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Old 02-12-2004, 06:19 PM
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Has anyone made a slope-soarer out of fan-fold or pink foam? Cash is tight, but I've got an old Futaba Attack-4 radio (no mixing and full-sized servos, but at least 4-channel AM rx's aren't quite as heavy as their 7ch fm counterparts). I'm hoping maybe I can put something together on the cheap that will get me out on the slopes sooner rather than later!

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Old 02-13-2004, 09:21 PM
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The Santa Barbara Slopers are some of the most active in sloping. I'm sure they can point you in the right direction. http://www.sbslopers.org/
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http://members.aol.com/alcyonepilot/Ppanther.htm
I haven't tried these yet, but they are on my short list.
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I hava a panther flying. IT does quite well as a thermaler. I have a floyd kit waiting, but I really bought it before I thought about my limited flying sites for slope and never finished it off.

I think the panther is a great option as you can do iether with the larger wing area. It is very durable and forgiving on less than prfect landings.
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Has anyone made a slope-soarer out of fan-fold or pink foam? Cash is tight, but I've got an old Futaba Attack-4 radio (no mixing and full-sized servos, but at least 4-channel AM rx's aren't quite as heavy as their 7ch fm counterparts). I'm hoping maybe I can put something together on the cheap that will get me out on the slopes sooner rather than later!

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Rick,

This is probably too late to be useful, but here's a place that manufactures two lightweight slopers for $30 each. The wing is good for 3 mph winds, and the sleek one is fast.

http://www.jkaerotech.com/ A sleek $30 pink foam slope kit

http://www.slofly.com/index.php?short=n&category=Planes A superlight flying wing
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