sport of radio controlled slope soaring and thermal soaring. With soaring peaks, vast coastline and the tallest of the worlds trees, northern. There are numerous great spots for slope soaring in northern california. Like the creature that inspired it, our mako flying wing is the fastest of its species moving relentlessly forward as it prowls its territory. Slope, sometimes referred to as gradient in mathematics, is a number that measures the steepness and direction of a line, or a section of a line connecting two points, and is usually denoted by m.
Thanks to the graciousness of charlie morey, weve been given the opportunity to create a pdf archive of slope soaring news. Norcal slope soarers ncss has decided to have a membership drive this year. These are locations we have had the privilege to fly. This model has a wingspan of 2000mm, a fuselage length of 1215mm and the wing section is the supurb mh32 f3b wingsection. The following slope soarers shown exceptional performance recently. Kathleen is the author of the entrepreneurs guide to sewn product manufacturing, the most highly rated book of any topic in the garment industry. Giant scale rc pss at hermanus afc slope event 2014. Forth valley soarers model gliding club, scotland, uk. It is the latest version of the popular rc sloper from dreamflight. Nsw slope soaring association the nswssa is a registered club that promotes safe slope soaring in nsw, and is based at the fantastic otford site. Production is now back in the capable hands of alan head, the designer and proprietor of soar ahead sailplanes since 1981. Kevin march 18, 2014 slope soaring no comments sometimes this wee strip of land poking out into the two oceans, both atlantic and indian if the fable be told, can produce the oddest weather patterns. Hence, amendments have been ongoing and the book is not expected to fully completed until sometime in. The club continues flying today at their home site in the pentlands hills just south of edinburgh, scotland, and at sites across the whole of the united kingdom.718 136 736 1027 219 1478 611 1257 889 977 757 1099 160 928 1071 1240 1226 1264 966 500 707 323 997 310 1151 19 1362 780 813 334 761 258 1372 408 1059 1118