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Posted by oldscooler | Dec 27, 2009 @ 03:39 AM | 25,922 Views
If you are a first time Le Fish builder like me maybe this blog will assist you in building yours. I have learned a lot from more experienced foamie builders and hope your build comes out as well as mine. Its time to fly! Thank you and enjoy.

Here is the final build video, but be sure and read through the thread for the finer details. Let it load, turn HD option off if you have a slow Inet service.

Le Fish overview (28 min 31 sec)

Maiden 4/2009
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Posted by oldscooler | May 30, 2009 @ 10:21 PM | 5,013 Views
This is, was an original scratch built Gigolo that I transformed into a 72" Vtpr aerobatic type plane.

Rebuild thread here.

Super Jiggin the Point (4 min 8 sec)

Posted by oldscooler | May 27, 2009 @ 05:08 PM | 5,726 Views
Don't worry, this isn't a religious sort of post, your safe to read one slopers opinion on this Spirit aspect of slope soaring.

Charlie Richardson, founder of CR Sailplanes made a huge positive cutting edge mark on the sport during the 80's and 90's said it best and I paraphrase -

"There is a certain Spirit about a neat handcrafted plane that one experiences that to me a foamy just doesn't have - I'll never own a foamy".

After building and flying both woodies and foamies I have to agree with CR. First of all do you realize when crafting a wood plane you literally get it inside of you? You sand and shape the wood to where it's inhaled and it becomes a part of your physical nature in a microscopic way. That's right, you and the model are one in nature sharing dust particles that don't harm your body. It's an organic relationship from the beginning. Foamies don't do that to you.

Balsa and plywood materials are an amazing thing for modeling that has been here for hundreds of years of modeling history not only with flying machines. They hold a great tradition with man and his exploration of invention and design. Foamies don't do that.

And, wood model airplanes can be easily repaired or restored to like new condition over and over again. Foamies don't do that.

Finally, when holding a woodie in one hand and a foamy in the other, you must agree the foamy just doesn't have character and Spirit as the hand built wood model you spent more time crafting from...Continue Reading
Posted by oldscooler | May 21, 2009 @ 03:21 AM | 5,628 Views
The new Slope VTPR website is NOW online for all you extreme acro fanatics!


Posted by oldscooler | May 21, 2009 @ 03:12 AM | 6,511 Views
This thread is for the purpose of showing off your VTPR flying videos. What is VTPR you might say. Well come on over to our website and find out what all this VTPR talk is about. Its a very exciting, sometime dangerous to model, well most of the time and a close knit group of slope flyers that enjoy extreme "low and slow" aerobatics. The style was originated in France and the UK with purpose designed and built models that are highly maneuverable, in fact sometimes crazy maneuverable (ala Madslide) and very light flying weights. This is cause for the designer/builder to pay close attention to durability, maneuverability in varying lift conditions netting the best "acro result" on the slope.

Join in and share your extreme VTPR vids so all can see this rewarding and satisfying flying style.

Posted by oldscooler | May 14, 2009 @ 07:56 PM | 5,992 Views
Latest in my line of 1.7m economical, easy to build, easy to transport and high performance VTPR/Aerobatic models. Hard to believe the HP claim being balsa and low tech looking hey? Dont be fooled, check it out below... Eric

ZEPPELIN 1.7m "PSP" (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by oldscooler | May 13, 2009 @ 01:24 AM | 5,783 Views
New unique and lightweight ship by Old S'Sool Hobbies.

VOL-LENT 2.5m total build and fly video (11 min 22 sec)