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Old Nov 08, 2008, 11:30 PM
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Tassie Slopn' Spots

Here is a thread for all the Tasweigians to place their sloping spots.
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Old Nov 08, 2008, 11:36 PM
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Piersons Point

Pierson Point is about 25mins south of Hobart. Take the southern outlet to Blackmans Bay then head towards Tinderbox. When you see the tennis courts turn off and park your car. Its a short walk to the site, (blue line).

This site works best in SE-E winds, which is the most common direction for sea breezes. The landing area does have a few trees, but if you need to there is a nice big paddock behind the cliff
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 03:37 PM
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Rocky Cape about 1 hour west of Devenport has a really great DS spot. Im sure its good for well over 200mph with the right model/thumbs/winds. Works well in a SW wind.
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 06:42 PM
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Great thread!
Here is a link to some sites (st. Leonards, White hills, 7AD in devonport, Braddons lookout and stanley) listed over on the sailplane and electric areomodellers of Tasmania website. http://www.seat.lonnie.com.au/sites.htm
Droughty Hill in hobart is meant to be good in any wind except SE.
http://www.modelflight.com.au/rc_mod..._australia.htm
I fly a bit at the carpark at fossil bluff at Wynyard, works best in a NE wind.
Then you have table cape at wynyard, this thing is huge and 10mins from where I live. Would love to see someone fly it. One day maybe.
Swoopdown, I'm close to rocky cape (about half hour or so away) where abouts is the DS spot? any frontside spots down that way?
Cheers.
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 07:27 PM
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I've allways wanted to fly off table cape
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 07:34 PM
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Hey Mate,
You'll have to drive past on the way to Stanley.
I'll video tape it!
I've thought of building a 'sacrficial sloper' to chuck off to see what happens.
Maybe we can get me_wantee to fly it when he comes over in Jan.
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 07:44 PM
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Hey Mate,
You'll have to drive past on the way to Stanley.
I'll video tape it!
I've thought of building a 'sacrficial sloper' to chuck off to see what happens.
Maybe we can get me_wantee to fly it when he comes over in Jan.
Sacrificial???? That site looks AWESOME. I would throw glass off that in a heart beat.
We are going to be flying into Hobart and then picking up a car for a 12 day tour around the whole island.
Heres the itinery.

Sunday
4/1 Sydney to Hobart
Monday
5/1 Hobart
Tuesday
6/1 Hobart to Port Arthur
Wedíday
7/1 Port Arthur to Swansea
Thursday
8/1 Swansea
Friday
9/1 Swansea to Líceston
Saturday
10/1 Líceston to Díport
Sunday
11/1 Díport to Cradle Mt.
Monday
12/1 Cradle Mt.
Tuesday
13/1 Cradle Mt. to Strahan
Wed
14/1 Strahan to Hobart

Hobart to Sydney

Should be able to get some decent flying in on this trip. Now I have to make one of my planes packable. mmmmmm which one????
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 07:50 PM
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Lol, you haven't seen me fly.
If you want to give it a try let me know and I'll take you up there.
It's about 40mins from devonport, you could go on your way to cradle mtn. There's a heap of other potential sites around that area too.
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Old Nov 10, 2008, 01:55 AM
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I forgot all about Wynyard! I flew there and I think it was a NE. It was blowing a gale (felt like 40Knots) and I tried to thow my Bee into it a few times. I dont know if it was the radio towers or the wind but I kept getting blown backward out of control.

Rocky Cape is awesome. The front is nice in both directions. If you park and walk up towards the Aboriginal caves and as you go up the hill hang to the left of the path and just walk to the highest part. Its really nice.
There were some epic seaside ridges that were about an hours hike to the East that would have been unreal in a good notherly.

If I lived there I would want a few heavy Rodents (among other toys) that could take 4 or 5 Kg ballast and then wait for some of those crazy winds and hit some of those world class spots.
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Old Nov 10, 2008, 05:24 AM
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What an amazing piece of landscape is table cape, Hows the landing zone!

Looks like 360* flying! private property aside I guess

I must visit tassy one day
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Old Nov 10, 2008, 06:45 AM
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So far I have approval for wynyard, table cape and the nut.
I'll prob take you up on the offer for the guided tour Tasmaniac.
Cant work out what to do plane wise though. Gotta be packed seperately and come apart. Zipper is favorite at the moment, but its not known as a lift tester. Might have to make somethnig special.
It's a pretty hectic schedule so there wont be too much time. How are the winds usually around new Year?
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Old Nov 10, 2008, 07:03 AM
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Mick, you'd have to take a wasp-esq sized wing with removable tail too?
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 03:51 AM
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Droughty point

I haven't done that much flying at Droughty point, but it is a good spot.

You can access the site from either Tranmere, (western side) or Rockeby, (eastern side, the red line on the map). Its about a 20minute drive from hobart. A good thing about this site is that there is an online weather station, link.
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 04:15 AM
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Had a light North easterly today so I grabbed the weasel and my camera and went for a drive over to wynyard for a look.
Wind was a bit light for my usual spot at fossil bluff, so I gave another slope up the hill a bit a go.
Good spot, had fun for about an hour or so before I had to go to work.
Will be a ripper in a bit stronger winds and has an awesome landing zone. Here's a short video I got, not overly exciting to watch, but it was fun.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=951974
I've attached a bunch of pics I took of the area too.
Still not sure about Table cape. I'll have to go for a walk right around it, didn't have time today, so I just checked out the lookout area.
It's pretty much a vertical cliff straight down to the water, no room for error and no real landing zone to speak of, except trees. Should be somewhere decent up there.

Thanks for the directions swoopdown.
I think I know where you mean, I haven't been down that way for about 10 years. Is the cave the big triangle shaped one with the boardwalk?
Will definitely go for a look.

Mick, no worries I'm no expert but I can take you to some hills.
It will be windy in Jan, pretty much is all year round. Most likely N, NE.
Cheers,
Chris.
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 04:29 AM
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Tassie looks like slope heaven.

Third photo from left, looks like it has ds potential, east of the houses.

Eric
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