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Category Archives: Slope Soaring
Superb flying conditions, 30-35mph straight on the slope and boomer spring thermals galore.
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.
Its still very cold in the UK. A light NE wind, which put the flying on the north slope. This isnt my favourite slope as its covered with trees and quite challenging, especially the landing, as it is on a narrow ridge. The covering of trees on the slope means one mistake and you have a major headache recovering the model, where ever it goes down.
A point of note is this is the first video ive shot with my sony Nex camera. I used a head mounting system, and since it was the first try, alignment is not exactly perfect. But it gave some good shots. I used 16mm, 24mm and 42mm. It was recorded at 1080 25p and rendered at 720 25P using Sony Vegas. At 42mm, it gave some great shots, but most of the footage was junked as it was out of shot. It will take some time before i get familiar of the alightments at various focal lengths.
It captured the light pretty well, it was very high contrast, with some bright and very dark patches. I used F8, centre weighted metering and -0,5 exposure compensation.
Its windy. Very Windy. Wind was 40mph plus. Gusty, bumpy and very turbulent.
The video includes the D60, the Gulp and the Akrostar. D60 was about the only model with any real penetration in these extreme conditions.
All the models were fully ballasted (except the acrostar which is a lead sled anyway).
Unfortuanely no footage of my Fredy which went to the great wheelie bin in the sky, it took me 20 minutes to dig it out of the ground.
Nothing else would fly, there was no slope lift, just the odd bit of thermal knocking about. After every other model was back in the car, i got out the spirit for some thermal sniffing. It was challenging flying and a lot of fun.
I even managed some VTPR, aka a fuze drag on this one, and of course a hand catch.
This model has to be one of the best thermal sniffers about and a 100$ you cant complain about that.
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.
Some big scalies, a big hill and big fun.
Both ASW20′s are 1/4 scale and are 4.2m wingspan.
Wind was about 10-12mph.