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May 30, 2010, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Hamburglar
LOL I guess people are just used to watching 400mph DS vids.

Carpark DS definitely sounds like fun. It must be brutal on the planes (and any cars that get in the way).

LOL ya that reminds me of the time i flew my gulp sr into the side of my friends
brand brand brand new 4x4

fully balasted gulp vs mazda 4x4
the gulp won !
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May 30, 2010, 06:20 AM
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You're not alone. First time at a new slope I hit a nice late model Audi with a heavy lam film covered combat wing. Nearly crapped my pants. The owner was good about it though. Turns out he was paralysed in a PG accident and flew RC gliders from his wheelchair. Really nice guy. His wife launched and retrieved the plane for him. I wonder how many of our wives and GFs would do that?

May 30, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Carpark DS definitely sounds like fun. It must be brutal on the planes (and any cars that get in the way).


hehe, we didn't film the day where a car came bimbling through the DS zone (or carpark as they call it...), and I had to abort a lap, got blown across the road and into a backyard.
May 30, 2010, 03:22 PM
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Alula fun

Alula slope fun. DS + aerobatic. (2 min 28 sec)
May 30, 2010, 05:37 PM
Long to be flyin'
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Another nice coastal DS video
Jun 01, 2010, 03:28 PM
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I ad a go at dsing my Alula at maiden castle hill fort yesterday, was good fun. Only managed 3 or 4 circuits before crashing or bailing, but good practice!

Jun 04, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Alula, Dsing

Alula. Dsing the dunes, at a perfekt place for the little bird.
Wind, 10 knots, and 45 gram ballast on the back.
Very easy to DS at this spot, located at Denmarks northeast coast.
Almost 3 hours of DS flying this fine day.

Alula. Dsing the dunes. (1 min 57 sec)
Jun 06, 2010, 04:26 PM
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nice music
i still cant believe you are actualy getting a ds groove of a slope that small
very cool
Jun 10, 2010, 12:51 AM
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Thanks! This is am enlightening and useful post series! I feel I have learned a good bit about identifying small sites. it has got me thinking! Thank you especially SpeedsterDan. Lee Sherwood
Jun 16, 2010, 10:26 AM
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My Destiny.

First time Dsing the Valenta Destiny 138 cm span and 900 gram, on my secret DS site.
Ok ridge for DS with this size glider.

Destiny, maiden Dsing in 12 knots wind. (2 min 7 sec)
Jun 17, 2010, 08:10 AM
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A short vid of a small site we found a couple of weeks ago. Had some fun laps there the other day.
Small ridge DS (0 min 56 sec)
Jun 17, 2010, 03:22 PM
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DS, different style and speed

These videos was taken only 5 min. aparth.
This shows the huge difference in the speed and style of the two types of gliders, under the same DS conditions.
Wind: 12 knots.

Alula, My secret DS site. (1 min 47 sec)

Destiny, maiden Dsing in 12 knots wind. (2 min 7 sec)

Dynamic soaring will change your life
Jun 19, 2010, 08:25 AM
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My Home brew twinwall glider at Maiden Castle Hill Fort, Dorset, UK

RabbitWorx X1 Twin-wall/Correx Slope/DS glider (1 min 6 sec)
Jun 22, 2010, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by flystoolow
So we dive into the rotor with just enough momentum to make it back to the frontside....again and again....without ever gaining any speed.

Come on is that DS?

I've had many aborted slope landings that look just like these video circuits. I may do it twice in a row and join the DS club.
You have to work with what you've got. Any ds is better than no ds and even low speed is fun. Dont bag it out till you try it. DS is one of the hardest but most rewarding types of rc flying, once you get hooked theres no going back- no matter how many planes you wreck!

Josh- who has wrecked a lot of planes
Jun 22, 2010, 07:21 PM
608 km/h!
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Hi again,
Just found this thread and watched all the vids and now im itchin to get out for a fix! All my planes are in for rebuilds- all getting 10mil NS covering in stead of tape. We recently covered my dad's skua with it and its unreal! it needed no filament tape so it was almost as light as before but its much stiffer span wise and is hard like a mouldy! For the Aussy victorian guys, i have found a really nice spot near kilcunda thats tight but fast. Cant wait to get back out there! Ill try to get some video next time.

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