Quote, "I suggest CD'ing a contest and let us know how it goes! What an easy competition to setup and hold."
...I don't even have an ALES sailplane flyable. Although a member of the CVRC in Visalia, I have been "away" from any serious sailplane flying for about four years (helping my son Kyle Dahl in his quest to be the World 3D Master in R/C helicopters...which BTW he accomplished this year by winning the 3D Masters Competition in Venlo, Netherlands in July).
So, mission accomplished with Kyle
, and I'm back checking-out the current sailplane scene. Which of course I find the new thing in town is ALES.
I watched the Fall Fest ALES competition on Friday, and you're right, it looks comparatively easy on the CD to organize and execute.
But, it seemed to me that the design and performance differences that have separated our sailplanes all these years in American TD flying, are still there in ALES. Thus, my original "wondering" in my first post.