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Old Oct 30, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Flying on the Wasserkuppe

Here's a little video-report about my pilgrimage to the place where (slope-) soaring started: The Wasserkuppe in Germany.

fliegen auf der wasserkuppe 2012 (3 min 51 sec)
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Enjoyed that !

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 06:39 PM
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The day I was there it was blowing so hard only the large scale models were flying!
Interesting to see the jettisoned undercarriage. My father had an early Schleicher Ka6 like that, made just down the road at Poppenhausen, and it was important not to release too early or it could bounce up and hit the glider or be damaged if too high. Also no easy ground maneuvering if you landed elsewhere.
I think there is a road intersecting that paved runway?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 12:44 PM
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I think there is a road intersecting that paved runway?
The road is right behind te camera. The runway is on one side of the road, but they made an extension on the other side to accomodate the taxiiing planes. The hangars are on the other side of the road. At the end of the day the gliders also land on the side nearer to the hangars.

Do you know whether the jettisonable undercarriage on your dad's K6 was original or retrofitted? Must have indeed been an early one because they switched to the BR (R=rad=wheel) version.
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