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Category Archives: Aerobatics
The big westerly winds have returned to the UK. Snows gone. About time too, its been a long time… Boots were filled.
When i made the review of the year 2012, i had plenty of offcut clips. This video has been made from the bits that were cut. It should be all new footage, i hope you enjoy it!
Once again, thanks for watching.
Models include Aeromod Voltij, Nyx Furio 3.2m, Tangent Alpina 4m, Tangent Vortex 5m, Swift S1 5m, HS Stingray, Multiplex Acrostar.
Here is the original version.
Some of my favourite moments experimenting with my Swiss Fish at Ultrabatics.
What superb fun.
Beautiful mountain and coastal scenery, the great outdoors, great weather, beautiful models and the beauty of flight.
Welcome to the world of Radio Control Slope Soaring, the greatest hobby on earth.
Models include Swiss Fish, Swiss Weasel, Speedo, Aeromod Voltij, Nyx Furio 3.2m, Tangent Alpina 4m, Tangent Vortex 5m, Swift S1 5m, ASW20 4.2M, HS Stingray, Gulp GV60, Crack Yak, Crack Pitts, Telink Extravaganza, Great Planes Spirit, Great Planes Fling, Karel Vagenacht Pilatus B4 5m, MDM Fox, Pace VX
It was a great year for sloping.
This is the maiden flight of my Swiss fish after a bit of a refurb.
I cut the wings down by 6 inches, recovered and applied some decals.
She flew superbly, light wind performance was not affected she is as good as scratching as the longer wingspan, but when the thermals came through she was superb!
Jus slopin, this is why we do it.
Interesting bit on here when the fish buzzes a inquisitive dog.
Music – Joe Satirani
A good day on the local slope, and a solid 30mph wind, meant the big wind slope aerobat was out.
Great fun, if it was a rather gloomy and overcast day in the middle of winter. Very quiet, only the die hard slopers ventured out to the slope.
Wind was 35mph straight on the hill.
A rather unexpected landing but no damage ensues as i managed to just recover before the ground approached whilst stalled. I must remember to spin from higher altitude with this model as it takes some time to recover, otherwise it will be in bits … again …
Flying my GV60 which has a X tail modification with a full belly of ballast in 35mph gusty wind.
She handled the wind fanstatically well, cant wait to get this baby DSing.
Shes also very aerobatic and can flip and spin up there with the best of them.
Sometimes planes are indestructible. I cant remember how many times this old bird has been stuffed into the hill. Too many i care to remember.
The last time i thought was the end, but no..
She flies better than ever and carries more ballast, and is still one of my favourite ships.
Today was poor lift the wind was wnw, which is over 45 degrees off slope. Scratch around, find a thermal get some height then hoon about was the order of day.
Of course my favourite ship, gets some favourite tunes, by the Stones.
Here is a short video of my Multiplex Alpina 4001 Pro in perfect slope conditions, it was 20mph with bumper thermals bouncing off the hill. The Alpina was in its element, slope soaring doesnt get any better than this.
Some sunbatics with the Aeromod Voltij, a classic fully moulded slope aerobat.
Sunbatics is aerobatics with a glider (unpowered), performed with the sun as a backdrop. Using the sun and the close up shots of the glider makes for an interesting and sometimes trancelike watching experience. Which is the aim of sunbatics. Lift was smooth and straight on the slope, and about 15mph, the optimum for the swiss fish, and more than enough for a some aerobatics. Recorded on 808#16 mini cam on my PGA tour cap.