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Old Oct 14, 2009, 02:14 PM
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gliders make the best gliders: discuss


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Old Oct 14, 2009, 02:23 PM
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The secret to gliding performance is years of building and flying experience.
Old Oct 14, 2009, 02:27 PM
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That's why none of my glider's have any proppellers on them.
Old Oct 14, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Well that statement leads me to think that cars make the best cars and planes make the best planes and I make the best soup NO,,,, NO SOUP FOR YOU !!!!
SteveW understating the bleeding obvious
Old Oct 14, 2009, 03:28 PM
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What's there to discuss? You made a definitive statement.

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Old Oct 14, 2009, 03:31 PM
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Nothing like a good glider!
Old Oct 14, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Well then nothings better thana native glider
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 04:03 PM
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Nothing like a good glider!
dude, that cracked me up

just stretch the profile a bit, move the C'G, do a teeny weeny bit of streamlining, and your lauging !
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 04:16 PM
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What's there to discuss? You made a definitive statement.

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just trying to understand the hilarious, curious irony of PSS. I have a PSS model myself: why am if trying to make a fighter jet fly like a glider? I dont get why i, or anyone else likes PSS, perhps its the thrill of the illusion that im breaking the aerodynamic rules. or maybe its becuase i hate the weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee of a ducted fan.
Old Oct 14, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Never seen a full scale Ceres or Acacia or Pike, but I'll be darned if they don't fly better than any scale toy I've seen on the slope.
Old Oct 14, 2009, 05:35 PM
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gliders make the best gliders: discuss
Shouldn't the last "s" be deleted to make this statement more appropriate..
Old Oct 14, 2009, 07:02 PM
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gliders make the best gliders: discuss
flying fish win it for me, not the 60" mouldie but those on BBC Life the other night. 200m glide from a real living fish, self-launching from below sea level!!!!!!!!

wow
Old Oct 14, 2009, 07:32 PM
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200m eh?

There's money in it for those guys if they turn up here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/8301477.stm
Old Oct 14, 2009, 07:36 PM
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For me its the pure bloody mindedness of it...IT WILL FLY GOOD... keep telling myself that as i chase a wildly out of trim/balance/just no good model round the sky......maybe like taming a mustang and riding it....(horse not P51).......mmm maybe both.
Old Oct 14, 2009, 07:56 PM
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flying fish win it for me, not the 60" mouldie but those on BBC Life the other night. 200m glide from a real living fish, self-launching from below sea level!!!!!!!!

wow
So there we are. 7.00am. Port Safaga, Red Sea. Windsurfing up from the Shams to the sandbars of an island that is Tobia. Fantastic wind and a beam reach, maxed out on next year's state of the art slalom kit with flying fish leaping around us. An hour of playing and then the reach back to the hotel for a late breakfast.
We get back to find a group of German riders on the beach clustered round one if their party who looked like he'd been shot in the shin with a large caliber handgun. Turned out he'd been windsurfing at 20+knt when some kind of flying fish came the other way at about 30kt. It left a very bony head embedded in his leg. Medevac home job.
Felt a bit twitchy about that ever since.
Best flying fish to sail with are in the Canaries. Huge with massive flights.


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