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Old May 31, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Gord,

You are correct on the music. I pulled it from a collection of Hans Zimmer's music.

BTW, I am working on a new version of flying the Ventus at Pradera Ridge. Should have it shot, edited and posted to Vimeo within the week.

JumpySticks - You will be intrigued to hear that I caught a beautiful thermal with my Ventus last Monday and climbed several hundred feet. You are correct that the wing loading is pretty high, I think I calculated 17 oz per ft2 for mine. It also has small control surfaces which can make it tricky to fly. And watch out for that nasty tip stall! But, if you keep the speed up it flies quite nicely. The Ventus is better at slope soaring than thermalling, however it has a wonderful look about it in the air that is compelling.

Am going to build a 2.3 meter Fox EPO glider next.

Cheers,

Jackson
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