Archive | September, 2002

Thoughts of a Slope Flying Convert

Before my recent slope flying trip to South Dakota, my slope flying was rather limited. The slopes I had flown on either were so hard to stay up consistently on, or I was worried about flying out over trees. Besides I could thermal fly a couple of miles from my house. Lucky for me, I […]

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South Dakota Slope Trip September 2002

If you asked anyone that attended this last trip to Chamberlain you would hear what a great time we all had. The first two days of the trip we encountered overcast and occasional rain but the winds cooperated even on those days. By the third day the winds were blowing about 35mph (my guess) and […]

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Slope Flying at Theresa Marsh

Theresa Marsh Slope Flying Site – Mirko Bodul Go up past West Bend on HWY 41.About 7-8 miles past HWY 33, exit on HWY 28.Go left (west) on HWY 28 for about 0.5 miles, take the first road left AFTER the HWY entrance and follow it. It is called Mohawk Road and snakes around for […]

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Wisconsin Slope Flying Site near Black Earth

Wisconsin Slope Flying Site near Black Earth by Clayton Greaves Ceder Ridge Campgroundis located 20 minutes drive from Madison’s West side on highway 78 midway between Black Earth WI and Prairie Du Sac Wi. 78 crosses US 14 a couple miles West of Black Earth, turn North on 78. Below several pictures describing the approach […]

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Sloping in Verona Wisconsin

Site Report: Badger Prairie Park, Verona WIsubmitted by Clayton Greaves This slope is adjacent to a gas model field atop the landfill shown in the photos I have attached. Thusly, if you want to befriend fellow modelers at the field it is good practice to stop by- let anybody know where you will be flying […]

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Sloping in Stoughton Wisconsin

Wisconsin Slope Flying Sites Sand Hill Middle School- Stoughton WIsubmitted by Clayton Greaves   Here’s my slope infected son, age 3, launching my Boomerang at Sand Hill Middle School. What form!!!! The slope is approximately 50′ above the cornfield with about a 30 degree grade. This site, 4 blocks from my home only works with […]

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Crystal Ridge – Franklin, WI

Crystal Ridge – Franklin, WI Crystal Ridge is a landfill type ski hill in Southern Milwaukee County at 76th and Rawson Ave. Not a good idea when skiers are using it! This place is also good for using the high-start. On light wind days, combine the slope with thermals. Flying Reports 04/21/01 – 45 mph […]

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CRRCSIM – RC Soaring Flight Simulator

Boy is this simulator cool especially for RC sailplane enthusiasts. The way the plane flies is quite realistic. You have the choice of a thermal field and also a slope venue. You can vary parameters of the flying sites and of the planes. But wait, that’s not all. You also get the ability to try […]

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Acacia II F3F Racer

Acacia II F3F Specs Airfoil: RG-15 modSpan: 109.4Area: 837 sq/inSurface loading: 13.5 to 19.5 oz/sqftWeight: 80 – 112ozControl: Aileron, Flaps, Rudder and ElevatorRadio: Hitec Super Slim, Volz Micro-Maxx servos for the ailerons, JR DS-368s for the flaps and HS-225mgs for the Rudder/Elevator, 5-cell 1000ae NiMh pack. (more…)

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My First McLean Vindicator

I bought this Vindicator used on eBay and really like how it flies. It has been through a lot and is a bit heavy from several repairs but when the wind comes up, it is a blast! Vindicator (old) My first Vindicator. This one has a hatched fuse, big tail and 6062 airfoil. Specs Airfoil: […]

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Virginia Sloping in Bristol at Sugar Hollow Park

Virginia Slope Flying Sites Bristol, VA – Sugar Hollow ParkThe park has a man-made dike that is very flyable. Facing southeast, the dike is about 120′ high and at least 300′ wide, with a 20′ flat area on top before descending about 50′ down the back. Maybe there is some DS potential here, I never […]

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Minnesota Slope Flying in Red Wing

  Red Wing, MN Located about 40 miles south of Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN in the Mississippi river valley. It is quite hilly in the area with most bluffs topping out around 300′ above the valley floor. Red Wing is a quaint little town with several antique shops and an 18-mile beautiful paved bike trail. It is […]

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Slope Flying at Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Empire Michigan Located in Northwestern, Lower Michigan Sleeping Bear is about 25 miles Southwest of Traverse City, MI. The National Lakeshore encompases a lot of area and there are many dunes from which to fly. Explore a bit! Pyramid Point near Glen Arbor is over 500 feet above Lake […]

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Slope Soaring at Ludington, Michigan

These are locations we have had the privilege to fly. Some may have access restrictions.Check with local flyers for information. Michigan Slope Flying Sites Sloping at Ludington, MI Ludington Michigan is named after a 19th Century timber baron who sited the town at the estuary of the Pere Marquette River on the shores of Lake […]

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Texas slopes in Denton County

Thanks, David. Find other slope info at David’s site and an email link if you are going to be in the area. Denton County Sites:Lake Ray Roberts Dam: Slope faces SSE, NNW. Aerial photo of the dam. Directions: Go north on I-35 about 9 miles past Denton to Exit 478. Turn right on FM 455. […]

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Cincinnati Area Sloping – Brookville Dam

Brookville Dam, IN Brookville Dam in Indiana has been described by some as “the best inland slope in our part of the country”. It is located 2.5 hours from Louisville in Brookville, IN and about 1 hour from Cincinnati, OH. Brookville Lake is located in Franklin and Union Counties on the East Fork of the […]

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Ohio Sloping – Columbus Area – Alum Creek Dam

Update from Tom Nagel! The US Army Corps of Engineers has re-instituted its no slope flying rule at Alum Creek Dam. Apparently the original no-fly rule was never rescinded, just not enforced, and the Westerville Model Aviation Club, whose field is at the base of the dam, had worked out a system to coordinate both […]

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Cleveland Area Ohio Slope Flying Sites

  Reprinted with permission form Have Sailplane, Will Travel Outstanding flying can be found on the southern shores of our Great Lake Erie, near the metropolis of Cleveland, Ohio, at the northern border of our country.   Much maligned and the brunt of many jokes in the mid 70’s, Cleveland has experienced a true renaissance […]

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Kitty Hawk – Kill Devil Hills, NC

  North Carolina Slope Flying Sites   The Wright Brothers Memorial is located in Kill Devil Hills, NC near Kitty Hawk. The entrance is just off 158. It seemed an appropriate place to fly. The hill was usable when the wind was out of the northeast. The back side may work for southwest. Actually, depending […]

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