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#1 extremewing Apr 04, 2011 06:44 PM

Utah Flyers Alula thread
Since it seems there are a lot of us with Alula's, and I think it is one of the best rc planes, I thought it would be a good idea to keep together a collection of Info, pictures and discussion on the alula.

I will start it off by linking to our build images, but welcome any contributions!


We have great fun doing all up last down competitions where the loser hands over his aircraft to someone else...

I will update this original post with links or other important or useful things if anyone would like that.

#2 JetPack Ninja Jr Apr 04, 2011 07:03 PM

Good idea!

#3 JONBOYLEMON Apr 04, 2011 07:26 PM

Alula's cant fly in a gale though.

#4 extremewing Apr 04, 2011 07:49 PM

When Alex was on crutches still, he had parked his car pretty much on the edge at the RC site on pom south side. It was very strong. Like a gale, and he was flying from inside the car. When I joined him we were screaming up and down the ridge, landing was tricky! Lots of energy involved when touching down.

#5 JONBOYLEMON Apr 04, 2011 07:53 PM

So "like a gale" but not an actual gale?

#6 JetPack Ninja Jr Apr 04, 2011 08:04 PM

Sounds like it was fun, I really want to try my hand at some slope soaring.

#7 like.2.fly Apr 04, 2011 08:39 PM

A Utah Alula thread?
Gotta post these vids here... (sorry for the cross-post)

Alula glider - Hawk attack (8 min 7 sec)

Alula glider - Hawk attack 2 (2 min 3 sec)

#8 extremewing Apr 04, 2011 08:51 PM

Thanks Mike, I like the cross post, so now we can find these videos easily!

#9 extremewing Apr 04, 2011 08:53 PM

Jon, not according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gale, but I had to lean into it to stand. Does that count?

#10 JONBOYLEMON Apr 04, 2011 08:55 PM

The ruling on the field is..... Close enough!!!!! Count it as a gale

#11 ecase Apr 05, 2011 09:56 AM

I knew I was going to have sore muscles after flying with Jake on Saturday and I was right. I did stop at the south side of POM on my way home to fly either the Alula or Weasel, but the wind was coming from the west and I wasn't sure how to handle it, so I left.

#12 JONBOYLEMON Apr 05, 2011 10:06 AM

A West wind is not soo good. You can walk way over and look over I-15 to fly but I have done that and the air is really bumpy and variable. Might have something to do with blowing over freeway traffic and it cant smooth out in time as it comes up the hill.

#13 JetPack Ninja Jr Apr 05, 2011 12:46 PM

I'm going to have to fly at POM with you guys sometime!

#14 Darth_Elevator Apr 12, 2011 06:05 PM

Alula thread -- great idea!


Originally Posted by extremewing (Post 17879809)
...I think it is one of the best rc planes

I agree!

3 Alulas and a Weasel (0 min 53 sec)

Alulas at Ensign Peak (2 min 20 sec)

#15 JetPack Ninja Jr Apr 12, 2011 07:10 PM

Great Vids, Cliff!

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