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Old Jul 15, 2014, 10:35 PM
JWs are Shear Fun!
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The classic Piuma downslope wind, incredible location you shot from!
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 06:30 AM
DS= -$ & :-)
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Wow good luck thermaling out of that!
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:14 PM
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That's pretty awesome looking.
I spotted one of those a few years back from about 10 miles away, drove as close as
I could and then chased it down with my FPV plane. Rough, sinky air, but pretty cool.
FPV - South Park - Mountain Fog Bank (5 min 59 sec)

On the other side of the mountains it was raining buckets.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:56 AM
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This is how we should get up to the top of Tekapo. These guys did it!

NZ: Round Hill Test Ozone Frenzy 5 m and access 4m in 40 knots ....just perfect (2 min 35 sec)
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Old Jul 29, 2014, 01:34 PM
a wing is enough
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Waiting for more wind ......my TB-Minirock in light conditions at last Sunday

Hangflug und Soft-DS mit TB- Minirock bei 2-3 Bft (4 min 29 sec)


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Old Jul 29, 2014, 02:44 PM
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Wow Uwe, that thing rocks!

I went to the German forums and found some info. I want to make a simplified one out of foam (not for DS ), should the credit go to you or someone else for the design?
I love forward swept wings, my current slow bird:

Could you tell me where the CG is on this, so I don't have to recalculate. Danke Schön
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Old Jul 29, 2014, 02:45 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
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Cool plank. Cool video.
Mother's Finest, one of the most under-appreciated bands ever!
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 05:23 AM
ETS....Energy retention system
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This is some of the best engineering on the planet. The symbiosis of the different systems from fuel , to pump that's run by a F1 engine to the rocket Just brilliant..... People are awesome Take some time and watch a few more of there tests. Also the composites in this are top shelf.
She will do 1000mph watch this space next year

Check out this video on YouTube:

The 1,000mph Car, Inside Bloodhound SSC - Guinness World Records (3 min 29 sec)
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