|Nov 14, 2009, 07:28 PM|
Slopes in France
Any recommendations for big beautiful slope in France? Might be doing our 25th anniversary over there and I must visit at least one rockin slope with my 2.5m in tow.
|Nov 14, 2009, 11:05 PM|
Cap Blanc Nez outside of Calais would be a great place to fly. I lived in Calais 22 years ago and went up there several times. I started sloping 2 years later, after I got home, and always wished I could get back there. Though I did not see anyone fly when I was there, in the last couple of years I have seen several posts and web sites of French flyers flying there. I wish I had saved the links. If I remember right the cliff is over 300 feet high. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap_Blanc_Nez
Edit: If you do a Google search for " Cap Blanc Nez planeur* " (planeur = glider) you will find quite a few French language glider web sites and You Tube glider videos at Cap Blanc Nez. Can you read French?
|Nov 15, 2009, 12:17 PM|
Joined Feb 2005
You're right, Cap Blanc Nez is a good place for slope soaring, with different wing orientations:
The classical coast slopes in France is the Menez Hom and the many slope near to this place, where most o VTPR videos were shoted.
On bottom are wind orientations of the nearest slopes.
Other classical coast slope: Dune du Pyla:
One of the most classical french slope, big sloping history; La Madeleine:
Another classical, Le Drumont, with many others slopes in the same region:
Still another classical site, Le Semnoz:
Some slope guides:
French slope guides:
So many choices, I think if you plan to go to a specific place at a specific date you would choose one place with wind orientations or many slopes choice. Another point to define is if you want a slope with so many others aeromodeller to meet but which should be a bit crowdy sometime or if you want a wild site with nearly nobody.
A french modeller on RC Groups who knows well many slopes in France for F3F competitions and hollidays is Pierre Rondel, you know yet from your thread on VTPR gliders.
|Nov 15, 2009, 02:21 PM|
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