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Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 01, 2013 @ 05:51 PM | 1,827 Views
this was my slope soaring today, I feel this type of flying is the true essence of flight. No Prop, Motor or second chance. It is a all or nothing situation and to do it well takes sharp sticks and the ability to read the plane. Loose the prop and motor and set off on gossamer wings.....what a blast
Amazing Slope Soaring 1 June 2013 (18 min 53 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | May 28, 2013 @ 07:54 AM | 3,860 Views
Lil Champ Big Big wind (2 min 54 sec)

12 to 18 mph plane crushing wind what a blast
Posted by RTF Thumper | Mar 30, 2013 @ 07:24 PM | 2,889 Views
This is the second time I flew with Kelse. He sure is smooth with his Helicopter.
3D at Legacy (1 min 52 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Mar 30, 2013 @ 07:16 PM | 2,806 Views
Some Radian Pro, Fun Cub, and Cub flying.
Fun fly (3 min 59 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Mar 16, 2013 @ 05:17 PM | 2,690 Views
Had a blast at legacy today, brought two new pilots out with us. Ryan who shot this footage with his I phone and Kielse who read our posts here in this forum he sent me a private message and boom our group grew by 2 we now have 12 men flying what a blast. This is a short vid showing a great glider zipping to 300 feet on a standard high start. The wind had just about all of the other fellas grounded. Notsogood, myself and the two new guys were the only ones to challenge the stiff 11mph up to 15 wind more to come later

Maiden of the Gentle Lady 2 Meter ARF (1 min 20 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Jan 05, 2013 @ 02:00 AM | 3,537 Views
Some high Alfa mini vapor and som mcx2 stuff


Lunch Hour flight (2 min 14 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Jan 01, 2013 @ 05:52 PM | 2,986 Views
Two mph winds and 17 degrees with light snow. IMHO max conditions for this lil guy but what a blast to fly

MCX 2 In The Snow (2 min 53 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Dec 29, 2012 @ 01:09 PM | 3,011 Views
Sweet shooter, lots of fun

Hi Point 45 ACP (1 min 2 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Dec 28, 2012 @ 04:10 PM | 3,162 Views
This is the Blade Scout $50.00 RTF
What a great starter helicopter

My grand daughter and daughter flying her Scout (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:24 AM | 2,895 Views
The next level (the movie) (2 min 57 sec)

Lots of fun easy to fly, real tough and a good way to keep that left thumb awake
Posted by RTF Thumper | Oct 18, 2012 @ 08:15 AM | 4,362 Views
A fun Vid of my fun Cub in 11 to 15 mph winds doing the STOL thang LOL
what a blast.
Loving my Fun Cub (4 min 34 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Oct 14, 2012 @ 11:44 PM | 4,223 Views
This is some of the best slope flying I have seen yet. By far the best I have done.
The Fling from Fling Mountain 14 OCT 12 (14 min 35 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Oct 14, 2012 @ 04:56 PM | 3,710 Views
Sorry about the vid but staring into the sun will do that to ya.
14 Oct 12 Fling on the slope and High start (12 min 10 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Oct 08, 2012 @ 03:46 PM | 3,986 Views
I am in the first stage of the fabulious addiction of slope soaring. This is the Fling by Great Planes. Had a blast will post more as I learn. This is my second time on the slope.
The Fling and The Slope (3 min 35 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Sep 23, 2012 @ 02:57 PM | 3,758 Views
Went out to soar my Fling for the first time this morning. The wind was 17 to 24 MPH so I drove to a new spot out in the desert to find a 30 degree slope with the wind smoking up the way I needed. Got in position and with great excitement lofted her to the heavens. She soared like a eagle after twenty minutes of fantastic motor free soaring and my nerves went away I landed her (not so smooth) but in one piece. I had a smoke and a gulp of coffee and went for flight two with great confidence I stabbed the sky with my beautiful glider and 3 minutes in I did some loops and fast low carving left to right about a foot off the ground and then ......... DISASTER struck. As I turned into the wind a very strong gust hit us the Fling went nose up and I was holding full down but in that wind it made no difference, now inverted and tumbling down wind mother nature slammed her back to earth among boulders the size of my 3/4 ton truck. Snapped the carbon rod fuse in half and crushed the fiberglass nose in, broke both control lines to the elevator. So a new plane is on its way and I will be flinging a new fling by friday for 79 dollars you cant go wrong and now I have a spare wing and tail feathers on hand they were undamaged in the crash.
Posted by RTF Thumper | Sep 16, 2012 @ 10:35 PM | 4,573 Views
After the fellas helped me with my glider the skies got busy with the big ones.
Sailplanes of September at Legacy Park (4 min 59 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Sep 16, 2012 @ 06:23 PM | 4,086 Views
This is the Fling by Great planes 2 channel and a wing span of 48 inches she has a AUW of 9 Ounces she comes with a Highstart and is a dream to fly. Want to learn sail planes for under 100 dollars just say Fling. I put her next to my Radian Pro to show a size and configuration diffrences. Check this vid out its cool or your money back.
Maiden Flight of my Fling Glider (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Sep 03, 2012 @ 09:02 PM | 4,455 Views
This vid shows two other ways to launch a wing, and some intense combat footage captured by my flying partner "Notsogood" My self and Bowsonn are in a two plane dule that is fun to watch. Put this vid to full screen and enjoy.
Hot Wings Idaho Style (6 min 16 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Aug 12, 2012 @ 06:50 PM | 4,543 Views
These planes are great, a challange to build and a blast to fly.
StevensAero Bowers Fly Baby Biplane (6 min 41 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Jul 28, 2012 @ 09:31 PM | 4,638 Views
My Grim in a Hover (4 min 7 sec)