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Old Nov 01, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Newbie Woes. Gentle Lady weapon of choice.

Hi everyone. I finished building my GL about a week ago and have been flying (and crashing) for 3 days now. I've been reading about slope soaring and finding thermals from the Apogee articles. The plane is handling very nicely I must say. However, I am having a heck of a time getting any more than 30 sec duration flights. I have been attempting to hand launch it off the side of big hills and in the field behind my house. I am getting frustrated now since Its a beautiful plane getting all ripped up from the amount of landings I have to perform.

Is it a MUST to use a launching device for this sailplane? I am about this l..l close to buying a folding prop for it from Master Airscrew and powering it. I rather not though since having a glider is so cool. I didn't want to purchase a high start because they cost as much as the plane did. If you guys think its necessary though, I'll fork over the money so I can enjoy my new toy.

Thoughts, input, advice?

Sincerely,
Frustrated Noob (Dan)[IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
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