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Posted by oldscooler | May 30, 2009 @ 10:21 PM | 6,506 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 @ 05:08 PM | 7,157 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 @ 03:21 AM | 7,010 Views
The new Slope VTPR website is NOW online for all you extreme acro fanatics!


Posted by oldscooler | May 14, 2009 @ 07:56 PM | 7,454 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 "PSP" (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by oldscooler | May 13, 2009 @ 01:24 AM | 7,214 Views
New unique and lightweight ship by EJ

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