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Old May 26, 2006, 03:44 PM
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Model Aviation (AMA) Combat Article

Anyone get and read the latest sloping column in the AMA mag?

Thoughts?
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Old May 26, 2006, 03:46 PM
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Yeh I read it, seemed fine to me. I like reading about slope soaring even if us Coloradoians are not in the mag. Yet!.
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Old May 26, 2006, 04:24 PM
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Hey, it was an honest to goodness magazine article dedicated to Slope Combat. I just sat there astonished and read it.
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Old May 26, 2006, 04:25 PM
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I'd love to fly slope; always enjoyed thermal flying. However, down here in SE texas, there are no hills. We do the Soap
Box Derby on a highway overpass......

truth.

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Old May 26, 2006, 04:55 PM
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Yeah, it was all about combat, which was nice.

But do you agree with the points made? Plane choice I'd have to disagree with (that whole heavier thing). And in general it sounds like 'furball' combat.

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I like reading about slope soaring even if us Coloradoians are not in the mag. Yet!.
WHAT?!?! It didn't mention Colorado? No WAY!

(but that's has nothing to do with it, it didn't mention 47 states )...
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Old May 26, 2006, 05:52 PM
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Did you by chance see the article in the AMA mag like 3 years ago on this? It was when the AMA accepted slope combat. Has anyone ever seen the footage of combat in the frist(I think 98-99) RCA video? There was no "furball" combat, it was all low flying 8's.
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Old May 26, 2006, 06:24 PM
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There was no "furball" combat, it was all low flying 8's.
Strange that it's devolved so much in general then.

ian
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Old May 26, 2006, 06:49 PM
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I think the furball thing came later. Made it harder having to set up the oppentent. The video is Radio Carbo Art-Endless Lift 2 2001. I have a trashed copy that my son destoryed(sorry slopenut, I owe you a new copy). Back then just having 6 planes in the air was a big feat. It really does look nicer having 20+.
If you watch the vid you'll see 4 DAW's flying low 8's for the whole thing. The article in AMA back in '04 I think(Id copy it but I cant find the mag's) discribes the "low flying aircraft being the aggresive pilots, they are the enemys. And your competion."
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Old May 27, 2006, 01:32 AM
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I laughed, I cried, it moved me Bob.
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Old May 27, 2006, 02:13 AM
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I liked the idea of having a "co-pilot" to do the walk-of-shame and launch your plane. Hereabouts we do it ourselves.

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Old May 27, 2006, 09:33 AM
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I liked the idea of having a "co-pilot" to do the walk-of-shame and launch your plane. Hereabouts we do it ourselves.

Kirk out
Cant say Ive ever had someone standing there waiting to go get my plane. Dont think I ever will either.
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Old May 27, 2006, 09:58 AM
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Bob? Bob? I know no Bob!
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Old May 27, 2006, 11:34 AM
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At least there was an article about sloping in there....

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Old May 27, 2006, 11:47 AM
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True

I second that.......

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Old May 27, 2006, 02:46 PM
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Cant say Ive ever had someone standing there waiting to go get my plane. Dont think I ever will either.
I did once, My wife went with me when I was in a wheel chair with a cast on my ankle. She said she would not do it again, though, and told me I had to wait till I healed up and could retrieve my own plane. LOL

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