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Oct 10, 2013, 07:09 PM
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Hi I'm Phil Davy from San Diego.
I'm a Lifer in RC and a third generation RC modeler. My Grandfather was a boat modeler since there was no flying things when he was young he was born in 1902. I grew up in a military Aviation Family. My Grandfather was in the Navy for over 30 years as pilot/surgeon with a position of captain. He was a personal friend of Admiral Halsey and was his personal Physician for most of his career.l, he was asked to accept An Admiral position in the Pacific theater but passed on the opportunity to stay with his friend and increadible human being " BULL HALSEY".

ll be traveling to Weldon this season to film Spencer and I hope Bruce and others if they are interested.

I've been trying to film/capture my experiences to be able to learn and develop as a pilot. Along the way I've learned a lot about video and editing.

A little history I'll continue at a later time.

My Dad got his wings in the Navy and flew until the Marines pulled him over especially to fly the F86 Fury and was asked and passed up the opportunity to fly with the Blue angel Flight demonstration team. He had proposed to my mom and back then they (Blue Angel Pilots) had back then a contractually binding Promise to not enter into a marriage
During their time with the team ( Korea'n war).

So my Dad followed in my Grandfathers (his Dads) footsteps, but with airplanes. He was ultra hard core at scale modeling and I have pretty much flown it all. Gas, glow, nitro, diesel electric, rubber, gliding, boats, raced 1/4 scale gasser Winston cup cars (Raco JackRabbit mod.) free flight and my favorite GLIDERS. My first plane was a sinbad, then a nomad then off to the big time a Wanderer high performance glider�� back in the late 60's and early 70's. I'll fill in later in a different post.

I always wanted to be able to catch my flying memories but had no clue how to make it happen.

DS planes are incredible machines and the things I've seen some of you guys n gals do with them and it's nothing short of amazing. The pilots are the finest I've seen in any fixed wing plane catagory. It's so darn BADASS!

Thank you to all the people who forged the way Spencer, Joe .M, Joe W. and BRUCE and countless other increadible building achievements. There are many more of you unbelievably skilled pilots here from all around the world. We need a good place to come to to get pumped about a up About a trip of the day. I find it very motivating to watch high energy flying.

ANYWAY! Post your memories and new experiences here.

Thanks for reading.

Thank you RC groups!

Shot & edited on my iPhone 7plus

(2 min 26 sec)

Here is some Of my Slopeing highlights.

Check it out!

Thanks for looking!

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Oct 11, 2013, 10:15 AM
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crow inverted

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Oct 11, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Well done gentlemen. Beautiful slope, great flying and editing!

Oct 11, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Nice!! Where is that slope? Washington?
Oct 11, 2013, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by BDK74
Nice!! Where is that slope? Washington?
Correct, in south east Washington Kiona Butte, near Kennewick/ Benton City

Spots name is SDR ,... just back from their in the Hotel
Oct 11, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Phil - I like the raw video of DS acro. I have been enjoying the NYX I got from you very much.

Thomas - I had no idea there was video of the last trip. I love it! I can't wait to head over and meet you guys in the morning BTW my plane is a Superior. Timing equipment is ready to go.

So you guys know SDR has the best and smoothest lift I can imagine. The slope is perfect with tall grass and no rocks. I think I may be buried there.

Sorry bout being OT,
Oct 11, 2013, 09:02 PM
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the course on both locations is already measured and set

OT out

Oct 12, 2013, 08:57 AM
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Here are some vids from me. Locations in Germany and Netherlands
(3 min 45 sec)

(2 min 30 sec)

(3 min 22 sec)

(4 min 32 sec)

(3 min 35 sec)

Energija 2 (1 min 2 sec)

Energija 2 (0 min 32 sec)

Energija 2 Light (1 min 25 sec)
Oct 13, 2013, 06:09 PM
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Some serious flying there! I can learn a lot from watching those. Thanks for posting. Awesome energy management!

Last edited by Sky Angels; Aug 05, 2018 at 05:40 PM.
Oct 14, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Those darn German's are so advanced compared to us. Well heck, I guess we've only been here for 200 years and are still learning the basics.

Brilliant flying.
Oct 14, 2013, 01:28 AM
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Trinitus F3b 3,2 meter

Backside crusing on a 45 feet dune.
F3b glider without safety net. (2 min 35 sec)

F3b sound
Trinitus F3b, advance flying. (1 min 16 sec)

Slope/ thermal
RC glider, termal and aerobatic. (1 min 58 sec)

Treeline DS
Tree line DS, Dynamic soaring. (1 min 43 sec)

Oct 14, 2013, 04:41 AM
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(1 min 44 sec)

Oct 15, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Nice creative places to fly!

Giving me some really good "BAD" ideas!

Oct 17, 2013, 05:47 AM
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Great thread Phil.
Thanks Rainer. My fave is the Freestyler video; masterful flying with a very well set-up glider.
Equally skilled camera work too.
Oct 17, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Thanks DrFragnasty, I love the video's these guys are posting. Raising the bar all the time in my mind. It is just fun to watch and imagine doing it! Someday maybe it reaches the sticks!

Here's another one F3DS with the Energic. 8-12 MPH winds on the front side, but who needs that eh!

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