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Archive for September, 2012
Posted by RTF Thumper | Sep 23, 2012 @ 02:57 PM | 3,686 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 | 4,497 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 | 4,018 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 | 4,382 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)