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Old Nov 12, 2014, 06:51 PM
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That puts a whole new meaning to the saying.. Look Mom no hands...
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Old Nov 16, 2014, 12:32 PM
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Soft-DS with my back swept flying wing "Mimares"
For me, a back swept flying wing is the kind of airframe that is most comfortable to fly in the DS. Unfortunately the form tends to flutter at high speeds.
Mimares is an experimental aircraft made of wooden ribs and carbon fiber tube spars. Of course the achievable speed with this very light design is not fast, it is made for a little fun at the backside in poor conditions.
What is the DS speed record for planes made of wooden ribs and film covering?

Regards,

Uwe.

Mimares Hangflug und Soft-DS bei 1-3 Bft (6 min 20 sec)
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Old Nov 26, 2014, 05:54 PM
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Ian posted this video on YouTube of a cheap Durafly racer modded cheaply for slope and DS. He really likes this plane.

Ian, what site is that? You have incredible hills over there. But lots of rocks!

EFX Racer Slope and Dynamic Soaring (6 min 4 sec)
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Old Nov 26, 2014, 07:09 PM
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Really nice Nurflügel Uwe !

Dave
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Old Nov 26, 2014, 07:19 PM
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That video was filmed same day the DS record was being broken.

That plane is enjoyable to fly, and is neither my best or worst foamy slope plane
but PSS-style planes always look cool in the DS groove.
The Slope forum *HATES* it, because the shape was inspired by a classic
PSS plane designed by one and tweaked by many there called the Zephyr.
The design is distinctive but was basically put into the public domain.
Didn't know any of that when I bought the EFX Racer, and now the more they trash it,
the more I want to fly it. The original designer said he's just happy
more people get to see the shape fly.

That site is called Mt. Zion. We share it with the hang gliders and paragliders
but fly three different sides of the mountain to their one. In the winter/spring when
the winds are more consistent from the west, we hike to the summit, where we
can stand out of the wind, in the sun, and DS. Yes there are a lot of rocks. I always feel great when
I can land a crunchie there without finding a rock. Hill record is 243 with a D60 and
could be a lot higher, but we don't fly big planes there as there's too many people who
hike/bike/drive all over the mountain. The groove is almost always pretty bumpy.
If you can DS comfortably at Zion, you can DS almost anywhere.
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 03:11 AM
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Ian, I thought it looked like Zion, from that amazing video you did of the Fazer DS acro years ago. (just tried to find it unsuccessfully) - that was one of the most inspiring DS vids. I didn't remember seeing the town below in the Fazer vid so I wasn't sure.

EFX racer sounds good. Maybe a good choice for a low tech low budget fun one design slope racing class??
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 03:44 PM
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Great vid.

Aerobatics with Fazer F3J at Mt. Zion (3 min 1 sec)
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 04:29 PM
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Really nice Nurflügel Uwe !

Dave
Thanks Dave, Mimares is a prototype or design study for a F3F-wing called "Dispar" wich should be built from molds, a future project.....but perhaps another design specifically for fast DS should be testet before?

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Uwe.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 12:06 PM
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Last saturday we (me, Marcio and his son Dudu) spent the afternoon at our local spot for slope and DS, nothing fast, nothing extreme but it was a gorgeous day, light and ultra smooth wind with perfect direction,.. just missing more fellas and planks to furball

Le Fish in Brazil (2 min 50 sec)


Viking F3F dsing (2 min 2 sec)


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André
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 08:18 PM
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This is quite a fun video of a DS exploration trip yesterday. Ma Ma 13 Dec 2014 with AvB, Josh and Geoff. Enjoy!

DS Exploration to Ma Ma - 13Dec2014 (15 min 5 sec)
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 10:17 PM
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Looks like a fun adventure. Glad you guys found a good spot. Hope it works
in bigger winds.
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Old Dec 16, 2014, 04:45 AM
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Amazing VTPR DS on extremely steepy rocky place.
Everything is aerial!

Aussie DS site hunters reminds me how many hours we spent exloring each hill cliff and ridge around Marseille until finding jewell.
Backside landing mandatory!

Cheers!
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