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Old 03-12-2013, 12:45 PM
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Default Micro sloping



In Denmark we dont have any mountains, but we have a long cool coastline with nice dunes.
In this thread I will show that micro sloping/DS is real cool, with the right size and type glider.

Starting with theese:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNR8HVvFOos[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm4Q0KInPTc[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe2BnHcBZwI[/youtube]

More will come..

Will try to post a few a week

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Old 03-12-2013, 01:10 PM
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Your sea wall dynamic soaring sure doesn't leave much room for any mistakes.... It's pretty great that it's possible to dynamic soar even off a micro slope of this sort.
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Default RE: Micro sloping

You could slope gopher hills with the right conditions.
Fun to see what you could slope off of, then post it here.
Great videos. Very imaginative. Like the couple walking along and looking back to see where the plane is.
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Same 15 feet duneas the touch and go video.
Next videos will all be from this dune line.
Its a 0,5 mile long and 15 feet high North eastfaced coastline,2 places is therea drop behind wheremicroDS is possible.
Distance from home is 10 miles
Alula

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3QblkwRENM[/youtube]



Scratchbuild 40" Swift (fiberglass fuselage and masive balsa wing and elevator)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4KMqSacHNU[/youtube]

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Micro sloping was humorously demonstrated at the Perry, Ga. swap meet some years back.

The guy who did it stood in the middle of the basketball court they were using for indoor demonstrations with a closed cardboard box as the crowd gathered.

When he started the demonstration, he opened the box and pulled out a tiny glider about the size of his hand. He showed how it was simply a tiny glider without any form of power. No motor. No prop. When he explained that he was going to fly it around without landing for as long as he chose to fly, giggles and chuckles were heard.

So he did.

Noone noticed that he kept the box lid in one hand all the while. As he gently 'launched' the little glider, his free hand went to his TX that was hanging from it's neck strap. The hand with the box lid brought the lid up just below and in front of the glider. Instant slope........ As he casually walked about, the box lid provided the slope and his pace provided about 1.5mph worth of lift.

Now that was micro sloping for sure.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:22 AM
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More vid.
Wiesel ligh,left side of the dune line.(SE) Where micro DS is possible

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ0JWGdgj14[/youtube]

Mega Wiesel same place.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VXgFyAo0Lo[/youtube]

2,5 meter Ghost glider flying through the pilot.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D1O_-jM4VQ[/youtube]

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Here in flat Florida , we envy your slopeage .
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Then you go to the beach and do like this:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y311gXQaHnw[/youtube]


Or go to the marine pier.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P-YTrCRqQA[/youtube]

Or find a 8 feet rock coast line:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7AbPY__CWU[/youtube]


Or just go DSing the road:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNax17cRzqo[/youtube]

Use your imagination.

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You Sir , are beyond awesom .
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Or You canfind a line of trees.
At the RC club we have a line of trees just around 80 feet from the runway, (just over the tailplane of the Fox on the picture.)
When the wind is North or S and around 10 to 18knots thentreeline DS is possible here.
We tow or bungee the glider to heigh.

It takes a real good glider (and pilot) to do it , but its real cool.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stgxYBrubq8[/youtube]

And a trailer video.
Towing and aerobatic with my Flyfly 3 meter FOX at the RC club,
Not sloping but fun anyway

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHf9iGqNInA[/youtube]

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Old 03-17-2013, 02:05 AM
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50 feet DS dune
Wind S. E. and 20 milesfrom home..

This is magic dynamic soaring, not enough wind for sloping, but enough to maintain a DS circle.

The glider is my scratchbuild Foka, 170 cm span.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDzjGFXIpzc[/youtube]

Landing practice at the same dune, with Arthobby Termik 2,5 meter.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y8tcyn3CMM[/youtube]

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:26 AM
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1 mileto the slope and at 7 miles is this nice 18 feet Alula DS dune, wind from E

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SMqnr8UvnA[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2POtV1HJwM[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D64xTrlz9QM[/youtube]
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:10 PM
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My Alula tribute.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXa8PkwB5tg[/youtube]


How to DS.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDeppgbty0k[/youtube]


Why I love gliders ?
Nothing beats the sound when passing the boundary layer in DS.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPmW7GzxqdM[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DegX_we1Mic[/youtube]

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:11 AM
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More treeline DS, this time with Arthobby Termik 2,5 meter
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcuMuesGAQw[/youtube]


Air to ground combat. Destiny / X model Blade 1,5 meter

My favorit Ds ridge, not heigh but straight and very sharp at the top.
Here you can ds very small and light glider.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq05F1Us2iQ[/youtube]
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Beach flying full lengh video
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=visDD8I4Fc0[/youtube]


YesterdayI wasflying on a very flat inland slope, 10 knots wind.
Not much lift but the Termik 2,5 meterdid the job.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44xpVCuwIFQ[/youtube

Longer video from this slope
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifxtx7m2z7M[/youtube]

X model Blade 1,5 meter Dsing my secret DS dune.
Even on a small ridgeyou canget some nice spee.
Ifjust the half of the circle is under the boundary layer then its ok.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSI_XX1duSo[/youtube]


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Old 03-25-2013, 02:28 PM
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Hey SpeedsterDEN!
Very nice videos! THank you! I enjoyed them all!
I have a question though: Why do you fly in the slope's rotor, not the windy side where the most of the lift is?
It's a NO-NO place to be for the real gliders (unless you have a death wish).
Thanks again for great videos!
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Noone noticed that he kept the box lid in one hand all the while. As he gently 'launched' the little glider, his free hand went to his TX that was hanging from it's neck strap. The hand with the box lid brought the lid up just below and in front of the glider. Instant slope........ As he casually walked about, the box lid provided the slope and his pace provided about 1.5mph worth of lift.
Like this......(except these are free flight, not r/c)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maYIvG-tLUo[/youtube]
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Longsoar, the backside of the right shaped hill is the funnest place to fly. You can go much faster. Do a little search for dynamic soaring. Bigger gliders on big hills are going over 400 mph by flying back there.
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ORIGINAL: longsoar

Hey SpeedsterDEN!
Very nice videos! THank you! I enjoyed them all!
I have a question though: Why do you fly in the slope's rotor, not the windy side where the most of the lift is?
It's a NO-NO place to be for the real gliders (unless you have a death wish).
Thanks again for great videos!
cheers
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Hi Mark
When flying at the backside, I dont fly in the rotor.
I fly under the rotor and in the lee where there is no wind or turbolent air.
if the ridge isnt steep and high enough or sharpenough at the top, then the windjust follow the ridge top and there will be realy turbolent at the holebacksideand itwill be impossibly to fly.And you will lose speed and probberbly the glider,
But if there is lee you will gain speed with around half of the windspeed pr. lap, if you fly the perfekt lap.


Here I try to DS my Destiny in very light wind for this glider.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cctpKhDjI2w[/youtube]

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Mini DS with my scratch build 20" micro glider at the same slope
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1TBPX6LBEg[/youtube]

6 mile from my home is my favorit inland slope, not very high but real cool and almost lots of termals.
And 60 % of the time the wind is on this one.

First flight with my scratchbuild 1,8 meter Wisel
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGXFt5jWi8c[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Vv0LQe3BU[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQTtzf-ZOCI[/youtube]

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My German freind first time DS (But not last)
Nowa DSexpert )

Both man and glider was almost unharmed and was flying again few min. later.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oIZVBIDdeU[/youtube]

My 3,2 meter Trinitus F3b glider at the coast in 8 knots wind.
Loads of fun in light wind, real easy to control this large glider in theese conditions comparedto a small and heavyone.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYwtpDO8bQI[/youtube]

Wisel fly by
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJYsRrrTqrY[/youtube]

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Scratch build Alula klon, at the small DS dune
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox2jqM7MxGE[/youtube]

Other wing same place.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsbeJEdgn1Q[/youtube]

Other Dune.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkqLsu4fb9c[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uHDV4Ufod0[/youtube]

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Beautiful videos guys!
Although in my book - real sound beats music anytime. But that's me.
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Last weekend the wind was right on my small DS dune, and I had the first real DS day this year.
Great DS day with 4 different gliders

DS with my scratch build Speedster 40 DS(40" or 1 meter span)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Aqfigd7pSo[/youtube]

And normal sloping with the scratch build Wisel 1,2 meter.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8cHt1zhG5U[/youtube]

Topgun Wiselcombat from a slope club evening last year.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edxuvhIdG8Y[/youtube]


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