Amateur Ds Junkies
Well I thought I would start a thread for all us amateur ds junkies. Us guys who love ds'ing whether we are ds'ing our weasel or carbon ship. Us who are not on the list of fastest ds'ers in the world, but just love to do it for the rush and the fun of it.
Not that I have anything against the guys who make the Big Dog list or are trying to go 400 mph. These guys are our mentors, the pros, our inspiration. But I like dsing just to ds. Like golfing just to golf, or surfing just to surf. Just because I can't golf as good as Tiger or surf as good as Slater, it doesn't lessen my enjoyment of the sport, and I love watching and learning from the pro's as well.
So anyway, this thread is dedicated to all the amateur ds'ers out there who are not trying to fly 300 mph, and are thrilled just to dive into any backside no mater what the speed for the fun of the game.
So all are welcome if you love the darkside.
Ok so my friends and I are having so much fun with the Pep Boys radar gun at our local DS site in Poway, CA they wanted me to keep our speeds in the first post, so we can keep track of them in one place.
Understand this is not about being the fastest in the world. Were talking about a small backside with plane eating six foot bushes in 5-10 mph winds. We are laughing, pushing, talkin smack, and encouraging each other the entire time.
So if you haven't flown faster than 100mph yet (if you have your still an Amateur DS Junkie, but way better than most of us), let us know and we will post it, especial if you break 100 for the first time, and we will add you to the Century Club.
?mph ?????, slowest DS curcuits, ?????
59mph Greg, INVERTED DS, 48" wing, Bills Hill
70 MPH, Bungee launch to DS curcuit, Weasel, Quadshot
53mph Quadshot, EasyStar (yes EasyStar), Bills Hill
59mph Greg, modified EasyStar, Bills Hill
BALSA OR DLG PLANES:
43 MPH Freeglide, Nano Flow Poway
FOAM WINGS AND THINGS:
44 MPH Radioglitch, Raider, Poway
49 MPH Freeglide, Weasel, Poway
50 MPH Rockbus, Weasel, Poway
60 MPH Indubitably, Weasel, Weldon
65 mph Quadshot, Weasel, Bills Hill
70mph, Quadshot, WW Slayer, Parker
FOAM PLANKS, PSS, OTHER UNDER 60":
50 MPH Mr. Robert, Moth, Poway
60 MPH Mr Robert, Cobalt, Poway
FOAM PLANKS, PSS, OTHER OVER 60":
64 MPH Mr Robert JW60, Poway
69 MPH Freeglide, M60, Poway
70 MPH Rockbus, HP60, Poway
73 MPH Quadshot, Carbon Bird, Poway
77mph Quadshot, Carbon Bird, Bills Hill
80mph Wr Mizzard, Wisper, Bills Hill
82mph Freeglide, Blade, Bills Hill
82mph Rockbus, Carbon Blade, Bills Hill
85mph Freeglide, Mini Destiny, Bills Hill
85mph Rockbus, Machdart, Bills Hill
91mph Jduartep, MiniBlade, Bills Hill
92.4mph Oranator, Opus Flat nose, Bills Hill
94 Wr Mizzard, Blast, Bills Hill
95 Freeglide, Nemisis, Bills Hill
108 Greg, Destiny, Bills Hill
112 Wr. Mizzard, ???, Weldon
111 Freeglide Opus, Bills Hill
113 Quadshot, Ruby, Norco
122 Jduartup, Windmills
128 Rockbus, Windmills
150 Freeglide, Windmills
15? Greg, Norco
PERSONAL BEST OVER 100MPH:
111 Paul, carbon destiny, Bills Hill
Here is a little video of what I am talking about that I took last Sunday. It is my friends James and Ray ds'ing together on the backside of Poway, just having a blast chasing each other around with their mustang and weasel.
I love DS'ing stuff that shouldnt be doing it.. let me see what goofy plane DS'ers i can dig up... hehehehe..
Here is me with my Bird on the same day.
The crash sound is from a kid on the front side crashing his wing in the bush about 5 feet away from me. I still jump everytime I hear it on the video, because earlier that day I piled my mini blade into the tree/bush at the very bottom of the hill, and on the video that is right where my Bird is when the kid hit the bush.
First time I crashed my composite plane dsing, and it was a spectacular one. I did not realize that I was that low, and right when I was pulling back on the stick POW into the side of the tree. Oh well first time for everything. Composites just don't bounce back like foam does. I will post a picture of the wing damage. when I take it.
Weasel DS is a kick in the pants! I had a blast with mine Friday at Parker after my JW had a servo go south. At 71 mph, the Weasel's fin blew clean off!
And finally last but not least, my buddy Mark the weekend before dsing composite (mini destiny) for the first time at the Bump in Temecula. This guy might go pro!
Yeah I just bought new aileron stock tonight to get my weasel in shape to ds this weekend after seeing Ray have so much fun with his.
That would be a cool part of this thread. what weird planes have you actually ds, like King of the Hill mentioned.
Our problem here in San Diego (esoecially Poway) is not having enough lift to dive in the back. Once you get on the backside you can keep going and going. We spend most our time scratching the frontside with our moths just to get high enough to get a good dive, after that it's cake.
That's were the weasel really shines.
Also I was thinking of getting a bungy to launch with for Poway. That would get is up plenty high and then your golden.
Nice idea for a thread Chris... here's a start for my contributions.
Mini Salto Palomar College Hill DS video
Mini Salto Blossom DS video
Onboard video of Zagi DS'ng chain link fence at The Wall
James that is the video I always think of when I thought of starting this thread of you with your foam PSS at Blossom!
Thanks for adding it. Way cool.
Good Job Chris. Nice vids James.
And James you DS'ing the fence at the wall with your zagi is the most bizzar dsing I have ever seen. So wild! Exactly what this thread is all about.
Here is me all by myself up at Hodges with my mini blade (RIP) a couple months back. Sure nice not having all the bushes on the hill like Poway.
the $20 Hobby People Wild Wing Slope convert...
strongest "DS Trainer" i know of.
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