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Old Aug 23, 2013, 01:02 AM
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yes I like them. My son went to Cal Poly Pomona back in 2003 and he bought a Banana from them. He flew it from Temple Hill
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 05:52 PM
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I been flying a Spirit glider for a while now... and i'm ready to upgrade to a serious competition glider. The Supra Pro and the Dragonfly Strong are the two i'm trying to decide...

I'm an intermediate pilot at best and i'm told not to buy the expensive model yet...

... does that make sense? should i get the dragonfly strong and fly it for a year or so before going to the 'major leagues'? or should i go to the supra pro direct

any advice helps
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 07:16 PM
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I been flying a Spirit glider for a while now... and i'm ready to upgrade to a serious competition glider. The Supra Pro and the Dragonfly Strong are the two i'm trying to decide...

I'm an intermediate pilot at best and i'm told not to buy the expensive model yet...

... does that make sense? should i get the dragonfly strong and fly it for a year or so before going to the 'major leagues'? or should i go to the supra pro direct

any advice helps
Personally, I've found a Supra a lot easier to fly than the woodies I've had for a variety of reasons: it floats further, has better wind penetration and more precise controls. That all added up to no more accidents; tip stalls being my favorite (except for landing in a tree). I've flown the Supra for two years and during that time I flew the old sailplanes just for fun. I found out that while I was about average flying the Supra, you'd never know it watching me fly something else. In other words the Supra made up for my inadequacies.

Sure you can still have accidents with a Supra: the famous ill advised last turn and stall being one I've seen a few times with both not so good and better intermediate pilots.
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