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    Fan-Fold or Pink Foam Sloper?

    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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    RE: Fan-Fold or Pink Foam Sloper?

    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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    RE: Fan-Fold or Pink Foam Sloper?

    http://members.aol.com/alcyonepilot/Ppanther.htm
    I haven't tried these yet, but they are on my short list.

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    RE: Fan-Fold or Pink Foam Sloper?

    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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    RE: Fan-Fold or Pink Foam Sloper?

    ORIGINAL: Rick Lindsey

    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!

    thanks,
    Rick Lindsey

    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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