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Old Apr 30, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Parkzone Radian Challenges Rotor Clouds

Parkzone Radian Glider Challenges Rotor Clouds (7 min 59 sec)


I was loading boards into my Excursion when I noticed Rotor Clouds forming over
my house. In spite of the winds on the ground gusting to over 25 kts, I decided
to send up my Radian R/C Motor-Glider with a video camera.

I attached a long streamer to the tail of the glider for stability, visibility,
and drag. This proved essential as the Glider would have been lost without it.
I was unable to enter the clouds due to turbulence, and visibility issues. The
clouds were approximately 2,000 ft agl, I am guessing.

The flight was much more challenging than the video would seem to indicate,
mostly because the VnE of the radian was not sufficient to safely dive away from
the very strong, very turbulent lift encountered. There were several
points in the flight where I thought the plane might be lost.

Enjoy.

john Roe
www.roenation.com
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