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Posted by BDOG1 | Feb 21, 2018 @ 09:05 PM | 3,559 Views
Got out again with my sloping buddies.
The day started in the 60"s but was in the low 40's by late afternoon when we made it to the hill 12 to 15 mph.
Flights with the Sizzle, Ka-8, Sally, Ez glider and Zagi
A good Time was had by all !
Posted by BDOG1 | Feb 16, 2018 @ 07:35 PM | 4,877 Views
The weather was forecast for NNW again so I loaded up the Swift and the Sizzle to be ready after work .
End of the work day arrived and they were calling for 18 to 19 mph and mid thirties temp and we had sunshine again {a gift at this time of year }

I put the Swift up and was trying to shoot move video with the I phone Head cam but the wind blew it off my head and ended that thought.

I flew for around 45 minutes in less than perfect conditions, gusty and often crossed ,the local news said the gusts were around 24 mph but it felt much higher rocking me back on my heels more than a few times.

I only had one pair of gloves on and would have liked too land earlier {my hands were starting to hurt pretty good } finally got a pop up that I could work with and set her down about 15 feet away, had to run to get to it while holding full down to keep her on the ground {and I don't run too fast any more}

The Sizzle got to sit this one out ,pilot was out of gas
Posted by BDOG1 | Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM | 5,873 Views
12 to 13 mph 28 degrees on the hill with the "Sizzle" this past monday

Mike Daly flight of the Sizzle 02-12-18 (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 24, 2018 @ 06:57 PM | 3,838 Views
I got out for a couple of flights this afternoon 1/24/18
My 2M Windrider Swift and 30" gem Sizzle
Started out with a 12 mph crossed at 22 degrees,even got a bit of sun as the wind dropped and signaled time to go home.
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 20, 2018 @ 07:13 PM | 3,592 Views
Here are a couple of shots of my Dan Wing - Brat 48 inch that I am finishing up.
I just need to add the control horns,push rods and program the model in my DX-9
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 17, 2018 @ 07:17 PM | 4,248 Views
Twin sons of different mothers ?
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 17, 2018 @ 05:49 PM | 3,971 Views
Please check out my Build of GEMS -Sizzle
Posted by BDOG1 | Nov 29, 2017 @ 08:47 PM | 3,647 Views
My buddy Pat and I [New York Slope Dogs] made a run out to Cleveland on 11/28 to fly with the guy's from the Glider Games
What a gift - 59 degrees at the end of November at the City View site,a week and a half ago we were out in 20 degre weather with a 20 mph wind

Great flying, Great fellowship !
Posted by BDOG1 | Nov 26, 2017 @ 09:28 PM | 3,531 Views
Got out with the Kato wing and Windrider Swift today
Also put up my buddy's carbon Epee
Wind was not good but the fellowship was great
Posted by BDOG1 | Apr 05, 2017 @ 03:10 PM | 4,900 Views
Well I am not sure where 2016 went but,
I am 4 months into 2017 still getting birds ready for the North Coast Glider Games next month.
Any way I made a new friend on the west coast after offering to help him clean up his shed..... {and fill mine }
I have wanted for some time to get into bagging and glass work ,now I have a teacher
I will try to be more active on this blog and posting pictures this year
Posted by BDOG1 | Apr 12, 2015 @ 07:58 PM | 7,116 Views
The long New York winter of 2014/15 has finally broken with our first day of temps above 60degree's since last October.
I Just received a custom aerobat VTPR ship from Justin Gafford aka JGAF
This 2 meter swept wing Ultrabatics ship is the cutting edge of the type at this time.
weighing in at 11.2 ounces with a 2 piece wing minus gear.
All I can say is Wow
am starting to install gear ,hope to maiden it by this next week end.
more to come
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 05, 2014 @ 06:01 PM | 6,477 Views
2014 is starting very cold here in upstate NY with temps around the near 0.
Perfect weather to stay inside and build some sloper's later this year.
I have a Zulu from zupair on the build table and a couple of Kayto Lites headed my way from California.

Am trying a couple of diferent methods of finishing EPP- spackle/strapping tape covered with NS trim with monokote,packing tape or both
Am also finishing one using solartex over the strapping tape covered with NS.
I have been working on getting a better finish results with the EPP,I prefer Monokote on my balsa builds as I am able to produce long lasting results with it.
I tend to learn best by doing so more builds ahead to move up the learning curve
Pics to follow
Posted by BDOG1 | Dec 05, 2013 @ 06:44 PM | 6,510 Views
Well once again I come to the end of the year and wonder "Where did all the time go? "
Any way I did not get much flying in but did get a couple of builds complete.
I built a pair of Bug's -1 Vtail and 1 Xtail
It was a lot of fun to do and a challenge with the balsa light parts.

I also completed a 2 meter WindRider Swift .
Posted by BDOG1 | Nov 10, 2011 @ 09:18 PM | 6,907 Views
I finaly got my Speedo out for its maiden flight today 11/10/11.
The wind was started weak probably under 8mph under cloudy skys with no thermal. She launched easily and needed no trim,not much lift but felt very comfortable during the short flights I started with.
I put the Speedo away and flew my old GL for a hour or so in the marginal conditions,slinking back and forth on my small hill scratching for lift.
Finally late in the afternoon the wind began to build a bit to a gusty 12 to 15mph so I landed the GL and put the Speedo back up...

Much better, I removed a 1/4 oz of lead from the nose-better yet .
The conditions were fairly rough and she was tossed around but it was a lot of fun,its pretty nimble.

I will check my final cg and add diff. to the ailerons,I also want to add a rudder.
More to come
Posted by BDOG1 | Sep 23, 2011 @ 04:57 PM | 6,943 Views
Wow -where did the summer go !
I have not been able to get out sloping when there was wind since june
It is now the middle of september and the forcast for the next week is still dead air.
I am hoping that october will go out with Big wind so I can maiden my JW-60,LIMIT EX and Speedo.
I just ordered a AXIS 60 fron FSD and if the rain keeps on comming I might get a chance a flying that before winter.
More Pictures to follow
Posted by BDOG1 | May 15, 2011 @ 05:06 PM | 7,246 Views
Wow :it has been a while since I have updated this so a bit of catching up is needed.
At the end of 2009 a freind brought me out to a small local hill for some slope flying... I am hooked !

While I enjoy the thermal flying,2010 found me on "The Hill" when ever conditions allowed.
I started flying a GL and other 2m sailplanes in light air Slermaling,but as the year went on the conditions produced higher winds
At the end of the year i was ballasting my GL up to 10oz to fly it in the 20 to 30mph fall winds we were getting, what a rush !
I finished the flying year in october maidening a freind's Weasle in over 30mph
winds...I need some new ships !

I spent the winter rebuilding the thermal fleet and have been working on some new Slope planes to take advantage of the more radical days ahead.
I have built a Limit Ex,a couple of my own design planks and hope to finish up a JW-60 in the next week or so.
pics to follow-
Posted by BDOG1 | Oct 05, 2009 @ 08:42 PM | 7,560 Views
Here is a shot of my 99inch with the rudder counter balance removed and additional rudder area added.
I also modified the original airfoil by adding some "phillips entry" made a noticeable positive difference to the up wind performance and airspeed.
Not anything too pretty to look at but has been a blast to fly and learn and experiment about sailplane design.
I think that my next change will be to add a center section to incoroprate a much needed spoiller and also increase the dihedral.
A friend gave me a Gentle lady that needed a little TLC,and I noticed that it centered and circled in lift much nicer that my tlar.

I also would like to build a new fuse for the GL with a boom and x or v tail.