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Old Jun 24, 2015, 12:02 AM
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The slope was small, the wind was crossed, the lift wasn't great, it was a bit bumpy. Normally this would be whining or complaining or excuses; but not this time. Despite the less than ideal conditions, I had some very enjoyable, low energy, low anxiety aerobatic flying. This project is coming to the point I had hope it would in the beginning.

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Old Jun 24, 2015, 12:09 AM
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Leadfeather, you and I see eye to eye everytime you type low anxiety aerobatic flying. My favorite flying! Lol.
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Old Jun 24, 2015, 12:11 AM
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Wow! So floaty! There's no good indication of the wind speed here, did you take a measurement? Any plans to un-fix the rudder?
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Old Jun 24, 2015, 12:30 AM
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Here is a video of me low anxiety aerobatics as Leadfeather said. Thought you might like it. Shot with a Gopro so sorry if it looks so far away. Love this type of flying. Cannot wait to make a video with a fusion.

This is the site behind my house. About a 14 minute hike up.

Mars Flying 10-2014 (3 min 33 sec)
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Old Jun 24, 2015, 12:32 AM
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Dan, NICE! 2mph sloping on a 2ft berm in Kansas!, there must be some record for that!
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Old Jun 24, 2015, 08:51 AM
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Dice, Nice flying so close to your home, that's great!

Andrew, My best guess at wind speed was about 5 or 6 average with lulls to almost notheing and gusts to about 9 or 10 mph. If you look at the gliders drift in the first flip you can see the wind speed is very low.

The top rudder is all flying. I didn't use rudder much in these few minutes of flying, but I did use it for the spin at the 2:30 mark in the video. I've tried a few different rudder set ups since the beggiing of this project; my personal favorite for effectiveness + durability is all flying rudder top, lower portion is fixed as a skid.

Michael, Ha! There would probably be a record for that if I could really soar a 2 foot berm in 2 mph wind.
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