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Old Jul 01, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Yippee!
First try on slope soaring

Hi

I am really excited about, my first try on slope soaring.

The slope itself was not anything great, but it did its job. Wind was blowing fast and made me hesitate about the launch, as I could barely hold the plane.

Finally, I got it up on air and made a dream come true.

Enjoy and share with me my excitement.

Top Model Albatros 2,4 E Slope Soaring (2 min 49 sec)


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Old Jul 01, 2012, 01:03 AM
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Very nice. Seems like that slope is probably good enough for a dedicated slope plane, too!
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 01:12 AM
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Welcome to the addiction. You'll be selling all your powered planes before you know it
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Very nice. Seems like that slope is probably good enough for a dedicated slope plane, too!
Ohhh...! Was it necessary for you to make such a comment ? I am prone enough and its been many days I am going around such a thought, but I am steering clear of it, because I tell myself, that this slope, just doesn't worth it.







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Welcome to the addiction. You'll be selling all your powered planes before you know it
Anyone care for a Topflite P47, ready to be maidened...?

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Old Jul 01, 2012, 01:57 AM
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Ohhh...! Was it necessary for you to make such a comment ? I am prone enough and its been many days I am going around such a thought, but I am steering clear of it, because I tell myself, that this slope, just doesn't worth it.
Why not?
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 02:11 AM
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Its just a small slope only 120ft high but this height comes after 0.6mile of distance.

Nothing like the slopes I see on youtube that are high in the mountains
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 03:55 AM
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Its just a small slope only 120ft high but this height comes after 0.6mile of distance.

Nothing like the slopes I see on youtube that are high in the mountains
I don't suppose they would let you use the west face of the Acropolis to fly when the tourists are few?
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 05:31 AM
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Congratulations Mr. Friday! Once you get that feeling, there's no going back ....

(As a fellow citizen of one of the P.I.G.S. counties, I wish you well through these difficult times, which I believe are far worse there than here).
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 05:39 AM
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Well if you can fly on in the slope what is the problem????
I have just discovered DLG by way of a second hand blaster 2, my slope is about 10 feet high and not very steep between 2 football fields, but when the wind blows up it right I can slope on that quite well and it's really quite fun and challenging and then of course a thermal will come along every now and then and I can then change from sloe to thermal follow the thermal and then when it dies out I come back down to my little slope.
Unfortunately most of the time the wind is blowing the wrong way!
Point is just enjoy what you got and have fun!
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 05:43 AM
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I don't suppose they would let you use the west face of the Acropolis to fly when the tourists are few?
Prevailing wind on Acropolis, is NE, so West side is no go. When you ll come to swim in Greek beaches, I ll be waiting for you to fly together





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Congratulations Mr. Friday! Once you get that feeling, there's no going back ....

(As a fellow citizen of one of the P.I.G.S. counties, I wish you well through these difficult times, which I believe are far worse there than here).
Hope it doesn't get any worst, in any country. We still make it and help each other a lot. We remembered things of our glorious heritage and with these we are getting along.

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Old Jul 01, 2012, 05:56 AM
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Welcome to the world of slope soaring.

The economy may be bad but at least you've got something there that us Brits can only dream of................................................ .........sunshine!
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 07:14 AM
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As I said before. Everyone is welcomed here. If it happens you come one day, just shoot a pm
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Welcome to sloping Friday! Congratulations!
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Welcome to the wonderful world of slope soaring!

Don't get rid of your powered planes though. The wind doesn't blow ALL the time. (unless you live where I do)

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Old Jul 01, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Welcome to the wonderful world of sloping Friday. I just got back into this myself. It's quite addicting.
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