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Posted by oldscooler | May 30, 2009 @ 09:21 PM | 10,916 Views
This is, was an original scratch built Gigolo that I transformed into a 72" Vtpr aerobatic type plane.

Rebuild thread here.

Super Jiggin the Point (4 min 8 sec)

Posted by oldscooler | May 27, 2009 @ 04:08 PM | 10,855 Views
Don't worry, this isn't a religious sort of post, your safe to read one slopers opinion on this Spirit aspect of slope soaring.

Charlie Richardson, founder of CR Sailplanes made a huge positive cutting edge mark on the sport during the 80's and 90's said it best and I paraphrase -

"There is a certain Spirit about a neat handcrafted plane that one experiences that to me a foamy just doesn't have - I'll never own a foamy".

After building and flying both woodies and foamies I have to agree with CR. First of all do you realize when crafting a wood plane you literally get it inside of you? You sand and shape the wood to where it's inhaled and it becomes a part of your physical nature in a microscopic way. That's right, you and the model are one in nature sharing dust particles that don't harm your body. It's an organic relationship from the beginning. Foamies don't do that to you.

Balsa and plywood materials are an amazing thing for modeling that has been here for hundreds of years of modeling history not only with flying machines. They hold a great tradition with man and his exploration of invention and design. Foamies don't do that.

And, wood model airplanes can be easily repaired or restored to like new condition over and over again. Foamies don't do that.

Finally, when holding a woodie in one hand and a foamy in the other, you must agree the foamy just doesn't have character and Spirit as the hand built wood model you spent more time crafting from...Continue Reading
Posted by oldscooler | May 21, 2009 @ 02:21 AM | 11,453 Views
The new VTPR Aerobatics website is NOW online for all you extreme acro fanatics!


Posted by oldscooler | May 21, 2009 @ 02:12 AM | 10,707 Views

Click updated link here to the thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...e-VTPR-Channel

The thread is for the purpose of showing off your VTPR flying videos and happenings around the world. What is VTPR you might say? Well come on over and find out what all this VTPR talk is about. Its a very exciting, sometimes dangerous to the model aerobatic type. And, the VTPR community is a small and close knit group of slope flyers that are passionate of extreme "low and slow" aerobatics.

And, as of 12/8/18 we are also beginning to explore PARK-VTPR Aerobatics here.

Briefly, the style was originated in France and the UK in the 1980's with purpose designed and built models that are highly maneuverable, in fact sometimes crazy maneuverable (ala Madslide) and very light flying weights. This is cause for the designer/builder to pay close attention to durability, maneuverability in varying lift conditions.

Join in and share your VTPR videos and model builds so all can see this rewarding and satisfying flying style.

Posted by oldscooler | May 14, 2009 @ 06:56 PM | 11,956 Views
Latest in my line of 1.7m economical, easy to build, easy to transport and high performance VTPR/Aerobatic models. Hard to believe the HP claim being balsa and low tech looking hey? Dont be fooled, check it out below... Eric

Zeppelin 1.7m RC Glider (4 min 27 sec)

Posted by oldscooler | May 13, 2009 @ 12:24 AM | 11,687 Views
New unique and lightweight ship by EJ

VOL-LENT 2.5m total build and fly video (11 min 22 sec)


Posted by oldscooler | May 12, 2009 @ 02:13 AM | 8,373 Views
The Sonic was originally designed by David Luce patterned after the Quartz designed by François Cahour. It has been made famous by a French aerobatic pilot by the name of Guillaume Leroyer. His blue flame Sonic is revered as the benchmark for all other Sonic builds that would become.

Here is a build and fly video of my Sonic 2.5 should you wish to see how its put together as the blue flamer was.

Sonic 2.5m Breton aerobatic glider (9 min 49 sec)