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Old Nov 01, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Who said Kiwi's can't fly!
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Hi, if the slopes a good height and shape , and the breeze is blowing directly onto it then you should be able to fly for hours without landing.. untill you either get bored, the wind stops or changes direction or you run you batteries flat.
I dont have many decent slopes near my home so I now fly with a brushless and lipo's , I can fly almost all morning on one lipo charge. I have just converted an electric glider I built to slope ( removed the motor and fitted a nose block) and I am looking forward to trying a bit of slope soaring again.... I think there is something neat about flying an unpowered model, also it usually blows here from about now till early December ( equinox ) so I may as well make use of it a....
Good luck with the GL
PS: try a tow line, its how I learnt... about 100 feet of fishing line and a pendant near the tow hook, a friend would tow it up for me and I got some great flights from the launches ( lots cheaper than a high start system..)

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