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Old Jul 09, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Seale View Post
The OP clearly states 'designed for slope soaring' I'm not sure why so many are coming back and saying they want it to be dedesigned as a thermal model as its primary role. It would be like me going into the thermal forum and suggesting that someone redesign their model for electric/slope use.

Do they? Care to share?

"Gordon here from Ridgehogs VERY long story short, we wanted to make a shock resistant Sailplane which is designed for slope soaring, can catch thermals easy, can perform well, is suited for the beginner and advanced pilot - oh and is indestructible!! - too much to ask? "

See in bold. That's why.
I've heard some slope purists a while back frown upon powered planes on the slopes...
Thermal planes will easily fly on the slopes but Slope planes won't thermal as easily.

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