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Jun 29, 2019, 07:12 AM
“FLY THE PLANE”
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First summer flight Of 2019 yesterday at the Ranch.

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Jul 01, 2019, 08:59 PM
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My F-100


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Jul 01, 2019, 09:33 PM
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Sweet
Jul 04, 2019, 07:12 PM
“FLY THE PLANE”
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Yesterday! One flight.


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Aug 04, 2019, 07:10 AM
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Picked up an old Nyx F3F recently - about 15 years old - bit of refurb & its back in the air - fast & aerobatic - good fun

Phil.

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Sep 06, 2019, 06:28 PM
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Sunset at Rhossili (6 min 2 sec)


Red Bull Byhon at Rhossili (5 min 52 sec)


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Sep 16, 2019, 12:05 PM
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Forgot to post these. Had a nice day at tick point a few weeks back. Maidened my scratch built 8ft Zagi and a few other planes
8ft Zagi - Maiden! (9 min 38 sec)


Flite test corsair - slope build maiden
Flitetest Corsair - Slope Soaring Maiden (7 min 13 sec)


DIY straight plank maiden
Planky 1.0 - Maiden (8 min 3 sec)


And another flight on my Pluto copy
Planky 2.0 - Tick Point 7/1 (1 min 1 sec)
Sep 21, 2019, 04:10 AM
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Awesome Zagi.
Sep 21, 2019, 10:32 AM
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Hey everyone, this is NOT my video. I figured it was worth sharing here because it has really good footage of a Hawk chasing his ME-163 Komet while sloping! Some of the better bird chase footage that I have seen, he just keeps flying like it's no big deal.

HET ME-163 Komet - slope soaring, 21.8.2019 (4 min 19 sec)
Sep 21, 2019, 01:39 PM
a wing is enough
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Fun with 30" Mini-Plank "FiFi" ...and a little bit of overtaxing a Kestrel
wingspan 30" / 76 cm
weight ~ 220 g / 8 oz

Cheers, Uwe

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Sep 22, 2019, 01:21 AM
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Wow nice. Love the fifi. You got more info ?? Is it plug in wings ??
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Sep 22, 2019, 05:05 AM
a wing is enough
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Hi Tim,

the FiFi is a all molded design from Max v.P. , I got it for testing it at our good spot and DS.
Profile is modified PW, but could be done a little better for the small RE.
The wing ist two piece and mounted with tape on the fuselage.
There is a thread at Thermik-Board. It is in German, but the pictures say a lot: https://www.thermik-board.de/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1871

Here is another video, the FiFi has gone to 153 kmph / 95 mph at ~ 15 mph wind, 220 g, no ballast
For the Azores vacation in 2 1/2 weeks FiFi will get 60 g ballast additional

Cheers, Uwe.


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Sep 23, 2019, 03:20 AM
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Uwe, it sure looks like it's going faster than 95mph, I guess because it is so small.

I've seen many of your videos, and it's amazing how you DS a slope that doesn't have a drop off back side.

Bob
Sep 24, 2019, 04:32 AM
a wing is enough
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fly2bob
I've seen many of your videos, and it's amazing how you DS a slope that doesn't have a drop off back side
Hi Bob, as Timbuck once said: Flat top DS is possible, but always wild

My spot is a 300 ft high, steep slope with a hedge on the upper edge. Behind the hedge is calm lee till ~ 25 mph. Over 20 mph wind the spot is getting more and more turbulent, over 35 mph wind it is so wild that DS is almost impossible and the turbulce retard the plane, that limits the speed

Cheers, Uwe.
Oct 02, 2019, 01:36 PM
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Just finished. A remix version.
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Last edited by Sky Angels; Oct 02, 2019 at 10:21 PM.


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