Archive | August, 2002

Slope Soaring Sites in New Zealand

New Zealand Slope Flying SitesThanks to Aaron for the following info. Being a country of mountains, valleys and volcano’s there are absolute tonnes of slope soaring sites. the most popular however are: Auckland: Mt Wellinton: An old volcano, this can be flown on in any wind direction. Most popular are S/W, S, E, NE, N. […]

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JR XP-8103 Radio Control Transmitter

JR XP-8103   The 8103 is JR’s successor to the 388. It offers several new features – most importantly a new large size screen for easier programming. A graphical interface makes it quicker to program than its predecessors. The 8103 maintains all of the features you would like to see in a full-house computer radio. […]

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Espen Torp/ET Air

Espen Torp/ET Air – If you want a RaceM Espen is your man! He is very helpful and always answers emails promptly. Be prepared to wait a bit for your dream ship though, it takes time to make something as beautiful as a RaceM.

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Hawaii – Maluhia slope soaring site

Maluhia is a great place for big planes, for F3Bs, F3Js and expensive glass-slippers that need a lot of room to land. The lift is great, but far out so small planes get hard to see. The landing area is huge and almost anything will fly here. These are locations we have had the privilege […]

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Hawaii – Pauwela slope soaring

Pauwela is the spot for hot-planes and hot-pilots. Small, fast and maneuverable are the watch words on this coastal slope. Timid flyers and newbies need not apply. Come back when you feel the need to take it to the limit. In-Your-Face Sloping at Pauwela Lighthouse Thanks to Duane Asami for permission to use this info. […]

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Slope Soaring in Arkansas

These are locations we have had the privilege to fly. Some may have access restrictions.Check with local flyers for information. Nick Trubov sent in this info about slope soaring sites within a half hour drive of Fort Smith, AR. There are several spots. Lake Alma: which has a dam facing due North There is a […]

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The Mongo Transmitter Mitt

Gloves don’t give you the feel you need and bare hands get numb. If you fly in the cold, this mitt can be the difference between a good time and crashed plane! I have used mine on the slope down to about 10 degrees with a 20mph wind and my hands have been warm. The […]

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Several Slope Soaring Spots in Connecticut

Dennis sent in this information on sloping in Connecticut New Haven, CTThanks to Dennis Phalen Greetings, Winter is here, I transitioned from autumn to the coldest season on the slope in New Haven harbor. Lighthouse Point Park has a rocky shore just North of the boat launch ramp. The pathway is about 10 ft above […]

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Garland Hanson’s Arizona Slope Flying List

We have several VERY GOOD slopes in Arizona. Here are some of the most notable. Green’s PeakLocated Near Springerville, the Sunrise Ski Resort, and the Hondah Casino. This is a 10,000ft peak with georgeous scenery. Elk, deer, and antelope are often in sight of the slope. It is grass covered and all models can be […]

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