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Old Dec 14, 2010, 10:45 AM
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air to air

a few glimpses of a swept flying wing in flight

flying wing air to air (0 min 39 sec)
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Sweet video! The high sweep flying wing is sweet
Nice to hear the "free energy" flight (ie no motor)
Go sloping!
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 02:58 AM
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Thanks GreenAce....keep working on those designs won't you! there don't seem to be too many scratch builders out there these days.

Good lift to you!

Paul
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 12:41 PM
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But of course! Now that I have all the time in the world.

I do wish that I had as good of weather or as nice of a flying spot as yours

Any of you guys try FPV on those slopes? Seems like it would be a fun thing to try.
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 05:48 AM
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One guys has just got an FPV setup but hasn't used it yet, it's something I'd love to have a go at when I've got more time on my hands...maybe in a couple of years.

We do have some lovely sites in the south east of England, though the best ones are a couple hours drive for me so I don't get to those too often. Weather's been terrible for weeks now, rain today and snow forecast for next week :0 I only tend to film when the light is good so perhaps it always looks sunny from my movies!

Happy landings GreenAce
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I hear ya on the weather problem, I absolutely love the days when it's clear blue skies not a cloud in sight, and it's sunny and warm it's like thermal galore

I like filming as well something about producing a film that's great to watch.

yeah the FPV stuff does take time and it's also a money thing too

What size are these slopes? I guess I'm asking about the elevation of these slopes, my nearest slope is only 40ft tall but it works well enough with 20-30mph winds
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 12:42 PM
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most of the sites are about 150 to 200 ft, though I do like smaller sites as well, down to 9ft! and dunes of around 20ft. You've seen my film of the 9ft sea wall, there's these ones of me and a friend flying the dunes and a castle wall

a slope soaring day at the beach (1 min 41 sec)


slope soaring rochester castle (2 min 34 sec)



very different kind of flying than the bigger sites, but still good fun

if they're steep, they'll work well in winds as low as 5mph with a DLG or something lightly loaded
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Oh man! I'm so jealous, I envy you and your friends for sharing something great in common.
I love the ending of the second video "Congratulations"! hahaha

Also nice work with the filiming, didn't know that the "weasel is it?" was so aerobatic in the sense that it could roll on it's axis

Where do you get your music from? Or rather who is the composer? I rather like it for the beat and speed.

The ending of the man asking to get on the roof was also splendid

Well done
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 01:32 PM
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Thanks Greenace

I flew for many years without companions, it seems the recently more people are enjoying the sport. The model is a 46" Wildthing, a lot like a large Weasel I'm sure you could easily build one, it has an EH 1.5/10 wing section, no washout and constant chord elevons. The music on the dunes is a remix by 'Fourtet', the castle music is by 'Hybrid'
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 01:57 PM
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Yeah I can relate to flying alone, I used to have two different transmitters one on 2.4ghz the other 72mhz, that way a friend of mine and I could fly (I would provide the plane granted that they provided the other pilot) however they never took to it and so I fly alone...

I do have some glider friends that are an hour's drive away so in the summer perhaps I'll fly with them more.

Does that plane have a reflexed airfoil?
Fourtet and Hybrid ok will look into them thanks
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 02:23 PM
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The Wildthing section has the last 1.5 inches or so made up of flat correx forming the elevons, these have a few degrees of up trim in them to give the section a bit of reflex

not very elegant, but works well and is resilient in combat situations
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