Posted by SteveRI |
Nov 15, 2008 @ 08:13 AM | 2,882 Views
I was taking a break from building my boat, a 25 foot Eldredge Mcginnis bass boat when I was surfing the web and came across a sailplane site. I went to RCsoaring.com , clicked on the link for clubs and found the Rhode Island Soaring Club. I made a call to the secretary and was given a number of a fellow I had known for years. It turns out he was one of the first slopers in this area and had been building and flying for 20 years. We took 1 of his gliders to a local slope and I was hooked.
Since then I have been out to the Cape and flown at White Crest Beach, about 180 feet off the water, unbelievable to say the least.
This past summer we started aero towing at our clubs turf farm fields and I'm deeply involved with that, currently I'm building a Pilatus Porter Tow plane. My fleet currently has 11 soon to be 12 slopers,3 electrics , Thermal Dancer a 4 meter Discus, a 4 meter Libelle , just ordered a 4 meter Schweitzer and thinking about an ASW20.
Great people and any hobby that has you looking up in the sky gives you a better outlook on life and is really a lot of fun.
July 21, 2010 well here's my 4 meter Schweitzer; I bought the fuse from Ren DiLeo and the Porter in the background is the second version from a set of plans from Mr Aerodesign. Currently I'm working on a plug for an electric powered Pegasus and 1/3rd scale SPARROWHAWK.