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Old Apr 24, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by cvanscho View Post
I can't agree. I own about ten fully moulded sailplanes. Nevertheless, some of the biggest fun I have at the slope comes from foam planes like the Radian Pro, Windrider Fox and Multiplex Merlin. These last two will fly amazingly well in very windy conditions.

I learned to fly with an EasyStar. I found it very stable and forgiving.

But coming to your main argument above, I am very grateful that we are seeing more and more of these foam gliders on the market. What they are doing (and the Radian and Radian Pro have proven to be the Kings here) is introducing gliding to a whole new cohort of people who might never have considered it before (probably because balsa or fiberglass gliders seemed a bit too fragile and expensive). Hopefully a lot of these people will become hooked on gliding, and will then move on to other aspects of gliding (and other types of gliders). So, the whole market gets bigger, and the result is more choice, more innovation, lower prices, etc. etc. All good stuff!

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