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Old Jan 17, 2007, 10:43 PM
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Can you provide some resources to learn about gliding of all types but mostly HLG/DLG

I have been flying RC for a few months now. I started with an EasyStar over flat land) that I still like, but it soon found the slopes nearby and now I have been flying my Weasel Pro and EZ* there. I like both planes and both types of flying, but I am interested in also exploring hand/discuss launch to search for thermals or just fly around closer to home.

Is there a good book or web page that gets into the various details of RC gliders in some detail? Both about the planes, the wind, terrain, thermals, waves, etc that can affect and enhance gliding?

I posted this on the main sailplane page and got some good info, but not much about HLG/DLG. I am also wondering about what plane characteristics make it good for gliding, other than the obvious low weight to wing area ratio.

Thanks, Matt
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 11:14 PM
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I always recommend Old Buzzard's Soaring Book, by Dave Thornburg.

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Old Jan 18, 2007, 12:19 AM
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After eight years, I still visit this web site on a regular basis

http://www.fatlion.com/sailplanes/sailplanes.html
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 09:25 AM
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Paul Naton has a couple of outstanding videos specifically about DLG/HLG.

www.radiocarbonart.com

and just keep reading here. There's a wealth of information posted here daily about every aspect of the sport.

Enjoy!
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Hey matt. I am building a Spinner right now. I will bring it into work next week so you can check it out.
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 02:04 PM
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Hey matt. I am building a Spinner right now. I will bring it into work next week so you can check it out.
Funny, I just PMed you regarding your spinner. I did not see this post until now. I would love to see it.

To other contributors, thanks for the links and the book idea. It should keep me busy for awhile

Matt
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 09:27 PM
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Check out the novice lounge.
Aeajr has written extensively for the novice.

http://www.flyesl.com/
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the link John, Aeajr writes a lot of good stuff, I will check it out for sure!!

Matt
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