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Old Mar 20, 2014, 09:21 AM
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The terrain in the second picture looks like like it could tear up a sailplane pretty good upon landing.
Yeap, Tom...., that new club runway in Jerez wasn´t finished and they had a very rough surface..., one more reason to use the foam belly skid and full spoilers landing ....
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Old Apr 03, 2014, 06:25 AM
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Hi mates, just for sharing again, last Sunday morning weather was really fine for soaring, but I have not too much time for the hobby, only a couple hours or so..., hummmm........ ˇˇˇ What a pitty not to fly....ˇˇˇ, no time to pick up the tools, get in into the car, drive to the runway and so on..., but what a heck, the beach is only a mere two hundred meters from home and still not too much people...
We choosed our trusty O2 to fly..... and boy...., I really enjoyed a lot again with the calm weather performance of this ship and by the way..., took some aerial pics and vid of my home city and background... so let me sharing as said these moments.
In flight you can see most of the town; ( the modern area, another day we will fly near downtown and harbour ), at east there is the US Naval Station and their own harbour and more far Cadiz Bay and the own Cadiz on the other side of the bay...
At west there is the sand dunes and pines forests, ... as most of us, one really love his own city.... ....
I choosed to fly a looks like slope flying pattern but actually there isn´t any wind for soaring. Long time ago, with my first O2 I really did slope soaring using the buildings as the slope clift when the wind comes from South...., but as said there isn´t enough wind force for slope...., so Axi motor must did the job for ocassionals climb..., and for landing, a full spoilers opened really stop the ship....
Regards buddies.
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OLYMPIC II SOBRE LA COSTILLA (11 min 57 sec)
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Old Apr 03, 2014, 08:55 AM
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Beautiful. I hope to fly my Oly this weekend. Is so, I'll put a few pics of Albuquerque.
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 02:03 PM
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Hi Tom, sorry not to see your post before. Please buddy feel free to share those pics or your homeland.... Here another flying buddy begin the construction of another O2 with electric propulsion..., also another guy from Toledo; ( Spain ) got a couple of kits from US of the O2 and the Olympic 650 little bird...., so these are good news for vintage sailplaners as we...
And just for sharing here is the vid of yesterday flight....

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Old Jun 23, 2014, 10:46 PM
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Manolo, I fly with rudder and elevator on the right stick and throttle on the left. It looks like you have rudder and elevator on the left stick?
Cool video by the way.
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Old Jun 26, 2014, 04:03 AM
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Manolo, I fly with rudder and elevator on the right stick and throttle on the left. It looks like you have rudder and elevator on the left stick?
Cool video by the way.
Tx Tom for your kindly words....
Yeap, usually I fly in mode 3.... , ailerons and elevator on the left stick and rudder and throthe on right. With RES ships instead of ailerons I use rudder on left stick....
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hi there from Toledo Ohio USA

I just watched your flight video, magnificent!

the OlyII is my favorite sailplane too. I have had four OlyII over the years and an Oly 650.

Well done, Manolo.

ciao -rjf
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 04:34 AM
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Tx a lot for your nice words, Ray. Sorry not see your post before.
Just let me sharing a new vid of the O2 flying in the Chiclana airfield, a city over 60 km. from my town... day was really good for thermalling after you get out of the rotors near the runway caused by a near downwind hill.... so I went all straigh up . After that meteo was so good that you could leave the transmiter on the ground and rest on a chair seeing our O2 as a free flight model, till she went really far and high....
Best regards.
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 08:42 AM
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And another vid..., this time aerial done with Mobius Camera installed on our woodie O2....

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A long time without posting here, just to tell you that there is a new buddy on the neighborhood... maybe on October or so two Oles will fly together over Andalusian skies....Yoyo a professional carpenter and a good flying buddy from Chiclana built another electric O2 with one of the best covering jobs I ever seen...

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Old Jul 25, 2015, 05:57 AM
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Wow, what a beauty. Your friend must have learned from you!
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Hi Tom... actually Yoyo, the builder is a good friend from the Chiclana Modelling Club, about 60 km. from here and a good sailplane flyer thermal and slope, as well as a proffesional fine craftwood carpenter, so little, if any, help from me were needed...
Wishing only flying our two Oles together..., rest assured cause I will did a vid for upload, not many videos seen of a couple of O2 on the same flight, and more nowdays...
With my best regards mate...
Manolo.
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Bravo! Another great video from you !
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